Thursday, January 24, 2008

well hello!

first check out brenda's website, which is classic.

and also let her welcome you to her home .

and then you MUST watch this parody, which is quoted with alarming regularity within my group of gays/gulls.

"i'd like to get down to my birth weight of five pounds, six ounces."


also, check out this video and forward it on if you're an obama supporter. i think it's fairly effective.

5 people who played with me:

Blogger Cousin said...

From Rich Miller, an Illinois political writer/blogger who is generally supportive of Obama and against the Clintons (having problems posting the link but google "Capitol Fax Blog"):

"To register a vote in the Illinois General Assembly, lawmakers have a choice of three buttons on their desk. The “yes” button is green. The “no” button is red, and the “present” button is yellow, says Rich Miller, who writes and publishes The Capitol Fax, a daily newsletter and blog on Illinois politics.

“There’s a saying in Springfield that there’s a reason why the present button is yellow,” Miller says.

But Miller says that not all “present” votes are cowardly, including those cast by then-state Sen. Obama.

“After having put some thought into it, I don’t think that Barack Obama was necessarily a coward for voting present on those bills. In fact, I think he believed that he was doing the right thing, because something, in his mind, might have been unconstitutional,” Miller says.

Miller points out that, at times, Obama was the only lawmaker voting “present” on bills winning near unanimous support, even on issues he supported and on one he sponsored.

* The rest ended up on the cutting-room floor. What I tried to get across was that Obama kinda hovered over everything when he was in Springfield. He seemed to play by his own rules, which he appeared to believe were more thoughtful or ethical than everyone else’s.

So, to his mind, voting “Present” on some of those bills was wholly justified. Whether it was part of an organized effort by abortion rights groups, or because he thought something in the bill was unconstitutional, or whatever, I think he believed he was doing the right thing.

The problem is that he has to answer for those votes in the real world, not in his own mind. Clinton is using a very common political attack. It’s happened many times before in Illinois, and will happen again.

The bottom line is Obama likes to think too much. He’s enamored with his own intellect to the point where he does things that don’t make political sense, like voting in the US Senate against an interest rate cap on credit cards because the cap was too high. Well, that was the only cap on the table. He should’ve known he was gonna get raked on that one.

He talks about bringing people together and finding concensus, but that usually means taking a somewhat distasteful vote when the final product hits the bricks. Too often, he gets all high-minded and decides he won’t play the game he signed up for.

1/24/2008 11:55 AM  
Blogger Cousin said...

I should add that I largely agree: the Clinton spin on the abortion votes (and especially the child abuser vote) is deceptive. But Obama did use the "present" vote to duck certain controversies.

Another good source is, which scored the debate 2-2 on HRC/Obama lies/distortions (e.g., Obama did say once he favored single payer health care, not "if we can start over" as he put it" and of course Clinton was untruthful that Obama's "tone" created a praise of Republican policies).

1/24/2008 12:00 PM  
Blogger Peter said...

I don't know why, but I think I may have nightmares about Brenda now.


1/24/2008 1:22 PM  
Blogger heath said...

An honest politician? Really? Where?

1/25/2008 2:04 AM  
Blogger cadiz12 said...

good LORD when was that welcome to my home filmed!?!??!

1/25/2008 4:30 PM  

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