Wednesday, September 24, 2008

McCain screwed up

I'll come back to post on the McCain in a bit but everyone turn on Letterman right now.

Here is the youtube link if you don't see this in time.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

McCain and Economy

This my friends is why someone should check the news before they feed the prompter with the same stump speech that they've been giving for the weeks.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Carlos Zambrano throws no-hitter for Cubs

Carlos Zambrano pitched the first no-hitter for the Chicago Cubs in 36 years, returning from a recent bout of rotator cuff soreness to shut down the Houston Astros 5-0 Sunday night in a game relocated because of Hurricane Ike.

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People always talk about guys having no-hit potential yet somehow they never get it. That's not a knock...just shows how hard it really is. Carlos Zambrano is always talked about in that manner....well after a bunch of close calls he finally got it done. Allows 1 walk and gets 10 strikeouts in a truly dominating performance under the strangest of circumstances. This was a Cubs/Astros game played in Milwaukee because of Hurricane Ike. A crazy amount of Cubs fans made the trip and turned it into a Cubs home game.


McCain Pre-Palin: Mayors And Governors Can't Handle National Security

Doesn't it suck when your own words come back to bite you. October ' of the Republican debates and....
I am prepared. I need no on-the-job training. I wasn't a mayor for a short period of time. I wasn't a governor for a short period of time."

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Next up for Palin: Sean Hannity.

Sean Hannity, the conservative commentator, will interview Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin next week, the Fox News Channel announced Friday.

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So they continue to baby about going up against Brian Williams?

Palin links Iraq to 9/11

Gov. Sarah Palin linked the war in Iraq with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, telling an Iraq-bound brigade of soldiers that included her son that they would "defend the innocent from the enemies who planned and carried out and rejoiced in the death of thousands of Americans."

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Are you serious? Its 7 years later and the Republicans are still trying this?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

McCain Campaign: Barack Obama is Sexist

So I got up today and saw this article that had me fuming immediately. Why was I angry? Well I remembered this happening a few months ago.

Republican Politics

Eight years ago I was a big fan of the McCain campaign. I have said repeatedly it is a shame what Karl Rove and company did to McCain in 2000. Man those 8 years feel like a long time ago because McCain has become a shell of himself since then. The "maverick" has fallen right in line with the right wing nuts. Take this ad that he just put out.

According to Obama the bill in question stated "the main objective of the legislation, as it pertained to kindergarteners, to be to teach them how to defend themselves against sexual predators." Obama at the time said:
“I have a 6-year-old daughter and a 3-year-old daughter, and one of the things my wife and I talked to our daughter about is the possibility of somebody touching them inappropriately, and what that might mean,” Mr. Obama said in 2004. “And that was included specifically in the law, so that kindergarteners are able to exercise some possible protection against abuse, because I have family members as well as friends who suffered abuse at that age.”


Saturday, September 06, 2008

CBS: Fake Soldiers Used In RNC Video

It was a video that was supposed to elicit soaring patriotism and real emotions about the Pledge of Allegiance... But CBS News found that the footage of the ‘funeral’ and soldiers is what is called ‘stock’ footage. The soldiers were actors and the funeral scene was from a one-day film shoot, produced in June. No real soldiers were used.

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Gotta love this party. First the continued exploitation of 9/11....

CNN: Alaska state jet didn' fly on eBay

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Gotta love politics.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

McCain Was Against Palin Before He Was For Her

Long before McCain focused the national spotlight on Palin as his Veep pick, he was making her famous as a dedicated feeder at the pork barrel trough.

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Nico Pitney: Palin Laughs As Opponent Is Called a "Bitch"

Sarah Palin demonstrates lack of judgment and immaturity during a radio show by cackling at cruel attacks on one of her political opponents earlier this year.

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You seriously can't make this stuff up. Way to aggravate the media even more today Sarah Palin. What else is going to come up tomorrow? Wonder how many female votes this gets them?

Analysis: GOP contradicts self on Palin family

GOP says preggers Palin kid is off limits, but then parades them in front of the cameras at the airport and events. Hypocrisy at it's finest!

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Good Read from the AP.

Politico:Why the media should apologize

Why the media should apologize
By ROGER SIMON | 9/4/08 12:15 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On behalf of the media, I would like to say we are sorry.

On behalf of the elite media, I would like to say we are very sorry.

We have asked questions this week that we should never have asked.

We have asked pathetic questions like: Who is Sarah Palin? What is her record? Where does she stand on the issues? And is she is qualified to be a heartbeat away from the presidency?

We have asked mean questions like: How well did John McCain know her before he selected her? How well did his campaign vet her? And was she his first choice?

Bad questions. Bad media. Bad.

It is not our job to ask questions. Or it shouldn’t be. To hear from the pols at the Republican National Convention this week, our job is to endorse and support the decisions of the pols.

Sarah Palin hit the nail on the head Wednesday night (and several in the audience wish she had hit some reporters on the head instead) when she said: “I’m not a member of the permanent political establishment. And I’ve learned quickly, these past few days, that if you’re not a member in good standing of the Washington elite, then some in the media consider a candidate unqualified for that reason alone.”

But where did we go wrong with Sarah Palin? Let me count the ways:

First, we should have stuck to the warm, human interest stuff like how she likes mooseburgers and hit an important free throw at her high school basketball tournament even though she had a stress fracture.

Second, we should have stuck to the press release stuff like how she opposed the Bridge to Nowhere (after she supported it).

Third, we should never have strayed into the other stuff. Like when The Washington Post recently wrote: “Palin is under investigation by a bipartisan state legislative body. … Palin had promised to cooperate with the legislative inquiry, but this week she hired a lawyer to fight to move the case to the jurisdiction of the state personnel board, which Palin appoints.”

Why go there? What trees does that plant?

Fourth, we should stop making with all the questions already. She gave a really good speech. And why go beyond that? As we all know, speeches cannot be written by others and rehearsed for days. They are true windows to the soul.

Unless they are delivered by Barack Obama, that is. In which case, as Palin said Wednesday, speeches are just a “cloud of rhetoric.”

Fifth, we should stop reporting on the families of the candidates. Unless the candidates want us to.

Sarah Palin wanted the media to report on her teenage son, Track, who enlisted in the Army on Sept. 11, 2007, and soon will deploy to Iraq.

Sarah Palin did not want the media to report on her teenage daughter, Bristol, who is pregnant and unmarried.

Sarah Palin thinks that one is good for her campaign and one is not, and that the media should report only on what is good for her campaign. That is our job, and that is our duty. If that is not actually in the Constitution, it should be. (And someday may be.)

The official theme of the convention’s third day was “prosperity,” but the unofficial theme was “the media are really, really awful.”

Even Mike Huckabee, who campaigned for president this year by saying “I am a conservative, but I am not mad at anybody,” discovered Wednesday night that he is mad at somebody.

“I’d like to thank the elite media for doing something,” Huckabee said, “that, quite frankly, I didn’t think could be done: unify the Republican party and all of America in support of John McCain and Sarah Palin.”

And could that be the real point of the attacks on the media? To unify the Republican Party?

No, that is simply the cynical, media view.

Though as Lily Tomlin says, “No matter how cynical I get, it’s just never enough to keep up.”

I couldn’t resist that. For which I am sorry.


Good read.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Night 3 of RNC Convention

Gotta love Republican hypocrisy. On one hand they want to kill the media for exploiting a "family issue" with the pregnancy of Bristol Palin. They say families should be off limits. Fair enough. Just explain to me though how that works when Sarah Palin goes out and mentions her sons' up coming deployment to Iraq.....on September 11th of all days. Gotta love it.

Who's bright idea was it for her to bring up Obama's lack of experience? Are you kidding me? They want to talk about "executive experience" but by that logic....doesn't that make her more experienced then McCain? Why isn't she on the top of the ticket?

Who's bright idea was it for her to go and attack the media? Again, it reaches out to your base....but why piss off the media even more? There are already thousands of journalists descending on Alaska digging into her past (apparently more thoroughly then the McCain camp ever did).

Her speech reached out to the base....a base which was pretty much behind her anyways. What did they do to reach the voters who are stuck in the middle?

Of course no Republican event would be complete without reaching out to redneck America (see the Guliani, Huckabee and Romney speeches).
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