Friday, October 31, 2008

The Onion predicts the future once again

Some great Onion headlines from the past:
From 1993: Uneducated Forklift Operator to Address Nation on Rush Limbaugh Show: Nation Eagerly Awaits Ohio Man's Profound Insights into Current Events
Hmm, Joe the Plumber? Hey, where is that guy anyway? Oops...uhh, nice save, I guess.

From 2001: Bush: 'Our Long National Nightmare of Peace and Prosperity Is Finally Over'
Wow...nailed it!
WASHINGTON, DC–Mere days from assuming the presidency and closing the door on eight years of Bill Clinton, president-elect George W. Bush assured the nation in a televised address Tuesday that "our long national nightmare of peace and prosperity is finally over."

"My fellow Americans," Bush said, "at long last, we have reached the end of the dark period in American history that will come to be known as the Clinton Era, eight long years characterized by unprecedented economic expansion, a sharp decrease in crime, and sustained peace overseas. The time has come to put all of that behind us."

Bush swore to do "everything in [his] power" to undo the damage wrought by Clinton's two terms in office, including selling off the national parks to developers, going into massive debt to develop expensive and impractical weapons technologies, and passing sweeping budget cuts that drive the mentally ill out of hospitals and onto the street.

During the 40-minute speech, Bush also promised to bring an end to the severe war drought that plagued the nation under Clinton, assuring citizens that the U.S. will engage in at least one Gulf War-level armed conflict in the next four years.

"You better believe we're going to mix it up with somebody at some point during my administration," said Bush, who plans a 250 percent boost in military spending. "Unlike my predecessor, I am fully committed to putting soldiers in battle situations. Otherwise, what is the point of even having a military?"

On the economic side, Bush vowed to bring back economic stagnation by implementing substantial tax cuts, which would lead to a recession, which would necessitate a tax hike, which would lead to a drop in consumer spending, which would lead to layoffs, which would deepen the recession even further.

Then there was this report about whether Obama was too fit to be elected president. Six months later this headline appeared in the Wall Street Journal: "Is Obama Too Physically Fit to Be President?"

Umm, random sidenote but, after hearing the news that Miller-Coors is discontinuing Zima, I've undertaken an effort to corner the market by buying it all up and then reselling it at exorbitant rates to whoever the hell drinks that stuff. It's gotta be addictive or something, right? So, if you wanna help me out or just get one last Zima for the road you'd better hurry up.

I'm not exactly sure why but I freaking love this video. It's definitely been in my head a lot but those kids are wrong, you can't vote for whoever you like, only Obama. I'm also digging the dorky token white kid that can't dance in the back. Ha, racial stereotype confirmed!
"I want Obama!"
"Forget Obama!"
"I said with McCain you gonna have some drama!"

I'm also not sure what the point of this video is but I think it's something about not riding your bike to the polls.

Anyway, that's enough videos for today. Hope you tear shit up tonight on Halloween.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Under a week...

We're under a week until the election (finally!) and the Republicans are getting desperate. Sarah Palin is already dropping hints about 2012 and McCain's staffers are responding by calling her a "diva" and "a whack job." I guess that's what happens when you put two mavericky mavericks so close together. What a shame...

Then there's Norm Coleman. I heard all about his ridiculous ads this weekend but he decided to dredge up a few "celebrities" to rip on Franken for that damn porn again. It's not a good sign when I can't even figure out who all of your "celebrities" are and I'm pretty sure that showing a shirtless Pat Boone has not been shown to gain any votes in the past.

There are plenty of candidates but this has to be one of the worst ads of all-time. Good old Liddy Dole apparently decided that she'd rather throw crap like this out there than lose her Senate seat. Apparently Kay Hagan is an elder in her church and a Sunday School teacher but that's no reason why we can't throw her picture up there and get someone to impersonate her saying "there is no God", is it? Sadly there are probably plenty of stupid people who will be convinced that Hagan is some sort of rabid atheist that will ban all religion as soon as she gets to the Senate

Racists for Obama?

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Enceladus

Here are some fantastic shots of Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons, made by NASA's Cassini as it whizzed by at 14 km/second (over 30,000 mph) and as close as 52 km off the surface. Enceladus is pretty tiny but it is covered in ice and contains a cryovolcano that is like a regular volcano except it shoots out water and gasses, in this case 500 km in the air. No one is really sure what's causing it but it's still pretty amazing.

Uh oh, dinosaurs and moon shots...it's becoming (even more) nerdy in here. Hopefully I'll have what I think is a pretty funny post about this weekend up soon...

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Epidexipteryx hui

Dinosaurs look a lot different than they did when I was a kid. Is it possible this is an early relative of a Jayhawk?

Really I don't have much to say but I just liked the way he looks and there's never a bad reason to post about dinosaurs in the Basement.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Oh for God's sake, just make a damn decision already

Many of you already know my disdain for undecided voters. Really? You've had all this time and you still can't quite decide? I don't even really care if you pick McCain as long as you actually decided on SOMEBODY. The always funny David Sedaris takes on the issue:
I look at these people and can’t quite believe that they exist. Are they professional actors? I wonder. Or are they simply laymen who want a lot of attention?

To put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. “Can I interest you in the chicken?” she asks. “Or would you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broken glass in it?”

To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked.

I mean, really, what’s to be confused about?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

You damn liberals ruining my country...

After spending most of my weekend reliving my undergrad days in Ames and then spending the next few days trying to catch up with my life as a responsible grad student I think I'm a little behind on updating things here in the Basement. I'm pretty much just going to skip most of it but I really would be remiss if I didn't mention something about some of the comments made by Republicans recently.

Sarah Palin said:
"We believe that the best of America is in these small towns that we get to visit, and in these wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard-working, very patriotic, very pro-America areas of this great nation," she told the crowd.


Some Representative from NC said, then denied, then after the audio came out was forced to admit he said: "liberals hate real Americans that work and accomplish and achieve and believe in God."

Some Representative from Minnesota claimed Obama and the other Democrats held "un-American views" and even seemed to suggest bringing back the House Committee on Un-American Activities from the McCarthy era.

One of McCain's aides said they're still running strong in the "real Virginia" away from the DC area. It must be great to just dismiss everyone that doesn't agree with you as not "real" as if the rest of us don't really exist except as secret operatives to force Communism on the "real" Americans while they sleep.

Yeesh, give me a break. Do these people really believe this shit? I know your average mouth breathing Sam's Club employee that would begin screaming "socialist!" when Obama walked into a BBQ joint would but these actual elected officials?

Plus, I just get so confused. I mean, I'm voting for Obama but I live in Kansas and came from a small town. Am I one of those hard working salt of the Earth lovin' America people or am I trying to figure out how to steal money from people that work and fling open the doors for al Qaeda? Am I even allowed to vote if I'm not from "real America"? Once again....I'm so sick of this shit. Please, can we just vote tomorrow?

If you missed the Daily Show's take on this here are a collection of clips that nail it. You can tell that Stewart is legitimately pissed about this and rightfully so. That guy in the Alaskan bar who talks about 9/11 as a great example of small-town Americans coming together right after he rips on NYC and DC is a classic example of the disconnect these people have.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Palin as President

This is hilarious. Make sure your speakers are on and click around for a while.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The polls say I'm down how many??

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Are you sure Hank really done it this way?

Hank Williams, Jr. has been hitting the campaign trail for the flailing McCain-Palin campaign and decided he was going to rework one of his songs for the occasion. Needless to say, it's comedy gold.

Here are some of my favorite parts that need mentioning:
1. Wearing a football jersey? Really? I think we all know you're the Monday Night Football guy.
2. What's with the random, nonsensical pointing? What does this mean? Constantly he's pointing up, he's pointing down, he's pointing at his ear...huh?
3. Palin has NO rhythm at all.
4. Conservative crowds will cheer anything as long as you hit a few key phrases like "liberal media" and "radical friends." I can't wait until he reworks the MNF song to include phrases about "all my radical friends are here for election night" or something like that.
5. The original song is a playful look at the Williams' "Family Tradition" of abusing drugs and alcohol. Nice.
6. It's great watching him during the two times he forgets the words or starts singing in the wrong spot. Uhh, pretend to talk to that person in the front row! Umm, sit down and strum a few bars of air guitar! No one will notice!
7. Hank Williams, Sr. does not deserve to have his name besmirched by this no-talent ass clown. And I'll bet Hank Williams III is pretty embarrassed himself.

Once again, I can't wait for this election. I'm becoming more and more convinced that this landslide is actually going to happen. Well, unless "McCain-Palin Tradition" catches fire across the land...

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Sounds like a great party

So, I returned to my apartment about 11:30 this evening to find one young man passed out on my steps and two people apparently down for the count in the grass across the street. The bar across the street from my place is kind of the frat dive bar so I often see them pre-partying in their costumes for whatever theme party they're having that night. Usually they slam some 3.2 beer and ride around on a bus or go to some smalltown bar they've rented out or I don't really know. What I do know is that the bus just chucks them out on the corner and I have to deal with a bunch of frat guys yelling "You're just a pledge! You shouldn't be doing this type of stuff!" to some guy that won't even be able to say his own name before tomorrow afternoon.

What actually drew my attention was the screaming match between a couple of the guys because one of them was bailing on the whole operation and walking home. The rest of them tried to pick up the guy, whom they later referred to as "Pledgie" to some girl that walked by, and carry him home two houses away. Being that most of the guys carrying him were only slightly less drunk they immediately fell down leading to a resounding "thump" I heard from my balcony. Hopefully, that wasn't Pledgie's head.

The guys then tried to solicit some help from some passers by who politely declined. As one of them put it, "I've never helped a guy in my life." Classy. Then a group of sorority types walked by with an approximately equal number of parents with them. The parents really were taking a look at this poor kid who is now sprawled out across my parking lot but didn't actually stop to help since one of the guys kept yelling "he's ok! he's ok!" Uhh, clearly. One of the dads finally stopped but it was only to talk about goddamn poker night with some kid he knew. Hey, nothing like standing and talking poker over some kid that can't move.

I'd noticed that one couple passing by decided they had to call 911 on this so I wasn't surprised when I saw a cop and ambulance pull up just as they made attempt number two at carrying this guy home. Everyone was standing around talking when a few minutes later a full fire engine pulled up with its lights and siren on. Uhh, a little late to the party, boys. After they load him into the ambulance his brother (for real this time, I think) runs up and starts pushing the only two guys who seemed interested in talking to the authorities about where this guy was going tonight. "Get the fuck away!" he yelled, as he pushed them away from the ambulance. Uhh, ok. At least these guys kind of gave a shit. And, really, I do give most of those guys some credit because they weren't going to leave the guy behind even when they saw the cop drive by the first time and none of them left until the ambulance was on its way. Now, next time, make sure this freshman can actually walk home the next time your bus is just dumping every trashed greek in my front yard.

So, that's the story about how "Pledgie" is going to have to explain to his parents why he needs several hundred dollars to pay for a stomach pump and just another tale from the ghetto.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Thump


Kid Gets Nailed by Extra Point Kick
Another video for my "Kids Getting Rocked at Sporting Events" series. Watch how it looks like his head actually pops off after he gets hit. I really thought he had a broken neck but he got up right away so I assume he's good to go.

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Watch your mouth! (Updated!)

Apparently it's become a tradition at KU to yell "Rip his fucking head off" after KU kicks the ball. This has caused a lot of consternation among the "won't somebody think of the children" and administration crowds. Personally I don't really care one way or another because people are going to do what they want and if you can't be vulgar and wildly inappropriate in college when can you be?

Well, there's going to be a big push to come up with something different to yell and, as to be expected, there are all kinds of funny going on. First, this article from the Kansan on the high level meeting between their editor, the student body president, one of the football captains and the administration over the issue.

It's always amusing to me that the student body president is the one that goes to these meetings. I suppose that's why we elect them but does anyone really think they represent the average student? There's no way I could name a single one of them from any year I've been in college. I usually picture them as the kiss-ass resume builders in it for the perks and the "power", especially here where they sit in the chancellor's luxury box and are flown to some away football games on the University's dime. What the hell does that guy know about standing in the student section when he's busy hobnobbing with the richest of the rich?

So, the plan is to send an email to students and play a video at the beginning of the game. The video, featuring Mangino (or rather Mangino's disembodied floating head), was released today. Is this some sort of hostage video?
"You will read from the cue cards, Mangino, or the cupcake gets it."
"Nooo!"

The idea to tackle the chant didn’t come from University officials, but instead from the student leaders. Erickson said a large faction of the student body was opposed to the chant, which originates from a line delivered by Rob Schneider in the movie “The Waterboy.” By addressing the issue on a student-to-student level, he said more students were likely to open their eyes to what the chant was really saying.

“We have so many unique traditions at the University,” Erickson said. “This isn’t original. We can do better than a line from the third-best Adam Sandler movie. We don’t need that.”
Third best Adam Sandler movie? I would disagree with that but an argument could be made, I suppose. I would rank them:
1. Happy Gilmore
2. Billy Madison
3. Wedding Singer
4. The Waterboy
I haven't seen Little Nicky, Mr. Deeds, Zohan, CHuck and Larry, or Big Daddy but I don't feel I'm missing much there. Spanglish was horrible and should be burned. I will agree that there's no need for anyone to continue using Rob Schneider catch phrases in this day and age. We've moved on and would prefer not to remember.
The student-led initiative plans to request feedback from students for alternatives to the chant. While the details have not been nailed down yet, Erickson said The Kansan plans to run a campus-wide contest, similar to the one it ran to replace the “Muck Fizzou” T-shirts.
The "Muck Fizzou" thing is hilarious to me because when I first got here everyone seemed to be in such an uproar about them whereas I just came from a place where they sold "Fuck the Hawks" shirts at CBS. And I think it's hilarious that the Kansan is trying to take credit for coming up with an alternative to those shirts when they were the ones printing and selling them in the first place!
Erickson said he also realized many people attended the games after consuming alcohol, which would make the message harder to drive home. To deal with that aspect, Erickson said he hoped getting the message to students before drinking would help them think about what they were saying.
You fool! You can't tell them before they're drunk because they'll never remember.

So, uh, stay classy, KU. I hope you find something better to chant, maybe something about puppies and rainbows and without any cursing or I hope that those students who feel it is absolutely necessary that they scream "fuck" as they're standing next to five year-olds succeed in sticking it to The Man. Either way, I can't say that I care too much.

UPDATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:
Sooooo...how about this one I saw posted in the Deadspin comments from Wisconsin, I believe. This is way funnier.

Also, the editor of the Kansan was quoted there as saying, "That's my main objection, actually. We really don't want to be associated with the guy who did two Deuce Bigalow movies." Great point.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

McFunny

I can't stop laughing at this clip. What a tool.

So...I'll have to admit I didn't watch the debates last night because I just had too much to do. I know I've made a big deal about how I'm on the fence and want to see all the debates before I make my decision but...ok, obviously that's not true. In fact I really don't get people that can actually be on the fence still yet these are the people whose opinions I watched on the CNN broadcast of the VP debate. You haven't been able to make a decision by now and I'm supposed to trust your opinion? "Gosh, they both just make such good points that I can't decide. Well, that and I'm a complete idiot."

OK, I shouldn't be so harsh. Please vote for Obama.

Anyway, from what I've read it was pretty painful to watch and Brokaw was way more interested in making sure Obama didn't go 5 seconds over his allotted time than in actually finding out something we don't know about the candidates. Plus, asking if Russia is evil and making it a yes/no question? Ridiculous. No room for nuance here. What a waste of time. I thought the first few debates were good precisely because the moderator got out of the way and let the candidates actually talk. The first was great because they could actually have some back and forth like a, I don't know, debate or something.

Also, apparently McCain hates teaching kids about the planets based on his rant about some overhead projector for some museum in Illinois. As I'm leaving the library I get a text from my sister that says "omg, get off the overhead projector thing!" Now, if you haven't been watching the debate or thinking about the debate this might be one of the most confusing things you've ever read.

"Wha? Overhead projector? What did I...? How does she...? I don't even...overhead projector? Ohhhhh, must be something from the debaaaaate." Then I just had to wonder what the hell THAT meant.

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Whoa, Cy, settle down a bit

Cy pwns a Gamecock on the Today Show. Great form tackle though. With size like that they should sign him up.

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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

4 weeks until election day

I can't wait for this thing to be over. McCain is fading fast and is going to pull out all the stops over the next month which means it's going to be everything short of holding up a sign that says "Dammit, he's a scary black man!" Time to get the 'ol base all riled up...
At Palin's rally where she once again claimed Obama was buddies with terrorists
In Clearwater, arriving reporters were greeted with shouts and taunts by the crowd of about 3,000. Palin then went on to blame Katie Couric's questions for her "less-than-successful interview with kinda mainstream media." At that, Palin supporters turned on reporters in the press area, waving thunder sticks and shouting abuse. Others hurled obscenities at a camera crew. One Palin supporter shouted a racial epithet at an African American sound man for a network and told him, "Sit down, boy."

At another stop in Florida:
In the latest instance of inflammatory outbursts at McCain-Palin rallies, a crowd member screamed "treason!" during an event on Tuesday after Sarah Palin accused Barack Obama of criticizing U.S. troops.

How about another one:
"And, according to the New York Times, he was a domestic terrorist and part of a group that, quote, 'launched a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and our U.S. Capitol,'" she continued.

"Boooo!" the crowd repeated.

"Kill him!" proposed one man in the audience.
Wow...

I guess it's no surprise that they're now doing everything they can to keep reporters away from the crowd. Not for their actual safety, I guess. Just to make sure they don't write what they say. Like I said, I can't wait for this thing to be over.

Here's the good news. McCain's poll numbers are continuing to crater making Obama an almost 9:1 favorite to win at this point.

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Paging Chris Hanson...

This is pretty unbelievable. I'm not sure I could handle having a daughter if I would have to deal with that.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Overheard Conversation

"Dude, I just found out that Rush song is about molesting kids."
"I thought it was about LSD."
"Nah, molesting kids."
"Are you sure?"
"Yeah, I read the lyrics a bunch of times."
"Wow, that really changes how you think about it."

The internets pwn the McCain campaign

First, it was releasing a web ad claiming McCain won the debate, umm, before the debate actually happened.

Now they're releasing web ads featuring an endorsement of Sarah Palin's performance by "Famous Person." They don't actually say which one (maybe all of them...any of them that are in front of you?) but this "Famous Person" said "She killed. It was her evening. She was the star." on 10/2/08. I guess I'll just have to take their word for it.

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Saturday, October 04, 2008

Wu Tang, son!

If you think I'm not going to find a way to watch this documentary about the Wu Tang Clan when it comes out on DVD in November you don't know me very well. It will be worth it just to see ODB say things like this:
"Hawaii is the real, real, real bomb. It's the macadamia nut. The lava alone make my dick hard. I ain't even seen no lava, but I know that they got lava bitches here."

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Rap City

I pretty much listen to slacker.com all the time. Whatever I want to listen to it's there. For whatever reason I've been listening to the "90's Rap" station. It's so great. I mean, every time I turn it on it's like I'm back on Swany's futon playing NBA Jam and sipping on a Bud Ice. So, in the mix of Dr. Dre and 2Pac and Biggie I come across this beat and think "oh, sweet, it's Method Man." Then, I realize, this isn't Meth, it's Fred Durst. Apparently, I had blocked this song out of my head but I remembered when Durst and Meth came together to make "N 2 Gether Now" during my first year or two. Fuck, man. Limp Bizkit? With Method Man? Those were not good times.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Sarah Palin Debating Flowchart

This about sums it up.

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Thursday, October 02, 2008

A few post-debtate thoughts

I'm on my way to bed but thought I'd throw out a few thoughts. As I expected Palin avoided any of the "moose in the headlights" looks that doomed her during the network interviews. On a sidenote, I'm not sure if a moose would actually have that look. I can picture a deer having that moment of panic right before they meet your grill but I just think a moose would have that same dull look they always have. But, I digress.

Palin literally just avoided answering some of the questions. I mean, the one about her "Achilles heel" she just went into a rambling statement about her strengths and being a mom or something. Not even a cursory "I just work too hard, goshdarnit." We were watching on CNN which had that damn tracker that followed the positive or negative vibes of undecided voters and I noticed that whenever she would ignore a question it would stay flat or decrease at first but usually track up as people forgot that there was actually a question she is now ignoring.

Despite that how could anyone watch that and not come away with the feeling that Biden is extremely knowledgeable and that she is not so much? She did fine as far as not embarrassing herself and I thought actually did halfway decent to start out (usually, I noticed, when she was stealing positions from the Democrats...) but that's not going to be nearly enough for McCain to win.

One moment I thought really hurt her was at the end when she made some comment about Biden not understanding families or something like that and he responded by choking up as he recalled raising his two sons after his wife and daughter were killed many years ago. She was apparently too focused on her notes to pick up on this or something but she just completely blew him off and went into something else. I don't think it played well to just ignore that when most people were feeling sympathetic to him. Of course, I forget that robots aren't programmed to have feelings...

For the most part her "folksy" winks and "goshdarnits" got old really fast. After 8 years of Bush most people want you to actually know what the hell you're doing and that just comes off as a little to smarmy.

The group I was in burst into applause when Biden hammered Dick Cheney by saying "Vice President Cheney has been the most dangerous vice president we've had probably in American history." I'm guessing that scene was repeated across America and is even more poignant when Palin claimed she wanted more power for the VP! Yikes. He did a great job of tying McCain to Bush/Cheney and not letting her get away with pretending they were just a coupla mavericks.

Overall, it's gotta be a win for Obama/Biden. I thought he won and most of the snap polls gave him a resounding victory so even if you're generous and give her the tie that goes to the team that's nearing a double digit lead. The closer we get to election the more this is looking like a potential blowout. There's still a ton of time left and these things always tighten but the momentum is all on Obama's side at this point.

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Debate!

It's time for the one and only VP debate! On the one side we've got Palinbot 3000 who will be giving a series on non-answers at best and nonsensical answers at worst. On the other side we've got Big Joe Biden whose job will be to show Americans that Palin is woefully unqualified without making it look like he's condescending to her because she's a woman or something like that. Tough task. Here's a funny slideshow of Biden's pre-debate prep work.

I've been invited to a debate watch party tonight and we're all supposed to come prepared with items for a drinking game. I was just going say "drink every time Sarah Palin pisses you off" but I'm not sure I could make it past the second question. I suppose there's always references to "Russia" or "Maverick" (jeez, when did this campaign turn into Top Gun?) but those are a little too obvious.

Finally, big news for bluegrass fans...Ralph Stanley endorses Obama! You can listen to his new radio commercial playing in southwestern Virginia here.

Edit: If you want to see the differences between the two VP candidates check out their answers to the question about the worst thing Dick Cheney has done over the last 8 years.
Biden offered a withering critique of Cheney, charging that he had "done more harm than any other single elected official in my memory in terms of shredding the Constitution," citing the vice president's promotion of "torture as a policy" and the idea of the unitary executive. Even Biden's "praise" for Cheney was brutal: "I admire his willingness to take positions that are completely contrary to popular opinion."

Flash to Palin, sporting a goofy smile: "Worst thing, I guess, that woulda been the duck hunting accident, where, you know, that was, that was an accident. And that was made into a caricature of him, and that was kind of unfortunate." (In fact, Cheney accidentally shot his friend Harry Whittington during a quail hunting trip.)
Well, in her defense shooting a guy in the face is pretty bad.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Pro-War group offers frats money to protest

Hmm, no comment here except I hope no frats would be dumb enough to think that sending 20 guys to this thing wearing their letters would be a good idea.
In hopes of organizing a robust demonstration for the vice presidential debate this Thursday in St. Louis, the pro-Iraq War (and ostensibly pro-McCain) organization, Vets for Freedom, is resorting to offering local college fraternities hundreds of dollars if their members come and hold signs.

In an email obtained by the Huffington Post, Vets for Freedom field staffer Laura Meyer offered a fraternity at St. Louis University a "sizable donation" - plus free lunch - if it could use their pledges to demonstrate outside the VP debate.

"I was emailing you today," wrote Meyer, "because I am trying to find people who would be willing to hold up signs for a few hours in the afternoon this Thursday outside the VP debate site. It's only for a few hours and you can gain a lot from it.... first off, lunch for any guys who agree to volunteer will be on me. Secondly, they will get lots of media attention! My organization did a similar thing in Mississippi last week and a ton of them were on TV. Meaning, the guys could wear their [REDACTED] gear while holding up our signs and get attention for their frat. Also, they will get to hang out with a bunch of really cool Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans.

Yep, you got me

I've lived in a college town for nigh on ten years and I've seen a lot of pointless destruction but I'm not sure I've seen a car license plate bent nearly in half until now. Thanks, assholes.