“Try Harder. Cuz Right Now, You’re Sucking”

Now I know when you read the title for this entry, you thought it was going to be about what I told my ex girlfriends when they gave me head…(DOUBLE MEANING), but unfortunately its just THE MOST AWESOME MOVIE TRAILER EVER!!!!!

I can already tell this movie is like 90 mintues quotes we’ll hear for the next five years

Sarah Palin: What’s The Supreme Court?

For those of you feeling glum over the looming economic crisis, here’s a fun tidbit to perk you up.

Per Jonathan Martin:

In reintroduction, Palin to do more interviews and “tell her story”: Of concern to McCain’s campaign, however, is a remaining and still-undisclosed clip from Palin’s interview with Couric last week that has the political world buzzing.

The Palin aide, after first noting how “infuriating” it was for CBS to purportedly leak word about the gaffe, revealed that it came in response to a question about Supreme Court decisions.

After noting Roe vs. Wade, Palin was apparently unable to discuss any major court cases.

There was no verbal fumbling with this particular question as there was with some others, the aide said, but rather silence.

oh….that’s bad

Not even Planned Parenthood v Casey. Or, I don’t know, BROWN V BOARD OF EDUCATION?

Sounds like Sarah Palin needs to reintroduce herself to the concept of reading.

UPDATE: HERE’S THE TRANSCRIPT:

COURIC: What other Supreme Court decisions do you disagree with?

PALIN: Well, let’s see. There’s –of course –in the great history of America rulings there have been rulings, that’s never going to be absolute consensus by every American. And there are–those issues, again, like Roe v Wade where I believe are best held on a state level and addressed there. So you know–going through the history of America, there would be others but–

COURIC: Can you think of any?

PALIN: Well, I could think of–of any again, that could be best dealt with on a more local level. Maybe I would take issue with. But you know, as mayor, and then as governor and even as a Vice President, if I’m so privileged to serve, wouldn’t be in a position of changing those things but in supporting the law of the land as it reads today.

Bailout Fails: It’s The End of The World As We Know It And I Feel Fine

Well the Bailout proposal negotiated between Democrat and Republican leadership failed in the House. A “When Harry met Sally” combination of liberal democrats pushed on by the lefty blogosphere and the arch conservative Republicans who apparently have never seen “Do The Right Thing” worked together to defeat the proposed Bailout package.

From the appropriately titled article House to Wall Street: Drop Dead:

Republicans voted against the bill by a two-to-one ratio, and in the process rejected their own leadership…. Politicians who had cut their teeth on free-market principles couldn’t accept the idea that the federal government should back up the banks who had foolishly bet everything on the housing bubble. Or they didn’t want to face the voters in six weeks and explain why a Republican would vote for the biggest government bailout ever.

Because Republicans believe in two things. Their Conservative religion ideology, and their political futures.

If you don’t believe me look at what the House Republicans from Georgia are saying:

…the current proposal fell short of upholding conservative ideals. The Congressional conservatives played an important role in keeping out the already-borderline socialistic White House proposal and some Hugo Chavezesque suggestions from the Democrats, such as allowing judges to set mortgage rates and creating a slush fund for liberal groups like ACORN. However, the final plan did not reform what has created the problem nor did it adequately explain how the taxpayers get their money back. Moreover, the bailout seemed to create a new entitlement in a federal insurance system for every home loan in America.

Buzzwords like “socialism” or “liberal” are not arguments. They barely even meet the threshold of being an assertion. And I mean barely. As in Michael Bay flicks are only considered movies because they last 2 hours and have explosions.

More to come…

Unless De-Dev happens first

Debate Wrap Up- Who Won?

The debate was largely underwhelming, with no candidate performing any Phil Allenesque Jiu Justu. But I score the debate to McCain.

Two reasons:

1. Everyone, myself included, expected Obama to dance circles around McCain. That definitely didn’t happen. McCain wasn’t great but he more than held his own. Ties goes to the candidate with lower expectations.

2. The old political saying goes “if you’re explaining you’re losing” And Obama did a lot of explaining. Don’t get me wrong, he had some decent lines written for him, but his delivery was poor throughout the debate. (Relative to his normal oratory abilities). McCain on the other hand was very good about speaking about his plans and ideas optimistically and proactively.

I think this debate was another sign that for all of Obama’s grandstanding and promises of magic tricks during the primary, he’s largely been just a generic democrat during the general. Which of course is good and bad.

All in all, nothing really changed after this debate.