Tuesday, June 30, 2009

What Type of Person/Politican Is Palin?

Palin doesn't do interviews with the non-Fox-news-media, at least not since some not-so-great interviews she did during the campaign. Nevertheless, in a fascinating article about Palin from Vanity Fair, Todd S. Purdum takes a shot at giving us some insight into the Palin political playbook. To paraphrase from the article in part: she is polarizing, she takes things personally and can be vindictive, she seems to take pride in her own lack of experience and her own ignorance on certain topics and lastly, you are either with her or against her.

The article made me think of her this way: to some voters out there I'm sure she's the type of lady they'd want to have a beer with, maybe even go hunting with. Remind you of anyone, maybe a recent, former governor of Texas?

Thursday, June 25, 2009



So Dick Cheney Is Writing His Memoir

(Fake) Chapter Titles of Dick Cheney's Memoir:

Chapter 1: How I Got My Nickname "Dick". It's Probably Pretty Close to How You Think I Got It

Chapter 2: How To Not Serve in the Military But Act Like You Did

Chapter 3: How the Constitution Really Works: The Vice President Is in Charge

Chapter 4: How To Defend Your Administration's Legacy

Chapter 5: How To Commit Treason & Get Away With It: See Valerie Plame

Chapter 6: Enhanced Interrogation Techniques That I Enjoy

Chapter 7: Who Am I Kidding, It's Torture, And I Love It And I Don't Care Who Knows

Chapter 8: How To Open and Run a Prison Outside the USA and Outside the Purview of USA Laws

Chapter 9: How To Make a Scary Face: Try to Look Like the Penguin From Batman

Chapter 10: How To Make a Decorated Military Veteran Look Bad: See What I Did to Colin Powell

Chapter 11: How To Make Your Old Company Millions: Ensure That It Doesn't Have to Bid Against Anyone Else For Government Contracts

Chapter 12: Al Qaeda & Iraq: There's a Link There, I Just Know It, Intelligence Be Damned

Chapter 13: Friends I've Shot In the Face (That You Know Of)

Chapter 14: How to Stay Alive: New Human Heart Each Full Moon

Chapter 15: How to Not Fade Away Gracefully

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Drunk History, Vol. 1

More Nixon Tapes Released

Who knew there were more but, additional Nixon tapes were recently released.

"You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference." - Nixon, blaming the media, in part, for his loss of the race for California Governor in 1962

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


...the Iranian revolution is also being blogged & YouTubed, but, not televised by independent news organizations, thanks to Iran's "democratically" elected government.


...at least the Iranian revolution(if this is indeed the beginnings of a revolution) or, at the very least, unrest is being tweeted, as well as being blogged & YouTubed. But, it's not being televised by free and independent news organizations thanks to Iran's "democratically" elected government.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Really?!?!? You're Really Going to Photoshop a Crowd Picture, Really (Government Controlled) Iranian Media?!?!?

The Iranian controlled news organization released the below pro Ahmadinejad rally photo that was apparently photo shopped to make the crowd appear larger.

First of all, this might have worked during the cold war if it had been the Politburo releasing an altered pro Chernenko rally photo in the 1980's but, it's not the 1980's and it's not like Iran hasn't tried this before. Iran released a photo shopped image of a missile launch just last year.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

"I Ran So Far"

The crisis in Iran reminded me that sometimes a little levity during an otherwise serious moment is a good thing. Some years ago SNL's Andy Samberg, with some famous help, made this hilarious music video about Iranian President Ahmadinejad's visited to the U.N. in New York. Enjoy.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Rahm Emanuel's (Fake) Reaction to New Polls About the GOP*

*Two polls came out last week that showed the poor state of the GOP. The first Gallup poll showed that 38% of Republicans had a an unfavorable view of their own party. The second Gallup poll showed that when asked to name a leader of the GOP 10% of Republicans said Rush Limbaugh and another 10% said Newt Gingrich. Those two had the largest percentages of anyone named by Republicans polled. Apparently, Gov. Palin was not mentioned by even 2% of Republicans surveyed. Surely Rahm Emanuel is pleased.

Monday, June 15, 2009

More DC vs. Marvel

First, parodies of the new movies, in order "Drag Me to Hell", "Up" & "The Hangover":

And then an old fashioned Marvel(Deadpool) vs. DC(Watchmen-Comedian & Rorschach)

More Unabashed Racism from GOP Members

From Wonkette:

First, there's a facebook post by a low level (bottom feeding) GOP nobody, Rusty DePass-former state senate candidate-, regarding an escaped lowland gorilla. This stupendously racist moron wrote, “I’m sure it’s just one of Michelle’s ancestors — probably harmless.”

Second, and not to be out done, another low level GOP moron, Sherri Goforth, sent an email "picturing" the 44 presidents with this image attached:

Neither DePass nor Goforth have unconditionally apologized. DePass said he was making reference to the First Lady's stance on evolution and is sorry if anyone took it the "wrong" way. Right, sure that's what he meant by the comment. And I have some ocean front property in Oklahoma that maybe this idiot is willing to buy if he actually thinks anyone is dumb enough to accept that lame reasoning behind his comment. Goforth would only say that she was sorry that she sent it to the wrong email list. Whoops, she meant to only send it to other like-minded racist imbeciles. Brilliant apologies. Mr. DePass and Ms. Goforth are standing behind, or rationalizing or making excuses and generally not apologizing for their racist vitriol. Wow.

It's just another example of more shockingly, "make me speechless" racism that is unfortunately still alive and well.

Mr. DePass' contact information is at his real estate firm's website. His phone number is 803.255.8609. His email address is wdepass@wilsonkibler.com . The website for his failed state senate campaign is http://www.peoplefordepass.org/ .

Ms. Goforth is actually employed by a Republican state senator in Tennesse, namely Dianne Black. Senator Black's website is http://www.dianeblack.com/. Senator Black's government website is http://capitol.tn.gov/senate/members/s18.html.
Senator Black can be emailed at sen.diane.black@capitol.tn.gov .
The phone number to Senator Black's office, where Ms. Goforth works, is (615) 741-1999.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Tony Romo's (fake) Facebook Page

(click on the fake facebook page to enlarge)

Letterman-Palin Questions & Answers

Or, alternate title, Thoughts For Food.

Question 1 :
Was Letterman's joke about Palin's daughter (getting knocked up by A-Rod or attracting Elliot Spitzer) in poor taste no matter which daughter it was about?

Answer : Yes

Question 2:
Should A-Rod be pissed about the joke?

Answer: Probably, but he's still recovering from far greater hits to his reputation.

Question 3:
Should Spitzer be pissed about the joke?

Answer: See the answer to question 2, plus, Spitzer's probably just happy people are still talking about him and maybe even thinks he's still relevant.

Question 4 :
Do I believe Letterman meant the joke to be about the elder (18 years old) Palin daughter and not the younger (14 year old) daughter?

Answer : Yes, maybe, probably, I don't know.

Question 5:
Would you be surprised if an underage daughter of Gov. Palin's was pregnant out of wedlock?

Answer: See Bristol Palin

Question 6 :
Has this has helped Letterman's ratings?

Answer : Yes

Question 7:
Does Letterman mind that this has helped his ratings?

Answer : Yes, in that he didn't mean the joke to be about the 14 year old. Maybe. Probably. Kinda.

Question 8:
Did Gov. Sarah Palin put her pregnant (at the time) daughter Bristol, with her boyfriend (what's his name again?), in the public spotlight and thus in the media's cross hairs by parading both of them on and off the stage at the Republican National Convention?

Answer : Yes

Question 9:
As Gov. Palin espouses, does abstinence only sex education work for America's youth?

Answer: See Bristol Palin.

Question 10:
Would President Obama have been elected President, or even won the Democratic nomination for President, if one of his young, underage daughters had been knocked up out of wed-lock?

Answer: See Bristol Palin and her mother, the non-Vice President and still Gov. of Alaska Sarah Palin.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Some Deity's Grumpy...

(*this is a redo of a previous cartoon updated with word ballons, enjoy.)
God 2 guys two guys achoo sneeze

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Here Lies the Whig Party...

Or, alternate title, Digging In Their Heels or Digging Their Own Grave?
Dick Cheney GOP Newt Gingrich Rush Limbaugh Whig Party dig grave

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

There Are Racists Outside of Texas, Somehow That Doesn't Make Me Feel Any Better

From the blog Wonkette: Check out this sexist and racist idiot (if you're going to be one, why not be the other just for good measure) in New York. He's actually a school board president! No, not in New York City, he apparently lives in the part of New York state that's akin to the rural area in the movie Deliverence. I can hear the banjo playing now.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Conan's Fake Clip of Biden Speaking to Sotomayor

*I couldn't stand mixing the sports and non-political silly stuff here on PTN, it just didn't seem to fit at all. That's not to say there isn't silly stuff here on PTN, it's just always politics related. So, all the sports and non-political silly stuff will now be located at the newly revived FYVPBlog (for your viewing pleasure blog). I'm learning as I go and just trying to figure out what works best and makes the most sense. Again, I'm sorry for the change up.

Super Heroes "Simpsonized"

From warmingglow.upprox.com:

History Is Written By the Victors?

The 65th anniversary of D-Day yesterday got me thinking, and that's never good. I was and still am after all a student of history. Others, I am sure, have illustrated this more clearly but...

In retrospect, with most, if not all, the facts now known regarding Iraqi armaments (lack of WMD's) and Iraqi ties (lack thereof to Al Qaeda) the USA invasion of Iraq after Al Qaeda's attacks on September 11, 2001 is analogous to a hypothetical USA declaration of war/attack on China after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Back to the Serious: Collin County Texas GOP Official Sent Racist Email

Diann Jones, a Vice-Chairman (even though she's a she, more on that below) of the Collin County (just north of Dallas County) Republican Party, sent an email to her fellow local Republicans regarding a fictional proposed tax on firearms that in part read, "another terrific idea from the black house and its minions." One Republican who found it offensive was a local judge who forwarded the email on to fellow judges. Then it leaked to the media. Of course Jones claims that she didn't write that portion of the email and wasn't aware that the racist portion was included in her email. Right, sure she didn't notice the racist remark. And the GOP wonders why some say it's turning into the White Male Christian Republican Party.

To further prove the point about the closed, backwards nature of some in the GOP, the Collin County GOP calls her, Ms. Jones, a female, a "Vice-Chairman", go look on their site if you don't believe me. They haven't progressed to the point of referring to female leaders as chairpersons. I know it's just a word but words have meaning and impact people's perception. In this case they think little enough of her and fellow female Republicans that they refer to her as a man, albeit a chairman in this case. Brilliant.

Vice-Chairman Diann Jones' phone number is 972 540 5985, the Collin County Republican Party can be emailed at collincountygop@sbcglobal.net, their website is http://www.collincountygop.com/.

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Craig Ferguson & Co.'s "Istanbul"

See the Craig Ferguson clip that started it all, I give you Yodeling Monkey.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Han Solo, P.I.

I saw this on a blog I check out "A Perfectly Cromulent Blog", I give you "Han Solo, P.I." (Magnum P.I. crossed with Han Solo, brilliant).

and next, if you don't recall the opening sequence of "Magnum, P.I.", check out the split screen comparison:

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

I'm Rubber, You're Glue Whatever You Say...

Update: RNC to Reconsider Calling Dems Names

Extraordinarily, the RNC has exercised a rarely used rule in its own bylaws to force an RNC meeting, and thus compel RNC chairperson Steele's attendance, to reconsider, among other things, a resolution to call the Dems the "Democrat Socialist Party".

The RNC had voted down such a resolution last month-see PTN post from last month for more. At this forced RNC meeting the RNC leadership will not consider a no confidence vote in Steele since the RNC has already further emasculated the RNC chair by reportedly gaining greater control over how Steele spends RNC money.

Steele had already voiced his opposition to the resolution to essentially resort to the juvenile tactic of calling the Democrats names, in this case calling the Dems "socialists". Remember the GOP's old favorite was to call Dems "liberals" but, that didn't work that well last election cycle.

Upon hearing of the proposed (and officially sanctioned) name calling of the Democratic Party by the RNC I recalled the quote by John Stuart Mill: "Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives." In this instance, I think the above quote is an insult to stupid people, at least in reference to the conservative members of the RNC that are calling for this special meeting.

Maybe next the RNC will call for another special meeting and vote to toilet paper the Democratic National Committee's HQ.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Weibe Fails to Break Donkey Kong Record

Steve Weibe (wee-bee) barely failed to break the Donkey Kong high score world record at the E3 video game trade show. Weibe of course is the protagonist that all sympathized with in the 2007 documentary The King of Kong: A Fist Full of Quarters(a great movie if you have not already seen it). To add insult to injury the high score record is still held by his villainous antagonist from the same documentary. Maybe next time Steve.

Would the RNC Rather Have Had GM Go Out of Business? Apparently So.

RNC chairman Steele railed against the GM bankruptcy and the general administration's auto bailout plan. Again Steele, the RNC and the GOP generally come off sounding like the party of "No".

Moreover, conservatives again attacked a policy without offering any type of tenable counter proposal.

If the bailout of the auto industry is a bad idea then the logical alternative would necessarily have been to let GM fail. No one, liberal or conservative, has explained how letting GM fail would have been a good thing. If there is a cogent argument for allowing GM's failure I would genuinely be interested in hearing / reading it.

Instead of GM filing a Chapter 11 (reorganization, stay in business) bankruptcy, GM would have likely been forced to file a Chapter 7 (liquidate, go out business) bankruptcy without the government bailout.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Dr. Obvious, Scientifically Studying and Reporting the Obvious

A recent scientific study revealed that big/overweight NFL players are prone to high blood pressure. It's a real study, I swear.

here's what was revealed in other studies by the same group of scientists:

- marathon runners are prone knee problems

- the pope is prone to wearing a funny hat

- people are prone to thinking that marathon runners are crazy

- bears are prone to defecating in the woods

- people are also prone to thinking that puppies, kittens and babies are cute

- drunk pilots are prone to crashing their airplanes

- monkey are prone to throwing their own feces

- people are prone to drowning when attempting to breath underwater unassisted

- scientists are prone to studying the obvious.