Pharyngula

Perhaps this image will help fix the differences between the candidates in your minds.

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  1. #1 stevogvsu
    October 8, 2008

    Very nice. The last one is the best and most accurate of all.

  2. #2 Matthew Davis
    October 8, 2008

    Hilarious!! That’s perfect!!

  3. #3 Aidan
    October 8, 2008

    So very funny.

  4. #4 PennyBright
    October 8, 2008

    Excellent!

  5. #5 Richard Harris
    October 8, 2008

    The best laugh in ages! Just one thing, though. Thomas the Tank Engine is nice.

  6. #6 clinteas
    October 8, 2008

    //Just one thing, though. Thomas the Tank Engine is nice.//

    And dead,too….Hail,Carlin !!

    Image is hilarious…:-)

  7. #7 Rev. BigDumbChimp, KoT, OM
    October 8, 2008

    That was good for a start of the day laugh.

  8. #8 Sigmund
    October 8, 2008

    Thats the trouble with Sarah Palin as a vice president candidate, it makes parody and satire too easy.

  9. #9 Crazy Fitter
    October 8, 2008

    Great images, lets hope that for the republicans the light at the end of the tunnel really is an oncomming express train.

  10. #10 BaldySlaphead
    October 8, 2008

    But Thomas the Tank Engine is widely enjoyed…

  11. #11 Anon
    October 8, 2008

    @Clinteas, #8–

    Only partly dead–or are you trying to tell us something about Ringo?

  12. #12 Crazy Fitter
    October 8, 2008

    Great images, lets hope that for the republicans the light at the end of the tunnel really is an oncomming express train.

  13. #13 Kel
    October 8, 2008

    Win!

  14. #14 Jimbo
    October 8, 2008

    A perfect summary for those of us watching from across the seas.

  15. But Thomas the Tank Engine is widely enjoyed…

    By humans with undeveloped brains….

    Make the connection.

  16. #16 clinteas
    October 8, 2008

    //-or are you trying to tell us something about Ringo?//

    I read Pierce Brosnan will narrate in the future….so yeah,partly dead..:-)

  17. #17 Scott L
    October 8, 2008

    That one image is from Fark.com, where, just a couple of days ago, the Fark community went all out and made quite a few of those. If you want to check out the other ones, click here.

  18. #18 Missus Gumby
    October 8, 2008

    Here’s another Fark thread with loads of them:

    http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=3926189

  19. #19 TripMaster Monkey
    October 8, 2008

    Priceless, PZ.

    Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some coffee to clean off my keyboard. ^_^

  20. #20 Doug
    October 8, 2008

    And remember, those Thomas tank engines have a coat of lead paint on them.

    Yesterday my friend from Arizona who is a McCain supporter switched her vote to Obama because of Palin. McCain is such a maverick, picking a VP that would cost him votes.

  21. #21 Konrad Talmont-Kaminski
    October 8, 2008

    I resent comparing Palin to Thomas the Tank Engine. Thomas is child-safe, knows how to use complete English sentences and does not ‘pal around’ with violent separatists.

  22. #22 Dave Godfrey
    October 8, 2008

    …but I like steam trains. I’ll just have to think of Obama as the Mallard instead then… Which makes McCain “Puffing Billy”.

  23. #23 Phillip IV
    October 8, 2008

    I can’t completely agree with the choice of the 500 series Shinkansen for Senator Obama, though. The 500 series, while unquestionably an awesome design, was something of a white elephant – replaced in production with the nearly as capable but much cheaper 700 series after only 9 sets had been built.

    The newer 800 series, or the experimental Fastech 360, would have been much better choices, IMHO.

  24. #24 Dahan
    October 8, 2008

    I actually did Lol. Very nice!

  25. #25 csrster
    October 8, 2008

    Sarah Palin should be Gordon The Big Engine
    http://www.pegnsean.net/~railwayseries/thomas-downthemine.jpg

  26. #26 Larry
    October 8, 2008

    Funny, how ever, I think the train wreck scene at the beginning of the movie The Fugitive better summarizes the entire McCain campaign. Like scene, this campaign just goes on and on and on and…

  27. #27 Lorax
    October 8, 2008

    A line is about to be crossed…

    But Thomas the Tank Engine is widely enjoyed…
    …as a former beauty queen was in high school

    We now return you to your otherwise civil discussion already in progress

  28. #28 David W
    October 8, 2008

    The problem with the train metaphor is that all of the trains run on the same tracks and end up in the same place…

    …wouldn’t a bit of inventiveness be novel?

  29. #29 Jake
    October 8, 2008

    This is indeed rather funny, however P.Z. how did you get this? did you… appropriate this picture from it’s ‘sauce’ or did someone send it to you?

    If you indeed get this picture yourself from the source, I have so much more (weird) respect for you.

  30. #30 Jake
    October 8, 2008

    This is indeed rather funny, however P.Z. how did you get this? did you… appropriate this picture from it’s ‘sauce’ or did someone send it to you?

    If you indeed get this picture yourself from the source, I have so much more (weird) respect for you.

  31. #31 Neil
    October 8, 2008

    @28 The problem with the train metaphor is that all of the trains run on the same tracks and end up in the same place…

    No, I am sure that there is a difference in the gauge of the tracks that European trains run on, different to those that the steam train from the ‘old west’ would have been running on. I think it comes down to metric and ‘imperial’ measurements……

  32. #32 clinteas
    October 8, 2008

    Scott L ,@ 17,

    thanks for the link !
    Im still scrolling through them,there’s like a million !

  33. #33 Eleanor
    October 8, 2008

    Hey how . . . Thomas the Tank engine is a treasured childhood memory. Sarah Palin, on the other hand, is going to get put in charge of child-related policies for some inscrutable reason.

  34. #34 SteveM
    October 8, 2008

    No, I am sure that there is a difference in the gauge of the tracks that European trains run on, different to those that the steam train from the ‘old west’ would have been running on. I think it comes down to metric and ‘imperial’ measurements……

    Nope, rail gauge is pretty much standard the world over regardless of imperial/metric. There are of course exceptions for various narrow gauges or very specialized applications, but generally american, japanese, british and european rail gauge is the same. And there was no change in guage in america from steam to diesel.

  35. #35 Valis
    October 8, 2008

    @29 (&30)

    It’s from a thread at Fark

  36. #36 Canuck
    October 8, 2008

    I love it. Captures it very well. The pair of images for the McMilf team are great.

  37. #37 Les Lane
    October 8, 2008

    My wife’s (early childhood educator) comment – “That’s an insult to “The Little Engine That Could”

  38. #38 Lago
    October 8, 2008

    Hahahah..

    I just came from debating the Catholic League (Wow, are they batshit crazy, or what?) .. all night on Bill Donohue’s Youtube video, and I needed a good laugh…

    Thanks to whomever came up with that..

  39. #39 Adam
    October 8, 2008

    Excellent. that just made my day. Thank you.

  40. #40 Janine ID AKA The Lone Drinker
    October 8, 2008

    Instead of Thomas The Tank Engine, I think the photo that was use as the cover of Scrabbling At The Lock by Tom Cora And The Ex is more apt. Yes, this is one of my favorite albums. As an added bonus, check out the name of the site.

  41. #41 Voltaire Kinison
    October 8, 2008

    I’m guessing the debate was a train wreck.

  42. #42 james
    October 8, 2008

    @ #18

    Thanks, I just wasted a whole hour looking at Fark.

    James

  43. #43 windy
    October 8, 2008

    Nope, rail gauge is pretty much standard the world over regardless of imperial/metric.

    No it’s not

  44. #44 Epinephrine
    October 8, 2008

    Nope, rail gauge is pretty much standard the world over regardless of imperial/metric. There are of course exceptions for various narrow gauges or very specialized applications, but generally american, japanese, british and european rail gauge is the same. And there was no change in guage in america from steam to diesel.

    Actually, in North America alone there were several track gauges, in part top prevent the use of the railroads for invasion purposes. Newfoundland had a narrow gauge rail system (and this lasted a long time, the “newfie bullet” ran until at least the 60s). Canada and the USA had different (and non-standard) gauges until the late 1800s. Even in the USA, there were differences in gauge between the north and the south.

  45. #45 Hans
    October 8, 2008

    Thomas is a Really Useful Engine. Palin is a Really Useful Idiot.

    I see now.

  46. #46 MikeJ
    October 8, 2008

    Wait, I see that her “Thomas” is off the track! Where is that pesky Breakdown Train????

  47. #47 jj
    October 8, 2008

    HA! My friends were describing this exact graphic to me over the weekend, hilarious!

  48. #48 withheld
    October 8, 2008

    That’s not entirely fair. That steam engine is AT LEAST five years older than McCain.

  49. #49 Scott from Oregon
    October 8, 2008
  50. #50 Wehaf
    October 8, 2008

    I like this image somewhat better: http://i33.tinypic.com/aob6sk.jpg

  51. #51 Brian D
    October 8, 2008

    Anyone who’s followed McCain’s energy policy should agree that this represents him better.

    Yes, that contraption is a nuclear-powered engine. Unlike McCain, it was recognized as a Bad Idea and retired around the same time he should have retired.

  52. #52 john
    October 8, 2008

    This clears everything from ones minds forever.

  53. #53 Tony Sidaway
    October 8, 2008

    The narrow gauge technology (it generally required a different approach to locomotive design) was first developed in Wales to provide a feasible method of delivering minerals from mine to port over extremely hilly terrain.

    Brunel’s Great Western line (London to Bristol) initially adopted a broad gauge (7 ft 0¼ in) but adopted standard gauge increasingly after Parliament standardized on 4 ft 8½ in.

  54. #54 Mark
    October 8, 2008

    Did anyone notice that both the McCain and Palin locomotives have derailed? Very nice touch IMO :)

  55. #55 David Marjanovi?, OM
    October 8, 2008

    Anyone who’s followed McCain’s energy policy should agree that this represents him better.

    Yes, that contraption is a nuclear-powered engine.

    ROTFLMAO! TSIB!

    I can’t stop laughing… :-D :-D :-D

  56. #56 David Marjanovi?, OM
    October 8, 2008

    I’m still laughing. I just can’t grasp that such monumental stupidity really existed. :-D :-D :-D <headdesk> :-D :-D :-D

  57. #57 Quiet_Desperation
    October 8, 2008

    For coders:

    Obama = C++
    Biden = Pascal
    McCain = COBOL
    Palin = Visual Basic

  58. #58 Quiet_Desperation
    October 8, 2008

    For movie lovers:

    Obama = “A martini. Shaken, not stirred.”
    Biden = “There’s no place like home.”
    McCain = “I love the smell of napalm in the morning.”
    Palin = “Toga! Toga!”

  59. #59 BK
    October 8, 2008

    Those of you that think that Obama is going to make any difference in the big picture are wrong. It’s a one party system.

  60. #60 Zeno
    October 8, 2008

    BK: Those of you that think that Obama is going to make any difference in the big picture are wrong. It’s a one party system.

    That’s right, BK. It’s completely obvious that it doesn’t matter who the president is. We all know that President Al Gore would have suspended the Constitution and created interment camps at Guantanamo. He would have ignored the warning that Osama wanted to fly planes into buildings. He would have invaded Iraq on trumped-up charges (and my cousin would still be dead from an IED near Baghdad). He would have appointed Roberts and Alito to the Supreme Court. Yep, presidents don’t matter at all.

    Go screw yourself, BK.

    P.S.: I just did my own version of the Obama/Biden/McCain/Palin poster. It’s math!

  61. #61 Rey Fox
    October 8, 2008

    At the Fark page, the Chicago Bears-themed one made me laugh the most, and it’s mostly because the guy who made it somehow found a Cade McNown poster. I just couldn’t believe that existed.

    Uh, nothing to see here, read on, talk amongst yourselves about non-sports-related stuff…

  62. #62 cubefarmed
    October 8, 2008

    Just because it irritates me to no end, and it’s marginally related…

    Does it surprise anyone that conservative blowhards are calling it ‘exotic’ and ‘ostentatious’ that Obama actually prnounces Pakistan correctly? Seriously! What a bunch of ignorant shitheads to try and mock him for it. I know it /shouldn’t/ surprise me, but dammit – just a *little* intelligence from the wingnuts? Just a teeny bit???

  63. #63 Quiet_Desperation
    October 8, 2008

    BK: Those of you that think that Obama is going to make any difference in the big picture are wrong. It’s a one party system.

    For BK:

    Obama = Biden
    Biden = McCain
    McCain = Palin
    Palin = 1

    (For all values of 1)

  64. #64 Brad D
    October 8, 2008

    “For coders:

    Obama = C++
    Biden = Pascal
    McCain = COBOL
    Palin = Visual Basic”

    Now hold on a second… You can still write good useful code in VB. I have written lots of excel VB macros to deal with routine LC/MS sample lists and data.

  65. #65 Brad D
    October 8, 2008

    Zeno,
    I like your math poster, Mc Cain being an irrational number and Palin being devision by zero, but is Pi (Obama) better than e (Biden)? Seems to me they are both very important numbers. Or is that the point?

  66. #66 Brad D
    October 8, 2008

    OOPS, I meant imaginary number for McCain = (sqrt(-1))

  67. #67 tsg
    October 8, 2008

    Does it surprise anyone that conservative blowhards are calling it ‘exotic’ and ‘ostentatious’ that Obama actually prnounces Pakistan correctly?

    I always find it a bit pretentious, myself.

    And that’s ignoring the idea that there is only one correct pronunciation of a country’s name, especially when it’s in an entirely different language than the one it’s being spoken in.

  68. #68 Tracy
    October 8, 2008

    Unfortunately I watched and listened to the darned bloody thing and although I agree with the images with regards to our “general impressions” of the Fab 4, last nights’s debate was nothing like that… McCain attacked Obama mercilessly, knocked him down on several points except taxation, and Obama went on and on with his sempiternal:
    “I agree with McCain”!!!!!!! It’s as if the Dems are trying all to loose this election. Obama let McCain set all the frames, consistently ran over his time limits, and repeatedly begged for even more time from the hopeless mediator, blaaaaahhhhh. Last night was a disgrace for the Dems. The country, I would hope, deserves better than that. The Dems must be so infiltrated by GOPs that it’s a hopeless affair…

  69. #69 Tracy
    October 8, 2008

    Unfortunately I watched and listened to the darned bloody thing and although I agree with the images with regards to our “general impressions” of the Fab 4, last nights’s debate was nothing like that… McCain attacked Obama mercilessly, knocked him down on several points except taxation, and Obama went on and on with his sempiternal:
    “I agree with McCain”!!!!!!! It’s as if the Dems are trying all to loose this election. Obama let McCain set all the frames, consistently ran over his time limits, and repeatedly begged for even more time from the hopeless mediator, blaaaaahhhhh. Last night was a disgrace for the Dems. The country, I would hope, deserves better than that. The Dems must be so infiltrated by GOPs that it’s a hopeless affair…

  70. #70 twincats
    October 8, 2008

    The robot one was nice, too:

    Obama = Hal

    Biden = C3PO

    McCain = Dalek

    Palin = Rosie the Robot from the Jetsons

  71. #71 Insineratehymn
    October 8, 2008

    FUKKEN SAVED

  72. #72 Nicholas
    October 8, 2008

    A pic of a train wreck would have been more appropriate for the Alaska Disasta.

  73. #73 Melanie
    October 8, 2008

    Do they make a winking Thomas Train?

  74. #74 David Marjanovi?, OM
    October 8, 2008

    Zeno joked:

    That’s right, BK. It’s completely obvious that it doesn’t matter who the president is.

    “This is a dark chapter in our history. Whatever else happens, our country’s international standing has been frittered away by people who don’t have the foggiest understanding of how the hell the world works. America has been conducting an experiment for the past six years, trying to validate the proposition that it really doesn’t make any difference who you elect president. Now we know the result of that experiment [laughs]. If a guy is stupid, it makes a big difference.”
    — General Tony McPeak (retired), member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Gulf War

    I have written lots of excel VB macros to deal with routine LC/MS sample lists and data.

    Where LC/MS of course means “liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry”, as in “big science with big machines and big oodles of cash”.

    The robot one was nice, too:

    Nothing against the two Star Wars ones:

    Obama = Luke Skywalker or Han Solo
    Biden = Han Solo or Obi-Wan Kenobi
    McCain = the Emperor
    Palin = Jar-Jar Binks

  75. #75 Jadehawk
    October 8, 2008

    I’ve just looked at those, and they get boring and formulaic real fast (obama = flashy, biden = tried-and-true, mccain = old, palin = children toy), so I was hoping for some good republican ones, but it seems the repubs don’t have a good sense of humor. Or imagination, since Palin is mostly either Lara Croft or Joanne d’Arc.

  76. #76 Eric Atkinson
    October 8, 2008

    I would perfer these guys. They have a plan.http://tighroslin.com/

  77. #77 Eric Atkinson
    October 8, 2008

    would perfer these guys. They have a plan. http://tighroslin.com/

  78. #78 Rey Fox
    October 8, 2008

    “Or imagination, since Palin is mostly either Lara Croft or Joanne d’Arc.”

    Thank heaven I can keep my libido separate from my higher mental functions. Most of the time, anyway.

  79. #79 Kel
    October 8, 2008

    Obama = Luke Skywalker or Han Solo
    Biden = Han Solo or Obi-Wan Kenobi
    McCain = the Emperor
    Palin = Jar-Jar Binks

    That was brilliant!

  80. #80 Zeno
    October 8, 2008

    Brad: OOPS, I meant imaginary number for McCain = (sqrt(-1))

    It obviously means that McCain is not real.

    As for Obama and Biden both being irrational (as has been pointed out to me), I note that they’re transcendental! (Oh, oh. That sounds like Obamamania.)

    I did think of having Palin’s math be something like 1 + 1 = 3, but that was a little too obvious. Division by zero is a definitely better choice for her.

    [Candidate equivalencies]

  81. #81 bk
    October 8, 2008

    I think I have stumbled into a freshman political science class. Obama will make NO DIFFERENCE. He can’t. The system is the problem.

    I’m surprised that the crowd around here has fallen for a guy who uses “hope” as a campaign slogan.

    Just what the hell is “hope” supposed to mean? One mans “hope” is another mans “prayer.” Equally ridiculous.

    Obviously Obama/Biden is preferable to the other side. But it won’t matter in the grand scheme of things.

  82. #82 Ray
    October 8, 2008

    Bit of a correction concerning Thomas the tank engine. George Carlin and Ringo Starr played Mr. Conductor in the series I think, not Thomas and Alec Baldwin played Mr. Conductor in the movie. My Boys used to watch it all the time so I was steeped in it for a while.
    Carry on.

    Cheers,
    Ray

  83. #83 Ray
    October 8, 2008

    Also (as may have been pointed out) Thomas was really useful, Sara Palin… not so much.

    Cheers,
    Ray

  84. #84 Zeno
    October 8, 2008

    bk: Obviously Obama/Biden is preferable to the other side. But it won’t matter in the grand scheme of things.

    In the grand scheme of things the sun will explode and eradicate life on the planet. Thanks for putting things in context, BK. Now run along and go try to do something useful instead of berating people who are trying to improve things. Do you think we’re all starry-eyed idealists who think the angels will sing when Obama is sworn in on January 20? Get a clue. If incremental change is good enough for evolution and speciation, it’s good enough for me.

    I’m just not as patient as evolution because I don’t have as much time. Making Bush policies go extinct is a nice start, though.

  85. #85 Fernando Magyar
    October 8, 2008

    bk @ 81,

    I think I have stumbled into a freshman political science class. Obama will make NO DIFFERENCE. He can’t. The system is the problem.

    Yesss, the sssystem isss the problem my preciousss…

    However here is a good bedtime story from a biologist no less!

    The Borg: A Financial Allegory

    http://www.theoildrum.com/node/4611

  86. #86 LTerminus
    October 8, 2008

    Just for reference, credit for that image goes to Anonymous on 4chan.org’s /b/ board.

  87. #87 David Marjanovi?, OM
    October 8, 2008

    Viva la evolución!!!

  88. #88 David Marjanovi?, OM
    October 8, 2008

    ¡¡¡Viva la evolución!!!

    (Mer-deux. I should have gone to bed long ago.)

  89. #89 Fernando Magyar
    October 8, 2008

    bk @ 81,

    I think I have stumbled into a freshman political science class. Obama will make NO DIFFERENCE. He can’t. The system is the problem.

    Yesss, the sssystem isss the problem my preciousss…

    However here is a good bedtime story from a biologist no less!

    The Borg: A Financial Allegory

    http://www.theoildrum.com/node/4611

  90. #90 Mobius
    October 8, 2008

    I have to admit, Palin is a train wreck waiting to happen.

  91. #91 Azkyroth
    October 8, 2008

    Unfortunately I watched and listened to the darned bloody thing and although I agree with the images with regards to our “general impressions” of the Fab 4, last nights’s debate was nothing like that… McCain attacked Obama mercilessly, knocked him down on several points except taxation, and Obama went on and on with his sempiternal:
    “I agree with McCain”!!!!!!! It’s as if the Dems are trying all to loose this election. Obama let McCain set all the frames, consistently ran over his time limits, and repeatedly begged for even more time from the hopeless mediator, blaaaaahhhhh. Last night was a disgrace for the Dems. The country, I would hope, deserves better than that. The Dems must be so infiltrated by GOPs that it’s a hopeless affair…

    You know, it seems like pretty much no one who watched the debate last night agrees with you…

  92. #92 truth machine
    October 8, 2008

    I think I have stumbled into a freshman political science class. Obama will make NO DIFFERENCE. He can’t.

    Uh, right … like Bush and Cheney made no difference. Or John McCain and Phil Gramm, for that matter.

    Obviously Obama/Biden is preferable to the other side.

    Well then there’s a DIFFERENCE, isn’t there, moron?

  93. #93 truth machine, OM
    October 9, 2008

    It’s as if the Dems are trying all to loose this election.

    Yeah, because a debate performance for which the undecideds prefer the Dem 2:1 is “as if …”.

    And it’s “lose”, moron.

  94. #94 Ichthyic
    October 9, 2008

    Or imagination, since Palin is mostly either Lara Croft or Joanne d’Arc

    a tomb raider (so THAT’S why McCain brought her along)

    or an insane person who was burned at the stake.

    tough choice.

  95. #95 truth machine, OM
    October 9, 2008

    I always find it a bit pretentious, myself.

    You might as well have “ignorant shithead” tattooed on your forehead.

  96. #96 truth machine, OM
    October 9, 2008

    burned at the stake

    Now I can’t stop thinking of burnt moose steak.

  97. #97 Kseniya
    October 9, 2008

    Obama = George Bailey
    Biden = Bert The Cop
    McCain = Mr. Potter
    Palin = Mini-Me

  98. #98 Ichthyic
    October 9, 2008

    Now I can’t stop thinking of burnt moose steak.

    oh no, Rocky will save Bullwinkle long before that happens.

    see:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/02/palins-lawyer-stonewallin_n_123179.html

    :p

    OTOH, the only thing that are comparable between McCain and a squirrel are that they are both grey, and both like nuts.

  99. #99 Ichthyic
    October 9, 2008

    Obama=Ward Cleaver
    Biden=Wally
    McCain=June Cleaver
    Palin=The Beaver

    oh, wait, were we trying to make sense with these?

  100. #100 BMS
    October 9, 2008

    Obama = iPhone 3G

    Biden = Nokia 6555

    McCain = EE-8 Military Field Phone

    Palin = Two cans and some string

  101. #101 Stuart Weinstein
    October 9, 2008

    PZ,

    DOn’t forget the ever popular Palin debate flow chart..

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/03/sarah-palin-debate-flowch_n_131607.html

  102. #102 shonny
    October 9, 2008

    Uh, the no.3 train should have no smoke coming up, but the boiler exploding – I think.

    Posted by: BMS | October 9, 2008 2:44 AM
    Obama = iPhone 3G
    Biden = Nokia 6555
    McCain = EE-8 Military Field Phone*
    Palin = Two cans and some** string

    *with flat batteries
    **too short string

  103. #103 Ragutis
    October 9, 2008

    Tracy, I don’t think even Pat Buchanan or Sean Hannity’s perceptions of the debate were that distorted. I’m all for the occasional mood-altering substance myself, but you should really give reality a try sometime. It’s not too bad. You might be surprised at how rewarding it can be to see things as they really are.

    Palin is really backfiring on McCain. I guess they were hoping she’d draw women and independents, but those seem to be the groups he’s lost the most appeal with in recent weeks. Toss in the credit shit hitting the global economic fan and that boat is about sunk. Unless they’ve got Bin Laden’s corpse on ice and stashed in one of those 8 houses…

    But don’t get too comfy. Regardless of what happens this election (and 26 days is a long time in politics), I really doubt they’ll give up on her. She’s been really effective with the religitards party base and I’d bet dollars to donuts that as of Nov. 5 they’ll be preparing to run her for President in 2012.

  104. #104 Kevin Hayden
    October 9, 2008

    I don’t think the wheel had been invented when McCain was hatched. But do you have a Hindenburg for Greenspan?

  105. #105 LisaJ
    October 9, 2008

    ha! That was fantastic. Really made my morning.

  106. #106 bezoar
    October 9, 2008

    Obama=Mac OS
    Biden=Mac OS
    McCain=Windoze
    Palin=Fisher Price

  107. #107 tsg
    October 9, 2008

    You might as well have “ignorant shithead” tattooed on your forehead.

    Good idea. Where did you get yours?

    Twit.

  108. #108 kk
    October 9, 2008

    Palin is certainly a train wreck; however, Thomas the Tank always strived to be a Useful Engine, which is a whole lot more than I can say about Palin. Thomas aimed his sights toward being better; Palin aims her sights toward being common.

  109. #109 The Cheerful Nihilist
    October 9, 2008

    This threaded has a lot of woo-woo.

  110. #110 Ichthyic
    October 9, 2008

    Palin is certainly a train wreck; however, Thomas the Tank always strived to be a Useful Engine, which is a whole lot more than I can say about Palin. Thomas aimed his sights toward being better; Palin aims her sights toward being common.

    In defense of Thomas, the comparison DOES show him “derailed”.

    …which makes it a far better comparison, IMO.

  111. #111 Big Al in MN
    October 10, 2008

    Of course what you don’t see is the bombs that Barrack Hussein would allow his terrorist cronies to take on the train. National security whats that?

  112. #112 Nerd of Redhead
    October 10, 2008

    Gee little Al, all huff an puff but no substance. The usual lies and snide insinuations from the neocon crowd, and not even an original . Can’t you do something completely different and actually show some evidence that is real?

  113. #113 Ichthyic
    October 10, 2008

    Of course what you don’t see

    I don’t see flying unicorns either.

    did you have a point to naming off things we DON’T see because they DON’T exist?

    nevermind, I can tell what caliber your response would be, and I’m already bored.

    *yawn*

    Big Al?

    as in Big Gay Al?

    not the argument I would expect from you though.

  114. #114 Kel
    October 10, 2008

    Of course what you don’t see is the bombs that Barrack Hussein would allow his terrorist cronies to take on the train

    Were you the guy at the McCain rally that’s becoming an internet sensation?

  115. #115 Patricia
    October 11, 2008

    Ichthyic – You don’t see unicorns or dragons because only the god bothering christians can see them.

  116. #116 Kel
    October 11, 2008

    I see unicorns and dragons. When I have about 20 drinks, my dreams get really messed up. I see dragons, unicorns, aliens, dead people, living apparitions, monsters, and monsters. It’s like some Dali surrealist art has cross with reality as I see it. Fun stuff tbh

  117. #117 The Common Sense Eccentric
    October 13, 2008

    Awesome. This is like those other folks said, show your point as opposed to explaining it. The explanation appears in the viewers heads. Makes them feel intelligent and wahey, folks agree.

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