Thursday, May 15, 2008

Reference to Things What Happened in the History 

Tweety is a circus clown posing as a newsman, but some days he does good circus:


I think before you all precipitously throw your support behind Sen. Obama's candidacy, you'd be wise to take under advisement the ideas of the Hon. Rev. Dr. David Manning:

Note: this guy's been appearing regularly on Fox.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Sue Simmons CURSES on Live TV 

Campaigning for Obama Not Easy 

I remember about a year ago when one of my relatives--a well-placed Democratic insider--told me he was rooting for (and to some degree prognosticating) Obama to win the nomination.  As I recall, my response was something along the lines of, "You're out of your mind!  How do you think a racist country like the U.S. is going to choose a black nominee?"  I pointed to the defeat of Harold Ford in Tennessee, in which Corker's racist ads had clearly worked--that race, I claimed, bucked the general trend of the Dem wave and Dem candidates outperforming their poll numbers in various races.

Anyway, I must have gone on to become blinded by hope, because I was surprised to find myself surprised at this WaPo article:

The contrast between the large, adoring crowds Obama draws at public events and the gritty street-level work to win votes is stark. The candidate is largely insulated from the mean-spiritedness that some of his foot soldiers deal with away from the media spotlight.

Victoria Switzer, a retired social studies teacher, was on phone-bank duty one night during the Pennsylvania primary campaign. One night was all she could take: "It wasn't pretty." She made 60 calls to prospective voters in Susquehanna County, her home county, which is 98 percent white. The responses were dispiriting. One caller, Switzer remembers, said he couldn't possibly vote for Obama and concluded: "Hang that darky from a tree!"

Documentary filmmaker Rory Kennedy, the daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy, said she, too, came across "a lot of racism" when campaigning for Obama in Pennsylvania. One Pittsburgh union organizer told her he would not vote for Obama because he is black, and a white voter, she said, offered this frank reason for not backing Obama: "White people look out for white people, and black people look out for black people."

It goes on.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Preznit explaining why we will never again 'watch this drive':

"I don't want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander in chief playing golf," he said. "I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal."

Bush said he made that decision after the August 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, which killed Sergio Vieira de Mello, the top U.N. official in Iraq and the organization's high commissioner for human rights.

"I remember when de Mello, who was at the U.N., got killed in Baghdad as a result of these murderers taking this good man's life," he said. "I was playing golf -- I think I was in central Texas -- and they pulled me off the golf course and I said, 'It's just not worth it anymore to do.'"

George, get off the cross. We need wood for the fire.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Hillary in "Sunset Blvd." 

Hills, re-imagined by YouTube starlet "LisaNova," as Norma Desmond in the final scene of the classic Hollywood noir, "Sunset Blvd."

(Here's the original, for reference.)

Desiccated Flesh Sack on Stick Forces Air Through Hole 

Monday Tardigrade Blogging 

Behold the water bear!


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