Friday, October 20, 2006

"These Are The Stakes" 

Silly me for retaining the capacity to be surprised by what the GOP will pull in election-year desperation.

Watch their new ad on the GOP homepage.

(I've been hunting around for evidence that this is acutally a shrewd parody, to no avail yet.)

I wonder if Ken Mehlman appreciates the irony when he quotes Osama from 1998, and then explains at the end:

"The Republican National Committee is responsible for the content of this advertising."

It's About Values, Not Party 

Controversial Ad Links MLK, GOP
If you want to understand the "controversy," you'll have to read the news article.

If you want to know why Michael Steele "denounced" the ad and "said it was a terrible idea," you'll have to ask him. But hey, look!

Also: everyone should run out and buy the November Harper's to read Wells Tower's "The Children are Far Right," about the YAF conference in D.C. this past summer. Sheer brilliance in the Jeff Sharlet vein. The concluding banquet--where Wayne LaPierre exhorts the youth to "Remember New Orleans" (not the drowning of the city, but a video showing police confiscating an old lady's pistol)--is but one of many, many gems.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Of a Funny 

I got this from Atrios. It's from the White House website:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 15 through October 21, 2006, as National Character Counts Week. I call upon public officials, educators, librarians, parents, students, and all Americans to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs.

Any ideas for some"appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs"?

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Tyson to Fight Women (In the Ring); Liquid Shit, Cont'd. 

At the press conference, Tyson posed for photos with fans, signed autographs and campaigned for Maryland U.S. Senate candidate Michael Steele.

Tyson, wearing a white and blue Steele for U.S. Senate T-shirt, said he used to believe black Republicans were "sellouts." But Tyson said he changed his mind after researching the Maryland lieutenant governor.

"We have to open our eyes more," Tyson said, as he pointed to his T-shirt.

As some of you may remember, I was relieved from having to make good on my threats to my home state of Maryland in the 2004 election cycle. However, I can assure you that if Michael Steele wins this election--or even comes within 5 points of winning--I will do everything in my power to drive not only through Potomac and River Falls but through all the state in a special truck equipped to spray highly-pressurized liquid shit in all directions; and then drive my car headlong into the Chesapeake Bay.

Update: OK, I get the connection. From a March NYT article:

Steele's only sibling is Monica Turner, a Georgetown-educated pediatrician (as well as an ex-wife of Mike Tyson, the former heavyweight champ)


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