Tuesday, November 17, 2009

You Know That Society Is Doomed . . .

When civilian courts were good enough to try terrorists when Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush were president but they aren't now that Barack Obama is.

When a television comedian
breaks stories that the mainstream media won't.
When Republicans say that human life is sacred. Until it's born. Or in a country they believe should be bombed because they don't like its leader.
When a dog sitter is charged with getting a puppy drunk on vodka.

When a pop singing star lumps up his girlfriend, semi apologizes and then takes a victory lap with a Fan Appreciation Tour.

When one of teevee's longest-running funnymen isn't exactly a hoot to work for.

When the Securities and Exchange Commission hires a former Goldman Sachs executive to head its enforcement unit.

When an airline crew overshoots a runway by 150 miles.

When FexEx and UPS pay the Postal Service to deliver packages to rural areas.

When young white guys are criticized for dressing too much like young black guys.

When the punditocracy compares Barack Obama to Richard Nixon.

When fat people are underrepresented as governors.

When a plagiarizing serial hypocrite who made his chops as a graffiti artist lies when it suits him and then gets all huffy when he's called out.

When teenagers are cited for rapping their order at a McDonald's drive-thru.

When the federal government orders gadzillionaire executives at big companies to give back some of the dough they're paid.

When any veteran who lends his name to addressing climate change is considered a traitor.

When Obama plays golf more than George Bush did.

When a man is arrested for driving a La-Z-Boy chair while drunk.

When guests on the Jerry Spring Show start fighting before they go on the air.

When a hotel tells Hispanic workers to Anglicize their names.

When drug makers pledge to cut costs but then surreptitiously raise the price of their prescription meds in anticipate of health-care reform.

When a drunk man calls 9-1-1 to report his marijuana missing.

When some blogs generate more traffic than cable news channels.

When swine flu is considered to be a secret plot.

When a woman calls police to report the theft of her marijuana plants.

When a senator whose state has a high proportion of people who don't have health insurance and has been given $3.3 million in contributions from the health care lobby declares that he'll vote his conscience -- against extending health insurance to his uninsured constituents.

When a woman offers sex for a World Series ticket.

When a man dressed as a Breathalyzer for Halloween is arrested for DUI.

When schoolchildren believe that Adolph Hitler was the manager of Germany's national soccer team.

Click here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here for previous installments of You Know Society Is Doomed. Hat tip to Obscure Store for many of the links.

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