Monday, August 25, 2008

These Dem Convention Protesters Have a Point

About this one issue, anyway. Jenkins and the other Fox propagandists will no doubt find more cooperative interviewees in the alley behind the bail bonds joint.

Posted by Betty Cracker on 08/25/08 at 06:36 AM
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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Meet Joe Biden

Posted by poputonian on 08/24/08 at 02:52 PM
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Hillary Clinton: Uniter or Trojan Horse?

So the closeted racist’s hometown paper picks up half the PUMA story:

Die-hard Clinton supporters to air grievances outside convention

“This is a voter’s revolt,” said Darragh Murphy, who founded Puma PAC, a pro-Clinton political action committee whose acronym stands for People United Means Action.

Polls suggest Obama’s narrow national lead is all but disappearing amid attacks from a newly aggressive and disciplined McCain campaign. One reason for this appears to be that barely half of Clinton’s supporters plan to vote for Obama, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released last week. With the last two presidential elections decided by a small number of voters in swing states, Obama needs a unified party to win in November.

Puma PAC is among a multitude of pro-Clinton groups that formed online to protest a variety of issues, including perceived media bias and flaws in the primary process. In Denver, Murphy’s group plans to show the premiere of an unfinished movie, “The Audacity of Democracy,” and is cosponsoring a protest and candlelight salute to Clinton tomorrow. Another group, PUMA 08, will coordinate communication between its members and the press, and provide a home base for bloggers who support Clinton.

A separate organization, 18 Million Voices Rise Hillary Rise, is calling on Clinton supporters to join a march and gathering celebrating Clinton’s achievements and the 88th anniversary of women’s suffrage on Tuesday.

The reporter ‘balances’ the story with this acknowledgment ...

Democratic analysts downplay the significance of the demonstrators because Clinton’s top aides and prominent supporters have shunned them.

.. but makes no mention of the racist grain running through the PUMA movement, or of the false financial assertions made by Murphy. The reporter also failed to disclose that Murphy, in the past, has contributed to John McCain’s campaign.

The Reporter, Lisa Wangsness, can be reached here: lwangsness@globe.com

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, here’s something we all knew would happen:

We’ll see soon if Hillary, in the interest of party unity, will succeed in rubbing out the PUMA ass-pimples, or whether she’ll use her time on stage to somehow stoke the fires of the so-called ‘voter revolt.’  If it’s the latter, we might be asking: “Who let the dogs in?”

Into the convention, that is.

Posted by poputonian on 08/24/08 at 09:42 AM
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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Compare and Contrast

John McCain and Joe Biden each faced personal tragedy in their lives. When Biden was thirty years old, his wife and daughter were killed in an automobile accident. His two sons were seriously injured. At age 31, John McCain was taken captive by the North Vietnamese and held prisoner for almost five years.

Here’s Barack today, as he described Biden’s response to personal tragedy:

It might be hard to believe when you hear him talk now, but as a child he had a terrible stutter. They called him “Bu-bu-Biden.” But he picked himself up, worked harder than the other guy, and got elected to the Senate - a young man with a family and a seemingly limitless future.

Then tragedy struck. Joe’s wife Neilia and their little girl Naomi were killed in a car accident, and their two boys were badly hurt. When Joe was sworn in as a Senator, there was no ceremony in the Capitol - instead, he was standing by his sons in the hospital room where they were recovering. He was 30 years old.

Tragedy tests us - it tests our fortitude and it tests our faith. Here’s how Joe Biden responded. He never moved to Washington. Instead, night after night, week after week, year after year, he returned home to Wilmington on a lonely Amtrak train when his Senate business was done. He raised his boys - first as a single dad [for five years], then alongside his wonderful wife Jill, who works as a teacher. He had a beautiful daughter. Now his children are grown and Joe is blessed with 5 grandchildren. He instilled in them such a sense of public service that his son, Beau, who is now Delaware’s Attorney General, is getting ready to deploy to Iraq. And he still takes that train back to Wilmington every night. Out of the heartbreak of that unspeakable accident, he did more than become a Senator - he raised a family. That is the measure of the man standing next to me. That is the character of Joe Biden.

Joe Biden has served both his country and his family with honor.

CNN made this report on John McCain’s response to personal tragedy:

And then there was this eye-witness account from someone who was there when McCain was abandoning his family:

… while on a trip as a Navy liaison with the Senate, [the still married] McCain spied Hensley at the Honolulu reception. In a recent television interview with Jay Leno on the “Tonight Show,” Cindy McCain joked about how the Navy captain had pursued her. “He kind of chased me around . . . the hors d’oeuvre table,” she said. “I was trying to get something to eat and I thought, ‘This guy’s kind of weird.’ I was kind of trying to get away from him.” John McCain was 42; she was 24.

They say McCain served his country as a gallant warrior. Maybe so, but he served his family with complete dishonor.

[CNN link via Jed]

Posted by poputonian on 08/23/08 at 03:35 PM
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Slap Happy

Slapped in the face! Repeatedly! This appears to be the metaphor du jour at the virtual Hillary Wailing Walls as news of Biden’s selection as VP candidate sinks in:

This is another slap to women, in my opinion.”

Biden could have stopped it, but he didn’t. He may offer Obama some street creds on other issues, but he is another slap in the face to women.”

Slap! I am so disheartened and disappointed and disgusted. And as a woman- offended. Once again,the boys run the show.

Good morning Puma’s!! I don’t have long…going to the fair….just wanted to say… BO is piece of Shi…. I feel like he slapped all of us in the face by not offering it to Hill.”

”[P]erhaps this slap in the face will motivate the former Hillary supporters to go back to our candidate and give her the nomination -then it will be ‘happy days are here again”………”

“[D]id you see the last slap to our girl. He started text at 3:00am.”

He had the chance to do something great and chose not to…a real slap in the face to Hillary supporters.

I think it is a slap to all of us Hillary supporters when she was not even on the short list.

Personally, I think the dude with the giant wrench had the right idea…

Posted by Betty Cracker on 08/23/08 at 01:08 PM
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PUMA Comment of the Day

It’s not even noon yet, but we have a clear winner:

fif, on August 23rd, 2008 at 10:04 am Said:

Obama went out of his way to insult Hillary by sending the text message at 3 am…..

Posted by Kevin K. on 08/23/08 at 09:59 AM
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BULLETIN: CNN confirms Obama has picked Biden for VP

Just got an email alert:

CNN confirms Sen. Barack Obama has chosen Delaware Sen. Joe Biden to be his vice-presidential running mate.

Nothing on their site yet (aside from that sentence).

MORE: Just got another email alert from MSNBC…

BREAKING NEWS: The Associated Press confirms Joe Biden as Obama’s VP pick

FROM CBS:

Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware is Barack Obama’s pick as his vice presidential running mate, CBS News and other media sources reported early Saturday morning. [...]

The official who spoke did so on condition of anonymity, saying they did not want to pre-empt a text-message announcement the Obama campaign promised for Saturday morning.Throughout the summer, Obama revealed little about which way he was leaning.

THINK PROGRESS has a lot more, including video of CNN’s John King’s “breaking news” report.

Posted by Kevin K. on 08/23/08 at 12:01 AM
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Friday, August 22, 2008

History Quiz ... Sorta

I’ve remarked before that Republicans use a ledger system to measure their own morality. It’s really simple and works like this: you put all the good things you’ve done in your life on one side of the ledger and all the bad things you’ve done on the other. Make a tally, and if you score higher on the good side, then you’re an upstanding citizen. You can murder people, or steal, it doesn’t matter. As long as you do more ostensible good, than bad, you’re awesome. People like Ken Lay worked this system to great advantage, as was evident from his obituary in the Aspen Daily News:

From the most junior employee to his top executives, Ken treated all with the same dignity and respect they deserved as children of God. Employees often remarked on how he recalled their names, family, and other personal details they shared with him.

“I, the Lord, search the heart and examine the mind, to reward a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve.” Jeremiah 12:10.

For those who know and love Ken, we take comfort in the knowledge that he is in the loving presence of the one true Judge.

Great guy. He ripped off his shareholders, stole from municipalities and other jurisdictions, and siphoned endless sums from millions of 401k accounts. But he treated everyone with the same dignity and respect they deserved—as children of God. Needless to say, he couldn’t have accomplished this without the help of his Republican friends in Government.

And now for the quiz:

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Posted by poputonian on 08/22/08 at 06:14 PM
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Piss-poor Democrats

I used the phrase “piss-poor Democrats” to describe PUMAs on Ripley’s BlogTalkRadio show last week and WaPo’s Alec MacGillis has laid out evidence that it’s a fairly accurate description:

Democrats have been wringing their hands since yesterday about one seemingly daunting figure in new polls showing a tightening of the presidential race.

Obama, according to the polls, is still having trouble locking down the votes of Hillary Clinton’s primary-season supporters. An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll found that only about half of self-identifying Clinton supporters backed Obama, while a fifth are backing John McCain and fully a quarter remain undecided.

Some are interpreting this as evidence that Obama has a lingering problem with the Democratic base, and even speculating that he consequently might shock the world and pick Clinton as his running mate.

Lost in this analysis, though, is a crucial fact: many of Clinton’s primary-season supporters are not necessarily loyal Democratic presidential election voters.

Read it all.

Posted by Kevin K. on 08/22/08 at 02:39 PM
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EXCLUSIVE!! McCain Campaign Talking Points on the Issues

We’ve secretly obtained a copy of the McCain campaign’s talking points. Boy, is Obama in trouble:

Health care: John McCain experienced government controlled health care – for 5-1/2 years, the communist North Vietnamese government provided John McCain’s medical treatment as he endured brutal torture in service to the country John McCain always puts first. That’s why John McCain is committed to protecting the American people from universal health care.

The sanctity of human life: As John McCain was shot down over Vietnam, he was sucked out of the cockpit of his Navy fighter jet, much as viable fetuses are sucked out of wombs in abortion clinics every day.  Therefore, John McCain will protect American fetuses by appointing legal thinkers in the mold of Alito and Scalia to the Supreme Court.

Immigration: John McCain knows what it’s like to be surrounded by foreigners—he spent 5-1/2 years being beaten senseless by Viet Cong captors. So John McCain can understand why the American people don’t want to be surrounded by gooks gabbling on like, “bong wang wong fu kong,” all the time. John McCain’s personal hero, Ronald Reagan, whom John McCain served as a foot soldier after he (John McCain) was released—from a Vietnamese prison camp—said, “Tear down this wall.” John McCain says it’s time to build a wall.

Judicial philosophy: When you spend 5-1/2 years in a Viet Cong prison camp with no access to trial except for a kangaroo commie court like John McCain did, you learn the value of judicial oversight. Therefore, John McCain will appoint judges who protect embryonic life, unlike John McCain’s commie captors, who tortured John McCain in a Viet Cong P.O.W. camp. And in stark contrast to John McCain’s Viet Cong captors, John McCain will make sure hard-working white Americans are protected from torture like the 5-1/2 years of brutality John McCain endured when John McCain was a P.O.W. in Vietnam.

Technology: During his 5-1/2 years in a Viet Cong prisoner of war camp, John McCain wasn’t able to pass the time between beatings with bamboo sticks by “surfing” “online” or playing “Pong” like elitists in exotic, foreign places such as Hawaii. But John McCain recently got help “logging on” to the “World Wide Web,” so John McCain is aware of the ”internets” and all associated traditions.

2nd Amendment: As John McCain was rotting away in a P.O.W. camp for his country, he often wished he had a double-barrel shotgun he could use to blast his filthy gook torturers to smithereens. For this reason, John McCain strongly supports the right of all Americans to keep and bear arms.

Agricultural policies: One of the ways John McCain used to pass the time when John McCain was locked in a tiger cage in a Viet Cong prisoner of war camp was to imagine eating homegrown American food. All the gooks gave John McCain and his fellow American patriots was rotten rice and weevil sauce, which John McCain got tired of after 5-1/2 years. So John McCain will support American agricultural activities.

[CROSS-POSTED AT BETTY CRACKER]

Posted by Betty Cracker on 08/22/08 at 08:52 AM
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Wire’s “Outdoor Miner” on Ukulele

I love Wire,  I love ukulele masters Gus & Finn, I really love the album Chairs Missing (which has been on heavy rotation since I “rediscovered” it a few months ago), I love this song, and I really love Gus & Finn’s version of it.  Yes, that’s a whole lotta love.

FOR DISCUSSION IN COMMENTS: What album(s) have you “redicovered” lately?  They can either be releases you didn’t care for when they first came out or albums you just kind of lost track of with time.

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Posted by Kevin K. on 08/22/08 at 08:12 AM
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It was a really bad day to be John McCain

Yes, it was.

Posted by Kevin K. on 08/22/08 at 07:38 AM
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Thursday, August 21, 2008

PP Radio

First comment since the show ended:

At last, a thorough rundown of the happenings in the PUMA/Obamabot range wars. Petey PUMA pants lays it all out with careful attention to detail and a PUMA-surge (roar) of facts that rocks the O-bots back on their heels. This was the first source to confirm that the Clintons (wisely) used extensive PUMA donations to build a space ship. Thank you, Petey PUMA pants for bringing us PUMA Pounce Radio.

~ PUMAtonian

Rated 5 stars ... makes you want to give up.

Posted by poputonian on 08/21/08 at 05:36 PM
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Here a house, there a house, everywhere a house house, Old McCain owns your ass,  E I E I O ...

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said in an interview Wednesday that he was uncertain how many houses he and his wife, Cindy, own. 

“I think — I’ll have my staff get to you,” McCain told Politico in Las Cruces, N.M.
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The Obama campaign seized on the house issue Thursday with an ad called “Seven,” claiming that’s the number of houses McCain has.

The ad closes with a shot of the White House and the narration: “Here’s ONE house American can’t afford to let John McCain move into.”

Nice, quick work by the O-team.

 

Posted by poputonian on 08/21/08 at 01:59 PM
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Don’t forget: The debut of PUMA Pounce Radio at 4PM ET today

Get ready to POUNCE at 4PM ET.  Spread the word. More details here. Direct link to today’s show here (warning: it’ll collapse your browser).

Call-in Number: (347) 202-0936

Roar.

UPDATE: Here’s the archived version…

Posted by Kevin K. on 08/21/08 at 12:45 PM
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