Today feels a little bit like a lazy link dump day, yes? Good. You are curious about that sex ed video I mentioned in the headline, I know it, so keep reading and it will await you at the end of this lazy, lazy post. Let’s kick it off with a stroll down the Appalachian Trail.
Earlier this week, sex-fiend and former South Carolina Governor Mark Sandford went on a sexcation to Florida and hung out with his Argentinian fire-cracker to talk about maybe sleeping together again sometime, you know, if she’s into it. I side with Josh Marshall, of TPM, who yesterday wrote:
[M]ost pols who get caught with a mistress quickly retreat to saying the whole thing was shameful and a terrible lapse of judgment or perhaps that they need therapy for sex addiction (who doesn’t?) or whatever else. Sanford could never really bring himself to say that, though, because I just don’t think he thought it was true. Sometimes comically but almost always to his political detriment, he simply couldn’t resist saying that he loved Chapur very deeply…
It happens to the best of us! Of all the various sex scandals out there, this one almost does seem more like a love scandal. There’s something, I don’t know, not awful about that. He shouldn’t have used state funds, etc, but, eh. I also share a certain cosmic connection with the man, so I’m probably not the best person to judge his behavior.
And speaking of Argentina, one of Making a Mockery’s foreign correspondents filed a report about what sounds like an amazing protest in Buenos Aires. Anybody who wants to march for sane drug laws and policy should do it like this:
Instead of flyers, they passed joints. Instead of high-rising clouds of fireworks, there were low-rising clouds of pot smoke. Instead of jumping up and down and keeping pace with the drum beats, they walked slow and looked around a lot. Instead of loud banging drums and amplified yells attacking your conscience, muffled and discordant chants could be found.
They know how to do it down in BA. Photos at the link.
This post so far is much more positive than I’m comfortable with, so to bring it down a little let’s look at how insanely popular Arizona’s post-racial “Browns Be Crazy Criminals” law is [via Wonkette]:
A solid majority of Americans back Arizona’s tough crackdown on illegal immigrants, while just 25% support President Obama’s immigration policy, which includes legalizing millions of unauthorized migrants, a study found Wednesday.
Seventy-three percent said they backed a measure requiring people to produce documents verifying their legal status if police ask for them, while 67% approve of allowing police to detain anyone who cannot verify that they are in the country legally.
Do not like.
What else is there to mention in this rambling, meandering post? Oh, right, the military is now considering incentivizing the non-murder of civilians by offering a medal for, oh, not murdering civilians [h/t TJ]. No word yet on whether or not we as a country will start electing presidents who won’t occupy countries and bomb their civilian populations. But, you know, this is a start.
The idea of rewarding battlefield restraint was proposed by British Maj. Gen. Nick Carter, who is in charge of the international forces in southern Afghanistan. Sholtis said the idea is still in its “conceptual stage.”
I assume that’s Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys fame. Apparently he’s done well for himself, and is now British.
Oh, and I’ve been meaning to ask you, are you the kind of person who would mock Roger Ebert for having cancer? You’re not!? Well then, you’re a better person than teabagger extraordinaire Caleb Howe, who is in fact the kind of person who would mock Roger Ebert for having cancer. Click here to see what is truly the most vile twitter feed you can ever imagine, and then thank your lucky stars that you don’t know Caleb Howe, King Ass [h/t Ev Dog and Joe].
Last night, friend of the blog Ross Hyzer and I were knockin’ back a couple-a brewskies, and he turned me on to a comic strip called Achewood. I’m probably the last person on the Internet to get to this. I rather enjoy it though. My favorite single comic panel of all time, though, can be seen here. Oh, the counter clockwise spinning, it’s just so good.
Now, for you perverts who just skipped down to see the sexy sexy sex ed video, here you go. I think Hitchcock directed this, actually. [h/t Chloe, via Feministing].
Okay, one more, this time about the homosexual menace.
Good luck with everything this weekend.