October 31, 2008
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October 27, 2008
Hi. You're going to call off your rigorous investigation. You're going to publicly state that there is no underground group. Or... these guys are going to take your balls. They're going to send one to the New York Times, one to the LA Times press-release style. Look, the people you are after are the people you depend on. We cook your meals, we haul your trash, we connect your calls, we drive your ambulances. We guard you while you sleep. Do not... fuck with us.
Well, what happens when the very people who the McCain campaign depends on to spread their slimy attacks rebel. An entire call center in Indiana walked out rather than read the crap the GOP wanted to put out. The people who work in call centers are not Republicans. They are not going to get John McCain's tax cut. They are going to get better health care with Obama and worse health care under McCain. If enough of them get wise to the situation and make their stand, the whole system could come crashing down.
I love the smell of political awareness. Smells like - victory!
This the week that they have to top the Obama is a terrorist/socialist.
What can they do to top that?
October 26, 2008
October 24, 2008
October 23, 2008
Here's one of MY favorites: Essayist/comedian David Sedaris on undecided voters:
"To put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. “Can I interest you in the chicken?” she asks. “Or would you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broken glass in it?”
To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked."
Aren't liberal gay men FUN?
October 22, 2008
And now comes news that the RNC has spent 150 grand outfitting Palin and her family in clothing. Nothing says "working-class gal" like $150,000 worth of Saks Fifth Avenue.
Is it any wonder that the Palin pick has become a massive drag on the GOP ticket? Palin is now the most cited concern that voters have about McCain. The GOP attitude in recent years is that they can spin their way out of everything. All screw-ups, be it bad policy, mis-statements, bad personnel choices, scandal, etc., can just be handled with an aggressive public relations policy. There's never a move to make a real change. Don't change course on the war, fire Roberto Gonzales or admit that you picked the wrong person for VP. Just spin harder. Hell, Larry Craig is still in office, thinking he could spin he way out of a frickin bathroom solicitation conviction. But spin has its limits, and the GOP has found those limits. Those limits are going to absolutely murder them in 13 days.
October 21, 2008
October 20, 2008
Oh and the numbers have reset again. Back to one.
Prop 1 High Speed Rail Bond. SUPERTRAIN! This is your chance to bring in the future. Getting it started, anyway. The Chant recommends Yes.
Prop 2 Animal Confinement. Puts in some basic standards for how we house farm animals. To keep their lives from completely sucking. You know, before we eat them. The Chant recommends Yes.
Prop 3 Children's Hospital Bond. Think of the children. The sick children. The poor, sick children with big eyes and big hearts. Eyes that look right though you. The Chant recommends Yes.
Prop 4 Notification for Abortions for Minors. Again. We are voting on this one again. For like the third election in a row. It loses every time. Help it lose again. The Chant recommends No.
Prop 5 Drug Treatment. Diverts drug users from jail to treatment. Will cut down on the massive California prison population and get some help for those poor drug-addicted bastards. The Chant recommends Yes.
Prop 6 Police Funding. Gang Crimes. No, no, no. This is an attempt to lock in funding for law enforcement to the state budget. Mucking up the process even more. Making it even harder to get a budget. This is all wrong. The Chant recommends No.
Prop 7 Renewable Energy. Sounds good on first blush, but this measure is actually opposed by all the environmental groups and existing alternative energy providers. I'm done taking chances on energy reform in California. Write something everyone signs off on or no deal. The Chant recommends No.
Prop 8 Ban on Gay Marriage. Bans gay marriage. If this passes, my dream of marrying Daniel Craig, taking his name and becoming Craig Craig will die. Don't deny me that dream. Also, don't be an ass. Let folks love each other. And get the tax break. The Chant recommends No.
Prop 9 Victims' Rights. A bunch of stuff for crime victims in the justice system. Warm fuzzy stuff that costs a ton of money and jeopardizes fair trials for the accused. The Chant recommends No.
Prop 10 T Boon Picken's Prop. Alternative fuels. I'm rather suspicious of Texas oil billionaires who want to sell me something. Besides, we are spending our money on trains and sick kids. Oh and vets. Keep reading. The Chant recommends No.
Prop 11 Redistricting. Oh yes. Right now the Legislature draws the districts for the legislators. You see the problem? They draw secure districts where no one loses. We need to stop this. It's not a cure for all our ills, but it's the single best change to the system I know. The Chant recommends Yes.
Prop 12 Veterans Bonds. Yeah. We owe them. The Chant recommends Yes.
I'm exhausted. When do we get the prop that ends props? I'd vote for that.
Obama raised 150 million+ in September.
Most campaigns have to be making hard choices right about now. Spend the last ad dollars in Ohio or Florida? Radio ads or extra money for GOTV? But the Obama campaign doesn't have to make hard choices. They have a staggering amount of money, they can do it all. Run ads everywhere they need to and throw in some extra states just for fun. Buy half-hour blocks of network time to make their case in depth. Put together a massive ground game and a massive media buy. Do it all.
October 18, 2008
October 17, 2008
Not so innocent times, those.
October 16, 2008
Why is McCain so pissed? Did he expect to run for President unopposed? The man has been a professional politician for over thirty years. He can't take a little criticism on his health care policy? McCain plays craps, Obama plays poker. You can see it on their faces.
October 15, 2008
And Obama wins all the snap polls. Again.
This summer, McCain was running around demanding that he and Obama hold ten debates. I wonder if he still wants more after three.
October 14, 2008
Well, now Obama is up 14% in the latest NYTimes/CBS poll.
Should be up big. Is up big.
October 13, 2008
He's doing everything he needs to do, compromised every principal, sold out every ideal. And he's losing anyway.
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that today's market isn't based on anything real. Even if it goes in the right direction, these kinds of swings just can't be healthy.
The Mattress Trust is still available. Security you can sleep on.
October 12, 2008
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October 6, 2008
Shakira has endorsed Obama as well. T-Bogg notes her, um, assets.
I figure we take Shakira's Ass and Ralph Stanley's voice and go on tour with Bruce.
That 3 million extra votes right there.
All of which is say, John McCain is just going to hurt himself with this crap.
He might have been born in Hawaii and raised all over, but Obama came up as a politician in Chicago. McCain is growing increasing desperate. He's attacking Obama with vague guild-by-association smears and petty rips on his patriotism and character. So Obama is going to the headwaters of McCain scandal - The Keating Five. Obama very rarely attacks. But his counter-attacks are things of beauty.
Now comes the ugly part.
October 5, 2008
October 4, 2008
October 3, 2008
As for Biden, he answered the damn question and answered it well. Not too much talking and no miscues.
All the post-debate polls are giving it Biden by a large margin. There are real limits to the expectations game.
October 2, 2008
Cat and Moose!
October 1, 2008
It is up to Joe Biden to end this farce. He's got the only chance of ending this. He has 90 minutes in the spotlight to put her out of her misery. Joe, if you don't give her the mercy she deserves and end her candidacy Thursday night, we are in for five more weeks of this slow torture.
End it Joe. For all our sakes.