Friday, October 31, 2008

My Problem With Palin

My problem with Governor Palin possibly becoming president is this: She's remarkably stupid.

In a conservative radio interview that aired in Washington, D.C. Friday morning, Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Sarah Palin said she fears her First Amendment rights may be threatened by "attacks" from reporters who suggest she is engaging in a negative campaign against Barack Obama. Palin told WMAL-AM that her criticism of Obama's associations, like those with 1960s radical Bill Ayers and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, should not be considered negative attacks. Rather, for reporters or columnists to suggest that it is going negative may constitute an attack that threatens a candidate's free speech rights under the Constitution, Palin said. "If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations," Palin told host Chris Plante, "then I don't know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media."
The first amendment guarantees citizens protection from government restrictions on free speech. In her deluded mind that is accustomed to using her position in government to get whatever she wants, the first amendment is there to protect HER RIGHT TO KEEP FROM BEING CRITICIZED.


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Fox Boy Scouts

Looks the Fox News Team are getting ready for the inevitable McCain election results by preparing their excuse in advance.


He was actually a Democrat all along!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Spree is a Subjective Term

Event 1. Texas girl claims a Barack Obama supporter has carved a "B" into her cheek because she has a McCain sticker on her car.

McCain campaign reaction? Alert the media! Make sure to imply that "all Obama supporters" are like this! Tell your friends! Start the robo-calls with the urban black accented caller telling terrified white middle class people to "be sure to vote Democratic next Tuesday."

Event 2. Tennessee skinheads are arrested in a plot to go on a killing spree and eventually shoot Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Obama campaign reaction? "No comment."

Stay classy, McCain campaign.

Monday, October 27, 2008


Gordon Gekko [1987]:

[points at a bum and businessman] You gonna tell me the difference between this guy and that guy is luck?

The richest one percent of this country owns half our country's wealth, five trillion dollars. One third of that comes from hard work, two thirds comes from inheritance, interest on interest accumulating to widows and idiot sons and what I do, stock and real estate speculation. It's bullshit. You got ninety percent of the American public out there with little or no net worth. I create nothing. I own. We make the rules, pal. The news, war, peace, famine, upheaval, the price per paper clip. We pick that rabbit out of the hat while everybody sits out there wondering how the hell we did it. Now you're not naive enough to think we're living in a democracy, are you buddy? It's the free market. And you're a part of it. You've got that killer instinct. Stick around pal, I've still got a lot to teach you.

Bud Fox: How much is enough?
Gordon Gekko: It's not a question of enough, pal. It's a zero sum game, somebody wins, somebody loses. Money itself isn't lost or made, it's simply transferred from one perception to another.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


Fox News Columnist John Moody:

It had to happen.

Less than two weeks before we vote for a new president, a white woman says a black man attacked her, then scarred her face, and says there was a political motive for it.

Ashley Todd, a 20-year-old white volunteer for John McCain’s presidential campaign, says she was mugged at an ATM machine in Pittsburgh (my hometown) by a big black man. She further says he threw her down, then disfigured her by carving the letter “B” into her face with a sharp implement when he saw that she supported McCain, not Barack Obama.
"It had to happen?" Translation: "Let a nigger run for President, the niggers will get violent." Isn't that what "It had to happen" means?

John's column also said this:
If the incident turns out to be a hoax, Senator McCain’s quest for the presidency is over, forever linked to race-baiting.
He said this because the McCain campaign had been pushing this story to the press so fervently. Moody has been oddly silent since the story broke that this was a hoax.

I guess it didn't have to happen after all.


One of the beautiful side effects of Barack Obama running for president is that if you weren't really clear on which of your friends are racists, it's trivially easy to smoke them out now.

Over a year ago I made a $50 wager with a co-worker that the next president of the US would be either a black person, a woman or a person of Mormon faith. I wanted Catholic too but he insisted that since there had been one Catholic president before it wouldn't be a first, so I couldn't have that one. Bye Bye Rudy.

Last week he came into the office and said with a smirk "If Obama wins, do I only have to pay you $25?"

I responded "Let me ask you this: If your daughter married him, would you only be half as angry?"

"I see your point," he replied.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fuck Joe the Plumber

No, I'm not talking about the "real" Joe the Plumber. Fuck him too, but for different reasons.

I'm talking about this "imaginary" Joe the Plumber that McCain talked about in last week's debate. (24 times! If you like Joe the Plumber that much, why don't you marry him? Nyah nyah!) I've used a few plumbers and I grew up across from a guy who was a plumber, and I can tell you that a LARGE percentage of plumbers out there are fucking scam artists. They are flat-out crooks.

Even the "honest" plumbers overcharge for trivial work. God forbid you might need one on a weekend or holiday. You're better off just bending over and shoving your phone up your ass. Not one of these tiny cell phones either. The old-fashioned kind you had to crank on the side. And then crank it and talk to the operator. With your colon. That would be more comfortable than getting a plumber call on a weekend.

If a plumber can't find a way to make it on $250,000 a year, well fuck him. Fuck anyone who complains about a tax increase on people who make over $250,000 a year. I can understand anyone who will have to pay more taxes being upset about it, everyone gets upset when the price of anything goes up. But if you make $250,000 a year, SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT IT. Be upset SILENTLY. Because the rest of us DON'T WANT TO FUCKING HEAR YOU BITCH. Take your $250,000 and buy yourself something to make you feel better.

Some of us are one more stock market "correction" away from fighting over squirrels in the back yard.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Dear Blizzard

Your game is completely unplayable. Your ability to get people to pay for that shit you call a game is unbelievable. If you don't refund the month for all your customers you are reprehensible.

If I think of any more words that end in ble, I'm sure you're those too.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I'll Tell God, I Swear!

From a prayer held before a McCain rally last week:

I would also pray Lord that your reputation is involved in all that happens between now and November, because there are millions of people around this world praying to their God — whether it’s Hindu, Buddha, Allah — that his [McCain’s] opponent wins for a variety of reasons.

And Lord I pray that you would guard your own reputation, because they’re going to think that their god is bigger than you, if that happens. So I pray that you would step forward and honor your own name in all that happens between now and Election Day.
Not only do they think "MY God can beat up YOUR God," but they think THEIR God can be TRICKED into intervening! How funny is that? Our God is the most powerful, but he's easily manipulated. Oh and he needs your money. Pass the collection plate.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Whoda Thunk?

You are the Hanged Man

Self-sacrifice, Sacrifice, Devotion, Bound.

With the Hanged man there is often a sense of fatalism, waiting for something to happen. Or a fear of
loss from a situation, rather than gain.

The Hanged Man is perhaps the most fascinating card in the deck. It reflects the story of Odin who offered himself as a sacrifice in order to gain knowledge. Hanging from the world tree, wounded by a spear, given no bread or mead, he hung for nine days. On the last day, he saw on the ground runes that had fallen from the tree, understood their meaning, and, coming down, scooped them up for his own. All knowledge is to be found in these runes.

The Hanged Man, in similar fashion, is a card about suspension, not life or death. It signifies selflessness, sacrifice and prophecy. You make yourself vulnerable and in doing so, gain illumination. You see the world differently, with almost mystical insights.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Poker Strategy

I'll be honest, I don't read poker strategy posts on blogs anymore. People will tell you I never understood them when I did, so now I'm just being more efficient.

At any rate, when this guy writes one, I read it. And This is one of the best ones I've ever read.

Excellent work.