The horror... The horror...
Cringe with Cindy as her husband is publicly humiliated by Joe The Plumber, who fails to turn up on cue at a rally:
Palin is busy prepping for 2012. Joe, presumably, was on the phone to his agent about a possible run for congress in 2010. John tries to recover by pretending his date wasn't with Joe, it was with everyone else in the crowd... Who all happen to be called "Joe". Cindy... I feel for poor Cindy...
HT: America Blog.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
The horror... The horror...
Right wing "humour" , via Moonbattery.com:
I can see it now...
"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, and fuck them." - Statue of LibertyAnd yeah, I "get it". "Welfare" breeds dependence. Which is why we're all having the bail out the millionaire bankers, right?
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and fucking the poor." - Deceleration of Independence
"I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for fucking the poor" - George Washington
"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to fuck the poor" - Abraham Lincoln
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
My Czech adventure is over, for now. The Festival was great; Jihlava was amusingly sleepy; the filmmakers friendly; the audiences receptive; and the weather beautifully cold, crisp and clear. Pics and more blogging to follow, once I've caught up on my election news (;>).
For now, an extract of the worthy winner of the Opus Bonum section, Mauro Andrizzi's Iraqi Short Films...
Dám si jedno pivo prosím!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Today Glasgow, tomorrow Jilhava.
In celebration, I present a short documentary about the Prague Spring of 1968.
Next, Barack Obama, speaking on the 40th anniversary of this momentous event.
Next, John McCain, twice referring to Czechoslovakia, a country which hasn't existed since 1993.
Finally, Sarah Palin give us her Foreign policy expertise. God help us all.
My next post on Prague will be more autumnal ;>
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Apparently the most important issue facing America today is not the economy, foreign policy, the "war on terror" or any of that crap - it is the desperate and overwhelming need to impose a Christian Theocracy ASAP. Who knew?
First up, "Crazy Tracy" on PBS, who I presume is some sort of performance artist out to make Bible-believing Christians look more gut-wrenchingly vapid, vacuous and witless than we'd ever thought possible:
Next, this from ValueVotersUSA.com via the whackaloon The Moral Collapse Of America:
Finally, a gentle reminder that "liberals hate real Americans who work and accomplish and achieve and believe in God".
Jesus '08. Palin '12. We all know it makes sense.
The 12th International Documentary Film Festival is getting close...
In tribute, a scene from one of the most amazing documentaries ever,
Fog Of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003).
Lesson One: Empathize with your enemy.
Watch and learn.
The Daily Show. Best. Satirical. Television. Ever.
Everything you need to know about Wasilla...
Everything you need to know about Sarah Palin and "Grand Dragon Comrade Herr El Presidente Mullah" Barack Obama...
"...if not for Tina Fey, America would surely see Sarah Palin as a sharp, experienced, well-spoken, non-polarizing person.How many days is it now?
So when the Obama administration forces your kids to read The Communist Manifesto in NAMBLA class at their Madrassa, remember to blame Tina Fey."
- Is There A Tina Fey Effect?, Indecision 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
"This is a trailer for brand new documentary video about the town of Jihlava. It was made because of the exhibition (28th March 2007) in Arts School in Jihlava. It should be your guide through Jihlava's history. We enjoyed the making of the video, so we hope, that you'll enjoy it too." - JUD©K3io
The aptly named Moonbattery.com tells its readers:
Don't eat that bottle of sleeping pills just yet. From November 1, 2004:
Rather than calming its far-right readers, tho, this simple reminder that the election ain't over til it's over brings out some wonderful commentary which surely deserves a wider audience.
First up, a eye-popping prediction. Set your watches for World War III:
"...if Obama wins, Israel will attack Iran before Bush leaves office. That will set up a firestorm response where Iran attack not only Israel in response, but the Saudi oil fields and Iraq in response. While Bush would likely not participate in an Israeli attack against Irans nuclear facilities using US planes they would probably give Israel air and satellite surveilance data to increase the chances of success of the mission - and maybe some bunker buster bombs once they realized they were going ahead any way despite Bush's objections. Last year Israel bombed Syria's unfinished nuclear facility, so I would seem likely that Israel would not count on delaying an attack until after Obama takes office. If McCain pulls out a suprise win, then they could afford to delay any attack for another year or so." - Posted by: Anonymous at October 13, 2008 6:36 AMMeanwhile, "V the K" calls McCain
"a moderate leftist"and Spurwing reminds us that polls aren't always to be trusted anyway, 'cause billionaire media owners are all communists (except Rupert)
"Can you realy ever trust any polls taken by CNN/TIME or any of the other liberal news agencies? especialy if its owned by RED TED TURNER and other soclaists scum"Finally, totally-not-gay "menareawesome" gets over-excited and has to go to bed half an hour earlier than usual:
"Ok all you real men, please do not kill yourself, we will need you in the comming war against communism! Why shoot yourself when you can shoot at the enemy instead?Totally. Not. Gay.
What is a good way to rehabilitate metrosexual sissies? WAR! No time for hair gel and ipods in the foxhole."
Sunday, October 19, 2008
They say a picture says a thousand words. Sometimes it's less than that.
What a crappy Sarah Palin costume. I expect to see better this Halloween. (Although, come to think, it's not a bad stealth use of MILF).
Random fluctuations in space-time are taking me to the 12th International Documentary Film Festival in Jihlava in Czechoslovakia (© John McCain) next weekend.
I'll try and post something festival-related every day.
First up, the 2008 "Jingle".
Gosh darn it, I do love a bit of European pretentiousness :)
I just booked a flight. I could have made my trip "carbon neutral" for an extra 4 euros (about $5 US).
If anyone on the plane wants to pay just two euros each, I'll take the emotional blackmail for them at half the price. I will bear the guilt.
"Sarah Palin’s debut on SNL was disappointing. The satire was extremely one sided, mean spirited and humorless last night, and took the fun out of it. In spite of that and the fact that Lorne Michaels stacked the deck by surrounding Sarah Palin with some of Hollywood’s most hateful leftists, she, unlike the angry Tina Fey and company, proved that she is a class act. She hit yet another home run." - sinsing, comment at HotAir, 19 Oct
HuffPost's list of previous Fey sketches:
Tina Fey as Sarah Palin With Hillary Clinton
Tina Fey as Sarah Palin With Katie Couric
Tina Fey as Sarah Palin in the VP debate
Tina Fey talks about Sarah Palin's voice to David Letterman
Saturday, October 18, 2008
ZOMG. Talk about uncovering a rich seam of whackory!? This video is great. Jesus '08! Write it in... If Jesus General ain't heard this he oughta...
Edit: Make sure you stick around for the end where all the muslims and unbelievers are slain at Jesus's feet! Praise His name!
Apparently there's a third party candidate that "they" don't want you to know about. Because as we all know, no Christian could ever be elected president of the United States.
You know, I'm not at all sure that this guy is truly an official spokesperson for Jesus Christ. Gosh darn it, isn't cynicism a terrible thing?
Friday, October 17, 2008
SNL's debate special did a fun turn on Crazy McCain Lady, aka 75 year old Gayle Quinell. She says she got her information about Obama being an "arab" (and a "terrorist") from a fellow volunteer at a McCain Campaign office. Nice.
Meanwhile, Sarah Palin is lined up to appear live on SNL this weekend. Given that her handlers won't let her watch TV by herself in case she gets depressed, that seems like a terrible move.
Over at pro-McCain Hot Air, commenters are divided on the idea. Outlander veers off into the eighth dimension of whackory:
"Assuming SNL doesn’t stick the knife in Palin again, this could be a good opportunity for her. Palin’s job now is to rebuild her reputation so she can run against Obama in 2012. Poking fun at Fey’s impersonation is a good way of lightening its negative effect on her reputation. So, if she’s able to do THAT, then it’s worth it. If her appearance will only serve to reinforce the negative stereotype, she should avoid the appearnace.JustTruth101 disagrees:
Along those same lines, when will Palin stop coordinating with McCain and completely run out on her own? Hit Obama with Wright and Ayers and being a crazy socialist… Go on Rush and Fox News and talk radio… Express a vision for the country and a serious political philosophy… This is all about her now."
"Live on the air the SNL crew... will do the skit from the version that the real Sarah never saw... and it will skewer her. There might even be a joke about the difference between her brain and her womb, but the setup in the REAL Sarah’s skit will be nothing even remotely like that, but her answer will be something that makes all special needs children look bad, or will make her look crass and uncaring... This is a TERRIBLE idea... I can’t believe she’s going to do this. If they could get away with it, they would shower her with pig blood like Carrie."Pigs blood!? Quick - does anyone have NBC's phone number!?
Being stuck in Britland, I've never watched a full episode of SNL. I didn't even think I wanted to, 'til I read this from SaintOlaf in the same thread:
"SNL is definitely the most bigoted, Christian persecuting, television show on the air today... Pure liberal atheist garbage."I'd buy that for a dollar...
"I am looking for a real man!"Tanechka27
27 year old woman from St.petersburg, Leningradskaya Oblast
Looking for man for relationship
I very nice girl. I cheerful also am full of energy the girl. I love people which like to joke. I adore the cat. At leisure I read books. Sex at me will be only with the future husband.
Interests: I love the work. I like to walk in the street with girlfriends. I like to dance, bathe and as many other things.
Wow... The Dems must've had their work cut out for them planting actors to make these McCain/Palin supporters look like racist redneck hick morons. Go Sarah and your Holy Spirit!
Then there's Diane Fedele. Her newsletter with this image upset some sensitive souls. It's OK though - she says it wasn't meant to link Obama to food stamps or be racist. So that's all right then.
I love a good joke me, so I was tickled by this hilarious pic from the Sacramento County Republican Party. Look! "The only difference between Obama and Osama is BS... Waterboard Barack Obama." It's OK, see, 'cause they're Christians who love America. Unlike some presidential candidates I could mention, right!?
John McCain must be so proud it'd make your heart burst.
Sarah Palin's job is to rally The Base. It's not her job to "think", or be "coherent", or even make sense.
Here's what she said to the Wall Street Journal:
“We shouldn’t worry about government not having enough money. Government’s got plenty of money,” she said. “It’s a matter of how government prioritizes the expenditures of those public dollars."Way to go Sarah... Spoken like a true Conservative. No wonder those redski's Bill Buckley and Kathleen Parker want nothing to do with you... Go girl!
Then there's this, from a fluff piece about Baby Trig:
"Part of the reason that I'm doing this is for my own child, who has special needs"
Who doesn't go goo-goo over a baby? I know I do. Don't you!?
But wait... Why all this positive coverage of Sarah all of a sudden? Over at Hot Air, commenter Sapwolf wonders if it isn't part of some dastardly plot:
"First the Batman clip, and now this one... Could AP be diverting our attention from polls showing McCain catching up?... Hmmmmm?"Much more of this paranoia, and these idiots will eat each other out of existence...
With 19 days to go, it's far too early to call the election. Unless of course you're noted communist and muslim-terrorist-sympathiser Brad Smith of, erm, Red State...
"So Barack Obama is the next president of the United States, and the Democrats will gain seats in the House and the Senate. At this point, it is imperative that the Republicans maintain a filibuster-capable Senate minority. The Democrats now have about a one in three chance of picking up the 60 or more Senate seats they would need to prevent filibusters."Unsurprisingly, this doesn't go down at all well with The Base. Commenter c17wife glowers:
"This obviously isn't the place for me if they are going to allow defeatists on the front page 19 days before the election...Wennejunk prays along:
...I have commited to spending an hour in prayer each day for this election. I suggest others do the same. We had divine intervention in 2000, we can have it again"
"So many see prayer as an act of desperation and for most, perhaps, it is an infrequent desperate act.Divine intervention? The single most important act believers can do to impact events? Wow.
I see it as the single most important act that believers can do to impact events and have been meaning to put up a commentary on prayer and the election."
Another player, Janis, manages to turn this into a threat:
"up daily that God would raise up the right leader to protect and guard America from destruction both from without and especially from within.Brad Smith, former hero of the right-wing blogosphere, added to "the list". Who'da thunk it?
Didn't think I would also have to ask Him for help in guarding us from our own supposed "supporters." Will add them to the list."
In summary, gentle readers, if John McCain makes an unprecedented comeback and wins this election, it wont be down to millions of robocalls claiming that Obama is a terrorist (which McCain wouldn't say at the debates); it won't be down to hundreds of thousands of voters being disenfranchised by RNC court actions; it won't be down to fear, ignorance, racism and lies; hell, it won't even be down to McCain getting his act together and persuading voters he's the better candidate... It'll be down to God.
And if McCain loses... Well, I'm guessing that'll be God's fault too. One wonders what God thinks of the millions of Christians who will vote for Obama. He must really hate them, right Janis?
Hmmm... It's not looking good so far.
Just why does God hate America?
And when did "Red State" become synonymous with "Completely Stupid"?
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I showed a picture of this chap in a previous post about The Despicable Race Card... But he deserves a second outing. Marvel as he responds to shouts of "racist" by holding the monkey up higher for everyone to see.
How dare anyone say race is an issue in this election? That's just outrageous. Yes siree, people are happy to ignore Sarah Palin or John McCain's dodgy contacts but fear the worst about Obama because... Because they just are. Race has nothing to do with it.
OK, so it seems most voters are being put off by all this negative campaigning... But when the only defense to mindless idiocy is that because the other guy is so far ahead in the polls it won't affect the likely result... Then I for one think that's a pretty sad state of affairs.
Finally, a clarion call. Who is monkey sticker guy? Can we find him and put him on TV? Someone must know him, surely?
UPDATE: One Little Victory has this:
"According to an anonymous poster, “Monkey Boy ” is named Stanley, and Stanley has a history of racist behavior. He retired to Pennsylvania from Baltimore and works for Cambria County, as a civil servant. The poster has indicated that he is reporting Stanley to the Pennsylvania Civil Service Commission, as Stanley’s actions may be in conflict with the Civil Service Commission Code of Conduct."
Today I'm going to blog about godlessness vs. atheism; belorussian independent cinema; feminist irony in the twenty-first century; and the new Glasvegas album: dark music for dark times?
Nah, only kidding. Did you know there's an election!?
Let's start with the Third Debate of the Presidential Campaign. Watch here as McCain "cleaned Obama's clock" (™ Bride of Rove):
Despite McCain's masterful performance, all the networks said Obama won. Even Fox News. Hell, if even they are in the tank for "That One", the GOP must be worried...
There is good news, tho. The Secret Service says no-one shouted "Kill Him" at that Palin rally. The journo who said he heard it got it wrong (or, if you're from Texas Hill Country, deliberately lied). So now McCain only has to be proud of those supporters who boo him for calling Obama a "decent man"; and those who think the likely next president of the USA is a socialist-arab-muslim-terrorist, morally equivalent to Obama Bin Laden.
Meanwhile, Howard Stern is shocked to learn that some black folks will vote for Obama even if they're lied to and told Obama (like McCain) is anti-abortion and wants to stay the course in Iraq.
Imagine how shocked he'll be when he learns that some white folks are gong to vote for Obama anyway, even after they're told he's a socialist who hangs around with terrorists.
Indeed, with negative campaigning seemingly hurting McCain more than helping him, at least one Republican outfit has apparently written off the zillions they'd previously spent on ads trying to link Obama to Ayers, and are now presumably going to tell voters to tick McCain and win a pony.
Talking of fairy tales, Sarah Palin keeps insisting she's been cleared of wrongdoing in Troopergate. Is she shockingly dishonest or just functionally illiterate? Decide yourself on 4 November.
Meanwhile, here's the latest from Paranoiaville, USA:
- "socialists/communists have discovered the only thing between them and complete world domination is Fox News"
- Rush Limbaugh tells white folks: lock up your daughters
- LGF readers overwhelming say McCain won the debate
Who could argue with LGF'er kynna who authoritatively states:
"I actually would trust this poll over most. Lizards are pretty honest and they can be very harsh critics, as well. They won't vote for McCain just because they'd rather see him win the election."
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
"Almost as many GOPers say they’re unbothered by Obama’s associations as those who say they’re bothered by Wright or Ayers. As for independents, The One leads by 18 points now — a 28-point swing in just one week. Part of that’s due to the debate, which registered voters say he won, 48/14, but part of it’s probably also due to the negativity backfiring."This news of Obama's increased poll lead and the backlash to McCain's much vaunted attack-campaigning against Obama doesn't go down well with The Base. Like Zombies after fresh brains, the Hot Air comments go after the bearer of bad news:
"Look back over the past few months and note the lack of enthusiasm by Allah regarding any potential good news regarding McCain/Palin. He’ll be the first to throw cold water on any positive news and the first to promote the bad news. I can’t figure it out... he either hates McCain because he’s not conservative enough or because he’s not moderate enough. It has to be one of those two, because the third possibility is too outrageous to consider... or is it?"The suggestion that McCain's negativity and Palin rabble rousing is actually repelling independents doesn't go down at all well...
"Allah must be stopped. There are people looking at this and go into actual despair! I think we must have an intervention with the Allah!"
"Allah = Tool"
"believe that the liberals in New York are having more success at luring Allahpundit over to their dark side, as he is at convincing them of the true virtues of conservatism... Goodbye Allah. I hope you get a lucrative book deal out of this “unsavory” episode in your life. Having to endure us “hate mongering” conservatives for so long an’ all."
"Nonsense. CBS story tied this dubious swing to McCain’s negative campaigning. It’s a ploy to silence McCain on Ayers and Wright. I don’t believe it."But it's when paranoia takes over from denial that things get really scary:
"Palin should mock this poll at one of her New Hampshire rallies. Really, Mac/Palin should just start mocking these MSM polls."
"seriously, its like they are trying to ruin hotair the way Polipundit ruined his blog. Damn, atleast post all the other more legit polls in same thread showing a different ballgame. You look ridiculous posting a slanted Obama poll and pretend its legit... I think he likes the anti-Palin part of the poll. Newsflash, if they go down this year she’s the front runner for nomination"
"If BO is not up by 7 come election day, he is not going to be president."
"I’m starting to think that the MSM is deliberately trying to set up a race riot or something. When McCain wins, and he will win, Obama’s minions will believe the election was “stolen” based on all the polls. All hell could break loose. The question is why would they want to do that? What would they gain by misrepresenting the polls then losing?"Finally, here's two comments I thought deserved a special mention:
"I liked what Rush said last week. “When do we get to riot?”"
"Dream on… Socialism comes to this state, and it will be faced down with hot lead." - Keemo on October 14, 2008 at 9:10 PMMeanwhile, back on planet Earth, everyone's preparing for the next big Debate tonight. Obama has dared McCain to raise the Ayers allegations and McCain says he "probably" will. Probably? Just what is McCain scared of? I guess we'll find out.
"For the first time in 18 years I went out today and bought:.. 40. cal handgun... 1 long gun with scope... long gun semi-auto... 1 shotgun... All with allot of ammo... Oh…btw, the shop was full of people of all races, creeds, colors and national origins, with a smile on their faces. I asked the owner haow business was, he smiled and said, “The best in years”... Just sayen’... Over." - 1GooDDaDDy on October 14, 2008 at 8:44 PM
It's the Youtube election. There's so much video flying around it's impossible to keep up... But here's a mini-best-of-new-clips for your enjoyment and elucidation.
Rachel Maddow on venomous hate at McCain/Palin rallies:
Tell McCain to end the politics of hate:
McCain Declines To Condemn Obama-Osama Comparison
Rachel Maddows interviews David Frum on GOP panic...
20 days to go.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
This is beyond parody. Apparently it'll be God's fault if McCain loses.
“I would also add Lord that your reputation is involved in all that happens between now and November, because there are millions of people around this world praying to their god — whether it’s Hindu, Buddha, Allah — that his opponent wins, for a variety of reasons. And Lord, I pray that you would guard your own reputation, because they’re going to think that their God is bigger than you, if that happens. So I pray that you would step forward and honor your own name in all than happens between now and election day.” - Arnold Conrad, the former pastor of Grace Evangelical Free Church in Davenport
David Kurtz from Talking Points Memo puts it very nicely:
"It conjures up bad Japanese movies, or the fanciful musings of 10-year-old boys. Who would win between King Kong and Godzilla? Between Allah and Vishnu? Does the Christian god have an unfair advantage because he's three in one? His "theological" take also suggests some influences from Greek mythology, but instead of angry gods hurling lightning bolts at one another, they're trying to throw an election one way or the other, which is almost post-modern in its own way."Meanwhile, this guy might as well be holding up a sign saying "I am a complete idiot". (HT BrettMarty.com).
I'm not scared of these people... But if McCain wins, jesus h. christ on a bike, it will be a monumental victory for stupidity, ignorance, fear and fuckwittery.
Monday, October 13, 2008
"To be blunt, one of the rumors that I have heard was that OBurkha will not release his medical records because they would show that he is HIV-positive.
Far-fetched? Probably, but since he dodges the question and will not release them, it can only make you wonder."
# NosferatusCoffin, comment at StopTheACLU.com, 12-Oct-08
NosferatusCoffin is either a paranoid whackjob, or a lying c__t. (Image HT 236.com)