The Obama Overton Coup Window and other fairy tales
It’s January 2011. The GOP is about to assume control of both houses of Congress—having been voted in by a public deeply suspicious of Democrats after President Barack Obama conducted clandestine talks with President Felipe Calderon of Mexico and Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada. But two days before the new conservative majority is to be sworn in, Obama announces that this Congress will not be seated, that the United States (a creation of "racists and warmongers") will be replaced by a North American Union, that the US Constitution will be dissolved, and that private ownership of firearms will be outlawed (as part of a United Nations treaty banning firearms globally). In response, millions rise up, and the Revolution begins.
Apparently, in the game Glenn Beck is found dead of an apparent aspirin overdose (wink, wink) and various other right-wing pundits are rounded up and sent off to death camps or something. Fox News is shutdown by the government. I suppose the rest of the mainstream media, lefty commies that they are, simply toe the government’s line throughout. Bastards.
These patriotic rebels put bounties out on government officials’ heads. It’s like the 60’s but minus the whole peace and love thing.
I just want to know how many levels you have to go up before you get a mount. It better be like five, because I don’t have time to play any game long enough to get much beyond level five.
And if video games just aren’t your thing, there’s always Beck’s new thriller, The Overton Window:
The odd poetry in the trailer is from Rudyard Kipling’s poem, The Gods of the Copybook Headings – a rather odd choice for Beck, but what do I know? Either way, pasting the last two stanzas a Kipling poem into a book trailer is certainly a bold move. I hope they make it into a film so that we can get the entire poem in there.
If video games are your thing, however (and Beck thrillers are not) and you happen to own a Mac, you’ll be glad to know that Half-Life 2 has already been released for the Mac, and tomorrow Team Fortress 2 will be available for download on Steam for Mac. If you already own these games for PC, they’ll port right over no strings attached. Sweet….
Thanks to Mike Schilling in the comments I fixed “tow the line” and replaced it with “toe the line”. This is the gravest error I’ve made since replacing ‘jibe’ with ‘jive’. Or the time I used ‘reign’ when it should have been ‘rein’. Damn you English!