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who is obama, really?
For a while there, I was kind of leaning Obama. Oh, I wouldn’t have voted for him, but I might not have voted against him, either. My reasoning was: they love their guy, I hate our guy, we can’t win them all and they can’t all be the most important election in history…so why not Obama?

I didn’t think it would be much of a contest, anyway. Put Mister Tall, Dark and Elegant on a stage next to that crusty little booger McCain, and I was pretty sure that would be the end of that.

But then Obama began making the nuttiest mistakes. A European tour? What the hell?

Joe Biden?!? Seriously — Joe Biden?!? Joe Biden is a creature composed entirely of mouth and stupid. Barney Frank would be a better choice — at least if you could make him put his teeth in.

And then that Greek temple thing. Jesus! Arrogant isn’t the word. Cartoony is the word. That’s exactly the sort of place I would have loved to see the President of the United States give a speech…when I was eight. Saturday morning, somewhere between the Herculoids and the Banana Splits.

But the worst was still to come: turns out, dude can’t take a jibe. His skeen is too theen. I don’t know how much of that extra sensitivity is the candidate and how much is his entourage, but we can’t have it. We can’t have a president we’re not allowed to make fun of.

It’s positively unAmerican.

sock it to me

Comments


Comment from apotheosis
Time: October 7, 2008, 10:50 am

That pic is an absolute masterpiece.

The mask shadow. The look in the eyes. Nuance.

*polite applause*

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 7, 2008, 10:52 am

Click the image for the large color version.

I looked up the Saturday morning cartoon lineup for 1968. I found it here. I’m pretty sure I remember them all.

Fun site.

 


Comment from apotheosis
Time: October 7, 2008, 10:53 am

La la laaaa, la la la laaaaaaa

F&!#$ing Banana Splits. Thanks for THAT earworm.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 7, 2008, 10:59 am

Hahaha…Sid and Marty Krofft did the costumes for that. The following year they did — you want earworm? — H.R. Pufnstuf.

Why did he talk like a cartoon Andy Griffith? Anybody know?

 


Comment from Allen
Time: October 7, 2008, 11:03 am

Oh crap, H.R. Pufnstuf, I was just trying to remember the name of that show a few days ago. Why, I have no idea. That was one creepy show.

What was the name of the thing with the really big head? Oh criminy, I’m having flushbacks.

 


Comment from apotheosis
Time: October 7, 2008, 11:04 am

Interesting!

“We do not believe that the ordinary reasonable person, let alone a child, viewing these works will even notice that Pufnstuf is wearing a cummerbund while Mayor McCheese is wearing a diplomat’s sash,” the appeals court wrote.

I knew Grimace was a little too surreal to be a product of a marketing department.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 7, 2008, 11:06 am

Jesus, Allen. That was the title character, HR Pufnstuf.

Poor old Jack Wild got mouth cancer, which mutilated him horribly before it killed him. The actress who played Witchipoo is still around, though.

I refuse to look up her name. Or reveal how I knew that much.

 


Comment from Allen
Time: October 7, 2008, 11:12 am

I thought he was called Hamburger Head or something. I did always think those little vehicles the Banana Splits rode around in were cool.

Just shoot me now. I’m recalling with fondness the frickin Banana Splits. Weasel, The Herculoids? Another memory that I thought was dead and buried. Zombie Toons live again!

 


Comment from apotheosis
Time: October 7, 2008, 11:23 am

If anything, I only wondered why Pufnstuf always had huge dark bags under his eyes. Like he had cancer, or at least insomnia.

 


Comment from Enas Yorl
Time: October 7, 2008, 11:36 am

Sid & Marty were the bomb. Heh, has anyone else noticed Stoaty’s new “Smith & Wesson” style logo there?

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 7, 2008, 12:16 pm

Second chance. If you didn’t watch the official version, the SNL skit referenced earlier is here. Catch it before it disappears again.

I wish I knew how to download it. I’ll try from home.

There is no deleting on the internet…

 


Comment from Princess Bernie
Time: October 7, 2008, 12:23 pm

Re the Obamessiah and all that campaign worship – proves the electorate has a short memory and attention span.

Hopefully now that McCain and Palin are finally addressing the creepy/socialist factor present in the manifestation of Obama, the electorate will see what a danger that man really is.

In the meantime I shall stock up on more guns and ammunition to prepare for the race riots bound to happen no matter which way this election goes.

 


Comment from apotheosis
Time: October 7, 2008, 12:36 pm

I shall stock up on more guns and ammunition to prepare for the race riots bound to happen no matter which way this election goes.

You mean I can’t count on People of Hue to forgive my ancestors’ transgressions if O! is elected? I thought the whole point was a happy unified world, like a Benetton ad.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 7, 2008, 12:40 pm

Oh, crap. I live in a very mixed neighborhood, near the Projects. I was going to say I’ll be long gone by the time this happens, but I won’t.

Oof.

 


Comment from JuliaM
Time: October 7, 2008, 1:30 pm

“I shall stock up on more guns and ammunition to prepare for the race riots bound to happen no matter which way this election goes.”

I think they’ve already started – but over here, not over there…

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1070975/Man-shot-times-street-racist-gunman–wearing-Barack-Obama-T-shirt.html

Got to have been the t-shirt. I mean, what other motive coulsd a knuckle-dragging racist thug possibly have for assaulting Mr Egwuatu?

 


Comment from porknbean
Time: October 7, 2008, 1:33 pm

You mean I can’t count on People of Hue to forgive my ancestors’ transgressions

How many of our ancestors actually participated in that? Kajillions of our ancestors weren’t even here yet. My grandma didn’t come over until after the first WW, my in-laws came over in the mid-50s.

Regarding B.O., include his attitudinally challenged wife.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 7, 2008, 1:37 pm

Ha! Ball bearing pistol = BB gun. We used to shoot each other with them for fun, when I was a lass (hurts like a bastard, too). If you’re nice and you’re using a pump-action BB gun, you only give it a pump or two.

I actually got shot in the ass with a CO2 pistol, though. I was about seven. THAT would’ve been nasty, if it hadn’t been a ricochet.

I was standing in the kitchen making a peanut butter sandwich and my dad was in the livingroom firing at an aluminum can in the garbage, which was in the entry between two rooms. Ricochet —> me. I was so startled, I dropped like a sack of weasel.

 


Comment from apotheosis
Time: October 7, 2008, 1:48 pm

I recently purchased a Crossman pellet rifle, my first “bb gun” since my childhood Red Rider. I figured it was pretty much the same thing.

And proceeded to put a pellet clean thru the 1×6 planking on my back fence, and into the neighbors’ siding. 🙁

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 7, 2008, 1:49 pm

Whoa.

 


Comment from apotheosis
Time: October 7, 2008, 1:57 pm

well for pete’s sake it’s not like the darn thing LOOKS dangerous.

 


Comment from Allen
Time: October 7, 2008, 2:01 pm

When I was a youngen I had one of those Crossman pump BB guns. I used to stick a strike anywhere match in the end of the barrel. Hey, did you know pine needles catch fire real easily? Fire spreads quickly in them too.

 


Comment from dfbaskwill
Time: October 7, 2008, 2:01 pm

But would you have been driven around in a van to vote for him several times? That seems to be the question in O hi O.

 


Comment from Hound Of Doom
Time: October 7, 2008, 2:01 pm

Weas, you keep outdoing yourself. Our loss is England’s gain God knows they need all the help they can get!

Oh, shot three times, and not in a hospital bed? A BB gun? Buh-HAHAHA. What pussies these Brits are. You will soon subjugate them as your Weasel Minions.

 


Comment from Lemur King
Time: October 7, 2008, 4:03 pm

Race riots don’t seem to me to be out of the realm of reason so close to Detroit. One could hope that they could finish the job that they start on Devil’s Night, but that might be too much to ask. It’s really an armpit of a town.

Gads that whole mask thing reminds me of the ballroom portion of “The Shining”. This is scarier.

 


Comment from Lemur King
Time: October 7, 2008, 4:05 pm

By the way – if your graphic doesn’t hit Ace, the Grapevine, or Malkin, I’ll be horribly surprised.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 7, 2008, 4:46 pm

These things are like time bombs, LK. Sometimes they hit when you least expect it (a reader at LGF linked to the Barney Frank post yesterday, giving me an unexpected boost). Sometimes they fail to detonate. And good ol’ Zombie Reagan pops up someplace new every once in a while.

Somehow, it NEVER works for me when I self-promote, so I don’t.

Poor Enas has been sitting in the spam filter all day. Which is too bad, because — he wins! He’s the first to mention my possibly actionable trademark infringement of a new logo (Uncle B claims he noticed but didn’t mention). I made some changes to it, but I’m guessing…not enough.

Wait, what does he win? He wins the internet! Enas won the internet! Yay!

 


Comment from Lemur King
Time: October 7, 2008, 5:14 pm

It looked familiar, is all. Who’d you infringe?

Wait until they sue and have access to your billions and billions. Don’t let them have the Porsche though.

Enas is buying lunch next time.

 


Comment from Enas Yorl
Time: October 7, 2008, 5:15 pm

YAY!! I WON THE INTERNET!!11!!

I’m gonna go to Spambucketland!

 


Comment from harbqll
Time: October 7, 2008, 5:21 pm

It’s the Smith & Wesson logo, isn’t it?

On a completely unrelated vein – I see a new article on Drudge showing how ACORN (the organization for which Obama was a ‘community organizer’) is being investigated for voter fraud…AGAIN.

I wonder if that will get any mention whatsoever on the MSM?

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 7, 2008, 5:25 pm

It’s very damn close to the Smith & Wesson logo, but not quite 🙂

And if anybody from S&W reads this, I’m a big fan. Big, big fan. I have three S&W’s, and one of them I bought when everybody else was mad at you for making a deal with the Clinton Justice Department. Almost brought down the company. Remember that? Of course you do. ‘Nuf said.

So in case I haven’t changed it enough to sail under, you just say the word. Weasel will take it RIGHT down.

 


Comment from jwpaine
Time: October 7, 2008, 5:29 pm

You want creepy, Allen, nothing beats Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. The lighting on that b&w show was too low, and there were shadows where there shouldn’t have been shadows. His manner of speaking was w-a-y too easy to imagine emanating from the dark interior of a windowless van parked near the elementary school. Plus, that sharp-chinned crone-puppet he talked to was très creepy.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 7, 2008, 5:37 pm

Oh, man, that thing FASCINATED me, JW. I was too old for it when it launched, but man. First off — tinkly jazz piano? For six-year-olds?! Yeah, kids eat that shit up.

And…is it really a good idea to acclimate small children to the idea of visiting a creepy grownup’s house to play? A creepy grownup who changes clothes to play with you and has lots of toys and puppets and plays make-believe? A whole *world* of Make Believe! Who claims to love you just the way you are and has lots of creepy grownup friends who drop by?

Apparently, dude was not a child molester, but you couldn’t prove it from that pedosmile of his.

 


Comment from Lemur King
Time: October 7, 2008, 5:40 pm

Creepy grownup? My my… you mean Mr. Rogers really set the stage for years later… Michael Jackson? Talk about softening up the generations for the future.

Anyway, Mr. Rogers was a minister who loved kids in the non-Michael way.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 7, 2008, 5:42 pm

I admit it. I only stopped watching when King Friday and Queen Sarah were considering divorce. Somebody think of Prince Tuesday!

Meow-meow-meow meow bad idea meow.

 


Comment from Dawn
Time: October 7, 2008, 5:45 pm

I just got an offer on my house! Woot!

 


Comment from jwpaine
Time: October 7, 2008, 5:46 pm

It’s a neighborly day in this beautywood,
A neighborly day for a beauty,
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?

I have always wanted to have a neighbor just like you,
I’ve always wanted to live in a neighborhood with you.

So let’s make the most of this beautiful day,
Since we’re together, we might as well say,
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?
Won’t you be my neighbor?

Won’t you please,
Won’t you please,
Please won’t you be my neighbor?

/yup, nothing wrong here

 


Comment from jwpaine
Time: October 7, 2008, 5:52 pm

Yeah, I was too old for Mr. Rogers, too, Weez (I was in the Sky King & Roy Rogers era); maybe that’s why the “lighting” and speech pattern and puppets struck me as creepy.

 


Comment from Lemur King
Time: October 7, 2008, 5:54 pm

I was just edging into the “too old” category so it had not yet sounded creepifying, but y’all are right – to an adult in these times, those words scream:

RUN!!!

But those were vastly more innocent times. At least on the surface.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 7, 2008, 5:59 pm

Yay Dawn! Did it hurt much? ‘Cause mine nearly killed me.

I have to assume that adults — very stupid adults — kept that program afloat, JW. Because it struck me as ALL KINDS of horrible and wrong. And I was eight when it was released.

It did have one wonderful, redeeming feature: magic picture. Generally, magic picture was a short filmstrip (remember filmstrips?) about how stuff was made. I remember a tour of a saxophone factory. And foam pillows! They make foam pillows by pouring this liquid batter into something like a huge waffle iron. Open the lid, and viola! (That explains the round holes that used to be in foam pillows: they were in the mold).

After the demise of Neighborhood, they gave Fred Rogers and interview show and tried to make him a for reals journalist on PBS. Remember that? Oh, Jesus — he gave off EXACTLY the same vibe interviewing important world figures as he did Dr Bill the platypus.

 


Comment from jwpaine
Time: October 7, 2008, 6:00 pm

I’m with you on that one, LK. The country song “Daddy’s Hands” is a prime example of something that would have been taken as it was meant back then, but now just sounds sick.

 


Comment from jwpaine
Time: October 7, 2008, 6:02 pm

Congrats, Dawn (I hope!).

Weez: I never watched much of Mr. Rogers, since I fold it far too creepy (I was 15 when it premiered, but I didn’t see one of the programs until 1972). And I wasn’t aware that they tried to turn him into talk show host; that is far too bizarre to contemplate.

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: October 7, 2008, 6:06 pm

Woot, Dawn!

I was in the Sky King & Roy Rogers era

Likewise, jw.

I had always wondered why no one else thought Mr. R was creepy.

 


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: October 7, 2008, 6:08 pm

Congratulations, Dawn! I know how hard it must be in this climate.

Just heard the news here in dear old Blighty. The bastards are (effectively) nationalising the banks.

Accident? I’m starting to wonder. This is getting too much like a socialist’s dream come true.

 


Comment from porknbean
Time: October 7, 2008, 6:12 pm

I never watched Mr. Rogers until my kids tuned in as toddlers.
King Friday and his birds on a stick, were very, very, strange. Ohhhhh, and that cat….meowmeow..meow..meow..meow…brrrr.

 


Comment from jwpaine
Time: October 7, 2008, 6:15 pm

Nationalize the banks. You bet. Good thinking. Like an umpire taking control of the ball game after issuing rulings that favored one team over the other, and that made it impossible for either team to play the game without cheating.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 7, 2008, 6:20 pm

Henrietta Pussycat, PnB. She lived in a tree with X the Owl.

It’s worth reading the Wikipeda page for the show. Like so many bad ideas, it started in Canada. Rogers wasn’t a Canuck, though. And his grandfather’s name was really Mr McFeely.

On the upside, his foster brother George was an instructor for the Tuskeegee Airmen, so that’s pretty cool.

 


Comment from porknbean
Time: October 7, 2008, 6:23 pm

Uncle B, I believe that it is not by accident.
Government policy/intervention blew the damn thing up and now they think more is going to fix it? They think we are that damned stupid. But, us non-billionaires no longer have representation or a voice in the halls of scumbaggery.

A couple of telling small examples…When a lot of this meltdown began, take one Chuck Schumer, democrat NY. He leaked a memo about a bank in CA, which was actually recovering, that caused a run on that bank.
Last week, dirty Harry Reid, democrat senate majority leader from NV, did the same thing with insurers. Said one of them was in big trouble, which sent the DOW down further.

Noone investigates, the media is mum.

And buried in the pile of manure called the ‘bail-out of politicos and their buds in wall street’, besides raising taxes on gas and coal, is this lovely little bit –

Section 110, GENERAL.—To the extent that the Federal property manager holds, owns, or controls mortgages, mortgage backed securities, and other assets ecured by residential real estate, including multifamily housing, the Federal property manager shall implement a plan that seeks to maximize assistance for homeowners and use its authority to encourage the servicers of the underlying mortgages, and considering net present value to the taxpayer, to take advantage of the HOPE for Homeowners Program under section 257 of the National Housing Act or other available programs to minimize foreclosures.(2) MODIFICATIONS.—In the case of a residential mortgage loan, modifications made under paragraph (1) may include—
(A) reduction in interest rates;
(B) reduction of loan principal; and
(C) other similar modifications.”

The root cause, Community Reinvestment Act 1977, and the following 1995 bill that used the force of law to make banks give out those loans….and now they give the power to a judge to fix the interest or principle as they want. How can a bank survive that kind of business….oh, wait, they can’t….we get to pay for it.

 


Comment from Allen
Time: October 7, 2008, 6:28 pm

My wife and I went to a costume party one Halloween… You guessed it I went as Mr. Rogers, I had people shouting at me, “stop it, you’re creeping us the fuck out!” Hi kids, will you be my special neighbors? 🙂

 


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: October 7, 2008, 6:40 pm

Same here, porknbean. Government leaks have actually been triggering the run on our banks.

And that’s an accident?

 


Comment from Enas Yorl
Time: October 7, 2008, 6:49 pm

I never liked Mr. Rogers. Cap’t Kangaroo was awesome though. To this day I still remember snips of stuff he did showing how life was like in the colonial times.

 


Comment from doubleplusundead
Time: October 7, 2008, 6:59 pm

Hey all, feel free to drop by my place and join the debate chat.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 7, 2008, 7:12 pm

I usually do especially well in a live venue, DPUD. Sadly, I will be completely passed out drunk by 8.

Give ’em hell, Mav!

(Asshole).

 


Comment from porknbean
Time: October 7, 2008, 7:17 pm

Thanks for the invite DPUD, but my nerves can’t take much more. I will be beating the TV when McCain won’t figuratively (literally would be better) punch the hell out of the little punk as he so deserves.
If you’re going to play in the political swamp, you have to plan on getting dirty. I’m not sure he is clued in to how filthy his opponents really are…what we are up against.

 


Comment from Dawn
Time: October 7, 2008, 8:16 pm

I can’t complain about the offer. We will not be bringing nor will we be receiving a check at closing. Awesome.

 


Comment from Allen
Time: October 7, 2008, 8:25 pm

Speaking of debates, where the hell is Joe? He’s been MIA since the VP debate. Maybe he went undercover to kick Hezballah out of Lebanon, with Inspector Closeau.

Please come back Joe, we need you.

 


Comment from Mrs. Peel
Time: October 7, 2008, 10:47 pm

Don’t bother watching the debate, Weas. Most boring debate EVAR.

Anyway, Reading Rainbow was my favorite show growing up. Not only did I love to read, but I also had a huge crush on Geordi.

 


Comment from porknbean
Time: October 8, 2008, 3:09 am

I didn’t watch the debate because I can’t stand B.O.’s voice – sets my teeth on grind and I just knew listening to McCain would remind me all over again why I don’t like him. Regardless, the Chicago punk is that bad and worse, I will have to vote against him.

Back to Mr. Rogers…looked at the wiki link and was reminded of one puppet that put me on edge, even as a kid; Lady Elaine. She was one fuggly puppet.
She was either a gym teacher or a lesbian or both.

 


Comment from porknbean
Time: October 8, 2008, 3:16 am

My favorite shows growing up were Batman, Ultraman, Brady Bunch, The Munsters, The Addams Family, through the week, and Creature Feature, Little Rascals, Three Stooges, Bowery Boys, Abbott and Costello, Ma and Pa Kettle, Marx Bros….types of shows that came on Saturday. Loved the old movies.
Nope, they don’t make ’em like they used to.

 


Comment from Princess Bernie
Time: October 8, 2008, 9:02 am

Allen, Joe took a couple of days off because of the death of his mother in law.

My eldest son (now age 29) LOVED Mr. Rogers. I think he liked the nice, quiet tone of the program. Eldest son is a manly man and a great stepdaddy (and hopefully next year a bio daddy, too). Making me Princess Granny.

 


Comment from Surly Ermine
Time: October 8, 2008, 9:42 am

Yup, I remember my childhood BB gun being so weak I could shoot myself by bouncing shots off a balloon. I thought it was cool cuz it looked like a 45. Now I have a Ruger 44… pops balloons a bit better.

“Sigmund and the Sea Monsters”…holy crap.

Hey Wez, is your header animated? If so, I gotta adjust somethin’ cause I wanna see that lil’ fella run.

 


Comment from apotheosis
Time: October 8, 2008, 10:17 am

Bugs Bunny/RoadRunner show. Really, it’s all the culture one needed.

Kill da waaaaaaabbit…kill da WAAAAAAbbit…

 


Comment from Jill
Time: October 8, 2008, 10:32 am

“Bugs Bunny/RoadRunner show. Really, it’s all the culture one needed.”

For some of us, it was an early introduction to classical music we might never have gotten otherwise.

And looky here!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neighborhood_of_Make-Believe

 


Comment from Jill
Time: October 8, 2008, 10:33 am

I give up on Akismet.

 


Comment from Gnus
Time: October 8, 2008, 10:36 am

Surly, I have to click once on the header stoat before it will run. After that it will gallop whenever my cursor hovers over it. YMMV, I’m using Opera.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 8, 2008, 10:45 am

It’s animated from inside an individual comment thread, Surly. Not from the main header on the front page. If you’re using IE, it isn’t visible. There’s just a blank at the top. Opera and Firefox, it’s fine (you have to click once with Opera, not with FF). I don’t know why and I find it MOST annoying, because when I did that, I had intended to animate every graphic on the page. Boo.

Sorry ’bout that, Jill. I don’t remember why, but I got a bug up my butt earlier this week and spent an hour or so researching the Bugs Bunny Overture. I bet we can all recite the words:

Overture, curtain, lights.
This is it, the night of nights.
No more rehearsing and nursing a part,
We know every part by heart!

And on and on. I had assumed that was an old number written for vaudeville or Broadway, because it’s so obviously inappropriate for a Saturday-morning cartoon. But no, its official name (near as I can tell) is the Bugs Bunny Overture.

It makes more sense when I learned the program originally debuted in prime time in 1960 (and ran regularly for the next 40 years, hopping back and forth from ABC to CBS, making it one of the longest running shows ever).

Still strikes me as a demned odd theme song for a cartoon show. Really, do you think Tweety nursed his part? Wile E. Coyote, maybe.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 8, 2008, 10:48 am

Speaking of odd blog behavior — when you guys go to edit your posts now, has the text field boxed shrunk to about an inch wide? Been like that for about a week, and I don’t know why.

I’ll have to see if maybe the post edit plugin has changed. Can’t do that from work, though.

 


Comment from Dawn
Time: October 8, 2008, 11:04 am

Geordi wore a banana clip on his face. I never could get past knowing what his glasses really were.

Jem and the Holograms is still my favorite cartoon evah! I had one or two of the dolls.

The Holograms had a mansion for foster kids. She was awesome.

 


Comment from jwpaine
Time: October 8, 2008, 11:06 am

Using Firefox here (3.0.3), and I’ve not seen any odd formatting behavior.

 


Comment from WeaselWrangler
Time: October 8, 2008, 11:06 am

BB guns, great old TV shows, and politics..where to begin? I still have my old Daisy BB gun and ocassionally get it out for a little target practice. I grew up with the classics…Captain Kangaroo, classic WWII Popeye, Huckleberry Hound, Space Ghost, and I loved the operaetta of Mighty Mouse. I could go on…but I will spare you, dear reader. As to politics…I watched the debate..being a conservative is beginning to feel like being a jedi after the clone wars.

 


Comment from apotheosis
Time: October 8, 2008, 11:18 am

Droopy Dog. “I’m happy.”

Basically anything Tex Avery ever did. Yay for leering cartoon wolves in Zoot Suits.

 


Comment from Palio Emptor
Time: October 8, 2008, 11:25 am

We’re dealing with multiple, massive-scale disasters generally brought on by the corrupt and incompetent leadership of the current administration – which has been driven by the failed philosophy of the neocon Republican party and supported by McCain, whom you apparently don’t like much – and you are now shifting away from Obama because:

1. He went on a European tour
2. He chose Joe Biden as a VP candidate (who, on relative terms at least is familiar with how we govern)
3. Someone (surely not Obama) chose a Greek temple theme for the stage at the DNC and,
4. He can’t take a jibe.

Perhaps this explains why we are in the position we are in…

 


Comment from apotheosis
Time: October 8, 2008, 11:32 am

Personally, I stopped reading at “corrupt.” The left’s forgotten more about political corruption than those evil icky neocons will ever learn.

 


Comment from Dawn
Time: October 8, 2008, 11:35 am

Trolls are so boring. He didn’t even tell us what his favorite cartoon was.
Probably Thundercats.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 8, 2008, 11:39 am

Hey, at least it wasn’t a copy and paste job. He read the article and responded appropriately. I mean, wrong, but appropriate. As they used to tell me in retarded school, “reward approximate behavior.”

Heeeeey, wait a second! I *loved* Thudercats! Well, not so much the actual cartoon, but the premise: boy goes into suspended animation, wakes up the hugest, most powerful badass grownup on the planet…with the brain of an eight year old boy. I thought about stealing that, but I can’t do fiction.

 


Comment from apotheosis
Time: October 8, 2008, 11:43 am

boy goes into suspended animation, wakes up the hugest, most powerful badass grownup on the planet…with the brain of an eight year old boy.

Well now you’re just tempting the troll into more Bush-bashing.

 


Comment from Princess Bernie
Time: October 8, 2008, 11:44 am

Dear Troll:

Obama was never an option for me. It’s my aversion to socialists and marxists. Simple as that.

 


Comment from Dawn
Time: October 8, 2008, 11:48 am

Oh my – you have to read wiki’s description of the Lunataks. It is prophetic.

Hailing from the Moons of Plun-Darr, these vile beings were once feared criminals in ancient times. They dwell in Dark Side, a volcanic region on the far side of Fire-Rock Mountain. They were encased in molten rock by Mumm-Ra when they attempted to take control of Third Earth. Mumm-Ra later released them on the condition that they work for him to battle the ThunderCats. However, the Lunataks form their own ‘third column’ based in Dark Side, building a massive, floating fortress called Sky Tomb from which they strike against all of Third Earth.

 


Comment from apotheosis
Time: October 8, 2008, 12:28 pm

“Plun-Darr?”

oy.

 


Comment from Jill
Time: October 8, 2008, 12:30 pm

“I like to sing-a, about the moon-a and the June-a and the spring-a…I like to sing-a…”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28hk97-vZdQ

 


Comment from porknbean
Time: October 8, 2008, 12:36 pm

weasel, I’ve been having troubles with your site for the past several days. I’ll either get an error and can’t get here or I’ll get here and the threads won’t load or I’ll post a comment and get stuck in Timbuktu for a minute until I hit refresh, then the thread disappears again.
In IE and Firefox.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 8, 2008, 12:42 pm

I was meaning to ask if you guys were having problems, PnB. You don’t get the message about the site being suspended for exceeding its CPU quota? The message I get isn’t necessarily pitched to the administrator, so I wasn’t sure.

The possible cause it gives is too many inefficient PHP scripts. But, hey, I don’t program WordPress. I have a few PHP scripts of my own that could be replaced by static HTML, but they aren’t actually doing anything, so I don’t see the problem.

I’ve been meaning to go onto BlueHost’s help forum and ask about it, but I’ve been distracted. Thanks for telling me, anyhow.

 


Comment from porknbean
Time: October 8, 2008, 12:49 pm

You don’t get the message about the site being suspended for exceeding its CPU quota?

Yes. If I don’t get the regular error message, I get that one.

 


Comment from Muslihoon
Time: October 8, 2008, 5:13 pm

Oooooh, I loved Thundercats! And Mumm-Ra was my favorite!

So was Skeletor of He-Man. And Hordak of She-Ra.

Which makes me think…why don’t I support Obama?

 

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