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04/19/2007


The Simpsons' Mr. Burns Explains the Fiscal Cliff: VIDEO

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Mr. Burns is one of those despondent Republicans upset over the recent election loss. However, he's still got some fear tactics up his sleeve - the upcoming "fiscal cliff". In this brief clip, he tries to explain what might happen if you don't let the richest people keep their tax cuts.

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In related news, if you're interested in taking action against Republican resistance on the Fiscal Cliff, here's a new website called The Action which is working to end the Bush tax cuts for the richest two percent. You can sign the petition in support of Pelosi's Discharge Petition or learn how to call key members of Congress, and demand an end the Bush tax cuts. Here's also a round-up of related events.

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Mitt Romney Is Sad And Rudderless Post-Election

RomneyAloneThere's an early Simpsons episode in which Marge becomes the church's "Listen Lady," leaving pious Reverend Lovejoy with nothing to do but play with his model trains.

To the toy passengers on these trains, the brokenhearted and bored pastor, playing the conductor, says "If the passengers will look to their right, you will see a sad man. That is all..."

After reading this Washington Post piece, "A detached Romney tends wounds in seclusion after failed White House bid," I can't help but imagine failed president candidate Mitt Romney in that Lovejoy role.

An excerpt:

The man who planned to be president wakes up each morning now without a plan.

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Gone are the minute-by-minute schedules and the swarm of Secret Service agents. There’s no aide to make his peanut-butter-and-honey sandwiches. Romney hangs around the house, sometimes alone, pecking away at his iPad and e-mailing his CEO buddies who have been swooping in and out of La Jolla to visit. He wrote to one who’s having a liver transplant soon: "I’ll change your bedpan, take you back and forth to treatment."

In the end of the aforementioned Simpsons episode, Lovejoy saves Ned Flanders from being mauled by baboons after Marge gives him bad advice. The fallen pastor becomes a hero once again. Will Romney pull off a similar comeback? Is he willing to risk his life fighting off rabid baboons to save a fellow American?


'The Simpsons' Takes a Shot at FOX News, Karl Rove: VIDEO

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'The Simpsons' mocks the absurd election night hijinks of its parent company.

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Mr. Burns Endorses Mitt Romney: VIDEO

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The Simpsons' Montgomery Burns is feeling confident about a Mitt Romney presidency but worries that Romney's dog Seamus (once tied to the roof of a car) might be a deciding factor for voters. So, he's got a simple test to prove that Seamus still loves his master.

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Homer Simpson Casts His Vote: VIDEO

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Did he make the right choice?

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Lady Gaga Gets Marge Simpson Going: VIDEO

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Lady Gaga stopped by Springfield for The Simpsons' season finale to boost the sad town's self-esteem, particularly that of a down in the mouth Lisa, recently voted the least popular kid in the school.

Marge, woeful and stressed over her daughter's depression, turns to Gaga, who in turn soothes the matriarch with a nice, long kiss. And Marge's reaction makes it clear the smooch got her in the mood. Is there something we don't know about this housewife?

Watch Marge and Gaga's animated exchange, AFTER THE JUMP...

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