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Two more days……………………… 26 August 2008

Posted by marisacat in 2008 Election, Democrats, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter.


(Photo: Todd Heisler/The New York Times)

LOL [full text from The Trail]

Democratic Party

Chaos on the Convention Floor

By Paul Kane
The convention floor has turned into an overstuffed pinata, as staff have told delegates the floor is essentially shut down.

Staff are informing delegates no one else is allowed on the floor, meaning no one will leave the floor and risk losing their place.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) had to beg to be allowed to cut across the floor to find the Maryland delegation. “Jesus Christ,” Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) just yelled, denied access to finding the delegates from the first-in-the-nation caucus state.

Police yelled at delegates behind the New York section to move in one direction, only to have security on the other end send them back the way they came.

Hundreds of delegates are cordoned off under the stands, denied entry into the hall.

The confusion comes on the heels of a day’s worth of complaints from delegates and party insiders about a credentialing process run amok.



1. Madman in the Marketplace - 26 August 2008

Confused donks … well THAT’S new!

2. marisacat - 26 August 2008

No evidence of…..…………………. in the great white supremacist plot against Ob.

Police in the US say there is “insufficient evidence” to charge three men who were allegedly planning to assassinate Barack Obama.

Tharin Gartrell and Nathan Johnson

The men were arrested in Denver, Colorado, in connection with drugs and weapons offences.

Sky News political editor Adam Boulton, in Denver, said one of the group is reported to have made comments alerting police to a potential assassination plot against the leader of the Democrats.

But speaking at a press conference, police said the men were drug addicts.

They said they were keeping an open mind about the investigation.

US Attorney Troy Eid said: “There is insufficient evidence that there was any kind of a plot or a threat but we’ll keep an open mind as we look. ::snip::

3. liberalcatnip - 26 August 2008

“Jesus Christ,” Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) just yelled,

Absolutely hilarious!

(Jesus didn’t answer, did he?) lol

4. marisacat - 26 August 2008

So… shall he wear a toga? Laurel wreath? Temple priestesses at his feet?

5. liberalcatnip - 26 August 2008

Terry MacAuliffe (sp?) is like a chipmunk on speed. He’s everywhere on the cable shows.

6. liberalcatnip - 26 August 2008

4. OMG. Spinal Tap’s version of Stonehenge popped into my head.

7. marisacat - 26 August 2008

omigod. Whining Obama supporters calling inot KGO.

And one saying: “women hold onto grudges”. Another saying Hillary ”whined” tonight (?)


8. marisacat - 26 August 2008

A Catholic blog looks back at the Biden abortion flip flop… (and Kennedy and Leahy and and and .. they just mouth support, perfectly happy to be going “back”)

9. marisacat - 26 August 2008

a caller is complaining about her speech… and he did not see it.

What can you say…

10. marisacat - 26 August 2008

Lotta dull speakers tomorrow… not a full line up obviously:

After the 5 pm ET call to order, here’s who to watch on the convention floor in Denver, in order of appearance:

Sen. Jack Reed, Former Sen. Tom Daschle, Bill Clinton, Sen. John Kerry, Gov. Bill Richardson, Rep. Chet Edwards, Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth, Joe Biden.

11. liberalcatnip - 26 August 2008

Kerry? Why??

At least I know when to schedule my nap.

12. marisacat - 26 August 2008

ran scot picked up on the Temple of Ob as well using a reuters reprt….. LOL

13. marisacat - 26 August 2008

btw, there were 5 pantsuits, they went with the best color for TV agaisnt the background.

14. liberalcatnip - 26 August 2008

I just watched the rerun of Hillary’s speech. Okay. I’m not voting for John McCain anymore. I’m voting for Hillary.


15. CSTAR - 26 August 2008

12 I had to look carefully to make sure it wasn’t a spoof. The Onion couldn’t have done a better job.

16. marisacat - 26 August 2008

Say Anything blog has some pictures of the early set up ongoing at Invesco.

Good luck to someone.

17. liberalcatnip - 26 August 2008

Will Hillary be forced to down hemlock for corrupting all of the wimmen folk? Stay tuned.

18. CSTAR - 26 August 2008

Why doesn’t Obama take a page from the Beijing Olympics Opening and Closing ceremonies? He could arrange to have himself lifted into the air and swung around the stadium while he gives his speech. That’ll get a lot of votes.

My imagination is running wild..I’m clearly not taking this as seriously as I should.

19. liberalcatnip - 26 August 2008

18. He could arrange to have himself lifted into the air and swung around the stadium while he gives his speech.

Now that’s the “new” kind of politics I’m looking for! Yeeha!

20. marisacat - 26 August 2008

I just started reading this (on a tip from KGO, LOL)… and laughed so hard:

But this Democratic convention has a vibe so weird and jittery, so at odds with the early thrilling, fairy dust feel of the Obama revolution, that I had to consult Mike Murphy, the peppery Republican strategist and former McCain guru.

“What is that feeling in the air?” I asked him.

“Submerged hate,” he promptly replied.


“I’m telling you, man,” said one top Democrat, “it’s something about our party, the shtetl mentality.”

21. lucid - 26 August 2008

Sorry… haven’t said much of late. I’m too tired to keep my eyes open … watching the same aristocrats that have systematically destroyed any potential this country might have ever had over the course of 40, or 100, or 232 years strut their stuff, is now the equivalent of heroin.

I don’t fundamentally understand these people as human beings. Every fiber of their being fights against the idea of a human being, yet they supposedly are human beings themselves. And they make great strides to pretend, despite the completely anti-humanist agendas they drool in the margins of their words.

I can’t even be a fucking citizen and do jury duty because most of our laws are immoral. And they feed people from poverty into worse poverty on purpose. And they kill people, without remorse.

What more can I say.

22. marisacat - 26 August 2008

The righties are on to the Temple of Ob plan…

a few entries, should heat up by tomorrow…


23. marisacat - 26 August 2008


well that is the thing, they are not normal humans… at all.

24. lucid - 26 August 2008

And is it just me, or has what is considered ‘political oratory’ gone cross genre with ‘Cribs’. I do remember in my youth that politicians gave ‘good’ speeches – meaning they actually had a facility with the language and had a mastery of cadence that could stir one to at least a mild quiver of the hair. I mean, I was young, but I do remember the Cuomo & Jackson speeches in 1984, live. And in my ‘adulthood’, I’ve gone back and looked at many others. It seems like every four years, we hemorrhage even more brain cells as a nation. How could anyone possibly be moved by these words? They’re speaking at a 7th grade reading level.

25. marisacat - 27 August 2008

siimple language for simple people.

I mentioned ’84 the other night and have heard across the coverage others mention 84 too, it must have stood out. I just found it boisterous, and vibrant, for what it was… which is after all politics…

26. lucid - 27 August 2008

I remember ’84 better than any convention ever…Dunno why really – maybe it was the first one that I really understood [I was 12]. In retrospect, I think it was the last gasp of the old democratic party – the last time they really tried to represent the New Deal – and they did it with a mobbed up gov. from NY and an ethically challenged civil rights leader – who both happened to be great speakers [at the time]. I also can’t dismiss the possibility that my reception of those speeches was colored by my family – all stalwart dems [my brother worked for Jesse for a while]… but I do recall, that at the very least, they were good ‘speeches’… I wish I could at lest asy that for the current crop of pols – not even entertaining anymore.

27. liberalcatnip - 27 August 2008

Partisanship kills brain cells. It’s that simple.

28. liberalcatnip - 27 August 2008

Signs saying “Change We Need”? Sounds like a bunch of dyslexic panhandlers to me.

29. lucid - 27 August 2008

27 – idiocy kills brain cells… standing up for human rights [often misconstrued as ‘partisanship’] resuscitates them.

30. marisacat - 27 August 2008

Achtung! Canuck missy!

I typed too fast up thread, it is

THE Change We Need.

still dumb… Hang it off a Greco Roman column… LOL

Suddenly it reminded me of being told to pack changes of underwear as a child, when packing for a trip.

31. liberalcatnip - 27 August 2008


Well, I’ve been saying “are we there yet?” for quite a while now. At least this time I’m not in a playpen with the dog in the back of a station wagon going cross-country. On second thought, I think that was more fun than this campaign.

32. marisacat - 27 August 2008

Temple of Ob …might be same pics but a lot bigger…


33. baypraire - 27 August 2008

the Temple of Ob

its his fantastic pre-presidential seal on acid!

34. baypraire - 27 August 2008


if you want to see what a pathetic democratic apologist looks like don’t look for a photo in wiki, run over and check out denali in pinche tejano’s thread.

he’s a one man three ring circus of nothing but clown acts.

35. NYCO - 27 August 2008

I think it was the last gasp of the old democratic party – the last time they really tried to represent the New Deal – and they did it with a mobbed up gov. from NY

Hey, Cuomo’s speech at the ’84 convention is still legend. I think Hillary’s speech will go down comparably.

36. NYCO - 27 August 2008

Oh. My. God.

Please tell me they aren’t trying to make that Invesco backdrop look like the Lincoln Memorial. Please dear God.

37. Madman in the Marketplace - 27 August 2008

Obama speech stage resembles ancient Greek temple

I heard they’re going to sacrifice women’s freedom at the altar.

38. Madman in the Marketplace - 27 August 2008

24 – Jesse’s speech was so fucking amazing.

39. marisacat - 27 August 2008

When someone mentioned Cuomo’s speech yesterday – and ’84, I remembered why that convention sticks in the mind….

That year appeared more alive than some, with Hart and JJackson and so on…

NYCO, gee I had not thought of the Lincoln Memorial. That could be it…

40. marisacat - 27 August 2008

I am just sayin’ (as the saying goes), dropping their base(s) like a hot potato… (this is not an endorsement of teacher unions or union bosses)


41. marisacat - 27 August 2008

This game me a laugh… What a McCain spokesman would say, and only say, when baaaaaaaaaad things emerged about Daddy Yankee (endorsed McC and appeared on stage with him):

“Don’t mess with Daddy Yankee.”

42. JJB - 27 August 2008

More bad news from the allegedly “good war”:

The Taliban bomber calmly parked a white fuel tanker near the prison gates of this city one evening in June, then jumped down from the cab and let out a laugh. Prison guards fired on the bomber as he ran off, but they missed, instead killing the son of a local shopkeeper, Muhammad Daoud, who watched the scene unfold from across the street.

Seconds later, the Taliban fired a rocket-propelled grenade into the tanker, setting off an explosion that killed the prison guards, destroyed nearby buildings, and opened a breach in the prison walls as wide as a highway. Nearly 900 prisoners escaped, 350 of them members of the Taliban, in one of the worst security lapses in Afghanistan in the six years since the United States intervention here.

The prison break, on June 13, was a spectacular propaganda coup for the Taliban not only in freeing their comrades and flaunting their strength, but also in exposing the catastrophic weakness of the Afghan government, its army and the police, as well as the international forces trying to secure Kandahar.

In the weeks since the prison break, security has further deteriorated in this southern Afghan city, once the de facto capital of the Taliban, that has become a renewed front line in the battle against the radical Islamist movement. The failure of the American-backed Afghan government to protect Kandahar has rippled across the rest of the country and complicated the task of NATO forces, which have suffered more deaths here this year than at any time since the 2001 invasion.

“We don’t have a system here, the government does not have a solution,” said Abdul Aleem, who fought the Taliban and helped to put some of its members in the prison. They are on the loose again, and he now faces death threats and sits in his garden with a Kalashnikov rifle on the chair beside him.

He said that without the presence of international forces in the city, the situation would be even worse. “If we did not have foreigners here, I don’t think the Afghan National Army or police would come out of their bases,” he said.

And of course, in trying to “control” Aftghanistan, we are killing large numbers of civilians, including children:

A United Nations human rights team has found “convincing evidence” that 90 civilians — among them 60 children — were killed in airstrikes on a village in western Afghanistan on Friday, according to the United Nations mission in Kabul.

If the assertion proves to be correct, this would almost certainly be the deadliest case of civilian casualties caused by any United States military operation in Afghanistan since 2001.

The United Nations statement adds pressure to the United States military, which maintains that 25 militants and 5 civilians were killed in the airstrikes, but has ordered an investigation after Afghan officials reported the higher civilian death toll.

The United Nations team visited the scene and interviewed survivors and local officials and elders, getting a name, age and gender of each person reported killed. The team reported that 15 people had been wounded in the airstrikes.

The numbers closely match those given by a government commission sent from Kabul to investigate the bombing, which put the total dead at up to 95.

Mohammad Iqbal Safi, the head of the parliamentary defense committee and a member of the government commission, said the 60 children were 3 months old to 16 years old, all killed as they slept. “It was a heartbreaking scene,” he said.

Come October, this war will have gone on for 7 years, and the number of our military personnel killed there will probably be the highest yet.

No one really seems to have any idea of how many civilians we’ve managed to kill.

43. marisacat - 27 August 2008

I was just going thru photos at NYT of the prison where the big break occurred in June.

A bad end in sight with this war too. Not that either of the mongers running cares to hear that.

44. JJB - 27 August 2008

BTW, the NBC affiliate in DC was showing the potential track of TS Gustav. It’s expected to get back up to hurricane, and run in a NWesterly direction that will follow the entire length of the south coast of Cuba (and no doubt hit it with high winds and lots of rain), then move into the Gulf, which was described as very warm, and head towards . . . well, the most likely track had it at the very least giving New Orleans a glancing blow, and it could make a direct hit.
Current estimates have it reaching Category 3 force in the Gulf.

45. JJB - 27 August 2008

MCat, no. 43,

Hey, Obama wants to spread the war into Pakistan. I’ve no doubt McCain does to, he just isn’t so eager to talk about it.

46. marisacat - 27 August 2008

I just saw a trajectory for Gustav as well. Right on track for NO. Dead on.

47. JJB - 27 August 2008

Speaking of spreading the war to Pakistan (or the pieces of what was always considered Afghanistan prior to the Brits seizing it as a buffer for their Indian empire in case the Russians ever managed to seize Kabul), things are getting awfully hot in those more or less autonomous regions south of the Durand Line:

Security forces clashed with militants across Pakistan’s wild tribal belt Wednesday, trading fire with insurgents in a health center and repelling a major assault on an outpost in a region known as an al-Qaida safe haven.

As many as 49 insurgents died, officials claimed.

Troops are engaged in bloody offensives against violent Islamic extremists in the northern Swat valley and in Bajur, a region considered a launchpad for Taliban operations into neighboring Afghanistan and a possible hideaway for Osama bin Laden.

In a sign that a third front may be opening up, the military said dozens of insurgents assailed a fort in the South Waziristan region.

Troops guarding Tiarza Fort and a checkpoint on a nearby bridge “repulsed the attack,” killing 11 militants, a military statement said.

In the deadliest fighting, troops rained gunfire and artillery on militants holed up in a health center in Bajur, killing 30, said military spokesman Maj. Murad Khan.

The military assessed the toll with the help of intercepted radio traffic among the insurgents, he said, claiming that no troops were hurt in the hours-long battle.

In what appeared to be separate attacks, police said eight militants died when government forces fired on suspect vehicles in two areas of Bajur on Wednesday morning.

The reported casualties could not be verified independently. Few reporters work in the tribal region for fear they could become a target in the conflict. Spokesmen for the militants could not be reached for comment.

Officials say hundreds of militants have died in the weeks-old operation, while residents say civilians have also been killed.

An estimated 200,000 people have fled to safer areas.

That link is at Salon, so you may have to watch an ad to read the whole story.

48. lucid - 27 August 2008

Hey, Cuomo’s speech at the ‘84 convention is still legend.

I know. It was great – I thought he might save the D’s by running in ’88… alas I didn’t yet comprehend ‘Italian’ in conjunction with ‘NYC’.

49. marisacat - 27 August 2008

I am ready to go back to the mob frankly. [it’s a joke] Global corporatism is wearing.

50. lucid - 27 August 2008

At least the mob can make for entertaining stories. 😉

51. marisacat - 27 August 2008

oh … some are calling the columns at Invesco, “Ceasar’s Palace”… prolly not the best PR there.

52. NYCO - 27 August 2008

“Invesco” sounds too uncomfortably close to “Fiasco” for me. Or perhaps “Rezko.”

53. marisacat - 27 August 2008

Worse! The ultimate slander (catch the last line) via The Corner:

Not a Greek Temple, but a Greek Tragedy [Victor Davis Hanson]

I think it’s called blind hubris…

Let me get this straight: Obama goes to Europe, does a garish outdoor extravaganza before thousands, returns to find himself dubbed a publicity-seeking celebrity, analogous to Paris Hilton—and abruptly begins a tailspin in the polls. And now in reaction, at the greatest moment of his life, he transfers his acceptance speech to an open-air stadium to handle tens of thousands of frenzied fans, replete with Greek temple (Olympian Zeus or Parthenon?) as the backdrop stage, and outspoken rock stars?

His handlers now seem as inept in the general elections as they were once adept in the primaries. I don’t see how you win Ohio or Michigan with Golden Gate Park circa 1967.

54. lucid - 27 August 2008

and outspoken rock stars?

I can’t think of a less outspoken rock star than Jon Bon Jovi & given the level of popularity of ‘Slippery When Wet’ in the upper midwest during 1987, maybe it’s a brilliant ploy. [I kid…]

55. NYCO - 27 August 2008

Well, this rising tide of obstinate nonsense from the Obama camp is going to crest and break at some point, but it’s not clear if it will be before the election or after. And there’s nothing anyone can really do about it except hang on for the bumpy ride.

56. marisacat - 27 August 2008

well the outspoken one (I guess) is off the marquee, Springsteen.

Ob has basically been a pain, he reminds me of the Clintons themselves. All about them, or her, or him, or them or their problems.

And so on.

Screw them all.

57. NYCO - 27 August 2008

A good question to ask after all this is over and the Democratic Party is in tatters so ragged that no one can ignore it:

Why didn’t the Party have a “compromise candidate” ready?

Why didn’t they have the farm team of candidates that would have enabled them to choose and promote someone who could assuage both Obama and Clinton supporters?

Why didn’t they know their polity was so in danger of breaking up on racial and gender lines? Why wouldn’t they admit this was happening ?

58. marisacat - 27 August 2008

Well I did think that Edwards dropped rather suddenly from the game last Jan or Feb or whenever. Suddenly said he would step aside and make way for history. {snicker].

Its a thn bench they have, is part of the problem. So we are strangling with senatese.

Warner also dropped very fast and hard what, two years ago?

Afterall despite the hype, running a barely 4 term state senator (96 -04) who began his presidential run concurrent with a too easy rise to a US senate seat is a fucking joke. No matter the color of skin.

59. ms_xeno - 27 August 2008

My money was originally on Biden as the “Compromise Candidate.” The guy bland and pre-fab enough to please no one while he pretended that he could please anyone.

You have to admit, I was close. :p

60. ms_xeno - 27 August 2008

bayprairie, #33:

…he’s a one man three ring circus of nothing but clown acts.

But too cheap to spring for balloon animals. I loved his “retarded Jew” speech the other day. And people whine that GREENS are poorly socialized and don’t floss. Holy Hell.

On a related PFF note, Susan’s not happy with me over my refusal to play Blog Cop/Blog Mommy with Smithee. Ppphht. I leave that cop/mommy shit to MSOC, since she seems to enjoy it so much.

61. lucid - 27 August 2008

Why didn’t they know their polity was so in danger of breaking up on racial and gender lines? Why wouldn’t they admit this was happening ?

Because party insiders are pig headed enough to think that women and African Americans will always vote for democrats…

But I agree – the bench is beyond weak & the very few that actually can inspire a hair quiver here & there [like Seabiscuit] are way to the left of ‘acceptable’ for the party insiders.

62. marisacat - 27 August 2008

Why didn’t they know their polity was so in danger of breaking up on racial and gender lines? Why wouldn’t they admit this was happening ?

Well I have speculated for a few months that Daley et al. may want to put racial pressure or further race division in a spot light. The NeoCon hardened and divided us at home, thru foreign war… what to do but add internal stressors?

And we have, price of gas, food, loss of jobs, a financial mess with mortgages and banks etc., a lot of stress and strain and then a strange run, backed by Daley family and various forms of the Chicago mover and shaker mobs, facilitated or partnered with factions of the DP….

It ain’t a pretty picture. A lot more cna fall apart here. And the party won’t be taking hits if they can offload on Ob. And destroy him (politically).

Not benign times coming, as I see it.

63. NYCO - 27 August 2008

Reportedly there was some sort of party at Invesco Field last night with delegates from NY and PA, and the Clintons spoke. Wonder what that was all about.

In other news, a suspicious explosion at a major ammo dump in the Ukraine. I wonder if they will start the war before or just after Obama speaks?

64. lucid - 27 August 2008

62 – Mcat. In that scenario I’m curious what you see as the motivation – simply deflecting blame from the D’s, or something deeper – some sort of economic plunder on the scale of the R cronies that have run off with trillions the last eight years?

65. CSTAR - 27 August 2008

# 62 Though at this point I have pretty much lost interest, so my opinion hardly is “informed”, but your explanation is as good as any I’ve seen anywhere.

66. NYCO - 27 August 2008

Re the roll call: I keep hearing how there are “tense negotiations” about at what point they will cut off the roll call… something about letting New York cast their vote and then ending it. But that’s way down in the alphabet, which the Obama camp can’t be happy with. Maybe they could change the name of the state to “Ew York” and get it over with quickly.

67. baypraire - 27 August 2008

loved his “retarded Jew” speech the other day. And people whine that GREENS are poorly socialized and don’t floss. Holy Hell.

oh yeah, i saw that too. that thread made more than a few email trees. pretty eye-opening.

On a related PFF note, Susan’s not happy with me over my refusal to play Blog Cop/Blog Mommy with Smithee.

thats rather ironic. but for a moment lets say that position is correct and you are responsible, as a woman, for taking to task the males who share some of your political views. that just begs the question in my mind of whos policing the misogynist obamamale assholes?

so much for leading by example.

oh speaking of online obamamale misogyny since im drifting onto that subject, this one’s really making the trees as well.

Traitors (Updated with Name of Delegate)
by Delaware Dem


John McCain is not an honorable man today. He is using lies and deceit to win this election.


He calls his wife a cunt.

That is not honor.


amazing isnt it? the dude has a problem with a republican calling a woman a cunt. hard to believe since he’s guilty of the exactly the same abusive speech.

philllyboyo has one thing common with john McC. honor ain’t it.

68. NYCO - 27 August 2008

66. I’m almost starting to wish that some of these young netroots punks get sent to the Ukrainian front. Unfortunately Delaware Dem is probably too old and too connected.

69. liberalcatnip - 27 August 2008

Not that I’m into conspiracy theories. Okay, I am. It just seems to be quite the coincidence that Obama is giving his acceptance speech on the anniversary of MLK’s dream speech. It’s almost as if this was all calculated to have a black man be the candidate.

Yes. I said that out loud.

70. liberalcatnip - 27 August 2008

I thought Greens didn’t wear deodorant. I stand corrected.

71. NYCO - 27 August 2008

68. To be fair, what were the odds of Hillary speaking on the anniversary of the final certification of the 19th Amendment?

72. liberalcatnip - 27 August 2008

So much for DD’s diary: “Sorry. I can’t seem to find that story. j 1 k 1 l “

73. ms_xeno - 27 August 2008

bayprairie, #66:

… but for a moment lets say that position is correct and you are responsible, as a woman, for taking to task the males who share some of your political views. that just begs the question in my mind of whos policing the misogynist obamamale assholes?

so much for leading by example…

The trouble is that policing everyone who “get something wrong,” male or female, is a full-time job. Every damn space and individual out there “gets something wrong,” so whadaya’ gonna’ do ? Certainly, as a fat person, when I’m doing my own trash-flinging, I don’t use the insult “fat.” OTOH, I’ve been on liberal blogs where people have impeccable manners on matters of body image and yet they’ll stand by while some asshole rips you to shreds for the “crime” of Indy voting or non-voting– so long as the ripper ISN’T calling you “fat.” Is there a space on Earth, including my own, that’s immune from this shit ? If there is, I have yet to find it;Particularly during these endless coronations/campaigns, when almost everyone and her dog feels an even greater free reign to behave like shits– after all, now it’s not just about ME, it’s about my CANDIDATE’S HONOR. Which is stupid, but human.

I also never noticed that Smithee’s insult-fests were misogynist, but perhaps I was out of town for that particular episode.

…oh yeah, i saw that too. that thread made more than a few email trees. pretty eye-opening…

Oh, and speaking of stupid (sort-of-)humans and email trees, this probably made a few of the latter before its author (apparently) wisely cravenly expunged it:

…Certainly, the embittered middle aged feminists looking to de-feminist me because Obama won don’t give a shit about the foundational issue of modern feminism, which is reproductive rights.

— Amanda Marcotte, as quoted by Tinfoil Hattie, #97 here.

What a pompous, weakass little dipshit that woman is. At this point, the list of one-time defenders she HASN’T gleefully been an asshole to is small enough to fit inside half a matchbook, I’ll wager.

74. liberalcatnip - 27 August 2008

70. To be fair, what were the odds of Hillary speaking on the anniversary of the final certification of the 19th Amendment?

The thot plickens…

75. liberalcatnip - 27 August 2008

Sucks that you can’t hide from Teh Google, DD.

76. ms_xeno - 27 August 2008


It’s no coincidence, catnip. Didn’t you catch the last exquisite rant at Black Agenda Report ? The one with the magnificent “Hope Bong” pic ?

Not only don’t I wear deodorant, but I even pioneered the very first patchouli-scented macaroon recipe– when you squint at the cookie’s surface, you see not Jeebus or Mary, but Jerry Garcia.


77. lucid - 27 August 2008

I thought Greens didn’t wear deodorant.

I don’t. Am I the only one?

78. liberalcatnip - 27 August 2008

75. You’re the WOMAN, ms x!

I’ll check out BAR as soon as I can.

79. liberalcatnip - 27 August 2008

76. Do you floss?

80. lucid - 27 August 2008

79 – when I remember to [which is rarely].

81. liberalcatnip - 27 August 2008

Oh gross. Here I am, eating my butter tart and drinking tea, and CNN is showing Dana Torres’ shoulder surgery live. Slow news day??

82. liberalcatnip - 27 August 2008

Sounds like it’s easy being Green.

83. lucid - 27 August 2008

81 – they’ve run out of missing white women.

84. NYCO - 27 August 2008

Keith Olbermann — King of the Kids.

85. liberalcatnip - 27 August 2008

83. Must be a slow news day for Teh Windbag too.

Shorter Olbermann: Ouch. My ego hurts. Massage me.

86. baypraire - 27 August 2008

So much for DD’s diary: “Sorry. I can’t seem to find that story. j 1 k 1 l “

haha.. he deleted it? amazing! what a little coward. it was on the rec list late last night when i clipped the cite.

progressive blogger ethics.

I also never noticed that Smithee’s insult-fests were misogynist, but perhaps I was out of town for that particular episode.

i didnt either that i can think of. the misogyny is what strikes me as most offensive about pff though. so if policing is to be assigned start there.

87. cad - 27 August 2008

I watched a few minutes of MSNBC and Matthews/KO kept getting interupted by the trains from the station behind them. Hilarious.

But not everybody is sucking up to KO on his sad woeful diary:

You call that coverage? I call it censorship (12+ / 0-)

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Since you’re posting, Keith, just explain how you can claim to be covering this convention. You and your pals talked over Schweitzer’s speech, Napolitano’s speech, Bob Casey’s, Patrick Deval’s, etc., etc. I understand you guys blacked out Kucinich’s speech too.

Let’s do a little math on this: your actual coverage (C) is this: C = speeches shown / speeches given. Multiply by 100 to give a percentage.

Now your CENSORSHIP quota is X, given by X = 1 – C. Multiply by 100 to get a percentage.

I haven’t counted up the number of speeches given, but by this formula, I’m guessing you guys have censored 90% or more of this convention.

Since you’ve blocked this much of the Democrats from reaching its intended audience, you’d better not suddenly reform in time for the Repubicans. For that covnention I want to see the same coverage of bloviating talking heads, rather than the convention, that you’ve given the Democrats.

by Archie Kohmover on Wed Aug 27, 2008 at 10:34:21 AM PDT

88. marisacat - 27 August 2008

Stevie Wonder will perform at the Columns Night Club (Invesco Field) Thursday night.

89. lucid - 27 August 2008

no doubt doing a rousing rendition of ‘Ebony & Ivory’…

90. liberalcatnip - 27 August 2008

Freedom fruits! Get yours now.

91. liberalcatnip - 27 August 2008

So, Howard Dean and a rabbi walk into a convention…

(That’s just begging for a joke.)

92. liberalcatnip - 27 August 2008

I hope they’re all standing there watching this Sioux guy singing the national anthem and thinking about just how badly they’ve treated native people. He should have sung, “What Have You Done for me Lately?”

93. liberalcatnip - 27 August 2008

Oh, Nancy looks quite regal in that royal blue dress, doesn’t she?

94. liberalcatnip - 27 August 2008

Let the counting begin.

A Reading from the Book of Armaments, Chapter 4, Verses 16 to 20:

Then did he raise on high the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, saying, “Bless this, O Lord, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy.” And the people did rejoice and did feast upon the lambs and toads and tree-sloths and fruit-bats and orangutans and breakfast cereals … Now did the Lord say, “First thou pullest the Holy Pin. Then thou must count to three. Three shall be the number of the counting and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither shalt thou count two, excepting that thou then proceedeth to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the number of the counting, be reached, then lobbest thou the Holy Hand Grenade in the direction of thine foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it.”

— Monty Python, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”

95. liberalcatnip - 27 August 2008

California passes? What does that mean? An abstention of sorts?

96. ms_xeno - 27 August 2008

Oh, are we doing the theme-song game again ? I love that. I totally nominate Foreclose On The House of Love. Though I’m guessing singing it would be, at the very least, a taser-able offense in the Corn Syrupy Softdrink Donklephant Center.

Of course, my favorite old standby is still Jim Croce’s “One Less Set of Footsteps.” :p

97. marisacat - 27 August 2008

I am gathering there have been tough battles inside the CA delegation. Some big Obama people squashing (so the story goes) the vote for Hillary.

KGO had Gloria Allred on last night, she went into meetings wearing a gag (as a symbol) and brandishing an old ERA scarfe.

I am all for trouble, LOL

98. NYCO - 27 August 2008

The natives are getting a little restless over the Greek Pleasuredome or whatever it’s supposed to be. (Wow, what’s happening over there? Did they run out of recipes to post? I guess all the minders are in Denver.)

Again, I’m reminded of the Dean campaign and how the Axelrod campaign seems to take every page from the Dean playbook and screw it up. The Dean campaign adopted Revolutionary War imagery (with just a touch of FDR/World War II propaganda) and, as far as the Dean campaign was successful, used it with great success. I have “Common Sense for a New Century” on my desk at the moment (being used as a coaster, I must admit); that was quite a successful bit of promotional literature. And it required no special explaining.

But this campaign takes bits of imagery and just runs them into the ground. It’s like they are tone deaf to how much is too much. They take it too far. Someone on dKos whining predictably about how it’s the responsibility of Obama’s surrogates to explain just what the hell the Greek columns signify. But if you have to explain symbolism… it’s ineffective symbolism!

99. liberalcatnip - 27 August 2008

Illinois passes too? Hmm.

100. marisacat - 27 August 2008

will.i.am will also perform Thursday night.

101. marisacat - 27 August 2008


Illinois is reserving the right to be returned to in order to put him over.

102. marisacat - 27 August 2008


Even more hilarious Obama camp is pushing back that Bush had some columns put up in the NY venue in 04 for his speech so if he can do it, Bamama can do it.

I guess that made sense to them.

103. liberalcatnip - 27 August 2008

Illinois is reserving the right to be returned to in order to put him over.

K. Thanks.

104. marisacat - 27 August 2008

nu thred


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