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With less than a week left to go, I thought I would take a gander and see how YOU found this socialist, plumber hating website (even though I personally know a plumber who is quite good at fixing shit).

Anywho, here we go!

·      bandit pulpit

·      banditpulpit                       

·      corn holes                       

·      bandid pulpit           

·      jesus satire                       

·      cornholes                       

·      https://banditpulpit.wordpress.com           

·      reviews of patriotic grace by peggy noonan

·      futures modernization act           

·      bandir pakistan           

·      what is the main idea of the bold bandit                       

·      palin pakistan guy asked question           

·      generation gap in voting           

·      obama commodity futures modernization ac                       

·      palin whiz pakistan           

·      bandit world           

·      critique of peggy noonan, patriotic grace

·      patriotic grace peggy noonan           

·      john mccain fascist whackadoo           

·      guy who asked palin about pakistan                       

·      commodity futures modernization act credit                       

·      rush +limblog                       

·      banditpulpit.wordpress.com                       

·      commodity futures modernization act, obama                       

·      bush “fundamental of the economy”                       

·      september 15, 2008 commodity futures modernization act                       

·      ‘commodity futures modernization act + mccain           

·      fundamentals investment banks september                       

·      bush & the bailout bandits           

·      pulpit+bulletproof           

·      https://banditpulpit.wordpress.com                       

·      glittering generalities

 

I would have to say that “Jesus Satire,” “glittering generalities,” and “John McCain Fascist Whackadoo” are the winners. Although, it does make me laugh that so many people have found our site by using the search term(s) “corn holes”/”cornholes”… With all of the names of frumpy politicos on our blog, I cringe to think of the combinations that could bring us more traffic.

Spread the word. We’ll keep going after the election. Stay tuned for more coverage and comment as we inch closer to the big day!

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From MSNBC:

A local school district official confirmed after the event that of the 6,000 people estimated by the fire marshal to be in attendance this morning, more than 4,000 were bused in from schools in the area. The entire 2,500-student Defiance School District was in attendance, the official said, in addition to at least three other schools from neighboring districts, one of which sent 14 buses.

Compare this with the tens of thousands Obama routinely draws, and you wonder how the hell the polls are even so tight.

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Honestly, it reaches a point where it’s perfectly fair to ask whether someone is spouting bullshit because she’s just an idiot or is doing so knowingly. And then it’s fair to point out that neither alternative is desirable.

Take Sarah Palin’s recent comments about Barack Obama’s 2001 radio interview in which he pointed out that the civil-rights movement had erred in relying too heavily on the courts for social justice and correctly observed, as a Constitutional scholar, that the courts are not structured to affect redistributive change. Either blissfully unaware or blithely indifferent to the actual facts, Palin said Obama was saying quite the opposite of what he actually was: that he wished the courts had been more radical and that he wants to rewrite the Constitution.

ABC News, in what had to have been one of the easiest fact-checking exercises ever, summarily debunked Palin’s absurd comments.

Now, if anyone is going to argue that quoting Karl Marx to Joe Biden counts as nothing more than fair, probing journalism, then who would say the media should not be all over Palin for spreading lies like these — or really, any of the other falsehoods the McCain campaign has pinned its last hopes upon?

The media need to understand that the truth is not self-evident to most people. And simply giving air time to lines like these in the interest of “equal time” and the “Fairness Doctrine” without spending as much — or more, actually — time devoted to exposing the lie ultimately does a great disservice to our society and democracy. And, if the American people are ever able to collectively take the search for truth into their own hands, to the credibility of all media.

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This would be hilarious even coming from Bill O’Reily or Sean Hannity. That it’s coming from a TV news anchor (not an analyst, mind you) makes this clip simultaneously hilarious and chilling in its are-you-shittin’-me quotient.

Check out this idiot from some station in Florida. One gets the sense she’d been rehearsing these questions for weeks, waiting for her chance to finally “stick it” to Obama and his socialist lackey Joe Biden. But give Biden mad credit for seeing right past this “hard-hitting” line of questioning and calling this whackjob out for her laughably over-the-top Fox News audition.

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Nancy “nose job” Pffffffff-otenhauer has a fucked up view of Virginia:

Several(probably an understatement) other blogs have picked up this clip but I can’t help but post it here. Nanc is suggesting Virginia is basically two entities: real(southern VA) and fake(I’m just going with the opposite of real) Virginia. It must be nice to divide a state into regions that support your party.

That’s not how it works. Sorry nose job, in the context of the electoral college, states are atomic units. They cannot be divided(physics geeks, don’t give me shit on this, you of all people know what I mean).

About the nose job stuff…I live in Southern California. If I were Nacy Pfotenhauer I might characterize this region of California as “Narcissism USA.” That’s just how it works out here. When I see someone, no matter what they’re saying, I immediately evaluate whether or not they’ve “had work done.” Nancy, the only person I can think of with a more obvious nose job is carrot top.

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Forget bulimia. Anyone looking to shed a few pounds need only to listen to the slime coming out of the mouths of Repulican fearmongers like Minnesota Rep. Michele Bauchmann, and you’ll be guaranteed to vomit right into your own lap.

Check this out:

Joe McCarthy would truly be proud.

The fact that an elected official from one of America’s two major parties would dare go on national television to accuse someone who very likely might end up our next president of harboring “anti-American” sentiments should sicken anyone who gives one iota of shit about honest, civil political discourse in America.

It’s easy to declare that Bauchmann, McCain, Palin and all the others who repeatedly insist on fanning these flames should be ashamed of themselves. But if shame were a possibility, we wouldn’t be hearing this crap. Rather, we need to ask them, WHY? Why do you think Obama is “anti-American”? Give me one example. Give me one reason. What has he said? Which of his policies, which have been laid out before the American people and seem to be gaining their approval, are “anti-American”? How can a man who might be chosen by the majority of Americans to lead them be “anti-American”? If the people are buying what he’s selling, hasn’t that issue been settled?

Where, exactly, is the anti-Americanism? Was is evident in being selected to the same conservative-lead, conservative-populated educational board as Bill Ayers? Evidence points to “no,” but that hasn’t stopped the likes of Bauchmann from peddling her phony outrage over the issue.

The GOP is clearly committed to this line of attack against Obama. They spend their time demanding “an explanation” from Obama about the nature of his association with Bill Ayers. They parrot this line repeatedly, and Obama has responded repeatedly, seemingly ready and willing to offer up the disclosure they’re demanding. But it doesn’t matter — the GOP will continue to act as if they weren’t listening, to put forth their dangerous insinuations by asking over and over for explanations that have already been offered time and time again.

Most ludicrous, perhaps, in all of this is that while Obama is forced to defend himself for serving on an educational board (founded by a pal of Reagan’s, no less) with Ayers, no one outside the liberal blogosphere — not even those insidious boogeymen in the “liberal” mainstream media — seems to give a shit about Sarah “Pro-American” Palin’s very real ties with the Alaska Independence Party, a uniquely Frontier State party that has made no bones about its interest in seceeding from the Union — an act that, by the way, isn’t just “anti-American” but flat unconstitutional as well. Gov. Palin was never a member of the AIP (although they initially declared that she had been), but her husband did join (if Michelle Obama’s remark about being proud of America for the first time is fair game to Bauchmann, than Todd Palin and the AIP sure as hell is) and Palin was more than happy to speak at their convention in 2006 while running for governor. (Oh, and this year she sent a video message to their convention: “Good luck … Keep up the good work.”)

Totally innocent and inconsequential, you say? A “smear,” you say? Fine, let’s agree to drop it if the GOP is willing to finally let go of this flimsy Ayers crap.

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I just got home and it was a good day today.  I say good mostly because I have a job.  A job that pays well.  This is more than a fair number of people in my neighborhood can say.  Sure, my day came with all the requisite absurdity of any day in big city America.  Noise.  Aloofness.  Frustration.  Filth.  Poverty.  Silence.  Intensity. Elation. Wealth.

I’m writing tonight because on my way up the stairs leading out of my subway stop I stopped a moment, covered as I was in a thin film of sweat and mass transit grime, to listen to three men singing “This Little Light of Mine” along with an impromptu 4th member of their group.  She was 5’8″ish, thin, with dark brown skin and thick, raven hair.  She was dressed in business attire: black heels and skirt, a royal blue blouse.  Her right heel click-clacked a righteous rhythm on the worn floor tiles as her shrill soprano voice, confident and in key, sang to the walls, turnstyles, and rush-hour passersby.

“On my way to work,” she sang as the chorus of men, all bouncing knees and swaying heads, answered back, “I’m gonna let it shine.”  I smiled.  They’re a bit of a scarce commodity these days- smiles.

I don’t care if you’re religious or even a fan of the song.  The point is that the soul of America, the thing we are all presumably fighting for one post, one protest, one donation, one rally, one youtube link, one “special report,” one vote at a time is renewed and manifested in moments like these.  For at least a moment four people were just Happy Singers- an impromptu identity more genuine and American than any you’ll find on pollster’s questionnaires or voter registration forms.

I encourage you to look for these moments no matter how busy you are, how caught up in your life and in this election you might be.

After November 4th, the mission to “save” America doesn’t stop.  Curiously though the rhetoric will.  The people we were encouraged to vilify and despise and rally against just 24 hours ago will go back to being our teachers, parents, bus drivers, bosses, colleagues, friends, band mates, volunteers, students, children…and so on.  We  will have to live here together and work together, same as we always have, same as we always will.  There will be no politicians glad handing us and handing out apologies-  they’ll leave that dirty, humbling work to us to do in the break room and around the water cooler.

I can only hope that as we head into the final weeks of this campaign, as the politicians drive Americans apart to win votes that Americans will have the integrity not to let their vote alone define who they are.

America isn’t saved by elections. America isn’t for the politicians.  The bullshit expires in less than a month.

d. zomgergen

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