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Obama says race not an issue in election.

“Is race still a factor in our society? Yes. I don’t think anybody would deny that,” Obama said on “Fox News Sunday.”

“Is that going to be the determining factor in a general election? No, because I’m absolutely confident that the American people — what they’re looking for is somebody who can solve their problems,” the Illinois senator said in an interview taped on Saturday.

Ah-huh, is that what 90 plus percent of the Philly black voters were looking for in the just completed Penn. primary and voted for Obama, somebody to “solve their problems?

I don’t think soooo?

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The haters, moonbats, anti-Iraq war types and otherwise unstable will go even further batshit nuts when they read this.

“Esteem for US rises in Asia, thanks to Iraq war” via The Australian.

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Miley CyrusWell, that’s one way to celebrate Earth Day, show off your green bra.

Never-mind you’re only 15 years of age.

Wonder what ever happened to the days of a philosophy of keeping her good Christian head on her shoulders? She must have cast that aside about the same time her panty pics made the interwebs.

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The GoracleIn an exclusive interview with the British newspaper The Sun, Al Gore finally revealed what many had long been hoping for: a proper sequel to his game-changing 2006 documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth.”

Lamenting that relatively little – aside from a more receptive public mindset – had changed since the release of his first film, Gore said that only concerted action from the world community could now prevent the worst excesses of global warming.

So The Goracle wants a “proper” sequel.

Don’t we all.

One that corrects the bald-faced lies of the first one.

I won’t hold me breath waiting for that to happen.

But I will fire up the 8 mpg Mitsu Pajero and let it run at idle in the driveway for a couple hours just for the hell of it.

UPDATE: And I forgot to add phony Antarctic ice shelves.

UPDATE II: I guess The Goracle has been caught in another of a long line of lies. A spokeswoman for Paramount, the production company behind Al Gore’s *cough* Oscar-winning *cough* 2006 film said that no movie sequel is in the works. “There are no plans for a sequel,” Lehrer said. “That is the official word.”

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Timber!

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Chevy MalibuIn “honor” of Earth Day I give you an example of what it has wrought on the general public.

The (mild) hybrid Chevrolet Malibu pictured left.

Handsome little devil isn’t it? Although it being Earth Day Eve and all I’d much prefer something in an “Earthy Tan,” or “Climate Change Chartreuse,” but I can work with what’s given to me.

There’s one slight problem, it’s a piece of shit thought up by someone who’s overdosed on the Kool-Aid “dr.” Albert Gore is selling.

Seems this little “gem” is only a “mild” hybrid, as GM calls it, for the simple fact it’s designed so it’s pathetic little four-cylinder combustion chambers shut down when the car is stopped.

Not stopped as in say, at the local Quicky-Mart to purchase the latest issue of “Save the Planet NOW” and “Rednecks in an Ecco-Friendly World.’

Stopped as in each and every time it stops in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the interstate heading to Barstow. So you lurch forward a few feet, stop, and the engine shuts down like your wife after seven years of marriage. (you 7 year guys get it doncha?)

Traffic moves, and as if by “magic” this little marvel to modern ecco-friendly ingenuity “promptly restarts the engine when the brake is released.”

So as not to be confused lets recap. Stop, engine shuts down. Traffic moves, brake is released and engine re-fires and you lurch forward all of 35 feet and stop. Engine shuts down. Again.

Wash, rinse and repeat… for the next 25 miles of stop-and-go traffic. (wonder if it has a fission powered starter motor to withstand this abuse for 100,000 miles!?)

And all this for a gain of exactly 2MPG at an extra cost of $1,800 over a non-hybrid four-cylinder Malibu.

The marketing jackhole that forced this piece of shit into the showrooms should be relegated to Dantes Seventh Level of Hell.

And BTW, have a happy earth day (lower case intentional)

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I have to admit I had zero in common with the PaulBots, but no longer.

The wonder and promise of Paulville has completely changed my outlook on this merry band of nutcakes and viral poll spammers.

Think of the possibilities, the place is gated. It can be locked from the outside, and patrolled. By heavily armed guards.

Hell, if the damn place floats it could be christened as the S.S. Paulville and sent on a perpetual circumnavigation of the globe. With Jimmah Carter as Captain.

Hey, I’m not here to just be critical, I’m here to help and offer advice. I suggest you get together with the lunatics who want Vermont to secede from the Union.

You can all have you own little “special place” set aside from us… well, from us normal people.

BTW, the over/under betting on the first PaulBot hitting this post with their patented, disjointed nonsense is 2 hours.

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A few days ago it was pointed out it had been 9 YEARS since “Sen.” John Kerry had produced anything resembling actual work that he’s paid handsomely for.

Well, as Cassy points out, that broadside seems to have struck a nerve with the (erstwhile) Massachusetts senator (lower case intentional) and he responded. That was quickly followed up by a factual response – as opposed to an inaccurate lie filled “kerry-esque” response, by those that want to see the asshat put out to pasture.

Now that’s an idea I can get behind. Along with one that champions the quick, swift retirement of his Massachusetts compatriot Fat Boy Ted.

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At the debate Wednesday night, both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were asked what they would do, as president to mitigate the high cost of energy, specifically gas.

“We are going to investigate these gas prices,” Clinton said. “The federal government has certain tools that this administration will not use, in the Federal Trade Commission and other ways, through the Justice Department, because I believe there is market manipulation going on, particularly among energy traders.”

Clinton also said she would “quit putting oil into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and I would release some to help drive the price down globally,” she would embrace a gas tax moratorium, and sign into law “a windfall profits tax on these outrageous profits of the oil companies, and put that money back into the highway trust fund, so that we don’t lose out on repair and construction and rebuilding.”

Obama said he also supported investigating any price gouging as well as a windfall profits tax.

Both also embraced a new energy policy, and Obama promoted “spending $150 billion over 10 years in an Apollo Project, a Manhattan Project to create the alternative energy strategies that will work not only for this generation but for the next.”

Both got their asses collectively fact checked on energy policy and other parts of their Philadelphia debate as well by the experts:

  • Clinton said “people died” in 1970s bombings by a radical group of which an Obama acquaintance was a member. In fact, the deaths were of three members of the Weather Underground itself, who died when their own bombs accidentally exploded.
  • Obama said, “I have never said that I don’t wear flag pins or refuse to wear flag pins.” Actually, he did. He said last year, “I decided I won’t wear that pin on my chest” because it had become “a substitute for … true patriotism” during the run-up to the Iraq war.
  • Clinton claimed that applying Social Security taxes to wages above the current cap “would impose additional taxes on … educators … police officers, firefighters and the like.” Actually, not many of them would be affected. The cap is $102,000 a year.
  • Obama denied his handwriting appeared on an old questionnaire that said he supported a ban on possessing a handgun, and he said he has never taken that position. Actually, his writing does appear on one of two versions of the questionnaire.
  • Clinton said she believes “market manipulation” is partly to blame for rising fuel prices. She offered no evidence of that. Past investigations of alleged price gouging have concluded that it’s mainly market forces that push prices up.

Specifically on the gas price gouging issue the Federal Trade Commission has repeatedly looked into allegations of market manipulation and fixing of gasoline prices. So far, it has found nothing to prosecute, not even in the post-Hurricane Katrina gas price spikes. FTC Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on May 23, 2006, about the post-Katrina price increases. According to the FTC’s press release, the investigation found 15 instances of “price gouging,” but the FTC added: “Other factors such as regional or local market trends … appeared to explain these firms’ prices in nearly all cases.”

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Time CoverFurious World War II veterans called for a boycott of one of America’s most influential and respected magazines today over a controversial picture on its front cover.

Next week’s Time magazine cover is based on the famous photograph of marines raising the US flag on Iwo Jima during the bloody battle in the Pacific. But artists have replaced the flag with a tree to illustrate an article about global warming. As well as the angry veterans, the image provoked a huge backlash among younger Americans who have been brought up to honour their flag.

Iwo Jim veteran Donald Mates, 81, said: “It’s an absolute disgrace. Whoever did it is going to hell. That’s a mortal sin. God forbid he runs into a Marine that was an Iwo Jima survivor.” Mr Mates was badly wounded and saw his best friend die beside him during the 35-day battle in February and March, 1945. He suffered 30 years of operations to remove all the shrapnel from his body.

Former platoon leader Lt John Wells, 84, said: “We’ll stick a dadgum tree up somebody’s rear if they think that magazine cover is going to cure anything.” Tim Holbert, spokesman for the American Veterans Centre, said: “This photo trivializes the most recognizable moment of one of the bloodiest battles in US history.”
Iwo Jima Flag Raising
Time managing editor Richard Stengel said: “Our story says there needs to be an effort along the lines of preparing for World War II to combat global warming and climate change.”

And “mr.” managing editor, that couldn’t have been done by using another image, one that doesn’t denigrate the sacrifice of tens of thousands, both Japanese and Americans, that lost their lives in the bloodiest battle of the Pacific Theater?

Joe Rosenthal photographed five Marines, Ira Hayes, Mike Strank, Franklin Sousley, Rene Gagnon, Harlon Block, and a U.S. Navy corpsman, John Bradley, raising the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi. The photograph records what was actually the second flag-raising on the mountain, which took place on the fifth day of the 35-day battle. The picture became the iconic image of the battle and some claim it to be the most reproduced photograph of all time.

“mr. managing editor” of time magazine (lower case intentional) take a good look at it and tell me which is more important. It DAMN sure isn’t praying at the altar of The Goracle sipping his Kool-Aid of Inconvenient Bullshit.

MorganWrites notes Stengel also appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on April 17 where, no surprise, he displayed what a blithering idiot he is:

“I think since I’ve been back at the magazine, I have felt that one of the things that’s needed in journalism is that you have to have a point of view about things,” Stengel said. “You can’t always just say ‘on the one hand, on the other’ and you decide. People trust us to make decisions. We’re experts in what we do. So I thought, you know what, if we really feel strongly about something let’s just say so.”

Um no, asshat. Time is, or I should say was, a news magazine.

News, as in reporting of it without bias or preconceived notions by its writers or any other member of the editorial staff.

And these fuckwits wonder why circulation of all the legacy media outlets are tanking.

If you possess Photoshop mad skills and have a desire to counter what these jack holes have done this is the place for any images you may produce.

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