Three Things the Rude Pundit Won't Be Talking About (and a Request):
Sometimes the news is too stupid to breathe. Even if it's vile and evil, it can still be stupid, like a particularly vicious but brain-damaged hyena. So, screw it. Why bother wasting time?

1. The Republican debate last night in South Carolina. Because a) Fox "news" was its sponsor, b) none of them has a flea fart's chance in a hurricane to be elected, and c) fuck those guys.

2. The battle over the use of sorcery in the administration of Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. No, really. By the way, if you can use sorcery, why the hell do you need nukes?

3. The House of Representatives passing a bill that redefines rape and could force the IRS to check to see if women had abortions for the right reasons. It's not that a brutal assault on the rights of women isn't important. It's not that we shouldn't bash all the Republicans, every one of them, who voted for it. No, it's that the House of Representatives has decided that it is merely going to publicly masturbate for its most extremist constituents, recklessly passing shit that has absolutely no way to get through the Senate, let alone the President. So whatever they do is merely fodder for nutzoid right-wing fundraising. They're already bailing on the Medicare "reform" they just passed almost unanimously. They're worthless, disembodied cocks and cunts.

A Request to Rude Readers:
Next week, barring the shooting of another important person in the face, the Rude Pundit is going to start a series on the fucked beyond fucked state of public education. He's going after testing, No Child Left Behind, the Race to the Top, the corporatization of the university, stupid fucking politicians, stupid fucking parents, and more.

So if you've got a story about you or your children being damaged by the public school system and its dunderheaded approach to "educating" your kids, send it on to "rudepundit-at-yahoo.com." The most interesting ones will be thrown up on the blog.