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Jesse Jackson takes stand on Obama’s nuts.

July 9th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

Specifically, he wants to “cut them off”. Let’s be honest, this can ONLY help Obama.

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Jesse Helms is dead.

July 4th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics, Rants

It’s times like this I wish I believed in Hell. At least MC Hawking finally got his wish.

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Attack of the Indies.

July 3rd, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

Via CNN:
In a four-way matchup that includes independent candidate Ralph Nader and Libertarian candidate Bob Barr, Obama’s lead over McCain dwindles to 3 percentage points, 46 percent to 43 percent. (Nader registers 6 percent, and Barr gets 3 percent.)
The fact that there’s essentially 10% of the voting public that would rather not vote for either [...]

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So… very… conflicted…

July 1st, 2008 · No Comments · Movies, Politics, Rants

If McCain wins, we can get rid of Susan Sarandon. But if Obama wins, we can get rid of Stephen Baldwin. That’s a tough call.
Maybe if Bob Barr wins they’ll BOTH leave.

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It’s better than being beaten to death, I suppose.

July 1st, 2008 · 2 Comments · Politics

DNC protests to be held back by fences:
The fence around the public demonstration zone outside the Democratic National Convention will be chicken wire or chain link, authorities revealed in U.S. District Court today.
That may allow protestors to be seen and heard by delegates going in and out of the Pepsi Center during the convention.
But the [...]

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What’s that giant sucking sound coming from?

June 29th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

Holy crap! Ross Perot is still alive!
To be fair, it’s actually a pretty good site.

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Bill to Barack: “Kiss my ass.”

June 28th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Politics

Yeesh:
Bill Clinton is so bitter about Barack Obama’s victory over his wife Hillary that he has told friends the Democratic nominee will have to beg for his wholehearted support.
Mr Obama is expected to speak to Mr Clinton for the first time since he won the nomination in the next few days, but campaign insiders say [...]

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Happy Cold, Dead Hands Day!

June 26th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics, Rants

With SCotUS finally ruling in favor of the individual’s right to bear arms today, the toughest part of the decades-long struggle for gun-rights in D.C. is over. Some are already arguing that today’s ruling has rendered guns a “non-issue” in American politics - which seems pretty darn premature in my eyes.
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R.I.P. George Carlin

June 23rd, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Politics, Rants

Dead of a heart attack at 71.
Truly one of the great rebel comedians and a giant in the world of folks who love free speech and clear thinking. He’ll be missed terribly.
[edit] Never forget:

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Thanks for nothin’ Al.

June 16th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

Now that it no longer matters at all, Al Gore has endorsed Obama.

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WTF, John?

June 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Politics, Rants

WaPo: McCain Denounces Detainee Ruling
“We made it very clear these are enemy combatants,” he told more than 1,000 supporters at a town hall meeting here, echoing the president’s criticism of the court decision. “They have not, and never have been, given the rights of citizens of this country.”
The presumptive GOP nominee then read from Chief [...]

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SCotUS: Gitmo Prisoners have rights.

June 12th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

Via the AP:
The Supreme Court has ruled that foreign terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay have rights under the Constitution to challenge their detention in U.S. civilian courts. The justices, in a 5-4 ruling Thursday, handed the Bush administration its third setback at the high court since 2004 over its treatment of prisoners who [...]

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Fair’s fair.

June 9th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

If McCain represents Bush’s third term, then Obama represents Carter’s second.
Which may not be the best thing for McCain to be calling out, to be honest. Carter’s morphed into a cranky, but lovable saint in his later years and I can definitely see Obama turning this around and taking that mantle with [...]

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Obama may have won the nomination…

June 4th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

…but our hearts will always belong to Mike Gravel:

“6′2″ from Alaska - I could give that a shot…”

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Thoughts on tonight.

June 4th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics, Rants

1 - McCain
I’m not sure I would’ve popped up tonight if I were Big Mac, but such is life. He gave a mediocre speech to an anemic crowd for reasons that are unclear, at best.
That being said, attempting to undercut Obama’s “McCain = Bush” nonsense is probably not a bad idea. I’m just [...]

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Michelle Obama - the next MAJOR SHOE!

June 3rd, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

Just when it seemed like Clinton would surely concede, Democratic strategist Bob Beckel claims that the “shoe will drop on OBAMA regarding Michelle, tomorrow.”
My guess is that “the major shoe” will relate to these remarks. It’s what we all deserve at this point, to be sure.

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File under: Hilarious, impossible.

June 3rd, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

From those wacky kids at the NYPost:
If Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to restore her tattered reputation and repair the party she has shattered, there is only one place for her to be tonight: St. Paul, Minn.
That is where Barack Obama will kick off his general-election campaign tonight.

A surprise appearance and endorsement by Clinton - who [...]

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Autopsy of the Primaries.

June 3rd, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

From Victor Davis Hanson:
Both Obama and McCain have pulled off the once unthinkable. The former dethroned some 16 year of Clintonian political hegemony by the sheer force of personality and charisma, when initially all the hierarchy and political machinery were against him. The latter by sheer force of will, stubbornness, and a certain courage, never [...]

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They could have done worse.

June 1st, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

WaPo’s Dana Milbank points out that the Democrats’ decision to seat 1/2 delegations for Michigan and Florida COULD have been worse:
The chaos and vitriol seemed to confirm Democrats’ fears that they might blow an election that should otherwise be an easy victory for them. Nor did the compromise fit well with the Democrats’ oft-voiced commitment [...]

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Rebuilding.

June 1st, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

Dr. Dean and Crew probably shaved a couple of weeks off of the Democratic primary mess by making the otherwise terrible decision to half-seat Florida and Michigan’s delegates yesterday. While it hands the nomination to Obama by reducing Clinton’s options to either dropping out or crazily forcing an up or down vote AT the [...]

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