Thursday, February 21, 2008

Friday Funnies


That's Senator "wide stance" Craig.



The original 'fear policy'. Castro is bad. Castro is mean. Be
scared! (for 50 years)




Another complete fk-up by our chimpster.



Another way of saying the same thing as above...



Do we want republican-lite, or a new way?







Actually, the House hasn't rolled over yet.


Thanks Alan!

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42 comments:

DEN said...

IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO POST AGAIN

DALLAS -- Security details at Barack Obama's rally Wednesday stopped screening people for weapons at the front gates more than an hour before the Democratic presidential candidate took the stage at Reunion Arena.

The order to put down the metal detectors and stop checking purses and laptop bags came as a surprise to several Dallas police officers who said they believed it was a lapse in security.

Dallas Deputy Police Chief T.W. Lawrence, head of the Police Department's homeland security and special operations divisions, said the order -- apparently made by the U.S. Secret Service -- was meant to speed up the long lines outside and fill the arena's vacant seats before Obama came on.

"Sure," said Lawrence, when asked if he was concerned by the great number of people who had gotten into the building without being checked. But, he added, the turnout of more than 17,000 people seemed to be a "friendly crowd."

The Secret Service did not return a call from the Star-Telegram seeking comment.

Doors opened to the public at 10 a.m., and for the first hour security officers scanned each person who came in and checked their belongings in a process that kept movement of the long lines at a crawl. Then, about 11 a.m., an order came down to allow the people in without being checked.

Several Dallas police officers said it worried them that the arena was packed with people who got in without even a cursory inspection.

They spoke on condition of anonymity because, they said, the order was made by federal officials who were in charge of security at the event.

"How can you not be concerned in this day and age," said one policeman.
JACK DOUGLAS Jr., 817-390-7700
jld@star-telegram.com


Un-freakingbelievable!!!

THE SECRET SERVICE WAS IN CHARGE OF FILLING THE SEATS?????????????

This does not look good here.

DEN said...

When the SS leaves someone out to dry the orders had to come from inside the WH.

Despicable and dangerous.

Like a setup for an execution courtesy of the neo-fascists.

If you can't beat them, shoot them?

DEN said...

Mark Fiore

DEN said...

Humor, late nite style:

"Welcome to "The Tonight Show." Happy Black History Month. Did you know this is Black History Month? If Barack Obama keeps winning, it looks like Hillary could be history." --Jay Leno

"I think the only way Hillary is going to get into the White House now is by using the tunnel that Bill dug to sneak out." --Jay Leno

"She lost 10 in a row. That's not good. If she loses one more, she will be signed by the L.A. Clippers." --Jay Leno

"Mike Huckabee's campaign is starting to taper off a little bit. Like for the big rallies, Chuck Norris just sends his stunt double." --Jay Leno

"On this week on ABC, John McCain said, no new taxes. You know who else said no new taxes? Wesley Snipes." --Jay Leno

"Over in Africa, President Bush is being welcomed as a hero in Tanzania. See, that's because President Bush always said one day third world countries would have the same economy as the United States and thanks to his economic plan, now they do." --Jay Leno

"Fidel Castro has resigned as President of Cuba. And true to his word, he always said he would quit being a dictator when it wasn't fun anymore. I guess his heartlessness just wasn't in it anymore." --Jay Leno

"You excited about the big Presidential race? Whoo, how about that Hillary Clinton campaign? You know, they're worried now. They're worried and a little bit nervous. They're campaigning in Texas today. Give you an idea how nervous Hillary is: she showed up in a pantsuit and chaps. And last week, in Wisconsin, she showed up in a cheese pantsuit." --David Letterman

"Yeah, there's already trouble down there in Texas in the primary. Bill, of course, got into a shouting match with an oil well." --David Letterman

"But here's the deal: Hillary is worried about Bill wandering off in Texas, so today she had him branded and gelded." --David Letterman

"But the United States military is thinking about shooting down Hillary's campaign before it falls to earth and hurts somebody." --David Letterman

"How about that John McCain, though? What do you think of John McCain? I knew he could count on you. He looks like the guy in front of you at the movies whose wife has to repeat everything, doesn't he a little bit? He looks like the guy who has to always be told something is on his chin. He looks like the guy who still has a rotary phone. He looks like the guy who backed over his own mailbox. He looks like the guy whose sweater is always misbuttoned - you know that guy? He looks like the guy that always tells you he's 72 years young. He looks like the guy who's bragged that oatmeal has lowered his cholesterol. He looks like the guy who should be co-hosting with Kelly Ripa." --David Letterman (Read more of Lettermna's McCain riffs)

"Yesterday, Senator Barack Obama won the Wisconsin Democratic primary, which makes Obama the first black man to ever win a primary in Wisconsin and the first black man to ever go to Wisconsin." --Conan O'Brien

"The band Abba wants John McCain to stop using their songs at his campaign rallies. Yeah. When asked about it, McCain said, 'Who cares about Abba? Kids today are into the Bee Gees.'" --Conan O'Brien

"Fidel Castro's stepping down as the leader of Cuba. He'll be replaced by his brother, Raul. It's true, yeah. According to the State Department, Raul Castro is the Jim Belushi of Central America." --Conan O'Brien


"How about this John McCain, huh? Whoa, my gosh -- doesn't he look like the old guy at the barber shop? He looks kind of like a Wal-Mart greeter, John McCain. He kind of looks like the neighbor who says, "Oh, that dead tree is on your property," one of those guys. He's the guy who is always early for the early bird special, that's what he looks like. He looks like a mall walker, ladies and gentlemen. He looks like the guy at the supermarket who is confused by the automatic doors. He looks like the uncle who pretends to remove his thumb." --David Letterman

"How about that primary in Wisconsin, huh? Hillary Clinton is desperate to win in Wisconsin. And, as a matter of fact, today she was campaigning wearing a cheese pantsuit." --David Letterman

"But I think the pressure is getting to the Clintons and the Clinton campaign. In Wisconsin earlier today, Bill got into a screaming match with a cow." --David Letterman

"Well, here's some sad news coming from Havana, ladies and gentlemen: Fidel Castro has resigned. A lot of people thought it was because of his health, but, no, he's resigning because he wants to spend more time with his beard." --David Letterman

"But his retirement will not change the relationship Cuba has with the United States. Cubans will still not legally be allowed to enter the United States unless they have an overpowering fastball." --David Letterman

"Experts believe that now that Fidel has resigned, he will either be succeeded by his brother, Raul, or by his idiot son, Fidel W. Castro." --David Letterman

"This morning, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro announced that he is stepping down, ending five decades of rule. But the biggest surprise was when Castro announced that he's going to retire in Miami." --Conan O'Brien

"Did you notice, President Bush is in Africa this week? And yesterday, true story, he visited a school and read to the students from "The Cat in the Hat." Yeah. There was an awkward moment when one of the students told Bush, 'Sir, this is a college.'" --Conan O'Brien

"The founders of Ben & Jerry's ice cream are endorsing Barack Obama instead of Hillary Clinton, which makes sense because Baracky Road is a catchier name for an ice cream than Pantsuits and Cream." --Conan O'Brien

"Senator John McCain has unveiled a new campaign slogan - "Ready To Lead America Into The 21st Century." Yeah, yeah. And this is a lot better than his old slogan, 'I've Been Around Since The 19th Century.'" --Conan O'Brien

"Fidel Castro has resigned today as the president of Cuba. But don't worry, you'll still be able to see him on ABC's 'Dancing With the Stars.'" --Jay Leno

"He ran Cuba for almost 50 years. And political analysts are now debating what kind of changes the Cuban people will hope for. I'm gonna guess: term limits." --Jay Leno

"He was president a long time. Do you realize that when Castro came to power in 1959 John McCain was only 61 years old?" --Jay Leno

"Actually, Fidel Castro was the most powerful socialist in the world not living in Malibu. Did you know that?" --Jay Leno

"Well, congratulations to the new nation of Kosovo. They gained their independence this week. Of course, President Bush was shocked when he heard this. He said: 'Independence? But, we haven't even invaded them yet.'" --Jay Leno

"Have you heard about this phenomenon that keeps happening at Barack Obama rallies? Apparently women have been fainting. They're so taken by his speeches that they're passing out. Well, today it happened at one of Hillary's speeches, and luckily Bill ran into the crowd and gave her mouth to mouth." --Jay Leno

"As you know, President Bush is in Africa this week. Again, I don't really think he understands the African nation. Like today he was asked if he was looking forward to seeing Rwanda and he said you mean my Secretary of State? 'No, that's Condoleezza - Rwanda's a country.'" --Jay Leno

"Sometime this week, the Pentagon will attempt to shoot down a spy satellite up in space. The government said this is the only way we can be sure that the New England Patriots never win a Super Bowl again." --Jay Leno

Saladin said...

IT’S ALL GOD’S FAULT
Desert Peace

God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael, the archangel, found him, resting on the seventh day. He inquired of God. “Where have you been?” God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction, and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds, “Look, Michael. Look what I’ve made.”

Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said, “What is it?”

“It’s a planet,” replied God, “and I’ve put Life on it. I’m going to call it Earth and it’s going to be a great place of balance.”

“Balance?” inquired Michael, still confused.

God explained, pointing to different parts of earth. “For example, northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth, while southern Europe is going to be poor. Over there I’ve placed a continent of white people, and over there is a continent of black people. Balance in all things.”

God continued pointing to different countries. “This one will be extremely hot, while this one will be very cold and covered in ice.”

The Archangel, impressed by God’s work, then pointed to a land area and said, “What’s that one?”

“Ah,” said God “That’s Washington State, the most glorious place on earth. There are beautiful mountains, rivers and streams, lakes, forests, hills, plains, and coulees. The people from Washington State are going to be handsome, modest, intelligent, and humorous, and they are going to be found traveling the world. They will be extremely sociable, hardworking, high achieving, and they will be known throughout the world as diplomats, and carriers of peace.”

Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then proclaimed, “What about balance, God? You said there would be balance.”

God smiled, “There is another Washington…wait until you see the idiots I put there!”

Saladin said...

Funny Video

The New Bush Coins!

DEN said...

Also from Blimp TV:Windows Vista Sucks!

gendarme said...

There's the possibility that the Obama campaign itself ordered the security search shutdown.

They could have been more worried about empty seats for the cameras. That would be more than blasé. But image is everything; thinking straight takes a back seat.

Alan said...

haha@ Doreen the Downer, which isn't the same as Debbie. Here, check out a clip of her...

SNL - Debbie Downer (Featuring Lindsay Lohan)

Easily one of the funniest skits to ever air, but only because it's goddamn hilarious to see veteran actors unable to stay in character.

David B. Benson said...

In case you did not already know:

Science: we are turning the west into a desert

DEN said...

Alan, thats about your speed. HA!

Alan said...

Here's a pretty good note in the "Viewpoints" section of our paper, sent in by a reader.

A day's paper trail until ...
On Wednesday, I went to the ATM machine to get cash, and I was given a receipt for my withdrawal. Then I went to my local dry clean-ers to drop off clothes, and I received a receipt for the property I left behind. From there, I went to the pharmacy and got a prescription; I got not only a receipt for a credit card I used, but I also got a printout required by the government about the drug I received. All this ended with my going to vote early. After I pushed the "Cast Vote" button, I received nothing.


Did the ATM give me the correct money? Will I get my clothes back? Did my credit card get charged correctly? And did I get the right medicine? Yes, I have proof. Did my vote count? I don't know.

TONY SMITH
Houston

========================
I voted early yesterday, for our March 4th hybrid primary/caucus. We are all 'sposed to go back after the polls close on the 4th to caucus.

David B. Benson said...

Saladin --- Yes!

There is Washing ton
and then there is Pound laundry.

:-)

DEN said...

'Nuther repug bites the dust:

Republican Rep. Rick Renzi has been indicted for extortion, wire fraud, money laundering and other charges related to a land deal in Arizona.

A 26-page federal indictment unsealed in Arizona accuses Renzi and two former business partners of conspiring to promote the sale of land that buyers could swap for property owned by the federal government. The sale netted one of Renzi's former partners $4.5 million.
@ RAW
...................................

Add another criminal repug to the list!
Rather looooooong list at that!

David B. Benson said...

Den --- Well, there were more Republicians, weren't there?

Stands to reason...

:-)

º¿carol said...

Oh, wonderful! I LOVED the Vista video. I will fire that off to a favored few.

And the Debbie Downer? How funny. I thought it was just a name Alan made up for gloom and doom Saladin, but it was an actual character on SNL? The last time I watched SNL was when Perot was running for president. I'm sorry, Saladin, but you do seem to be at the very least Debbie Downer's sister.

This in an excellent day so far! Got the house all vacuumed, dyed my hair, sawed some wood for a little shelf I'm making and had some excellent laughs I can share with my friends.

Now off to read the doom & gloom news.

DEN said...

Doc, quite the logic there.
;)

David B. Benson said...

Horrors:

Fox becomes most popular network

Stop the world, I want to get off!

DEN said...

Doc, the whole damn country is on Prozac and you are surprised FAUX is the most watched?

Dumbed down for your protection!

David B. Benson said...

Here is a piece by Navasky tinged with optimisim:

Fourteen Little Words

about freedom of speech.

Saladin said...

I'm afraid the truth can be a downer, God knows there is a hella lot of doom and gloom out there. I don't mean to burst anyone's bubble but the hopes everyone seems to nurture for the current crop of DNC contenders will prove as false as the ones held for the new Dem leadership. What is it about war that the people don't get? You really think a different gender or color in the WH will change anything other than race or sex? Look at the backers, it's all you need to know. I remember back in the days of the Corn blog when the ridiculous bushbots would post all kinds of BS and claim it as fact in spite of all the evidence to the contrary. Today it is the die-hard dems doing the same thing. No wonder nothing ever really changes, the people keep voting for evil, and that IS a downer.

º¿carol said...

Saladin, you're not the only one that gets it. We ALL get it. If the rest of Den's people are like me they have a very small amount of optimism that anything will change with the next administration. I'm old enough to know what campaign promises are worth.

Still, most of us have some enthusiasm that springs from hope in the unknowable future. Your posts make me think you have a face that never smiles, that you find no joy in anything. You're aura is black. The Debbie Downer video was how I've seen you all this time.

So, cheer up. I know as well as you that we're doomed but we can still have some hope for even ONE good thing to come out of this election. Heck, maybe even two. What my choice would be is a national health care completely paid for thru our taxes, implemented August 8, 2009. Bwahahaha! LOL! I can sure crack myself up sometimes. *whew*

Saladin said...

This goes into the "You Can't Make This Shit Up" file.

EDITORIAL: New York and the 'crack-pot tax'

http://www.lvrj.com/opinion/15833962.html

Feb. 21, 2008
Copyright © Las Vegas Review-Journal

Nevada also imposes a levy on drug dealers

Struggling to close a $4.4 billion state government budget gap caused by excessive spending -- as is usually the case, revenues continue to rise -- Democratic Gov. Eliot L. Spitzer has proposed making New York's illicit drug dealers pay a tax on their stashes. The new tax would apply to cocaine, heroin and marijuana, and could be paid by buying and affixing "tax stamps" to bags of dope.

The proposal has brought a predictable wave of ridicule.

"I guess if it moves, he'll tax it," charged Republican state Sen. Martin J. Golden, who dubbed the proposal "the crack tax." Other opponents told The Washington Post that because cocaine and weed would be subject to the new levies, it should more aptly be called "the crack-pot tax."

"How do I explain to my 16-year-old son that we're giving a certain legitimacy to marijuana, cocaine and heroin?" asked Sen. Golden, a former New York City police officer who represents a Brooklyn district. "Is prostitution next?"

Actually, at least 21 states -- including Nevada -- already have such seemingly hypocritical taxes in place. Nevada Revised Statute 372A, enacted in 1987, levies a tax of $100 per gram on marijuana and $1,000 per gram on other controlled substances.

The tax generated an estimated $2,750 in 1999 -- most of that presumably from stamp collectors, though there have been cases in other states where those fighting for the legalization of marijuana have purchased the stamps in order to create a test case.

In the best-publicized example of such a protest, in November 1995, California hemp legalization activist Richard M. Davis, a Marine Corps veteran, learned that Arizona Judge John R. Barclay had dismissed charges against Arizona resident Peter Wilson for possession of cannabis because Mr. Wilson held a state cannabis dealer's license.

As in dozens of other states, Arizona lawmakers never expected dealers in controlled substances to actually apply for such a license -- they merely presumed (as Gov. Spitzer doubtless does) that the tax would constitute a "back door" way to seize the assets of drug dealers after they're caught, by piling on the additional charge of "failure to buy a tax stamp."

But Judge Barclay ruled that taxing a citizen for a license and stamps, and then putting him in jail for engaging in the privileged activity for which he had already paid his tax, constituted double jeopardy.

So Mr. Davis went to the Arizona Department of Revenue, filled out the forms, and paid $100 for his own Cannabis Dealers License. He then bought $676 worth of Arizona Cannabis Tax stamps, announcing he planned to sell taxed cannabis to crowds arriving in Tempe for the 1996 Super Bowl. Local police made two undercover purchases from him -- the baggies properly stamped with the Arizona tax stamps -- and proceeded to bust him, seizing his vehicle and his cash.

But Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Brian Ishikawa ruled Mr. Davis would not be allowed to present his licensing by the state as a defense on the charge of possessing and selling marijuana. The case wound on for years. Mr. Davis got his truck back, though authorities kept his $2,800 and his Tempe business license.

Last September, a state appeals court tossed out a similar drug tax law in Tennessee as unconstitutional, saying that an illegal substance could not be taxed. In Massachusetts, that state's Supreme Court in 1998 ruled a drug tax was an unconstitutional form of "double jeopardy," so it is not used, although it remains on the books, according to the revenue department in Boston.

Gov. Spitzer's office insists the new tax would not trigger constitutional safeguards against self-incrimination, because it would contain strict secrecy requirements, allowing drug dealers to buy the stamps without giving their names.

Yeah, right.

The governor's office estimates his new tax on drug dealers would raise $13 million in the coming fiscal year -- most presumably grabbed from dealers after their arrests.

Ending the de facto tax exemption for this multibillion-dollar commerce may indeed make some budgetary sense -- but this whole charade does nothing more than again highlight the hypocrisy inherent in too many facets of the never-ending drug war.
~~~~~~~~~~~~
I may be behind the times but since when is weed over $100 a gram?

Saladin said...

Carol, I am a very happy person with plenty of hope. Just because I tend to post not so hopeful articles doesn't mean I have lost all faith in humanity. I am one of those people who can clearly see the writing on the wall but remain optimistic. I see the future as if it were gold being refined in a fire. Without accurate information we won't know what to do, but if the truth is painful it is only part of the learning process, and hopefully we will all be the better for it. What you may view as a downer I view as enlightenment that helps me progress. It all leads to truth and light, and that is of utmost importance, wherever the path may lead. I can accept that, and everyone is free to follow what path they will. I choose the path of peace and will support all who give truth in that pursuit.

David B. Benson said...


Rigged Trials at Gitmo


Even the Army chief prosecutor resigned.

Phew. Sure stinks in here...

tytandanmar said...

Why does Obama cave to Clinton's demands for debates? Sheis out of money and sinking fast. She is superior in the debate mode simply having been the wife of a career politician. How many debates has she watched Bill partake of and how many has she been a part of? Clearly more than Obama. He allows her a chance to get her message out for free when he has a better ground game in Texas and Ohio. He can get his word out without the help of 90 minutes on CNN. Still he did just as good if not better than Hillary last the other night. But he doesn't need it. She absolutely has to have it.

David B. Benson said...

Spent most of the day posting elsewhere attempting to have some

global warming denialists

change their positions, even just a little.

What a wasted day, I fear...

Hajji said...

Saladin Smiles!

I have PROOF!

-T

Hajji said...

tytand...etc,

There is a certain amount of debating that is expected of candidates. Last night and next week have been planned since before 2/5 I think.

While political debates are notorius shooting galleries with the front-runners prime targets, they are really the only way American get to see their candidates side by side.

I can't even WATCH the debates anymore after the somnamblastrophies of the repugnants' earlier campaigns. I did, however listen to last night's ho-hum-dinger on CNN Radio.

Especially for Obama, these debates will continue and he'll keep doing better in the format.

Even we active supporters of the candidate would like to see a smoother delivery from Barack and get him speaking in full sentences, and someday paragraphs instead of the thoughtful, yet fragmented coalesment of thoughts we get from him now.

It is, however, somewhat refreshing to know a politician who thinks while he's speaking, instead of just falling back on soundbites and scripted rhetoric ALL the time.

-T

Hajji said...

On the Campaign front...

I'll be in on a few conference calls tomorrow, organizing the effort to canvass over a million Ohio homes between 3/1 and 3/4.

Anybody interested in joining us?

Got Groundgame?

We ARE the ObamaKrishnas, don'tchaknow!

-T

tytandanmar said...

Hajji,

I really don't think he did bad at all. I know debates are expected but after all the ones that have taken place over the span of the campaign, there is a time when it comes down to push or shove and that is getting on the ground and meeting the voters as much as possible. A 90 minute debate may not sound like much but preparation, travel etc. takes away from time on the ground. Barack doesn't need it, Hillary does simply because her time on the ground is ho-hum and to be honest, boring. Plus, any free time benefits her. The other night was the first debate, dem or repub, that I have watched and I think he got the better of her. And while he will get better, he doesn't need it. How many McCain and Huckabee debates have there been? None that I know of. Obama has the upper hand and he needs to play it. The Clinton campaign knows the only way they can turn the tide is to try to trip him up. Whether they can succeed remains to be seen, but why give them the chance in the first place. Hillary needs him, he doesn't need her. Witness the crowds at their respective appearances.

Re Saladin.

Does she only smile when she sees you? Just kidding. Right Saladin?

Hajji said...

Well,

There WILL be General election debates and these, especially with the Hildebeast, are certainly the best kind of practice.

I share with you a concern about the Clintonistas' desire to derail this "SoulTrain", but I really get the feelin' that Ohio and TX are really going to change nothing but the calendar page. Each day, time grows shorter for the Hillary team to make any inroads at all.

The biggest danger, of course, is what they'll do when they've come to the end of their rope.

My fear is that they'll set the whole thing on fire, somehow. I'm sure Bubba still keeps one of those high-intesity, flame-throwing cigar lighters handy!

-T

tytandanmar said...

Yes, but debating McCain will be a breeze. Debating Hillary is giving her nothing but free exposure that she could no longer afford otherwise. Not that I am worried about him standing up to her but she obviously needs him more than he needs her. That was obviously proven in the debate the other night.

I believe all hell will break loose when Hillary looks to be the loser if two things occur: stealing the nomination will divide the party, or if they believe that Obama will not be able to defeat McCain and Hillary lives to fight in 2012 against a 76year old McCain. Right now polls indicate Obama will beat McCain in a general election while McCain beats Hillary. If Hillary cannot win the nomination, even trying to cheat to do it, look for Hillary supporters etc. to sabotage an Obama candidacy in the general election so she can run in 2012. If she can't beat Obama now, she certaintly will not be able to run against an incumbant Obama in 2012or have a chance to win. It really is all or nothing now for the Clinton's no matter how you look at it. Hopefully the voters say it nothing, now and in the future.

micki said...

Hajji, why the fuck are you acting like a sore winner? If your man be de man, be graceful for godsakes. Why do you have to use invective against Hillary when your candidate seems to be The Anointed One? You're not doing your cnadidate any good.

You sound just like the Bush "winners" in 2000 and 2004. Sore winners.

There's something terribly disconcerting about that inate need to gloat that you personify.

Well, with that...I'll take my leave again. Oh, but.... by comparison, you make Saladin look like someone I wouldn't mind having a beer with.

tytandanmar said...

Anyone here believe that the Clinton's will stop at nothing to secure the nomination for Hillary?

Anyone here believe that the Clinton's are not only flabbergasted but incredibly frustrated that a "political newcomer" has challenged the coronation of the 3rd Clinton term and actually may derail it?

Anyone here believe all the stories of the problems with the Clinton staffers, advisors etc. who are not running things or doing things right?

Does any one here know that Hillary is the problem and nobody, especially those in the inner circle are willing to admit it?

It is like the woman who admitted to having sex with over a 100 soldiers over a span of time and claiming that all soldiers were lousy lovers. You would think, that after the first 10 or so, she would come to realize there was one common denominator. Her!

Hillary is a common denominator and the voters are rejecting her. Do you think she is blaming her staff etc. or herself?

Alan said...

"...and get him speaking in full sentences, and someday paragraphs instead of the thoughtful, yet fragmented coalesment of thoughts we get from him now."

Hajji, I've been thinking the exact same thing but didn't know how to phrase it. You did a hella job though.
It just seems to me that he speaks in commas... I mean, 8, 10, or 12 syllables at a time, a very brief pause and then the next group of words. Sounds like a combo of speech therapy beat or pace (stutterers)and/or MLK-speech. Definitely not in sentences. BUT... that's his speeches. He did lots better in a 'convo' with Hillary. When she's making a dig at him, he now (after writing something down, or pretending to) looks up and holds his head BEYOND horizontal. He's looking UP instead of OUT, almost like keeping his nose above the stink. haha *body language* Then he responds calmly. He done good at the debate.

Now, as for Hillary setting the whole thing on fire if she loses. That's not the feeling I got there at the end. She sounded very much to me like someone that was trying to smooth and smooooze her way into a VP slot as a last resort.
How she was "honored", *turns toward him and slaps the table and said it again louder* "HONORED!" to be up on stage with Obama. She's already half-way, so he turns and meets her there for a handshake.
You had to have seen it to get the full effect.

Alan said...

Whoaaaa Carol! Hold your pantlegs up till you get through all that enlightenment, truth and light. *holding nose*
At least she didn't call you "Grasshopper".

Hajji said...

Gosh, Micksters,

What a dramatic re-entry!

I don't think Obama's won ANYTHING yet, although it seems to be trending that way.

I'm certainly doing LOTS of good for my candidate!

Just because it sours YOUR stomach, there is certainly no reason to expect me to lose MY "shit-eating grin" about the success of the Obama campaign thus far, especially in the face of the dismal outlook for Shillary's chances! (although I still feel we've a LONG way to go)

We have cut through the endless campaign of lies and distortions, of the widespread ignorance of racist and christofacist bigots, here in South Carolina and across the rest of the country.

Obama has shown an ability to inspire, to LEAD and to gather hundreds of thousands of us common folk who will no longer sit at home and bitch about the sorry state of things in "Murkun Politics".

We have pounded the pavements.

We have knocked on the doors.

We have made the annoying phone calls.

We have watched tens of thosands of individual polling places to ensure that EVERY vote is counted.

Am I proud to be a part of it?

You bet your ass I am.

Will I withold from the ironic reflection of the arrogant "inevitability" of Clinton's presidential aspirations?

Not likely!

Will I cease deriving sarcastic enjoyment from the foibles (ten thousand snow shovels?! Ten Grand for F-n' PARTY PLATTERS?! High-Roller Suites at Bellagio!? WTF?) of her campaign?

Uhm, no, probably not gonna happen.

All that contrasted with me and my crew...paying for every drop of gas...sleeping on couches, on floors, in cars...collecting yard signs, buttons, placards and other campaign materials to re-use to save the campaign money...eating days-old, donated PB&J and crackers...people with physical disabilities driving themselves PAST the point their bodies support them...all for the absolute PRIVLEDGE of going out and getting citizens off their ass and out of their homes to VOTE!

As a said even BEFORE the beginning of all this, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton…? Where, exactly does such a pattern belong in a democracy?

What has SHE done to deserve having people say "It's HER turn"?!

That was waaay before Hubby Bubba started his oral defecations in New Hampshire and blew out of town with the same halitosis after the SC blowout. That was EONS before the abrasive hen that he is somehow still married to started her alto cackling and bullshit screaming about “Rezco” and “Xerox”.

So, you know what? If you can’t take a little gloating, just slide on back inside whatever closet from which you’ve been lurking and pull the door shut. We’ll be sure to knock when it is time for you to come out and vote.

I promise we will. Thats what we do. Thats how you win elections.

Kisses,

-T

Hajji said...

p.s. Saladin is a GREAT person to have a beer with!

If it wasn't for her, I'd have never found the Sierra Nevada "Real" IPA!

...and for that, my life'd be certainly poorer.

-T

confucius said...

He who brags about who he is and what he does, ain't.

grasshopper said...

"He who marries detective named Richard must kiss dick."

DEN said...

GNU THREAD IS UP!