August 11, 2008
August 08, 2008
Its taken time, but Sen. McCain and his party have finally foundin energyan issue thats working for them. Riding voter discontent over high gas prices, the GOP has made antidrilling Democrats this summers headlines. . . .
Still, it was probably too much to assume every Republican would work out that their side was winning this issue. And so, last Friday, in stumbled Sens. Lindsey Graham, John Thune, Saxby Chambliss, Bob Corker and Johnny Isaksonalongside five Senate Democrats. This Gang of 10 announced a sweeping and bipartisan energy plan to break Washingtons energy stalemate. What they did was throw every vulnerable Democrat, and Mr. Obama, a life preserver.
If you're response is WTF?!, be aware that an explanation does exist, courtesy of Rob:
Sound like a good deal? Its not. So why are these Republicans on board with it? Lindsey Graham is from South Carolina. John Thune is from South Dakota. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson are from Georgia. Bob Corker is from Tennessee. Every one of these states has a significant base of agriculture thats tied in with the ethanol industry. What these guys are doing is putting whats best for the ethanol lobbyists, who are no doubt regular visitors to their offices, over what is best for the country.
Some day the GOP will finally realize that it's bullshit like this that has returned them to minority party status. Or maybe not. It's not like you see a lot of Whig candidates these days.
In honor of this year's Summer Olympics, some new competitions will debut. Here are a couple:
1) The Run in Front of the Tank Relay.
2) The Dissident Debate Biathalon, where one competitor states an opinion, the second competitor disagrees and the first then shoots the second. Yes, much like chess, going first in this "sport" is an advantage.
Feel free to add your own in the comments.
McCain moving to the realm of "Cool"
If Paris Hilton can mock McCain (& Obama - but the impetous is McCain) http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080806/D92CVG180.html , then McCain must be moving to the realm of "cool"! To steal a march, McCain should come out with his own mock add:
Scene - McCain in a lawn chair with a beach umbrella; obviously in a 'back yard'. He's wearing swim trunks, Hawaiian shirt, flip-flops, and a sun hat. His nose is smeared with zinc oxide and he's holding a glass of iced tea. Long shot of back yard, moves in to headshot.
McCain - "Boy, I wish I had a job like this. It's got to be nice to have no responsibilities, but still dream of being president!. Ah, well, I have to think about the economy, Iran, Iraq, social security, immigration, and there's just a little thing like running for the office of President. I wish I could work on my tan more."
Camera moves in tighter to McCain as he settles back in the chair to take a nap. As the camera moves in, he opens his eyes a bit and cuts them toward the camera.
McCain - "I think I'm ready for the A-List".
Cut to closing: "McCain for A-list"
-- David Couvillon Colonel of Marines; Former Governor of Wasit Province, Iraq; Righter of Wrongs; Wrong most of the time; Distinguished Expert, TV remote control; Chef de Hot Dog Excellance; Collector of Hot Sauce; Avoider of Yard Work
That's a pretty good funny right there. If McCain were smart, he'd do it. Then again, they don't call it the party of the stupid for nothing.
August 05, 2008
Maybe Mr. Holdren could give the opening prayer at the trials that James Hansen wants to put us on. Or maybe he was dropped on the head repeatedly as child. Right now, it's kind of a tossup.
August 04, 2008
August 02, 2008
Your Vocabulary Score: A-
Congratulations on your multifarious vocabulary!
You must be quite an erudite person.
Thanks to Ken for the link.
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