"This was the largest single act of class warfare
in the modern history of this country. It is a direct attack on the American people's
ability to be able to stabilize their homes and their neighborhoods. This single vote
will define the careers of everyone. We are back to taxation without representation, to
markets that are openly rigged."
-- Dennis Kucinish, on the "Democrats' Bailout Betrayal,"Link
I wish Dennis had mentioned what his ideas were for saving the
Saying "We need to find a way to help
Wall Street pay for its own problems. Why make the taxpayers pay?''
doesn't help much when the house is burning.
Excerpt: Obama at 264: A week after Obama's poll
numbers spiked in battleground states and after McCain
announced they were leaving Michigan, Obama has
opened up a nearly 100-point electoral-vote lead.
Obama now has a 264-174 advantage over McCain,
up from his 212-174 edge last week. The changes
are all in Obama's direction: We've moved Michigan,
New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin
from Toss-up to Lean Obama. Also, every single
Toss-up state is now a red state, and we are close to
moving another red state -- Missouri -- to the
Toss-up column. But let's remember: This is where the
RACE IS RIGHT NOW, not where we expect the race
to be in a month
But what can happen to change the damage Bush/McCain have caused the
Who expects the market to go up 4,000 points in 4 weeks?
Who expects Afghanistan and Iraq to be victories for America in 4 weeks?
Who expects Gramps and Gidget to take a giant leap towards science
Note: Bush has so screwed up/stolen everything,
we're losing Bill Clintons's stock market gains, too.
Excerpt: Clinton will be credited, most of all, for delivering
a strong economy on the heels of the Bush recession.
If nothing else, he was smart enough to keep
Alan Greenspan at the Fed, place Robert Rubin at Treasury,
and stay out of their way. The result: the longest
period of economic expansion in American history.
In 1993, unemployment hovered at a dangerous 7.3
percent; today, it's a record low 4 percent.
The Dow-Jones was stuck in the 2000's; even with
today's slowdown, it's soaring in the mid-10,000's.
Wall Street didn't act alone. Its market confidence
was inspired by rare fiscal discipline in Washington.
Reagan and Bush promised to cut the federal deficit,
but did not. Clinton promised, and did.
He not only cut the deficit, he eliminated it
- and replaced it with a record $455 billion surplus.
Yet the Democrats treated him like f-ing poison all year, even calling
him "a racist."
Obama is going to have to watch his back when he wins.
Bart, for some reason you seem to think that the
democrats are fighting back.
I sent you a picture yesterday of Obama shining
witch bitch's shoes.
Yes, and I chose not to run that. If there's one
new thing I learned this year,
it's that Obama fans have no sense of humor -
none at all - zero, zilch and nada.
They the repubs are doing the same thing over
again and that is character assination.
It works for them. Sticking to real issues is
a losing move.
The stupid of America (like 95%) is tuned to
a Entertainment Tonight mind set.
Yes, but Obama's IS going to win.
How do you argue with success, (except to say Obama got lucky?)
If we didn't have a two triollion dollar meltdown, things would be different.
But things are as they are so let's be prepared to accept victory with
"Absent a domestic terror attack the economy
will remain the number one issue in the race, and there is little McCain
can do stop Obama. McCain will try to make issues of Bill Ayers and Tony Rezko and Rev. Wright, and that might
hurt Obama around the margins -- but it will not prevent him from winning. The economy
is simply bigger than the rogues gallery that McCain is conjuring up. -- Howard Wolfson,
Hillary's communications director, Link
Thanks for always having a great page to read
when I need a lift...!!!
I have a suggestion to your readers. PEOPLE...find
the nearest Obama office
and bring the volunteers a hot meal one time
during these next 28 days until the
election or send out for pizza for them
Today, my local office group is getting meatball
The food doesn't need to be fancy, just available
for those folks who are slaving away
trying to get Obama/Biden elected. These
volunteers and staff stay long hours and
I'm sure everything would be appreciated.
Excerpt: The man who incessantly talks about "honor" has
checked his own at the door. Back in April, McCain
disavowed a North Carolina ad attacking Obama
for his association with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
"It's not the message of the Republican Party,"
McCain said. "It's not the message of my campaign.
I've pledged to conduct a respectful campaign."
But that was before McCain
faced imminent defeat. His "pledge" has turned out to be about as credible
as his sudden incarnation as a lifelong enemy
of Wall Street. On Monday, McCain rolled out a new TV ad,
"Dangerous," that accuses Obama of being "dishonorable."
"Who is Barack Obama?" a narrator ominously asks.
"He says our troops in Afghanistan are 'just
air-raiding villages and killing civilians.' How dishonorable."
Of course, this is an outrageous smear. Obama
was simply pointing out the well-known fact that in fighting
an insurgency, over-reliance on air power is
counterproductive. That's because airstrikes inevitably result in
civilian deaths, which turn the population against
the side carrying them out. U.S. airstrikes and the ensuing
civilian casualties are one of the biggest points
of contention between the U.S. and Hamid Karzai's regime
in Afghanistan, and they are a huge issue in
Pakistan and Iraq as well."
Look for McCain to go CRAZY in tonight's debate.
All the cable channels are saying tonight is his last chance.
Rethugs aren't like Democrats - they don't lose with grace and dignity.
But you know Obama's going to be ready for this.
When McVain starts yelling "Tony Rezko and
Rev Wright," Obama's going to reply with,
"America isn't concerned with personal smears
- they want us to focus on the economy."
"I've blown this election and I'm so mad I could crap my pants!"
Excerpt: McCain -- speaking in New Mexico -- delivered
one of the ugliest, nastiest, most invective-filled
personality attacks a major candidate has ever
delivered, blatantly designed to stoke raw racial
resentments and depict Obama as a Manchurian
candidate funded by secret Arab Terrorist sources
-- a truly unstable and hate-mongering rant filled
with lines like these, delivered with an angry scowl
to screaming, howling, booing throngs, while
Cindy McCain stood behind
him shaking her head in
disgust at each fact she heard about the Black
Terrorist daring to challenge her husband:
"I don't need any lessons in being honest with
the American people, and if I did, I wouldn't seek it from a Chicago politician...There's much we
don't know about Senator Obama. For a guy who has authored two memoirs, he's not exactly an
open book. Who is the real Barack Obama?"
If this race was still in doubt, I'd want to make McCain eat those words
with a giant spoon.
But Obama should just keep saying. "Let's
talk about the incredibly big financial mess that Bush and McCain and the deregulators
have gotten us into!"
So, at this point, I suggest Obama needs to coast.
Just keep talking about the economy and ignore the old man.
With Winkin' Sarah talking about being part of
a "team of mavericks," we really should think about
what "maverick" means. I grew up in the
Midwest, where the initial Maverick (Samuel Maverick,
who worked to keep Texas an independent
country) was remembered as a cattle thief.
He didn't brand his own cattle, and took anyone
else's that hadn't been branded, claiming the lack
of a brand meant the cattle were his.
Maybe the GOP should change their theme to "a team of cattle thieves?"
Excerpt: How surreal is life right now? Between a right-wing,
government-loathing president insisting on
bringing socialism to Wall Street, a Chatty Cathy
doll running for VP, polls showing that still - still!
- people give McCain
the edge on national security issues. And the TV pundits, against overwhelming
evidence to the contrary, claim that the first
presidential debate was "a tie." The country has gone crazy.
Nevertheless, there is a war being waged now,
in the waning days of the Bush administration and the
campaign, against the triumph of aggressive ignorance,
a fabulous term I'm stealing from my nephew.
Aggressive ignorance defiantly shoves its utter
lack of knowledge in your face and brays:
"Facts? We don't need no stinkin' facts!"
After eight long years of anti-science drunkenness, America is starting
to sober up.
The only way it'd be better was oif Obama was a realist, but I guess
he has to be "all Godly"
to get the votes of the religiously insane, which is a majority in
this backwards country.
You know that other nations, even undeveloped ones, laugh at America's
insane fixation on
some invisible ghost entity that never lived - how can America be so
illogical and still be #1?
No wonder other nations are passing us in science and math.
We're too busy playing with that angel on our shoulder to think logically.
My opinion is that the vote caging/stealing thing
is going to be the big issue (AGAIN) in this election.
I am trying like hell to educate everyone I know
about the subject, but living here in liberal Massachusetts,
everyone agrees with me, or is already very knowledgeable.
However, I have written an "open letter" and
posted it at endtheaddictionnow.com.
hosted by Greg Palast and RFJ Jr.
is an excellent source for information on the
vote purge. We can't let the fascists win AGAIN!
Your site, IMHO, is one of the best on the web
for combining information and humor
(swear to Koresh, we've gotta laugh).
It's the first thing I look at on the web everyday.
Thanks for keeping it going.
After McCain's gigantic screw-ups, I think Obama's got this.
"I don't care where stocks have been,
I care where they're going, and I don't want people to get hurt in the market. I'm
worried about unemployment, I'm worried about purchases that you may need. I can't
have you at risk in the stock market." -- Jim Cramer, Link
Most TV pundits are saying "Hold onto your stocks, ride this out"
but that flies in the face
of all the big guys selling - which is why the prices are dropping
so hard and fast.
The smart money was betting on Bush to fail in the first place.
When Clinton was president, you should've bet on America to succeed.
But Bush has broken everything he's ever touched - the market
is no execption.
Excerpt: McCain has past connections to a private group
that supplied aid to guerrillas seeking to overthrow
the leftist government of Nicaragua in the Iran-Contra
affair. McCain's ties are facing renewed scrutiny
after his campaign criticized Obama for his link
to a former radical who engaged in violent acts 40 years ago
when Obama was like, a kid.
The U.S. Council for World Freedom was part of
an international organization linked to former Nazi
collaborators and ultra-right-wing death squads
in Central America. The group was dedicated to stamping out
communism around the globe. The council's founder,
retired Army Maj. Gen. John Singlaub, said McCain
became associated with the organization in the
early 1980s as McCain was launching his political career in
Arizona. Singlaub said McCain was a supporter
but not an active member in the group.
"McCain was a new guy on the block learning the
ropes," Singlaub told The Whore AP in an interview.
"I think I met him in the Washington area when
he was just a new congressman. We had McCain
board to make him feel like he wasn't left out.
It looks good to have names on a letterhead who are
well-known and appreciated."
"Sometimes, I try to imagine what it will be
like for McCain when this campaign
is over, and he realizes how completely he has
destroyed his character and his honor. I cannot imagine that it will seem
worth it come December."
-- Everyone with a brain
Excerpt: Once again, Tina Fey showed that she has cornered
the market on Palin impersonations,
and her insistence that the GOP ticket would
be all "mavericky" gained wide traction on
the Web where it could be seen in numerous video
"SNL" averaged a 7.4 household rating/18 share
in the metered market overnights. That's within
a tenth of a rating point of its September 13
premiere, which was their highest-rated show in eight years.
"SNL" is up 49 percent in the metered markets
compared with the first four weeks of last season,
as well as up 42 percent this past Saturday compared
to episode No. 4 last season.
Tina Fey has never been hotter. Someone asked
her how long she can keep doing Palin
and she said, "I'm
very busy, but we don't shoot (30 Rock) on Saturdays so I'm free."
I think Tina does a better Palin than Will Farrell did Der Monkey.
Carol" an unfunny political spoof They tried to mock Michael Moore - they missed
Excerpt: Arriving at least one election cycle too late,
David Zucker's "An American Carol" uses the less-than-original
tack of using Dickens' Yuletide classic to spoof
left-wing politics and Michael Moore in particular.
"Carol" squanders its comedic potential with a
near-total absence of laughs. Audiences will be mostly stone-faced,
though it's a pretty good bet that Moore will
be laughing his ass off. Actually, even those who find Moore's politics
anathema will have some sympathy for the main
character, none too imaginatively dubbed "Michael Malone"
and played appealingly by Kevin Farley.
What a mistake for Kevin Farley to introduce himself
He looks enough like Chris that he could become
another Jim Belushi
but right now nobody thinks a fascist dog is
funny - or likeable.
Besides, Michael Moore told the truth, so if
Too bad, Kevin.
You blew your career before it even got started.
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