Category Archives: politics

Foo Fighters to McCain: “Stop Using Our Song”

Another band, this time the Foo Fighters, has issues with the McCain campaign using their song, “My Hero.”

The saddest thing about this is that ‘My Hero’ was written as a celebration of the common man and his extraordinary potential,” the band said in a statement. “To have it appropriated without our knowledge and used in a manner that perverts the original sentiment of the lyric just tarnishes the song.”

The folks over at the McCain camp are claiming they have full rights to use the song since they already paid licensing fees.

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SNL Sarah Palin Mockery Gets Even Better with VP Debate Parody Skit

Best line= “Are we not doing the talent portion?”

Tina Fey is the Best Sarah Palin Ever

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Not much to comment on other than Tina Fey is freakin hilarious (and dead on)! The accent, the looks, the demeanor, the voice, the obnoxious accent, the entire package!

WTF? Obama Picks Joe Biden as his Runningmate

Barack Obama picks Joe Biden as VP runningmate

Barack Obama picks Joe Biden as VP runningmate

It’s pretty clear. Obama has made the worst decision of his political career by picking Senator Joe Biden from Delaware to be his running mate.

Obama represents the paragon of change. He’s young, he has a fresh take on politics, and he’s ready to lead the country. So does Obama pick someone who mirrors those characteristics? No, he picks an old white guy who has been in the white house longer than McCain, and who has made comments like Barack Obama is “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy, ” as well as “you cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.” Keep in mind Joe Biden said these things on camera.

ARE YOU F***ING KIDDING ME? Why would anyone say that, yet alone a political figure who is always in the public eye? Biden clearly suffers from extreme case of diarrhea of the mouth.

I understand one of the reasons he picked Biden. He has a ton of experience dealing with foreign/international affairs, where as many of the other democratic nominees did not. But Biden is so old he is bound to have history, period. And with history, often comes mistakes: Biden ran for president in 1988, but was forced to quit when he was accused of plagiarizing a speech he made by British Labor Party leader Neil Kannock.

Hillary would have been the best choice in my opinion. I know she said some nasty things, but if Obama can get over Biden’s racial ignorance, why couldn’t he get over a few of her political jabs here and there?

Obama also mentioned that he wanted to pick someone who would “challenge” him. I think Hillary has shown that she’s not only opinionated (and hasn’t been afraid to express her opinions), but also that she’s a fighter. Despite all her cattiness, I think they would have made an excellent team…because out of all the democratic candidates, at the end of the day Hillary and Barack have one thing in common–passion. And that passion lies in the will to make a difference.

One more thing, if you’re just as frustrated as I am about this decision, i urge you to drop a quick line to the Obama campaign:

http://my.barackobama.com/page/s/welcomejoe

Picking Biden may have been the “smart” decision, but it was certainly not the best decision.

Does John McCain want to reinstate the draft?

In a town hall event in New Mexico earlier today, John McCain was asked a question by a woman in the audience who basically said that reinstating the draft is necessary. She ended her statement saying “If we don’t reenact the draft I don’t think we will have anyone to chase Bin Laden to the gates of hell.”

McCain responded by saying, “Ma’am, let me say that I don’t disagree with anything you said and thank you. And I am grateful for your support of all of our veterans.”

Although McCain could have just said that out of compassion and sympathy , the statement has raised a lot of eyebrows, especially since he said he didn’t disagree with anything she said.

Because nearly the entire country would be up in arms if he seriously reinstated the draft, I don’t think it would be a wise decision (among a hundred other reasons). I’m sure he’s aware of that fact. However, because McCain is so gung-ho about the war, it’s a scary possibility to fathom.

Unarguably, a vote for McCain is a vote for an indefinitely prolonged war. But is a vote for McCain an end to our freedom to chose what we do with our own lives? That was a rhetorical question.

Heidi Montag Continues to be a Spotlight Whore, Wishes to Campaign with McCain

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According to E! Online, Hideous Montag is hoping to campaign with “white-haired-guy” Republican candidate John McCain.

Despite all the money she makes (trust, she makes enough to buy a mansion with Spencer in Beverly Hills), she is still hustling for the spotlight. Making ridiculous music “videos” with her saggy, fake balloon tits rolling around in the sand, being a timesuck on The Hills, and posing for men’s magazines apparently isn’t enough. She has to further ruin the already tainted politosphere around the election by the sheer mention of her desire to “help” out in interviews.

Wanna know what important strategic discussions she would like to have with McCain to take his efforts to the next level? I could only imagine it would be a mandatory state tax that funds her desperate need to find a good plastic surgeon. But surprisingly, that wasn’t it (but I was pretty close). She took the critical opportunity to brainstorm just how she could politically contribute to the McCain campaign by chatting it up with his daughter, Meghan. What did they discuss, you ask? Is the suspense killing you? ***DRUMROLL please…***

“A lot of fashion, actually,” says Montag. “We talked about my clothing line, and she was asking where to get it.”

Perfect! Another opportunity to plug her skanky animal print, lacy miniskirts. Maybe Meghan was asking where to get it so she wouldn’t accidentally make her shopping rounds there.

Although I despise Heinous Montag and everything she represents, more power to her if McCain agrees to sabotage his political career by seeking her “assistance.”

Maybe Paris Hilton and Heidi can battle it out “political television ad” style a la the funnyordie video. I think I just puked in my mouth a little bit.

Meghan McCain and Heidi Montag (who obviously doesn't miss a nanosecond of posing/photo opps) having lunch at the Ivy (of course Heidi picks the most well-known paparazzi hotspot)

Meghan McCain and Heidi Montag (who obviously doesn't miss a nanosecond of photo opps) having lunch at the Ivy (of course, the most well-known paparazzi hotspot)

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Where’s the Fight? Barack Obama’s New Ad Responds by Calling McCain “Celebrity” Right Back

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Okay, everyone knows I’m a fan of Obama. But frankly, I’m pretty disappointed with this ad campaign. Couldn’t the folks over at the Obama camp come up with something a little wittier, punchier, funnier and overall more effective? To call McCain a celebrity right back is what first graders do. Obama’s a pretty funny guy, and although I appreciate that he’s trying to maintain a reputation of classiness, this was almost as bad as turning the other cheek. Instead, I would have made an ad that made the following statement: “I’m not a celebrity, people just like me.” I’m currently accepting recruiting offers/letter/invitations to help out on the Obama campaign. It looks like even a rookie like myself could offer tremendous help. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

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