Morning News and Stuff

Aug 8, 2011 at 10:57 am

An election to potentially recall several Republican state senators will take place tomorrow. Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips and other conservative leaders appeared in Wisconsin to garner support against the threat of the liberal Nazi stormtroopers.—-

Phillips warned his clan of just how dangerous liberalism can be:

“I will tell you ladies and gentlemen, I detest and despise everything the left stands for. How anybody can endorse and embrace an ideology that has killed a billion people in the last century is beyond me.

Vince Schmuki, a leader in the Ozaukee Patriot tea party group, suggested that the Wisconsin Democratic effort to recall Republicans was like a terrorist attack. “This is ground zero … we have been attacked,” Schmuki said.

Congress has made history earning an 82 percent disapproval rate among Americans since the debt ceiling debacle almost meant the nation defaulting. More than four out of five people surveyed by The New York Times said the recent debt debate was more about gaining political advantage than about doing what is best for the country, while nearly three-quarters said the debate had harmed the image of the United States in the world. According to the survey, Republicans compromised too little, 72 percent disapproving of the way the GOP in Congress handled the negotiations while 66 percent disapproved of the way Democrats in Congress handled negotiations.

Between 15 and 20 Venice, Calif., residents slept outside overnightbecause they were too drunk to remember where they left the keys to their homes to make a statement about homelessness in Los Angeles. Organizers say 150 people came out in support of the cause ,but numbers dwindled as more and more people had to pee. "There's no place in the city of Los Angeles where a homeless person can sleep legally. This is wrong. We came out to advocate for solutions to the homeless. More housing, more transitional housing, more shelters," said Steve Clare of the Venice Community Housing Corporation.

Tim, put the fucking sign down. We’re going home.”

Kanye West took a few minutes in the middle of his headlining act at the Big Chill Music Festival Saturday night to talk about how he he’s being misunderstood and underappreciated. "I walk through the hotel and I walk down the street, and people look at me like I'm (expletive) insane, like I'm Hitler," he said. "One day the light will shine through and one day people will understand everything I ever did."

The people who booed only encouraged Yeezy to go on. "Michael Jordan changed so much in basketball, he took his power to make a difference. It's so much (expletive) going on in music right now and somebody has to make a (expletive) difference," he said.

West closed the show by paying homage to the late Amy Winehouse, playing “Tears Dry On Their Own” and “ Back to Black.” Then he started talking again. "Thank you for protecting your artists that are still here," he said to the crowd. "This is for McQueen, for Amy, for Michael and for all the media, can you lighten up on all your artists that are still here?" he asked, receiving a roaring cheer from the crowd and leaving the stage with his 3-man band and 20-something backup dancers.

But be sure to check out the Jay-Z/Kanye West collaboration Watch the Throne that’s coming out TODAY!