Watching the Republican National Convention

They think Americans are stupid and will believe anything. We'll see if they're right.

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I don't know if I can do this with you, James

It's too crazy to behold.

I bet every one of those fuckers are wishing he'd picked Romney right now. This guy is on a holy republican talking points puking roll!

Huh?-ckabee

Scared of "European ideas"

Can't do it any longer

It's like a cross between The Twilight Zone and The Book of Mormon. Fantasy on every front.



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I think it would work but only for those logged in and we're here commenting anyway.

Actually the convention is competing with the Peter Pan DVD right now and Huh-ckabee just lost to Captain Hook. Wait till Tinkerbell Palin comes along, things might change.

THERE WERE NO PETER PAN DVDS IN...

Just kidding. So, like, if we vote for McCain... our kid's are gonna have to like, call their parents and the news to get desks? I think I missed something, Huckleberry.

Desk job

Virtual home schools don't need desks but if you want to choose a desk the government will give you a voucher for one.

That's sexist.

JK!

this desk thing is utterly moronic

what? Does this lady still have a job?

I think my tax dollars paid both for those desks and whichever recent worthwhile war those veterans fought in.

Sounds like Hanoi.

McCain told Leno he didn't even have a table. Perhaps those students are fit for Presidency? THESE ARE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS FOLKS.

POWSJ

McCain's economic policies give new meaning to P.O.W.

Prisoner of Wall Street Journal

Country First and you are last as a individual here!

You can feel the dark side of evil if you can watch.......Totaly void of humanity. If one didn't know any better, One might think he/she is in Munich Germany at a 3 rd Reich convention.

We are all individuals

Even nasty Captain Hook is better than the BS from St Paul

The Palin women scares the Republican Crap out of me!

Even nasty Captain Hook is better than the BS from St Paul* Great Architect

Hell! Even Captain Hook would move to Costa Rica if Palin and McCain are elected....

The 9/11 Kid!

I bet the usual Giuliani drinking game won't be as much fun this time around, Lord knows he didn't write this shit.

You mean

9iu11iani

Oh boy.

I'm shouting obscenities at my television and violently refreshing twitter. I'm going to have an aneurism.

Lookin' at that crowd

I can't help thinking what a bunch of really nasty, unpleasant people they must be, individually as well as en masse.

And that "Drill baby drill" chant sort of drives the point home. These people are sneering.

Meanwhile, Cindy looks terrible. That woman has got to be one of the unhappiest I've seen in public life since Kitty Dukakis.

Drill

oil slick photo from commondreams.org

Drill baby, drill!

Incredible what passes for policy.... Guiliani wrapping himself and the GOP in Sept. 11th is really sad. There is no shame at all... And once again - the Iraq surge was about defeating Al Queda, is there no depth of deceit they won't plumb?

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

can't......watch....any....longer.

must....take....a....break....before....I....burst....into flames....or....throw....something....through....the....tv....

I'm exhausted.

I'm really kind of surprised I made it through to the end (with just a couple of breaks to lower my blood pressure!). Gimme a glass of wine and then off to bed.

Yeah....site is stable a while longer

I'm still backing up files. I figured we should be up so we can help people avoid putting a gun to their heads after listening to that gawdawful screeching that comes outta that woman's mouth. She has a horrible voice. Yikes.



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WTF

Is this the Daily Show or the actual convention?

Can't miss Daily Show

So Rudy needs to wrap it up in time for her to wrap it up in time for Jon Stewart. It's the only sure fire sanity restorative.

Those are some really vicious looking folks out there.

Giuliani, not Guiliani....

Giuliani not Guiliani. Must've been thinking of "guile". Funny how policy takes a vacation with these speeches. The "small town" vs. cosmopolitan, Ivy League education as a detriment is being trotted out once again... Did Rove write these scripts?

And what about the "corruption fighting" lines? Both Palin and Keating Five McCain are or were hip deep in scandal - how does the Dem establishment not point this out?

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

Right to work...

Yep, right to work at the local Wal-Mart. Right to be enslaved by the necessity for health insurance. Right to work to destroy collective bargaining....

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

Right to work...

Yep, right to work at the local Wal-Mart. Right to be enslaved by the necessity for health insurance. Right to work to destroy collective bargaining....

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

yeah, that speaking voice

I think she was doing better when Rudy was rallying everyone to embrace their bigotries.

When she talks, she sounds like a twit.

And that poor kid who is being sent down the aisle with a shotgun in his side. His smile is kinda weak, ain't it?

I wouldn't trade places with

I wouldn't trade places with that young man for a million bucks. Can you imagine what he's thinking these days?

Family as props...

The contrast between how the Republicans responded to Obama's kids and the use of Palin's family as props is amazing - more hypocrisy sure, but probably works at some level. Wonder how here son who is going off to war will respond when his comprades come back to a veteran support system hobbled by McCain and friends policies....

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

Dude, Graig.

I'm with you on this. Weirded me out.

Who was that?

Does anyone know who the woman was who was escorted up the steps and out of the building by the Secret Service?

So her speech is nothing but one-liners

I'm sure it will be hailed as brilliant.



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She's going to get skewered by real comedians.

With the Britney/Paris ad and now this, it's clear that Republicans don't understand that more people read People and watch the Daily show daily than will ever vote for their crazy ass candidates.

When nothing else works, attack the press...

Within one breath Palin goes from praising McCain, a real "inside the beltway" insider and deal broker who has inverted his stances to fit political necessity to coloring herself as a true outsider. Almost afraid the space-time continuum was going to rip wide open and swallow the convention hall ;-)!

I do think this continued positioning of the debate as to whom has the most experience - the 2nd tier Republican VP candidate or the top of the Dem ticket is not being addressed very well by Obama's folks. Perfect reframing for the McCain campaign - needs to be taken on sooner than later.

Oh, and that surplus? Look at how much of that comes from Alaska's unique oil situation, Federal earmarks, etc. And, of course, while she stood against the "bridge to nowhere", she was happy soliciting $27.5M for her small town.

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

Not everyone in the crowd is cheering and clapping

I keep seeing a bunch of old white dudes sitting on their hands when they pan the crowd.



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Alaska must be one weird state

It's hard to account for how someone like this could have risen to high office unless the state is perhaps not well populated and hadn't many options.

Energy independence doesn't come at the end of an oil pipeline..

Energy independence doesn't come at the end of an oil pipeline... Drill baby drill is not an energy policy - it's more of the same....

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

Can't watch it.

You folks are made of sterner stuff than me. It sickens me to hear the lies and half truths that make up their platform.

We are losing 100,000 acres of prime forest, farmlands and open spaces for parks and recreation to development each year.

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Anch'io

nausea sets in and I have to look away. It was like listening to a convention of creation "science" proponents, except these people want to run our country. Dear Jesus, help us. That's all i got.

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." - Harry Truman

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

Dear jeebus.

Her little energy rundown is enough to make any person with actual knowledge cringe. Somewhere in WS, Dan Besse just got cold chills.

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