Monthly Archives: August 2008

McCain Goes with the Gut

So… um… John McCain had met Sarah Palin once before offering her the veep spot.

McCain’s first encounter with Sarah Palin came at a Washington meeting of the National Governors Association in February, according to a campaign-provided reconstruction of how the little-known Alaska governor was thrust into the national spotlight. The two discussed the position by phone on Sunday before McCain invited her and her husband to Arizona to formally make the offer. McCain, joined by his wife, Cindy, did just that yesterday morning at their home near Sedona, Ariz.

Does that say something about his… uh… temperament?

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Joe Robinette Biden

The Democratic ticket is packed with funny names. Joe Biden’s middle name is Robinette.

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It’s Dukakis’ Fault

“Look, I owe the American people an apology. If I had beaten the old man you’d’ve never heard of the kid and you wouldn’t be in this mess. So it’s all my fault and I feel that very, very strongly,”
— Michael Dukakis.

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Nurse Strangled Hitman

Michael Kuhnhausen hired a hitman to kill his estranged wife. The hitman broke into her house and attacked her with a claw hammer. She fought back and strangled the hitman to death.

Journalists calling her for comment received this message on her voicemail:

I want you to know that our lives are all at risk for random acts, but more likely random acts of love will come your way than random acts of violence.

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We Gave the Blood, We Want the Oil

Look, we gave the blood. Now give us the oil! What? You’ve made an oil deal with China? We’ve been had!

via Talking Points Memo

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Cheney in Azerbaijan

The GOP is sending Dick Cheney to Azerbaijan during the convention.

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Ice Cream for Breakfast

 Ice Cream for Breakfast
found on Ffffound

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Toothy Hand

 Toothy Hand
found on Ffffound

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Obama on So-Called Barbecues

Barack Obama attended a Lutheran church in Wisconsin and talked a bit with the church’s pastor:

For about 15 minutes after the service, Obama greeted and took pictures with congregants. He spoke briefly with Kerr on his way out the door, explaining that his next event, at the Rod and Gun Park, was being billed by sponsors as a BBQ.

But Obama told Kerr it didn’t meet his standards for barbecuing.

“If you’re not barbequing, it’s not a barbecue,” the senator said. “It’s a cookout. It’s a picnic. It’s a bratfest. It’s not a barbecue.”

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McCain’s Profitable Marriage

Glenn Greenwald has a round up of retarded things “the Right” said about John Kerry that could also apply to John McCain:

having a wife who provides you with a private jet and eight multimillion-dollar vacation homes provides for a comfortable life. But is this the right preparation for becoming president?

How dare you, sir! He was a POW!
also via Andrew Sullivan

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