September 03, 2008

McCain campaign on Palin debacle: "This nonsense is over". HP to the McCain Campaign - "Go ***k yourselves, it's over when we say it's over, not you"


Actually, it's over when she finally and mercifully withdraws, and McCain puts a qualified adult on the ticket, one who could handle the presidency, one who might know where Kazakhstan is on a map at least.

Or it's over when McCain himself withdraws.

Don't get me wrong, she seems like a nice and lovely person. Just like the cashier at the grocery store seemed like a nice person today. Didn't make my cashier qualified to be the President of the United States though.

You gotta love a candidate telling the media how to do their jobs. Yup, that'll go over well.


Just like Bush, and the Iraq debacle, when McCain finds himself in a hole, he just keeps on digging. And digging. And digging. And digging... And damn, I sure hope she doesn't drop out. We love you Sarah! Stay in!!!

McCain campaign on Palin questions: 'This nonsense is over'

ST. PAUL, Minn. - John McCain took the spotlight Wednesday in this excited convention city where he will claim the Republican presidential nomination, arriving with hugs for running mate Sarah Palin and her pregnant daughter — and a handshake for the 17-year-old's husband-to-be.

Even before McCain's plane landed, his campaign struck back heatedly at the persistent questions about his surprise choice for vice president, who has been buffeted by political and personal revelations. McCain's campaign declared "this nonsense is over" and announced a new ad to tout Palin's credentials.

The new Republican ad sought to promote Palin and contrast her record with Obama's.
"She has a record of bipartisan reform," an announcer says, as newspaper headlines appear next to images of Palin or Obama. "He's the Senate's most liberal. She took on the oil producers. He gave big oil billions in subsidies and giveaways. She's earned a reputation as a reformer. His reputation? Empty words."

56 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations America!!

You might get Britney Spears for President after all!!!

Doesn't anybody else see a striking resemblance between Palin and Spears?

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I guess Republican's just vote with their penises not their brains.

Anonymous said...

The 'Great Depression' was a period in United States History when business was poor and many people were out of work.
The Great Depression began in October 1929, when the stock market in the United States dropped rapidly. Thousands of investors lost large sums of money and many were wiped out, lost everything. The 'crash' led us into the Great Depression. The ensuing period ranked as the longest and worst period of high unemployment and low business activity in modern times. Banks, stores, and factories were closed and left millions of Americans jobless, homeless, and penniless. Many people came to depend on the government or charity to provide them with food.
The Depression became a worldwide business slump of the 1930's that affected almost all nations. It led to a sharp decrease in world trade as each country tried to protect their own industries and products by raising tariffs on imported goods. Some nations changed their leader and their type of government. In Germany, poor economic conditions led to the rise to power of the dictator Adolf Hitler. The Japanese invaded China, developing industries and mines in Manchuria. Japan claimed this economic growth would relieve the depression. This militarism of the Germans and Japanese eventually led to World War II (1939-1945).

In the United States, President Herbert Hoover held office when the Great Depression began. The economy continued to slump almost every month. Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected President in 1932. Roosevelt's 'new deal' reforms gave the government more power and helped ease the depression. The Great Depression ended as nations increased their production of war materials at the start of World War II. This increased production provided jobs and put large amounts of money back into circulation.
History Repeats Itself....

Rick said...

nazi

Anonymous said...

Seperated at Birth
Sarah Palin and Britney Spears Mother...
I guess Americans can relate to that.
Not me...
I feel I trust Barack Obama..I think this clearly the choice.

michael said...

lol..Palin Panic more like it.

Anonymous said...

Do you think McCain even ran her credit before nominating her?

Anonymous said...

Keep it up libs. The more you attack her, the bigger the backlash will be. Obama's almost non-existent post-convention bounce will be gone by tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Yes, a Good Depression will stir outrage, force real reforms
In a recent Wall Street Journal article, Jim Grant, Forbes columnist and respected editor of the Interest Rate Observer, framed his title as a question: "Why No Outrage?" Why? He notes: "Through history, outrageous financial behavior has been met with outrage. But today Wall Street's damaging recklessness has been met with near-silence, from a too tolerant populace."
Can anyone answer that?
Where is the outrage
The bad guys in Wall street are wondering why we have let them get away with this so long

Ibod said...

This Palin Americano piece of white garbage is the gift that will keep on giving for weeks to come and result in the utter humiliation of Mr. Magoo and the Republican lapdog apologists.

keith said...

I'll give it to McCain - he sure shook up the race.

Like dropping a nuclear bomb on Iran will shake up things too.

But that's what we like in our presidents now - uninformed recklessness. Ignorant desperation. Yup, that's what America likes now.

I would love to see a President Palin. Because the first step before recovery is hitting bottom.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the McBushco-Cheneyburton Depression of '08 - 12

You ain't seen nuthin yet...

michael said...

"HousingPANIC - The Housing Bubble and Crash Blog with an Attitude Problem"

whatever happened to this?

Anonymous said...

You'll get your wish Qweefie in 2012.

Mammoth said...

Keith sez:
"I would love to see a President Palin. Because the first step before recovery is hitting bottom."
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Uh...wrong.

Actually, the first step before recovery is admitting that you have a problem.

And the Republicans are nowhere near doing this anytime soon.

-Mammoth

shtove said...

Why don't you wait for the debates to judge Palin?

Unless she fails there, I see nothing that disqualifes her from the presidency.

Good sense and good character are qualities to be admired universally - so it doesn't matter a toss whether she can line up her "khans" all in a row.

She's had a full life, with plenty more to come. And she's not a law professor with a sonorous voice. And she's not a Washington lifer.

Coming from outside the establishment is a goooood thing.

Perhaps this blog is getting tired.

sundry vermin said...

Wow, this is starting to get fun.

Anonymous said...

Republicans. The party that we can't seem to stop laughing at.

Noodles said...

Ha ha ha ha. McCain got totally punked.

He sold his soul to Dobson and payback's a bitch, innit? Couldn't have happened to a more maveracky maverack.

Mel said...

Keith Olbermann wimps out. Comedy gold:
http://tinyurl.com/5oa3xk

keith said...

Here's Scarborough attacking from the right.

Finally. A sane voice on the right.


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/22886841#26527074

i love palin said...

But can she solve our housing crisis? That is all that matters right now to americans.It's the economy stupid.

According to bush there was no housing bubble.Mccain is clueless about the avg american.He lives in a penthouse condo in phoenix somewhere.He owns 7 houses and is out of touch with america.

Most researched on google today = palin nude, go figure.

consultant said...

Please let this woman stay in.

This is better than Letterman or Leno.

Mel said...

This quote from Victor Davis Hanson pretty much sums up my feelings:

"...millions of Americans are simply tired of being lectured at by smug elites. If she can beat off the frothing Newsweek/MSNBC/New York Times inbred rabid wolves, and do it with the grace she has shown so far, she will fill a deep yearning among Americans for someone like her."

speedingpullet said...

"This nonsense is over!"

Yeah, John - here's a puzzle for you:

Arrange these words in order - rag, bull, a, to , red...

Surely after 26 years in the political spotlight you know that telling the press to drop something is as pointless as getting the tooothpaste back in the tube after you've squeezed it out?

How's it working for you so far? Let's see - we're on day 3 of the GOP convention:

Day 1 - Gustav arrives, and everyone is pushed into 'service'. While the rest of the great unwashed asks 'great, so where were the CARE packages lovingly put together by CINDY McCAIN HERSELF when Katrina caused the levees to breach?'. Please, let's all forget that while Anderson Cooper was outside the human carnage of the Stadium, three days after the flooding started, asking the obvious question 'So, we the media can get here - where's the rest of you?' to milions of viewers - Bush (flown in by private jet at huge expense) and McCain were cutting a frikking BIRTHDAY CAKE on a runway to celebrate McCain's 69th birthday.
Irony being that THEY DIDN'T EVEN EAT THE CAKE! It got left in the sun, melting, as Bush got back in his plane and McCain got back in his car.

Day 2: Despite the fact that this is supposed to be McCain's convention, the press has been all over the Sarah Palin story. Yes, the whole 'baby-gate' stuff was nasty, uneccessary and a distraction. However, if they really wanted to make it a non-issue then why try and cover it up? All you would have needed to do as a campaign manager is to include it in the Sarah Plain bio - ie "Sarah Palin comes on stage with her husband Todd, her children (names) and her oldest daughter Bristol, who is engaged to Levi Johnston and the young couple are expecting their first child in later december" Have Levi on stage with them as part of the immediate family.
There's nothing like hiding something in plain sight.
Meanwhile the clusterfrak of the vetting process is slowly slumping like a baked alaska in an incinerator.
Turns out McCain only made his pick 24 hours before she accepted. Most of his aides didn't know. Even the town papers in Wassila hadn't been asked for articles about her.
Meanwhile, Palin is sequestered away from the press, cancels scheduled appointments, and is completely unavailable for comment....

Day 3: McCain and the other GOP talkingheads BLAST the media for poking about in Palin's 'personal life'. I just heard Glenn Beck spout about how CRIMINALLY UNFAIR it is for everyone to pick on 'poor little Sarah'.

Sod that for a game of soldiers - I have no idea who this woman is! And everything I've been able to glean about her makes me more and more uneasy.

tabasco said...

Sarah Palin has become a feeding frenzy in the media and on the internet. A sane person knows why: Americans love to watch a train wreck. Insane Republicans, however, think she's great and that the left is in a panic because she's so great. I thank John McCain for this, because it may finally show the insane Republicans just how out of touch they are from the rest of the country.

consultant said...

Shtove said.. "She's had a full life, with plenty more to come."

Do you mean on her back with more kids to come?

They already have one baby with down syndrome.

Also, soon to be son-in-law seems to be a young hellraiser. You think the daughter was drinking too while pregnant?

Down syndrome baby II? And don't tell me that's wrong. I didn't create this embarrassing public train wreck that wants to run the US.

Listen here to find our Republicans really think about McCain and his pick: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrG8w4bb3kg

Frank@Scottsdale-Sucks.com said...

Here's Scarborough attacking from the right.

Finally. A sane voice on the right.


What? Scarborough? Right? You have your left and right mixed up, Keith.

Not to mention that the NBC networks are known as the "National Barack Channel" for good reason.

Dude, we know you have an agenda here, but please, don't take us for fools by claiming that Scarborough and NBC are suddenly on the "right."

Anonymous said...

That picture of Wasilla City Hall - priceless!

Sort of puts it all in perspective, doesn't it!

Anonymous said...

Bristol Palin - the Britney Spears of Politics

What a sad, pathetic distraction this is from the very real life and death issues facing the country.

Have we forgotten about the national debt?

The collapsing housing bubble?

The illegal war in Iraq?

The provocateur actions of the Neocon administration against Russia?

The destruction of the Constitution by BushCo with their un-Constitutional Patriot Act, Military Commissions Act, John Warner Defense Authorization Act etc etc??

keith said...

Frank, yes, from the right.

And yes, I like Scarborough. He is the future of the GOP - independent, libertarian and calls a spade a spade. He knows the current GOP is way off track, and he's rebelling.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Scarborough

Congressional career
In 1994, Scarborough won the Republican Party (GOP) nomination for Florida's 1st congressional district, which came open after the incumbent Democrat Earl Hutto did not run for reelection. He defeated former Pensacola mayor Vince Whibbs with 61 percent of the vote, becoming the first Republican to represent the 1st since its formation in 1903 (it was the 3rd District from 1903 to 1963), as well as the first Republican to represent any portion of the Florida Panhandle since 1872. The 1st had turned into one of the most conservative regions of the state. It has not supported a Democrat for president since 1960, but conservative Democrats won most offices well into the 1990s. He was reelected three times with no serious opposition, even running unopposed in 1998 and 2000.

Scarborough was regarded as a reliable conservative, receiving a 95 percent lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union.[5]. He signed the Contract with America, and was part of the 1994 Republican takeover of the House led by Newt Gingrich. Scarborough served on the Armed Services, Judiciary, Government Reform, and Education committees. In 1998, he was named Chairman of the Civil Service Committee.

Scarborough was one of a group of about 40 GOP freshmen legislators who dubbed themselves the "New Federalists" after the Federalist Papers. Scarborough was elected Political Director of the incoming legislators. The New Federalists called for sweeping cuts in the U.S. government, including plans to "privatize, localize, consolidate, [or] eliminate"[6] the Departments of Commerce, Education, Energy and Housing and Urban Development, but were largely unsuccessful in their goals. Gingrich tapped Scarborough to head a Republican task force on education, and Scarborough declared, "Our goal is to get as much money, power and authority out of Washington and get as much money, power and authority into the classroom as possible."[2]

speedingpullet said...

shtove said:

Good sense and good character are qualities to be admired universally - so it doesn't matter a toss whether she can line up her "khans" all in a row.

Good sense and good character are fine - there's at least 100 million of-age voters out there who fit that bill.

So - what makes her uniquely qualified - over all others - to be VP?

keith said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIn_fFWPaUU

Here's McCain's new attack ad.

Oh, yes, this is getting fun now.

Just when you thought it couldn't get better, it gets better. I'll miss this race when it's done. I'll miss Sarah Palin.

Strangest days in American politics since Clinton was doing the intern.

keith said...

Oh, yes, now it's fun

Get some popcorn. And enjoy the show tomorrrow (and tonight)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/sep/03/uselections2008.barackobama1?gusrc=rss&feed=worldnews

In an attempt at counter-programming John McCain's nomination acceptance speech, Barack Obama has agreed to appear tomorrow on The O'Reilly Factor, a popular programme on Rupert Murdoch's Fox News channel.

The Obama interview comes after months of behind-the-scenes peacemaking between the candidate and the Fox News chief Roger Ailes -- talks brokered by Murdoch himself. Widespread Democratic concern over the Murdoch channel's conservative slant had fuelled a de facto boycott of Fox News by the Obama camp.

Ailes told the Washington Post that Obama's concern during their face-to-face meeting was simple. "I just want to know if I'm going to get a fair shake from Fox News channel," he recalled the Democratic senator saying.

BMW Driving Sex Machine said...

Well, the libs brought us BDS - Bush Derangement syndrome. Many of the posters of this board suffer from it and should seek help.

Now, thie libs are suffering from PDS - Palin Derangement syndrome.

consultant said...

Why haven't we heard from the husband? What's his name, First Dude?

He's a oil worker and a dog sledder, maybe he has some profound thoughts on the mortgage/housing crisis.

Hell, let's make it a two for one.

Palin and First Dude live in a house. McCain should nominate him for Sec. of Housing & Urban Development.

Anonymous said...

And yes, I like Scarborough. He is the future of the GOP - independent, libertarian and calls a spade a spade. He knows the current GOP is way off track, and he's rebelling.


Yeah, he's a rebel alright. I guess you never heard about the very suspicious details about the death of an intern at Scarborough's office, Keith?

Scarborough Murder Case

Scarborough is scum if you've ever listened to this MSNBC flunky.

Anonymous said...

Ailes told the Washington Post that Obama's concern during their face-to-face meeting was simple. "I just want to know if I'm going to get a fair shake from Fox News channel," he recalled the Democratic senator saying.
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Well, that is obama-speak for "don't ask any wright or ayers questions"

Anonymous said...

Is that a city hall or an all night massage parlour?

Anonymous said...

So - what makes her uniquely qualified - over all others - to be VP?

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what made Edwards so uniquely qualified for VP? Palin, while not overly experienced certainly has way more than Edwards did. What executive offices did Edwards hold before running for VP in 2004?

Heck, had he even been a PTA board member?

I don't recall Edwards lack of experience being a major factor.

What about Ronald Reagan? What was his last office held before being elected governor of CA? President of the actors guild?

Personally, I will choose the person who has 16 years of experience at City council, Mayor, and State Governor positions over the person with 30 years in congress. Congressional experience is not the type you need for being president.

The position of president is one of REACTION. Congress doesn't react to anything in real time. Governors do, Mayors do. City council, not so much.

Anonymous said...

Ailes told the Washington Post that Obama's concern during their face-to-face meeting was simple. "I just want to know if I'm going to get a fair shake from Fox News channel," he recalled the Democratic senator saying.
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Well, that is obama-speak for "don't ask any wright or ayers questions"

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I would love see Fox ask the following question:

"How is it that you attended Wright's church for what, nearly 20 years and you never realized what a wack job wright is? Which is it of the following:"

a) you never really attended church much but you say you did in order to seem more "religious" now that you are running for president.

b) you did attend church as much as you claim but you just weren't smart enough to understand what Wright was saying during his sermons.

c) You did attend church as much as you claim... and you did agree with Wright... until now....

Anonymous said...

I guess Republican's just vote with their penises not their brains.
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well, at least republicans have the sense to put the young sexy candidate at the bottom of the ticket rather than the top like the dems.

Anonymous said...

Keith said:
But that's what we like in our presidents now - uninformed recklessness. Ignorant desperation. Yup, that's what America likes now.


Keith, you're absolutely right. It is much smarter to elect slick speakers who have accomplished NOTHING in their lives, and who surround themselves with frauds (Rezko), convicted terrorists (Ayers), and race-baiters (Wright).

Your Palin derangement is comical. Her experience is light, but so is Obama's. The difference is that she's running for VP, and he's running for president. If elected, Obama will EASILY be the most unqualified president in the history of this country.

Anonymous said...

Keith, you're a complete hypocrit. You constantly criticize Fox News while repeatedly link to MSNBC for your political talking points.

Fox News has its flaws, but MSNBC is easily the worst news outlet in existence. They don't even try to hide their political bias anymore, and have no one on their staff that could be mistaken for a responsible or competent journalist.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess Republican's just vote with their penises not their brains.
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well, at least republicans have the sense to put the young sexy candidate at the bottom of the ticket rather than the top like the dems.

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...and that would be, wait for it, wait for it:

the young, sexy Hillary Clinton?

In farm country they would call this Palin woman a brood mare. Good breeding stock. A perfect "milk maid". She needs to go home and take care of her freakin kids and her kid's kids, oh, and don't forget the hubby. Bet they are sick and tired of Boston Market every night of their lives.

She left her new disabled baby in the hospital for someone else to take care of so she could get back to work after 3 days!!!!!

She drags her 17 year old, pregnant daughter out on stage to be the poster girl for evangelical forgiveness. How could you humiliate your kid like that???? Because she doesn't give a rats ass about her kid. Her kid is a prop.

It is just soooo all about Sara.

She needs to dump those glasses and get some contacts so that we can watch her beady little eyes when she talks to us.

Do we not recognize poor home training when we see it America?

Hopefully she will take care of John McCain better than she takes care of her kids.

Calgon take me away.

PS: I covered this one for you Andrew Hac. She is not a Zinfandel, she is Mad Dog 20/20

JaneZ

Anonymous said...

The Palin feeding frenzy has the left in total paranoia.

It is amazing how galvanizing this woman has become for women, running away from the chosen one, Obama and toward Sarah.


Masses of Republicans are electrified by Palin and McCain's coffers are buldging with new donations.


In the mean time, Dope Smoking Obama is getting further investigation into his Kenya birth and the bogus Hawaii certificate.

It is looking like Obama really doesn't qualify to be president because he isn't a citizen at all.


Be afraid of Palin, be very afraid, she is uniting the republicans en masse.

speedingullet said...

Anon 11:01 am

WTF? Let me pose the question again for you:

So - what makes her uniquely qualified - over all others - to be VP?

Hint - its not Edwards and it not Reagan.

Seriously, is it possible for you to answer a question without bringing someone else's name into it - or has just become a kneejerk reaction?

Or are you channelling Tucker Bounds? If so, I claim my $5 recognition fee.

speedingpullet said...

How is it that you attended Wright's church for what, nearly 20 years and you never realized what a wack job wright is?

Careful there sweetcheeks - I see your Wright card and raise you a David Brickner.

No I won't help you out - go look it up.

JackHammer said...

Lots of snap judgments here.

Allow the woman to speak before you decide, or is that too much to ask?

PS - If Obama gets elected, the economic collapse that most of you feel is imminent will be pinned squarely on him (remember Americans have a short attention span and memory and will not connect the dots to the recent past). Wouldn't you all agree?

Reality said...

Anon 8:21,

Yes, that's how most public schools teach on the subject of "Great Depression." There are just a few problems with that analysis:

(1) It ignores the root cause of the stock market crash in 1929. The stock market was in a Federal Reserve driven bubble . . . a bubble that was created as the FED inflated money supply to combat the (Florida) real estate speculation bubble-collpse of the mid-1920's.

(2) The Great Depression did not end with FDR's New Deal Policies or the WWII. FDR's New Deal Policies only exacerbated the economic depression just like Hoover's government interventionist "committees" in turning a normal economic contraction into "The Great Depression." FDR ran for president in 1932 on the platform of abolishing Hoover's committees and reducing the size of federal government. Of course, he did exactly the opposite after getting elected, and the various government hired scribes subsequently called Hoover a do-nothing president when in fact FDR won the presidency because Hoover was doing too much to exacerbate the economic slow down.

Use some common sense. How is building a bunch of rapidly obsoleting battleships, whether having them actively killing people or not, economnicly any different from having a public works projects that have half the work gang dig a trench in the ground and the other half covering it back up? If that sort of macroeconomics worked in real life, the soviet planned economy would be the best economy in the world. Frankly, macroeconomics can never tell why the soviet economy failed . . . because it assumes that "government demands" are legit demands when in fact "government demands" are nothing more than wholesale theft and destruction of private capital. "Government demands" are no different from hurricane damage, a flood, or an arsonist burning down a whole neighborhood, and hence requiring rebuilding . . . all of which are considered economicly stimulative in macroeconomics! Goes to show just how intellectually bankrupt the whole school of thought has become.

Lost Cause said...

Scarborough knows where all of the bodies are buried.

Mostly, in his office.

Does Anybody in the Press Care About Lori Klausutis?

Anonymous said...

What the???
I see Palin on covers of magazines...All the media praising her???
Democrats not standing up to her??
What the???
Wake me up when this nightmare if over...
Once again Thank you republicans.Its good to hear a republican say" The Most important concern today is the safety of America!!" The reporter ask"Thats it, just the safety?" Oh yes, the republican replys...
Well lady..My job, unemployment, healthcare, deregulation and so on...What planet are you living on?

Anonymous said...

Keith, why don't you just change the title of the blog to Democratpanic.com. It is no longer about housing.

jackHammer said...

Hi Keith,
Thanks for never allowing a comment of mine to be posted.

Faggot.

McCain's gonna win.
SUCK IT BITCH!!!

NONE OF THE ABOVE said...

Here this blog goes again, worshipping the Obamessiah.

No matter what the facts are, looks like you won't admit that BOTH PARTIES got us into this mess.

Nope. Only one party is evil.

Anonymous said...

Well lady..My job, unemployment, healthcare, deregulation and so on...What planet are you living on?

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Typical leftist response whose only concern is what can the government give me.

It is not Sarah Palin's job to find you a job. It is not her job to find you health care. Are you an adult? Are you capable of working? Then a job and health care is your responsibility.

Unless you are so incompetent that you need someone to get you a job and health care? Don't bother answering. You are an Obama voter so the answer is a resounding YES.

I'm not a McCain fan, never have been. But after the last week with Palin on board I am psyched. I donated money to the campaign and I will get involved in other ways as well.

Keep running scared leftists, Obama is history.

solicyte said...

Democrats are pretty much trash. Sorry, I'm wealthy, I really only identify with people who have money and whose kids have futures because their parents didn't lose everything buying too much house. I'm against capital gains tax raising and I'm against having to share public transportation with you disgusting middle managers, which is why even in an era of $4 gas I'm still driving, just to spite the rest of you.