Oingo Boingo: "Dead Man's Party"
Mashed up with some Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride.
WASHINGTON, DC - In a shocking reversal, the Alien has switched his endorsement from Barack Obama to John McCain.
With major implications for the U.S. presidential election, political kingmaker the Alien has changed his endorsement amid furor. Both political camps are buzzing about the implications, as the Alien has correctly predicted the winning president in every election for the past 28 years.
Ongoing investigation points to Cindy McCain as being the cause for this historic shift in allegiances.
Uncovered photos suggest that in a last ditch effort to help her husband’s failing campaign, Cindy McCain seduced and then blackmailed the Alien for his endorsement.
stunned and beaten and humbled in a way that defied explanation, bathing in a shower of red, white and blue confetti that was not, for once, meant for them.
"the nonpartisan group Hip-Hop Caucus" Yeah, right.
Apparently in Georgia convicted felons can vote before they finish serving their sentence, if they vote before they start serving their sentence.
Semi-related, Bono needs to get over himself.
Now an Obama ad runs asking Americans simply to take the day off to help get out the Obama vote: apparently American businesses, universities, and the government all are supposed to sacrifice hundreds of millions of dollars in lost collective work days to subsidize the Obama campaign in order "to change history"?
Gotta have photo ID to get into his $5M "victory party" in Grant Park. Self-styled "champion" of the the poor and "urban" doesn't seem to want them around.
(Harsh? "Poor and urban" are his own words..)
Damn shame Adolfe Hitler, Daffy Duck, and Doodad Pro can't attend the party after they donated all that money to his campaign. Although I suppose if they slip a couple more Benjamins into the right hands...
From screaming baseball fans to political rally-goers, groups that engage in boastful self-aggrandizing may be trying to mask insecurity and low social status.
Candidate finger puppets.
I'm waiting for someone to point out that making an Obama finger puppet is somehow racist, but if you only make McCain, that's racist, too...
Meanwhile, dressing as Obama for Halloween is racist, as is not dressing up as Obama for Halloween.
McCain vs Obama is not the choice many of us would have liked in an ideal world. But then it’s not an “ideal world”, and the belief that it can be made so is one of the things that separates those who think Obama will “heal the planet” and those of us who support McCain faute de mieux.
I opined freely at Badger Blogger today about Sarah Palin's new clothes. Lisa Schiffren explains it more clearly than I can. That first weekend after her selection was announced the "women's media" and MSM plastic-faced women were making fun of her shoes and her earrings; it wasn't going to get any better if she didn't start dressing like the rich women who've spent their whole careers in Washington.
The RNC probably could have skipped the retail and went straight to designers and asked for freebies a la Clinton. But this is uncharted territory--no one has ever put a non-rich, non-career-Washington woman without an influential husband or father on the ticket before. They'll know better for 2012...
Meanwhile, no one will look in Michelle's closet to check the origin of any unreported gifts within. While we hiss at "crazy old cat lady" stereotypes here at Radishhof, we also enjoy the PUMA blogs' sense of humor:
...angry, America-hating sleeper sofa from your shutin[sic] Aunt Tilly’s house, the one with all the cats. The cat pee sofa.
That’s our Michelle!
Some worry that if Barack Obama loses and there is suspicion of foul play in the election, violence could ensue in cities with large black populations.
Shelton, of the NAACP, said he understands the need for police to maintain order. But he is also concerned that some political partisans may point their finger at black voters as potential troublemakers because the Democratic nominee is black.Fair enough. Can non-blacks now be allowed to get angry about real documented "voting irregularities" without being accused of racism and hatred and suppression??
Shelton said any racial or ethnic group would get angry if they felt disenfranchised because of voting irregularities.
"Did Bill Ayers and I work in the same office for three years? Of course we did. I've never denied that. And yes, it was a very small office, which [grins] was not illegal the last time I checked. But his desk was facing in a completely different direction than mine, and I wasn't even born yet when that building was constructed. Also, there are lots of buildings in Chicago. Look, this is boring. Can I be president now?"
“Mark my words,” the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned at the second of his two Seattle fundraisers Sunday. “It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.”
Alaskan Glaciers Grow for First Time in 250 years
High snowfall and cold weather to blame.
Haw! Obama bragged that when he becomes president, the oceans will begin to recede. Sarah Palin’s not waiting for the election; she’s making the glaciers grow right now.
Dr. Sills also came across many single midlife women who expressed financial insecurity. "It's the 'I'm afraid I'll be a bag lady and I need to find some man to help pay my bills' anxiety," she explains.
Had the media spent half the energy vetting Obama as they have digging into Trig Palin’s conception, Sarah Palin’s tanning habits, or Joe the Plumber’s licensing status, we may not be near electing a President who would be better suited to run Venezuela.
But then, that’s the point, isn’t it?
Blog Action Day asks bloggers everywhere to publish posts today that discuss poverty in some way. The goal: By all posting on the same day we aim to change the conversation that day, to raise awareness, start a global discussion and add momentum to an important cause.
Avoiding long-term poverty is not rocket science. First, graduate from high school. Second, get married before you have children, and stay married. Third, work at any kind of job, even one that starts out paying the minimum wage. And, finally, avoid engaging in criminal behavior. If you graduate from high school today with a B or C average, in most places in our country there's a low-cost or financially assisted post-high-school education program available to increase your skills.
I hope Mr. Johnston is working on a GED on the side, but other than that, I don't see what the big deal is here. All the women from my high school who had babies at 18 have much better lives than I do. You can always have a career when the kids are grown, if that's what you want; the other way 'round just doesn't happen.
Don't read the comments; the world is full of shit-heads.
(I always have to put a hyphen in "shit-heads" because otherwise I read it "shi-theeds". Bah.)
Gaze into the giant zero of the Obama logo, the hole in the star-spangled donut, the vast fathomless nullity that is the gaping keyhole to the door of utopia. To a sad shriveled Republican cynic, there’s nothing there but the wide open spaces of Obama’s blank resume. But a believer will see therein the healing of the planet and the receding of the oceans. The black hole of Obama will suck you in through the awesome power of its totally cool suckiness.
View from Parnell Tower 4 Oct 2008:
View from Parnell Tower 11 Oct 2008:
My parents were here this weekend; my mother vetoed the brewery tour so we spent yesterday driving around Kettle Moraine with a stop at Harrington Beach. Then we went to a big birthday dinner with my work friends, which went over surprisingly well (they did not come to post-dinner drinks at La Cage, heh). Today they're on their way back to western Iowa with a van full of New Glarus beers and fresh cheeses from the factory near Belgium WI.
U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), the Democratic party's presidential nominee in 2004, is to headline a rally in Milwaukee on Tuesday morning aimed at encouraging early voting by supporters of presidential nominee Barack Obama.
Needs arugula. They did a nice job combining the disparate styles, but the block in the lower left corner with the Maoist three-quarters profile imposed on the American flag creeps me out.
My attempts at political quilting have been thwarted by my inability to draw a barracuda. But somewhere in my back room there is fabric printed with mooses that I bought in Alaska three years ago.
They don't need me at work tomorrow morning (I really don't like the sound of that) so now I'm trying to figure out what time to leave to go the Palin-McCain rally in Waukesha. I don't like anyone enough to drive out there during rush hour...
If you're there, and you see a lone Muppety-looking fat woman tearing up during the national anthem and making faces at other peoples' babies, do say hi. :)
Sarah PalinNancy Pelosi may yet beis the fulfillment of an old feminist prophecy that Texan Sissy Farenthold once described with her tongue firmly planted in her cheek. We will have achieved equality the day mediocre women take their place beside mediocre men. Check that one off the to-do list.
Michelle Obama is partially responsible for the proliferation of Barney. How many millions of Americans loathe that vile magenta lump of putrid polyester? How much harm has he done to our nation's children?
(This may be satire, I haven't decided yet.)
The largest employer in the city of Chicago is the Federal government. Followed by the City of Chicago Public School system. Other major employers are the city of Chicago, the Chicago Transit Authority, the Cook County government, and the Chicago Park District.
Bah. We were up by 20 when I got out of the car to spend some time in the woods.
Kettle Moraine State/National Forest/Scientific Reserve.
Tomorrow I expect a long afternoon of sitting on my couch listening to Bob Uecker and watching the Colts on TV and being totally unable to keep up with either game.
Hitler—who understood as well as any the importance of winning the hearts and minds of youth—once remarked, “When an opponent says ‘I will not come over to your side,’ I calmly say, ‘Your child belongs to us already...You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing but this new community.’”
Please stop swinging indiscriminately with RISP.
(The radio at work worked fairly well, except for the feedback from the EM field of the workstation on the other side of my cube and people bothering me every ten minutes for the score.)
The "moderator" of the VP debate is thoroughly smitten with The One. Did anyone seriously expect anything else? After eight years of BDS, are we still that naive?
But this, this is what jumps out at me and irritates me anew:
Barack Obama is sitting in the back of his rented luxury campaign bus with its granite counters and two flat-screen TVs...