Sunday, February 24, 2008


Great. It's official. Nader's in the race.


Instead of repeating myself, I'll just link what I previously wrote about 8 months ago: Click Here,Pilgrim

Thursday, February 21, 2008



From the now-notorious New York Times article on McCain:

Mr. McCain promised, for example, never to fly directly from Washington to Phoenix, his hometown, to avoid the impression of self-interest because he sponsored a law that opened the route nearly a decade ago. But like other lawmakers, he often flew on the corporate jets of business executives seeking his support, including the media moguls Rupert Murdoch, Michael R. Bloomberg and Lowell W. Paxson, Ms. Iseman’s client. (Last year he voted to end the practice.)

Pay special heed to the term "media moguls" in the above paragraph.

Now, from Vicki Iseman's bio page on the website of the firm Alcade & Fay, where she is a partner:

She has extensive experience in telecommunications, representing corporations before the House and Senate Commerce Committees. Her work on the landmark 1992 and 1996 communications bills helped secure cable access for broadcast television stations. Her experience in the communications field includes digital television conversion, satellite regulations and telecommunications ownership provisions.

Nope. Nothing funny going on there, eh?

Abso-fuckin'-lutely hilarious.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

I read about a really funny joke this morning.

Wanna hear it?

Okay, here goes.

There's talk of a possible John McCain/Condoleezza Rice ticket for November.

Okay. I'll wait until you stop laughing and dry your eyes before I continue.

It’s not that this would be an entirely illogical choice by the GOP. With the inevitable possibility of an Obama nomination by the Democrats (and although I voted for Hillary in the primary I’m a realist- the pendulum is currently swinging in Obama’s favor) and the chance of an Obama-Clinton ticket or vice versa, there would have been no psychic necessary to have seen this coming. For starters, all of the closet racists in the middle of the road, the children of Dixiecrats who helped provide Strom Thurmond, George Wallace and Jesse Helms with political careers (and, who like their heroes, mostly switched to Republican registration eventually,) won’t fell burdened with that nasty ol’ race issue getting in the way as we will have an African-American AND a woman waiting for McCain to die in office! And that of course should also impress the “moderates” who are scared of losing their tax loopholes and environmental oversights, as well as both African Americans in the country who still have any respect for the Bush administration!

From my view of the whole hilarious scenario, I’m just seeing this a one big ol’ national test. Just HOW stupid and gullible is the American electorate? This potential matchup could finally set the standard.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

My Fellow Democrats:

Okay. The big primary is coming up and I have to say it now.

Barack Obama would make a great U.S. President.

In 2016.

At this point in time, the United States needs an extended period of repair. After 8 years of the most hideously dissolute administration in our country’s history, we’re going to need 16 years of the other side of the political spectrum to get us back on our feet and giving hope to those of us who do all of the actual work to keep this country going.

That’s why, on February 5, I’m going to cast my vote for Hillary Clinton, and I hope that as many of you out there in the nearly 2 dozen primary states give her your support at the ballot box as well. And that goes for my fellow Americans in Samoa and all of you Democrats Abroad who’ll be voting that day.

I’m going to pull a lot of umbrage and disagreement from many of my fellow party members for my choice, not to mention the usual peanut gallery of Hillary haters and Obama bandwagon idealists who see the Senator from New York as the status quo and the Senator from Illinois as the shape of things to come. And to a certain extent, they are correct on both assertions. But the fact is that after nearly a decade of the Bush Junta we are in need of not only change, but experience with handling the usual Philistines who will try to keep Washington D.C. running under the same old pattern of corporate rented business as usual. Hillary Clinton, in my estimation, will provide a competent level of leadership and help to reverse the damage of the Gumbys who have been stinking up the program since January 20, 2001.

If Barack Obama ends up with the nomination, I will be honored as a Democrat to cast my vote for him in November. However, I think that the country would be served by 8 more years of Senator Obama and we would then see a President Obama destined for greatness and leading us into the 2020s with a great future and a destiny toward stability and opportunity for all. Let us make that happen by electing Hillary Clinton as our national leader through the greater part of the 2010s. And when that’s established, let’s get ready to send Dubya back to the dude ranch in Crawford where he belongs, roll our sleeves up and get this house back in order.