Friday, September 26, 2008

Jack Cafferty tells it straight

Here's the Palin interview with Couric. I'm not sure if this is the first part of two, or both parts... but it's eye opening.

more videos and articles

Republican Thaddeus McCotter talks about the bailout.

An article on Palin about how she accepted $25,000 in gifts as Alaskan Governor.

A continuing article on Palin, about her returning donations from 'tainted' politicians.

Here's an article on McCain's aide, Rick Davis. McCain had mentioned that Davis had no connection with Freddie Mac for the past several years, even though he'd been receiving $15,000 a month since the end of 2005. It's a NY Times online article, you might have to sign up (takes less than a minute).

Oh, here's a fun article from Forbes, about how a treasury rep said that the $700 billion number actually has no basis in data, they just wanted to choose a really large number.

Anyone else think that these companies should just roll over and die, just like any other company? This seems to be just another situation where the Bush Administration has decided to use fear to get what they want, more money for their friends. I'm sure that the ramifications of these companies going under will shake the economy some, but this looks like a blank check scenario, and the losers are going to be the taxpayers, again. I guess something that costs more than the war in Iraq is worth fighting, whatever side of the aisle you're on.

People going to die? Yeah, whatever.

$700 billion? We have to talk about this!

Not to mention the fact that over the last 8 years there have been countless programs that the government has calculatedly decided were not worth it (like insuring poor children), because we just didn't have the money.

Not to mention, now, that McCain has cancelled the debate scheduled for this evening*, because he thinks we should be concentrating on the economy (he also cancelled his appearance on Letterman, check out the video below)... seems to me that the longer this goes on, the more Republicans are to blame, the more it's hurting McCain. Dave makes a good point about how Palin should be pushing the campaign through, instead of hiding from reporters, as she has been.

Have to wait and see what unfolds.

* Edit - McCain has decided to debate Obama tonight.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

some articles and videos

Last leg of my trip, I'm in San Francisco. Figured I would put some stuff down, get it off my screen here (it's how I save articles... instead of bookmarking each one, I leave a hundred windows open, and it sure does get crowded!)

First article is on one of the largest political gathering/protests in Alaska. Against Sarah Palin.

If you haven't been on Reddit, you're missing out on some amazing news articles. Here's a great page that I saw, where the poster found that some fact checking on Palin had been removed from the ABC news website, without any explanation, and so the google cached page (along with the text) can be found here.

Here's a letter from Anne Kilkenny, about Sarah Palin, and her experience as a citizen of Wasilla, AK.

Here's a great article on how Republicans are trying to prevent people who've lost their homes in Michigan from voting.

Here are some great videos on different perspectives on... lots of things.

McCain gets interviewed in Maine and can't really answer any direct questions...

Oh, and to round out this entry, here's a list of the 20 most corrupt members of congress.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Palin, articles, videos and more

Ok, so, last post I said I was going to go a bit more in depth on Palin. I am vacationing in Napa right now, so I won't be around to really go in depth on her, but here's something.

Here's an article on the whole 'troopergate' scandal (jesus, I hate those 'gate' words). It details about the lawsuit pending, the pressure on firings, who is culpable, what the trooper did, and so on and so forth.

After reading the article, I say we move away from TrooperGate. Who gives a shit.

Here is Fact's page on debunking some rumors on Palin.

More later.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

if ever there was a video

that was the definition of the joke of politics... this is the one.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Awesome video

Saw this on reddit.

Two MSNCB commentators talking during the break:

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

so much to talk about

First off, I'd like to say that someone mentioned the possibility of the Palin 'scandal' of her trying to get her ex-brother-in-law fired was a bunch of bullshit. It's by someone I respect, so I'm going to spend some time next post trying to get to the bottom of it, and some more Palin stuff.

That is, unless she's not given the ticket at the RNC.

First, some news about that.

Seems her speech for Tuesday night was cancelled, without any explanation.

Not a good sign.

Also, a quick article on Palin's almost being recalled as a Mayor, for firing city employees who were not fully backing her efforts to govern.

Moving on.

Fucked up shit at the RNC, including a number of reporters being treated very poorly, with violence, pepper spray, and aggravated arrests.

The St. Paul police were given $50 million dollars for added security for the RNC. Seems they decided to go the old 'no tolerance' route this year, and basically said 'screw everyone who gets even remotely out of line, or looks at your weird.'

More than 280 people were arrest, and some were charged with felonies, including being charged with 'conspiracy to riot.'

And, of course, no post would be complete without some awesome videos.

Here's a video of an officer at the RNC dragging a guy he's arresting and... well, I won't spoil it for you.

Here's a great video that, at the end of the day, made McCain cancel his appearance on Larry King, saying CNN went 'over the line'.

James Carville eats babies for breakfast.

Now, at first I was like... is this woman (Congresswoman Michele Bachmann of Minnesota) on crack? Look at her eyes! All of this 'anti woman' bullshit was really striking me as crazy, until I did, well, let's say twenty seconds of research on her, and found this wonderful tidbit. This is a direct quote said to OneNewsNow (warning, I am not responsible if you click on that link. You will go blind, unlike masturbating, and will also lose IQ points due to the blatant disregard of logic and reason):

"[Pelosi] is committed to her global warming fanaticism to the point where she has said that she's just trying to save the planet. We all know that someone did that over 2,000 years ago, they saved the planet -- we didn't need Nancy Pelosi to do that."

So, ummm, let me get this straight.

Sure, sure, go ahead.

Thank you. So, what she's saying is that Jesus saved the planet 2,000 years ago, and we no longer need his help?

Basically, yeah.

That's... well, that's just awesome!

I know! I've been so worried.

Me too. So, back then, they had global warming?

No, dude.

No? Were they running out of oil back then?

They didn't have cars back then, dude.

Really? How'd they get around?

They walked. And had, like, horses. And the wheel. And fire.

How about coal mining? Natural gas? Strip mining? Pollution? Toxic waste? Nuclear weapons? Oil spills? Chemical explosions? And all other kinds of shit I can't think of?

No, man. They had, like, hammers, maybe.

Wow. Did they have almost 7 billion people alive back then to help suck all our resources?

No, more like 20 million.

20 million.

Yeah. Lot of mouths to feed back then.

Lot of... what?


Well. Then he didn't save shit, did he.

I guess not.

Ok! Back to the videos.

Anyone who thinks that because someone sold a plane on ebay, it makes them qualified for the most powerful position on the planet should have their brain shoveled out and have it replaced with spam.

And, finally, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer on Palin as VP.

Steny Hoyer.

What a great name! That's not even a porn star name, that's like "just got out of prison and earned that name, cause he killed two guys named Steny and Hoyer."

That's it for now, kiddies.