July 31, 2008
See the second video here.
Chuck Lasker, a political blogger and Internet consultant in Indiana, hosted a gathering last week of 20 people he calls “whispering Republicans” — party members like him who support Senator Barack Obama, a Democrat, for president. Over iced tea and brownies, the renegades took turns explaining why they liked Mr. Obama and recalling the strange stares from other Republicans.Um, forgive me for saying this, but you are, in fact, batshit crazy for supporting a socialist jackass like Captain Bullshit. If you're not wild about McCain, how about staying home instead of giving the most important job in the world to a monstrously unqualified empty suit who happens to enjoy hanging around with a bunch of hate-whitey and hate-America whackjobs?
“It was sort of like a group therapy session,” said Mr. Lasker, who said he had never voted for a Democrat, for any office, until the Indiana primary in May. “We all wanted to make sure we weren’t a little crazy.”
Oh, and am I the only one who's getting tired of the whole "never voted for a Democrat before" thing that seems to be a part of every single one of these stories? It's not like we could check to see if this is true or anything, and it smacks of bullshit. Hey, maybe Obama is the right guy for them, after all.
If you don't feel like reading the whole thing, Chuck Hagel and Eisenhower's granddaughter are given as examples of prominent Republicans who might be or are supporting Obama. Again. Doug Kmeic and Lincoln Chafee aren't mentioned, so their phones must have been busy when the reporter called.
July 29, 2008
Today's outrage: Tattoos. Why would anyone do something so stupid?
Oh, and if you're a woman and get a tattoo that sends a bad message.
The one exception is something patriotic like an eagle. That's okay.
The latest advert, first shown in Britain on July 13, never aired on American television, but prompted a flood of complaints from the US claiming it was offensive to homosexuals.
During the advert, Mr T, who played B.A. Baracus in the 1980s series The A-Team, pulls up in a large truck next to a speed walker and shouts: "Speed walking. I pity you fool. You are a disgrace to the man race. It's time to run like a real man."
He then fires Snickers bars at the man until he breaks into a sprint.
Thanks to the magic of the Internets (which is, ironically, probably how I would guess the OUTRAGE! was generated before it was ever shown on television), you can judge for yourself:
Okay, so the dude's speed walking is kind of prissy and effeminate, but all speed walking is pretty much prissy and effeminate, isn't it? It's just the nature of the, uh, "sport."
As for the "get some nuts" line, [insert tasteless joke here].
July 28, 2008
Faced with the potential loss of a telephone users' tax worth $65 million a year, Los Angeles County supervisors are asking voters to approve a new measure in November that would preserve the tax at a lower rate - but also expand it to include new technologies.A tax on text messaging would kick my ass. I barely talk on my phone at all due to text messaging, especially since I started getting unlimited texts. And what better way to attract business than to tax conference calls?
Supervisors voted unanimously last week to place the measure on the Nov. 4 ballot, reducing the tax individuals and businesses pay on phones, natural gas and electricity.
But the measure also would expand the types of communications that could be taxed, including text messaging on cell phones, paging, conference calls and other new technologies.
July 24, 2008
One source with knowledge of McCain's VP selection process said the Arizona senator would like to pick a woman for his VP if he could find a perfect fit.My prediction as of this moment is that McCain will choose someone who doesn't antagonize the base, but doesn't really excite anyone outside of Washington, DC (think SEC Chairman Chris Cox, OMB Director Rob Portman, or Gov. Mitt Romney).
Possibilities tossed about include U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
But a consultant, familiar with McCain's VP search who asked to not be identified, said none of those women fill the bill.
The campaign recently held a conference call with a small group of officials who are or who have previously been identified with the Republican Party, according to sources who were on the call.The list of GOP superstars they might tap includes Allahpundit's favorite punching bag, Doug Kmeic, not-even-a-RINO-anymore Lincoln Chafee (what a winner!), Dwight Eisenhower's granddaughter Susan, some dude from Texas I'd never heard of before, and, of course, the only man who can out-Maverick John McCain by sucking up to the MSM:
The initiative to highlight the backing of “Obamacans” is in its infancy. But campaign events featuring Republicans praising Obama are seen as an effective counterpunch to Sen. Joe Lieberman’s (I-Conn.) aggressive backing of Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) White House bid.
There has been a lot of conjecture that Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) will endorse Obama. Hagel, a critic of the Iraq war, is the only senator who has not endorsed a presidential candidate. Hagel is traveling with Obama and Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) on their congressional delegation trip to the Middle East.God, what a crushing defeat it would be for conservatives if Hagel or Chafee were to endorse the Obamessiah! Seriously, the only person mentioned who has a little bit of credibility with conservatives (emphasis on the "little bit") is Colin Powell, and the article notes that he's donated to McCain, if he hasn't endorsed him.
Seriously, if that's the best they can do, all they'll end up achieving is peeling off the few RINOs who figure McCain's too conservative for their tastes anyway.
July 22, 2008
Italian newspaper La Repubblica wrote, "While the lifeless bodies of the girls were still on the sand, there were those who carried on sunbathing or having lunch just a few metres away."Why let a thing like that spoil your day at the beach? Oh, right, empathy.
July 18, 2008
"The real question is not so much about what Cindy McCain does for a living," [DNC adviser Jamal] Simmons said, "She can do whatever she wants to do for a living. This is America."Naturally, Cindy McCain brought this on herself by committing the sin of having money while being conservative.
Simmons said the issue is that McCain had promised "to lead a transparent government, and he's so far, he's not leading a transparent campaign...He hasn't talked about how much he pays, or why he doesn't pay full fare for those airplane flights he flies around that (corporate) jet. He doesn't talk about what's going to happen to his Cindy McCain if he goes into the White House. And so the question is, of course he listens to somebody like Phil Gramm who thinks that the economy is all in our heads, or the economic problems are all mental, because with John McCain, he has eight houses. They spend $750,000 on credit cards in one month. And he's flying around the country in his corporate jet."
Exit question: How does racking up high credit card bills not in touch with where Americans are, as Simmons suggests? I know it makes me feel closer to the McCain family.
July 17, 2008
If you thought Obama was delaying the release of his June fundraising numbers to hide something, think again:
Democrat Barack Obama's presidential campaign says it raised $52 million last month.
It isn't the staggering numbers he pulled in earlier this year but certainly far more than McCain is raising. Maybe it actually did take that long to count all the money.
Q: How does Obama sleep at night?
A: On top of a pile of money, with many beautiful ladies (including Scarlett J.)
July 16, 2008
July 15, 2008
Apparently, this dateless wonder wants something involving "Final Fantasy XII" and XBox, but my mind shut down about :45 into this gem of a speech.
July 13, 2008
I went looking for them online, and, sure enough...
Whereas the Cetacea (whales and dolphins) are an ancient race of intelligent, sentient beings, who have been the friends and helpers of mankind for millennia, we hereby accord to the Cetacea the status of a Sovereign People as the Cetacean Nation, whose citizens are, therefore, entitled to the same rights as are accorded our own citizens, as honored guests of the Kingdom of Hawai'I, when residing in our waters. Henceforth, the Kingdom of Hawai'I recognizes the Cetacean Nation, and its rights to enter into treaties, establish embassies, appoint ambassadors, and, in short, perform all activities of a Sovereign Nation.They did this as a proposed article to the Constitution of the phony-baloney "Reinstated Hawaiian Government" a few years back.
You've got to wonder how these idiots are going to understand who Flipper and his pals are appointing as Ambassador, how they'll sign treaties, and where their Embassy will be. Personally, I'd suggest Sea World.
July 11, 2008
"I ran afoul of the law and laid a huge egg and have received a gaggle of problems as a result," he said. "I am just glad this wild goose chase is behind us now."
Lock this sick fuck up, prison or mental institution would be fine.
July 09, 2008
I guess we can take solace in the fact that most kids eventually rebel against their parents.
July 08, 2008
Just two days ago, Gordon Brown was urging us all to stop wasting food and combat rising prices and a global shortage of provisions.
But yesterday the Prime Minister and other world leaders sat down to an 18-course gastronomic extravaganza at a G8 summit in Japan, which is focusing on the food crisis.
The dinner, and a six-course lunch, at the summit of leading industrialised nations on the island of Hokkaido, included delicacies such as caviar, milkfed lamb, sea urchin and tuna, with champagne and wines flown in from Europe and the U.S.
Oh noes! Teh HYPOCRISY!!!1!11!one!eleventy!!!
Okay, these people are the leaders of the most highly-developed nations of the world at a big important conference. It's a given that they're going to eat well while they're there. That said, hey, Mr. Prime Minister, that was some excellent timing there.
But the extravagance of the menus drew disapproval from critics who thought it hypocritical to produce such a lavish meal when world food supplies are under threat.
On Sunday, Mr Brown called for prudence and thrift in our kitchens, after a Government report concluded that 4.1million tonnes of food was being wasted by householders.
He suggested we could save up to £8 a week by making our shopping go further. It was vital to reduce 'unnecessary demand' for food, he said.Last night's dinner menu was created by Katsuhiro Nakamura, the first Japanese chef to win a Michelin star. It was themed: Hokkaido, blessings of the earth and the sea.
But Dominic Nutt, of the charity Save the Children, did not approve.Of course he didn't.
'It is deeply hypocritical that they should be lavishing course after course on world leaders when there is a food crisis and millions cannot afford a decent meal,' he said.
'If the G8 wants to betray the hopes of a generation of children, it is going the right way about it. The food crisis is an emergency and the G8 must treat it as that.'
Right. Because if they each limited themselves to a bowl of fish heads and rice, that would solve everything. You know what? I bet they all wore nice suits, too. The kind of suits poor people can't afford. It would send a powerful message if they'd get rid of those suits and walk around in burlap sacks instead.
Look, world hunger is a serious problem. It always has been. But bitching about what well-heeled people eat isn't going to solve that problem, so you might want to focus your energies on something a little more productive, like, oh, I don't know, an effort to raise awareness of the fact that most of the people going hungry in the world are being brutalized by totalitarian regimes or tin pot kleptocracies.
I'm just saying is all.
July 03, 2008
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