Sunday, March 02, 2008

Okay, What Has Obama Done?

Name one thing.

Gloria No Longer Glorious

Stumping for Clinton, Steinem Says McCain's P.O.W. Cred Is Overrated
From the stage, the 73-year-old seemed to denigrate the importance of John McCain’s time as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. In an interview with the Observer afterward, she suggested that Barack Obama benefits—and Clinton suffers—because Americans view racism more seriously than sexism.

Steinem also told the crowd that one reason to back Clinton was because “she actually enjoys conflict.”

And she claimed that if Clinton’s experience as First Lady were taken seriously in relation to her White House bid, people might “finally admit that, say, being a secretary is the best way to learn your boss’s job and take it over.”

Steinem raised McCain’s Vietnam imprisonment as she sought to highlight an alleged gender-based media bias against Clinton.

“Suppose John McCain had been Joan McCain and Joan McCain had got captured, shot down and been a POW for eight years. [The media would ask], ‘What did you do wrong to get captured? What terrible things did you do while you were there as a captive for eight years?’” Steinem said, to laughter from the audience.

McCain was, in fact, a prisoner of war for around five-and-a-half years, during which time he was tortured repeatedly. Referring to his time in captivity, Steinem said with bewilderment, “I mean, hello? This is supposed to be a qualification to be president? I don’t think so.”
Steinem’s broader argument was that the media and the political world are too admiring of militarism in all its guises.

“I am so grateful that she [Clinton] hasn’t been trained to kill anybody. And she probably didn’t even play war games as a kid. It’s a great relief from Bush in his jump suit and from Kerry saluting.”

To the Observer, Steinem insisted that “from George Washington to Jack Kennedy and PT-109 we have behaved as if killing people is a qualification for ruling people.”

Actually, Mizzus Steinem, it is the willingness to put one's own life on the line for that which you believe that is the qualification, not for killing, but you wouldn't know that would you, you poser.

Mizzus Steinem, you have been irritating people with your cheap marketing of yourself as a person of importance for years. Your vagina is of no importance to me and just as men have been convicted of thinking with their dick for years, for the same reason you should have been given a life sentence.

You are not qualified to speak to the greater issues of our day just because you wish to sell more magazines or increase your speaking fees.

Qualifications? Being an outlandish bitch for the last 60 years isn't one. Being a minor intellect isn't one. You used your youth and good looks to push you campaign against youth and good looks because you said women were not objects.

You are now an object of scorn and rightfully so.

Gloria, you'll always have Joe Namath in pantyhose as a victory though. It's not Paris, but then so little is, including you.

Time For Racing

I love NASCAR fans.

Rookie Errors The Sign Of Hillary's Demise

Hillary loves me long time! Oh, the thrill, the passion and uh, the rookie political mistakes of it all.

This time Hillary's personal friend, Liberty Price, wanted me to remember to vote on Tuesday and then to return for the precinct convention at 6:30 PM because in Texas my vote is important, but so is the precinct convention....

Being that I live and vote in Ohio I am not sure what this means for me except maybe they want me to vote in Texas as well, in a Chicago style election. I'm game as long as they send me a ticket for me to get there and vote.

If so, I'd prefer to vote in San Antonio so I can visit the shrine of freedom, the Alamo and walk along the canal sampling food and watching the parade of people. Of course there is that whole honor thing about the fighters in the Alamo which may prevent me from voting for Hillary or any other Democrat, but what the heck, there really isn't any such thing as honor amoung thieves, but we could share some home made nacho chips and salsa enjoying watching success float down the river.