Sunday, July 27, 2008

I overslept

Don't give me three beers... I'll nurse a hangover for everything it's worth. I stayed up super late after going out for Manda's birthday. I got out of bed to get the paper but slept through Stephanopoulos. That left me to scourge ABC News for what I missed. Unfortunately, they don't offer video netcasts or podcasts of their programming the way NBC does, just audio, which is really lame. 

In his interview with George, John McCain expressed his support for repealing Affirmative Action policies, displayed a weak stance on the state of the economy, and said he didn't care if there are kids out there who need homes, gay parents need not apply. He repeats three times that he supports "traditional" "two-parent" homes instead of just saying that he opposes gay adoption. Single people, where does that leave you? Suppose your drug-addicted sibling loses custody of her kid, and you want to adopt him, McCain's policy gives preference to married people. What about family values? How about keeping families together and supporting families, no matter what they may look like?  His family is the picture-perfect American family success story with the glamorous wife, her wealthy family business and an adopted daughter (it's okay, he was married). Except we know the truth... about his first wife Carol and his callous behavior, about how he treats trophy wife Cindy, and that he is generally a prick.

In other Sunday morning talk news... Matthew Dowd wore jeans with a coat & tie for his appearance on This Week. Is it just me, or is that incredibly annoying, considering everyone else at the Roundtable was dressed in business attire? I've never liked Matthew Dowd, but now it's even harder to take him seriously. It's like he stopped by for a chat with Cokie, Sam and the two Georges on the way to brunch. I couldn't stop looking at his jeans, which are probably Gap jeans because he's too much of a slob to buy a nice pair of jeans. Then again, if he owned a nice pair of jeans, that would mean he had a sense of style. If he had a sense of style, he wouldn't f*ucking wear jeans on Sunday morning television. 

What is he, Catholic?

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

McCain's got some Cold War acid reflux

The Media is making a big ol' fuss about Sen. Barack Obama's "entourage" of foreign policy advisors, all 1,000 of them. Their commentary on the FP experts in the Obama camp is that he needs all the help he can get because John McCain is some sort of FP genius.

Then can someone tell me why the f*uck he is being advised by Henry Kissinger, the most narcissistic, war mongering Cold War zealot alive?

Yes. He's STILL. ALIVE. And regurgitating the same bad advice that he gave to Nixon, Reagan and Bush I.

Maybe the reason his advice causes more problems than solves them is because no one can understand wtf he's saying.

Hurricane Dolly

I don't want to get caught in the storm... what to do? 

Hunker down!

But anyway... it's a slow blogging week for me. I'll be on again later.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

No one wants to laugh at Barack

The latest pseudo-controversy surrounding the Presidential campaigns is that Barack Obama isn't the butt of any jokes. The comedians are beside themselves with fear at the daunting prospect of not having any Wacky Baracky material for the next four years. Sorry to rain on your late-night parades, but almost every fucking president in my lifetime has been a joke. 

And, for once, it would be nice to show some fucking reverence for the office of President of the United States and the leader of the free world. It's a serious job and it's about time someone took it seriously.

Oh but that Barack Obama is sooooo cute aaaaaaand cool and OMG did you see him on the cover of Tiger Beat with Menudo?

Monday, July 14, 2008

Viva la revolucion

Happy Bastille Day, mademoiselles and monsieurs. Saludos a los franceses...

I think Bastille Day should be celebrated more. The French flag did fly over Texas at one time and there are many Texans with French heritage. Bastille Day parties would be so much fun. Oui could totally dress up in decadent costumes and discuss art, leisure and sex. Kind of like Sunday Brunch in Montrose.

Speaking of the wonders of democracy, have I mentioned lately that I enjoy my subscription to the New York Times? Waking up to retrieve the morning paper before a homeless person steals it is a good reason to get out of bed in the morning. I did, at one time, subscribe to The New Yorker,  but I'm glad I don't anymore. 

Did you SEE that cover?! $4.50!! It costs a tank of gas for the price of one copy of that pinche rag that's often too condescending to tolerate. But I digress.

The New York Observer has a nifty piece about a crackdown at the Times by standards editor Craig Whitney on employees gettin' all political and stuff on the job. OR IN YOUR CAR! Or on your lawn.

Seriously - where does this end? Voter histories are public record. It is conceivable that journalists' voting records would be subject to scrutiny, as well. Then what's next? Telling reporters that they can't vote in primaries?

Reporters are always digging in your personal business, anyway. As JT says, what goes around, what goes around... comes back around.... yeahhh.


Friday, July 11, 2008

Christina Aguilera Rocks the Vote

DMN's Trailblazers blog alerts us to a new Rock the Vote spot featuring Christina Aguilera. America never sounded so beautiful:

I know, I know...

I haven't blogged in a week. There is much to discuss, I suppose, but I feel as though I am cut off from the world because I, too, am without access to MSNBC and CNN. Luckily, I subscribe to the New York Times and I am able to watch snippets of the cable news shows on the Internets.

Really, though. If Erik Barajas isn't reading me the news, then is it really news?

Please bear with me. The office is having issues with our DSL connection and so I am borrowing a signal from the neighbor. Just wanted to wave howdy to the "TPA" to which I am now affiliated.

Thanks, I accept.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Fourth of July

Have a safe holiday, everyone. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Nuh uh!

Oh, great.

You know, I really love that in my Party, we can truthfully call ourselves that of the Big Tent. We Democrats are pretty welcoming of even the most annoyingly odd fringe elements and hangers on in Party (LaRouchies)...

... but we gotta draw the line somewhere.