but he has a real good analysis and he like so many others says Obama didn't fail.ShareThis
I'm sure they say he won. But I think this was a good debate and we won tonight.ShareThis
Wait! The debate is still almost two hours away but I'm quite sure John McCain has already lost.
We of course will have a live chat during the actual debate. We can talk about why he's losing while bambi is saying all the right things. Bambi of the crappy debates against the woman person. But tonight I think she's there to coach him.
He can't even debate without holding her fucking hand! Why can't people see how useless this guy is?ShareThis
Oct. 16 2008 HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Awing the pundit class beyond their already favorable view of the presidential candidate, Barack Obama last night employed an ingenious debate tactic that definitely shut the door on any possibility of him losing the 2008 election: he stood silently through the entire 90-minute debate with opponent Senator John McCain.
On a night in which McCain needed to "rattle his inperturbable foe," in order to win the debate and the general election, as a Time magazine headline brazenly declared, supplanting voting with arcane subjective debate-scoring rules performed by a few select pundits as the means by which the nation chooses presidents, the Arizona Senator came up short.ShareThis
Well, it's coming into the home stretch now. Finally, after all the shocks and the agony and the disappointments and the activism, we are less than three weeks away from the final decision as to who will be our President next January.ShareThis
It looks like tonight's debate will either reverse the (supposed) McCain slide
or finish him off for good. Since it's do-or-die time, what would you like to hear McCain say tonight? Would you like him to stick with his above-the-fray campaign or are you ready for some scorched earth?ShareThis
Yes, boys and girls, what we've all been led to believe this past year and a half is actually true! Minister Farrakhan confims it for us right here:
Now, I have no way of knowing if the video's host is some wingnut (quite likely is), but wowie zowie, the video speaks for itself. We have received "the sign." He is our Messiah, at least according to Minister F. ::diarist rolls eyes::ShareThis
Yes, I know you want me to release it.
I know you're being a good foot soldier for the party, and you're doing everything you can to elect the democratic ticket for 2008. I've gotten the emails. I 've read the interviews. I've seen the rallies on television. And today you took one last step to bring me home to the Party: you gave me no hope in you ever running for President again.
But I don't give up hope easily.
I've had a good role model:
"Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. When you stumble, keep faith. When you're knocked down, get right back up. And NEVER listen to anyone who says you can't or shouldn't go on."
I think one of the finest moments for McCain's campaign was when he told that woman at his rally that Obama was a good person and she didn't have to be afraid. It showed tremendous, instinctive character. There are times I wonder if the guy who voted against the Bush tax cuts, who like Biden, always has supported the war, but told Bush from day one he wasn't going in with enough troops, if the guy who voted against the Cheney energy plan, and voted for price controls on Medicare drugs, who stuck his neck out for immigration reform and anti-torture legislation, and stuck with public financing, and the guy who recently adopted HOLC(frankly, it's pretty much Hillary's plan no matter what she is saying today), is actually the more classical liberal candidate? That's not to say McCain doesn't have a conservative voting record. He does. But voting records don't tell the whole story.ShareThis
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton puts the chances of her running for president again at near zero — slightly higher than the chances she gives for becoming Senate majority leader or a Supreme Court justice.
In an interview aired Tuesday on "Fox & Friends" on the Fox News Channel, Clinton, D-N.Y., was asked the chances, on a scale of 1 to 10, that she would be the next majority leader in the Senate.
"Oh, probably zero," she said. "I'm not seeking any other position than to be the best senator from New York that I can be."
Being nominated to the Supreme Court?
"Zero," Clinton said. "I have no interest in doing that."
Running for president again?
"Probably close to zero," she said. "There's an old saying: Bloom where you're planted."ShareThis
crossposted at No Quarter
I'm trained in philology--the study of words--and I began to wonder about Obama's supporters' favorite word for Sarah Palin, the one we've seen on the tee-shirts of men and women: Cunt. Going to my trusty OED, I found a bit of history, which is repeated on the online etymology dictionary. I will paste here, for your interest:
Middle of the day so I don't think I could skip work. But the local bama boss who happens to be a nice kid I like, called to beg me to come and lieten one last time.
Bamadroid wife is in the background screaming don't waste your time his vote isn't worth it. Aw, I wish I could go. He's the only one I didn't hear during the primary. Actually I heard him for a few minutes at the 100 club dinner then walked out when he was hardly started.
My ears must be protected from the subliminal messages they pump through the speakers.
So I thought of going like the bamadroids at Palin events. I could wear, gag, a bama shirt and start screaming Sarah Palin is a C...t, or John McCain hid in Hanoi. But why waste my time. Even if there were cameras, they wouldn't show it on the news.
I think I'll go see Sarah on Wed. instead.ShareThis
I was just readin Tapper on the lovely Sarah Palin is a ..... t-shirts when one of the comments hit home. It is exactly what I think is happenning. Ever since I saw them fly students to NH to rally at our annual 100 Clucb dinner the weekend before the primary, I've realized that the Obama campaign will use any trick and any of it's millions to win.
They are the scum of the Earth. I'de bet anything that they are up to their old crap of planting people at events to cause trouble.
drjohn said: I still think the guy who cried out ">
I'd bet money on it.
I just read a story, that a radical left wing who's been ostracized by democrats, was at that rally videotaping what happened. Last name of Russo, I think? Well according to this story...Russo has had previous problems, legally, and otherwise, and he posted his video on you tube, and that's where everyone is getting the visual of this from.
Happy Birthday to Paul Simon, who is 67 years old today! OMG, can you believe it? (I bet he can't either.)
"Facts can be turned into art if one is artful enough."~Paul Simon
So, what's on your mind today? Yakkity yak - this is the place to do it.ShareThis
I had thought that come election day the only sane thing I could do is write-in Hillary. Both to feel good about voting for the most qualified and as a protest vote.
But there is only one thing a write-in vote will do. It will hurt Hillary. It will hurt more than voting for McCain or not voting at all. Because a write-in vote will give the Obamacrats written proof that Hillary supporters did not come on board.
That will of course be her fault. If he loses they will blame her for the loss and point to the write-in votes that could have carried him. If he somehow wins, they'll use the votes against her and say she can't be trusted.
Either way, if there is a large write-in vote, Hillary Clinton will be alientated from her party and permanently hurt.
I respect her too much to be a part of that so I will not write her name on the ballot.ShareThis
Yeah work. It's one of those nasty weeks, but it is short since I'm home for Columbus Day.
Speaking of Columbus Day, I was headed to Logan to pick my son up today and took a long slow ride down the North Shore of Mass. I went to Nahant, an island connected by a mile long causeway, and walked the beach at low tide with many others and their dogs. It was a classic 10 of New England Fall days. So I left Nahant went down through Revere and got myself caught in traffic twice. Why? Columbus Day parades in thsse very Italian communities.
Debate: We will of course have our usual debate chat here on Wed. night. Live chat like you've used at blogtalk or other places. No refreshing required the system is automatic and fast. Lots of fun, I must admit and we had a great crowd for the last two debates.ShareThis
THE SCENE: BARACK OBAMA's office. Like the candidate himself, the office is slick, expensive and trendy. The furniture is made of lucite and cream leather, and photos of The One cover the walls. A silver MacBook rests on the desk, which has the Possum seal on it. OBAMA himself is seated behind the desk, talking on his iPhone.ShareThis
Prejudice against lesbians and gays hurts everyone. States that pass discriminatory, so-called marriage protection amendments actually hurt all domestic partners, straight and gay. In Florida, millions of seniors will be seriously impacted in addition to other domestic partners, young and old alike. Florida law already bans same-sex marriage. Amendment 2 goes too far to strip away rights for all unmarried domestic partners. For more information on Florida's Amendment 2, check out VoteNoOn2.
Here's more about VoteNoOn2 from their website:ShareThis
You may not agree with all he says but he sure as hell says it well and much now makes sense now that I see it through my free eyes.
President Obama is now Inevitable so I'm wondering what the possibilities are for his first, second and third terms in office.
Beginning November 5th he will of course follow protocol established in the primary and take over operation of the Executive Branch. He won't kick GWB out of the Oval office but will continue to work at his Chicago HQ. The Electoral College and swearing in are just distractions that we don't need to worry about in this time of great crisis.
Another distraction that needs to be addressed immediately is the problem of the 22nd. Amendment to the Constitution. That is the one which restricts even great Presidents like Obama to only 2 four year terms. Ratification by the States can take years therefore one of the first orders of business is to begin the repeal process. Concurrently, the process of amending Section 1 of Article II of the Constitution will begin.ShareThis
Just in from the Walls Street Journal and AP
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut's Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry, making that state the third behind Massachusetts and California to legalize such unions.
The court agreed with the plaintiffs, who said the state's marriage law discriminates against them because it applies only to heterosexual couples, therefore denying gay couples the financial, social and emotional benefits of marriage.
Eight same-sex couples sued in 2004, saying their constitutional rights to equal protection and due process were violated when they were denied marriage licenses.
A toast to the people of my long ago home state.
But in truth I think she did a fabulous job of nailing both sides. Funny as hell.
Lucky for Betty the Tweety is for journalists not comedians.
Vote PUMA. People United Means Action, Party Unity My Ass. All of the above?
To me, Vote PUMA means I will never vote a straight ticket.
I told people in my party that I was supporting and voting for all the Democrats except the top of the ticket. I said I cannot support a man who used intimidation and republican tricks to steal the nomination from the most qualified candidate in my lifetime. "Then you aren't a Democrat", they said.
No I'm not anymore. I'm better than a Democrat. I'm a free and independent PUMA.
To me, Vote PUMA means I'm freeing myself from any one party's dictates.
Vote PUMA means I may join in efforts to start a new party but more likely will join in efforts to tear down and rebuild one or both of the two we have.
Vote PUMA means I will vote against the chosen one and work for real believable change in 2012.
dakinikat, one of the newer contributors over at The Confluence, has a vewwy, vewwy interesting post up today about Senator Obama. It's a juicy little investigative piece about that something something on the candidate's resume' that jusssttt didn't smell quite right. You know, that oft-repeated lofty claim of his that he was the "first African American editor of the Harvard Law Review." Not quite, Senator Obama.
Well now, have we been telling a wee fib, Senator (in my best church lady voice)? dakinikat, with only a modicum of investigation, has quickly busted that lie. Turns out not only does he have an anorexic resume', but what he does list is beefed up with untruths. I'm shocked, I tells ya!ShareThis