Twitter Was Made For Watching Debates

The only thing better than sitting on the couch and making smart ass comments while watching the debates is sitting on the couch making smart ass comments while watching the debates and watching everyone else make smart ass comments.  Some of my favorite Tweets from the debates are below along with links to the blogs of the folks who penned them.  Please show them your support by visiting their sites and buying an airplane…or something.

Final Question: Boxers or briefs? (directed at Hillary)–GingerSnaps

She is a bitch. And she is AWESOME!–Newscoma

Obama gets this nightmare back on track. I kept waiting for Dick Clark and Ed McMahon to pop out with an animated janitor —vagredajr

Why did Hill bring up healthcare? Didn’t she *try* that already?–eeUS

And finally, in what was probably the most insightful, honest, and intelligent comment in all of Twitterdom world during the entire debate:

@sadcox your funny you’re really into this huh? —MatthewsChick

Now on to The Ultimate Fighter…

CNN Debates at Reagan Library

This was basically a sham.  We got, literally, 10 minutes of McCain and Romney arguing over semantics.  Whether or not Romney used the word “timetable” as a reference to troop withdrawel or a reference to milestones.  Is that really what the debate is about?

I could have sworn I was watching two high school girls bickering over the fact that one told a boy that the other liked him…”Yeah, but I didn’t mean that I like him like him.”

I wish Reagan could have been there to smack those bitches back to reality.  I’ve come to the conclusion that Ron Paul just isn’t the right man to do it.  His message is great, but unfortunately he just doesn’t have “it”, and his delivery is weak.  I’d love to see Ron Paul’s ideas delivered by a guy with Obama’s oratory skills.

By the way, does anyone else find it ironic that McCain says he wants to change Washington, but his response to every question he doesn’t know how to answer is to name 30 “old and dear friends” whose names I remember as Washington politicians from my childhood?  It seems like he tries to fill up his 90 second responses by naming these dinosaurs as slowly as possible.

Huckabee?  That guy is qualified for little more than hosting amateur night at a “clean jokes only” comedy club in Little Rock.  Two drink minimum…your choice of milk or juice.  And don’t forget to tip your waitresses–they’re illegal workers, and the only payment they’re getting from us is free college for their kids.

Seriously, are these ass clowns the best we can muster up to represent us?

“Is the best of the free life behind us now, and are the good time really over for good?” –Merle Haggard

A Bold Prediction

If Hillary doesn’t win in New Hampshire, you’ll see her crying on TV at least 4 times between January 9th and February 5th. What do I base that statement on? Mostly this:

Another woman in the group, Alison Hamilton of Portsmouth, New Hampshire said she, like most of the people in the group, had been considering Obama.

But after seeing Clinton become emotional, she said she was going to vote for Clinton.

“That was the clincher,” Hamilton said.

I’m sure they’ll poll it first to see if crying will actually work for her, and they’ll probably (correctly) determine that it will turn some people off. But then again, they aren’t exactly appealing to people’s rational side to begin with, so why not jump off the cliff and appeal to their emotions completely? By then it will be her only chance.

The real challenge for her will be turning on the waterworks on demand. Her best bet would be recalling someone something Bill did.

***UPDATE***

Here’s the video

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Let’s Hook Up!

If you are any one of these social networks, feel free to look me up and add me to your network or favorite me, whichever the case may be. If you see some here that you aren’t using yet, I’ve given a really quick synopsis of what they are and why you’d use them.


View blog authority

Technorati–probably the biggest blog directory and networking site.
My username there is ‘beefstooge’. I have a couple of active blogs listed there (including this one) and a couple of projects that are in the works. On Technorati, you “favorite” other blogs. They also have some great widgets you can use on your blog.


Digg!
Digg
I call this a social news filter. People nominate, or “Digg”, stories they like, and if other people like them they can Digg them as well, increasing the value of the story. Posts with high Digg counts are considered important and get displayed on the front page. Sort of a free market for the news. My name there is, you guessed it, ‘sadcox’. If you blog about something that is popular with Digg readers, be sure to submit it. This will result in a steady stream of traffic for some time to come.

Del.icio.us
I use del.icio.us as my primary bookmarking mechanism. Unlike bookmarking in your browswer, you can tag a bookmark into as many categories as you like. The other advantage is that you can reach them from anywhere, not just your computer. You are also able to tag stories for other people in your network. Read something you think I may like? Tag it as for:sadcox, and I’ll be sure to read it.

StumbleUpon Sadcox.StumbleUpon.com
Stumbleupon is just plain fun, but also a great way to drive traffic to your site. Using their browser toolbar, you can “stumble” onto great sites that other people have liked (you can choose to stumble only your friends’ favorites as well). For site owners, loads of traffic can result from a good stumble. My Stumbleupon address is sadcox.stumbleupon.com.

Twitter
My username there is ‘sadcox’. This one is great for quick-hit ideas or “tweeting” live events like debates, ball games, etc.

Blog Catalog–Blogger’s network and directory.
My username there is ‘sadcox’. Connect with other bloggers, build your network, and get widgets to display on your site.

MyBlogLog–Blogger’s network and directory
My username there is ‘sadcox’. Very similar to BlogCatalog. They were recently acquired by Yahoo!, so you can use your Yahoo! account to sign up.

There are countless other networking sites out there, but these are some of the bigger ones for bloggers and surfers. If there’s one I missed that you want to hook up on, let me know.

Ron Paul and Wolf Blitzer on 12/2

Here are the two parts of Ron Paul’s interview with Wolf Blitzer last night. He gets to cover a lot of ground in this interview–Iraq, monetary policy, globalism, taxes, and fund raising. I also received Dr. Paul’s newsletter today that addresses a great point regarding last week’s debates

mainstream politicians NEVER attack an opponent they think is far behind. The McCain campaign, we’ve heard, is worried sick about New Hampshire, and they thought a slam at me would help. Ha! Of course, it only strengthened our forces.

Enjoy the video, and don’t forget about the Tea Party on December 16!

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YouTube Debates More Like YouBoob Debates

I had high hopes for the debates tomorrow until I watched a few of the questions being asked by YouTube users. Check these out, chosen randomly. I’ll practice my mean and nasty comments here…

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My thought is that the President of the United States has no business worrying about the acceptance processes of colleges.  Hopefully he doesn’t have the time either.

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I only have concern, disdain, and contempt for people who use the word “yesteryear”.

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My question for you is, how much time did you spend filming and editing that 90 degree turn to your left…oh, and who is your choreographer?

It feels good to let it out, but it’s too easy.  You could do this all day with an army of smart asses, and the rate at which morons post videos would still out pace you.

Experimenting With The YouTube Debates

I think I may have mentioned before that I don’t really get Twitter. That may be changing though–I’ve actually found a pretty good use for it. Tomorrow I’ll be experimenting by Twittering the CNN-YouTube debates. I looked around to find a good plug-in that updates tweets every 15 minutes in the sidebar (listed under “I WAS THINKING…”).

We’ll see how it goes. The two things holding me back from truly live twittering will be the 15 minute delay and a 4 month old. The only other obstacle to overcome is my occasional inability to come up with clever comments. So if you are looking for my Ron Paul slanted thoughts on the debates delayed by no more than 15 minutes (and I’m sure you will be), check out the sidebar tomorrow night during the debates! Of course, you could always just go over to Twitter and watch me watch it live.

Will Ron Paul Be Left Out of Iowa Debates?

USA Daily reports that Fox News and the Iowa GOP are trying to exclude candidates polling below 5% from the December 4 debates in Iowa.

I’m not sure whose poll they are using for this, but I’m a little suspicious of the polling process to begin with. Wouldn’t it make more sense if polls were based on the respondant’s ability to actually name 5 people who are running for President? Or what if they only counted the people who were actually planning on watching the debate–by the phone in polls that follow them, Ron Paul clearly has support.

Then there’s this…

Ironically, according to Google Trends, Ron Paul’s name is actually searched more than Fox News is now. There is a growing concern among Paul supporters that corporate media outlets are attempting to manipulate the presidential election.

I think many have had this concern for a long time.

Dennis Kucinich For Supreme Commander

I flipped over to the Democratic debates last night for a few minutes. I had to turn it off after just a few minutes due to the overuse of the words “progressive”, “tax”, “program”, etc. I even commented on Rogel’s blog before I went to bed that I just couldn’t take it.

Too bad I was fast asleep when Kucinich said those magic words–“unidentified flying object”.

Maybe he did, maybe he didn’t. Maybe life really does exist somewhere besides this planet. Maybe he was mailing a letter from Shirley McClain’s house and accidentally used one of her “special stamps”.

Funny though.