June 30, 2008
Gen. Wesley Clark, passive aggressive Facebook status changer, is probably not sorry for denigrating Sen. McCain's military service.
June 29, 2008
As usual, the only solution that might save the thousands that will suffer is the only one not mentioned. Fuck pacifists.
* - Something does not include military action, strong sanctions, frowning or otherwise being mean to poor, poor Mugabe and his junta.
June 28, 2008
No fried chicken. No fried catfish. No fried green tomatoes. No fried okra. No fried anything.
In promoting healthy eating habits, the Democratic guidelines say every meal should be nutritious and include "at least three of the following colors: red, green, yellow, purple/blue and white."
"It's the new patriotism," says Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, the driving force behind the greening of the Democratic convention.
I get that the Democrats' "new patriotism" involves green and yellow, but where does purple fit in?
June 27, 2008
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June 25, 2008
They discussed the Alternative Minimum Tax on CNBC this morning.
I think the most surprising aspect of this is that CNBC still exists.
June 24, 2008
Who should replace Tim Russert on "Meet the Press"? Keith Olbermann, of course.
Why? Because he challenges "conventional wisdom."
Can you imagine how much worse California would be today if she'd won the 2003 recall election?
Having two top advisers who played key roles in the episode — Greg Craig, who represented Gonzalez's father in Cuba, and Eric Holder, then a Clinton administration deputy attorney general when federal agents stormed the Miami home of Gonzalez’s relatives to remove the then-6-year-old and return him to Cuba — Obama now finds himself on the wrong side of an emotional issue in a battleground state.But I suppose the Obama campaign shouldn't worry about this. After all, the whole Elian Gonzalez issue was just another distraction from Republicans trying to take the focus off the real issues:
[Obama spokesperson Freddy] Balsera believes that Cuban American voters will decide that the 2008 race “has nothing to do with Elian Gonzalez or Greg Craig.”Yes. Trying to keep a young boy from being sent back to a hellhole like Cuba was all part of an diabolical 8-year plan for John McCain to win the White House in 2008. Rove, you magnificent bastard.
“The Elian [Gonzalez] scuttlebutt was a Republican stunt, quite frankly,” he said. “I’m not denying that it was effective before, but people are wise to that trick.”
June 21, 2008
Oh, and those 6 people who didn't vote? His Holiness was one of them.
June 20, 2008
"It is going to be very difficult for Republicans to run on their stewardship of the economy or their outstanding foreign policy," Obama told a fundraiser inIf that's not the language of healing and unity, then I don't know what is. Make sure you head to the link to read the rest of Obama's thoughts. . "We know what kind of campaign they're going to run. They're going to try to make you afraid.
"They're going to try to make you afraid of me. He's young and inexperienced and he's got a funny name. And did I mention he's black?"
I'm not surprised that the Democrats are throwing out accusations like this. What does kind of shock me is that Obama himself is using this line of attack, instead of leaving to to surrogates and the Democratic National Committee. What we are witnessing here is Sen. Obama finally secure in his belief that he is a secular Messiah.
Exit question: It's a good thing that McCain reprimanded the North Carolina GOP over their Jeremiah Wright ad, eh? Otherwise the Obama campaign could have complained that the GOP was race-baiting or something. Heh.
June 18, 2008
Two Muslim women were prohibited from sitting behind the podium at Barack Obama’s Monday rally in Detroit, apparently so their headscarves would not appear in photographs with him, according to a report Wednesday in the Politico.com.The Detroit metro area has a large Muslim population loyal to the Democratic Party, and that having at least one Muslim woman behind Obama would just represent the area more accurately. They've got a meme and, dammit, they've got to run with it!
The Washington-based Web site reported that Obama campaign volunteers said the women could not wear the hijabs behind the candidate, though they gave different reasons for the rule.
One volunteer said that one of the women could not be seen on TV with Obama “because of the political climate and what’s going on in the world and what’s going on with Muslim Americans,” according to the Muslim woman’s friend.
(And yes, I do know that the campaign has already apologized. But I am still outraged! OUTRAGED!)
June 17, 2008
Guess who's running for re-election!
U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, a Louisiana Democrat facing trial on corruption charges, has announced that he will seek re-election to a tenth term.But who cares, we have to keep fighting the real enemy.
Jefferson made his announcement Tuesday in a news release that touted his experience and portrayed him as someone who still wields power in Congress despite the corruption case against him.
Good things come in threes, ya know.
Americans for Tax Reform have put together a chart comparing the tax policies of John McCain and Barack Obama with the current rates.
Bottom line: If Obama is elected I will go from being "poor" to being "very poor."
Richard Danzig, who served as Navy Secretary under President Clinton and is tipped to become National Security Adviser in an Obama White House, told a major foreign policy conference in Washington that the future of US strategy in the war on terrorism should follow a lesson from the pages of Winnie the Pooh, which can be shortened to: if it is causing you too much pain, try something else.Wow. You'll note that this is the same Richard Danzig that the Telegraph seems to think is on the short list of military advisors Obama may tap for the vice presidency. One can dream.
Mr Danzig told the Centre for New American Security: “Winnie the Pooh seems to me to be a fundamental text on national security.”
He spelt out how American troops, spies and anti-terrorist officials could learn key lessons by understanding the desire of terrorists to emulate superheroes like Luke Skywalker, and the lust for violence of violent football fans.
I know this is obvious, but can you even imagine if, in 1999-2000, Condi Rice had said something this retarded? Even in a pre-9/11 society, I can't imagine that something like this would have gone over well.
Head over to the Moron-in-Chief's for some snark and a photoshop.
For a mere fifty bucks, you too can have this lovely watch, to let you know He is always, er, watching. Really guys, wristwatches? Don't you think you're taking the worship of this guy too far? Where do you go after these watches, hair and nail clippings, scraps of clothing, this?
To be fair, I can't exactly call the GOP a paragon of good taste when it comes to fashion either...
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June 16, 2008
Bar and restaurant owners were obviously pissed, as were their patrons, there are now signs that say "Dan Onorato not welcome here", the tax is being referred to as the Onorato Tax, there are jokes and even a song goofing on him. Onorato says that the hike was to pay for public transportation, and it was the tax on drinks or a property tax hike.
The tax is facing a petition for it's repeal. Onorato says the tax is getting collected, whether it's a property tax or this drink tax, and is planning a referendum to make voters choose. Maybe they should choose to unseat Onorato when he's up for election and put someone in who will cut costs...
Slublog notes there is now a petition to repeal the tax hike on alcohol, bottled water and soda that Democrats in Maine passed to pay for Democrat Governor Jim Baldacci's Dirigo health care program. The Democrats in the Maine legislature literally passed the hikes in the middle of the night in order to try and avoid an uproar...looks like it didn't work. Maine voters are pissed, and are signing the petition in numbers. Like Onorato, Democrats and their allies are throwing out excuses for their tax hikes, and are demagoguing the issue to try and dissuade voters to not support the repeal effort.
*Yes, I know whiskey is distilled, but I had to make the obvious joke
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