Archive for September, 2008

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Post # 101! Joe Biden says he’ll give you a toaster…

September 17, 2008
I can has dis kinda toaster?

I can has dis kinda toaster?

Joe Biden said on the Today Show that he wants to give a tax cut to the middle class. He said they could use it to “stay in their homes, to buy food, to take care of the gas, to fill up their tank, to be able to go out and buy a toaster, to employ people.”

I think I know about how much a toaster costs. I think I know what a mortgage payment looks like. Somewhere in between, maybe we’ll get enough money from good ole Joe to buy an original Battlestar Galactica Cylon…the Best Toaster Ever.

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Joe Biden just forgot…

September 11, 2008

The other day when Joe Biden ask state senator Chuck Graham, who is in a wheelchair, to stand up and be recognized, he just forgot Obama wasn’t there. If the Messiah Obama had been there, he could have made the lame walk and the blind see.

Or is Obama everywhere, kind of like Elvis?

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Who am I?

September 11, 2008

“‘Who am I?  I’m under 45 years old, I love the outdoors, I hunt, I am a Republican reformer, I have taken on the Republican Party establishment, I have many children, I have a spot on the national ticket as vice president with less than two years in the governor’s office.  Who am I?”

Yep. Theodore Roosevelt, in 1900.

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Never forget.

September 11, 2008

I was watching the kids here at school while the observance was being read over the public address system. They are all too young to remember – at most, they were 11 when it happened. Who can explain it to them? The bizarre rhetoric that politics and the mainstream media have become make it almost impossible for them to get a good view of that day and its aftermath.

It was a day much like today, beautiful blue skies, a little cool in the morning but promising to warm up later. Here in Chicago it was much the same weather as in New York. A quiet day, not one that would change our lives forever.

Today, on Patriot Day, please remember in your prayers all those who lost their lives, both that day and in the War on Terror; and their families as well.

Patriot Day, 2008
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

September 11, 2001, was etched into America’s memory when 19 terrorists attacked us with barbarity unequaled in our history. On Patriot Day, we cherish the memory of the thousands of innocent victims lost, extend our thoughts and prayers to their families, and honor the heroic men and women who risked and sacrificed their lives so others might survive.

Since 9/11, we have recognized the threat posed by terrorists to the safety of the American people and worked to protect our homeland by fighting terrorists abroad. We are confronting terrorism by advancing freedom, liberty, and prosperity as an alternative to the ideologies of hatred and repression. Our Nation pays tribute to our courageous men and women in uniform serving around the world and the devoted members of our law enforcement, public safety, and intelligence communities at home who work night and day to protect us from harm and preserve the freedom of this great Nation.

Seven years ago, ordinary citizens rose to the challenge, united in prayer, and responded with extraordinary acts of courage, with some giving their lives for the country they loved. On Patriot Day, we remember all those who were taken from us in an instant and seek their lasting memorial in a safer and more hopeful world. We must not allow our resolve to be weakened by the passage of time. We will meet the test that history has given us and continue to fight to rid the world of terrorism and promote liberty around the globe.

By a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001 (Public Law 107-89), the Congress has designated September 11 of each year as “Patriot Day.”

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 11, 2008, as Patriot Day. I call upon the Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff on Patriot Day. I also call upon the people of the United States to observe Patriot Day with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and remembrance services, to display the flag at half-staff from their homes on that day, and to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. eastern daylight time to honor the innocent Americans and people from around the world who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.

GEORGE W. BUSH

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Too similar to be coincidence…

September 10, 2008

Don’t blame me...I voted for Roslin.

“I’m Gaius Baltar, and I approved this message.”

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We’re still here.

September 10, 2008

We actually have until some time after October 21, when the Large Hadron Collider will actually slam some particles together. So relax for a few weeks, y’all. Enjoy the fall. Then the black hole will swallow the Earth.

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This is just getting to be toooooo good…

September 10, 2008

“Jumpin'” Joe Biden, who has no inner monologue:

“Make no mistake about this…Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be vice president of the United States of America. Let’s get that straight. She’s a truly close personal friend, she is qualified to be president of the United States of America, she’s easily qualified to be vice president of the United States of America, and quite frankly, it might have been a better pick than me. But she’s first rate, I mean that sincerely, she’s first rate, so let’s get that straight.”

So I’m bettin’ he will bail by October 1. Hil will be in, but it will be way too late…except to make sure this is a really good footnote in the history books.

Go Sarah, Go!