Monday, September 29, 2008

Kieth Olbermann on Tina Fey as Sarah Palin



Time to "spend more time with family"?

Catch you later.....

Honest McCain Campaign Poster #38 - Bail Fail Edition


Let's see; McCan't suspends his campaign and rushes back to D.C. to provide leadership in a national crisis.

This morning, Sen. McCan'tbeartolookObamaintheeye, takes credit for the bill before it goes down in flames.

And he want's us to believe he should be President? If he does for America what he's done for his own campaign, we're all screwed.

Catch you later.....

Sunday, September 28, 2008

What Sarah sees from her front porch...

Found on Digg w/out attribution

Asked about Alaska's part in national defense against its maritime neighbor, Fey-as-Palin explained, "Every morning when they wake up, Alaskans look to see if there are any Russians hanging around, and if so its our responsibility to say shoo!"

From the L.A. Times: People with strongly conservative views were three times more fearful than staunch liberals after the effects of gender, age, income and education were factored out.

Conservatism = Fear of the Boogeyman? Well, it explains some of the madness.

Catch you later.....

Who benefits from the bailout? Steve Greenberg Cartoon


From Steve Greenberg of the Ventura County Star.

Go to the site and check out the wingnut complaints to the editor about Steve's work.

When the facts are against you, the polls are against you and your veep pick has become a national joke, you are reduced to pounding the table and yelling "unfair!".

Catch you later.....

Saturday, September 27, 2008

BBC weighs in on Presidential Debate, Round One


From the BBC:

"I would say the two candidates finished more or less even on the issue of the economy - and the moderator, Jim Lehrer, even sounded a little frustrated as he tried and failed to get them to address how their economic plans might be changed by the virus of financial decay currently spreading through the banking system.

snip

But in the foreign policy section of the debate, it seemed to me John McCain emerged a clear winner, although there were individual issues like Iraq on which the Democratic contender more or less held his own.

snip

Mr Obama had some good moments on Iraq and was able to reel off a series of charges against Mr McCain, finishing each with the phrase: "You were wrong."

snip

Expect much more on the economy in those confrontations and, if the polls show that Mr McCain's more aggressive tone has paid off in this first clash, expect all the debates which follow to be a little more bad-tempered and direct than this one."

Catch you later.....

KOS cracks a funny !


From the DailyKos:

The line of the night in re the debate:

And tonight reassured them, given his calm poise and wry humor, that Barack Obama was more like Will Smith than Wesley Snipes.

Catch you later.....

Friday, September 26, 2008

Rachel Maddow


Going off on a tangent:


I am a bigger fan of Rachel's, day by day.


Smart, informed, courteous, cheerful, bemused...


On point and undeterred...


She is shining tonight!


I'm glad MSNBC finally succumbed to my will and gave her a show.


Now, if they would only trade "Joey the Scar" to Fox for a brain to be named later...


(We'll settle for half a brain. It's not nice to take advantage of the impaired.)


Catch you later.....

Honest McCain Campaign Poster #37 - League of Democracy



I can't wait to hear how McCain won the debate.

Catch you later.....

Presidential Debates - Sept. 26, 2008 - League of Democracies, Bitches!


I have GOT to get a keyboard cover!


10:04, McCain responds to the issue of Iran with his "League of Democracies" idea. That's weird, especially because American neo-cons are the only people outside the comic book world who believe in the League of Democracies.

ROTFLMAO.

Catch you later.....

P.S. What's with the drooping left eyelid? As an eye care professional since 1975, I suspect much, none of it good, and wonder when America will be given a deserved look at all of Sen. McCain's medical records. After all, if elected, he would be the oldest President ever at the time of Inauguration. Does Sarah scare you yet?

P.P.S. 7:35 PDT McCain slips "Noun, verb, POW!" into the close. Jeebus...

Most Absent Senator? John McCain!


From GovTrak:


John McCain missed 738 of 4104 roll call votes (18%) since Feb 4, 1993. The graph below shows the percent of roll call votes John McCain was absent for during the member’s time in Congress.






100% of the votes since spring? Country before campaign? I think not.


Click on the link for all the damning details.


Catch you later.....

Craig Ferguson on McCain Campaign "Time-out"



For a campaign and party that lies so frequently, they're not very good at it.

Catch you later.....

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Raw Story | Bush Administration will keep secret 'grim' Afghanistan report quiet until after election




A secret US intelligence report which says the political and military situation in Afghanistan is "grim" will be withheld from the public until after the election, a new report says.


Intelligence officials are finishing up the National Intelligence Estimate on Afghanistan, according to ABC's Brian Ross, "but there are 'no plans to declassify' any of it before the election," an official said.


Is this what McCranky means when he claims to put country before party? Hypocrites!


Catch you later.....

(photo by Violinsoldier/Flikr)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Honest McCain Campaign Poster #35



My muse.

Catch you later.....

NBC Nightly News compares Obama / McCain on taxes

I hope this goes viral. There is just too much nonsense coming out of the mouths of McGrumpy's supporters regarding Obama raising their taxes.

Under Obama's plan, taxes will go up for approximately 750,000 households. At 74,250,000 households, taxes will go down, in some cases significantly, or at least not go up.

It's middle-class spending that makes this economy work, not the trickle-down BS the party of Bush is still peddling.

Catch you later.....

Monday, September 22, 2008

Honest McCain Campaign Poster #34



Catch you later...

Economist: McCain's Campaign: Lying, cynical, Divisive


It's clear from across the pond. Maybe we're too close?


America not quite at its best (final paragraph):


"What Mrs Palin does do, as a committed pro-lifer, is to ensure that the evangelical wing of the Republican party will turn out in their multitudes. Mr McCain has thus placed abortion, the most divisive cultural issue in America, at the centre of his campaign. His defenders claim that it is too big an issue to be ignored, that he has always opposed abortion, that culture wars are an inevitable part of American elections, and that it was only when he appointed Mrs Palin that the American public started to listen to him. All this is true: but the old Mr McCain, who derided the religious right as “agents of intolerance”, would not have stooped to that."


Reading the foreign press is a great way to step back and see the forest for the trees. Read it for yourself. From their point of view, it must look like "Inherit the Wind" is a current events documentary.

Thank god the GOP is there to protect the right-to-life of the HPV virus.

Schmucks!

Catch you later.....

Image courtesy of AnitWarPosters.com

Sunday, September 21, 2008

What Price a Nation?


American Democracy sold out for "30 pieces of silver"; from the NY Times:


LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL FOR TREASURY AUTHORITY
TO PURCHASE MORTGAGE-RELATED ASSETS



Section 1. Short Title.
This Act may be cited as ____________________.


Sec. 2. Purchases of Mortgage-Related Assets.

(a) Authority to Purchase.--The Secretary is authorized to purchase, and to make and fund commitments to purchase, on such terms and conditions as determined by the Secretary, mortgage-related assets from any financial institution having its headquarters in the United States.

(b) Necessary Actions.--The Secretary is authorized to take such actions as the Secretary deems necessary to carry out the authorities in this Act, including, without limitation:

(1) appointing such employees as may be required to carry out the authorities in this Act and defining their duties;


(2) entering into contracts, including contracts for services authorized by section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, without regard to any other provision of law regarding public contracts;


(3) designating financial institutions as financial agents of the Government, and they shall perform all such reasonable duties related to this Act as financial agents of the Government as may be required of them;


(4) establishing vehicles that are authorized, subject to supervision by the Secretary, to purchase mortgage-related assets and issue obligations; and


(5) issuing such regulations and other guidance as may be necessary or appropriate to define terms or carry out the authorities of this Act.


...Sec. 8. Review.

Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency.



(emphasis mine)


Go to the link and see how easily and cheaply we can sell our national soul. It's only $2,333 per man, woman and child.


As long as we no longer need our Constitution or Bill of Rights, why not get rid of that pesky Judiciary?


And Congress? Traitors and capitulators all! String 'em up.


The NeoCon (emphasis on the "con") wet dream come true.


Call and Email your representatives at once and demand Congressional debate and oversight, as well as judicial review. This is BushCo's final assault on America and it must be stopped.


Catch you later.....

(Image courtesy of AntiWarPosters.com)

Update: Email response from Rep. Darrell Issa...

Thank you for taking the time to contact me. I am honored to serve you in Congress and take my obligation to you seriously. Your thoughts and concerns are always important to me and do make a difference. Please know that I will respond to your message as soon as possible.

If your message requires immediate attention, please do not hesitate to contact my Washington, D.C. office at 202-225-3906 and speak to a memberof my staff. You may also contact my Vista, California office at760-599-5000.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be of service.

Oh, you can be sure to hear from me, Congressman, but will you be listening?

Honest McCain Campaign Poster #33 - Corporate Welfare Edition


What is that thing, where, like, you know, government and big business are, like, you know, um, the same thing?

Catch you later.....

P.S. The answer is National Socialism. Stop the give-away, call your representatives ASAP!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Thank John McCain - You Tube

To quote an old (Cheech & Chong?) one: John McCain will do for America what panty-hose has done for finger-f#&king.

Catch you later.....

Honest McCain Campaign Poster #32 - Healthcare Edition



From Crooks and Liars:

"Opening up the health insurance market to more vigorous nationwide competition, as we have done over the last decade in banking, would provide more choices of innovative products less burdened by the worst excesses of state-based regulation." John McCain

What do you call it when one does the same dumb thing, over and over, expecting a different result?

Catch you later.....

Update: See Anti-McCain ad posted from You Tube in post above.

Tony Auth - Best Editorial Cartoon I saw all week!


Tony Auth via Yahoo

Lipstick on a mendacious elephant.


Catch you later.....

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sarah: Why the cover-up?


If I am the vice-presidential nominee of a major party and I am implicated in some sort of scandal, investigation ongoing since before my selection, I either:

A) Welcome the investigation so as to prove my innocence...

or

B) I obfuscate, obstruct, obtain trial lawyers and otherwise obscure, while making false claims of whateverism, so as to prevent the damning truth of my perfidy from coming out before the election.


Which do you think is the right answer?

Thought so.


Catch you later.....

(yes, the picture is a non sequitur, I just think this should be our Ace-in-the hole!)

Honest McCain Campaign Poster #30 - Blackberry Whine


We'd all be better off if McGrumpy were a research chemist in a lab somewhere instead of having a shot at C in C.


Catch you later.....

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Lying Liars


This beggars belief;




McCain campaign spokesman Ed O’Callaghan told a news conference Monday that the governor, the Republican nominee for vice president, will not cooperate as long as the investigation “remains tainted.”




In July, the four Democrats and eight Republicans on Alaska's Legislative Council voted unanimously to investigate the circumstances of Monegan's dismissal. Although Monegan was an at-will employee who could be fired for almost any reason, lawmakers wanted to see whether Palin tried to use her office to settle a personal score with Wooten.


So, if I'm not mistaken, a 2 to 1 party advantage is still not enough to guarantee a "taint-free" investigation.


How do you McSame enthusiasts justify drawing breath?


Catch you later.....

Monday, September 15, 2008

Dr. Zaius does it again...


OMG!

Way to go Dr. Z.

Goes with this,

and this.

Catch you later.....

Honest McCain Campaign Poster #29



It was good to see Joe Biden escape the "Cone of Silence".

It was good to see Barack Obama show some passion.

It's simply not sufficient. More, please, sir?!?

Catch you later.....

Saturday, September 13, 2008

It gets down to race...




From the AP:

Obama Waffles (extremely offensive).

McCain's lead comes from whites.

I hear the mumblings all the time at the neighborhood watering hole.

"Can't see myself voting for him." is as nicely as it gets put.

These are mostly decent people, showing me a side of themselves I've never seen before.

I'm especially dissappointed with the ex Marines. They should know better.

One is a retired Colonel, 30 or so years, works hard to help vets of any service get their full benefits, white or black.

But I heard him say the most disgusting things about a "halfrican-American" in the White House, I scarcely believed my ears.

A dear friend, Jewish, family in Israel, tells me he/she can never vote for a (N-word), especially one who is a Muslim sympathizer.

Even family have let me down.

Don't kid yourself, in the end, McCain will play the race card (and it might work).


Catch you later.....

9/15/08 update: It's worse.

Change? Honest McCain Campaign Poster #26


You can trust Johnnie McLame to change D.C. !

He was a POW, you know.

Catch you later.....

Friday, September 12, 2008

Driftglass nails it!


At work each day, I write the date many, many times.

With each notation yesterday, my anger grew and grew, to a point I rarely reach anymore.

I was way too angry to blog yesterday.

Thankfully, Driftglass was not paralyzed with rage.

His picture (above) and words express my anger far more eloquently than I ever could.


Thank you, sir.


Catch you later.....




Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Honest McCain Campaign Poster #28



Sen. McCain should be playing golf in Scottsdale and going to early-bird dinners with Cindy.

He should NOT be in the Oval Office.

Catch you later.....

Monday, September 8, 2008

McCain: POW of the GOP? Honest McCain Campaign Poster #27


From the New Yorker...


"I wasn’t in St. Paul, but through the filter of the endless chatter on cable news, here’s how the Republican Convention looked: John McCain became a P.O.W. this week, at the hands of his own Party. It was Sarah Palin’s Convention, not McCain’s....


...This time, though, McCain is collaborating with his captors. By picking Palin he knowingly guided his campaign well over hostile territory and then aimed its nose straight down....


...His capitulation to the latest group of hard-liners to take him prisoner is a lot harder to justify."


McCain has said he'll do anything, run over anyone, on his way to the top. I believe him.


Catch you later.....

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Honest McCain Campaign Poster #25






Catch you later.....

Badges? Don't give 'em no stinkin' badges!




Reform my ass. It's the inmates running the asylum. The only change the GOP is interested in is the change that's left in our pockets.


Catch you later.....

Donny Deutsch needs to get out more...




...Like maybe to a trained professional?








“Women want to be her, men want to mate with her. It’s as simple as that,” he said, adding that Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) failed because “she didn’t put a skirt on!”




Excuse me while I go wash my brain out with soap. Ugh!




Catch you later.....

Friday, September 5, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Honest McCain Campaign Poster #23 & #24







I just loved Roger Simon's take on the whole meme.





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By Their Dresses, Ye Shall Know Them - Michelle vs. Cindy




Cindy McCain

Oscar de la Renta dress: $3,000

Chanel J12 White Ceramic Watch: $4,500

Three-carat diamond earrings: $280,000

Four-strand pearl necklace: $11,000–$25,000

Shoes, designer unknown: $600

Total: Between $299,100 and $313,100



Wow! No wonder McCain has so many houses: his wife has the price of a Scottsdale split-level hanging from her ears.


From the L.A. Times:


This just in. Michelle Obama wore a $148 dress the other day on national TV. And this is a big deal. And lots of other women are reportedly running into the chain store she mentioned. And maybe not cat-fighting yet but grabbing the dress for themselves.


Let's see, the Obamas' are out-of-touch elitists and the McCains' are the salt-of-the-earth folks next-door.!?!?


Teh hypocrisy, it burns!


Catch you later.....

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Monday, September 1, 2008

Red State on Palin (w/ Bullwinkle!)



Here's a different take...

Catch you later.....

Honest McCain Campaign Poster #21





ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the GOP vice presidential candidate, has hired a private practice attorney to defend her in the investigation into the firing of her public safety commissioner. (more from AP)



I predict that Ms. Palin will not survive as the GOP Vice Presidential nominee.



The cynical, fly-by-the-seat-of your-pants nature of this pick does not demonstrate the qualities necessary in a Commander-in-Chief. In fact, this choice should make any thinking person disqualify this ticket and party from governance.



And if that is not sufficient, Gov. Palin's association with a group that espouses the violent christian take-over of government should be. What an unholy bargain has been struck between those that wish to control our souls and those that wish to control our labor.

Catch you later.....