Thursday, February 21, 2008


All this back-and-forth about scandal and convention brokering and funding and blah-blah-what-if-they-swift-boat-again is really beside the point. That's all dinosaur politics. The candidate with the coolest viral videos is gonna win. And that candidate is:


Translation. Courtesy Al Giordano:

To the candidate who is Barack Obama
I sing this corrido with all my soul
He was born poor and humble
He began in the streets of Chicago
Working to achieve a vision
To protect the working people
And bring us all together in this great nation

Viva Obama! Viva Obama!
Families united and safe and even with a health care plan
Viva Obama! Viva Obama!
A candidate fighting for our nation

It doesn’t matter if you’re from San Antonio
It doesn’t matter if you’re from Corpus Christi
From Dallas, from the Valley, from Houston or from El Paso
What matters is that we vote for Obama
Because his struggle is also our struggle, and today we urgently need a change
Let’s all go together with our great friend

Viva Obama! Viva Obama!
Families united and safe and even with a health care plan
Viva Obama! Viva Obama!
A candidate fighting for our nation

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Strange Powers 

Who is this magic man knocking supporters unconscious with a word, a gesture, a mere glance?

fainting rallies
by krs601

The LA Times reports on one of six recent fainting incidents at Obama campaign appearances:
Barack Obama's first and only rally on election day came to a sudden and lengthy stop when a young woman in the Dartmouth College gym fainted, and was eventually rolled off on a gurney by emergency medical technicians. At first Obama half-narrated the episode, saying soothing things like, 'She's OK,' 'She's talking.' But the longer she lay on the floor, the quieter Obama got, standing on the podium, arms folded, looking worried as the medical crew worked.
Worrisome enough are these reverse faith-healer powers. More troubling still is this snippet from the final soundbite in the video reel:
She's just feeling a little faint. She's fine. You probably didn't eat lunch. That's the problem.
A little research uncovers that Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, then a candidate in a campaign event in Cambridge in 2006, spoke to an audience just after a woman fainted:
Young lady? You're feeling a little faint? I think she's fine... probably didn't eat lunch. Get her a sandwich... [pretzel]. That's the problem here.
This can't be good for Obama...

Hi! I fucked John McCain! 

Meet lobbyist Vicki Iseman, 40, who had sexual intercourse with John McCain in exchange for official favors during his 2000 presidential campaign. Or so McCain's own campaign believes.

WASHINGTON — Early in Senator John McCain's first run for the White House eight years ago, waves of anxiety swept through his small circle of advisers.

A female lobbyist had been turning up with him at fund-raisers, in his offices and aboard a client’s corporate jet. Convinced the relationship had become romantic, some of his top advisers intervened to protect the candidate from himself — instructing staff members to block the woman’s access, privately warning her away and repeatedly confronting him, several people involved in the campaign said on the condition of anonymity.

When news organizations reported that Mr. McCain had written letters to government regulators on behalf of the lobbyist’s clients, the former campaign associates said, some aides feared for a time that attention would fall on her involvement.

Mr. McCain, 71, and the lobbyist, Vicki Iseman, 40, both say they never had a romantic relationship.

I completely believe McCain. I'm sure there was no romance in their purely transactional sexual relationship whatsoever. Let's be clear. She's 40 NOW. So in 2000 he was 63 and she was 32. That shit is gross!

I guess it's swell and all that Cindy McCain got all that plastic surgery and just gosh-all loves her country and shit, but unless she wants to put her husband back in the cage he'll still slip around trading favors for sex. Will this break up the McCain/Clinton '08 ticket?

By the way, Lou Dobbs is losing his mind on CNN about this story right now.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Quiz: Who said it tonight, Hillary or McCain? 

1. "I will fight every moment of every day in this campaign to make sure Americans are not deceived by an eloquent but empty call for change that promises no more than a holiday from history."

2. "I want to talk to you about the choice you have in this election and why that choice matters. It is about picking a president who relies not just on words, but on work, on hard work to get America back to work."

3. "When I think about what we're really comparing in this election, you know, we can't just have speeches. We've got to have solutions. And we need those solutions for America."

4. "Will the next President have the experience, the judgment experience informs, and the strength of purpose to respond to each of these developments in ways that strengthen our security and advance the global progress of our ideals? Or will we risk the confused leadership of an inexperienced candidate who once suggested invading our ally, Pakistan...?"

5. "This is the choice we face. One of us is ready to be commander- in-chief in a dangerous world."

6. "I'm not the youngest candidate. But I am the most experienced."

7. "It is going to take more than big rallies. It's going to require more than rousing speeches."

Self defense 


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