June 5, 2013

Another Lunatic Running the Asylum - and Comic Relief

Breaking news this morning that Tom Donilon is resigning as National Security Adviser, and none other than Miss 'Benghazi was caused by a YouTube video' Rice is taking over.

I suppose we can hope that the AP has it wrong.  We could surmise that the administration planted this rumor to track down one of those leaks they claim to have, since their email and phone snooping has been found out.

Or, we could accept that the Obama administration knows what a wonderful lapdog they have in Susan Rice, and they decided to reward her with a promotion.

To alleviate the sting of the face-palm, here is some comic relief.  I tried to craft a funny, yet somewhat appropriate post about the comments Michael Douglas made regarding how he contracted throat cancer.  HPV is a valid cause the type of oral cancer he had, and I don't want to diminish that fact.  But, he is a celebrity, and he made an invalid comment that the cause was also the cure - unsubstantiated, but nice of him to give us all the go-ahead.  As is to be expected from professional comedy writers, the late night hosts did better than I ever could:
Conan O'Brien:
"In a new interview, Michael Douglas says his throat cancer was caused by performing oral sex on too many women. The interview appears in the Journal of Overcompensating for Having Just Played Liberace."
Jay Leno:
"In an interview with The Guardian, Michael Douglas said he got throat cancer from oral sex. He says he's been cancer free for two years. Obviously, he's not going down without a fight, it's safe to say.
"Michael said he's trying to remember the name of the woman who gave it to him. It's right on the tip of his tongue ...
"You know what this means. Remember that scene with Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct? He was staring cancer in the face. That's what that means. ...
"So, oral sex can cause cancer. I don't know if that's covered under Obamacare? But you can be damn sure it would have been covered under Clinton care!"
And Jimmy Fallon started right off with it:
"So Michael Douglas had an interesting weekend. He was doing some interviews ... and apparently he claimed he got his throat cancer from years of giving women oral sex. Or as Catherine Zeta-Jones put it, 'How 'bout we just say smoking!' "