Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
This story is about a 109-year old woman, the daughter of a slave, who is casting her vote for Obama.
Amanda Jones, 109, the daughter of a man born into slavery, has lived a life long enough to touch three centuries. And after voting consistently as a Democrat for 70 years, she has voted early for the country's first black presidential nominee. Amanda Jones says she cast her first presidential vote for Franklin Roosevelt, but she doesn't recall which of his four terms that was. When she did vote, she paid a poll tax, her daughters said. That she is able, for the first time, to vote for a black presidential nominee for free fills her with joy, Jones said.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Stevens said he was not guilty and he either paid for the stuff he got from contractors or thought they had been paid for.
As my granNE said, this Alaska place sounds pretty magical with $150,000 worth of clothes showing up in your closet, hundreds of thousands of dollars of renovations on your home appearing. This sounds like a great place!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
That's my Senator Joe! This is a video about the Violence Against Women Act (Joe's greatest legislative achievement) and how important it has been:
And here is a great piece in the New Yorker about the Lily Ledbetter Act and Equal Pay for Equal Work. It is supported by my future grandpa, opposed by McCain because it would cause more lawsuits. Yeah, people using the courts to punish discrimination and protect their rights. Why, that's just UnAmerican!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Police at Western Carolina University and wildlife officials were investigating the discovery early Monday of a dead bear cub draped with a pair of .
Leila Tvedt, public relations, said Monday night that maintenance workers found the 75-pound bear cub shot to death in front of the school's administration building at the entrance to campus. The were stapled together and placed over the bear's head, Tvedt said.for
The bear had been shot in the head, Tvedt said.
What the hell???? I don't know what else to say!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
To spite feminists.
I guess putting women's "health" in air quotes was no flub. He really doesn't give a sh*t.
"We believe that the best of America is in these small towns that we get to visit, and in these wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard working very patriotic, um, very, um, pro-America areas of this great nation."
Then Nancy Pfotenhauer, McCain spokesperson, referred to Northern Virginia as "not real Virginia." And then Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN--she once proposed--and I kid you not--a Lightbulb Freedom of Choice Act) went on Hardball and explained how she thinks Congress needs to root out its anti-American members. Sooooo...apparently disagreeing with the GOP constitutes anti-Americanism.
Senator Biden had a few things to say:
Here's Obama speaking to a crowd of over 100,000 in St. Louis (shout out to Gussie!)
This morning former Secretary of State (under the Bush Reign of Error) Colin Powell endorsed Obama. Here's some discussion of Fox News getting the BIG SCOOP on this by, uh, speculating after Powell 1) spoke at African Rising and 2) danced to some hip hop. Ahem. Stay classy, Fox!
McCain responded to this dis by his former friend by noting that several former secretaries of state including Henry Kissinger have endorsed him. So I guess that means he has the war criminal vote sewn up!
ETA: Powell's comments after his appearance on Meet the Press are really interesting, especially his warnings about the long-term impacts of the "Obama/Democrats/Anyone I don't like is/are anti-American" language adopted by the GOP with a vengeance of late:
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
For the first time in its 160+-year history, the Chicago Tribune has endorsed a Democrat. (Psssst. It's Obama.)
Way to go! It's a pretty nice endorsement. Here some good bits:
Obama is deeply grounded in the best aspirations of this country, and we need to return to those aspirations. He has had the character and the will to achieve great things despite the obstacles that he faced as an unprivileged black man in the U.S. He has risen with his honor, grace and civility intact. He has the intelligence to understand the grave economic and national security risks that face us, to listen to good advice and make careful decisions.
When Obama said at the 2004 Democratic Convention that we weren't a nation of red states and blue states, he spoke of union the way Abraham Lincoln did. It may have seemed audacious for Obama to start his campaign in Springfield, invoking Lincoln. We think, given the opportunity to hold this nation's most powerful office, he will prove it wasn't so audacious after all. We are proud to add Barack Obama's name to Lincoln's in the list of people the Tribune has endorsed for president of the United States.
Gus, please tell your dad he needs to seriously revise his textbooks on Ideologies to reflect this Brave New World!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
But there was an interesting development, the endless appeals to the mysterious "Joe." But I know who they're talking about and the one vote everyone wants.
I'm sure he'll have to inspect their respective stains first, but I know that Joe's endorsement will seal the deal on this election.
Though I'm a bit confused. Are we talking about Joe Six-Pack or Joe Plumber? Or does Joe take his Six-Pack with him while Plumbing?
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Yes, terriers is spelled wrong. That's just how shady this Obama fellow is. He thinks he can hide the truth by spelling it wrong. (Gus, do you think he will be a pal with you, the terrierist? Can you hook me up with the Obama girls???? I am the dog they never knew they wanted. I just know it!)
And here is a video of Rethug David Frum whining to Rachel Maddow about how her funny, witty, sarcastic humor is NOT FAIR. Call the waaaaaaaahhhhmbulance, the white dudes are being oppressed!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Mad props to Paul Krugman, the finest columnist the New York Times has to offer and economis extraordinaire for winning the Nobel Prize in Economics. Way to go Paul! And read his great column today talking about the wisdom of the British approach to the economic crisis.
Sadly, it appears we may have to investigate this cat-cuddling thing. Maybe grounds for revoking the award.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
My bud in PA, Khyra, sent me this article about how if Sarah Palin wants to talk about Obama "palin' around with terrorists," perhaps we should talk about how she's palin' around with traitors, including her husband who was a member in the Alaska Independence Party. They advocate secession.
Charming. Khyra and I are good pals because we support the same teams, Obama and the Phillies, cruising to victory! So here's to WOO, Khyra!
My granny also sent me this post about how the McCain campaign is attacking MICHELLE Obama and, I have to say guys, if you go after Ike's love I have to warn you--it is ON. I wouldn't mess with Ike.
And also, don't mess with my future ma ape. You know, when her daughters adopt me and make me the future First Dog.
ETA: I stand corrected. According to this video, Obama HAS been consorting with some shady characters:
Gus recommended this week's New Yorker, especially this piece on why they are Barking for Barack. I concur! I mean, check out their fantastic use of adjectives!
At a moment of economic calamity, international perplexity, political failure, and battered morale, America needs both uplift and realism, both change and steadiness. It needs a leader temperamentally, intellectually, and emotionally attuned to the complexities of our troubled globe. That leader’s name is Barack Obama.
Friday, October 10, 2008
The Supreme Court of the state o' Connecticut just ordered the state to start recognizing same-sex marriages. They already had civil unions.
Since we've been told this! will! destroy! the! fabric! of America! and is the worst! threat! facing! America! today! I'm still waiting for the four horsemen. When exactly is civilization going to crumble? I want to loot and pillage!!!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Here's what ol' Delaware Joe is good for (other than foreign policy experience and legislative mojo):
Speaking in Missouri Thursday, the VP candidate responds to Gov. Palin’s dig that he’s been in the Senate since she was in second grade:
“That’s true, but she was in sixth grade the last time John had a new idea.”
Naked apes. Please don't ever try to claim the intellectual superiority of your species again.
ETA: In the interest of geographic fairness, here are some folks in the little town of Bethlehem, PA being, um, creepy:
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
In the shadow of failed foreign policy, a commitment to the disastrous policy of deregulation, and in the face of falling poll numbers, John McCain has done the honorable thing--let's go all negative all the time! Reliving the 1960s! Racism! Xenophobia! We've got it all!
Monday, October 6, 2008
Yesterday Sarah Palin was in Nebraska which is funny because it is usually a totally red state but her visit, many speculated, was prompted by fears that the Second District could be up for grabs and the Husker state divvies up its electoral votes. The stories of concern were in part due to the fact that the Obama campaign just opened up a second field office in Omaha which means they think they have a shot. But here's what Governor Golly had to say:
“The pundits today on TV—one of them was saying, check out the vice president’s schedule, check out where she’s going — she’s going to Nebraska,” Palin said. “But the pundit was saying the only reason she’d be going there is ‘cause they’re scared, so they gotta go there and shore up votes. And I so wanted to reach into that TV and say no, I’m going to Nebraska because I want to go to Nebraska.
But here's the thing. OK, two things. First, you are not vice president! Second, I know me some Nebraska and I know there's only two reasons to go there.
1. Cornhusker football.
#1 is out because the Huskers played Saturday night and let's not talk about that. And #2 is out because I'm fairly certain my GranNE would rather clean the Cornhusker locker room with a toothbrush than see Governor Gosh Golly Gee.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Go Al Franken!
P.S. I *heart* Minnesota. It gave us Paul Wellstone, Amy Klobuchar, Suki Sumo and one of the most brilliant political minds of our time...Ikenstein! (And also with MN ties is Gus!)
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Look at HOW MUCH I want to live with those fabulous ladies!
And while my ma ape says that I am more accurately called a rescued dog rather than a rescue dog, I think we all know what she meant. She wants a Wally!
The Gallup Polls show good stuff for Obama:
As you can see, my favorability ratings are nothing but good so come and get me, Malia and Sasha!
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
(P.S. If I ever do have to say "President Palin" Sophie has offered to marry me for citizenship purposes. Also then I could play for the Roughriders.)