Pre-History of the Teabagger Movement, Part 17

I'm watching WWE Vintage, the show where the WWE digs into the vaults and shows 'classic' matches such as a 20-man battle royal won by Bob Backlund, during the days when he was getting an inexplicable push from Vince despite his lack of anything resembling charisma, size or a bodybuilder's physique.

Anyway, the match immediately following is Lex Lugar vs Tatanka, the Native American Warrior. Tatanka at the time was a bad guy, and palling around with the Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase, so the crowd was firmly behind Lugar.

At one point in the match, Tatanka had Lugar in the corner and was pounding on him. The crowd, in an effort to energize Lugar, began chanting... 'USA! USA! USA!'

Because, y'know, Native American isn't "real" American.

I'd be willing to guess at least 75% of all the people in the crowd chanting 'USA! USA!' back then now own a copy of Going Rogue.

At the Mountains of Malkin

Earlier today over at Balloon Juice, JC poked fun at Michelle Malkin's use of impenetrable acronyms, which in the comments partially devolved into an extended Lovecraftian riff that still cracks me up when I think about it. Iä! Iä! Lim'baugh Fhtagn!

For the record, my favorite scene in On the Road To Celephais is the one where Bob Hope gets into the yowling match with the cats, and Dorothy Lamour has to hurry them out of Ulthar ahead of the angry mob.

Sigh. They don't make movies like that any more, do they?

Wisconsin DA Threatens To Arrest Teachers For Obeying the Law

Unbelievable. No, wait, let me re-phrase: sadly believable.

A Wisconsin prosecutor is warning sex education teachers they could face charges if they follow a new state law that allows them to instruct students about proper contraceptive use.

A letter sent to five school districts by Juneau County District Attorney Scott Southworth said the instruction could amount to contributing to the delinquency of a minor if teachers know students are sexually active. He said the districts should drop sex education until the law is repealed.

Just in case you think for a second that his concern is genuine and not rooted in the usual right-wing crazypants rhetoric:

Southworth's letter said law would convert sex education classes "into a radical program that sexualizes our children as early as kindergarten. This, in turn, will lead to more child sexual assaults."

Right, because if a child has received sex ed, then clearly they're just asking to be assaulted. Southworth isn't writing Vatican press releases on the side, is he?

My Brain Hurts

Today I saw a poster advertising a Harry Potter exhibit.

An exhibit taking place at the Ontario Science Centre.