• Sarah Palin and Why Is It That Women Keep Getting Nicknamed After Kinds of Cats?

This is not an unfair image taken mid speech. This is what Barragh Murphy looks like even when she isn't spouting complete and utter self absorbed bullshit.
This is not an unfair image taken midway into a dialogue. This is what Darragh Murphy looks like even when she isn't spouting complete and utter bullshit. Just imagine the mouth is closed and those dead lifeless eyes are burrowing into what little lifeless trust you have in your fellow humans remains. I mean I know that not everybody who wanted Hillary to be president will obey her spoken will, as many will think she only says it for her stake in the party, but these incredibly self absorbed and self important nothings need to go. Photo: Myself, cell phone camera at screen.

Sarah Palin’s nomination for John McCain’s vice president means we’re all going to learn another word for women that pundits and others love to lump into a single cat-themed nickname: PUMAs. And it started/continued last night, during the return of Real Time with Bill Maher to the air.

That stands for, for those of you who have a life and/or do not identify yourself as a PUMA, Party Unity My Ass, or in more friendly terms, People United Mean Action.

This follows the recent “Cougar” term, see Kim Catrall’s epic career, the word Pussy which is not really gender specific, but demasculating, and the so old timey it’s possible McCain was the one who came up with it term, “Cat Fight.” I’m kind of weirded out by the uniformity in these names, it’s only modern comparison is actually to how Apple Computers names their Operating Systems.

Here’s a quote from the PUMA blog that is both a) an example of their batshit insane foot-in-mouth syndrome, and b) an ill advised attempt at humor which definitely comes across as saying these are the people of a lunatic fringe and deserve your ear no more than Sarah Palin deserves the ear of a major party vice president:

I dont care if you call yourself a Democrat, a Republican, an Independent, a New Democrat, or a Polka-Dotted Peruvian Panda.

You psychopaths are not funny. If in your mind a Panda could read this trite, I guess Obama should take the punishment that the sexist-at-times media (girding their loins when they hear Hill speak folks like Tucker “DICK” Carlson, and Glenn Beck). But only one problem:


And there is one real major problem with Sarah Palin, beyond her hard hard right leanings, is that she is a blatant stooge appointment. She is Harriet Miers 2.0. A real life Dolores Umbridge. Why can I say this without worrying that I might be being unfair or belittling someone due to their gender?

Here’s a ticker headline quote for you:


So the time and thought spent vetting Mittens Romney and co. wasn’t important at all? Maybe it taught McCain he doesn’t even want to meet the VP candidates. Palin has ZERO qualifications for being one-very-weak-heartbeat, MCCAIN IS OLD AS FUCK FOR PETE’S SAKE, away from the presidency.

The great Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) MN is on MSNBC News this morning, and had a quote for why she believes that Sarah Palin isn’t a concern when it comes to Die Hard Hillary Supporters:

I’m not concerned about that because I believe that American Women are smart. And I believe they’re going to go beyond gender to the agenda.

Please, christ, let this be true … we’ve really now found ourselves in an election that will test the willful ignorance threshold of the country. How much do we all really want to be low information voters? How much are elections about identity politics and not judgement, platform, and anything else that actually should matter. This election needs to be a vindication of intelligence in America. Not a vindication for stubbornness, racism, and stoogery. We’ve seen enough of those in our life times.

I agreed with Klobuchar’s sentiment whole heartedly for a while before I even heard her say it, that was, until I was at Time Warner City Cable yesterday. I’m just about dying waiting to replace my cable box for a functioning one, and the elderly women to my right, one of whom was circling her favorite passages in Michelle “Baby Mama” Malkin’s newest NY Post op-ed, and I almost just asked her what is it that makes her waste her time with this newsprinted on toilet paper, but then … Before I could realize it, she moved away to a seat two seats to her right that just opened up, midway into a small tear I was going on about how much of a joke this Palin nonsense is and how it’s just an out and out insult to anyone who supported Hillary. The woman started covering her ear that was closest to me before she walked away, which shows even with old age, maturity is not a guarantee. See John McCain at your airport hilton bar performing “Bomb Bomb Iran” for further evidence.

And then, to see their goal spelled out by the PUMA’s themselves, and read at the PUMA blog:

The Puma Movement … we are united in our goals:

1. No Obama for President
2. No more Howard or the other Architects of this FIASCO at the DNC
3. Support Good Guy Dems

Here, we have the Ralph Nader faction of 2008, which has started out of a fundamental belief that their candidate got robbed. The PUMA’s even compare HRC08 to Al Gore in 2000. They read into speeches with an insane ammount of self absorption that when Hillary Clinton was telling the that this election is too important to waste, they claim that she was telling them to waste, waste away. And to see them thinking that the media’s kind of there sexism is the only thing to worry about rather than the incredibly public racism in both the G.O.P. and the media, which is the only way I can read their belief that Obama had the election given to him by the DNC shows an incredible narrow mindedness.

Later this morning on the MSNBC, Phil Musser, Republican Stategist talking Palin:

She’s at 80% approval in Alaska right now:

Yes, Alaska. Aside from the environment, Alaska is a really really easy fucking state to govern. Especially when you can flip flop on the bridge to nowhere, please MSM don’t give her a free pass on this one, we all expect you will, and surprise us for once, impulsiveness – especially in relationships like the BDSM (you beat and maul us, we wimper in a corner called the internet) one that the MSM has with the country – is sometimes rewarded. I give as much of a fuck about the population of Alaska as I do the population of North Dakota, the 48th most populus state, to Alaska’s 47th. Someone put in as governor of an eenstie weenstie state for less than a term isn’t ready for being one-very-weak-heartbeat away from the presidency. Further: I don’t care about her kids. If having a mentally challenged kid is what makes you a capable candidate then why didn’t he appoint Barbara Bush, at least she’s got some experience under her belt?

He wouldn’t appoint Babs Bush because McCain is partial to, and I’m happy the soon to be 9PM time slotted Rachel Maddow pointed this out, Beauty Paegent Winners/Contestants. This is not only in keeping with McCain’s fucked view of women (AKA: No Abortions, No Equal Wages, No Brains), but the whole McCain meme of still calling himself a maverick, it’s a fucking veneer that washed off ages ago.

Now, Musser, trying to spin the idea that Sarah Palin isn’t a token appointee, because we all know if she didn’t have lady parts, we’d still think “Michael” whenever we heard the name “Palin”:

I say she represents an outsider point of view that is fundamental … and outside of Washington

Just because she lives in Alaska and flip flopped on the bridge to nowhere, she isn’t “outside of Washington,” because, and I’m going to repeat this again and again: she has an insider hard right point of view that is quite closer to fundamentalism than it is to anything else.

And by fundamentalism, I mean she’s anti-abortion. And now this gives the Dems the perfect chance to hammer her and McCain on their want to destroy Roe V Wade and leave it in an alley, visual image intended. And maybe many women are anti-choice, and maybe many women would dress and want to look like Palin does in the following photos:

Why isn't this woman married to Dr. Evil? Credit: HuffPost.
What animals? Fuck putting the polar bears on the endangered species list, put 'em on my shoulders. Credit: HuffPost.
and wearing this just garish outfit that reminds me of Amy Poehler in Mean Girls and screams I'M OF LITTLE DIGNITY Credit: HuffPost.

She gives me the same heebie jeebies that Cindy McCain does, because it’s sad that these empty vessels are probably role models. This whole “respect her story,” bullshit … You know what? Real Respect Real. And this shit is unreal.

The truly unbelievable nature of how these PUMA people act and how McCain really made an offensive pick, however politically smart it is, that is why people refer to these groups of women with animal names. It’s because PUMAs can’t be taken seriously. Then again, when men can’t be taken seriously, they have the common sense or control of the media enough to not get lump sum names, they’re just douchebags with names like Ryan Seacrest or Dick Cheney.

I mean, their impact is real, but their stances and complete bullshit stance to try and “make the DNC pay” by trying to make it so Barack Obama is not elected, thus subjecting the country to 4 years of McCain, who is dead intent on taking away a woman’s right to choose, that kind of self absorption is what people on the right of the aisle try to affix to Barack about being a vapid celebrity. No, it is the PUMA PAC, and John McCain and Sarah Palin who are the vapid ones.

Darragh Murphy is the poster child of these empties, and to prove this, I cite what she blogged, after Hillary’s Great DNC Speech, and I quote:

PUMAS – stay the course.  We expected this.  Our mission has not changed.  This is no longer about Senator Clinton – this is about all of us who have been told to sit down, shut up and fall in line.   This is about all of us in Denver and around the nation who have been counted out.

At least this means that Tina Fey might return to SNL.


• Since I’ve Been Gone, What I Would Have Posted

Firstly, new facebook, You Ugly. No Alibi Ugly.

Jeezey talkin about Life, The Gov, his new record, and Barry:
“man, fuck Fox News.”
has Mr. Jones started something?

NYTimes linking is going on here … I’m not happy about this … but, here’s a good article about wine and it’s boxed form and why that’s a good idea. You know, beyond easy transport on campus in shitty small liberal arts colleges that provide so little to do you become an alkie because at least that’s something.

Lieberman, such a prick, the AP even freudian slips it in:

“His top contenders are said to include Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Less traditional choices mentioned include former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, an abortion-rights supporter, and Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Democratic vice presidential prick in 2000 who now is an independent.”

Check the new Wired, “The future of the Electric Car” issue for the graphic on pg 92 which illustrates the 4 levels of Girl Talk track “What It’s All About.”

I wonder if there’s a corollary between Mac/Tech geeks mocking Microsoft for going with Seinfeld and Far Left Dems being pissed about Biden?

Murs has got a new record coming out, and you best support the tour, too.

Crazy Doucheneck Toby Keith likes Barack? What the eff?

Dowd wrote something competant. That’s hell freezing over that your’re feeling.

The Pharcyde, remixed by Hot Chip. What more need I say, top billing.

The Walkmen used to be Jonathan Fire*Eater. Back when they were, ages ago, I saw them play a record label show. Lupton, the former lead singer is the son of one of my mother’s best friends. Good kid, shame how things went down. Honestly, though, I’ve yet to be impressed by either iteration.

Swagger Like Us is boring. Clifford’s first single, “Whatever You Like,” the poppy wish fulfillment that it is, is miles better. Shame on Jay, Yeezey and Weezey. This should be epic. This should be Redeem Team Rap. It is not.

Music reccomendation: Q And Not U. Kind of feeling an At The Drive In sound somewhere within.

Finally, I missed the onsale, but TV On The Radio has a new album and tour. Looks like I’ll have to stub hub this one. I havn’t seen them since they played Siren, and that’s too long for me with regards to Tunde & Co.



• Mission Accomplished … For Redeem Team

Dwayne Wade returns to kill it as he does playing ball, as Henry Casey returns to blog. Coincidence? Maybe.

I’ve returned … for Olympic Basketball? I thank Collin for getting me into these games.

No way? Way. I mean, I want to see the USA win here because … well why? Is it because we should win the basketball gold? Maybe? What’s easier to say would be that the Spanish National Basketball team’s blatant public racism makes them Alaska in D2: The Mighty Ducks, the token D-Bag team, that the Americans frequently are. Somehow, the America team isn’t the D Bag team for once, and, well, it’s fun to have a reason to root for the basketball powers that are Kobe, LeBron, Dwayne, Bosh, Paul, Tayshaun, Kidd, etc., all at the same time. It’s weird, granted, but it is fun.

My Time Warner cable box has been wigging out all of this fourth quarter I’ve been aware of the game for. I’m so taking this POS into Time Warner on Monday. I’ve lost about 5 minutes to it’s fuckuppery.

With, 32.9 left, 8 Pt USA lead: “Rubio has to foul. … And then a technical foul on Ricky Rubio.”

Rubio, has the least masculine name in basketball history, I’m sure. It’s a name reminiscent of Chris Tucker’s Ruby Rhod from The Fifth Element. Sauter attributed for that connection.

Bill Walton claims that Kobe is the most popular non Chinese player in these games. I wonder for a second if he said Of The Olympics … he can’t have said that. What about Phelps … Wait, he did. “The most popular non Chinese athlete here in China.” But, then again, I don’t think it’s actually Walton. Someone working aside that incorrect gentleman refers to him as Mike. During the aftermath of the game, it turns out the guy in question is Mike Breen.

Mike Breen ... a known name to some?
Mike Breen ... a known name to some?

Even Kobe would say it’s Phelps, as that well circulated video of Kobe praising Phelps would say.

… and back to the subject at hand, a few minutes ago, the major moment that had the applause working was after a major 3 point shot from Wade, it seems as if the lead might be safe, and back to the moment …

USA has won. I hate to admit it, but I’ve now cheered for Kobe Bryant and Dwayne Wade in the same game. Not to mention LBJ.

• Finally, the Harold Ford Jr. style ad against Barack Obama

McCain campaign mega douchebags: is your memory that short?

Now, the McCain campaign has finally crossed this line we all knew they would. Assume they won’t think they’re actually being racist until McCain yells the N Word during a town hall, and the tries to act like he’s mispronouncing Niger.

Link summation:

ABC article re: McCain 08 Commercial, where’s my THAT’S RACIST GIF when I need it?

Harold Ford Jr. is about to get a lot of press thanks to this.

Rob Riggle, mispronouncer.


Their thoughts:

Laura Bush: Oh, he has no idea. If I explain it, he’ll yell at me because the Olympics didn’t have chocolate milk.

George W.: ASU! ASU! ASU! ASU! ASU!

Woman on right: Man there is no way he could have masterminded 9/11.

Kissinger: If that child asks me for a letter of recommendation, I swear to fucking christ I’m shitting in a paper bag, freezing it, and telling him it’s German Chocolate.

Farva from Super Troopers: I love it when people make me look smart.