Saturday, May 24, 2008

Hillary Set for Obama to Get Wet

Clinton, Defending Nomination Battle, Cites R.F.K. Assassination:

“My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. I don’t understand it,” Mrs. Clinton said, dismissing the idea of dropping out.

Maybe not killed, just incapacitated.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Tough Love

The above 'First Dog On The Moon' cartoon appeared in this Monday's Crikey email.

The following response turned up in the letters section of Tuesday's edition:

First Dog on the Moon writes: Re. "First Dog on the Moon" (yesterday, item 6). Thanks to everyone for all of the lovely (and not so lovely but well meaning) comments and emails I have received after yesterdays cartoon about my cat dying (it was a true story by the way). Of all of them I think "chin-up dude, cat probably hated you anyway" was the most helpful.

Here we are now...

Juan Cole finds him some intellectual rationalisation to dig Idol:

Mercado, Archuleta and Cook are far more complex and interesting persons than the stock characters that the media has imposed on them. But at least the wrong done them by simplification is minor; they are after all entertainers, and if they attain their potential they will have plenty of opportunity to tell their real stories.

With regard to our political leaders, the infotainment approach obscures the most weighty matters ever to face our Republic, and does a grave disservice to voters whose fate hangs in the balance.

That Simon Cowell is such a crusty old f*ckwad.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Dream Ream

The Republicans spot their opening. Roy Edroso explains the ramifications to the integrity of the team:

"In the last ditch (and for them, that's what this is), they'll quickly sell their old debate buddies up the river. Let's be charitable about it: In one sense, this does show that conservatives are prepared to treat gay people the same as anybody else."

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

I'm rich, *****!

Sadly, No! has the goss on how Obama intends to get $3M to each slave descendant in the U.S.

Nice work if you can get it.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Media: McCain's Right, Always

Frank Rich:

BORED by those endless replays of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright? If so, go directly to YouTube, search for “John Hagee Roman Church Hitler,” and be recharged by a fresh jolt of clerical jive.

What you’ll find is a white televangelist, the Rev. John Hagee, lecturing in front of an enormous diorama. Wielding a pointer, he pokes at the image of a woman with Pamela Anderson-sized breasts, her hand raising a golden chalice. The woman is “the Great Whore,” Mr. Hagee explains, and she is drinking “the blood of the Jewish people.” That’s because the Great Whore represents “the Roman Church,” which, in his view, has thirsted for Jewish blood throughout history, from the Crusades to the Holocaust.

Mr. Hagee is not a fringe kook but the pastor of a Texas megachurch. On Feb. 27, he stood with John McCain and endorsed him over the religious conservatives’ favorite, Mike Huckabee, who was then still in the race.