Archives for September, 2008

Keel-haul Sarrrrrrah Palin

A Happy International Talk Like A Pirate Day to all yez scurvy buckets o’ chum. Accarrrrding to Ye Hill newspaper “Palin won?t say whether veep is an executive post“: Vice President Dick Cheney has said his office only partially belongs to the executive branch. Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden disagrees and Republican rival Sarah…

The third arrrrrrrr

Happy International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Ned Ryun, the nepotistic son of Jim Ryun, a consarrrrrvative runner and formerrr Congressman lately marooned by his crew of Republican seadogs, needs a lesson in arrrrrrithmetic. Arrr nashnul debt be held by: Japan, China, the United Kingdom and Oil Exporting nations, in that order. You combine all…

In which I again attempt to reconstruct Sarah Palin’s past positions, accounting for crustal movement. Here are a few reasons that Palin’s friends may not vote for her: When asked to reveal something about Palin that no one knows, one woman offered, “She doesn’t care for cats very much,” and another chimed in, “Oh, yes,…

McCain: Not ready to lead

Talking Points Memo: yesterday John McCain was interviewed on the Florida affiliate of Spanish radio network Union Radio. And in the interview McCain appeared not to know who the Prime Minister of Spain was and assumed he was some anti-American leftist leader from South America. After the interviewer presses him a couple times on the…

I don’t know, but I suspect that Republicans think we Obama-voters are thinking this about the collapse of AIG and Lehman brothers: I can’t wait until President-for-life Hussein Obama X puts these people all up against the wall and expropriates their funds to pay for slave reparations. As Atrios explains, we’re heading towards a drastic…

Not ready to run a corporation

Yesterday I mentioned that Carly Fiorina, a top McCain advisor and former CEO of Hewlett Packard, had declared Sarah Palin unqualified to run a major corporation. That’s not all she thinks of the Republican ticket: Asked about that remark on MSNBC, she made the same unprompted assessment of the GOP presidential nominee. “I don’t think…

Palin-spastic: Left Behind

Salon.com talks to Alaskans about Sarah Palin: “If they ask her foreign policy questions, she’ll deflect them by saying something like, ‘I may not know a lot about Azerbaijan, but I know a lot about my country,’” predicted [an anonymous] Democratic consultant. But the truth, said Michael Carey, former editorial page editor of the Anchorage…

Palin-odious

On the McGraw Milhaven radio program, out of St. Louis, MO, McCain advisor Carly Fiorina, former head of Hewlet Packard, said: Milhaven: Does Sarah Palin — John McCain obviously thinks she has the experience to become president of the United States. Do you think she has the experience to run a major company like Hewlett…

The keyboardist for Pink Floyd passed away today. He was 65, and had been through a long battle with cancer. He wrote several of the band’s famous songs, including Great Gig In The Sky and Us And Them, both from Dark Side Of The Moon. Hopes for a reunion of Pink Floyd were technically shattered…

Debating “intelligent design”

A site called Opposingviews.com has asked the question: Does intelligent design have merit? Defending the proposition that it does, the Disco. Inst. responds officially and through two sockpuppets: Michael Behe, and Jay Richards (both Disco. fellows). Taking the position that it doesn’t, we’ve got the National Center for Science Education, Americans United for Separation of…