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God Has Voted— For Obama!

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From the New Yorker:

Before Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for President, in a Denver football stadium—”Focus on the Family”, one of the most powerful organizations on the religious right, posed a question to Internet viewers. “Would it be wrong to pray for rain?”

Apparently the answer was no, because they proceeded to do just that… Prayed for there to be rain— “abundant rain”, “torrential rain”, “rain of Biblical proportions”

“Pray for unexpected, unanticipated, unforecasted rain that starts two minutes before the speech is set to begin.” Then,  “There will probably be people who will pray for seventy-two degrees and clear skies, but this isn’t a contest.”

Obama gave his speech under clear skies with the thermometer at seventy-two degrees.


Adding insult to injury, and just to be sure His intentions were known: The Almighty arranged for a hurricane severe enough to disrupt the Republican National Convention, now didn’t he?

Yikes. God Hates Republicans.


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Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 8:50 am

Olbermann and Mathews are Out— Gregory is In

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NYT is reporting that MSNBC is kicking Mathews and Olbermann to the curb for acting like little bitches during the Democratic National Convention. Sources say “employees” (Read: Brokaw and Williams) at NBC were embarrassed by the two bickering little girls.

As such, and effective immediately, David Gregory will take the top stop at the fledgling network and Olbermann and Mathews will go back to doing what they do best: running their mouths.

So ends the great liberal network experiment. I have to wonder how much of this was brought on by intellectual hand-wringing at the top, where being called an elite and ideologue by the likes of a whore chaser like Bill O’Reilly or a liar like Sarah Palin can cause great self-reflection and many sleepless nights. “If Bill O’Reilly thinks were ideologues, maybe we are.”


Nevertheless, it’s over.

Here’s a clip of Jon Stewart making fun of the MSNBC mess last week:

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Sunday, September 7, 2008 at 9:27 pm

McCain Camp “Clears Up” Walter Reed Controversy (Yeah, right)

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Remember the story about how the McCain camp couldn’t tell the difference between Walter Reed Medical Facility and Walter Reed Middle School in Hollywood?

Well, the controversy is settled. Turns out the McCain camp meant to put up a picture of some obscure junior high school during McCain’s acceptance speech.

Is this seriously the best they’ve got? How fucking stupid do they think we are?!

Here’s the bullshit:

“According to campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds, the campaign intended to showcase “images of Americana” during the Arizona senator’s remarks.

“The changing image-screen was linked to the American thematics of the speech and the public school was simply part of it,” Mr. Bounds said, adding that during the speech, Mr. McCain “called for public education reforms that empower parents and students before bureaucrats and labor unions.”

Uh-huh. By the way, it only took them two days to come up with this “truth“.

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: the GOP’s strong suit always has been, and always will be, lying. They’ve clearly lost their gift.

I mean this lie is so bad I just gotta figure they don’t even give a shit anymore. They must just think the American people are so stupid (and who could blame ’em after they got away with the Palin pick?), that they can just say anything they want. Even that Obama wipes his ass with American flags. We’re stupid, we’ll fall for it. I mean most of us can only afford one house.

Country First my ass.

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Sunday, September 7, 2008 at 12:52 am

Will The Lies Ever End?

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It’s the weekend and I’m tired but here’s a link to more GOP bullshit:

The crux of the story goes like this: Fox “news” made up some bullshit (I know, you’re shocked) about the Obama team throwing away all those American flags that 75,000 people used at Mile High Stadium to witness history being made.

The McCain camp, being total douche bags, picked up the story knowing it was a lie and promoted it anyway (but it’s not McCain’s fault ‘cuz he was a POW).

In turn the right-wing press joined in the circle jerk and the next thing you know Barack Obama apparently said he invented the Internet while smoking crack spliffs with Osama Bin Laden that had been rolled from little bits of the constitution and seasoned with the blood of dead soldiers (or babies, I’m not sure which).

The Truth: The flags were packed up and stored for future use.

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Saturday, September 6, 2008 at 6:11 pm

RNC Releases Ad Attacking Obama’s Stage (It’s all they got)

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Poor bastards. The prom queen is under fire for nude pics, adulterous affairs, a drunk knocked up daughter, and oh yeah, she’s not even close to being qualified! Oh well.

So what do those whining bitches at the GOP have in return? Obama’s stage sucked!

This from a group of people who can’t even tell the difference between Walter Reed Hospital and a Junoir High School.

Here’s their weak-ass ad. Watch once, puke, repeat.

McCain Camp Confuses Walter Reed Hospital with Jr. High School

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Remember that big green blob behind McCain’s head during his acceptance speech? It was a lawn. The front lawn of Walter Reed Junior High School in Hollywood California. Problem is, the jerkoffs in the McCain camp thought it was a picture of Walter Reed Army Medical Center— the spot that houses our wounded soldiers after they come back from Bush’s mess in the Middle East.

And they want to run the country? Plus, they got the nerve to complain about Obama’s stage?! Asshats.

As always, please ask yourself what the right-wing reaction would be if Barack Obama’s campaign confused the two. Anyone for this bullshit: “They don’t really support our troops! They don’t even know the difference between a Hollywood High School and our nation’s most important medical facility for wounded heroes!”

Did I mention the “asshat” part?

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Friday, September 5, 2008 at 9:25 pm

GOP Fakes Soldier’s Funeral for Cheap Video

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Oh, this is good. Seems that during one of those heart-wrenching moments during the GOP convention in which a little girl’s school essay was turned into a full-fledged promotional video for the GOP, the Republicans faked a soldier’s funeral from dramatic effect.

The footage, sold by stock-film house Getty Imageswas produced by a commercial filmmaker in Chicago. Both Getty and the production company, Mr. Big Films, confirmed that the footage was shot on spec and sold to the Republican National Committee

One of the actors, Perry Denton of Chicago, Ill. also confirmed that he was hired on a day-rate as an actor for the shoot and told CBS News he was surprised to learn the footage was shown at the convention. 

“What it does reveal is a serious lack of understanding and a lack of personal connection to the military,” said Paul Rieckhoff, Executive Director of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. 

Do yourself and America a favor, ask any Republican you know to honestly answer this question: What would your reaction be if Barack Obama and the Democrats had been caught doing that?

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Friday, September 5, 2008 at 1:18 am