Cheney can have a cup of STFU

CNN has this headline today: Cheney slams Obama

Cheney made his remarks during a speech at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank.

He said the use of controversial “enhanced interrogation techniques” was a success that saved thousands of lives. “

First, the old geezer isn’t running for re-election. So, it isn’t clear why he’s still pressing the scare tactics. He must actually believe in what he’s saying. But that doesn’t mean he’s right.

At the same time, Cheney argued that Obama’s decision to release Bush-era interrogation memos was a reckless and unfair distraction in the fight against terrorists.

He noted that Obama’s CIA director, Leon Panetta, opposed the release of the documents. “

Second, where’s the evidence that Bushco saved “thousands of lives” with these techniques? Oh, but wait. He doesn’t want to cough up the evidence.

He just wants to pop off some unsupported bullshit.

Imagine that. Business as usual.

-MC Spanky McGee

McCain: “Obama doesn’t know shit about Iraq.”

McCain: Obama has no experience or knowledge on Iraq

“Look at what happened in the last two years since Senator Obama visited and declared the war lost,” the GOP nominee-in-waiting told The Associated Press in an interview, noting that the Illinois senator’s last trip to Iraq came before the military buildup that is credited with curbing violence.

“He really has no experience or knowledge or judgment about the issue of Iraq and he has wanted to surrender for a long time,” the Arizona senator added.
“If there was any other issue before the American people, and you hadn’t had anything to do with it in a couple of years, I think the American people would judge that very harshly.” “

Look, what’s the point in Obama going over there? Who cares?

Every time McCain has gone to the middle east, he’s confused our enemies with each other, or he’s told some lie about how it was sooooo safe to walk down the street. (See John McCain and that pesky law of noncontradiction)

I don’t care how many times McCain has been there. His foreign policy views are still fucked up.

-MC Spanky McGee

Morgan Spurlock about to strike again…

After shoving his gullet full of fast food in Super Size Me, Morgan Spurlock is back with his latest comedic documentary, Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?

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Now, despite (apparently false) rumours that Spurlock actually found OBL, the film does look interesting and could raise some important questions about what the U.S. and other countries are actually doing to look for this guy. In fact, when was the last time you heard any of the presidential candidates talk about how they plan to find OBL, and what they intend to do with him? I remember something from a couple of months back, but these days when you do a Google search on “presidential candidates osama bin laden,” the majority of sites that pop up are about gaffs and slip-ups, in which some news network, presidential candidate, or other dumbass has mixed up ‘Osama’ with ‘Obama.’ While I don’t think, the bin Laden issue is the issue to run on, it is supposed to be one of the U.S.’s top priorities, and Griff for one ain’t heard Scheiß about it recently.

Of course, the real question is whether or not Rockapella will do the theme song…

Disenfranchisement, Part DOS.

Today, Roland Martin posts this on CNN.com: Martin: 2 states don’t deserve re-vote

One word they all keep tossing around is disenfranchisement. Because of this nation’s sordid history on the issue of denying African-Americans the right to vote, those calling for a revote know the true power of the word, and just uttering it sort of backs the opposition up.

But folks, I’m sorry. Knowing full well how the two political hacks –­ also called governors of Michigan and Florida — deliberately chose to ignore the Democratic Party rules and try to leapfrog the other states, I just don’t have any compassion for them

Yes, I do feel sorry for the voters in those two states because their votes should have mattered. It would have been great had they counted. But it was the elected officials in both states who chose to go down this terrible path. Had they just remained where they were, their delegates may have made the difference in this close presidential race between Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Ah, Roland S. Martin, we are peas in a pod. Almost too snuggly. I said most of these things on March 7th, in my post,
No tear in my beer: you disenfranchised yourselves

I said:

But I’ve got news for you. Sorry, Michigan and Florida, you are not disenfranchised by anyone but yourselves.

The voters of these states have already been heard. They were heard when they elected the clowns that tried to push their primaries before the agreed due dates.

Of course, I’m just little ol’ anonymous MC Spanky McGee, and I don’t have any street cred. Yet. Anyway….

Hillary is still pushing the D-word. Today she said:

The nearly two and a half million Americans in those states who participated in the primary elections are in danger of being excluded from our democratic process and I think that’s wrong. The results of those primaries were fair and they should be honored,” she told a breakfast gathering hosted by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation in Washington. “In my view there are two options: honor the results or hold new primary elections. I don’t see any other solutions that are fair.”

Clinton: Don’t disenfranchise Michigan and Florida voters

Notice Hillary basically uses the passive voice above. Who’s excluding these voters, Hillary? I got the answer: they did it to themselves.

NEXT!

-MC Spanky McGee

No tear in my beer: you disenfranchised yourselves

Clinton repeats calls to seat Florida and Michigan

“I’m going to let the leadership of both states see what they think is the best approach,” Clinton told reporters in Washington. “I think that it would be a grave disservice to the voters of Florida and Michigan to adopt any process that would disenfranchise anyone and I’m still committed to seating their delegations and I know that they’re working with the Democratic party to determine how best to proceed.”

I’ve been hearing this d-word for the last 3 days. All these people are crying for the voters of Michigan and Florida.

Crist, who is a Republican, says he wants the votes that were already cast to be counted because the ‘people should be heard and not party bosses in Washington.’ He and Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, a Democrat, on Wednesday called on the Democratic National Committee to seat their states’ delegates. They accused the party of silencing “the voices of 5,163,271 Americans” who voted in their primaries.

But I’ve got news for you. Sorry, Michigan and Florida, you are not disenfranchised by anyone but yourselves.

The voters of these states have already been heard. They were heard when they elected the clowns that tried to push their primaries before the agreed due dates. In a so-called representative democracy, the basic idea is that the representatives are the right hand of the people. In this case, the right hand of the people in Michigan and Florida choked them–kinda like Ash gets choked by his own hand in Evil Dead:

ash evil dead

Howard Dean is exactly right:

But DNC Chairman Howard Dean points out — Florida and Michigan both knew the rules and agreed to them.

“The rules were set a year and a half ago. Florida and Michigan voted for them and then decided that they didn’t need to abide by the rules. When you’re in a contest you do need to abide by the rules,” he said on “American Morning.”

Don’t cry to me. I don’t give a shit. Your elected officials messed up, and now you’re acting the national DNC is screwing you over?

Wrong.

You–the voters of these states–you screwed yourselves.

Hillary is merely pandering to this misguided sentiment that someone is stealing their votes….

-MC Spanky McGee

Snopes on Barack Obama and the Pledge

Here’s a claim the ignorantia are busy barking on the streets:  Barack Obama allgedly refuses to say the Pledge of Allegiance.   

Snopes demonstrates that this claim is clearly false.   Obama does say the Pledge and he often even puts his hand over his heart while saying it (as the photos accompanying the Snopes article demonstrate).

Those who get worked up over the Pledge probably don’t know that there was no Pledge of Allegiance until it was written by a Christian Socialist in 1892.   The words “under God” were not inserted in the Pledge until 1954.  

Therefore our Founding Fathers did quite well, thank you, without any Pledge at all.  If those who are accusing Obama of not holding his hand over his heart want to be consistent, shouldn’t they declare all of the Founding Fathers morally and politically suspect?

I thought not.

Or how about this?  Is it OK for a President to give false evidence to the citizens in order to start a needless war, to torture prisoners and to spy on his own citizens, as long as he consistently puts his hand over his heart when he says the Pledge of Allegiance? 

I thought not.

Whether a politician ”properly” says the Pledge of Allegiance doesn’t say a damned thing about that politician’s character.   Honorable people and chumps are equally good at saying the Pledge.  This simple and undeniable fact makes a willingness to say the Pledge utterly worthless as a test of character.  Why is this simple fact so hard for so many people to grasp?  Must be those eight years of brainwashing . . .