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Thursday, September 11, 2008

On the inadvisability of the numerical measurement of Gallus gallus prior to the completion of incubation.

Over on Scatterplot Jeremy posted on the rather depressing news that Sarah Palin has given McCain a bump in the polls. Now, I've heard this news already and have already seen a variety of Democrats and sanity-leaning centrists despairing at the inevitable defeat of Barack Obama before the lying windbag who is Sarah Palin. To this I can only respond: Fuck That Shit.

Do the American voters sometimes make bad decisions? Yes. Yes they do. Do they sometimes make good decisions? Hell yes. Is this election settled? Not by a longshot. The fact is that, at the end of the day, Sarah Palin and John McCain represent business as usual, and that has meant disaster, death, and economic collapse. So, you know, if you want the nation to continue imploding, vote Republican. I think it worth noting, after all, that while Bill Clinton liked to speak of his administration as building "a bridge to the twenty-first century," Sarah Palin has become best known for her bridge to nowhere.* And, of course, she was lying about that.

The Republicans are going to throw mud- they're going to throw it like crazy- but that's because it's all they've got. They will feign outrage over "lipstick on a pig" but nevertheless tell women that they cannot have an abortion even if raped by a family member. If we want to lose, we'll play the Republican game and talk about personalities. If we want to win we'll focus on the batshit crazy things the Republicans want to do (i.e. nothing) and how we're different.

And you know what? I think our changes are still pretty good:

So buckle the fuck down, people. In the last eight years maybe Democrats have gotten used to losing, but I came here to win.

* I should probably point out that I have no particular opinion on the bridge itself, but do rather disapprove of Palin's blatant lies on the subject.

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Blogger Marf said...

Well, it's definitely up to you to decide your opinion on the bridge. I happen to live in Ketchikan, Alaska (the place the bridge would have been built), so I know a few of the true facts about it. I did a post a little less than a month ago about it, you can read it at:

Master Marf: The Bridge to Nowhere

Thursday, September 11, 2008 11:40:00 AM  
Blogger Drek said...

Interesting post you have there.

See, this is why I try not to develop firm opinions without actually doing a little research on my own.

Thursday, September 11, 2008 12:00:00 PM  
Blogger  said...

"Do they sometimes make good decisions? Hell yes."



Less horrible ones, yes.....but better?

Stay on groovin' safari,

Friday, September 12, 2008 7:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There have been disappointingly few sane reactions from the Democrats about Palin. It is as if they are as hypnotised by her as the republicans seem to be, and a little paralysed. I'm not sure why; to me she makes the whole ticket impossible to either conservatives or moderates. I don't quite understand why this contradiction in basic political views is not getting more attention from the Dems.


Monday, September 15, 2008 11:22:00 AM  

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