in defense of hillary — no, really

My anti-Hillary bona fides are well-established, but I’m not going to pick on her for crying today, although the timing is convenient.

While her tears on the eve of the New Hampshire primary seemed manufactured, I can’t blame her for getting choked up upon hearing the praise of an old professor.

Honest feminists should question her reliance on her husband to win votes, but shedding tears has nothing to do with being a strong (or weak) woman (or leader), as some pundits contend.

It’s her lack of humanity, not her rare demonstrations of it, that concern me.

*Speaking of crocodile tears, here’s classic footage of Bill tearing up for the cameras.

in defense of hillary — no, really

My anti-Hillary bona fides are well-established, but I’m not going to pick on her for crying today, although the timing is convenient.

While her tears on the eve of the New Hampshire primary seemed manufactured, I can’t blame her for getting choked up upon hearing the praise of an old professor.

Honest feminists should question her reliance on her husband to win votes, but shedding tears has nothing to do with being a strong (or weak) woman (or leader), as some pundits contend.

It’s her lack of humanity, not her rare demonstrations of it, that concern me.

*Speaking of crocodile tears, here’s classic footage of Bill tearing up for the cameras.

gun nuts exploit meredith emerson

The same lobby that thinks it’s a good idea to arm drunken frat boys has succeeded in getting the Georgia House to pass legislation that would allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons into churches, restaurants (including those that serve alcohol) and parks.

NRA lackeys shamelessly invoked the name of slain hiker Meredith Emerson in rallying support for the bill.

“Is it not true also that if she chose on her own free will to arm herself,” Reese asked, “possibly with a handgun, at that time being by herself in the woods, that she may very well be alive today?”

Bearden replied: “As a law-abiding citizen, she was forced to disarm, just like anyone else who would be forced to disarm, if they want to go for a hike.”

cracking down on flatulence

While generally opposing the nanny state mentality, I’m squarely behind this Maine school district:

According to this week’s Fire Cracker school newsletter though, the joke’s on the boys as the penalty for “intentional farting” is now a detention.

“Strange, but true, thanks to a bunch of 8th grade boys, intentional farting has been banned from CRMS,” the newsletter said. “It started out as a funny joke and eventually turned into a game. This is the first rule at CRMS that prevents the use of natural bodily functions. The penalty for intentional farting is a detention, so keep it to yourself!”

the party of small-minded ideologues

I listen to talk radio so you don’t have to. Besides, I enjoy getting mad.

Today I heard Sean Hannity crowing about an alleged Romney surge following his endorsement last week. And F*Hugh credits “the leadership of talk radio” for The Anchorman’s improving poll numbers in California and Georgia.

Super Tuesday will tell us much about the influence of conservative idiot-logues.

the party of small-minded ideologues

I listen to talk radio so you don’t have to. Besides, I enjoy getting mad.

Today I heard Sean Hannity crowing about an alleged Romney surge following his endorsement last week. And F*Hugh credits “the leadership of talk radio” for The Anchorman’s improving poll numbers in California and Georgia.

Super Tuesday will tell us much about the influence of conservative idiot-logues.

the most revealing slogan ever

(via Andrew Sullivan)

To chants of “Yes, she can!,” a variation on her chief rival’s campaign slogan, Hillary Clinton rallied thousands of supporters and a smattering of Hollywood celebrities at Cal State Los Angeles on Saturday … At one point, she asked the crowd, “Are you ready for change?” According to press accounts, Obama asked the same question in a Saturday afternoon speech in Minneapolis.

“Yes, we can” vs. “Yes, she can.” There you have the key difference between the two campaigns.

Never forget — it’s all about Hillbilly.

on tuesday, georgia’s independents should vote mccain

As a registered independent in an open primary state, I can vote in either primary. Party regulars hate voters like me, arguing that “outsiders” should have no influence in determining the course of “their party” (as opposed to “my country”). I have a thing against blood oaths — not to mention collective ideologies.

Moreover, I don’t want Hillary and Romney anywhere near the Oval Office. Considering Obama has a huge lead in Georgia, I’m casting my vote tomorrow for McCain. He needs it, as recent polls indicate a dead heat among GOP voters.

I ask my fellow independents to consider doing the same. Obama can win without your vote; McCain likely won’t. Besides, how the hell could anyone vote for a transparent phony with no foreign policy experience and a checkered economic record? Conventional wisdom has overlooked some very inconvenient facts about the so-called economic expert:

During Romney’s term in office, Massachusetts ranked third from the bottom in job growth, trailing only Louisiana and Michigan. Manufacturing employment also declined more than 14 percent during The Anchorman’s years as governor.

as california goes …

so goes the election. Polls are tightening, with one candidate losing inevitability as another gains it. Granted, my heart is helping guide these predictions, though momentum is on my side.

Their margins won’t be comfortable, but Obama and McCain will prevail in the Golden State. That’ll make Obama the undisputed frontrunner and McCain the presumptive GOP nominee. Hillbot will remain a factor in the race, but a clear underdog. Meanwhile, The Anchorman will be signing off for good — or at least for 2008.

No way Romney cracks McCain’s short list for veep — might Colin Powell? If Hillbot defeats Obama, that ticket makes a lot of sense. Better still, it would enrage the unhinged right.