Monday, June 30, 2008

Throwing Clark Under the Boat

That's what Obama has done in his continuing effort to play to the far right (which the media often classifies as the "center"). To be clear, while it may have been bad manners, General Clark did not question McCain's war record, service, or patriotism, as some have suggested. He did say that being shot down and being taken as a POW doesn't automatically qualify a person to be President. And, unlike the Swift Boaters, who he is now being compared to, Clark didn't distort, question, or lie about McCain's service record.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Big Baby Bill

The President who squandered the biggest opportunity in recent history is reportedly mad that Barack Obama isn't kissing his ring and begging for support.
Beyond that, some associates say, Bill Clinton wants Obama to reach out to him as a mentor, a guide who can lead Obama through the labyrinth of a tough presidential election. "Bill wants to be honored, to return to the role of Democratic elder statesman, and get rid of this image of him as a pol willing to do anything to win," said one associate.

Is McCain Calling Obama a Liar?

It would seem so. This despite McCain's own history of flip-flops.
"You know, this election is about trust, and trusting people's word" McCain told a crowd of donors to his campaign. "And unfortunately, apparently, on several items, Sen. Obama's word cannot be trusted."

via HuffPo

McCain: Tax Deadbeat

Newsweek is reporting that, despite being worth over $100 million, the McCain's have been delinquent on paying their taxes. According to the story, payments were made only after press inquiries.
San Diego County officials, it turns out, have been sending out tax notices on the La Jolla property, an oceanfront condo, for four years without receiving a response. County records show the bills, which were mailed to a Phoenix address associated with Mrs. McCain's trust, were returned by the post office.

via tpm

Friday, June 27, 2008

"Kerry With a Tan"

Today's edition of McCain's racists and the things they say.

via tpm

The Smearing of Lara Logan

Has officially begun.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

George Carlin, R.I.P.

It is a sad, sad day. George Carlin has died.

Friday, June 20, 2008


The House gives Telecoms what they want. Obama supports the compromise, but promises he won't be as bad as President Bush when it comes to domestic spying.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Vatican to Jews: Show Yours First

From Reuters:
Jewish groups have no cause to complain of the Vatican restricting archives on Pope Pius XII, accused by some of ignoring the Holocaust, and should open all their own files, a Vatican official said on Tuesday.

"The Sock Obama" is Back

David and Elizabeth Lawson, the creators of "The Sock Obama", a puppet of a monkey dressed in a suit, have announced they will go ahead with plans to manufacture the item. This after the contracted manufacturer, Binkley Toys Inc., had issued an apology and said it would not be manufactured. The Lawsons say it's a matter of fairness.
"It's OK for there to be hundreds of thousands of Google sites containing references to our current president's resemblance to a chimpanzee," the Lawsons' statement said. "However, it's not OK to make that same association regarding our possible next president."

U.S. Hid Detainees From Red Cross

From McClatchy:
The U.S. military hid the locations of suspected terrorist detainees and concealed harsh treatment to avoid the scrutiny of the International Committee of the Red Cross, according to documents that a Senate committee released Tuesday.

Cute Little Racist Buttons

Nope, this meme ain't going away anytime soon.

Apparently these were available at the Texas Republican state convention!

Keep it classy GOP!

via sadly no

Monday, June 16, 2008

How Racist Will It Get?

We're off to a roaring start. Wait until the primaries!

Monday, June 09, 2008

Kucinich: Impeach Bush!

Dennis Kucinich has introduced 35 articles of impeachment to Congress for the crimes of President Bush, who he accuses of "creating a secret propaganda campaign to manufacture a false case for war against Iraq".

via boingboing


How Much Fresh Water?

This graphic gives a good sense of what we're flushing away.

Seattle Mariners Hate Lesbians!

Or maybe just their kissing.