Sunday, August 31, 2008

Today's Sermon: Crucified Frog Angers Pope


Never mind that the crucified frog is a work of art.

Never mind that it's a "self-portrait of the artist 'in a state of profound crisis.'"

Never mind that the exhibiting "museum's governing committee decided 'by a clear majority' to keep it on display."

Never mind that the guy screaming the loudest (and writing to Il Papa for help fighting the frog) is a politician:

Franz Pahl, president of the regional council, said the work was "not art but a blasphemy and a disgusting piece of trash that offends many people."

--snip--

Alois Lageder, the museum's director, told The Independent, "The controversy has been exploited by politicians including Mr Pahl for electoral reasons. It's true the pressure was heavy but we are an autonomous museum and we have taken our decision. The work aroused a lot of argument among visitors, many liked it and many disliked it – but the public row was merely political. And it has gone on long enough."

Thus endeth today's sermon.

Go forth today and consider the motives behind those who cry, "Blasphemy" at every possible turn. How proud this poltician must feel, having moved the Pope to action!

Wait a minute.

Proverbs 26:12 Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Just think about it.

I mean it, damn it!





Number of days since Donna Brazile promised to leave the party if superdelegates decided the Dem nominee:







Donna has known for a long time now that superdelegates would be necessary for any Dem candidate to win the nomination this year. Ask Donna when she intends to keep her promise.
Don't hold your breath awaiting a reply.


Here's Donna now...



"For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are."
-Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)




Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- and and

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Silly Saturday: Rule #1


When you dress up like a bad-ass black metal band dude to have your picture taken...




... Make sure your fly is zipped.

Have a Silly Saturday! And check out the rest of the Ridiculous Black Metal Band Photos Of The Day (from List of The Day, of course).





Number of days since Donna Brazile promised to leave the party if superdelegates decided the Dem nominee:







Donna has known for a long time now that superdelegates would be necessary for any Dem candidate to win the nomination this year. Ask Donna when she intends to keep her promise.
Don't hold your breath awaiting a reply.


Here's Donna now...



"For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are."
-Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)




Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- and and

Friday, August 29, 2008

Obama's Still One Step Behind (Fictional) President Andrew Shepherd


Alas. Obama's speech was not the one I was waiting for.

Obama (last night):

"It’s not that John McCain doesn’t care, it’s that he doesn’t get it.”

Andrew Shepherd (fictional film president):

"I've known Bob Rumson for years. And I've been operating under the assumption that the reason Bob devotes so much time and energy to shouting at the rain was that he simply didn't get it. Well, I was wrong. Bob's problem isn't that he doesn't get it. Bob's problem is that he can't sell it!"

Here's the Democratic nominee we're all still waiting for:




And here's the transcript of this scene (from The American President):

Reporter: Robyn, will the President ever respond to Senator Rumson's question about being a member of the American Civil Liberties Union?

President Shepherd: Yes, he will. Good morning. [Members of the White House Press Corps begin to rise] It's alright. Please keep your seats. Good morning.

For the last couple of months, Senator Rumson has suggested that being President of this country was, to a certain extent, about character. And although I've not been willing to engage in his attacks on me, I have been here three years and three days, and I can tell you without hesitation: Being President of this country is entirely about character.

For the record, yes, I am a card-carrying member of the ACLU, but the more important question is "Why aren't you, Bob?" Now this is an organization whose sole purpose is to defend the Bill of Rights, so it naturally begs the question, why would a senator, his party's most powerful spokesman and a candidate for President, choose to reject upholding the constitution? Now if you can answer that question, folks, then you're smarter than I am, because I didn't understand it until a few hours ago.

America isn't easy. America is advanced citizenship. You've gotta want it bad, 'cause it's gonna put up a fight. It's gonna say, "You want free speech? Let's see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who's standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours." You want to claim this land as the land of the free? Then the symbol of your country cannot just be a flag. The symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest. Now show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms.

Then you can stand up and sing about the land of the free.

I've known Bob Rumson for years. And I've been operating under the assumption that the reason Bob devotes so much time and energy to shouting at the rain was that he simply didn't get it. Well, I was wrong. Bob's problem isn't that he doesn't get it. Bob's problem is that he can't sell it!


We have serious problems to solve, and we need serious people to solve them. And whatever your particular problem is, I promise you Bob Rumson is not the least bit interested in solving it. He is interested in two things, and two things only: making you afraid of it, and telling you who's to blame for it. That, ladies and gentlemen, is how you win elections. You gather a group of middle age, middle class, middle income voters who remember with longing an easier time, and you talk to them about family, and American values and character, and you wave an old photo of the President's girlfriend and you scream about patriotism. You tell them she's to blame for their lot in life. And you go on television and you call her a whore.

Sydney Ellen Wade has done nothing to you, Bob. She has done nothing but put herself through school, represent the interests of public school teachers, and lobby for the safety of our natural resources. You want a character debate, Bob? You better stick with me, 'cause Sydney Ellen Wade is way out of your league.

I've loved two women in my life. I lost one to cancer. And I lost the other 'cause I was so busy keeping my job, I forgot to do my job. Well, that ends right now.

Tomorrow morning the White House is sending a bill to Congress for it's consideration. It's White House Resolution 455, an energy bill requiring a twenty percent reduction of the emission of fossil fuels over the next ten years. It is by far the most aggressive stride ever taken in the fight to reverse the effects of global warming. The other piece of legislation is the crime bill. As of today, it no longer exists. I'm throwing it out. I'm throwing it out and writing a law that makes sense. You cannot address crime prevention without getting rid of assault weapons and hand guns. I consider them a threat to national security, and I will go door to door if I have to, but I'm gonna convince Americans that I'm right, and I'm gonna get the guns.

We've got serious problems, and we need serious people. And if you want to talk about character, Bob, you'd better come at me with more than a burning flag and a membership card. If you want to talk about character and American values, fine. Just tell me where and when, and I'll show up. This a time for serious people, Bob, and your fifteen minutes are up.

My name is Andrew Shepherd, and I AM the President.

The American President was released in 1995, just in time to mirror the upcoming 1996 Clinton v Dole election.

Fast forward 13 years...

It's not that John McCain "doesn't get it." (Insulting the age/ mental capacity of your opponent --and millions of senior voters-- is pretty stupid in 2008.)

It's not even that John McCain "can't sell it." (False, though the claims may be, "selling" more tax cuts --especially in this horrible economic state-- is very appealing to millions of uninformed voters.)

It's that Obama is still too busy trying to sell himself to his own party.

Maybe Obama's the one who just doesn't get it.




Number of days since Donna Brazile promised to leave the party if superdelegates decided the Dem nominee:







Donna has known for a long time now that superdelegates would be necessary for any Dem candidate to win the nomination this year. Ask Donna when she intends to keep her promise.
Don't hold your breath awaiting a reply.


Here's Donna now...



"For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are."
-Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)




Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- and and

Thursday, August 28, 2008

In Which Keith Olbermann's Head Explodes (Off Camera)


Obviously, Keith Olbermann hadn't heard Obama's campaign manager, David Plouffe, declare the demise of Howard Dean's 50-state strategy and the birth of the new & improved Obama 18-state strategy (the states Clinton won + Illinois?)... before he got into this primetime shovel battle with Joe "Don't Ask About The Dead Girl" Scarborough:




Never underestimate a lying, cheating Republican, Keith.

Bonus: It sucks to be the other 32 states (or the 39, if you quote Barack Obama's count).

The obvious reason for dumping those extraneous states?

Money, Honey.




Number of days since Donna Brazile promised to leave the party if superdelegates decided the Dem nominee:







Donna has known for a long time now that superdelegates would be necessary for any Dem candidate to win the nomination this year. Ask Donna when she intends to keep her promise.
Don't hold your breath awaiting a reply.


Here's Donna now...



"For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are."
-Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)




Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- and and

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

DNC Convention: I See Immature People!


Update: #3 Denver's Men In Blue (The Best Of The Best... With Honors) Treat Women With Such Respect!



***

If anyone has a link to photos or screencaps of Michelle Obama scowling during Senator Clinton's speech last night, please leave a comment. Sugar says Michelle "barely parted her lips during the whole speech she was so visibly disgusted with Hillary up on that big stage."

Anyway, here are the first immature people pics I saw this morning...

#1 Kool-Aid Overdose Alert!




Put the pitcher down, Darlin', and step away from the kiddies' table.

#2 What's so funny, Barky?




File Obama's reaction to my reaction under...




...'Cause if he treats Senator Clinton like that, he'd treat me like that, too.

Thanks for the gif, Uppity!




Number of days since Donna Brazile promised to leave the party if superdelegates decided the Dem nominee:







Donna has known for a long time now that superdelegates would be necessary for any Dem candidate to win the nomination this year. Ask Donna when she intends to keep her promise.
Don't hold your breath awaiting a reply.


Here's Donna now...



"For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are."
-Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)




Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- and and

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Bill Clinton Told To Give A Book Report On Obama's National Security Strength


Who has the nerve to assign a speech topic to the only 2-term Dem president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt, for cryin' out loud?

DENVER, Colorado (CNN) – Bill Clinton is perplexed and, frankly, not happy that he was asked to speak about national security Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention and not about the economy, the issue that he rode to the White House at another time of economic peril, a source close to the former president said Monday.

Here's the funniest part:

If history is any guide, it’s unlikely the Obama staff will know exactly what Clinton will say before he says it.

Another Democratic source who is involved in reviewing the convention speeches this year, and has in years past, said that unlike most other speakers, Bill Clinton's speech generally “comes in when he does — on a detachable drive and into the prompter.”

Detachable drive = X.

The Bill Clinton X factor shouldn't distress the Obamapods, should it? After all, who knows how to beat Republicans better that the Big Dog? I would love it if President Clinton's speech began like this:

The name of the book about which
This book report is about is
Barack Obama which is about this
Guy whose national security experience is a fairy tale.
I find him very-
I like the part where-
It's a-

He reminds me of "Robin Hood"
And the part where Little John jumped from the rock
To the Sheriff of Nottingham's back.
And then Robin and everyone swung from the trees
In a sudden surprise attack.
And they captured the sheriff and all of his goods
And they carried him back to their camp in the woods
And the sheriff was guest at their dinner and all
But he wriggled away and he sounded the call
And his men rushed in and the arrows flew-
Obama will sort of do that kind of thing too.

Hey, Obama!

You piss on the Big Dog at your own peril, Idiot.





Number of days since Donna Brazile promised to leave the party if superdelegates decided the Dem nominee:







Donna has known for a long time now that superdelegates would be necessary for any Dem candidate to win the nomination this year. Ask Donna when she intends to keep her promise.
Don't hold your breath awaiting a reply.


Here's Donna now...



"For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are."
-Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)




Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- and and

Monday, August 25, 2008

Wow! Just Wow! Obama Really Doesn't Want My Vote


A tale of 3 reasons...

#1

August 24, 2008

Full voting rights restored to Florida and Michigan
Posted: 03:42 PM ET

DENVER, Colorado (CNN) – In another bid to restore party unity, the Democratic National Committee voted unanimously Sunday to restore full convention voting rights to Florida and Michigan delegates.

The move, which had been sought by former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton since shortly after the primary season began, was endorsed by presumptive nominee Barack Obama last month.

Now that the Obama/Dean/Brazile/Pelosi party coup is a done deal, I'm supposed to hop aboard the "Every Dem Will Now Vote For Obama" unity pony?

#2

Aug. 24, 2008 – 8:25 p.m.

Hill Leaders Press Clintons for More Obama Enthusiasm

Democratic congressional leaders said Sunday they would settle for nothing less than enthusiastic, unambiguous rhetoric from Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton encouraging their supporters to rally to Barack Obama ’s presidential candidacy and quell talk of party disunity.

#3

Delegate says Jones called her 'Uncle Tom'

August 25, 2008

DENVER -- A black Hillary Clinton delegate on Sunday accused state Senate President Emil Jones of calling her an "Uncle Tom."

Jones -- Barack Obama's political mentor -- denied using the racially loaded slur against Chicago political consultant Delmarie Cobb, but two aldermen who said they witnessed the Saturday night exchange back up Cobb's account.

"Last night, I was called an 'Uncle Tom' by Emil Jones in the lobby of the hotel, right in front of [Ald.] Freddrenna Lyle and [Ald.] Leslie Hairston and [Ald.] Latasha Thomas," said Cobb, a member of Clinton's Illinois Steering Committee. "I walked over to him and asked him, 'What did you just call me?'"

Congrats, Barack America!

You've helped create the most divided party possible.

And you obviously don't want my vote.






Number of days since Donna Brazile promised to leave the party if superdelegates decided the Dem nominee:







Donna has known for a long time now that superdelegates would be necessary for any Dem candidate to win the nomination this year. Ask Donna when she intends to keep her promise.
Don't hold your breath awaiting a reply.


Here's Donna now...



"For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are."
-Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)




Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- and and

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Today's Sermon: Hallmark Goes Gay... Sort Of


Hallmark cards are usually the lame, stale, and one-baby's breath-over-the-line, cutsie ones in the greeting card aisle. The most cringe-inducing cards they produce are the Precious Moments ones, like this...




Imagine, then, my surprise to read this:



Now on the Hallmark aisle: Gay marriage cards

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Most states don't recognize gay marriage — but now Hallmark does.

The nation's largest greeting card company is rolling out same-sex wedding cards — featuring two tuxedos, overlapping hearts or intertwined flowers, with best wishes inside. "Two hearts. One promise," one says.

Hallmark added the cards after California joined Massachusetts as the only U.S. states with legal gay marriage. A handful of other states have recognized same-sex civil unions.

The language inside the cards is neutral, with no mention of wedding or marriage, making them also suitable for a commitment ceremony. Hallmark says the move is a response to consumer demand, not any political pressure.

Yes, the cards are still lame. (Click the link above to see the rainbow hearts example.)

But they actually exist now. In the oh, so acceptable greeting card aisle.

Thus endeth today's sermon.

Go forth today and consider how it must feel to be acknowledged --finally-- as a human being... by the greeting card industry.

And ask yourself how you would feel if you were ignored by Hallmark or any other company.

Just think about it.

I mean it, damn it!




Number of days since Donna Brazile promised to leave the party if superdelegates decided the Dem nominee:







Donna has known for a long time now that superdelegates would be necessary for any Dem candidate to win the nomination this year. Ask Donna when she intends to keep her promise.
Don't hold your breath awaiting a reply.


Here's Donna now...



"For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are."
-Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)




Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- and and

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Silly Saturday: Long Live The Olympians!




Here's the link.

I can't take the instant sound feature on this video any longer.


Have a silly Saturday...

But don't try this at home, y'all!





Number of days since Donna Brazile promised to leave the party if superdelegates decided the Dem nominee:







Donna has known for a long time now that superdelegates would be necessary for any Dem candidate to win the nomination this year. Ask Donna when she intends to keep her promise.
Don't hold your breath awaiting a reply.


Here's Donna now...



"For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are."
-Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)




Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- and and

Friday, August 22, 2008

Oops! Obama Forgot How Many Houses He's Bought



Obama's attacking John McCain for "forgetting" how many houses he and Cindy own.

Yeah, McCain is old. We get it. Old people are befuddled, and Obama is a whipper-snapping 47 years old. Yada yada yada. Like that crap worked when Dems used it against Reagan in 1980 and again in 1984. Anyway, back to today...

Oops! Back in 2007, Obama explained his Rezko house deal:

For the record . . .

Dissecting the explanation of White House hopeful Barack Obama for dealing with the shady Tony Rezko;

• During an interview broadcast Sunday on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulous," Democratic White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama was asked to explain why he had a "blind spot" and went to Tony Rezko -- under investigation for corruption at the time -- for assistance in buying a house and an adjacent parcel.

Obama: "Well, you know, I think that, you know, we had bought a house for the first time and, you know, we were trying to figure out how to set the whole thing up and, you know, this is somebody that I had known for some time. It was an aboveboard legal transaction. I paid more than the price of the property that I purchased and so the assumption was that this was all aboveboard."

Well said, except that this was not the first time Obama went through the process of buying a residence. Obama and his wife bought a condominium in Hyde Park before purchasing their mansion in Kenwood.

If Obama can't even remember how many houses he's bought (the answer is 2), is he befuddled, too?

Glass houses, Barky!




Number of days since Donna Brazile promised to leave the party if superdelegates decided the Dem nominee:







Donna has known for a long time now that superdelegates would be necessary for any Dem candidate to win the nomination this year. Ask Donna when she intends to keep her promise.
Don't hold your breath awaiting a reply.


Here's Donna now...



"For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are."
-Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)




Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- and and

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Obama: "Pay No Attention To My Brother In His Hovel!"



Barky O's hovel-dwelling brother lives on $1 a day.

While the bodysurfing Hawaii/ Harvard/ Chicago/ Washington DC Obama brother complains about the high cost of arugula, his brother George lives in a tin hut outside Nairobi, Kenya (Look left).

Just last Saturday, Barky had this to say during the Saddleback religious forum:

Obama told the Rev. Rick Warren that "we still don't abide by that basic precept of Matthew: that whatever you do for the least of my brothers, you do for me.

"That basic principle applies to poverty. It applies to racism and sexism; it applies to not thinking about providing ladders of opportunity for people to get into the middle class."

By the way, Obama's brother is not now --and has never been-- "lost."

Barky wrote (in his plural autobiographies) about meeting George twice; hence, George is not a long lost relative.

I could understand Barky's indifference if George had chosen not to share his plight with his family. (We all have family members whose personal circumstances are unknown to us at any given time.)

I could even understand Barky's indifference, were he just an average guy living in Chicago and working with William Ayers.

But I have a hard time believing that a sitting US senator --who has been running for president for years-- doesn't bother to check up on his family members (especially a brother), even for political purposes.

Usually, it's the family member who embarrasses the candidate.

Not this time.

Truly heavy sigh.




Number of days since Donna Brazile promised to leave the party if superdelegates decided the Dem nominee:







Donna has known for a long time now that superdelegates would be necessary for any Dem candidate to win the nomination this year. Ask Donna when she intends to keep her promise.
Don't hold your breath awaiting a reply.


Here's Donna now...



"For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are."
-Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)




Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- and and

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Random Minnesota News: Invasion Of The Opodpeople!


Who's running this year's Dem Defeat Fest, anyway?

Purely by accident, I noticed Minnesota mentioned several times in the news this morning:

In Minnesota, Obama Leads By Two

A new Survey USA poll in Minnesota shows Senator Obama leading Senator McCain by two points, 47% to 45%. Since that’s within the margin of error, the race in the Gopher state is effectively a dead heat.

Ouch. Is BarryBarack H. SoetorObama determined to follow in the footsteps of Humphrey and Mondale, or is he just ignoring the need to campaign there?

The next random news item was a front page story in The Minnesota Independent this morning:




Wow! Al Franken has successfully cut Norm Coleman's lead in half before Labor Day and could unseat the Republican bastard in November! Cool!

But Wait. There's more. From The Star Tribune:

Franken to make quick trip to Denver

The DFL candidate for Senate will be at Monday's opener and will speak to the Minnesota delegation, but then will return home and spend the week at the State Fair.

National conventions are often used to cast a spotlight on a party's up-and-comers, and even off-hour slots are fought over.

But noticeable by his absence from the Democratic podium next week in Denver will be Minnesota U.S. Senate candidate Al Franken, who is not expected to be among the featured speakers.

Too bad that Franken time can't be found in Denver. Oh, well. I'm sure Obama tried to fit in as many downticket-campaigning Dems as possible. Right?

Wrong. Keep reading.

There was also this little extra-added attraction about Minnesota this morning, just for the hell of it, I guess:




OK, no biggie. Right? We all know that the Obama campaign is bending over backwards to prove that they don't really hate women... just Senator Clinton. Congrats, Obama Superdelegate Amy!

While it's really cool and all that Amy K. is sharing the DNC convention stage (even though she's not up for re-election until 2010)... Minnesota obviously needs a bit more Obamattention this year. Right, Obama?

Maybe a little downticket targeting by the DNC?

Nope. Back in June, Obama started replacing state-level Dem campaign workers in Iowa and Colorado with his own Opodpeople:

By mid-June the Obama campaign had deployed its own staff to Iowa to lead its general election campaign here, a move that is typical for a presidential nominee. But Obama's campaign began to assign organizers to parts of the state where the coordinated campaign already had a presence, and insiders began to wonder why. In the past week and a half, the answer to that question has been slowly revealed.

Obama's campaign demanded that its own staff replace existing staff in places where there was overlap and cast aside several opportunities to cooperate with down-ticket candidates between now and November, another source familiar with the negotiations said. Essentially, the state coordinated campaign was disbanded and replaced by the Obama campaign organization.(...)

The situation mirrors what happened in Colorado, where the Obama campaign announced last last month it would not be joining the state's coordinated campaign and instead would operate alongside it.

And... you guessed it. It's also happening in Minnesota.

Now do you understand why the DNC is having trouble raising money? Word of the Opodpeople replacements has to be getting out. And that doesn't inspire me to open up the checkbook. How about you?

Replacing state Dems with Opodpeople could also explain why... suddenly... Obama and McCain are statistically tied in some states.

Think about it. All those "bitter" state Dems being replaced overnight. Probably not too happy with the DNC... or Obama right now.

By the way, If this is Howard Dean's idea of a 50-state strategy...

Screw that!





Number of days since Donna Brazile promised to leave the party if superdelegates decided the Dem nominee:







Donna has known for a long time now that superdelegates would be necessary for any Dem candidate to win the nomination this year. Ask Donna when she intends to keep her promise.
Don't hold your breath awaiting a reply.


Here's Donna now...



"For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are."
-Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)




Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- and and

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Jerusalem Post Pwns Obama






Ouch! This is gonna hurt Baby Jesus Obama. No matter, Obots. Fools rush in... and all that jazz.

Some choice words from The Jerusalem Post... and Obama famously says that "words matter." Oh, yeah. "Just words" weren't even Obama's original "words," either. Remember?

First, the title:

The audacity of resume-padding (or, why Obama makes things up)

Next, some descriptive language:

His résumé is, so to speak, paper-thin.

His claims of accomplishment that are so patently inflated

While his résumé titles are impressive, his actual accomplishments are weak.

He has spent years coasting on charisma without doing any heavy work.

He pads his résumé--stretching the truth here, stealing credit there, and creating the illusion of achievement during his lackadaisical, undistinguished tenure in previous jobs.

He remains a man of proven charisma, but unproven skill--and not for lack of opportunity.

For twenty years, Obama has walked the floors of the most prestigious institutions in the nation, but has left no footprints other than those from his runs for whatever office came next.

Obama has accomplished nothing noteworthy despite the golden opportunities and positions he's had; why should we believe he'd be a different man in the White House?

Yes, there are specific examples of Obama's lies and distortions. Read the rest and convince me that Howard Dean, Donna Brazile, and Nancy Pelosi aren't leading us down a dangerous path. Way past the "Don't Go Beyond This Point" sign.

If you can.

Truly heavy sigh.





Number of days since Donna Brazile promised to leave the party if superdelegates decided the Dem nominee:







Donna has known for a long time now that superdelegates would be necessary for any Dem candidate to win the nomination this year. Ask Donna when she intends to keep her promise.
Don't hold your breath awaiting a reply.


Here's Donna now...



"For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are."
-Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)




Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- and and

Monday, August 18, 2008

Hey, Obama! Will God Appoint Judges In Your Administration?


... If you can't bring yourself to take a stand on a woman's right not to have a baby (and let God decide when life begins)...

Will God be appointing judges and making policy decisions if you're elected?

How's that going to work?



And why weren't you prepared to answer a question on abortion from a freakin' fundie at a freakin' fundie forum in freakin' Orange fundie County?

Hm. Let's watch Senator Clinton answer the same question...




Too bad. So sad, Barack...

That you didn't get to hear Senator Clinton answer the question first this time, thereby giving you time to formulate your slightly-different answer.

The fact that she did answer the first question in 5 out of six debates for you should've given your followers pause.

Obama's on his own now, Obots. And he's not off to a stellar start.





Number of days since Donna Brazile promised to leave the party if superdelegates decided the Dem nominee:







Donna has known for a long time now that superdelegates would be necessary for any Dem candidate to win the nomination this year. Ask Donna when she intends to keep her promise.
Don't hold your breath awaiting a reply.


Here's Donna now...



"For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are."
-Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)




Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- and and

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Today's Sermon: Words Matter


It's easy to see why this short film won at Cannes:





"Have compassion. I am blind." v "Today is a beautiful day, and I can't see it."

What a strange world we live in!

Thus endeth today's sermon.

Go forth today and consider which words compel you to act.

Just think about it.

I mean it, damn it!





Number of days since Donna Brazile promised to leave the party if superdelegates decided the Dem nominee:







Donna has known for a long time now that superdelegates would be necessary for any Dem candidate to win the nomination this year. Ask Donna when she intends to keep her promise.
Don't hold your breath awaiting a reply.


Here's Donna now...



"For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are."
-Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)




Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- and and

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Silly Saturday


Come on. You know you want to.

Click it.


PLAY



Wasn't that fun?

Have a silly Saturday!





Number of days since Donna Brazile promised to leave the party if superdelegates decided the Dem nominee:







Donna has known for a long time now that superdelegates would be necessary for any Dem candidate to win the nomination this year. Ask Donna when she intends to keep her promise.
Don't hold your breath awaiting a reply.


Here's Donna now...



"For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are."
-Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)




Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- and and

Friday, August 15, 2008

Never Forget: The DNC Tried To Stop FDR's Floor Vote, Too!


Remember Al Smith?

Here's a refresher for you:

Smith felt slighted by Roosevelt during Roosevelt's governorship. They became rivals for the 1932 Democratic presidential nomination. At the convention, Smith's animus toward Roosevelt was so great, he put aside longstanding rivalries and managed to work with William McAdoo and William Randolph Hearst to block FDR's nomination for several ballots. This unlikely coalition fell apart when Smith refused to work on finding a compromise candidate, and instead maneuvered to make himself the nominee. After losing the nomination, Smith begrudgingly campaigned for Roosevelt in 1932. When President Roosevelt began pursuing the liberal policies of his New Deal, Smith began to work with the opposition. Smith believed the New Deal was a betrayal of good-government Progressive ideals, and ran counter to the goal of close cooperation with business. Along with other prominent conservative Democrats, in 1934 he became a leader of the American Liberty League, the focus of political opposition to Roosevelt's New Deal. Smith supported the Republican presidential candidates Alfred M. Landon in the 1936 election and Wendell Willkie in the 1940 election.

About that FDR convention floor vote mess...




Imagine what might've been, had Smith defeated Roosevelt for the nomination. William Randolph Hearst controlling the economy?

Yikes!

Fast forward to today...

Howard's a coward, Donna's demented, and Barry's body surfing.

By the way, I just read that as few as 59 delegates (and no more than 100) currently separate Obama and Clinton.

And I'm supposed to believe that Barry really wants Clinton to get a floor vote?

Oh, right. Sure.




Number of days since Donna Brazile promised to leave the party if superdelegates decided the Dem nominee:







Donna has known for a long time now that superdelegates would be necessary for any Dem candidate to win the nomination this year. Ask Donna when she intends to keep her promise.
Don't hold your breath awaiting a reply.


Here's Donna now...



"For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are."
-Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)




Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- and and

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Ditzkrieg Alert: Brooke Belittles Women Candidates


For some reason, Ditzkrieg is the first word my German major mind came up with to describe the utter idiocy of Hulk Hogan's darling daughter...






The incredible Brookeness of it all, from the horse's mouth:

"I think it's kind of crazy that a woman is running because I think that women deal with a lot of emotions and menopause and PMS and stuff. Like, I'm so moody all the time, I know I couldn't be able to run a country, because I would be crying one day and yelling at people the next day, you know?"

There you have it: if Brooke ("rode hard and put away wet") Hogan can't handle being president, then no other woman can, either!

Thank goodness, Ms. Hogan doesn't vote.





Number of days since Donna Brazile promised to leave the party if superdelegates decided the Dem nominee:







Donna has known for a long time now that superdelegates would be necessary for any Dem candidate to win the nomination this year. Ask Donna when she intends to keep her promise.
Don't hold your breath awaiting a reply.


Here's Donna now...



"For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are."
-Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)




Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- and and

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

MoDo To Hillary: "This Is A Man's Livelihood You're Destroying"


Before you email with heavy sighs, telling me to ignore Maureen Freakin' Dowd... I know. I know. The Queen of the Stale Metaphor has always loved sticking it to the women... and to the men she defines as way too girlie for prime time...





And didn't MoDo call Obama "Legally Blonde" in 2007? Of course, she did.

But this new column reminds me of my years as a teacher, specifically the day when 8 (Count 'Em! 8!) teenage girls complained to the high school principal that a coach had kissed them on the lips, manhandled their butts, and clutched their breasts... and called it "coaching."

Each and every one of them heard these words: "Be careful. This is a man's livelihood you're destroying here."

Stop me if this MoDo column snippet doesn't remind you of a similar scenario in your own memory file:

Hillary feels no guilt about encouraging her supporters to mess up Obama’s big moment, thus undermining his odds of beating John McCain and improving her odds of being the nominee in 2012.

She’s obviously relishing Hillaryworld’s plans to have multiple rallies in Denver, to take out TV and print ads and to hold up signs in the hall that read “Denounce Nobama’s Coronation.”

In a video of a closed California fund-raiser on July 31 that surfaced on YouTube, Hillary was clearly receptive to having her name put in nomination and a roll-call vote.

She said she thought it would be good for party unity if her gals felt “that their voices are heard.” But that’s disingenuous. Hillary was the one who raised the roll-call idea at the end of May with Democrats, who were urging her to face the math. She said she wanted it for Chelsea, oblivious to how such a vote would dim Obama’s star turn.

Hillary's supposed to sit down and shut up?

Hillary's supposed to stand up for the less-qualified candidate?

Hillary doesn't deserve the same roll call votes as Teddy Kennedy and every other male candidate in party history?

I suspect that MoDo wrote this piece of crap in order to fan the flames of party disunity, thereby creating future column inches of "Dem campaign turmoil" for herself. And an Obama victory is the last thing on her mind today.

Now, you can sigh.




Number of days since Donna Brazile promised to leave the party if superdelegates decided the Dem nominee:







Donna has known for a long time now that superdelegates would be necessary for any Dem candidate to win the nomination this year. Ask Donna when she intends to keep her promise.
Don't hold your breath awaiting a reply.


Here's Donna now...



"For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are."
-Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)




Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- and and

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

And Now, A Message From Obama "Fans"...


But first, a message from Obama's daughters:

Obama Girls Give Paris and Brit the Stink-Eye

Posted Aug 12th 2008 5:10AM by TMZ Staff

It's not just John McCain who's trashing Paris Hilton and Britney Spears.

Even Barack Obama's daughters are still totally "down" on the crazazytrains, even though Paris went after their dad's opponent and Britney's keeping her weave intact, finally. "Malia is the first one to change [the channel] if something suddenly comes on that she thinks is inappropriate," says Barack to Marie Claire, whom he spoke to before Celebutardgate.

A while back, the Obama daughters had called everything to do with the 'tards "yuck."

We now return you to today's post, which showcases the intellectual depth of and the critical importance of issues to... Obama fans.

Thanks to Sugar for posting this video on her excellent blog!




Clever.

Very clever!





Number of days since Donna Brazile promised to leave the party if superdelegates decided the Dem nominee:







Donna has known for a long time now that superdelegates would be necessary for any Dem candidate to win the nomination this year. Ask Donna when she intends to keep her promise.
Don't hold your breath awaiting a reply.


Here's Donna now...



"For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are."
-Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)




Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- and and