Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Obama’s victory…

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

The endless Democratic primary season is finally ended and now that the smoke has cleared (a bit) Barak Obama is officially the winner.

This, of course, is historic. (more…)

More signs of insanity…

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Who is our first level of defence against the godless terrorists?

The F.B.I.?

C.S.I.S.??

The Department of Homeland Stupidity? (more…)

What will Bush do once the party is over…

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Now with new accessoriesAs you will see from the countdown clock on the right column, George W. is running out of time to do more harm.

But have you considered what he will do once he is out of office?

I have. 

And I have some career suggestions over at Hub Pages. 

The Chicken Hawks vs Stephen King…

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Stephen KingYou might think that Cinefantastique is an odd place to find political controversy.  However, Editor Steve Biodrowski has an excellent piece on the recent attacks against Stephen King by the right wing media. 

Apparently, the right wing chickenhawks over at Faux News have donned their clown makeup and gone after America’s favourite horror novelist for his “elitist” views. 

As you will likely remember, Barak Obama was similarly accused of being an “elitist”. 

As we move forward into the Presidential election I foresee that being cast as “elitist” will take on the same connotation as being “liberal”.  

Steve’s piece on the controversy is at Cinefantastique and is worth a read.

Hanging on…

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton. 

The numbers are against her, both the popular vote and the delegate count, but she keeps on hanging on in her epic struggle to win the Democratic nomination for President. (more…)

Five possible running mates for John McCain…

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

The author as museJohn McCain is currently in the process of making a list of possible running mates. 

I have five excellent suggestions in my posting over at Hub Pages. 

See if you agree.

George’s last stand…

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

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Honey, I Shrunk the CountryThe State of the Union 

As you can see from the countdown clock on the right time is quickly running out for George W. (thank God).  Last night he delivered his final State of the Union address. 

To his credit he made fewer promises, so he has fewer to break over his final year.  Once the George Show ended attention returned to the real issue – who will replace him at next year’s State of the Union Address.  Tonight’s Florida Primary and next week’s Super Tuesday should start to sort out the field.

It’s deja vu all over again…

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

mission accomplished the toyBenjamin Franklin once said that the “definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.”

This came to mind as I watched Bush in action the other day ‘plainin’ why it was still a great idea to keep up the pressure on Iran.  (more…)

Flippity, Flop…

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Brokeback LarrySenator Larry Craig (Republican, Idaho) was caught – hands down – in an airport washroom last June and charged with disorderly conduct after coming on to an undercover cop in the next stall. He entered a guilty plea and paid the fine and that should have been the end of the story.

But, Larry you see, puts the hip in hypocritical when it comes to sexual indiscretion. Craig, long an advocate of family values, was one of Bill Clinton’s harshest critics during the Monica Lewinsky affair, so he knew his way around a juicy sex scandal. (more…)

Rats, leaving…

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Karl Rove Leaves the White HouseNow what is Bush going to do without his brain you might ask? 

Presidential Advisor Karl Rove AKA “Turd Blossom”, also AKA “Bush’s Brain”, has left the West Wing along with his squadron of flying monkeys.  Rove’s exit was not just a case of getting out while the getting out is good it is a whole new era in Washington – perhaps the “compassionate conservatism” Bush used as a sound bite during his first run at the Presidency. (more…)

Cry havoc and restrict the blogs of war…

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

The Pentegon, an organization which believes in the philosophy of command and control, has decided to rein in soldiers’ blogs. 

As with every other aspect of the war in Iraq it is an effort to keep things on message.  Under the army’s new rules every blog posting will have to be approved by a commander.  The likely effect of this will be the death of military blogging. 

It’s too bad because soldiers’ blogs have given us a clearer idea of what Iraq is really like as told by men on the ground there.  It will be interesting to see if the army can actually control blogging among its men, or if the genie is too far out of the bottle.

You can find more details on this at Wired

This Just In!

Friday, April 27th, 2007

jibjab_logo.pngThe gang over at Jib Jab have done it again.  This time the target is the press and what a target it is.  After the Virginia Tech media orgy over the past few weeks this animation is even more relevent.

What We Call the News is unfortunately sad, but true.

Thanks to my dad (the consumate journalist) for pointing this hilarious new animation out. 

Pay for performance, Molly Ivins

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

George W. Bush thinks it’s a great idea to link pay to performance.  And this from a man who is currently paid $400,000 a year to do whatever it is that he does all day.  If George W. were to take the occasional look at his performance polls he would see the irony in all of this.  Unfortunately, the polls have not penetrated the bubble yet.  In Bush’s case if pay for performance was the standard he would owe money to the American people.

Sorry to hear that Molly Ivins died.  She co wrote two of my favorite books about Bush – “Shrub: The Short but Happy Political Life of George W. Bush” and “BUSHWHACKED: Life in George W. Bush’s America.”  She had suffered from breast cancer for a long time but it did not take the edge off her incisive criticism of President Cheney, Bush and the rest of the minions.  She will be missed. (more…)

Faux News Exclusive and Elf Lords Rule!

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

I’ve decided to use a Tolkienish tone this morning. 

First up The Faux News Channel, home to Bill O’Really, Sean Hannity and the rest of the ring wraiths and keepers of the faith in President Wingnut (sorry Peter Jackson) really showed their true colors last week.  Now, Faux News never met a crisis it didn’t love – This Just In, Breaking News, a story we are following closely, a cat is stuck up a tree in Boise – anything to keep the home fires stoked and the viewer ship up.

However, calling Faux News a news organization is a misnomer, in fact it is an opinion channel, and most of the opinion has been directed at heaping scorn on liberals and praise on the Cheney Presidency.  Now, getting back to last week, Faux saw an opportunity to kill two Democratic presidential bids with one stone, picking up a story from a conservative blog, oops “magazine” Insight (always a reliable source for news) which suggested that Hillary Clinton campaign operatives were preparing to use a story about Barak Obama’s attendance at a Muslim school in Indonesia when he was six. (more…)

All Hail President Cheney! The Big Circus Rolls On…

Friday, January 26th, 2007

As I noted in my State of the Union posting the other day, you could hardly see Cheney’s lips move when Bush was talking.  As a matter of fact I think that it’s time that the media and the American people started to recognize the obvious – that the real President of the United States since 2001 has been a Dick, Dick Cheney that is.

From this point, until the coven is finally exorcised from the White House, we should only refer to him as President Dick Cheney.  Forget the other guy; he’s just a patsy, the beard for the real darkness that has settled over Washington and the rest of the world.  Bush would then be free to go back to binge drinking and playing Gears of War, or whatever else he does during the day.

After all, Dick’s daughter didn’t wait to be outed, so why should he?  We already know who calls the shots, let’s just make it official. 

And speaking of the Big Circus…

It is now Day Three of The Big Circus on DVD countdown.  I am sad to report that there is no action on this front.  During the past couple of days I have notified the Internet Movie Database and Digital Bits websites about the campaign.  The immediate lack of response sucks, but we must soldier on. (more…)