Saturday, May 10, 2008

teacups at disneyland 

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Vito Fossella: White Working-Class Icon 

I bet if it weren't for all those blacks, Latinos, and young and/or college-educated white people, Vito Fossella wouldn't be the sole Republican congressman in NYC--probably there'd be men and women with exactly his values representing districts all over the five boroughs, and especially in Brooklyn.

In fact, I expect a Vito Fossella Memorial Defense Parade to come marching down my street at any minute. After all, the three cardinal virtues of "white, working-class" Brooklynites are:

1) drunk driving
2) siring extra-marital children with members of the Air Force
3) enormous plastic snow-globes and inflatable cartoon characters flanking the creches and U.S. flags on the lawn during the holiday season.

W/r/t the article itself, I love how they manage to interview a guy who was himself convicted of DUI (on the Verrazano bridge, nonetheless!) to comment on Fossella's DUI.

One patron, a former firefighter named Glen Midbo, 50, said of Mr. Fossella, “Here’s a guy - a politician making all that money, who makes laws and gets driven around in a limo, but he does this and he’ll probably get off. He should be sent to jail and he should resign.” Mr. Midbo was arrested for driving under the influence on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge several years ago and was forced to retire from the city’s Fire Department and to pay a $15,000 fine.

“Three years later, I don’t have my license back,” he said. “Let’s see how long it takes to get his license back.”

Well, I guess that's just life in the white working-class.

As the pizza place down the block might say, Go Hillary!!!!!

AmCop's first ever Harmo Klinto Election Deadpool 

AmCop is announcing the Hillary Deadpool. Here's how it works:

Using the PayPal link below (can we get a Google Checkout link?), you can send in $5 for each day you'd like to bet on. If Hillary announces that she's dropping out on the day you buy, you win the pool.

You may also buy the options "Not announcing withdrawal" and "Becomes the Democratic nominee".

All days between now and up to and including the last day of the Convention are purchasable.

If two or more people purchase the same day and that day is the winner, the winnings will be split evenly among them.

Please also list your dates in the comments for the sake of transparency and accountability. We will be posting updated charts of the betting.

Betting closes for each day at midnight the days starts EST.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Finger Off Panic Button...For Now! 

Hillary needs total Obama collapse right now, She's not getting it. Panic not.

--Scats, 5/1/08

OK, I admit it, I was succumbing to what Al Giordano at The Field calls Chicken Littleism. But wasn't it justified? What sort of phantasmagoria has this Clinton campaign become? Earlier this evening I was listening to AAR; David Bender was speaking to a Clinton surrogate in North Carolina, and was pressing her on Limbaugh's "Operation Chaos" (which has that even been talked about in the MSM? other than by probably Keith Olbermann?)--his point was that statistical evidence was now available to see how this phenomenon had had discernible results in Texas and in Pennsylvania. Bender asked this surrogate if both candidates ought not denounce that shit.  The surrogate's response:

1) There was no evidence Operation Chaos was real.
2) In any case, she'd take the votes.

She also asserted that the Florida delegates would be seated come hell and/or high water.

So let's see: Hillary's remaining in this race has depended on the daily, continuous work of Rush Limbaugh and the Fox News Network; and if she has her way, there's going to be a bloodbath at the Dem rules committee meeting later this month.

As Larry David wrote on March 6, "There have been times in this campaign when she seemed so unhinged that I worried she'd actually kill herself if she lost."

What sort of gore are we going to have to witness in the next month?


That said, it's a good night--let's drink to Obama.

Speaking of which, I just got an email from the Obama camp, asking for exactly $25.  So I'm giving them $25.  It's what I would have spent on 4 pints + tip had I been watching the returns in a bar.

Donate too, if you wish.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Angry White Ball w/ Pointer 

As Frank Rich notes, none of the Sunday talk shows will be discussing McCage and this video:


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