Friday, October 10, 2008

McCain: Shameless. Palin: Classless

This is beyond belief.,0,7557571.story

Apparently, at a McCain rally in New Mexico, someone from the crowd shouted, referring to Obama, "he's a terrorist," and McCain didn't flinch. On the same day, at a Palin rally in Florida, someone shouted from the crowd, again referring to Obama, "kill him." Again, Palin didn't flinch. The whole McCain campaign didn't flinch. Then again, the whole Republican Party didn't flinch.

It is despicable. Not only that McCain and Palin supporters actually do think those thoughts and are not ashamed to share them out loud, but those thoughts were aided by the McCain/Palin campaign and their personal, nonsensical attacks on Obama. Who else, other than McCain and Palin in their speeches referred to Obama as "palling around with terrorists" and as "not one of us?"

And nobody apologized. Nobody, from the candidates themselves to campaign aides and PR folks, admonished those ralliers who yelled those vile and hate-filled shouts. Why would they? They stoked that fervor. They flamed those fires.

What happened to McCain promising to run a clean campaign based on issues and not character? I guess that's one more "mavericky" thing that McCain did not follow up on. How many people are disenchanted with McCain? Forget Palin. She's a nutjob, who I would hope would crawl back into Alaska after they lose the elections in November, never to be heard from again (unless after getting arrested because some scandal or something like that). But McCain?

I have to admit that I liked that guy. Liked. I was literally on the fence before the VP announcements. I leaned more towards Obama after the Biden pick, which was brilliant. He gave Obama the kind of boost of reassurance I was looking for. And then McCain picked Palin, and when I read all the things about her and heard her speak at the RNC and the later interviews, I lost all faith in McCain. He sold his soul to the devil (aka Rove) to get to the White House.

What a shame. How the heroes have fallen.

A little 80's nostalgia, literally!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Monday, October 06, 2008

Monday funny

To get our minds off all these problems, a little something for the ladies!


What a Monday, huh?

It wasn't a good weekend, was it?

Everybody knows I'm a sports nut. So, for us sports fans here in the Northwest, specifically in Washington state, it was a particularly bad weekend.

Opponents outscored Washington football teams, the Seahawks, Huskies and Cougars, 120-23. Depressing is the word you're looking for.

Then we all wake up this morning to find that Wall Street isn't too enamored with the bailout plan, even though America mortgaged the future to help those corrupt bastards (helped by NO OVERSIGHT from this government, but this is a topic for later discussion). As of now, at 11:14 AM Pacific time, the Dow is down 630 points and is below 10,000 for the first time since October, 2004. Four years ago, if you're trying to do the math. NASDAQ is no better, down 141 points to just around 1,800.

Good times to be had by all!

Update: good to see that the markets rebounded a bit by closing bell, but there's still a tough road ahead. Unfortunately, no results were changed for the football teams, they still lost a combined 120-23.