Saturday, May 24, 2008

Not quite Icarus

But extraordinary in every way! Fournier is going for it again!

HRC stands for...

Horrible Racist Creep
Heartless Rash Classless
Hateful Rancid Callous
Hysterically Relentless Creature
Hostile Ruthless Criminal
Historically Rotten Campaign
Haggard Reanimated Corpse
Horror Rancor Canker
Hooves Rashes Cankles
Hidden Republican (in the) Closet
Hillary Rodham Clinton

She represents all of this, and I feel comfortable saying this after her Horribly Rotten and Callous remarks when she invoked the assassination of Bobby Kennedy as a reason for her campaign to continue. Make no mistake about it, she did this on purpose. She did not mis-speak. She's been playing this game too long to not know the power of words. The only difference this time is that she miscalculated the impact those carefully chosen words would have.

Olbermann properly takes her to the woodshed for that - and her many other - stupid remarks this campaign season.

Friday, May 23, 2008

+40 and -40 = 80

If 40 of Clinton's delegates flip for Obama, that amounts to a net 80 lead for Obama.

My "new" next bike...


Depends on what the definition of 'transparency' is

I guess to John McCain, the word transparency means something other than being transparent.

...some 400 pages of Senator John McCain's medical records....rather than make all the records public, the campaign has chosen to make them available to the pool reporters for a three-hour window. According to this account in the New York Times, the reporters can take notes but not make photocopies.

So Cindy refusing to release her taxes, and his refusing to fully release his medical records is being transparent? I wonder how they define secrecy.


Joe Biden that is! The fiery senator and former presidential candidate turns his guns on that other Joe, the scumbag Lieberman in this WSJ Op-Ed.

On Wednesday, Joe Lieberman wrote on this page that the Democratic Party he and I grew up in has drifted far from the foreign policy espoused by Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman and John Kennedy.

In fact, it is the policies that President George W. Bush has pursued, and that John McCain would continue, that are divorced from that great tradition – and from the legacy of Republican presidents like Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

Sen. Lieberman is right: 9/11 was a pivotal moment. History will judge Mr. Bush's reaction less for the mistakes he made than for the opportunities he squandered.


Iran's people need to know that their government, not the U.S., is choosing confrontation over cooperation. Our allies and partners need to know that the U.S. will go the extra diplomatic mile – if we do, they are much more likely to stand with us if diplomacy fails and force proves necessary.

The Bush-McCain saber rattling is the most self-defeating policy imaginable. It achieves nothing. But it forces Iranians who despise the regime to rally behind their leaders. And it spurs instability in the Middle East, which adds to the price of oil, with the proceeds going right from American wallets into Tehran's pockets.

The worst nightmare for a regime that thrives on tension with America is an America ready, willing and able to engage. Since when has talking removed the word "no" from our vocabulary?

It's amazing how little faith George Bush, Joe Lieberman and John McCain have in themselves – and in America (emphasis mine).

Chopped Parsley

McCant cuts loose another pastor. Too late in my opinion. Damage done.

Zimbabwe Irony

I am surprised that I haven't been able to find anywhere on the internets anything about the irony of Hillary's claim that this Democratic Party primary is much like the election in Zimbabwe. To wit:

"We're seeing that right now in Zimbabwe," Clinton explained. "Tragically, an election was held, the president lost, they refused to abide by the will of the people," Clinton told the crowd of senior citizens at a retirement community in south Florida.

What is ironic is that she is trying to cast herself as the opposition struggling against the establishment, when it has to be clear to anyone who is capable of thinking with anything other than their genitalia, or everyone outside of Appalachia, that Hillary IS the embodiment of the establishment.

If any metaphoric comparison can be considered at all, it is Obama that is the Tsvangirai to Bill's and Hillary's Mugabe and Mbeki. It is the establishment that is desperately trying with every ounce of might, and coercion, and brutal strong arm tactic to bend and twist the rules of the game to keep the rebellious upstart from usurping their diminishing legacy. Michigan and Florida do not relate to Zimbabwe's standards, because the problem in Zimbabwe is not that votes aren't being counted, it is that many of the votes that are being counted should not be, namely those of dead or non-existent people. In this sense, Hillary is trying to force the counting of "dead" votes, much like Mugabe has been doing in this and past elections.

Once again, deliberately or not, Hillary has misaligned herself to a very serious issue. Having blundered again on such a serious matter proves she is no more fit for the CIC job than ol' W never was.

Of course, that doesn't matter as much as it ought to because I am somewhat certain that the canasta ladies and the other dwelling gamers in Boca Raton do not know - nor do they even care to know - anything about the goings-on anywhere in Africa, let alone Zimbabwe

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I'm just sayin'

If we can't trust Hillary to honor her signed pledges on such a relatively small matter as to whether or not to seat electoral delegates, how can anyone ever expect her to keep her word on challenging issues that require firm resolve? If she were to sign a bill that demands the executive to get permission from Congress before bombing another country - say, Iran, how could anyone expect her to honor that? All of the promises she's been making on the campaign trail can normally be dismissed as pandering, as nearly all politicians do. But in her case, she's making these promises after she's already broken her first major campaign promise.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Sexism be damned, but hooray for racism!

Hillary can piss and moan all day long about sexism and mysoginy in the media and how that's affected her campaign, but it's perfectly fine for her to campaign for the votes of "hard working white people" who won't vote for a black man. Sexism be damned, but hooray for racism! She's repugnant.

Kudos to Gergen for calling out this slag.

Fighting Vampires (and other energy suckers)

Great list of tips for conserving energy here. Consider all the energy that would be saved if even half the people in the country followed these steps.

The monster won't die!

Hillary is like Jason, or Michael, or a cockroach.
From her latest howl:

Now, I know that Senator Obama chose to remove his name from the ballot in Michigan, and that was his right. But his choice does not negate the votes of all those who turned out to cast their ballots, and we should not let our process rob them and all of you of your voices. To do so would undermine the very purpose of the nominating process. To ensure that as many Democrats as possible can cast their votes. To ensure that the party selects a nominee who truly represents the will of the voters and to ensure that the Democrats take back the White House to rebuild America.

Now, I've heard some say that counting Florida and Michigan would be changing the rules.

I say that not counting Florida and Michigan is changing a central governing rule of this country - that whenever we can understand the clear intent of the voters, their votes should be counted. I remember very well back in 2000, there were those who argued that people's votes should be discounted over technicalities. For the people of Florida who voted in this primary, the notion of discounting their votes sounds way too much of the same.

Once again Hillary fails to highlight the fact that she signed a pledge agreeing to nullify the Michigan and Florida votes, making her both a liar and a con. She's a bleedin' loon. Whatever respect anyone had or has for this horrible, horrible excuse for a woman should be adamantly rejected. Hillary Clinton is a disgrace to this country, just as are Karl Rove, George W. Bush, and all of their ilk.
At least someone out there has some measure of decency: 
"We are open to comprise.  We are willing to go more than half way.  We're willing to work to make sure that we can achieve a compromise.  And I guess the question is: is Senator Clinton's campaign willing to do the same?" - David Axelrod, to NPR's All Things Considered, to be broadcast tonight.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

McCant is trolling for trolls

Now this is almost sad. No. It is definitely sad. The McCain campaign is actually soliciting for blog trolls. Definition here, but in short trolls are the losers that post comments on blog postings that are usually irrelevant to the actual post, and are more often meant to be provocative. McCain is even providing the trolls with exact messages to post.
You can't get much more pathetic.

Monday, May 19, 2008

McCain PWNED again!

Obama is making McCant look like the doddering old fool he's become.

Grrrrrr! Raaaaar! Grrr!


Me maverick. Grrr.

Senator Byrd endorses Obama

It would seem to me that in the way it really matters, Obama got the bigger win out of WV.

Obama to GOP: "Lay off my wife!"

"And I'll lay off yo mama!" (I made that part up.)

I can smell what the Barack is cooking. If the Republiscums want keep making this personal, they'll be getting a smackdown. Barack is showing that he's a man who'll defend his family aggressively.

(Thanks to TPM for the video!)

75,000 Kool-Aid drinkers?

Nope. This is what it looks like when people stand up to take back their country from the corporations and right-wing extremists.