Friday, October 31, 2008


It's staggering, really, that Sarah Palin could become the next Vice-President of the United States.

In a radio interview, Palin suggested that her First Amendment rights are being violated by "mainstream media."
"If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations," Palin told host Chris Plante, "then I don't know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media."
My god. Where to begin?

Here's the First Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
So are her rights being violated? Alex Koppelman, from, sums it up very well.
To put it succinctly: the press can't violate Palin's First Amendment rights. If the government were to criminalize her speech, that would be a violation. But what the press is doing in criticizing Palin is exercising the First Amendment.
Palin has managed to get it completely backwards. She's just being criticized and she doesn't like it.

So she doesn't know what the vice-president does and now she claims that criticism of her campaign is unconstitutional.

Seriously, is she really this dumb? She is a frightening frightening woman.


Senator Dole, "reclaim your dignity."


Don't forget to turn back your clocks one hour Sunday morning.

And in a bit of mixed news, daylight savings can be good for your heart, but bad if you're out walking.


Happy Halloween. May the Great Pumpkin visit you all.

Photo courtesy: My 3-year old daughter designed our pumpkin this year. Hair and all.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


The hits keep coming from that little Alaskan Maverick. Today Sarah Palin warned her supporters that if the Democrats get control of the White House and Congress, federal spending will spiral out of control. "
If big government spenders have control of the House and Senate and -- God forbid -- the White House, they're going to have a monopoly of power that goes unchecked in Washington."

"I'm afraid it will put America on a path that will erode the strength that makes this country great."
No Sarah, that was your party that did that. Does a Republican controlled White House and Congress ring a bell? Last 8 years? Hmm?


This just in: Barack Obama once talked to a guy whose sister had a friend who knew a guy who partied with a girl who once dated a guy whose little brother said all Republicans are douchebags.

And so it goes for Barack Obama.

Sarah Palin is slinging some mighty hefty mud these days.
Gov. Sarah Palin on Wednesday said Sen. Barack Obama has ties to a Columbia University professor who she said is "a former spokesperson for the Palestinian Liberation Organization."
But making up ridiculous things like this is not negative campaigning. Oh no.
Palin said her assertion "is not negative campaigning to call someone out on their record."
Palin went on.
"It seems that there is yet another radical professor from the neighborhood who spent a lot of time with Barack Obama going back several years," Palin said at an event in Bowling Green, Ohio.

"This is important because his associate, Rashid Khalidi ... in addition to being a political ally of Barack Obama, he's a former spokesperson for the Palestinian Liberation Organization."
So let's go to the fact check.
  • In a 2004 Washington Times story, he (Khalidi) denied ever being a spokesman for the Palestine Liberation Organization.
  • The Los Angeles Times report said, "though Khalidi has seen little of Sen. Obama in recent years, Michelle Obama attended a party several months ago celebrating the marriage of the Khalidis' daughter."
  • The Verdict: Misleading. While Khalidi eight years ago hosted a political fund-raiser for Obama, the two men strongly disagree over the Israeli-Palestinian issue and there's no evidence of a continuing political relationship.
I guess Palin is just going all Maverick on us.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


The NYC Marathon is just around the corner and I wanted to know if anyone out there's knows if Melisa Christian will be running.

If she is, I'll have to keep 200 feet from the marathon route.

Photo courtesy: Allison Smith

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Joe the Plumber and Elizabeth Hasselbeck!? That's who McCain and Palin have campaigning for them now!? A plumber and a reality show loser?

Seriously folks, the 2008 election has just taken a major turn into the land of the absurd. It's ridiculous and pathetic. What do Joe and Elizabeth know about the intricacies of running our country? If McCain is elected, will Joe be named Ambassador to Crapland?

In Ohio today, a man asked Joe the Plumber if "a vote for Obama is a vote for the death of Israel."

Joe the suddenly expert on everything Plumber responded, "I'll go ahead and agree with you on that."

What the f@*k!?

Joe the Plumber is fielding questions about Israel!?

When did our country become the punchline to a thousand jokes?


I read on Hamburger America today that the new Five Guys Burger and Fries has opened on 85th and 5th Ave here in the Ridge. I had my first Five Guys burger this weekend and it rocked my world. It's right up there with an In-'n-Out Burger. If you haven't had a Five Guys burger, hie thee on down and try one. You won't be disappointed.

Photo courtesy: Jon Rochetti

Saturday, October 25, 2008


It looks like Little Miss I Can See Russia From Here has gotten a taste of the big time and is now biting the hand that feeds her. According to some McCain advisers, the self-proclaimed maverick has
begun to 'go rogue' in some of her public pronouncements and decisions.
You know, I think a few weeks on the campaign trail has changed someone.
"She is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone," said this McCain adviser. "She does not have any relationships of trust with any of us, her family or anyone else."
Hmm. I think all the cramming on the issues has made someone a tad cocky.
"Also, she is playing for her own future and sees herself as the next leader of the party. Remember: Divas trust only unto themselves, as they see themselves as the beginning and end of all wisdom."
Yipes. But I'm sure that Palin, who loves America sooooo much, will put her own ambitions aside and put America First.
A second McCain source says she appears to be looking out for herself more than the McCain campaign.
So Miss Congenial Maverick has out-Mavericked the elder Maverick. Maybe if McRage had actually vetted her before he put her on the ticket this wouldn't be happening.

But for those of you who still think McRage/Failin is the answer to 8 years of failed policies, maybe you should think again. If these two can't get along after 8 weeks, and if Failin' is out for herself, how do you think they'll run the country?

Thursday, October 23, 2008


I was over at the Appletree today, buying some Myrr, and we got talking about Sarah Palin and Russia. I said that Palin claimed she could see Russia from Alaska. The good people at the Appletree said that comment was from a Saturday Night Live skit.

Welcome to your new reality.

Vote wisely.


The Bay Ridge Brit and the Subway Hooker told me one day over a heaping plate of kipper pie that I should listen to Adele because I'd love her. They were right. She's a fantastic singer. And how fortunate for Adele that she was on Saturday Night Live the same night Sarah the Uneducated was on the show?

Here's Adele at rock music's most basic: a guitar and a voice.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


My friend and wrestling arch nemesis, the Beehive Hairdresser, is competing for Freakiest Blogger in the Blogger Choice Awards.

Beehive is responsible for the fantastic coverage of the crazy Brooklyn Super. So do Bay Ridge proud. Click here. Sign up. And vote for the Beehive!


Seems the idea of the 3rd graders at Gladys Wood Elementary School helping out Sarah Palin isn't so far off the mark.
Gov. Sarah Palin charged the state for her children to travel with her, including to events where they were not invited, and later amended expense reports to specify that they were on official business.
Her children, Bristol, Willow, and Piper are 17, 14, and 7.

It's good to know that Alaska is being run by a woman who defines foreign policy experience as merely being able to see the foreign country, a high school graduate, and three under-aged children.

All in all, Palin charged the state of Alaska
$21,012 for her three daughters' 64 one-way and 12 round-trip commercial flights since she took office in December 2006. She also has charged the state for hotel rooms for the girls.
Governor Sarah Palin: a fiscal conservative, fighting government corruption and representing true reform, maverick style.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines and Georgia (the country, not the state). What do these four countries have in common? Their citizens would prefer to see McCain elected President of the United States.

Sixty-six other countries prefer to see Obama elected.

That's all according to a new Gallup poll.
Gallup Polls conducted in 70 countries representing more than 2 billion of the world's adult citizens reveal a nearly 4-to-1 preference for Sen. Barack Obama over Sen. John McCain among those who say they know enough to have an opinion.
No word on whether the world prefers Sarah Palin or Tina Fey.


Oooo, Cindy McCain is spitting mad. She lashed out and
decried the "viciousness of the media" Monday, days after the New York Times ran a front page story detailing her troubled history with prescription drugs and difficulty fitting into Washington social circles.
You see, Cindy had a drug problem back in the early 1990's. She stole drugs from her own charity, the American Voluntary Medical Team, and had an American Voluntary Medical Team doctor prescribe drugs for her under the names of other employees. She avoided time in the lockup, though, thank god.
Cindy was a first-time offender, which partially explains the fact that she did no prison time; instead, she entered a diversion program. But at the time, defense lawyers told New Times that if Cindy McCain had been a poor minority and not married to a U.S. senator, she likely would have been locked up.
But anyhoo, the McCains are crying foul over the NY Times article, calling it a
barrage of petty and personal attacks.
And McCain's attorney, John Dowd
also scolded the paper for rehashing a series of facts that he said have been long reported.
Yeah, we don't need to rehash a series of facts.

Consider yourself lucky, Cindy. At least you're not palling around with terrorists.


Two days after Palin said she was tired of "Joe the Plumber" references
Alaska governor conceded she was getting a little tired of talking about Joe “The Plumber” Wurzelbach. “And I, I begged our speech writers, ‘Don’t make me say Joe the Plumber, please, in any speeches.'
Palin flip-flopped and dove headfirst back into the moniker melee.
Tito the builder, Phil the bricklayer and Rose the teacher.
These are simple Americans with simple names. None more than 4-letters.

But what about Pam the whore, John the douchebag, Sue the junky? Bob the deadbeat, Fred the gassy, Fran the carpet cleaner?

But then Palin unleashed her coup de grace
Barack the Wealth Spender.
That's right. Oh snap! Barak the Wealth Spender. Take that Obama!

Who the hell is writing these for her? Those third graders at Gladys Wood Elementary School?

So my question is: what should Palin's moniker be?


A new CNN poll says that 75% of Americans are angry, scared and stressed out. That's quite the triumvirate. Angry, scared and stressed out.
Prior to 2008, we have seen that level of dissatisfaction only three times in the past four decades -- during Watergate, the Iranian hostage crisis and the recession of 1992.
Now remind me again, who was President in 1992?


My friend and long time listener first time caller, Greg, sent me this video. Enjoy.

Monday, October 20, 2008


Why aren't we hearing any "could be a terrorist" news linking Bill Ayers with everyone else who has ever worked with him? Granted Obama is the only one who's running for President, but if McCain/Palin and the RNC are claiming Obama is consorting with a domestic terrorist, doesn't it follow that everyone else who has worked with him is also on the "palling around with a terrorist" list?

Maybe Michelle Bachmann could get on that asap.

Friday, October 17, 2008


What negative campaigning?
Hello. I'm calling for John McCain and the RNC because you need to know that Barack Obama has worked closely with domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, whose organization bombed the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon, a judge's home and killed Americans. And Democrats will enact an extreme leftist agenda if they take control of Washington. Barack Obama and his Democratic allies lack the judgment to lead our country. This call was paid for by McCain-Palin 2008 and the Republican National Committee.


Hells Bells! It's the ghost of Joe McCarthy!

Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann was on her game today! Appearing on Hardball, she called for an investigation of Congress to uncover who is pro-American and who is anti-American.

And I can tell you right now who's anti-American: the liberals. Because according to Michelle, liberal = anti-American.


I found this interesting:
John McCain has missed 420 votes (64.1%) during the current Congress.

John McCain has voted with a majority of his Republican colleagues 88.1% of the time during the current Congress.
John McCain. Not getting it done. Maverick style.


Drill, Baby, Drill with assurance with Sarah Palin condoms.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Sarah Pathetic may not have time to go on Meet The Press but she sure as heck has time to whore herself out to Saturday Night Live.
Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin plans to appear on Saturday Night Live this weekend, multiple sources told CNN Thursday.
At least writers will get some time off. I mean, who can write that stuff? They'll just let her talk.


I saw this in the comments (thanks Rob K) on the Brit's site and it made me laugh.

It seems Joe the Plumber has been laying pipe without a license.

The infamous Joe the Plumber from the third debate doesn't have a plumbing license. Either does his boss. Joe says he doesn't need one, but
the county Wurzelbacher and his employer live in, Lucas County, requires plumbers to have licenses. Neither Wurzelbacher nor his employer are licensed there, said Cheryl Schimming of Lucas County Building Regulations
Joe is worried that someday, if he buys the company, and if the company makes more than $250,000.00 annually, his taxes will go from 36% to 39% under the Obama tax plan. And it's true.

But right now Joe isn't making $250,000.00 so he won't see an increase in his taxes under the Obama tax plan.
"If you believed (Obama), I'd be receiving his tax cuts," Wurzelbacher said. "But I don't look at it that way. He'd still be hurting others."
Hurting others? Hurting small businesses that make over $250,000.00? And exactly how does Joe think the government pays for the military he's so fond of?
Wurzelbacher indicated to reporters who crowded around that he was a conservative, a fan of the military and McCain.
And infrastructure? And a long list of things that keep our country going?

UPDATE: Thanks again to Rob K for another great link.

No wonder Joe the Plumber is worried about his taxes.
Wurzelbacher owes the state of Ohio $1,182.98 in personal income tax, according to Lucas County Court of Common Pleas records. In January 2007, Ohio's Department of Taxation filed a claim on his property until he pays the debt, according to the records. The lien remains active.
I wonder if McCain will offer to pay.

Photo courtesy: AP

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


I love this entry from the NY Times.
A Relentless McCain | 9:50 p.m. Mr. Obama seems kind of astounded at Mr. McCain’s repetitions of things that he thought he had put to rest — Mr. Ayers, tax increases. Mr. Obama keeps looking at Mr. Schieffer with eyes wide, as if to say, can you believe it?
Back to the losing Dodgers.


So McCain must think that getting "tough" means "lie lie lie."

Negative campaigning has come up in the debate. McCain does not address how his campaign has been uber-negative, despite a cavalcade of articles saying his campaign has been uber-negative. Instead he talks about how his feelings were hurt by what Congressman Lewis said. And he's not letting up on the Ayers connection which has been proven false time and time again.

McCain is lying up a storm. Ugh. I'm going to watch the Dodgers lose.


Afraid of what Sarah "Pathetic" Palin would be like as President? Go here to discover your fears.


According to the Huffington Post, John McCain has named Washington lobbyist, William Timmons, to head his presidential transition team.

But here's the rub:
The two lobbyists who Timmons worked closely with over a five year period on the lobbying campaign later either pleaded guilty to or were convicted of federal criminal charges that they had acted as unregistered agents of Saddam Hussein's government.
So by the McCain and Pathetic logic, they're palling around with a pal of a terrorist.

Photo courtesy: Huffington Post


Here's a link to a great piece by CNN contributer Roland Martin:
Do you know what was so great about Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Michael Jordan? They were three of the biggest trash talkers in the history of the NBA, but they had the game to back it up.

Somebody should tell that to Gov. Sarah Palin.

It's clear that Palin really isn't a true frontier woman. See, when you tote a gun, carry a big stick and spit fire, you aren't afraid to take on all comers.

So, Sarah, if you want to talk big on the campaign trail to those audiences that don't talk back, go right ahead. But if you truly are the maverick politician you say you are, come on and talk to us soft, coddled, elitist journalists.
You can read the entire piece here.

Saturday, October 11, 2008



John McCain called a statement by a Georgia congressman Saturday, which compared the feeling at recent Republican rallies to those of segregationist George Wallace, "a brazen and baseless attack."

Congressman John Lewis said:
"What I am seeing reminds me too much of another destructive period in American history. Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin are sowing the seeds of hatred and division, and there is no need for this hostility in our political discourse."

George Wallace never threw a bomb. He never fired a gun, but he created the climate and the conditions that encouraged vicious attacks against innocent Americans who were simply trying to exercise their constitutional rights."
John McCain's response was:
"Congressman John Lewis' comments represent a character attack against Gov. Sarah Palin and me that is shocking and beyond the pale...I am saddened that John Lewis, a man I've always admired, would make such a brazen and baseless attack on my character."
Perhaps John McCain's memory isn't firing on all cylinders. Or maybe he missed his running mate's rallies. Or maybe he's forgotten his own strategy of late.
CNN contributor David Gergen, who has advised Democratic and Republican presidential administrations, said Thursday that the negative tone of these rallies is "incendiary" and could lead to violence.

"There is this free floating sort of whipping around anger that could really lead to some violence. I think we're not far from that."
The attacks on Obama have been disgusting. The rallies, especially Palin's, have been appalling. And Palin hasn't done a thing to stop the calls for "kill him." But what do you expect from a woman who purportedly said -
So Sambo beat the bitch!
So no, John, the remarks today by Congressman Lewis were not baseless. Just look at the news.

Pic: Five months after vowing "segregation forever" at his 1963 inaugural, Gov. George C. Wallace tried to block the admission of two black students to the all-white University of Alabama.


Things aren't looking so good for Senator John McCain. A state investigation found his interview-challenged choice of a running mate, Sarah Palin, abused her power as Alaska's governor and violated state ethics law.


As we all know, the McCain strategy as of late has been to attack attack attack Obama. McCain and Palin have tried to put extreme doubt into voter's minds by saying Obama and Ayers are BFFs and asking "Who is the real Barack Obama?" They've even called him "too risky for America."

And it has gotten ugly.

At recent Republican rallies, people have yelled "terrorist," "treason," and "kill him."
Some audience members are openly hostile to members of the traveling press covering Palin; one crowd member hurled a racial epithet at an African-American member of the press in Clearwater, Florida, on Monday.

And at a McCain rally in New Mexico on Monday, one supporter yelled out "terrorist" when McCain asked, "Who is the real Barack Obama?" McCain didn't respond.

So now, the Republican anger is boiling over onto McCain.
Republican presidential nominee John McCain was booed at his own rally on Friday as he tried to rein in increasingly raw anger among supporters stunned by Democrat Barack Obama's lead in the polls.
That's right. McCain was booed at his own rally when he said
"I admire Sen. Obama and his accomplishments."
The attacks haven't help McCain in the polls. In fact, they've hurt him so far. But he and Palin (who seems to revel in the attacks) now have to back-peddle because too many people, Democrats and Republicans, say it's getting out of hand.
Former Michigan Gov. William Milliken, a Republican, told the Grand Rapids Press he was "disappointed in the tenor and the personal attacks on the part of the McCain campaign."

"He is not the McCain I endorsed."
McCain's big ground-breaking bailout plan seems to be a bust.
Jared Bernstein, an economist with the Economic Policy Institute, said he finds the proposal "quite unsettling."
"Under this plan, there's no quid pro quo between lender and taxpayer," Bernstein said. "When I first heard it, I was underwhelmed. Now I'm actively nervous."
And there was a time when McCain refused to talk about his son.
“It goes to the character of McCain that he typically does not exploit his familial connections,” said Jim Pitts, co-founder of Navigators, a Washington lobby shop. Pitts is a McCain supporter and fundraiser.

McCain’s spokeswoman, Brooke Buchanan, said that his sons’ military experience will be off-limits.
But I guess when you're behind in the polls nothing is off-limits.

So let's recap:

  • Choice of running mate? Bad choice.
  • Choosing to go negative in the campaign? Bad choice.
  • Bailout plan? Bad choice. Economists think it's scary.
  • Talking about son of-limits? Strike that. Reverse it.
Not the best week for McCain.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


And who would have thought an entire country would go bankrupt? If you have enough money stashed under your mattress, you could pick up Iceland for a steal.


As George Wanker Bush pushes to keep his streak alive for tanking every business he's ever run, there comes this rosy news:
The demand for unemployment benefits across the country has put a strain on state unemployment funds, with such funds in at least 10 states facing insolvency in 2009, according to a policy group.

Nationwide, unemployment reached 6.1 percent, or roughly 9.1 million people, in August, up from 4.7 percent in 2007, and is expected to continue rising. The U.S. Department of Labor said that in August, claims for unemployment benefits reached their highest levels since 2001.
That can't be good news. Rising unemployment and no unemployment benefits?

Way to go Wanker.


Oy, will this William Ayers thing ever go away!?

Robert Gibbs smacks down Sean Hannity.


Cindy McCain is trying to pry the steering wheel of the Smear - Talk Express from Sarah Palin's wretched little hands. At a rally in PA today, Cindy said,
"The day that Senator Obama cast a vote not to fund my son when he was serving sent a cold chill through my body."
She's referring to an Emergency Funding Bill in 2007 that Obama voted against because it didn't provide a timeline to withdraw our troops.

But if she can stand up and say Obama voted against funding her son, then should say the same thing about her husband. He voted against a bill in 2007 that did contain a timeline.

Seems like Cindy has selective memory.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


I discovered another blog today: Brooklynometry. The subtitle is: so much infinity, so little time, which made me laugh.

And what's not to love about a blog that has a post about trolls?


And since I'm talking about Cindy McCain, she also claims to be an only child, which kind of pisses off her half-sister.
Mrs. McCain added insult to that injury by referring to herself, in her eulogy for her father, as his only child — while her half-sister sat in a front pew.
All aboard the straight-talk express!


Cindy McCain today said
Sen. Barack Obama has "waged the dirtiest campaign in American history.”
But when shown this picture she said, "Yep. That's him! Dirty dirty dirty!"

Monday, October 6, 2008


"Say it ain’t so, Joe, there you go again pointing backwards again."

But it seems McCain/Palin can point backwards, 40 years ago, to William Ayers.

How come they can point backwards and Biden can't bring up the current administration?

Anyway, McCain/Palin continue to try and portray Obama as sipping cherry cokes together with Ayers. It's outlandish. It's old news. And it's false.
Verdict: False. There is no indication that Ayers and Obama are now "palling around," or that they have had an ongoing relationship in the past three years. Also, there is nothing to suggest that Ayers is now involved in terrorist activity or that other Obama associates are.
But that isn't stopping this smear campaign.

And now it has spilled over to The View, where Elisabeth Hasselbeck is all sorts of wrong. She thinks Ayers is still a terrorist and said "we didn't do enough bombing."
A book Ayers penned about those years, Fugitive Days, landed him in hot water on Sept. 11, 2001. That morning, the New York Times ran a story about the book in which Ayers said, "I don't regret setting bombs. I feel we didn't do enough." Ayers' statement was made before the World Trade Center attacks, but its timing led some to believe it was in response. "My book is in fact a condemnation of terrorism in all its forms -- individual, group and official," Ayers later said in a letter to the Chicago Tribune.
It's going to be an ugly month.


The New York Brit brought this story to my attention.

Greg Howard, a Florida middle school teacher, has been suspended without pay after he used the n word in class to describe Senator Barack Obama.
Howard asked his students what 'change' stood for and proceeded to write out the acronym 'change'- come help a nigger get elected.
How sensitive.

Howard then taught his students about milk, milk, lemonade, where fudge is made, where to get a tootsie roll, and a strange but true story about a man from Nantucket.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


I discovered yet another Bay Ridge blogger today: Queen of the Click. I don't know how it escaped my radar. Then again, my radar sucks.

For you Pottery Barn fans, there's a great post about a friends and family discount later this month. (If only I had known that before I bought a rug for the living room last week.)

Saturday, October 4, 2008


With a month left until election day the McCain campaign announced that it's going to step up its attacks on Barack Obama.

From Straight Talk to Smear Talk. Let the smearing begin!

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Saturday slammed Sen. Barack Obama's political relationship with a former anti-war radical, accusing him of associating "with terrorists who targeted their own country."

"Our opponent though, is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect that he's palling around with terrorists who would target their own country."
Palin was referring to an article in the NY Times about Obama's relationship with Ayers.

Palin failed to mention the article
concluded that "the two men do not appear to have been close. Nor has Mr. Obama ever expressed sympathy for the radical views and actions of Mr. Ayers, whom he has called 'somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was 8.' "

Several other publications, including the Washington Post, Time magazine, the Chicago Sun-Times, The New Yorker and The National Review, have debunked the idea that Obama and Ayers had a close relationship.
This is an extremely important election and we can't let people get away with out and out lies.

If you know anyone who's on the fence about who to vote for or is considering voting McCain/Palin, pass this post (and more to come) along to them.


Oh that kookie Cokie Roberts. Yes, Cokie, if Sarah had said 'Bosniak' everybody would be making a big deal of it.

The only trouble is, Bosniak is a real word.


Okay, so Sarah got Gen. David McKiernan confused with Gen. George McClellan . It could happen to anyone. Gen. David McKiernan is the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. Gen. George McClellan was general-in-chief of the Union Army during the Civil War. Common mistake, especially for someone running for Vice-President of the United States.

This is Gen. McClellan

Sarah adamantly states that McClellan (she meant McKiernan) said the surge would work in Afghanistan. What she meant to say was that
he stated emphatically that no Iraq-style “surge” of forces will end the conflict there.

“The word I don't use for Afghanistan is 'surge,' ” McKiernan emphasized.
Again, another common mistake for a regular six-pack drinking soccer mom to make while running for the office of Vice-President.

And boy, does she talk fast! She talks so she must know what she's talking about.

She's a regular foreign affairs expert. I suppose she can see Afghanistan from Alaska as well.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Palin On Supreme Court Decisions

Looks like Sarah "Joe six-pack" Palin did a little homework last night. Does she really think we'll believe she actually knew these cases but was too "annoyed" to answer?

Seems she was annoyed with "main stream media." I thought six-pack drinking soccer moms watched main stream media. And if she was too annoyed at Katie Couric asking her be specific about one issue, how will she be as a Vice-President?

Seriously, who does she think she's kidding? She's practically reading from cue-cards.

And does she mean "heinous?"

So she wants to kill repeat child rapists but also wants the child to have the rapist's baby. A little awkward on father's day, don't you think?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


The centerpiece to my high BMI is back: the Starbucks Pumpkin Scone. I haven't seen it in any of the stores lately, but this morning it showed up like a long lost lover.

Oh Pumpkin Scone, how I love thee.