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Friday, October 31, 2008

palin's stupid really buuurrrns

When the media criticizes her it violates her First Amendment rights.  Is this silly trollop for real?
Read for yourself.

"If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations," Palin told host Chris Plante, "then I don't know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media."

Can't make this shit up.  Please vote against this crazy like a dumbass wingnut.  Seriously.... I got nothin'.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Obama X

What Ezra says.  

Granted, it's probably (okay, certainly) not true. But if that crazy person who runs Atlas Shrugged is right and Barack Obama really is the son of Malcolm X, that would make my day. Honestly, who wouldn't give Malcolm props for that one? And think there's anyway we can fit Tupac into the bloodline? Or maybe Obama actually is Tupac? You know that whole shooting was some bullshit, right?

I'm not even sure why this is a bad thing if it was true.  Oh yeah, BIG SCARY BLACK MAN!!!  OOGAABOOGAAAA! Of Course, I am a flaming commie, so I hope he is Malcolm's son.

you can vote however you like

If you don't get the reference, it is T.I.'s new album which rocks.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

the dementia of hugh hewitt

If he believes this he is in for a long, lonely eight years(at least.)

McCain is back in "bitter" "redneck" "racist" PA today, signaling as does Pelosi's comments that there's a great deal going on in the lectorate that is off the MSM's screen (or on it but ignored in the effort to drag a faltering Obama over the finish line.)

Really, Hugh can I have some that weed cause you are bogartin' and I don't think it is good for you.

(Remember to vote!)

lets kick these people to the curb

Now on to something completely different.
I am completely in the bag for Obama and have been for a while, but once he is elected the important thing to remember is that we are going to have to hold his feet to the fire.  It is not enough to elect a Democrat, we need to make sure he follows progressive policies and doesn't buckle to the blue dogs and the Republic party.  Even after a landslide you won't see the party of crazy become reasonable.  They will fight every good idea and try to force the wingnut aganda even after they are exiled.  The point being voting is only the beginning,  we have to stay active and make sure that progressive policies are enacted.  VOTE!

one week muthas

Great speech.  Make sure you vote and your friends and kids etc... VOTE!

Monday, October 27, 2008

so it begins

The ATF broke up a plot to assassinate Obama.

Friday, October 24, 2008

in local news(sort of)

If you didn't know the local religion here in the city of saints is bank rolling the effort to end gay marriage in California.  Andrew Sullivan has covered this here.  Among other places.  But here is an article in the Salt Lake Tribune explains the tactics of the Church leadership. 

 The LDS First Presidency announced its support for Proposition 8 in a letter read in every Mormon congregation. Since then, California LDS leaders have prompted members to sign up volunteers, raise money, pass out brochures produced by outsiders and distribute lawn signs and bumper stickers. Bishops have devoted whole Sunday school classes and the weekly Relief Society and priesthood meetings to outlining arguments against same-sex marriage. Some have pointedly asked members for hefty financial donations, based on tithing. Others have even asked members to stand or raise their hands to publicly indicate their support.  

It also explores the costs of Mormon homophobia.  

"I do expect the church to face a high cost - both externally and internally - for its prominent part in the campaign," said LDS sociologist and Proposition 8 supporter Armand Mauss of Irvine, Calif. He believes church leaders feel a "prophetic imperative" to speak out against gay marriage. 
    "The internal cost will consist of ruptured relationships between and among LDS members of opposing positions, sometimes by friends of long standing and equally strong records of church activity," Mauss said. "In some cases, it will result in disaffection and disaffiliation from the church because of the ways in which their dissent has been handled by local leaders." 

This is very Christ-like, while I am not particularly anti-LDS (Not more than I am against any religion, anyway) this is despicable but predictable behavior by a church that worships the values of the neo-lithic age.  Here is one woman's response to her church's efforts.

The thought of going to church in her southern California LDS ward makes Carol Oldham cry. She can't face one more sermon against same-sex marriage. She can't tolerate the glares at the rainbow pin on her lapel.     Oldham, a lifelong Mormon, is troubled by her church's zeal in supporting a California ballot initiative that would define marriage as between one man and one woman. She feels the church is bringing politics into her sanctuary.

"It has tainted everything for me," Oldham said, choking up during a telephone interview. "I am afraid to go there and hear people say mean things about gay people. I am in mourning. I don't know how long I can last."

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Obama and teh cool

This is awesome.  Ezra puts it better than I could.

One of the side stories to Obama's appeal among the youth is that he's actually, well, cool...  And this has an actual effect. There's lots of chatter in the media about Sarah Palin's ability to speak the "language" of the conservative base, or of rural America, and how that matters. Obama's tendencies are dismissed as somewhat frivolous affectations. But Obama is speaking in a language familiar to younger Americans -- he's the first candidate who is recognizable to that generation, and my sense is it's going to manifest in two weeks, where the youth actually do turn out for him, rather than proving a disappointingly unreliable constituency as they have in the past.
I would only add vote early and encourage everyone else to as well, that is all.

h/t Ta_Nahesi Coates(If you aren't reading him, start.)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Apparently, I Screwed Up

Apparently, I Screwed Up


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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Who the fuck is still undecided?

David Sedaris sums up my feelings.

I look at these people and can’t quite believe that they exist. Are they professional actors? I wonder. Or are they simply laymen who want a lot of attention?
To put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. “Can I interest you in the chicken?” she asks. “Or would you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broken glass in it?”
To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked.

h/t Andrew sullivan

New NARAL mailer

Just sayin.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

not so deep thought

Do the wingnuts know what socialism means?

This dude clearly doesn't.

"Beyond socialism." WTF does that mean?

Glenn Beck wants everyone to have pie!!! And A PONY.

From Wiki.
"Socialism refers to a broad set of economic theories of social organization advocating social or collective ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods, and the creation of an egalitarian society."

That is exactly Obama's plan isn't it?

your republic party

These people make me ashamed to be an Amerikkkan.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

the cubs will never ever win the world series

Sad but true.

quote of the campaign

"I think McCain is down to seeds and stems."
Rick Hertzberg of the New Yorker

You said it, brother.

turn out the lights...

The party's over...for you john mcshame.  After the debate last night Obama clearly is going to dominate this elction.  Even wingnuts are unable to deny this now.  Andy McCarthy at The Corner.

With due respect, I think tonight was a disaster for our side.  I'm dumbfounded that no one else seems to think so.  Obama did everything he needed to do, McCain did nothing he needed to do.  What am I missing?

Even instadumbass admits Obama won.

But in retrospect I have to say that I think Obama did better than it seemed at the time. This morning, my strongest impression is that McCain seemed to be trying too hard to close the deal, and frustrated that it wasn't happening. Obama, despite a lot of stammering and some ill-advised references to Delaware, seemed a lot more comfortable. I think he passed the threshold acceptability test with the audience, which -- for people looking for "change" -- is probably enough.

Sullivan has the run down of the right's reax..

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

the stoopid, it burns

Shorter Kristol:  I wanna bone palin down...and Obama is a terrorist.

Shorter Jonah Goldberg:  I also wanna bone palin down but not until she learns to lie better.(ed. This one really burns.)

Shorter Rich Lowry: Republicans, Good for the economy. Because we say so.

Shorter Jack Cashill:  A Terrorist wrote Obama's book. Lets string 'im up.

Shorter Dr. Helen:  What me worry about the economy?  It's all in your head stupid.

h/t Sadly,No! They read this shit so you don't have to.

teh funny

Obama Pictures and McCain Pictures
see Sarah Palin pictures

Enough with the politics Chancelot.

more animals

more animals

you can't trust corparations

Because after an $85 billion dollar bailout AIG execs go to disneeland.

palin of the white camelia

I love them amerikkkans.  

In Clearwater, arriving reporters were greeted with shouts and taunts by the crowd of about 3,000. Palin then went on to blame Katie Couric's questions for her "less-than-successful interview with kinda mainstream media." At that, Palin supporters turned on reporters in the press area, waving thunder sticks and shouting abuse. Others hurled obscenities at a camera crew. One Palin supporter shouted a racial epithet at an African American sound man for a network and told him, "Sit down, boy."

This is your republic party.  It is an unhinged unamerican group filled with hate because the world isn't 5,000 years old and baby jesus is not going to suck them off when they die. 

I FUCKING HATE THESE PEOPLE AND WISH THEY WOULD DIE.  Doesn't really fit on a bumper sticker does it?  But palin's brain would.

Monday, October 6, 2008

mcsame goes mcnasty...

Obama Pictures and McCain Pictures
see Sarah Palin pictures

mcsame goes negative...but we all knew that was coming. Negative is all he has left. Except this kind of adulation and cult of personality, wingnutty nonsense from Rich Lowry that you might have missed.

I'm sure I'm not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, "Hey, I think she just winked at me." And her smile. By the end, when she clearly knew she was doing well, it was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America. This is a quality that can't be learned; it's either something you have or you don't, and man, she's got it.

Wow! I mean WOW!!!

america the blindfolded

It has always amazed me that in Israel it is possible to criticize Israeli policy in the occupied territories, but in America you are considered an anti-semite or terrorist if you do. This column
by Gideon Levy in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz is further proof of this strange phnomenon.  It is worth quoting at length.

This was a routine year, another year of the occupation of which no end is in sight. From Rosh Hashana 5768 to Rosh Hashana 5769 our forces killed 584 Palestinians, 95 of them minors. Many fewer than in 2002, when 989 were killed; many more than in 2005, with 190 killed. Eighteen Israelis were also killed in the past year, many more than in the previous year, when just five were killed, and much less than in 2002, when 184 Israelis were killed. All in all, an average year for bloodshed. 

All of this was observed by Israeli society with eyes covered. Even the nearly 60 Palestinians who were killed on one black summer day in Gaza barely earned a mention in the newspapers. With eyes covered, Israeli society continued to look at the routine of the occupation, the mothers in labor who lost their babies at checkpoints, the farmers victimized by lawless settlers, the night raids, the unemployment, the poverty and the hope that died long ago. 

This could never be published in America outside the most lefty publication.  The suggestion that the United States and Israel have different interests is met with approbation and accusations of Jew hating. 

Thursday, October 2, 2008

non stupid white people... yes they exist

Like Ta-Nehisi said, "This is John Brown For 2008." Send it to your friends get the word out!

mcsame+ truth=epic fail

Yglesias compiles a video montage of mcsames claims of havin seen the big shitpile coming. This guy is hard to take, if y'all amerikkkans elect him you get what you deserve.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

shorter mcsame

"I get free health care but fuck all ya'll!"

Why doesn't he return his free health care if he is so against free health care? Well We all know why that is. right?