Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Their Campaign

Here is Keith Olbermann of MSNBC by way of the Huffington Post on Sarah Palin, the self-confessed Socialist.

Here is the last ad, the Obamans should run:

Shots of John McCain saying, "Blah. Blah. Blah...." for 30 seconds. Nothing more.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Race (revised)

I voted the other day, two days after Colin Powell endorsed the Obama. Now I'm waiting with considerable trepidation and continued amazement that despite having one of the vilest campaigns in recent history thrown at him by the McCain't Republicans, the Obama has a good chance of becoming president. But first, he must continue to deal with the xenophobic racism, the pure fascistic hatred of the other that McCain and his running mate have unloosed and fed--I should say gorged--over the past few weeks. I won't recount chapter and verse because everyone reading this blog has, I'm sure, a gallery of infamy, but they all come back to the attempt to demonize the Obama, to make him exotic, the other, not a real American--with the emphasis on demon.

At least I'm fairly certain that Governor Lipstick views him that way after reading Laurie Goodstein's article in today's New York Times on Palin the "spiritual warrior." To paraphrase the late Hunter S. Thompson, who surely would be adding heavy armaments to arsenal, this is weird and disturbing shit. These Christian subversives know that demons gather in certain zip codes, and they are mapping them house by house around the world. The Reverend Thomas Muthee, the witch hunting, python slayer from Kenya who called on the lord to make Sarah Palin governor and more, is a hero in these circles. Gina Maranto investigated yesterday and provided this report [links should work, but if not, click on words in the text]:

This is the epicenter of spiritual warfare--global harvest ministries. Read this, and you'll hear Sarah Palin's language echoed again and again--and also see why she feels righteous about ditching McCain--he's standing in the way of her ascension.

In case you want to learn about how to wield a sword to mow down demons in your own zip code, here are some (very reasonably priced) books you can order:

You have to navigate pretty far into the site to get to the pages on pages of the REALLY good shit:

Also, in case you want to really understand Islam and what's going on in the Middle East, get this:

Note for wusses who think Jesus slept with a nightlight:
"In The Prophetic Fall of the Islamic Regime, Glenn Miller shows that while Jesus came to demonstrate God's loving, merciful character, it did not change His nature as the Mighty Man of War, who is involved in the fight between good and evil."

Form Europe, here's a site on mapping those demons. For historians, here is a 1999 Christian Science Monitor article:

Palin's rant Las Vegas yesterday about the Obama turning America into a Communist state that stirred more fear and loathing among disciples is more explicable and more troubling in light of her spiritual warfare. Sam Stein in the Huffington Post has a transcript and video clip:

There is more, but I want to get this posted, with a final note that John McCain is the man responsible for this situation. He clearly has no shame, surely no honor.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Rolling Stone Does John McCain

This Rolling Stone profile of Commander Slime, Senator John McCain is a must read.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Palin on the Attack: Hypocrisy in Action

I was reading about Governor Lipstick's speech in Colorado today, attacking the Obama for knowing and serving with William Ayers, a professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, on public bodies devoted to education reform in Chicago. Ayers was a founder of the Weather Underground, or the Weathermen, a revolutionary splinter group from the Students for a Democratic Society back in the day when the federal government was engaged in slaughter in Vietnam using napalm and agent orange and every other weapon except nuclear ones against civilians and combatants, was forcing young American men into involuntary servitude to prosecute that war, was spying on its own citizenry and using agents to provoke violence, and finally was turning its military's guns against peaceful protesters with deadly results. Those are just a few of the big items. The Weathermen delusionally believed they could jump start a revolution. Prossecutorial misconduct and illegal wiretaps guaranteed that Ayers would never face trial, aand so he moved on. The New York Times has a thorough look today and determines that "the two men have never been close. Nor has Mr. Obama ever expressed sympathy for the radical views and actions of Mr. Ayers...."

In Palin's view, Obama is "paling around with terrorists" who want to tear the country apart. Governor Palin is married to a man who belonged to the Alaska Indpendence Party--still might--devoted to destroying the United States by making Alaska independent. That they would secede by referendum matters not a bit; they are advocating the break-up of the Union. The last time that was done, hundreds of thousands died, and the Republican Party ever after has been known as the Party of Lincoln, the man who preserved the union.

Whether Palin belonged along with her husband remains unclear, but the the party and its goals on their face are antithetical to the spirit, purpose and meaning of the oath she would have to take upon assuming office to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.

Spinninng out of Control

I had planned to say little about the Biden-Palin joint appearance, mostly I am deep into something approaching denial at the mere chance that she and McCain could be elected anything--well, not denial so much as fear for the republic. It's not so great, after all, that it could survive a McHate/Wink-wrinkle-nose administration, but this morning bright by early, I recalled that the forces of Enlightenment, Reason, Humanism lost long ago, that anti-intellecltualaism in America is so deeply ingrained that it even passes itself as "scientific," as witness this analysis of the language of Biden and Palin by an Austin-based company, Global Language Monitor. The claim is made that Palin spoke at a 10thh grade level, Biden at 8th. The difference appears due to the GLM computer deciding that 'passive voice' is advanced because it 'obscures the doer of the actioin,' Paul Payack, president of Global Language Monitor, told CNN. "Doer," indeed. "Obscures?" As in: The analysis was done by a computer? Or The final word was uttered on his way out the door by her mother who said, 'but the cat was run over by the car not me, and it had been chased by the dog into the street in the first place." But I digress. Payack's analysis declares the following Palinism at grade level 18.3--graduate school--presumably because it uses a lot of words: "What I would do, also, if that were ever to happen, though, is to continue the good work he is so committed to of putting government back on the side of the people and get rid of the greed and corruption on Wall Street and in Washington." At least now I see why students take a pile of words between the initial cap and final punctuation for high-quality advanced academic writing--they're taught it by people who don't themselves understand that the essence of good, intelligent writing is not sentence length or number of syllables in a word or the lame-ass use of passive voice; rather, it is lucidity.