Monthly Archives: August 2008

Ramping Up the Rhetoric


Down here we’re going about our normal lives as routinely as possible while of course keeping an alert if not anxious eye out onGustav. I’m lucky–Baton Rouge is well inland. If the track continues, we’ll see a storm, but won’t have to deal with the consequences of storm surge…or levee failures. Nonetheless, while I’m not on pins and needles, I’m wary enough: I’ve got family near the coastline around New Iberia and friends in NOLA, two of whom, with their two dogs, have an open invitation should they need to evacuate. And, while I’m quite fond of them, I’m obviously hoping we WON’T be seeing each other this weekend.

Unfortunately, asScout andJude (correction, VirgoTex) pointed out yesterday, there’s been sort of an opposite approach in the political rhetoric of late, i.e., a LOT of people are pointing to Gustav as a possible Katrina redux and the consequences for John McCain and the Grand Old Party. Well…I’m just as eager as everyone else to not only see John McCain defeated this November, but also witness the total repudiation of Cheney-Bush-Rove’ism, a political strategy as sickening as it gets…still, let’s keep things in perspective.

Sad to say, some of the talk reminded me first ofCharlie Black’s ugly little statement about how nothing would serve the Rethuglican electoral cause like a repeat of 9/11, which further reminded me of another example of rhetorical excess carried well beyond logical limits:an insuniation, believe it or not, that the floods in New Orleans could create sinister alliances between its citizens and “the Muslims.”


Yesterday, at my own blog (shameless plug), I noted that 9/11 wasn’t “New York’s problem,” storms and levee failures aren’t “Gulf Coasters’ problems” or “Midwesterners’ problems”…to shamelessly use some political rhetoric we might even hear this evening, these were/are “America’s” problem. Because last I checked, we were still one country.

I also think we’ve had quite enough dehumanizing from a generation or so of wingnut “philosophy” (for lack of a better term), culminating in an administration that’s governed with all the sophistication and subtlety of an embittered old drunk at the local watering hole. Which would be mildly amusing were it not so terribly tragic. 

Convention Day Three Crack Van


UPDATE: Crack Van now closed

Be here tomorrow for the Mile High Crack Van…best evah!


Of The Peace That Hasn’t Come

So that you know, tomorrow, where I got the title of the post from:


Oh, For The Love of God — Really

The AP interviews a bunch of people who don’t know shit, News At Eleven:

“It’s important that people of faith are being listened to just like other constituencies, that we’re not marginalized,” said Alexia Kelley of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, which haspressed the party to support policies aimed at reducing abortion rates. “Just because we’re participating in the process and engaging people who may not agree with us doesn’t mean we’re just a mascot.”

Emphasis mine. They already do. They always have.And for at LEAST four years and probably longer, they’ve been packaging those programs specifically as abortion prevention, and marketing them that way, not that anybody gives a fuck when there’s a cheap and easy storyline to reinforce. I’m not asking that we agree. I’m just asking that we pay marginal amounts of attention to the actual shit going on in the actual world.

And then we have this:

Donald Miller, a 37-year-old author from Portland, Ore., is little known to most voters but revered among many young evangelicals for his best-selling spiritual memoir “Blue Like Jazz.”

Miller was a loyal Republican but said he left the party, in large part, because he thought Republicans pandered to evangelicals on abortion and gay marriage to win votes without accomplishing much.

Democrats are “reaching out to us, and I’m not naive as to why — they want our votes,” said Miller, who gave a two-minute prayer to close Monday’s convention session. “But they won’t get them and keep them unless they continue the momentum of adopting policies that promote the sanctity of life.”

Miller cited progress along those lines — including on abortion. His other priorities — poverty, global warming — also reflect a widening evangelical agenda that might benefit Democrats, if not in large numbers in November then in future elections. Miller also said he’d leave the party if some Democrats keep mocking people of faith.

“I’d like to see Obama address that — say that voice is no longer welcome,” he said.

As to what that mockery might be (one dude in an Obama T-shirt somewhere maybe says he dislikes fundamentalist whackjobs and that counts as some kind of official statement by Democratic Party that we hate Christians, or something?) we don’t know. The AP either didn’t ask Mr. Miller, or didn’t think it was necessary to support that contention with facts. As per usual.

I just really wish the people making these arguments — Sullivan and Rauschenbush on Monday, Miller today — would differentiate between an official party statement and individual people being dicks. There are rude assholes in the Democratic Party, who will call you names. There are rude assholes in every party on earth, in every job, everywhere. There is a world of difference between somebody being a rude asshole (even on a blog) and “The Democrats” doing anything, but the so-called progressive religious commentators called upon for stories like this seem to love using a pointless anecdote or two about somebody calling them names to reinforce a destructive and incorrect meme about Democrats needing to get their religion back.

The reason it makes me so insane is that it’s no different from the Republicans who use a pointless anecdote or two to make their arguments against social programs, or affirmative action, or (yes, Amy) abortion. They knew somebody once who cheated the government out of welfare, so we should drown government in a bathtub. It’s lazy thinking and lazy argument, which I expect from professional jackasses like Jonah Goldberg, but hearing it from “our” side offends me. Who do I have to pay to getRMJ orGrandmere Mimi in one of these stories?


Mariotti Quits, Chicago Rejoices

He’s been a self-aggrandizing, monumentally stupid jackass for years.

Don’t let the door hit you, Jay. And don’t count on a warm reception from the Internets, either. It’s a pack of hyenas out here, and you’re a wounded zebra if I ever saw one. It’s a matter of time before you wind up on the sporto equivalent ofFandom Wank.


Sights and Sounds

Biden speaks:

T-shirts, slogans, posters. A list in no particular order:

DNC 2008: The Big Donkey Show

Show Me Your O-Face

Ask Me How Many Houses I Own

Bikes Not Bombs


Yeah, I got nothing on what that last thing is about.


Fire Us Up

Yeah. I’ve been missing the fun this time around, too. It’s not that I don’t like Obama. It’s not that I’m still pissed that Dodd got so few votes in Iowa (fucking fuckity fuckers)(okay, maybe I’m a little pissed). It’s just … I dunno, I just wasn’t feeling it yet.

Then Teddy Kennedy and Schweitzer and Hillary and Warner and Strickland, and Tammy Baldwin (who did good last night, but needs more major face time on stuff like this) and Janet Napolitano and fucking DENNIS, dude, who should be king, and Michelle and the kids, and even Bob Casey did good. I’m not quite ready to paint my face blue and go wave my foam finger, but it’s only halfway done.

The last eight years have been so tiring, and the last eight months almost more so, and I know people always say to rest when you’re burned out but for me it’s the opposite. The only thing that fixes burnout is either a lot more work, good work, or a big fat fucking party, and we’ve got both going on here in Denver.

I’ll have a longer post about this on Friday but the valuable part of this week is to remind us that we DO stand for great things, and we ARE a terrific party full of awesome politicians, and that no matter what our disappointments and our fears and our anger at one another, we KICK SOME ASS when we all get together.

As a side note, I’ve got photosup here, of people in the tent and stuff around town, and I update it a couple times a day so check it out.


Hey, Comedy Central Bloggers

Me and Dennis DiClaudio from Indecision 2008 Blog.

I win. Unfortunately:

She added insult to injury by coming out Tuesday night looking great in a blazing orange pantsuit and teaching the precocious pup Obama something about intensity and message. She thanked her “sisterhood of the traveling pantsuits,” and slyly noted that Obama would enact her health care plan rather than his.

She offered the electrifying fight that the limpid Obama has not — setting off paranoia among some Democrats that they had chosen the wrong nominee or that Obama had chosen the wrong running mate. “It makes perfect sense that George Bush and John McCain will be together in the Twin Cities because these days they are awfully hard to tell apart,” she said.

These people make me so fucking tired.

Hat tip: Gummo.Background on my bet with Indecision 2008’s convention blogger team at the bottom of this post.They post about it here.


Convention Day Two Crack Van

Posts in the van belong to their authors. Not to me, Jude, Scout, any of the guests.

Speaking schedule here.

Watch live here.

Update: Van closed. Thanks to everybody for putting up with my intermittent access and for stopping by and chatting. Tomorrow: The Bidening!

Update 2: Hillary’s speech:


ps. I bet the Comedy Central bloggers (who are here, quoting from the bits of the Van I read out loud to them) $5 that the story tomorrow would be that Hillary did TOO well tonight in order to deliberatly and maliciously upstage Obama, just so those who are interested in prolonging the stupidity that is the Obama/Clinton rivalry will have something else to write about. I would so, so, so love to lose this bet.

You Shall Not Side With The Great Against The Powerless


Highlights from Dan Rather’s talk in the Big Tent, in the form of disconnected quotes:

On the convention coverage and how “there’s no news here”: “Just because the parties lay out a script doesn’t mean reporters have to follow that script. There’s still news here, it just has to be uncovered. That requires some digging.”

On traditional vs. new media: “The big media are a part of the system. New media’s bottom line is not tied to the status quo.”

On what the hell happened: “Too many of our newsrooms are owned by too few international corporate entities.” On how to fix it: “There is no more independent newsroom than a newsroom of one.”

On how anti-war voices were treated before the war: “It isn’t enough to say we didn’t know. If [information questioning the administration’s rationale for war] it got noticed at all, it was at the bottom of the newscast after a story about how to get a better deal on your summer rental.”

On the difference between covering this convention and covering his first, in ’56: “What has changed the most is the character of news ownership.” He talked about the tremendous pressure on his bosses to pull him off the Watergate story or at least scale it back. “My bosses took the heat so I didn’t have to. It is rare now for that to occur … Overall the reigning media mandate is to provide return for their shareholders not just annually but quarterly, sometimes monthly.”

On journalists in general: “Fear is not characteristic of the American character and it should not be characteristic of American journalism.”

On how we unfuck ourselves: “American journalism is in need of a spine transplant. Let it begin today with the work of the people in this room.”

On what ownership model in media is the best, corporate, government, nonprofit, private: “We need diversity in news outlets but what we need most is for a few news company owners to have a spine, to have guts, to say that news is a public service and a public trust.”


Katrina Anniversary–3 Years Later on Tennessee St in the Lower 9th Ward

After filming the video below, it struck us that John McCain owns more homes than have been rebuilt on Tennessee Street in the Lower 9th Ward. The street lies 2 blocks from where the Industrial Canal levee broke 3 years ago. News networks once frequently broadcasted from this street, Brad Pitt’s pink houses once lined it and First Draft has chronicled its progress in previous videos (6 months and2 years after the flood).

This time, 3 years post Katrina and flood, we found 4 homes have been rebuilt and 6 are under construction. Of the nearly 100 homes which once stood here, one remains, gutted and empty. The rest were demolished. Much of the rebuilding by theBrad Pitt Make it Right Foundation is being done on Tennessee Street. However the vast majority of the street is a desolate landscape of empty lots, some overgrown, others neatly mowed.

Here is Tennesse Street 3 years later…

Just a Reminder

Yes, this is our little fashionista. Adorable, isn’t she?

Have you checked outEmily’s fashion blog lately?

I’ve seen what you wear. You really should. 

I, on the other hand, hit the town last night in a smart, long-sleeved, button-down, royal blue shirt (with sleeves slightly rolled up), a nice pair of flat-front khakis, gorgeous brown leather shoes, and matching leather belt and watchband. Yes, I am that awesome.

Come on, guys. Pick up a few pointers. She knows what she’s talking about.

For God’s Sake, Journalism

Nobody’s paying for content!

Why, you ask, would a program at the Democratic Party Convention include someone who is a big McCain contributor? Welll… it turns out that he is president of Liberty Media, which owns Starz, which is a sponsor of the program. Liberty Media is run by John Malone, who Al Gore famously dubbed Darth Vadar. Strange bedfellows, indeed.

He didn’t seem to think too highly of the blogosphere. And he was very, very worried about the future of journalism sincenobody was paying for content. Very worried. Indeed, one might almost think that he had an agenda, although it was never explicitly discussed. It was very odd, but to be expected, I guess. Corporate sponsorship of political events isn’t actually free, now is it?

Emphasis mine, because this represents a fundamental misunderstanding on the part of print journalists that leads to much of the print vs. blogosphere resentment and wankery.

There are free newspapers all over this country. There are newscasts which, if you own a television, you get for free. And you know what they sell to make those possible? Advertising. Jesus tits. When you sell ads for a newscast or newspaper you’re not selling the content on that page or airwave or site; you’re selling the attention of readers of that page or viewers of that show or site. You’re selling your audience. At least if you’re doing it right.

(Which sort of makes me y’all’s pimp to Blogads, if you think about it. I’m sorry. If it makes you feel any better, you’re very expensive.)


Blogging the Journalism, Reporting the Bloggers

So the Tent, where I wound up holed up most of the afternoon once the speeches started, having exhausted my battery and figured out that my spare was fried, was like a zoo. Bloggers being the exotic animals therein; I was interviewed several times which was trippy (I was well-trained to stay OUT of the story, not jump into it) and filmed by I don’t know who a whole lot for b-roll that doubtless will show up in some CNN segment about “Who is on Your Blogosphere?” or “Your YouTube — Show Me It.”

Upstairs, Arianna Huffington was talking to David Sirota (the other new crush of the day; damn, can he blow a brick wall down) and Paul Krugman about progressive voices in media and she said something I thought illustrated this very well. She said that new media was actually taking back the original purpose of journalism — the search for the truth. She said modern day journalists (and I think this is truer of the punditry than of Joe Schmoe working for the Beaver County Tidbit) have cast themselves as “Pontius Pilate media,” pretending to a detachment that is not objectivity but is instead a desire to cover their asses. “They see the journalistic role as neutral rather than as bringing out the truth.”

And I was looking at all these people filiming people writing and taking pictures and talking to each other and to various movers and shakers in the party, and wanting very much to tell the TV hairdos and the local print folks, look, we do the same thing.Sinfonian related a tale on his radio show (on which I blathered a bit after the coffee had begun to wear off) about being stuck in the hotel lobby with a Tampa Tribune columnist who was typically dismissive and defensive about bloggers, talking about how we leech off traditional media while running them down. For some, that’s certainly true.

For others, though, we’re taking our inspiration from the best of them, and shoving all the rest aside. We’re doing the same things they’re doing, we’re looking around and seeing what we see, and telling people who aren’t here what it looks and sounds and smells and yes, feels like, putting you in a room you’re not in. That’s all this is, that’s all it ever was, and if we have to be more aggressive than our salaried counterparts, there’s a part of me that is very sad about that, that we have to do the things that aren’t being done because we can’t count on what had once been a reliably adversarial muckraking press.

But it’s overshadowed by the part of me that’s proud, that we are doing these things, because they need doing, and I don’t care if you’re doing major investigative work like TPM or taking funny pictures of protesters (like I will be once I find those Knights of Columbus dudes again), you’re doing the same thing. You’re telling stories. That’s all this is, from its roots to today, that’s all it’s ever been.


Convention Day One Jimmy’s Crack Van

Posts in the van belong to their authors. Not to me, Jude, Scout, any of the guests, Mr. A, or President Carter.

Speaking schedule here.

Watch live here.

Chat here:

Update: Van closed. More tomorrow, but damn, did Michelle and those incredibly adorable kids bring the HOUSE DOWN. And I mean nearly brought the house literally down. The Tent was rocking hard tonight. I’ll have even more later on today and what’s going on, and the crack van reconvenes tomorrow afternoon, same Moonbat Time, same Moonbat Channel.


Faith in Public Life — In One Hour

To their credit, most of the people at this morning’s Big Tent panel seemed to realize it was ridiculous to try to cover Dems and religion in 25 words or les. Highlights:

Amy Sullivan: Liberal evangelical is not an oxymoron. She said in an interview afterward that it wasn’t that Democrats didn’t respect religious people (the assertion ofPaul Rauschenbush, at whom I was contemplating throwing stuff), it was that there had been no concerted outreach like there was to veterans, union people, all those for whom there is a designated outreach effort.

Alexia Kelly: Catholic voters are a quarter of the electorate, more than 30 million of them voted in 2004, and this year there are 11 percent more “swing Catholics” than there were four years ago. She attributed this to an increase in religious outreach by Dems, but I personally attribute it at least in part to the increase in upfucking of just about everything on the part of Republicans, to the point that even people who are concerned about the abortion issue are realizing that these guys kind of suck. Catholics, though, she said are “politically homeless,” in that they don’t feel either party really speaks to their needs.

Everybody seemed to agree that Democrats need to do a better job of convincing this apparentlyvirulently anti-abortion country that they’re not all militant atheistic baby killlers. They expressed hope that Barack Obama’s candidacy would help focus people on things the party already supports which prevent abortion and unwanted pregnancies. Rauschenbush went so far as to say that “religious progressives should challenge the party to have a new position on abortion.” What that ought to be, he didn’t say. I personally don’t see the screaming emergency, but ask me again around the second week of November, maybe I’ll have come around to his point of view.

Or maybe I’ll just still be drunk.

Katrina panel coming up in about 20 minutes. More on that later.


Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freepi – pre-crack van edition

All right – everyone get suited up – this week’s sample of stupid is so corrosive that you’re going to need the neodymium tongs to handle it.

Let’s start with the predictable reponse to the news that Toby Keith is going to be voting for Obama.

In a word,


To: peggybac
Shut up and sing!
2 posted onThursday, August 21, 2008 12:51:57 AM byJim Robinson

How original. They weren’t telling him that when he was singing “Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue” now, were they?

To: peggybac

Toby, switch to rap music.
14 posted onThursday, August 21, 2008 1:01:42 AM byMark (Don’t argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)

Of course you did, buttmunch. I can hear the shells whistling through the space between your ears from here. And bonus points for the “I don’t understand this goldanged negro music” reference.
To: Snurple
I will send this to him and see what he says. I’m expecting a real response. He loves America I know. The fact that the source is NH is ridiculous.Sen. Barack Obama is getting praise from Nashville, courtesy of one big, patriotic country star.
That’s the one that got me started. Sorry for anything personal. :^)
44 posted onThursday, August 21, 2008 1:36:13 AM byeyedigress
“Say it ain’t so, Joe – Say it ain’t so.”
Good luck with that response, Mr. Digress.
To: antceecee
This looks like a drive by media article… I don’t believe a word of it unless I hear it from TK himself.I’ve heard him interviewed in the last month or so and he said pretty much what the article does. He reasoning was vague, pretty much that he’s a democrat, therefore…
If you only want to be entertained by conservatives, you may as well just go buy yourself a harmonica.
57 posted onThursday, August 21, 2008 3:52:08 AM byTN4Liberty
(above emphasis mine)
Ain’t it the truth? Ain’t it the truth?.
Now – further along in the exploding head department:
Iraq demands ‘clear timeline’ for US withdrawal ^ 
Posted onSunday, August 10, 2008 5:23:07 PM bytraumer
BAGHDAD (AP) – Iraq’s foreign minister insisted Sunday that any security deal with the United States must contain a “very clear timeline” for the departure of U.S. troops. A suicide bomber struck north of Baghdad, killing at least five people including an American soldier.
Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari told reporters that American and Iraqi negotiators were “very close” to reaching a long-term security agreement that will set the rules for U.S. troops in Iraq after the U.N. mandate expires at the end of the year.
Zebari said the Iraqis were insisting that the agreement include a “very clear timeline” for the withdrawal of U.S.-led forces, but he refused to talk about specific dates.
Jim Robinson, Obergruppenfuhrer of Free Republicand Commander In Chief of all Coalition forces, offers the following diplomatic proposal:
To: traumer
How about tomorrow at noon?
2 posted onSunday, August 10, 2008 5:25:29 PM byJim Robinson
Cut and Run ™ !!
Defeatocrat !!
Appeasement !!
Did I miss anything?
(I love it when they sulk about how ungrateful all the surviving Iraqis are about not having being blown up yet)
And, in a rare moment of clarity:
To: traumer
What the heck, it worked for Vietnam. Thanks for letting this topic even get on the table goes to the Dems.
18 posted onSunday, August 10, 2008 5:50:58 PM bybenjamin032
Well, let’s turn our attention to the scientifically proven fact that Dems are chatty, effeminatealcoholics – from the“Pinko Ladies” department :
D.C. bartenders favor Democrats as patrons [more likely to order up “pink (girly) drinks…]
The Hill ^ 
Posted onFriday, August 22, 2008 10:15:16 AM bySub-Driver
D.C. bartenders favor Democrats as patrons By Michael O’Brien Posted: 08/22/08 10:22 AM [ET]
Partying Republicans in Washington will have to step it up after a recent survey of D.C.-area bartenders praised Democrats as being better tippers and talkers than their GOP counterparts.
The survey of 100 D.C.-area bartenders, conducted by Clarus Research Group for Beam Global Spirits & Wine, cast Democrats as more favorable bar patrons, as bartenders said they were better tippers, have better pick-up lines and were better at giving toasts.
Conversely, the bartenders said Republicans were more likely to order their drinks “straight-up” than Democrats, who were described as being more likely to order up “pink (girly) drinks” at the bar. Republicans, however, were slightly less likely to party later into the night, according to the survey.

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Me, I’ll have a “Destructo AFE Momma” garnished with flaming hog testicles…

To: Sub-Driver
It’s confirmed then. Democrats are chatty, effeminate alcoholics.
9 posted onFriday, August 22, 2008 10:22:15 AM byMadame Dufarge
To: Sub-Driver
Keep in mind that John Kerry got90% of the vote in DC in 2004. It’s likely that most bartenders just don’t like Republicans.
12 posted onFriday, August 22, 2008 10:25:34 AM byAlter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind…)

To: Sub-Driver
Businessmen are the best tippers. Any bartender will tell you that. Teachers are the worst. Conservatives never forget to tip the bartender.
13 posted onFriday, August 22, 2008 10:27:08 AM bysazerac
..the ones who don’t walk on the check, that is…
And never let it be said that the Freepi aren’t willing to get off their collective bumcakes and work for the Party:

Super Door Knock Saturday (We need volunteers!)

Friday, August 22, 2008 1:53:05 PM · byMaelstorm ·1 replies·44+ views
And one last look into the acidic heart of the compassionate conservative:
Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH) Dies of Aneurysm at 58 (Update: misreported)
Fox News Alert | 08-20-08 | Fox News Live
Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 1:14:54 PM byKJC1
Breaking on Fox News Live: Stephanie Tubbs Jones passed away this morning as a result of an aneurysm.
To: wideawake
Is Diane Feinstein a superdelegate or just a delegate?
She just broke her ankle and isn’t going to the convention now. She was a strong Hillary Clinton supporter.
I’m not trying to get all “conspiracy” or anything, but keep your eye on Ed Rendell of PA. He just announced he’s going to vote for Hillary.
Remember what Obama did in Chicago so he could run unopposed? Does Alice Palmer ring a bell?
I don’t trust Obama at all. He’s a dirty, dirty guy with creep, criminal friends. I wouldn’t be surpised at all if he’s working behind the scenes to threaten the Hillary-supporting delegates and superdelegates to not vote for her during the convention so it will truly be just a symbolic vote, like the Obama gang wants it to be.
29 posted onWednesday, August 20, 2008 1:22:07 PM bybethtopaz
And nobody forced Kennedy to KILL that girl, be a sub-human, take my guns, and hate my country. No sympathy here.
48 posted onWednesday, August 20, 2008 1:30:58 PM byMr. Pumblechook
To: traumer
I have to say that the tone of Freepers is vastly different than DU, KOS, etc. Even though this woman stands against all we hold dear and true, only prayers and sympathies for her family are offered.

Freepers=CLASS and Compassion

34 posted onWednesday, August 20, 2008 1:23:36 PM byTxAg1981

I have to say the tone of Freepers is vastly different from, oh, say – human beings.

Let’s give them a chance to redeem themselves, shall we?

Judge not, and all that,,,

CNN Breaking: Bill Gwatney has died
cnn ^| 8/13/08 | cnn
Posted onWednesday, August 13, 2008 4:17:09 PM byGeorgiaDawg32
prayers for this man, regardless of political affiliation.

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To: indylindy
any chance this is Arkancide?
3 posted onWednesday, August 13, 2008 4:18:28 PM bysappy
To: Lib-Lickers 2
I am glad he was good for something.
11 posted onWednesday, August 13, 2008 4:20:25 PM byindylindy (I had almost forgotten that McCain is the nominee. Too bad I was reminded.)
To: TexasNative2000
Was the former employee a Hillary supporter?
21 posted onWednesday, August 13, 2008 4:24:12 PM byindylindy (I had almost forgotten that McCain is the nominee. Too bad I was reminded.)
They probably are going to make it look like a crazy Republican did the shooting.
23 posted onWednesday, August 13, 2008 4:25:47 PM byfreeplancer
any chance this is Arkancide?

In the Clintons’ own words:Bill is not only a strong chairman of Arkansas’ Democratic Party, but he is also a cherished friend andconfidante. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bill and his family today and we wish him a quick recovery,” they said

Yet another Clinton confidante gets shot.

24 posted onWednesday, August 13, 2008 4:25:48 PM byArkancide (
To: Bailee
Arkancide strikes once more…
25 posted onWednesday, August 13, 2008 4:26:12 PM bypissant
Of course it does, “Pissant”, sweetie. Hillary’s crack death squads roam the country ignoring vile Repubs everywhere just so they can bring down Dems.
Well, scrub up, chillens – last week, someone tracked a crumb or two ofRepublicanus Horribilus into the outside world, and an entire troop of Girl Scouts had to be retrained NOT to push old ladies out into traffic.
This is a drain on our discretionary Soros funding, so let’s be more dilligent (eyeing Pansypoo) and keep the bad stuff in the iso chamber.
And some quickie Brillo Baby blogging, for those who asked about the poo-hound.
She’s a rescue, too – my wife Barbara picked her up after asking me if our suddenly dogless house could be her new home. I should have known something was up when she told me as I was driving home (not having seen the dog yet) :
“Baby…? she’s not the prettiest dog,,,,,”
I reply:“Ok – how uglyisshe?”
I took one look and dubbed her “Brillo”.
Here’s two pics – pre, and post shearing:
See everyone tonight in the crack van – this should be a good one!