Archive | October, 2008
October 27, 2008

Best McCain quote ever?

Well, at least he can properly pronounce “nuclear”:

“We talked about nuclear power, well it has to be safe, environment, blah, blah, blah.”

YEAH! Forget safety, dude! And for the record, I support an expansion of nuclear power, but to dismiss concerns about safety and the environment as “blah, blah, blah”? Come on, use a few facts to support your argument.

October 26, 2008

Houston Chronicle endorses Obama

They haven’t endorsed a Democrat since 1964! A well-written endorsement, and I certainly agree with them on this statement:

One weakness Obama has shown is a tendency to demonize the energy industry, which will be an indispensable ally in developing alternative fuel sources in the future. He would do well to rethink some of his positions and apply his consensus-building skills to an essential bulwark of the Texas economy.

Meanwhile, my hometown newspaper, The Desert Sun, once again proves that its endorsements are written by a group of monkeys pounding on keyboards:

We know how McCain has voted in the past and it is not simply in lock-step with the Republican Party. He votes for what he believes is best for the nation, even if that puts him at odds with President Bush and other GOP leaders.

So voting with Bush 95% of the time and voting with the GOP 90% of the time isn’t enough to qualify as “in lock-step”? Yep, sounds like Desert Sun “logic” to me! (Really, The Desert Sun has always been a complete joke. I’m quite sure the local high school papers exhibit higher standards of journalism than The Desert Sun.)

October 26, 2008

On Fake America

Timothy Egan, on cities such as DC, Raleigh, Seattle, SF, Austin, and the list goes on:

It would be easy to say these places are not the real America, in the peculiar us-and-them parlance of Sarah Palin. It’s easy to say because Republicans have been insinuating for years now that some of the brightest, most productive communities in the United States are fake American — a tactic that dates to Newt Gingrich’s reign in the capitol.

Brainy cities have low divorce rates, low crime, high job creation, ethnic diversity and creative capitalism. They’re places like Pittsburgh, with its top-notch universities; Albuquerque, with its surging Latino middle class; and Denver, with its outdoor-loving young people. They grow good people in the smart cities.

But in the politically suicidal greenhouse that Republicans have constructed for themselves, these cities are not welcome. They are disparaged as nests of latte-sipping weenies, alt-lifestyle types and “other” Americans, somehow inauthentic.

If that’s what Republicans want, they are doomed to be the party of yesterday.

October 26, 2008

John McCain is an OLD Bolshevik commie who wants to overthrow the Tsar, kill the bourgeoisie, outlaw private enterprise, send corporate CEOs to gulags, induct our children into the Young Pioneers, and force us to drive Ladas!

This occurred in October 2000:

Responding to a question from a girl who wants to know why her her father, a doctor, pays a higher tax rate than people who earn less:

McCain: “I think it’s to some degree because we feel, obviously, that wealthy people can afford more.”

Doctor’s daughter: Aren’t we getting closer and closer to, like, socialism and stuff?

McCain: “Here’s what I really believe. When you are, reach a certain level of comfort, there is nothing wrong with paying somewhat more.”

“Nothing wrong with paying somewhat more”?!?! SOUNDS LIKE WAR COMMUNISM TO ME! We’ll all be standing in bread lines, clutching our ration books if Comrade Commie McCain has his way! Why isn’t Comrade McCain wearing his Lenin pin?

And has someone told Joe the tax-dodging Plumber about this? (Or is Joe too busy mulling a run for Congress? God help us). Get Joe on CNN ASAP! We need to hear his economic analysis of Comrade McCain’s socialist leanings!

October 25, 2008

I spent $150,000 on my wardrobe and all I got was this terrorist keffiyeh with communist Democrat donkeys all over it

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LOL WTF? This is the political equivalent of a Yankees fan wearing a Red Sox hat.

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October 25, 2008

If Wes Anderson made an attack ad for McCain…

The John Woo and and Kevin Smith parodies are kinda “meh”, but I do like the Wes Anderson ad.

October 25, 2008

Dude, I kinda love Joe Biden now

This interview is awesome. It’s like he just wants to say to say “Uh, pardon me, Barbara, but are you a goddamn idiot?”

October 22, 2008

Sarah Palin is a commie who wants to destroy private enterprise, exile the kulaks, and force us all onto kolkhozes

QUICK! Someone call Joe the Plumber, America’s preeminent economist, and ask him for his opinion on Palin’s increased taxes on oil companies operating in Alaska!

Palin also raised taxes on oil companies after Murkowski’s previous tax regime produced falling revenues in 2007, despite skyrocketing oil prices. Alaska now has some of the highest resource taxes in the world. Alaska’s oil tax revenues are expected to be about $10 billion in 2008, twice those of previous year. BP says about half its oil revenues now go to taxes, when royalty payments to the state are included. Earlier this week, Palin approved gas tax relief for Alaskans, and paid every resident $1,200 to help ease their fuel-price burden.

Basically, Comrade Palin was sitting at her desk, admiring Russia from afar, and suddenly said to herself, “Doggonit, those oil companies are making a lot of money! I’m a maverick, so I’m gonna raise taxes on ‘em and send an additional $1,200 check to Alaskans. Spreadin’ the wealth, you betcha.”

October 22, 2008

New ad campaign for London buses

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The Atheist Bus Campaign was launched to counter the plethora of religious adverts on display. I really can’t see this going over very well in the United States. There would be protests and blah, blah, blah, because the megachurch pastors would get their flock all riled up.

October 22, 2008

Interesting piece of history

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(via LiveAuctioneers)

Distributed in Dallas, TX on November 21, 1963. You can buy an original on eBay, bids starting at $3,500.

Same right wing bullshit, just 45 years apart (and no spell check back then, eh?).