Posts Tagged ‘Conservatives’

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog visits the Republican National Convention

September 9, 2008

Barack Obama’s running mate gave him a hearty endorsement earlier this year.

August 25, 2008

I’m no McCain fan either, don’t get me wrong. I get a kick out of how these guys will totally reverse position once something they want is dangled in front of them. Biden seems pretty direct in his criticism of newbie Obama.

The Republicrats-A new party for the people, of the people. Their candidate doesn’t give a shit about anything…or does he? It’s all up to you!

August 25, 2008

The Republicrats: They’ll do exactly what you tell them to. In fact, they’re soliciting videos from supporters. Candidate Sean Masterson readily admits he has no idea what he’s doing. Also, he’s actively seeking a First Lady with one caveat: no virgins. Check out some of their videos below. Meet the Presidential candidate and his staff. Funny stuff.

Official Republicrats website.

Introducing the Republicrats

Wanted-Republicrats First Lady (No virgins)

Meet Donna White-Republicrat Fund Raiser (hoping for a dead hooker to turn up in the other candidates hotel room)

Meet Lisa Zak-Republicrat Press Secretary (She won Miss Teen Texas at age 22)

Actor Liev Schreiber is younger clone of possible Obama VP Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine

July 29, 2008

**YourDailyChum.com Exclusive**

Is the press so in love with Obama that they’ll ignore this potentially explosive scandal? Tim Kaine obviously conducted some type of illegal cloning experiment. A closer look at both versions.

Democrat Governor of Virginia, Tim Kaine: He’s a politician….elected to blah, blah, blah. Served on blah, blah, blah. Might be a Vice Presidential candidate…..

And the younger and more successful clone:

Actor Liev Schreiber: He’s won a Tony Award, directed one of my favorite films, Everything is Illuminated, is going to star as Sabertooth in the new X-Men/Wolverine film, and is engaged to Naomi Watts.

Obviously, the Schreiber clone has far exceeded the Kaine version. In fact, for Gov. Tim Kaine, allowing Schreiber might be both a political liability, but even worse, a personal insult. Liev Schreiber should consider some serious security before it’s too late.

The Onion: Time Magazine publishes definitive Obama puff piece

July 22, 2008

The equivalent of a Pulitzer should be awarded to the major news networks after this election for avoiding any real type of journalism or investigation of Barack Obama. The line between truth and fiction is growing so thin that the Onion might not be necessary one day.

TheOnion.com

NEW YORK—Hailed by media critics as the fluffiest, most toothless, and softest-hitting coverage of the presidential candidate to date, a story in this week’s Time magazine is being called the definitive Barack Obama puff piece.

One twelfth of the light, glossy, groundbreaking surface-level feature.

“No news publication has dared to barely scratch the surface like this before,” columnist and campaign reporter Michael King wrote in The Washington Post Tuesday. “This profile sets a benchmark for mindless filler by which all other features about Sen. Obama will now be judged. Just impressive puff-journalism all around.”

The 24-page profile, entitled “Boogyin’ With Barack,” hit newsstands Monday and contains photos of the candidate as a baby, graduating from Columbia University, standing and laughing, holding hands with his wife and best friend, Michelle, greeting a crowd of blue-collar autoworkers, eating breakfast with diner patrons, and staring pensively out of an airplane window while a pen and legal pad rest comfortably on his lowered tray table.

According to political analysts, the Time piece features the most lack-of-depth reporting on Obama ever published, and for the first time reveals a number of inconsequential truths about the candidate, including how he keeps in shape on the campaign trail, and which historical figures the presidential hopeful would choose to have dinner with.

“The sheer breadth of fluff in this story is something to be marveled at,” New York Times Washington bureau chief Dean Baquet said. “It’s all here. Favorite books, movies, meals, and seasons of the year ranked one through four. Sure, we asked Obama what his favorite ice cream was, but Time did us one better and asked, ‘What’s your favorite ice cream, really?'”

Time managing editor Rich Stengel said he was proud of the Obama puff piece, and that he hoped it would help to redefine the boundaries of journalistic drivel.

“When the American people cast their vote this November, this is the piece of fluff they’re going to remember,” Stengel said. “Not the ones by Newsweek, Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The Economist, Nightline, The Wall Street Journal, or even that story about lessons Obama learned from his first-grade teacher we ran a month ago.”

The article, which follows Obama for 12 days during his campaign, was written by reporter Chris Sherwood, and is relentless in its attempt to capture the candidate at his most poised and polished. Sherwood said the profile easily trumps all other fluff pieces in its effort to expose the presidential candidate for who he really is: “an awesome guy.”

“My editors told me that if I wanted to uncover the most frivolous, trivial information on Obama, I had to be prepared to follow the puff,” Sherwood said. “That meant that not only did I have to stay and watch Sen. Obama play endless games of basketball with city firemen to show readers how athletic and youthful he is, but I also had to go to NBA shooting experts to learn what aspects of his jump shot are good and what parts are great.”

Sherwood said he was granted full access to the candidate, and was permitted by chief strategist David Axelrod to ask any question he desired—an opportunity the reporter used to lob the easiest softballs at Obama yet, ranging from how happy he felt when he met his wife to what songs are currently on his iPod playlist. Sherwood was also fearless in his effort to paint the candidate as someone who is “surprisingly down to earth,” a phrase that is used a total of 26 times throughout the feature.

“If we were going to get the story we wanted, it was my responsibility as a journalist to ask the really tough questions to his two young daughters,” said Sherwood, who grilled Malia and Sasha Obama, 9 and 7, about whether they were “proud of [their] daddy.” “I also had to capitalize on every opportunity to compare the story of Obama’s upbringing and rise to power to that of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s and John F. Kennedy’s, no matter how suspect those parallels really are.”

According to the Time reporter, work on the profile was often harder than he had anticipated, with Obama at times dodging questions about whether or not he played a musical instrument, and about what Monopoly piece he thought best represented his candidacy and why.

“Situations like these are when you have to get on the phone and talk, not only to his mother, but to his aunt, his uncle, a Boy Scout leader, or maybe even one of his camp counselors growing up,” Sherwood said. “And if they don’t return your call, you turn to Sunday school teachers and former babysitters—anyone who is willing to go on record and say that Barack Obama was a really good kid who was destined for great things.”

Added Sherwood, “It’s all about getting the factoids out in the open.”

Readers have so far responded favorably to the piece, with sales of the latest issue of Time nearly tripling that of an issue last month featuring a 36-page exposé that tore apart and vilified former candidate Hillary Clinton’s health-care plan.

“I’m not quite sure how he intends to turn around the economy or get us out of Iraq,” said California resident Geoff Mills, an ardent Obama supporter who read the Time story. “But any man who prefers his steak cooked medium-rare has my vote.”

NPR: Apparently, some Food Stamp recipients in Ohio have to cut back on ice cream

July 20, 2008

NPR ran a story recently on how the state of the Ohio economy is forcing some people to have to cut back on groceries. Check out excerpts below. Thanks to Moonbattery for highlighting this story. Gloria Nunez and her daughter Angelica Hernandez, featured in this story, are pictured below. You can see this pic and read the full story at the NPR link at the top of this column. Socialist media places failed socialist polices on public display.

Nunez and most of her siblings and their spouses are unemployed and rely on government assistance and food stamps. Some have part-time jobs, but working is made more difficult with no car or public transportation.

Nunez, 40, has never worked and has no high school degree. She says a car accident 17 years ago left her depressed and disabled, incapable of getting a job. Instead, she and her daughter, Angelica Hernandez, survive on a $637 Social Security check and $102 in food stamps.

The rising cost of food means their money gets them about a third fewer bags of groceries — $100 used to buy about 12 bags of groceries, but now it’s more like seven or eight. So they cut back on expensive items like meat, and they don’t buy extras like ice cream anymore. Instead, they eat a lot of starches like potatoes and noodles.

The Onion: ‘No Values Voters’ Search For Most Evil Candidate

July 17, 2008

“I like that Obama did coke and McCain probably killed some guys in Vietnam, you know, but for me, it’s just not enough.”

Perhaps a 3rd party race is warranted?

Beersicles-who wouldn’t want one on a hot summer day?

July 16, 2008

Reason Magazine

The Triumphant Return of the Hopsicle

Radley Balko | July 15, 2008, 9:39am

Last summer, I posted on the travails of Rustico, a great little restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia trying to get the okay from state alcohol regulators to put frozen beer on a stick on its menu. Virginia had an old law on the books stating that alcohol must be either served in its original container or immediately after pouring. After a year of negotiation, the “hopsicle” returned to Rustico earlier this month. There’s also now a bill pending in the state legislature cementing the legal status of the frozen treat.

I had one last night. It was the cherry-flavored pop you see above, made from a Belgian kriek. Very, very tasty.

Also taking effect this month in Virginia: a bill legalizing sangria. That drink was also banned in the commonwealth, due to a post-Prohibition law banning any drink that mixes spirits, wine, or beer. The law technically outlawed martinis and boilermakers, too.

Establish your own gun-free zones

June 22, 2008

It’s really this simple. Watch criminals turn right around and leave you alone.

Conservatives more honest than liberals?

June 3, 2008

Apparently according to this study.

One point not covered in the article is how both sides are patently dishonest about their love of government. Liberals hate the government when it comes to it dictating morality, but love it when it comes to controlling people’s wallets. Conservatives are just the flip-side of that coin.