Monday, December 29, 2008

Hilary Most Admired Woman

As 2008 ends, the list of most admired females has Hillary Clinton at the tippy top. Twenty percent of survey respondents chose Hill over every other female in the world. And yes, snarky MoDo didn't even get an honorable mention.

Interestingly, little 'sis,' Sarah Palin came in at number two with 11 percent. And sure, Oprah was right behind Palin with 8 percent but Michelle...not so much. She came in with a puny 3 percent, only one point ahead of Stepford Laura with 2 percent.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Caroline Kennedy Out...

Political Wire reports that Caroline Kennedy may not be the next New York senator, after all.

If you like to read tea leaves, when a PBS reporter asked Charlie Rangel whom Gov. David Paterson was going to name to replace Hillary, Rangel tried to be cagey but he may have spilled the beans anyhow.

RAFAEL PI ROMAN: Lastly, I know you talked to Governor Paterson about the replacement for Senator Clinton, I was wondering if you have any favorites among the candidates that are being discussed?

CONGESSMAN RANGEL: Well the governor has already made up his mind and he shared it with me, and I support that he's going to select the best possible candidate that he can.

RAFAEL PI ROMAN: When are we going to find that out?

CONGESSMAN RANGEL: When he selects him.

Now remember boys and girls that in spite of all the threats from JJJ, Rangel was a staunch Hillary supporter to the end. Thus, like Matthews, JJJ and Olby, no promotion for CK.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Obama Owes Pastor Rick Warren...

Just as Obama was about to embark on his uncertain journey to the White House, Pastor Rick Warren made a very fortuitous invitation to the then junior senator from Illinois.

As Howling Latina reported back in November, 2006, Pastor Rick Warren, the evangelical icon and author of the best selling Christian book, 'The Purpose-Driven Life,'" invited Obama to speak at his megachurch. At the time, it was the good reverend who was taking all the heat for inviting the forked-tongue heathen who dared advocate usage of condoms.

So you see, in a perfectly legal quid pro-quo -- not to be confused with the illicit kind that right up front demands the quo before the quid (and yes, we're referring to Gov. Rod Blagojevich, of course), Obama is simply returning the honor.

Back when Obama was trying to win votes, he got to show his wares to Warren's flock. Now Pastor Warren gets a chance to win some souls, hopefully converting a few of the heathens who show up for the jamboree on Jan. 20, including some of the [gasp] godless gays.

H/T Not Your Sweetie

Al Franken Will Be the Next Minnesota Senator

Al Franken picked up a bunch of votes today and according to TPM Election Central, he is "poised to take the lead tomorrow as the state canvassing board sorts through the remaining hundreds of ballot challenges from the Coleman campaign, which have been mostly frivolous attempts to throw out Franken votes."
[M]ost of Coleman's challenges to Franken's votes were a bust, while some of Franken's efforts to get ambiguous ballots into his own column largely held up.
Yes siree. Dems will have 59 votes in the Senate; almost a filibuster-proof majority. Now let's see if those spineless Dems and Obama decide to hold anyone accountable for the shameless lawlessness of the last eight years. By the bye, can we get an "Amen" at the inagural invocation, Rev. Rick Warren?

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Alice Palmer for Illinois Senate Seat

Riverdaughter of The Confluence has come up with the ideal person to replace Obama in the Senate. His current nemesis but former mentor, Dr. Alice L. Palmer.

Don't know who she is?? Courtesy of The New York Times, all you need to know is right here; and when you've finished reading, you'll no doubt agree that no one is more purrfect.

More Sleaze from...

The usual suspect. And he must be stopped; a nice arrest for his criminality in the Gov. Don Siegelman case would do just fine for starters.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Al Franken is Going to Win This...

With the latest two victories by Al Franken in his race against Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman (Crook), no doubt about it, Al is going to win.

Alegre's Corner has the full scoop on the sleazy poop.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Something Funny...

From what the media has written, Patrick Fitzgerald is a fastidious prosecutor who doesn't overlook anything.

A legend of a lawman who would prosecute his own grannie if she'd so much as beheld a cushy job at University of Chicago Hospitals should he ever become the next senator from Illinois. Not that there is anything necessarily wrong with that; just ask Michelle.

But with that in mind, don't you just wonder why Fitzgerald didn't follow the trail to see whom Blagojevich could entice with his precious power of appointment?? After all, it's a lot easier to convince a jury when you have official witnesses testifying how cash exchanged hands.

All very strange...

Fitmas Carols from Cannonfire

Get in the Fitzmas spirit with Cannonfire; but first here are few verses that have been shamelessly borrowed for your enjoyment.

Oh, you better watch out

You better watch out

You better WATCH OUT! [I'm telling you why]

The FBI is tapping your phone.

They know when you've been scheming

They know that lips are loose

Blago blabs like he's doing meth

And he's going to cook your goose...

Yes boys and girls, there are more Fitzmas tunes right here.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Is Jesse in Trouble...?

You betcha. The FBI wants to ask him a few questions...Fitzmas anyone??

Illinois Lost Senate Seat

Wouldn't it be ironic if Republicans in the Senate filibuster the auto industry bridge loan that would have saved thousands and thousands of American jobs and the country has to suffer and silently watch because the Democrats came up just one teeny weeny vote short of cloture?? Right now, chances of passage in the Senate are "dicey," according to Washington Post.

Guess folks from Michigan will probably soon be asking themselves, "Hell, is this the change we voted for?? And by the way, can you please tell us exactly why Obama resigned when he knew the country was going to hell in a handbasket and his vote in the Senate might just be the one we'd be looking for??"

Indeed, all very good questions. Correct the howler if she's wrong, but Kennedy, Johnson, Humphrey and Gore had the good sense and decency to remain in Congress until the congressional lame duck session was over. You know, just in case their votes were needed. But no such concerns for a man in a hurry to get to the top of the world.

Can't help but wonder, just exactly why was Obama's in such a big hairy hurry...? Other inquiring minds might also want to know.

Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Press Conference - "I did not have any relationship with that man, Gov. Blagojevich"

Yep, Mr. Junior gets his 'just desserts.'

Obama Co-Chair Jesse Jackson, Jr. Questions Hillary's Tears

Looks like it's now Jesse's turn to, hoo, frigging Senate seat for his future.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Does Fitz Wanna Talk to Junior???

According to Politico via Talk Left, Senate Candidate #5 in the 76-page criminal complain against Gov. Rod Blagojevich of Illinois is none other than Obama's happy warrior; the national co-chair who cooly threatened every black politician who dared support Hillary during the primaries.

Oh yes, who can ever forget Junior's sweet little entreties last winter -- just to make sure the candidate we had all been waiting for 'won,' fair and square, of course.

"Many of these guys have offered their support to Mrs. Clinton, but Obama has won their districts. So you wake up without the carpet under your feet. You might find some young primary challenger placing you in a difficult position."

Yes, that's right, boys and girls. it's quite natural that Jessie Junior would be in the thick of the fight for Obama's seat. From The Atlantic via MyDD:

On Dec. 4, Blagojevich allegedly told an advisor that he might "get some (money) up front, maybe" from Senate Candidate 5, if he named Senate Candidate 5 to the Senate seat, to insure that Senate Candidate 5 kept a promise about raising money for Blagojevich if he ran for re-election. In a recorded conversation on Oct. 31, Blagojevich claimed he was approached by an associate of Senate Candidate 5 as follows: "We were approached to `pay to play.' That, you know, he'd raise 500 grand. An emissary came. Then the other guy would raise a million, if I made him (Senate Candidate 5) a Senator."


From the context, it's probably Jesse Jackson. Jr.

"Later on December 4, 2008, ROD BLAGOJEVICH spoke to Fundraiser A. ROD BLAGOJEVICH stated he was "elevating" Senate Candidate 5 on the list of candidates for the open Senate seat. ROD BLAGOJEVICH stated he might be able to cut a deal with Senate Candidate 5 that provided ROD BLAGOJEVICH with something "tangible up front." ROD BLAGOJEVICH noted he was going to meet with Senate Candidate 5 in the next few days."

The only candidate with whom Blagojevich met within that period was Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Again, don't be surprised; after all, Junior has been pining for a Senate seat ever since the presidency was just a twinkle in Obama's eyes. Here's more about the meeting from Chicago Tribune via Cannonfire.

Following a 90-minute audition meeting today with Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. said he was confident in the process the governor is using to make his choice for a Senate successor to President-elect Barack Obama.

Jackson has mounted the most highly visible campaign among several people who are being considered for the Senate post. He said the meeting with Blagojevich amounted to a “very productive conversation, very thoughtful” that covered a broad range of issues.

Jackson has mounted the most highly visible campaign among several people who are being considered for the Senate post. He said the meeting with Blagojevich amounted to a “very productive conversation, very thoughtful” that covered a broad range of issues.“I am convinced that the governor has a very thoughtful process that he has put in place and is wrestling and weighing a number of issues in this enormous decision that he has to make,” Jackson said

Well, with fresh attention from Fitz, it doesn't look to good for him. In the blink of a eye, poof; there goes the coveted Senate seat. With the latest scandal, Junior is spoiled goods and will never be appointed. Moreoever, if he were to decide to run in the future, he'd never be able to win a statewide election. Maybe he can find a cushy seat under Obama's bus because you know that's-a-coming.

Wah, ha, ha, ha, ha. First Tweety and Olby of MSNBC get their comeuppance when they're passed over for the "Meet the Press" gig. And now Jesse gets his. Well, it all couldn't have happened to a bunch of nicer boyzz.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Tit for Tat...

Boyzz will be harm, right??

H/T Not your Sweetie.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

It's Official...

No, not Hillary's appointment, silly. Something much, much more momentous. All those nasty rumors during the primary have been officially confirmed by the dean of comedy. John Stewart recently coronated MSNBC as the new Fox.


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