300 reasons I would vote for used gym socks if it would keep John McCain out of office

September 21, 2008

Reason #104

Filed under: Crazypants — 300reasons @ 3:48 am

September 11, 2008

Reason #98

Oh, how I love Katha Pollitt.

I love her questions for Sarah Palin even more. An excerpt:

§ Suppose your 14-year-old daughter Willow is brutally raped in her bedroom by an intruder. She becomes pregnant and wants an abortion. Could you tell the parents of America why you think your child and their children should be forced by law to have their rapists’ babies?

§ You say you don’t believe global warming is man-made. Could you tell us what scientists you’ve spoken with or read who have led you to that conclusion? What do you think the 2,500 scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are getting wrong?

§ If you didn’t try to fire Wasilla librarian Mary Ellen Baker over her refusal to consider censoring books, why did you try to fire her?

§ What is the European Union, and how does it function?

§ Forty-seven million Americans lack health insurance. John Goodman, who has advised McCain on healthcare, has proposed redefining them as covered because, he says, anyone can get care at an ER. Do you agree with him?

§ What is the function of the Federal Reserve?

§ McCain says cutting earmarks and waste will make up for revenues lost by making the tax cuts permanent. Experts say that won’t wash. Balancing the Bush tax cuts plus new ones proposed by McCain would most likely mean cutting Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security. Which would you cut?

§ You’ve suggested that God approves of the Iraq War and the Alaska pipeline. How do you know?

If we could get just one journalist to ask Sarah Palin these questions in a context where she has to answer them. Just one.

Charlie Gibson? No?

Well, I suppose questions about mooseburgers are more important than questions about whether my teenage sister should be forced to have a child if, God forbid, she is raped. I don’t really care about that anyway. Lipstick!

By the way, in case anyone was wondering, the Violence Against Women Office? It’s part of the Department of Justice. Which is part of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. That means the President gets to make the appointments that determine what kind of work the VAWO does.

I’m gonna go out on a limb and say I think Sarah Palin’s views on sexual violence (she also made rape victims pay for their own rape kits when she was mayor) might just be relevant to her decisions about appointments.

Oh, nevermind. Lipstick!

September 10, 2008

Reason #97

As has been mentioned here before, McCain is really damn old. In fact, according to biostatprof:

Using the National Center for Health Statistics Life tables for 2004, I calculate there is a 14% chance that a 72 year old white male will die in the next 4 years.

There are also studies that show that POWs don’t live as long as other people, by the way.

Why does this matter?

Update: Oops! Wrong embed. This is the right one!

September 9, 2008

Reason #96

Filed under: Crazypants,Mortgage Crisis,Palin — 300reasons @ 3:24 am

Okay, here’s the thing. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were privately owned and run companies that found themselves in financial trouble because failure to regulate (primarily by Republicans in power) allowed them to guarantee more loans than was financially safe.

Until yesterday, these companies received no federal aid. The reason the Bush Administration has been forced to bail out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to avoid total economic collapse is because these companies were completely unregulated and unsupported by the federal government, with the checks and balances that give its programs financial protection.

In other words, Palin is either lying, or she lacks a basic understanding of the mortgage crisis.

Say, do you think our next president might have to somehow address the mortgage crisis?

H/T Huff Post

September 7, 2008

Reason #93

Filed under: Crazypants,Ethics Problems,Palin — 300reasons @ 10:10 pm

The google is the best vetting process ever!

July 16, 2008

Reason #85

Filed under: Crazypants,Sexist,Women's Rights — 300reasons @ 3:32 am

From Rum, Romanism and Rebellion comes yet more evidence of John McCain’s rampant misogynistic tendencies. Back in 1986, McCain told the following joke at a fundraiser:

Did you hear the one about the woman who is attacked on the street by a gorilla, beaten senseless, raped repeatedly and left to die? When she finally regains consciousness and tries to speak, her doctor leans over to hear her sigh contently and to feebly ask, ‘Where is that marvelous ape?’

Ha! It’s funny, see? Because she liked being raped!

Oh John, you always keep me in stitches.

June 7, 2008

Reason #62

Filed under: Crazypants,Hey you kids! Get off my lawn! — 300reasons @ 3:00 am

I missed this the first time I watched the green monster speech, on account of passing out from the boredom…

What kind of sick person wants to scald poor, defenseless, dehydrated babies?

May 24, 2008

Reason #49

Filed under: Crazypants,Hey you kids! Get off my lawn! — 300reasons @ 5:20 am

As an opponent of the occasional thing, I find this recent statement by McCain incredibly offensive:

“I condemn remarks that are in any way viewed as anti-anything.”

Could this potentially senile remark have anything to do with the fact that McCain is older than penicillin? We may never know.

May 19, 2008

Reason #43

Filed under: Crazypants — 300reasons @ 11:55 pm

Yikes. McCain’s best bud the Rev. John Hagee is even crazier than previously thought.

We knew about this:

But this is new and nutty. Apparently Jews are spiritually dead… and they brought the Holocaust upon themselves.

(By the way, there has still been no disavowal of Hagee from McCain. Nice.)

Reason #42

Filed under: Crazypants,Liar — 300reasons @ 10:13 pm
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