Amusing voicemail transcription

Received this transcription from my Vonage voicemail. All you need to know is in the first six words. :)

"Hi this is Ben lying candidate for United States Congress running against the liberal Democrat and incumbent Bruce Braley. I'm hosting a live telephone town hall. Right now. To talk about how you and that I can put our country back on the right track towards greater freedom and prosperity for Eastern Island. If you're listening to this message. Live right now and like to join this free call press one on your phone. Otherwise I'm sorry I missed you since we said Bruce Brody Washington. The national debt has exploded over $13 trillion in unemployment has more than doubled from 4.6% to 9.5% on November 2. Voters will need to decide whether we send the same politicians back to Washington in hopes for different results or whether it's time to send a message and put a check in balance on the Obama administration. Please "

Godwin's Law

Ahh, Rick Santorum, always the voice of reason, when he's not fantasizing about man-on-dog sex, that is:

"What the Democrats are doing is the equivalent of Adolf Hitler in 1942 saying, 'I'm in Paris. How dare you invade me. How dare you bomb my city? It's mine.' This is no more the rule of the senate than it was the rule of the senate before not to filibuster."

-- Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), quoted on the Senate floor

So, according to Usenet tradition, the discussion is over, and Rick has automatically lost.

Many people have extended Godwin's law to imply that the invoking of the Nazis as a debating tactic (in any argument not directly related to World War II or the Holocaust) automatically loses the argument, simply because the nature of these events is such that any comparison to any event less serious than genocide, ethnic cleansing or extinction is invalid and in poor taste.

What's even better is that Santorum lambasted former KKK member (that one is for you, Mark), and senior West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd for the same tactic on March 1.

As long as we're tinkering with the Senate rules, howabout we rein in the wackos in both parties? I call for the adoption of Godwin's law in the Senate, and if you don't agree with me, you're obviously a Nazi.

[via Scripting News]

You'd think more people would vote...

From ReasonOnline:

Voting for president is a lot like sex—and not just because it takes place every four years in the solitude of a semi-private booth. Both are intensely personal activities that nonetheless can have profound public consequences. We might add that both often involve drug-and-alcohol-fueled delusions and morning-after feelings of guilt, shame, and recrimination.