The question remains how much longer will these sore losers keep “just sayin’” after Obama puts this away?
Back at SusanUnPC’s House of Spittle, a reasonable Hillary supporter unleashes the obvious:
Susan, but you must admit he’s got the Big Mo. Hillary might win Texas but Obama is scoring big in Ohio by reminding them what NAFTA did to their economy. I don’t think you understand how bad it really is. If Obama wins Ohio then he’s going all the way. While I admire your loyalty & tenacity at some point you may have to come to the realization you’re just cranking soundbites for McCain.
Amen. Don’t count on Susan or Mushy, two of the pettiest and most destructive dickweeds working the left side of the blogosphere, to pull back any time soon. There’s gotta come a point when some of the the more respected and trafficked liberal bloggers (read: not me) start publicly calling out these dopes on their bullshit. I’m seeing way too many blogs with Taylor Marsh links prominently displayed in their blogrolls. She’s a loose cannon and it’s time a few prominent lefty bloggers started pissing on her gun powder.
MORE: John Cole is an ill-informed, misogynistic hope junky (evidence here and here). I loved this pull-quote from one of his commenters:
Looking over the race, how much of Obama’s criticism of Clinton have been o f the nature that would harm her and the party’s chances in the general election? I seriously cannot think of any. While everything—EVERYTHING—coming out from the Clinton camp is stuff that can be picked up and used by the Republicans in one way or another or is designed to damage him as a candidate going forward as much if not more than it impacts him now…
Holy fucking god. If you thought it couldn’t get worse (or funnier) than “Hillary4U&Me,” you were very, very wrong. I know I’ve been laying it on a little thick with the Hillshill bashing lately, but how could I not post this one?
Warning: Avoid watching this if you’ve eaten anything within the last two weeks.
MORE: Check out the comments at YouTube. They love it!!! (The love fest is sure to take a dark and ugly turn once this video inevitably starts trickling through the snicker circuit.) UPDATE: In comments Will S. lets us know that they’re holding YouTube comments for approval, so I guess that explains the love fest.
WAY TO GO: Let’s temper this post with a hearty “bravo!” for Bill. The red-faced charge is silly because he handled the situation well (better than I would have). That loudmouthed pro-lifer deserved a kick square in the ‘nads, not stern condemnation.
Giving Senator Barack Obama new momentum, one of the nation’s largest labor unions, the United Food and Commercial Workers, endorsed him on Thursday. Another giant, the Service Employees International Union, was on the brink of backing him.
The endorsement of the service employees, which with 1.9 million members is seen as the nation’s most politically potent union, would be considered a special boon. Members of the service employees’ board were casting votes by e-mail and fax on Thursday night, and two top S.E.I.U. leaders said an Obama endorsement was likely.
The two unions did not make endorsements until now largely because they were so torn among Mr. Obama, John Edwards and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. But with Mr. Edwards out and Mr. Obama winning eight straight contests, many of the top leaders of the unions decided it was time to back him.
It looks like that Giuliani-like “come and get me” strategy is really paying off for Hillary…
Geepers, if Hillshills think the MSM is tough on Hillary, let her try spending a day in Jeff Gordon’s, errrrrrr, jumpsuit. Look at the questions from “fans” that TIME recently hurled at him:
How does it feel to go from the kid to the old man on the tour? What’s it like to hear people booing you?Will having Dale Earnhardt Jr. as a teammate cut down on the number of bottles and cans thrown at you when you win at Talladega this year?If Dale Earnhardt Jr. is in the lead for another win at Daytona, would you bump him and take out your team member?Why is it that some parts of the country support you and others don’t?Your wife is taller than you. Has that ever made you self-conscious?
TO MY GREAT CHAGRIN: The eagerly-awaited (in my house, at least) world premiere of the documentary To My Great Chagrin: The Unbelievable Story of Brother Theodore comes to MOMA this Wednesday, February 13th (also playing on March 1st). He was a complex, brilliant and vastly underrated performance artist and you can view some of his pitch-perfect and hysterical ravings in a video compilation we posted here back in September.
FUERZABRUTA: Friday I took my lovely wife Chris to see Fuerzabruta, the new spectacle from the creators of De La Guarda, for her birthday at the Daryl Roth Theatre and was totally blown away by it. I enjoyed De La Guarda, but thought it was a little over-hyped and found myself wishing it would come to an end about 45-minutes into it. Fuerzabruta, on the other hand, I never wanted to end, noticing at several points during the performance that my face was smeared with a thoroughly ridiculous shit-eating grin that only a child can accommodate without feeling like a complete tool. As an added bonus, I was selected by one of the Fuerzabruta “dancers” to join her on a metal platform and dance in front of hundreds of people before having an oversized, exploding paper cinderblock dropped on our heads. According to Chris the crowd was cheering me on (I inserted several of my death-defying robot maneuvers into my routine) and afterwards the dancer came over and gave me a big thumbs up when she found me back in the crowd. If you’re a New Yorker, I highly recommend checking this show out. If the $72 price tag is too steep for you, they sell $25 rush tix at the box office two hours before each performance.
I went to bed hearing Obama was ahead in Tuesday’s delegate count and I woke up to the exact opposite. I’m grumpy and I’ve got a long, sure-to-be annoying day at work ahead of me. If Ricki Lieberman, who keeps spamming me (after two polite requests to be removed from her mailing list) with crazeeeee-colored, goo-laced pro-Hillary emails (”
With thanks to Tina Turner - She’s the best, Simply Better than All the Rest…
”), sends me another “GO HILLARY!!!” email today I hope she really enjoys the stills from the “2 Girls 1 Cup” video she’s going to find clogging up her Gmail account.
On a more serious note, I think Obama’s still in it, but he’s got to have nearly everything go his way in the upcoming primaries and caucuses to overcome Hillary’s super delegate lead (and don’t forget her surefire shameless attempt to seat her Michigan and Florida delegates). If not, say hello to President McCain. I’ll post more info as I find it.
JUST ON MSNBC: Chuck Todd just said that Hillary is currently up by 70 delegates, including committed super delegates. That spells good news for Obama in the next couple of rounds of voting where he’s sure to substantially whittle away at her lead, but he’s got to pull off a March 4th win in Texas or Ohio if he doesn’t want Hillary to lock this up.
The severely abbreviated Super Bowl Sunday edition*...
“Yes We Can” song (hi res version here, info here)
According to some of the commenters over at Atrios’ place, this is just more all-flash, no-substance gruel for the starry-eyed hope junkies who blindly support Prince Obama. They’re right. Dems need to nominate a thoroughly uninspiring policy wonk if we’re going to beat St. Maverick in the general election. It’s worked so well for us in the past. Someone get Dukakis or Mondale on the phone and see if they’re available for the veep spot.
U.S. Democratic presidential candidates Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) (L) and US Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) wait to go onstage for the CNN/Los Angeles Times Democratic presidential debate in Hollywood, California January 31, 2008.
Barack Obama is such a sore loser!!! I can’t believe HE SNUBBED HILLARY AGAIN!!! Look at how he refuses to maintain eye contact with her and pretends to be having a conversation with someone to his left. You can clearly see that he ISN’T talking to the man in the right of the photo. I’d like to see this smug POS spin this. What a phony. He is clearly intimidated by a powerful and dignified woman and acts like a CHILD as a result. Hopefully The View will bring up his disrespectful and misogynistic behavior today! This immature and oh-so-smug man (LOOK at his face ... it radiates SMUGNESS) is NOT ready for the presidency!!! SHAMEFUL!
Late on Sept. 6, 2005, a private plane carrying the Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra touched down in Almaty, a ruggedly picturesque city in southeast Kazakhstan. Several hundred miles to the west a fortune awaited: highly coveted deposits of uranium that could fuel nuclear reactors around the world. And Mr. Giustra was in hot pursuit of an exclusive deal to tap them.
Unlike more established competitors, Mr. Giustra was a newcomer to uranium mining in Kazakhstan, a former Soviet republic. But what his fledgling company lacked in experience, it made up for in connections. Accompanying Mr. Giustra on his luxuriously appointed MD-87 jet that day was a former president of the United States, Bill Clinton.
Upon landing on the first stop of a three-country philanthropic tour, the two men were whisked off to share a sumptuous midnight banquet with Kazakhstan’s president, Nursultan A. Nazarbayev, whose 19-year stranglehold on the country has all but quashed political dissent.
Mr. Nazarbayev walked away from the table with a propaganda coup, after Mr. Clinton expressed enthusiastic support for the Kazakh leader’s bid to head an international organization that monitors elections and supports democracy. Mr. Clinton’s public declaration undercut both American foreign policy and sharp criticism of Kazakhstan’s poor human rights record by, among others, Mr. Clinton’s wife, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York.
Within two days, corporate records show that Mr. Giustra also came up a winner when his company signed preliminary agreements giving it the right to buy into three uranium projects controlled by Kazakhstan’s state-owned uranium agency, Kazatomprom.
The monster deal stunned the mining industry, turning an unknown shell company into one of the world’s largest uranium producers in a transaction ultimately worth tens of millions of dollars to Mr. Giustra, analysts said.
Just months after the Kazakh pact was finalized, Mr. Clinton’s charitable foundation received its own windfall: a $31.3 million donation from Mr. Giustra that had remained a secret until he acknowledged it last month. The gift, combined with Mr. Giustra’s more recent and public pledge to give the William J. Clinton Foundation an additional $100 million, secured Mr. Giustra a place in Mr. Clinton’s inner circle, an exclusive club of wealthy entrepreneurs in which friendship with the former president has its privileges.
(Password-free link to the NY Times article here.)
I wasn’t going to watch the debate tonight because a) I already know who I’m voting for and b) I’m a total loser and the season premiere of Lost is on, but I may DVR it just to see if Anderson Cooper brings this up. Of course, after he hits on super important stuff like “The Snub.”
p.s. This will be my one and only post during the primary cycle highlighting potential shady $$$ dealings by the Clintons. Consider it a friendly reminder to the Hillshills that Obama’s “boneheaded” (his description) interactions with Rezco is relatively small potatoes compared to what reporters might find in the Billary bin. You may want to reconsider your Freeper-like dancing-in-your-own-feces routine when it comes to digging through Obama’s underpants drawer. Instant karma’s going to get you.