Wednesday swag

14 Sep

I’d love to go just one day without hearing another goddamn story about a snake poking its head out of a wall heater and biting a teenage boy. The best part:

[The snake] apparently had belonged to a previous tenant who had a pet snake that got loose. Animal control officials believe the snake had been living in the wall and inside the heater for about two months.

Well, sure, that makes sense. People constantly leave stuff behind when moving out of apartments. Old posters, paint cans, cleaning supplies, three-foot-long snakes … happens all the time.


Esquire thinks Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is gearing up for a 2012 Presidential run. But since he seems like a rational person who enjoys using his brain, he basically has no chance in hell of winning the nomination.


When was the last time you listened to the Lemonheads’ “My Drug Buddy”? Correct: too long. Let’s remedy that situation right quick.


This week’s Craziest Person award goes to one Christine O’Donnell, Tea Party member and Delaware Senator candidate. And here are a few other fun tidbits about this lovable loon (courtesy of Daily Intel):

• She believes that masturbating or looking at pornography is tantamount to adultery.

• She claimed that when she ran against Joe Biden in 2008, she won two of Delaware’s three counties. In reality, she hadn’t won any. When this discrepancy was pointed out by a radio host, O’Donnell claimed that she had actually tied Biden in one of them. Still not true.

• Though she had previously claimed to have graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University, O’Donnell only received her degree 10 days ago.

• In 2005 she sued a conservative nonprofit organization for $6.9 million for gender discrimination and wrongful termination. She dropped the lawsuit in 2008.

• On financial-disclosure forms, she claimed to only have earned $5,800 last year.

I’m starting to feel deep pangs of sympathy for reasonable Republicans. Crazy people are hijacking your political power and splitting your votes. Can’t be fun.


One Response to “Wednesday swag”

  1. RandBall's Stu September 15, 2010 at 8:35 am #

    I was going to leave a real stemwinder of a comment on O’Donnell, but Charlie Pierce beat me to it, and he’s so much better at this than I am:

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