Being Liberal and a Progressive in a RED STATE is not an easy thing these days. I started this blog to vent my frustrations on our lives being taken over by right wing conservatives with their propaganda machines. I have also learned an important lesson in the last year, it is that reading is the only way to get real information, you cannot depend on the news you see on TV.


Monday, October 27, 2008

McCain's Closing Argument Giant Yard Signs

I noticed in our little burg the huge McCain signs in just plain 'ol yards around here and I was a little teed off that Obama choose to spend his money elsewhere besides signs. But was talked out of that one by my kids that the battle of the yard sign is a little silly when both candidates have national name recognition and really don't need that. So I guess I'm glad this is how the old fart chose to spend his money.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Closing the Deal

Friday, October 24, 2008

More Hate at the Wingnut Rallies

Sleaze mailings in Missouri

If you are getting these sleaze mailers about Barack Obama I have a phone no to call and let them know what you think about it and tell them to take your name off their mailing list like I did.

I didn't get her name but she is head of communications at the Repub Headquarters in Jefferson City and this is her cell phone no:


His Third Wife

That was the profound insight of my oldest son on McCain Picking Sarah Palin. The more I thought about that statement the more I found myself thinking that if you had to psycho-analyse the thought behind the choice, my son was the first to pick up on the why. Wives and VP picks, all either models or former beauty queens!

This column by conservative Kathleen Parker sizes it up:

....One does not have to be a psychoanalyst to reckon that McCain was smitten. By no means am I suggesting anything untoward between McCain and his running mate. Palin is a governor, after all. She does have an executive resume, if a thin one. And she's a natural politician who connects with people.....

.....Science provides clues. A study in Canada, published in New Scientist in 2003, found that pretty women foil men's ability to assess the future. ‘Discounting the future,’ as the condition is called, means preferring immediate, lesser rewards to greater rewards in the future.....

.....That men are at a disadvantage when attractive women are present is a fact upon which women have banked for centuries. Ignoring it now profits only fools....

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sarah Palin's Medical Records

She said she would release them and now it seems she won't release them. Until she does, I will always believe that Trig belongs to Bristol and that Bristol is having a pretend pregnancy. If Bristol has a miscarriage before this supposed baby she is carrying happens then it is a done deal for me.

Pat Buchanan is an Idiot --signed a former fan

Pat Buchanan has always been my favorite "wingnut." SO and myself have had varying degrees of dissent on this subject. But the one thing I always liked about Pat was that he didn't spout talking points or spin. I have to now concur with my SO that he has fallen into the deepest deficits of dilusion about this race and his beloved Palin. Go Away Pat and Don't return! SO was right and has alway been right about you, and I concede to his insight many years ago.

Opie, The Fonz and Andy says "Obama"

See more Ron Howard videos at Funny or Die

Apparently Eric Rudolph Wasn't a "Terrorist"


Expensive Halloween

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

An Executive Legislator

I'm sorry but this person is scary:

Socialism Watch II

He was for it before he was against it:

Elitism Watch III

From Huffpost:

Palin's Makeup Artist Even More Expensive Than McCain's (SLIDESHOW)

.....McCain's September payments of $8,672.55 to "American Idol" make-up artist Tifanie White, who has also worked on the reality dance show "So You Think You Can Dance," are a drop in the bucket on the campaign's beautification front compared to the GOP vice presidential nominee.....

The Sleuth has learned that Palin's high-paid traveling make-up artist is Amy Strozzi, who was nominated for an Emmy Award for her work as head of makeup on "So You Think You Can Dance." Strozzi was paid $13,200 by the McCain-Palin campaign last month alone,

Quote for the Day

"He's fighting for Joe the hedge fund manager! He likes to talk about Joe the Plumber, but he's in cahoots with Joe the CEO!"

--Barack Obama

Socialism Watch

I guess if it is for yourself it is ok:

From Daily Kos

Sarah Palin, freeloader.

$150,000 shopping sprees (at all the best "elitist" shops, no less), on the Republican National Committee tab.

$21,012 worth of free flights for her daughters, charged to the state.

All this, when she already makes $125,000 a year as governor and pockets an extra $22,883 in energy extraction royalties.

Sarah Palin is a chisler supreme.

All of which makes the fact that she charged $16,951 in expenses charged to the state, including 312 per diem allowances for staying in her own home just that much more amazing.

A dual income family, with Sarah earning $125K. Free travel (even for the family), and now free clothes, hair and makeup. They can actually go out in her backyard and shoot a moose, keeping her family in free mooseburger for a year. And still she feels the need to cheat. Shoot that moose for free and still charge the state $60 per burger. And she claims she deserves every bit of it.

Now that's what I call a perverse sense of entitlement.

"Sounds like socialism to me," to borrow a phrase.

Just another fake "bootstrapper" Republican. What a shocker.

Meanwhile, we all have to endure the indignity of Palin turning the campaign for the Vice Presidency into some kind of FOX reality TV makeover show, where they take some ridiculously not-ready-for-prime-time pol and dress her up, push her out on the stage, and see if they can turn her into a VP in 10 weeks.

What the hell, right? It's just being second in line to the nuclear launch codes. No big thing. We could even do a whole copromotional deal with moose sandwiches at Subway.

Thanks, Republicans. You sure do love our country n' stuff.

Elitism Watch II

And to think we spent how many weeks hearing about John Edwards $400 haircut?

RNC shells out $150K for Palin fashion

.....According to financial disclosure records, the accessorizing began in early September and included bills from Saks Fifth Avenue in St. Louis and New York for a combined $49,425.74.

The records also document a couple of big-time shopping trips to Neiman Marcus in Minneapolis, including one $75,062.63 spree in early September.

The RNC also spent $4,716.49 on hair and makeup through September after reporting no such costs in August....

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Well He'll Surely Win Now

Game Changer:

Eminem Endorses Obama

Racist Redneck Quote of the Day

Then, one of them asked us if we knew what Change stood for? He proceeded to tell us that it meant, "Come Help A N***er Get Elected." He still said he was planning on voting for him though.
......unknown Florida voter talking to an Obama Canvesser

Obama's Grandparents

I saw this picture on another blog that was talking about Obama's Grandmother being ill and was struck by the amazing likeness he has to his Grandfather:

Monday, October 20, 2008

How Low will They Go in this Election?

From Political Animal:

....The Washington Times, a self-described conservative paper, reported today on a polling site in North Carolina where "a group of loud and angry protesters who shouted and mocked the voters as they walked in." The voters were mostly black, and the "angry protesters" were "nearly all were white." Stop and think about that for a second. In the United States, in the 21st century, we have Republican activists protesting a presidential election. McCain/Palin supporters have taken to heckling, mocking, and shouting at people who want to participate in the democratic process....

Sunday, October 19, 2008

He Read My Letter

and endorses HaHa:

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Spawn of Hannity, O'Reilly, Rush and Others

This is the kind of thing that these Wingnut talkers have spawned on our society. I really fear violence is going to happen when Obama gets elected. Just listen to this nutjob who is a Congresswoman and then watch some of the youtube videos of those people who attend the McCain Palin rallies. It is just getting scary out there:

Quote of the Day

"Gov. Palin turned around and said, 'Nice to meet you, can I call you Joe?' I was thinking, Joe, what you really outta do is say, 'Yeah, you can call me whatever you want. In two months, you're gonna be calling me Mr. Vice President.'"
. ...Jim Webb

They Published My Letter

With of course the usual Redneck St. Joe Commenters

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Quote of the Day

Ronald Reagan used to say that the most frightening nine words in the English language were "I'm from the government and I'm here to help." That is no longer true. This year, the most frightening eight words are "I'm John McCain and I approved this message."
....Joe Klein

Oh My Gosh

Yahoo News:

US Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain (R-AZ) reacts to almost heading the wrong way off the stage after shaking hands with Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) at the conclusion of the final presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, October 15, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Bourg (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

New Letter to the Editor

I have been watching some of the recent rallies of McCain and Palin in the last week or two. The hate and vitriolic discourse that comes spewing forth from these get-togethers have left me with my mouth open with disbelief at such mindless hostility that just drips from the “base” of the Republican Party.

When one or the other candidate mention Barack Obama, “Kill him” shouts at least two wingnuts, “Off with his head,” from another, “terrorist” is shouted by many. Who are these people? Are they the “Timothy McVeigh or Eric Rudolph” part of the conservative movement? Many may be coming to this conclusion, by the anger that is just oozing out from the mouths of those that sit at these rallies. Fred Phelps must be just reveling in joy at the sight of what is happening with wingnuts right now.

All the hate by the fringe of the “far right” is being consummated by Palin and McCain and when rolled into one ball of thought shows Middle America at long last what the “real” conservative movement stands for. “Hate” is the only conclusion one can come to when observing what is happening at these Republican rallies. When one sees a man bringing a monkey doll with an Obama bumper sticker around its head and insists that this is “Little Hussein,” most of us think ‘how scary is that?”

When Timothy McVeigh bombed the Oklahoma City federal building I thought of him at the time as the fringe element of the far far right. Now it seems he is their base. If I were a Republican at this time in history, I think I would be evaluating what my party stands for and where it seems to be going. It is an embarrassment to the diversity of America and is seriously in a very troubled state.


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Spiders for Obama

Do Something

Cute Move On Ad

Obama Is Campaigning on Xbox 360!

From Gigaom:

Obama Is Campaigning on Xbox 360!

Last week we noted unconfirmed sightings of an “Obama for President” billboard in the Xbox 360 racing game Burnout Paradise. Today we’re able to report that it is, in fact, an official advertisement placed by the senator’s campaign team.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

"I Can See Russia from My Front Porch"

More Monkey Man

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Even Uglier

A prayer from a Palin Campaign stop:

Rev. Arnold Conrad, past pastor of the Grace Evangelical Free Church

“I would also pray, Lord, that your reputation is involved in all that happens between now and November, because there are millions of people around this world praying to their god - whether it’s Hindu, Buddha, Allah - that his opponent wins, for a variety of reasons,” Conrad said.

“And Lord, I pray that you would guard your own reputation, because they’re going to think that their god is bigger than you, if that happens. So I pray that you will step forward and honor your own name with all that happens between now and Election Day.”

It's Getting Ugly Out There

Watch CBS Videos Online

From The Swamp:

A man holding what looks to be a Curious George monkey doll bearing an Obama bumper sticker around its head was caught on camera at a Gov. Sarah Palin rally today.

The CBS News "From the Road" blog was kind enough to share the video with the world.

In his posting, Scott Conroy wrote:

(PHILADELPHIA) As the crowd cheered at a Sarah Palin rally this morning in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a man in the audience grinned as he held up a stuffed monkey doll with a Barack Obama bumper sticker wrapped across its forehead...

After Palin finished her remarks this morning, the man holding the stuffed monkey seemed to notice that a video camera was pointed at him, at which point he removed the Obama sticker from the doll's head and crumpling it up in his hand. He then handed the doll to a young boy who was watching the rally from his father's shoulders. The boy's parents later told CBS News that they weren't acquainted with the man who gave their son the stuffed monkey.

Wonder what our fellow citizen would have done if the little innocent hadn't been there to transform the doll from a racist symbol back into a doll?

Friday, October 10, 2008

Open Letter to Colin Powell

Dear General Powell,

You are a really smart guy and I know you realize in your heart of hearts what a McCain/Palin Presidency would do to this country. You know what a Palin Presidency (in the event of something happening to McCain) would be a truly scary event. I know you know, I can see it in your eyes and hear it in the words you aren't saying right now.

You are the game changer. How many times have I heard someone say or write that that they will not vote for Obama but not because he is black, because they would have voted for you. So I ask you to just come out of the closet and tell us what is in your heart. You believe that Obama would be the best best to run this country. I know you believe that. You just need to say it sooner rather than later.

And lastly I know you have to see the hate being whipped up by this campaign. I know you can imagine in the event something happens to Obama what will occur. I fear another civil war. Not blacks against whites, but liberals against conservatives.

Respectfully yours,

Hate Rallies in America

It is really getting scary out there. Have you been watching these hate rallies that McCain and Palin have been participating in? I actually fear for Obama's life. Why does McCain let his rallies get out of hand like that? Why would you let supporters shout "Kill him" or "Terrorist" without saying he won't be a part of that kind of rhetoric?

From Joe Klein:

....I'm beginning to worry about the level of craziness on the Republican side, the over-the-top, stampede-the-crowd statements by everyone from McCain on down, the vehemence of the crowds that McCain and Palin are drawing with people shouting "Kill him" and "He's a terrorist" and "Off with his head." Watch the tape of the guy screaming, "He's a terrorist!" McCain seems to shudder at that, he rolls his eyes... and I thought for a moment he'd admonish the man. But he didn't....

Andrew Sullivan:

To some, a president Obama is simply unimaginable. From a McCain supporter in Wisconsin yesterday:

"We're all wondering why Obama is where he's at. How he got here. Everybody in this room is stunned we're in this position."

There was always going to be a point of revolt and panic for a core group of Americans who believe that Obama simply cannot be president - because he's black or liberal or young or relatively new. This is that point. As the polls suggest a strong victory, the Hannity-Limbaugh-Steyn-O'Reilly base are going into shock and extreme rage. McCain and Palin have decided to stoke this rage, to foment it, to encourage paranoid notions that somehow Obama is a "secret" terrorist or Islamist or foreigner. These are base emotions in both sense of the word.

But they are also very very dangerous. This is a moment of maximal physical danger for the young Democratic nominee. And McCain is playing with fire. If he really wants to put country first, he will attack Obama on his policies - not on these inflammatory, personal, creepy grounds. This is getting close to the atmosphere stoked by the Israeli far right before the assassination of Rabin.

For God's sake, McCain, stop it. For once in this campaign, put your country first.

From : Washington Monthly:

On CNN last night, David Gergen, a Republican advisor to Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Clinton, commented on the "anger" evident at McCain/Palin rallies of late. "There is this free floating sort of whipping around anger that could really lead to some violence," Gergen said. "I think we're not far from that."

When Anderson Cooper expressed skepticism about whether violence was likely, Gergen said he "really worries" given "the kind of rhetoric" coming from the Republican ticket.

When a mainstream, Republican presidential advisor goes on national television and expresses concern that Republican voters might literally become violent in response to the Republican presidential ticket's rhetoric, it's safe to say we've reached a rather dramatic point.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Palin's Base


Monday, October 06, 2008

Funny Picture of the Day

Wednesday, October 01, 2008


When you watch John McCain talk about Barack Obama you can see the contempt just oozing and dripping off his face. You could tell this at the debate. You knew he was standing there wondering why he should have to share the stage with this guy who had no business being there.

This from CQ about the vote tonight:

Let the record reflect that Barack Obama made the approach to John McCain tonight.

As the two shared the Senate floor tonight for the first time since they won their party nominations, Obama stood chatting with Democrats on his side of the aisle, and McCain stood on the Republican side of the aisle.

So Obama crossed over into enemy territory.

He walked over to where McCain was chatting with Republican Sen. Mel Martinez of Florida and Independent Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut. And he stretched out his arm and offered his hand to McCain.

McCain shook it, but with a “go away” look that no one could miss. He tried his best not to even look at Obama.

Finally, with a tight smile, McCain managed a greeting: “Good to see you.”

Obama got the message. He shook hands with Martinez and Lieberman — both of whom greeted him more warmly — and quickly beat a retreat back to the Democratic side.

Well I Got Mine

Hopefully they get more in then they say:

One Heartbeat Away

Brought to you by largest union of Registered Nurses with 85,000 members:

Fair and Balanced

Obama Yard Signs

I just called our local Democratic Office and found out they only have 20 Obama yard signs and probably won't get anymore. They said the money was being spent in more important areas than yard signs. Knowing that the Obama campaign and Obama himself is a whole heck of a lot smarter than me I'm sure he knows what he is doing. But I will say this, that there are many low information voters out there that will vote only to vote with the winner. The more Obama signs the better for those voters.

They Write Themselves

I watched this on Jon Stewart last night and SO and myself decided the way things are going Jon doesn't even have to write this stuff anymore it just evolves. Everything happening right now is just a SNL skit in itself: