I’ve moved the blog over to our main website, www.pumapac.org for a couple of reasons. One, that site has access to a bigger, more reliable server which means (fingers crossed) that more people will be able to get their comments posted without errors. That site is also less susceptible to hackers. And the other reason has to do with technical WordPress installation issues that I’ll probably mess up if I try to explain.
SO, today is a new day Pumas (unless you live on the midwest coast, in which case it is still the old day, which means you still have this new day to look forward to!).
The big question haunting obama campaign headquarters these days is, “Is there enough kool aid in the world to keep our troops believing and fighting for us?” Winston Churchill famously said that “rum, sodomy, and the lash” were responsible for the success of the British Navy. There may not be any sodomy or corporal punishment on Obama’s Ship of Fools (oh pipe down about Larry Sinclair, ya swabbies!), but whoo-hee! that Kool Aide is some powerful juice!
It eats your brain and forces you to repeat the same phrases over and over again: Barack, Barack, Barack. O-Ba-Ma, O-Ba-Ma. Man! It’s weird. And what’s with all his supporters referring to him by his first name? It’s like they think he knows who they are. Snap out of it! Barack has no freaking clue who you are. He does not care! Wake up! It’s really kind of creepy.
The effects of this Demon Kool Aide also include an irresistable desire to attack women. It’s weird really. Drink enough of the red juice and Blam! Your latent bullying instincts suddenly take over your brain and your will. Five minutes before you were a mild-mannered cubicle jockey splitting your time between wondering how a schmuck like you was ever going to get a piece of the late stage hyper-capitalist ACTION and checking out free porn sites on the internet while playing WoW with all your online buddies, and then BOOM! You suddenly find yourself writing emails like this to people you don’t know:
You guys are a f*cking joke. You pretend to be Democrats, but you’re really Republicans. You’re not fooling anyone. Not really.
A real Dem, or real Independent who has a brain, would not want a man who’s supported Bush 90% of the time for these past 8 years, and been a cheerleader for the unnecessary war in Iraq. That would be McCain, in case your possible Alzheimer’s brain needed reminding.
So go ahead and vote for McCain. Let’s have at least another 5-10 years of war in Iraq, an unsupported war against the Taliban and Al Queda in Afghanistan, a f*cked up economy for another 4-8 years. Why not? You’re rich, you PUMAs, so you don’t care, you’re not hurting financially. No one who’s really hurting financially is supporting McCain.
Yeah, the economy has been entirely stagnant for the past 8 years. Let’s keep that up.
Too bad you people don’t have any brains. If you don’t live in the still-backwards South, where the education of the American citizens is STILL the lowest in the country, I’m sure they’d welcome you there.
Or you click from “Hot Teen Chicks Delivered Straight to Your Door” to this IBD/TIPP Poll showing that O-Ba-MA has lost his lead over McCain and the race is now statistically tied with fully 11% of respondents still undecided (in the primaries, undecideds broke for Clinton 4 to 1 and 5 to 1). Also this year pollers are experiencing an 80% hang-up rate. In normal years the hang-up rate is around 40%. And to really get you boys, um deflated, there is also the news that even though O-Ba-MA spent millions on ACORN and other efforts to increase voter registration this year, so far polls are showing that the number of new voters casting votes for the first time is the same as it always is, around 13%. Yikes. Now that’s pretty emasculating.
Kinda makes you want to do something like THIS. Or THIS.
Not us though. We Pumas have always been repulsed by campaign violence, cheating, and intimidation. We saw enough of it first hand in Nevada and Iowa and Texas during the primaries. We were hounded from enough political blogs and online sites to realize we REALLY don’t like it when violent, bullying, cheating elements take over a campaign. In fact, that’s EXACTLY why we started the Puma Movement in the first place.
To challege people like you.
Pumas, there are 11 days left. Don’t give up and don’t give in. Here’s a suggestion I received in email this morning for something anyone can do. Get involved. You’re an American citizen.
Act like one.
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Another suggesion to contact your local/county campaign headquarters, and sign up to be a poll watcher! They may assign you to your own precinct or assign you to one that doesn’t already have a watcher. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!!!! WE MUST COVER ALL OF OUR PRECINCTS/DRISTRICTS!
The wonderful Betty Jean reminded me this morning of how bad the caucus fraud was in January and February. Here’s a long snippet from the Clinton campaign’s complaint to the Nevada state party chair.
“The Committee” refers to the Hillary for President campaign committee.
Don’t forget, Pumas. The Obama campaign really DID steal the caucuses. They really, really did suppress, intimidate, and flat-out CHEAT their way to “victory.” It’s much more difficult to pull off this sort of crap in a federal election. But they’ll do WHATEVER they can to try. Giving $195 MILLION dollars to the mainstream media helps quite a bit too, of course. Jennifer Brunner in Ohio is helping too. Looks like Ed Rendell is a pretty good guy — there is NO intimation of any funny business in Pennsylvania (other than the ACORN shenanigans in Philadelphia, which isn’t coming from the governor).
Go to Pennsylvania with Harriet this weekend. Bus leaves Penn Station at 9am and returns by 9pm, Saturday and Sunday.
The next 11 days are going to get uglier by the hour. People hate us. They are outraged that we are still resisting. We’re doing EXACTLY what we said we were going to do on June 7th (read it again HERE for motivation). We’re here. Still Democrats, still outraged, STILL NOT VOTING FOR OBAMA.
I’ve heard that the msm is claiming we don’t exist anymore. That the PUMAS have all either given up or decided to vote Obama. Ha!
Have I mentioned that the obama campaign has PAID OFF THE MEDIA TO THE TUNE OF $195MILLION DOLLARS?
Not a crime, and I’m not claiming it is (although I feel pretty darn confident that when the FEC investigations are complete, some time in 2010 or so, we’ll learn just how CORRUPTED the obama donation machine was.) But, the bottom line is it’s been Christmas every day for the mainstream media ever since obama came to town and the one universal charecteristic of gravy trains, whether on Wall Street or in the offices of ACORN, is that nobody wants them to stop.
So. Take a long walk off a short pier Mainstream Media. More people read this blog today than they did in June, July, or August. Our numbers are through the roof. And thousands more find us every week.
We’ve had four million visits in 4 and a half months. More than HALF of those visited AFTER the convention.
So. Dream on Mainstream Media. The Pumas are here, and we’re not going away. Not until we have our own media, our own candidates, and our Democratic Party back.
“The Committee wishes to bring to your attention information we have received evidencing a premeditated and predesigned plan by the Obama campaign to engage in systematic corruption of the Party’s caucus procedures. Compounding this blatant distortion of the caucus rules was an egregious effort by the Obama campaign to manipulate the voter registration process in its own favor, thereby disenfranchising countless voters. Finally, the Committee has received a vast number of reliable reports of voter suppression and intimidation by the Obama campaign or its allies.
The Committee had 30 phone lines on Saturday to receive calls in its Las Vegas offices. These lines rang continuously from early morning until well after the caucuses concluded with reports from people who were victimized and who observed irregularities. The phone lines were so over-whelmed that many callers resorted to calling individual Committee staff cell phones to report that they could not get through. The Committee also received many similar calls at its national headquarters.
The Committee is confident that any investigation into the conduct of the caucuses will be thorough, fair and in the interest of insuring that future Party caucuses will be as open and democratic as possible.
Systematic Corruption of the Party’s Caucus Procedures
The Committee received substantially similar reports of improprieties of such a number as to leave no conclusion but that the Obama campaign and its allies and supporters engaged in a planned effort to subvert the Party’s caucus procedures to its advantage. For example:
Preference cards were premarked for Obama.
Clinton supporters were denied preference cards on the basis that none were left, while Obama supporters at the same caucus sites were given preference cards.
Caucus chairs obviously supporting Obama:
Deliberately miscounted votes to favor Senator Obama.
Deliberately counted unregistered persons as Obama votes.
Deliberately counted young children as Obama votes.
Refused to accept preference cards from Clinton supporters who were at the caucus site by noon on the ground that the cards were not filled out fast enough.
Told Clinton supporters to leave prior to electing delegates.
Clinton supporters who arrived late were turned away from the caucus, while late Obama supporters were admitted to the caucus.
Manipulation of the Voter Registration Process
Numerous reports received by the Committee demonstrate a concerted effort on the part of the Obama campaign and its supporters to prevent eligible voters supporting a candidate other than Senator Obama from caucusing. The Obama supporters complained of were acting in positions of authority at the caucus sites. Some of these reports are as follows:
Obama supporters wrongly informed Clinton supporters that they were not allowed to participate in the caucus if their names were not on the voter rolls. However, Obama supporters whose names did not appear on the voter rolls were permitted to register at the caucus site.
Obama supporters falsely informed Clinton supporters that no registration forms were available for them to register to vote at the caucus site.
Obama supporters wrongly told Clinton supporters who were attempting to caucus at the wrong precinct that they could not caucus at that site, while simultaneously permitting Obama supporters at the wrong precinct to participate.
Obama supporters were allowed to move to the front of the registration and sign-in line.
Voter Suppression and Intimidation
The Committee received a substantial number of disturbing reports from voters that they had been subject to harassment, intimidation or efforts to prevent them from voting. Some of the most egregious of these complaints are described below:
Voters at at-large caucus sites were informed that those sites were for Obama supporters only.
Clinton supporters at at-large caucus sites were told that their managers would be watching them while they caucused.
Workers were informed that their supervisors kept lists of Clinton and Obama supporters, and were told that they could not caucus unless their name was on the list of Obama supporters.
Many Clinton supporters were threatened with employment termination or other discipline if they caucused for Senator Clinton.
Workers were required to sign a pledge card to support Obama if they wanted time off to participate in the caucus.
Workers at one casino were offered a lavish lunch and permitted to attend and register to vote only if they agree to support Obama.
The complaints summarized above represent only a small sample of the complaints received by the Committee. With respect to each of these complaints and many more, the Committee has the names and phone numbers of those reporting these incidents and the specific precinct numbers where the incidents occurred. Upon request the Committee will share these with the Party with appropriate safeguards to protect these individuals from reprisal. On the whole, these reports show a troubling effort by the Obama campaign and its allies and supporters to advance their own campaign at the expense of the right of all Nevada Democrats to participate in the democratic process in a free, fair and open manner.
Just received an email describing the desertedness of shopping malls and big stores. Empty Home Depots, malls bereft of mothers with baby carriages, day care centers with empty toddler rooms. I hate shopping and avoid it like the Daily Kos, so I’m a pretty poor judge, but what about you Pumas? Have you noticed a somewhat sudden downturn? Are orders down at your small business? Do you know of layoffs among your family and friends?
What’s the temperature?
(Oh, and apparently Obama’s grandmother is “gravely ill” with a broken hip. That’s why Obama has to”RUSH” to Hawaii in a few days. The woman is 85 years old, and a fall or broken bone for someone very elderly often DOES indicate something quite serious, BUT, no one in the campaign will elaborate or even hint at WHAT might be ailing her. She had a broken hip and was released from the hospital a couple weeks ago — back to her own apartment. TRANSPARENCY for the Obama Campaign. It’s what’s missing. Oh, and another thing, please alert me when any of the Puma sites (or even any repub sites) start ridiculing and humiliating the elderly lady. I’m SURE some Pumas will be posting pictures of the grandmother on the floor of her apartment, unable to get up. Right? Right?)
CALL THE OBAMA PRESS OFFICE AND ASK THEM WHEN OBAMA WILL COMMIT TO TRANSPARENCY ON HIS SMALL DONORS, HIS MEDICAL RECORDS, HIS PERSONAL AND EDUCATIONAL RECORDS etc.
October’s more than halfway over and I don’t feel surprised yet. I’m betting that there is NO October Surprise planned. No other shoe to drop. Obama’s holding on to a tiny lead in most polls. Palin is so popular there isn’t a forum big enough to contain her fans. She blew SNL’s ratings record up Saturday night in an appearance that was both funny and relaxed.Joe the Plumber has turned a few more million working class voters in swing states against Obama’s socialist-tinged elitism, and Michelle’s lobster-caviar-champagne habit has more than a few coupon-clippers in Michigan and Virginia scratching their heads.
But, but, but. . .
Polls show a lead for Obama among white women that is too big to dismiss as over-sampling or media bias. Apparently it’s the white MEN who are racist, not the women (this is b.s., I know, but it’s the new conventional wisdom)
This election is ours to lose, Folks.
Don’t get me wrong. Being perceived as “wimp” is TOXIC. Just ask Jimmy Carter, Michael Dukakis, Al Gore, and John Kerry.
This election will be decided by Independent Men and Puma Women (Puma men, take heart! You will be called Independent Men, but we know you are Pumas). Go back through the last couple of posts for how to Get Your Puma On!
We have two weeks! Let’s do it!
JOIN the Resistance here at Puma PAC. Don’t be part of Obama’s HATE MACHINE. As John Lennon said:
“Well if you want money for minds that hate, all I can tell you Brother is you have to wait!”
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I don’t know about you, but I stayed up all night last night. Going slowly today. But the day’s not over yet! Great to hear all the stories of planting Freddie’s flyers all over town. If you don’t have flyers from Freddie yet, drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address and you’ll get them in your mailbox in a few days. Until then, you can download and print all sorts of flyers and cards in our lovely ACTION CENTER.
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Losing my mind I seize weapons; not that there is any reason in weapons, but yet to gather a battalion for war and to make a run at the citadel with comrades sets my soul on fire. Madness and rage overthrow my mind, and it occurs to me that it is splendid to die in armor.
– Virgil, The Aeneid, Book 2, 348-352.
Hillbuzz makes the point I’ve been pushing for months — the DONC hates its base. They hate us. Don’t want to be seen with us; disdain our manners and our mores; distance themselves from our habits and our biases. When we got back from Denver and learned that McCain had pulled an upset by picking Sarah Palin as VP we offered the DONC for sale on EBay (remember bmw60′s priceless comments?) and got 1,500 inquiries in 24 hours. As I said then,
Oh, and the DONC still gets the willies when it gets in close contact with actual representatives of THE WORKING CLASS! EWWWW! I see poor people. YUCK! Why can’t they just go to the dentist for crying out loud? We don’t really have to associate with those freaks do we? (Great way to appeal to voters, Guys).
Yup, that’s them — our fearless leaders. Trashing and degrading every person who looks like us, thinks like us, or is disadvantaged in any way (not including being black — for obvious reasons, the DONC could NOT afford to throw black people under the bus this time (but if you’re black, don’t get comfy; Howard, Barack, and ACORN do NOT like you. They never intended to help you, and they never will. ACORN is a scam, just like obama and his upper middle-class (pretty much all-white male) backers, and they’ve perpetrated their fraud on you, at your expense.)).
Dare to disagree with or oppose The One? Be prepared for an onslaught unmitigated by decency, inclusive principles, or restraint of any kind. We’ve catalogued the insults and degradation many times here on this blog: the comments that cursed our loved ones to die in botched back-alley abortions, the threats of righteous violence if obama loses, the by-now toothless accusations of racism (yet they still sting). We’ve been called witches, bitches, and cunts — frequently and publicly. We watched how they portrayed Hillary, and we documented their pornographic degradation of Sarah Palin. (“my black brothers will gang rape Sarah Palin,” “fucking whore,” “dominatrix,” “pom-pom girl,” “sex slave,” and of course “cunt” over and over again).
And now they savage S. Joseph Wurzelbacher, aka Joe the Plumber. Even Joe Biden is doing it. We’re told he’s stupid, ugly, racist, poor, dumb, a fraud, and a liar. He’s a guy so he probably won’t be gang-raped or figuratively f**cked by teh Boiz. He probably won’t be photo-shopped with a ball gag in his mouth being whipped by Markos in drag. That probably will never happen. Maybe Maureen Dowd will devote a column to how she’d never have sex with someone so poor. But probably the most humiliating thing he’ll have to live down is Diane Sawyer reminding him and millions of us that Joe the Plumber will probably NEVER make enough money to qualify for obama’s tax increases.
What a strange, strange beast the Democratic Party has become.
This is the new DNC, and it’s why we call them the DONC. They don’t represent us, our values, or our experiences. In fact, they represent everything we always thought we hated about Republicans. As Pumas, our eyes were opened back in February. We’ve known for a LONG time what the rest of the country is just learning — that the Democratic Party has been hijacked by a shrieking band of character assassins and thugs.
ACORN and obama thought they could get away with trashing our voters and our democratic processes in order to win. They succeeded in starting a fire, that’s for sure. But it’s not the one they meant to start.
As the evidence of massive fraud and ugly tactics mounts in every swing state in the last 3 weeks of this horrible election, the DONC will soon learn that most people hate arsonists. That instead of destroying their victims, obama and the DONC have ignited us to unite and fight. Not on their terms however, and not with their tools. We are fighting fire with water — the powerful and quiet undercurrent of decency, good will and courage which connects all average citizens and revitalizes our sense of community and shared purpose.
Our silent revolution will be quick and devastatingly effective. It will take place on Tuesday, November 4th, 2008 beginning at 7am and ending at 9pm eastern. The only weapon we will use is a ballot, and there will be no casualties. We’re Pumas. We work quietly and without fuss or fanfare.
And once the Obama Movement’s incendiary assault on our voters has been permanently doused on that day, and he and his minions have been swept back to Chicago for good, we’ll begin the hard work of rebuilding our party and the reputation the BOIZ so recklessly tried to destroy.
It will be a long, difficult job. But there is no way in HELL that I’ll give up.
Every time I see a picture or description from DEMOCRATS of Sarah or Hillary in pornographic degradation I think of my daughters and a repulsive image of their heads photoshopped into a porn picture pops into mine. This is what will happen to them if you don’t fight, the voice in my head tells me.
And so, I’ll fight. Alongside every one of us who believes we have more in common with Joe the Plumber than Joe the Senator. More in common with the mother of a child with Down’s Syndrome than the father of the Daily Kos hate machine. And more in common with a brave, young Wellesley College graduate who dared to dream she could be president than with a cowardly, young Harvard graduate who dared to believe he might be the Messiah.
Barack Obama won because he did not accidentally refer to himself as a socialist.
Has anyone noticed how OLD and UNSTEADY McCain looks these days?
Sarah Palin is as dumb as a rock. Which is just fine, since I’d do her.
Barack Obama won because um, um, well look, isn’t George Bush an idiot?
This debate was not a game-changer, because obviously Obama won, and he will win on November 4th. So for Barack Obama, it was simply one more hurdle for him to successfully bound (with those long, graceful legs — sigh.) Where was I? Oh yes, the debate was not a game changer, except it was for Barack because he is now 3 and 0 — a perfect winning record in the presidential debates.
Pumas, tune your cat channels to Puma United Radio (PURrrr!) tonight at 8pm eastern for the Pre-Debate Lion’s Share with Sheri, Riverdaughter, and me. We’ll try to present a pre-debate show that is a bit more in touch with reality. Click on the puma to listen live! Listener call-in 347-539-5420!