Opening Act: Cash for Bees

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May 7 2012 8:17 AM

Opening Act: Cash for Bees

Distriction transcribes the "corrections" from SNL's Fox and Friends skit -- which was, apparently, a replacement for a more topical Obama/OBL sketch.

It is not illegal to discard a Christmas tree.
John Wilkes Booth was not wearing a hooded sweatshirt when he shot President Lincoln, nor were the Lincoln’s attending a staging of “The Vagina Monologues.”
There is no federal program called “Cash for Bees.”

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Around 90 minutes into the proceedings, Pohl finally managed to ask each detainee whether he accepted the legal representation assigned to him. The detainees refused to respond—some staring at their laps, others flipping through The Economist—as Pohl repeated over and over, "the accused refuses to answer."

Ross Douthat derides the Obama campaigns infographic-gimmick.

The liberalism of “the Life of Julia” doesn’t envision government spending the way an older liberalism did — as a backstop for otherwise self-sufficient working families, providing insurance against job loss, decrepitude and catastrophic illness. It offers a more sweeping vision of government’s place in society, in which the individual depends on the state at every stage of life, and no decision — personal, educational, entrepreneurial, sexual — can be contemplated without the promise that it will be somehow subsidized by Washington.

And Mother Jones joins BuzzFeed in a freak-out about Veterans for a Strong America, which has one (1) staffer and no actual TV time. (How much of the freak-out comes out of liberal denial of why the Swift Boat campaigners were angry in the first place? The difference between Joel Arends and Barack Obama is that Obama actually played a role in the killing of Osama bin Laden.)