Friday, October 10, 2008

Important Political News

I love how the "major" news outlets focus on the really important things, with the economy in crisis, people being laid off, and the election only four weeks away.

New York County prints "Barack Osama" on absentee ballots. Yes. They really did. Incredibly, this made it past three sets proofreaders. By "proofreaders" do they mean actual adults literate in English?

Some conservatives are outraged because they insist that the new cover of Newsweek, featuring Sarah Palin, is very unflattering, showing wrinkles and PORES! GASP! NOT PORES!

Palin rally moved to NASCAR track. Why does this not surprise me?

Four days after this was first talked about in the Washington Post and then later, the New York Times, CNN finally gave a blurb on their Political Ticker blog about the fact that McCain/Palin rallies are emphasizing Obama's middle name (Hussien), and trumpeting about Obama's supposed connection to William Ayers (which has been pretty well debunked here), talking about how he voted against funding for the troops and omitting the fact that he voted against one measure because it had no timetable for withdrawal from Iraq, and later voted for another funding bill that did have a timetable for withdrawal, and accusing him of being unpatriotic. Cries of "terrorist", "treason", and "kill him" have started popping up at McCain/Palin rallies. At one rally, the crowd began shouting racial epithets at black cameraman there with a news crew. Despite the fact that this has happened more than once, the McCain campaign continues to use these tactics. Nevermind that Ayers is a professor at the University of Chicago, has never been charged with a crime, and that plenty of Republicans also sat on the same charitable boards and school projects with Ayers that Obama did. One of McCain's biggest supporters, in fact, sat on a board with Ayers. Does that make her a terrorist too? Even though she's a long time Republican supporter? I bet she's pissed at McCain for calling her foundation a "radical educational organization". Wonder if she'll still support him now? And most media articles that mention Bill Ayers don't mention that he was Chicago's Citizen of the Year in 1997.

But nevermind all that. Let's complain because Palin's photo wasn't airbrushed.

Oh, and McCain calls a crowd "my fellow prisoners",but nobody's talking about it.

On the lighter side, here are some cool things that make me laugh:

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