McCain chooses the 'if you can't beat em join 'em' technique.
Out of the blue, McCain adopted the change mantra. Is he aware of which campaign he on? What happened to Country First? Or more appropriately, Team America: Fuck Yeah!
The gloating circus that was the Republican convention seemed to have worked. On the average, as of today, Sept. 7, 2008 McCain/Stalin is up 1 point. That's pretty impressive since Obama was up about 7 or 8 points before the "pit bull" gave her speech. What's more impressive is that people are buying it. Over the course of the GOP convention I kept shaking my head at the TV and eventually turned it off. Their whole strategy is based on people not thinking, and creating chants based on emotions. Doubly odd is the fact that McCain gave one of the weakest acceptance speeches in history. This is the time that the nominee is to lay out their platform for what they are going to do for the country and get down to it. What di…
I think this is both hilarious and awesome. Check this out:
(CNN) – Barack Obama's campaign for president has raised $10 million since Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin spoke Wednesday night, the campaign announced, calling it a "one-day record."
Palin, the governor of Alaska, launched harsh attacks on Obama, accusing him of being two-faced and a political lightweight with no significant legislative accomplishments.
"Coverage of the Palin attacks on the news this evening just pushed us over $10 million," Obama spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in an e-mail to reporters Wednesday night.
The Republican Party announced earlier in the day it had raised $1 million in the wake of Palin's speech. *** >>>That's 10 to 1 people. 10 to 1. I never thought this was possible. I know Reps must be quaking in their boots to think that this "no experience" Dem out earns them at such an alarming rate. And what is the deal with all the empty sea…
"What does a community organizer do?" asked Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee who possesses so much experience that she has been completely sheltered from the press since the moment she was presented as Sen. John McCain's running mate. A community organizer is someone who if committed has a much more direct and tangible impact on people's (fellow American citizens) lives.
The irony of Palin's ignorance is that during the same speech in which she proclaimed to be a fighter for the "regular American" and introduced her husband as a proud member of the Steelworkers union, she attempted to diminish and belittle the efforts of someone whose first path in public service was to assist many of people she now claims to be fighting for. It was also interesting to hear Rudy Giuliani mock Obama as someone who doesn't know how to run anything and is short on national security judgment. This is an individual who "ran" …
Love this comment: "McCain may not be Bush, but Palin sure seems to be. No accountability, no answering questions, no acceptance that the media even has a role in honest society. In fact, no acceptance that truth or honesty have any merit whatsoever."
When Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) introduced Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, he trumpeted her husband’s union membership: “The person I’m about to introduce to you was a union member and is married to a union member, and understands the problems, the hopes and the values of working people,” he said. That day, and again last night, Palin also emphasized that her husband is “a proud member of the United Steelworkers Union.”
Conservatives are hoping the reference will play well in Michigan and Ohio. But the United Steelworkers union (USW) isn’t so pleased. USW President Leo Gerard noted that just because Todd Palin is a union member doesn’t mean that Palin is automatically qualified to represent labor interest…
It should, because it was written by a Bush writer.
The Obama camp issued a statement in response to the speech:
"The speech that Governor Palin gave was well delivered, but it was written by George Bush's speechwriter and sounds exactly like the same divisive, partisan attacks we've heard from George Bush for the last eight years. If Governor Palin and John McCain want to define 'change' as voting with George Bush 90% of the time, that's their choice, but we don't think the American people are ready to take a 10% chance on change."
The best part of the several lies she spilled, were 2 stand outs:
PALIN: “I suspended the state fuel tax, and championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress.”
Well, so far she has requested $589 Million in Federal Pork projects, and $197 Million for next year. So many earmarks in fact that she was criticized on it by non other than JOHN MCCAIN!
PALIN: “In fact, I told Congress — I told Congress, ‘Thanks, b…
Hard Times Hitting Students and Schools in Double Blow Tyler Bissmeyer for The New York Times
Marjorie Allgood in Louisville, Ky., where a record number of students qualify for free meals.
By SAM DILLON Published: August 31, 2008
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — With mortgage foreclosures throwing hundreds of families out of their homes here each month, dismayed school officials say they are feeling the upheaval: record numbers of students turning up for classes this fall are homeless or poor enough to qualify for free meals.
“We’re seeing a lot more children in poverty,” said Lauren Roberts, spokeswoman for the Jefferson County school system, a 98,000-student district that includes Louisville and its suburbs.
At the same time, the district is struggling with its own financial problems. Responding to a cut of $43 million by the state in education spending and to higher energy and other costs, school officials in Jefferson County have raised lunch prices, eliminated 17 buses by reorganizing routes, ordered …
As the country sets on another historic moment tonight by accepting the first African-American to a national party, I too am hosting a multitude of changes in my life. No I am not going through puberty or running for president. My friends, after several years (too many to say without embarrassment) I have worked in the restaurant industry in order to pay for dreams of being an actor, writer, director and producer to flourish. I have had several victories and have been fortunate to have minor success touch me more than once.
But alas I am still here, at the same restaurant, starting over day after day. I have decided to make a bold move (increased by this poor economy and job market) and quit the restaurant to make my work schedule more available for other opportunities. For years I have been holding out on this because of the opportunity of auditions arising, and the need to be across town at a moments notice. I will continue to act, perform…
What did he work for again? Oh yes, the united states of Rove, Bush & Cheney.
By BEN EVANS, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 58 minutes ago
WASHINGTON - Former White House adviser Karl Rove defied a congressional subpoena and refused to testify Thursday about allegations of political pressure at the Justice Department, including whether he influenced the prosecution of a former Democratic governor of Alabama.
Rep. Linda Sanchez, chairman of a House subcommittee, ruled with backing from fellow Democrats on the panel that Rove was breaking the law by refusing to cooperate — perhaps the first step toward holding him in contempt of Congress.
Lawmakers subpoenaed Rove in May in an effort to force him to talk about whether he played a role in prosecutors' decisions to pursue cases against Democrats, such as former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, or in firing federal prosecutors considered disloyal to the Bush administration.
Rove had been scheduled to appear at the House Judiciary subcommit…
If you can, please check out this series, African-American Lives 2. This series really touched me. Seeing these celebrities in real, vulnerable moments of discovery about their history is amazing to watch and experience. The production is handled with such dignity and care, I really recommend it. Watch it when you can, or grab a clip or 2 from YouTube, which I posted below.
Yes this is a positive review. When I saw the trailer, the interviews, and the fans reactions I would never have dreamed this film would be above 1 star. After several recommendations and discussions I was challenged to re-think this action monster. I am glad I did.
In the era of over bloated and over important war films, Rambo runs a brisk 91 minutes and gets things done.
Stallone knows how to deliver the goods in this brutal and timely action ride. What starts out as a solid exploration of the further reaches of a 5th world country turns into an all out orgy of violence that is eerily relevant and important to todays society. This might be the most (Dare I say it?) important action film since the first Rambo, aptly titled First Blood. This might be stretching it, but Rambo worth the ride nonetheless.
It is strange to say, but if you are going to rent an action movie and are a fan of the genre, Rambo is the right movie to rent…
You'd think I lived in Crooklyn, South Central, or the barrio. Nope. Good old Los Angeles, across the street from the exorbitant Hancock Park, one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in CA, across the street from Paramount pictures.
Well once again, tonight there is some sort of manhunt going on and the LAPD helicopters, horns, and tires, and crashes haven't stopped for an hour. I love LA! (We Love it!) And my downstairs neighbors are fighting. And I have a 6:15am call time (5.5 hours from now). Joy.
Wait...I think they've gone away. Off to sleep.
Just picture this chopper at night and a beaming light circling your neighbors outside your bedroom, and that's me!
See you soon...I will give you a report of my experience on set shooting a 35mm short in the desert, ocean, and office.
Here it is Wednesday night around 11pm and it sounds like Armageddon outside my apartment. I have to pause my DVD several times just to be able to hear it. I live across the street from Paramount, in Hollywood CA and between the honking, trucks, children, ice cream trucks, ice cream carriers with bells, dogs, musician neighbors, helicopters, police sirens, ambulance sirens, tour buses, construction workers, motorcycles, noisy cars and our thin walls with no insolation whatsoever it's amazing anyone gets any rest around here. I swear the only quiet hours are between 4-6am. The rest of the day/night forget about it.
I don't think there is any solution, I just had to rant a minute. Wait, I think there is a quiet gap. I'm running off to sleep now.
The whole concept came to me after I saw the film Transformers and thought they really took themselves incredibly seriously with their dialogue taken straight from a cartoon. So I wanted to satire the utter and complete silliness of alien robots on earth mixed with the lowest possible technology for these things. The result is what you see.
More to come with interviews and behind the scenes footage.
So it's officially summer and it has gotten freaking hot.
I'm a white boy from MN and whenever it gets like this my body has to re-check itself into rehab. I have to cover my skin with clothing, wear 50+ sun screen and not be in direct sun for more than 10 minutes. I chase the shade and it makes things awkward if I'm around other people who love the sun and I won't walk in sunny areas. I look like Jack Nicholson from "As Good As It Gets". Otherwise my face will end up looking like this:
What makes matters worse is that I have no A.C. outside my bedroom and I live on the second floor of a very bright apartment. On top of that my office where I work on my computer is like a tiny oven, and after about 2 minutes I start sweating like Shaq on the free throw line.
So another long hot summer is upon us and the only vacation I have planned is to go to my uncle's wedding on August 4 in North Carolina where it is even hotter and it's humid as balls...and…
Time once again to vote for Ashman. I'm calling on favors from you guys & gals to vote for my commercial for the Watchmen contest. Top people get their commercials in the movie. This would be amazing. I need your help gang.