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Hank Williams Jr. Suspended Over Controversial Obama Comments

3 Oct

Perhaps because he’s considering a Senate run from Tennessee in 2012, Hank Williams Jr. appeared on “Fox and Friends” Monday morning and promptly talked those Senate hopes away.

Williams came out swinging, claiming he disliked all of the Republican contenders in the presidential race and calling the much-hyped “golf summit” between President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner “one of the greatest political mistakes ever.” He also called Obama and Vice President Joe Biden “the enemies.”

Then, he went even further off the deep end. “That would be like Hitler playing golf with Netanyahu. Not hardly. In the shape this country is in?” The whole appearance was bizarre and Williams seemed off.

ESPN reacted quickly to Williams’ comments by pulling his opening sketch from tonight’s Monday Night Football game. According to a statement by the network,

While Hank Williams, Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize that he is closely linked to our company through the open to Monday Night Football.  We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result we have decided to pull the open from tonight’s telecast.

After the scale of his damaging comments became clear, Williams issued his own statement.

“Some of us have strong opinions and are often misunderstood. My analogy was extreme – but it was to make a point. I was simply trying to explain how stupid it seemed to me – how ludicrous that pairing was.  They’re polar opposites and it made no sense.  They don’t see eye-to-eye and never will. I have always respected the office of the President.”

“Every time the media brings up the tea party it’s painted as racist and extremists – but there’s never a backlash – no  outrage to those comparisons…  Working class people are hurting – and it doesn’t seem like anybody cares. When both sides are high-fiving it on the ninth hole when everybody else is without a job – it makes a whole lot of us angry.  Something has to change. The policies have to change.”

Often times when people say the Tea Party is racist, it’s because they say racist things. Comparing Obama and Hitler has no legitimacy at all and doesn’t serve any purpose in our political discourse.  See Hank Williams Jr.’s comments below:


Flickr’s Most Viewed Picture

7 May

Despite the incredible popularity of the White House’s Situation Room picture, where President Biden, Vice President Biden, Secretary Clinton and others watch the operation against Bin Laden live, that photo has not dethroned Flickr’s most popular shot. Yet. Here is the incredibly banal picture that has been seen more than any other shot on Flickr.

29 Percent of Americans Cannot Name Vice President

21 Mar

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According to Newsweek, who administered the U.S. Citizenship test to 1000 people, 29 percent of Americans cannot identify the Vice President of the United States (Joe Biden). Perhaps more shockingly, 38 percent of people failed the test outright. Here’s some other pretty important stuff that most Americans don’t know anything about.

  • 73 percent cannot name why we fought the Cold War
  • 44 percent cannot identify the Bill of Rights
  • 6 percent cannot correctly identify Independence Day on a map.

The article goes on to describe some pretty interesting information. Nearly 80 percent of Americans oppose any cuts to Medicare, Social Security or Medicaid though more than 70 percent want smaller government. Also, roughly 15 percent more Europeans can identify the Taliban than Americans.

Sad stuff, really.  Take the test yourself.