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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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Planned Parenthood donations in Palin’s name – Irony to the Nth degree

Now [this] is irony (and a bit of comedy for a good cause, as well):

People making donations to Planned Parenthood in honor of Sarah Palin.

Now, Palin is a starch anti-abortionist who not only made rape victims PAY for their rape kits, but she is also against abortions in the case of incest or rape, going so far as to tell people that had her own daughter been raped, she should not support an abortion.

The quote of the article lies at the bottom; from a Jeff Sadosky a communications director for the  McCain camp: “This crass political stunt is yet another reminder that the Barack Obama campaign and its surrogates has given up on the ‘new politics of hope’ that they were so proud of a few short months ago.”

How Obama’s name even came into this I’ll never know, but hey, this is America; I guess overly-broad umbrella-like generalizations are ok, so long it’s not against you / your candidate / your cause / your beliefs. After all, screw everyone else, [you] are always right (I hate the saying, but no pun intended).

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FOX News knocks down McCain campaign’s “Obama wants to teach sex ed to kindergartners” claim

This genuinely suprised me when I first saw it.

I mean, it still does, but it suprised me then, too.

FOX News’ Megyn Kelly had some very poingient questions for McCain’s spokesperson…The video, as well as the full transcript, is in the link below. It’s worth the click.

Link from the Huffington Post

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New McCain Ad literally = “HANG”

As we all know, Barack Obama has been running on a platform of “change” this election.

This story (from a Fox affiliate, suprisingly enough) sheds some light where McCain’s advertising ‘gurus’ left darkness – around the “C” and the “E.”

After you read the article I linked / watched the video (focus on the 16 second mark; it’s there for just over a second), continue reading after the jump:

Now, obviously, this was not something a look-over could not have fixed – “hey, look, there’s a black guy on stage and there’s people chanting his name and there’s a bunch of letters in the background that read ‘HANG.'” Nope, no idiot could have seen that one. Not even a blogger with an English degree. Or a Fox News affiliate. The McCain’s camp responded,  stating that they are “not even validating such an outrageous and preposterous claim with a comment.”

Stay classy, John McCain and the GOP. If that’s the best apology you and your camp can do for something this offensive, then what’s going to happen when you stay in Iraq, attack more countries with oil reserves (I guess we’ll call them WMD’s) and start WWIII with the remainder of the Middle Eastern countries we don’t already have troops in? They looked at us the wrong way? Smelled funny? Didn’t wear Nikes?

Oh, and for the rest of you idiots (no offense to the non-idiot readers) who call yourselves “PUMAs” and refuse to vote for Obama because you somehow think he won the Democratic primary because he ‘played the race card’ and is ‘sexist,’ please see this post and relate to the line that reads “Yes, he deserved to die, and I hope he burns in hell.” No, not seriously, of course…

…but go take some time out of your day and think about that black background that the McCain camp has been using to frame Obama in their latest series of ads. First they single out a black man (sorry, no link this time as I didn’t bookmark the story) dancing and cheering for Obama during a rally, then they make sure hot chicks dig Obama, and then they outline the background lettering to refer to lynching, then they make Obama out to be “The One,” but “is he ready to lead?”

Not only that, but “celebrities don’t have to worry about family budgets…” as seen in the above ad…seriously? Because the only way John McCain knows how many houses he owns, the Obama camp had to put out it’s own ad that pinpointed the number the 7. That’s 7 more than I own. Who’s the “we” that you’re referencing, Johnny “I was a POW” McCain?

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Another pointless McCain attack ad.

I hate to rush these things, but I have a decent-sized lineup ahead of me (it is the weekend, after all).

John McCain is at it again with another anti-Obama ad which references the Illinois senator as a ‘celebrity.’

I’ve written about McCain’s last “celebrity” ad here, but I guess those ad writers are at it again.

From CNN:

“John McCain’s campaign released another ad Friday that paints Barack Obama as an out-of-touch celebrity. Life in the spotlight must be grand, but for the rest of us times are tough,” says the announcer, as flashbulbs pop around Obama, crowds cheer, and magazine covers bearing his portrait flash on-screen…Not ready to lead. That’s the real Obama.”

I also ran into some really odd, almost creepy “conservative, family-values oriented” web sites that I’ve got a thing or two to speak about, but I’ll keep that for another post.

Have a great weekend, all!

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