Republican Asshats: Judgment Vs. Experience Edition

31 08 2008

As you may recall eight years ago George “everything I’ve ever touched turns to shit” Bush is offered up as the Republican candidate where his only experiences were textbook examples in cowardice and failure.  And boy that sure has turned out well hasn’t it?!

Now the Republicans offer us a candidate who just turned 72, finished 894 out of 899 in his Naval Academy class, can’t keep his position on issues straight, has well known anger management issues, a history of infidelity (which I seem to recall you Republicans used to have a problem with), and he falls back on “I was a POW” every time someone presses him with a question he cannot answer or a contradiction he cannot reconcile.  This is starting to sound like another Republican round of let’s promote the fuckup.

Great, after so much talk about McCain’s excellent experience, his fantastic experience, I’m a POW…with fucking experience…he goes off and chooses a no experience MILF as his running mate. Gotcha.  Your vast experience has told you that the best way to prove that you’re the ticket of experience over Mr. “no experience” is to have someone with even more “no experience” as the VP.

Perhaps he does have experience but he apparently hasn’t picked up any judgment skills along the way.

So to all you confused Republicans out there, I know think you’re terribly clever pointing out that Obama has no experience but I would remind you that he is running on the strength of his Judgment. You know, the kind of judgment that would have him select someone who is also competent and has good judgment to be his running mate.  Meanwhile McCain keeps hamming that his experience somehow makes up for his recurring examples of poor decisions and exceptionally poor judgment.

Good for you guys and all that experience, but I’m pretty sure I don’t need another Republican with tons of experience and shit for decision making skills.

Yeah She’s Hot, But Not So Smart

30 08 2008

VP nominee Sarah Palin believes we should teach creationism in science class.


What the hell is wrong with people?

Rove Concern Trolls His Foot Into His Own Mouth

30 08 2008

Okay my trusty sleuths, who made the following quote August 10th on Face the Nation?

With all due respect again to Governor P***n, she’s been a governor for two years, she’s been able but undistinguished. I don’t think people could really name a big, important thing that she’s done. She was mayor of one of the smallest cities in America. And again, with all due respect to Wasilla, Alaska, it’s smaller than Chula Vista, California; Aurora, Colorado; Mesa or Gilbert, Arizona; north Las Vegas or Henderson, Nevada. It’s not a big town. So if she were to pick Governor P***n, it would be an intensely political choice where he said, `You know what? I’m really not, first and foremost, concerned with, is this person capable of being president of the United States?

Give up yet?  Of course you don’t give up, but I’m going to tell you anyhow.  It was Karl Rove.  Yes Karl Asshat Rove!  Yeah, no shit!

Well okay, it was a trick question because Karl Rove wasn’t talking about Sarah Palin but was actually concern trolling over Obama possibly picking Virginia Governor Tim Kaine as his VP.  In the original quote he mentions that Governor Kaine has been in office three years (not less than two like Gov. Palin) and he was originally the mayor of Richmond Virginia (population of 200,000+ versus Mayor Palin’s reign over a population of 5,600ish). Did I mention that Virginia has a population of 7,712,091 and a GDP of $383 million whereas Alaska has a population of 683,478 and a GDP of $44.5 million?  You don’t suppose Karl will express his concern that McCain selected an even less qualified VP for intensely political reasons rather than selecting the most capable person?

Yeah, a trick question and an innane rhetorical question in the same post.  So sue me.

Sarah Palin. Hot or Not?

29 08 2008
Way hotter than McCain

Way hotter than Senator Cranky Pants

Oh sure, she’d easily be the hottest VP since Spiro Agnew but she doesn’t do much to help McCain’s argument that his is the ticket of experience, especially when you consider McCain turns 72 today and has had four bouts with cancer already. One tough flight of stairs and we’ll have a second place Alaska beauty queen as president.  Impressive choice there John.  Granted she’s arguably better than the idiot ideologue we have now or maybe even the senile old war monger they’re offering up next, but still…Is this the best they can do?

It’s obviously a completely cynical play for the still angry Hillary voters, but will they fall for such a blatent pander just because this lifelong NRA member, pro-life, big oil coddling VP has ovaries?  Stranger things have happened.

Of course she would provide comfort and reassurances to all the GOPers who might be worried that a McCain / Palin administration would help restore the Constitution and cease the abuse of power we have all become so used to over the last eight years. Rest easy you right wing oligarchs, not a chance.  Apparently VP Palin would fill the stiletto heels left behind by “I put the ick in Dick” Cheney perfectly having already exercised a picture perfect abuse of power when pressuring the state to fire her former brother in law.  Nice.

Bringing A Little Fight With The Policy

29 08 2008

I like that he’s finally bringing a little fight to this race and isn’t taking McCain’s smears lying down.  Here’s to hoping we get to hear eight more years of these.

Who Knew Global Development Trends Could Be Fun?

21 08 2008

Global development illustrated. This very intriguing (albeit slightly long) video takes a novel approach towards data display and makes a strong case that the world is trending well in many respects. Well worth your time to watch.

Bush Sympathetic To The Victims Of His Disastrous Presidency

20 08 2008

152 Days…Just another 152 days.