Wednesday, September 03, 2008

McCain 278-260

I might have to change this blog from the Vegas Poker Scene to the Vegas Politics and Football Scene.

I did enjoy the comments from my last post but I think STB wrapped it up perfectly and it leads be to ask this, "What the fuck is up with the angry left?"

Are you people so upset and outraged over this country from the last eight years and if so why? I mean really I don't get it. Are there spots open in the EU?

Hahahahahah. Joe Lieberman. Wasn't he the VP candidate for Al "I invented everything" Gore? He's dead on though why he's no longer a Democrat. Foreign Policy and National Security. Be afraid, be very afraid.

My boy JJ's guy Fred Thompson absolutely killed it tonight. Absolutely killed it.

The Democrats are worried. Our Vice President candidate is more qualified than the liberal Presidential Candidate and apparantly we're going to have to listen to nothing about McCain and everything about Palin. McCain v. Obama is a Republican win, so have at Sarah, she would chew Obama's balls off if he had any.

Right now my count on the electoral map is McCain 278-260.

Did any of you donkeys play this last year?

I hope you all play again this year as I crushed the field even though I didn't start until Week 8 or so. Who is gonna donate this year?

Thursday is the last day for

You must be signed up and get your picks in by kickoff on Thursday.

Oh and we can't forget the best Blogger event of the Week.


At 1:19 AM, Blogger jjok said...

yes, yes I'm a Fredhead. And dammit did he light a fire tonight.

Well done biased self has to say that it will be one of the conventions best speeches.

At 7:26 AM, Blogger Julius_Goat said...

OK, I'll bite.

I don't know if I am "the left", but I'm angry because the president has acted with astonishing arrogance in the past eight years. I'm angry because he claimed and was given a habeas corpus exemption. I'm angry because he has been found to have been illegally wiretapping the citizens of this country with an illegal program that is illegal, and continually lied about the extent of that program.

I'm angry because so many people who allegedly want a small, non-intrusive government support this yahoo, and don't see the irony.

I'm angry because we went to war under false pretenses, and stayed without ever defining the mission. I'm angry because we went from surplus to record deficits in record time through. I'm angry because my kids are going to have to foot the bill.

I'm also sad. I'm sad because our leaders these many years now lead those of us that they still lead, not by inspiration toward a common theme, but by the nose, using our own fear as the ring. "Be afraid, be very afraid" indeed.

I'm sad because we seem so eager to toss the real freedom of the Constitution in the name of our safety and comfort, and we call it "resolve", not realizing that true resolve would be to accept the danger that our freedom brings us, and hold fast to our ideals.

Either we are a nation of principles or we aren't. Right now, we aren't. If a nation can have a debate over whether or not torture is OK, that nation has lost it's way.

I'm hoping we find it again.

That's why we blah blah blah yammer yammer yammer about hope all the time.

Get it now?

At 7:31 AM, Blogger Julius_Goat said...

And by the way, that was the short list. Those were just the really, really big ones.

Anybody else want to fill in what I missed?

At 8:05 AM, Blogger DuggleBogey said...

Vegas Odds:

Barack Obama 1.50
John McCain 2.50

I'll take your action on John McCain as the favorite. And I can probably lay off any amount you want to wager.

You know handicapping, so stop lying.

At 8:54 AM, Blogger StB said...

Goat, are you angry that the Dem nominee has acted with astonishing arrogance over the past 8 months? That he is trying to stop free speech in Texas and Illinois?

Are you angry that the Dem nominee wants to expand government as well as turn over our military and many billions of dollars to the UN? You angry because your kids will be footing the bill for education in other countries while ours stays under the control of unions that don't care about the success of kids but the payroll of teachers?

You can claim "war under false pretenses" but anyone who has read knows that is simply untrue.

You should be angry that the media is giving a guy a free pass while they attack a woman because she is everything that man claims to be. A reformer who has actually had success in government.

At 10:42 AM, Blogger Astin said...

Pass the popcorn.

At 9:02 PM, Blogger Poker Jones said...

Not quite as entertaining as hooker tales, but almost. Here's an interesting link that blends poker and politics:

At 12:15 AM, Blogger APOSEC72 said...

I have watched both conventions. TOnight was the first night I missed, due to classes going on.

I wish Fred had been like that when he was campaigning.

I've been hoping Palin would be the VP pick for several months. It needed to be a governor, and Palin's positions most closely reflected mine.

(and no, I'm not supporting her because of the naughty librarian look, unlike some folks with the VPILF jokes.)

I am surprised Biden decided the best guy to underline hopeychangey goodness was someone who has been in the Senate since NIXON was in office.

I am also enjoying the easy wealth of posts to do as a result of it all. Hell, I may end up with 100 alone this month.

I do loves me the crazy. I've stocked up on popcorn to last the next nine weeks.

At 12:19 AM, Blogger APOSEC72 said...

Also, as of right now I have it as McCain 303, Obama 235.

At 10:53 AM, Blogger Hammer Player a.k.a Hoyazo said...

Palin killed last night even more than Fred did the other day. I thought Guiliani's speech pretty much sucked, and I really like him as a man, but Palin absolutely hit a home run.

Should be a very interesting election.

At 2:07 PM, Blogger Mondogarage said...

You ask if we're outraged, and I'd say yeah. Outraged that Bush willingly stopped chasing after actual terrorists, just so he could spend a trillion of my tax dollars on his personal vendetta. Outraged that he allowed and helped Al Qaeda to strengthen and allowed North Korea to build nukes. Outraged that the current party in power claims to be fiscally conservative, and yet has run up the highest debt and budget deficits in American history.

Outraged that the last eight years have pretty much been a complete lie, much as Palin's speech last night was.

At 2:33 PM, Blogger KenP said...

there are comments about an unfit parent running for vice president. my only question is: who are we talking about?

At 2:43 PM, Blogger Mondogarage said...

Only problem with Fred's speech is that it was untrue. McCain did not, in fact, refuse medical treatment, and in fact later gave up information about his ship and squadron. (For which I'm not condemning him in the least, as it is more than obvious he was extremely maltreated while in VC POW status.)

The real arrogance comes from the Republicans who are arrogant enough to repeatedly try to define white as black, black as white, tax raise as tax cut, and tell you they're telling the truth at the same time. That is the height of arrogance.

As for Rudy G, it's rather humorous that he whines about Obama not referencing 9/11 in his speech, because Rudy has proven himself completely incapable of talking for two paragraphs without mentioning 9/11. It's all he's got, kinda like Seth Rogen and his dice/dance move in Knocked Up. He's got nothing else. Never has a washed up politician milked tragedy for as much personal gain as Guiliani.

Well, except for Mike Brown in his post-FEMA career, but that's a different story...

At 4:23 PM, Blogger Lucypher said...

What the Goat said +1.
The Republican party USED to be the party of less government intrusion in the private lives of citizens. How does the party of less government intrusion pass the UIGEA and the Patriot Act?
Ben Franklin said it best, "Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both."


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