Category Archives: Politics

Satirical Take On Satire? Now I’m Confused

Jon Stweart and Stephen Colbert recreate the New Yorkers constroversial Barack/Michelle cover. I guess their point is to relay how crazy this campaign has become with that satirical humor that is their trademark, but everytime I see this sort of stuff it just doesn’t sit right with me. Like Robert Downey Jr in blackface in Tropic Thunder, regardless of intent, it’s still friggin’ blackface. 

But take a look and judge for yourself.

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Chris Rock Calls Out Bill Clinton For His Non-Support of Obama

I happened to catch former President Bill Clinton on David Letterman last night and was utterly taken aback by his bitter nonsupport of Barack Obama. Even after, David Letterman gave him opportunity after opportunity to endorse our future President Barack Obama.

Let me just state that I am still angry at Bill Clinton for his affair with Monica Lewinsky. Why? Because that affair laid the foundation for the culture war that cost Al Gore the election. After all of the support African-Americans have shown the Clinton’s, his enormous ego won’t allow him to throw his support full-fledged behind Barack Obama.

Bill O Gives Obama A Compliment. I AM Shocked!

It’s that Obama juice, I just gotta let it loose. LOL

If you have ever watched the blowhard that is Bill O’Reilly, you may know he takes no prisoners. Although he claims his show as the no spin zone, he is the very eye of Gustav.

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Obama agreed to be interviewed by Bill O and I was worried. Fix Fox News is well known for its blatant conservative leanings and utter disrespect of the Obamas. Although, I love Barack, I refused to watch the interview.

I ran across Bill O’s oped in which he lauds our future president. SOURCE I could not believe it. Trust me, it is in no way an glowing endorsement but a compliment of Obama from Bill is truly a sign that that Obama juice is mighty powerful.

I Went To My First Political Event Today

I decided that if I am going to pontificate my political beliefs on this blog, then I better have some actions to back it up. Faith without works is dead, right? I truly believe that Senator Barack Obama will be the next President of the United States.

ObamaThe Dallas County Democratic Party had a PARTAAAYY!!

Uh, not really. It was more of a meet and greet with local politicians. We also got a tour of the facilities, which includes a phone bank in a swanky little office. It’s really the kind of place one could volunteer in and not feel like it’s work.

I will keep you guys updated on how this works out.

*side note* I am soo glad I had my foam hand sanitizer with me. Shaking hands and eating finger food is not the ticket.

Polls! Schmolls! Don’t Believe The Hype

In the wake of Karl Rove and the Bush administration, I question every bit of information disseminated by the media. The current object of my scrutiny are daily polls.

A rational mind may wonder at the HUGE gain in the polls by Sen John McCain after a snide convention and lackluster speech.

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Well, the media would have you believe that its the Palin Effect. This pittbull in lipstick single handedly grabbed the American electorate and pulled it under her apron strings.

NOT!

More like PALINTOLOGY.

Palintology – A widely held belief in a doctrine without foundation in truth or reality.

How does one explain a huge bump in favor of McCain given that registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by 11 milliom nationwide?

According to the Huffington Post, the wide variation in polls has to do with sampling. Anyone who has taken a basic statistics course realizes how a flawed sample can alter your results.

Monday’s USA Today poll had a 48-47 split between Democrats and Republicans surveyed. That represents a nearly 10 point shift in party identification toward Republicans since USA Today’s July polling. When asked for comment, USA Today polling editor Jim Norman wrote that "it’s possible" that their latest sample includes too many Republicans. Though he added, "it’s also possible that we have too many Democrats," because "there’s always the chance of an over- or under-representation" in polls. SOURCE

First, the McCain campaign complains about media bias, then effectively manipulates the media in it’s favor. HMMMM? Sound familiar?

Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann Ousted?

Keith_o Chrismatthews Well it seems that Chris Matthews love of Obama may have cost him a gig. There has apparently been some squabble between MSNBC, president Phil Griffin and parent company NBC.

MSNBCs Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews anchored the political coverage of the conventions and reportedly received criticism for their left leaning sentiments.

So now, Keith and Chris are out and David Gregory is in. Does this scare anyone besides me? The heads of media are conspiring to control the honest opinion of its reporters. Maybe I should boycott and NOT watch MSNBC’s coverage at all.

David Gregory has a personality rating of zero on a ten-point scale. I watch MSNBCs primarily for two people, Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews.David_gregory 

Get out and volunteer for Obama, kids, cause silly season is in full swing.

Transcript of the Hot Mic Moment

When Republic pundits, Peggy Noonan, Mike Murphy get off camera, they show their true feeling about VP pick Sarah Palin. Earlier I posted the short version. Here is the transcript.

Mike Murphy: You know, because I come out of the blue swing state governor world: Engler, Whitman, Tommy Thompson, Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush. I mean, these guys — this is how you win a Texas race, just run it up. And it’s not gonna work. And —

PN: It’s over.

MM: Still McCain can give a version of the Lieberman speech to do himself some good.

CT: I also think the Palin pick is insulting to Kay Bailey Hutchinson, too.

PN: Saw Kay this morning.

CT: Yeah, she’s never looked comfortable about this —

MM: They’re all bummed out.

CT: Yeah, I mean is she really the most qualified woman they could have turned to?

PN: The most qualified? No! I think they went for this — excuse me– political bullshit about narratives —

CT: Yeah they went to a narrative.

MM: I totally agree.

PN: Every time the Republicans do that, because that’s not where they live and it’s not what they’re good at, they blow it.

MM: You know what’s really the worst thing about it? The greatness of McCain is no cynicism, and this is cynical.

CT: This is cynical, and as you called it, gimmicky.

MM: Yeah. SOURCE