Sunday, October 26, 2008

Busted Computer...

So I poured something onto my computer and now it's iffy at best... I've got some things in mind for posts, but I am trying to lock down a bunch of issues right now. Hopefully, I don't need a new computer.


Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sox Fans... I Figured That This Was Fitting...

"It's A Hard Life"
by Queen

I don't want my freedom
There's no reason for living with a broken heart

This is a tricky situation
I've only got myself to blame
It's just a simple fact of life
It can happen to anyone

You win - you lose
It's a chance you have to take with love
Oh yeah - I fell in love
And now you say it's over and I'm falling apart

It's a hard life
To be true lovers together
To love and live forever in each others hearts
It's a long hard fight
To learn to care for each other
To trust in one another right from the start
When you're in love

I try to mend the broken pieces
I try to fight back the tears
They say it's just a state of mind
But it happens to everyone

How it hurts - deep inside
When your love has cut you down to size
Life is tough - on your own
Now I'm waiting for something to fall from the skies
And I'm waiting for love

Yes it's a hard life
Two lovers together
To love and live forever in each others hearts
It's a long hard fight
To learn to care for each other
To trust in one another - right from the start
When you're in love

Yes it's a hard life
In a world that's filled with sorrow
There are people searching for love in ev'ry way
It's a long hard fight
But I'll always live for tomorrow
I'll look back on myself and say I did it for love
Yes I did it for love - for love - oh I did it for love


PS... Go Phillies!


Monday, October 13, 2008

A Note to Our Viewers...

Less than an hour before the latest McShame speech, someone visited this site from where he was speaking, Virginia Beach. Coincidence, probably. But it is certainly ironic. Click on the photo capture for a clearer image.


So... The New McShame Doctrine

John McCain spoke this morning trying to settle his campaign down. He said nothing new and insisted it was new. He said that "yes we will" as Hillary said in that embarrassing pre-loss move. I almost died laughing. They say that we have to have "hope" and that "yes" we will do this and that. "Yes, yes, yes." Sounds sort of like "yes we can." It sounds like McCain is trying to latch onto the wave of Obama's support and in doing so using tired old tactics of "fear, fear, fear" and now a new stupidity "mine baby mine". Yet again I have to laugh. Yet again he claims to be able to fix everything but cannot figure out where the money is coming from. Lower taxes, but give all sorts of money for education and healtcare, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and this new Main St. bailout that he promised even as he abused Obama for suggesting the same thing (that extra 1 trillion dollars comment).

John McCain proves time and time again that he is nothing but doublespeak and that he will do and say anything to win the presidency as if he stresses the winning over the presiding and fixing this nation. He seems to have such a powerful desire to become president but carried on his campaign's back are a bunch of empty promises and strawman arguments. He's going to be for smaller government but expand the power of the federal government. He's going to be for Reaganomics when it's deregulation is what caused this economic crisis in the first place. He claims to be against porkbarrel spending and the bailout for Wall St., but voted for it which contained pork spending. He claims he will break the grip of the special interest lobby groups in Washington, but he has hired many of them for the top seats in his own campaign.


Likewise, he injects fear into the hearts of Americans. He brings up the spectre of our doom, of what will happen if he is not elected. He tries to claim that Obama is foreign and scary and that he (McSame) should be voted for at all costs. Finally in this second speech today he tells the crowd that they need to "stand up!" "Stand up and fight!". Sort of sounds like Kucinich's "wake up America" speech at the DNC. I see that they're truly out of ideas. They don't have a plan. They just steal catch pharses from others and parse them into their own straw man arguments and empty promises. Simply put, for the McCane camp, the numbers just don't add up. When it comes to John McCain, it still remains true, he's just more of the same.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

End All and Be All

Throughout the years I've spoken on a vast number of issues. Political issues, social issues, economic issues, and just plain people with issues (like myself some have said). But I want to set the record correct here and now. What I say on a given topic is not the end all and be all of my belief on that subject. Many times I'm simply being facetious. Other times I am poking fun or pointing something out. Still other times my opinion will change. It happens. Flipping and potentially flopping back to the original is not a sign of weakness, it's the sign of an open mind and an accepting mindset.

More so, I usually don't spend too much time on a single article, although there are some exceptions. And I don't go back to see what I previously said on something to make sure that nothing I say contradicts something I am going to say. Modesty aside, that would take forever. So, the best thing to do would be to trust my most recent words on a particular topic (if not meant as a wise crack or the like) as what I believe on it and give lesser weight to older posts. Maybe I believe both. Maybe I believe neither anymore. I couldn't begin to guess. My point here is not to create a compendium of topic-based articles, but to talk about what's bothering me at a particular point. And, those things change from time to time, as does my point of view. Sometimes I will update an article usually with a "(revised)" label on it, although not always. I tend to update my Highlighted Topics more than others. Sometimes I'll delete old entries. Sometimes I'll move stuff around. It's really up to me and that may be a scary thing for those looking for order.

That's all. Nothing all that enlightening yet tonight. We'll see what else I'll get out. Incidentally, I've got about a half dozen things I have bouncing around that I may get to this weekend. Particularly, religion and the origin of Christianity are on the chopping block. Enjoy. That is, if I get to it.


Sean Hannity

I felt it necessary to share a gem describing Sean Hannity. It was written by John Cleese and read last night by Keith Olbermann on Countdown. Enjoy.

"An Ode to Sean Hannity"
by John Cleese

Aping urbanity
Oozing with vanity

Plump as a manatee
Faking humanity

Journalistic calamity
Intellectual inanity

Fox Noise insanity
You're a profanity


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Lies and the Lying Liars Who Spin Them -Or- What to Do When Even the Shit Stops Hitting the Fan?

What is the McCain Campaign to do when all else fails?


Lie out of their asses. Lie and say that they're not lying. Lie and say that Barack Obama is lying. Lie and say that they never lied even if it's on film. Lie about lying. Lie about lying about lying.

Just plain lie.

The John McCain Campaign has moved into desperate mode. Now that most major polls have McCain well below Obama in their surveys, they've decided to pull out all the stops. And, instead of sticking to their proverbial guns and staying the course in their campaign for the White House, they've dug deeper into the Rovian handbook.


Distort the truth. No. That hasn't worked. Don't mix up numbers and fool with wordplay making what you say technically true by intently inaccurate. No, that hasn't worked. Push it one step further. Just lie. Call Obama a terrorist. Tell him that he wants to raise taxes for the middle and lower classes. Tell him that he waffles on the economy. Tell him that the surge worked (because working doesn't mean we have left, it just means that we're still there) and that his position on it was therefore wrong. Tell the public that they don't know Obama. Who is Obama? WHO IS OBAMA? (Sometimes it helps to yell.) He's "that guy" from the debate. He's that Hussein terrorist fellow. He's Obama Bin Laden. He's unpatriotic. In short, he's everything but a child rapist at this point. But who knows, there are four weeks yet to this campaign season and they've got to do something to keep in the news. The McCain Campaign has to do something to push the economy and his history of deregulation (the self-anointed "Reagan foot soldier") from the headlines and the punditry.

They have to do something to keep relevant. Shock and awe doesn't work anymore. That damned "liberal media" debunked that foolish tactic last week, and besides it's so August and this is October. The fact of the matter is that they are going down with the Rethuglican ship. They've made their beds and now they have to sleep in them. And all those other stupid cliches. Buh-bye Johnny. Bye-bye.