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August 27th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

I’m watching tonight’s coverage of the convention. Tom Daschle just wrapped up and Bill Clinton is set to speak next. In between them, a musical interlude. And what song has the Obama campaign chosen to set the stage for Bill?
“Chain of Fools”
Hehe. Ah, diplomacy.

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Wanna know who’s having a terrible morning?

August 27th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

Poor Joe Biden, that’s who.
I went to bed shortly after HRC’s epic speech last night and awoke this morning with visions of orange pant-suits and masterful turns of phrase still dancing in my head. I seriously doubt I’m alone.
I really like Joe Biden. I like him A LOT.
But I can’t shake [...]

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Hillary Clinton: Pure, face-melting awesome.

August 26th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Politics

I have no idea where this version of HRC was during the primary, but she just blew the fucking roof off of the Democratic Convention. While Michelle Obama stood by with a tight-lipped grimace etched on her face and Bill Clinton sat there with a look of pure, shit-eating glee on his, Hillary Clinton [...]

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Escalation: Poland agrees to missile shield.

August 14th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

Well, this certainly won’t fan the flames of Russo-American relations:
Poland finally agreed on Thursday to host elements of U.S. global anti-missile system on its territory after Washington improved the terms of the deal amid the Georgia crisis.
The preliminary deal was signed by deputy Polish Foreign Minister Andrzej Kremer and U.S. chief negotiator John Rood. It [...]

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Colin Powell to endorse Obama?

August 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Politics

According to this, he is:
Sources say former Secretary of State Colin Powell will endorse Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention, Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol told FOX News exclusively on Thursday.
“He may well give a speech at the Democratic convention explaining his endorsement of Obama,” Kristol said, citing inside sources.
“This is not an absolute [...]

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COMPETE FOR MY AFFECTION.

August 13th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

It’s looking more and more like the Obama campaign has decided that Virginia is their #1 battleground state for the coming general election. Rumors have circulated for some time now about Obama choosing VA Governor Tim Kaine as his VP and it was just announced that former VA Governor (and current VA Senatorial candidate) [...]

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Look out, Senator Obama! It’s a trap!

August 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Politics, Rants

What is it with Democratic Presidential candidates and vacationing during campaigns? To Obama’s credit, he hasn’t been caught floating about on the S.S. Elite wearing a captain’s hat and an ascot, so he’s at least doing better than John Kerry did, but it still seems odd for him to take a week off in [...]

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Political infidelity.

August 8th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Politics

Many moons ago, when I was in college, I was a blindly-devoted Democrat whose love and respect for Bill Clinton knew no bounds. I helped lead the Young Democrats group on campus. I campaigned for Democratic candidates from the lowliest local state-congressman to the President himself. I was a True Believer and [...]

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TIME MACHINE: Edwards in ‘99

August 8th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

John Edwards, circa the Lewinsky scandal:
I think this President has shown a remarkable disrespect for his office, for the moral dimensions of leadership, for his friends, for his wife, for his precious daughter. It is breathtaking to me the level to which that disrespect has risen.
Yowsa. Somewhere, Howard Dean is slamming his head against [...]

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Edwards admits affair - also, kind of a dick about it.

August 8th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Politics

The affair is bad enough, but DAMN, dude:
In an interview for broadcast tonight on Nightline, Edwards told ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff he did have an affair with 42-year old Rielle Hunter, but said that he did not love her.
“Baby, I know you’re fighting for your life against cancer and I cheated on you and [...]

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So… uh… you’re like… UN-invited, dude.

August 6th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

John Edwards’ inability to properly address the whole “cheating on my cancer-fightin’ wife/bastard love child” situation has (unsurprisingly) put his role at the Democratic Convention in serious jeopardy. It’s getting harder to believe that Edwards isn’t guilty as charged, to be honest, which kind of sucks because he made a really good moral compass [...]

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So… confused…

August 6th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

I… I think it’s possible that… that I don’t totally hate Paris Hilton:

Someone hold me. I’m very scared.

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Mr. Rogers goes off the air.

August 5th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Politics, Rants

PBS has decided to transition the daily program to a single, weekend airing. Fred Rogers passed away a few years ago, but the programs he’d created over the course of a forty year career in broadcasting remained resonant even after he’d officially retired and PBS continued to air repeats daily. It’s hard to [...]

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Terrible video day continues!

July 30th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

Ralph Nader, proving you can be totally correct in a totally awful way:

Because NOTHING is as EXTREME as single-payer health care!
While we’re at it, Ludakris’ most recent video is out:

Obama’s campaign has condemned it, which makes this kind of awkward. But still nowhere nearly as awkward as this.

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McCain’s new strategy…

July 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Politics

… suggesting that Obama=Paris Hilton:

Now THAT’s a low blow.

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For the record…

July 29th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

…while Kaine is a good choice for Obama, I’d still prefer to see him choose Biden (who would be a risky choice due to all of that “experience” and his tendency to “say whatever pops into his head”).

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Hometown Hero.

July 29th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

So the current veep-stakes buzz is that Virginia’s Own Timmy Kaine may get the nod to run with Obama. It seems like a good fit to me for a number of reasons:
1) He’s roughly the same age as Obama, but looks older. Sad but true, age is a factor on both sides of [...]

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Our Strongest Export - Obamania?

July 28th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

A note to John McCain:
Stop mentioning Obama’s World Tour.
Drawing even more attention to a wildly successful outing by your opponent isn’t going to help you at all. And let’s just get that out of the way right off the bat - this WAS a wildly successful trip.
I’m not going to [...]

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Dear Ralf.

July 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Art, Politics

Under no circumstances should you read this article. Seriously, it will cause your face to melt off.
Just to show you - BRIEFLY - what I’m protecting you from:
A cry for help goes out from a city beleaguered by violence and fear: A beam of light flashed into the night sky, the dark symbol of [...]

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America is not enough…

July 23rd, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

…Obama is shooting for President of the WORLD! I will say that it’s nice to imagine a politician representing America in a major foreign country being received with entusiasm (sorry, all 12 citizens of Standbyyourmanistan, your love of W doesn’t cut it).
That being said, the ongoing pre-election Coronation of Obama continues to bug [...]

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