August 16, 2008
“…I noticed a striking similarity between Obama's campaign logo and the official seal of the city of Chandler Arizona. I have lived in Chandler for all of my 24 years and I can attest to the fact that the city's logo has been exactly the same for as long as I can remember…”
Two weeks in front of the Republican National Convention, graffiti playing with the acronym G.O.P. is beginning to appear in the Twin Cities
August 09, 2008
How to blow it
The Democrats are the masters of blowing it. And they don't just simply "blow it" - they blow it especially when the electorate seems desperate to give it to them.
It's the most winnable presidential election in American history - but the Democrats are old hands at losing. Michael Moore offers some helpful hints on how they might gift it all to the Republicans.
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There are also similar versions of McCain and of Barack. This is “The Presidial” project by Jeremy Tubbs. The found images have been rotated cropped resized and/or had the background cloned to fill the frame for the correct alignment and positioning
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July 19, 2008
Talking down to fifth-graders
Saying he is "sympathetic to late night comedians' struggle to find jokes to make about me," Sen. Barack Obama Releases List of Approved Jokes about himself
Give your "troops" the protection they deserve, buy McCain Condoms today
First ladies as dogs (YT)
Subliminal Messaging: If you type “al qD” into Google, you get this response: “Did you mean: al qaeda.”
Also, Bob Woodward’s press pass and his first notes on the Watergate scandal, taken at the arraignment of the Watergate burglars on June 17, 1972
Much more about the 2008 Election. Also, the 2004 election and other Political Posts Here
June 28, 2008
How To Pretend You Care About The Election
Homemade Obama bumper sticker
D. Hussein O’Maley: Obama Supporters Take His Middle Name as Their Own
June 08, 2008
Brave New Obamaian World from the Upright Citizens Brigade - The World under Barack
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More from Cryptome: US Secret Service - Telling an agent by how he holds his hands
Obama in a Blowout: Guy T. Saperstein predicts that The Presidential Election Will Not Be Close
By the way, Henry Earl is still in jail
May 19, 2008
“Ladies and gentlemen, you have been invited here today for the official announcement of the inquiry into the death of Senator Charles Carroll. This is an announcement, not a press conference. Therefore, there will be no questions. A complete transcript of the investigation is being prepared for publication on March 1st. At that time, the committee will hold a full-scale press conference. After nearly four months of investigation, followed by nine weeks of hearings, it is the conclusion of this committee that Senator Carroll was assassinated by Thomas Richard Linden. It is our further conclusion that he acted entirely alone, motivated by a sense of patriotism and a psychotic desire for public recognition. The committee wishes to emphasize that there is no evidence of any wider conspiracy; no evidence whatsoever. It's our hope that this will put an end to the kind of irresponsible and exploitive speculation conducted by the press in recent months, as I've said in the complete text of the hearings, which provides the bases for the committee's findings which will be published on March 1st. When you've had a chance to examine the evidence, you'll have every opportunity to ask those questions which remain unanswered, if they are any. That is all. Thank you.”
(I started having nightmares that sometimes in the next 5 months, some crazed White supremacist will manage to assassinate Obama, the Black Helicopters will land, and the whole country will erupt in chaos & blame, as McCain gets elected)...
What Went Wrong? The exclusive story of Hillary's fall, as told by the high-level advisors, staffers, fundraisers, and on-the-ground organizers who lived it
May 01, 2008
The Democratic Race in Seven Minutes
If you've been off the grid for the last year and have missed the entire presidential campaign, Slate offers a rapid-fire recap of the Democratic race
What candidate talks the toughest? Take Radar's quiz
April 22, 2008
A Message to Pennsylvanians from Bill Clinton
April 14, 2008
Four Days in Denver
The Democratic Party is closer than it’s ever been to a political nightmare—a deadlocked convention. Though the odds of its actually happening are still remote, the idea is so rich with dramatic possibility that we asked Lawrence O’Donnell Jr., former West Wing writer-producer, to play out a scenario in movie-treatment form. The premise is that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton arrive in Denver, neither having sufficient delegates to gain the nomination nor a decisive majority in the popular vote. And so it’s on
Vote Apathy Party 08 Whatever
Test Your Obama IQ
Also, Jean-Luc Picard Dance Number (YT)
April 05, 2008
That Damn Phone Is Ringing Again
For Republicans, there’s the Make my day red mug
For as long as I can remember, this country has gotten itself all worked up every four years or so trying to pick just the right person to be in charge of the executive branch. It's always a mess, and it always turns out the same way: We elect a president, and everything goes to pot. And now I hear we're going to have to go through this again! We just had a president, for Pete's sake, and it looks like we're going to repeat the same stupid mistake we've already made 43 times before, only for the sake of tradition. The Last Thing America Needs Is Another President!
Finding the Exit. At some point in the next weeks or months, either Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton or Sen. Barack Obama is going to face a lonely moment. Standing at the bathroom sink with a toothbrush or huddling with aides at campaign headquarters or collapsed on a couch at home with his or her spouse, one of them will decide that it's over
The 2008-09 calendar of The US Supreme Court
A video showing the opening of Walmart retail locations over time
As we near the end of George W Bush's presidency, we think it is important to select a fitting monument to this president's work. On matters ranging from foreign relations to fiscal and environmental stewardship, no other president in American history has accomplished so much in such a short time. To honor George W Bush for his eight years of honorable public service, the Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco is sponsoring a ballot initiative this November in San Francisco
March 26, 2008
Who Killed Obama Shirt
Doron Braunshtein, the punk artist who created the Who Killed Obama Hoodie
I saw my first McCain bumper sticker yesterday and two things struck me. One, I’m surprised it took this long to find a single supporter in the republican-heavy area I live in, and two, the logo looked familiar. Thanks to 30 seconds of google image search, I think I figured it out
The McCain Smile
Hal Riney’s 1984 ad It’s morning again in America
From Chile: La Pequeña Hillary Clinton (More YT)
Un-related: Cyriak’s Darwin's infinite beard
March 22, 2008
A chicken in every pot
This election year "Change" is tossed around like a baseball. Change is good, and there's no better place to start changing than to change Hillary Clinton into the ideal Presidential Candidate
Scout Tufankjian is a photographer based both in Brooklyn, New York and the Gaza Strip. Go inside for a reportage on the Obama Campaign
"A friend was in Bahrain last week. His translator said "Is it true that Obama is Jewish?" This seems to be the latest conspiracy theory in the Middle East. It's based on the name Barack being like Ehud Barak. So his first name makes people think he's Jewish and his middle name makes people think he's a Muslim. Lucky for him his pastor is there to speak up for him as a Christian"
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Talk by Naomi Wolf - The End of America: Letter of Warning To A Young Patriot, given October 11, 2007 (YT)
From Hitler to Pinochet and beyond, history shows there are certain steps that any would-be dictator must take to destroy constitutional freedoms. Fascist America, in 10 easy steps
An interview with Naomi Wolf on AlterNet
"Down the lane I look and here comes Scooter, finally free of the prosecutor…"
(Cartoon above by Clay Bennett)
March 15, 2008
"Mein Führer! I can walk!"
AUSTIN — Ginny McCallum, 43, who has been confined to a wheelchair for much of her adult life, came to hear presidential candidate Barack Obama speak at the University of Texas. Afterward she found herself in a wheelchair access breezeway as Obama and his entourage exited the arena. The candidate spotted her, came over, grabbed her hand and pulled her up. She found herself standing for the first time in eleven years.
"He smiled at me and said, ‘Yes, you can,’" she says. "I was so stunned I didn’t know what to do."
McCallum is among hundreds of people who say they have been healed by the Democratic candidate, in one of the most surprising and little-acknowledged aspects of his campaign. Reporters have shied away from the story, chalking it up to "Obama-mania" and people’s feelings of elation.
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Also, from Michael Kinsley: …In modern political campaign, there is no room for remarks of any sort on any subject which could be interpreted as giving offense to anyone, and that covers just about every subject there is. Therefore, my campaign will enter a code of silence from now until I am sworn in as president next January…
MoveOn.org is sponsoring an “Obama in 30 Seconds” ad contest
March 10, 2008
Jamaican Cocoa Tea
Yippie-Kay-Yay, America - John McClane for president, because John McClane will keep us safe from terrorists, like he always has
Portraits of Hillary by different artists
Presidential Pets (1959-2000)
Re-post from July 8, 2006: A list of controversies associated with Bush and his administration, sorted by 14 topics & 7 sub-categories. From wikipedia: "There are 175 pages in this section of this category..."
The biography of Cocoa Tea (above)
Update: Some words for Eliot Spitzer (NSFW)
March 06, 2008
Bush endorses McCain!
March 5th: Bush endorses McCain - Yeah!