According to wikipedia, “Dog Days” (Latin: di?s canicul?r?s) are the hottest, most sultry days of summer in late August. Dog Days can also define a time period or event that is very hot or stagnant, or marked by dull lack of progress. The name comes from the ancient belief thatSirius, also called the Dog Star, in close proximity to the sun was responsible for the hot weather.
Well, the heat that plagued most of the country earlier this summer has, for the most part, subsided. And there seems to be no such thing as a slow news day any more. Though, today might be the closest we’ve come to one i a long time.
No earthquakes or hurricanes of which to speak at the moment. And Congress is still on recess. Of course, that doesn’t stop them from saying and doing really stupid things. We talked about some of them on the show this morning.
In the first hour, I was joined by The Nation’s Ben Adler, a contributing writer/reporter who covers the right wingers. His latest piece, “Tea Party Senate Campaigns to Watch” details two races in which the incumbent rwnj isn’t right wing or crazy enough (Utah and Indiana), one where the incumbent is retiring (TX) and one where they hope to take a seat currently held by a Dem (FL) – and in both cases have two possible candidates battling it out for the GOP nomination – each trying to out-crazy the other.
I just believe it’s fun to think about tea baggers eating their own.
In hour two, as we do every Tuesday morning, I was joined by The Political Carnival‘s GottaLaff to talk about some of the stories we might otherwise have missed this past week, including
Military widow confronts Donald Rumsfeld at book signing
VIDEO- Hurricane Irene reporter: Weird stuff “didn’t taste great.” Oops. “Apparently, it was raw sewage.”
VIDEO: Ear plug alert! Once again, Sharron Angle sings– yes, sings– at a tea party event.
Quickie- Rick Perry’s goal: To work in the “seedy place” that he “dislikes”.
Rick Perry: “My brain is like a chicken pot pie.”
FIVE people attend Christine O’Donnell book signing
Grover Norquist thinks this is funny. Do you?
Pat Buchanan: “Our president might reflect on… the overrepresentation of white males — in the caskets coming home…”
Census: More Divorce in “Family Values” Red States
Christian daycare center’s new guidelines: Gayness is a deal breaker; possible criminal sexual misconduct? Not necessarily.
VIDEO- Fox’s Megyn Kelly On Presidential Elections: “Does It Matter — Should It Matter — If Somebody Is Dumb?”