==> Republicans
: The Party of corporate values, and financial imbecility... of, for, beholden to, and managed by, the obscenely wealthy.

...( motto: "Quagmires 'R Us" )

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Amen

Noting the near insurmountable travails that will face the next President, passed along from the current decrepit Administration, columnist Hal Crowther ends a recent commentary, stating simply, "God help Barack Obama if he wins the election. God help us all if he loses."

THE Issues

The most important issues for voters in this election are:

1. The Supreme Court
2. The intelligence, judgment, competency of the candidates
3. The worldwide economic collapse that is looming (thanks to Republican policies)
4. Foreign policy and the abysmally low (even laughable) stature the U.S. has acquired on the world stage

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Kevin Phillips Expounds On the Financial Mess

Here.

Pretty Much Says It All

http://www.flickr.com/photos/withinreason/2969549497/

More Not-So-Good News

Credit card industry next to be pummeled, after the mortgage industry, while simultaneously the retail sector should tank as well; not that any CEOs will miss out on their Christmas bonuses. Unemployment could easily rise another 50% over current levels by mid-2009. And some countries abroad will have it much worse.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Not Quite Certain

I'm not sure at this point which is more totally inane:

that there could somehow stiiiill be voters who remain undecided in this election, or,
that their are individuals, who consider themselves Americans, who would actually cast a vote for the McCain/Palin ticket for the Presidency... duhhhhhhhh!

Bush, Cheney, Rove...

Senator Stevens Found Guilty of Corruption

Duhhhh... next they'll be telling us the Pope is Catholic (or Bush is a dweeb). . . .

Monday, October 27, 2008

Education, Anyone...

Educational Background:

Barack Obama:
Columbia University - B.A.
Political Science with a Specialization in
International Relations.
Harvard - Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude

Joseph Biden:
University of Delaware - B.A. in History and B.A. in Political Science.
Syracuse University College of Law - Juris Doctor (J.D.)


John McCain:
United States Naval Academy - Class rank: 894 of 899

Sarah Palin:
Hawaii Pacific University - 1 semester
North Idaho College - 2 semesters - general study
University of Idaho - 2 semesters - journalism
Matanuska-Susitna College - 1 semester
University of Idaho - 3 semesters - B.A. in Journalism


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Obama's Latest Endorsement


Alaska's largest newspaper endorses Obama... of course.

Come November 5th

It doesn't look like the Republican toolbox of bribes, blackmail, bluster, and bull, will be enough to elect McCain this go-around, but rigged voting machines are still another matter. Once this election is over the examination of source codes of all electronic voting machines should be a priority (with prosecutions following as needed), and any voting system lacking an accompanying paper trail ought be forever prohibited from our electoral process. ...uhhh, is that not obvious!!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

McCain

McCain (notice the murderous Biblical name "Cain" embedded in his name... oooooohh!) does not believe in wealth re-distribution, but apparently does believe in:

a. uncapped, unlimited, undeserved salaries for incompetent CEOs
b. multi-million dollar golden parachutes for failed businessmen
c. off-shore bank accounts for evading taxes so millionaires can keep more of what they have rather than employ it for growing the economy
d. $150,000 wardrobe makeovers for lipsticked pitbulls
e. greed, gluttony, adultury
f. the utter insignificance of the Vice-Presidency
g. getting wealthy the old-fashioned way (...by marrying a rich blonde... who inherited it)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Scott McLellan Endorses Obama

Here. ...Hope he's wearing a bullet-proof vest hereon out (...although it may not help; Cheney usually shoots for the face).

The Wardrobe Fiasco

While Joe the Plumber's wife is budgeting at Wal-Mart Sarah ('my country looks first') Palin gets made-over from Nieman-Marcus et. al. Here.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Nobel For Krugman!

Paul Krugman has been awarded the Nobel Prize for economics (...something that Arthur Laffer will NEVER win --- is there a boooooby prize for economics).

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Speculatin' On McCain's Cooties...

Here.

Carter Disses Bush

Former President Carter on the current crisis here.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Reverse Midas Touch

Hey folks, this morning the Presidork said to stay calm; y'all know what that means.... PAAAAAAAANICK!!!!!!!

Lame Duck to Quack Again Today

President Hoover to speak again on TV this morning from the Rose Garden (isn't that special!) about the economy (of which he oddly knows nothing). Get your nausea medicine ready.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Possible Summary of the Last 8 Years?

"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard." -- H. L. Mencken

Cleese Skewers Pinhead Hannity



Ode to Sean Hannity

by John Cleese

Aping urbanity
Oozing with vanity
Plump as a manatee
Faking humanity
Journalistic calamity
Intellectual inanity
Fox Noise insanity
You're a profanity
Hannity

...only problem is, Cleese is WAAAAAAY too kind.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

For Visual Thinkers

"Pharyngula" chimes in on Presidential election here.

Rest of Us Riff-raff

Keep in my mind that every time John McCain says "my friends" he is only addressing those who make over $249,000 per year...

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Boogie Man McCain

If you want to better understand the McCain campaign keep a lookout for the opening of recently-released "Boogie Man: the Lee Atwater Story" in your local theatres --- the story of scumbag Lee Atwater who made Joseph Goebbels-type campaigning a staple of Republican strategy (gee, too bad he had to die so young).

In other news, clown and hack-writer Jerry Corsi was booted out of Kenya today (kinda wish they'd just kept him).

Down Down Down

The Dow Jones blipped down again today; 7500-8200 is in sight as an eventual bottom, but a ways off (and then could just sit there for awhile). Hard to tell which would be worse: a worldwide depression lasting 6 months or a simple deep recession lasting years... Either way, thank you Mr. Bush (did you see Sir Clueless on the tube today once again making a total fool of himself --- how the rest of the world must just laugh and laugh and laugh).

But some possible good news here?

2nd Debate Upcoming

Senile, demented McCain to debate once again tonight, with or without his meds --- he can always substitute some Schnapps. Meanwhile, still no confirmation that Bristol Palin will marry, nor that she is more than 3 mos. pregnant, nor any paternity test on Trig.

Marshall Law?

Will the economic crisis be the October surprise that sets in motion a Presidential directive, Marshall Law, suspension of the Constitution, and 'postponement' of elections? Some think so. But there are bigger crises that are just as likely.




One Story of Many More to Come

Here.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Sunday, October 5, 2008

You Know You Wanna Watch It... Again

Biden and Palin debate... (SNL version):

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Sunday Talking Heads

The line-up for tomorrow's morning interview shows here.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Bailout Passes

House passes bailout plan making the Prez a happy camper (...though still 14 cards shy of a full deck).

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Tonight... Tomorrow

Tonight's the night!... Media pundits keep building up tonight's (9 pm.) Vice-Presidential debate unlike any other in previous history --- indeed some are even predicting it will get a higher national rating than any prior debate ever. Judging from clips of Palin's past performances in debate it's hard to imagine how she can do anything but fall flat on her face in this circumstance... on-the-other-hand, even Republicans are setting the expectations for her so abysmally low, that just surviving the encounter may appear a victory.

Far more entertaining should be tomorrow's opening of "Religulous," satirist Bill Maher's hysterical (or heathenous, depending on your perspective) look at that which passes for organized religion :

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Senate Votes Thumbs-Up

As expected Senate votes overwhelmingly for bailout package that still faces some uncertainty in a House vote scheduled for Friday.

Here are the 25 "No' votes from the Senate (an interesting mix of folks):

Allard (R-CO)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cochran (R-MS)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Dole (R-NC)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Enzi (R-WY)
Feingold (D-WI)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Johnson (D-SD)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Roberts (R-KS)
Sanders (I-VT)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Tester (D-MT)
Vitter (R-LA)
Wicker (R-MS)
Wyden (D-OR)

Letter From Michael Moore

Here.

Look, We're Doing Something

In a move based more on psychology than substance the Senate is set to vote late today on a rescue package for the US financial system, becuz' afterall the sky is falling, the sky is falling.