From the daily archives: Sunday, May 18, 2008

There Can Be Only One!

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It turns out John McCain is actually kind of funny.

In this clip from last night’s Saturday Night Live he makes fun of his age and promises to cut wasteful spending on things like gaydar jamming devices…

“I don’t know if it’s anti-gay or pro-gay or if such a device would even work. I just know that jamming gaydar is not a federal responsibility. That’s something best left to state and local governments.”

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I’m watching the Chris Mathews shows and they are talking about a focus group conducted by MSNBC in which participants said they would not support Obama because:

1. his association with Reverend Wright
and
2. he’s a Muslim

You got that?

Because he is a Muslim with a REVEREND.

I figure these are the same people who still believe that we invaded Iraq because Sadam Hussein helped al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden (remember him?) blow up the world trade center.

The same people who think we lost the vietnam war because of the hippies.

Idiots.

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The latest Gallup poll (may 15-17) has Barack Obama back up to the 11 point lead he had in April right before the whole ‘bitter’ controversy.

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Every time some righty, christofascist nutjob tries to argue that America was founded by Christians for Christians they always use the fact that U.S. coins contain the phrase “In God We Trust” to support their argument.

But this argument doesn’t hold up.

Congress didn’t pass legislation requiring the God-based motto to our coins until May 18, 1908- 120 years after the ratification of the Constitution.

President Teddy Roosevelt strongly disapproved of the idea, writing in 1907:

“My own feeling in the matter is due to my very firm conviction that to put such a motto on coins, or to […]

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On the way to Cincinnati yesterday I stopped at a truck stop and ran across a revised version of tic-tac-fruit – the “skill game” that, under HB177, became reclassified as a slot machine and was therefore outlawed under state law.

But this one was different.

In order to get around the revised state law, which says a machine can not give cash prizes and can not give a merchandise prize over $10, this machine awards winning players with a voucher for up to $10 in gas.

And just in case you wondered if this was legal- the machine […]

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