What do Jeremiah Wright and Voldemort Have In Common? October 30, 2008Posted by Robert in Election 08, Humor, Politics.
Tags: Barack Obama, elections, Jeremiah Wright, John McCain, McCain, Obama
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Apparantly both cannot be named. Watch this guy squirm.
Grow a pair, McCain surrogate.
McCain Campaign Muzzles Muslim McCain Supporter October 21, 2008Posted by Robert in Election 08, Humor, Politics.
Tags: Barack Obama, Biden, Campaign Rally, Daniel Zubairi, elections, Islam, Joe Biden, John McCain, McCain, Muslim, Obama, Palin, Racism, Sarah Palin, Vote
Meet Daniel Zubairi, a grassroots organizer for the McCain/Palin Campaign. Above you’ll see Daniel bravely speak out against the hatred being spewed by one of a bunch of bad apples that have been making the McCain rallies sound a lot like some other rallies that you can find in old news reels.
Daniel confronts 2 people that are handing out stickers and spewing lies about Barack Obama being connected to radical Islam and Communism. As an Muslim and a McCain campaign organizer, Daniel really sticks it to them and says in no uncertain terms that they do not represent the views of the campaign and the campaign does not condone their actions.
Wonderful! This is just the kind of straight-talk that I would expect from the McCain campaign. The only problem is, the campaign is not allowing Daniel to speak to the press.
Wow. Just when they get a chance to allow an official representative of the campaign to speak out against hatred, fear and lies as a campaign tactic, they muzzle him.
I thought McCain said he was proud of the people at his rallies? I agree that it’s foolish to judge a candidate based on the lowest of his supporters. I’m sure that Obama has radical Islamic supporters just like McCain has White Supremacist supporters. But I’m positive that if the press wanted to interview an official member of the Obama campaign that confronted a group of radical Islamics at an Obama rally, they would be allowed. Why is the McCain campaign extending it’s theme of press black-outs? It hasn’t worked with Sarah Palin, and it’s certainly not going to work with a like-able character like Daniel.
Let Daniel Speak!
Debate #3 – A good day to be a plumber. October 16, 2008Posted by Robert in Election 08, Humor, Politics, Television.
Tags: Barack Obama, Joe, Joe Biden, Joe The Plumber, John McCain, Obama, Palin, Plumbers, Presidential Debates, Presidential Elections, Sarah Palin, Taxes
Well, the third and last Presidential Debate has come and gone. Only 20 short days till Americans across the country will file into tiny closets with curtains and little switches and decide the fate of the free world. We’re in the most trying economic time in our country since men with curly mustaches were jumping out of windows in the thirties. We continue to lose lives of our finest and bravest citizens in deserts half a world away. Osama Bin Laden is still breathing. We can’t seem to figure out how to provide fair and comprehensive healthcare to all our citizens.
But what subject seemed to be on the minds of the 2 candidates more than any other during the debates tonight?
That’s right. Joe is f’ng famous for asking Barack Obama about his tax policy about a week ago. He is now a household name. Well, a household first name and then a profession. But you really have to give it to Barack. Maybe Joe is not voting for him still, but Barack took 5 minutes and answered his question in a clear, concise manner that did not pander to him or insult his intelligence.
Here is a short impression of Joe when he first heard his name mentioned tonight.
Joe was mentioned by John McCain no less than 24 times and by Barack Obama 4 times. I really hope that’s enough. Because I really can’t make a decision about a candidates position until the 34th or 35th time they run something into the ground.
If you want to score this debate, I’d call it a clean sweep by Obama. Sure McCain got in a really good line about Barack tying him to Bush. Even I gave him style points when he said “If you wanted to run against Bush you should have ran 4 years ago”. But still, Obama remained his calm, cool and collected self. McCain still looked creepy when he smiled or laughed. And frankly Obama won the I look and act presidential contest.
Again, both candidates performances I’m sure really sat well with their bases. But the independents are simply not going to go for a guy they don’t want to look at for the next 4-8 years. It’s sad, but true. No matter what their stance on the issues, Barack looks like a president and John looks like that uncle you avoid at parties.
The Exact Moment That Decided This Election October 8, 2008Posted by Robert in Election 08, Humor, Politics, Television.
Tags: Barack Obama, Biden, Debate, Democrats, Healthcare, Iraq, Joe Biden, John McCain, McCain, Obama, Palin, Presidential Debate, Republicans, Sarah Palin, That One
There have been many gaffes during this campaign. Both Republicans and Democrats have put their feet in their collective mouths more times than one blog can cover.
But McCain managed, in 3 short seconds, to (at least in my humble estimation) loose his last remaining chance at winning this election and the last remaining shred of respect that I had for him.
Here’s what he did.
Oh. My. Rude. Senator.
I really can’t think of a time where I’ve had such an appalled reaction while watching television. Well, maybe season 2 of HEROES. But my wife, myself and I’m sure a great many American’s all shared a collective “WTF” moment when the Arizona senator referred to his opponent as “That One”.
I mean good Lord. Barack Obama has a title, sir. It is “Senator”. Just like yours is. You could have probably gotten away with “my opponent”, “Barack” or even “Barack-man Turner Overdrive”. But “That One”? Hell ta’ tha’ no.
I will now offer at no charge a retort for Senator Obama to use during the 3rd and final debate.
Who was it that voted with the Bush Administration over 90% of the time? Who was having cake with Bush while people drowned en masse in the wake of Katrina? Who can’t smile without it looking really, really creepy? You may not be able to guess, but it’s “Gramps” over there.
Use it in good health, Senator Obama and feel free to thank me later after your inauguration.
Hey McCain!! Cheer Up Gloomy Gus! September 30, 2008Posted by Robert in Election 08, Humor, Politics.
Tags: Barack Obama, Democrats, Emo, Emo McCain, Emobama, Homestar, Homestar Runner, John McCain, McCain, Obama, Oil, Palin, Republicans, Sarah Palin, Strong Sad
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The video above contains a recent gaffe that McCain made while discussing US independence from foreign oil. He makes the mistake of saying that we need to end our dependence on oil provided by “Hugo Chavez or other parts of the Middle East” that can be easily destabilized.
Now of course he made a goof. But honestly that’s not what I’m talking about here. I’m sure he knows that Venezuela is not in the Middle East.
What I want to draw your attention to, is how freaking sad he looks. It’s as if all the wind has been taken out of his sails. Sure he’s down in the polls since this financial crisis has been the topic of choice in the MSM and the campaign trail alike. Sure he’s getting some flack from even the most conservative republicans for choosing Sarah Palin as his running mate. Sure, he programmed his Tivo wrong and it taped “John and Kate Plus 8” instead of the John Wayne marathon on AMC. But is that any reason to look like a sad sack?
If you’re not happy, then embrace your unhappiness and tell us about it. Don’t worry about being seen as grumpy, It’s ok. Grumpy is cool now. Maybe you can capture the emo vote.
Good Depression? GOOD DEPRESSION? Screw that, this is gonna be the best depression ever!! September 29, 2008Posted by Robert in Humor, Politics.
Tags: CNBC, Democrats, Dow Jones, Financial Crisis, House, House of Representatives, Ira Glass, Pelosi, Public Radio, Republicans, Stock Market, Sub Prime, Sub Prime Meltdown, This American Life, Wall Street
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So how the hell did we get here? As I type, the Dow is down over 600 points and the house has failed to pass the bailout bill that everyone except an overwhelming amount of normal Americans believe we need. Sure, this is most likely just a very scared market working it’s way though a whole lot of bureaucratic uncertainty, but in case
Democrats are once again blaming the Republican’s for not getting their party unified. Republicans are once again blaming the Democrats because they feel that the bill that was put forth was lacking any real substance and would end up doing more harm than good.
Of course, the answer lies somewhere in the middle. But that’s always the trick isn’t it?
While you’re waiting to see what’s to come of your 401(k), perhaps you’re still a little confused as to why you’re in this situation if you’re like the majority of Americans who do their jobs and pay their taxes on time and are just looking to live comfortably.
Well very (very, very, very) good folks over at Public Radio International’s “This American Life” put together a wonderful program called “The Giant Pool of Money” that does a wonderful job explaining exactly what happened to bring us here. It goes through the sub-prime debacle with enough interesting narrative to please the easily bored and enough hard facts and figures to please the more analytical among us. It’s a bit long for you short attention span web 2.0 types, but it might just be the most important thing you did today to better understand the situation that the world markets have found themselves in.
Best of all, you can listen to it in it’s entirety here.
And please do listen, because then you will know and knowing is half the battle.