Friday, October 17, 2008

The more I think about it...

... the more I think John McCain and I will have to agree to disagree on this. Not that we agree on much anyway. But just take a look at the uncommitted Ohio voters feelings on what the candidates are saying at the bottom of the screen. Evidently I'm not the only one who doesn't like what McCain is saying or how he is saying it.

The use of the term "pro-abortion" is one of the biggest problems I see with the entire issue of abortion. I hate that this issue of abortion is even raised at this point. It is, in this day and age, just an issue raised to rally a largely (not entirely) religious crowd behind a single issue that is never even touched once the president gets into office. I remember abortion being a huge issue in both of the 2000 and 2004 elections and what did GWB do about it? Nothing. Why? Because he just needed the issue to get elected.

But since the issue of abortion continues to be brought up, McCain's finger quotes around the "health of the mother" is insulting. Like the life of the mother means nothing compared to the fetus in her womb that may kill her. I wonder if McCain would use finger quotes like that when talking to someone who has been in that situation. I wonder what McCain would do if it were his wife in such a position.

More importantly, though, the use of the term "pro-abortion" is so offensive and is just a way of skewing pro-choice to make it seem like something that it is not. It's eerily similar to the way you will often hear "climate change" instead of "global warming" to make it seem like man isn't destroying the planet, but that's another topic for another day.

But in regards to the abortion issue, being pro-choice does not make you pro-abortion or anti-life. It would be great if abortion didn't exist. But it would also be a great thing if war or the death penalty didn't exist either. But we do not live in a perfect world and there are silly little things to consider when bringing a human life into this like "health of the mother" and "quality of life" for mother and child, among other things.

McCain's use of "pro-abortion" really diminishes people, and especially women, who consider themselves pro-choice and makes us out to be anti-life nutjobs, which couldn't be further from the truth. Pro-choice may just mean that one does not presume to know other people's situations and therefore believe that the CHOICE should be available to each woman, especially and most importantly when these women find themselves in a situation where they had no say in any of CHOICES that got them there.
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Three degrees of separation.

Wow, maybe this whole wacky idea of 6 degrees of separation totally works. Maybe, just maybe, this little gem of an article from Huffington post is a total coincidence. Yeah, maybe.

You know what? It probably is a total coincidence. I mean, I know what you are thinking. McCain was the one who brought up Joe the Plumber more than 20 times during the debate. And it is weird that this guy is just three tiny degrees of separation away from McCain himself. And yes, Joe the Plumber's real name isn't even Joe, so who would've thought the press would find him so quickly or that he's have all these weirdo "issues." I mean, if this was some sort of crazy manipulative political move by McCain, it would be pretty silly since he surely would have learned from the vetting process with Palin to look a little more closely at someone before allying your name with theirs, though it is funny that "Joe" has already done more interviews than Palin, so maybe this was all about drawing attention to something - anything - else. Because between Troopergate and new ads like these:

So, yeah, if I were McCain I'd probably want to draw attention to anything else too. Like, you know, Joe, that plumber guy, the one who hates paying taxes. Because only socialists love paying taxes. Read more On "Three degrees of separation."!

Thursday, October 16, 2008


This guy is classic.

He talks of going out and educating yourself about the candidates - which is a really great idea - but if you are going to do that, you should probably go and educate yourself on a few other things like economic thoughts on trickle up or trickle down and which one of them leads to a stronger economy. Oh, and maybe the definition of "socialism", which he bandies about pretty freely. All I'm saying is that if you are checking out the candidates, you might want to be able to also understand what they are even talking about. My favorite part is towards the end when he starts talking about the different jobs he does like working on a water main... BORING.

Someone should really tell this guy that he can just vote for Democrats now, who will cut his taxes, and when (read:if) he ever makes it big, THEN vote for Republicans, who will cut his taxes. Geez. But then again, I guess he's smarter than all of us, since he doesn't actually pay any of them anyway.

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Cleaning the Pipes on Joe the Plumber

So everyone wants to know more about this Joe the plumber character. Turns out he's kind of d-bag. Not registered to vote, and definitely not entitled to bitch about taxes, seeing as he doesn't even pay his. Joe the plumber has an income tax lien against his home.
Apparently nobody can find records of him even being a licensed plumber. Check out the Ohio license database here.
Pretty sure this guy is really some kind of terrible remote controlled robot/hologram.

The Toledo Blade:
Linda Howe, executive director of the Lucas County Board of Elections, said a Samuel Joseph Worzelbacher, whose address and age match Joe the Plumber’s, registered in Lucas County on Sept. 10, 1992. He voted in his first primary on March 4, 2008, registering as a Republican.

Ms. Howe said that the name may be misspelled in the database.

Turns out ACORN had registered him 87 times under multiple misspellings. Wurzelbacher will vote 87 times for Bob Barr and noone will care. VOTER FRAUD! Read more On "Cleaning the Pipes on Joe the Plumber"!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Honey! What's That Big Word Mean? The One They's Sayin' on the Picture Box

Your post-debate top ten most googled terms:
1. congressman lewis
2. repudiate
3. joe the plumber
4. reputiated
5. bob schieffer
6. live debate blog
7. brutha
8. cockamamie
9. presidential debate october 15
10. repudiate definition

Our country needs vocab flashcards.

And here is the rest of it.
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Obama vs McCain 3: The Reckoning

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A Terrifying Alternate Future
Waste a few minutes with this interactive (click baby click!)view of the Palin Oval Office.
Maaaaverick. Read more On "A Terrifying Alternate Future"!

Obama Releases Video Game Advertisements

Chicago Sun-Times: “The Obama camp has bought ‘billboard space’ within nine video games, all from Electronic Arts: ‘Madden ’09,’ ‘NBA Live ’08,’ ‘Burnout Paradise,’ ‘Nascar 09,’ ‘Need For Speed Carbon,’ ‘Need For Speed Pro Street’ ‘NFL on Tour,’ ‘NHL ’09’ and ‘Skate.’ The virtual ads in the games are frequently updated with real advertising through online downloads. They feature a photo of the senator with text [saying] ‘EARLY VOTING HAS BEGUN,’ and direct gamers to the Obama Web site

Oh man, Burnout Paradise... the jokes write themselves.

Meanwhile, the McCain campaign is busy working on a way to incorporate advertisements into the less stressful games favored by the Senator himself, such as Mahjongg, Snood, and the solitaire program pre-loaded on all Windows PC's. Read more On "Obama Releases Video Game Advertisements"!

Monday, October 13, 2008

I Pledge Allegiance, to the Flag, of the United States of Obamamerica.

I wish I could know how it feels to have my thoughts blurred by the intoxicating cocktail of ignorance and fear that the author of The Real Barack Obama blog and his readers seem to enjoy daily. It must be kind of exciting skittering from one off the wall conspiracy theory to the next like some kind of anxious ground rodent in the shadow of a circling hawk, or perhaps under the shadow of one of those stealth helicopters operated by the United Nations that fly overhead, spreading chemtrails full of CIA mind control gas in preparation for the Reptilian/Illuminati controlled Global government New World Order. Ah, the secret thrills of wing-nuttery. Unfortunately we here at Pwarb lead fairly boogie-man-free lives and therefore failed to see the menace of the Ohio state flag. Clicky for more, for real.

How devious! That Indonesian terror monster Barack Obama gave a speech outlining his new economic plan in the backwater outpost of Ohio, an exotic locale about which very little is known, most certainly not the colors and iconography of its state flag. Here he revealed the new standard that will be flown from the porch of every abandoned foreclosed home after they have been cleared of firearms and bibles. It is emblazoned with an ominous red and white circle that vaguely resembles an 'O' (which stands for 'O shit, I'm totally winning this election!'), but will be peeled away immediately upon Barack's inauguration (sworn in on a Koran, have you not HEARD?)to reveal a Star and Crescent.
Remember, we do not know who this man is! Thank you, Real Barack Obama blog. You've shown us the truth about this shadowy figure who has written two memoirs laying out every detail of his life except for the birthmarks only Michelle knows about, and who has only been running for president under the most intense levels of scrutiny for two years now. He is The Other, email everyone you know! I'll definitely be checking in for more Truth Nuggets in the coming days.
In related news: Study shows students' lack of geography knowledge.
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Sunday, October 12, 2008


I'm sure we have all seen videos like this one. Just incredible. When does this stop? Does this recent display of hatred lead somewhere or does it fade away with the rest of McCain's campaign? Where do we expect these people to go once McCain loses and with it goes there last great hope for salvation from the socialist terrorist (amazing they have combined the last two boogy-men of the right in B.O., communism and terrorism)? Every morning when I wake up I admit I load of my Google news page with a certain sense of dread fearing something happened while I slept or was away from my computer/society. A recent article on Kos said a canvasser reported that one man whose house he stopped at said he would "shoot anyone in his house" or neighborhood who voted for Obama. The person who wrote the blog entry seemed to move on and just found it disturbing, but in all reality this sort of thing needs to be reported not just to the internets, but to police. This man or people making similar threats should, if cops will do nothing, be sued so they are forced to publicly defend their statements.

These people are becoming unhinged, I have heard arguments that many on the left call Bush a war-criminal, so what is the difference? First, he has been called a war-criminal based on things that actually happened! Even if he will never be prosecuted, at least the charges of war-crime did not come from anonymous emails. Second, this glosses over the history of race and violence in America in pretending the circumstances surrounding both attacks are the same. Barack is sometimes compared to JFK for the way he has inspired people and the work he is doing, I hope in history, that is as far as the comparisons go.
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