I just couldn’t help myself…
um…what? I mean, this is some trite BS – and I’m not posting it to knock Palin – but instead to show what’s supposedly going on with the McCain camp.
But really – does O’Reilly want to get in her pants or what? Damn.
This is pretty funny, and also really stupid. She just seems to have no ability to talk to this dude – probably because he’s saying so much ridiculous nonsense – and comes off as if she wasn’t even listening. I mean – all the random crap this guy says is a little overwhelming maybe, but to not recognize that he gives the wrong name of the Canadian Prime Minister? That’s part of her foreign policy experience [Canada]! Maybe she knew from the beginning that something was up? Who knows.
Really, this is one of those things thats just oh so ridiculous for so many reasons. First off, we shouldn’t even be talking about this, because it shouldn’t matter. I mean, she really didn’t even say much – just basically that if they don’t win that we won’t be seeing the last of Sarah Palin.
That said, this is a little bit like your favorite team talking about the trades they’re going to make in the post season – while playing in the championship game. A week before the election, and she finds it necessary to explain what’ll happen if McCain isn’t successful in his White House bid? We here at MNP just think that shit’s cold – and we’re Obama supporters.
Also, the irony here is just killing me. McCain picks Palin as his running mate, in order to stir up the base and hopefully lead to a Republican victory – essentially using her, as we all know this guy had no intention of picking her himself [Where's his buddy Lieberman at?]. So she rallies the base at the convention, gets the crowd chanting and pumping their fists…and we all fully expect her to fall back into the #2 position. But oh no, this shit has been all about her since then – so much so that it might as well be Palin/McCain, and supporters already have Palin 2012 signs. And now she’s making it known she’ll be around in 2012, essentially saying ‘thanks, but no thanks’ to McCain’s White House bid to nowhere. Wow. And I thought Romney was a snake for what he said about MA after being governor.
So Democrats, I hope you’re taking notes [and maybe TIVO-ing this mess] for the 2012 elections – because if Obama wins, she’s going to be jockeying for position in those Republican primaries. A point to exploit if she makes it to the top of the ticket? She couldn’t even be trusted by the McCain campaign – which pulled her from absolute obscurity and shoved her into the limelight. If she can’t even be trusted by the running mate that made her into a national figure, how can anyone trust her to be the President?
Obama admits that his ‘white half’ is having trouble with the idea of voting for a black man for President? Hilarious.
Let’s see: it’s overpriced [$100,000], it’s being sold by Neiman Marcus, and you could definitely find something simpler for a lower price somewhere else – sounds perfect for Caribou Barbie to me!
[Image: “Three branches of government” by Nick Anderson, via]
Article I of the Constitution, which describes the authority of the legislative branch, says that â€œthe vice president of the United States shall be president of the Senate, but shall have no vote, unless they be equally divided.â€ Aside from the job of replacing a president who dies or is unable to serve, the only vice presidential duties that are spelled out in the Constitution are legislative in character.
But if the vice president is a legislative official, then the exercise of executive power by the vice president raises important constitutional questions related to the separation of powers. The Supreme Court has held on more than one occasion that legislative officials cannot exercise executive power. The Court would likely dub this a â€œpolitical questionâ€ that is beyond its purview, but Congress is empowered to remedy this sort of thing by legislation.
And Congress should do just that: pass a law to prohibit the vice president from exercising executive power. Extensive vice presidential involvement in the executive branch â€” the role enjoyed by Dick Cheney and Al Gore â€” is not only unconstitutional, but also a bad idea.
The most important function of a vice president is to serve as a spare president. Using the spare president in the ordinary course of business is as unwise as driving on oneâ€™s spare tire. Spares should be kept pristine, for when they are really needed.
This here is why so many independents and democrats supported McCain on 2000 – because his head wasn’t lodged all the way up his own ass…
McCain 2000 should be brought to the present to debate McCain ’08 – and maybe team up with Obama to kick his own future-ass, and slap Palin.
Note: Yes, this rich white b*tch actually brings up slavery because her daddy has to pay taxes. Wow – poor form.
That would just make too much feckin’ sense, my ninjas!
In one of the latest attacks against Obama, Rudy “don’t I look great in these heels” Giuliani has recorded a “robocall” for the McCain campaign – “warning” voters that Barack is against mandatory sentencing. Here’s a transcript:
You need to know that Barack Obama opposes mandatory prison sentences for sex offenders, drug dealers, and murderers. It’s true, I read Obama’s words myself. And recently, congressional liberals introduced a bill to eliminate mandatory prison sentences for violent criminals â€” trying to give liberal judges the power to decide whether criminals are sent to jail or set free.
With priorities like these, we just can’t trust the inexperience and judgment of Barack Obama and his liberal allies.
Um…what? “Liberal” judges? So a judge is “liberal” if she/he actually wants to DO HIS/HER FUCKING JOB and sentence people convicted of crimes? Really? What are judges for exactly if not to sentence people? Why not just hire referees for the courtroom – cut out all that extra school time and money.
In all seriousness though, our justice system is supposed to be set up so that the sentencing fits the particulars of a case – which makes “mandatory” sentencing inherently flawed. And the response from Obama? None, of course – as he actually understands the legal system. There is this, however, from his website:
Every leading expert body in criminal justice has opposed the use of mandatory minimum sentences, including the Sentencing Commission, the Judicial Conference, the American Bar Association, and leading criminal justice scholars.
But hey, what do they know. I mean, let’s face it – mandatory sentencing makes it so much easier to lock people away for longer sentences than are probably needed, keeping modern US slavery alive.
BTW Rudy – if Palin gets in the White House, expect the mandatory sentence for the getup you’re wearing in this photo to be 5 years. I hear guys in drag as huge hits in prison.
Even Chris Wallace and Fox News think McCain’s ‘Robo-calls’ campaign is ridiculously hypocritical [that, or this was a pathetic attempt to let McCain explain his way out of this BS - which failed.].
WALLACE: But Senator back, if I may, back in 2000 when you were the target of robo calls, you called these hate calls and you said–
MCCAIN: They were.
WALLACE: And you said the following: “I promise you I have never and will never have anything to do with that kind of political tactic.” Now you’ve hired the same guy who did the robocalls against you to, reportedly, to do the robocalls against Obama and the Republican Senator Susan Collins, the co-chair of your campaign in Maine, has asked you to stop the robocalls. Will you do that?
MCCAIN: Of course not. These are legitimate and truthful and they are far different than the phone calls that were made about my family and about certain aspects that — things that this is — this is dramatically different and either you haven’t — didn’t see those things in 2000.
WALLACE: No, I saw them.
MCCAIN: Or you don’t know the difference between that and what is a legitimate issue, and that is Senator Obama being truthful with the American people.
Is this nonsense almost over? Damn.
[Do you know this man? Because he, my ninjas, is a bigot]
So no, we’re probably not talking about this fool in the image above – but apparently some people who many would deem ‘racist’ are on the fence – and even leaning towards Obama.
New polling and a trickle of stories from the battleground states suggest that Sen. Barack Obama’s coalition includes one unlikely group: white voters with negative views of African Americans.
Race has become the elephant in the room of the 2008 presidential campaign, with Obamaâ€™s prospect of becoming the first black president drawing some Americans closer to him while pushing others away. At times, the contest has slipped into a familiar dynamic of allegations of racism and outraged denial – but it’s also challenged some easy assumptions about race, racism and prejudice.
â€œWhat you see is itâ€™s perfectly possible to hold a negative view of at least one aspect of African Americans and yet simultaneously prefer Obama,â€ said Charles Franklin, a political scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “Racial feelings are not as cut and dried – not as black and white – as people often say.”
Anecdotes from across the battlegrounds suggest that thereâ€™s a significant minority of prejudiced white voters who will swallow hard and vote for the black man.
“I wouldnâ€™t want a mixed marriage for my daughter, but Iâ€™m voting for Obama,” the wife of a retired Virginia coal miner, Sharon Fleming, told the Los Angeles Times recently.
One Obama volunteer told Politico after canvassing the working-class white Philadelphia neighborhood of Fishtown recently, “I was blown away by the outright racism, but these folks are â€¦ undecided. They would call him a [racial epithet] and mention how they don’t know what to do because of the economy.”
The notion that there might be “racists for Obama,” as one Democrat called them, comes against the backdrop of a country whose white voters largely accept the notion of a black president.
So, what I’m taking away from this is that our country is so fucked-up right now that people who are openly racist are at least considering voting for a black man.
That’s absolutely feckin’ insane.
I just have to say – he gave her the chance to remove her foot from her mouth. Oh well.
I have to admit – I don’t think I ever saw an episode of the ‘West Wing’ [there's this thing called the news...and a President called Bush...that's about all the white house entertainment I needed]. That said, this op-ed from Maureen Dowd’s column in the NY Times was killin me – here’s an excerpt:
[FYI: Bartlet was, apparently, the president in the show 'West Wing', played by Martin Sheen. The following quote is a meeting between Obama and the fictional president, as conjured by the show's creator]
BARTLET Youâ€™d do very well on NBC. Thursday nights in the old â€œERâ€ time slot with â€œ30 Rockâ€ as your lead-in, youâ€™d get seven, seven-five in the demo with a 20, 22 share â€” youâ€™d be selling $450,000 minutes.
OBAMA What the hell does that mean?
BARTLET TV talk. I thought youâ€™d be interested.
OBAMA Iâ€™m not. They pivoted off the argument that I was inexperienced to the criticism that Iâ€™m â€” wait for it â€” the Messiah, who, by the way, was a community organizer. When I speak I try to lead with inspiration and aptitude. How is that a liability?
BARTLET Because the idea of American exceptionalism doesnâ€™t extend to Americans being exceptional. If you excelled academically and are able to casually use 690 SAT words then you might as well have the press shoot video of you giving the finger to the Statue of Liberty while the Dixie Chicks sing the University of the Taliban fight song. The people who want English to be the official language of the United States are uncomfortable with their leaders being fluent in it.
OBAMA Youâ€™re saying race doesnâ€™t have anything to do with it?
BARTLET I wouldnâ€™t go that far. Brains made me look arrogant but they make you look uppity. Plus, if you had a black daughter â€”
BARTLET Hang on. Home run. Right here. Is there any chance you could get Michelle pregnant before the fall sweeps?
OBAMA The problem is we canâ€™t appear angry. Bush called us the angry left. Did you see anyone in Denver who was angry?
BARTLET Well … let me think. …We went to war against the wrong country, Osama bin Laden just celebrated his seventh anniversary of not being caught either dead or alive, my familyâ€™s less safe than it was eight years ago, weâ€™ve lost trillions of dollars, millions of jobs, thousands of lives and we lost an entire city due to bad weather. So, you know … Iâ€™m a little angry.
OBAMA What would you do?
BARTLET GET ANGRIER! Call them liars, because thatâ€™s what they are. Sarah Palin didnâ€™t say â€œthanks but no thanksâ€ to the Bridge to Nowhere. She just said â€œThanks.â€ You were raised by a single mother on food stamps â€” where does a guy with eight houses who was legacied into Annapolis get off calling you an elitist? And by the way, if you do nothing else, take that word back. Elite is a good word, it means well above average. Iâ€™d ask them what their problem is with excellence. While youâ€™re at it, I want the word â€œpatriotâ€ back. McCain can say that the transcendent issue of our time is the spread of Islamic fanaticism or he can choose a running mate who doesnâ€™t know the Bush doctrine from the Monroe Doctrine, but he canâ€™t do both at the same time and call it patriotic. They have to lie â€” the truth isnâ€™t their friend right now. Get angry. Mock them mercilessly; theyâ€™ve earned it. McCain decried agents of intolerance, then chose a running mate who had to ask if she was allowed to ban books from a public library. Itâ€™s not bad enough she thinks the planet Earth was created in six days 6,000 years ago complete with a man, a woman and a talking snake, she wants schools to teach the rest of our kids to deny geology, anthropology, archaeology and common sense too? Itâ€™s not bad enough sheâ€™s forcing her own daughter into a loveless marriage to a teenage hood, she wants the rest of us to guide our daughters in that direction too? Itâ€™s not enough that a woman shouldnâ€™t have the right to choose, it should be the law of the land that she has to carry and deliver her rapistâ€™s baby too? I donâ€™t know whether or not Governor Palin has the tenacity of a pit bull, but I know for sure sheâ€™s got the qualifications of one. And youâ€™re worried about seeming angry? You could eat their lunch, make them cry and tell their mamas about it and God himself would call it restrained. There are times when you are simply required to be impolite. There are times when condescension is called for!
OK, guys, I know that hacking a candidate’s e-mail is ignorant and unethical, but, their slogan is “Drill, Baby, Drill.” I say fight fire with fire.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9kjhC8Yqq8[/youtube]
…and I ain’t no (yes, “ain’t no”) damn economist but… it doesn’t take a genius to realize that drilling in Alaska isn’t going to benefit anybody but the oil industry (and a few Alaskans). What? You think the price of gas is going to go down because of a few hundred million barrels? Maybe temporarily, like, real temporarily. Let me tell you a secret that they won’t, my ninjas. The price of oil is not determined by the supply of oil. Surprise, ninjas!
Anyway… back to the point. I wish this hax0ring of her slutty e-mail box was more hacktivist than it actually turned out to be – but – I love it either way! It’s a shame liberals can’t even take credit for it.
So, it appears that ‘Anonymous’ wasn’t to blame for this hack, but rather it was some college kid somewhere who used the old “google her inf0z” and reset her password trick. Lame, but not as lame as lame duck. It’s actually more resourceful than just brute force cracking the joint, which is what I thought happened.
‘Anonymous’ also released a statement saying that ‘Anonymous’ is not a group (haha) and that the word anonymous is a term used to describe unnamed actors. I, personally, think that is too, too funny. The group that’s not a group releases a statement informing us to stop calling them anonymous. I’ve included another video clip for enjoyment, to counter the blandness of the BS above.
Imagine for a minute that attending the Republican convention in St. Paul, sitting in a skybox overlooking the convention floor, were observers from Russia, Iran and Venezuela. And imagine for a minute what these observers would have been doing when Rudy Giuliani led the delegates in a chant of â€œdrill, baby, drill!â€
Iâ€™ll tell you what they would have been doing: the Russian, Iranian and Venezuelan observers would have been up out of their seats, exchanging high-fives and joining in the chant louder than anyone in the hall â€” â€œYes! Yes! Drill, America, drill!â€ â€” because an America that is focused first and foremost on drilling for oil is an America more focused on feeding its oil habit than kicking it.
Why would Republicans, the party of business, want to focus our country on breathing life into a 19th-century technology â€” fossil fuels â€” rather than giving birth to a 21st-century technology â€” renewable energy? As I have argued before, it reminds me of someone who, on the eve of the I.T. revolution â€” on the eve of PCs and the Internet â€” is pounding the table for America to make more I.B.M. typewriters and carbon paper. â€œTypewriters, baby, typewriters.â€