Archive for the ‘Political Shenanigans’ Category

Read The Constitution. Please.

November 14, 2008

Today’s letters to the editor page includes one from a woefully-uneducated pinhead. He suggests that George W. Bush should do the “right thing” and just leave office right now, and don’t make Obama wait another 2 months and change to take office. We’re done with Bush, and our anointed messiah needs to get busy and lead us all into hopeandchange right this minute, if not before. Or words to that effect.

Umm… we have this thing we call the United States Constitution.

If President Bush left office in any fashion at all before January 20, Vice President Dick (gasp) Cheney would become president–and would appoint a new vice-president to fill out the term. So there’s no way Obama could legally step into the office before the constitutionally-appointed time.

Go read the thing. It’s actually pretty short; won’t take you that long.

Over-Reaching According To Whom?

November 6, 2008

Various TV pundits more or less pooh-poohed the idea of a Republican revolution in 2010, a la 1994, after Clinton was first elected. These pundits explain that Clinton “over-reached” in his first 2 years, tried to change too many things too quickly, and the people, the great unwashed, rebelled. They suggest that Obama is smart enough to learn from this; and thus, no one should count their Republican revolution in 2010 before it is hatched.

This got me wondering. The evidence points overwhelmingly to Obama being so far to the left, any hopechanges he might attempt could look perfectly reasonable and centrist to him and his minions; but those of us who lean anywhere in the center-right spectrum could still find that he is over-reaching.

Make sense?

Watch This.

October 9, 2008

That is an order. CrankyBeach hath spoken.

(Hat tip: Baldilocks)

No Comment Needed.

September 30, 2008

Let’s Stuff This Ballot Box!

September 18, 2008

PBS is running a poll. Very simple question: Do you think Sarah Palin is qualified to be VP of the United States, yes or no?

When I voted, it was running about 60 percent no, 40 percent yes.

You know what to do.

(I have discovered that you can vote more than once.)

Hat tip: Wizbang

The Best Image I’ve Seen Yet.

September 11, 2008

From the fine folks at Wizbang, at a McCain-Palin campaign rally 9-10-08:

In The Headlines

August 30, 2008

Palin May Be Benefit or Bust for McCain’s Campaign

Benefit or bust. Is there a third alternative here?

Wow. What insightful analysis. A real high risk prediction.

/sarcasm

Aaaak!

August 26, 2008

For reasons far too boring to explain… I happened to surf past the AOL home page. One news item caught my eye; the question of whether I could pass the U.S. citizenship test.

So I clicked over. Imagine my sheer annoyance to find that the linked page is almost entirely in Spanish–under a heading of “immigracion“.

Apparently the fine fun folks over at AOL think anyone interested in this topic is a Spanish speaking immigrant.

At least the quiz itself is in English. Which makes me wonder what language the real live this-is-for-all-the-marbles citizenship test is administered in. Does anybody out there know?

Listen Up, Midwestern Ignorant Hayseeds

October 4, 2007

Attention, you hayseeds from the midwest. You have been maligned and you probably don’t even realize it.

In case you’ve been hiding under a rock… the entire nation of the Philippines is up in arms because of a silly line uttered by Teri Hatcher on this week’s episode of “Desperate Housewives.” She tells the doctor she wants to see his diploma to make sure it’s not from some medical school in the Philippines.

Bill O’Reilly had a Filipino guest who tried to explain why Filipinos are offended and why such a joke was unacceptable. O’Reilly tried to give an analogy explaining where the term “paddy wagon” came from, that it is a racial epithet, and Irish people don’t rush to the microphones if somebody uses it on TV, so why were Filipinos getting all hot under the collar over a stupid joke on a stupid TV show.

And then the guest uncorked the real screamer. He said, and I paraphrase, that somebody from the midwest who doesn’t even know what a Filipino is might get a false impression by watching Desperate Housewives.

Now who’s stereotyping? Huh? Huh? My, my. Those hayseeds in the midwest are so stupid they might not know what a Filipino is and Desperate Housewives is just going to mislead them.

So one ignorant stereotype, told as a joke on a fictional TV show, deserves another ignorant stereotype said in total seriousness on a news show?

I jumped on the computer and e-mailed O’Reilly. We shall see if my letter (or one of the many thousands like it that I am sure clogged his in-box tonight) gets read on the air. I’m surprised O’Reilly didn’t jump right on it during the segment. Must have been having an off night.

Midwestern hayseeds, you have heard the call. Rise up, rush to the nearest microphone, and demand an apology!

And In Other News…

September 22, 2007

… a friend who would probably prefer to remain anonymous passed along a groovy video.

(A warning for all you wimps. There’s language. Watch at your own risk.)