Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Real Retarded Rube: Republican Representative Reacts Radically

This guy is a moron.

You can read the article (and the mindless battle waged in the "Comments") and figure this out for yourself.

First off, I wouldn't call this an apology since he doesn't apologize. Well, he does, but then he repeats all the stuff he was apologizing for which negates the whole thing. Now you may not like Obama, that's fine. This is about more than that. It's about the senseless libel and slander spread by all these "conservative" types that I thought would end after the election.

"You have to remember that Adolf Hitler was elected in a democratic Germany." Yeah, and you have to remember that Hitler also wrote Mein Kampf before that. People knew exactly what they were getting into when they elected Hitler. And he didn't trick them into doing anything they didn't want to do. We're talking about a group of people who had been holding a hatred for hundred of years. It wasn't anything new.

As for this whole socialist deal, this guy ran as a socialist, not Obama. Take a few seconds to compare their policies and take a quick gander at this, and then try and say that Obama is a socialist. He's a capitalist. Plain and simple.

As for this whole idea that a guy can be Hitler and a Marxist at the same time, well, they can't. Those two dudes were the complete opposite. Hitler was a fuckin' fascist you idiots. Obama may have a secret or two, but I'm sure we'd know if he was a fascist what with him being a United States Senator and all. Unless he's just biding his time. Oh shit! Also, stop using socialism and communism interchangeably. Read a book.

"When he's proposing to have a national security force that's answering to him, that is as strong as the U.S. military, he's showing me signs of being Marxist." What? He never said they'd answer to him, in fact, I think it'd be just the opposite of that considering the U.S. military is a national security force as strong as the U.S. military that answers to him. Duh. And again, does this guy even know what Marxism is. For that matter, do these people even know where the Marx in Marxism comes from? I doubt it.

Anyway, I just wanted to let everyone know that Georgia Congressman Paul Broun is a huge moron. But he is from Georgia, so let's be realistic. I mean, that place is a shithole.

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The Final Countdown

Today is the day.

This election sure has gone on forever hasn't it? And everyone keeps cramming it down your throats.
Sucks, huh?

Well, let me lay this on you: Tomorrow morning, we will all be waking up in a completely different country. One way or another, this will not be the same America that it is today. You have the power to decide how it turns out. The 2000 election was decided by less than 600 votes. There are 300 million people in the US. Even when you remove kids and hobos (and hobos can actually vote) that's still a small margin. Your vote counts and it matters.

Make the right choice. Not just for yourself, but for the whole country, and the whole planet.






One Week: Comments

I posted this as a Note on Facebook and one of my constituents left her comments on how she felt towards Obama. Below is her comments followed by my own. I thought they proved to be illuminating. Her identity will remain anonymous.

Here is her comment:

"I ask you to not just make the choice that is best for you, but the choice that is best for all of us."

I struggle with what the answer to this and probably will right up until Election Day.

I'm still an undecided voter between Obama and Nader, straddling "Dear God, McCain cannot be president" and third-party lines. I've received a hell of a lot of death stares, awkward silences and lengthy spiels in response to telling people this. It's pretty clear that I'm in some way out-of-touch with what a lot a lot of people want, that much is obvious.

I don't feel the same fervor about Obama as so many Americans seem to. I try to understand and respect the huge movement behind him (and I do respect it), but when I ask people why they're supporting him I get, not all but many, people responding with "Hope,Change Well, I'm a liberal and McCain sucks." No more in depth analysis than that. I'm not saying that they haven't thought out their decision, but if they have they're not interested in talking about it beyond catchphrases and blind partisanship.

The significance of a black man with the real potential to become president is historic and huge. His desire to "unite" the country is wonderful. But policy? I just don't see the change within it. I see a lot of the same. His history suggests that he might have better politics than he can possibly represent and get elected, but what's on his website and in his speeches I have a lot of issues with, and not just petty nitpicky things that I can brush aside. A lot of his foreign and environmental stances are really profoundly disappointing to me. These are the two most important areas for me as voter, so I don't know how many differences in opinion I can set aside and bite my tongue. I really hate to go into the vocab of "selling out", like we're talking about bands here or something, but to me that's kind of what I feel like if I throw my support behind Obama. Like I didn't have enough of a spine to say "No, not a little less military aggression and environmental destruction, but none." rather than "Eh...good enough. I don't really believe that the world can be different, so I'll settle." I'm not saying that this is the thought process of Obama supporters -- I think that they firmly believe in the potential for change that Obama represents for them. But my personal values aren't matching up.

Nader, of course, cannot be elected president. But every extra percentage point adds legitimacy to the stances that he takes and provides a poking, nagging challenge to the way things are -- acknowledging the suffering of Palestinians, that "clean coal" is not real nor a solution to the energy crisis, that NAFTA is terrible. It takes a stand that Americans are sick of the two-party system and want real options and their voices heard. Nader is not a perfect candidate, because that does not exist, but he represents change for me and something that I can proudly stand behind. I don't feel like that's a wasted vote at all.

I'm still in the Dear God McCain Cannot Be President camp. If the race looks close in Florida, I'll no doubt be casting my vote for Senator Obama. I'm not delusional enough to insist that there is no difference between the two, two sides of the same corporate coin, blah blah blah. There are strong differences between the two and Obama represents what I want and what many Americans want much better. A McCain presidency would be catastrophic.

At the same time, I feel like every election is always going to be The Most Important Election of Our Lifetime and it's supposedly going to be imperative to vote Democrat. Why can't we ever hope for something better? I don't believe in the Democratic Party's ability or WANT to produce change. It's not in their interests to do so.

I'm kind of at a loss. I sincerely hope that the people standing behind Obama, believing in hope and change, continue to stand and do not become complacent simply because/if a Democrat is president and "everything is good now." So many people seem to remember the Clinton presidency so favorably, but what about all of the people who lost their lives at the hands of his policies? I love that more and more Americans are becoming politically-engaged and interested. I just...really don't know.

I guess I'm also looking for Obama supporters to clarify why they stand behind him with such passion.

Here is my response:

I think what you're expressing is something a lot of us have felt. I hate the two party system and believe that the support and equality of third party candidates is a way to move beyond that. I have no preference when it comes Democrats or Republicans. They are all the same to me. And I also don't agree with all of Obama's plans and policies.
But then it comes down to that crucial point, where everyone knows that no third party will win and it's down the Republican and the Democrat. Then many people abandon the third party candidate and pick their favorite of the two main contenders, or often pick their personal "lesser of two evils." To one degree, I think that with what is at stake with a McCain-Palin office is worth voting for Obama just because he would be leaps and bounds better than McCain. I don't think that is being questioned.

As for his policies, I think some of them could be more extreme. But I'm also a realist. If Obama went around spouting the policies I think are right, he wouldn't get elected. I hated to see him give in on off-shore drilling, but at the same time, I know that he will have the push and be able to motivate our less inclined Americans to get off their ass and help solve this energy crisis, and to do that, he's got to ween them. I think where his policies fall short, and where they differ from his stances in the past, is that he's playing a large game now, and he has to find a way to work his ideologies into the minds and hearts of the majority of America. He has to compromise and sacrifice because if he doesn't, known of these measures will get done. The fact is, McCain will never get our environmental or energy problems together, and Nader et al will never get elected, so Obama is the best and most likely choice.

Again, I can't agree with 100% because at the end of the day, he's still a Democrat and a liberal so I have fundamental problems with him. But from his economic policy, he certainly seems focused on the proper role of government and focus on assistance where it is really necessary instead of relying on handout programs. He is putting the focus back into American jobs, creating "green jobs" which will move us towards better environmental and energy practices as well as boost the economy and lower the unemployment rate. He is focused on reviving the failing auto industry by utilizing alternative fuel driven cars into the production process. His plans work on multiple levels which is good with the plethora of problems we face. I think with Obama, he can take many of the ideals that we hold and use in our lives, and make them part of the fabric of all Americans lives. We can instill the ideas of recycling and wasting less into people who normally scoff at these sorts of things. To make these ideas work, they can't just be "liberal, elitist, intellectual propaganda" like many Americans feel they are. They need to become necessary aspects of life. Green collar needs to replace blue collar.

I can't address all of your concerns about Obama because you're right, he doesn't share them all. But that can come down to a matter of personal preference. I take little issue with much of his foreign policy. I feel our domestic problems far outweigh our foreign ones. I think we need a strong military. As long as he truly strives to bring us out of Iraq quickly, which I believe he will, then I think we'll find he has quite a good grasp on foreign issues. Especially in his willingness to talk to world leaders, even if we deem them as "evil."

I think Clinton was far from perfect, and I certainly don't hate Republicans by nature. I think Conservatism has a lot of great ideals that I hold myself. And I think the Democrats have many flaws. I think that third party candidates should be covered by the media more and I wish they would be invited to join the debates between the other candidates. The American people need to be aware of their presence and policies so when it gets down to these final months and weeks, more than two people have a chance to win. But with a week to go, that day is not upon us, and even if it were, my vote would still be going to Barack Obama.

I know the "hope" and "change" arguments seem empty, but honestly, this country is never going to be fixed by one man, or even by the government. It requires all our leaders and citizens working together. We have to change the way we live our lives and the way we think. For that to happen, we need someone to inspire us. Someone to remind us that change is possible. That if something is wrong, we can fix it. And most importantly, that we control the government, not the other way around.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

One Week

Here is the transcript of Obama's "Closing Argument" given in Ohio yesterday. It has links to CNN's 'fact check' for statements he makes about himself and McCain.

The greatest part is towards the end. His rhetoric is amazing. I got shivers reading it. I am giddy with anticipation for this election. A year ago, I discussed with my friends whether we would have to move out of the US in our lifetime. I believed that within the next few decades our country would fall like so many empires before. I even felt that humanities end may be a mere generation away. Bleak, I know. I though Obama's run was premature and the American people wouldn't support someone so ready to change things for the better. I was wrong. Obama has made history in so many ways and now sits on the precipice of victory. I consider myself proud to even see this time in American and world history, and despite the troubles we face from all fronts, not just as Americans, but as humans, I feel that Obama and America have what it takes to face these obstacles. I think we can reclaim our country and our ideals. We can once again be proud to be Americans. We can stand together and fix this country and this planet.

To all of my friends and family, on November 4th, I ask you to not just make the choice that is best for you, but the choice that is best for all of us.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

John McCain Forgets Medication; Confuses World Series with Presidential Election

Do you ever read something so stupid that you wish you had the ability to walk right up to the person who said it and sock them in the kisser.

Well read this little doosie ol' Pappy McCain spewed out of his muck hole:

Here's a good quote:

"Now, I'm not dumb enough to get mixed up in a World Series between swing states.

"But I think I may have detected a little pattern with Senator Obama. It's pretty simple really. When he's campaigning in Philadelphia, he roots for the Phillies, and when he's campaigning in Tampa Bay, he 'shows love' to the Rays. "

So, there are two things the irk me about this:

1. Who the fuck cares?!?!?! It's fucking baseball teams. He can like whoever he wants. You're in the middle of a goddamn election! Scratch that. The end of a goddamn election! Act like it.

2. What I gather from Dum Dum's comment is that Obama roots for all Americans and is not divided by petty, meaningless affiliations. Um, good.

Update: Jon Stewart copies me in the past.

(fast forward to 2 minutes in)

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Failed Comedy Family Guy Retools Persona, Produces Non-fiction

Huffington Hates On Mac

We love on Huffington.

I've appropriated several stories on the McCain-Palin Tradition from The Huffington Post:

Menachem Rosensaft details the difference between Obama's pals and McCain's.

So Obama surrounds himself with senators, billionaires, and the former Secretary of the State. While McCain rubs elbows with bank de-regulators and lobbyists. A bunch of lobbyists. And don't forget about G. Gordon Liddy, Sarah Palin, and...uh, fuck, what was his name? Oh yeah! Current President, movie star and Chief White House Stand-up Comedian George W"hoops" Bush. Plus, there's this douche:

Who dat? Oh, that's just Rick Davis, McCain's campaign manager. And apparently, he doesn't think too much of Colin Powell's judgment.

Now, to be fair, he did say about former Secretary of the State: "He is a great American and served this country with great distinction. What his views are on the political scene are completely up to him." But to also be fair, he said this too: Look, I doubt if Colin Powell is equipped to do a whole lot of political prognostication."

Parents upset their kids are being McCain Rolled.

Rick Astley hasn't been funny since before some guy took a break from WoW and decided to invent Rick Rolling. But Robo-McCains leaving illicit messages about terrorists from 40 years ago in a desperate plea to prevent himself from losing by as big of a landslide as he is going to lose by is still funny.

Palin tells The Brody File she suffers from acute hearing loss.

Palin doesn't remember hearing anti-Obama remarks at rallies? I guess this was Tina Fey at the podium then:

Help me scour the net for the few shards of decent journalism remaining. Post your favorite McCain-Palin Tradition stories. Together, we can bring up the news-media's hit count.

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Mission Accomplished

America Day in Iraq.

Now that's how you greet your liberators! Will somebody please tell those Iraqis that the surge is working.

The Angry American or "The Rest Of Us"

This article is nothing shy of absurd. Rather, the sentiments of Rep. Bachmann are absurd. The fact that she is even suggesting enacting something similar to the House Un-American Activities Committee should have her thrown out of office. Joseph McCarthy was one of the worst things to ever happen to this country and may be solely responsible for the fascist nature of our country over the past half-century. But there's something that infuriates me even more than that. It's her comments and feelings, as well as those of Sarah Palin's mentioned at the end of the article, and those held by a majority of the Republican party and their constituents:

This moronic idea that small-town, middle American, blue collar, Christian, white, good ol' boys are the heart and soul of this country.

I've had enough. I am a goddamn Patriot and a goddamn American and I'm sick of people like this pretending they are the only ones who care about this country. It's even more frustrating considering they're the ones single-handedly destroying the fabric of this country.

So to all these neo-conservative, heartland fucks in political office in this country (who of course will never read this) who think they are better than the majority of America, I say fuck you.

Contrary to popular belief, the people who care about this country and want to see it prosper are not all like you. We don't all live in the midwest. There are other parts of the country you know. And this idiotic notion of blue collar supremacy is ridiculous. Do you even know anyone that has a blue collar job? I'm offended that if you work in a place with air conditioning you are not worthy of acceptance into the American brotherhood. The majority of jobs in this country are considered white collar. As for small-towns, I'll be goddamned if this country is going to take on those "values." I was born in a small town (and I can breathe in a small town) and it was full of rednecks. And rednecks are the absolute scum of the earth. Not all of us are Christian, not all of us are white, not all of us are straight.

We are at the dawn of a new period in American history. We are about to elect the first black president, and put an end to the disgusting era we have writhed in for the past eight years. And it will be glorious.

In other news, this entire idea of the Heartland is bunk. During the mid-80s, there was a surge of popularity for a genre of music called Heartland Rock. There were 4 members of the genre, and 3 of them (Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty [& The Heartbreakers], and John Mellencamp né Cougar) are all outspoken liberals. John Mellencamp even thinks Obama isn't liberal enough. So kiss your magical all-white, all-Christian, huntin' and fishin' and steel mill workin', Chevy truck drivin' vision of America goodbye. It doesn't exist.

A lot of people have been getting upset that people criticize Sarah Palin. They feel that she represents them and are tired of most Americans looking down their noses at people like them. Well, fuck you. Only a complete and absolute moron would have the slightest inkling of interest in Sarah Palin running for office. You should have your right to vote removed if you think she deserves to be Vice President, and let's face it, possibly President of the United States. I dare you, I dare anyone who knows anyone who thinks Sarah Palin is competent to tell me why. And for that matter, anyone who is voting for McCain to tell me how you can turn a blind eye to the fact that a vote for McCain is a vote for Palin. Her appointment is a slap in the face of every American citizen and if she made her way into office there would be riots in the streets, and I'd be at the head. Sarah Palin is nothing but a joke.

This is our country, our planet, our future. Make the right decision not just for yourself, but for America. On November 4th, you should only have one tough decision to make: whether to go to Olive Garden or Red Lobster for your Obama victory party.

Update: The Daily Kos has posted an exhaustive report on the batshit life and times of Rep. Bachmann.

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Black On Black

Fox News

The above article has two points that need to be addressed:

1. Nhe fact that according to Fox News, a black guy going to an African festival and dancing to hip-hop constitutes an endorsement of Barack Obama.

2. Look at Colin Powell gettin' down!

Update: Colin Powell officially endorses Barack Obama. Fox News, you win again.

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This Week In Politics

The biggest news is of course the release of the new smash hit: "McCain-Palin Tradition" by Hank Williams, Jr., the least-liked of the line.

Here's the Coffee Shop Cowboy himself performing the song at a Palin rally:

Check the info on the side to get a run down on the lyrics. What's great about Junior as a song writer, is his ability to really nail down the sentiments of the people through poetic and complex language.

"The bankers didn't want to make all those bad loans, Bill Clinton said 'you got to!' Now they wanna bail out; what I'm talking about is a democrat liberal hoodoo! To me and you."

Who could forget that famous speech Clinton gave mandating all bankers to practice deceptive practices and predatory loaning once he was out of office and Bush was in charge that way the Republicans would get all the blame. Genius.

Now certainly having Hank's support far outshines Obama getting support from Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Vampire Weekend, Bruce Springsteen, The Arcade Fire, Beastie Boys, Jack Johnson, Santogold, and every other band that's ever been formed, but whatever happened to good ol' Toby Keith?

Face it McCain, you were better off when you were using Foo Fighters songs without permission (one more thing he's emulating Bush on).

In presidential candidates linked to radicals news, Sarah Palin being investigated my several organizations regarding her former (and current) ties to secessionist group AIP:


Now, commenting on Palin's negative associations is somewhat pointless to me given the slew of other reasons she should not be in any political office, but fair is fair. If you're gonna spew lies about Obama's links to former radicals, then we might as well show the truth about your links to current radicals. Plus, The Weather Underground was way cooler than the AIP.

On the economic front, Obama and McCain both outline their most recent policies:



Pick your favorite.

And finally, John McCain loses it at the final presidential debate.

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