Friday, August 29, 2008

It's Everyone Can Bite Me Friday!

What a week.

I didn't have to wait another 24 years for a woman to get on the Presidential ticket. THAT is progress in America. It's the happiest I've been since the primaries ended. Polls show voters think Gov. Palin is a better veep pick than Biden by a margin of 52% to 48%. Flubber is a better pick than Biden so the poll results are not surprising. This was a very shrewd move on McCain's part, appealing to all the women who supported Hillary and feel let down and cheated. And to announce it the day after Obama's speech? Can you say Stolen Thunder?

I want to be very clear that I will not be disrespected on my own blog. I will not be called names by anyone. And anonymous comments? Really? REALLY? After two years of having NO ANONYMOUS comments, they suddenly show up? Did you honestly think it was that hard to track you? And trying to hide your ISP? I have geeks who read me and have mad Super Snooper Skillz. Consider yourself embarrassed.

Politics is like gun control. You can NEVER change anyone's mind about those issues so why waste your time? On the two occasions my Dad, a lifelong Democrat, voted for Reagan so he could "keep all his money," none of us agreed with him but it was his prerogative to choose who he wanted. We're not people who have to win at any cost and be right all the time. And we never name-called as part of any argument although once I did tell one of my stepmothers to fuck off. I'm someone you really don't want to make angry.

So don't let the RSS feed button hit you on your way out.

On to something more interesting.

I've been animated! I first saw Bill's work on Traci Skene's blog and then he sent me one about a week ago but I've been busy and the gif link wouldn't load into Blogger so I finally just put it on my sidebar. I love the way my eyes flutter. It reminds me of Johnny Depp in Pirates when he has his eyeballs pasted on his eyelids. You know, only prettier. With less money. And no movie career.

And now on to the Popcorn Mafia podcast where I'm the guest movie reviewer this week. Ann and Grae are insane and we had a kickass time. I traded Ann my DVD of Hairspray for taking out my garbage and getting my mail. After she watches it I know she's going to come over and take my garbage out of the trash and bring it back to my apartment and wish she hadn't ever uttered the words, "I've never seen Hairspray."

We reviewed The Rocker and Death Race and we swear a lot so keep your pets out of the room. It airs this Sunday night but you can check their website all next week to listen to the podcast if you're busy Sunday.

And check Uproarious to see if you won a free CD! And to read the flip side of the male-female who-is-crazier debate. My team wins this one while the guys took last Wednesday.

End of chat.


  1. Anonymous12:57 PM

    Amen! I thought here we go- two buffoons what to do, what to do? Well John McCain made my decision today that much easier- what a fucking brilliant move; one stupid kissmyrack obama couldn't even figure out.

  2. Anonymous1:02 PM

    and by the way- I know she's a righty but hell if I didn't feel 'inspired' by this mother of FIVE when I heard her speak. Now let's stop chipping at that ceiling and just blast it apart already.

  3. I think it was a great political move on McCain's part. No way to know if she is indeed the best choice available (yet) but it sure ups the 'interesting' factor. They'll make a fascinating team in the next few months.

    Suzy, thanks for that plug, appreciate it! Have a great weekend.

  4. No disrespect intended and I hope none taken. I just wonder how you reconcile being a feminist with voting for a ticket that is so rabidly anti-choice. I am truly curious and respect your thoughts.


    I hope that link works. In this article Alito mentions that NO JUDGE is eager to overturn something like Roe V Wade because of its longstanding stature. (1973)
    Bush tried for 8 years, with no luck. It ain't going to happen.

    No offense taken by you Jenn, you argue like a grownup, no name calling. My decision has nothing to do with republican politics and I can't repeat that enough. It is a feminist position.

  6. Anonymous1:48 PM

    It was a blast having you on the show and getting to hang out all week & see some films.

    We were laughing hard as Hellcat drove me home about shit you had said during the show. Then we started texting each other lines during the evening. I really think people are gonna love this one.


  7. Abeyta, my personal fave was: Men at a strip club get their dicks to sync up.

    I'm such a delicate flower.

  8. Anonymous2:02 PM

    And fragile just like a little glass swan.


  9. Jenn, just read what Dems are saying about R v W and it really shows you how dirty a game politics is. They know Bush failed at it and they're using it as a lightening rod defense. What is particularly funny is they mention Palin has no foreign policy experience, MUCH LIKE OBAMA. Who P.S. took two lines from Aaron Sorkin to use in his speech last night. And Biden? Has a long standing accusation on his head of having lifted other politicians speeches in the beginning of his career.

    Its a dirty game indeed.

  10. I'm very happy to see a woman on the ticket. However, her views on gun control, right to choose and gay marriage are opposed to my own, so she won't be getting my vote.

    However, and this is a big one- I completely respect other's right to vote how they choose. The issue to me is that people need to vote.

  11. The reason Bush failed at overturning RvW is because he couldn't get enough judges to die or retire during his eight years in office. Even cursory analysis reveals that there is a very real real statistical potential for the upcoming president to be able to appoint three judges... first term.

    So yes, voting McCain/Palin could indeed be a very big change for women everywhere. You'll have to excuse me if I don't start celebrating what that change might entail. :-)

  12. Congrats to McCain on picking a woman. I'm still voting Dem but also interested in her stand on issues.
    I think it's intersting that both VP candidates will have sons serving in Iraq.

  13. The condescending coverage of Sarah Palin today was nauseating.
    Several times it was suggested that she might not be able to juggle the demands of this office with her role as a mother. This, of course, came just days after Joe Biden was hailed as a hero for being sworn in as Senator while he was taking care of his sons after his wife and daughter were killed in a car crash.

    The woman is a Governor--the first female Governor of Alaska-- yet the Obama campaign called her "the mayor of a town 9,000 people." AP said she was the Governor of a "tiny state."

    You may disagree with Palin on policy issues, but the woman deserves our respect.

    (For the record, McCain also has a son serving in Iraq.)

  14. Eileen, I'm with you, just vote already. Unfortuntely there are a lot of people in their 20's and 30's who are not voting. This is not a particularly informed generation and a lot of them are spoiled bcause their baby boomer parents are rich so they don't feel they need to fight. Not much to do about that.

    little miss, yes, their sons in Iraq is interesting. This war will not stop overnight. There's too much at stake for the USA. The world hates us but like Vietnam, we are there for the spoils of war. Vietnam stopped because of ENDLESS protests in the street and a brave Lyndon Johnson who said "I cant stop this war."

    Traci, this is what I fight (and I know you do too cuz you're a standup) every day of my life. It makes me sad to read that. MSNBC
    is so pro Obama that they shouldn't even be considered journalists because their impartiality does not exist.

  15. I just want to know if Palin named her kids Willow and Piper because she is a fan of Buffy and Charmed.
    Well then, of course I will have to vote for her.
    Seriously, I don't know yet.

  16. Again, I respect that you vote for who you want to vote for, for whatever reason = it is your right and privilege, and I'll vote for Obama.

    Saying that, I think it's great that there is woman in the possible VP spot, but I think it was done for the wrong reasons and that makes me sad. I really wish it was done for her qualifications.

  17. I just got this from one of my readers. I'm not putting her name but THIS is what blogging is all about:

    ***I just wanted to say in the privacy of email you have inspired me. I'm embarrassed to admit this, but I'm 28 and I've never voted. Before you fall off your chair, I always thought it was worse for me to make an uninformed vote than no vote at all, and between my son and work and holy shit I'm a single mom, I never knew much about politics. Maybe I was wrong. Maybe I was just bullshitting myself. Maybe I was just hiding from being a real adult. (As if having a kid didn't throw me into that boat already.) Whatever the reason or excuse, your posts lately have inspired me to stop with them and on Wednesday I registered to vote. I haven't commented lately because I'm still reading up on everything, and I don't want to jump into your obviously well informed discussions and make an ass out of myself.***

    So Eileen, we got our wish!!!

  18. Oh Tink, all of politics is done for the wrong reasons. We are in Iraq for oil contracts. We were in Vietnam because of defense contracts. We are in Afghanistan for arms contracts. It's just what politics IS. As corrupt and phony as Hollywood. It's better to realize it now than be bitter over it forever.

    As I mentioned, my Dad was a colonel in the Army, my best friend is at Homeland Security and my college roommate's dad was on the Joint Chiefs. If you only knew what really went on you'd be mortified.

  19. As the day has progressed, the polls show a slight rise in the REP veep choice for McCain.

    McCain 52%
    Obama 48%


    McCain 55%
    Obama 45%.

    Never underestimate the power of the underdog collective of women.

  20. Anonymous7:03 PM

    For me, it's just not enough that she has a vagina.

  21. Harking back to Jenn's comment, it is possible to be a pro-life feminist. Women deserve better than abortion. That said, I totally agree with Suzy that it is almost a moot point. Roe v Wade will never be overturned, and anyone who votes Republican on that issue alone is kidding themselves. And, really, I think Roe v Wade has benefited women with crisis pregnancies. Whereas before 1973 they were shunned and shipped off somewhere to give birth and then not even allowed to see their babies, now prolifers fall all over themselves to make sure these women don't choose an easy-to-get abortion by offering them shelter, medical care, etc. Roe v Wade has made the prolifers a kinder, gentler movement (aside from the extremists with guns who grab all the headlines).

  22. AnonyMOUSE will never learn Suzy, no brain.
    I love your animated picture! It's HOT!

  23. suburban, another email from someone in the medical profession:

    *** I think there are too many Republican women who would want the option, whether they will admit it or not. And, please, abortions happen all the time in regular hospitals, even small hospitals like mine. It is called a D&C. It's not labeled an abortion because the procedure is done on non-pregnant women too.***

    So there will always be that option. AGAIN, it aint ever going to be overturned so MOVE ON to another topic to argue. One that is more believable in 2008. Do your research, people.

    bee, yes, the anonyMOUSE is a retard.

  24. "I didn't have to wait another 24 years for a woman to get on the Presidential ticket. THAT is progress in America."

    Woohoo! A candidate who opposes gay marriage and a woman's right to choose what to do with her body. But at least said candidate has a vagina. Yaaaaay.....progress!!!

  25. Yeah Jenee, because before Palin Alaska was this close to approving gay marriage. Does anyone bother to read up on anything before they open their mouths? Seriously, come here prepared cuz you're embarrassing yourselves.

    TWO states approve of gay marriage. TWO. And how many people are reading this and disagree with gay marriage? Probably many.

  26. Anonymous9:45 AM

    Call me a cynical comic, but I think that McCain chose Palin because she is one of the few Republicans shorter than he is (5'6"). With Obama and Biden close to 6'2", the Republican ticket looks like members of The Lolly Pop League. Sarkozy cozy.

  27. Anonymous12:57 PM

    And I honestly do not think she was vetted, she was cast by Rove.

  28. Chanman, I had no idea McCain was short. You know what that means, Napoleonic Complex.

    Huffington polls show people believe Hillary supporters will defect to McCain-Palin by a margin of 56% to 44%. I guess we'll see in November. I can't believe Obama made such a strategic error.

  29. Yes, only two states approve of gay marriage—that’s two more than we had at the last election. Do you think that happened as a result of lawmakers who oppose gay marriage? If you are opposed to gay marriage and a woman’s right to choose what to do with her body, I won’t argue with your praise for McCain’s VP. What I’m trying to understand here is if your decision to support McCain/Palin has anything to do with their politics because I got the impression from your last post that it is merely a misguided attempt at spite because Hillary failed to get as much support as Obama. What concerns me is that there seem to be a lot of people who chose to support Hillary primarily because of her gender. As much as I’d like to see a woman or minority in the White House, if I had to choose between a black woman whose politics were very different from mine and a white man whose politics were similar, I’d choose the white man. And I hope that other people will vote for the person they think is the best candidate for them and not for any PC reasons.