Author Archives: SamMarvin
So I was doing the ol’ blog circuit and stumbled across this statement by RNC chair Mike Duncan. He wrote it after the run-off election in Georgia, where Republican Saxby Chambliss defeated Democratic challenger Jim Martin in the Senate race. Duncan asserts that the victory was a rejection of the “liberal mandate” and called such an idea “hot air”. He says the Chambliss won in spite of “strong support by President-elect Obama and Democratic organizations” and by doing so the Republicans have basically won the first election of 2010 cycle, defeated Barack Obama ex post facto, and shown everyone that liberalism is just a fad. To that I say… (more…)
So I’m sitting the fishbowl trying to write this paper when all of a sudden there is a banging on the glass wall. I look over and see a group of eight guys with huge grins pounding furiously on the panes. Without notice they all turn around, drop their pants, and proceed to rub their bare asses all over the windows. This proceeds for about ten seconds, during which the entire fishbowl is as quite as a crypt. As soon as the mischief makers scampered off into the night a communal chortle moved across the room, and I proceed to open up this page as fast as you can say Windex.
Update: There is now smoke coming from a corner of the fishbowl. But it’s cool, douchebags are investigating.
Update Two: The smell wafted over, it’s totally popcorn. Amateurs.
So I was doing some late nite bruising (blog cruising) and I stumbled across this video. I won’t read too much into this, but it seems that McCain might be reconciling himself to the fact that he’s about to receive an electoral beat down. Check out the ridiculous comments made by some of his scummy (spelling?) crowd members. The only thing better than how nuts they are is the look on the Maverick’s face when he snatches the microphone back from Gramma McRacist.
So the Daily’s finest Julie Rowe wrote an excellent article covering the recent developments between College Dems and University Housing.
She basically rehashes the events of the past weeks, focusing on our final push efforts in the residence halls on the eve before the registration deadline.
Interestingly, the Daily also ran an editorial saying the University was far too late in allowing us to finally have unfettered access to the residence halls. While the writing isn’t nearly as good as the Rowe piece their heart is in the right place.
*Additionally, Sean Astin spoke to a large gathering of ResHall Vote Captains in the Kuenzel room prior to our last big walk-thru. He was really well spoken and a great motivator, love me some Samwise. After the meeting Josh LeVasseur and I walked around with Sean and registered voters. You really get the sense that if he wasn’t an actor and volunteering for the campaign he’d be out here anyway. All around awesome guy.
I was crusing Huffington Post when I stumbled across a post from Lindsay Lohan’s myspace co-written by girlfriend Sam Ronson. Here’s the link.Â It’s basically a strangely composed diatribe against everyone’s favorite lipstick wearing pitbull Sarah Palin. I suspect Samantha composed most of the piece, but Lohan definitely shines through in the quoting of Pamela Anderson’s “she can suck it.” Brilliant.
I just stumbled across this article in the Washington Post about how the New York Times rejected an op-ed submitted by John McCain. McCain’s piece was a response to Obama’s article detailing the latter’s plan for withdrawal from Iraq. In an email to McCain staffers a New York Times editorÂ conveyed this thought as summarized by The Washington Post:Â
“it would be terrific to have an article from McCain but that the one sent in was not acceptable as currently written and that a new draft should articulate how McCain defines victory in Iraq.”
That’s gotta hurt the old ego. Not only does someone need to edit what McCain says (see his latest geographical gaffe) but now the presidential candidate can’t even get his views in the leading US paper. I wonder what it was? Were his prose old and unimaginative? Did he suffer from a lack ofÂ novel ideas in the face of a changing geo-political landscape? Did he forget to double space? The answer isn’t yet clear, but we’ll certainly keep an eye out for his second draft. As long as it’s submitted by midnight and the margins aren’t more than an inch.
In related news I just noticed that Obama’s slogan is dangling a preposition. Looks like “change we can believe in” should be “change in which weÂ can believe.” I won’t mark him off though, he got the jist of the assignment.
A recent CNN blurbÂ seems to have caught another one of John McCain’s senior moments.
â€œAnd I regret some of the recent behavior Russia that has exhibited, and Iâ€™ll be glad to talk about that later on including reduction in oil supplies to Czechoslovakia after they agreed with us on a missile defense system, etcetera,â€
Not surprisingly this quoteÂ comes from yet another speechÂ byÂ McCain in which he attempts to convince hapless townsfolk he’sÂ the better candidate on foreign policy.Â To demonstrate his acumenÂ the 71 year-old refers to Czechoslovakia, the name ofÂ a country that ceased to exist in 1993. Not only once, but twice did McCain confuse Czechoslovakia with the current states of the Czech Republic and Slovakia.Â The firstÂ incident took place on Monday, and was followed by a corrective statement from the campaign, only to be repeated Tuesday atÂ a town hall meeting (excerpt above). Sunni and Shia, Iran and al Qaeda, and now this. If the Senator doesn’t even know these basics how can he be expected to handle theÂ infinitely more complex challenges he would encounter as commander-and-chief?
Originally,Â McCain had wanted to call it Greater Bohemia with Moravia and Czech Silesia, Dominions of her Excellency EmpressÂ Maria TheresaÂ of the Hapsburgs, Holy Roman Empress, Queen of Hungary, Bohemia, Croatia and Slavonia, Archduchess of Austria, Duchess of Parma and Piacenza, Grand Duchess of Tuscany. After ranting about the danger posed by theÂ Romanov Muscovites McCain switched to the dangers of encouraging Ottoman forays into the Crimea, theÂ ominous return of this “Napoleon character,” and the potential benefits of encouraging the Dole corporation’s adventure in the Sandwich Islands.