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Ventura: Gays In Military Good For Straight Soldiers’ Sex Lives

Posted by mattymoe on September 6, 2008

A roving gang of reporters cornered Jesse Ventura at the Republican National Convention Ron Paul’s Rally For The Republic this week. Panicked, Ventura did what any self-respecting maverick would do: He started blasting big government’s perverse fascination with same-sex marriage!

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McCain’s VP Pick; Gov. Sarah Palin

Posted by mattymoe on August 29, 2008

John McCain tossed a huge but risky surprise into the US race for the White House Friday when he unveiled the little-known governor from Alaska, Sarah Palin, as his vice presidential running mate.

The choice of the 44-year-old mother of five only two years into her first term running the oil-rich far northwest state, and with virtually no national political experience , was seen as a blatant bid to win over disgruntled supporters of failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

But McCain, who presented Palin to the public at a midday rally here in Dayton, painted her as a talented and determined manager and an anti-corruption campaigner with impeccable conservative credentials.

“She’s got the grit, integrity, good sense, and fierce devotion to the common good that is exactly what we need in Washington today,” McCain said.

“She stands up for what’s right and she doesn’t let anyone tell her to sit down. She’s fought oil companies and party bosses and do-nothing bureaucrats, and anyone who puts their interests before the people of whom she swore an oath to serve.”

The timing of the announcement was clearly designed to capture the attention away from the triumphant speech Thursday night by McCain’s Democratic rival, Barack Obama, as he accepted his party’s presidential nomination in front of 84,000 giddy supporters who had packed into a Denver sports stadium.

It came just days before the September 1-4 Republican convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, where McCain officially will be made the party’s nominee for the White House in the November 4 election.

Palin could appeal to the Republican’s grassroots conservative base, as she is strongly opposed to abortion and backs the powerful gun lobby.

She would help McCain maintain his image as a Republican party maverick: she gained popularity as a rebel crusading against corruption among fellow Alaskan Republicans.

And she could balance out concerns over the age of McCain, who celebrated his 72nd birthday on Friday.

But unlike Clinton — the former first lady who Obama defeated in the Democratic primary nominating race — Palin has no national experience and has governed Alaska for just two years.

Obama and his vice presidential choice Senator Joe Biden quickly issued a statement calling Palin “an admirable person” who “will add a compelling new voice to this campaign.”

But at the same time, Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton taunted the Republicans over Palin’s experience.

“Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency,” Burton said in a statement.

The McCain campaign immediately countered that Palin, as governor of Alaska, has a deep knowledge of energy issues, a key issue for an electorate hammered by high oil prices and other economic woes.

Palin “knows what it’s like to worry about mortgage payments and health care and the cost of gasoline and groceries,” McCain said.

“She leads a state that matters to every one of us — Alaska has significant energy resources and she has been a leader in the fight to make America energy independent,” he said.

The choice of Palin, who becomes only the second woman ever to join a major-party ticket for the presidency — Geraldine Ferraro was Democrat Walter Mondale‘s running mate in 1984 — immediately brought cheers from Republican leaders and conservatives who had been wary of McCain’s more centrist politics.

“By selecting a working mother with a track record of getting things done, Senator McCain has once again demonstrated his commitment to reforming Washington,” President George W. Bush said in a statement after calling Palin to wish her luck.

The influential conservative lobby the Family Research Council called Palin “an outstanding pick from the choices that were on the table.”

Governor Sarah Palin is an outspoken advocate for pro-family policies that energize social conservatives,” FRC head Tony Perkins said in a statement.

But political analysts said McCain’s choice, rejecting a shortlist of well-known politicians like former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, independent Senator Joe Lieberman and Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, was a chancy move.

Former Republican Presidential Candidate, Pat Buchanan, called the pick the “biggest political gamble in American political history.”

“It clearly makes it more difficult for McCain to criticize Obama’s experience,” said Professor Tom Baldino of Wilkes University, Pennsylvania.

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Governor Barkely???

Posted by mattymoe on August 28, 2008

Charles Barkley wants to come out of retirement. Sorta.

The former basketball star is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Barkley was one of the dozens of celebrities this week at the Democratic National Convention. There, he spoke of his hopes of becoming more involved in politics and even running for governor.

The 45 year-old Alabama native said, “I’m planning to run for governor of Alabama. I have to live there for seven years. I bought my house there last year. I have homes in Arizona and Pennsylvania, but Alabama needs more help.”

And just what type of help can Barkley provide?

And with what experience???

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Obama Assassination Attempt Foiled

Posted by mattymoe on August 26, 2008

Photo Courtesy of Perez

There sure are some crazies out there!

Currently, the FBI is investigating claims of an alleged assassination plot against Presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

Four people were arrested near the Democratic convention in Denver. They were in possession of high-powered rifles.


Nathan Johnson (pictured above on the right), is denying any involvement in the plot, but he did admit that his friends “were here to do that – to assassinate him.”

Apparently, the plan was to shoot Obama “from a high vantage point … with a … rifle.”

This all came about on Sunday, when police arrested 28 year-old Tharin Gartrell (above left), who was erratically driving a rented pickup truck.

That’s where they found two high-powered rifles with telescopic sites. They also found walkie-talkies in his truck, along with camouflage clothing, a bulletproof vest, two wigs, a high-powered spotting scope, three IDs with unknown identities, and methamphetamine.

When Gartrell was accompanied to his hotel in Denver by the police, a second man, 33 year-old Shawn Robert Adolf, jumped out from a window and injured himself. He jumped from six-stories high.


Adolf broke his ankle after the fall, but was arrested shortly afterwards. He also had several outstanding warrants against him. And according to sources, he was also wearing a ring with a swastika on it and is believed to have connections to white supremacist organizations.

Johnson added that Gartell and Adolf “planned to kill Barack Obama at his acceptance speech.” He said that his friends told him, Barack “don’t belong in political office – or blacks don’t belong in political office. He gotta be shot.”

As for the fourth person arrested, it’s an unidentified woman who was with Johnson though she is not believed to have any involvement with the plot, however other arrests are still a possibility.

US Attorney Troy Eid insisted that there was no clear danger to the candidates or convention delegates.

Eid said in a recent statement, “Federal law enforcement is working hand-in-glove with the Aurora Police Department. Because this matter is currently under investigation, there is little we can say right now. We can say this: We’re absolutely confident there is no credible threat to the candidate, the Democratic National Convention, or the people of Colorado.”

And if Obama isn’t doing so yet, we highly suggest he wear a bulletproof vest. And wear it all the time.

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John Edwards BEGGING for Forgiveness

Posted by mattymoe on August 26, 2008

Too little, too late, John Edwards!

Adulterer and Liar Johnny has been calling ex-staffers and supporters, asking for forgiveness. But the only thing he’s apparently getting back are cold shoulders and heaping piles of shiz thrown his way!

According to the NY Daily News, some ignore phone outreach efforts and don’t call back – even when Edwards leaves follow-up messages.

A few supposedly return his calls only to give him a piece of their angry minds.

When Edwards reportedly reached one longtime confidant asking for advice, he was cut off with a terse, “I don’t want you to call me again.”

Looks like someone’s getting what they deserve!

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How Do We Say This Delicately????

Posted by mattymoe on August 12, 2008


Can someone pretty please tell him how to properly display the flag to photographers???

George W. Bush continues to embarrass us in Beijing.

The commander in chief has been catching many of the matches, especially the swimming and Michael Phelps.

Thankfully, W.’s daughter corrected him and he eventually turned the flag around!

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