Friday, December 26, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
But here is a photo of the new President Elect - damn - he's got a great chest. I realize that he - at 47 - is younger than I am. That's a first....a president younger than me. Da-yum.
Some folks are upset that he is photographed with a bottle of water - how environmentally incorrect they say - but whatever.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Read them all: 10 Myths about Liberals.....
But here is is a sample:
3. Liberals hate the free market.
If that's so, why does everyone down at the Apple Store know my name?
"any 10-year-old who's played Monopoly (or any adult who's been within reach of a TV or newspaper in the past two months) can tell you how free markets invariably end up. One person ends up owning the whole game board, and everybody else ends up broke. Game over. That's not an accident; it's just how capitalist systems work. Good regulation can go a long way toward preventing that, too."
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Read all about it in the NY Times
Chicos (oh, where will my mother in law buy clothes?)
Saks Fifth Avenue (Guess Sarah Palin's shopping spree didn't help)
Read all about it here: http://www.247wallst.com/2008/11/the-black-frida.html
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Remember the "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" guy?
Joseph Frederick of .... Alaska (hmmmm.. irony much?) displayed a banner reading "BONG HITS 4 JESUS" when the Olympic Torch was passing through in 2002 (wow! that long ago?!)
Not amused, his principal (Sarah Palin?....no...just kidding) confiscated the banner and suspended him for five days. He shot back something about Thomas Jefferson. She tacked on another five.
Frederick took his free-speech argument to court, with backing from the ACLU.
Five years later it was before the U.S. Supreme Court, with Kenneth Starr (Boo, Hiss!!!!!) representing the school. The court ruled that since Frederick was holding the banner at a "school-supervised" (though not on school grounds) event, the principal had a right to restrict what he said about illegal drugs—even if his message was rather nonsensical.
(It was truly great reading about the SCOTUS discussing "Bong Hits"....)
So....the latest news on Mr. Frederick: Now 25, Frederick is learning Mandarin and teaching English in China. Although he is proud that he stood up for his rights, he regrets "the bad precedent set by the ruling."
His case was finally settled at the state level in November, winning him $45,000 and forcing the school to hold a forum on free speech.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Mormons have a practice of converting dead people from other religions into Mormons through a practice known as posthumous baptism. Ordinarily, this might just seem a silly act of disrespect towards the individual's personal beliefs and convictions.
However, the Mormons have made an overt effort to posthumously baptize Jewish Holocaust victims. That is not merely silly and disrespectful, that is superfluously offensive. An agreement between Jews and Mormons limited the practice thirteen years ago. But the Mormons returned to the practice recently.
Well, then of course, many of us rightly took offense for the heavy Mormon influence during the Prop 8 vote in California. Well, I decided to kill two birds with one stone. I am converting dead Mormons into homosexuals.
My first Conversion is Joseph Smith.Read all about it at the Daily Kos
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Home Depot's founder Bernie Marcus said on a conference call yesterday:
"If a retailer has not gotten involved with this, if he has not spent money on this election, if he has not sent money to Norm Coleman and these other guys," Mr. Marcus said, apparently referring to Republican senators facing tough re-election fights, then those retailers "should be shot; should be thrown out of their goddamn jobs."
Nice!......I think its time to shop at Lowes.....
Monday, November 17, 2008
The sign is staying up despite the fact that Obama is a Christian.
The sign at Spirit One Christian Center reads, "America we have a Muslim president. This is sin against the Lord."
Obama supporters reportedly got into a shouting match with parishioners outside the church on Sunday.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I was recently sitting around at a wedding and we were speculating on what we would all do if the economy really really collapsed. To the point of barter, buy a shotgun and grow your own food. We all tried to figure out what skills we had that we could use in such an "economy" and what foods would be best to grow for the best resale value.
Guess we are not the only ones thinking like this.
Here is the article: http://www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net/
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Read the report: "Who are the Obamagelicals?"
Among other findings in this survey:
Obamagelicals Believe McCain's Campaign Was "Unchristian".
Saturday, November 8, 2008
* Marriott Hotels & Resorts
* JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts
* Renaissance Hotels & Resorts
* Marriott Conference Centers
* BVLGARI Hotels & Resorts
* Courtyard by Marriott
* Fairfield Inn by Marriott
* SpringHill Suites by Marriott
* Residence Inn by Marriott
* TownePlace Suites by Marriott
* Marriott ExecuStay
* Marriott Executive Apartments
* Marriott Vacation Club International (MVCI)
* Horizons by Marriott Vacation Club
* Marriott Grand Residence Club
* The Ritz-Carlton Club
Read about it at Yahoo News: Utah faces boycott after Mormon work for Prop 8
So....you must stop yourselves from staying at the Marriott, from going to Sundance , from biking in Moab, from hiking Zion.....what a pity, but they deserve it.
There also should be a law in California preventing out of state meddling with our Constitution. Why on earth it takes a simple majority to mod the constitution, while a tax increase for BART takes 2/3's is beyond me.
And on the lighter side, a Mormon called me a "fag" and a "loser" for proposing the elimination of their tax exempt status. Nice family oriented people those Mormons. Of course this a** doesn't seem to understand that hetero families - married - with children - can in fact support the rights of their gay friends for marriage.
I have decided that "social conservative" is code for "racist homophobe".
and "small town values" is code for "stupid, narrow minded, racist, religious fanatical white people just like us"
Give me Big City values any time. Folks in big cities understand that interdependence and collaboration among all of us is key to survival - not "going it alone" and waiting for things to "trickle down".
Friday, November 7, 2008
"The Moral Collapse of America"
Hm....some of use may have an opposite view - we actually will now get a moral government that won't torture and will restore the Constitution....
He collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics
He was known as "O'Bomber" at high school for his skill at basketball
His name means "one who is blessed" in Swahili
His favourite meal is wife Michelle's shrimp linguini
He won a Grammy in 2006 for the audio version of his memoir, Dreams From My Father
He is left-handed – the sixth post-war president to be left-handed
He has read every Harry Potter book
He owns a set of red boxing gloves autographed by Muhammad Ali
He worked in a Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop as a teenager and now can't stand ice cream
His favourite snacks are chocolate-peanut protein bars
He ate dog meat, snake meat, and roasted grasshopper while living in Indonesia
He can speak Spanish
While on the campaign trail he refused to watch CNN and had sports channels on instead
His favourite drink is black forest berry iced tea
He promised Michelle he would quit smoking before running for president – he didn't
He kept a pet ape called Tata while in Indonesia
He can bench press an impressive 200lbs
He was known as Barry until university when he asked to be addressed by his full name
His favourite book is Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
He visited Wokingham, Berks, in 1996 for the stag party of his half-sister's fiancé, but left when a stripper arrived
His desk in his Senate office once belonged to Robert Kennedy
He and Michelle made $4.2 million (£2.7 million) last year, with much coming from sales of his books
His favourite films are Casablanca and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
He carries a tiny Madonna and child statue and a bracelet belonging to a soldier in Iraq for good luck
He applied to appear in a black pin-up calendar while at Harvard but was rejected by the all-female committee.
His favourite music includes Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Bach and The Fugees
He took Michelle to see the Spike Lee film Do The Right Thing on their first date
He enjoys playing Scrabble and poker
He doesn't drink coffee and rarely drinks alcohol
He would have liked to have been an architect if he were not a politician
As a teenager he took drugs including marijuana and cocaine
His daughters' ambitions are to go to Yale before becoming an actress (Malia, 10) and to sing and dance (Sasha, 7)
He hates the youth trend for trousers which sag beneath the backside
He repaid his student loan only four years ago after signing his book deal
His house in Chicago has four fire places
Daughter Malia's godmother is Jesse Jackson's daughter Santita
He says his worst habit is constantly checking his BlackBerry
He uses an Apple Mac laptop
He drives a Ford Escape Hybrid, having ditched his gas-guzzling Chrysler 300 SUV
He wears $1,500 (£952) Hart Schaffner Marx suits
He owns four identical pairs of black size 11 shoes
He has his hair cut once a week by his Chicago barber, Zariff, who charges $21 (£13)
His favourite fictional television programmes are Mash and The Wire
He was given the code name "Renegade" by his Secret Service handlers
He was nicknamed "Bear" by his late grandmother
He plans to install a basketball court in the White House grounds
His favourite artist is Pablo Picasso
His speciality as a cook is chilli
He has said many of his friends in Indonesia were "street urchins"
He keeps on his desk a carving of a wooden hand holding an egg, a Kenyan symbol of the fragility of life
His late father was a senior economist for the Kenyan government
10. Thinks Fox News may still declare her and John McCain the winner
9. At her wedding instead of "I do," said, "You betcha!"
8. She and Governor Schwarzenegger once exchanged swimsuit-competition posing tips
7. Prepared for campaign by watching "Legally Blonde 2"
6. Thinks "NAFTA" stands for "Need Another Fifty Thousand for Accessories"
5. Begins every day by reading a passage from the hilarious Late Show Fun Facts book available everywhere
4. She's a person of interest in five unsolved snow machine hit-and-runs
3. Abused position as Governor to get free appetizers at Ancorage Applebee's
2. Already has a new job as Briefcase Babe #12 on "Deal Or No Deal"
1. Her Secret Service code name was "Huh?"
The LDS church, through inciting its members to donate time and means to support Proposition 8(resulting in millions of dollars of cash contributions from its members and countless volunteer hours), and in-kind campaign contributions to a group that supports Proposition 8, has now made a substantial part of its activities attempting to influence legislation.
You can help! Send the IRS an official complaint about the LDS Church’s activities, either by email, fax or US Mail.
Follow the instructions here: http://lds501c3.wordpress.com/
Thursday, November 6, 2008
A few choice bits:
"Secretary of Defense:
Fifty Cent - The man took 9 bullets and then stood up and said "Fuck you"...that's what I'm talking about...Russia can bring it...."
"Chief of Staff:
Bill Ayers: Ha ha ha ha ha ....might be worth it to watch Bill O'Reilly's head explode!"
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
If you want a puppy of your own...go to petfinder.com - there are thousands of dogs/puppys out there - many purebred - looking for a kind home.
From Newsweek (got to get that issue!)
"The Obama campaign was provided with reports from the Secret Service showing a sharp and very disturbing increase in threats to Obama in September and early October, at the same time that the crowds at Palin rallies became more frenzied. Michelle Obama was shaken by the vituperative crowds and the hot rhetoric from the GOP candidates. "Why would they try to make people hate us?" Michelle Obama said to a top campaign aide."
Gosh, Michelle - love ya, but you are naive sweetie.... The GOP tactics are evil and "Rovian".
"Palin asked to speak along with McCain at his Arizona concession speech but campaign strategist Steve Schmidt vetoed the request."
"Obama was never inclined to choose Sen. Hillary Clinton as his running mate, not so much because she had been his sometime bitter rival on the campaign trail, but because of her husband."
"McCain, on the other hand, was relieved to face Biden as the veep choice, and not Hillary Clinton, whom the McCain camp had truly feared."
Palin's behaviour is even worse than you thought!
Read here : Wasillia Hillbillies Loot Saks
Some tasty excerpts:
"Palin's shopping spree at high-end department stores was more extensive than previously reported."
..."told Palin to buy three suits for the convention and hire a stylist. But instead, the vice presidential nominee began buying for herself and her family--clothes and accessories from top stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus..."
..."vast majority of the clothes were bought by a wealthy donor, who was shocked when he got the bill"....
..."estimated that she spent "tens of thousands" more than the reported $150,000, and that $20,000 to $40,000 went to buy clothes for her husband"
..."Some articles of clothing have apparently been lost. An angry aide characterized the shopping spree as "Wasilla hillbillies looting Neiman Marcus from coast to coast,"...."
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Read it: Casper Star-Tribune Endorsement
If you manage to steal this election too we've decided we're leaving. We intend to form our own country, and we're taking the other Blue States with us. In case you aren't aware, that includes California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and all the Northeast. We believe this split will be beneficial to the nation, and especially to
the people of the new country of New California.
To sum up briefly: You get Texas, Oklahoma and all the slave states. We get stem cell research and the best beaches. We get the Statue of Liberty. You get Dollywood.
We get Intel and Microsoft. You get WorldCom. We get Harvard. You get Ole' Miss.
We get 85% of America's venture capital and entrepreneurs. You get Alabama.
We get two-thirds of the tax revenue, you get to make the red states pay their fair share.
Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22% lower than the Christian Coalition's, we get a bunch of happy families. You get a bunch of single moms.
Please be aware that Nuevo California will be pro-choice and anti-war, and we're going to want all our citizens back from Iraq at once. If you need people to fight, ask your evangelicals. They have kids they're apparently willing to send to their deaths for no purpose, and they don't care if you don't show pictures of their children's caskets coming home. We do wish you success in Iraq , and hope that the WMDs turn up, but we're not willing to spend our resources in Bush's Quagmire.
With the Blue States in hand, we will have firm control of 80% of the country's fresh water, more than 90% of the pineapple and lettuce, 92% of the nation's fresh fruit, 95% of America's quality wines, 90% of all cheese, 90% of the high tech industry, 95% of the corn and soybeans (thanks Iowa!), most of the U.S. low-sulfur coal, all living redwoods, sequoias and condors, all the Ivy and Seven Sister schools plus Stanford, Cal Tech and MIT. With the Red States, on the other hand, you will have to cope with 88% of all obese Americans (and their projected health care costs), 92% of all U.S. mosquitoes, nearly 100% of the tornadoes, 90% of the hurricanes, 99% of all Southern Baptists, virtually 100% of all televangelists, Rush Limbaugh, Bob Jones University, Clemson and the University of Georgia. We get Hollywood and Yosemite, thank you.
Additionally, 38% of those in the Red states believe Jonah was actually swallowed by a whale, 62% believe life is sacred unless we're discussing the war, the death penalty or gun laws, 44% say that evolution is only a theory, 53% that Saddam was involved in 9/11 and 61% of you crazy bastards believe you are people with higher morals then we lefties.
Finally, we're taking the good pot, too. You can have that dirt weed they grow in Mexico
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Something NON-political for this Halloween Friday....
From the Telegraph: "Otto the Octopus wreaks Havoc"
Thursday, October 30, 2008
From a survey run by the University of Texas (UT, go Longhorns)
"23 percent of Texans are convinced that Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama is a Muslim"
Read all about it here "Poll finds 23% of Texans think Obama is Muslim"
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Brought to you by the California Nurses Association.
Who point out:
"What would you do if you had $150,000 to spend?
Buy a house?
Pay for prescription drugs?
The Palin wardrobe in one month cost more than the average American household spends on clothes in 80 years."
Long, but worth the read.
a few excerpts:
"Social liberals in the country’s “blue states” tend to support sex education and are not particularly troubled by the idea that many teen-agers have sex before marriage, but would regard a teen-age daughter’s pregnancy as devastating news."
"...social conservatives in “red states” generally advocate abstinence-only education and denounce sex before marriage, but are relatively unruffled if a teen-ager becomes pregnant, as long as she doesn’t choose to have an abortion."
Also, despite all the emphasis on "abstinence" in "faith based" sex education, turns out that:
"evangelical teen-agers are more sexually active than Mormons, mainline Protestants, and Jews".
"Another key difference in behavior, Regnerus reports, is that evangelical Protestant teen-agers are significantly less likely than other groups to use contraception. This could be because evangelicals are also among the most likely to believe that using contraception will send the message that they are looking for sex"
"adolescents who say that their families understand them, pay attention to their concerns, and have fun with them are more likely to delay intercourse, regardless of religiosity"...
Read it all here: "New Yorker: Red Sex, Blue Sex"
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
MY HOLIDAY WITH JOHN McCAIN
"I was irritated at his large ego and his rude behavior towards his wife and other women, but decided he must have some redeeming qualities as he had adopted a handicapped child from Bangladesh. I asked him about this one day, and his response was shocking: "Oh, that was Cindy's idea - I didn't have anything to do with it. She just went and adopted this thing without even asking me. You can't imagine how people stare when I wheel this ugly, black thing around in a shopping cart in Arizona. No, it wasn't my idea at all."
Monday, October 27, 2008
Three dozen workers at a telemarketing call center in Indiana walked off the job rather than read an incendiary McCain campaign script attacking Barack Obama.
"People thought the script was nasty and they didn't wanna read it."
Nice to know that some folks still have their honor, morals and wits about them.
Senator Ted Stevens was just found guilty on SEVEN corruption charges.
Of course, just because you are convicted of a felony doesn't mean you are kicked out of your Senate seat. There's some irony. Convicted felons can't vote, but I guess that they can stay in their elected office.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Ok - those are FAKE!
Call me petty, shallow, trite....but jeeze - fake eyelashes? She's supposed to be a candidate for "a heartbeat away from leader of the free world"....not Beyonce.
Sorry, but in my opinion (and I wear lots of makeup, trust me) fake eyelashes are something for clubbing or for people with serious cases of alopecia, not for "serious" Presidential candidates.
I guess her makeup "stylist" who got paid $22,800 for the first two weeks of October wants to earn her keep. Read more on that stylist here.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
News outlets are reporting that she has spent $150,000 on clothes, makeup and hair since Sept.
Palin has received the equivalent of $2,500 in clothes per day from places such as Saks Fifth Avenue (where RNC expenditures totaled nearly $50,000) and Neiman Marcus (where the governor had a $75,000 spree).
- $49,425.74 spent at Saks Fifth Avenue
- $75,062.63 spent in one shopping spree at Neiman Marcus in Minneapolis, near the site of the Republican convention
- $9,447.71 spent at Macy's in Minneapolis
- $295 in apparent expenses for clothing for Palin's youngest son
- $4,902.45 spent at Atelier, a men's clothing store
Read all about it at FireDogLake.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Living in a small town but in a Blue state?
Living in the suburbs of a Big City?
Living in Northern Virginia?
Against Prop 8?
Wearing a Trucker Hat?
Not sure if you are a "real American" or a "fake" one?
Just watch Jon Stewart and he will let you know....
Of course, as he says at the end....if you are watching the Daily Show, you aren't a "real American".....
Engaged in an email argument with a Mormon on Prop 8. Her position is that
"We all have the right to choose, but lets not say something is NORMAL when in reality God has stated very clearly it is an abomination before him."
Wow, I just love it when people tell me EXACTLY what God has stated.....
To which my response is:
You presume to know what God has stated.
Is this the God that supported Plural Marriage for Mormons (since repudiated....sort of) ?
Or is it the God that was used to justify stoning of adulterers?
Is this the God that was used to justify slavery?
Is this the God that was used to justify bans on interracial marriage?
Is this the God that was used to justify the Holocaust against the Jews?
Is this the God that has torn apart Northern Ireland, Israel, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan for 2000 years?
Is this the God in whose name so much evil, violence and hatred has been done over the centuries?
It is extremely arrogant for you, a mere mortal human to speak for God.
If God is truly all-knowing and all powerful, you can't presume to speak for him/her or claim that you know what he/she has stated.
The so-called "word of God" - the Bible and more particularly the "book of Mormon" - are but interpretations of God's word by imperfect humans.
Those words have been twisted over the millennia to suit the political aims and goals of Man.
Numerous gnostic gospels (The Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Mary, the Gospel of Philip to mention just a few) and the books of the Essenes were eliminated from
from the "official" versions in the early era after Christ's death because they did not align with the political ambitions of the Roman Church.
Unless you have read all the books of the bible - both included and otherwise and have interpreted them from either the original Greek or Aramaic, you can't be sure at all what "God" has said.
Perhaps He has only said what Man wants him to say for political expediency.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Born in New Jersey. Muslim. Think about that when you listen to the Republicans render their hate-filled speaches about Arabs, Muslims, "Barack HUSSEIN Obama" etc.
In his endorsement statement for Barack Obama on "Meet the Press", Colin Powell said the following:
“Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer is no. That’s not America. Is there something wrong with a seven-year-old Muslim-American kid believing he or she could be president? Yet I have heard senior members of my own party drop the suggestion that he is a Muslim and might have an association with terrorists. This is not the way we should be doing it in America.
I feel strongly about this particular point because of a picture I saw in a magazine. It was a photo essay about troops who are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
And one picture at the tail end of this photo essay was of a mother in Arlington Cemetery, and she had her head on the headstone of her son’s grave. And as the picture focused in, you could see the writing on the headstone. And it gave his awards — Purple Heart, Bronze Star — showed that he died in Iraq, gave his date of birth, date of death. He was 20 years old.
And then, at the very top of the headstone, it didn’t have a Christian cross; it didn’t have the Star of David; it had crescent and a star of the Islamic faith. And his name was Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan, and he was an American. He was born in New Jersey. He was 14 years old at the time of 9/11, and he waited until he can go serve his country, and he gave his life.”
Sunday, October 19, 2008
A partial list:
From red, red Texas, the Houston Chronicle & Austin American Statesman
have endorsed Obama....
The New York Daily News endorses Obama.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer in Ohio endorses Obama.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution in Georgia endorses Obama...
Read the complete list here .
Powell further said he was "concerned at the selection of Gov. Palin," who he called "distinguished" but "not ready to be vice president."
"I'm also troubled by, not what Sen. McCain says, but what members of the party say, and it is permitted to be said such things as: "Well, you know that Mr. Obama is a Muslim." Well, the correct answer is: he is not a Muslim. He's a Christian. He's always been a Christian. "But the really right answer is: What if he is? Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer is: No, that's not America. Is there something wrong with some 7-year-old Muslim-American kid believing he or she can be President?"
Please watch - thoughtful and considered.....
Saturday, October 18, 2008
"Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry"
I received an email from an old high school classmate telling me that how "horrible it would be if this doesn't pass....."
I couldn't disagree more. I find Prop 8 extremely mean-spirited and exclusionary. Prop 8 does not "defend marriage"...nor does it "protect my children", nor does it contribute to "religious freedom".
My kids think that Prop 8 is "stupid" - I am very proud of them for that.
NO on Prop 8.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Certainly doesn't reflect well on Ohio. Sorry to hear your economy sucks Ohio, but with attitudes like this, perhaps it's well deserved.
Thanks to "Prose before Ho's" for that little gem.
And from the Republican Party of Southern California......
this lovely thing - Obama on a "food stamp" surrounded by fried chicken and watermelon. Uh.....racist much?
Their response?..."The organization's president says she wasn't aware of the racial connotations of the image, which is of Barack Obama on a food stamp -- "It was just food to me."
How stupid does she think we are? .....
Read the article and the comments at Salon.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
"Millionaires To Reap Two-Thirds Of The Benefits From McCain's Proposed Tax Cuts"
"...In 2009, under a plan that lowers taxes on both gains and dividends, those making $1 million or more would get two-thirds of the benefit, and an average tax cut of more than $72,000. Those making less than $50,000 would get, on average, nothing."....
Targeting the middle class? You Betcha! After all, McCain only thinks you're rich if you make $5 million a year. So $1 million a year....middle class for sure!
The results of a focus group in the upper Midwest where a group of voters where shown a no-holds-barred attack ad on Obama. Created for an independent group - it hasn't yet aired.
54 year-old white male, voted Kerry '04, Bush '00, Dole '96, hunter, NASCAR fan:
"I'm gonna hate him the minute I vote for him. He's gonna be a bad president. But I won't ever vote for another god-damn Republican....."
Woman, late 50s, Democrat but strongly pro-life. Loved B. and H. Clinton, loved Bush in 2000.
"Well, I don't know much about this terrorist group Barack used to be in with that Weather guy but I'm sick of paying for health insurance at work and that's why I'm supporting Barack."
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
When we were listening to the VP Debate a couple of weeks ago, my 15 year old daughter was shocked - "OMG - she sounds like me....and I'm (like) 15 and she's (like) running for Vice President...OMG!!!"
Get my drift here? What's up with Sarah Palin's linguistic skills anyway. "Gotcha", "you betcha", "you know", "like"....*sigh*
And then there are the rambles....guess it's too elitist to expect someone to be able to talk coherently:
The most famous of course being:
That’s why I say I, like every American I’m speaking with, we’re ill about this position that we have been put in where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health-care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy, helping the—it’s got to be all about job creation, too, shoring up our economy and putting it back on the right track. So health-care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions and tax relief for Americans. And trade, we've got to see trade as opportunity, not as a competitive, scary thing. But one in five jobs being created in the trade sector today, we’ve got to look at that as more opportunity. All those things under the umbrella of job creation. This bailout is a part of that.
Watch Tina Fey and Sarah Palin - side by side - recreate that moment!
My personal favorite:
Tip #1: Schedule a root canal for some “me” time.
"There is nothing like a root canal to secure some guilt-free time for yourself. One medicated hour in the chair with no disturbances can be pure bliss, and as a special bonus, you get to leave with a Vicodin prescription."
Hah...you laugh! How often have you been in a meeting so boring or horrible you would easily trade it for a root canal? Huh? More often than you would like to admit.
COLBERT: Now but you said you got emails from people in the White House who secretively -
PARKER: Did I say that?
COLBERT: Yes you did. You said you secretly got emails from people in the White House but you wouldn't name who they were, who said that they agreed with you.
PARKER: That's correct.
watch it all here......
Monday, October 13, 2008
Lately, he's gotten some sense. He recently referred to Sarah Palin as a "cancer on the Republican Party".
There is a good article about his "Day of Reckoning" at Talking Points Memo that pretty well sums it all up. Read it if you know who David Brooks is. Or even if you don't.
He is the author of several excellent books, the most recent being: The Post-American World. I highly recommend reading this book .
He is author of the Cover article of this weeks edition of Newsweek.
And I quote from "Gawker".....
"Noted Bush-supporting former Trotskyite Christopher Hitchens has endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president! In Slate today, the beloved British alcoholic raves about how Obama isn't a sad old man, like McCain, or an offensive joke, like Sarah Palin".....
Read the posting in Slate
Paul Krugman won this years Nobel for Economics. He is a frequent contributor to the NY Times Opinion page and a critic of the Bush administration.
He was recognized for his work on international trade and economic geography. In particular, the prize committee lauded his work for “having shown the effects of economies of scale on trade patterns and on the location of economic activity.”
Read the NYT Article here.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
"I don't want the Republican Party simply defeated in November, I want to see it smashed beyond all recognition, in such wriggling, writhing, anguished disarray that it can barely reconstitute itself, so desperate for answers that it looks to Newt Gingrich for visionary guidance, his wisdom and insight providing the perfect cup of hemlock to finish off the conservative movement for good so that it can rot in the salted earth of memory unmissed and unmourned in toxic obscurity."
read it all here: James Wolcott/Vanity Fair