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How To Tell If You’re a Moron

I try to balance out the political stuff that Tom so expertly posts on here with entertainment showbiz blither and boxing talk. That’s my job. I’m the fluffer of this site, so to speak. However, today’s developments combined with this week’s Democratic National Convention have led me to a conclusion which I must share with you all.

If you were supporting Senator Hillary Clinton, and got cheesed off because Sen. Barack Obama got the nomination, that’s fine. You’re entitled to your opinion. If you watched the DNC and still feel cheesed off, that’s fine too. That’s rather stubborn, but I’m not telling you how to think.

If you were supporting Senator Hillary Clinton, got cheesed off because Sen. Barack Obama got the nomination, and now you’re looking at this Sen. John McCain-Governor Sarah Palin ticket and thinking, “Hmmm… this holds more appeal to me now than it did before,” you should have I AM A MORON stamped across your forehead in big bold letters.

You know, to warn the rest of us when you approach.

Truly,

Ryan

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Lies, Part I

Just for the fun of it I’m going to occassionally post lies from public figures.  I can think of no other person to begin this segment with than our President.

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Are Democrats Really That Bad?

Yesterday a man went into the office of Arkansas Democratic Party Chairman Bill Gwatney fatally shooting him.  So far there is nothing being reported as the motive for the attack, but the shooting reminded me of the right wing nut job Jim D. Adkisson and his attack on “liberal” people in church.  In fucking church.  What kind of republican attacks people while they are in church?  While I would never want to label republicans as people that approved of the recent lethal attacks on democrats, it does also bring to mind that fringe “pro-life” group operation rescue was a republican domestic terrorist that routinely intimidated and bombed abortion clinics.  They even bombed the Olympics in Atlanta!

Again, I don’t want to lay all of this at the feet of the average republican, but I cannot recall *ANY* democrats in America that have attacked republicans based on their “conservative” beliefs, be it on abortion or any other…  If I am wrong on that please comment with *SPECIFIC* instances.  This is a time when I’d love to be wrong.  I’d much rather chalk these attacks up to random chance aka if you have enough people in a group there are going to be some that are murderers.

Cheers,

Tom

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Another Republican Indicted

Seriously folks, how many “conservative” convictions does it take before the religious people abandon the party?  How in the name of their god and the rules set forth by their book can they in good conscience continue to vote for people that are criminals?

The latest is Ted Stevens.  He’s currently the longest serving republican senator.  The AP described his case as being indicted on “seven felony counts of concealing more than a quarter of a million dollars in house renovations and gifts from a powerful oil contractor that lobbied him for government aid.”

I know, I should not jump to conclusions, but I have been told that this case is rock solid.  It’s virtually a lock.

Last year some of you might remember gay, uh I mean, republican senator Larry Craig of Idaho.  He pleaded guilty to charges that came from him apparently trying to get some man-on-man action by playing footsie while sitting on the toilet with a man in the stall next door.  As a side note, a man can get his ass kicked for that…

And for the record, the last sitting senator to be indicted in federal court was Republican David Durenberger from Minnesota.  He pleaded guilty of conspiring to file fraudulent claims for Senate reimbursement of $3,825 in lodging expenses.

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McCan’t Attacks Obama For Statements Written at the Holocaust Museum

I think the McCain campaign is terrified that this election might get away from them sooner rather than later. They are still relatively close as a recent Rasmussen poll had him down just 6%. This before picking a VP or the Republican National Convention bump. Yet this week he seems to be trying to throw everything possible at Obama as if his defeat is imminent.

From author Muzikal203 at the Daily Kos:

At the Holocaust memorial, Obama wore a white skullcap as he laid a wreath in memory of the victims of the Nazis.

Later, he said: “I am always taken back to sort of the core question of humanity that the Holocaust raises. That is, on the one hand, man’s great capacity for evil, and on the other hand, our ability to come together to stop evil.

He added, “So despite this record of monumental tragedy this ultimately is a place of hope because it reminds us of our obligations and responsibilities hopefully to raise a better future for our children and our grandchildren.” He said he hoped he could bring his two young daughters with him on his next trip.

In signing the guestbook, he wrote, “May we remember those who perished, not only as victims but also as individuals who hoped and loved and dreamed like us, and who have become symbols of the human spirit.

I’m looking for the full text of what Obama wrote in the guestbook, but have not found it online yet.  In the note he invokes the phrase “Never Again”.

McCan’ts people were quick to respond quoting that portion of the guestbook with this press release:

Obama on Genocide

Obama today at Yad Vashem:

“Let our children come here and know this history so they can add their voices to proclaim ‘never again.’ And may we remember those who perished, not only as victims but also as individuals who hoped and loved and dreamed like us and who have become symbols of the human spirit.”

Obama on July 20, 2007:

Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said Thursday the United States cannot use its military to solve humanitarian problems and that preventing a potential genocide in Iraq isn’t a good enough reason to keep U.S. forces there.

“Well, look, if that’s the criteria by which we are making decisions on the deployment of U.S. forces, then by that argument you would have 300,000 troops in the Congo right now — where millions have been slaughtered as a consequence of ethnic strife — which we haven’t done,” Obama said in an interview with The Associated Press.[1]

Unfortunately, for the McCan’t fact checkers, Obama has clearly been on record as wanting to keep a military response unit in Iraq to stop any such ethnic cleansing.  And it could be argued that Obama was stating that when considering US war policy it’s just not as simple as “there is a need”, we have to evaluate a whole stratum of things before we make the leap into war.  I know, you warmongers have been spoiled like children given chocolate for dinner with the current blood thirsty administration, so perhaps you don’t understand the decision to actually go to war and kill thousands of people should be one that is given the most sober of contemplation.

When asked to clarify their attack McCain aide Michael Goldfarb responded:

“Today he says ‘never again.’ A year ago stopping genocide wasn’t a good enough reason to keep U.S. forces in Iraq. Doesn’t that strike you as inconsistent?”[2]

And as for the overall attack.  It is classless.  First of all, McCan’t point is dubious.  Secondly, Obama was at a place that some may find sacred.  It’s certainly a place people visit with a large amount of reverence and respect.  For him to be attacked for his words is jam droppingly bad politics for a man that touts himself as a straight shooter that is running a “clean” campaign.  How the fuck is this clean campaigning?  The thing that eases my mind on this is that McCan’t point didn’t score.  No one will vote based on this attack.  Yet this flub looks like another “oops” on the campaign trial and might be a catalyst to increasing his downhill slide into being the victim of an election rout.

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Tom

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The Greatest American Patriot You Have Probably Never Heard Of

You will likely recognize the last name of Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr.,  as he is the father of Maria Shriver, the journalist and first lady of the state of California aka Arnold Schwarzenegger’s wife.  Knowing who his daughter you probably also know that he married a Kennedy, John, Robert and Ted’s sister Eunice.

Here is what you probably do not know:

He served as the very first Director of the Peace Corp (which was created by executive order by John Kennedy in 1961).  His service was exemplary as wikipedia states, volunteers arrived in five countries during first year of creation and In just under six years, Shriver developed programs in 55 countries with more than 14,500 volunteers (source).

That alone would be an amazing accomplishment to hang your hat on, but consider this (again taken from wiki):

He founded numerous social programs and organizations, including Head Start, VISTA, Job Corps, Community Action, Upward Bound, Foster Grandparents, Special Olympics, the National Center on Poverty Law, Legal Services, Indian and Migrant Opportunities and Neighborhood Health Services, and directed the Peace Corps. Shriver also ran the War on Poverty during Johnson’s tenure as president. He was such an effective leader, that Job Corps and Adams and Associates dedicated a Center to his name in 1999.

I think part of the problem with “liberals” is they do not celebrate their leaders well.  While conservatives drool over the likes of Newt, W, Nixon, Ollie, Ronnie and even O’Reilly, what leaders of the democrats get the same adulation?

You could say Bill Clinton, JFK and Ted Kennedy, but I think they need to do a better job of praising the progressives that have left their mark on our society.

Cheers,

Tom

PS  I did not include Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to the list of democrats because I believe he is seen as a civil rights leader and not necessarily known as the progressive he was.  I guess to a degree his victorious march toward social change put things like his activism on poverty on the back burner.

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Jesse Helms is Dead… I Say Good Riddance!

I know, I know, we’re not supposed to speak ill of the dead, so I will allow Senator Helms’ own words speak for him.

I’ve been portrayed as a caveman by some. That’s not true. I’m a conservative progressive, and that means I think all men are equal, be they slants, beaners, or niggers.

– Jesse Helms, North Carolina Progressive, February 6, 1985

Go ahead, defend that. I say the world is a better place without sitting Senator’s with that kind of hate in their heart. I’m not sure how Jesus, a Jew, and hate can occupy someone’s heart at the same time. Perhaps Helms’ brand of Christianity allowed for his racism. Certainly he wasn’t the first racist Christian, nor will he be the last, but for the record, the two are not supposed to mix. Something about the Good Samaritan, which is not just a story about helping others, but is actually a statement on race relations because Jews and Samaritans were rival races that held the same animosity toward each other as blacks and whites in America did and in some cases still do. And then there is the Golden Rule… but I digress. Maybe I’m a cold hearted, classless ass, but I for one am glad the man has moved on to be with Jesus or Satan or whatever other mythical figure is appropriate for him.

Tom

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