Funny or Die: Vote for Lando Calrissian! w/ BILLY DEE WILLIAMS

Funny or Die

Vote for Lando Calrissian! w/ BILLY DEE WILLIAMS

The race for leader of the Star Wars galaxy heats up with vicious attack ads from Emperor Palpatine.

ed note…if the stress is just too much, watch this to stop the hyperventilation..

The Atlantic: Ta-Nehisi Coates: Awesome-Sauce: Barack Obama revealed to be Barry 13X

The Atlantic: Ta-Nehisis Coates

Awesome-Sauce: Barack Obama revealed to be Barry 13X

So the new rumor is that Barack is actually the son of Malcolm X. No seriously. Dude look at the resemblance! And they actually have a very similar speaking style. Some may be tempted to see this as the event that will lose us the election. But I have a different take–Barack Obama isn’t black, he isn’t even biracial. Dig it–Malcolm’s grandfather was white. Barack’s mother was was white. So Barack isn’t really half-black–he’s about a third, tops. That has to be worth a few points in the polls, no? I think this news will swing Montana and Georgia.

Crminal Justice/Matt Kelley: More McCain on Crime – Willie Horton in 2008

Crminal Justice/Matt Kelley

More McCain on Crime – Willie Horton in 2008


Following up on yesterday’s post, here is more from John McCain on his legal priorities and his courageous stance against bad guys. In a post for tomorrow’s National Law Journal, McCain writes that “Senator Obama’s judges would coddle criminals. I will appoint judges who will hold criminals accountable.” This is the same “I’m tough on crime” froth that McCain is spewing in his Florida fliers.

McCain does say in the article that he would make it a priority to keep politics out of the Department of Justice – a worthy goal. Read his full post here.

And read the Wall St. Journal’s analysis here.

But the “coddling criminals” line is reminiscent of the Willie Horton ad credited with derailing Michael Dukakis in 1988. Floyd Brown, the same guy behind the Horton ad, launched a neo-Horton ad against Obama earlier this year (Brown’s National Campaign Fund PAC has also run ads alleging that Obama is a Muslim). And a YouTuber has taken it one step further in a video alleging that Obama could actually be Willie Horton. Some YouTube fun after the jump.


Have you ever seen Obama and Horton in the same place at the same time?

And the NCF’s actual attack ad, trying to make some sort of connection between Obama’s vote against an expansion of the death penalty in 2001 and murders that happened in Chicago. (Two years later, Gov. George Ryan would clear the state’s death row, commuting all sentences to life, after a slew of defendants were exonerated)



Jack And Jill Politics: Confederates for Obama

Jack And Jill Politics

Confederates for Obama


(ed note–i post a couple of dozen articles, videos and pix a day, and even I had to say wow!)

Race 4 2008: New 527 Ad and Hank Williams

Race 4 2008

New 527 Ad and Hank Williams

John McCain turns to famous Hollywood directors for help with his attack ads.

John McCain turns to famous Hollywood directors for help with his attack ads.

Gawker: Obama Suspends Campaign to Visit Ailing Racist Grandmother


Obama Suspends Campaign to Visit Ailing Racist Grandmother

Boy another stunt from the Obama campaign, it makes ussick. The radical Democratic candidate is leaving the campaign trail for “more than 36 hours” to head over to exotic, foreign “Hawaii” to look after his 85-year-old grandmother Madelyn Dunham, who is “gravely ill.” Mrs. Dunham raised young Obama for many of his childhood years, and she’s among the last of his immediate family left. As we all also know, Obama hates his terrible racist grandmother with a fiery angry black radical passion, because she is a racist.

We know this because in a frank and honest interview following his smart and important speech on race, he called her a “typical white person” because she is at heart a kind and good person who sometimes feels irrational prejudices. This enraged Geraldine Ferraro, and others. It was a punchline at The Corner for a good six months.

Angry Asian Man: black white whatever

Angry Asian Man

black white whatever

Spoken word artist Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai tells me she just launched this cool new video, “Black White Whatever,” directed by Jazzmen Lee-Johnson. It’s good stuff, so spread the word.

It’s a call out to our politicians to dig deeper past the black/white binary when discussing race in America. You know, because there are a lot of us out here who are neither black nor white… but we’re sure as hell American. The message seems more relevant than ever as we quickly approach one of the most important elections in our lifetime.

I’ve linked Kelly’s stuff before, about a year back, when she did this kickass video for “By-standing: The Begining of an American Lifetime,” with director Karen Lin. To learn more about Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai and her work, visit her websitehere.

The Atlantic: Marc Ambinder: McCain’s Cosmological Breakthrough: Unreality Is Expanding

The Atlantic: Marc Ambinder

McCain’s Cosmological Breakthrough: Unreality Is Expanding

The McCain campaign has broken through a heretofore impenetrable barrier in quantum physics, experimentally proving the existence of unseen dimensions and, in the process, setting three of its surrogates on a pathway towards winning the 2009 Nobel Prize in the physical sciences.

Gov. Sarah Palin, campaigning, she said, in “real America,” which apparently includes part of North Carolina, Rep. Michelle Bachmann, calling for a media investigation to determine whether Americans are real or not, and today, McCain all-around best surrogate Nancy Pfotenhauer (pronounced — Foe-Ten-How-er, like proton power), said that parts of the state of Virginia, heretofore universally assumed to be in America, were not, in fact, in the country.

We cannot rule out the possibility that  Palin, Bachmann and Pftoenhauer — let’s call them PBP for short — are somehow about to perceive these extra dimensions, and that there is something fundamental about their physical constitutions that makes such perceptions unavailable to most everyone else. 

Now, in order to “see” a new dimension, we’d have to come up with some coherent theory of how our eyes process the photons.  Some physicists are working on a theory that holds that, in certain conditions — perhaps times of great national peril — the speed of light is not constant. It is possible that P,B,P have, in their retinas, special photoreceptors that are capable of translating projections from extra dimensions into familiar, three-dimensional objects.

If you think that’s special, then think about this. Pfotenhauer said that she lives in a place called Oakton, Va. Oakton is located in Fairfax County. Pfotenhauer implied that the country was part of “real America” because it was open to the possibility of electing John McCain. Here’s the problem: Fairfax County, like its neighbors, are in the process of turning colors. (We can detect this with a special version of a mass spectrometer called a “ballot box.”)  

So what Pfotenhauer, by locating “real America” in the middle of an expansion of “unreal America” — has given us more evidence yet that “unreal America” is expanding.  Perhaps unreal America is a like a bubble in Alan Guth’s Inflationary Universe Hypothesis, one that, when it envelopes “real America” will tear apart. (That would explain the fear in the voices of P,B and P.)

In any event, all of this must be exciting for cosmologists and physicists everywhere.

The rest of the world — most Republicans, Democrats, independents, children, dogs and the media — cannot do justice to this new theory yet. Our reality — 50 states — and then, at a great magnification, people of all shapes, sizes, ideologies and…spins… is about to be upended.

*- I’ve made a hash of the physics here. But poetic license seems to be the order of the election.

Minnesota Independent: Video: SNL jabs Obama’s-an-Arab woman

Minnesota Independent

Video: SNL jabs Obama’s-an-Arab woman

I’d like to think that Minnesota’s contributions to informed political dialogue transcend the Obama’s-an-Arab incident, but for now that’s what we get: a version of the Lakeville rally questioner made an appearance on Saturday Night Live’s Thursday edition of Weekend Update last night (starts at 6:15).