Thursday, October 16, 2008

Joe the Plumber ISN'T

As reported in today's New York Times, the so-called plumber made famous in the third presidential debate, by John McCain's constant references to him, ISN'T a licensed plumber at all!

(Hit stop on my Sarah Palin Tribute if you'd like to view a video -------------->)

And to make matters worse, Joe the (so-called) Plumber apparently really dislikes fulfilling his civic duty to pay taxes, since Samuel J. Wurzelbacher (<-- that's Joe the Plumber's real name) OWES BACK TAXES!

But wait ... there's MORE! I'll just quote the following from the NYTimes:

But if the plumbing business remained a two-person company and the net proceeds — after deductions for business expenses — were shared by the two men, both incomes would most likely fall well below the top tax brackets on which Mr. Obama wants to raise rates, as would the company itself.

One source that I want to double-check claims that, even if Joe the Plumber had a business that made 250,000, the tax rate would only go up 3%, so that would be an extra 7,500, not withstanding any loopholes that would surely save at least a little bit on taxes.

So, to recap:

1) Joe the plumber is NOT licensed plumber
2) Joe the Plumber owes back taxes, and
3) If Joe the Plumber co-owned the plumbing business with at least one other person, at the current business value, his income taxes would not go up under Obama's plan, and might even go down!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

McCain continues racism and XENOPHOBIA!

Even though they spent nine long minutes talking in the third presidential debate about the negative campaigning, and Bob Schieffer asked if either candidate wanted to make any corrections or repeat their allegations directly to each other, McCain failed to man up and apologize for the despicable ads he "approves." McCain defended the racist bastards at his rallies who are yelling thinks like "Bomb Obama" and "Treason!" and "off with his head!" and "kill him!" How can McCain defend that?

(Be sure to hit stop on my Sarah Palin tribute to watch the videos --------->)

I'll post some videos, below that show how awful the McCain Palin supporters are. Some racist was seen carrying a doll into a McCain rally. It was a Curious George doll with an Obama bumper sticker wrapped around the monkey's head, and when asked, the man said it was "Little Hussein." (It's spelled  r-a-c-i-s-t  and no amount of lipstick and change that!)

I also do not believe that John McCain had the nerve to make a reference to the JFK assassination, implying Obama could be killed. It was almost as if he were calling for some madman to do it. We all know the 800 pound gorilla in the room is will McCain die of old age, and will Obama meet his demise in office? McCain was tasteless to go at it that directly.

What a sick man McCain is. How could anyone vote for him, or his little poodle from Alaska?

And now, on with the shew ....

A compilation of news coverage about the hate 
that Palin & McCain are inciting

The McCain-Palin Mob in Strongsville, Ohio

Part 2 - The McCain-Palin Mob in Strongsville, Ohio

The Sidwalk to Nowhere

Two Words for McCain

McCain Defends Obama and gets Booed at Xenophobic Rally

Monday, October 13, 2008

Other musical tributes to Sara PALIN!

It turns out I'm not the only one to think of creating a musical tribute to Sarah Palin. Granted, my tribute, wasn't created by me; I merely selected a totally appropriate song, as is, and found a rippin' rendition that captured the feeling of Sarah.

Here are a a ton of video parodies, odes to Sarah Palin.

(but first hit stop on my tribute to Sarah Palin before you watch the vids -------->)

The Ballad of Sarah Palin (to the tune of ballad of Davey Crockett)

"Hey Sarah Palin" (to the tune of Hey There Delilah)

The Sarah Palin Rap: Club a Baby Seal

Sarah Palin Song Moose Shootin' Blues (an original)
(Picks up momentum as it goes along)

Hey Sarah, Sara (to the tune of Que sera, sera)

So-called Best Sarah Palin Song ... Ever (don't know the tune)

The Ballad of Sarah Palin

Sept. 4: Hey, Sara Palin (yet ANOTHER Hey Delilah version)

Sarah Palin Song (help me out here on the tune?)
[BTW, my fav part of this song is the Albert Camus reference!]

Sarah Palin Song! I Picked a Girl 
(I highly recommend you skip the one minute intro. and FF to 1:26)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Republicans for OBAMA!

(Hit stop on the Sarah Palin tribute to watch videos --------->)

I was so amazed at the volume of "Grandma for Obama" videos on youtube that I decided to see what other interesting "_________ for Obama" categories there are, and I like this one almost as much as the Grannies. Without further ado, the vids. Enjoy!

A (not so new) phenomenon: Obamacans

Ohio Republican for Obama

Indiana Republican for Obama

Colorado Republicans for Obama

Republican veteran for Obama

Virginia Republicans for Obama

Major Republican leader endorses Obama

Republican retired U.S. Navy Admiral endorses Obama

Va. Republican Lilibet Hagel endorses Obama

Republican Jim Leach endorses Obama

Friday, October 10, 2008

Respect your elders; vote for OBAMA!

(Hit stop on the Sarah Palin tribute to watch videos --------->)

I ran across one of these videos, and it prompted me to do a youtube search for Grandma Obama. I found a treasure trove of wisdom from these Wise Wymyn. Check out these rockin' Grandmas for Obama! 

Most videos are just a few minutes long. Isn't our country, and our future, and our children's future worth a few minutes of your time? You bet! (Extra credit if you watch the incredibly funny but dirty Sarah Silverman video, the Great Schlep all the way at the bottom.)

Bubbe is 92 years young, and says,
"I pray that I will live to November 4, so that I can vote for [Obama]."

Obama picks a feisty 82 year old lady as his running mate!

See this 90 year old Grandma vote for Barack in the primaries
and live out her mother's dream.

Dancin' Grandma at Obama Sept. 19, 2008 Miami, FL Rally!

Not technically a grandma, but she could be,
and she wants you to vote for Obama.

See what this activist, Grandma Zel, is doing 
(you'll just have to endure the annoying narrator's voice).

New York Super Activist Grandma!

Singin' Grandma for Obama!

A younger Grandma, yep, you guessed it -- for Obama!

Grandma Jane Woo for Obama!

Grandma Jenkins with a letter to, and poem for, Obama.

The heart of this video (from 1:14 - 3:30) is really worth watching.

The official Obama Campaign video, Seniors for Obama

Now, a little turnabout is fair play. 
Go to Florida and convince Bubbe and Zede to vote for Obama! 
(Warning: very strong language and very off-color humor)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Obama slam dunks second DEBATE!

(Hit Pause or Stop if you'd like to watch one of the videos on this blog  ------------------------->)

I think Obama took the second debate handily, and here are the reasons I think why:

1) Obama continues to show he's more honest and sincere than McCain's arrogant out of touch lies;

2) Obama has about 1,000% more stamina, poise and grace, which we need as a nation in our leaders. The presidency is incredibly stressful, and it's obvious that McCain is not physically up to the job; and (this next one is the biggie)

3) Obama spent at least 6 or 7 minutes more than McCain shaking hands and taking pictures with the audience members who were literally clamoring to connect with him and get some snapshots of Barack and Michelle, while McCain must have needed to go retire since he cut out after just two minutes, or less, presumably to collapse due to the strain of being "on" for 93 minutes. If I can find a video clip of the Obama after-glow, I'll post it.

The rest of the debate was a wash and, according to the polls, doesn't really matter because America has already made up its mind that the right choice is Barack Obama, the next President of the United States of America!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

What counts more in a debate? Good looks or responding to the questions?

I won't belabor the point. Palin looked great, but .... 

In the Vice Presidential debate, Sarah Palin behaved like a teenager who read the dust cover and first chapter, but failed to finish the book she's giving a report on. Will America let Palin off the hook for her apparent inability to address the actual questions posed?

Many of Palin's responses were so disconnected from the questions put forth tonight, I kept expecting Gwen Ifill to tap on her mike and ask if it was actually working.

It's truly a shame (and sham) that the American public was robbed of a proper VP debate after the Commission agreed the sexist request of the McCain campaign to shorten the response times to accommodate Palin's ignorance. If Palin had been held to the normal standards of the big boys, her unreadiness would have been much more difficult to cover up.

Time will tell what most Americans think.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Why can't a journalism major name ONE newspaper or magazine?

This is amazing. If your B.S. radar doesn't start beeping wildly, then you're fooling yourself.

COURIC; When it comes to establishing your world view, I was curious ... what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this, to stay informed and to understand the world?

PALIN: I've read most of them,a gain, with a great appreciation for the press, for the media, coming ...

COURIC: But like, what ones, specifically, I'm curious, that you...

PALIN: Um, all uv' em. Any uv' em that, um, have - uh - been in front of me over all these years. Um...

COURIC: Can you name a few?

PALIN: I have a vast variety of sources, where we get our news, too. Alaska isn't a foreign country, where it's kind of suggested, it seems like, "wow! H-how could you keep i-in touch with the rest of Washington DC may be thinking and doing, when you live up there way in Alaksa?" Believe me, Alaska is a microcosm of America.

Wow. So much to comment on.

First and foremost. Why can't someone who has a bachelor's degree in journalism rattle off the names of a few newspapers and magazines? You know -- L.A. Times, Wallstreet Journal, Newsweek, London Times, U.S. News and World Report? I don't even claim to know enough to be Vice President of the U.S. and can name a few without even batting an eyelash!

Second, how, exactly, is Alaska a microcosm of America? 

Alaska has the highest native American population -- nearly 1 in 5 compared with less than 1% for the rest of the nation), 

With BY FAR the lowest population density in the nation -- Alaska has only 1.2 people per square mile, less than half of the next lowest densely populated state, Wyoming, which has 5.4 people per square mile. Compare with Kansas at 33.9 per square mile, or Colorado at 46.9 per square mile, or Kentucky at 106.8 people per square mile, or Florida at 338 people per square mile, or Ohio at 380 people per square mile. (According to Wikipedia, the U.S. average population density is 86.2 people per square mile.)

Alsaska has the lowest women:men ratio, and the highest rates of rape in the nation. 

None of these things are meant to be good or bad (except the high rates of rape in Alaska so women start saving to pay for your rape kit in the hospital if Palin's policies extend beyond Alaska), but the one thing all this does is show that Palin was, once again, talking out of her ass.

I'd say Alaska is anything BUT a microcosm of the United States.

And Sarah Palin is woefully uninformed.