Uncoherent Denver

A group of self-described anarchists threatening to disrupt the Democratic National Convention is promising to go away if the $50 million federal grant that Denver received to pay for convention security is invested in the community instead.

"Spending $50 million on weaponry to attack people voicing their opinion and flooding the streets with riot police while schools close down, children go without health care and people lose their homes is exactly the problem with the corrupt two-party system we're opposing this August."

Hey...assclown...you oppose all "systems"...you're an anarchist...maybe you should look that up. And whatshisnameinthevideo's talk of anarchists being for a "grass roots democracy in the streets" is equally asinine in a country of 300 million people. Or 3000 people for that matter.

Personally, I think none of you got any yarbles and you're all a bunch of narcissists who aren't bent on doing anything but talking about how unhappy you are.

Justice Department Can't Hire You Because Your Wife's A Liberal

The Justice Department found that under hack appointee Alberto Gonzales, hirings put political affiliation above other considerations.

Monday's report singles out the department's former White House liaison, Monica Goodling, for violating federal law and Justice Department policy by discriminating against job applicants who weren't Republican or conservative loyalists.

''Goodling improperly subjected candidates for certain career positions to the same politically based evaluation she used on candidates for political positions,'' the report concludes.

The NYT story here.

This hack administration is putting liberal conspiracy theory blogs out of business by filling the news with more outrageous stuff than any moonbat could come up with. Except with investigations and evidence.

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Obama = FDR = Mussolini = Der Fuehrer?

In case you haven't been around since, oh, forever, Ben Stein has completely "lost the plot".

I shouldn't be surprised, but really - is that all you've got? Large, enthusiastic crowds at your acceptance speech makes you a nazi/fascist?

McCain's Goofy Gaffy Map

McCain was hoping and praying that Obama's trip to Iraq would result in some sort of gaffe that he could capitalize on to gain some traction in the American press. Up to now, McCain's campaign has been dead boring. His policies are warmed over from the Bush Administration and do not connect with a population asking to change the horrible course we've been on. And McCain just seems generally out of touch when he chooses advisers who have no compassion for the plight of the citizen who is now feeling the crunch of a struggling American economy.

Instead of a gaffe, Obama got statements from Malaki indicating that 16 months was a good target for withdrawal -- basically endorsing Obama's position on Iraq. Despite "clarifications" encouraged by the Bush administration, Malaki's claim was that he who wants the quicker withdrawal understands the Iraq situation better.

Worse for McCain, he's the one making foreign blunders while he putters around here in the states.

He's referred repeatedly to nonexistent countries and a nonexistent border between Pakistan and Iraq.

McCain supporters who are complaining that Obama is getting more coverage (if it were true) should consider it a blessing for McCain.

I am encouraged by Republican complaints of media bias (pull the plank out of your eye, dudes) because to me, it sounds like they're preparing their excuses before a crushing defeat. Bring on the language of losers, even if it is a little early.

Conservatives crying foul because the New York Times didn't publish McCain's attack against Obama can have their moment of whining, but the fact is that the New York Times offered the forum to McCain if only he'd actually define his own position in more concrete terms, rather than airy fist-shaking. Instead of respond with an Op-Ed, they put the crayons away and ushered in Fox and Drudge to do their "liberal bias" song and dance.

Yeah. In a time of crisis, that's more of what America needs. Some leadership, that.

Gas prices are Obama's fault

At least, according to McCain.

WTF? Sometimes I can't believe the stuff these people try to pass off as logic, but what's more unbelievable is the people who swallow it.

Witch hunt. Bah.

What If Tool

The Boston Globe has a "What If" tool for playing with the different demographics in the presidential election. Here I've embedded just one aspect of it in which you can play with the effect of the black vote. Check it out. You can look at other demographics (in combination).

That Stink of Desperation

Deep down, Republicans who can't face up to how they've screwed the country are lashing our and trying to justify holding on to executive power.

The stink of desperation is never attractive. Republican supporters this year are like the boyfriend who, when you've finally come to your senses and decided to leave him tosses away the fa├žade of affection and throws the kitchen sink of fear and ominous pronouncements at you -- never quite threatening but you get the message just the same.


Translation into
creepy boyfriend-ese.

If you elect a Democrat, the terrorists will attack! "Nobody will keep you safe like I will."
Liberals are not patriotic!

"He will never love you like I love you."

"That's not change you can believe in!" "You want someone new? I can get a haircut!
"It's only a mental recession." "We don't have any problems, baby. Our relationship is great!"

They are freaking out (see this outrageous billboard for an example), and it's not going to get better for them any time soon.

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World's Biggest Something

President George Bush: 'Goodbye from the world's biggest polluter'

The American leader, who has been condemned throughout his presidency for failing to tackle climate change, ended a private meeting with the words: "Goodbye from the world's biggest polluter."

He then punched the air while grinning widely, as the rest of those present including Gordon Brown and Nicolas Sarkozy looked on in shock.
Beyond words, really. Send the asshole to Gitmo.

My Loss of Rights... Let me showz you them.

Dear Everyone as Bewildered as I am,

Wow. It's been a huge day of loss [1] [2] [3]. In 2002 we couldn't have expected it to get this bad, could we have? Today, when I was on a run, and I couldn't help be hearing a prediction of the future from Boy Sets Fire (one of my favorite bands):

The constitution burns to ash in front of you,
the people know what you are up to
Your sins, will come back on you [1].
Eviction Article on Tomorrow Comes Today (released in 2002 [album lyrics]). They are a very politically charged band, and TCT is their most politically charged album. I know my musical tastes don't mesh with many people, but I highly recommend this album. If you like polito-scream-core.

And it's depressing that effectively the government has said "i'm in ur constitutionz, fuxing with ur rightz" [1] . It's depressing, and offensive. The US has sent me to Taiwan, which they consider a "developing country" - as in not yet developed. You know, that country where all of our electronics and most basic items comes from? Yah, that Taiwan. 

Taiwan's people and government are more developed than the US. Today, Taiwan declared PEACE [1] [2]. While the US is in the middle (early stages?) of a war-based occupation, and on the verge of declaring a new war. Probably because these countries have names that are so similar, they have to be the same... right?

Mission accomplished, bitches.

McCain's first wife

Some dirt about McCain:

The wife John McCain callously left behind

I just skimmed it to learn about his first wife. I hesitated to post such an opinionated story but his backstory hasn't been publicized much elsewhere and I doubt it will be.

Speaking of backstory, this Big Picture post has some compelling photographs, including the moment McCain was captured in Vietnam. That Big Picture weblog is amazing if you haven't already checked it out.

Original or Extra Crispy?

I love the new description of McCain as "Extra Crispy McCain." It's great that he comes in two flavors, but it's unfortunate that they're all out of the Original at the moment.

Original or Crispy? Kentucky Fried Chicken lets you pick original or crispy. So does McCain. Original McCain told reporters in New Hampshire: "I would not support repeal of Roe versus Wade." The new, crispy McCain recently said: "I do not support Roe versus Wade. It should be overturned."

Much better than "flip flopper."

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McCain Hires the People Who Brought You Bush

McCain wants the folks who brought you Bush to catapult him into the presidency.

Senator John McCain's presidential campaign has gone through its second shake-up in a year as Mr. McCain, responding to Republican concerns that his candidacy was faltering, put Steve Schmidt in charge of day-to-day operations and abandoned an effort to have the campaign run by 11 regional managers, the senator's aides said Wednesday.

Mr. Schmidt is a veteran of President Bush's 2004 re-election campaign and he worked closely with Karl Rove, who was Mr. Bush's political adviser.

So much for McCain distancing himself from the Bush machine.