Thursday, February 21, 2008

Jon Stewart on Larry King re: The Obamanon

Oscar (and Election) Prognostication

"There is no way Daniel Day Lewis won't win. For me, it's like being Hillary Clinton. If it weren't for Barack Obama, it would have been a very good year."
--George Clooney, TIME Magazine

Nineteen Percent

Bush Overall Job Approval Rating hits historic new low. His approval rating on the economy is even lower.

(no comment)

I suppose the logical reply from the Obama camp is to make their own video with rewritten lyrics to the theme from "Happy Days"?

Viva Obama

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Quote of the Day

"What Mrs. Clinton has that Mr. Obama does not have, Mr. Obama can get. What Mr. Obama has that Mrs. Clinton does not have, she can never get."
(And you'll never guess who said it.)

Blast from the Past

"I believe experience counts, but it's not everything..."

More Sophomoric Humor

(With all these kids getting politically active this election, it's no surprise the level of humor and creativity is equally juvenile. Still... I giggled.)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Monday, February 11, 2008

Quotes of the Day

“She has to win both Ohio and Texas comfortably, or she’s out,” said one superdelegate who has endorsed Mrs. Clinton, and who spoke on condition of anonymity to share a candid assessment. “The campaign is starting to come to terms with that.” Campaign advisers, also speaking privately in order to speak plainly, confirmed this view.
(via Sullivan)

Equal Opportunity Parody

A Hundred Years

The parody was inevitable, who knew it would be this funny--and pointed. Tragically amusing, and tragically true.

Good luck with that, Senator McCain.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Obamarama Friday, Smackdown Saturday

Whew. Friday I took the day off from work to attend the Rally for Obama at Seattle's Key Arena (more photos at my photo blog) and it was an electric event. Then on Saturday I attended my cacucus, which strained to deal with throngs of people streaming in to make their voice and vote heard--over four times the number of people who attended in 2004. As the above map shows, Obama won handily (all but the one purple county; the percentages show the Obama victory margin). An amazing day.

UPDATE: Turns out Douglas county mis-reported their results, and Obama WON THAT COUNTY TOO.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Hillary Comes To Seattle, Seattle Youth React

I was unable to get to the Hillary event, but the Seattle paper The Stranger has this report and the above video of the "youth vote" reactions to her. (They promise to interview "some really really elderly people" about Obama's rally today.)

But I myself am going to the Obama rally after all. Photos coming soon...

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

A Delegate Balance

As of 9:30pm, PST, Feb 6:

CNN ("including superdelegates and pledged delegates") says: Clinton 823, Obama 741

MSNBC says: Obama 838, Clinton 834

FoxNews (citing the Associated Press as the source) says:Clinton 1024. Obama 933

NPR ("includes pledged delegates plus party and elected officials" and also citing the AP) says: Clinton 1045, Obama 960

Post-Super-Tuesday Reality Check

Newsflash: TPM reminds us Barack Obama is Not Jesus.

But we don't vote for Messiahs. We vote for leadership. He's still got my caucus-vote this Saturday (for some of my reasons why, see my comment as "Andy Niable" here) and apparently all eyes are gonna be on my state, the largest delegate-stake on the first post-Super-Tuesday contest day.

Obama arrives in Seattle tomorrow, and has a rally at 11 am (which I can't attend due to work). Hillary's campaign had originally scheduled to send Bill, but Hillary herself apparently decided to show up, and has a rally at 8pm.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Ten Things to Do While the Real World Watches The Big Game

(Suggested by my good friend, Robert Patrick)

(1) Look at beautiful origami.

(2) Read John Topping's estimates of last year's movies.

(3) Read his husband Harvey Perr's

(4) Look at late Salvador Dali paintings you probably haven't seen

(5) Hear Dorothy Parker read thirty of her own poems

(6) See a tiny 1933 TV recording of dancing girls on British TV

(7) Open BIG Golden Age movie stills

(8) Open BIGGER ones here

(9) Google to find names for the different parts of a fingernail

(10) Google your own phone number without the area code and see what businesses have it.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Quote of the Day

"If you've got a Hillary and McCain race, you've got a third option: That's the pistol on the bed table." - Pat Buchanan

Uh, Pat. You mean suicide? Or... (Oh, shudder.)

(via Sullivan)

Song for a New Generation

Tell me this man can't win? I sure HOPE we can...


The latest Gallup poll certainly leaves little doubt who's benefitting from the Edwards' campaign suspension, and he hasn't even endorsed yet.

Another interesting development--Obama is gaining... among women.

(via Sullivan)