After dark

Put on your seat belts, you're about to hear from a gold-digging adulterer who divorced his first wife because she had a car accident, who called his second wife a cunt in public, who jokes about bombing sovereign nations and about genocide, and whose fellow POW's say is a hot-headed asshole with PTSD. Just the kinda guy America needs in the "White" House.


These people scare the crap out of me

They want us to be very afraid ... but do they really want us to be afraid of them?


Jesus Swept, so you can come clean.

GOP McCain ad

There was an ad on just now with credits that said it was paid for by John McCain and the RNC. Is that legit? Isn't that co-ordination or a way to get around spending limits?

yes and no

yes its coordination, but that is allowed. Its my understanding that the RNC can spend 1/3 of its budget in coordination with candidates and 2/3 with no coordination. That is why Obama has to raise more than just McCain, he and the DNC must also outraise the RNC and McCain to make his gamble on public financing worthwhile.

"Keep the Faith"

"Keep the Faith"

Graham crackers

Lindsey Graham talking about achieving victory, with picture of Arlington cemetery in background.

Graham is WAY crackers

What world is this guy living in? Women in Iraq now have a choice about their children's futures because our Army is there???? HUH???

Three choices, actually:

Mom resorts to prostitution, daughter resorts to prostitution, or they both resort to prostitution.

On a scale of 1 to 10

My disdain for the nascent right-wing theocracy would come in at about 28.

Jesus Swept, so you can come clean.

Me too. Can't stand it.

If I wanted to watch porn, I'd get pay per view cable. These people are fucking insane.


Jesus Swept, so you can come clean.

If I'd known you were making margaritas

I'd have come to your place.

I'm sure it's just coincidence, but these people make me want to drink. A lot.

Oh - and Graig, there were some characters sporting the Uncle Sam hat, but no one could carry it off with the same style and grace as you did, my friend.

2000 Census Municipal Populations

5,469 Wasilla, Alaska

5,843 Williamston town, Martin County
5,897 Kill Devil Hills town, Dare County
5,914 Selma town, Johnston County
5,952 King city
5,958 Knightdale town, Wake County
6,018 Hamlet city, Richmond County
6,571 Oak Island town, Brunswick County
6,604 Conover city, Catawba County
6,690 Trinity city, Randolph County
6,696 Weddington town
6,738 Elon College town, Alamance County
6,789 Brevard city, Transylvania County
6,966 Siler City town, Chatham County
6,973 Clayton town, Johnston County
7,018 Summerfield town, Guilford County
7,139 Davidson town
7,284 Mebane city
7,511 Black Mountain town, Buncombe County
7,549 Forest City town, Rutherford County
7,691 Morehead City town, Carteret County
7,898 Fuquay-Varina town, Wake County
8,098 Spring Lake town, Cumberland County
8,338 Oxford city, Granville County
8,484 Mount Airy city, Surry County
8,600 Clinton city, Sampson County
8,696 Roxboro city, Person County
8,705 Belmont city, Gaston County
8,826 Lewisville town, Forsyth County
9,014 Archdale city
9,192 Holly Springs town, Wake County
9,196 Dunn city, Harnett County
9,232 Waynesville town, Haywood County
9,583 Washington city, Beaufort County
9,618 Mount Holly city, Gaston County
9,672 Rockingham city, Richmond County
9,693 Kings Mountain city
9,706 Pinehurst village, Moore County
9,965 Lincolnton city, Lincoln County
10,420 Hendersonville city, Henderson County
10,918 Southern Pines town, Moore County
11,138 Tarboro town, Edgecombe County
11,237 Hope Mills town, Cumberland County
11,510 Smithfield town, Johnston County
11,905 Indian Trail town, Union County
11,969 Cornelius town, Mecklenburg County
12,560 Newton city, Catawba County
12,588 Wake Forest town, Wake County
12,833 Graham city, Alamance County
13,472 Boone town, Watauga County
13,827 Clemmons village, Forsyth County
14,485 Reidsville city, Rockingham County
14,922 Mint Hill town, Mecklenburg County
15,680 Albemarle city, Stanly County
15,874 Laurinburg city, Scotland County
15,908 Eden city, Rockingham County
16,095 Henderson city, Vance County
16,782 Carrboro town, Orange County
16,793 Lenoir city, Caldwell County
16,957 Roanoke Rapids city, Halifax County
17,126 Kernersville town
17,188 Elizabeth City city
17,310 Morganton city, Burke County
17,757 Garner town, Wake County
18,823 Mooresville town, Iredell County
19,477 Shelby city, Cleveland County
19,788 Thomasville city
19,953 Lexington city, Davidson County
20,212 Apex town, Wake County
20,795 Lumberton city, Robeson County
21,672 Asheboro city, Randolph County
22,127 Matthews town, Mecklenburg County
22,442 Havelock city, Craven County
23,128 New Bern city, Craven County
23,220 Sanford city, Lee County
23,320 Statesville city, Iredell County
23,688 Kinston city, Lenoir County
24,960 Huntersville town, Mecklenburg County
26,228 Monroe city, Union County
26,462 Salisbury city, Rowan County
36,910 Kannapolis city
37,222 Hickory city
39,043 Goldsboro city, Wayne County
44,405 Wilson city, Wilson County
44,917 Burlington city, Alamance County
48,715 Chapel Hill town
55,893 Rocky Mount city
55,977 Concord city, Cabarrus County
60,476 Greenville city, Pitt County
66,277 Gastonia city, Gaston County
66,715 Jacksonville city, Onslow County
68,889 Asheville city, Buncombe County
75,838 Wilmington city, New Hanover County
85,839 High Point city
94,536 Cary town
121,015 Fayetteville city, Cumberland County
185,776 Winston-Salem city, Forsyth County
187,035 Durham city
223,891 Greensboro city, Guilford County
276,093 Raleigh city
540,828 Charlotte city, Mecklenburg County

Landslide Palin?

FORMER ARKANSAS GOV. MIKE HUCKABEE: Palin "got more votes running for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska than Joe Biden got running for president of the United States."

THE FACTS: A whopper. Palin got 616 votes in the 1996 mayor's election, and got 909 in her 1999 re-election race, for a total of 1,525. Biden dropped out of the race after the Iowa caucuses, but he still got 76,165 votes in 23 states and the District of Columbia where he was on the ballot during the 2008 presidential primaries.

Speaking of numbers..

Rove said that Palin was Governor of the 2nd largest city in Alaska. Hmm..

10 largest cities (2005 est.):
Anchorage, 275,043
Fairbanks, 31,324
Juneau, 30,987
Sitka, 8,986
Wasilla, 8,471

So not only is Wasilla the 5th largest city, but has roughly 20,000 fewer citizens than the actual second largest, and 265,000 fewer than the largest city.

Asshats. These demonstrators are fools.

Really, there is a time and a place and this does nothing for us.

I don't think that Senator McCain doesn't care what's going on in the lives of Americans, I just think he doesn't know.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.

You are right

It makes McCain look like the adult running the children out of the room so that the adults can conduct serious business.

That said, one can ask how they let so many of them in? They can't even protect their own convention..

But in the end, I agree. Time and place. This hurt more than it helped.

Liar! Liar! Palin Church Lady Facts are on Fire!

PALIN: "I have protected the taxpayers by vetoing wasteful spending ... and championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress. I told the Congress 'thanks but no thanks' for that Bridge to Nowhere."

THE FACTS: As mayor of Wasilla, Palin hired a lobbyist and traveled to Washington annually to support earmarks for the town totaling $27 million. In her two years as governor, Alaska has requested nearly $750 million in special federal spending, by far the largest per-capita request in the nation. While Palin notes she rejected plans to build a $398 million bridge from Ketchikan to an island with 50 residents and an airport, that opposition came only after the plan was ridiculed nationally as a "bridge to nowhere."

PALIN: "There is much to like and admire about our opponent. But listening to him speak, it's easy to forget that this is a man who has authored two memoirs but not a single major law or reform — not even in the state senate."

THE FACTS: Compared to McCain and his two decades in the Senate, Obama does have a more meager record. But he has worked with Republicans to pass legislation that expanded efforts to intercept illegal shipments of weapons of mass destruction and to help destroy conventional weapons stockpiles. The legislation became law last year. To demean that accomplishment would be to also demean the work of Republican Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana, a respected foreign policy voice in the Senate. In Illinois, he was the leader on two big, contentious measures in Illinois: studying racial profiling by police and requiring recordings of interrogations in potential death penalty cases. He also successfully co-sponsored major ethics reform legislation.

PALIN: "The Democratic nominee for president supports plans to raise income taxes, raise payroll taxes, raise investment income taxes, raise the death tax, raise business taxes, and increase the tax burden on the American people by hundreds of billions of dollars."

THE FACTS: The Tax Policy Center, a think tank run jointly by the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute, concluded that Obama's plan would increase after-tax income for middle-income taxpayers by about 5 percent by 2012, or nearly $2,200 annually. McCain's plan, which cuts taxes across all income levels, would raise after tax-income for middle-income taxpayers by 3 percent, the center concluded.

Obama would provide $80 billion in tax breaks, mainly for poor workers and the elderly, including tripling the Earned Income Tax Credit for minimum-wage workers and higher credits for larger families.

He also would raise income taxes, capital gains and dividend taxes on the wealthiest. He would raise payroll taxes on taxpayers with incomes above $250,000, and he would raise corporate taxes. Small businesses that make more than $250,000 a year would see taxes rise.

MCCAIN: "She's been governor of our largest state, in charge of 20 percent of America's energy supply ... She's responsible for 20 percent of the nation's energy supply. I'm entertained by the comparison and I hope we can keep making that comparison that running a political campaign is somehow comparable to being the executive of the largest state in America," he said in an interview with ABC News' Charles Gibson.

THE FACTS: McCain's phrasing exaggerates both claims. Palin is governor of a state that ranks second nationally in crude oil production, but she's no more "responsible" for that resource than President Bush was when he was governor of Texas, another oil-producing state. In fact, her primary power is the ability to tax oil, which she did in concert with the Alaska Legislature. And where Alaska is the largest state in America, McCain could as easily have called it the 47th largest state — by population.

MCCAIN: "She's the commander of the Alaska National Guard. ... She has been in charge, and she has had national security as one of her primary responsibilities," he said on ABC.

THE FACTS: While governors are in charge of their state guard units, that authority ends whenever those units are called to actual military service. When guard units are deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, for example, they assume those duties under "federal status," which means they report to the Defense Department, not their governors. Alaska's national guard units have a total of about 4,200 personnel, among the smallest of state guard organizations


This all came from the AP, right, Max?* Linda

Sort of! My good friend Jack Dawsey who was a former republican leader and troublemaker pop it over to me and about 1500 of his former republican friends who are most likely having a tractor trailer load of massive heart attacks after seeing it........I think it makes a great talking point about the luntic right wing religious nuts.......

In response to the AP story, (as seen below and sent to me), I offer the following "added" comment to that story. (In my own words).

The Republicans are saying that Washington is broken, that it is corrupt, that wasteful spending is occurring, that taxes are too high, that fraud is rampant, and that corporate lobbyist's are running up and down K Street -taking buckets of monies from the Treasury Dept. Some of these Republican Senators and Representative are practicing queers, and/or engage in other dalliances of a sexual nature (while claiming they have a monopoly on morally, and that Jesus is Mr. Republican).

Instead, we have seen them set a very low personal standard for Washington, and consistently achieve it. Some of these characters have a full six-pack but lack the plastic rings to hold it together. Their IQ is about the size of their shoe. It amazes me that the sperm that created these loud-mouth Republicans in Congress beat out 1,000,000,000 other sperm to their mother's egg during conception. (How that flawed, little wiggly-squiggly made it to the egg first, is beyond me). I must say that the GOP wheels at the Convention are turning, but the hamster is definitely dead.

In closing, I agree that most of the criticisms about Washington being broke and needs fixing are true. But I asks, "Who, but Republicans, have been in charge of Washington since 1994? " (And I mean all three houses of our government have been under their watch, The House, The Senate, and The Executive, including I might add, the Judicial (who incidentally, introduced to the American people the law of "Imminent Domain" i.e., the ability to confiscate your house in the name of big Republican government.

I also asks, "Who in the hell do they think they are kidding when they co-op the term "change" and "reform" suggestion that they are the agent of change, not their opponents, and that we ought to send McCain there to do it when he has been part of the problem for 26-years?"
Give me a break! Neither Democrat or Republican will introduce change, except more of the same, and bigger. I was born at night, but not last night.
Why do politicians feel it necessary to spin the truth?

Oh. My. Word.

This reminds me of Drop Dead Gorgeous. Sweet little film that you must see if you haven't. Hysterical.


Just remembered Palin reminds me of To Die For. Creepy film.