Where things will go your way...or they won't
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
WEEK 4 PICKSHome team in CAPS:
Broncos (-9) over CHIEFS
BENGALS (-3.5) over Browns
Texans (+7.5) over JAGUARS
JETS(-1) over Cardinals
49ers (+6) over SAINTS
PANTHERS (-7.5) over Falcons
TITANS (-3) over Vikings
BUCS (-1.5) over Packers
Bills (-8) over RAMS
Chargers (-7) over RAIDERS
Eagles (-3) over BEARS
COWBOYS(-11) over Redskins
Ravens (+5.5) over STEELERS
Last week 7-9
Thursday, September 25, 2008
COURIC: You've cited Alaska's proximity to Russia as part of your foreign policy experience. What did you mean by that?
PALIN: That Alaska has a very narrow maritime border between a foreign country, Russia, and on our other side, the land-- boundary that we have with-- Canada. It-- it's funny that a comment like that was-- kind of made to-- cari-- I don't know, you know? Reporters--
PALIN: Yeah, mocked, I guess that's the word, yeah.
COURIC: Explain to me why that enhances your foreign policy credentials.
PALIN: Well, it certainly does because our-- our next door neighbors are foreign countries. They're in the state that I am the executive of. And there in Russia--
COURIC: Have you ever been involved with any negotiations, for example, with the Russians?
PALIN: We have trade missions back and forth. We-- we do-- it's very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where-- where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border. It is-- from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there. They are right next to-- to our state.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
George Allen is the featured speaker at a GOP event this weekend dedicated "minority outreach." Seriously. It's like a "TV Funhouse" skit. He should come wrapped in his collection of Confederate flags and holding the noose he displayed in his law office. I mean, if you're going to have George Allen anchor your minority outreach then go all the way. Own it.HAHA!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
"We just feel that our rights have been violated," she said.
To some, the couple's stand may seem frivolous. But others believe "bride" and "groom" are terms that are too important for the state to set aside.
"Those who support (same-sex marriage) say it has no impact on heterosexuals," said Brad Dacus of the Pacific Justice Institute. "This debunks that argument."
Are you fucking kidding me? Of course the kicker is that these two paragons of morality have five kids between them from previous marriages. Maybe they should have just stayed married. The sanctity of marraige? Yeah right.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
"Yesterday, John McCain actually said that if he's president that he'll take on, and I quote, 'the old boys network in Washington.' Now I'm not making this up. This is somebody who's been in Congress for twenty-six years, who put seven of the most powerful Washington lobbyists in charge of his campaign. And now he tells us that he's the one who's gonna' to take on the old boys network. The old boys network? In the McCain campaign that's called a staff meeting. Come, on!" - Barack Obama, on the stump today.
h/t Andrew Sullivan
The problem with the republic party is not that they are liars and hypocrites, though they are, as are all humans. The problem with the republic party is that they do not believe in their own arguments. They don't believe in small government(see above), they don't believe in individual liberty(see patriot act), they don't belive in protecting America(see Mike Brown, handholding of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, Invading countries for no reason, etc). They certainly don't believe in the constitution, outside of the 2nd amendment(see patriot act, war on some drugs that some people use). They don't believe in experience(see Palin). They don't believe in free markets(see airline bailouts, AIG,Bear Stearns, lehmman Brothers, etc).
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
If someone close to you died in the 9/11 terror attacks this isn't intended for you. For you, this is a day of legitimate mourning and real grief, and this is about phony mourning and simulated grief...Consider that for every American murdered by terrorists on September 11, 2001, fifty have been murdered by ordinary everyday made-in-America violence in the seven years since.
Consider that for every American murdered by terrorists, somewhere between 200 and 600 Iraqis have died as a direct consequence of our invasion of that country: a country which had nothing to do with 9/11, although perhaps 100 million Americans still don’t understand this -- a fact which itself is a direct and intended consequence of the Bush administration’s calculated lies.
Consider that the money spent, so far, on the invasion of a country that had nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks would be more than enough to pay off the entire mortgage of every foreclosed home in the United States.
You will hear nothing like this from any national politician today, because the Cult of 9/11 considers any criticism of its central principle to be a horrible heresy.Instead we will get phony mourning and simulated grief, from our leaders and our media, as they continue to pretend that the events of that terrible day justify the money, and the invasions, and the torture, and the lawbreaking, and all the other very real transformations of our national life that have been undertaken in the name of our dread of a threat that, in all truth, might as well be as imaginary as the killer in a horror film.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
But what is already apparent is that John McCain is running the sleaziest, most dishonest and race-baiting campaign of our lifetimes. So let's stopped being shocked and awed by every new example of it. It is undignified. What can we do? We've got a dangerously reckless contender for the presidency and a vice presidential candidate who distinguished her self by abuse of office even on the comparatively small political stage of Alaska. They've both embraced a level of dishonesty that disqualifies them for high office.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
I fear the species is devolving. When I look at this stuff it's as if I've been transported, like Dorothy, into an alternate world, except mine is peopled not by munchkins but by withered, wraithlike creatures who hide from the sun and subsist on spores and fungi, only bestirring themselves, instinctually, in the late summer and early spring of every fourth year to groan and flail their vestigial limbs.
Friday, September 5, 2008
At first I thought, No, that's ridiculous. This is a major political party with big time professionals putting this together. Nothing is left to chance. I mean, is this the RNC or a scene out Spinal Tap or Waiting for Guffman? I still have a bit of a hard time believing they're quite that incompetent.
So get your popcorn ready, and your brooms as the Mets sweep Philly and take a commanding lead of the NL East.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
I think that this is what he is talking about.
Here is a brief list of key words and phrases from the speech and translation/explanation of what she meant.
- country first-unlike the pinko Dems.
- to the families of special needs children all across this country, I have a message for you. For years, you've sought to make America a more welcoming place for your sons and daughters.- except I cut funding for special needs children in Alaska by 62%.
- (About Obama) it's easy to forget that this is a man who has authored two memoirs but not a single major law or even a reform- Because I can't use the intertubes, I actually believe this.
- I told the Congress "thanks, but no thanks," for that Bridge to Nowhere.- Already covered that.
Our state budget is under control. We have a surplus.- Because her state is riding the rise in oil prices to artificicial wealth.
That is your Repuplic party people. Enjoy it while you can.
Update: AP has a less snarky rundown of the bullshit.
I wept along with you in celebration of the basic humanity of this warm and engaging lady from the North.