Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Separated At Birth?
Friday, September 26, 2008
Still One More Letter The SF Chronicle Won't Print
With each passing day, Senator John McCain's choice of running mate, Governor Sarah Palin, proves herself to be spectacularly unqualified to hold high office. The recent Katie Couric interview is just another in a series of blunders and missteps that has bloggers comparing her performance to the infamous non-answer to the question of why many Americans can't find the US on a map, seen by millions on YouTube, that Miss South Carolina gave in the Miss Teen USA 2007 pageant. Senator McCain, after just a week ago proclaiming that our economy is "fundamentally strong," now tells Americans that he is "suspending" his presidential campaign to help solve the looming financial crisis. Curiously, though, his so-called suspension apparently doesn't include discontinuing any televised campaign ads or fundraising activities. When he goes to Washington to try to lead the charge on the bailout bill, negotiations stall and the agreement that had nearly been reached is scuttled.
Is Senator McCain running out of feet in which to shoot himself?
Compare And Contrast
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Don't Cry For Me, America
The Latest Version Of The Nigerian Banking Scam
Fred MooreI received this morning. Looks like a virulent new version of the Nigerian scam. Even has a few grammatical errors. Problem is, it seems platform independent, and there's no way to avoid it if you're a US resident.
I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer of funds of great magnitude.
I am Ministry of the Treasury of the Republic of America. My country has had crisis that has caused the need for large transfer of funds of 800 billion dollars US. If you would assist me in this transfer, it would be most profitable to you.
I am working with Mr. Phil Gram, lobbyist for UBS, who will be my replacement as Ministry of the Treasury in January. As a Senator, you may know him as the leader of the American banking deregulation movement in the 1990s. This transactin is 100% safe.
This is a matter of great urgency. We need a blank check. We need the funds as quickly as possible. We cannot directly transfer these funds in the names of our close friends because we are constantly under surveillance. My family lawyer advised me that I should look for a reliable and trustworthy person who will act as a next of kin so the funds can be transferred.
Please reply with all of your bank account, IRA and college fund account numbers and those of your children and grandchildren to email@example.com so that we may transfer your commission for this transaction. After I receive that information, I will respond with detailed information about safeguards that will be used to protect the funds.
Yours Faithfully Minister of Treasury Paulson
Let's Hear Them
Meanwhile, in the face of this same financial crisis, Senator McChickenshit has declared that he wants to "suspend" his campaign, go back to Washington for... well, something that he hopes looks like it might be kind of a presidential thing to do, and, oh yeah, let's just postpone, or better yet, maybe just cancel those pesky presidential and vice-presidential debates that had been scheduled for quite a while, because it looks like neither one of us might make a very good impression with the voters right now, what with our being all out of touch with the state of the nation and caught in packs of lies and such.
On the other hand, McChickenshit's running mate, Caribou Barbie, promises, if elected, to keep this country safe from witchcraft. Well, that's a relief!
Is that about right?
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I'm Voting Republican
Why are you voting Republican?
Friday, September 12, 2008
Hiatus -- I Mean It This Time
Speaking Of Sarah Palin...
After last night's caribou in the headlights performance by vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin while being interviewed by ABC's Charlie Gibson -- "Do you agree with the Bush Doctrine?" "...In what respect, Charlie?" -- all I can say is, you can put lipstick on Dan Quayle, but it's still just Dan Quayle.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
How Does He Campaign With His Pants On Fire?
"Fool Me A Third, Fourth And Fifth Time..."
Okay, whether or not the "pig" remark was referring to Sarah Palin (I don't think it was, but let's let the GOP make up the right wing's minds for them), the fact is this: IT DOESN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE ISSUES, YOU MORONS!!!!
The GOP charge-it-and-spend plan has us owing trillions of dollars. The interest on those loans each year is more than Bill Gates' net worth. Any candidate that doesn't plan to adjust taxes as a way to paying off the National Debt is being irresponsible.
The great God of the GOP, Ronald Reagan, was wrong in his tax plan. "Trickle-down economics" doesn't work. It's more like "Trickle-ON economics."
Now the current GOP candidates can say they're going to change things all they want to, but that's what the GOP said in the 2000 election.
Fool me once, shame on you.
Fool me twice, shame on me.
Fool me a third, fourth and fifth time, I'm a Republican.
I have a good friend who voted for Bush in 2004. When I aske d him why, he replied, "He's a Christian." I contended that Bush, as well as the current slate the GOP has trotted out, are FAR from Christian. They show NONE of the values of Christ or his teachings.
If the reason you support McCain/Palin is because they say they're "Christian," think about this: I can say I'm a duck, but unless I quack and can flap my arms and fly, I'm not a duck, I'm a liar.
Any sane person who looks at the economy, the war, and the way our freedoms have been stripped of us under the current Administration would not only not vote for a Republican this election, but would NEVER vote for a Republican in the future.
Pull your heads out of your collective behinds and look around.
West Coast Tour
Yet Another Letter The SF Chronicle Won't Print
With each passing day bringing new revelations of Governor Sarah Palin's penchant for prevarication -- the earmarks and Bridge to Nowhere lies, Troopergate, the librarian firing, etc. -- it strikes me that, even more so than her running mate, Governor Palin is well-qualified to assume the Bush-Cheney mantle of disingenuousness and obfuscation. She's already a pro, out on the campaign trail calling herself an agent for "change" in Washington. The only change the McCain-Palin ticket would bring to the White House is one additional X chromosome.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Generik Has Two Moms
Taking a brief break from my hiatus to post something that has made me very happy recently. A week ago today, my mother, Peggy, got married to her partner of 25 years, Dolores. It was a very simple ceremony at the county courthouse, with just myself and my niece as witnesses; later we had a very nice dinner in a private room at a restaurant not far from their house with a few more family members.
All day my mother kept saying how happy she was, and the whole time I was there both of them were practically giddy about the whole thing. During the ceremony Dolores was crying so much she could hardly repeat her vows. The justice who performed the ceremony, a lovely woman named Diane Martinez, was so moved that she began crying as well. My mother's face was streaked with tears when she said "I do," and her smile couldn't have been bigger. After the ceremony, Dolores read a few words that she written about what their relationship has meant to her over the years, and how happy she was at being able to marry Peggy and make that lifelong commitment a solid legal one.
When I gave the toast later, I said that we were not only celebrating a wedding, but also a silver anniversary. I'm extremely thankful that we're finally living in a world where two committed people who love each other very much are able to make that commitment legal. That simple ceremony meant so much to Peggy and Dolores; unless you've experienced something similar, I don't know if anyone can really understand what a difference it made.
So I just want to say how happy I am for them. I love my two moms very much, and I'm so glad I was able to be a part of that wedding.