01 Aug

Obama to McCain - "Is this REALLY the Best You Can Come Up With??"

in Barack Hussein Obama, Elections, Politics, Republicans

I can't wait to see these two sharing a stage!

29 Jul

This is your brain on Hope

in Elections, Video

This has to be the best campaign spot I've seen in a long, loooong time.  Because I've checked back into the THF archives and it seems that the last time I felt any genuine hope was, well ... November 7th 2006.  And as good as that turned out, it wasn't nearly enough. 

I can't tell you when it happened or how I caught it, but I too have Obama Fever.

Do you?

18 Jun

Hands off My Child!

in Elections, Politics, Video

Via AmericaBlog, Chuck Todd calls this ad shameless.  As a new poppa myself, I think it is spot on and Mr. McGoo McSame McCain is the one who should be ashamed.

on a side note, C&L has the skinny on Grumpy-Puss's new record - 10 flip-flops in 2 weeks! Who says the elderly can't still show us a thing or two!

16 May

Dana Milbank - This Is an Ex-Candidate - washingtonpost.com

in Elections

Classic Milbank, replete with Monty Python references ("No, no he's not dead, he's -- he's resting! Remarkable bird, the Norwegian blue, isn't it, aye? Beautiful plumage!"):scary-hillary-clinton

2:57 p.m., Yeager Airport, Charleston, W.Va.: A steep descent brings Clinton's plane to Charleston's hilltop airport. After an appropriate wait, she steps from the plane and pretends to wave to a crowd of supporters; in fact, she is waving to 10 photographers underneath the airplane's wing. She pretends to spot an old friend in the crowd, points and gives another wave; in fact, she is waving at an aide she had been talking with on the plane minutes earlier.

Oh Hillary, when on when will you just go away?

14 May

McCain's GI Bill Mantra: Fewer Benefits = Higher Retention - The Washington Independent

in Elections, Foreign Policy, Military

Oh Joy!  I know a week is a long time in political news, but some of you may still recall my mention of the GI Bill for the 21st century.  Of course the bill has wide, multi-partisan support.  I still, however, hoped for the random kook (Republican, I assumed) to go on record as rejecting veteran's support.  I never dreamed that McCain would be the first and has offered counter-legislation of his own. 

And why, you may ask?  Because the bill is "too generous" and would make soldiers go to college instead of the army.

Yep, he actually said that!

According to congressional advocates Webb, Hagel, Lautenberg, and Warner:

The proponents of this newly-introduced legislation maintain that [our bill] is too generous to today's veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, 2486362441_35ae649857 is too difficult to administer, and would unduly harm the retention of our active duty military people. Each of these assertions is wrong.

And of course a nice little statement from our Democratic nominee:

There is no reason we shouldn’t pass the 21st Century GI Bill that is being debated in Congress right now. It was introduced by my friend Senator Jim Webb, a Marine who served as Navy Secretary under President Ronald Reagan.. His plan has widespread support from Republicans and Democrats. It would provide every returning veteran with a real chance to afford a college education, and it would not harm retention.

I have great respect for John McCain’s service to this country and I know he loves it dearly and honors those who serve. But he is one of the few Senators of either party who oppose this bill because he thinks it’s too generous. I couldn’t disagree more. At a time when the skyrocketing cost of tuition is pricing thousands of Americans out of a college education, we should be doing everything we can to give the men and women who have risked their lives for this country the chance to pursue the American Dream.

Oh lordy, November is going to be fun!