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Obama Facts: Truth or Smear? -- powered by Cracked.com


Oh, man, I am on the floor. *dies laughing*
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From here:

For me the most moving moment came when the family in front of me, comprising probably 4 generations of voters (including an 18 year old girl voting for her first time and a 90-something hunched-over grandmother), got their turn to vote. When the old woman left the voting booth she made it about halfway to the door before collapsing in a nearby chair, where she began weeping uncontrollably. When we rushed over to help we realized that she wasn't in trouble at all but she had not truly believed, until she left the booth, that she would ever live long enough to cast a vote for an African-American for president.

Also, there's this:

HEEEEEEE.

Oct. 24th, 2008 01:39 pm
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I'm voting for   bromance in 2008
see more funny political pictures

I'll stop posting about politics sometime today, I swear.

Hey, how about I start with this ...

Becoming Jane really sucked. Somebody suggest a really awesome movie for me to get from Netflix.
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From here:

WILLIAMS: Who is a member of the elite?

PALIN: Oh, I guess just people who think that they're better than anyone else.


Oh, sweetie. Tell me again how I'm not a real American?

(Then again, I do like in a small town. Do I score points for that? Does that make me half an American?)

MCCAIN: I-- I know where a lot of 'em live. (LAUGH)

WILLIAMS: Where's that?

MCCAIN: Well, in our nation's capital and New York City.


I concur with Sarah Vowell. It's amazing how New York and Washington are smoldering dens of elitist snobs until they're needed to be towering examples of American strength in the face of terrorism.

Quite frankly, if the people in New York and Washington think they're better than me after 9/11, they're allowed.

Huh.

Oct. 24th, 2008 10:21 am
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OCTOBER 23--Shortly before a John McCain campaign volunteer was reportedly robbed at knifepoint and had a "B" carved in her face after her assailant noticed that her car carried a McCain bumper sticker, the woman blogged last night that she was "Stubbornly searching for a bank of america to avoid ATM fees" and had somehow ended up "on the wrong side of pittsburgh."

You know, that sucks if it's true. But I say "if it's true" because as [livejournal.com profile] jrosestar pointed out, the B is carved backwards, as if someone were ... say, looking in a mirror when they did it to themselves.

Then again, maybe watching five million Law and Order episodes has turned me into a suspicious bastard.

*

EDIT: Meet Rick Reilly's fantasy football partner: Barack Obama.

I don't even like football, but that's goddamn awesome.
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I get cautiously optimistic every time I go over to electoral projection sites like FiveThirtyEight.com, Electoral Vote.com, and Election Projection and see that most of them are projecting about 350 electoral votes to Obama and about 180 to McCain, depending on the site. And then I pull myself back by thinking of that photo of Truman holding the "Dewey Defeats Truman" paper. It ain't over 'til it's over, you know?

Then again, hearing things from conservatives in the media like that I'm not a "real American" because I'm voting for Obama -- regardless of the real American vagina I came out of, the real America I've lived in since exiting said vagina, and the real America I've paid taxes to since I got my first job after the sixteenth anniversary of exiting said vagina -- makes me worry.

I think that if I'm not a real American, I must be an imaginary American, and therefore my life doesn't include nearly enough wizards and dragons. Hmph.
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I love him, I really do. Not only does he make a concise intelligent argument as to why he'll be voting for Obama, but he also manages to make a point about the Muslim comments that maybe might knock some sense into a few Republicans. (Well, if we're lucky.)

The photo he's talking about is this, from here:

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Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama

From everything I've seen so far about his endorsement, he does seem rather tired of the attitude and negativity coming from the McCain camp. It's got to be chapping McCain's ass, because it appears that McCain's got a great deal of respect for Powell. Well, I hope Powell doesn't read any right-wing blogs in the next few days. The vitriol that can come out of some right-wing sites at the faintest whiff of dissent can be absolutely vile.

In other news, I'm thiiiiis close to cracking 10k today on The Hollow Girl. \o/

Heeee.

Oct. 18th, 2008 09:23 pm
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You know who Obama reminds me of in these shots? Brad Pitt in Ocean's Eleven. How he was so busy he had to eat while he could so he's eating in, like, every scene? Yes, that. :)

Also, bunny ears! Heh.

*

The boss on the other shift called and asked if I wanted to train for a different job at work. I put in an application to do it, I'm just hesitant because I'd have to switch over to the other shift. It's not exactly something I'm thrilled to do but it's not really anything I'd hate. At this point I'm mostly meh about the whole thing.

Urgh. I just wish I could find a job elsewhere, you know? There's another shipping clerk job I'm going to try for, I guess, just to see if I can get it this time. I'm realizing lately I have fonder memories of that DHL job than I thought I did.

*

Reading Twilight is working like a charm for poking my muse. She's sitting in a corner of my brain grumbling, "Oh, for fuck's sake, I could do better than this." Then again, there's this:

(Me complaining to my brother about it)
Me: It's like she had a word-a-day calendar on her desk as she was writing it. "Oh, 'surreptitiously'! I can use that today!"
Bryan: Oh, I like syrup.
Me: I mean, for crying out loud ... wait, did you just say, "I like syrup"?
Bryan: ... a little, yeah.

Huh.

Oct. 17th, 2008 04:44 pm
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Nation could face short election night.

I'm not counting my chickens, but it'd be nice to have a short election night, at least for me. I have to work that night and they won't let us listen to the radio, so somebody -- one of you, my brother, somebody -- is going to have to text me the results. Which kinda sucks, but at the same time it's probably a good thing. If by some miracle (considering pretty much every projection's saying Obama will win handily) McCain took it, it's probably a good thing I'm far, far away from the internet, the TV, and am pretty much cut off from anybody saying anything stupid, which is bound to happen.
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I like Barack Obama because I agree with most of his policies and ideas, because he seems like a decent guy, because he inspires me to feel like he gives a damn about everybody and the future of our country and that there's hope that we can do better. I like him because I think he's smart enough to know he doesn't know everything. I like him because I feel like he'd give a damn about me and my circumstances even though I'm not an elderly white retiree. I like him because he seems approachable and calm, because he appears to be someone who's willing to listen, because I feel like I'm going to be voting for someone who could manage to pull off being a fun guy to have at a cookout AND not being a raging moron at the same time.

I will admit, however ...



... the fact that he's a complete and total hotass is a nice bonus.
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In my head, I've already decided that Obama has secretly gone to Aaron Sorkin for an, "Oh, snap, yo," response that reads a little something like, "Why in the ever-lovin' FUCK do you give such a resounding shit about my passing acquaintance from some charity board with a reformed criminal when the economy is in the crapper and some of the guys on YOUR staff appear to have been part of the problem?"

And now I need to finish chapter three of The Hollow Girl, because then I can shower and get ready while watching The Monster Squad, and then I can start drinking and writing OH TP NO, and then hopefully I will either be so drunk later that I'll sleep through the debate or I'll be too busy watching anybody but Kenley win Project Runway.
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Obama is running against Bush not McCain, Palin says

Well, considering McCain's voting record, I could see where he might have become confused.

(Have I mentioned lately how much I love FactCheck.org? I mean, it kinda sucks to see your guy's mistakes pointed out but hey, they're certainly not partisan, that's for damn sure.)

EDIT: I haven't checked Yes, We Can (Hold Babies) in a week or so, but oh, my God, you guys. OMG, my poor defenseless ovaries. D'AWWW.
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Here's the thing that amuses me about Governor Palin getting booed at the Flyers game. It's not that people were being douchebags because ... well, that kind of sucks. It's that either she didn't know hockey fans can be raging douchebags about anything that gets in the way of their hockey (and I say this as somebody who has a family full of hockey fans but, yes, God, THIS), in which case I'd maybe appreciate it a little bit if she'd stop being so, "Oh, gosh, isn't it cute I'm from Alaska?" and call herself a "soccer mom" like everybody else, OR she did know and she brought her poor kid down to share in the fun of sports fans acting like assholes.

Of course, the thing that doesn't amuse me is the comparison between Palin being booed by loudmouthed douchebags at a hockey game and Obama being called an uppity secret Muslim terrorist who needs killin' at political rallies. Look, as long as Palin gets off the ice within five minutes and doesn't get in the way of the Flyers getting anywhere near the playoffs, anything these people say about her is pretty much bullshit. Hockey fans -- and let's be honest, sports fans in general -- say some dumb crap, but there's a major difference -- sports fans have not spent the past eight years being given the impression that it's arguably acceptable to kill hockey moms.

Cut for length and political ramblings. )
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Barack Obama talks to himself:



SNL should hire this guy, 'cause he's waaay better than their Obama.
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From [livejournal.com profile] cambler, here:

McCain wants to postpone the debate until next week, and just push off the VP debate.

How about a compromise? Switch them.

Do the VP debate on Friday. The venue is prepared and all is good to go. Then, do the big debate next week in the VP debate's time slot - also prepared.

And then, you see, we'll get to see if the VP candidates are, indeed, ready to take over on a moment's notice.

Discuss. AND SHARE!
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President Bush has asked both Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama to join him for a meeting at the White House Thursday afternoon to discuss the economic bailout plan, a White House officials said.

Strangely enough, I think it's a good idea. It fulfills what they both want and does so -- hopefully -- in a way that won't end in any of the debates being postponed or cancelled.

Granted, at this point I think talking to Bush about bailing out Wall Street is a wee bit like talking to the kid who nailed your mailbox with a baseball bat about why you should invest in a P.O. box now.
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-- Shame on the mainstream media, when the women from The View are the ones asking the hard-hitting questions of John McCain. Yes, even Elisabeth Hasselbeck, whom I hate with a passion.

-- I can't contain my rage at the story that Governor Palin wanted rape victims to pay for their own rape kits, which is so appallingly offensive I can't even think of anything to say to that.

On the other hand, am I the only one who gets extremely uncomfortable whenever her decision to carry a Down's baby to term is used as evidence of her hypocrisy regarding a woman's right to choose? Granted, every pregnancy should be a woman's decision to continue or not, but ... a Down's baby? Really?

-- My back is still killing me. I need to go soak in the tub for a while. Ow.
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To rebut rumors, Palin says daughter, 17, is pregnant.

This stupid bullshit makes my head hurt.

A few things:

a.) I don't believe the conspiracy theory that Governor Palin's youngest child is actually her grandchild. Granted, she seems to have been a really skinny seven-months-pregnant woman, and I know American politics is a really dumb soap-opera-in-progress, but STILL.

b.) Having said that, that means that Governor Palin got on a plane to fly back to Alaska from Texas while leaking amniotic fluid during the last stages of a very high-risk pregnancy. Her husband's excuse? "You can't have a fish picker in Texas." I hate that it's a personal situation that I'm pointing at here, and yet there is nothing about any of the decisions involved in that situation that is NOT profoundly moronic.

c.) Having said all of THAT, Bristol Palin being pregnant NOW does not actually do much to rebut rumors that she might have been pregnant THEN. Quite frankly, considering the pro-life movement usually has no problem implying that teen moms are sluts, you'd think they would realize that acknowledging she's pregnant now might make people suspect it actually lends credence to the theory. (Note: It doesn't.)

d.) "The despicable rumors that have been spread by liberal blogs, some even with Barack Obama's name in them, is a real anchor around the Democratic ticket, pulling them down in the mud in a way that certainly juxtaposes themselves against their 'campaign of change,"' a senior aide said. Yes, because if the Daily Kos presents this theory, it obviously means that Obama's campaign has something to do with it. Say, when can we go after McCain's campaign for all of those blogs that imply that Obama is a secret explosive Muslim candy bar born in twenty-seven different countries?

e.) Why am I even talking about this poor kid? She's obviously been through enough crap. God, I'm starting to hate this election.
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Barack Obama's acceptance speech in its entirety. )

I love that man. And not just because his set design is obviously some sort of signal that he's secretly Zeus the Smiling Muslim Anti-Christ.

*rewatches*

*loves*

Oh, John McCain can't do that. (He can, however, choose Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. On one hand ... huh. On the other hand, considering she's even worse on the experience front than Obama -- and McCain just looooves knocking Obama on that count -- it rings of "Oh, hey, you have a vagina, don't you? Let's hook up!".)

GIP!

Jul. 29th, 2008 12:24 am
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Yeah, I don't even know. :)

EDIT: Here ...

Obama Pictures and McCain Pictures
see Obama pictures
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-- An Outrageous Attempt by the Bush Administration to Undermine Women's Rights, by Sen. Hillary Clinton -- Good for her. I wish I could say I'm surprised they're trying to pull this shit, but after eight years I'm really not.

The snide comments about Obama not saying anything yet bug the hell out of me, though. Dude, he's in a war zone right now. With his political leanings, I highly doubt he's for it, and if he comes out before he comes back and condemns it people will jump on his back immediately to tear him to shreds for not focusing on being in a freakin' war zone. He needs to make a statement eventually, yes, but come ON.

-- The New York Times has rejected an essay that Sen. John McCain wrote defending his Iraq war policy. -- Which ... I mean, I don't like the guy, but I seriously don't think this one is news. Your editor sent your submission back with things s/he wants changed? Welcome to writing! On the other hand, I did kinda giggle a little with the "Let me give you a suggestion based on what Obama wrote ..." bit, because all I can picture is McCain grumbling and kicking his desk at that.

-- Batman star Christian Bale was arrested Tuesday over allegations of assaulting his mother and sister, police and British media said. -- Wait, what?

-- The post on Not Always right is titled "It Happens More Often Than You'd Think" (although, no, actually I believe it happens a lot):

(I just started working at a computer store, so my trainer has a phone call on speaker so I can listen in.)

Lady: “You sold me a faulty piece of s*** laptop!”

Trainer: “What seems to be the problem, ma’am?”

Lady: “The f***ing thing won’t open!”

Trainer: “Have you tried turning the laptop around, and opening it from the other side?”

Lady: “Oh.” *click*


-- The 7 Most Bizarre Fast Food Industry Lawsuits

-- 7 People Who Cheated Death (Then Kicked It In The Balls)

-- The 9 Manliest Names In The World

-- The 5 Most Kick-Ass Apocalyptic Prophecies

-- 6 Questions The Last Harry Potter Book Had Better F#@king Answer -- Which is obviously an old article, but is still pretty funny. Particularly the part about Harry's morning-after. HEE.

-- 5 Sex Experts Who Made the World a Worse Place (To Do It)
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Obama monkey dolls.

Fox News calls Michelle Obama "Obama's baby mama." Apparently without consulting the Urban Dictionary definition first.

Five more months of this stuff. And four more years at least if he wins.

I'll be over here, stocking up on Smirnoff.

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