Thursday, September 25, 2008

Jimmy Stewart for Prez

Karyl Miller

For weeks I’ve been sending out my Beyond the Palin left-leaning cartoons and blogs and exchanging further evidence with fellow Democrats that We’re making the right choice (and They’re not). I’ve been careful not to send anything to Republican friends because if a Repub friend started sending me the right-wing blogs and ‘toons, our friendship would surely be tested. Nevertheless, one of my ‘toons got sent to a Repub pal and I was soon confronted by my otherwise normal, sensible friend who told me Obama was actually a secret witch doctor, that he channels Malcolm X through his dental fillings, and that he honeymooned in outer space with Louis Farrakhan. All I could think was - This guy is never voting for a black man, period.

Maybe I’d be brainwashed too if I watched FOX “news” 24/7. Thankfully I have Keith Olbermann, Rachael Maddow, Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert to keep me unbiased and reasonable.

Maybe party affiliation is the new religion and trying to convert somebody would be impossible. I certainly could no more switch my political party than I could switch my religion and start beating myself with pom-poms, only instead of crepe paper they’re made out of chains. That would be ridiculous, IMHO.

However, most exasperating are the independents/Undecideds because this last leg of the campaign dog and pony show is all for them - the namby-pambies who can’t make a damn decision. Could the candidates be any more opposite? Doesn’t that make choosing a candidate EASIER? Yet they can’t decide. They’re like the fat lady sashaying back and forth past the sample cheese plate at Whole Foods, testing and retesting the munchies, wondering “which do I like more? Muenster or Cheddar? Obama or McCain? Which makes my tongue happiest?” I pity the poor candidates busting their humps to win the favor of these ninnies.

A recent study, by me, surmises that Independent/undecided voters are overwhelmingly products of mixed marriages where the mother was a Democrat and the father a Republican or vice versa so the kids grew up not knowing WHO they were because they were constantly being torn apart to favor Mommy’s or Daddy’s candidate. So once these schizos finally take a stand, they’re automatically rejecting one of their parents, Freudianly speaking. So naturally, they’re postponing that ugly feeling till the last possible moment. One Woman On The Street on the Today show said she wasn’t going to decide till she closes the curtain in the voting booth. Wow! That is soo Freudian!

Who the hell ISN’T hanging up on robocall phone polls? I’ve got zero time to answer any robocalls or sales pitches. So who DOES have the time? ANSWER 1. Old people who have no one else to talk but their TVs and their doctors. 2. Unemployed couch potatoes, drug addicts and drunks. They’ve got plenty of time and plenty of opinions – no matter how stupid; also it’s too late to call in to C-SPAN.

PAY NO ATTENTION TO THAT MAN ON THE STREET! He’s just some schlub who wants to be on TV. There are plenty of ordinary people only too happy to help feed the 24-hour newsmonster. I say, never be a performing monkey for the 5 o’clock news. Don’t give them the answer they keep trying to squeeze out of you because if you do – THAT could be the ONLY byte that MAKES THE AIRWAVES. And it will live in infamy.

Barbara Walters and Lesley Stahl have a combined age of 210 years and yet they look fantastic! There’s no place in the media for ordinary looking people anymore and that goes for local (must be busty) weather girls, game show contestants and politicians. Everybody must be beautiful. The public has come to expect it.

Maybe we’re picking candidates based on their looks, but we’re unaware of it. Even if we were, who would say they voted for a candidate because “He was the cutest?” No one wants to be that shallow, but you’ve got to admit looks figure somewhat into the equation. If the Elephant Man was running for president, would you vote for him? Be honest!

IMHO McCain is a 1, the lowest rating on the beauty scale. Obama’s a 9 for being handsome in a black Jerry Lewis sort of way. Edwards went from a 10 to a 2 after he screwed the pooch. Mitt Romney is a 10+ because he looks like was drawn by Milton Caniff. If Dennis Kucinich looked like Mitt Romney, he’d be our candidate right now. Kucinich balanced out his ugly score by marrying a 10. Logic says a short ugly old guy couldn’t be elected president in these beautiful times. That’s why McCain hooked-up with Palin.

Palin won’t be the first pretty politician people fell for. Our first dumb president, hunky movie star Ronald Reagan, comes to mind. He pranced around in a cowboy outfit and convinced the American public he could play the part of governor and then president. Maybe what we’re looking for is a president who can give us a Hollywood ending – like Jimmy Stewart did in “It’s A Wonderful Life,” stopping the run on the banks and saving everybody’s mortgage. We want someone who can give us what we always get in fiction - a happy ending.


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

McCain cartoon #1

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Palin cartoon #3

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Is She Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?

Is She Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?
Karyl Miller

Could a candidate hire a pretty actress to play the part of vice presidential candidate, and if so, how long would it take before the American public caught on?

Is the American electorate so dumbed down as consider these two right-wing tricksters? Do the Republicans think the public is THAT stupid? Well, yes, sort of – not ALL the public, just the segment of the population who just found out it’s an election year. These are the voters the spin-doctors are playing to - catering to from now till November 4 – the Undecideds.

VOTING FOR DUMMIES. Think about it: The people least qualified to lead could be elected by the people least qualified to vote. Sometimes they’re called “independents” and sometimes “Undecideds.” Haven’t they been buying gas and getting downsized all this time? Have they no opinion as to whose fault that is? So why are they still undecided? These dummies have had their heads up their asses up till now. They don’t like politics and they haven’t been paying attention. They’ve waited to catch up on current events till 60 days before the election. Do you want these knuckleheads casting the deciding votes in this election? These are the same yokels who voted for Bush. They’re casting their votes based on “facts” gleaned solely from political TV commercials! Be very afraid!

When Palin was announced as McCombOver’s running mate, I admit it, I gloated. What a gigantic miscalculation by the Republicans, I thought. Giant mistake by McCain. But now I worried. Why? Because the Dummies are even considering her seriously. And at 73, Gramps has one foot in it, statistically speaking.

Like Palin, I’m a fairly good executive, speech giver, a hockey mom and a MILF. Does that mean I’m qualified to LEAD A NATION should anything happen to Gramps? Wouldn’t that be the very definition of preposterous?

Every Demo I know, including myself, was and is totally energized by the idea of the Joe Biden/Barack Obama mating. The black Kennedy and the seasoned statesman. Wow! Smart good guys in the White house for a change. No more C students and sons of rich dads.

But the American public wants their leaders molded in their own image - someone they can have a beer with while their trailer is being fumigated, and I’m no different. I want a president just like me. I want a Blackberry president. I want a president who gets it techno-wise. Anybody who isn’t as connected as me, who can’t settle an argument by Googling the facts using his cell phone, ISN’T qualified to lead, IMHO.

When you need your young pretty wife to fetch you your Email – you just might be a too old guy. If you can’t figure out how to get your photos off your camera to your computer – sorry but you’re just NOT getting my vote, Gramps! You’re not smart enough. You’re not up to speed. Computing makes everybody sharper and more informed. We don’t need another dimwit who calls it “The Internets,” Enough electing folksy guys who don’t WANT to clutter their cowboy hats with details about “downloading,” and which ones are the Sunnis again and where exactly their towel head - freaking borders are. You’re just not smart enough!

Call me shallow, but if all I get to know about Palin is what I see, then that’s all I can talk about till after this gal finishes her crash course in foreign policy. Every man I know commented that Palin reminds them of the actress in the porno who takes off her glasses, shakes out her bun and goes from secretary to stripper in 2 seconds flat. Are we now casting our votes based on our sexual fantasies?

Visually, the McCain – Palen combo reminds me of the old New Yorker cartoons by Arno. Remember the drawings of the short old rich guy in a tux escorting a beautiful young showgirl – usually with her hair swept up like Palin’s? Big hair goes against everything Democratic women are about. I did wear my hair like Palin’s, but that was when the Edsel was considered a cool car. I stopped outlining my lipstick when Twiggie retired. Do they still make bobby pins? I thought the environmentalists outlawed hair spray. Did Ivana Trump open a chain of beauty salons? I had NO idea! Do retro hairdos signal retro values? Apparently so. Is this getting too personal, too nasty?

And speaking of nasty -- Remember Ann Richards’ sassy reading of the line “Poor George Bush. He can’t help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth.” That was funny, it was a joke but it wasn’t nasty. Palin’s sarcastic put-downs, delivered day after day, singsong style are downright nasty. Aren’t the Republicans getting sick of it? Why do they still laugh heartily at one-liners we’ve all heard ten times since their convention?

Sara Palin may be smarter than a fifth grader and certainly more cunning. And Palin is as qualified to become president as Harriet Miers was qualified to sit on the Supreme Court and Brownie was qualified to run FEMA and Gonzales was qualified to be the attorney general. The Republicans always appoint in a downward direction because they have weak egos and don’t ever want to be challenged or feel threatened. But that’s just my opinion. Am I right?


Monday, September 08, 2008

Palin cartoon #2

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Got a Link to Stink? (see previous post) to articles with facts on McCain and Palin. Let me know.


Truth about Palin

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Truth about Palin - links to stinks
Sunday 9/7/08Got facts? Send me links to stinks and I'll post them here

The Mirrored Ceiling by Judith Warner

Neighbor tells truth about Palin

McCain Contradictions

Friday 9/5/08


Palin recently said that the war in Iraq is "God's task." She's even admitted she hasn't thought about the war much—just last year she was quoted saying, "I've been so focused on state government, I haven't really focused much on the war in Iraq." 1, 2

Palin has actively sought the support of the fringe Alaska Independence Party. Six months ago,Palin told members of the group—who advocate for a vote on secession from the union—to "keep up the good work" and "wished the party luck on what she called its 'inspiring convention.'" 3

Palin wants to teach creationism in public schools. She hasn't made clear whether she thinks evolution is a fact.4

Palin doesn't believe that humans contribute to global warming. Speaking about climate change, she said, "I'm not one though who would attribute it to being manmade." 5

Palin has close ties to Big Oil. Her inauguration was even sponsored by BP. 6Palin is extremely anti-choice. She doesn't even support abortion in the case of rape or incest. 7

Palin opposes comprehensive sex-ed in public schools. She's said she will only support abstinence-only approaches. 8

As mayor, Palin tried to ban books from the library. Palin asked the library how she might go about banning books because some had inappropriate language in them—shocking the librarian, Mary Ellen Baker. According to Time, "news reports from the time show that Palin had threatened to fire Baker for not giving "full support" to the mayor." 9

She DID support the Bridge to Nowhere (before she opposed it). Palin claimed that she said "thanks, but no thanks" to the infamous Bridge to Nowhere. But in 2006, Palin supported the project repeatedly, saying that Alaska should take advantage of earmarks "while our congressional delegation is in a strong position to assist." 10

The plain fact of the matter is that Sarah Palin did a bang-up job delivering a Karl Rove-style political attack speech last night. That makes her a skilled politician but it doesn't make her views any more palatable for voters. Americans don't really want another far-right, anti-science ideologue in the White House.Please help get the word out about where Sarah Palin really stands on the issues.

P.S. If you haven't seen it, check out the Daily Show clip on Palin. It's worth a watch

1. "Palin: Iraq war 'a task that is from God'," Associated Press, September 3, 2008

"Palin wasn't 'really focused much' on the Iraq war," ThinkProgress, August 30, 2008

"The Sarah Palin Digest," ThinkProgress, September 4, 2008 "McCain and Palin differ on issues," Associated Press, September 3, 2008

Ibid6.The Sarah Palin Digest," ThinkProgress, September 4, 2008

7. Ibid 8. Ibid.9."Mayor Palin: A Rough Record," Time, September 2, 2008

The Sarah Palin Digest," ThinkProgress, September 4, 2008

Thursday 9/4/08The money behind Palin

This is a news broadcast on the reasons for the earlier firing of thepolice chief of Wasilla as well as NRA involvement in her actions. 9/3/08

Joe Klein of Time was JUST quoted on MSNBC immediately after Palin speech with a list of facts totally contradicting many, many of her "facts." I couldn't find it yet on the web, but I did find these facts ...KarylPalin increased taxes and spending

Palin's church against Jews

Republican strategists caught on tape trashing McCain choice of Palin

Truth about Palin's ineptness at home

No evidence of "liberal" media trashing Palin

McCain against Palin before he was for her
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