Yep, She's Ready, All Right

From Daily Kos: Palin, interrupted
Wacky Sarah Palin plays "Constitutional Scholar" dress-up.
Palin told WMAL-AM that her criticism of Obama's associations, like those with 1960s radical Bill Ayers and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, should not be considered negative attacks. Rather, for reporters or columnists to suggest that it is going negative may constitute an attack that threatens a candidate's free speech rights under the Constitution, Palin said.

"If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations," Palin told host Chris Plante, "then I don't know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media."
From Amendment 1 to the U. S. Constitution:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
I want every idiot who screams "FREEDUM UV SPEACH!" anytime they're criticized (read: every wingnut) to read that, and read it again. Read those first five words in the context of every part of that quote. Read it again, and again, until you get it.

It's this level of abject stupidity that makes people like Palin so dangerous - they twist freedom into protection for themselves and themselves alone, and willingly misinterpret the law for their own purposes.

If this woman is allowed anywhere, ANYWHERE, near the White House, we are in grave danger.

Obama: American Citizen.

From the Washington Times: State Declares Obama Birth Certificate Genuine
Health Department Director Dr. Chiyome Fukino said Friday she and the registrar of vital statistics, Alvin Onaka, have personally verified that the health department holds Obama's original birth certificate.

Of course, all of us here in SANE LAND knew this already. Of course the argument will now be that Obama must have paid them off.


Stolen from the Daily Kos: Fmr. Reagan Chief-of-Staff endorses Obama, and slams McCain and Palin.

YEEEE-OUCH. The complete implosion of the Republican party continues.

And Knowing Is Half the Battle

So what's the other half, then?


What Buzzcut teaches us.

Right-wingers are disingenuous little trolls. Creating false strawmen to tear down.


Also, Buzz? The "Quotes" "Around" "My" "Handle" are stupid. It just makes you look even more like a pathetic tool.

My response to his inane dribble:

Wow. How ridiculous, I am a college educated man who works an average of 43 hours a week, I am also just BARELY making a living wage. Which was of course, my argument.

I claimed nothing about certain people not working enough hours. I claimed that there was a number of people working 40 or more hours, and still barely scraping by at best.

And I'll use your own evidence to prove it. 100% hours worked is what we're shooting for, which would fall between second and middle, an average income of the two classes being, about 26,000.

My argument is that 26,000 is just barely scraping by at best. The majority of those families are either, 2 parents one child, or one parent one child by your own charts.


This is my own area. The living wage required for those groups fall between 23,000-26,000. As I said, barely scraping by with a living wage. That is the average, meaning there are going to be a number of those that fall bellow it. My argument is not only sound, but provable and now, proven.

Your argument is at least somewhat statistically accurate. However, you misrepresented my argument, and myself completely, to make it. I'd demand a retraction, but I'm certain you're too much of a coward, and insecure in your own beliefs, to ever accept someone who wasn't yourself being right. So I expect nothing of you, which is fitting, as it is what I think of you as well.

This Is What Conservatives Believe, Part 3

From Think Progress:Dennis Prager: Equality ‘Is A European Value, Not An American Value’
Right-wing radio host Dennis Prager spoke before an audience of 3,000 at Minneapolis’ Orchestra Hall, during which he attacked the “left” for constructing “a grand edifice of lies about America.” One of those lies, according to Prager, is that “equality” is an American value:

Equality, which is the primary value of the left, is a European value, not an American value. Let me tell you that right now. I know this sounds offensive to half of my fellow Americans, because they have been Europeanized in their values. The French Revolution is not the American Revolution. The French Revolution said Liberty, Fraternity, Equality. The American Revolution said Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. We have lost touch with what our distinctive American values are. We have distinctive American values. … We have a better value system, and this is being protected by one of the two parties: the Republican party.

It’s a good thing Prager was there to explain the ideals behind the American Revolution. Otherwise, Americans might have relied on “Europeanized” documents like the Declaration of Independence:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…
Or if they had looked to the United States Constitution, they may have erroneously thought “equality” was an important American value:
No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Thankfully, Dennis Prager is here to protect and defend American inequality.

Yes, this is what the nutbars actually believe - that equality isn't American. That people should be divided into classes and given rights accordingly (so long as they're the ones on top).

These people are dangerous. They need to be stopped, NOW. This is why people need to get out and vote, and stop telling themselves the self-pitying and paranoid lies that make them stay home.


It's Not All That Good

I admit we've talked a lot about the presidential race and how well it's going for us. Problem with that is, it's about the only race that is.

In the governor race, Mitch "The Sell-Off" Daniels is looking to beat Jill Long Thompson soundly. And in the IN-3 House race, Mark "DFHs Can Go Die" Souder is still a touch ahead of Mike Montagano.

I'll feel better about an Obama presidency, but on the local level, I'm still stuck in the northernmost southern state. Still, at least they're having to fight for it.


Ron Paul will be on the Rachel Maddow show to talk about Gov. Palin's plans to run for Prez in 2012.

Well, if you want an expert on failed presidential runs, I guess you can't get much better than Paul.

Bye-Bye, Buzzy Beetle

Guess who's not over there in my sidebar anymore?

Yep, Buzzy's gone from LeftyBlogs. Turns out he was deleted from the list, then mistakenly restored from a backup. Problem solved.

So, how long before he starts claiming "censorship"?

The Obama Infomercial

Just saw the second half of it, since I'm an idiot and forgot it was on. What I saw, though, was powerful: A combination of Obama's background explaining why he believes what he believes, looks into the daily lives of people who will benefit from an Obama presidency, and a few minutes of the soon-to-be-President-elect at an event in Florida whre the place was absolutely PACKED, which is surprising considering it was in Florida. (Let's see McSame pull those kind of numbers down.)

I know there's going to be a lot of talk about this in the next couple days, and I know that there will be people for it, and people against it, and people who will bash it who didn't even see it, but I'm content in saying that I liked what I saw.

Damian is Right, Buzzcut is Wrong

And it also seems our little pal Buzzy Beetle is a racist, too.

This is what right-wingers are really like.

Lying for Fun and Profit

Lying punk Buzzhump is lying about me again. Must be tough getting all those facts wrong, eh, Buzzy Beetle?

Left-Wing Mailbag, "OUCH!" Edition

J-G Letters Page, 9/29/2008
Terrorists missed ‘real Americans’

I imagine the terrorists must be disappointed now that Sarah Palin and John McCain have revealed that only true Americans live in small towns. I guess the 3,000-plus people they murdered in New York and Washington weren’t real Americans, so I guess the war was about oil all along.

I believe the kids these days say you should get them some ice for that one, 'cause that's a WICKED BURN.

The Internet Is Over; Go Home, Everyone

From PunkAssBlog via Pandagon:A comment on the post, "(waving hand wildly in the air) Me, me! I have one!"
“Democrats think they ought to live in a society where success is determined solely by personal merit; Republicans think they already do.”
That's it, the Internet is over, Andrew has won, we can all go home now and resume our normal lives.



From Mark Casey Online: “Free Republic:” Neo-Nazi Assassins Not Manly Enough
I usually try not to link to rabid wingnut sources, but a recently frontpaged “commentary(EDITOR'S WARNING: THE PRECEDING LINK LEADS DIRECTLY TO A HATE SITE) — or whatever you want to call it — at Free Republic was just too nutty not to publicly object to.

It’s basically a short ramble about how the author thinks Nazis are generally gay (and perhaps that gays are generally Nazis?), based on a totally un-gay trip he once took to Knott’s Berry Farm. Here’s my favorite part:

The first thing that came to my mind was– “awwww… a little gay couple, how cute.” But when they got on the ride, before they were shot into the air, they gave Hitler salutes and yelled “White Pride!” There was a black lady behind me, and she was as surprised as I was.

So my point is this– My gaydar is pretty well spot-on, so I’m wondering if white supremecy has less to do with blacks in general, and Obama in particular, and more with gender confusion, rosy cheeks, white tuxedos and hello sailor.

Less to do with blacks, more to do with gender confusion. And speaking of confusion, the fella that wrote this clearly has no experience categorizing and rejecting entire groups of people based on superficial attributes, so I think we should take what he has to say about racism being a non-issue among Neo-Nazis seriously.

The rest of the thread, including comments, makes fun of the two skinheads and their plans to go on a killing spree as not nearly manly enough. Please don’t visit the website.
So, I'm just wondering: Can we have the Freepers classified as traitors yet, or do we have to wait until they do something?

Spah Sappin' Mah Sentry!

Despite the fact that I told the folks at LeftyBlogs about the lying, trolling douchewad Buzzcut and his smear-site being somehow entrenched into the Indiana feed, he's still there. And the guy in charge at LB even sent me a message thanking me for telling him.

So what's it take to get Mr. Big Whiner in a Red State removed? Do I have to send you a goddamn screenshot or WHAT?!

Negligent Homicide: 8-Year-Old Boy Shoot Self with Uzi at Gun Show

From Pam's House Blend: Boy kills self with Uzi at gun show while family members stand by

The next time you hear a hate-spewer talk about how teaching tolerance or skepticism is child abuse, bring this up. THIS is child abuse.


The implosion continues.

Dozens of McCain staffers walk off in protest.
"We were asked to read something saying [Obama and Democrats] were against protecting children from danger," this worker said. "I wouldn't do it. A lot of people left. They thought it was disgusting."
This is all McCain has left. Slime so bad that call center employees refuse to read it. They're desperate and pathetic.

Bravo to those who risked their jobs, rather than read this trash.


The implosion of a campaign

What? Sarah Palin cares more for herself than the McCain campaign?! SHOCK.

Heh, but seriously I've been waiting on this for a while now.

“She is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone,” said this McCain adviser, “she does not have any relationships of trust with any of us, her family or anyone else. Also she is playing for her own future and sees herself as the next leader of the party. Remember: divas trust only unto themselves as they see themselves as the beginning and end of all wisdom.”

Update: She just doesn't stop.

A senior adviser to John McCain told CNN's Dana Bash that the comments about her wardrobe "were not the remarks we sent to her plane this morning." Palin did not discuss the wardrobe story at her rally in Kissimmee later in the day.


McCain Campaign: Pants Aflame

From Daily Kos: What Did The McCain Campaign Know And When Did They Know It?
Just how involved in pushing the now discredited fake attack story was the McCain campaign? Remember, before the police had released any details on the alleged attack, it was being reported that:

Damning evidence that you can't see

The McCain campaign later retracted their claims, and now tonight, are denying they were the source of the quotes in the first place.
If the media doesn't ignore this (like they have with so many other damning stories about McShame's campaign), this could very well end this election now. This is outright fraud.

On the Subject of Flaming Trousers

From KDKA CBS Channel 2, Pittsburgh: Police: Campaign Volunteer Lied, Injured Self
Ashley Todd told investigators today she "just wanted to tell the truth" -- and was not robbed or attacked
Todd, 20, is now facing charges for filing a false report to police

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) ― Police say a campaign volunteer confessed to making up a story that a mugger attacked her and cut the letter B in her face after seeing her McCain bumper sticker; now she's facing charges.

At a news conference this afternoon, officials said they believe that Ashley Todd's injuries were self-inflicted.

Todd, 20, of Texas, is now facing charges for filing a false report to police.
So let me see if I've got this right. A McShame supporter claims a "dark-skinned African-American man" mugged her, then beat her for having a McSame sticker on her car. She claims this happened right in front of an ATM, despite the fact that the video doesn't show anything like that (you'd think she'd realize that ATMs are video-surveilled). She also claims that this mugger carved a B into her cheek, supposedly to make her think of Obama. (Am I the only one thinking this sounds like something out of South Park?)

Now she admits that she's a lying sack of shit, despite nobody really believing her anyhow. And, thanks to her filing of a false police report, she's facing charges.

Hmm... a white woman is suddenly attacked, blames a scary black man, then admits she was lying and is the real criminal. Sounds familiar.


And now for something positive.

This is the greatest political commercial I've ever seen in my life.



"Get the Obama signs off your property—now,"

"Failure to obey this order will result in the immediate death of all family members."

Don't believe what you just read?

Believe it. People are getting DEATH THREATS for supporting Obama now.

Two supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama found handwritten death threats in their mailboxes Thursday and reported them to Villa Park police.

A 74-year-old woman and a 46-year-old man with Obama signs in their front yards near the 600 block of South Villa Avenue received similar letters that had a Villa Park Village Hall return address. "Get the Obama signs off your property—now," the letter reads. "Failure to obey this order will result in the immediate death of all family members." Both residents said they will not remove their signs, though the man, who had voted Republican for 25 years before switching parties this year, said his wife is worried about letting their 7-year-old son play alone outside.

Village President Joyce Stupegia said she has not heard about any other letters.

"I'm quite troubled," she said. "It's obviously a person who's a little nutsy getting carried away. But it's unacceptable."

So, McCain.... Are you still "proud" of your supporters? Are you going to come out and condemn this action as the despicable criminal behavior that it is? Are you going to stand up, take the HIGH ROAD for once, and say "This is NOT what the Republican party stands for, and I will not tolerate this sort of behavior from people who claim to support me"?

Of course not. Whatever it takes to either win the election, or burn the country down after losing, right?

Seriously, now. I wonder if the fucknut who wrote those letters would have been even half as bold if those signs had read "Gun Owners For Obama". And it's people LIKE that, that are making me seriously think about getting a big, fierce-looking German shepherd and a .35mm for personal safety - just BECAUSE people like that seem to be becoming more and more common, and more and more unhinged, thanks to McCain/Palin's stirring up of hatred and violence.

This is what the Republican party has sunk to, people - Not ALL, but ENOUGH - violence, vandalism, and death threats. And then they have the nerve to call themselves "freedom-loving", "Pro-America", and "Christian"....


Hack Jumps Ship from CNN for Fox Noise; Nobody Surprised

From HuffPo: Glenn Beck To Host 5PM Show On Fox News
Update: Fox News has announced that Glenn Beck will host the 5PM hour, beginning next spring. Beck signed a multi-year agreement to host a weekday program at 5PM as well as a weekend show on the network.
Well, color me unsurprised. I figured it was only a matter of time before Hack realized he's basically a third-rate Jesus-Boy Hannity clone and went to rejoin the slime he dripped from. Now maybe they can get something intelligent to replace Hack's screefest of a show - like a test pattern.

Get rid of Nancy the Murderess and you've got a nice, solid, four-hour block you can actually do something with. Maybe they could put the same half-hour of news they repeat for most of the day in there, like they used to have. It'd certainly be more informative. OR maybe they could get some real journalism in there. Oh, no, wait, this is a cable news network. They don't have any of that to spare, and Anderson Cooper has his own show.

Good riddance, Glenn Hack. Go back to the Propaganda Channel, and take that fat-headed racist and xenophobe Lou Dobbs with you. He'd fit in well there, too, except for his talk about the middle class.

Wherein Phage demolishes the 'birth certificate' non-issue.

Anyone else tired of the ridiculous claims going around about Senator Obama's birth certificate?

Let's destroy those.

To start: The claim his birth certificate is a forgery, or photoshopped.

This all started from the copy was provided, claims that there was no signature or raised seal. Well, since then we have new photos of the birth certificate.


Let's see. Raised seal? Clearly visible (Gee, I wonder if it wasn't visible before because scanned images don't display DEPTH well?) and Signature, which is located on the back of the certificate (Gee, maybe why it didn't show on the front only scan originally provided)

Now. It provides everything necessary for a birth certificate to be legit, including the Hawaii Dept. of Health saying it is.


“It’s a valid Hawaii state birth certificate,” spokesman Janice Okubo told us.

"BUT WAIT!" You cry in your wingnuttery, "that may be a 'real' birth certificate, but it's short form! A short form birth certificate isn't acceptable!"

Ah, again, you are mistaken. A short form certificate ISN'T acceptable, that is true, UNLESS it has the names of both parents listed. Hawaiin versions, do in fact. In the case where both parent's names are listed:

The short form typically includes the child's name, date of birth, sex, and place of birth, although some also include the names of the child's parents. When the certification does include the names of the parents, it can be used in lieu of a long form birth certificate in almost all circumstances

Yes, that includes U.S. citizenship.

"...Well... Okay... BUT!" You again interrupt, most rude, "It's suspicious he won't provide a long-form copy!"

And there is a reason for that. Long-form Hawaiin birth certificates are, in fact, not public record. The Hawaii Dept. of Health only makes available the certified copy, or... short-form.


Of course that's moot anyway, as his short-form is of the variety that is considered an acceptable form of Primary identification.

In short, what has been provided is all that he needed to provide. It proves his citizenship as well as yours, mine or Joe the Plumber's. You may not LIKE it, but it is the TRUTH.


Dear Mr. McCain

....Where was your FLAG PIN tonight? I thought people who really loved America wore FLAG PINS. But you're not wearing a FLAG PIN, so does this mean you hate America?

Right-wingers: Are you going to throw a fit because McCain wasn't wearing a FLAG PIN, like you did with Obama? I mean, when Obama didn't wear a FLAG PIN, you accused him of being unpatriotic, unAmerican, all kinds of nasty things... But somehow... Somehow I think you're going to give Mr. McCain a free pass, even though he wasn't wearing a FLAG PIN tonight, either - but Obama WAS.



Live Blogging: Episode 3 - Revenge of the Shit

McCain makes a snide comment at Obama. Real classy there, Senator.

Here's the end, and McCain SOMEHOW didn't explode. He came close, repeatedly, to such a point that it was quite noticable. We'll see what the public thinks.

Live Blogging: Episode 3 - Revenge of the Shit

McCain more or less comes out against Roe v. Wade, and says "No Litmus test" but then questions if a pro-choice judge could cut it.


Live Blogging: Episode 3 - Revenge of the Shit

This just in: I hate Joe the Plumber, I'm sure he's a nice guy, but McCain is driving the poor bastard into the ground.

Live Blogging: Episode 3 - Revenge of the Shit

McCain is trying to paint Obama as this scary, tax raising, monster. And it isn't working at ALL. This is his hail Mary, it's brutally apparent. If he doesn't get something big tonight, he's DONE.

Frankly he's coming off like the sword of Damocles. I'm just waiting for him to fall.

Live Blogging: Episode 3 - Revenge of the Shit

VP Question. McCain's going to get murdered on this.

Live Blogging: Episode 3 - Revenge of the Shit

McCain is losing it. LOSING IT. I'm waiting for him to snap.

Live Blogging: Episode 3 - Revenge of the Shit

HA. Obama calls out Faux Noise. Nice. Also shut him up on the "YOU'RE TOO LIBRUL" point.

So far Obama is slapping down every claim.

Live Blogging: Episode 3 - Revenge of the Shit

And McCain brings out the damn Planetarium meme again.

This is starting to sound just like the last debate - and that's BAD, BAD, BAD for McCain.

Live Blogging: Episode 3 - Revenge of the Shit

McCain sounds angry, thought he was going to lose it for a second.

Right into the "PEOPLES DON'T LIKE OBAMAS" comments, I could care less about Joe the Plumber's misunderstandings.

Face. PALM.

The RNC Wastes More Precious Oxygen With Pointless Bitching

This time, they're calling Obama "unprincipled" because... get this...

Because the MLB has agreed to POSTPONE a WORLD SERIES game for EIGHTEEN MINUTES while he gives his thirty-minute speech. OH MY GOD, THE HORROR! WHAT KIND OF MONSTER WOULD DO THAT?!

(CNN) – The Republican National Committee took aim at Barack Obama Wednesday over the Illinois senator's half-hour ad buy that will delay the start of a World Series game by 18 minutes.

"It’s unfortunate that the World Series’ first pitch is being delayed for Obama’s political pitch," RNC spokesman Alex Conant said. "Not only is Obama putting politics before principle, he’s putting it before our national pastime.”

Major League Baseball has agreed to a request from Fox to delay the start time of Game 6 of the World Series (if a Game 6 is necessary) so the network can air the 30-minute Obama spot, a Fox spokesman confirms to CNN. The Illinois senator has also bought similar time on CBS and NBC, set to begin at 8 p.m.

“FOX will accommodate Senator Obama's desire to communicate with voters in this…format," Fox spokesman Scott Gorgin said. "We are pleased that Major League Baseball has agreed to delay the first pitch of World Series Game 6 for a few minutes in order for FOX to carry his program on October 29."

It's the first time a presidential candidate has bought that length of airtime on network television since Ross Perot purchased several 30 minute blocs in 1992.

"This is a big platform, this is a big megaphone, the interest level is clearly there and people will watch," Evan Tracey of Campaign Media Analysis Group, CNN's consultant on campaign advertising said.

The October 29 game will now start at 8:38 instead of 8:20.

Pay careful attention to that emphasized text up there. READ what this guy is saying. Actually READ it - that he's saying that BASEBALL is more important than the Presidential Election.

Even though it's not.
Even though the MLB ITSELF agreed to the short delay.
Even though, here in Grown-Up World, IMPORTANT MATTERS like elections sometimes have to come before fun and games and frolicking through the fields with bunnies and fawns.

Dear Mr. Conant;

I know that you, along with a handful of other rabid, die-hard baseball fanatics, are antsy about the World Series and seeing who goes where as soon as possible.

But your whining about Obama's speech (when you wouldn't be bitching if it were McCain doing this) and all but saying that baseball is more important than the future of this country... It doesn't make you look bigger or more important or even slightly intelligent. It makes you look like a small-minded, petty, petulant, and ignorant sore loser. This is the kind of behavior I would expect from third-grader BULLIES, NOT a supposedly-competent grown man.

It's a GAME.

Delaying it by LESS THAN TWENTY MINUTES is not going to end the world.

Jesus Christ, man. Grow up and get a grip on REALITY. I know it's unpleasant and sometimes ugly right now, but that's no justification for your ignorant remarks.

Of Right-Wing Trolls

Time for another edition of... THE PODIUM.
With your, not-so libertarian anymore, host: Phage.

Anyone involved with the left leaning blogosphere has probably noticed within the last couple of weeks a growing trend for more, and more vitriolic trolls. I therefore give you, Phage's quick guide to modern trolls.

Firstly, establish what kind of troll it is. This is important, as there are different kinds - I'll point out two kinds we'll see in our current climate.

- The "I don't buy into any of this, but watching people get pissed off is funny" troll. Easy to deal with, ignore them, they'll get bored and slink off to bother someone else.

- The panicked pundit troll. This is the troll that we've been seeing more of lately. With a tanking Presidential campaign, the very real possibility of dramatic losses in both the senate and house, and the public turning on their ideology; the modern 'conservative' (and I use the term loosely, as most true conservatives would be disgusted at what the Republican party became) has finally come to grips with a sobering fact. The Republican party is dying. Thus, like a drowning victim they are now thrashing and flailing about, grasping, rasping and cursing.

The best way to deal with the panicked pundit troll, is to give them no quarter. Give them nothing to try and hold onto. Continue just as you have been doing, my fellow Progressives. Oh sure, they'll make a lot of noise, throw a lot of insults and raise a lot of Hell; but to go back to my drowning analogy, it'll all be over soon enough.

If they really become too much to endure (and on some blogs this may be possible, especially if you become inundated with far too many) - simply remove their ability to comment, they'll curse about having their right to free speech taken away - but let's be blunt. These are blogs, not a public forum, there are plenty of places for them to go and speak their mind. Their ability to 'speak in our homes', to turn a phrase, is a privilege, not a right - and don't let any of them try to convince you otherwise.

Until next time, stay progressive.
- Phage


Seems I've Made a (Stupid, Whiny, Lying) Friend

Seems the whiny, lying, paranoid, trolling, pathetic piece of shit who runs "Blue County in a Red State" (you remember, the spy sappin' mah sentry at LeftyBlogs IN) is throwing a fit over the fact that I called him on his bull.


Sarah Palin. Liar.

Tells the press she has been cleared of any hint of unethical activity.
"Well, I’m very very pleased to be cleared of any legal wrongdoing, any hint of any kind of unethical activity there,” Palin said on a Saturday conference call with reporters from the Anchorage Daily News, KTVA-Channel 11 and KTUU-Channel 2. “Very pleased to be cleared of any of that."

OH COME ON. The report itself says she broke ethics laws. ARGH! She is the worst person in history!

Bad. Guys.

Sarah Palin implies Democrats are 'the bad guys'
“Help me, Ohio, to help put John McCain in the White House,” she said. “He understands. He understands you. We understand how important it is that this team be elected. For one thing, we know who the bad guys are, OK?”
Well... I suppose she could be saying that the terrorists are the bad guys... right, I mean c'mon Phage, don't you think you're reading a bit much into this...?

NO. Because she then CLARIFIES.

“We know that in the war, it’s terrorists, terrorists who hate America and her allies and would seek to destroy us, and the bad guys are those who would support and sympathize with the terrorists,” she said. “They do not like America because of what we stand for. Liberty. Freedom. Equal rights. Those who sympathize and support those terrorists who would seek to destroy all that it is that we value, those are the bad guys, OK?

We all know how the Republicans have tried to paint anyone who isn't in line with their ideology as terrorist sympathizers. It's well documented. The next step has just been taken, slowly shifting who the 'villain' of their warped little fantasy is. And they've put us in the crosshairs.

They're playing the most dangerous of games, and I have a message to Mrs. Palin. Stop. Before you cross a line that can't be uncrossed. This is the only warning, and the most polite statement in this regard that I, myself, will give you.


Sarah Palin: The Anchor on McCain's sinking ship.

Gov. Sarah Palin abused her power.
Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin abused her power as Alaska's governor and a violated state ethics law by trying to get her ex-brother-in-law fired from the state police, a state investigator's report concluded Friday.

I don't think I need to say anything else, really.


Obama makes a BIG push.

Obama buying 30 minute blocks of airtime on the major networks for October 29th.
Barack Obama is buying 30 minutes of airtime on the major television networks just days before the presidential election, the Obama campaign confirms.

Sources with the Obama campaign say half hour blocks have been purchased on Wednesday, October 29 on CBS and NBC. The campaign is also in negotiations with Fox, though that day will conflict with the World Series if there is a game 6.

This is HUGE. I don't think any nominee for President has ever pulled this one before, and it's definately a sign of the kind of cash flowing in from his revolutionary grass-roots style financing.

I can't wait to see what he has to say, and I'm sure a large number of people, regardless of their political affiliation, are going to feel the same way. October 29th folks. Be there.

All Indiana LeftyBlogs Members and Readers MUST READ THIS

Some of you may have noticed Blue County in a Red State showing up in the post list on occasion.


I advise everyone concerned about this type of trolling contact LeftyBlogs' parent company, Mandate Media, and ask them to pay more attention to who they allow in. While they're at it, maybe they could add an actual contect link to LB so we don't have to contact Mandate Media directly?


At least he didn't call us his friends again.

"My fellow prisoners"

Wow, McCain seems to be having war flashbacks. The implosion of a candidate, folks.

You want to talk about "that one", McCain?

Well, I want to talk about this one:


Live Blogging from the Debate (Strikes back)

That's the end, folks.

I'm calling it for Obama, FIERCELY. He showed he wasn't going to take crap, he gave solid answers, and frankly still managed to show respect to McCain, something the old man seemed incapable of doing.

Adding something after the fact. Behold, McCain's dickishness knows no bounds. He won't even shake Obama's hand.

Live Blogging from the Debate (Strikes back)

Tom gives up trying to reign in the candidates. I'm not surprised, with the political climate as it is, there was no way not to get some back and forth.


Live Blogging from the Debate (Strikes back)

I'm wondering how many alcohol related deaths are going to come from people taking a drink everytime Senator McCain said "My Friends" tonight.

Jesus. You're not my friend, knock it off.


He's now starting to layer it into the same answer, over and over!

Live Blogging from the Debate (Strikes back)

McCain calls Obama "That one".

Nice. FUCKING NICE, Senator. Dehumanize your opponent. FUCK you.


"I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve"

Remember Sarah "Mooselini" Palin saying Sen. Obama was "palling around with terrorists"?

Looks like the Obama campaign isn't going to take that kind of smear lying down.

The campaign has built a site to show what happens when you start playing with fire: Keating Economics: John McCain and the Making of a Financial Crisis.

Like I keep saying: You fuck with the bull, son, you get the horns.


On the VP debate

I didn't get to see the VP debate for the most part, as I had to work. I saw abotu the last 15 minutes of it on the TV at work, with one guy with remarkably similar beliefs to mine sitting there watching it as well.

What little I saw nauseated me. Palin got annihilated even in that short timeframe, refusing to answer questions as she apparently had the whole time.

I'm just left wondering what desperation tactic the GOP will be pulling this month.


Best. Slip. EVER.

"He is the man that we need to leave... lead!" - Palin on McCain.

Way to go there, Mooselini!
Oh my god.

Oh my god.

Mrs. "I OPPOSE ABORTION IN ALL INSTANCES, EVEN WHEN THE PREGNANCY WOULD KILL THE MOTHER." and "I charge rape victims for their own rape kits!"

.....just had the NERVE to mention "equal rights!"

Oh. My. GOD. The hypocrisy BURNS.
Good lord, the last time I saw something falling apart this badly, I was watching a bad zombie flick.

This is just disappointing.

Live Blogging from the debate part 2


Live Blogging from the debate.


Seriously, she seems to be flat out REFUSING to answer the questions asked, instead spinning it to the topics she can actually talk about without sounding like the bumbling fool she is.

A few times, most people won't notice, this many? You're pushing it, lady.

Dear Mrs. Palin;


No more of this rambling, babbling, nonsensical bullshit. ANSWER THE DAMNED QUESTIONS PRESENTED TO YOU.

And do it WITHOUT resorting to outright and many-times-debunked LIES, please and thank you.


In light of the financial woes...

I thought it'd be good to provide some comedy to lighten everyone's mood.

Man, Tina Fey is HILARIOUS.

..................................................what do you mean that's not Tina Fey?