Wednesday, September 17, 2008

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I'm sleeping, all snuggly and warm, and The Spouse's alarm goes off. I don't mind. I still have half an hour before I get up.

I try to go back to sleep; the volume on his alarm clock is low enough to manage that. I'm almost there and then, eyes still closed, I blurt out "That's a lie!"

There is was, yet another sound bite of McPain telling people Barack "is going to raise your taxes".

Barack Obama is N.O.T. going to raise taxes on you unless you are one of the 5% wealthiest Americans. Show of hands: who here makes a quarter of a million dollars or more a year?

(crickets chirping)

That's what I thought.

Mr. Straight Talk is anything but. He and his trained chimp (yes, I called her a trained chimp but that's not sexist. I didn't say the chimp was wearing makeup) are lying out both sides of their mouths and falling all over their flip flops at a dizzying rate. These people are telling so many lies that even Karl Rove, Karl frakking Rove says they've gone too far. That's like Darth Vadar saying you're too mean.

All you can see now of the Straight Talk Express is tail lights. Whatever integrity John McCain had at the beginning of this contest is officially gone. And that's no lie.

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Blogger LostInCO opined...

If Karl Rove is Darth Vader, who is The Emperor?

September 17, 2008 8:04 AM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Duh. Dick Cheney.

September 17, 2008 8:16 AM  
Blogger sageweb opined...

Oh I really hope the americans that don't "get it" will get wise soon...Nov 4th is around the corner.

September 17, 2008 8:51 AM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Ain't it the truth, Sage? We'd better put on a big, strong pot o' coffee.

September 17, 2008 10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous opined...

Darth wasn't mean. He was misunderstood.

Karl Rove is a cylon.

September 17, 2008 11:32 AM  
Blogger danny/ink2metal opined...

i think i'd feel safer on the deathstar as it was exploding than i would in a world ruled by mcpalin.

maybe scotty can beam us up onto the enterprise 'cuz we need to bold...wait for go where no country has ever gone before.

September 17, 2008 11:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous opined...

Ba Ha Ha Ha (Note no W)

Yes, but how mean are they?

Watched Mad Money with Cramer yesterday. He blamed this whole banking melt down on changes in the SEC rules that encouraged the short sellers (peeps who make money when stocks go down)
to literally trash a stocks price. Like a feeding frenzy once it starts going down more pile on and they do it with margins (not real nmoney) so it goes further, faster. The philosophy is to have free trade with no govt. interferenc. This is the "no regulations academics" at their worst. This is another Enron scandal where any reasonable govt. would have stepped in and stopped this theft long ago. Better yet to have never let it happen.

Just like ENRON it hurts the middle class the worst. Mutual funds have dropped from 15 to 30%. Hope your retirement accounts are o.k. Anywho he ends his show by saying AIG was too big to let fail, and guess what, the next hour we get the announcement that the fed will save it. Yay, Cramer.

Hhhhmmm, hard to get meaner.



September 17, 2008 11:35 AM  
Blogger Sling opined...

There's some kind of wierd phenomenon going on whereby the Democrats say one thing..anything,..and the Republican's immediately translate that into 'Wouldn't it be good for us if they actually said something else!..and then they just go ahead and act as if it were true.
Then I look at the polls,which generally show Obama and Mccain running about even,and I'm dumbfounded by the fact that half the people in this country appear to be buying it!..Very scary.

September 17, 2008 12:08 PM  
Blogger Sling opined... more thing.
I can't wait to see Mccain try this tactic during the debates in front of sixty million viewers!..should be fun. :)

September 17, 2008 12:22 PM  
Blogger Bad Alice opined...

I always direct everyone, including Dear Husband (who has agreed not to discuss politics with me because he hearts Sarah Palin and that makes me froth at the mouth), to for a nonpartisan look at the various lies and exaggerations coming from both sides. In any case, I get the shivers when I think of Palin and foreign policy at the same time.

September 17, 2008 2:26 PM  
Blogger Doralong opined...

Sad state of affairs, the entire thing makes my stomach churn and my eyes bulge-

I can't wait for the debates!!! Joe might not be my first pick for VP, but I'm thinking Caribou Barbie s gonna come out of that looking like a complete idiot.

September 17, 2008 3:25 PM  
Blogger Mom opined...

Of course it's a lie. the scary thing is that half of America seems to believe the lie. I don't get it.

September 17, 2008 4:57 PM  
Blogger Miss Healthypants opined...

I can't wait for the debates--I hope America starts to see straight after those!

September 17, 2008 6:17 PM  
Blogger Nicole Bradshaw opined...

We shall see. I personally thought that NO ONE would re-elect Bush for a second term, but I was wrong on that one, wasn't I?

And I'm sick of hearing that this or that politician is going to raise our taxes. Eventually, they ALL seem to end up raising our taxes, in one way or another. And if Obama WAS elected and he DID raise our taxes, so what? I'd rather use our tax money, higher or no, to pay for energy independence than war in Iraq. I'm willing to pay for things that I think are worth having.

Oh, and you can also check for the voting records of politicians. I have found it very . . . enlightening.

September 17, 2008 6:40 PM  
Blogger Iwanski opined...

If John McCain loses, I can absolutely see him on some news program about a year from now admitting he was lying all the time. (I'm not even kidding.)

September 18, 2008 6:00 AM  
Blogger Monica opined...

omg thank you for posting this. i am tired of 30,000/year fools talking about obama raising their taxes.

September 18, 2008 9:43 AM  
Blogger Monica opined...

you gotta love editing tricks like elipses and brackets... you can turn anything into a quote. "Monica eats...[poo] and a side of [babies] with ketchup..."

"barack obama will raise taxes for [you]..."

September 18, 2008 9:45 AM  
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