28.9.08

White Chocolate Retires



My favourite highlight is around the 1:30 mark where J-Will puts a brutal cross-over onto all-star defender Gary Payton and left him grasping at air.

On a side note, I really dig rap music without lyrics, case in point is how this instrumental version of 'T.R.O.Y' is infinitely better than the original.

25.9.08

Quote of the Day

"COURIC: Why isn’t it better, Governor Palin, to spend $700 billion helping middle-class families who are struggling with health care, housing, gas and groceries? Allow them to spend more, and put more money into the economy, instead of helping these big financial institutions that played a role in creating this mess?"

"PALIN: That’s why I say I, like every American I’m speaking with, we're ill about this position that we have been put in. Where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy. Um, helping, oh, it’s got to be about job creation, too. Shoring up our economy, and putting it back on the right track. So health care reform and reducing taxes and reigning in spending has got to accompany tax reductions, and tax relief for Americans, and trade — we have got to see trade as opportunity, not as, uh, competitive, um, scary thing, but one in five jobs created in the trade sector today. We’ve got to look at that as more opportunity. All of those things under the umbrella of job creation."

I think calling her response 'incoherent' is probably about as kind as I can be. Seriously. Three weeks of intense study with a spread of PR, policy wonks, and fellow politicos and the best she can do is babble word salad. "Why do you want to help the banks?" must have been a question she would have been prepped for? Right?

Sarah Palin has morphed from Governor of Alaska, super-hockey-Mom of five, hot librarian MILF, into a completely hollow android whose poor positronic brains sparks and sizzles when asked to compute Pi to the last digit.

17.9.08

Obama vs McCain - the economy

The Atlantic has two political ads up, the first is Obama's plan for the economy, the second is McCain's.

After watching them who do you think is more serious about addressing the economic issues of the US?

(I'm looking at you Badrabbi...;-)

15.9.08

McCain as Rove

Here is what I think will be the watershed moment of the McCain campaign, the moment where if you will, he has jumped the shark.

Typically you see this kind of thrashing around with whatever lies you can muster only in the dying moments of a campaign - at the point where the fact that they aren't true has no time to enter the news cycle or penetrate the voters. But McCain's plan coming out of the Sarah Palin bounce (and soon to be 'thud' as she is revealed to be woefully inadequate as a 2nd in command) was simply to smear and smear again - which isn't a plan so much as an admission of defeat by other means. Even the typically stalwart right wing demagogues have found this level of sleaze in the McCain ads to be troubling.

Afterall, what does it say when Karl Rove thinks you've gone to far?

6.9.08

Sarah Palin is Sean Avery

In Nate Silver's world, she's the fourth line agitator who takes the star player off their game by making it about her glove to the face rather than about scoring.

Silver's blog, FiveThirtyEight, is by far the best electoral projection coverage running.

For those of you have bets with me regarding Obama's margin of victory being greater or lesser than 15 electoral votes, I am standing by my revised bet and am willing to double down on Obama by 50+

5.9.08

Quote of the Day

"Jesus Saves. Everybody else takes damage. " - spotted on a U of L student's T-shirt.

Remember Kids...

....Steroids are BAD for you.

Riddle me this, who is the Batman?



This is a fan-created poster - but they have nailed it.