Thursday, September 4, 2008

Maverick! open thread

We understand that John McCain is a maverick. And a POW. Just passing that along.

145 comments:

wobblie said...

This night is so rocking, PBS is having a seminar on first ladies.

wobblie said...

McCain was a POW? Who knew?

wobblie said...

We're 45 seconds into this video, and it sucks. It's like they want to be Ken Burns but have no idea how to be anywhere near compelling.

chad said...

He more to do? He had three more planes to wreck!

wobblie said...

Reading directly from the book. Filmmaking at its finest.

lex dexter said...

i am starting to wonder if i should consider McCain's military service when making my decision at the ballot box.

minx said...

I didn't see the Democratic show on the tele. Did they use the teleprompter in the same way?

lex dexter said...

he COULD have returned from Hanoi a broken and bitter man?

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

I heard John McCain and Chuck Norris got into a fight, and John McCain bit Chuck Norris' head off, ate it. And all Chuck Norris could say was "Thank you for saving America."

lex dexter said...

Minx,
the teleprompter is universal.

lex dexter said...

"true success" in Iraq.

this thing is getting Dada-ist. no wobs, i don't think it'll upgrade to the situationist level. though they did once opine that the Watts rioters were the true descendants of dada.

wobblie said...

Little known fact: McCain wrote Delta Force, and Chuck Norris's character is based on the Maverick's maverickness.

Mr. Roosevelt said...

Do you think McCain looked like the guys in Rescue Dawn?

lex dexter said...

i am still a little confused about john's military record, however.

wobblie said...

McCain lived in a box? Who knew?

Anonymous said...

Is that Fred Thompson freestyling?

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

This voice-over sounds like a weird "Dukes of Hazzard" lead-in...

minx said...

that's minx's alter ego.

dr said...

He's shorter than I expected.

wobblie said...

That crowd doesn't strike me as going wi... zzzzz

lex dexter said...

fucking "dank box." jesus fucking christ.

wobblie said...

The "dank box" is where I keep my weed.

dr said...

It's like a light of a new day...

wobblie said...

50 minutes of McCain. I'll apologize now for nodding off.

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

Just wait - halfway through he's going to throw all the liberals off his lawn.

lex dexter said...

wow, so he decided to ACCEPT the nomination.

wobblie said...

Uh... is the background green... again?

EZ said...

protester!

chad said...

Every time they show Cindy, all I can think is "a McCain win would be a real boon for Amy Poehler."

wobblie said...

Sweet! Protester!

chad said...

Wooo Dark Days!

wobblie said...

9/11!!! Wooooo!

lex dexter said...

the love between this man and his rich wife is indeed palpable.

dr said...

I hope he gets mean with the green screen on.

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

How do you get from land mines to the first lady?

lex dexter said...

as for john mccain's daddy?

HIS life, HIS love, and HIS lady was the Sea.

wobblie said...

McCain's mom is younger than he is?!?

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

Where do they keep the necromancers that keep all these old Republicans going? Bad voodoo, man...

lex dexter said...

poor guy thinks he's going to win this election.

EZ said...

drill baby drill

EZ said...

Cheebus... who let the riffraff in?

wobblie said...

We'll reach our hand out to any patriot, but the rest of you leftists are screwed.

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

Because there's no problem so bad a chant of USA can't solve it.

EZ said...

yes they have been sooo restrained the past few days....

wobblie said...

I'm loving how bringing up problems leads to chants of USA! USA!

dr said...

The crowd is more interested in heckling a protester than listening to their nominee.

EZ said...

PaLIEn

wobblie said...

Tell us about the Bridge to Nowhere, Maverick!

EZ said...

hands and nose?

wobblie said...

Free advice to the GOP - you've really got to work on his creepy smile when he delivers an applause line.

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

I was watching footage of a McCain event earlier today, and it looked a bit like a middle-aged casting call for "Hooters."

wobblie said...

John McCain's a maverick? Who knew?

lex dexter said...

wait, he's been called a Maverick?

chad said...

Called a maverick, you say?

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

I don't work for a party...I don't work for myself. But I am available for rent.

EZ said...

by their deeds shall ye know them

dr said...

That's right. As President, McCain promises specifics!

minx said...

Seeing the crowd at this event makes me realize how little I really understand the people who live around me here in good ol' Georgia.

EZ said...

he made crooked deals in the savings and loan crisis.....whoops off msg

chad said...

Not so keen on the fighting until we get to union bosses.

wobblie said...

All right, let's start rolling out the sad sack stories.

chad said...

Not their own house, just their real estate investments.

dr said...

Seems like McCain could have loaned at least one of those families a house.

wobblie said...

Nothing goes over like bashing your own party.

EZ said...

This msg is going over real well...

crickets chirping

chad said...

Yeah, standing up to the values.

lex dexter said...

i thought that you lost "our" trust when you enacted an entire sequence of economic policies that redistributed income upward!

but apparently what i'm _really_ upset about is earmarks.

wobblie said...

Does anyone else hear a high-pitched whistling noise?

EZ said...

That damn (shotgun passed) 14th amendment making the latina daughter of immigrants a citizen

chad said...

Looks like Thomas, Scalia and Alito are out under the Mav.

wobblie said...

Are these his policy specifics?

lex dexter said...

i hate it when i'm trying to get a cavity exam and a bureaucrat gets in between me and my doctor.

EZ said...

only thing worse than a bureaucRAT is a DemocRAT

chad said...

Thank goodness there are no bureaucrats between me and my doctor now.

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

Failed Programs like the Iraq war?

wobblie said...

dave says hi. He's out community organizing. I can only assume he's doing it responsibly.

lex dexter said...

community organizing?
sounds vapid, but also threatening.

lex dexter said...

fucking WAGE insurance.
jesus christ.

lex dexter said...

ooooooh! here comes education.

dr said...

"Education is the civil rights issue of this century"

Let's privatize!

EZ said...

while dave is out community organizing, I was mayor of a small town in Alaska

wobblie said...

Please talk about homeschooling...

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

Let's get rid of bureaucrats and privatize so you can go through an automated system for an education.

Press 1 for a degree now.

Yay, privatization.

EZ said...

(insert loud dog whistle)

wobblie said...

The USW member stands up to applaud the union bashing line. Thank you, Todd Palin.

Elvira said...

Hey, let's root out the bad teachers by putting the youngest students through really dry testing.

chad said...

Did the teleprompter say "smile here"?

EZ said...

oh, he means like Iraq?

lex dexter said...

let's spend $700 Billion drilling right here in the United States of America.

dr said...

Did he just imply that we have a $700 Billion foreign aid budget?

EZ said...

drill on drill in drill out

wobblie said...

Point for correctly pronouncing "nuclear" - well played, sir.

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

We're experimenting with hot air power right now...

wobblie said...

That was a plan?

wobblie said...

OMG - he still has 15 fucking minutes le... zzzzz

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

Aren't all of those old people in the audience's kids _already_ in the work force?

dr said...

He's talking about their great grandkids.

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

Does this sound familiar?

wobblie said...

Please start singing solidarity forever...

dr said...

Solidarity forever!

EZ said...

and $1 billion

chad said...

I'm flying through Mpls. on Saturday. I hope these assholes don't linger after tomorrow.

lex dexter said...

wait, Iran is apparently interchangeable with 'al qaeda' AND russia.

oh wait, it's 2008 in l'USA. sorry.

wobblie said...

Dangerous threats in this dangerous world... who the hell is his speechwriter?

EZ said...

Chad say hey to Sen. Craig if you see him in the loo....

dr said...

John McCain knows good...and evil.

dr said...

John McCain knows good...and evil.

EZ said...

he hates to mention it but....

POW!

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

a stable and enduring peace...one hundred years or so from now.

wobblie said...

I'll keep our kids from fighting wars by... keeping them fighting wars? Am I missing something?

dr said...

When all is war, nothing will be not-war. Thus, peace cannot by not-war, but must be war. Thus peace is war. By transposition, then, war is peace.

wobblie said...

McCain has scars from bipartisan cooperation?

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

I'm a uniter...

wobblie said...

This. Speech. Sucks.

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

Cue: puppy and apple pie...

dr said...

I'm changing channels in five minutes.

chad said...

what event is he referring to?

dr said...

McCain's own Gulf of Tonkin resolution.

EZ said...

POW
POW POW
POW POW POW
POW POW
POW

lex dexter said...

oh, so there's an anecdote about his military career he'd like to share right about now?

wobblie said...

John McCain was a POW? Who knew?

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

Wait? He's a POW?

Dr. Curmudgeon said...

I wish I could vote for one of them...

wobblie said...

Sounds like you were a shitty pilot, flyboy.

dr said...

and pow, a standing o

chad said...

That would take so fucking long to tap out in morse code.

lex dexter said...

are any of those decorative corpses from Abu Ghraib still around? we could use them in McCain's Cabinet.

wobblie said...

So it took becoming a POW to love America. Damn, we're all America-haters, I guess.

wobblie said...

Reminding people about how long you draw breath... not so smart.

dr said...

You know who else was a POW? Jesus.

wobblie said...

If you find faults with our country, become a community organizer!

chad said...

Sounds like being a community organizer.

wobblie said...

Oh, we'll be fighting with you.

chad said...

Is he stealing Kucinich's lines now?

unionboy said...

did anyone else see the "MAVRICK" sign?

wobblie said...

Unionboy, that's how mavericks spell maverick.

Elitist.

wobblie said...

Fun fact: the school district in Wasilla has a page in Russian. So I'd say Palin has done a pretty crappy job of holding back the Red Menace.

wobblie said...

McCain looks very confused about all the rock 'n roll music.

chad said...

Barracuda?

wobblie said...

Sarah Barracuda. Palin. Apparently her high school nickname.

chad said...

Republicans Gone Wild!!

wobblie said...

Anderson Cooper is saying that there were more specifics in McCain's speech than Obama's. For real?

dr said...

I'd like to know which specific brans John McCain plans to eat during his administration.

dr said...

The balloon drop appears to be a little bit excessive.

wobblie said...

Game on, folks. I'll catch you later.