"It's hard for a president to restore confidence
in the economy when America has lost confidence in the president. And it
doesn't help that just a few days ago, Bush was essentially encouraging panic in order
to get Congress to pass his bailout plan. Now the panic has grown to such enormous
proportions that it dwarfs even the $700 billion to rescue the fat cats
who precipitated the problem in the first place."
-- Dam Froomkin, Link
Excerpt: Many Americans apparently believe the nation
saw the real Sarah Palin last week and, by gosh,
she is just like us. Which means she's no more
qualified to be a national and world leader than you or I.
It boils down to intellect, one of the most important
requirements for effective world leadership.
The next two on the list are intellect and intellect,
followed by everything else.
Among many reasons that televised debates are
poor devices for deciding who will lead our country
is the fact that personality, style and stage
presence all can be manufactured. Intellect cannot be.
Reading the debate transcript -- Palin's words
stripped of the superficialities, smiles, winks, nods
and by-gollies and gosh-darns -- reveals the
low quality of her thought processes, her shallow
understanding of issues, and a lack of clarity
of expression. In the cold light of day, the transcript
reraises the question of what John McCain and
the people advising him could have been thinking
when they picked her. Clearly, they were not
thinking about the future of the country should some
unwelcome tragedy befall McCain.
You mean some tragedies are welcome?
"I may not answer the questions the way you
want me to, but I'm going to talk directly to the
Translation: I don't have the brains to answer questions, so we'll label your
as "gotchas" and "elitist" question while I talk about my baby
that I use as a prop.
America actually saw thru this charade - thanks to Tina Fey.
Excerpt: Democrats and other critics distracted by her
winks may have missed the message, but Palin's
target audience heard it loud and clear. She
is like the high-pitched whistle only dogs can hear.
While Democrats heard non-answers, superfluous
segues and cartoon words -- shout-out,
I'll betcha, doggone, extra credit -- Republicans
heard God, patriotism, courage, victory.
It's called code, and Republicans are fluent.
It isn't just the "maverick" word, which we now
may consign to the Cliche Crematorium.
Sprinkled throughout Palin's remarks were phrases
that set the free associative mind in motion.
Looks like this Kathleen Parker sees money in criticizing Palin.
If Palin could actually win
something, they may be entire careers built on being an Andrew Sullivan
to Palin's Clinton.
Bart, Jim Cramer's job is to churn stocks.
Just like your broker, his job is to encourage
you to buy, or sell, and the more often, the better.
And, just like your broker, he makes money, whether
you do, or not. He's just a Wall Street shill.
You can bet that, while the average guy is selling
his life savings at fire sale prices,
Cramer and his ilk are snapping them up at bargain-basement
You are right about people having an "Entertainment
That's part of the reason this country has gotten
so screwed up.
Bill in Versailles
The sadder thing is, Farley is a conservative.
When he was cast in the role of Michael Malone
the producers didn't want to come out and say
that American Carol was a conservative film.
Farley admitted to them that he was a conservative
and always had been which is more than I can
say for brain dead American Carol producer David Zucker.
Zucker became a right wing @#&*tard after
Another liberal Hollywood guy that shit his pants
when the planes hit
the buildings and lost his brain in the process.
I'm so glad the movie tanked. Is it any
Conservatives don't get humor and they are not
They're just mean and stupid.
Karen from Georgia
Excerpt: Americans' retirement plans have lost as much
as $2 trillion in the past 15 months - about 20 percent
of their value - Congress' top budget analyst
estimated Tuesday as lawmakers began investigating how
turmoil in the financial industry is whittling
away workers' nest eggs.
The upheaval that has engulfed financial firms
and sent the stock market plummeting is also devastating
people's savings, forcing families to hold off
on major purchases and even delay retirement.
Has anyone even conceived of a theft this big before?
"Sarah Palin accused Biden of saying the oil
companies are 'raping the coastline' with their off-shore drilling. If
this is true, would Sarah Palin make the ocean pay $1,000 for the rape
kit?" -- John Oliver
in a hysterical bit for The Daily Show
For months I thought Barack Obama would never
be elected President. I even bet against him
(though I plan to vote for him). Well, the McCain
campaign and Wall Street has gone out of it's way
to make me a liar. Absent Barack actually coming
out as a Muslim I can't see how he won't win.
EVERY INDICATOR points to some type of Obama win.
There aren't enough voter theft machines in the
world to turn this around for The Republicans.
I can't believe America is actually going to
make a guy with the middle name Hussein President
but it sure seems like that's what going to happen.
Man, is it possible during the past 8 years America
has grown up?
Joe, the American voter will wise up right after
we get peace in the Middle East.
People are scared and McCain comes off as cranky,
erratic and flabbergasted.
Meanwhile, Obama is cool, reserved and intelligent.
Keep in the back of your mind that:
A - Anything can happen - someone may be sitting on some "Macaca" videotape.
B - Any kind of terror attack will make the stupid voters run to Bush.
Barring that, this time it seems the fear's working against the fear-mongers.
It's still Obama's race to lose - and that's a compliment.
"I think they'll go on to Reverend Wright...They
are going to make Obama so dangerous that they are going to force people
to rethink their support for him...The history of politics -- negative advertising and character
assaults worked...It worked on John Kerry with swift-boating." -- Tom Juan Williams,
getting it all wrong as usual on Fox Whore News, Link
call me Tom!"
Hey Tom Juan, that might've worked before Bush crashed Wall Street.
Now, whenever some Rethug
talks about Ayers or Rezko or Wright or anything in Obama's past,
all Obama has to do is talk about
the present - people losing jobs, people losing houses and people
losing their retirement.
For you scare-mongering sons of bitches, Halloween is already
Excerpt: Gov. Sarah Palin, who rose to political prominence
with a mantra of "open and transparent government,"
is being accused of obstructing state public
records laws, and her administration is charging the public
up to $960 to search a single state e-mail account.
The lawyer for Andree McLeod, a self-described
Republican watchdog, filed a lawsuit against the governor
last week asking the Anchorage Superior Court
to order Palin and her staff to stop conducting state business
on private e-mail accounts and to preserve the
state records on those accounts.
"The issue here is Sarah Palin obeying the law,"
said McLeod in a phone interview.
Palin regularly used a private Yahoo account to
conduct state business. McLeod says state laws are clear:
Palin and her staff are obligated to use a state-sponsored
e-mail address to conduct state business that would
properly preserve and protect public records.
The governor's failure to do so, according to the lawsuit, has
jeopardized the public's right to monitor its
Excerpt: The former
comedian, Dennis Miller, has the right answer: you just blindly assert
that he has been
a great President. It is the funniest Dennis
Miller routine ever. He delivers the laughs with a dead-pan
serious deliver that makes it so much more hilarious
than if he did the old wink-wink-nudge-nudge
(which is kinda hard to do on a radio show) and
that is what makes the routine killer comedy.
The routine ranks right up there with the classic
"Who's on first?"
Hunter S. Thompson said: "When the going
gets weird, the weird turn pro."
In 2004 journalist Ron Suskind had a conversation
with a senior Bush aid who said that the "Reality-based
community consists of people who believe that solutions emerge from your judicious
study of discernible reality. That's not the way the world really works anymore. We're
an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying
that reality - judiciously, as you will -we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can
study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors ... and you, all of
you, will be left to study what we do."
Today a far less arrogant President Bush held
a news conference explaining the bailout saying
that he didn't want to have to do it but had
to because we had to "recognize reality".
As the founder of the Church of Reality I want
to say that this shows
what happens when a nation turns its back on
"Thou shall have no other realities before
thee." I want to encourage everyone
to take reality into consideration when you go
After McCain's gigantic screw-ups, I think Obama's got this.
"I hope you lose these elections because that
would be a victory for the world. You are a disgrace to women and you alone represent
a terrible threat, a true environmental catastrophe." -- former sexpot-turned animal rights
activist Brigitte Bardot, in an open letter to The She-Bush, Link
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"Tonight was a disaster for our side. I'm dumbfounded
that no one else seems to think so. Obama did everything he needed
to do, McCain did nothing he needed to do. What am I missing?"
-- --National Review's Andy McCarthy, Link
barrels daily before
Bush invaded and then
they got their big Halliburton upgrades
Bush is stealing up to 6 million barrels of
oil per day. Since oil sells for $125 or more per barrel, Bush is stealing $750,000,000
No wonder they were so eager to start
a war, It's the biggest theft in Earth's history
but our whore media is too busy to investigate.
brave men and women, will never come home...
...all because of Bush's oil greed
we there? Because
Iraq's oil wells have NO
Where's all that oil money going?
Subject: Donation - because you
have to put food on your family
Hey Bart...This may be the last one for a while...as
of October 31st I will be unemployed...
budget cutbacks, so closing some of the offices.
Hopefully not unemployed for long.
I didn't think things could get worse for me,
but I guess I was wrong.
Although, I do feel liberated, I won't have to
work with the dragon lady republican who thinks
we should still own slaves cause they would be
better off...and she would be nice to them...any more.
Always a silver lining in the clouds!
Keep Hammering Bart!!!
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