Wednesday, May 21, 2008

John McCain is Willing to Be Anything, Say Anything & Do Anything, Lobby-Anti-Lobby, Global Peace Index, Israeli Appeasers, Ted Kennedy,Alien Trucker

I finally got around to getting the garden done today, so I'm tired and looking for something east.

Thanks John McCain.

It's kind of incredible that John McCain is taken seriously as a presidential candidate.

But then, we still have the same Mainstream Media and the same fools who voted for George W. Bush in 2004 out there acting like "staying the course" is a viable solution.

Not much you can do with someone who experienced Bush's first four years and wanted four more of the same. But surely we can do something about the pitiful excuse for who passes themselves off as news organizations nowadays.

There are still a lot of folks out there who honestly believe that the media has a liberal bias. There are a lot of folks out there who still think that Obama is a Muslim. Hell, there's still people out there who think that we just haven't found Saddam's WMDs yet.

If you're one of them, you'd just as well stop reading now.

The MSM is so bad that Barack Obama is even pointing it out.

ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports: Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., offered up a
criticism of the press' coverage of Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign,
during a town hall with seniors in Gresham, Ore., today.

Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting has an article titled, The Press Corps’ Unshakeable Crush on McCain Some straight talk about the media’s favorite ‘maverick’.

A candidate could only get away with such an elaborate and long-running con with
the media as willing accomplices. “The press loves McCain,” explained NBC host
Chris Matthews (9/10/06). “We’re his base.”

Talk about straight from the horse's ______. Add your own noun.

The Carpetbagger Report has some 20 odd McCain flip flops and they're still updating. Here's the latest.

* McCain pledged in February 2008 that he would not, under any
circumstances, raise taxes. Specifically, McCain if he were a “‘read my lips’
candidate, no new taxes, no matter what?” referring to George H.W. Bush’s 1988
pledge. “No new taxes,” McCain responded. Two weeks later, McCain said,
“I’m not making a ‘read my lips’ statement, in that I will not raise

* McCain’s campaign unveiled a Social Security policy that the senator
would implement if elected, which did not include a Bush-like privatization
scheme. In March 2008, McCain denounced his
own campaign’s policy

Just a couple of days ago John McCain showed just how tenuous his grasp of how the world works really is. I mean, he says if that's what the average American thinks, then he does too. Brilliant.

But as the National Security Network’s Ilan Goldenberg notes,
“if the ‘average American’ thinks that Ahmadinejad is the ultimate leader of
Iran” it would be McCain’s job as president “to dissuade them of this notion -
not reinforce it.”

Remember Obama's preacher? Of course you do. It's all the Mainstream Media could talk about for quite some time. McCain solicits a couple of way out there, religious nuts and that's hardly worth mentioning.

May 20, 2008 John McCain has some seriously screwed-up holy men surrounding
him. First, there's the Rev. John Hagee, a hate-monger and certifiable loon who
believes that Hurricane Katrina was God's judgment on New Orleans for planning a
gay parade, calls Catholicism a "false
cult system"
that conspired with Hitler to exterminate the Jews, and
believes that America's divine duty is to destroy Iran. Then there's the Rev. Rod Parsley, who garnishes his bigoted theology by
calling Islam "the greatest religious enemy of our civilization and the world"
and saying that Muhammad was "a mouthpiece of a conspiracy of spiritual evil."

Firedoglake has certainly noticed the media inconsistency, Welcome To An Edition Of “If A Democrat Did This It’d Be On The Evening News”.

If you've been paying attention, then you know all about McCain's lobbyists running his campaign problem. John McCain now wants to seen as the anti-lobby candidate. Here's what some of his own people think about that little brainstorm.

Some of McCain's advisers said Monday they are mystified by the new policy,
which they said gives Obama an opening to attack their candidate.

"The most interesting thing in every campaign is the self-inflicted
wound. This is a great case," said one GOP fundraiser, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss
McCain's campaign decisions candidly. "When asked to name the 10,000 things
people think are the most important issue, this doesn't make the list."

Another adviser said: "There's scratching of heads. What is going
on? Why are we doing this?"

If this is an example of McCain's decision making, watch out if he gets elected.

But the McCain campaign does understand its strongpoints, get its non-thinking supporters to flood the internet with prepackaged McCain propaganda. Thanks Huffington Post.

McCain Campaign: Comment Trolls Wanted

Wishing you could be a campaign surrogate, but don't have a national platform?
Do you find blogging your own opinions tedious? Wish you could have someone tell
you what to think during this political season? Well look no further than John
McCain's new blog outreach

You can even get McCain brownie points. Makes you wonder how these people could even come close in an election.

Select from the numerous web, blog and news sites listed here, go there, and
make your opinions supporting John McCain known. Once you’ve commented on a
post, video or news story, report the details of your comment by clicking the
button below. After your comments are verified, you will be awarded points
through the McCain Online Action Center.

Enough of John McCain. There's 167 days left until the election and I'm sure John will have plenty of stuff to keep us shaking our heads an saying, "Huh?".

According to the Global Peace Index, the U.S. ranks 97 out of a possible 140 countries. Not bad after seven years of George W. Bush. It's worth clicking on, just to see all the flags.

The table below provides the GPI rankings for the 140 countries analysed in 2008
and the 121 countries analysed in 2007, as well as year-on-year comparison.
Countries most at peace are ranked first. A lower score indicates a more
peaceful country. You can click on a country to see the detail of its peace
indicators and drivers.

I just found out that the Israeli government is comprised of a bunch of appeasers. It looks like President Bush had better give them a history lesson.

Israel’s Vice-Prime Minister, Haim Ramon, admitted Monday that the government of
Israel has, for the last several weeks, been holding talks with the Hamas party,
in contradiction with Israel’s stated policy of 'isolating and attacking’ the
elected Hamas-led government of the Palestinian people.

Can you imagine what they were thinking while Bush was giving them his little "appeasement" speech?

I want to wish Teddy Kennedy the best in his latest fight, not against the Right, but brain cancer. He has been a part of history for most of my life and we need more like him.

And my buddy Rocky over at Alien Trucker been going through some bad luck. Rocky and I have a lot in common, we're both in our 50's (me more than him), we both have blogs, we both understand the need for medical marijauna and we've both had our legs stop working for a while.

But he's still putting that blog out tho', go over and and check out the music video 99 Red Balloons, I'm listening to it now. It's an anti-war piece that takes me back to the days when I started to have to think seriously about the draft.

Hump day, enjoy.


1 comment:

  1. First off, let me say that I'm a Libertarian. I won't be voting for John McCain, and I certainly won't be voting for Barack Obama.

    With that out of the way, let me also say that I believe that the media slants both ways, because they capitalize off of America's desire to fight with each other rather than engage in any substantial, fact-based discussion.

    I used to be a neo-con who believed that the entire media slanted left. I now see that the only thing the media is interested in is adding fuel to an already raging fire so that they may fill their pockets and wallets. I'm not blaming them...they're making billions because many Americans are too ignorant to search for the information themselves. If we demanded fact-based reporting rather than news that supports our own agendas, it wouldn't be a lucrative business. The media is simply giving the people what they want.

    I haven't watched cable or local news since the last election. I firmly believe that this is why I've found myself more informed and more reasonable in political discussions... I've had to seek out the facts and then make an honest decision about what those facts mean to me, and how they relate to my beliefs.

    We can fight with each other all day long, and we can continue to argue about whether the MSM slants left or right. But when we finally see that the media is simply attempting to widen the chasm between left and right for their own benefit by reporting on stories that encourage people to be glued to their televisions, the fog begins to lift.

    I wish that America would step away from their televisions long enough to engage in discussions with their neighbors, friends and family.


I did not mean that Conservatives are generally stupid; I meant, that stupid persons are generally Conservative. I believe that to be so obvious and undeniable a fact that I hardly think any hon. Gentleman will question it.

John Stuart Mill (May 20 1806 – May 8 1873)