September 25, 2008

go moan for man.

Filed under: Uncategorized — blogsdon @ 10:20 am

go moan. go groan. go groan alone. go roll your bones, alone.
– Jack Kerouac. (it was recently the 50th anniversary of The Road being published, I think).

UPDATE: More-than-Friend Jack Link sent me this article about a DIFFERENT bailout plan. There’s obviously some flawed logic here, or its too oversimplified, but it…seems…to…make…sense.

ANYWAY, this is one of those exciting days to be a democrat. So many delightful news tidbits and accompanying short videos. Where to begin?

Bush says he wants Congress to meet and quickly approve/negotiate his $700 billion bailout plan. After months of saying that we’re not heading towards a recession, he finally admitted that “our entire economy is in danger.”

So McCain declares that both candidates should “suspend their campaign,” postpone their Friday evening debate, and both go to Washington to work out the President’s bailout plan. Another surprise move from the ol’ Maverick that proves how desperate he truly is. Check it:

  • McCain wants to suspend the campaigns (i.e. no debate) to work on the bailout plan. Obama says (paraphrased), “Umm…I’m pretty sure we can do both.”
  • The senior Senator from Illinois Dick Durbin states the obvious, “”With polls showing his campaign is at its weakest, Senator McCain’s decision may have less to do with the drop in the Dow Jones (share) average and more to do with a decline in the Gallup poll.” Then he says it would be a bad move for McCain to bring his presidential campaign politicking to Washington. “I’m not sure that will help create a positive, bipartisan or nonpartisan atmosphere to solve the problem,” said Durbin, who added, “I think we need to do this in a thoughtful, quiet and sensible way. “
  • McCain actually suggested that the Presidential debate take place on the night of the VP debate, and that the VP debate should be postponed indefinitely. HE ACTUALLY SAID THAT. In the most thinly veiled scheme to buy Sarah Palin more time to cram for her own debate (i.e. study flashcards of foreign leaders’ phonetically spelled names). I can see why, after her wretched Katie Couric interview. Which brings me to the videos…

  • Here’s Palin getting interviewed by Katie Couric. I don’t think I even need to say anything here. (if youtube video won’t play or you don’t like the low quality, here’s a link to the interview),

    Just in case you missed that last bit of dialogue, here it is:

    COURIC: You’ve said, quote, “John McCain will reform the way Wall Street does business.” Other than supporting stricter regulations of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac two years ago, can you give us any more example of his leading the charge for more oversight?

    PALIN: I think that the example that you just cited, with his warnings two years ago about Fannie and Freddie–that, that’s paramount. That’s more than a heck of a lot of other senators and representatives did for us.

    COURIC: But he’s been in Congress for 26 years. He’s been chairman of the powerful Commerce Committee. And he has almost always sided with less regulation, not more.

    PALIN: He’s also known as the maverick though. Taking shots from his own party, and certainly taking shots from the other party. Trying to get people to understand what he’s been talking about–the need to reform government.

    COURIC: I’m just going to ask you one more time, not to belabor the point. Specific examples in his 26 years of pushing for more regulation?

    PALIN: I’ll try to find you some and I’ll bring them to you.

    I’m speechless.

    Furthermore, David Lettermen takes John McCain to task for canceling his appearance on the Late Show. Apparently McCain said he couldn’t make it because he had to fly back to Washington to discuss the bailout plan. Lettermen lightly makes fun of McCain throughout the show, but midway through taping he discovers McCain is in ANOTHER CBS studio getting interviewed by Katie Couric! The video compilation of Lettermen’s McCain jokes throughout the show is below. Skip to minute 6:30 for the good part.

    Finally, if you haven’t had enough of my liberal grandstanding, I’ll end it with the video for the FULL trailer of Oliver Stone’s new “W.” film. (You may have seen the teaser trailer, but this was just released so trust me you haven’t seen it yet.)


    Apparently I don’t know what the fuck I posted here as a trailer. I have only figured out how to embed Youtube videos, so after I find a video I have to then look for it on youtube. Well, I can’t find it on youtube. So you can find the “W.” trailer HERE.



  1. That is not a trailer, dumbfuck

    Comment by Cous Grumbs — September 25, 2008 @ 12:38 pm | Reply

  2. Area Man Observes, re Palin’s Speaking Ability, the Industry-Backed McCampaign Burger is Not Lovin’ It. Area Man Also Coined Term “McCampaign,” as well as the phrase “”Not Lovin’ It.”

    Comment by Area Man — September 25, 2008 @ 12:50 pm | Reply

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