Wednesday, January 16, 2008

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY

The Bad: Hillary ekes out the close win in Michigan over Un Committed. Mr. Committed drove hard in the final days, gaining traction with Wolverine voters as he promised to raise auto worker's salaries by 300% across-the-board. But, alas, Hillary hung on to win all . . . zero of Michigan's delegates.

{Cue Morricone music}

The Ugly: No one has said it, so let me be the first. What the fuck is that thing on McCain's left jaw? Did he even have that in 2000 & 2004? Did Mrs. McCain beat the shit out of him or something? If he's serious about winning this whole thing, he'd better start explaining. He has to represent us to world leaders if he's president. How can they take him seriously if he looks like Don Zimmer . . . on only one side of his face?

{Cue more Morricone music}

The Good: Rudy "Have You All Heard Of A Day Called 9-11" Giuliani earns 3% of the vote in Michigan.

{Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah}

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23 Comments:

Blogger Toast said...

What's a Morricone?

9:00 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Musical score composer:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morricone

Did the music for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly among many, many, many others.

9:02 AM  
Blogger DED said...

Ron Paul came in 4th! Woo hoo! Granted, he only had 6% of the vote. But at least he beat Thompson and Rudy. He's the leader of the 2nd tier candidates. :)

11:09 AM  
Blogger steves said...

"He's the leader of the 2nd tier candidates."

That is like winning the NIT.

11:41 AM  
Blogger George said...

No, in politics it's more like kissing the sister of the winner of the NIT.

1:00 PM  
Blogger Smitty said...

No, in politics it's more like kissing the sister of the winner of the NIT.

BWAHAHAHAAAA!!

And not the hot sister either.

3:34 PM  
Blogger DED said...

Well, beggars can't be choosers. ;)

4:54 PM  
Blogger Edwardo said...

Paul is a the only one I would vote for, collectively the rest aren't worth a bucket of warm spit.

11:17 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Wonder if kissing the NIT winner's sister and warm spit have anything to do with each other?

1:02 AM  
Blogger Rickey Henderson said...

Rickey would definitely classify Romney doing well in Michigan as "The Good." Beating a flip flopping Mormon should theotetically be a cake walk for the dems...

11:52 AM  
Blogger George said...

Always beware of putting "obvious cakewalk" and "Democrats" in the same sentence. Those of us a bit longer in the tooth might recall the Reagan years and our smug thinking, "There's no way Bush will ever get elected..." Now we've had two, and GHWB seems like Lincoln.

12:38 PM  
Blogger steves said...

Read my post in the about Reagan under the previous blog entry. Though I voted for Dukakis, I never remember thinking it would be a cake walk. Despite Iran/Contra, Reagan was still a popular president. He was certainly more well like than Bush I and II.

3:17 PM  
Blogger DED said...

Ditto what George said.

It's why I believe that Dems should be rooting for Ron Paul to win the Republican nomination. Not that he will, unless there's a miraculous cleansing of the neocon mindset in the Republican party. Ron Paul is so hated by the neocons that I believe that they'd throw all their money and support behind whichever Dem candidate came along because he/she would still be closer to their ideology than Paul.

And were he to win, Dems, assuming they retained control of Congress, would have a president willing to get our troops out of Iraq, end the War on Drugs, and shred the Patriot Act. They'd have to fight him to keep their progressive agenda, but at least the country would have a chance at climbing out of its death spiral. No other Republican candidate offers that.

3:28 PM  
Blogger Toast said...

Well, beggars can't be choosers.

Wow, so you're still on the Ron Paul thing? Even though he's been exposed as more or less completely nuts and a racist to boot? Interesting.

7:01 PM  
Blogger Toast said...

Oh, wait. Your subsequent comments seem to suggest you're rooting for him for subversive reasons.

7:03 PM  
Blogger Weaseldog said...

Subversion can be a good thing.

There seems to be good arguments against Ron Paul being a racist and that those comment in the newsletter were made without his knowledge.

At this time, I don't know which to believe. But I believe that smear campaigns work.

What is important however is know how Diebold will count the votes.

Oh yeah and Britney's little sister.

2:31 PM  
Blogger DED said...

Wiki covers it.

5:41 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Weas, those dogs in the pic are very cute. What type are they?

3:42 PM  
Blogger Edwardo said...

Ron Paul a racist? Well, if so, he's bamboozled the Austin head of the NAACP. Not bloody likely.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/january2008/011308_not_racist.htm

10:30 PM  
Blogger steves said...

At worst, he is a racist. Besides the comments attributed to him, he accepted a donation from the founder of Stormfront. I am willing to accept that he didn't write the comments, but I have a hard time understanding why he put a racist in that position and why he hadn't done much to retract what was said in his name. Here are some of Paul's gems and here is a good take from the Volokh Conspiracy.

4:14 PM  
Blogger steves said...

The last link was supposed to be this.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Weaseldog said...

The one on her side is Ella, she's a Catahoula Leopard dog. She was a Katrina rescue. They found her mom with a belly full of pups, lying on a workbench in a flooded shed.

The bat eared one in front is Teaser. His daddy was a border collie and his mother was rottie and german shepherd mix.

9:12 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Catahoula Leopard dog

Can't say I've heard of that breed. Cool looking dog though.

7:10 PM  

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