Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Lame Duck for Thanksgiving!

From Think Progress via my GraNE! Our very committed current President is hard at work.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Pardon THIS, Palin!

This joke has already been made but this does bring to mind the woodchipper in Fargo:

Captioning this clip must have used up every pun in the MSNBC pun-maker.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Lame Duck

I believe Nelson Muntz on The Simpsons said it best: Ha-Ha.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Beware of Marauding Zombie Republicans!

Zombie Republicans hungry for BRAAAAAINS are lurching about attempting to consume one another. The Republicans have decided to eat each other alive. See Huckabee's attack on his fellow Repugs. Hagel hates you all. Newt Gingrich has returned to the scene of the crime. Go ahead, feast on each others' rotting flesh/rotten ideas! But if you're attempting to live on brains in the GOP, you might die of starvation rather quickly.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Big Dog is Back!

Senator Ted Kennedy is back in Congress and back to work! He brought his two closest advisers, his dogs Sunny and Splash.

Give 'em hell, Teddy!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

More on Parting the Red Sea

Colbert on Nebraska!

Save Joe!

Oh noes! The Bidens are having their "getting to know you" lunch with the Cheneys. Don't worry, Joe, we all know where you are and if you do not emerge by late this afternoon we will send help! Be sure to cover your face and DUCK.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Kiss Me, We're Irish!

This is a song my J Ape sent me:

No One's as Irish as Barack O'Bama:

Bwah! Check out this sign in Moneygall, where O'Bama's great-great-great-grampy came from:

From le BBC.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

My Stories!

This week was a great week all around. And The Colbert Report was FAN-TAS-TIC. I tried to fit in an alliterative adjective but it was censored by my editor. So I give you two great interviews.

Thursday night Rachel Maddow was on! It's like two of my favoritest people EVER in ONE PLACE! (And if Malia and Sasha can't adopt me Rachel is my backup plan):

And here is Stephen with Andrew Young, a civil rights pioneer. Watch as Stephen makes him crack up and then watch as he makes Stephen crack up!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Mutt Like Me!

In a press conference today Obama addressed a number of very important policy questions, in particular the puppy situation in his home and he said this:

"On the other hand, our preference would be to get a shelter dog. But obviously a lot of shelter dogs are mutts, like me."

I think that the obvious solution is that a President who is one of a kind should have a dog who is one of a kind:


Feelin' a Bit More Blue

You know how excited I was by Blue Florida? And Blue North Carolina--that state that repeatedly elected Jesse Helms? And Blue Virginia. Ok, well this trumps 'em all. After recounting the votes, adding in provisional and absentee ballots, Obama took one of Nebraska's electoral college votes--the first time in 40 years a Dem has won in NE! (For those of you fortunate enough to not live with a political science dork, Nebraska is one of two states to divide up its electoral college vote by Congressional District.) So my GranNE no longer lives in a Red State! She was part of parting the Red Sea!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Road to the Dog House

Jon Stewart doesn't even know I have already won the race:

Best Headline

From the Onion: "Black Man Given Nation's Worst Job."

As part of his duties, the black man will have to spend four to eight years cleaning up the messes other people left behind. The job comes with such intense scrutiny and so certain a guarantee of failure that only one other person even bothered applying for it. Said scholar and activist Mark L. Denton, "It just goes to show you that, in this country, a black man still can't catch a break."

See also: "Nation Finally Shitty Enough to Make Social Progress."

Barney Goes Rogue!

This just in! Barney the White House Scottie has bitten a Reuters reporter (this was Breaking News on MSNBC--no joke!) and the reporter had to go to the hospital?

Is Barney PO'd that his legacy will always be tied to the Bush Epic Fail? Or his he mad about this story about how the Obama girls' hypothetical dog is more interesting to the public than he is? Or maybe he just doesn't want to go back to Texas with those yahoos? Free Barney!

ETA: Video of the incident!

The Transition

The Times has a story today about the most important issue of staffing in the transitional period for the Obamas. Picking their daughters' dog! DailyKos has been doing polls, the AKC is trying to convince them to go purebred, the Humane Society is pushing adoption. Right now CBS is doing a story on puppies to help the Obamas make a choice.

Guys, guys. Done and done. I'm RIGHT HERE!

(P.S. Thanks to Alice who sent me this story and who regularly comments IRL on my irresistible cuteness and yesterday referred to me as the essence of nobility. I will be using her as a reference for my White House gig.)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

An Historic Day

Hello. I am very tired. Yesterday my ma ape drove folks to the polls and then she was going to take coffee and donuts to the people waiting in line and she decided to give them the greaterest gift of all--ME! I helped hand out donuts AND I helped to eat them. That is socialism I can believe in!

While I have been resting I have been reading the intertubes and I would like to give big kissy smoochies (see above) to Massachusetts for banning greyhound racing. Ha-rooooo! And California passed Prop 2 which restricts some of the worst factory farming techniques.

But I must also blow raspberries (also see above) at California for passing Prop 8 (aka Prop 8) which amends CA's constitution to ban gay marriage. Way to HARSH OUR VIBE, DUDES!

To recap, here are my favorite things from yesterday:
  • my new moms Malia and Sasha got their dad (my gramps!) to promise them a puppy when they move to the White House
  • BLUE FLORIDA! (Shout out to the Barkalot Boyz!)
  • Free Greyhounds
  • Staying up late with Stephen Colbert
  • No more Joe the Plumber
  • Blue Colorado!

Our Fourty-Fourth President!

Here's Obama's speech in Grant Park last night.

And don't think I missed the shout out to ME when he said that Sasha and Malia have EARNED the puppy that will be coming with them to the White House.


ETA: C'mon. Don't tell me this image doesn't make you tear up a bit. Standing on the shoulders of giants.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

Sad News

Madelyn Dunham, grandma to Barack Obama, has died less than 72 hours away from watching her grandson become President. Thank you for raising a great kid, Grandma Dunham!

More Fellow Barkers!

These labbies are Barking for Barack!

Thanks for the h/t, Ms. Laura!

Lola is Barking for Barack!

As Lola contemplates which of her neighbors' lawns to relieve herself on, this house gets a reprieve for their excellent lawn decorations.

P.S. Happy Burpday Lola!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

A Vision of the Future!

Two days to go! And I have been watching so much news and reading the internets so much that I fell asleep and had a dream...

America's Finest Media.

Last week the video of Joe Biden being interviewed by a woman with probing questions drawn straight from GOP talking points made the rounds. I don't want anyone to think, however, that all Florida reporters are shills. Here's some quality reporting:

P.S. Can we replace Chris Matthews with this kid?

Saturday, November 1, 2008

McPain Gets Coveted Endorsement

The tides are turning for McPain! He got the endorsement of none other than the Prince of Darkness himself. Obama clearly knows this is the beginning of the end for him. He practically conceded:

I'd like to congratulate Senator McCain on this endorsement because he really earned it. That endorsement didn't come easy. Senator McCain had to vote 90 percent of the time with George Bush and Dick Cheney to get it. He served as Washington's biggest cheerleader for going to war in Iraq, and supports economic policies that are no different from the last eight years. So Senator McCain worked hard to get Dick Cheney's support.

But here's my question for you, Colorado: do you think Dick Cheney is delighted to support John McCain because he thinks John McCain's going to bring change? Do you think John McCain and Dick Cheney have been talking about how to shake things up, and get rid of the lobbyists and the old boys club in Washington?


From the Suffragettes!

As I always say--ladies rule!