Shorter Red State

Wtf is a lame duck? Does that make them easier to shoot?”

Absolute morons.








Palin’s Email

By now you have heard that Palin’s email account at yahoo has been hacked by those lovable scamps at 4chan. Two quick things:

1.) This merely reinforces how reckless and careless this woman is, and how reckless and careless this choice is. John McCain chose a woman so stupid she runs government business through yahoo.

2.) This response from Malkin is awesome:

“Where are the privacy absolutists now?”

What is the big deal, Michelle? If you haven’t done anything wrong, you don’t have anything to hide, AMIRITE?

Seriously. I would never publish her private emails, but listening to Malkin kvetch about privacy is, after years of listening to her cheerlead the surveillance state, how do I put this… A BIT FUCKING RICH.

*** Update ***

The dumbest thing about this, dumber even than Palin conducting official business on an unsecure email account, is that a world of hurt is going to come down on the jackasses who did this:

FBI Spokesman Eric Gonzalez in Anchorage, Alaska confirms to CNN an investigation is underway.

“We are aware of the allegations and we are coordinating with Secret Service as far as the allegation that someone has hacked into Governor Palin’s personal e-mail account,” he said. “We are going to be working a joint investigation with Secret Service on this.”

Brian Hale, an FBI spokesman in Washington, also confirms the FBI has been contacted about the incident. Two federal law enforcement sources say the FBI and Secret Service would have concurrent jurisdiction normally on a matter such as this, but it remains to be seen if the Secret Service will take the lead on the investigation because Palin is a protectee.

If what I know about the morons at 4chan is accurate, their forte is porn, pedophilia, racism, gaming, and hacking. You would think they would not want to bring attention to themselves.

*** Update #2 ***

Since there appears to be some confusion, “lovable scamps” was sarcasm. Kinda why the whole post was filed under assholes. There really is no love here for folks hacking into people’s personal email.








Heya Ed

Graeme Frost and Scott Beauchamp and Michael Schiavo called, and they told me to tell you and David Freddoso to stop being such pussies.

And since when is calling a radio show “silencing” someone?

*** Update ***

I am serious- if people are distributing Freddoso’s home address, or driving by his house, or delving into his personal life, or doing things of that nature, I will be the first to condemn it. That would be out right sleaze and completely unacceptable. But calling a radio show to dispute what he is saying? C’mon. That is not silencing anyone, that is called debate. And the radio show can, get this- stop accepting phone calls and just let Freddoso speak.

*** Update #2 ***

From the Hot Air comments:

I was reading the transcript, mainly getting pissed, and then I came to this…

Then report back on your call at http://my.barackobama.com/WGNstandards

and got a chill.

From the link at the Obama action wire:

Call into the “Extension 720” show with Milt Rosenberg tonight, September 15th, between 9:00 and 11:00 p.m. at (312) 591-7200.

Then report back on your call and sign up for the Obama Action Wire using the form to the right.
Tips for making your call:

* Be honest, but be civil.


* Be persistent. It may take a few attempts to get through to the show. Just keep trying. Your call is important.

* Use the talking points below to help you speak confidently and concisely.

Be honest and civil! Modern day brownshirts! Chilling!

*** Update ***

What he said.








A Saturday Tour through General Wingnuttia

Lots going on this weekend on the fringe right, so I thought I would take you all on a guided tour of the crazy.

Our first stop is the most poorly named website on the internet, the Astute Bloggers, where they ask if Obama’s mentor was a communist. Not content with mere red-baiting, our pals decide to kick it up a notch:

HERE’S A PHOTO OF OBAMA JUNIOR (MIDDLE), AND HERE’S ONE OF FRANK DAVIS (LEFT) AND BH OBAMA SENIOR (RIGHT).

* WHO LOOKS MORE LIKE FATHER AND SON, FRANK & BARRY OR BARRY AND OBAMA SENIOR?

* LOOK AT THE SUPRA-ORBITAL RIDGES, THE FOREHEAD, THE HAIRLINE, THE EYEBROWS, THE EYELIDS, THE JOWLS, THE CHEEKBONES – AND THE EARS.

* FACT: BARRY OBAMA JUNIOR LOOKS NOTHING LIKE BARACK OBAMA SENIOR, AND VERY MUCH LIKE FRANK DAVIS.

* AND BARRY HAS MANY OF FRANK’S TRAITS: LIKE A GIFT FOR WRITING, FOR INSTANCE.

* AND IT GIVES OBAMA JUNIOR A VERY DEEP CONNECTION TO CHICAGO – FRANK’S HOMETOWN

* REMEMBER: STANLEY ANN DUNHAM WAS PREGNANT WHEN SHE MARRIED OBAMA SENIOR. MAYBE IT WASN’T HIS CHILD.

* FRANK DAVIS WROTE IN HIS MEMOIR HE AND HIS WIFE HAD A THREESOME WITH A WHITE GIRL NAMED ANN. WAS THIS STANLEY AN DUNHAM?

* DID SHE MARRY OBAMA SENIOR BECAUSE SHE KNEW THE CHILD WOULD BE BLACK AND SHE NEEDED A HUSBAND? DID THEY MAKE A DEAL SO HE COULD STAY IN THE USA?

THIS CAN BE EASILY PROVEN: JUST GET A DNA TEST FROM A RELATIVE IN KENYA AND SEE IF IT MATCHES BARRY OBAMA JUNIOR’S.

Nothing like a little red-baiting and garden-variety phrenology and photo-shop genealogy to get this tour started off right.

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Moving right along, we head over to our old buddy Dan Riehl’s joint, the Riehl World View, where we find that Dan Riehl is incensed by the Washington Post’s Ann Kornblut. Apparently, Ann made the mistake of pointing out that Sarah Palin is lying about visiting Iraq, and this has Dan livid:

Maybe it’s time the media did some serious looking into the early travels of a fellow who wants to be President, not Vice President of the United States – Barack Obama.

This isn’t crazy Obama Muslim Manchurian candidate stuff. Remember the Clintonite who off-handedly dropped the “drug dealer” line during the primaries? Well, anyone can source this below based upon MSM accounts, the news at the time or the few simple links provided. It’s certainly enough to make me curious about some things.

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For a college kid out of California via Hawaii who ends up in a NYC slum via Pakistan partying with admitted drug users – using well beyond what Obama has ever admitted to, especially given the particular era, that Pakistan voyage is one very curious trip no matter how you slice it. And I don’t mean for any possible Muslim/terror related reasons.

For example, if they had to lie about income to get the apartment cited below – how is it they paid for it seems a fair question? Did he deal drugs at Columbia? He certainly seems to have had the location and friends for it and the Obama campaign has gone to great lengths to cover up that period of his life. Frankly, I want to know why and I think America deserves to know, as well.

Maybe he was dealing drugs though his secret father Frank Marshall’s communist drug cartel. Again, since Sarah Palin is lying about Iraq, it would be irresponsible not to speculate that Obama is a drug dealer!

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Our third stop is the wingnut mothership, Michelle Malkin, where we learn that Michelle is quite incensed by the way BARACK HUSSEIN DRUG DEALING STEALTH SON OF A COMMIE OBAMA placed a flower on a grave:

It’s a small gesture, but gestures matter at the hallowed grave site of so many murdered innocent Americans.

Barack Obama flings a memorial rose at Ground Zero like he’s a kid tossing pennies into a fountain at the shopping mall — or a spectator tossing flowers at a bullfight.

He doesn’t know what he’s doing.

Only a true America hater places flowers on graves like that.

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Our final stop on the crazy train is at the Values Voters Summit, where we learn about a new family value:

At the Values Voter Summit this weekend, vendors sold an item called “Obama Waffles” featuring a racist cartoon of Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) on the box front — with “popping eyes and big, thick lips” — and another image of him wearing an Arab-like headdress on its top flap. Its creators, Mark Whitlock and Bob DeMoss, said it was meant as “political satire,” and sold the box for $10 from a booth at the Family Research Council event. CNN’s Lou Dobbs stopped by the booth and exclaimed, “My wife will love this!” A photo shows Dobbs with a box of the mix in his hand.

I hope you all have enjoyed this quick tour, and I think I speak for everyone when I state how thankful I am the right wing base and right wing blogosphere has decided to follow McCain’s lead and run a respectful, substance based campaign.








Friday Night Open Thread

And the Doughy Pantload comes through with the most awesomest spin of the campaign so far. I will paraphrase:

“John McCain does not use a computer because he was a POW.”

Right now you probably think I am kidding. Take it away, Jonah:

Does anyone know why McCain doesn’t use a computer or email? As a couple readers suggested to me, it might be because his injuries prevent it. I mean he can’t lift his arms much higher than his chest and it looks like he has all sorts of other mobility problems with them. Maybe he can’t type or use something like a blackberry. I don’t know. But I hope the Obama campaign found out before they played the granpa Simpson card on McCain. I’d hate for Obama to be mocking a veteran’s disability to score cheap points.

Umm, Jonah?


John McCain, using his blackberry.

This is officially the stupidest fucking election ever.

*** Update ***

Jonah is deadly serious in peddling this piffle:

The reason he doesn’t send email is that he can’t use a keyboard because of the relentless beatings he received from the Viet Cong in service to our country. From the Boston Globe (March 4, 2000):

McCain gets emotional at the mention of military families needing food stamps or veterans lacking health care. The outrage comes from inside: McCain’s severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes. Friends marvel at McCain’s encyclopedic knowledge of sports. He’s an avid fan – Ted Williams is his hero – but he can’t raise his arm above his shoulder to throw a baseball.

Behold the next wingnut fauxtrage. Kinda cool watching these morons work in real time.

Someone tell the morons to read this story:

There’s no telling if he’s going to buy a tape from the Video Professor, or just have his son-in-law sit down with him for a few days, but John McCain has decided to learn how to use the internet.

“I am learning to get online myself, and I will have that down fairly soon, getting on myself,” McCain told the New York Times in an interview that appeared Sunday. “I don’t expect to be a great communicator, I don’t expect to set up my own blog, but I am becoming computer literate to the point where I can get the information that I need.”

Even so, McCain bluntly admits, “I don’t e-mail. I’ve never felt the particular need to e-mail.”

Or this one:

Q: What websites if any do you look at regularly?

Mr. McCain: Brooke and Mark show me Drudge, obviously, everybody watches, for better or for worse, Drudge. Sometimes I look at Politico. Sometimes RealPolitics, sometimes.

(Mrs. McCain and Ms. Buchanan both interject: “Meagan’s blog!”)

Mr. McCain: Excuse me, Meagan’s blog. And we also look at the blogs from Michael and from you that may not be in the newspaper, that are just part of your blog.

Q: But do you go on line for yourself?

Mr. McCain: They go on for me. I am learning to get online myself, and I will have that down fairly soon, getting on myself. I don’t expect to be a great communicator, I don’t expect to set up my own blog, but I am becoming computer literate to the point where I can get the information that I need – including going to my daughter’s blog first, before anything else.

Q: Do you use a blackberry or email?

Mr. McCain: No

Mark Salter: He uses a BlackBerry, just ours.

It should come as no great surprise that these are the same folks who think Sarah Palin has foreign policy experience because Alaska is close to Russia. Clown shoes, I tell you. Clown shoes.

*** Update #2 ***

Game, set, match:

It then shows a picture of McCain and George Bush and says, “After one president who was out of touch, we just can’t afford more of the same.”

Hitting an opponent on economic issues is standard political strategy. But going after a candidate for his skill with computers and e-mail …

…is a new, 21st century line of attack.

The McCain campaign charged that it’s untrue.

“John McCain travels with a laptop,” said McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds. “This is a senseless tactic from Obama’s campaign because they’re struggling with the realization that the American people understand he is not equipped to deliver change because his record has no bipartisanship or significant legislative accomplishment in it.”

That was the McCain campaign, today. Is there anyone dumber than right wing bloggers?

BTW- These loons are desperately hoping they can push this meme into the MSM, but are forgetting one thing. While they are blogging from where ever their fact-free zone is, high on cheeto dust, actual reporters have spent the last 20 years covering McCain, riding on the Straight Talk Express, riding on his campaign plane, watching him, and have seen him repeatedly use a blackberry and a phone and a computer and drive his car and god knows what else (including fly a plane AFTER returning from Viet Nam and throw out the first pitch in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series).

The morons pushing this nonsense really are in a fantasy land of their own creation.