It's really hard to add to this. Does it really sound like good policy? I'm inclined to agree with Bill here. That doesn't mean I'm against a redeployment of forces (preferably to Tehran), but getting out of the middle east would be suicidal. Ron does stick to his beliefs though. A reasonably sound piece of journalism here. No attacks particularly, and Ron was allowed to present his facts.
and when you're done watching this explain to me when Ron Paul of Dr. No fame became the champion of the Republican party? He has used the party to get elected, he has voted against them, and though he is certainly a conservative he has attacked the party repeatedly. Now sudden;y he is worried about how the party will do in the elections. Is this an example of Ron Paul pandering to the base? Or just more of his messianic ego run amok? This has to be the most hypocritical moment of the entire debate. Ron Paul, defender of the party.
It’s sunday again. Time for more random thoughts from the thoughtless. If you are easily offended hit the out button. My blog has been caterized, and I’m decidedly cranky.
1. our schools are in disarray, our infrastructure is crumbling, and we have over 500 varieties of beer to choose from. I don’t see a problem here.
2. I feel that tarring and feathering should be part of the criminal code, and this is when it should be used.
3. Roscoe chewed through the wires on my cable box. This was either a suicide attempt or a murder attempt. Either way it was poorly executed, since we are both still alive.
4. I would like a bagel with everything so i can go put it under the tire of my car and run over it. It’s like hanging someone in effigy. It packs no punch, but you get to feel like an idiot.
5. If whites and blacks can’t agree that dogfighting is bad, what hope have we of agreeing on anything? I think blacks only find dogfighting to be ok when its a famous black person. Kind of like the whole O.J. and murder thing. It kind of bothers me that this has been made racial.
6. Give me a hammer, a paring knife, a roll of duct tape, and a fifth of anything with a spanish sounding name, and I’ll make McGuyver look dull normal.
7. I’m not pleased with the way random thoughts is going today, but at least my Tourettes Syndrome appears to be in remission.
8. 19 million people in Bangladesh and India think Al Gore is a dumbass, and I’m smart as hell…more global wetting issues.
9. sex is overrated and underutilized.
10. that being said, you may disrobe now.
11. While it may seem cute, buying your newborn a shirt that says “now that I’m safe I’m pro-choice” is a fashion no-no.
12. I’m to sexy…well, I’m not but this is:
my son taught me how to do that. It has come to my attention that being blog illiterate is not safe. If only for self defense I need to know how to do more than just type blithering idiocy. That clip was bastardized from the world of warcraft. All I can say is that is not a proper form of birth control, but probably works in the abstinence category. I’ll credit this later…he didn’t get me the URL.
13. Locking your pets out of your room almost gaurantees a decent 3 hours of sleep. At which time they will decide they miss you and start fighting like children. I’m not sure why one of them isn’t already dead. Dog? Rabbit? I want some gotdam blood.
14. Dale Jr. won the pole at pocono, Wisconsin is ranked 7th in the preseason poll, some steroid infused monstrosity hit his 755th home ron, and A-rod got to 500 faster than anyone ever has. Oh, yeah, some hockey for Janie. Edmonton is going to pay Dustin Penner 21.25 million over 5 years. Dustin is a 29 goal scorer. call it 30 and 21 million for argument. Thats $140,000 per goal. 10 dollar hookers definitely got into the wrong line of work.
15. Blogs I read everyday at least once are listed in the blogroll. The one blog I refuse to miss on sunday, is Anita’s. She prays.
16. I’d send y’all over to Ration Reality, but on sunday mornings they read chicken bones, beat up small fur bearing creatures with tire irons, and sacrifice virgins to Loki.
ok, thats enough of this. Hope your weeks went well, and if they didn’t their will be better times than these.
You folks know I youtube about as often as Dick Cheney has sex, and I’m not counting the tryst with Ron Paul. Well, I took a chance on this one, and it was well worth the 2.5 minutes. I about laughed myself ill. It’s a bit of a musical, and if you’ve seen it before you can whine about it later
forgive me the weak tags, I want my pauliacs to get the benefit of this, and they only read stuff with his exalted name in it. Who am i kidding…my tags are always weak
So the new hue and cry is the Republican candidates are scared to debate on YouTube. I for one do not blame them. I think from a strategic standpoint those candidates currently refusing to attend the debate do so with a level of acute awareness often missing in the politicians of today.
Before the debate has even started Mitt Romney is being accused of saying that he thinks it’s undifnified to be questioned by the general public. The fact that he said nothing close to this is irrelevant because YouTubes have a huge problem with reading comprehension, and think that cesspool the other night was a fine example of democracy at work. What he said was he thought (I paraphrase) the office of president should be held to a higher level than to have to be asked questions by a snowman. I concur. Ratings are important to CNN, and since it is their editors that chose the questions we have to assume that ratings came into play when choosing the snowman question. I’m quite sure one of the other 3000 questions could have addressed global warming just as well. Some level of decorum should be maintained, and lets face it, the global warming snowman was as much about ratings as the psychopath with the assault rifle.
Additionally, the benchmarks in Iraq debate will be in full roar in September, and this is almost certainly the reason those not electing to attend have chosen that course of action. Contrary to what this mullet has to say:
Added state Republican spokeswoman Erin VanSickle: “It’s an important debate in an important battleground state that just moved its primary to Jan. 29th. In other words, we have every confidence that they will attend. They can’t afford not to.” (same link as above).
While I’m sure Florida will be important, it always is, I don’t think being swamped with questions about their Iraq positions will be good for any of the candidates. McCain has chosen to attend, as has Ron Paul. McCain needs a metaphoric homerun to win, and Ron Paul is on the right side of the war issue. Hard to blame either of them. The rest are not desperate enough to go to Florida and be sandbagged by CNN.
It’s not about you tube, although the wretchedly insipid crowd hanging out in the political arena there are absolutely sure there voice is the only one that matters. What matters is that several little CNN gnomes will be picking and choosing the questions, and quite likely stuffing the clip box as they do so. It’s not hard to imagine some little editor having a buddy send in a sleeper clip that they can smear a Republican candidate with. How about in the interest of fairness we have a FOXNEWS/YouTube.com debate?
I’m not raising a conspiracy theory here. CNN has long been known for its softballing interviews with democratic leaders while hammering away at conservatives. It’s easy to se it happen when you think both liberals and conservatives are worng, but I may be the only person left that believes that. The debate for the democrats barely touched on Iraq because quite simply thats not news at a democratic debate. They all profess desire to be out of the war, and everyone knows they aren’t doing anything about it. The republicans on the other hand primarily support some form of presence in Iraq, and I would surmise that based on the timing of the debate, CNN has every intention of using the benckmarks as a club to wield at the candidates.
Smart move Romney, Giuliani, Thompson, et al. No point putting your head in a noose today in hopes of being reincarnated in time for the elections.