Scene From Another Town Hall

From LasVegasNOW.com — the health care debate gets ugly in Las Vegas when a woman shouts “Heil Hitler” to an Israeli Jew who supports health care reform.

(via Joe My God)

Update, also from Joe My God:

The woman who shouted Heil Hitler is interviewed here:

She’s against reform even though her husband, who works 3 jobs, is uninsured. But she has health insurance through her job. Of course, we’re dealing with a woman who is wearing a shirt that says Israeli Defense Force who just shouted “Heil Hitler” to an Israeli immigrant so I don’t think we were going to get much of a rational response.

Question of the Day

From Abi, not to be confused with Abbi who is our Cynical Inquisitor General of all General Inquiries:

What have you won, if anything?

I won first place in a science fair in the fifth grade. When it comes to games of chance I never win anything. I’ve played several million hands of video poker in my lifetime and I’ve never even gotten a Royal Flush (the odds are about 649,740 to 1). And I’m counting simulations and real games.

Any Cynics out there ever win anything? (Besides beauty pageants of course)

Birther Theory of the Day

Obama’s MySpace page betrays him.

Obama’s MySpace page: I’m 52 years old, not 48

If President Obama were indeed born in Hawaii, was it while the islands were a territory of the United States?

A new wrinkle in the dispute over his birth – and whether he is eligible to be president under the U.S. Constitution’s requirement that the president be a “natural born” citizen – appeared today when Obama’s official MySpace page declared his age is 52, thus placing his birth year at 1957 instead of 1961 as has been claimed.

That would mean he would have been born during the archipelago’s time as a territory of the U.S., the islands’ status from about 1900 until statehood in 1959.

The birth year also conflicts with campaign and other White House information that have discussed his 48th birthday this month.

Well that does it for me. I have no choice but to declare myself a birther now. There’s no document from Hawaii that can be more legitimate than someone’s MySpace page.

Yahoo! Answers Jeopardy

Here’s another one. For those who are new to this, I’m taking an answer from Yahoo! Answers and I need you to figure out what was the original question. Here is your clue:

It means that society in general is going downhill at an alarming rate.

Answers must be in the form of a question. (And yes, you can probably find the real answer using the google. So don’t.)

Update:

And the actual question was:

What’s the verdict on this game anyway? Do you like it and should we do it some more or do you hate it and I can stop destroying my brain cells by searching through Yahoo! Answers for these answers?

Things That Make Me So Happy

Top Chef in Vegas starts tomorrow night.

The good folks at Shakesville got me interested in Top Chef last season and I ended up watching about 12 hours straight of it during a Top Chef marathon leaving me seriously addicted and I almost had to check into a methadone clinic after the season finale.

Then I find out that the upcoming season is going to be in Vegas? I… gotta… sit down.