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John McCain invented the BlackBerry?

You want to hear something downright stupid? A lot of blogs are saying that John McCain’s campaign is claiming he invented the BlackBerry — and they’re not entirely wrong. From the end-all, be-all politics blog, Politico:

“He did this,” Douglas Holtz-Eakin told reporters this morning, holding up his BlackBerry. “Telecommunications of the United States is a premier innovation in the past 15 years, comes right through the Commerce Committee. So you’re looking at the miracle John McCain helped create and that’s what he did.”

Now, what I think Holtz-Eakin was referring to was pieces of legislation that allowed for, um… telecoms to… hell, I don’t know! It sounds like he’s saying John McCain invented the BlackBerry! Shit, I’d be surprised if McCain even knew what a BlackBerry was.

Although, if he did invent it… as a proud owner of a BlackBerry Pearl, I thank him.


Obama’s 527s (or “Damn, that didn’t take long”)

About time somebody hit back.

Olbermann: 9/11™

What Dems Wish Obama Would Say…

You know, I love Andrew Sullivan. Sure, he and I disagree on a great many things I’m sure, but he’s a true conservative and not one of the blind followers ala Malkin. So, by proxy I love Andrew Sullivan’s readers, and I urge you all to read one of Sullivan’s reader’s emails.

I wish beyond wish, hope beyond hope, dream beyond dream that Obama would say something like this. Unfortunately, though, while I love the guy I just don’t think he has the cajones to come out and say it.

Matt Damon on Sarah Palin: ‘A Really Bad Disney Movie’

Matt Damon. Your movies may suck (except the Borne movies — those are epic), but damn if you aren’t awesome.

You know, I never thought about it but… he’s right. This sounds like one of those Disney movies from the mid-90s. Hell, this may have even been the rejected first draft of First Kid.

Dear Meghan McCain

As a former United States Army soldier who has been to war and has seen first-hand the strife and hardship families who have been through the same situation, I think can speak for all military families when I say loudly and proudly…

Fuck you.

McCain was for ‘sexism’, before he was against it

You’re probably waking up this morning and hearing all about Barack Obama’s supposedly sexist remarks about Sarah Palin. If you are unaware, Obama said the following:

You can put lipstick on a pig… It’s still a pig.

Sure, it may sound sexist if you’re a complete dumbass, but to the rest of us this is nothing more than a tried-and-true analogy that has been around the political world of politics. But, for the first time that I can remember, the McCain campaign did not have a response to Obama’s speech pre-packaged and filed under “Sexism”.

Instead, they had an entire God damn conference call about it.

Pretty funny, innit? How every time Obama or Biden dare do so much as imply her very existence, the Republican Party leaps on the sexism soapbox and gives us a sermon about how the Obama camp must hate women.

So, going off that logic, I have to ask: Why does John McCain hate women?

McCain criticized Democratic contenders for offering what he called costly universal health-care proposals that require too much government regulation. While he said he had not studied Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s plan, he said it was “eerily reminiscent” of the failed plan she offered as first lady in the 1990s.

“I think they put some lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig,” he said of her proposal.

…uh oh. Well, thankfully Hillary didn’t win the nomination. We wouldn’t want the McCain camp calling her whiny, now would we?