Saturday, August 30, 2008

Great WAPO story on young McCain

Read it here. Interesting.

Obama Portrayed as Elitist and Blacks Folks Celebrate

3 Toons for Sister Sarah

Jeff Darcy
The Plain Dealer
Aug 30, 2008

Justin DeFreitas
Berkeley Daily Planet, West …
Aug 30, 2008

John Branch
San Antonio Express News
Aug 30, 2008

Hail Sarah and Pass the Alcohol

Here's a pic of her from 1984 when she was "Miss Wasilla". I guess McCain has a thang for beauty queens. He isn't looking for a new wife, from what I gather, but perhaps in a Freudian way..........

She is the mother of five children (named Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper and Trig , the oldest of whom will be deployed to Iraq on Sept. 11 (seriously) and the youngest of whom was born four months ago with Down syndrome. Where did she come up with some of those names. A TV show on witches? Yep, I kid you not.

She also is anti abortion and pro gun. I also heard she wrassles polar bears and her husband is part Eskimo. Evangelical Christian. Apparently tried to get her sisters ex husband fired from the State Police.

Oh yeah. McCain gambled big with this one.

I suspect that McCain is about to find out that his new campaign slogan is "No We Can't".

My gut feeling is this pick shows McCains actual recklessness and fecklessness. Not something we need after 8 years of GW Bush.

I'm more qualified to be Commander in Chief than Sarah..........and I ain't even a governor of one of our smallest states. Outside my "cheerleader" scandal I also have fewer bad things in my past.

Perhaps I'm wrong and she will help him win. I kinda doubt it. She is Dan Quayle with a XX chromosome.

Friday, August 29, 2008

1 Toon and McCain Picks Palin to be his VP

Ze comic comes from here.

Palin comes from Alaska. I thought McCain would have picked someone more experienced in terms of national issues or just government in general. He must think having a woman on the ticket will help him win. Time will tell.

Ebert Skewers Mariotti

Read the open letter here at the Tribune.

There is a reason Ebert has a Pulitzer. The man can write. The man has passion. The man has heart. Some of the most moving 9/11 commentary was written by him. I will link to it below.

Dear Jay,

What an ugly way to leave the Sun-Times. It does not speak well for you. Your timing was exquisite. You signed a new contract, waited until days after the newspaper had paid for your trip to Beijing at great cost, and then resigned with a two-word e-mail: "I quit." You saved your explanation for a local television station.

As someone who was working here for 24 years before you arrived, I think you owed us more than that. You owed us decency. The fact that you saved your attack for TV only completes our portrait of you as a rat.

Newspapers are not dead, Jay, and this paper will not die because you have left. Times are hard in the newspaper business, and for the economy as a whole. Did you only sign on for the luxury cruise?

Now as to the 9/11 Commentary by Ebert. I completely disagree. I say rebuild the World Trade Center, bigger badder and louder than before. However, the man can write. Here is what he wrote:

Make It Green


If there is to be a memorial, let it not be of stone and steel. Fly no flag above it, for it is not the possession of a nation but a sorrow shared with the world.

Let it be a green field, with trees and flowers. Let there be paths that wind through the shade. Put out park benches where old people can sun in the summertime, and a pond where children can skate in the winter.

Beneath this field will lie entombed forever some of the victims of September 11. It is not where they thought to end their lives. Like the sailors of the battleship Arizona, they rest where they fell.

Let this field stretch from one end of the destruction to the other. Let this open space among the towers mark the emptiness in our hearts. But do not make it a sad place. Give it no name. Let people think of it as the green field. Every living thing that is planted there will show faith in the future.

Let students take a corner of the field and plant a crop there. Perhaps corn, our native grain. Let the harvest be shared all over the world, with friends and enemies, because that is the teaching of our religions, and we must show that we practice them. Let the harvest show that life prevails over death, and let the gifts show that we love our neighbors.

Do not build again on this place. No building can stand there. No building, no statue, no column, no arch, no symbol, no name, no date, no statement. Just the comfort of the earth we share, to remind us that we share it.

Copyright � Chicago Sun-Times Inc.

September 14, 2001

Robert Caro on LBJ and Civil Rights

From the Times of New York. LBJ in at least one respect is a highly underrated President. I doubt JFK could have passed that bill. The Vietnam War is destroyed more than just lives and property. It destroyed the legacy of a flawed yet decent man who ended up as President.

Men and women who knew Lyndon Johnson, however, felt there was another element to the story. They included the Mexican-American children of impoverished migrant workers he had taught as a 21-year-old schoolteacher in the little town of Cotulla, Tex.; to the ends of their lives they would talk about how hard he had worked to teach and inspire them. “He used to tell us this country was so free that anyone could become president who was willing to work hard enough,” one student said.

Others remember what one calls the story about the “little baby in the cradle.” As one student recalled, “He would tell us that one day we might say the baby would be a teacher. Maybe the next day we’d say the baby would be a doctor. And one day we might say the baby — any baby — might grow up to be president of the United States.”

His former students weren’t alone. Men and women at Georgetown dinner tables were also convinced of the sincerity of Johnson’s intentions. “I remember at this dinner party, Johnson talking about teaching the Mexican-American kids in Cotulla, and his frustration that they had no books,” recalls Bethine Church, the wife of Senator Frank Church of Idaho. “I remember it as one of the most passionate evenings I’ve ever spent.”

MLK's Final Speech

Seems appropriate the day after Obama accepted the Democratic nomination. We live in an imperfect country, but what a country. See you November 4th.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

2 Toons and only Two

Savannah Morning News
Aug 27, 2008

Whale Oil. For the Future

Governor Schweitzer Knows How to Give a Speech

Not the most polished speaker, but he speaks of energy independence and that is perhaps the greatest issue facing us.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

McCain Vids

Illuminating and amusing. I guess the answer to all questions for McCain is "I was a POW". Big whoop. I live in Uptown, bitch. Actually, there has to be more than that. Reminds me of 2004 when all the GOP could say was "September 11".

Saturday, August 23, 2008

It's Biden.......just as I predicted

or perhaps not. Anyway, I look forward to Vice President Biden taking office in January.

Interesting pick. Biden is a serious dude.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Help McCain count his houses

Spray on Condoms

From that Magazine known as Time.

Since I consider children to the ultimate social disease this might be worth trying. That and a vasectomy.

Obama Announces VP today?

My pick would be Brett Favre. Mississippi raised. Loved in Wisconsin. White or whiteish. Very male. Roman Catholic. Part Choctaw Indian. Recovering pill freak and alcoholic. Wife had breast cancer. Knocked her up years before they got married. Yeah, that's the ticket. We need a VP just as screwed up as the country!

Or possibly not.

My guess is that Obama will pick Evan Bayh. That would be my best guess. I personally prefer Jim Webb with Bayh as my second choice.

We'll know soon.

3 toons. Just like the Trinity. Only less Godly

Monday, August 18, 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008

The Onion Reveals Obama's Half Brother: Cooter Obama

This is just wrong. Funny, but wrong.

Watch out. He'll punch a swan.

Korean Boy Band Kills "The Night Chicago Died"

Found this over at the Beachwood Reporter.

Nightmare on Dem Street

In conjunction with the previous toon I give you this from those evil right wingers at National Review:

For months now people have been saying to me, “Do you really think they’re gone?” “Is it finally over?” “Is the coast clear?”

The questions have been in response to Barack Obama’s supposedly yeoman service in putting an end to the Clintons in public life.

My response to those who believe our long national nightmare is over has always been: “Have you seen no monster movies?”

Click the link and get your popcorn ready. The movie continues.

Uno(1)toon to remind you of the bullet America Dodged

Monday, August 11, 2008

IOUSA movie trailer

Two amusing Vids supporting an Illinois Con Con

Dat's a convention for dose of you not in da know. A constitutional convention. Again found it at the Capital Fax Blog. Be warned the first video has sound most of you have likely never heard up close and personal.

Funny Vids Brought to you by Crest. The Toothpaste Dentists Prefer

First, click here for a great animated toon of Rich Daley doing an ad for the Olympics. Found it at the Capitol Fax Blog.

Bush Tours America To Survey Damage Caused By His Disastrous Presidency

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Sudanese "Lost Boy" Becomes US Citizen and Competes in Olympics Carrying the Red, White, and Blue

From NPR "Morning Edition".

With all the problems in this nation we still rock. May the American Republic Survive Forever.

There's No One as Irish as Barack O'Bama

O'Leary, O'Reilly, O'Hare and O'Hara

There's no one as Irish as Barack O'Bama

You don't believe me

I hear you say

But Barack's as Irish

As was JFK

His granddaddy's daddy

Came from Moneygall

A small Irish village

Well known to you all

Toor a loo, toor a loo, toor a loo, toor a lama

There's no one as Irish

As Barack O'Bama

He's as Irish as bacon

And cabbage and stew

He's Hawaiian he's Kenyan

American too

If he succeeds

And he has a chance

I'm sure our Barack

Will do Riverdance

Toor a loo, toor a loo, toor a loo, toor a lama

There's no one as Irish

As Barack O'Bama

1 toon and Edwards Commentary

Who knew John Edwards was a risk taking priapic narcissist of cosmic proportions?

Oooops, I kinda thought so.

When it comes to sex men do stupid stuff. Particularly men who clearly love themselves as much as Edwards does. U want names? Clinton, Hyde, Gingrich, need I continue............

Seriously I try not to take sex too seriously. This should be between Edwards and his wife. She likely only has a few years left of life and she has to add this being public to her troubles? Shit.

What is really infuriating is that asswipe ran for Prez knowing this was out there. What if he had gotten the nomination? His sense of self is apparently larger than his common sense.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Hitler Sings. If you can't dig the fooker up mock him.

I personally like the last one. Of course I'm old enough to remember the Beatles when they were both all alive and still together.

3 Toons

The 3rd toon is from ze Pain Comics. Which is must reading for those of you who are "funny in the head".

Seinfeld 2027. 1 Actor Does it All

Barry O be my cousin! Or Perhaps Not.


Obama is apparently O'Bama.

Barack is Irish. So was Reagan. Get it.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Not in 2008

John Strangelove McCain

Obama Riffs on Inflating Tires and Oil

This cat is quick on his feet. Can I call him a cat without it being considered racist? Did I just make an allusion to black athletic prowess? Am I feeling existential?

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Here Comes Dr. Tran

He's here to kick your ass.

Uptown: Swing It Babee

LA Top Cop Says Lohan gay and a toon

Personally if Lindsay is gay I demand photographic proof of the nekked variety. This is some silly shit. Millions for pics of the Pitt/Jolie twins and then this.

Hey, assholes, there is a war on, actually two. The economy sucks. Cover something serious.

Sage Stossel
Atlantic Monthly Online
Aug 2, 2008

McCain and Obama: Different kinds of Men

I'm not talkin' the whole black and white thang. Or tall and short. Or born privileged and born to essentially a single mom.

Nope, I'm talking personality and disposition.

Read Richard Reeves take on it here.

One likes to think and the other goes from the gut. Both ways of dealing with things have advantages and disadvantages.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Could a Pill Replace Exercise?

This would be great if I could add it to my morning beer.

Read the hopeful story here.
Now if only I were a mouse.

Good news for couch potatoes. There may be a pill that lets them watch their TV and get their exercise, too—without moving a muscle. Scientists have found a drug that mimics the effects of a workout by, among other things, increasing the body's ability to burn fat.

The study shows the pill can also increase endurance; lab mice that took it ran more than 40 percent longer on a treadmill than their untreated peers.

"It's tricking the muscle into 'believing' it's been exercised daily," says Ronald Evans, a developmental biologist at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, in La Jolla, Calif., and co-author of a study published in Cell. "It proves you can have a pharmacologic equivalent to exercise."

Gangsta Baby Dolls or Perhaps Baby's Daddy Dolls?

This is just wrong. Whatever happened to GI Joe? Back when I was a kid during the Jurassic Era we never had filth like this. Kinda funny, but not. Know what I mean?

Order for the kiddies in time for Christmas here.

Fortunately they do have some more uplifting dolls such as their Scarface Collection.

Obama Too Skinny to Be President?

The Wall Street Journal comments on this important issue.

"He's too new ... and he needs to put some meat on his bones," says Diana Koenig, 42, a housewife in Corpus Christi, Texas, who says she voted for Sen. Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary.

"I won't vote for any beanpole guy," another Clinton supporter wrote last week on a Yahoo politics message board.

McCain Campaign Mocks Savior Obama

This is amusing. Better than their other ads McCain has put out recently.

Preview of the Battle between Obama Girl and McCain Girl

Lotsa cleavage. I approve.

Saddened NY Hood Welcomes Its Soldier Home

From the New York Times:

For 14 months, they waited for him. They hung the midnight-black missing-in-action banner at his home in Queens, offsetting its grimness with the bright hues of the Dominican and American flags. They dreaded another knock at the door from soldiers in uniform, but as the months dragged on, some came to crave closure most of all.

Friends and family of Sgt. Alex R. Jimenez, 25, gathered in Corona, Queens, on Thursday for his funeral. His convoy was ambushed on May 12, 2007. “We lost everything,” his wife said.

On Thursday, he came back. The police cars with flashing lights guided Sgt. Alex R. Jimenez’s coffin past the laundry, the travel agency and the minimart to 104-35 37th Drive in Corona. The procession paused in front of the bouquet of yellow and white flowers.

“You’re home, you’re home,” his friends and relatives cried as they surrounded the car holding his coffin, holding each other up for support.

It had been more than a year since Sergeant Jimenez, 25, was reported missing after an ambush on his two-Humvee convoy in an area south of Baghdad known as the triangle of death.
Click the link and ponder the cost of war and the beauty of life.