RNC vs CafePress

“If you want to say ‘GOP’ and design an elephant that’s similar, want to design an elephant that’s not precisely the same as ours, that’s fine. Our elephant is specific. It’s stylized, it’s blue and red, it has three stars across its back that are tilted. They’re using that precise elephant.” RNC chief counsel Sean Cairncross told Politico.

I’m not sure what to make of this. It seems a little petty to me, but then again, if someone were using my copyrighted material to work against me I may be a little bit mad too…Check out the whole story here.

Pot Meet Kettle…

First we heard Hillary Clinton make a big deal about Barack Obama not using his chairman position on a subcommittee to do more about the situation in Afghanistan. Like many of Hillary Clinton’s attacks on Obama, this one has been recycled and tested out by John McCain.

Joe Biden, who is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee had a plausible response, which was that he likes to hold hearings at the full committee level.

On the other hand, I wonder what plausible response John McCain will have for attending ZERO hearings on Afghanistan in the last two years…

Check out the full story on John McCain’s absence(s) here.

Not so funny…

 

In order for people to laugh at a joke it has to be funny. I think that’s rule number one for joke telling, but I’m no comedienne. I have heard of some of John McCain’s jokes, and rather than make me laugh they make me angry. For instance, how can someone really joke about Chelsea Clinton being ugly? Whether you support Hillary Clinton or not, I think we can all agree that politicians’ kids should be off limits. In addition to that, how can your sick sense of humor allow you to joke about killing innocent Iranians with cigarettes? That’s just not funny! We may all tell off color jokes to our families and close friends, but we know for the most part how they will react. John McCain, a presidential candidate, needs to watch his humor, as it could eventually turn people completely off to him…

Ben Smith @ Politco has an interesting take here.

It’s All in Your MIND!

Gas is not really $4 a gallon. Bread does not really cost $.10 more today than it did last year. You can still sell a house a make a decent profit. The same $20 will still get you the same amount of groceries at the store today as it did last year. Buy that SUV, splurge a little, you can afford it. I keep fighting these thoughts in my mind, it’s kind of hard dealing with financial things mentally. Maybe I should be diagnosed with something? Not anxiety, PTSD, or depression…Maybe I’m just stuck in a mental recession???

Check out the latest round of foolishness brought to you by none other than Phil Gramm…

“You’ve heard of mental depression; this is a mental recession,” he said, noting that growth has held up at about 1 percent despite all the publicity over losing jobs to India, China, illegal immigration, housing and credit problems and record oil prices. “We may have a recession; we haven’t had one yet.”

“We have sort of become a nation of whiners,” he said. “You just hear this constant whining, complaining about a loss of competitiveness, America in decline” despite a major export boom that is the primary reason that growth continues in the economy, he said.

“We’ve never been more dominant; we’ve never had more natural advantages than we have today,” he said. “We have benefited greatly” from the globalization of the economy in the last 30 years. 

Read the entire interview here.

Cindy McCain

“I am a illiterate that has to rely on my wife for all of the assistance I can get.” -John McCain, after being asked whether us uses a Mac or a PC.

 

Cindy Lou Hensley was born in Phoenix, Arizona, to James Hensley, who founded Hensley & Co. in 1955, and Marguerite “Smitty” Hensley (née Johnson). She grew up as an only child in affluent circumstances. She was named Junior Rodeo Queen of Arizona in 1968. She went to Central High School in Phoenix, where she graduated in 1972.

Hensley received a Bachelor of Arts in education and a Master of Arts in special education, both from the University of Southern California. At USC, she was a cheerleader and a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. There she participated in a movement therapy pilot program that laid the way for a standard treatment for children with severe disabilities; she published the work Movement Therapy: A Possible Approach in 1978.Declining a role in the family business, she then began a special education teaching career working with children with Down syndrome and other disabilities at Agua Fria High School in Avondale, Arizona.

Read the rest here.

John McCain

It’s important to know about the candidates. Not just what they stand for, but who they are and what they represent personally. With this in mind, I have composed a list of webpages that will give you great info about the candidate. Sources used include the candidate’s official site, wikipedia, etc. Read up on them and take notes if necessary… )

Meet John

Early Years

McCain was born at Coco Solo Naval Air Station in the Panama Canal Zone to naval officer John S. McCain, Jr. (1911–1981) and Roberta (Wright) McCain (b. 1912). At that time, the Panama Canal was under American control, and the McCain family was stationed in the Panama Canal Zone.

McCain at Annapolis, c. 1954.McCain has Scots-Irish and English ancestry. His father and paternal grandfather both became four-star United States Navy admirals. His family (including his older sister Sandy and younger brother Joe) followed his father to various naval postings in the United States and the Pacific. Altogether, he attended about 20 schools.

In 1951, his family settled in Northern Virginia, and McCain attended Episcopal High School, a private preparatory boarding school in Alexandria. In high school, he excelled at wrestling and graduated in 1954.

Following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, McCain entered the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. There, he was a friend and leader for many of his classmates, and sometimes stood up for people who were being bullied. He also became a lightweight boxer. McCain had conflicts with higher-ups, and he was disinclined to obey every rule, which contributed to a low class rank (894 of 899) that he did not aim to improve. McCain did well in academic subjects that interested him, such as literature and history, but studied only enough to pass subjects he disliked, such as math. McCain graduated in 1958.

Read the rest here. For additional biographical information check here and here.