Monthly Archives: October 2008

Ashley Todd, be ashamed.

Ashley Todd, this is your fifteen minutes of “fame.” “Enjoy” it.

For those coming here for more information, Todd, with a black eye and a “B” carved into her cheek, claimed she was attacked by a 6 foot 4 black man at an ATM in Pittsburgh, Pa. Not a day after the story broke, police realized inconsistencies in her story and administered a polygraph test, the results of which have not been released yet, but to us nerds, we can assume an ‘epic fail.’

Todd, a Republican, was a member of the College Republicans.  The CR released a statement (link to the Huffington Post) here, stating “‘When Ms. Todd initially contacted us claiming to have been attacked, our first reaction was obviously to be concerned for her safety,’ said College Republicans communications director Ashley Barbera. ‘We are as upset as anyone to learn of her deceit. Ashley must take full responsibility for her actions.'”

According to the same source, both John McCain and Sarah Palin called Todd to make sure she was alright. The Obama campaign even released a statement condemning the attack.

Additionally, Todd told police that her attacker, after “putting a knife to [her] throat” proceeded to leave…until he “noticed the bumper sticker on [her] car” and then came back and said “you’re with the McCain campaign? I’m going to teach you a lesson,” which led to her black eye and “B” carved into her cheek.

Was this some sort of attempt at inciting even more racial tension before the election? Leave your two cents below; I could use the spare change.

P.S – Look for her on Olberman’s “worst person in the world” tonight – something tells me she’ll be it.

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Live Feed: Final Presidential Debate

10:00

Wow – McCain used that Joe the Plumber ‘name’ AGAIN.

Gets old fast…

9:52

Finished for the night; possibly a recap at some point tonight. Watching the rest from my friendly armchair. Comment if you wish; feel free to add lines that you thought were good.

9:43

“They know that she [Palin] is a role-model for Americans” – wait, what?

//FACEPLANT, part II.

“She’s a reformer through and through. It’s about time we had a breath of fresh air…she understands reform. By the way, she also understands special needs families…I’m proud of her…I can’t tell you how proud of her I am.”

9:39

Obama laughed (audibly) at McCain’s “my campaign is not about raising taxes,” etc.

Wow – a question about why a VP would be a better president than the other guy’s VP. Obama first. Touched on foreign policy; Biden from Scranton (another shout-out…nice). McCain’s coming next.

9:37

Obama: “(Aires [spelling?] is not part of my campaign…)

“ACORN…has nothing to do with us. The only I had to do with them was…helping them [establish some kind of ‘motor-voter-registration push].”

9:35

McCain brought up ACORN and “Mr. Harris.” Let’s see what boils over.

9:31

McCain has referenced “Joe the Plumber” almost an uncountable amount times.

Obama just did very well, I think, with the whole “terrorist / kill him / pal around with terrorists” thing at Republican rallies.

McCain: “Let me say that I am very pound of the people who come to my rallies.”

//FACEPLANT.

9:30

McCain: “I watched the Arizona Cardnials defeat the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday-”

Obama: “- congratulations.”

I’m still laughing.

9:27

Obama: “And 100% of your ads, John, 100%, have been negative-”

McCain: ‘-that’s not true.’

Obama: “100%.”

9:25

What a question. If you missed it, think of this: “Will you say everything your campaign and your running mates have been saying to your opponent’s face?” Wow. This will be good.

9:23

“Even Fox News disputes it, which doesn’t really happen with me” – Obama

9:19

“If you wanted to run against President Bush, you should have run four years ago.” – McCain had a zinger!

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Joe Six-Pack? Live updates from the VP Debate.

So the average American is now known as “Joe Six-Pack.”

We’re all alcoholics? Hockey moms? Sure, it’s a big thing in Alaska and she’s used to it, but come on.

That’s all I have, just..Joe Six-Pack? Seriously?

Oy…I have a feeling…

… I was going to say “have a feeling I’d be updating this as the night goes on,” but…

Palin just said that a $5,000 tax credit to individuals “won’t cost the government anything.”

Well, that’s $5,000 per family that the government will not receive, therefore – not receiving five grand per family.

Biden just ripped her apart on that, too – well played, Joe. “That’s what I call the Ultimate Bridge to Nowhere” remark – I laughed. Hard.

And Scranton got a shout-out. I live there. w00t!

Update from 9:25pm to 9:28 pm

Any question that deals with the economy? Palin refers to “Wall Street.” Good thing I’m not playing the VP debate drinking game.

Update from 9:28-9:40

Palin:

“The chant is drill baby, drill.” And we hear it all across America at our rallies.” Senator O’Biden. Wow.

Biden:

“A comment made in a ropeline was taken out of context.” Good, that’s cleared up. I’ll look for the full quote.

“Do I support same-sex benefits? ABSOLUTELY…It’s what the Constitution calls for…are gained the same Constitutional rights as heterosexual couples.”

Palin (about same-sex marriage and the like):

“…Not if it grows closer and closer to redefining marriage in America between a man and a woman, then no.”

She just stumbled all over her comeback.

Biden:

“Will all due respect, I didn’t hear a plan. John McCain voted [with Obama] against funding the troops because there was a timeline.”

“John McCain…there is no end in sight to end this war.”

Palin:

“Your plan is a white flag of surrender for our troops in Iraq. The surge works. Knowing again that we’re closer and closer to that end; that end that is in sight.”

Palin just called out “dangerous dictators” on being, well, crazy, not sane, and unstable. Wow. Awesome foreign diplomacy right there.

I’ll update this later on; possibly on a new post – I’m going to ‘enjoy’ the next half-hour away from my PC.

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