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Baby Named Sarah McCain Palin…
October 15, 2008, 3:31 pm
Filed under: Election 2008, John McCain, Sarah Palin | Tags: , ,

I think this is idiotic father should have his sanity called into question.  This is right up there with tattooing a profanity on this young girl’s forehead.  This act as a “sign of support for the McCain campaign” is beyond moronic.

I just hope that as the girl grows up and realized how awkward the name is, that she is allowed to rip off his eyebrows with Duct Tape on her birthday.

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McCain and Palin sit down with Sean Hannity
October 9, 2008, 9:39 am
Filed under: Election 2008, John McCain, Sarah Palin | Tags: , , ,

Now I could really go off on Sean Hannity and his inability to even remotely pretend that he was a real journalist, but I think this extremely pathetic attempt at an interview speaks volumes for FoxNews and demographic McCain/Palin want to reach.

My first reaction was at amazing revalation, that many of us suspected, in which John McCain admits in so many words that he and Sarah Palin aren’t very good at communicating.  When asked if they critique each other, he says no.  His strategy is “two words–have fun.”  To that I say, I hope they are having their fun now, because while they polish their one liners and time those winks for more effective wpm (winks per minute) the American people are cringing in fear for their futures.  Strapped citizens are trying to kill themselves because they aren’t finding an answer from their representatives, and McCain/Palin just want to have fun.

The next point was even more amazing to me.  John McCain brings up a point that many special needs children, many of who are autistic, come to the debates and speeches.  McCain wants to give Sarah Palin the task of “finding the cause and cure” for autism, to which he states she is “uniquely qualified.”  Excuse me!?! How is Sarah Palin qualified to find the cure for autism?  Is her expertise in neurological science now?  I thought it was energy?  I guess if you think you can tackle all the worlds problems at once, why can’t your VP with a journalism degree be one of the experts in finding a cure for autism?  There has been much research to suggest a connection between stem cell mutation and autism, so since Sarah Palin objects to stem cell research, does that mean we are back to looking for a cure that she approves of?

Next point energy.  To explain their past differences, Palin states that we need an “all of the above” solution to our energy future.  The funny thing is that Palin and the GOP have often resisted the need for alternative fuels.  What I love is how they can easily cherry pick international examples for societies that have made great strives in energy efficiency.  But didn’t their answer still seem rather vague and more about “drilling” for buzz words and not providing a strategy.

Ugh.  Moose hunting is fun.

Part 2, nothing new here.  McCain continues making the same slips on Obama and foreign policy.  Remember Kosovo?  McCain criticized the air raids ordered by the Bush regime for bombing from high altitudes and hitting non-combat targets.  Palin then adds that Obama has a “gross misunderstanding” of Afghanistan.  I have the feeling Palin still doesn’t know they aren’t our neighbors.  McCain then twists his no vote against funding to be against withdrawal and not against the troops, but that logic is flawed.  A vote against is a vote against.  I don’t want to talk about their broken record of economic policies and their critique of Obama.  Palin goes off on not understanding where Obama plans to get the money for his new spending plans.  I hate to tell them but you can find it on the “Internets.”  McCain then lies again about Obama’s record.

Part 3, almost Ayers.

Once again the lap dog asks the attack dog what more they need to know about the Ayers/Obama relationship.  The truth is that their relationship is no more influential than many of the more atrocious relationships of McCain and Palin.  If this is about judgment and being candid, aren’t the GOP guilty of their own sins?

Palin needed to look McCain in the eye, but since he hasn’t been in Alaska in years, how did she do that in accepting his choice for VP?  More stories from the north.  I wonder what letters she saw in his eyes?  FTL?

Hannity spews some poll numbers that are horribly underrepresented.  By Hannity’s count they are only down by 2 or 3 points.  The fact is that they were down by nearly double digits in most of the polls.  I guess math isn’t their strong suit either. Of course Hannity has an honorary degree given to him by Jerry Fallwell, seeing as how Hannity has always been described as an “indifferent student.”  Learning makes my brain parts hurt!

All I can say that for Hannity to stage this “infomercial” for the McCain campaign is a show of a lack of professionalism and just how inauthentic Hannity truly is.  There were no real questions asked.  Hannity set the questions up on a silver platter for McCain/Palin to hit out of the park like a coach prepping the Tee-ball team.  Granted most of the people who watch this “show” are already sold on the GOP and will buy any line that comes out of the conservative right’s mouth.  If you haven’t seen Hannity get his lies thrown back at him, You Tube it.  How many days left until Nov. 4?



Can you see Jesus from the planetarium?
October 8, 2008, 2:51 pm
Filed under: Election 2008, John McCain, Sarah Palin | Tags: , ,

In the 2nd presidential debate John McCain chided Obama for supporting earmarks in support of a “overhead projector” for a planetarium in Chicago. Well upon looking into this matter, we can easily see that the “overhead projector” is actually a quite complex projection system for displaying star systems and planets during educational presentations.

I suppose understanding space is worthless to a campaign constantly looking down at everyone.

Sarah are you afraid of what you might see if you look into space and don’t see Jesus smiling back? Then again McCain was for the dissolution of the Department of Education. Let’s face it, educational underachievers can’t see the value of learning, no matter how many things they read.

The thing that makes me laugh the most is that this point is first on a list of earmarks reported by Obama. I guess picking the first one and sticking to it is enough work for the campaign strategists? I thought we were after making this earmark process transparent and stop those behind closed doors deals that are icky. So is publishing your proposals on the web hiding something? I guess if you only use the internet to watch FoxNews you probably didn’t use the “Googles” in the right way.

(Update)  It seems MSNBC and countless science lovers noticed this was a failed argument.



The view, the new, and hate

Not that I actually watch the View on a daily basis, but I find the arguments rather entertaining. In this segment the topic of whether the latests political smears, by both campaigns, have any place in a fair and issue-based election.

Once again we see Elisabeth Hasselbeck making a right fool of herself and being none the wiser when called to task for her ignorance. Even Sherri Shepard stepped off of her Republican pedestal to admit that William Ayers is a non-issue for an attack on Obama. It is this sort of blind ignorance that really makes me ashamed of our culture.

My favorite part of this You Tube clip was found in the comments. There a user named utubeyonkers made the statement, “Patriotism is the new racism.” I must admit the statement seems to ring true. For those cowards who still harbor racist sentiments and can’t come out and say that they don’t want to support Obama because he is black, need only to call him a terrorist or unpatriotic. By doing so they show their prejudice and exhibit just how low we can sink as a culture.

When someone in the crowd yelled “terrorist” in response to McCain asking the question of who the “real” Obama is; we sunk another fathom deeper.  Here is the footage, listen closely at 3:14.

Why didn’t McCain correct the racist zombie in the audience?  His facial expression seemed to indicate that he heard it and didn’t know what to say in response.  Well silence and inaction are on the same level as condoning such ignorant hate speech.

At the Sarah Palin rally in Clearwater, FL a man in the audience yelled out “Kill Him” in response to the connection between once terrorist Bill Ayers and Barrack Obama.  Funny enough, Palin was quick to douse the flames of a heckler speaking ill of the Iraq war, but when someone suggests killing either a Senator or a respected college educator; well that’s just American. Gosh darn it.

This latest call and response hate mongering rally tactics are below McCain and are truly anti-American.  I guess history and social issues weren’t strong subjects for John McCain and Sarah Palin.  And Gov. Palin, just because you took time to read the New York Times article, doesn’t mean you comprehended it.  It seems like you highlighted a few buzz words to use in your speeches and forgot to do any research or real thought on the issues.

Sad.



McCain resorts to Rovian Swift-boating

Well the time has finally come for the McCain camp to throw off the last shred of decency that once defined him.  In what will be the start of some of the worst campaign trail poisonous attacks, McCain has allowed Obama’s tenuous relations with Bill Ayers become the forefront of their attacks.  He even let the PitBull loose to make a comment about “pallin’ around with terrorists.” I guess math wasn’t her strong subject as Ayers is a single person (maybe the “s” fooled her) and has been diavowed to any connection to Obama by numerous investigators.  I suppose Palin would know about America-hating extremeists, being that she spoke at one of their conferences…

So what will the voters take from all of this?  With all the negativity coming from Washington and Wall Street, is it a good idea to start maliciously calling names and attacking loosely connected associates?  America needs solutions and leaders.  We have enough to be angry about from the past 7 years, why does John McCain think that giving America one more political ulcer will do anything more than hurt the so-called Maverick platform of “unity” and reform?  Seems to me that someone needs to tell the RNC that employing the same Rovian strategists that once cut down McCain in 2000, isn’t a mode of reform, it is actually near pathologically destructive behavior.  This sort of poor judgment is conceptually on par with John McCain hiring his North Vietnamese torturers to  head up his cabinet on interrogation reform.

You can’t call something reform if the form it takes is the same as before.

I am glad to see the Obama campaign calling the McCain camp on this series of attacks and hope to see them fight back with real leadership.  If the world has not yet seen how unimaginably unprepared Palin is to be a part of the national government, they need to step back and look again.  Now before someone lashes back at me about “her experience,”  I just want to say that I wouldn’t give a pair of scissors to my infant to run around with anymore than they should have supplied Palin with cutting words such as terrorist.



Linguistic Analysis of VP Debate

From a CNN article, it was stated that in the VP debate between Joe BIden and Sarah Palin; the levels of langauge usage were grade 7.8 for Biden and 9.9 for Palin.  This sort of analysis being almost as pointless as the “React-o-meter” used by CNN to gauge immediate audience response, I was amazed to see that Palin was out ahead of Biden from this scale.

So from this one would expect that Sarah Palin might have sounded more intellectual, but the flaw in their system is seen when looking at one of her closing sentences:

But higher grade level doesn’t necessarily mean better sentence, Payack said. He pointed to Palin’s second-to-last sentence in the debate, which the formula put at a grade level of 18.3:

“What I would do, also, if that were ever to happen, though, is to continue the good work he is so committed to of putting government back on the side of the people and get rid of the greed and corruption on Wall Street and in Washington,” Palin said.

“When she said it, it sounded good, but on paper it’s a completely different animal,” Payack said. “It’s like, what is that?”

I remember several other sentences. constructed by Palin, that cast a wide net over diverse and tenuously related topics.  So basically we have an analysis that has almost as much real intellectual value as the term “hockey mom” or by the findings of the Ig Noble scientists.

Somehow I am always reminded of Otto from A FIsh Called Wanda.  No this isn’t because of the co-starring role of Michael Palin, but instead of Otto’s insistance on appearing intelligent through publically reading and quoting lines from Nietzche.  Strangely enough, Palin also has the habit of harvesting lines from past politicians in order to make her lines look more eloquent than her points can support.  If the McCain campaign isn’t borrowing lines from Herbert Hoover, Teddy Roosevelt, or an anti-Semite activist who once called for the assassination of Robert Kennedy; and they are borrowing the campaign slogans of George W. Bush and even Barrack Obama, they might want to start looking for a place to crash come election day.



Worst Answer Ever!!!
October 1, 2008, 11:15 am
Filed under: Election 2008, Sarah Palin | Tags: , ,

When asked what newspaper sources or magazines she had read to stay informed, Sarah Palin gave what could be the most elusive and vague answer I have seen in recent memory.

Couric: “What newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this, to stay informed? To understand the world…”

Palin: “I’ve read most of them, again, with a great appreciation for the press and the media coming..

Couric: “Like what ones specifically?”

Palin: “All of them, any of them that have been in front of me all these years.  I have a vast variety of sources  where we get our news… Alaska isn’t a foreign country; where it’s kind of suggested that–wow–how could you keep in touch with the rest of Washington DC may be thinking and doing when you live up there  in Alaska.   Alaska is a microcosm of America.”

After I picked up the brain matter that had tried to run away from this vacuous rambling, I reflected on what I just heard.

  1. Not being able to cite one source for your knowledge shows a lack of intelligence.  I wonder if you just flipped through the paper to get to the comics and still can claim that as scanning the “Times?”  It’s almost like watching comedy with the sound off, you probably missed something important.
  2. No one is suggesting that Alaskans can’t or don’t read the same news as everyone else, they are suggesting that you don’t read the same news that an elected official NEEDS to stay abreast of current events.
  3. Once again bringing up your self-imposed “alien nation” status of Alaska being like a “foreign country” to many Americans doesn’t relate to this question. In fact I can name several internationally created journals and newspapers that I read regularly to keep up with many views on the same subject.  So does that mean I am being unAmerican or more inquisitive?  I am feeling that I could debate Palin and come out looking like a seasoned Washington pro…
  4. Word of advice-when asked for specifics you can never answer in the same phrase or argument, “All of them and any of them.”  This is a logical fallacy and, for lack of a better term, quite idiotic.  If you can’t name one, just say it and appear like the Jane-Six-Pack you want to be.  Those damn intellectuals with their books and reading and thinking.  Jesus didn’t read, he fished.

Would someone in the McCain campaign stop her already.  America might see this as the most intelligent executive decision you could make.  Any boss that hired a worker to only find that instead of processing data they spend most days tasting the White Out, would probably find removing that employee a positive move.

Anyone else notice how uncomfortable Katie Couric looked during that answer?  I could feel her brain going, “Say something. Please don’t nod and let her get away with this.  Oh you’re nodding.  Chalk one more up to cowardice.  I wonder where Matt Lauer is now?”