What did that guy say? Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on . . . won’t get fooled again!
Wise words. To be punked once is unfortunate, to be punked TWICE (in one week even!) shows a lack of judgment. That’s me right now. I’m both embarrassed and ashamed for assuming the veracity of a story that was both explosive and almost immediately questionable. I should know better.
I am sorry to all of my readers who HAVE been victims of violence in any form. Jumping on the bandwagon like I did, with little regard for the trauma it might revive in the minds and hearts of those who really HAVE BEEN HURT was very unkind and irresponsible and insensitive.
I am also sorry to every black man who has been hurt, shamed, and diminished by this unconscionable lie. To fabricate the story of an attack is an assault by a shameless person on the compassion and good faith of everyone. To make up a story like that using the most inflammatory and racist stereotypes in our cultural skeleton closet is beyond the pale. Big scary black man (with very dark skin, natch) attacks small, defenseless, young white woman. Ugh. Who cares about my personal experience, right? But for the record, I have never in ALL MY LIFE met this “big scary black dude” who everyone claims is all over the place. All the black men I’ve ever met have been friendly, funny, indifferent, compassionate, or sad. Maybe I need to get out more, but that’s my reality.
It almost makes me want to vote for Barack Obama. Seriously. If only to say that I will never defend the actions of Ashley Todd. She does not speak for me or for any decent person.
I’m not going to do it, because my beef with Obama goes way back. Way back before this week to the primaries, the caucuses, the lies, and the fraud.
But gosh darn you Ashley Todd, you just made my job a whole lot harder. Go take a very long walk off a very short pier.
But before you do, let me thank you for reminding me why I’ve always been wary of College Republicans. Another wise person has said, “If you’re not a Democrat when you’re young then you have no soul. And if you’re not a Republican when you grow up then you have no brain.”
Silly? yes. I feel just great about being a Democrat headed into middle age, BUT the first part of that statement is absolutely true. And Ashley Todd is Exhibit A.
One Last Parting Dose of Reality Before I Go Catch Up On Email
Barack Obama is NOT a socialist. I mean come on! A 36% top interest rate = Unfettered Capitalism but a 39% top interest rate = Godless Socialism? Context is everything. Also, why the hell would the employees of all the financial companies have donated more money to Barack Obama than they have to any other candidate in the history of corporate people buying elections if they thought he was a socialist? Why would the current chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank, a former CEO of Goldman Freakin Sachs, have endorsed the guy if he believed he was a socialist?
Barack Obama is not a terrorist and he is not a Muslim. He is a shameless opportunist who saw that the path of least resistance for his ambitious rise to political power lay through the heart of Chicago. That meant Wright, Ayers, Rezko, Farrakhan, Jackson, and Daley. I find that path troubling. I believe he underestimates the pernicious and aggressive intent of fundamentalist Islam and WOULD make grave errors in his approach to the Middle East. However, that doesn’t make him a Muslim and it doesn’t make him a terrorist. It makes him a Typical Power Grabbing Politician.
Pumas, we are the good guys for a REASON. Because we don’t like cheaters, we don’t like fraud, and we hate misogyny. We stand for free and fair elections that reflect the will of the VOTERS. We fight for transparency, honesty, and integrity in our elected officials. We hold the media to a standard of decency, fairness, and investigative rigor.
This election will be over in 10 days. I’m thinking about the eleventh day. When we go to bed late on November 4th, I want to know that when I wake up on November 5th I know WHERE I am and I know WHO I am. No matter who wins.
We have a massive mountain to move, and our work begins in earnest on November 5th. The government is corrupt. The mainstream media is complicit. The corporations are a power unto themselves — sovereign, united, and extra-national.
But WE are legion and vast. WE are the people. And as long as we can communicate with each other and can depend on our leaders to be honest people of integrity we WILL prevail.
This round’s on me. Drink up. Tomorrow we go back into battle.
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.
Video the Vote 2008
Video the Vote is a national initiative to protect voting rights by monitoring the electoral process. We organize citizen journalists—ordinary folks like you and me—to document election problems as they occur. And then we distribute their footage to the mainstream media and online to make sure the full story of Election Day gets told. Watch our 2006 highlights and join us as we Video the Vote this November. http://www.videothevote.org/
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.
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!”
Go to our Action Center for graphics, flyers, postcards, and other ideas on getting the word out on the streets. JOIN Puma PAC for mass action alerts (always free and fun; we NEVER share email or spam you).
Meet Harriet Christian in Manhattan on Saturday and Sunday from now until the election. She is rounding up a posse to go to Scranton, PA to canvass in coordination with Democrat’s for McCain. If you’re interested, send her an email at hchristian at infnyc dot com. The buses leave from 31st Street and 8th Ave at 9:00AM.
Join Paulie and MariLu and Real Democrats on their canvassing Bus Tour of Ohio. They are having HUGE success reaching out to Democrats and Independents and also having HUGE fun doing it! Click HERE to join them.
Visit johnmccain.com to make phone calls from home. You don’t have to sell your soul to the Republican Party to take this action. Simply call voters in swing states and tell them the TRUTH about WHY you are not voting for Obama. If you’ve forgotten all the reasons, read through the comments HERE for succinct, heart-felt, and inspirational reasons.
Find a Puma Buddy to canvas or flyer with this weekend and next. In comments, shout out what area you’re in and ask for a buddy. If you are anywhere near a city in most of the 50 states, you will soon find at least one helpful Puma to join you. Greenfun and Billiejo in the Berkely CA area just got back from a weekend of canvassing in Reno and they had great fun while doing great work. You can too!
Tell your friends to tune into blogtalkradio programs. There are a wide variety to suit everyone’s taste and you will get to meet a lot of new friends from all over the country. Tonight, you can Chew the Fat with Ophelia, from The New Agenda tonight at 10PM EST. Join Amy Siskind and Dr. Violet Socks talk about how women from both sides of the aisle can find common ground, work towards the 30% solution and move women’s issues forward for a better society for all. Dr. Lynette Long will be on this week with Sheri Tagg. Tune your cat channels to Puma United Radio (PURrrr!) and spread the word!
“All it takes for evil to prevail in this world is that good people do nothing.” Edmund Burke
Let’s read in comments that every Puma PAC member has done, or has commited to do doing, AT LEAST one of the Actions above.
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.
Twenty days left in this nightmare campaign, Folks. Between today and November 4th things are apt to get heated and tense. We’ve all had enough. Enough of the pandering, the lying, the insults, the denial of reality, the indifference of the media and our leaders, the Palin porn, the sexist onslaught, and enough of Barack Obama. Why isn’t he back in Chicago already, where he belongs? I believe the country is well and truly sick of him.
Obama is an empty suit in love with the sound of his own voice and the shape of his own naive ideas. As Riverdaughter said this morning, Obama has permanently sidelined Hillary Clinton’s political career. She will likely not seek national office again, and the ONLY reason is that he willfully and viciously kneecapped her during the primaries. McCain did the right thing last night in confronting Obama about the sexist and racist attacks on him, Sarah Palin, and even Hillary Clinton. I won’t hold my breath waiting to see if the MSM addresses the issue, but it was a good and honorable thing for McCain to do. Obama, of course, sputtered and muttered a response that made him look more guilty and smug than ever.
McCain is wrong on health care, but who cares? The treasury is empty — the country is broke and feels broken. There will be no will and no wherewithal to adequately address the health care mess this time around. And Obama is wrong about everything. Because he’s a liar and a panderer. His platform looks pretty good on paper, but that’s all it is — paper. His tax cuts are actually tax credits, an important difference, but he assumes we’re all idiots and won’t know the difference. He has NO plan for education reform (maybe he’ll hire Bill Ayers to run the public schools even deeper into the ground). And his foreign policy is an incoherent shambles of nice ideas and lofty ideals. Spare me.
The Obama Movement is in love with its own image of itself — as youthful, hopeful, shiny, and new. They remind me of the young Bernie and Bill — privileged, pampered, petulant babies, over-educated and underinformed.
Meet the new brats. Same as the old brats.
Meanwhile, like Jo up there (the 21st Century reincarnation of Rosie), it’s our job to do the WORK now, just like always. We have 20 days to do everything we can to keep the King of the Brats out of the White House.
We can do it!
Here are some ways:
1. Order flyers from Freddie Brown. This latest batch of 20,000 will mean over SIXTY THOUSAND Puma flyers will have been distributed all across the country — in restaurants, malls, Home Depots and parking lots. That’s a lotta flyers! Just send your name and address to email@example.com and you’ll receive 100 full-color flyers in your mailbox in a matter of days!
2. Call Jennifer Brunner and tell her to STOP ACTING LIKE KATHERINE HARRIS! We’re Democrats damnit — we believe in FAIR elections. Call today and demand that she abandon her appeal to NOT VERIFY the new voter registrations. What on earth is she thinking?Contact info: email; firstname.lastname@example.org
phone; (614) 255-4255, fax; (614) 488-4327
3. Help Heidi Li get the Denver Group’s new ad on TV during the World Series. Every little bit helps — please contribute if you can HERE.Oh, and read Heidi’s take on Obama’s commitment to a woman’s right to privacy HERE — it’s excellent.4. Be wonderful to each other. I’m serious. We are ALL on our last nerve here and are feeling tetchy and tense. Be gentle and kind to each other — don’t nitpick, needle, or whine. Let’s keep our backs down and our feathers unruffled. We really are all in this together. We don’t all think exactly the same way about everything. That is our STRENGTH. But it is a vulnerable strength, one that can be damaged by harshness and unfriendliness. The MOST important thing we can do in the next three weeks is to stay United and Active as FRIENDS.5. Order flyers from Freddie Brown. send an email to email@example.com with your name and street address. (Did I mention this already?)
And a hypocrite too. Let’s not forget HOW and WHY obama got Alice Palmer’s name removed from the ballot in Chicago — he questioned the VALIDITY of her nominating signatures. In other words, he accused her of VOTER FRAUD. And he won*.
So obama was AGAINST voter FRAUD before he was FOR it??
Very conveeeeenient, no?
Oh, and a liar too. His website flatly denies that Obama ever worked for ACORN. Not true. Not even close.
Please continue to INSIST that NO MORE federal money goes to ACORN and any of its subsidiary organizations. The rampant voter fraud being carried out in states across the country by ACORN has got to end.
I am a member of Puma PAC, the Voice of the Voters in the Democratic Party (www.pumapac.org), and I urge you to do all that you can to STOP ACORN and its attempt to STEAL the presidential election for Barack Obama.
I have a Puma PAC member who wants to shoot a “So You Don’t Want To Vote For Obama” commercial, something simple and direct. There are a lot of women who don’t want to vote for him but are feeling pressured to do so. She would like to create something to encourage them to go with their instincts and let them know they don’t have to tell anyone who it is they vote for. Give them some substance to back up their inclinations and hope it goes viral.She’s looking for someone who lives in the LA area, and who wouldn’t mind putting their face to this stand. They need to speak well and be able to memorize lines. The shoot will be simple – they’ll be sitting in a chair facing a camera. I don’t care about age, gender or race. They don’t need to be conventionally pretty or handsome although that’s welcome as well. They just need to be interesting and passionate and able to memorize lines. Anyone who is interested should drop her a line at scythe at iq secure dot com and preferably include a photo. Tell her why you’d like to do the spot. Include your name and phonenumber.(I can enthusiastically vouch for this person — professionally and personally. If you would like to speak with me about it, email me at the usual location. )
If you had purchased $1,000 of AIG stock one year ago, it would now be worth $49.00.
With Fannie Mae, you would have $16.50 left of the original $1000.
With Freddie Mac, you would have less than $5.00 left.
If you had purchased $1,000 of WaMu stock you would have $49.00 left.
If you had purchased Lehman Brothers, you would have nothing left.
But, if you had purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the cans for recycling, you would have $114 to hide under your mattress.
Pass the bottle.
In addition to Friday Cat Blogging, we ALSO have these important UPDATES!
DAILY UPDATE 10/3/08
NEW Update: Heidi Li informs me that she and her partner at Democrats for Principle Before Party have made their FIRST MEDIA BUY, in MISSOURI! Congratulations and THANK you to all the Puma PAC members who helped get them there!
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1. Check out Puma PAC’s DAILY ALERT for today — all the links and info you need to get busy, HERE! (Have I mentioned today how utterly AWESOME dwp, tt, go, and bo are? They are AWESOME.
2. Join Puma PAC today and be a part of the largest, most organized Citizens Action Network in the Pumasphere. It’s Free, Easy, and Fun! You will receive all of our Super Secret PROWLS, and we NEVER EVER spam you, bug you for money, or share your information. Never, ever. Join us HERE!
3. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper today. Tell them what you thought of last night’s debate. Post your letter here after you mail it. Use the handy, dandy guide in our ACTION CENTER for links and tips.
4. Call Terri Lynn Land, the Michigan Secretary of State. Ask her if she is aware of THIS. Ask her what is she going to DO about ACORN’s voter fraud in Michigan. Quote Bill Clinton to her. Say, “Tell me how, and be specific.” Department of State Information Center toll-free number: (888) SOS-MICH; (888) 767-6424. It’s nighttime. Have a beer.
5. Contribute if you can to Puma PAC, so we can keep the lights on. Donations accepted HERE, and THANK you!