First up, a must-read post from Creative Minority Report on the pro-life Super Bowl ad controversy.
Everyone's freaking out that during the Super Bowl Tim Tebow's mother will tell us that she chose life and you should too. Gasp!Matthew Archbold is the man. Read the rest.
And yet nobody's talking about the fact that rocker Pete Townsend of The Who, who is the halftime entertainment, was involved in a child pornography scandal in 2003. Apparently bored with the thousands of women throwing themselves at him, the guitarist was busted for using his credit card to view images on a child porn website. Townsend insisted he was researching a book or something ridiculous like that and he was never convicted.
In an odd note, let's remember Michael Jackson was also halftime entertainment at the Super Bowl. Seriously, who is booking these acts, Paul Reubens?
Firstly, I blame the rock community because if rockers weren't forced to be celibate, this never would've happened.
More thoughtful Tebow commentary here.
Next: Confusion reigns over whether Christopher Buckley's latest is satire or just another besotted fan letter. Cases in point: Ace of Spades (content warning) takes it at face value, as did Laura Ingraham on her radio show. Most of Buckley's commenters do, too, but a few are sure it's satire, and some just can't tell.
My theory: it's satire, but made deliberately ambiguous in order to make fools of Buckley's critics when they fail to get it.
It's true: Rush grooves to Lady Gaga. I don't get Lady Gaga and I don't think Dave does, either.
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Pat wants to know who dat NFL think they is.
Video from the Gormogons (via Big Journalism) on How to Report the News. Very funny. (Caveat for parents with kids in the room: One f-bomb.)
Back to politics, Adrienne succinctly sums up the State of the Union address for those who missed it.
MotorCityTimes: No one to blame but themselves:
Don’t you think Democrats could get a few glory hog Republicans to support their agenda if the American people were on board with the Democrat plan? Truth be told, if their was even a hint of public support for socialized medicine, John McCain and his ilk would beat a path to the nearest camera letting the world know that “we are on board with the plan” as they they proudly tout their independent streak.Judd Gregg is completely fed up with the spin.
Doug Ross: Desperate presidents do desperate things
Jimmie wonders if there is any such thing as real evidence of global warming.
PoliticaljunkieMom: Osama is the new Gore, another (ghastly) reason to homeschool.
Just One Minute:
The study, obtained by Fox News, found that Pashtun men commonly have sex with other men, admire other men physically, have sexual relationships with boys and shun women both socially and sexually -- yet they completely reject the label of "homosexual."From el Troglo, one of my favorite posts of the week has now become interactive.
Grandpa John/Steve interprets Obama's post-speech fundraising letter and reminds us that history repeats itself.
RS McCain destroys the slanderous Keith Olbermann. But he still won't go away:
What’s amazing is how casually Olbermann makes the accusation, as if it were a thing of no consequence. And indeed, there will be no consequences for Olbermann. Liberalism is like a free pass to ride the Irresponsibility Express.Bob Belvedere finds meaning in Janet's nap.
You know what would make the world a better place? Animatronic ground hogs.
Da Tech Guy: defender of the unborn, and serious Doctor Who fan.
Chris Christie proved himself worthy this week when he clamped the hose on wasteful spending. (Also from Chris Wysocki, a lovely compliment to yours truly. Don't give me compliments in writing unless you're willing to see them cast in bronze and permanently installed in the testimonials sidebar.)
It's been a big week for birthdays. (I had one, too.)
But I missed the celebration at the Daley Gator. Everybody dance now.
Don't forget your morning Steyn.
(I'll keep updating until the kids kick me off the computer.)
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