Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Seriously, stop. You're embarrassing yourselves.

Come on, people. Try being civil.

Unfortunately, a lot of people can't. Like astroturfers "keenan" and "Aloha62" in this thread discussing Barack Obama's latest misstatement:
"The Jerry Springer/Povich group will love this type of fight and will go for the person they can most identify with....Piggy Palin...Now that you have an idiot, trailer park, barefooted Hillary wanna-be running..."

"We all know that Obama was not referring to Caribou Barbie. Frankly, if he had been, I would have been furious, and all pigs would have been outraged too."
Or there is Michael King's rather petty statement made as part of a column in the free (and worth every penny) local alternative weekly:
"The flummoxed GOP strategists are also trying to figure out how to market their very peculiar vice presidential nominee, who would make a more likely candidate for an oil-field sitcom – Married (in Alaska) With Children."

I guess whoever said this election wasn't about issues was right, because all these people attack about Sarah Palin are her family and lifestyle. Actually, that's not entirely true, but whenever actual issues are brought up, Ms. Palin's viewpoints are exaggerated to the point of absurdity. But then, absurdity seems to be the main content of most of the rantings I've seen about her.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

No He Didn't!

Wow. I have respect for Barack Obama, though I disagree with him on virtually everything. But I have no idea what he was thinking saying something this insensitive:
"You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig."
Yeah, way to show respect for your opponent. No, strike that, for your opponent's running mate. Wow, that's low.

I really hope this turns out just to be a nasty rumor (you know, like all the ones Kos likes to make up regarding Sarah Palin). Given that Drudge has linked it, though, I'm guessing it isn't.

Update: It isn't.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Debunking Sarah Palin Rumors

So, apparently we've learned this week that to the mainstream media, vetting an unknown (to them) VP candidate such as Sarah Palin involves printing every salacious rumor as fact, along with more than a few digs at John McCain's judgment. And that doesn't even begin to cover the hateful blog comments, which are usually justified with the "someone did it to our guy, so it's okay" argument. Whatever. (I have more of them to post...really, the other side is making itself look incredibly shallow.)

Anyway, someone at least knows how to do their own research and determine actual facts, and so he has created a site debunking pretty much every Sarah Palin rumor that exists. Go check it out.