Monthly Archives: September 2008

When I Look At Palin All I See Are Boobs

George W Bush and John “W” McCain

How do you feel about McCain’s Decision to put Sarah Palin a heartbeat away from the Presidency?
It’s cynical.
It’s opportunistic.
It’s demeaning to women.
Karl Rove would be proud – and so would Stalin.

What does it say about McCain?
He’s a Maverick.
He’s an unabashed misygonist.
Hefner would be proud.
He has no respect for women.
He has no respect for the voters.
He has no respect for himself.
I don’t care about McCain. Obama will be good for the country – my country – and the world – my planet.

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McCain’s Plans for Young America

McCain has a three Point Plan for American Youth:

1) Draft them.

The Bush Administration is planning to end the war in Iraq in 2012, which means they will continue the war until 2012. McCain is talking about a “pre-emptive” war with Iran. You remember his mangling of the Beach Boys “Barbra Ann” into “Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran.” The “tribute to Sept 11” said “the first attack came from Iran” and I think refered to the hostage situation of ’79.

2) Gut their veterans benefits.

McCain’s G. I. bill is career service in the military.

3) Destroy the planet.

Drill, Baby, Drill” the McSame energy plan is coal, oil, and nuclear. Gore, who really won the popular vote in 2000, says we should be 100% solar and wind in 10 years. “Clean and green by 2018!” He’s right. It would cost a lot of money – about $950 billion – but that’s less than the war in Iraq, and probably less than we will pay for oil over the next 10.

This is how he will make the wounded vets and the parents, children, and siblings of soldiers who gave their all feel better.

To paraphrase the credit card commercial, what’s in your arsenal?

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McCain Endorses Obama

St Paul, MN. On Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Republican National Convention, US Senator John S. McCain, the Republican Party’s nominee for President, endorsed his rival, Senator Barack Obama, for President of the United States. Talk about ending partisan politics and reaching across the aisle, this is what McCain, who prides himself on “plain speaking” said “Let me offer an advance warning to the old, big-spending, do-nothing, me-first, country-second crowd: change is coming.”

The Republicans have held the White House for 20 of the last 28 years, and the White House or the Congress for 26 of the last 28 years. And McCain had the chutzpah to walk into their stronghold and say “Change is Coming!”

What a guy.

He has earned my respect.

Not my vote, but my respect.

Speaking from an undisclosed location, Vice President, “Big” Dick Cheney said “What the F*ck? Does the “S” stand for “Stupid?” Or “Sh*t-head?” President Bush said “At’s Right. What’s Wrong?”

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* Father / Daughter Talk *

A young woman was about to finish her MBA. Like very few others her age, she considered herself to be a Conservative Republican with Family Values.

While she knew he was devoted to God, to her mother, and to her; she was deeply embarrassed that her scientist father was, in her words, “a fire breathing Liberal.” Based on the lectures she attended, the books she read, and the editorials she read in the Wall Street Journal, and Forbes, and the news as presented on CNN, Fox and MSNBC she felt that her father was completely out of touch.

The fact that Republicans were in the White House for 20 of her 28 years helped reinforce this feeling. Her father remembered John Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, and the anti-war movement of the 1960’s. She remembered Reagan. Her father once joked that Reagan is “imprinted as the canonical President of your childhood.” She knew while it was a joke, there was a grain of truth, and she was ok with that. She heard Reagan, Quayle and McCain compare themselves to John Kennedy – McCain was in the navy – but didn’t realize that on the issues they were diametrically opposed.

One day she was challenging her father on his opposition to subsidies for oil companies to make drilling more profitable, and for his opposition to outsourcing work to private industry, to companies like Haliburton, and to foreign companies. She couldn’t understand his anger at the Administration for firing Prosecutors, didn’t understand the difference between serving “at the pleasure of the President” and “for the pleasure of the President.”

She deeply regretted an abortion she had had because she got “carried away” after a few drinks too many when she was 17. She stilled loved the boy, altho she hadn’t seen him for 10 years.

The objectivity proclaimed by the news media had to be the truth and she indicated so to her father.

He responded by asking how she was doing in school.

Taken aback, she answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and let him know that it was tough to maintain, insisting that she was taking very difficult courses and was constantly studying, was working 30 hours per week at minimum wage and had no time to go out and party like other people she knew. She didn’t even have time for a boyfriend, and didn’t really have many college friends because she spent all her time working and studying.

Her father listened and then asked, ‘How is your friend Sarah doing?’

She replied, ‘Sarah is great. She takes easy classes, she never studies, and she gets C’s. But her father went to our school, and donated a library, so she can’t fail, and she really doesn’t need to work hard. She’s entering beauty pagents and will go into Broadcast News. With her looks, her body, and her willingness to use it, she’ll go straight to the top. It’s not fair, is it?”

He father looked at her and said “Welcome to the Democratic party.”

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The Democrats v The Republicans in a Nutshell – Rudy Giuliani

Almost every speaker at the DNC said three things. Each said:

First that they respect John McCain.
Second that they disagree with McCain’s vision of America.
Third that McCain’s policies will be just like George W. Bush’s.

I am waiting for any of the speakers at the RNC to have a noble, a charitable, or an honest word about Obama, Biden, Gore, or any of the Democrats. A “Christian” word, if you will.

I will not hold my breath waiting for a Republican to say ‘Obama is a patriotic American with whom I disagree. His policies will be the policies of Bill Clinton, John Kennedy, or Franklin Delano Roosevelt.’

Thus far Lieberman lied about Obama when he said Obama “has not reached across party lines to get anything significant done.” He has reached across the aisle, and he has gotten things done – help for veterans.

Guiliani belittled Obama’s service as a community organizer, law school professor, Illinois legislator and United States Senator. As I see it, Guiliani has tarnished his own reputation.

But he and Lieberman are illustrative of McCain and the Republicans. They believe that they hold a monopoly on patriotism. They may be monopolists in terms of energy – that’s why they favor nuclear, coal, and oil – and they may believe that they are patriotic, but just as an abuser “loves” his spouse, their policies are disastrous.

And just as the spouse of an abuser must leave and protect the children, we must seek shelter from the Republican party.

Questions on Obama v McCain
The President must understand the Constitution of the United States of America.
Every Citizen must understand the Constitution of the United States of America.
Work as a Community Organizer is Service.
Monopolists are not Patriots. Nor are people who outsource jobs.
Bush was the worst President of the United States, and McCain will be just as bad.
Bush was the worst President of the United States TO DATE, but McCain will we worse.
Bush was bad, McCain will be worse, and Sarah Palin will be even worse, unless you own stock in oil companies.
Lieberman should be stripped of all his committee seats in the Senate.
McCain’s economic brain, Phil Graham is right – we are a nation of whiners.

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Palin and the GOP: I Can Hardly Wait

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is the featured speaker at the Grand Old Party conference tonight. I can hardly wait. Click Here for the Washington Independent or Here from Anne from Alaska on Sarah Barracuda Palin Images

I imagine Gov. Palin will talk about “Family Values” and being a “Hockey Mom.” She should talk about becoming a “Soccer Mom” because if we follow the Bush McCain energy strategy the tundra will melt and soccer will replace fishing in Alaska. Who cares if we lose New Oleans, Florida, the Outer Banks, the Jersey Shore, and Cape Cod. We got Alaska. Some of it’s high and dry. As the song goes:

Who cares about those Polar Bears.
I got my baby seal fur coat.
I got mine and I got no cares,
Got no room left on this new houseboat.

From “Sunbathing In Siberia” by XB Cold Fingers. Used with permission.

Palin will talk about energy. For Palin “energy independence” is nuclear power, with tons of radioactive waste, “clean coal,” with the high costs of mercury, and carbon sequestration, and offshore drilling, including the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge, ANWR. I don’t expect to hear her talk about solar power and wind power. I don’t expect to hear her talk about “Global Warming” or the need to move from fossil fuels to modern energy sources.

“Clean Coal” is like “Abstinence.” It’s not realistic, and therefore it’s bad policy.

Palin will probably not mention trying to fire Alaska’s Public Safety commisioner Monahan because he wouldn’t fire the state trooper who divorced her sister. She will probably talk about fighting corruption and her support of Senator Ted Stevens. It looks like, at least part of the time, she fights corruption in Alaska by sending it to Washington.

Palin will talk about her willingness to serve, and her experience: her B. A. In Journalism from Idaho State, her winning “First Runner Up” in the “Miss Alaska” contest – she didn’t even Win! Her experience as Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, a metropolis of 7,000, almost two years as Governor of Alaska. How exactly does Sarah Palin compare to Joe Biden? His family is bigger than Wasilla, Alaska. I am supposed to believe she can take over as President of the United States and Commander in Chief if something happens to McCain?

I don’t get McCain. He complained that Obama is popular, called him a celebrity, compared him to Paris Hilton and Brittney Spears. Then in his first “Presidential” decision, he picked a woman Brittney and Paris could relate to. Altho, given their lifestyles or profession both Spears and Hilton have more overseas experience. Maybe he saw Hilton’s ad and decided to pick her, but she turned him down. Or maybe he thought she would be even better than Cindy as Miss Buffalo Chip?

Yeah, that’s the ticket.

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Hurricane Gustave and the Grand Old Republican Party

It’s one thing – and the right thing – to cancel “festive” events in the face of natural disaster. However, rather than cancel the speeches, the Republicans should present their vision of how the government should respond in a crisis. The silence is deafening.

As Franklin D. Roosevelt put it, “the nation looked to the government and the government looked away.” The Republican vision, FDR said, is “that government is best which is most indifferent.” Just as he described the Republicans of the 1920’s – those who kicked Teddy Roosevelt out of the GOP, he describes the. Republicans of the 1980’s, the 1990’s, and today. Not all, just the ones at the top of the party; both stalwarts and mavericks.

The Democrats have a different vision. As FDR put it: government that guarantees
Freedom of speech and assembly.
Freedom to pray (or to not).
Freedom from fear.
Freedom from want.

In more prosaic terms: defend the Constitution, build a healthy economy, preserve a clean natural environment, maintain a strong and effective national security infrastructure, and an effective emergency response team.

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