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Ye Old Scribe Presents: Maverick (sic) or; One Hell of a Sick Maverick

Ye Olde Scribe’s Incredible, Inedible Quote Machine
“Don’t eat it. Read it. Cause ya can’t be too chew… see.”

For example, in a Weekly Standard column titled “McCain versus the juggernaut,” neoconservative pundit William Kristol warned that an “Obama-Biden administration — working with a Democratic Congress — would mean a more debilitating nanny state at home and a weaker nation facing our enemies abroad.” It takes a deep obliviousness to reality for an ardent Bush supporter to be sounding the alarm about the “nanny state” at the same time that his beloved president and party are solicitously spoon-feeding their wailing Wall Street brat out of a $700 billion jar of Gerber’s.


This is not a “movement” that means anything that anyone can explain. As Christopher Buckley, the son of the late William F. Buckley, intellectual father of modern American conservativism, put it in a much-discussed piece in the Daily Beast announcing his support for Obama, “I no longer have any clear idea what, exactly, the modern conservative movement stands for. Eight years of ‘conservative’ government has brought us a doubled national debt, ruinous expansion of entitlement programs, bridges to nowhere, poster boy Jack Abramoff and an ill-premised, ill-waged war conducted by politicians of breathtaking arrogance. As a sideshow, it brought us a truly obscene attempt at federal intervention in the Terry Schiavo case.”

Gary Kamiya

Finally… the TRUTH!
“Why did it take so ^%$#@ long for someone to say it?”

Does she have the most annoying voice ever? It’s like a dental drill combined with a band saw…

-Stephanie Miller on Appalling Palin

Anyone who claims gas prices aren’t being raised and lowered for political reasons probably works for, or is invested in, Shell, Mobil, Hess…

-A-non-E-Moose; found on the web

Ye Olde Scribe Presents: Maverick (sic) or; One Hell of a Sick Maverick

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Obama Infomercial

Here is the Obama Infomercial that has the Right wing crying. Hannity attacks it for being “Oprah-like” and “embarrassing”. (Clue to Hannity: ’embarrassing’ is a subjective emotion. If you fell embarrassment, then it is because of something YOU have said or done)

Yes, this video was done very well. It has great production values, and it was “scripted” as Hannity so helpfully points out. (Another clue to Hannity: do you see that teleprompter with those words on it that you read? That is a script. Do you see that instant message dohickey on your computer monitor there? Those are the real time talking points you are getting from Mark Levine because you can’t come up with any of this on your own) This video accomplished what it set out to do: speak directly to the average Joe and Jane independent that hasn’t quite made up their minds yet.

Now the Right wing is complaining because this infomercial was done so well, and because Obama dared to have a lot of campaign donations left over to do something like this. If I understand people like Hannity right, he would have much rather seen this video shot with a Super 8 camera with a tape recording voice-over — if done at all.

Grumpy McCain and Larry King reminded me last night of the two old muppets in the gallery on the Muppet show as McCain started complaining about Obama’s “broken promise” to him about discussing campaign financing. Does he really think that people give a damn, or that if the roles had been reversed McCain wouldn’t have done exactly what Obama did?


Ten Reasons Why Gay Marriage is Wrong

1. Being gay is not natural.

(And real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning, tattoos, pierc?ings and silicon breasts)

2. Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay.

(In the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall)

3. Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior.

(People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract. Lamps are next)

4. Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn’t changed at all

(Hence why women are still property, blacks still can’t marry whites, and divorce is still illegal)

5. Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed

(And we can’t let the sanctity of Britney Spears’ 55-hour just-for-fun marriage be destroyed)

6. Straight marriages are valid because they produce children.

(So therefore, gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn’t be allowed to marry because our population isn’t out of control, our orphanages aren’t full yet, and the world needs more children)

7. Obviously gay parents will raise gay children

(Since, of course, straight parents only raise straight children)

8. Gay marriage is not supported by religion.

(In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That’s why we have only one religion in America)

9. Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home.

(Which is exactly why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children …and why we ensure every parent is a perfect role model)

10. Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms.

(Just like we haven’t adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans)

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