Monday, October 27, 2008

Well, Someone Finally Said It...


...and The Palinator just kept talking.

Christopher Hitchens has some of his own thoughts about the Palin nomination.

Here Comes The Sun

The future. Almost here.

There might just be hope.

If Obama loses...

Forget Canada, why not really get away?

Closing Arguments

Now, vote for this man, damnit.

Ten Reasons

Sullivan delineates the reasons for a Conservative to vote for Obama.

I Heart Joan

Ms. Didion's dark but accurate insight on Election 2008 can be read here.

(Alerted to this by Jockohomo)

WTF Moment of the Day

More ballot-design problems in North Carolina might mean a loss of about 100,000 votes for President.

Senior Moment of the Day

There he goes again.

Voter Disenfranchisement 2008 Continues

A "computer error" purges 50K voters in Georgia.

Sicks Sicks Sicks

What we're up against in the "Heartland."

I grew up in a Fundamentalist Pentacostal Christianist family in Idaho, and the question I have for these facts-and-logic-defying folk is always:

So if the Antichrist would signal if not hasten the End of Days and get you to Heaven faster, why are you FIGHTING against that, and not voting for Obama to speed things along?

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Abuse-of-Power Watch

It's hard to say if this is political surrealism, dadaism, or just plain irony.

Street Activism




I spent most of the day on Saturday helping other excited Obama campaign volunteers staff a table at the corner of 4th and Pine in Downtown Seattle, offering buttons, bumperstickers and the chance to take a photo with Obama (or at least a facsimile). The crowd of passers by were almost universally enthusiatic and supportive, save for a clatch of Pro-Palin frat-boys and a screaming, embittered Hillary supporter threatening to write-in her name.

We'll be there again next Saturday, the last weekend before The Big Day.

Suggested Yard Sign

The Trend

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Senior Moment of the Day

The Really Right Answer

"Well, the correct answer is, he [Obama] is not a Muslim, he's a Christian. He's always been a Christian," he said. "But the really right answer is, what if he is? Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer's no, that's not America. Is there something wrong with some seven-year-old Muslim-American kid believing that he or she could be president? Yet, I have heard senior members of my own party drop the suggestion, 'He's a Muslim and he might be associated terrorists.' This is not the way we should be doing it in America."

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

So Much for the SuperHero Vote

Apparently Lynda "Wonder Woman" Carter is not amused about comparisons between Sarah Palin and Carter's former role on TV.

"She’s judgmental and dictatorial, telling people how they’ve got to live their lives," Carter added. "And a superior religious self-righteousness … that’s just not what Wonder Woman is about. Hillary Clinton is a lot more like Wonder Woman than Mrs. Palin. She did it all, didn’t she?"

You go, girl.

They're Not US

Mental Floss reminds us of eight movements other than the Confederacy that tried to leave the Union.

Song of the South

Supposedly sighted in Florida. This is what we're up against.

Monday, October 13, 2008

If McCainanites Can Wave Blunt Signs...

...then so can we.

From the Right...

Cecilia, You're Making My Heart

A 106-year-old American nun living in a convent in Rome could well be one of the oldest voters to cast a ballot in the 2008 US Presidential election.

Sister Cecilia Gaudette, who last voted for President Eisenhower in 1952, has registered to vote and says she will vote for Democrat Barack Obama.

Give This Man A Prize! (Oh, They Did.)

On the economic policy of the Bush administration: “There is no economic policy. That’s really important to say. The general modus operandi of the Bushies is that they don’t make policies to deal with problems. They use problems to justify things they wanted to do anyway. So there is no policy to deal with the lack of jobs. There really isn’t even a policy to deal with terrorism. It’s all about how can we spin what’s happening out there to do what we want to do.”
--Paul Krugman, winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics

Latest Bumpersticker

Inspired by the latest quote from the inimitable Tina Fey.
(Available for purchase here.)

In the Swing States, He Must Whip It



The original members of DEVO are reuniting to perform at a a special fundraiser concert for Obama in their hometown of Akron, Ohio. (Drool, green with envy.)

Details here.

(via Jockohomo)

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Suggested Yard Sign


Terrorism

At a McCain rally in New Mexico, a crowd member cries out "Terrorist" when McCain snarls his rhetorical "Who is the REAL Barack Obama?"

At a Palin rally in Florida, while Palin accuses Obama of "palling around with terrorists" like Ayers, a crowd member says "Kill him!" At another rally, the crowd turns mean against the press, with one member hurling a racial epithet at an African American sound technician and told him to "Sit down."

The WingNuts are cornered and losing. It's getting ugly, folks--and scary.

(via Sullivan)

Monday, October 06, 2008

"Palling around with terrorists"

While Sarah Palin accuses Obama of "palling around with terrorists," HorsesAss.org points out the obvious hypocrisy with seriousness, while New York Magazine offers a more humorous angle.

Unsafe at Any Altitude

John McCain, wreckless flyboy. Well, at least a president isn't required actually to PILOT Air Force One...

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Wednesday, October 01, 2008