August 24, 2008
The Pure WIN that is encased in these videos needs no further explanation.
August 22, 2008
What does an 85 year old woman do when she catches a burglar attempting to rob her home? She gets her gun, confronts the thug and then makes him call 911 to report himself.
What does an 85 year old woman say after it's all over?
“It was exciting,” [Leda] Smith said. “I just hope I broke up the (burglary) ring because they have been hitting a lot of places around here.”Exciting, indeed. That made my day.
August 21, 2008
He writes on The Corner about how effective John McCain's ads using the Barask-as-celebrity meme have been (emphasis mine):
It has done what is extremely difficult in politics: taking an opponent’s strength – in this case, the excitement and energy Obama created – and turned it into a liability. Obama is seen as hip and cool, but he is also increasingly viewed as strikingly self-centered, presumptuous, and a bit prickly. On a deeper level, and for a combination of reasons, he’s beginning to look somewhat shallow, untested and unready for the presidency, and, on several key issues, quite radical (his unwillingness to support a bill against infanticide being just the most recent example).
The problem for Obama now is that, in “fighting back,” in promising not to be “swift-boated” and in his determination to prove he really, truly is a Tough Guy, Obama is eviscerating whatever was left of the New Politics he once stood for.
The Obama campaign, having seen their lead collapse when everything should have been working in its favor, must now harbor serious concerns about their candidate and his appeal. And often when deep doubts emerge, campaigns and candidates begin to do foolish things. It’s worth recalling that Obama has never faced a serious Republican before. He is now.
This is what I've thought since Obama began to make strides against Hillary Clinton at the end of December 2007. He knows how to fight against Democrats, who will largely keep their gloves on for the sake of party unity. This is a man who represented a deep, deep blue state senate seat on the South Side of Chicago. When running for his U.S. Senate seat in 2004, he just had to knock off incompetent carpetbagger Alan Keyes.
Now he has to fight, and it's not going as he'd hoped it would.
August 20, 2008
August 18, 2008
Well, we have some updates today, first, Juliette has the site for the non-profit up and running, Obamaschool.org. I intend to promote this cause as best as I can. The school is in poor shape, with no running water and poor electricity, they want to put in a basic science lab, a well, latrines, a lunch room, fencing for security, and additional classrooms. We can help them out, Obama might not keep his promise, but we should try and help them where he failed to.
You can go to the site to learn more about Kenya, the Luo tribe, the Save Senator Obama Kogelo Secondary School fund and maybe a bit about Juliette herself.
Also, I think this is going to help the effort immensely, she'll be doing an interview with LA Weekly, so that'll be good for PR. Also interesting(scroll down at that same link), Juliette was referenced in crackpot Corsi's book, and he of course gets things screwed up and facts wrong.
August 16, 2008
But, he met his match taking on Dewey Hammond of Yardbarker, one of the top sports blogs out there, when it came to who could chug a pitcher of warm piss beer faster.
I bow before my betters.
Benedict's use of fur was defended yesterday by Cardinal Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo. "Aren't there more important battles to wage?" he asked. "There are human beings who merit more urgent assistance that no one is taking care of. And if we eat animals, we can wear them."
Benedict doesn't even dismiss the fools himself, he sends someone to do it for him. Pure, unfiltered awesomeness. The only way the Benedict could respond better would be to go on a pigeon hunt in St. Peter's Square.
August 13, 2008
August 10, 2008
August 08, 2008
Canadian border guards are under orders to prevent members of a fundamentalist American church from crossing into Canada to protest at the Saturday funeral for a Winnipeg man brutally killed on a Greyhound bus last week.I usually encourage hatred of Canada, but not if it comes form these sick people.
Westboro Baptist Church, a controversial Kansas-based sect, intends to picket the funeral of 22-year-old Tim McLean to tell Canadians his slaying on July 30 was God's response to Canadian policies enabling abortion, homosexuality and adultery.
"God is punishing Canada for passing laws against WBC — by exposing Canadians as cannibals and highway decapitaters," the church says in a news release on its website, which refers to McLean as "The Headless Canadian."
This does give me an excuse to post the MST3K "Ode to Canada," though.
August 07, 2008
Well, Mr. T appeared on The O'Reilly Factor recently to discuss the fracas. Personally, I find Bill to be a fool and a blowhard, and I think the controversy is silly, but Mr. T once again proves why he is one of the five most awesome people on the planet.
Karl Rove hands out some advice to Sen. McCain in his column today. It's all worth a read, of course, but I liked this:
In the coming weeks, he needs to lay out a bold domestic reform program. He gave a taste on energy, but with a few missteps. He should appear in front of manufacturing plants where jobs depend on affordable energy, small businesses affected by fuel prices, and farms hurt by skyrocketing fertilizer costs -- and not in front of oil rigs. He needs to describe the consequences of specific domestic policy decisions. He must explain how his proposals on energy, health care, jobs and education will make a difference for ordinary families.
While at CPAC in 2007, I attended one of the seminars on grassroots messaging and communications. I was interning in the press shop of Americans for Tax Reform at the time, and had never studied anything related to that task, so it was probably a good move on the Communications Director's part.
The host said that one of the areas where Democrats consistently outperform the GOP (and conservatives) with regards to messaging is the ability to make issues personal to voters. I think that the energy debate has lit a fire under the GOP in this area, but Rove's advice here is still legit. To the general public, an oil rig says "He's doing this to help the oil companies." Appearing in front of a small trucking company that's been forced out of business do to the high fuel prices sends a much more effective message to voters, especially those who may still be on the fence.
August 05, 2008
And here is a video I found of the sisters:
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