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Over at Alicublog Doghouse Riley posts a comment that I find it difficult to argue with:

I don't think my neighbors are particularly stupider than they've ever been, just as uninterested as always while the people picking their pockets have become both more sophisticated and more blatant about it. The fact that people did not descend on Washington en masse and demand the scalps of every son of a bitch banker on Wall Street was the final capitulation to digital serfdom. I think the ground floor is hedonism; when we start hitting what used to be the middle class right in the electronic consumer gizmo we'll see people wake up. And too late it will be. We're Israel. We're controlled by 17% of the population, because 34% let them get away with it. And there's no fucking way out. I don't think this is much different that what we faced in '68, or '74, or '81, or through the theft of the Dare To Be Moderate Clinton Presidency. It was tolerated for too long. Democrats shamelessly sold their birthright merely because they lost to that cocksucker Nixon; the country sold out its promise during the Carter administration, because it refused the ignominy of driving a smaller car. (For that matter, the Truman administration sold old FDR, and our karma's been deservedly awful ever since.) There was a clear opportunity to reverse what was left in '08, and there was no one there to do it. I don't know about Obama's efforts, best or otherwise, but he was not the man to do so, assuming one exists. I'm sorry, really; I don't think most Americans deserve what's happening to this culture, but then, I spent forty years urging them to do something before we reached this point. Me, I'm gonna come here for a laugh or two, and to enjoy the clientele, so long as I have electricity, and I'm gonna thank the Lord that the only children I have to apologize to are other people's.


*sigh*

I Voted!

May. 22nd, 2010 06:43 pm
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Well I've just done my duty as a California citizen and filled out my election ballot. I note with some amusement that as I type this there's an ad from PG&E in their quest to trick the foolish into voting yes on Prop 16. Sorry, assholes, I actually know how to do a little research and I've no desire to vote against my best interests, thanks.



Also I hadn't heard that known goat blower and neo-con rent boy Mickey Kaus is running for Barbara Boxer's seat. Wow, one wouldn't think a goat molester would have a chance, but I guess it takes all kinds. Can't wait to see what percentage of the votes he takes home.
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Today's political news has actually brightened my spirits for the first time in months, and so I share:

ACORN gotcha man among four arrested for attempting to bug Mary Landrieu’s office

By David Hammer, The Times-Picayune
January 26, 2010, 1:53PM

The FBI, alleging a plot to wiretap Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu’s office in downtown New Orleans, arrested four people Monday, including James O’Keefe, a conservative filmmaker whose undercover videos at ACORN field offices severely damaged the advocacy group’s credibility.

FBI Special Agent Steven Rayes alleges that O’Keefe aided and abetted two others, Joseph Basel and Robert Flanagan, who dressed up as employees of a telephone company and attempted to interfere with the office’s telephone system.

A fourth person, Stan Dai, was accused of aiding and abetting Basel and Flanagan. All four were charged with entering fedral property under false pretenses with the intent of committing a felony.

A witness from Landrieu’s staff said O’Keefe was present in the office and claimed to be “waiting for someone to arrive.”


So these kids read about Watergate and thought, "Wow that sounds like a great idea, what could possibly go wrong?" Somehow I don't think the whole pimp routine to undermine ACORN is going to go over terribly well in prison.

And this:
Oregon voters pass tax increasing measures by big margin

Oregon voters bucked decades of anti-tax and anti-Salem sentiment Tuesday, raising taxes on corporations and the wealthy to prevent further erosion of public schools and other state services.

The tax measures passed easily, with late returns showing a 54 percent to 46 percent ratio. Measure 66 raises taxes on households with taxable income above $250,000, and Measure 67 sets higher minimum taxes on corporations and increases the tax rate on upper-level profits.
[...]
The double-barreled victory is the first voter-approved statewide income tax increase since the 1930s. Other states, facing similar budget woes, are watching the outcome closely because Oregon, after all, is a state that capped property taxes and locked a surplus tax rebate program into the constitution.

If only we could pass something similar here in California. If only...
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I'm not going to talk politics today. You know why? Because as soon as I turned on NPR this morning I heard Joe Fucking Lieberman being interviewed then I heard about the MA election results. On the way home I gave NPR another chance when who do I hear? David Fucking Frum. All I can say right now is fuck NPR, fuck the Democratic party and fuck American politics.

Right, but I'm not going to talk about that.

Instead I'm going to say yay for a bunch of sleepy, getting-along kitties and yay for Leverage being back on the air! Also...7 of 9 is now on the team? I thought Gina was pregnant last season and damn if I wasn't right. I look forward to her return after her maternity leave. Much as I like Jeri Ryan and am glad she's got a job, I much prefer Gina :)
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I think my overall reaction to Obama's speech last night is somewhat similar to that of the Medium Lobster over at Fafblog:

Let us never forget just what's at stake in the war in Afghanistan: nothing less than the success of the war in Afghanistan. This war may be a mistake, a blood-soaked blunder, an unholy charnel house mindlessly consuming the bodies and souls of untold thousands, an open sore on the pockmarked face of history and an abomination before the sight of God and men, but it is first and foremost a war, and wars must be won. If the United States doesn't win this war, then will it not lose it? And if the United States loses this war, then won't the Unites States have lost it? And if the United States has lost this war, will that not then make the United States a kind of thing that loses wars? And then where would we be?

And just as America can't afford to abandon this war, surely it can't afford to abandon the Afghan people, who without the American military would be left to the savage whims of their hated enemy, the Afghan people. Indeed, it remains America's solemn duty as the leader of the free world to bring freedom and security to the Afghan people by hunting down and eliminating the Afghan people. Nor can America forget its own national security, and the dire threat posed by the Afghan people to our war against the Afghan people.


*sigh*
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First I have a voice again, mostly. And it feels like only one side of my throat is swollen and one ear still painful so I'm counting that as a big plus. The return of at least some of my energy actually let me get some much needed work done around the house including taking the empty boxes out to the shed at long, long last. You have no idea how much that has been bugging me.

And laundry. Sweet, sweet laundry.

But that's not all I came here to say tonight. No, I just had to share this as well:



Yes, that is Michael Steele's blog on the official GOP website. Of course you may have trouble clicking on the link as the site seems to be crashing about every 10 minutes.

Over at Sadly, No! Brad comments:

It occurs to me that if he’s going to remake the Republican Party in a hip-hop image, Steele needs a hip-hop name. My nomination: Filibusta Rhymes.


Some of my faves from comments:

Mos Tone Def
Suppl-Eye Sidez
Token Loc


The possibilities are endless.

And on the subject of ridiculous Republican gaffes, did you hear about Al Franken's proposed amendment that would address the hideous gang rape of Jamie Leigh Jones:

In 2005, Jamie Leigh Jones was gang-raped by her co-workers while she was working for Halliburton/KBR in Baghdad. She was detained in a shipping container for at least 24 hours without food, water, or a bed, and “warned her that if she left Iraq for medical treatment, she’d be out of a job.” (Jones was not an isolated case.) Jones was prevented from bringing charges in court against KBR because her employment contract stipulated that sexual assault allegations would only be heard in private arbitration.

Franken described his amendment thusly:

The constitution gives everybody the right to due process of law … And today, defense contractors are using fine print in their contracts do deny women like Jamie Leigh Jones their day in court. … The victims of rape and discrimination deserve their day in court [and] Congress plainly has the constitutional power to make that happen.

So, you'd think nobody in their right mind would oppose such legislation...but you'd be mistaken. Yeah, I know it seems a bit hard to believe, but 30 Republicans actually voted "Nay". If this isn't used to literally bludgeon the political careers of each and every one of them to death I will officially give up on the Democratic party. Because seriously, this is mana from fucking heaven.
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I don't know how many of you caught the latest Bill Kristol evisceration on the Daily Show, but you can watch some of it via this Sadly, No! post. I have to say I had precisely the same reaction to Kristol's "The troops deserve better health care than anybody else," as the blogger and Jon, though I hadn't quite followed it to its logical conclusion:

But the key to this whole thing is that Kristol actually seems to be advocating worse health care policy for non-military members … for the express purpose of ensuring that the troops get ‘better health care’ than everybody else (Fox News contributors and senators excepted, natch). Think about that — Kristol wants to artificially maintain lower standards of health care for some people so that some other people can say their own health care provisions are ‘better’. That’s a tacit admission from one of conservatism’s ‘leading lights’ that better health care policy is not a zero-sum game … but we should make it so in deference to wingnut military fetishism.

After all, if your health care isn’t shittier than that of the troops … how can the troops say they have better health care? That’s the logic and it is fucking mind-boggling.



tigrismus adds in comments:


“Some should have it better” is the wingnut modus operandi in every field. Tax policy, welfare policy, healthcare, everything is predicated on some “deserving” class reaping benefits at the expense of some “undeserving” class. Even if you could prove absolutely that their “deserving” class would benefit more in a “rising tide lifting all boats” scenario (e.g. the wealthy under Clinton) it wouldn’t be enough to them: they’d rather make less in real terms as long as the “undeserving” are doing even worse, as long as the gap is widening.
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For those of you who haven't seen the "Gathering Storm" commercial (i.e. ZOMG the gays are coming! The gays are coming!) I present you with the fixed version via Sadly, No:




Also, which is the most embarrassing thing said by an elected official recently:

1) Bachus says there's 17 'socialists' in House

Rep. Spencer Bachus, the top Republican on the Financial Services Committee, told a hometown crowd in Alabama today he believes there are several socialists in the House.

Actually, he says there are exactly 17 socialists in the House of Representatives.....


2) A North Texas legislator during House testimony on voter identification legislation said Asian-descent voters should adopt names that are "easier for Americans to deal with."

... state Rep. Betty Brown, R-Terrell ... suggested that Asian-Americans should find a way to make their names more accessible.

"Rather than everyone here having to learn Chinese -- I understand it's a rather difficult language -- do you think that it would behoove you and your citizens to adopt a name that we could deal with more readily here?" Brown said.

Brown later told Ko: "Can't you see that this is something that would make it a lot easier for you and the people who are poll workers if you could adopt a name just for identification purposes that’s easier for Americans to deal with?" ...


I think I've gotta' go with Betty, myself but I like Spencer's nod to classic McCarthy-ism. It's a nice touch. Though for sheer unadulterated, brain melting dumb I think Betty's got him beat.
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If you missed last night's Colbert Report, kindly go here and click on the video clip entitled "Rand Illusion". Just trust me. I swear I would happily be the gal who simply scatters rose petals upon which Stephen Colbert could walk.

Also am I the only one who's watched the commercial for "Knowing", the new Nick Cage apocalypse flick, and every time they start going on about numbers thought, "Numberwang!"? Probably.
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If you haven't read Hunter's post: If Only We Could Be So Lucky over at Daily Kos, you really should. A few highlights:

It is all so simple, really. You can see how the "achievers" are better than anyone else, and how put upon they are. We claim that the farmers of America create our food, but they are only the saps at the bottom of the chain -- food does not exist unless there is a global market to assign it value, then gather cash by making increasingly leveraged wagers on the incremental differences within submarkets of that global market. You may claim that our miners, those that willingly entomb themselves under a billion tons of rock in order to pry just a small amount of the raw materials of society out from under it, may create "things", for without them there would be precious few "things" to create -- but they are hicks, undeserving of such admiration, and certainly undeserving of official "Achiever" tax breaks. What do they know of danger, who have not had to rush to their computer to trade a several thousand shares bought earlier in the day, so as to gain a slight monetary advantage over the hundreds of thousands of people doing the same?

So yes, please, by all means, teach us a lesson, Achiever Class, and do it quick. You take your money, and we'll take the people who know how to fix your goddamn plumbing at three in the morning. You grab your portfolio and hold it high above your heads, a symbol of your lifetime of accomplishments, and we'll take all the firefighters. I can only presume you will not need our doctors, our schoolteachers, our grocers or even our tax accountants. Ayn Rand would have wanted it that way: Ayn Rand, oracle of the prickish class, official trumpet section for anyone and everyone that thinks themselves a king.


Really, read the whole thing, it's a thing of true beauty.
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I can honestly say I've never heard a presidential speech that I've enjoyed more than President Obama's right now. His comment, "a deficit we inherited..." that got a roaring standing ovation from all the Dems in the place, had me hooting aloud as well. Good lord, I think I'm falling a little in love with the man right now. Well he's whispering sweet nothings in my ear, "Reform", "Regulation", "Health care", "Energy conservation", "No more tax breaks for companies that outsource jobs overseas, and the wealthiest 2% of Americans", "A responsible end to the Iraq war", "We can make the commitment that the United States does not torture". Oh honey, just take me already!

Oh, wait, my pretend tv lesbian girlfriend, Rachael Maddow is on and now I feel all unfaithful.

Also is Lieberman chewing his cud or what? Seriously...

On a totally different subject, I point you at [livejournal.com profile] urbaniak's journal where he introduces us to the Uber Douche, Selwyn Duke. And his thesis on women entitled "That Female Ego", oh yes, he went there:

It occurred to me a while back, as I thought about my chauvinistic teasing of a woman who is very close to my heart, that I had stumbled into genius. For if you're looking for a litmus test for a prospective wife there's none better then that of the tweaking of the modern female ego. All you need do is utter words such as "You do that very well . . . for a girl" with a twinkle in your eye and a boyish smirk on your face, and observe what ensues. Her reaction will tell you more about her than any computer dating service or impromtu little encounter session ever could. For as sure as night follows day, the degree to which her reaction is negative will be directly proportional to the degree to which she's been inculcated with feminism.


It couldn't possibly be that the woman might have the same desire as any other human being to have her efforts and actions judged on their own merit rather than on the basis of which sex organs she possesses. Oh no, if she gets offended it must be the fault of insidious feminist brainwashing!

Or, as Mr. Urbaniak puts it: "Nice reasoning, Massengill. Alternate theory: Her reaction is negative because you're a douche." Yeah I'm thinking this is an Occam's Razor kinda situation right here. But I'd be fascinated to hear what all the ladies in the house have to add.

Now the obligatory Kage update. I talked to the vet a little while ago and he's had to postpone talking to the radiologist until tomorrow but he promises to call me as soon as possible. We're discussing the surgery for her current tumor which I want to have done regardless as it seems to be causing her some discomfort. He reminded me that it could be risky at her age and that she'd probably have to lose a toe or two, all of which I'm well aware of, thankfully. Still, it feels good to be moving forward again.

And last night was utterly wonderful, M- and I got together for dance night and I proposed the new song I'd been hoping to choreograph. She loved it! We started to play around with new ideas, and specifically to mix in some Bollywood moves and attitude with double veil, which is something we've never seen before. It's sparking our creativity wildly and it feels incredibly good to be hungry for it again. M- confessed she really needs that in her life right now and it felt good to be able to act as a bit of a catalyst for it. Wish us luck!

Finally, I also stayed up way too late last night watching House and I'm very glad I did. Great episode! I know some fans were annoyed that the major change they introduced only lasted one ep, but I thought it made a whole lot of sense. I came across this lyric today that seemed to sum up the episode rather well:

"Not a day goes by that a man doesn't have to choose,
Between what he wants and what he's afraid to lose." -
Robert Cray, "Consequences"


Love to discuss it with those of you who saw the ep, hit me in comments.
ebonlock: (Momo)
Oh.

Mah.

Gawd...

I have had it with these motherfucking Turks on this motherfucking plane (via The Poorman):

A US citizen was booted from a Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul to New York after he complained there were “Arab types” on board, Turkish news media reported.

Daniel Sussman Pincus, whose age and hometown were not given but who was described in one report as an American of German origin, shouted his complaints as the flight was preparing to depart Monday.


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Bush had just finished his prepared remarks in which he said the security agreement was made possible by the U.S. surge of troops earlier this year, when the journalist, Muthathar al Zaidi pulled his shoes off and hurled them at the president. "This is a goodbye kiss, you dog," Zaidi shouted.

Bush dodged the shoes and was not struck. Bodyguards quickly wrestled Zaidi to the floor and hauled him, kicking and screaming, from the room. Two other Iraqi journalists were briefly detained after one of them called Zaidi's actions "courageous."


My only question is when do we in the American public get to do the same thing? Although I'm not sure I'd choose shoes given this opportunity. Oh for the days of public stocks and rotten fruit easily at hand...
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Ok this I have to share:

A Ford dealer angered over the proposed bailout of U.S. automakers blames the nation's sour economy on Congress and criticized buyers of Japanese cars, calling the vehicles "rice ready ... not road ready" in a radio ad.

O.C. Welch, who owns a dealership near Savannah in Hardeeville, S.C., began airing the minute-long ad on a dozen stations in the area over the weekend....

The car dealer, though, said Tuesday he had received more positive calls than negative ones. His dealership sold 15 new cars Saturday -- half of them to people drawn to the lot by the ad, he said....

I recognize that when times are tough people get scared and angry and profoundly, profoundly dumb. So some bigoted moron at a Ford dealership made a stupid commercial that some equally moronic people seemingly approved of...big deal, right? Thing is I think this is only the tip of the iceberg and that we're going to start seeing some serious and vicious racial hatred bubbling up to the surface over the next few years. Especially when the disenfranchised finally see just how screwed over they were by their Republican overlords and cast about desperately for some scapegoat they can put the blame on...and possibly beat the stuffing out of.

But beyond that can I just say that the reason people aren't buying Fords is that they are some of the biggest piece of crap automobiles on the road today?

Seriously, my first car was an '87 Escort and a month off the lot the transmission blew. I mean no warning, no accident, nothing, just no more transmission. I can't even begin to tell you how many hours of my life I wasted in car shops trying to keep the damn thing going. And let's not even discuss the money I spent.

But you know what? The Honda I've been driving for several years now needs no more than a routine oil change and purrs right along. I don't have to give it a second thought. And the miles per gallon I get on this thing are almost as good as a hybrid.

You wanna' know why people have turned away from American cars and happily embraced the Japanese models, that's it in a nut shell. While companies like Ford were happily building in planned obsolescence and racing to make the biggest, most bloated and fuel-guzzling vehicles they could, Japanese auto companies were doing the exact opposite. And that's why they're staying afloat while Ford is forced to go begging to Congress.
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I just have to share this, it is quite possibly the greatest verbal bitch-slapping I've ever read:

While you’re imagining yourself trying to think such a thing, imagine the room that you’re in collapsing with a horrible furniture-sucking roar, a hot, wallpaper-stripping howl, into a lightless vacuole the size of a Crenshaw melon. That object is Hinderaker’s head. And while we can take heart in knowing that somewhere, perhaps lighting some great and dark vastness between stars, is an equivalent quasar streaming supercompacted, quantum-shredded smartness back into the universe, it is also the case that that quasar doesn’t have a blog.
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Wow that letter to Santa is really paying off this year:

Vice president, former AG, state senator indicted

A South Texas grand jury has indicted Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on charges related to the alleged abuse of prisoners in Willacy County’s federal detention centers.

The indictment criticizes Cheney’s investment in the Vanguard Group, which holds interests in the private prison companies running the federal detention centers. It accuses Cheney of a conflict of interest and “at least misdemeanor assaults” on detainees by working through the prison companies.

Gonzales is accused of using his position while in office to stop an investigation into abuses at the federal detention centers.


as Brad at Sadly, No! says:

There aren’t enough ponies in the world for things this awesome.
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John Hinderaker, sharp blow to the head as a child or recent stroke victim? You make the call:

Obama thinks he is a good talker, but he is often undisciplined when he speaks. He needs to understand that as President, his words will be scrutinized and will have impact whether he intends it or not. In this regard, President Bush is an excellent model; Obama should take a lesson from his example. Bush never gets sloppy when he is speaking publicly. He chooses his words with care and precision, which is why his style sometimes seems halting. In the eight years he has been President, it is remarkable how few gaffes or verbal blunders he has committed. If Obama doesn’t raise his standards, he will exceed Bush’s total before he is inaugurated.


A commentor at Sadly, No summed their reaction up thusly:

Were you ever eating something and all of a sudden you feel a big SNAP in your jaw and you realize that oh shit, there was an olive pit or something in your food and a little part of a tooth just broke off?

That’s how I felt in my brain when I read that.


To which I can only respond with:

"Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream."

"I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family."

"They misunderestimated me."

"Rarely is the questioned asked: Is our children learning?"

"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."

"There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again."

"Too many OB/GYNs aren't able to practice their love with women all across this country."


And, oh yeah, couldn't possibly skip this one:

"Because the — all which is on the table begins to address the big cost drivers. For example, how benefits are calculate, for example, is on the table; whether or not benefits rise based upon wage increases or price increases. There’s a series of parts of the formula that are being considered. And when you couple that, those different cost drivers, affecting those — changing those with personal accounts, the idea is to get what has been promised more likely to be — or closer delivered to what has been promised.

Does that make any sense to you? It’s kind of muddled. Look, there’s a series of things that cause the — like, for example, benefits are calculated based upon the increase of wages, as opposed to the increase of prices. Some have suggested that we calculate — the benefits will rise based upon inflation, as opposed to wage increases. There is a reform that would help solve the red if that were put into effect. In other words, how fast benefits grow, how fast the promised benefits grow, if those — if that growth is affected, it will help on the red."
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I know not all of the votes have been tabulated yet, but it looks like Prop H8 has won, and it is the one and only thing marring an otherwise perfect day. Given the fact that Prop 2 passed and Prop 4 received a thorough drubbing I can at least take a little comfort. But as pissed off as I am right now (and believe me, I want to personally kick every single bigoted asshole who voted for this measure square in the gonads), all of the other victories are making me look at the bigger picture. If this measure had passed 4 years ago when Emperor Codpiece and his hordes of flying monkeys were in charge, or heaven forfend McMaverick and Bible Spice had made it into office, I'd have been crushed. I mean literally I would've been considering leaving the state if not the country.

But that's not what happened, not by a long shot.

No, we put a black Democrat in the highest office in the land last night, and not by some tiny, contestable amount, but a goddamn landslide. There were a helluva lot of talking heads who said it couldn't be done, that this country wasn't ready for a black president and might not be in our lifetime. Indeed watching Chris Matthews go from pandering to Tom DeLay (and seriously, MSNBC, you brought that jackhole on as a "political expert"? WTF?) and alluding all too ominously to a McCain surprise win, to seamlessly brown nosing his new dusky-hued overlord made me laugh and laugh. As did watching Rachael Maddow verbally spank his flabby white ass repeatedly during the coverage (BTW, Rachael I know you've got a long time partner and all but if things don't work out for you two, call me).

We did it, though, we goddamn did it. People got out and voted in record numbers and they made it pretty fucking clear that they're no longer willing to let fear and hatred rule them. Eight years of living in the new Dark Ages is finally at an end, may we all look back on them with a sort of bewildered pity, future generations certainly will. Now is the time to look ahead. As President-Elect Obama (and I can't help grinning every time I use that phrase) said so eloquently last night, now is the time for us to pull together and start thinking not only of ourselves, our families and closest friends, but of the country as a whole. Pulling ourselves out of the hole Bush, Inc. has driven us into is going to take a team effort. We can't afford to be selfish and self-centered any more. It's time to let that 80's Reaganesque culture of entitlement die its well deserved death and then let's compost that fucking ideology so that at least something positive can come out of it.

Which brings me back to Prop H8. Sure we can sit around bemoaning the fact that a whole lot of people still let their fear and ignorance rule them in this state...or we can decide not to take this lying down. We can get involved in the fight against this constitutional amendment and do everything in our power to stop it from happening. There are going to be lawsuits, and there are already organizations in place that will, over the next few weeks, need your help and donations. Even if all you can do is post to your journal about upcoming events, or talk to a co-worker or just someone you meet on the street about why this measure is such a bad idea, do it. Make a pledge to yourself that you're not going to give up on this, and no matter how dispirited you may become, stick to it.

We proved last night that the majority of people in this country are ready to put one form of discrimination behind them and that's a great first step. But we've still got some work to do and we're energized now to do it. Let's prove to the world that we are, in fact, a true nation of equality and social justice. We can do this. Yes we can.
ebonlock: (Hiro)

God it feels good to be proud to be an American again, doesn't it?
Meet your 44th president, folks:


It's really hard to say which of the many jubilant Obama victory parties would be the most fun to be attending currently, but that Atlanta party looks rockin'!

BTW: They call me President Obama

Also, I do believe we can call this a mandate, no? Hee.
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The Editors report that the wingnuts are now resorting to writing fanfic about how Obama is so going to be revealed as the Anti-Christ once he's in office or that McMaverick will somehow pull out a win at the 11th hour and save us all from Barry Hussein X.

No, really:

And they called Sarah Palin mad! Mad! MAD!! thunders Dr. P-Load from his Fortress of Dough. But my fanfic WILL SHOW THEM ALL!!1! It is a perfect painted world of wingnut fantasy: Hillary castrates Obama, Barney Frank is brought low by his own faggotry, and policy is never, ever, ever discussed.


Or if you'd like to escape from politics for a bit I give you Emo Kitten!

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