Archive for October, 2008

The Greatest Love Story of All Time

October 13, 2008

I suppose it says something about my advanced age and dullardry that I never thought about this classic being online:

You’re welcome.

h/t EotAW

Hey, God . . . man up!

October 11, 2008

Did this dude just call God out?

“I would also pray, Lord, that your reputation is involved in all that happens between now and November, because there are millions of people around this world praying to their god — whether it’s Hindu, Buddha, Allah — that his opponent wins, for a variety of reasons,” [Pastor] Conrad said.

“And Lord, I pray that you would guard your own reputation, because they’re going to think that their god is bigger than you, if that happens. So I pray that you will step forward and honor your own name with all that happens between now and Election Day,”

h/t Sullivan

My friends, Dr. Freud had a point.

October 8, 2008

I think we’re all aware that the last few weeks haven’t been the greatest for the McCain campaign.  Both candidate and campaign have been erratic, swinging from one extreme to another, contradicting each other, displaying barely controlled rage, etc.

Through all that, however, I only chuckled.  Yes, yes, this guy could be the next president, and that’s serious stuff.  And Sarah Palin could be the next presidential middle-reliever, and that’s seriously terrifying.  Still, as Chris Rock would say, that sh*! was funny.

This slip of the tongue, however, gives me chills:

“My fellow prisoners?”  Is that where Sen. McCain’s head is?  Still in the Hanoi Hilton, gritting his teeth in the face of his torturers, taking one for the team, allowing himself to be abused and debased for the good of God and Country?  Is that how he sees running for president?  Is that why he seems to bear such contempt and hostility toward not only his opponent, but everyone he perceives to be the enemy of his vital mission?  (For example, the editorial board of the Des Moines Register.)

I ask this in all seriousness: is it safe to have a president who’s mentally still in a prison in North Vietnam?

Sometimes . . . (Updated)

October 1, 2008

I love being right.

Just sayin’.

Update:  Just finished watching the debate.  Her excessive and forced colloquial speech tested my gag reflex more than once (particularly the use of the incorrect pronunciation “nu-ku-lar” over and over and freaking over again).   I thought she sounded practiced but not responsive to questions, and nervous.  The media pundits (and I’m watching PBS) sound like they thought she did well, which I don’t get at all.  She didn’t run off the stage crying, but I wouldn’t say she came across as compelling or particularly articulate.  But, as Terry pointed out in the comments, the bar was set very low, so, as with her speech at the convention, she might have come off well based on the low expectations.