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Team of mavericks? If ever there was an oxy-moron, Sarah Palin is it.


Team of mavericks?

The woman is a perfect twit. (Oh, wait, is that another oxymoron?)

That's a good one

My daughter called her an nitro-moron. Sounds about right.

Doubts about Dole?

Bible Spice

needs to work a lot harder on the choriography of her song and dance routine if she is ever going to be considered teh maverick!

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

When you hear the magic word

raise your beer.

My church league softball team gathered at a neighborhood watering hole after our game to watch the debate. By mysterious unspoken agreement, there were was a sarcastic cheer and raised glasses every time Palin said "maverick". I think the bar cleared a better profit than if the major league playoffs had been on.

It reminded me of "You Bet Your Life" with Groucho Marx. Interesting little-known fact: John McCain was the original host of that show before Groucho.

Dan Besse

Dan Besse

Bar in Carrboro

It was shoulder to shoulder and some others said it was more crowded than for Duke v. Carolina.

"The striking difference between me and my opponent is that I live in North Carolina and my husband can vote for me."
- Sen. Kay Hagan

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

Interesting to read

the etymological history of that word and the practices of Samuel Augustus Maverick, the Texas politician and rancher from whom the term is derived. Maverick refused to brand his cattle, supposedly because he didn't want to cause them pain—although some at the time speculated that he did it because it allowed him to claim that any and all unbranded cattle were therefore his. Or maybe he did it because he was just plain lazy.

As a result, the word maverick entered the English lexicon, meaning both an unbranded range animal as well as a slang term for someone who exhibits a streak of stubborn independence.

A backhanded cattle thief? A stubborn, pig-headed individual? Which of these best fits McPalin?

MomsRising message - Debate about Family Issues

passing this along if anyone is interested:

Sometimes our kids know more than we do. Children know that if they keep asking their parents the same question, over and over, they might just get the answer they are looking for. More than 20,000 of us asked the vice presidential debate moderator to address questions of concern to the majority of American families--questions about fair pay, paid family and medical leave, childcare, healthcare, sick days, and more.

And, as you likely know those questions weren't directly asked last night.


While the questions asked about the economy and foreign policy are certainly critical, so are the questions of mothers and families which, by the way, have a great deal to do with the economy!

*Submit a question to the presidential debate & show the pundits it's time to take the issues of American families seriously:


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McCain - The Third Bush Term

Guffawing and Eye Rolling and Chortling

I know what you all mean...we couldn't help ourselves either whenever that Little Piggy said 'maverick.' But the thing that really 'tore us up' was when she said TEAM of mavericks!!!! That's even better! LOL!!!

Only the most deluded of us could doubt the necessity of this war. - John McCain