Monday, June 30, 2008

Go Wesley!

Wes Clark, who was my candidate in '04, has come out with comments slapping old McBush around a little. Of course, the VRWC went apeshit! FUN! FUN! FUN!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Protect and Defend

Don't all Congresspeople take an oath to 'protect and defend the Constitution of the United States?" If so, then every one of the closet fascists and liberal ass-coverers that voted for Steny Hoyer's little piece of crap should be impeached.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Stop Obama NOW!

Just kidding, sort of. Obama's position on the FISA abortion is pretty much a dumbass CYA mess. He's gonna vote for it (despite it being the worst Constitutional shredding in modern memory) because it doesn't give the perpetrators cover from CRIMINAL prosecution, only civil? Great, we get another year of these crackhead morons in the Administration spying on whomever they damned well please, the telecoms get cover (and the Admin gets to hide everything because of the cover), and Obama gets the ability to do the same once he's kinglet. While I trust him more than Shrub and company, I don't trust anyone that much.

Write your congresscritters and urge them to vote this down (looks like it's down to the Senate). Contact the Obama campaign and let them know your VEHEMENT opposition to the FISA and your complete disappointment with Obama's position on this.

Make it go away. NOW. FOREVER!

Please Stop!

I'm getting very tired of the whole 'Obama lied' meme. Let's just stop it now. Obama did NOT pledge to use the federal financing system; he promised to use it IF his opponent(s) also promised to do so. Until last night, AFTER Obama announced, McBush had let on and acted as if HE intended to opt out. After Obama announced, Lil Johnny announced that he WOULD indeed opt in. This actually works to McBush's advantage in a couple of ways.

One, he's in, Obama's out. Obama has the capacity to raise a HUGE amount of cash (in almost exactly the way the system was designed to promote, small contribs from a large number of people, but that's another post). If he does so, McCain will receive additional amounts from the feds to match or correlate in some way to Obama's takes (there is a formula for figuring the amount he gets, but I dont have it handy)

Two, McBush is having trouble raising the traditional bucks that Repugs normally can churn out in their sleep. The base isn't crazy about him, his maverick reputation hurts him with the super-rich wingnuts that are the ATM for the party, and the religious freaks don't trust him enough to give him money (yet, anyway.) So, he NEEDS the federal funds. Plus, he may be OBLIGED to opt in, since he earlier said he would, then said he wouldn't, and only an incomplete FEC has kept him from being barbecued for that, to this point. It is likely now that the Spakovksy brouhaha is over, the FEC will be filled to the point that it can reach a quorum.

Three, and most annoying, the little timing ploy gives him, or at least his surrogates (which last night appeared to be EVERYONE in the MSM) the ammo to snipe at Obama for 'changing his position'. Screw them all. Just stop the nonsense

He did NOT change his position. He exercise the option he said he would take. His opponent was not opting in, his coffers were filling, and he had to fish or cut bait. He decided to fish, and only THEN did his opponent decide to cut bait, and whine about the damned fisherman!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Russert Dead at 58!!!

Wow! Not a big fan, but my condolences go out to his family and friends, and the NBC News network. Apparently a heart attack.

NYT coverage

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Habeas Corpus? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Habeas Corpus!

Well, we get anyway. The Supreme Court, over the STRENUOUS objections of the Chief (in)Justice and his gang of Italian legal thugs, decided that even suspected terrorists are required to be covered by 900 year old legal traditions. Yeah Supremes!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Obama Leads McCain 47-41, New WSJ/NBC Poll

The latest polling is out and it looks BAAAAD for Lil Johnny. Obama is ahead, outside the margin of error for the poll, in less than a week. And the internals are BEAUTIFUL. All the various constituencies that were supposed to be problems for Obama? Not so much, it turns out. The refrain that the Hispanic community just wouldn't warm to a black candidate? Obama 62- McCain 28.... women, blue collarites, etc, all show a frightening (for McCain, anyway!) willingness to vote for Obama. This should be fun.