Monday, September 29, 2008

Somehow the idea is being floated that the Bailout bill failed because Nancy Pelosi gave a mean, partisan, San Francisco Liberal speech.

When you hear someone claim that the failure of this bill was somehow partisan point out the following numbers to them:

Democrats were 136-94 on this bill. Republicans were 63-129. Bipartisan disagreement.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

What Senator ____ Doesn't Understand...

This just in from eBay:

It is mine now.

Also, debate, huh?

Friday, September 26, 2008

Everything that's rad about metal.

Republican Party Unity: A Play in Three Acts

Act 1: Washington Republican refuses his own party's name three times before the cock crows.

Act 2: Conservative House Republicans shit all over their presidential candidate's favorite bill.

Act 3: The National Review, the publication of choice among crypto-nazis (you queer), calls for GOP VP candidate to bow out.

That's all.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


People still think that McCain is a straight talker and Obama just tells you what you want to hear.


Monday, September 22, 2008

Tim Eyman has an initiative that is attempting to redirect funds gathered from red light cameras into combating congestion. On the surface, of course, that's a fantastic idea. But of course, aside from the fact that someone like Eyman only wants to reduce congestion in a way that favors more cars, there is a more palpable piece of stupidity in his proposal.

One thing he is trying to do to reduce congestion is to open HOV lanes to all comers in off-peak hours. This is a patently ridiculous notion. If the HOV lanes are necessary at any given point in the day, it's because there are too many cars on the road, thus they encourage people to carpool. If there are few enough people that they are not necessary, then there is no particular reason another driver would want to use them. People who want to open up the HOV lanes simply want to have their car and eat it too.

Now, if this is rewritten to put the funds right into light rail, I'll sign it and even help campaign for the old Eye Man.

Monday, September 08, 2008


Sarah Palin won't give interviews if she won't be treated with "deference".

So this is fucked up, naturally. But of course, why shouldn't the McCain campaign campaign expect deference? They've always gotten it before.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

A Sketch of John McCain

Based on McCain's recent electoral actions, it would be extremely easy to cast him as cynical, manipulative, and far more concerned with winning the election than with competent. If Barack Obama doesn't use this to his advantage, shame. Examples:

*Picks a VP candidate clearly designed to win over bitter Clinton supporters and Christian righters at the same time - an idea that sounds so crazy it just might work, but really is just crazy - without even properly vetting her (aside from her teenage baby factory, she also has a habit of putting her foot in her mouth, and she hasn't even started to campaign! (Plus there's this)

*Hires people who aggressively sank his campaign with shady tactics in 2000 to do dirty work for him now.

*Surrogate proclaims This election is not about issues".

So there you go. In addition to being out of touch with modern American life, McCain is also more interested in his own power than in making sure America has quality governance that is even in keeping with its populace's values. Wow, that was easy. Why exactly have we not won yet?