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There’s always more room under the bus.

June 1st, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

Obama officially resigned from Trinity United today. Which is, of course, what he SHOULD have done months ago. My general feeling on the whole affair is summed up pretty nicely here:
It’s been just over two months since Obama’s Philadelphia speech on race — the one that was compared by the historian Garry Wills [...]

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Vote McCain!

May 30th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

If McCain wins, we all win!
[Susan Sarandon] says if John McCain gets elected, she will move to Italy or Canada. She adds, “It’s a critical time, but I have faith in the American people.”
I have faith in them too. Faith that they can help make her Italy’s problem from now on.
I’d rather [...]

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Quote of the Day

May 30th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

Regarding NY Gov. Paterson’s recent announcement that his state will recognize same-sex marriages from other states:
“It’s outrageous that the governor did what he did,” said Michael Long, chairman of the state’s Conservative Party. “He’s for same-sex marriage, that’s fine. I have no problem with that. To do this in the dark of night, through the [...]

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Thoughts on Scott McClellan

May 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Politics

1) He’s a young guy whose political career is already over. He’s tainted by his association with Bush in the eyes of most people and he’s tainted in the eyes of Bush and Crew due to his poor performance on behalf of the Administration. Like Gonzalez and Brown and Ashcroft and Rumsfeld, he’s [...]

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Just say no…

May 29th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Politics

…to Rick Hunter.

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I wanna be…

May 28th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

…like Barack:
Barack is left-handed, so hold that MET-Rx chocolate roasted-peanut protein bar in your left hand as a tribute when you undertake the Barack Obama diet. Get plenty of exercise, too. Play basketball. Don’t be bowling. Watch sports. Don’t watch the news. Check your BlackBerry and have a sip of that Black Forest Berry Honest [...]

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Bob Barr wins the LP nomination.

May 26th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

Ick.
With Clinton basically done for, McCain still considering Romney and Huckabee as Veep choices and now this, my options for November are really starting to dwindle.
Are you allowed to support Obama as a “least worst” candidate? Or is there an actual “hope level” exam you have to pass before voting for him?
Maybe it’s another [...]

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Um… wow.

May 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment · Politics

Hillary Clinton’s latest excuse for staying in the race:
Obama could… ya know… BE ASSASSINATED BEFORE THE CONVENTION.
“My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California.”
I honestly don’t know what to [...]

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Lookin’ sharp.

May 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments · Politics

Now THIS is a man ready to run for President:

- Slick duds to impress the ladies? Check.
- Hip shades to wow the kiddies? Check.
- Tiny flag pin to appease the hillbillies? Check.
- Fareed Zakaria’s new book to convince the brie and chardonnay crowd that he’s still “one of them”? Check.
Watch out, McCain!

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FYI.

May 21st, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

Clinton lost in Oregon - which Obama needs to cling to tightly as it was once a GOP stronghold.
Obama got trounced horribly in KY.
There’s no chance of Clinton leaving before Puerto Rico votes.
Obama is trying to trick her into quitting sooner by being REEEEALLY nice in his victory speeches.
It won’t work.
[UPDATE]
Obama, In Code, to Hillary: [...]

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Obama: Separate but equal is fine if you’re gay.

May 20th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics, Rants

From TNR:
“Barack Obama has always believed that same-sex couples should enjoy equal rights under the law, and he will continue to fight for civil unions as president,” the Obama campaign stated oh-so-carefully in response to this week’s California Supreme Court decision striking down the state’s ban on gay marriage. “He respects the decision of the [...]

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Kasparov’s Flying Penis Gambit

May 20th, 2008 · No Comments · Gaming, Misc., Politics

Okay, this was funny earlier when I had no idea who was involved, but it’s A THOUSAND TIMES FUNNIER now that I know that it was chess master Garry Kasparov whose speech was interrupted by a flying dildo-copter.
[edit] Now with embedded video:

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John McCain is…

May 18th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

…”kind of like Jesus”:
Georgia Republican Party chairwoman Sue Everhart said Saturday that the party’s presumed presidential nominee has a lot in common with Jesus Christ.
“John McCain is kind of like Jesus Christ on the cross,” Everhart said as she began the second day of the state GOP convention. “He never denounced God, either.”
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McCain’s hypothetical first term.

May 15th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

Flat taxes, bipartisanship and maybe even an end to the war:
John McCain, looking through a crystal ball to 2013 and the end of a prospective first term, sees “spasmodic” but reduced violence in Iraq and Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden dead or captured and government spending curbed by his ready veto pen.
The Republican presidential contender also [...]

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Barack Obama is…

May 15th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

…Batman:

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Barack Obama is…

May 14th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

…doing the Lord’s work:

Mmmm… Jesus-filled Obama.
*drools*

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Clobberin’ time! Follow-up.

May 14th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

In the comments on the earlier post, Ralf asked:
I’m not sure I understand why you frame 1&2 as mutually exclusive. Why can’t Obama appeal to ‘white working class’ Democrats (over 65, high school educated, etc.) in the general?
Obviously, it’s possible that Obama can turn around his extremely weak primary support among white, working class voters [...]

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Clobberin’ time!

May 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Politics

With roughly 70% of the vote in, Clinton is up by nearly 40 points (66%/27%). [edit] It’s 1:00 AM, with 95% reporting - 67% Clinton, 26% Obama.
While Obama’s camp has been prepping for a fairly major loss in West Virginia, it’s hard to spin the absolutely absurd beating he’s taking tonight*. Obama hasn’t won [...]

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He’s learning too!

May 11th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

Never content to allow a “Retarded Staffer Gap“, the McCain camp has just parted ways with RNC “Convention Czar” Doug Goodyear after it came to light that his firm had also been working to make the government of Myanmar look good.

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He’s learning!

May 10th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

Instead of attempting to explain why talking to terrorists is easy to misinterpret and how the “politics of hope” mean reaching out to former enemies, Obama quickly fires and severs all ties with an adviser who held meetings with Hamas.
It looks like Obama has finally recognized that it’s politically suicidal to try and [...]

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