Archive for John McCain

Vote and get a Krispy Kreme

Posted in Politics with tags , , , on October 30, 2008 by macmystery
Vote and get fat for free!

Vote and get fat for free!

It doesn’t matter who you vote for next Tuesday … Barack Obama or John McCain. Just doing so will get you a free doughnut from Krispy Kreme for sporting your “I voted” sticker.

I know at least one of our local Chick-fil-A stores is giving away a free chicken sandwich for the same thing, but I can’t find anything saying that it’s a franchise-wide promotion.

Know of any other election giveaways? Let me know.

Sunday night election smorgasbord

Posted in Odd, Politics, Sports with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2008 by macmystery
Sensing the campaign is sinking with 10 days before the election, the Republicans have replaced John McCain with what they hope is a superior candidate, a cardboard cutout of McCain.

Sensing the campaign is sinking with 10 days before the election, the Republicans have replaced John McCain with what they hope is a superior candidate, a cardboard cutout of McCain. When asked, the RNC responded, "Hey, it's worked with Keanu Reeves' acting career."

Since I don’t want to make 100 different posts, I figured I could bunch all of this in one big one.

First, if you buy the rhetoric from the right, it’s only natural that virtually every newspaper in the country would endorse Barack Obama and Joe Biden. That crafty, slimy, liberal mainstream media! (If there was a sarcasm font, I’d use it here)

Back to reality, it might interest most that far more papers in this country endorsed Bush than Al Gore. Oops. There goes that theory/right-wing talking point/pile of horse shit. In addition, I work at a paper that would endorse Mussolini over Jesus Christ if the Italian were a Republican and the messiah a Democrat.

But you’d think McCain and Palin might get a break from the biggest paper in Palin’s state, a Republican stronghold.


The Anchorage Daily News endorsed Obama/Biden. Just for kicks, here’s a link to the Fox News blog reporting the endorsement. As if the story isn’t interesting enough, try reading the Fox News readers comments at the end of the blog post. If the comments seem remotely rational to you, please get help as soon as possible, for your safety and others.

Next, speaking of endorsements, former White House press secretary Scott McClellan, a President Bush ally-turned-enemy, endorsed Obama on D.L. Hughley’s new CNN show on Sunday night.

And sticking with endorsements, here’s one you don’t want: Al-Qaeda. More bad news for McCain. Here’s a news item and here’s a New York Times piece on why it makes sense. Take it with a grain of salt.

So Sarah Palin’s hairstylist is the highest paid person on the McCain campaign team, making twice as much as his foreign policy adviser? Haven’t they learned you get what you pay for?

Rush Limbaugh … what a piece of work … he first says that Obama really wasn’t in Hawaii visiting his ailing grandmother, but instead was on some secret mission to cover up birth certificate fraud, or something almost as absurd.

Then, in nearly the same breath, he criticizes Obama for not going to visit granny sooner. Well, Rush, if she wasn’t ill, why would he have needed to leave earlier? I wonder if Rush wears his brownshirt to bed at night, or only under his white sheet at Saturday night get togethers.

And last but not least, something fun.

Sarah Palin dropped the puck at another NHL game this week. This time in St. Louis. There were some boos, but nothing like in Philly, the armpit of classiness in America. (Not that, admittedly, I wouldn’t have booed.) For the most part, St. Louis fans were like they always are, polite and enthusiastic.

But maybe she ought to not go back to St. Louis for a while. Goalie Manny Legace caught his skate on the carpet laid on the ice for Palin and injured his ankle. He departed Friday’s game after surrendering two goals in the first period and didn’t return. The Blues fell to the L.A. Kings, 4-0.

Legrace didn’t play in Saturday’s game. The team doesn’t know how long he’ll be out.

Maybe Shakira would have been a better choice

Posted in Music, Politics with tags , , , , , on September 25, 2008 by macmystery

Take a look at these two pictures. First this one …

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin meets Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday in New York.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin meets Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday in New York.

… and then this one …

Colombian pop singer Shakira meets with Mexican President Felipe Calderon, right, and El Salvador's President Tony Saca, not pictured, during a conference Wednesday on childhood poverty and development at Columbia University in New York.

I just found this ironic, I guess. This week is the first time Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has met heads of state from other countries. And here’s a pop star doing the same thing … only she’s been doing it for years.

And if you can’t tell, in the picture, she’s answering questions from the media. If Palin had her way, the media wouldn’t have even been around for her meetings. (read)

As a UNICEF ambassador and the founder of the Pies Descalzos Foundation, this is the third year in a row Shakira has been involved in the United Nations’ conference with numerous heads of state.

In 2007, she gave $40 million to the Clinton Global Initiative to care for victims of natural disasters worldwide. She gave an additional $5 million to be split between four Latin American countries for education and heath purposes.

Earlier this year, she spoke before U.S. Congress (something Palin has never done), met with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and World Bank President Robert Zoellick, all in the name of the Global Campaign for Education.

Palin? Well she can see Russia from her house, or something like that.

Obviously, Shakira could never be vice president … she’s no American citizen. And I’m not saying Palin should have been undertaking the humanitarian efforts Shakira has. She’s the governor of Alaska, not a philanthropist.

But, it says something that Palin has far less experience dealing with world leaders than a singer that many would simply write off as a sex symbol. And I think any one who refuses to admit that Palin’s choice as John McCain’s running mate is suspect is being dishonest.

John McCain pop quiz

Posted in Politics with tags on September 2, 2008 by macmystery


Presumptive GOP presidential nominee John McCain’s facial expression in this picture is a result of:

A) Taco Bell’s new Volcano taco.

B) When he counts his houses, after four, he starts hyperventilating.

C) Every time he thinks of his vice presidential nominee, Sarah Palin, he experiences a strange choking feeling.

Random stuff

Posted in Odd, Politics with tags , , , on August 22, 2008 by macmystery
Some of John and Cindy McCain's property.

Some of John and Cindy McCain's property.

Man of the House

Quick, how many houses do you own? I’ll give you 10 seconds, think carefully.

Tick, tock, tick, tock …

If you answered, “My staff will have to get back to you,” you probably need to have some things checked.

You have got to be kidding me! John McCain is running for president, and he can’t answer that simple question.

“I think — I’ll have my staff get to you. It’s condominiums where — I’ll have them get to you.”

Once again, good to see the Republicans have chosen an “everyman” to carry their torch. And he’s accusing Obama of being an elitist?

Here’s what Obama had to say to an audience in Chester, Va.:

“I guess . . . if you don’t know how many houses you have, then it’s not surprising that you might think the economy was fundamentally strong. But if you’re like me, and you’ve got one house, or you are like the millions of people who are struggling right now to keep up with their mortgage so they don’t lose their home, you might have a different perspective.”

Before I go on my next job interview, I think I’ll review how many houses I own, just in case someone tries to trip me up.

Turn yourself in, … or don’t

Believe it or not, the U.S. actually had a program called Schedule Departure where illegal immigrants could voluntarily come forward and be deported.

I say had because, well, it had to be shut down.

Why, you say?

Well, believe it or not, it wasn’t because of the swarms of immigrants who couldn’t wait to have the U.S. government round them up, ban them from entering the country, even legally, for 10 years and then transport them to Mexico, where they’ll just have to spend an outrageous amount of money and risk their lives, simply to get back to where they were.

No, I guess the 8 … yes, 8, that’s right, 8 … the 8 people who volunteered in the program’s three-week trial period weren’t enough to give the INS the impression this might be a good idea.

It shouldn’t have taken three weeks and eight Mexicans to tell them that.

The big catch

The big catch

Bait-your-hook Barbie, in stores soon

Dad takes little girl fishing. Little girl has to go to bathroom. Dad holds little girl’s Barbie fishing rod while she’s gone. Dad catches state-record channel catfish using little girls left-behind Barbie rod.

Believe it … or not.