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I guess it was inevitable. People are starting to fiddle with the proposed bailout plan of capitalism. The Times is reporting this morning that Democrats, Republicans, and even financial companies are all beginning to lobby for what they want out of the upcoming bailout. Half of it doesn’t sound half bad: Oversight of the Treasury Dept., guarantees that any profits from the new program go directly back to the Treasury, etc.

Problems is, markets, all markets, are tenuous at best right now. If there is even the slightest hint that the Administration and Congress cannot make a deal, or even that a deal may be delayed due to squabbling, it could be devastating to market confidence.

Full story here.

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Monday, September 22, 2008 at 2:43 am

The Pitbull Bitches Out

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Seems Palin is all bark and no bite, and even then not so much. The Obama and McCain camps have agreed to debates that will include a much more free-wheeling style of questions and answer and sparring than most other Presidential debates. 

Yeah, ‘cept Palin totally bitched out on the same process for the VP debates. The pitbull and her handlers were scared to let her go bare knuckled against Joe Biden and insisted on a more formal, structured debate that will allow much less opportunity for free-wheeling direct exchanges between the running mates.

McCain’s team was up front about the fact that they are total pussies. They were “concerned” that a loose format could leave the Prom Queen at a disadvantage against Joe biden. Gee, do you think? Why, she could just go on about how she lives next door to Russia and shit— I’m sure that’d work.

First she’s afraid of the press, then she’s scared to cooperate in the Troopergate investigation, now she’s scared of Joe Biden. A pitbull in lipstick? More like a  chihuahua in drag… either way, she comes up bitch.

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Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 9:14 pm

What the Hell is Obama Doing in Elko, Nevada?

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…planning on winning the presidency.

In case anyone noticed, Barack Obama spent yesterday afternoon campaigning in Elko, Nevada. Where the hell is Elko, Nevada and who the fuck cares?

  1. I don’t know where Elko is, I went to public schools my whole life.
  2. Why the fuck you should care is because it shows how talented the Obama team is.

While the world is melting down, and the pundits are claiming Barck is going to lose, Obama’s gifted team is doing what they always do: sticking with their plan and making it work. If there’s one thing you can absolutely say about Obama’s team is that they’ve been great at “strategery”. They knocked off Hillary Clinton by meticulously going through small caucus states and winning. Village by village, town by town, county by county, they’ve done the math.

The national polls may be tight, but the Obama team focuses on the electoral college map, ‘cuz that’s how you win! They’ve been masters at squeezing every last vote out of every last place.

Which brings us back to Elko, Nevada. Wednesday was Obama’s third trip there. Third! Elko county hasn’t voted for a Democrat for POTUS since 1964, but Obama’s team thinks that with a little attention to Elko, coupled with the great organization they built there during the caucuses, Elko could give Obama the margin he needs to win a state Bush carried by only 20,000 votes in 2004.

Focusing on places like Elko in the general election may just be Obama’s path to the White House.

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Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 10:57 am

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Is This Boring?

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Obama has released a two-minute ad, directly addressing the voters about the recent financial meltdown.

What do you think?

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at 7:50 am

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Media Still Full-On In The Tank For McCain

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These great graphs come courtesy of Media Matters and document both air time and number of clips shown on Fox “News” and all other networks over the past couple of weeks. Notice anything in particular? Maybe that not only does Fox “News”, which is to be expected, but all other media organizations give hella more time to the GOP lairs than to the Democrats trying to save this country from George Bush’s mess.


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Monday, September 15, 2008 at 11:33 am

The Wheels Are Coming Off

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The Politico is reporting that Democrats are getting pretty fucking freaked out about the election and heavy-duty dudes inside the party are saying shit like, “I’m so depressed. It’s happening again. It’s a nightmare.”

Well, that can’t be good.

Most folks seem to believe that the Paln pick has thrown the Obama team off balance (no shit) and that Team Bambi was simply not set up to run this sort of campaign:

“They were set up to run ‘experience versus change,’ what they had run [against Hillary] Clinton,” Trippi said. “And I think Palin clearly moved that to be change [and] reform, versus change. “

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Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 4:13 am

McCain Jumps to 12 Point Lead Among White Women

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You have got to be kidding me. The guy who cheats on, then divorces, his first wife while she’s recovering from a car accident so he can go off and pick up a new and improved trophy wife 20 years his junior with piles of money, then spend the next 20 years telling rape jokes and calling his wife a cunt has a 12 point lead among white women! WTF?!

Apparently his nakedly cynical ploy of putting a prom queen on the ticket who clearly has no qualifications other than her vagina and is in favor of stripping women around the country of their right of Choice— even in cases of rape and incest– is working.

Here’s the latest poll data.

I seriously cannot believe this fucking stupid shit. Somebody please explain this to me!

Side note: I like Joe Biden and everything, but this latest round of polling, plus the news earlier about Bambi’s fund raising problems is seriously beginning to make me think he shoulda picked Hillary.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 1:17 pm