September 04, 2008

HP dedicates this song to the people of America as you settle down in your (if it's still your) living rooms to watch John McCain and the GOP tonight

You get the government you deserve.

You got the government you deserved.

How'd that work out for ya?

(Warning NSFW - Rage is a bit harsh - don't get fired!)


vanilla ice said...

The Demorats are just as bad as the GOP. Out with both parties.

partypup said...

Well, I settled down in my chair in my living room...and I watched Sarah Palin open up a can of whoop ass on your empty suit! I was dancing around the living room that I RENT, yessirree!

She already had the Right on board for 5 days. And now the Barracuda gave Barky a body blow that should leave him reeling for a few days. She's going after the blue collar vote, the independents, the disaffected Clinton voters -- and you'd better believe, she reached them.

The pit bull called Barky out for what he is: Nothing. A hapless "community organizer", conning millions of Americans with his shabby resume; a guy who hauls styrofoam Greek columns into a stadium full of panting fools; a guy who's on a "journey of personal discovery" to become president. Oh man, there were so many zingers, I couldn't keep up with them. Finally, some had had the balls to take to the stage and say what most of America has been feeling and thinking for a year now!

So Keith, better send some notes to your buddy Biden: GAME ON, brother. Game on. Bend over, remove cap from lube, and get read to get WORKED -- Barracuda-style.

Oh, and you've gotta love how Barky's camp and the media have been trashing this woman mercilessly ALL weekend -- she's inexperienced, she's stupid, she''s a bad mother -- and when she has the nerve to fight back, they cry foul! "She was sarcastic! She was mean!"

Wusses. Shut up and take your beating.

The Dems may have been able to diss Hillary, kick her to the side, leave her for dead. But the GOP isn't taking that crap.

So sorry Keith, you're going to have to re-write the ending to this saga. No way, no how, is Barky a shoo-in. If he wants to carry this "journey of personal discovery" to its conclusion, he's going to have to get off his a** and actually work -- for a change. Then finally, he may have something to put on his resume.

I'm going to grab a cigarette...this was better than sex.

In case you're missing what the folks are saying State-side, let me bring you up to speed:

"Sarah Palin delivered. An embattled vice presidential candidate, a novice on the national stage, the head of a family suffering its "ups and downs," the first-term Alaska governor rocked the GOP convention with a star-turning performance."


Is there still an enthusiasm gap?

Twenty years after Ronald Reagan left office, Republicans who have long missed him may have found a future Margaret Thatcher. If John McCain wins, conservatives may find one of the most enduring accomplishments of his term will have been what he did before it started: helping to fill the Republican Party's future talent bench with such a fresh and compelling figure.

Sarah Palin is a conviction politician, a naturally compelling speaker and someone who can relate to her audience on very human terms. America has just learned why Mrs. Palin enjoys the highest approval ratings of any governor in America.

Liberal commentators glumly noted the thunderous applause in the convention hall last night. But they could do precious little to attack. Even Keith Olbermann, MSNBC's official attack dog, could muster only this as commentary on Mrs. Palin's performance: "People who like this sort of thing will find this ... the sort of thing they like."

Mrs. Palin accomplished several things last night. First, she introduced herself and her story to the American people in a compelling and warm manner, complete with effective pictures of her proud family. Secondly, she praised John McCain's leadership, service to country and independence in a way that made him come alive. Thirdly, she effectively deflected the media and liberal criticism of her by saying they really represented an attack on the small-town and suburban values she grew up with. Lastly, she skewered Barack Obama with gusto but without meanness. Her line about her job as a small-town mayor being "sort of like a 'community organizer,' except that you have actual responsibilities" brought the hall to its feet in a frenzy.

Some hard-bitten political observers I know were uncharacteristically impressed with the Palin speech. Hal Stratton, a former Attorney General of New Mexico, wrote to me as follows: "That's what we out west call openin' a whole can of whip a— on your opponents."

Other observers were more restrained, but still impressed. "She passed her first major test, and if the reaction of the crowd in the hall is any indication, with flying colors," says Peter Brown, the deputy director of the Quinnipiac Poll. "So much for the comparisons with Dan Quayle, who couldn't have given that speech if his life depended on it. Obviously, Sarah Palin probably went down better in Warren, Michigan than she did in Washington, D.C. -- but that was the whole point of her speech and her candidacy." Indeed, while Mrs. Palin certainly won't swing any deeply blue states in John McCain's direction, she may have an impact in swaying independent voters as well as boosting GOP turnout in swing states such as Colorado, Nevada and Michigan.

Anderson Cooper: "A star was born for the Republican one has any doubt, listening to that speech, that she is a force to be reckoned with."

Wolf Blitzer: 'She not only hit a home run, it might have been a grand slam."

Chris Wallace of Fox News interviewing Howard Wolfson:

Chris: “Yes, I am here with Howard Wolfson. Howard, let me make a keen, political observation to you and the Obama Campaign. You Got Problems.”

Howard: “Well, look I think Senator Biden needs to bring his “A” game to this debate. The media had sold the story of this woman in the middle of a soap opera. She came out here and she benefited from low expectations and she gave a heck of a speech. What I was particularily impressed with, was her ability to stick a knife into Barack Obama with a smile and do it effectively. She was very, very good.

Anonymous said...

I tuned in to watch the speech. It was revolting, to say the least. Palin offered nothing in the way of policy or ideas, but instead spewed a stream of vitriolic attacks against Obama for such things as serving his community and being a adept writer.

While I found her speech to be grating, the audience reaction was just downright horrifying. I felt like I was seeing a Hitler rally. The crowd whooped and hollered for every bitter, angry insult. Bleached of all but a few token minorities, they looked at times as if they were in the midst of a religious revival, losing control of their bodies when certain fundie code words were spoken.

Yoski said...

Palin can't even run her own family, how do you expect her to run the country once the old fart dies? How did the "abstinence only" approach work out for her daughter? I am sure it was an immaculate conception. The American people are stupid enough to believe it. America desperately deserves what it has coming at every level. Foreign policies, energy, economy and fiscal policy.
There's a certain sick entertainment value in watching the smoldering wreck this country has become. Neither party has the means nor willingness to administer the bitter medicine it takes to fix this mess. Judging by the last 16 years, under Republican rule the decline will happen at a more rapid pace when compared to the Democrats.
Maybe we get lucky and McInsane starts a few more wars in far flung corners of the world. We need to start a new cold war with the Russians and the Googs. Screw those bastards! Increase the military budget. Cut education, health, infrastructure and basically anything else that would benefit the idiots that voted for either party. We need to overturn Roe vs. Wade; think cannon fodder here. Abandon all alternative energy programs. Alternative energy is for wussies and it is un-American. We can run this country on oil alone if "they" would just let us give mother earth a good drilling. We need to give high earners more tax breaks so they can trickle down some more on the hapless and ignorant masses. We need to give more power to the FED considering their outstanding performance in years past. As Cheney already pointed out, budget deficits don't matter anymore. Go out and spend like there's no tomorrow, because there won't be a tomorrow.

Mel said...

Can anyone recall a single memorable line that the empty-suit Obama gave in front of his styrofoam Greek columns? Palin's speech had dozens of memorable lines, beautifully delivered. My favorite:

"I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a "community organizer," except that you have actual responsibilities. I might add that in small towns, we don't quite know what to make of a candidate who lavishes praise on working people when they are listening, and then talks about how bitterly they cling to their religion and guns when those people aren't listening.

We tend to prefer candidates who don't talk about us one way in Scranton and another way in San Francisco.

As for my running mate, you can be certain that wherever he goes, and whoever is listening, John McCain is the same man."

I can't wait for her to debate gaffe-prone Joe Biden. It's going to be a train wreck.

Bali girl said...

partypup said: "I'm going to grab a cigarette...this was better than sex."

You're sad, really really sad, fella.

"What I was particularly impressed with, was her ability to stick a knife into Barack Obama with a smile"

You sound like the kind of person who would love to gun down wolves out of planes, just like she does.

Boy, are you bitter and angry.

christiangustafson said...

Seriously, Rage Against the Machine?

HP rapidly becoming Daily Kos ... tragic ...

Anonymous said...

Obama = Joe Theisman's leg

Palin = Lawrence Taylor

jazzmanferg said...

Somewhere on the internet there must be some naked pictures of her. Or even a small time porn flick where she plays the closet nympho desperate librarian. I so wanna see that.

Mark in Philly said...

What is the song for bigger government, higher taxes, punishing hard workers and socialism?

GOP is dead said...

In losing her national political virginity, Palin fires first cheap (GOP) shot across the bow towards the Obama Camp.

Expect retaliation, then humiliation to GOP at the debates.

GOP dead on arrival.

Republicans, THE party that killed America.

Anonymous said...

Mark Steyn:

"I would like to thank the US media for doing such a grand job this last week of lowering expectations by portraying Governor Palin - whoops, I mean Hick-Burg Mayor Palin - as a hillbilly know-nothing permapregnant ditz, half of whose 27 kids are the spawn of a stump-toothed uncle who hasn't worked since he was an extra in Deliverance.

How's that narrative holding up, geniuses? Almost as good as your "devoted husband John Edwards" routine?"

Ridiculous, from Wasilla, AK said...

"Anderson Cooper: "A star was born for the Republican one has any doubt, listening to that speech, that she is a force to be reckoned with."

Wolf Blitzer: 'She not only hit a home run, it might have been a grand slam."

Chris Wallace of Fox News interviewing Howard Wolfson:

Chris: “Yes, I am here with Howard Wolfson. Howard, let me make a keen, political observation to you and the Obama Campaign. You Got Problems.”

Howard: “Well, look I think Senator Biden needs to bring his “A” game to this debate. The media had sold the story of this woman in the middle of a soap opera. She came out here and she benefited from low expectations and she gave a heck of a speech. What I was particularily impressed with, was her ability to stick a knife into Barack Obama with a smile and do it effectively. She was very, very good.

September 04, 2008 10:18 AM"

Would you loan any of the above money/

I didn't think so.

behind door #4... said...

"Anonymous said...
Obama = Joe Theisman's leg
Palin = Lawrence Taylor
September 04, 2008 1:22 PM"

Obama = Law School Professor, Senator, Statesman.

Palin = mother of 5?, under indictment mud-throwing hysterical. Wife of snowmachine champion.

Bring on The Debates.

swamprat said...

McCain/Palin - a bridge to nowhere.

dont drink the kool-aid said...

Wow. I see the paid trolls from the criminal regime are back on HP.

They just don't get it, do they?

I'm suprised they didnt show the 350-strong SWAT team guarding the outside of the arena from all the pissed-off U.S. and World Citizens who know the truth about the GOP (Gang-Of-Pigs).

Why would anybody clap their hands and support PAST GOP CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES, 100% FAILURE AND MASS-MURDER???

Why?? Its called "mental illness."

Anonymous said...

Damn. I am actually rooting for McCain now. Who woulda thunk it.

Too bad he doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of taking Clownifornia, but this state is going to get its own hell soon enough.

Anonymous said...

I literally was just shocked to watch Sarah Palin last night address the convention. She is just a soccer mom. This is how it goes now? Soccer moms from Alaska addressing the nation with hopes to lead the entire country, the free world? What ever happened to education, intelligence, discourse, true thoughts and discussions of the issues.

She had nothing of content to speak to. Just sad. I guess the GOP intent was to message to the ignorant Wal-mart shoppers out there. Talk about lack of vision. It seemed to me the Republicans in the audience were bored with her too.

Anonymous said...

Nine Inch Nails Piggy would be better.

jfp said...

I don't know, I listened a little bit to both conventions and all I ever heard was "blah blah blah vote for me and I'll give you a pony." I can't imagine what their could be to get excited about.

But I am a rage fan, so props. Tom morello is one of my favorite guitarists.

Anonymous said...

HP theme song for homedebtors.


consultant said...

The modern Republican Party has been taken over by religious fanatics and corporate terrorists. The corporate people run the Party.

Sarah Palin sounded like a facist. Also, check out the anti US Alaskan Independence Party, which her and her hussband (the First Dude) support: Enjoy!

When young people see their future destroyed, many rebel through their music. When the truth tellers in the culture quit telling the truth, somebody has to (HP!).

michael said...


i now skip the housing post and go right for the political ones.

i don't want to...i just can't help it. religion and politics i guess.

not sure if that will help you get back on track with this blog.

consultant said...

fascism |ˈfa sh ˌizəm| (also Fascism)
an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.
• extreme right-wing, authoritarian, or intolerant views or practice.
The term Fascism was first used by the totalitarian right-wing nationalist regime of Mussolini in Italy (1922–43), and the regimes of the Nazis in Germany and Franco in Spain were also fascist. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one national or ethnic group, a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach.

Anonymous said...

Official 2008 Republican Platform on Housing:
Rebuilding Homeownership
Homeownership remains key to creating an
opportunity society. We support timely and carefully
targeted aid to those hurt by the housing crisis so
that affected individuals can have a chance to trade a
burdensome mortgage for a manageable loan that
reflects their home’s market value. At the same time,
government action must not implicitly encourage
anyone to borrow more than they can afford to repay.
We support energetic federal investigation and,
where appropriate, prosecution of criminal wrongdoing
in the mortgage industry and investment sector.
We do not support government bailouts of private
institutions. Government interference in the
markets exacerbates problems in the marketplace
and causes the free market to take longer to correct
itself. We believe in the free market as the best tool to
sustained prosperity and opportunity for all. We
encourage potential buyers to work in concert with
the lending community to educate themselves about
the responsibilities of purchasing a home, condo, or

Rom said...

Why would anyone in this day and age have five kids? Seriously! Palin is more of a crazy fundamentalist than Bush43. This whole race is depressing. With Palin we'll devolve into superstitious, chicken-bone reading, no-"book learnin'" inbreeds.

With Obama we're just going to get the same big government we've had but at least he might (I'm hoping) loosen up on the religious-based social issues and scale back our current police state.

Last night I watched Ron Paul's speech and agreed with every thing his said. The man had the decency at the very beginning to acknowledge our country freedom of religion. He attacked our big government, he attacked our illegal wars both on foreign and domestic targets. He even attacked our insane energy policy that puts targets on sugar ethanol so that we have to pay more for corn based ethanol.

The presidency is a job and the public is treating it like a beauty contest.

Anonymous said...

1 The media has NOT attacked Palin but they have been doing their JOB. Which is to find out who the hell Palin is and why the hell McCain chose her instead of about 100 other more qualified people.
2 The reason she was seen as "kicked ass" last night is only because there was no one there to argue against her. Just wait.
3 I have voted Republican before but quite frankly once this canidate Palin gets up on stage and starts using God in defense of Repulbican decisions to go to Iraq that is and should be for everyone a major red flag.

Anonymous said...

While I found her speech to be grating, the audience reaction was just downright horrifying. I felt like I was seeing a Hitler rally. The crowd whooped and hollered for every bitter, angry insult.

hmm, that is the way I felt when I watched the democrats speeches and watched the anointed one's faithful following drooling all over themselves.

Anonymous said...

hmmm, after last night I think it is more likely that Obama will kick biden off the ticket and add Hillary than it is for Palin to get kicked off.

Anonymous said...

Could obama have picked a VP that is crustier, more out of touch, and more ingrained with the political elite?

would have been difficult to do.

Lost Cause said...

Palin is a flash in the pan. In like a lion, out like a lamb. There is no there there. She majored in journalism, yet she could barely get the lines out.

She is not able to help John McCain that much. But she sure will ensure that Barak & Joe come out with both guns blazing. The democrats are dug into the trenches. They are ready for war.

speedingpullet said...

I came away from Obama's speech last week feeling good, hopeful, uplifted and part of a common whole. I felt I could help make America a better place in concert with others.

I came away from Palin's speech feeling worried, slightly irritated and depressed. I felt I was excluded and reviled, and had no part in the America she spoke about.

If her purpose last night was to sock it in the chin to the Democrats and the media, she did an outstanding job of it.

If her purpose was to show us who she is and how she'll make a difference to her country, she did an amazingly bad job it.

So kudos to her for being able to read a speech generically crafted for the GOP VP written by Bush's speechwriter - which needed to be made 'less masculine" at the last minute, and had tricky words like "nuclear" and "Azerbijan" spelled phonetically.

Kudos too, for pillarying the press and getting the 'east coast media elite' meme-du-jour right, despite the fact that in the days to come she'll really need the 4th estate to help her out.

Kudos also, for mocking a man who she has never met personally, in more swinging terms and with more scorn than both Mike Huckabee and Rudy Giuliani - both of whom at least have a personal realationship with Obama of many years standing.
They may not like him, but at least they can point him out in a crowd.

Although, at the GOP convention, he'd be as noticable as a Salaryman in a crowd of chanting Ubangis... the sea of pale cream faces was noticable by its homogeneity.

I also can't help relishing the irony that, for her anyway, any mention of questioning her experience is belittling and sexist.
Yet pouring scorn on community organisers and Obama's none too shabby record in the Senate is somehow not belittling and racist.

So, you pays yer money and you takes yer choice.

'Hope' vs 'Hate'.

Call me crazy, but I'll take 'Hope' every time.

Anonymous said...

Heh Heh. Americans can vote for any candidate they want.

But the Libertarian New World Order gets to select the candidates.

And everyone wonders why we have what we have???????????????

Anonymous said...

HP rapidly becoming Daily Kos ... tragic


correction. HP IS Daily Kos.

Anonymous said...

McLoser's choice of Palin was a disruptive event, it was going to change things dramatically, either for or against McLoser and the republicans.

Well, it now looks like it is for the GOP. the dems and their media lap dogs have been rocked back on their heels hard. they have been reduced to sexist blathering. To their credit, Obama and Biden have pretty much taken the high road but this and resulted in an unusual silence from them.

Now the pundits are saying that the Palin selection may help stem the tide of Congressional seat losses.....

gwk said...

You people are in a state of panic over a women with 5 children why? Have you seen your friends destroying property in St. Paul these are Obama supporters which is why he will lose, thank you

Anonymous said...

Oh, look. The Fascists are agog over their trophy wife. Good for them, they can get it up now. Now let's leave the adults to put Obama in office.

Is it Sarah Palin or Carrie Nation? said...

Palin hit one out of the ballpark last night. Time for Hussein Obama to pack it in and go back to hanging out with his terrorist buddies in Chi-town.

Giuliani did great too. It was hilarious watching him openly mock Hussein for what he is - a nobody from nowhere who has accomplished nothing.

Anonymous said...

Sarah Palin just gave the best speech ever! Obama who? Biden who? She totally erased the Democratic convention and the Messiah speech in just a few minutes. Nobody even remember what went on at the Democratic convention.

Once again the dumb Democrats lost an easy presidential election. Obama is the new Kerry, Gore, etc. Should have gone with Hillary...

Have I told you that I was a registered Democrat for 20 years? The DNC is dead to me now.

Anonymous said...

Bali Girl, unless you're a vegetarian, you're nothing but another liberal hypocrite who loves to be a puppet of the corrupt DNC.

Anonymous said...

Palin will destroy Biden (credit card company bootlicker) next.

Anonymous said...

Why is it that Obama is the only candidate that never brings his mother? Is he embarrassed of her?

Anonymous said...

Regarding Rage Against the Machine, don't trust anyone who wears Che t-shirts (or covers his amps with Che covers).

Anonymous said...

what is wrong with rage against the machine?
Listen old timer they are awesome and speak the truth...

Anonymous said...

I was at Coachella last year, and RATM rocked.

I don't agree with the politics, but kick ass rock and roll is still an awesome force.

"Now testify!!..."

Anonymous said...

How the hell does one go from supporting Ron Paul to quoting Rage against the machine?

Dude you've either been replaced by bizarro keith or you've seriously lost your freaking mind.

Anonymous said...

You are a man of your word..You speak the truth. It is ashame most Americans can't see what is happening right now. Unemployment Highest in 5 years.
I work for a Marriot hotel. We had our opening 6 months ago. I was lucky to transfered from another Mariiot, so I was for the sales office in a trailer. We held an open house for jobs such as Maintance Mrg., Maintance, front desk agents, housekeeping and one housekeeping supervisor. We had a General Mgr, Assistant GM, Sales Mgr, myself sales coordinator. The total number of hirings 30. I have been in the hotel industry for 15 years. Never have I seen such a skelaton crew.
I sat in the trailer and witness story after story of over qualified college graduates applying for jobs that pay no more than $8 to $10.00 an hr.
It was sad to hear people who were making 40-70,000 a year begging yes begging for a job that pays less than 10.00 an hour.
I accepted a position that is 1/2 of what I was paid 8 years ago.
This is just a sample of what is happening in our country.
I think we need to talk about issues not about Palin and her 375.00 wireless glasses.
Why aren't we asking the tough questions.
This is serious kids.
This is not the superbowl this is our lives.
Whoever the President may be we will hit rough times ahead.
Educate yourselves about the Great Depression...Its happening before our eyes. Prepare yourself.
Knowledge is key.
See what happens when you elect of party of no regulation of corporations, hedge funds, and wall street. A Party who sits back and believe we are on our own. A party who does not believe in tax for the wealthy small yes small percentage. A party who sat back and watch New Orleans destroyed, only cared about americans stealing tvs. A party who led of into a false war. A digraceful party who charges will never be brought onto them.
So make your decision in November, but do the homework regarding Palin. Be smart..JUst don't accept her word....I did the homework and she will never get my vote.
Thank You.

Anonymous said...

It seemed to me the Republicans in the audience were bored with her too.

September 04, 2008 2:08 PM


You must be blind.

Anonymous said...

Who cares about the economy, at 0:05 woman with bikini top near RHS of screen flashes. Makes me want to jump into the mosh pit and forget about life's responsibilities.

Ouch, my girlfriend just hit me.

Anonymous said...

My wife just got a 7% raise + bonus and my exports to Latin America are through the roof. The surge has worked and troops have a withdraw timetable set for 2011, home prices are coming down, illegals are going home or getting busted by ICE, my portfolio is returning 16%, no student loans, no debt, living oceanfront while paying $900 rent after selling home at bubble peak for a ton of money, my Effective Tax Rate last year was only 4%, my health insurance is only $130 per month while my wife pays $40 at work, disgusting realtors and other REIC crooks are finally losing their jobs and that's reflecting on high unemployment rate, Democratic party creations Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are about to get a taxpayer bailout of trillions of dollars which will cost more than both wars combined, Democratic party unions are killing automakers while union party boy John Edwards is partying with mistress at Beverly Hilton (while wify dies of cancer at home).

So remind me again why should I vote for your empty-suit Messiah who has no track record on ANYTHING?

Because $10k handbag celebs and $2k champagne Cristal rappers said so? Or should I vote for the anointed One because stupid Gen Y'ners who still live in mommy's basement want to fake rebel with a cause?

jfp said...

In the six years the republicans were in control, did the size of the government shrink? No. When the democrats got control of the senate and split congress did they end the war? No.

They're playing you all for fools. Enjoy your government, it's definitely the one you all deserve.