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Cuter than most of the puppy pictures we’ve posted here, but just as gratuitous.
Obama with his daughters on vacation in Hawaii. More after the jump.
Turns out Kathy Hilton (the woman who spawned Paris Hilton) does not find McCain’s recent attack ad particularly “hot.” In an article for Huffington Post she said:
I’ve been asked again and again for my response to the now infamous McCain celebrity ad. I actually have three responses. It is a complete waste of the money John McCain’s contributors have donated to his campaign. It is a complete waste of the country’s time and attention at the very moment when millions of people are losing their homes and their jobs. And it is a completely frivolous way to choose the next President of the United States.
On a more humorous note, the Borrowitz Report decided to go ahead and speak on behalf of both Ms. Spears and Ms. Hilton–you know, since one lipsyncs and the other sounds like a toddler.
In their anti-McCain spot, the two starlets fight fire with fire, comparing Sen. McCain to the Joker from the smash-hit film “The Dark Knight.”
“It’s perfectly fair,” Ms. Spears said of the ad.Â “They both have pasty white faces and totally creepy smiles.”
I know it’s satire, but for some reason it doesn’t really feel like a joke.
I hate Hasbro right now. A substantial portion of my summer and my winter semester was spent playing Scrabulous. Scrabulous is a Facebook application that lets you play Scrabble online against your friends and random Scrabble enthusiasts across the internet. However, Hasbro, the makers of Scrabble complained and filed a copyright infringement suit against the makers of Scrabulous, and got an injunction to shut down Scrabulous.
The main thing I realized is that today’s modern view of copyright is far too restrictive. Scrabble has been around since 1938 and Hasbro still has exclusive right to all views of the board and that set of rules. It’s not just a matter of time, but also the fact that it’s an entirely different medium. Hasbro had not even created an application for Facebook and only created it after they shut down Scrabulous. When the injunction went down, their application wasn’t even working yet, which meant that I had a day without Scrabble. That made me really angry that day.
It may just be me, but I’m okay with this. I had 26 games going at that time and was winning in most of them. That might be the real reason I was angry.
I just wanted to call attention to the differences between both candidates recent trips abroad.
John McCain traveled to Columbia and Mexico.
Barack Obama is traveling to Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom.
John McCain spoke about free trade, trade, Columbia, open trade, trade agreements, trade that is free, trade, CAFTA, NAFTA, and DOHA…. all things that Americans hate and despise.
Barack Obama is spreading a message of strength, love, security, cooperation, and love.
John McCain’s trip is not going to be remembered…. at all. He basically left the country for a vacay with an unknown agenda or duration… the media, the American people, his campaign, and his dog barely even noticed he was gone.
Barack Obama’s trip is being thoroughly covered by the national media, which is only going to grow in intensity as all 3 network anchors cover his trip: Katie Couric is in Jordan on Tuesday, ABC’s Charles Gibson is in Israel on Wednesday and NBC’s Brian Williams is in Germany on Thursday.
If this was a Facebook album…
McCain’s album would be entitled “FrEe TrAdE BoNaNzA 08!”
Other great moments in white people arriving in South America… Cortes, Nazi war criminals, the CIA, and Pinochet (maybe not completely white, but still a massive douche). BTW – this is the only picture I could find of the trip.
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.
Once again the Bush Administration has proved how much they don’t care. A Washington Post article (I first read it in Express) highlights the EPA’s past and recent actions that decreased the dollar value of a human life. The $6.9 million figure is used to determine whether or not the adoption of a regulation is worth the cost of that regulation. For instance, if a regulation that would force the government to clean up pollution would cost $7 million to implement, but only affect one person, the regulation would not be implemented. What these people don’t realize is that pollution affects everybody: current and future inhabitants across the globe.
It’s not suprising that the science hating jerks in Bush’s EPA are doing all they can to avoid taking action against polluters, but finding out that they are intentionally devaluing human life is something I, as a human, take personally. As much as these hypocrites claim to value life, and tout around abortion to russle up votes, nothing they have done shows they care an ounce a spit for human beings.
And it doesn’t end there! Another Washington Post article reports on the Administration’s refusal to act on greenhouse gas emissions before Bush leaves office. The article recounts the sickening actions, and eqaully sickening inactions, of the Bush Administration regarding emissions, fuel-standards, and the problem of global warming. I won’t recount word-for-word what the article states, but I encourage everyone to read it. If it doesn’t make your blood boil I guarantee it will make your stomach turn.
“If this administration spent the same effort fighting global warming as they do editing and censoring global warming documents, the planet might not be in such dire straits.” Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.)
I don’t envy Barack Obama, inheriting a world of problems (quite literally) from this Administration is more work than can be accomplished in eight years. And while I don’t envy him, I trust him to bring the kind of forward thinking compassionate goverance that we’ve lacked for far too long.
News Flash: John McCain had another senior moment. Well he wasn’t confusing the two main sects of the world’s fastest growing religion, nor was he avoiding answering a question about Viagra. Nope.
John McCain instead was attacking Barack Obama for his position on the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, those Photoshop whizzes who recently launched numerous Shahab missiles in bit of muscle flexing. While implying that Obama was unwilling to take a tough stance against the Moe Howard of the now Party of One ‘Axis of Evil,’ McCain touted his own record on the issue, saying,
“This is the same organization that I voted to condemn as a terrorist organization when an amendment was on the floor of the United States Senate. Senator Obama refused to vote.”
Oh really? Looks like someone forgot where they were on September 26, 2007 as the Kyl-Lieberman amendment was under consideration. Senator McCain was actually in New York attending either a campaign stop or fundraising event, I don’t remember or know which. But I don’t need to remember where he was and what he did, that’s his job.