May 16, 2008

Broadcast week ends

Nothing new here until Tuesday. Off to enjoy a wedding.

Also, nothing on the internet this weekend will top this, so just enjoy that for a few days.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 7:56 AM

May 15, 2008


Jesus tap-dancing Christ.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 1:25 PM

May 14, 2008

The argument, pt. 2

Shorter Todd Beeton: It's offensive to say Hillary Clinton should drop out just because she is losing right now, because if we allow the entire primary process to play out things may change. That said, based on this one poll taken yesterday showing most Democrats recognize Hillary Clinton's name, she should be Obama's vice president.

You know, this really is the Iraq war bloggers all over again. And just like then, the most frustrating part of it all is going to be how they absoutely refuse to recognize how stupid they all were.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 10:57 PM

I used to like TalkLeft. I swear, I really did.

Jeralyn, on NARAL's endorsement of Barack Obama- an an endorsement which, if it went to Hillary Clinton, we all know Jeralyn would in no way be harping as an example of Clinton's stronger ties to women's issues, etc:

The pro-choice organization NARAL has endorsed Barack Obama.

Of course, they also endorsed Joe Lieberman and had a hand in giving us Justice Sam Alito.

And later in the thread:

Please don't try and spin this into I'm trashing NARAL. I'm putting their endorsement in context.

Uh-huh. By the way, Jesse Jackson also won South Carolina.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 2:51 PM

The argument

Hillary fanatics are now claiming that West Virginia proves Hillary is the better candidate because of her draw to certain voters, and therefore Obama has no choice but to have her as his running mate. So, after a lot of thinking, this is basically the condensed form of what Hillary fanatics now think the mentality of these voters is:

There is no way I'd ever vote for Obama because I think he's a liberal, and possibly a radical non-Christian. However, I would totally change my mind and vote for him over the conservative, old, white war hero if you said I could also have Bill Clinton's wife running the country along with him.

Now all Hillary needs to do is find a few million people who actually, you know, believe this, as opposed to three or four bloggers and Terry McAlluffe. I would prepare a case for the Rules Committe to seat delegations from the Magical Gumdrop Fairy Kingdom of Unicorns immediately.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 7:53 AM

May 13, 2008

Big media indeed

Okay, so, did not realize Yglesias had that many readers. Hi, folks.

That is all.

Update: Also: this is comedy gold.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 9:47 PM

Failing the running mate test

Yesterday's cartoon made perfectly clear that I have little tolerance for unfair attacks on Hillary Clinton based simply on her being a woman. But I side with Oliver here in pointing out that hypocrisy is a double-edged sword. If you think that Obama's "not allowed" to pick a female running mate because it's not the one you wanted, then you really need to shut up and let the grown-ups handle this.

I have no idea if certain female politicians would be the best pick for Obama as opposed to male ones, and I hope that Obama's running mate is picked for more than just a potential demographic advantage. But I think anyone claiming Clinton is the most qualified anything, let alone specifically the most qualified woman, to be Obama's running mate at this point is so far in the tank for Clinton that they've lost touch with reality.

Even if Clinton was more qualified to be Obama's running mate than any other politician- male or female- are we really stupid enough to believe that's the only thing that matters? Clinton isn't going to be Obama's running mate because she's spent the last three months saying Obama isn't qualified to be president. It's like asking why Joe Lieberman isn't being considered a potential running mate for Obama just because he happens to be voting for his opponent.

There are countless qualities that can be vetted for a potential VP, but I think that a really, really important one would be "thinks their running mate should be president." That "commander-in-chief test" is one that a lot of female politicians, as well as male ones, scored higher than Clinton on.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 1:43 PM

May 12, 2008

"The Hillary metaphors"

Latest comic - click here!

Last week we covered that everyone in the Hillary campaign thinks we're all idiots. This week we cover how a lot of people who don't like the Hillary campaign are acting like idiots. For the record, I invented absolutely none of the metaphors used by Bob in this strip. All of them have actually been used either on a cable news show or a popular weblog in the last week alone. Yes, including the Hitler one.

There's no excuse for misogynist attacks on Clinton just because she's, you know, run a horrifically inept and race-baiting campaign that should have any fan of progressive rhetoric vomiting. Hopefully the former can disappear so there's less cover for people who want to blindly ignore the latter.

This week's strip is double-sized to make up for the fact that there'll be no new comic next Monday. Two of my best friends from high school are getting married, and they've even gone as far as to make everything convenient for me by marrying each other, meaning I can take only one trip and actually enjoy the hell out of it. They also decided to have the wedding right around my birthday, so I can feel like the giant banquet is really for me and Virginia just wanted to dress really, really fancy for it.

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Posted by August J. Pollak at 12:19 AM

May 11, 2008

DNA. RIP 1952-2001

So long. And thanks
March 11, 1952 - May 11, 2001

Posted by August J. Pollak at 8:04 AM