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Democrats

Journal: Buyer's Remorse comes quickly for B.O. supporters 2

Journal by superyooser
It didn't take 24 hours after the election for B.O.'s supporters to realize they had been shafted.

"I want my money today! It's my money. I want it right now!" yelled one former campaign worker.

Hmmm, seems like B.O.'s elitist cronies aren't so good at "distributing the wealth" when it's their own money. Ha ha! We always knew B.O. was a stinker.

Eventually people did start getting paid, but some said they were missing hours and told to fill in paperwork making their claim and that eventually they would get a check in the mail.

You can trust B.O.: "The check is in the mail."

"It should have been $480. It's $230," said Imani Sankofa.

You guys misunderstood B.O.'s campaign message. He's not going to bring you change. He's going to pocket your change!

See, if you make over $250 a week, you're considered "rich" under the post-election version of B.O.'s tax plan, called uPay ME (Malaise Edition).
(Hey, them's awful good wages where B.O. comes from.)

User Journal

Journal: Thoughts on the Obamination 2

Journal by superyooser
The obaminable election outcome has generated a lot of negative thoughts in me. Frankly, it's difficult to cope with.

One of the widgets on my personalized iGoogle page gives some wise advice:

Talmud Quote of the Day: Live well. It is the greatest revenge.

Indeed. And another widget gives an extremely timely verse-of-the-day Scripture:

For many will come in My name, saying, "I am the Messiah!" and will deceive many. (Mattityahu 24:5)

Perl

Journal: Hilarious Smack-down on Al-Jazeera 2

Journal by superyooser

Al-Jazeera Mistakenly Hosts Defender of United Jerusalem (has YouTube video)

The guest on this show looks like Ben Stein, but he is from the Dept. of Arabic Studies at Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv. Al-Jazeera apparently thought this fluent Arab speaker would be sympathetic to the Pale-terrorist cause. Instead, he comes out firing with almost Coulter-like sharpness. It's entertaining to see this Gatling Gun of Truth shoot out so much logic and facts, unheard-of elements on Arab TV, that the A-J host is at a loss for words at times and has to instantly grow new frown muscles to adequately show his displeasure.

The issue of contention is that Israelis are planning to establish homes in their capital city, Jerusalem. Shocking, I know. It's like, Jews in Jerusalem?!! Who has ever heard of such a phenomenon? That's like Catholics in the Vatican! Will pigs fly next?

Now, if our Secretary of State Condaljazeera Rice had been on the show, there would have been lots of smiles and handshakes. The War on Terror exempts Israel's closest enemies.

Republicans

Journal: You might be a Fredhead if... 5

Journal by superyooser
The inspiration for this JE and source of most of these lines is here.

You might be a Fredhead if...

...you blame America last.

...you think "Borders" means solid walls, not a latte-serving bookstore.

..."great hair" is low on your list of presidential requirements.

...you kinda like it when terrorists are made uncomfortable.

...you think non-binding resolutions are for sissies.

...you liked the Conan movies but thought Arnold looked a little wimpy.

...you think Chuck Norris is a pale imitation of FDT.

...you don't wear sunscreen, comfortable in the knowledge that with Fred as your ally, the sun would never dare.

...you know that Fred won't need to push for legislation to make taxes lower... the taxes will crouch in fear on their own when they see Fred coming.

...call you crazy, but you'd prefer a presidential candidate who actually shares your conservative views.

...you think that it is suicidal for Republican candidates to tout awards given to them by the Liberal Media (i.e. Time Magazine; also the AARP!) in their campaign material, especially during the primaries.

...you believe the South Carolina primary is going to look like this after "Bald Bull" Thompson charges over "Little Mac" McCain.

...you think that today's serious foreign policy issues will take more than hillbilly charm and naiveté to handle.

...you prefer movies where American troops are the good guys.

...you think it's great if a murderer finds God, but that doesn't mean he should be let out of prison.

...you think America's sovereignty is kinda important.

...you think anyone who talks about how the rich aren't "paying their fair share" is a whiny little Communist.

...you think someone didn't draw those border lines on a map just for fun.

...you'd like Osama bin Laden's next video to be him pleading, "Someone please help me!" before he's pummeled on screen by the U.S. president.

...you think that the fact the Europeans do something is a good argument for doing something else.

...you love animals... right beside the mashed potatoes.

...you believe that socialized medicine might prove about as effective as public education.

...the phrase "giant corporations" means to you millions of middle-class investors and millions of jobs for the economy.

...the only video you want to see of terrorists is from the camera of a Predator before they disappear in a flash.

...you believe that affairs in the White House should be political in nature, not extramarital.

...you advise that environmentalism should start with reducing government paper wasted on printing non-English documentation.

...you expect the government to secure the border and protect the country rather than give you a free pony.
Republicans

Journal: The Clear Conservative Choice 8

Journal by superyooser
I am elated to have finally found a Republican candidate that I like. One that I can even rally around! One who has a chance.

First, let's cover the rejects.

Guiliani - never considered him; too liberal

McCain - never considered him; had often mistaken him for a Democrat

Tancredo - sounded good; didn't know much about him, but has exited the campaign anyway

Romney - He's the first one I started to like at all. His Mormonism bothered me, but I thought that if he had integrity, the right values, and decently conservative policies, he was the best choice we were going to get. Turns out he's not very conservative, though. Moreover, then came along...

Huckabee - A "true" Christian. I was a Huckabee fan for a couple of weeks or so. But I started thinking: Bill Clinton was "Christian" too -- i.e. professing Protestant, non-Mormon -- and what did that get us? I then realized that we are making too much of religious labels. To drive home the point, Jimmy Carter was a ""'"'"born again'""'"" Christian. And what a nightmare!
Religion aside, Huckabee has been shown to be pretty liberal on a lot of issues, such as taxation, immigration, and environmentalism. I don't have links, but you can look it up. He's simply not a conservative. The things he says sounds like they come out of the mouths of Bush-hating liberals. You'd think Huckabee would get the endorsement of MoveOn.org. Really, if it weren't for Huckabee's Christian statements, he would get more support from the Left than Ron Paul. Speaking of whom...

Ron "UFO" Paul - He should run on the Libertarian ticket. On the moon. :)
EDIT: Sorry, I was confused here. The "UFO" reference has to do with a news story about candidate Dennis Kucinich. It's pretty bad that I mistook a GOP candidate for a Communist. Bad for him.

But let me return to Huckabee. The man has played fast and loose with the truth. The first incident was his claim that he had a theology degree, which isn't quite true. Of all things to be weaselly about! But I was going to give him a pass on that. Chalk it up to off-the-cuff misstatement/exaggeration, heat of the moment, etc. But there have been other incidents where he's just not been shooting straight. The latest is this incident. Follow this:
  1. Goes positive: Huckabee pledges to have positive campaign
  2. Goes negative: Under pressure, H. spends $30,000 on negative ad against Romney to counter Romney's ads
  3. Goes positive: H. pulls ad from stations at the last moment saying he will stick to a positive campaign; H. holds press conference announcing this action
  4. Goes negative: H. shows his negative ad at said press conference, allegedly to prove to the "cynical" media that the ad actually existed

The cynic will not fail to notice that through this maneuvering Huckabee was able to get his attack ad aired throughout the media for free instead of having to pay the networks. All the while, maintaining his stance (and a straight face) of having a consistent policy against negative ads. Folks, this is more Clintonian than Clinton. I don't want to see what this would be like when a President Huckabee is faced with serious issues! I personally don't even mind negative ads, per se. That's not the point. The issue is integrity and trustworthiness. I do not trust Mike Huckabee. Period.

Someone I do trust is Fred Thompson.
First, the downsides: not charming, doesn't have a "face for television", mannerisms are mildly annoying, not an eloquent orator (although a better speaker than Bush). But so what? Thompson is conservative on every issue.

Fred Thompson is conservative:

  • fiscally
  • socially
  • consistently!

None of the other major Republican candidates can say that. No one else.

I made up my mind yesterday. This video I saw today sealed it for me. (I have not seen any of the debates except a little on YouTube, because I generally don't watch TV.)

But then I remembered an important topic that I hadn't seen Thompson address. Fortunately, a little Googling put a big smile on my face. I will be very happy to support Fred Thompson with my vote in the Republican primary.

Announcements

Journal: People of the DC Beltway, MBTP ALERT!

Journal by GMontag

Montag Weatherwire
04 December in the year of our Lord, 2007

Snow is falling in Arlington, VA NOW! Hurry, get on the METRO, get to your cars, drive on the sidewalks, run over trash cans, BUY ALL OF THE MILK, BREAD AND TOILET PAPER THAT YOU CAN!

Then abandon your vehicles in the most disruptive locations possible, like major intersections!

This has been a public service of Guy Montag, humanitarian.

It's funny.  Laugh.

Journal: LEEEAVE HILLARY ALLLLLONE!.....Please. 3

Journal by GMontag

How friggin dare anyone out there make fun of Hillary after all she has been through. She lost her free house, she went through an impeachment. She has one friggin kid. Her husband turned out to be a user, a cheater, and now shes going through a political battle. All you people care about is..... readers and making money off of her. SHE'S A HUMAN! What you don't realize is that Hillary is making you all this money and all you do is write a bunch of crap about her. She hasn't performed on stage in days. Her song is called "give me more" for a reason because all you people want is MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE. LEAVE HER ALONE! You are lucky she even performed for you BASTARDS! LEEEAVE HILLARY ALLLLLONE!.....Please. Paris Hilton talked about professionalism and said if Hillary was a professional she would've pulled it off no matter what. Speaking of professionalism, when is it professional to publically bash someone who is going through a hard time? Leave Hillary Alone Please.... Leave Hillary Clinton alone...right now! I mean it. Anyone that has a problem with her you deal with me, beacuse she is not well right now. leave her alone!

Original here.

Democrats

Journal: Unfair comments toward the Honerable Mrs. Clinton? 2

Journal by GMontag

So, the Honorable Mrs. Clinton has been "swiftboated"? In my book, it means that a liar has been brought to-rights, but okay.

She also serially flip-flopped on the same ILLEGAL immigrant issue .5 dozen times in a few days? She was for it, before she was against it THREE TIMES?

Her underlings put on notice the next questioner, Wolf Blitzer, not to "pull a Russert"?

Mrs. Clinton is the Honerable John Kerry, in pants.
QED

User Journal

Journal: Letter to a Euro Surrender Monkey

Journal by GMontag

Too much background to get into on this, but the letter should stand on it's own. A chick I went out with a couple of times, who went from a Euro Hawk to surrender monkey on a dime. Names have been deleted to protect the monkey.

I am doing fine, same as I was last I wrote.

Hope you work out that house thing and whatever else you have going on.

Perhaps those of us who take the world seriously will stop the attacks on civilization before the insurgents are at the gates of Vienna again, in spite of those who find it to be an inconvenience to their sensibilities.

Good luck to you and please send my love and appreciation to your daughter who is serving all of humanity in the most noble effort of our lives.

User Journal

Journal: Assassinated by Nature

Journal by GMontag

The DC metrorail crisis on 6 NOV 2007 was a stark reminder on how Nature is fighting back on human encroachment into her territory.

Nature made a valiant attempt at stopping the US Military Industrial Establishment by closing the Pentagon metrorail station through a primitive use of smoke. Yes, simple smoke, from the leaves of trees that were scattered across the electrified tracks in a coordinated effort with the wind.

Not since the assassinations of Senator Sonny Bono and a Kennedy in 1998 have we seen Nature express her displeasure at the violation of her most private regions as we have seen lately.

Even in a stump speech, Senator Hillary Clinton has noted the Assassination by Nature of millions in retaliation of the theft of oil from Mother Nature's most private areas.

Who does Nature have in her sights next? Greenpiece? NATO? London? It is anybody's guess as Nature is the most secretive of foes to annoy. One can not waterboard or drug nature into revealing her next attack, one can only wait and hope to survive.

Update 11 NOV 2007: Looks like someone else came up with this phrase a few days before my post.

Lavish spending can be disastrous. Don't buy any lavishes for a while.

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