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…

Spring Cleaning My Blog

I made a promise a couple of weeks ago that I’d be making some changes here. For better or worse, I set out to do just that last night. I committed to working through Earth Hour at least, and ended up going to bed early this morning.

In lieu of turning out the lights for an hour last night, I decided to try to conserve energy in a different way. I set out to make my beloved readers have an easier time with my site by changing the theme and upgrading to WordPress 2.5 (post coming on that alone) to make things easier for myself. I think I’ve reduced my bandwidth footprint as well–eliminating a crap ton of useless images and junk.

Spring cleaning for my blog.

Here’s what I was able to do in a few hours: elimination of large header image, elimination of background images that I think caused issues on some browsers, and elimination of post separator images. These should not only improve load times, but also make things a little better visually.

Other visual changes were to increase the width and text size of the main content area, addition of a tag cloud, and enlarging and moving the subscription button to the header. Hopefully this will boost readership too, which is a bonus for me.

If I could just find a way to keep Hillary’s mug off of my site through the adsense in the sidebar without blocking all Newsmax ads, things would be much improved visually.

Let me know if you’re having any problems loading the site. I’m sure hubonst will have something to say about it.

Hillary Clinton and the Economy

I can’t believe she said this:

“It’s time for a president who is ready on day one to be the commander in chief of our economy,” the New York senator said, reframing her leadership campaign theme. “Sometimes the phone rings at 3 a.m. in the White House, and it’s an economic crisis.”

So what is the solution at 3 am? Do you get on the phone to the Chairman of the Fed and beg him to drop interest rates 0.75%? Do you decide to take away buy people’s property and pay other people to flood it? Do you log into your online account and borrow millions billions trillions from China to write out checks to the American people that are just big enough to allow them to buy some stuff from…China?

Do you then go back to sleep after one of these snap decisions, resting easy that the situation has been resolved?

To be fair, it’s not just Clinton, and the American people are encouraging them to stick their noses where they don’t belong. I can’t remember where I read this (thanks to public education), but it describes the powers and duties of the President of the United States pretty clearly.

He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.

Where does it say the President is in charge of the economy or even has anything to do with the economy? And seriously, do we want one person to have that kind of power? Wasn’t that exact situation a major factor in that war fought a couple hundred years ago?

Time For SNL To Get Beat Down By the Hansons

SlapshotA couple of weeks ago I watched Saturday Night Live for the first time in a long time. It was the first show after the writers’ strike ended, and Tina Fey was hosting. It was one of the best episodes I’ve ever seen. I didn’t get to see last week’s episode, but I started watching tonight thinking they’d gotten back on track.

Nope. Honestly, I think it may be time to end this show. Just a few reasons why…

Weekend Update

Weekend Update, when it was good, worked because of the snarky commentary on current events. But it doesn’t work anymore. Why? Because by the time I watch the Weekend Update snarky commentary on Tuesday’s primaries, I’ve already been reading snarky commentary on blogs for five days.

The Intro Skit

This skit is almost always political in nature, and because of that it is much like Weekend Update…played out by the time Saturday rolls around. This week they did a spoof of Hillary’s “3 am phone call” commercial. That’s great. It was even better on YouTube this week when everybody else did it.

Musical Guests

I know I’m old, but geez. Does anyone care about these musical guests anymore? They had Tom Petty in his prime, The Cars in their prime, and next week’s musical guest is…Janet Jackson? She was on Tyra Banks this week…’nuff said.

Anyway, I turned SNL off and am watching Slapshot for the upteenth time instead. It’s still funny. Besides the digital shorts there’s nothing left worth watching on SNL.

Time to put on the foil coach.

Dream Ticket? Whose Dream Is This?

When MLK said that he had a dream that little black boys and little white girls would one day hold hands run on a presidential ticket together, is this what he had in mind? If so, we should stop referring to him as a civil rights leader and change his title to Republican strategist. Hillary Clinton thinks she and Barack Obama may be able to join their forces to fight sit-down-and-talk-with evil later this year.

“That may be where this is headed,” she told the CBS Early Show during a marathon set of appearances on the network morning news shows. “But of course we have to decide who is on the top of ticket. I think the people of Ohio very clearly said that it should be me.”

Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee for President isn’t a dream for anyone except for maybe John McCain and those “near and dear friends” of his in Washington. The funny thing is that making Obama her running mate is really the only chance she would have of winning, but if Obama gets the nomination he’d be cutting his own throat by naming her as his running mate.

McCain v. Hilly

Looks like a done deal, which really scares me.

I’ve had to hold my nose and vote Republican several times when I didn’t really want to.  I’m not sure I’ll be able to do it this time.  Either way, I’d essentially be voting for Democrat.

But maybe this is a good thing.  Maybe people will finally realize this time around that they really aren’t being presented with much of an option.  Maybe this is what we need to make people realize that we need a party that represents true fiscal conservatism and true individual liberty and property rights.

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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Ron Paul Gets Cute on Jay Leno

Sorry I’m just getting around to writing about Ron Paul’s appearance on Jay Leno. Just a couple of notes…

Whenever Leno mention Dr. Paul in his monologue, he got great applause. It was pretty apparent that there are quite a few people who actually know who he is now. Also, Dr. Paul got a good reaction from the crowd with most of what he said. It’s a pretty simple message that regular people can really relate to.

Whether you like it or not, there are other intangibles that are equally important in an election. Ron Paul scored big here too, at least in our household. I actually heard the phrase, “he’s sooo cute!”

I doubt anyone is saying that about Hillary Clinton.

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I’m Doubting Any Republican Can Win

If you saw the debates last night you know why. Most of these guys can only talk about Hillary or Ronald Reagan. If they aren’t doing that, they are trying to squeeze pre-written jokes. Ron Paul and Tom Tancredo are the only two with anything different to say. Tancredo can’t get his ideas across, and the Republican party (at least the ones in attendance at last night’s debate) don’t like what Paul has to say.

Sorry guys. You can boo all you want, but 77% of the people being against our involvment in Iraq isn’t Paul’s opinion, that’s just a fact.

I’m really hoping for a third party run.

Preparing for the Worst in ’08

What’s the worst thing that could happen? In my mind that would be one of the front runners from either one of the two major parties winning the election. If things stay the way they are right now, we’ll be looking at Hillary vs Giuliani.

Which would you prefer…a welfare state or a police state? Doesn’t look like there’s much else on the menu.

The (realistic) choices almost make me wish that GWB could run again, and I’d take Slick Willie over all three of them.

Sad.