Saturday, September 6, 2008

Two Ladies Who Definitely Do Not Like Sarah Palin

Rock group Heart, angry that its 70's hit "Barracuda" is being used as the unofficial theme song for Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, is biting back at the Alaska governor.

"The Republican campaign did not ask for permission to use the song, nor would they have been granted that permission," according to a statement issued late on Thursday on behalf of the sisters.

Why do Republicans keep on trying to co-opt songs like this without first seeking out the right to use them? I remember when Reagan started to use "Born In The USA" until Bruce Springsteen asked him to stop (it was obvious the Reagan camp did not understand the song).

Hey Republicans! Leave artistic endeavors to Democrats, why doncha... stick to things you know like taking away our rights, wiretapping us, and gay sex in public restrooms!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Republicans Laugh at and Attack Community Organizers

Did you watch Sarah Palin's awful speech at the Republican convention on Wednesday? Oh, she proved she could deliver a speech, but not a message. All she did was attack... and lie a lot.

When she used part of the most important speech of her life to crow about firing her chef, all I could think was "I sure hope that chef has found another job!" I guess I just can't bring myself to think like a Republican. (And that's a good thing!)

She also mocked community organizers. With the nation watching, the Republicans mocked, dismissed, and actually laughed out loud at Americans who engage in community service and organizing. I wonder if Palin has a clue what she did when she did that? I wonder if the clueless, rabid, right wing masses in attendance knew what they were laughing at when they chortled at her mockery?

What do I mean? Well, here are three very famous community organizers - at least one of which many of those obnoxious laughing fools claim to worship... hmmmm...

A Modest Drilling Proposal

I couldn't help but shake my head in disbelief as I watched and listened to a crowd of idiots at the Republican convention last evening chant "Drill Baby, Drill" over and over. Expanding drilling is a red herring. It will not deliver enough oil to make a dent in our reliance on foreign suppliers. In some cases, it would endanger eco-systems, wild life, and other environmental factors. Furthermore, the oil would be gathered (eventually, some time in the distant future) by large international oil conglomerates with no promise that the oil would ever be used by Americans.

But, hey, I'm willing to compromise. After all, I'm not a mindless Republican automaton. So, here is what the Democrats in control of Congress at the moment should do. Author a bill that expands drilling in more areas (except ANWR), with the stipulation that ALL oil gathered MUST be used for US domestic purposes only.

I wonder, d'ya think the Reps would vote for that?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Stupid Church Sign #1

I find it interesting how low churches will go to try to attract people to come to their boring weekly ceremonies. Here we have a Wisconsin church attempting to solicit Packer fans by reminding them that their Hall of Fame quarterback deserted them by somehow promising them that god won't. Hey, why doesn't their god strap on the shoulder pads and don the green and yellow? Oh, that's right, because he doesn't exist.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Republicans Party With Hookers & Blow

After John McSame says that events will be scaled down to only the essential due to Hurricane Gustav, Republicans decide that the following are essential: parties thrown by lobbyists, some with pink boas, and one with "Hookers & Blow."

Palin's Teen Daughter: Pregnant, Single, Not Married

In yet another surprising development in the Republican presidential campaign, vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin confirmed in a statement Monday that her 17-year-old daughter Bristol is five months pregnant.

This is interesting for several reasons:

First, Palin is a conservative Christian who denounces such actions, yet could not instill the same "values" in her own child.

Second, it really boggles the imagination to "believe" that the McCain team thoroughly vetted this woman. I mean, c'mon. Pregnant unmarried daughter, under investigation for abuse of office, only 20 months of "experience" as governor.

Third, if they did vet her, and then decided that she was the most qualified person to be picked for Veep, then that speaks volumes about McCain's ability to make the tough decisions... it says he can't.