Saturday, October 25, 2008

Must Reads

And the comedians take over...

Larry David: Waiting for Nov. 4th

Richard Lewis: And Larry David Thinks He's Frightened?

Albert Brooks: Not To Worry

Fruit Flies. I Kid You Not.

See Sarah speak.
See Sarah give her very first policy speech.
See Sarah speak about special needs.
See Sarah speak about autism.
See Sarah belittle earmarks for "projects that have little or nothing to do with the public good. "

"Things like fruit fly research in Paris, France. I kid you not."

See Sarah scoff at science.
See Sarah look like the complete fucking idiot she is in not realizing that research in fruit flies led to discoveries that boosted autism research.

Pharyngula: This idiot woman, this blind, shortsighted ignoramus, this pretentious clod, mocks basic research and the international research community. You damn well better believe that there is research going on in animal models — what does she expect, that scientists should mutagenize human mothers and chop up baby brains for this work? — and countries like France and Germany and England and Canada and China and India and others are all respected participants in these efforts.

Yes, scientists work on fruit flies. Some of the most powerful tools in genetics and molecular biology are available in fruit flies, and these are animals that are particularly amenable to experimentation. Molecular genetics has revealed that humans share key molecules, the basic developmental toolkit, with all other animals, thanks to our shared evolutionary heritage (something else the wackaloon from Wasilla denies), and that we can use these other organisms to probe the fundamental mechanisms that underlie core processes in the formation of the nervous system — precisely the phenomena Palin claims are so important.

This is what happens in an unorganized, dying campaign and political party that doesn't vet its candidates or even have the sense to have scientific minds peruse the speech to verify that the contents are accurate.

But perhaps Rev. Muthee got a copy of her speech and although he was upset that sacrificing a goat wasn't in the plan to advance discoveries for early indication of autism, blessed it with chicken's blood, shook a bone over it and exorcised the witches out so that Palin would have a successful speech.

BZZZT!!!! Oh, I'm sorry. Wrong again, Miss Wasilla and such as.

(H/T Crooks & Liars)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Ashley Todd - Another Nutball

PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh police say a McCain campaign volunteer made up a story of being robbed, pinned to the ground and having the letter "B'' scratched on her face in a politically inspired attack.

I don't mean to make light of Todd's possible mental problems, but it is amazing to me that this story was on the national scene so quickly without verification as to its validity. Even bloggers who had no knowledge except the story itself and the picture of the "victim" were skeptical. For Jebus' sake, the "B" supposedly carved into her face by a knife is backwards and looks like it was scratched in with a fingernail not to mention the make up black eye.

And yet, imbeciles like Sean Hannity had this story front and center and was outraged, OUTRAGED I TELL YOU! at the depths of evil the Obama supporting Democrats who also happened to be muggers would go. I wonder if Hannity will make a statement or retract his remarks?

Music Break! Ben Folds Five Reunion

I need a political break. My mind if fried. I can't stand listening to Palin and McCain, who at this very moment is blaming the Democrats and Obama for the alternative minimum tax. For years, the Republicans have blocked legislation to raise the ceiling on the AMT and now more than 30 million people are whacked by it every April 15th. In fact, it was the Reagan administration that fucked it all up ot begin with. Yeah, that's right. The great Ronald Reagan.

And now that wrinkly assed douchebag is now laying it on the feet of the Dems and Obama?! Fuck you, McCain. I can't wait for you to fade into oblivion. Just 11 more days. Old soldiers never die, they just sit on one of their seven front porches yelling at kids to get off their lawn.

I need a music break.

MySpace is doing these cool "front to back" concerts asking bands to play a whole album in order. Ben Folds is one of my favorites. If you have a spare 53 minutes, enjoy "The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner."

Ben Folds Five - MySpace Front To Back concert

T Minus 88 Days

"One of the things I've used on the Google is to pull up maps. It's very interesting to see - I've forgot the name of the program - but you get the satellite, and you can - like, I kinda like to look at the ranch. It remind [sic] me of where I wanna be sometimes."

- CNBC, October 24, 2006

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Stupid Is As Stupid Does

A few weeks ago, John McCain was on one of the best morning shows in the history of television, The View (they don't call it the Boob Tube for nothin'), and was promptly reamed a new asshole by the likes of Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg.

The View co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who I am certain has some kind of "Dorian Gray" portrait hidden somewhere in the depths of the studio basement, asked a pertinent question here and there prefacing it of course, with the fact the she was going to vote for McCain anyway, just like a good little Republican whore.

Now Hasselbeck is joining Miss Wasilla on the campaign trail. The GOP's answer to Thelma and Louise, Elisabeth and Sarah are going to hit Florida running.

“[McCain is] the most unifying figure in the Senate. Barack Obama is so far left,” Hasselbeck said Wednesday. Turning to her co-host, Joy Behar, an Obama supporter, she said: “Do you want some more Barack Obama Kool-Aid, or what?”
Hasselbeck also criticized the media Wednesady for its focus on the money the Republican National Committee spent on Palin’s clothing: “Are you looking into Joe Biden’s supposed botox shots in his forehead?” she said.

I have a confession to make. At one point in my life, I was addicted to Survivor. The only season I watched was the Hasselbeck (Filarski I should say... Elisabeth Filarski) season... and I thought she was a little hottie. Little did I know how amazingly stupid she was and still is. So I'm guessing that Palin and Hasselbeck might look something like this on the campaign trail.

I'm hoping to see some actual bloopers from Mooselini and the female Dorian Gray soon. Maybe they'll have a fashion face off.

Pfotenhauer Pfucked

Yesterday Chris Matthews was pissed off about Palin's "definition" of the role of the Vice President when trying to answer a third grader's question. He asked McCain campaign senior policy advisor Nancy Pfotenhauer to defend Palin answer. The result: Instant classic television.

Pfotenhauer was pfucked in her defense. Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton just sat and watched... with a big smile on his face.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Rudy Robocalls Withconthin

Can you imagine getting a call like this?

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Al-Qaeda Endorses McCain

Fresh off the heels of Colin Powell's ringing endorsement of Barack Obama comes this interesting little tidbit of information:

Al-Qaida supporters suggested in a Web site message this week they would welcome a pre-election terror attack on the U.S. as a way to usher in a McCain presidency.

The message, posted Monday on the password-protected al-Hesbah Web site, said if al-Qaida wants to exhaust the United States militarily and economically, "impetuous" Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain is the better choice because he is more likely to continue the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"This requires presence of an impetuous American leader such as McCain, who pledged to continue the war till the last American soldier," the message said. "Then, al-Qaida will have to support McCain in the coming elections so that he continues the failing march of his predecessor, Bush."

Now, we really don't care what Al-Qaeda thinks and I'm taking this news with a grain of salt because had it been the other way around, I'd probably feel the same way and I'm really trying to be objective, but isn't it obvious that if we keep depleting our resources (military, treasury, our economy in the tank) that a continuaiton of the war, which is what a McCain presidency would bring us, would have the effect that Al-Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden wanted in the first place? Isn't that why they targeted the WORLD TRADE Center? Hit them in the pocketbook is always a knock out blow.

I'm guessing the McCain campaign will try to spin this as a scare tactic by the "liberal" media who is obviously in the tank for Obama, or just blame the Obama campaign - they blame everything else on them so I'm not expecting anything different - but we'll find out soon enough.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Say It Ain't So, Joe

You couldn't do it, could you, Joe. You could keep your trap shut for just two more weeks. Fourteen stinking days was all that was left before the most important election maybe ever, and you had to plant your foot firmly in your piehole.

"...And here's the point I want to make. Mark my words. Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We're about to elect a brilliant 47-year old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don't remember anything else I said. Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy. And he's gonna have to make some really tough - I don't know what the decision's gonna be, but I promise you it will occur. As a student of history and having served with seven presidents, I guarantee you it's gonna happen. I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate..."

Are you fucking kidding me?

I've been out of touch since Sunday because of an AIDS benefit fundraiser and worked 36 hours straight, so when I got home and this was the first thing I heard, my mind couldn't process it. I figured something was taken out of context. I went to bed and when I got up, there was Sarah Fucking Palin using the "scenarios" line in one of her fear mongering speeches. You gotta be fucking kidding.

And then I got angry because I realized that it doesn't matter if what Biden said was taken out of context. He said it and now it was going to be used as ammunition fourteen days away from Election Day. He was doing so well too... except for the "Hillary Clinton would've been a better pick" line. I love you Joe, but Jesus H(ussein) Christ, what the hell happened to the brain filter in your head? Did it blow out with your aneurysm? Is it like a leaky gasket - the brain fluid seeps into the engine and comes out as blue smoke cloud from your mouth? It's the gaffe gift that keeps on giving.

I still haven't heard it on tape and am still too cross-eyed to read the whole transcript to figure out what the hell he was thinking, but like I said, it doesn't matter. It just became fodder for the GOP, the McCain campaign and the media to feast on and distract us for another fleeting day - and that pisses me off.

T Minus 91 Days

"I don't want nations feeling like that they can bully ourselves and our allies. I want to have a ballistic defense system so that we can make the world more peaceful, and at the same time I want to reduce our own nuclear capacities to the level commiserate with keeping the peace."

- Des Moines, Iowa, October 2000

Oh. My. God. How did this quote not kill his run? (By the way, "commiserate" is not a typo.)

Palin's Song

Some (or probably most) of the 6 people that come here on a regular basis might not know that I'm a big jazz fan, which is why I find this video so funny. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Must Reads

Palin on SNL

You can tell that Palin did not enjoy making jokes at her own expense. She pretty much got skewered by Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin and if you watch her face, I'm not so sure that was acting, which defeats the whole purpose of her being on the show.

I don't think her Saturday Night Live appearance did her any favors. I haven't watched the "rap" section she was involved in, but I'll update this post when I do... I'm not hearing good things about it so far.

UPDATE (1:45pm):

Oh. My. God. Once again, I have to say that Palin is not funny - what Republican is? - but the rap is actually pretty good. Thank Jebus that Palin didn't do it, not that she would have the talent to pull something off like that, there's no breakin' it down to a flute solo. I personally didn't find it offensive or racist... but that's just me.

Colin Powell Endorses Obama!


UPDATE (4:55pm):


(H/T Bob Cesca)