McGruff Gets Knocked tha Fuggout!

I can’t make this funnier, I’m sorry.

The bus driver, 38-year-old Shawn Brim, climbed out of the bus, adjusted both sideview mirrors and then slugged McGruff in the face with his closed fist, according to a police report. Because the huge McGruff head offered little visibility, Hardy didn’t see the punch coming, one officer said.

I love the bus driver’s explanation.

Brim, 38, later told a supervisor that he was trying “to be funny,” Metro spokeswoman Candace Smith told The Examiner on Monday.

Funny would have been nailing McGruff in the nuts and making off with his costume head.

‘Media Malpractice’ a Feel-Good Ride For the Right Crowd

‘Media Malpractice’ a Feel-Good Ride For the Right Crowd

We here at The Political Machine have been reporting for months, in some depth, about filmmaker John Ziegler and his new project, “Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Sarah Palin Was Targeted.” While covering CPAC this past weekend, I caught a screening of the film (which cites fellow Political Machiner Denise Williams and I), and got to know Ziegler a little better through a series of interviews and “palling around,” as it were.

Before I get to the film review, however, I want to follow up briefly on the dustup between Ziegler and The Daily Beast’s Max Blumenthal, which I reported on Saturday.

Blumenthal has posted an edited version at The Daily Beast the full clip is forthcoming), and both men have agreed to debate the points of dispute between them. I’ll keep you updated as to when that will happen. Here’s Max’s video, followed by my review of “Media Malpractice.” You can see both of them explaining the altercation here.
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Townhall Columnist Compares Obama to Hitler

Townhall Columnist Compares Obama to HitlerI’m sure this has happened before, but after a great couple of days at CPAC, I thought this kind of thing was relegated to the fringes. I mean, our own Matt Lewis writes at Townhall. What is this, by Kevin McCullough, doing there?

This week President Obama exercised for the first time a policy decision that shares a trait held in common with Adolf Hitler.

Before he gets to this, he accuses Obama of being a socialist (guess he never read Adam Smith), and shows off a pretty strong homophobic streak:

Case and point (sic)… Rachel Maddow.

She is MSNBC’s less funny and perhaps more butch version of Keith Olbermann.

So, to what policy is he referring? Is it the wingnut civilian army conspiracy theory? No, this guy is comparing Barack Obama to Adolph Hitler because…he wants doctors and pharmacists to do their jobs. He wants them to act, medically, in the best interests of their patients. From our own Mark Impomeni:

President Barack Obama will rescind a Bush Administration rule that granted protection to doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care workers who refuse to perform or assist in abortions, sterilizations, and other contraceptive procedures on moral grounds.

Look,I get that there are reasonable objections to abortion, and even to contraception. That’s fine, then you need to get a job that won’t conflict with those beliefs. I don’t want my sister dying on some operating table because Jesus told her doctor to let her die.

I don’t want a raped child to be forced to carry her rapist’s spawn because the ER doc thinks she should. I don’t want any young woman to have to face judgment from some med school dropout who doesn’t want to sell her the pill. If you can’t handle counting pills, try flipping burgers or something.

This wouldn’t fly in any other situation. Notice how there’s no objection to Viagra in there. No, it’s OK to disregard women’s rights, though.

Would you partner with a cop who reserved the right not to shoot anyone? How about a fireman who only wanted to put out certain fires? I didn’t think so.

Like it or not, doctors and other medical professionals have a duty to their patients that must outweigh their personal beliefs.

As for comparisons to Hitler, he’s in good company, which means the GOP is in great shape to continue alienating moderates and independents.

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