Wednesday, August 20, 2008

McCain's BIGGEST Lie

Last week John McCain and Barack Obama both auditioned at Saddleback mega church for the role of Panderer in Chief.

"In several cases, Obama gave a Christian interpretation to his generally liberal political views. He showed some familiarity with the Scripture, and said Jesus died for his sins.
McCain tended to give shorter, less complex answers."

According to reports on NPR and the Huffington post, the Evangelical audience applauded McCain's answers, while they were polite but less enthusiastic towards OBama.

When the candidates addressed the issue of wealth, no one mentioned a camel passing through the eye of a needle, but Obama did mention raising social security taxes on people earning over $250,000.
Now for McCain's lie....“I don’t want to take any money from the rich." Which I believe is true. Here's the nonsensical part..." I want everybody to get rich,” McCain said.

Monday, August 18, 2008

McCain Vs. Paulsen

Who does a better job speaking out of both sides of his mouth?

Straight Talkin' American Government (STAG) Party

Here's one of the better presidential candidates from the 1960s. If Reagan, Ventura, and Schwarzenegger were qualified for public office, so was Pat Paulsen.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

From the Wall Street Journal:
America the UncompetitiveAugust 15, 2008; Page A14
"The new international tax rankings are out for 2008, and congratulations to Washington, D.C., are again in order. Our political class has managed to maintain America's rank with the second highest corporate tax rate in the world at 39.3% (average combined federal and state).Only Japan is slightly higher overall, though if you are silly enough to base a corporation in California, Iowa, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or other states with high corporate levies, your tax rate on business income is even higher than in Tokyo..."
(Yet somehow, the Japanese automakers still manage to manufacture more reliable cars than our Big 3. )
"The average European nation has tax rates on corporate income 10 percentage points lower than the U.S., but those countries on average raise 50% more as a share of GDP in corporate taxes than does the U.S., according to a 2007 study by the Treasury Department."
For a minute I was at a loss, thinking maybe it was time to re-evaluate my stance on taxes, but then realized I've lived in Germany and went shopping in France. There's no way Americans pay more in taxes than the citizens of "Old Europe." Do Americans want to pay $3 for a little liter of gas the way they do in Europe? Do American CEOs want to get paid what German CEOs or Japanese CEOS get paid? Does the Wall Street Journal advocate a French style government subsidized health care system? Do they want to raise the top income bracket to 42% like it is in Germany? By all means, let's copy the Europeans.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

I know you are, but what am I?

Arkansas Democratic chairman shot at HQ dies
Wed Aug 13, 6:54 PM ET
HOUSTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party, Bill Gwatney, died in a hospital after being shot by a lone gunman at the party's headquarters in Little Rock, officials said on Wednesday.

The recent shootings at the UU church and in Arkansas caused many liberals to protest the negativity by the likes of "right wing hate-mongers" and "Republican tools" Rush Limbaugh, Michell Malakin, Sean Hannity, etc.
Bloggers on the right were quick to take offense. One anti-ACLU site's comments described liberals as whining leftwing nutjobs, haters, baby killers, unhinged libtards, and clueless illogical bozos. The illogical, marxist, hate-inspired left is committing "ad hominem" attacks and suffering from paranoid delusions, so stop feeling persecuted you whining anti-American baby killers.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

more Obama-nations

An article appeared in the Wall Street Journal last week entitled "McCain Web Ad Is Accused Of Linking Obama to Antichrist" -and Democrats complained the swift boating of John Kerry was bad!

It says suggestions "that Sen. Obama is the antichrist have been circulating for months in Bible-study meetings in towns like Chillicothe, Ohio, where congregants compare his remarks and his biography with verses from the Bible."

Of course, if Obama really were the anti-christ, Christians SHOULD vote for him to help usher in the rapture and Armageddon, which they believe are all pre-ordained as part of God's plan.

One nay-sayer is the author of the Left Behind series, The Rev. Tim La-Haye (although he collaborated with a holy-ghost writer), who said that he recognized allusions to his work in the ad, but comparisons between Sen. Obama and the anti-christ are incorrect.
"The antichrist isn't going to be an American, so it can't possibly be Obama. The Bible makes it clear he will be from an obscure place, like Romania."

For more holy mud-slinging, check out:

Thursday, August 7, 2008

filth bacteria slime grime sludge hogwash etc.

For the past year, my 3 oldest kids have been trying to discover THE Queen Mother of all dirty words.  The oldest twins heard from their best friend during an after school art program that it starts with the letter F.  
"What's the next letter, daddy?"
"I can't tell you."
"Is it an A?"
"I can't tell you."
"Is it a B?"
"Not ga da it"
"Is it a C...D...E..."
"La la la I can't hear you!"
"Oh Scheisse!"

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Who Would Jesus Bomb?

McCain sings on youtube:

Preschool theology

Three years ago my eldest kids went to the local Catholic church for Bible Camp. Every day they would tell me tidbits of cosmic knowledge revealed unto them by the good Church Ladies of St. Michael's. Here is one such exchange...

Annie (age 5): We also learned about God and the things he put in the sky--not bugs and insects--angels and birds and suns and God and all the things God made for us!

David (age 3): Remember when God gave us the water?

Anna: He snapped his fingers and light came. He snapped like this (snap)

Rebecca (age 5): God gave us the people and the water and everything.

Dad (age 44): Did God give us the devil?

Anna: NO!

Dad: Then who gave us the Devil?
Anna: Artists. Artists drew the devil with paint.

Bible quiz #2

I looked out the window this morning and saw our backyard was flooded. A neighbor across the street had a chainsaw and was buzing away at a giant branch that had landed on his minivan and stretched a power or phone line to the street. That got me thinking about Noah...

A. 16
B. 30
C. 90
D. 500


A. Ham's son had stolen a swine.

B. Ham and his son ate pork.

C. Ham was lazy and didn't do as much work as his brothers.

D. Noah got drunk and passed out with his genitals exposed, and Ham accidently saw him.

The correct answer in both questions is d.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Paul Harvey...Good day

Before Rush Limbo or Howard Stern, there was Paul Harvey. According to Wikipedia, he did his first radio broadcast in 1933, and has been doing his news and commentary program since 1944. Harvey hasn't done his new and commentary much recently.Fred Thomson, Paul Harvey Jr. and Mike Huckabee have filled in for him recently. I happened to hear a rare appearance by Harvey a few weeks ago. He talked about a new phase in the life of Paul Harvey (he often refers to himself in the third person). It was like the end of an era, although Harvey's voice is still heard on his program pitching the products he favors.

Harvey always reminded me of my Grandfather, a strong believer in American manifest destiny and cultural superiority. Grandpa had a Goldwater bumpersticker in his barn, a portrait of Ronald Reagan in the kitchen, and told me that George Bush (the elder) wasn't "forceful enough." Grandpa disliked long hair on men, unions, jazz and rock and roll, and anything with a hyphen before the word American. He was also pretty sure that the Soviets were conducting experiments to increase the harshness of American winters, and showed me a newspaper clipping about Russian rocket tests to back up his claim.

On one broadcast in June 2005, Harvey lamented that America has lost the will that drove us to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki. "We didn't come this far because we're made of sugar candy. Once upon a time, we elbowed our way onto and across this continent by giving smallpox-infected blankets to Native Americans. That was biological warfare. And we used every other weapon we could get our hands on to grab this land from whomever.And we grew prosperous. And yes, we greased the skids with the sweat of slaves. So it goes with most great nation-states, which--feeling guilty about their savage pasts--eventually civilize themselves out of business and wind up invaded and ultimately dominated by the lean, hungry up-and-coming who are not made of sugar candy."

Although I'll miss him, I hope the time of Paul Harvey's jingoistic world view is drawing to a close.