Barack Obama played the “me too” game during the Friday debates on September 26 after Senator John McCain mentioned that he was wearing a bracelet with the name of Cpl. Matthew Stanley, a resident of New Hampshire and a soldier that lost his life in Iraq in 2006. Obama said that he too had a bracelet. After fumbling and straining to remember the name, he revealed that his had the name of Sergeant Ryan David Jopek of Merrill, Wisconsin.ShareThis
I'm off to dreamland but please use this space to discuss how Sarah Baracuda kicked Joe's ass.
Not that I'm taking any sides but this is how I think Governor Palin feels tonight.
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So, Bamadroid wife was upstairs. Actually she ran through here twice and asked if Bill was on yet. Then he, the Big Dog, comes on CNN preaching for Obinky down in Florida.
You'd a thunk that if Billy hadn't finally got his ass out there on the road it would be all his fault if Obinky lost. Well dang if I didn't hear clapping coming from the upstairs teevee room. Mrs. NewHampster was cheering for Bill Clinton.
Bill Clinton, the Racist in Chief.
Why? Well Bill was speaking relative truth as he always does. It's always relative with politicians and Bill is one of the best. The big line being that Obinky's first request about the financial crisis is that he wanted to know. He wanted to learn and understand it. Duh? I think that is good and how I a dummy with money would feel too. But the real point, the underlying thought is that John McCain didn't want to know.ShareThis
and let's just say, he's not too happy with the state of the Obamasphere.ShareThis
PBS’s Gwen Ifill has a pro-Obama book scheduled for release on inauguration day, January 20, 2009. She has been openly in support of Obama and has an obvious financial interest in Biden doing well in the debate and Obama winning the election. The McCain campaign did not know about Ifill's book and bias toward Obama. (Is anyone surprised about the media bias toward Obama at this point?)ShareThis
(Happy New Year to all you Joooz out there! May it bring health, happiness and the strength to make it through the tough times ahead.)
SCENE I: The Oval Office. GEORGE W. BUSH is sitting behind his desk, staring at the ceiling, bored. There are two chairs on either side of his desk; one is a wing chair, and one is a chair that swivels. The back of that chair is facing the audience; light snoring issues forth from it, but we cannot see who occupies it.ShareThis
A recent CNBC article on risky job sectors is interesting in that it was published early in September before the shit hit the fan. Some good information there if you wonder about the sector of the economy that is your livelyhood.
What caught my eye though was the part about women.
A recent congressional study found that during the 2001 recession, women not only lost jobs disproportionately, but never saw their employment rates recover to their pre-recession peak.
The report shows that the female employment rate in 2008 is about 6 percentage points below where it should be today had the trend line between 1948 and 2000 continued.
Just a thought or two about what's going on.
Last week, we were told that if the economic rescue (bailout) bill wasn't passed by Monday, the stock market would crash and go down 1000 to 2000 points! It went down 777. Maybe they would have taken it as a "sign" if it had gone down 666? LOL! It went down less than 7%. You know how much it went down in October, 1987? Try 25%! That's right, it went down 5 times more in 1987 than it did on Monday.
Some of the Democratic Representatives responsible for this mess, as seen in the video:
I know the debate was so last Friday, and we are all wondering "What now?" after the defeat of the $700 billion bailout this afternoon.ShareThis
On the Brink: Dow Plunges on Fears House Will Not Pass Bailout
Bailout Plan Defeated as Republicans Rebuff President
That is the headline at ABC. In the body of the piece, Jake Tapper relates that in addition to many Republicans, 95 Democrats voted Nay. Why then does his headline point the finger solely at the Republicans?
Because ABC, like other so-called journalistic outlets, needs to get themselves into the blame game. It's no longer good enough to report the news, they also need to become editorial analysts.
Some of the article.
Well, another bank buckled today - Wachovia. So what's going on in your world this Monday?
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Last night was another eye opener as I went to dinner once again with my pet O'Bot, my wife of 34 years. We managed through most of the meal as the dutiful husband listened through stories about our friends and our kids. Then we got to speaking about my daughter coming home in October to canvass for Obama. I had encouraged her, the incredible Hillary supporting kid, and I'm proud that she is politically active even if she has gone over the dark side.ShareThis
This blogger wrote and asked if I could link to this post and after reading the writing of another one of us in limbo, I decided to give you a preview. The blog itself is not one of our usual PUMA joints but this particular post is a very good read.
Once upon a time I was filled with sick horror at the thought of a McCain Presidency. Now? Not so much. He hasn’t changed. He does have a new running mate, but she doesn’t scare me. After Dubya, it feels petty to pretend that inexperience is some kind of showstopper. What’s changed for me is the growing sick horror with which I view an Obama Presidency.ShareThis
By our friend texasdarlin: September 27, 2008 by texasdarlin
Are We Becoming an Obama Police State?
I am now officially afraid. If Barack Obama is elected, are we destined to become an Orwellian police state? I am not kidding. I am freaking out.
My liberal friends and relatives are defending Barack Obama’s use of tax-payer funded law enforcement officials in Missouri to threaten TV stations that run anti-Obama political advertisements. Watch:
He's in the blogroll but having just visited again, I want to remind all PUMAs that you must read Falstaff. Below is just a snip from one of his recent posts. Maybe we could get him to post over here.
I don’t personally know any Obots. I see evidence of their cult-like fervor (and often vitriol) on the Intertubes, of course. But, frankly, even that seems muted these days, compared to its full-throated Beatlemania haka circa February-March of this year.
The people I know who are supporting Obama are of a different breed. They acknowledge that he is flawed, as a candidate and as a prospective president. Many say they preferred Hillary – and for some, I know that’s true, because we were talking throughout the primaries.ShareThis
Of course not. I know that Obama and McCain were both up on that stage last night. But so was Hillary Clinton - that is, her plan for the economy was. And when Obama parroted that plan, those ten minutes or so were the strongest portion of his argument. He never reached those heights again during the entire debate.
Don't believe me? Let's do a side-by-side comparison, shall we?
Here's Obama's plan from the debate.ShareThis
1925-2008 Rest in peace, sir. You'll always be "Cool Hand Luke" to me. Thanks for all the lovely memories, and oh...those eyes. Those eyes.
So many wonderful films. Which one is your favorite?
I remember when this country wanted it's President to be great not just good enough.
I remember when Presidential candidates like Bobby, Gene or Dennis stood for things and staked their lives on those beliefs.
Tonight, though my rose colored glasses thought McCain won hands down, the MSM are happy, even giddy that Obama did "good enough". He didn't mess up, he didn't make any big blunders. He was good enough.
John McCain led every single discussion including those Obama had first. McCain drove the discusiion and as usual Obama said Me Too. Not in those words but we Clintonistas remember how bambi always agreed with Hillary. Never offered anything new. He takes the safe road of agreement and the MSM let him.
Do you remember when the press wanted our leaders to be better than good enough?
Remember Dan Rather refusing to back down in the face of the most powerful man on Earth?ShareThis
Tonight 8 EST we can try out a new chat area within the site. Or anytime people drop in it will already be live.
This is a full, live auto-reloadiing chat like you've seen on blogtalk and elsewhere. Must be logged in to post to chat.
Wow! A sane opinion on CNN
By Ruben Navarrette Jr.
Special to CNN
Talk about a last-minute reprieve. Tonight's presidential debate in Oxford, Mississippi was nearly a casualty of the financial crisis. It's back on schedule.
But hopefully, not back on script. Given all that took place this week, it's obvious that the format of the debate should be immediately revamped to focus not on foreign affairs and national security as planned but on the one subject every American is talking about: the economic crisis.
It would be surreal to watch Barack Obama and John McCain debate what to do in Baghdad or Kabul when the country's attention is fixed on Wall Street.ShareThis