October 31, 2008

 

Get Your War On: Chaos!


Get the latest news satire and funny videos at 236.com.


Also, be sure to check out Get Your War On creator David Rees' blog (and buy his book, dammit).

 

Wilco the Song (as in Joe the Plumber)


Wilco does Colbert:



and here's the charming interview with Wilco leader Jeff Tweedy:


 

Another Educated McCain-Palin Supporter


(I realize that phrase is essentially an oxymoron)



Nice hat buddy. Peace. Out.

 

"Courting Condi"


Clearly, one of the most bizarre movie concepts to ever make it to the big screen, starring the guy who played "Buzz" from Home Alone:

buzz


 

Halloween Greetings from the Jersey Devil


The Boss channels Tom Waits to bring us some Halloween treats:


Devil
(Click for the link to the video and a free mp3 download)

October 30, 2008

 

This is Some F'ed Up Sh*t


Someone contact Children's Services immediately!



Makes you want to watch cat videos instead, don't it?

 

Box Cat!




One more:

Peanut Cat!



(h/t Videogum)

 

Joe? Joe? You out here? Oh fuck it, you're all Joe the Plumber


McCain gets completely dissed by his favorite prop:



The look on Cindy's face is classic. You know she's thinking, "God, you're really fucking this up, old man."

 

The Barack & Bill Show

"This man should be our President!" - former President of the United States Bill Clinton


(From last night, following Obama's 30 minute paid commercial)

 

The "Always Entertaining" Alec Baldwin


One of the greatest "second acts" in showbiz:



Alec talks about Lorne Michaels ("70%" of Alec's 30 Rock character's DNA is based on Lorne), his right-wing brother Stephen ("He has his opinions") and V.P. candidate "Bible Spice" ("I didn't think she was someone I would have wanted with her hand on the nuclear button"). Great interview.

 

A Message from Joe Six Case Pack


The Artist Formerly Known as Joe Six Pack Challenges that "Jag Bag" Joe the Plumber to a Drink-Off:

See more Thomas Haden Church videos at Funny or Die

 

Obama for America


The complete 30-minute "Infomercial":



(Suck on it, Matt Lauer.)

And here's Obama on The Daily Show, in case you missed it:


October 29, 2008

 

Damn, The Revolution Keeps Refusing NOT To Be Televised


Trailer for a forthcoming documentary by the multi-talented rx:



Hmmn, something appears to be missing from this film:



Ah, now that's better.

 

Don't Vote! VOTE!


Normally I wouldn't blog something that features Tom Cruise and Justin Timberlake trying to be funny and sincere, but this video also features Borat, so sue me:



Anybody know what the hell happened to Jason Segal?

 

People in the Middle for Obama


A short film by Errol Morris:



More here.

And then, there are the "Undecideds" as explained by David Sedaris:

I don’t know that it was always this way, but, for as long as I can remember, just as we move into the final weeks of the Presidential campaign the focus shifts to the undecided voters. “Who are they?” the news anchors ask. “And how might they determine the outcome of this election?”

Then you’ll see this man or woman— someone, I always think, who looks very happy to be on TV. “Well, Charlie,” they say, “I’ve gone back and forth on the issues and whatnot, but I just can’t seem to make up my mind!” Some insist that there’s very little difference between candidate A and candidate B. Others claim that they’re with A on defense and health care but are leaning toward B when it comes to the economy.

I look at these people and can’t quite believe that they exist. Are they professional actors? I wonder. Or are they simply laymen who want a lot of attention?

To put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. “Can I interest you in the chicken?” she asks. “Or would you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broken glass in it?”
Click the link to read the entire essay.

 

Senator "Dick Fingers"




The Daily Show at it's best.

October 28, 2008

 

Greetings from the small fishing village of Obama, Japan


Says one local, "I would like to dance with him together."



I dare you not to smile.

 

Yes We Can Can!


Great remix of the Lee Dorsey/Alain Toussaint classic "Yes We Can":


remix
(Click for MP3 link)

(h/t boingboing)

 

Get Your '80s On


New MTV/Music Video site. Search the archives for big hair, synths and questionable concepts. Here's one of my faves from the early days:


Peter Gabriel |MTV Music


(h/t freakgirl)

 

Sweet




(via WFMU's Beware of the Blog)

 

ak47
(Click for more of This Modern World)

October 27, 2008

 


More here.

 

Cincy McCain "loves her children with both her hearts"



Cindy McCain Claims She's "Just Like Any Other Female Human"

 

"Revolution '08"


Coldcut vs. TV Sheriff make sure the Revolution Will Be Televised:

"A drum+bass powered all-out AV assault on an American media machine now in psychotic overdrive for the Presidential election. A 10000-frame crash edit comedy celebration of the blatant corruption, warmongering, florid insanity and plain good old smelly bullshit that characterises the cultural landscape of the world's most confused country. 21st century satire is alive and well."
More here.

(h/t reader Bob who summed up this video with one word: whoa!)

 

The "Liberal" Media


Check out this unbelievable interview in which a local Florida newswoman grills Joe Biden with ridiculous Republican talking points:



Turns out this "professional" newswoman is married to Wade West, a political and media consultant for Republican politicians.

Joe more than held his own, at one point even asking, "Is this a joke?"

(h/t Daily Kos)

October 26, 2008

 

Wassup '08



October 24, 2008

 

Get Your War On


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The Lyin', the Witch & the Wardrobe


Okay, I admit it: Lame headline. But great video of a bunch of elitists hypocrites from Fox News:


 

Can You Spot the Elitists in This Interview?


According to the interviewees, it's certainly not the husband of the millionaire booze heiress or the hockey mom who requires a makeup artist who costs over $11,000 a week and let's her cute little toddler carry her $750 Vuitton bag* for her...



Could John McCain look any more like someone who just wants to get the fuck out of the room (if not this race) while Sarah spouts her typical nonsense?

* Awww, look at cute little Piper Palin with her typical "Joe the Plumber" soft drink and handbag:


 

"W" Endorses the McCain/Palin Ticket


(four months after declaring the Oval Office "a bummer free zone"):


October 23, 2008

 

Opie for Obama


Warning: Features a scene with a shirtless Ron Howard.

See more Ron Howard videos at Funny or Die


(h/t reader Bob)

October 22, 2008

 

Sarah Palin Can Pronounce Ahmadinejad Better Than John McCain


Therefore, she's just as qualified to be Preznit as John McCain (possibly even more qualified):





Gosh, can she rattle off talking points like there's no tomorrow. Actually, she sucks at it.

 

It's On!


The Obama-McCain Dance Off:


 

Sarah Palin, "Are You Smarter Than a Third Grader?"


K.O. schools aspiring chief of the United States Senate and clotheshorse Sarah Palin:


 

"Fuck John McCain"

I know, I know, all the big pundits are piling on now, talking about how he's changed and this isn't the guy they remember from back before he sold his soul to run for President. Here's the problem: McCain has been a complete dickhead his entire career. Starting the very first night he was elected to the Senate, when he screamed at one of his volunteers because the podium he was supposed to speak at was too tall. Pure class, right there. And if that's how he treats people who give up their weekends to work for him without pay, imagine how he's gonna treat the rest of us.

You know what we need for our next President? An unstable asshole. That is a brilliant fucking idea. How about we pick some slob whose idea of etiquette is shoving a ninety-two-year-old on the Senate floor. What could go wrong with a guy like that? I can see the commercials now: John W. McCain, an Unstable Man for Unstable Times.

Or how about we get a guy who's so unable to control his temper that on diplomatic missions he tries to wrestle the foreigners he's supposed to be meeting with. I'm starting to think that the only reason he doesn't want to meet with Ahmadinejad is that he's not sure if he can take him in a fair fight.
You can read the entire "Fuck John McCain" post/rant here. It's long, mean, nasty and funny (sad) 'cause it's true.

 

My Fellow Americans




I'm so fucking proud.

 

Massive Yo Mama Twitter Fight: Election Edition

# Yo mama so fat, she authorized a $700 billion bailout of Dairy Queen.

# yo mama so fat, she thinks the G8 is a Value Meal.

# yo momma's so fat, in the 60s bill ayers planned to blow her booty up and in 2001 said he wished he blew up more booty

# yo momma's so fat ACORN registered her to vote three times

# yo mama so fat McCain gives patronizing air quotes when he talks about the "health of yo mama"

# Your mama so fat, when they asked which menus she reads, she said "You know, all of 'em."
h/t BoingBoing. For more, go here.

 

The long, slow meltdown of John McCain



October 21, 2008

 

A Message to Sarah Palin




Nicely done.

 

Sign of the Times?


A "real" American endorses Obama, "the only person who made any sense to him."



Quite the juxtaposition of images, eh?

October 20, 2008

 

Swift Jews for Truth


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G.E.N.U.I.S.




Warning: Do not drink milk while watching this video.

 

This is just like Letterman vs. Leno


Only in this case, the funnier person is actually getting better ratings:





(h/t: reader Bob)

 

Head Over Heels, Literally


See more funny videos at Funny or Die

 

Obama Likes Pie!


He's also against people repeatedly hitting their heads against the wall:



Vote Obama.

 

Get Your War On: White Man's Burden


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The Road to Redemption


It's going to take a lot more than an endorsement for me to forgive Colin Powell's role in the Bush Administration's March to War, but this is a good first step:



October 16, 2008

 

How f'in' great is Amy Sedaris?


She's the greatest:


 

Yay!


This looks SERIOUSLY funny:


 

"Do You Know How To Smile With Your Eyes?"




Genius from Rich at fourfour.

 

Joe the Plumber




More here.

 

John McCain: Drama Queen



 

"I think the American people are less interested in our hurt feelings than they are in the issues."

- The next President of the United States, Barack Obama:



One of these men is presidential. The other is as presidential as the clown we currently have in office:




Game. Set. Match.

October 15, 2008

 

Steve Update


People have been asking us how Steve is progressing. Fortunately, he no longer uses the apartment for a toilet and has become pretty comfortable with his crate. He still has some non-aggressive biting issues, but that could be because he's still growing:

Steve & Wahoo
(Photo representation might not be 100% accurate)

 

Hayden Panettiere Names 3 Things All Citizens Should Do: "Smoke Cigarettes, Vote for John McCain and Don't Wear a Seatbelt"


See more Hayden Panettiere videos at Funny or Die

(NSFW)

 

"Troopers & Practical Jokes"


Jon Stewart on Sarah Palin's avoidance of questions concerning "Troopergate":
"Does she have no time to just stop and fucking talk for a second?


I love that she did have time to offer that scintillating analysis of John McCain's debate performance: "He did awesome!"

He DID awesome?!?! Oh Christ on a Biscuit.

 

"Barack Obama: Black?"


From Fafblog!, via BoingBoing:
FACT! Barack Obama and sixties radical Bill Ayers were both associated with the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, a radical education foundation whose radical goal is to radically educate black children by educating them... while they are still black.

FACT! Barack Obama spent twenty years in the same church as radically black pastor Jeremiah Wright, who has been known to make such incendiary claims as "white people enslaved black people" and "white people killed Native Americans." Is Barack Obama part of the international black conspiracy to trick white people into thinking about racism? Answer: maybe.

FACT! Barack Obama has been friends with Rashid Khalidi, an openly Arab Arab who is so Arab he writes about other Arabs. Is Barack Obama part of the international Arab conspiracy to trick white people into thinking about Arabs? Answer: also maybe.

FACT! Barack Obama talks about his white mother and his white grandparents and the white half of his family that is white, but did you know that half of his family is also black? In fact, half his family is so black that Obama keeps them hidden away on a whole other continent where they speak in a strange, otherworldly code which is not even English. What is Obama trying to hide? Possibly something black. BONUS FACT! Barack Obama may be half-white and half-black, but he married a woman who is completely black. In a way, doesn't that make him three-quarters black? Math doesn't lie, people!

FACT! "Obama" is an ancient Muslim name meaning "He Who Deceives the White Man with his Telegenic Charisma, Angular Good Looks, and Deceptively Conservative Policy Proposals." Coincidence? Or co-bama?

FACT! The previous fact was made up. But doesn't the fact that it was so easily made up prove that a kernel of truth must exist within the lie, and doesn't the existence of that kernel of truth prove that the lie is, in fact, true? Think about it! But not very hard!

FACT! Barack Obama was a community organizer. ACORN is made of community organizers. Acorns come from oak trees. Oak trees belong to the genus Quercus, which includes Quercus faginea, the Portuguese oak. The prime minister of Portugal is José Sócrates, whose last name looks like Socrates, who lived in Athens, which is also a city in Georgia, whose state fruit is the peach, which is native to China, which is exactly what Osama bin Laden was eating off of while he was plotting to destroy the Twin Towers. It's all connected, people - they just don't want you to know! And they could be black.

 

K.O. on McCain: "Suspend Your Campaign"


"Sen. McCain, your supporters, at your events, are calling Obama a terrorist and traitor and are calling for him to be killed. And yet you keep bringing back these same rabid Right Wing nuts to deliberately stir these crowds into frenzies. And then you take offense when somebody who remembers the violence in our political past, calls you on it. You, sir, are responsible for a phalanx of individuals who are shouting fire in a crowded theatre. There are some things to respect and honor about you, Sen. McCain.

"But on this, you’re not only a fraud, Senator but you are tacitly inciting lunatics to violence. If you want to again grand-stand and suspend your campaign here’s your big chance. Suspend your campaign now, until you, or somebody else, gets some control over it and it ceases to be a clear and present danger to the peace of this nation."

 

The Obama-Biden Tax Calculator


"Barack Obama and Joe Biden will cut taxes for 95% of working families, and provide at least three times as much tax relief for middle class families as John McCain and Sarah Palin. The Obama/Biden plan provides $1,000 of tax relief for workers and new tax benefits to help families pay for college, childcare and save for retirement."

 

Drunk Political Ads





October 14, 2008

 

Too Dark



October 11, 2008

 

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.


McCain/Palin-lovin', Obama-haters:



And watch what happens when McCain actually says something nice about Obama:



To paraphrase "W": Is Are "Adults" Learning? I wonder if anyone has done a study to determine how many IQ points one risks losing by watching Fox "News"...

UPDATE: Here's more of McCain's townhall meeting'. What a mess he's gotten himself into: He goes all negative, fans the flames of hatred, get's pummeled for it in the polls and then tries to make nice. It appears to be too late:


October 10, 2008

 

Get Your War On: The Debate


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"PALIN-ING": Using Sarah Palin's Communication Methods In Your Everday Life


Genius:

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October 09, 2008

 

Sieg Heil!


A nice, pleasant McCain/Palin rally:



Hooligans?!?!

 

Web Therapy


Lisa Kudrow shrinks your head in 3 minutes (because 50 minute sessions go "on and on about dreams and feelings and memories and past experiences that add up to a whole lot of nothing"):



(via BoingBoing)

 

And Now Back To Politics


Sort of:



"Lips are Important!"

(via Videogum)

 

And Now For Something Completely Different


A short break from politics: 50 Impressions in 2 Minutes from Peter Serafinowicz (Star of the Peter Serafinowicz Show, Shaun of the Dead and the voice of Darth Maul)

See more funny videos at Funny or Die UK


(via Why, That's Delightful!)

 

This Is Who The Frightened Republicants Have Their Collective Panties In A Wad About

"There was nothing radical about Ayers. He did not talk about radical political beliefs in the class. He was a reformer, not a revolutionary. He didn’t say anything anti-American. In fact, he didn’t mention the government or economics or anything that didn’t have to do with research and education.

“He never brought up his past. He did not talk about his radical days. I’d say 95% of the students didn’t know anything about him other than he was a great professor. Students were told by other students to take him. They raved about him. And he was a brilliant, smart guy. A captivating teacher. We were in awe of him, of his charisma, and we just sat there listening to him talk about his teaching experiences and research. He filled the room.”
- former University of Illinois student of “terrorist” Professor Bill Ayers




Have you crapped your pants yet, America?

TBogg chimes in:
So, basically, the faltering, chugging, tailspinning, going down in McFlames campaign is running against the sixties which makes perfect sense since John McCain spent a lot of time crashing planes during that era.


(quotes via The Rude Pundit)

 

Do These People Morons Seriously Have The Right To Vote?


Warning: The following video might make you sick to your stomach.



Just Sayin'...

 

Do You Really Want To Go There?


Mr. and Mrs. John McCain discuss Barack Obama's "associations" with the unhinged, right wing nutjob Sean Hannity.



Palin says this goes to "the candidate's judgment and who he choose (sic) to associate himself with in the past, perhaps the present..." Notice how all three avoid John McCain's association with Charles Keating who caused the Savings & Loan crisis that cost taxpayers $2 billion dollars. Or John McCain's association with the U.S. Council for World Freedom of which John McCain was a board member:
The USCWF was founded in Phoenix, Arizona in November 1981 as an offshoot of the World Anti-Communist League. The group was, from the onset, saddled with the disreputable reputation of its parent group. The WACL had ties to ultra-right figures and Latin American death squads. Roger Pearson, the chairman of the WACL, was expelled from the group in 1980 under allegations that he was a member of a neo-Nazi organization.
There's also no mention of Sarah Palin's association with anti-semite and Jews for Jesus founder David Brickner who said (in front of Palin at her house of worship) that terrorist attacks on Israelis is God's "judgment of unbelief" of Jews who haven't embraced Christianity. And, curiously, there was no mention of Sarah and Todd Palin's association with the Alaska Independence Party which wants Alaska to secede from the United States of America (talk about "Country First").

But the real shocker of this interview is the very last word Palin says to Sean Hannity. Oh, the vulgarity...

 

Heckuva Job, Georgie Boy


Gallup

October 08, 2008

 

What's the point, my friends?




He should just concede now.

 
Kirk McCain & Spock Obama
"McCain Looked Like He Was Battling Klingons at Des Moines Register; Says Leonard Nimoy: Obama ‘Has an Intellect That Works for Him’"
(by the amazing Drew Friedman, via BoingBoing)

 

Clarity?




Well, perhaps unintentional candor.

 
That One

(via I Am TRex)

 

McCain Out-Joey Nichols Himself




Click here for a Joey Nichols refresher course.

October 07, 2008

 

Two Actual Funny Moments From Last Week's SNL That Didn't Involve Tina Fey:


And, surprisingly, they both involved Andy Samberg:




 

OMFG


How stupid is Matt Lauer?


 

So, You Wanna Play Rough?

Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin told Florida's voters on Monday to expect "rough" campaigning as she seeks to halt a slide in opinion polls in a state that could make or break Sen. John McCain's White House bid...

"I am just so fearful that this is not a man who sees America the way you and I see America," Palin said of Obama at a rally of 5,000 supporters in Florida's heavily Republican city of Clearwater.
And how exactly does Sarah Palin and her pals see America? Watch:


 

A Holiday Message from a Florida Synagogue


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October 06, 2008

 

Get Your War On: Sarah Palin and the Rape Kits


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McCain and his followers are losing it


This is getting ugly:



"An angry barrage of insults?" Coming from the Obama campaign? Are you fucking kidding me. This coming from a guy who laughs off a deranged follower who calls Obama a terrorist?

Well, my friends, that's okay. Because people are starting to learn the truth about John McSame. First of all, he ain't no maverick:
There’s that word again: maverick. In Thursday’s vice-presidential debate, Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska, the Republican candidate, used it to describe herself and her running mate, Senator John McCain, no fewer than six times, at one point calling him “the consummate maverick.”

But to those who know the history of the word, applying it to Mr. McCain is a bit of a stretch — and to one Texas family in particular it is even a bit offensive.

“I’m just enraged that McCain calls himself a maverick,” said Terrellita Maverick, 82, a San Antonio native who proudly carries the name of a family that has been known for its progressive politics since the 1600s, when an early ancestor in Boston got into trouble with the law over his agitation for the rights of indentured servants.

In the 1800s, Samuel Augustus Maverick went to Texas and became known for not branding his cattle. He was more interested in keeping track of the land he owned than the livestock on it, Ms. Maverick said; unbranded cattle, then, were called “Maverick’s.” The name came to mean anyone who didn’t bear another’s brand...

Considering the family’s long history of association with liberalism and progressive ideals, it should come as no surprise that Ms. Maverick insists that John McCain, who has voted so often with his party, “is in no way a maverick, in uppercase or lowercase.”

“It’s just incredible — the nerve! — to suggest that he’s not part of that Republican herd. Every time we hear it, all my children and I and all my family shrink a little and say, ‘Oh, my God, he said it again.’ ”

“He’s a Republican,” she said. “He’s branded.”
waaaah

Second of all, he's reckless and dishonest:
...McCain was not only a lousy student, he had his father's taste for drink and a darkly misogynistic streak. The summer after his sophomore year, cruising with a friend near Arlington, McCain tried to pick up a pair of young women. When they laughed at him, he cursed them so vilely that he was hauled into court on a profanity charge.

McCain's admittance to Annapolis was preordained by his bloodline. But martial discipline did not seem to have much of an impact on his character. By his own account, McCain was a lazy, incurious student; he squeaked by only by prevailing upon his buddies to help him cram for exams. He continued to get sauced and treat girls badly. Before meeting a girlfriend's parents for the first time, McCain got so shitfaced that he literally crashed through the screen door when he showed up in his white midshipman's uniform...

When McCain was not shown the pampering to which he was accustomed, he grew petulant — even abusive. He repeatedly blew up in the face of his commanding officer. It was the kind of insubordination that would have gotten any other midshipman kicked out of Annapolis. But his classmates soon realized that McCain was untouchable. Midway though his final year, McCain faced expulsion, about to "bilge out" because of excessive demerits. After his mother intervened, however, the academy's commandant stepped in. Calling McCain "spoiled" to his face, he nonetheless issued a reprieve, scaling back the demerits. McCain dodged expulsion a second time by convincing another midshipman to take the fall after McCain was caught with contraband...

In the air, the hard-partying McCain had a knack for stalling out his planes in midflight. He was still in training, in Texas, when he crashed his first plane into Corpus Christi Bay during a routine practice landing. The plane stalled, and McCain was knocked cold on impact. When he came to, the plane was underwater, and he had to swim to the surface to be rescued. Some might take such a near-death experience as a wake-up call: McCain took some painkillers and a nap, and then went out carousing that night.
There's more, a lot more.

 

"Watch out for them. They're gonna beat you up with that pipe wrench."


Literal lyrics to one of your favorite hits from the fabulous '80s:

See more funny videos at Funny or Die

 

Thirty Lies


John K. Wilson refutes 30 lies spread by the McCain campaign about Barack Obama's "relationship" with "terrorist" Bill Ayers (most recently by Sarah Palin who quoted from her copy of The New York Times, no less). Here are a couple:
LIE: "Bill Ayers is an unrepentant terrorist."
TRUTH: Bill Ayers is not, and apparently never was, a terrorist. The conventional definition of a terrorist is someone who tries to kill innocent people for political purposes. As Factcheck.org noted, In fact, nobody died as a result of bombings in which Ayers said he participated as part of the Weather Underground. (Factcheck.org)

LIE: "I'm sure he's very patriotic, but his relationship with Mr. Ayers is open to question....Because, if you're going to associate and have as a friend and serve on a board and have a guy kick off your campaign that says he's unrepentant, that he wished he'd bombed more. And then, the worst thing of all, that I think really indicates Senator Obama's attitude, is he had the incredible statement that he compared Mr. Ayers, an unrepentant terrorist -- an unrepentant terrorist, with Senator Tom Coburn. Senator Coburn, a physician who goes to Oklahoma on the weekends and brings babies into life.' (John McCain, April 20, 2008, ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos)
TRUTH: Obama was not friends with Ayers. Ayers did not kick off Obama's campaign. And Obama was not comparing Ayers' actions with Coburn. Obama was pointing out that he works with people even when he disagrees with them.

 

"Who are you anyway?"


Curtis Sliwa tries to debunk Biden's "Joey Danko-Gas Tank" story. Instead, EPIC FAIL:



Sliwa is such a tool.

(thanks to reader Sal for the tip)

 

How to counter negative attack ads





 

Family Values


The Bird is the Word

(I'm guessing her brother said something nasty about Mom's ugly coat.)

Via Dependable Renegade

 

John McCain: The Corrupt Maverick




Watch the whole thing here, beginning at noon.

 

Sarah Palin: A Toxic Mess in 30 Seconds



October 05, 2008

 

The Rising


"I've spent 35 years writing about America, its people, and the meaning of the American Promise. The Promise that was handed down to us, right here in this city from our founding fathers, with one instruction: Do your best to make these things real. Opportunity, equality, social and economic justice, a fair shake for all of our citizens, the American idea, as a positive influence, around the world for a more just and peaceful existence. These are the things that give our lives hope, shape, and meaning. They are the ties that bind us together and give us faith in our contract with one another...

"...In my job, I travel the world, and occasionally play big stadiums, just like Senator Obama. I've continued to find, wherever I go, America remains a repository of people's hopes, possibilities, and desires, and that despite the terrible erosion to our standing around the world, accomplished by our recent administration, we remain, for many, a house of dreams. One thousand George Bushes and one thousand Dick Cheneys will never be able to tear that house down.

"They will, however, be leaving office, dropping the national tragedies of Katrina, Iraq, and our financial crisis in our laps. Our sacred house of dreams has been abused, looted, and left in a terrible state of disrepair. It needs care; it needs saving, it needs defending against those who would sell it down the river for power or a quick buck. It needs strong arms, hearts, and minds. It needs someone with Senator Obama's understanding, temperateness, deliberativeness, maturity, compassion, toughness, and faith, to help us rebuild our house once again. But most importantly, it needs us. You and me. To build that house with the generosity that is at the heart of the American spirit. A house that is truer and big enough to contain the hopes and dreams of all of our fellow citizens. That is where our future lies. We will rise or fall as a people by our ability to accomplish this task. Now I don't know about you, but I want that dream back, I want my America back, I want my country back.

"So now is the time to stand with Barack Obama and Joe Biden, roll up our sleeves, and come on up for the rising."
Watch Bruce's entire 42-minute set here.

 

Um, no

Ramesh Ponnuru, a columnist for the conservative National Review, called (Palin) the big winner on Thursday and, more to the point, declared: “The big loser tonight was Tina Fey.”

October 03, 2008

 

The Rude Pundit Gets the Final Word on Sarah Failin:

"You know what? Forget it. The Rude Pundit's disgusted talking about this nothing, this nobody, this perfect amalgamation of Machiavelli and Chauncey Gardiner. She's sound and fury, motherfuckers, sound and fury with a funny accent. If she's the future of American politics, then we are goddamned. Biden wiped the floor with her. Facts trump bullshit folksiness. Don't let anyone tell you different."
Amen, brother.

Oh, but wait, Gramps has one more thing to say about America's favorite hockey mom:



(h/t AMERICAblog)

 

Win



 

Fail


nope

palin flow chart

IFILL: Next question, Gov. Palin, still on the economy. Last year, Congress passed a bill that would make it more difficult for debt-strapped mortgage-holders to declare bankruptcy, to get out from under that debt. This is something that John McCain supported. Would you have?

PALIN: Yes, I would have. But here, again, there have -- there have been so many changes in the conditions of our economy in just even these past weeks that there has been more and more revelation made aware now to Americans about the corruption and the greed on Wall Street.

We need to look back, even two years ago, and we need to be appreciative of John McCain's call for reform with Fannie Mae, with Freddie Mac, with the mortgage-lenders, too, who were starting to really kind of rear that head of abuse.

And the colleagues in the Senate weren't going to go there with him. So we have John McCain to thank for at least warning people. And we also have John McCain to thank for bringing in a bipartisan effort people to the table so that we can start putting politics aside, even putting a campaign aside, and just do what's right to fix this economic problem that we are in.

It is a crisis. It's a toxic mess, really, on Main Street that's affecting Wall Street (Bold emphasis mine). And now we have to be ever vigilant and also making sure that credit markets don't seize up. That's where the Main Streeters like me, that's where we would really feel the effects.


I guess we can add that one to her greatest hits:

"In the end, the debate did not change the essential truth of Ms. Palin’s candidacy: Mr. McCain made a wildly irresponsible choice that shattered the image he created for himself as the honest, seasoned, experienced man of principle and judgment. It was either an act of incredible cynicism or appallingly bad judgment."


nope

October 02, 2008

 

John McCain Picked the Wrong Late Night Host to Piss Off




Dave won't let up (and why should he?)

 

Sarah Palin's Alternate Flute Performance




(h/t to the commenter of the previous performance video)

 

"This Doesn't Happen in America! Maybe Ohio, but not in America!"


Homer Simpson tries to vote for Obama:


 

V.P. Debate Preview


Watch a qualified V.P. candidate talk about Roe v. Wade followed by a blithering idiot who clearly has no idea what she's talking about:


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October 01, 2008

 

There Are No Words



 

Carrie & Miranda Want To Help You Elect Barack Obama


Former Sleater-Kinney guitarist Carrie Brownstein and artist/writer/filmmaker Miranda July have come up with some ways to help you change our world:


Carrie & Miranda
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Sarah Palin's Facebook Page


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Time to Waste Some Time


...with Eclectic Method's video remixer. Just use your number keys to play (and play and play):



(h/t BoingBoing)

 

John McCain is a Lying, Senile, Defensive C*nt (to use one of his favorite words)


Watch John McCain lie about Barack Obama "supporting" sex education for children; get completely caught off-guard after a question about his personal government-paid healthcare (diffusing the question with the weirdest non sequitur of his campaign...so far) and become flip and defensive when Sarah Palin's qualifications are called into question:



This man should not be allowed anywhere near our nuclear launch codes. Nor should this clueless woman (who can't even list one newspaper or magazine she's ever read):



Doncha love that she brought daughter Willow along for a prop? Shameless. I sure hope Willow was listening to her Mom's comments about contraception.

And, didya know that one of Sarah's best friends is gay? Now that's Mavericky...

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