Saturday, February 9, 2008

Turnabout

"John McCain was the big Republican winner. One pundit said McCain’s lucky nickel was working. He carries a lucky nickel. It must be lucky — six months ago, that was his campaign war chest." --Jay Leno

"You heard about the big John McCain gaffe. He was on the David Letterman show announcing his presidential campaign, and he pulled a Joe Biden. ... He used the word 'wasted' to describe the lives lost in Iraq. Next day, he said he should have used the word 'sacrifice'. But to put it into perspective, when McCain was a prisoner in Vietnam, George Bush was wasted. Sorry, I meant to say he was sacrificing brain cells." --Bill Maher

15 comments:

Mom said...

I'm not a McCain fan either, so those are great jokes!

Derek said...

Well, the Romney jokes were more about the church than anything Mitt had done himself (18 first ladies, etc), so I went with McCain.

Mom said...

I think I'll vote for Pedro. :-(

Zachary Pierre said...

Vote Godzillary! Socialism can work here! It can! I can't WAIT to pay for two health plans but only use one. And it's about time we punish success by upping a corporate tax rate that's already the highest in the world. I'm sick of all this democracy.

Craig said...

I saw Bill Mahr on with Larry King last week. He is a very unhappy man - he had nothing good to say about anything. He even started to tear into President Hinckley and Larry King stopped him dead in his tracks on that. Larry said, in essence, "cut it out, you would have liked him if you had met him."

Jason & Trina said...

I can't stand Bill Maher for the same reason. I don't watch much Simpsons either, but one of my favorite Homer quotes is: "People on TV need to be beautiful. That's why they won't let Bill Maher on TV before midnight."

Derek said...

What, so you'd rather vote for someone who has vowed to restrict the rights of law-abiding citizens with a constitutional amendment? Because I'm sure that's exactly what the founding fathers had in mind.

Mom said...

On the lighter side... http://www.sltrib.com/ci_8226882

Zachary Pierre said...

I think if the founding fathers were forced to choose between taking some rights away and dumping the constitution altogether they'd probably take the former. It's too bad that we have to choose the lesser of 2 evils, but it's probably going to be the case. OK, I'm off my soap box now.

Derek said...

No one is suggesting "dumping the constitution altogether". In fact the person who has done more than anyone else in recent memory to harm to the constitution has been George W. Bush. His signing statements, "unitary executive" theories, torture, warrantless wiretaps and ignorance of the separation of powers has done more to undermine the Constitution than anyone else would have dared attempt.

If you are foolish enough to blindly give up the rights that the founding fathers clearly placed in the Constitution, then you don't deserve them. You are free to surrender your rights, but you are not free to surrender mine. If you are going to get on your soap box, provide some proof for your statements: "lesser of two evils" and stop guessing what the founding fathers would have done in spite of their own words.

Craig said...

(Mom singing) There is beauty all around, when there's love at home . . .

Jason & Trina said...

BWAHAHA! That's been stuck in my head every time I check this post!

Zachary Pierre said...

#1 - I said I was off my soap box.
#2 - I didnt't realize Dubya was a candidate.

Derek said...

1. You dont get to get on your soap box, spew unfounded bile and then get off scot free.
2. W is not a candidate, but there are candidates that promise to continue his same policies, and thus those policies and their origins are relevant to any discussion of constitutional destruction.

Jason & Trina said...

Erm, can we bring the thong back?