David Shuster is a Fuckass, Part Number Two

[Joe] Scarborough [of MSNBC], who served in Congress as a Republican representative from Florida, seems to be particularly touchy being the only host who isn’t openly pro-Democratic.

Yesterday, after [David] Shuster [of MSNBC] referred to “your party, the Republican Party,” Scarborough went off, sparking a seven-minute exchange.

“I will let you know that ‘my party,’ my party loathes me much more than your party, the Democratic Party, loathes me,” Scarborough seethed. “What about your party? What’s your party, David Shuster? David, what’s your party?”

“I have no party. I’m a complete independent,” Shuster replied.

“Oh, I feel so comforted by the fact that you’re independent. I bet everyone at MSNBC has ‘independent’ on their voting cards,” said Scarborough.

BRAWLING ANCHORS ON MSNBC- New York Post.

Jeez, what a ‘tard. Personally I’m in favor of honesty. Take me for example…I think…and have thunk for a while…that Obama would make the best President. That’s my general opinion and I try to defend it. I am not, however, registered with any political party. I’ve voted for three independents and one Democrat (Perot, Perot (ha), Nader, and Kerry). Pretty simple to say that.

It doesn’t change the fact that I still want to share my view on things. It’s the hiding and the b.s. that’s the problem, particularly if pull the pundit bullshit that cause me to call David Shuster a fuckass in the first place.

[yes, I am trying to google bomb him, please help me]

Wes Clark on Becoming Georgian

This is an interview with Wesley Clark regarding the recent happenings regarding Russia and Georgia.

Two things to notice here….what an absolute pathetic hack Cavuto is(1) and what a generally smart and strategic thinker Wes Clark is (to no one’s surprise). I’ll bold Cavuto’s propagandic statements and insane bias.

The fact that Fox News isn’t news isn’t news, so don’t focus too much on that.

In Clark’s statements I’ll highlight the substance of the interview…if you want to actually know more about the situation and read some good strategy for dealing with it, read that part.

If you want to see blatant b.s. read the Cavuto bolds…

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Daddy Yankee Endorses Grandpappy Yankee

Slyly withholding the name, McCain mentioned that the guest, who is 31, has been married for 15 years and has children who are 14, 12 and 10 years old.

McCain continued, saying, “One of his most famous songs, I know you’re very familiar with, ‘Gasolina’ ” — here there were gasps of surprise from the crowd — and then finally said, “Well, here he is: Daddy Yankee.”

The teens erupted into screams and squeals as the reggaetonero strut into the school library wearing a fitted black T-shirt, a gold chain and shades.

Daddy Yankee, whose real name is Ramon Ayala, ***!!!***offered a brief endorsement after briefly hugging every girl in the row standing behind McCain***!!!***.

He said he was endorsing McCain because he believes in “his ideals and his proposals.

“He’s been a fighter for the Hispanic community and I know that, me personally, I’m choosing the best candidate, because he’s been a fighter for the immigration issues,” Ayala said. “So, for me, he’s the best guy to lead this nation.”

Singer Daddy Yankee endorses GOP’s John McCain for president – Los Angeles Times.

O.k. So I was able to get over the fact that there is a teen screamer out there actually named Daddy Yankee.  And I can get over the outfit and the fondling (no…no I can’t).  And I love the Miss South Caronlina type grammar style, for me, which that is, good for the things and stuff.

What I can’t get over is…well…how funny it is that “Daddy Yankee” endorses McCain.  Daddy Yankee is a *perfect* nickname for John McCain.  He’s older than everyone, so he’s a “daddy” (not to mention he’s banging a woman 18 years younger than him…a full generation in Hispanic culture).  And he’s the typical old, white, rich, yankee that the whole world knows.

And loathes.

At least in the abstract sense.  McCain himself seems fine.  And I think he might actually lead the Republicans back from some of the absolutely retarded immigration policies many of them hold dear.  This, conversely, is going to piss them off so much they’ll retreat from mainstream society and go camp by the border, watching it themselves….oh wait…

But anyway.  Daddy Yankee endorses John “Daddy Yankee” McCain For President.

GET THE FUCK OUT OF OUR COUNTRY!!!!!

Last week, U.S. and Iraqi officials said the two sides agreed tentatively to a schedule that includes a broad pullout of combat troops by the end of 2011 with the possibility that a residual U.S. force might stay behind to continue training and advising Iraqi security services.

But al-Maliki’s remarks indicated his government was not satisfied with that arrangement and wants all foreign troops gone by the end of 2011.

Iraqi leader insists foreign soldiers must go – Yahoo! News.

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Sorry for the harsh paraphrase there, but I wanted to make it clear to my fellow Americans what the Iraqis think our foreign policy should be regarding their domestic policy.

Why Hillary Lost and Obama Won : A Simple Analysis

I spent some time this evening watching the Democratic National Convention in Denver. I saw Hillary’s powerful speech and thought she did a very good job of pointing out to her supporters that the worst thing they could do with their bitterness regarding her loss is to turn it into a vote for McCain.

Those are my words, of course, but she made that point very clearly.  She made a number of other ones, and had some catchy slogans.  I might touch on that speech later, but you can look it up on YouTube if you missed it and want to check it out.

Watching her speech and the warm-up video created by the DNC (which including a testimonial from “HIllary’s husband” no name given), it became clear what had been fundamentally wrong with her campaign and why it ultimately failed.

Which brings us to the main point: This was an historic primary for the Democrats, as both of the final two candidates had demographic qualities that were unique for someone so far along in the nomination process.

One candidate ran on that demographic quality and one did not.

The one that did not won the race.

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To put it very simply, Hillary ran as a woman.  Barack ran as a person.

When things were going poorly for HIllary, she played her demographic card and claimed sexism.

When things were going poorly for Obama, he worked harder. He organized better and he inspired a wider range of people.

And he won.

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The lesson for the future is simple, don’t pigeon-hole yourself if you want broad support. Don’t put such a simple label on yourself and look at everything through that lens. It didn’t ever work for Jackson or Sharpton and it didn’t work for Clinton. Frankly I don’t think it can work, as our country is far too diverse for such a simplistic argument (“vote for me because I’m the same as you”). As always, if events prove me wrong some time down the road, I’ll be happy to eat those words. But as it stands now, the lesson is clear.

Don’t run as a demographic.

Game Review : Pandemic II

pandemic2.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object).

Pandemic II is a fairly straightforward free flash game where you “evolve” a virus/bacteria/parasite in order to infect the world and destroy humanity.

Humanity can be pretty crafty (even in flash games that humans write), so it’s a bit harder than it looks.  I’ve played through it a couple times and can guarantee, at the lest, it will kill some of your time.

In a good way.