Sunday, March 18, 2007

Unauthorized Obama Ad Casts Hillary As Big Brother

1984 Apple Superbowl ad converted into unauthorized generational statement for Obama.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich Has Started a Video Blog

Reich offers interesting insights on the news in a new weekly video blog that he has added to his written postings. Week two he talks about the war and economy plus his date with Hillary Clinton when he and Hillary were in college.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

"Ten Days Before Baby Jesus's Birthday Windstorm of 2006" Entry Overlooked By Jewish Lobby Influenced Bureaucrats In Windstorm Naming Contest

What the hell happened to the separation of church and state when it comes to government agencies these days or how lame is "Hanukkah Eve Wind Storm of 2006" anyway? I wonder what role the Jewish lobby played in this.

Oh yes this was the best name that our National Weather Service could come up with in naming the storm that hit the Northwest on December 14th 2006 even after shifting through 6255 entries.

For god sake haven't we suffer enough?

To think that we may be stuck with this stupid storm moniker forever is troubling. This is a total screwup on the part of the National Weather Service Bureaucrats as far as I'm concerned. Especially given all the great and very funny names that were submitted. All of them secular in nature and better then what ended up being the actual winner.

Just ask yourself this simple question, do you think that Hanukkah is what comes to mind when MOST people think about the December storm. Can't be.

Some examples anyone of which would of been a better choice:

Firewood for the Next 10 Years Storm. Overtime for Utility Workers Storm. I Can't Find My Inflatable Santa Storm. Chainsaw Massacre. Bouillabaisse Day Storm. Blowzilla. I Hate My Neighbor Because He Has Power Storm. Why I Lived in Southern California Storm. Party's Canceled Storm. Stephen T. Colbert Wind Storm of Truthiness. When the Evergreens Got Mad Storm. It Wasn't Such a Wonderful Life Storm. Incompetent Utilities Storm. There's No Place Like a Dark Home for the Holidays Storm. Lawn Chair Launcher Storm. Kiss Your 80-Year-Old Tree Goodbye Storm. Douglas Firs Are Shallowly Rooted Storm. Columbian Blow. Hey, Buddy, Can You Spare a Presto Log Storm. A Sliver of Armageddon. Chief Sealth's Revenge.

This proves that the government and probably this region has lost it's sense of humor. I must admit I have a hidden agenda here because I did send in several suggestions. One ended up a finalist "The Ides of December Storm". Apparently a suggestion that several other contestants also offered. Great minds think alike. My personal favorite and one I sent in was "Nostradamus Birthday Storm" which I thought the scientific bureaucrats bookworm types would especially like. But no.

I'm calling for a investigation and a lawsuit that will force the National Weather Service to resend it choice based on a violation of the separation of church and state provisions of our constitution and also because the name isn't funny enough and is totally lame ass.

If their allowed to get away with this it is a slippery slope we live on that will lead to lots of windstorms in the future being named after other religious festivals. Who knows " The Black History Month and Kwanzaa Storm" "The Saint Patrick's Day Big Blow" "Ten Days Before Baby Jesus's Birthday Storm" could be in your future.

How and why the hell should we have to explain these religious oriented names for windstorms to our kids and future generation when they ask what the heck it suppose to mean anyway?

Friday, March 02, 2007

Get Ready For The Longest Presidential Campaign In American History

"Dangerously Front Loaded Primary Schedule Could Determine Nominees Early And Favor Front Runners And Candidates With Large Bank Accounts"

I don’t know about you, but the presidential campaigns seem to me to be already pretty much in full swing much earlier then ever before. I cannot recall such a media frenzy of coverage and pundit prognostications happening to this degree this early when I think back to past presidential campaigns.

Chris Matthews daily frothing at the mouth about the elect-ability of Hillary or the chances of having a black president seem premature, but are they? I’m afraid the media in general has been forced to jump on the bandwagon to propel the presidential races forward in time to adjust for the new primary schedule. Hourly reports on the whereabouts of Clinton and Obama fill daily jabber on cable news hours. Talking heads talk on the meaning of this and that.

Like the candidates they also realize that any Johnny come lately maybe a dollar short and too late to effectively have a chance at having their message resonate with voters in time for the frontloaded primary season. The candidates must get their message out earlier when the schedule could very well end up determining who the nominees are as early as February 5th, 2008.

Another question that arises is does this front loaded primary voting serve our democracy well. Probably it does not. It most likely will favor candidates who can raise the most money who already are perceived to be the front runners.

Two dates stand out. February 5th and March 4th, 2008. As it stand now 17 states will vote or caucus on February 5th and another 10 states have their elections on March 4th. This arrangement has to favor the candidates with the biggest bank accounts because it is estimated that it will take $20 to $50 million to cover the TV time alone just for February 5th in the super primary states voting that day.

State legislatures and politicians who in the past had primaries in the late spring have felt like they were left out of the action. They have moved their primaries forward. Effectively. all though it is not yet set in stone, it appears that something like a national primary will take place on February 5th, 2008. Therefore March 4th 10 primaries may turn out to be totally insignificant by the time they happen. Because the nominees have already been determined by the primaries and caucuses on February 5th.

It would appear that the only way a candidate, who is not considered a front runner or does not have unlimited money like John Edwards for instance, will succeed is to win early in Iowa, Nevada and New Hampshire and hope for the snowball effect that will carry him to victory in South Carolina and Florida and into the 17 state super primary on February 5th. This maybe the reason Edwards has spend more time in Iowa then most of the other candidates. He realizes it is crucial. Winning these early caucuses and primaries will surely bring millions of dollars worth of free media exposure and project the candidate forward and possibly ahead of front runner Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. This scenario also holds for the lesser known Republican candidates. They will probably have to win early to overtake front runners McCain or Giuliani.

Another wilder scenario could be that there is no clear winner determined even after the 10 state March 4th super primary. This could make states like Oregon and Washington with late primary elections powerful players in determining who the nominees will be in the end.

One thing that looks sure is that the presidential campaign, once the nominees are determined, will be longer and more contentious due to the new primary schedule where the candidates are determined so early. Nominees will start campaigning nearly a year before the actual election. Americans, who tend to not like too much political discourse, could become annoyed and be turned off or become even more apathetic about the system.

The following schedule of primaries was compiled from Larry J Sabato’s Crystall Ball and is a work in progress. As the final dates of many of the primaries are still not determined.

January 14th Iowa caucuses

January 19th Nevada Democratic caucuses

January 22nd New Hampshire primary, Wyoming Republican count conventions (POSSIBLY)

January 29th South Carolina Democratic primary, South Dakota primary (POSSIBLY), Florida primary (POSSIBLY)

February 2nd South Carolina Republican primary, Oklahoma primary (POSSIBLY)

February 5th Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California (POSSIBLY), Delaware, Florida (POSSIBLY), Idaho (POSSIBLY), Illinois (POSSIBLY),Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey (POSSIBLY), New Mexico, North Carolina, Utah primaries; Nevada Republican primary; North Dakota caucuses

February 9th Louisiana Republican primary (POSSIBLY)

February 10th Maine Democratic caucuses

February 12th Tennessee, Virginia primaries

February 19th Wisconsin primary

February 26th Hawaii Democratic caucuses

March 2nd Hawaii Republican caucuses

March 4th Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont primaries; Minnesota caucuses

March 7th Colorado Democratic primary

March 11th Mississippi, Pennsylvania primaries

March 8th Wyoming Democratic caucuses (POSSIBLY)

March 11th Washington Republican primary

March 15th Alaska Democratic caucuses

March 21st Maine Republican caucuses

April 1st Kansas primary

April 15th Colorado Republican primary

May 6th Indiana primary

May 13th Nebraska, West Virginia primaries

May 20th Kentucky, Oregon primaries

May 27th Washington Democratic primary

Video Ann Coulter Calling John Edwards A Faggot Or When Will Someone Free Us Of This Meddlesome Homophobic Douche-Bag Anorexic Hag?

Ann Coulter let go the F-bomb in reference to John Edwards today during a speech before the Conservative Political Action Conference. It was so bad you can even hear a groan from the crowd that normally would love anything Coulter utters.

Must be a new book in the works or Ann is feeling a little neglected lately. Gay civil rights groups condemned Coulter and are now demanding an apology. I wouldn't hold my breath on that happening too soon.

Howard Dean blasted Coulter and called on all Republican presidential candidates to condemn her.