Saturday, October 11, 2008

No more tears!

Thanks for sharing something so powerful, Al.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Weekend Sketch - Hate Talk Express

The Straight Hate Talk Express seems to be fueled by a certain sort of "alternative energy".

(hat tip to Adam for his inspiration for this idea)

Palin found to have abused her power

The Straight Hate Talk Express just lost some more wheels, maybe all of them. The Republican dominated panel voted unanimously to release the report, which does indeed find that Palin "abused her power" in violation of Alaska law.

Seriously, Can anyone named Tucker not be a DICK?

Hooray for atheists!

Consequences of McPalin's Hate Talk Express

Dusting this one off, since it seems more apt now than in it's first iteration.

This is Barack Obama!

Animal Farm Friday - Pitbull Fight

ACORN Fraud is actually a right-wing fraud

Josh Marshall has an excellent take-down of the right-wing conspiracy freakout that occurs about this time every two years.

They Rule

Another cool "connect-the-dots" widget. This one puts Paulson at the center, and maps all those he has ties with in the financial world.

An exercise in profundity

From the New Yorker

No. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

An apt quote from The Fly, since I - as a fly on the wall - overheard a conversation between highly credible people that we should be bracing for a global five-year recession. That's coming from the top at this "little" firm. I'm not at liberty to say where I heard that, since I like my job and want to keep it, but the source is certainly credible.

Obama really is The Oracle

Proof positive!

John McCain - WTF?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Police State - Blackwater contracted to evict people in foreclosed homes

Johnny get yer gun. Sure, in a gun fight, Blackwater will certainly win. But if you kill enough of 'em, they might just stop.

Dear John... 'Til death do us part. Love, Charles

A love letter from Charles Keating to John McCain.

McCain-Palin Klan Rally

If the sheet fits, burn a cross to match it.

Turn the fight against the Supreme Court

I've reached my limit with these Supreme Assholes, Roberts, Alito, and Scalia. It's time to push the issue of impeachment. There is precedence, now we just need to political will.

You watch. If there are any vote fraud instances that throw the election to McCain, just remember that Scalia was the scumbag that gave the presidency to W., and that he's Dick Cheney's hunting buddy.

Think about that, then think about the last 8 years. Direct your anger to the source.

Agent Orange

World Sight Day

Blindness Across Cultures

A young student sits at the Nguyen Dinh Chieu School for the Blind in
Hanoi, Vietnam, in this file photo. He has no eyes due to the
blanketing of Vietnamese forests, including villages, with Agent
Orange, a highly toxic defoliant, by the U.S. Air Force during the
Vietnam War.

(Stefano de Luigi/VII Network)

Let this image sink in for a bit.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Donuts/Bacon 08

Pig Roast II

A different sort of pig roast. Bacon Pig.

Pig Roast

Looks like this stupid little piggy might actually get roasted!

Donna Brazile Is Not Going To The Back Of The Bus

Great use for electronic billboard!

Since McPalin won't hold any press conferences before the election, there's another way to get questions out to them (not like any answers will be forthcoming).

Beware of election fraud

At this point, the only way McCain can win this election is by vote stealing, or failed electronic voting machines, or both. And it looks like the problems are going to arise in the familiar states of Ohio and Florida.

Associations Game - Palin and Seccessionists

That (One) Was Fast

Presidential Debate Reactions: Pundits Weigh In

Political Wire is the most spot on in my opinion.

If there was one word that kept coming up for me all night, it was OLD. Old in McCain's mannerism, his movement, his attitude, and certainly his ideology. Why bring up so much history?

His two references to his hero Ronald Reagan were undermined by his professing of his anti-Reagan stance on Lebanon. By tomorrow, his already self-contradicted comparison to his [other] hero Teddy Roosevelt will be torn apart by a simple Google search which will display examples of his support for a big fat pork barrel project of the aircraft carrier that he helped force on the taxpayers.

As for the winner of the debate, anyone who thinks it was a draw needs to put down their cup of Kool-Aid. I'm happy to admit that Obama flubbed a few responses, and that he let me down more than once when not directly answering some of the questions. But McCain had every opportunity in the world to present his vision for America's future, and while he said he had one, he never presented it, nor came remotely close to providing an example of why he should be the leader of the greatest country on Earth, apart from just suggesting that we should take him at his word, a word most people cannot trust anymore.

When you see the forest, Obama is all evergreen, while McCain is a lone Bristlecone Pine, stubbornly resisting the weathering of time.
About Barack Obama
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

A(nother) personal attack on Tom Brokaw

If you haven't figured it out by now, I don't care much for Tom Brokaw. I think he's a hack. I've always thought he was a hack. He is one of the first of the Actors-Playing-Journalist, and he's never even been good at that. I put him in the same class as I do McCain. Both men a trying very hard to pretend that they good at what they are pretending to do, but in both cases they fail in their pretense as much as in the purpose of their roles.

McCain pretends that he's an honest "maverick", even though his record clearly shows that he's a corrupt, compulsive liar, easily bought off with a pittance. He's suddenly a maverick when he pretends to buck his party once or twice (only after that party bucked - more like 'fucked') him first? McCain is a fraud and a liar. Pity on those who are too blind or stupid to see that.

Brokaw, on the same hand, pretends that he's a ruff and gruff newsman, when in fact he is just a smarmy actor poorly performing as a newsman, much like Stone Phillips. Apparently, if you have enough "gravitas", you can fool people into thinking you know what you're talking about. Stephen Colbert has put the truthiness to that power, whereas Brokaw has only sought power.

Now we recently learned that recently Brokaw has taken to abusing that power he has so long sought, just like McCain has done with his. Tommy Boy took to shoving some folks around at NBC to force Olbermann and Tweety off of anchor positions recently because he didn't like that they were speaking unwelcome truths about his good friend John McCain, the war hero. (You should know that Brokaw has a hard-on for war heroes, as I've mentioned before. Read his books to find out, but get them from the library so as not to give that overpaid blowhard any more money that he doesn't deserve.) In their place, Tommy has proferred his pathetic minion, David Gregory. I'll save my vitriol for Gregory for a later post.

Believe it or not, I actually rank Brokaw and Gregory in that muck that inexplicably exists beneath the bottom-feeders like Hannity and O'Reilly. See, Hannity and O'Reilly may say that they are "fair and balanced journalists" with tongues firmly planted in their cheeks, knowing full well that the entire statement is completely false. But they don't pretend to be fair, nor balanced, nor even journalists.

Conversely, Brokaw - and Gregroy - say and pretend that they are fair and balanaced, when in fact they are neither. And they are not journalists in the true sense of the word. That is far and away worse, because they are on that same level as McCain and W. They claim to be worthy of respect, and claim to be doing hard and ungratifying work, and they martyr themselves on the crosses of false humility and imagined moral superiority, when all the while their actions betray their true motives of hunger for access and power.

Suffice it to say that I think McCain, Brokaw, Gregory, and George W.
Bush are all cut from the same cloth, and I wouldn't use that cloth to
line a dog's bed.

It is shameful that so many people have been fooled for so long by these callous, craven self-serving power-mongers. It is gratifying to see the twilight setting on the disasterous ruins these abusers have left in their wake. But, it is exciting to see the dawn of a new America rising for people who have struggled long and hard to ensure the Idea of America is never lost, nor stagnant, but always progressing towards the goal of shining brighter as a beacon of hope and prosperity, but most importantly - equality.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Why does McCain take cover behind General Petraeus?

Both candidates, as well as their VPs, reference the war generals in support of their positions. I get that. But there's one glaring point that seems to be lost on most of the media, all of those weak-kneed sycophants struggling day in and day out to keep hidden the appalling truth that they are in fact nothing more than C-rated actors caricaturing journalists. This goes especially for the likes of Tom Brokaw, and that hacknyed, functional retard David Gregory. That point is that every time McCain summons up the Mighty General Petraeus, it is to hide behind his Kevlar apron, and dare - nay, taunt - his adversary and his critics to attack, because to attack McCain when he's cowering like a toothless dog behind the Mighty General is to attack the General. That's a very strange position to take when it is supposed to be the job of our civilian leaders to actually lead the generals.

What does that say about McCain, someone who so dearly wants - and so clearly feels entitled to - the job as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces? Immediate metaphors that come to mind are like a CEO letting the VP of sales call all the shots. Or, a bar owner letting the bartenders call the shots (no pun intended).

McCain is displaying all of the qualities of a weak mid-level manager vying for a shot at the executive position without having a clue as to how the company even works. He seems instead to believe that bravado and bluster is all that is needed to make everyone think you know what you're doing, at least to the point that maybe you'd at least intimidate them enough to fear from challenging you. McCain is NOT displaying any acceptable qualities of someone with true leadership skills.

McCain is, however, really displaying the qualities of a small man still struggling to escape from under the oppressing shadows of bigger men. John Sidney McCain, III still cannot accept that he can never live up to the role he fabricated for himself in an effort to please his father (Junior) and his grandfather, the patriarch.

Sound familiar? We've learned so very painfully what it is like to have a so-called leader abuse America's treasures of blood and fortune to pacify his personal failings as a small man in the eyes of his father. We don't need to tolerate anymore abuse of that sort.

Robert Gibbs Confronts Hannity Over Anti-Semite Guest

Sean Hannity: A noun, a verb, and "Oh my gawd, Obama is a terrorist!"

He's a racist of the most obvious kind. "I'm not anti-Semitic, some of my best friends are Jews."
About Barack Obama
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Palin's ties to Iran

This just gets better by the day.

AIP leaders allege that Vogler (founder of the Alaska Independence Party), who was murdered that year by a fellow secessionist, was taken out by powerful forces in the U.S. before he could reach his U.N. platform. "The United States government would have been deeply embarrassed," by Vogler's U.N. speech, darkly suggests Clark. "And we can't have that, can we?"


Imagine the uproar if Michelle Obama was revealed to have joined a black nationalist party whose founder preached armed secession from the United States and who enlisted the government of Iran in his cause? The Obama campaign would probably not have survived such an explosive revelation. Particularly if Barack Obama himself was videotaped giving the anti-American secessionists his wholehearted support just months ago.

Palin supporters

What a remarkable collection of extraordinarily disgusting, pathetic excuses for human beings. Just watch how they mock Joe Biden for getting choked up about losing his wife and daughter. Palin supporters are hands down some of the vile, despicable, putrescent fat bags ever. We need to win this election so this vermin will disappear into the political wilderness for generations.

Keep the government out of your pants!

How it happened

The best case made so far.

Maverick, Maverick, Maverick!

An ad we can believe in!

Apple Cider vs Apple Vinegar

Sorry, Andrew, McCain used the word LIE. Obama didn't. While there's only spin that makes the distinction between Obama's ad implying McCain lied, tenor and tone puts McCain's use of the word LIE in his Obama attack ad in a category by itself. It's great that you want to keep Obama honest, try being honest yourself first. Don't compare those ads as apples to apples. That's more like apple cider to cider vinegar.

Apple Cider

Apple Vinegar

Palin Klan Rally 1

Up in Ohio

In light of Obama's rising poll numbers in Ohio...

Palin's Klan Rallies

She's got two lined up today in North Florida. Anyone who's been to North Florida knows that it is really more like Southern Georgia and Alabama if you're in the panhandle. So Sarah's Klan rally in Jacksonville would make that Southern Georgia, and Pensacola is more like Alabama. But all across that part of Florida is where you find the toothless inbred folk intermingled with the Country Club clan, but they are all bound by a shared vehement hatred for people of color, and of those whose education surpasses GEDs.

Apologies to the handful of hard-to-find decent people who are trapped in that North Florida nightmare.

Debate Watch

Just putting this out there in advance of the debate tonight. Keep an eye on Brokaw, before/during/after. He has a hard-on for war heroes, even when they aren't. I don't expect a whole lot of fairness from him. He's the type of actor-playing-a-journalist who thinks both sides of an issue need to equal time, even when one side - McCain's side - of the story is complete and utter bullshit.

At least there is one actor-playing-a-journalist who is starting to wake up:

...when you have Candidate A saying the sky is blue, and Candidate B
saying it’s a cloudy day, I look outside and I see, well, it’s a cloudy
day. I should be able to tell my viewers, ‘Candidate A is wrong,
Candidate B is right.’ And not have to say, ‘Well, you decide.’ Then it
would be like I’m an idiot. And I’d be treating the audience like

Monday, October 6, 2008

Citizen Journalism (Blogless)

Obama Exposes John McKeating 5

This site has the potential for being the ultimate political smackdown, and a well-deserved smackdown at that. John McCain is a team captain in the cabal of greedy thieves masquerading as public servants and political aides.

Here's the trailer below, but head over to the site for the full-length video that connects McCain to the current economic crisis, and the trail back to his involvement in that last major financial crisis.