Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I think I'll create a political party for all the racists and morons to join.
Then I realized: I'm describing the current Republican Party.
And so it goes.
Friday, October 17, 2008
In my neighborhood, there are two gas stations exactly a block apart.
The Shell station has gas at $3.19.9 per gallon. One block away, 7-11 is selling gas for $2.94.9 per gallon.
The way I figure it, that's a difference of 25 cents a gallon. With a 20-gallon tank that's $5.00.
Yet whenever I drive past, the Shell station seems to be doing great business.
Do people really like throwing their money away? Do they have so much that it doesn't matter?
And so it goes.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Isn't that typical of the doddering, drooling, confused, angry old man?
HOLLAND, Ohio — Joe the Plumber said Thursday he doesn't have a license and doesn't need one. Joe Wurzelbacher, better known as Joe the Plumber, the nickname Republican John McCain bestowed on him during Wednesday's presidential debate, said he works for a small plumbing company that does residential work. Because he works for someone else, he doesn't need a license, he said.
But the county Wurzelbacher and his employer live in, Lucas County, requires plumbers to have licenses. Neither Wurzelbacher nor his employer are licensed there, said Cheryl Schimming of Lucas County Building Regulations, which handles plumber licenses in parts of the county outside Toledo.
Wurzelbacher, who voted in the Republican primary and indicated he backed McCain, was cited by the GOP presidential candidate as an example of someone who wants to buy a plumbing business but would be hurt by Democrat Barack Obama's tax plans. Wurzelbacher said he was surprised that his name was mentioned so many other times.
"That bothered me. I wished that they had talked more about issues that are important to Americans," he told reporters gathered outside his home.
Wurzelbacher, 34, said he doesn't have a good plan put together on how he would buy Newell Plumbing and Heating in nearby Toledo.
He said the business consists of owner Al Newell and him. Wurzelbacher said he's worked there for six years and that the two have talked about his taking it over at some point.
"There's a lot I've got to learn," he said.
And so it goes.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Barack Obama and William Ayers served on the same Annenberg Challenge [education] Project in Chicago in 1995. Ayers was a member of the Weather Underground 40 years ago but now is a respected professor at UIC.
The GOP says the connection between Obama, Ayers and the Annenberg Foundation makes Obama some kind of a terrorist.
One of the largest contributors to the McCain campaign is Mrs. Annenberg.
What does that make McCain?
And so it goes.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Poor John McSame had nothing new to say, had nothing he could pin on Barack Obama and had nothing that could rescue his campaign from further spiraling down the commode.
The most fun we had watching was to see how many times McBush said 'My Friends' during the debate. We got into double figures, although admittedly we didn't start counting until he was well into his My Friends routine. Apparently, some of his handlers had told him he wasn't coming across as friendly enough. So, My Friends, he had to go out and be friendly.
He still came across an a crochetedy, grumpy old man who deserves the presidency because, By God, I'm a Hero. (For being shot down and surviving in a Viet Cong prison camp by giving classified information to the enemy.) He acted like he hasn't had a crap in a week.
He looked uncomfortable, unhappy and just plain old. Not in the least presidential.
Meanwile, Obama was calm, thoughtful and, frankly, presidential. (Check out the photo below. It just about tells it all.)
Folks who watched gave the debate overwhelmingly to Obama. They used words like home run, slam dunk.
Every poll I have been able to dig up gave the debate by a wide margin to Obama:
A national poll of debate watchers suggests that Sen. Barack Obama won the second presidential debate.That's 54 percent to 30 percent. Even the shills over at Fox News (you know, the Bush Broadcasting Corp.) were conceeding that McSame didn't do anything to help himself.
Fifty-four percent of those questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey conducted after the debate ended said that Obama did the best job in the debate, with 30 percent saying Sen. John McCain performed better.
According to the poll, 64 percent had a favorable opinion of Obama after the debate, up four points from before the event. Fifty-one percent of those polled had a favorable opinion of McCain after the debate unchanged from before its start.
McSame's goal was to show himself as a leader, the man ready to come in and take the reins of power. Anyone who watched knows he failed miserably.
A majority said Obama seemed to be the stronger leader during the debate, 54 percent to 43 percent, and by a more than two to one margin -- 65 percent to 28 percent -- viewers thought Obama was more likable during the debate.Frankly, it looked to me like McSame was channeling H. Ross Perot. It was not pretty.
In fact, if McSame had a chance before the debate, now, his campaign is pretty much dead in the water.
"McCain's advantage on leadership shrunk from 19 points in September to just five points this weekend," Holland said. "If Obama can use this debate to convince Americans that he is a stronger leader than McCain, he may be difficult to defeat."Sad, ain't it.
A majority of debate watchers polled thought Obama was more intelligent, by a 57 percent to 25 percent margin over McCain. Debate watchers also thought Obama more clearly expressed his views by a two to one margin, 60 percent to 30 percent.
heh heh heh.
And so it goes.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Not making a complete ass of yourself is not the same as winning a debate.
And fortunately for America, voters are beginning to understand that
Two quick polls indicated that Biden fared better in the debate. A CBS News/Knowledge Networks Poll found that 46 percent of uncommitted voters who watched the debate thought Biden won, with 21 percent siding with Palin. A CNN poll found respondents judging Biden the winner by a margin of 51 percent to 39 percent.To be fair, the Weatherchick did provide a few highlights
Palin tried to portray the Democrats as obsessed with the failures of President Bush even as she acknowledged his Republican administration was responsible for "huge blunders" in the war and elsewhere.Uh, Sarah, you're still running on the Repugnicant ticket, 'member?
It became apparent early that Weatherchick's strategy was that no matter what the question, she was gonna repeat the lines the McSame handlers had forced her to memorize, whether or not they were relevant.
Palin also sidestepped certain questions, pivoting at times to talking points and generalities.Wonder if she believes any of those hand-fed sound bites she spouted?
Asked by moderator Gwen Ifill if she would support legislation allowing debt-strapped mortgage holders to file for bankruptcy to get out from under that debt, Palin said yes but avoided details, quickly steering the focus back to a more general discussion of the "toxic mess" in the financial industry.
And asked how she as vice president would help reduce partisanship in Washington, she said, "Let's commit ourselves just every day American people, Joe Six Pack, hockey moms across the nation, I think we need to band together and say never again."
Wonder is she understands them?
And so it goes.