Category: 2008 Elections

  • New Puppy!

    I think I can sum up my reaction to the election in three words: Thank. Fucking. God. I was worried about voting machines and long lines and the underlying theorem of American politics: Never underestimate stupid scared white people. But the electoral votes gradually built up for Barack and I feel like I can exhale. […]

  • Shining Shithole on the Hill

    The good thing about being an INFJ is you see patterns in everything all the time but stay quiet and introverted enough that you pack down your suspicions labeled as paranoia. I don’t blog much lately because everything I’m feeling is so hopeless. I guess that is a bit extreme. Things locally are wonderful. Ron […]

  • My Sarah Palin Conspiracy (With an Assist from Sam)

    Andy: oh yes [Palin cancels appearance at RNC Tuesday night] – yup it is on the Gnews Sam: jesus Andy: I wonder if they are going to switch her out. and it wasn’t even: OH SHE GON BE AT GUSTAV Sam: i don’t see how it’s not a legitimate concern to her base…   hwo […]

  • Are All Guys Named Tucker Complete Assholes?

    Basically McCain’s spokesman boils down to WHY DO YOU HATE MOTHERHOOD SO MUCH? From TPM: I just saw McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds on CNN with a new line on Gov. Palin’s foreign policy experience: McCain and Palin have more combined military command experience than Obama and Biden put together. [video]

  • Palin Tried to Fire Librarian for Not Banning Books

    It just gets better and better: She asked the library how she could go about banning books,” he says, because some voters thought they had inappropriate language in them. “The librarian was aghast.” That woman, Mary Ellen Baker, couldn’t be reached for comment, but news reports from the time show that Palin had threatened to […]

  • What If Bristol Palin Were Black?

    From Huffington Post: Which brings us back to Obama. Do you think the Republicans would lay off of Obama if his 17 year-old daughter had gotten pregnant out of wedlock? You know the answer to that question. Everyone does. “This is what the permissive liberal attitude gets you. If you allow your children to think […]

  • Jon Stewart to ABC News: Stop Doing My Job

    From Crooks and Liars: The first hour of last night’s debate was a 60 minute master class in questions that elevate out-of-context remarks and trivial, insipid miscues into subjects of natural discourse…which is my job! Stop doing my job! That’s what I’m here for! I’m the silly man!

  • Americans Don't Think It'll Get Better

    via Krugman in the New York Times: The Survey Research Center of the University of Michigan has been tracking American economic perceptions since the 1950s. On Friday the center released its latest estimate of the consumer sentiment index — and it was a stunner. Americans are more pessimistic about their situation than they have been […]

  • Michelle Obama's 'Bitch, Please' Look

    I love Michelle Obama. She is smart and funny and graceful. Let the record show I would rather have her be the president for her sheer practicality and unabashed authenticity. You can tell she is the one that grounds their relationship. You always feel she is just one step away from kicking ass (either physically […]

  • Porn and Casinos, Bullets and Prisons

    I was talking with a trusted colleague last night on Skype and we were batting back and forth what we thought would be the effect of the recession on the online business scene. I’m kind of a pessimist. Each time the credit crisis spreads to a new sector of the financial ecosystem the Fed dumps […]