Saturday, April 26, 2008

Dance, Monkey! Dance!

T Minus 269/268 Days

"Removing Saddam Hussein was the right decision early in my presidency, it is the right decision now, and it will be the right decision ever."

-Washington, DC, March 12, 2008

Friday, April 25, 2008

Thanks, George.

It's About Time!

Americans are better off? Prosperous time? Low unemployment? Low inflation? Jobs created?

Has any journalist, talking head or pundit questioned anything that has come out of this idiot's mouth? This ad doesn't even begin to question his constant flubbing of Sunni/Shia and trying to link Al-Qaeda with Iran.

T Minus 270 Days

"It's very important for folks to understand that when there's more trade, there's more commerce."

- Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, April, 2001

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Clinton on Voters: "A Part" of the Process

Oh, Jon Stewart - is there nothing that you can't make sense of?

Clinton's "Huge" Pennsylvania Win...

...netted her a total of nine delegates.

But a horse race is a horse race according to the MSM. So after six very long weeks, all the negative ads, all the "scandal", all the untold millions of dollars spent have amounted to Clinton gaining nine delegates and "Johm McSame" coasting along without so much as a blip, even though the "Maverick" has rejected the new GI bill, agreed with George W. Bush's veto on expanding children's health insurance (SCHIP), claims pride in John Hagee's endorsement and has the temerity to equate his run for the White House to the struggling citizens of Youngstown, Ohio that have been decimated by free trade and are losing jobs, homes and fighting to put food on their tables.

Nine delegates.

UPDATE: Clinton's camp is now saying that they've won more popular votes than Obama. Not only are they trying to change the rules of the game by disregarding the importance of pledged delegates and trying to persuade superdelegates that the popular vote should be the main criteria, but even this lie is with the caveat of including Florida's and Michigan's votes, where Obama didn't campaign as the DNC requested, or in the case of Michigan, his name wasn't even on the fucking ballot (also as the DNC requested)!

How can anyone support this kind of shit?

How Hillary Can Win

It's not far-fetched.

... It could happen...

T Minus 271 Days

"First, we would not accept a treaty that would not have been ratified, nor a treaty that I thought made sense for the country."

- Washington Post, April 24, 2001

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Fear and Loathing in Pennsylvania

I haven't had much time to blog lately as my two days off were spent starting a major project at home followed by a 15 hour day at work. However, I couldn't let the day go by without acknowledging Hillary Clinton's Pennsylvania primary win yesterday.

It looks like fear mongering works and Hillary's sticking to it. Here's her latest campaign ad released the day before the votes were cast in the Keystone State and you'll understand what I mean.

Nice touch, huh? In 30 seconds, Clinton manages to squeeze in the Stock Market crash of 1929 leading to the Great Depression, Pearl Harbor, the Cuban missile crisis, the 70's gas shortage, Osama bin Laden and New Orleans drowning under Hurricane Katrina. It's like a fear monger jambalaya! Mmmm... tastes like scary!

I'll just leave you with a quote from a certain Democratic political figure from 2004:

"If one candidate's trying to scare you, and the other one's trying to get you to think; if one candidate's appealing to your fears, and the other one's appealing to your hopes; you better vote for the person who wants you to think and hope."
The politician who said that: Bill Clinton. I wonder if he remembers saying that considering he called it "one of Clinton's laws of politics."

T Minus 272 Days

"This foreign policy stuff is a little frustrating."

- The New York Daily News, April 23, 2003

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Obama on The Daily Show

April 21st, 2008

Part One:

Part Two:

T Minus 273 Days

"The other thing the volunteers do is they welcome people here, for this is the people's land. This isn't one person's land, it's the people's land, and foreign visitors about the mountain so they can enjoy their time and leave only footprints behind."

- Wilmington, NY, April 22, 2002

What the fuck?!

Monday, April 21, 2008

I Am Sick Of Hillary Clinton

NY TIMES: At a campaign stop in Bethlehem on Sunday, Mrs. Clinton reminded voters about last week’s Democratic debate, in which Mr. Obama was repeatedly on the defensive about recent gaffes and incendiary remarks made by his former pastor. “It’s no wonder my opponent has been so negative these last few days of this campaign,” she said, “because I think you saw the difference between us.”

Yeah, we know the differences alright. You know exactly when to play the victim and when to stick a shiv in someone's back when you get slapped around by someone who's been trying to stay above the fray for weeks.

Maybe Obama was "repeatedly on the defensive" because of the bullshit questions asked in what was arguably the worst televised debate in history. So he can sit there and take it, but if he should happen to defend himself, all of a sudden he's accused of abandoning his message for "old-style" politics. And you sure know about old-style politics, don't you Ms. Kitchen Sink?

Yeah, we saw the differences alright. We saw the difference between someone who wants to talk about issues and how they can help lift the country up and someone who was too happy to side with moderators on questions regarding "scandal" that have been asked repeatedly and discussed ad nauseam and debunked over and over. That is why your lead in Pennsylvania has shrunk from 18 points down to 6 in just a matter of a few weeks, Ms. Duck Hunter.

It's not the outspending that's hurting you, its the message. Not only his message, but your message. We don't want it anymore. We are done. And when this primary is over, should you decide to run for re-election for your New York Senate seat when it is time, I will work as hard as I can for whomever decides to run against you in the Democratic primary. The grassroots are taking you down here, and they're going to take you down in New York. Why? Because we are done. We are sick of the Clinton Royal Family.

We know exactly what the difference are.

UPDATE: Michael Moore endorses Obama (if he could vote).

...the actions and words of Hillary Clinton have gone from being merely disappointing to downright disgusting. I guess the debate last week was the final straw. I've watched Senator Clinton and her husband play this game of appealing to the worst side of white people, but last Wednesday, when she hurled the name "Farrakhan" out of nowhere, well that's when the silly season came to an early end for me. She said the "F" word to scare white people, pure and simple. Of course, Obama has no connection to Farrakhan. But, according to Senator Clinton, Obama's pastor does -- AND the "church bulletin" once included a Los Angeles Times op-ed from some guy with Hamas! No, not the church bulletin!

This sleazy attempt to smear Obama was brilliantly explained the following night by Stephen Colbert. He pointed out that if Obama is supported by Ted Kennedy, who is Catholic, and the Catholic Church is led by a Pope who was in the Hitler Youth, that can mean only one thing: OBAMA LOVES HITLER!

Yes, Senator Clinton, that's how you sounded. Like you were nuts. Like you were a bigot stoking the fires of stupidity. How sad that I would ever have to write those words about you. You have devoted your life to good causes and good deeds. And now to throw it all away for an office you can't win unless you smear the black man so much that the superdelegates cry "Uncle (Tom)" and give it all to you.

T Minus 274 Days

"My job is to, like, think beyond the immediate."

- Washington, DC, April 21, 2004

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Why Does John McCain Hate America?

Appearance on This Week with George Stephanopolous - April 20, 2008

No flag pin.

(H/T C&L)

Debate Protesters at ABC Hand Out Flag Pins

This is great. DDay at Hullabaloo writes about the protest at Disney Studios on Friday as 60-70 people voiced their opinions of the "shoddy and despicable" handling of the latest Democratic debate. It shows you the strength of the internet and blogosphere when 70 people can organize within 24 hours without a single phone call being made.

Their main goal: bringing attention to the way moderators Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopolous focused on the past Democratic gaffes of Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton, instead of issues like the war in Iraq and the American economy.

[Organizer Rick] Jacobs said he was offended that Obama was asked why he hasn't worn an American flag pin on his lapel.

"Patriotism isn't defined by a flag pin made in China," he said.

...[News reports] didn't note the most important part of the protest: our distribution of flag pins to employees as they left the ABC gates. Letting them know that they were getting "free patriotism on a stick" and telling them that "Charlie Gibson won't approve of you unless you wear one," we handed out about 300 pins. Most took them graciously and approvingly.

Yes... the pins were made in China.

Awesome Speech

This is for my friend Kim, who just came home after running her first marathon... in Paris! Congratulations, Kim. She coudn't believe I hadn't included this in my blog, so Kim, this is for you.

"Thank you, your Holiness. Awesome speech!"

How do you like that? President Dipshit actually called Pope Benedict XVIth's speech "awesome." What a proud day to be an American, huh? The leader of the free fucking world (well, free so far) sat there and listened to the words of the Pope and gave him the pResidential seal of approval. "AWESOME SPEECH!" I was waiting for "Dude" to follow, but the audio was difficult to understand.

He did say something. Maybe he said, "Nice threads" or "I'm diggin' yer slippers, kin ya send me a pair?" Did he wink and give him the thumbs up? He wasn't facing the camera, so who knows? Did he ask the Pope to go mountain biking? Perhaps he gave the Pope an all white mountain bike for his birthday and wanted a riding "pardner."

"I'm goin' ta heaven now fer sure, mountain bikin' with my friend, Pope Benny. God can't be mad at me if I treat Benny right. Ah mean, shit, if a former Nazi youth can grow up to become the fuckin' Pope, then the Big Guy's got nuthin' on me! When my time comes, I'll be truckin' through them Pearly Gates faster than you kin say 'Habeas corpus is fer pussies.' "

Ladies and Gentleman, President Spicoli. What a fucking idiot.

UPDATE: Oh, here it is. Curious George said, "Thank you, your Holiness. Awesome speech. We're gonna sit down for one more song."

Bush's requests for "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" and "I've Got Friends In Low Places" were rejected.