Morning News and Stuff

Apr 15, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Thursday came under fire at the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing. Walker was taking questions about the anti-union bill that was forced through in March when Congressmen Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) got the ball rolling with some underhand questions. “Can you please explain to me and members of this committee how much money this provision saves for your state budget?” Kucinich asked. “That particular part doesn’t save any,” Walker responded. Other Democrats, such as Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), were pissed at Walker’s targeting of unions and his ability to be unabashed about the whole thing. "I strongly oppose efforts to falsely blame middle-class American workers for these current economic problems," Cummings said.—-

Thinking reporters were out of the room during a powwow with some of his backers, President Obama showed his true colors while discussing the recent budget talks with Republicans. Obama told his backers, “I said (to Republicans), 'you want to repeal health care? Go at it.' We'll have that debate. You're not going to be able to do that by nickel-and-diming me in the budget.” Obama said that he added, “You think we’re stupid?”

Obama also described the time he slayed a dragon in high school while living in Kenya Hawaii and the shit he talked to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). "Put it in a separate bill," Obama said he told Boehner and his staff. "We'll call it up. And if you think you can overturn my veto, try it. But don't try to sneak this through." High-fiving and pats on the butt ensued. We think.

Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion, so when conservative commentator S.E. Cupp last night said that she wasn’t Planned Parenthood’s biggest fan, that was fine. Right? Not according to former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann. Olbs tweeted: “On so many levels she’s a perfect demonstration of the necessity of the work Planned Parenthood does RT @meow_6 #worstpersons S.E Cupp bashing PP on Joy Behar last nite.”

People were obviously peeved at Olbermann’s insistence that Cupp should have been aborted but Olbermann was quick to try and save face. Olbermann tweeted, “@oakdogg I said no such thing. Only 3% of PP’s work is abortions. Unless you’re moron Jon Kyl.”

#sayingoutlandishbullshitiswhyyouwereletgofromMSNBC@Keith Olbermann

Jon Stewart said last night that he believes the highlight of Paul Ryan’s budget plan is the part where the government builds “a machine that beats old people to death with a giant copy of The Fountainhead.”

Apparently a cat gave birth to a dog in China yesterday. Or did it?