Conventional Wisdom, Part II

More great lines from the Democratic National Convention. This time, Hillary Clinton on Tuesday:

More economic stagnation …and less affordable health care.

More high gas prices …and less alternative energy.

More jobs getting shipped overseas …and fewer jobs created here.

More skyrocketing debt …home foreclosures …and mounting bills that are crushing our middle class families.

More war . . . less diplomacy.

More of a government where the privileged come first …and everyone else comes last.

John McCain says the economy is fundamentally sound. John McCain doesn’t think that 47 million people without health insurance is a crisis. John McCain wants to privatize Social Security. And in 2008, he still thinks it’s okay when women don’t earn equal pay for equal work.

With an agenda like that, it makes sense that George Bush and John McCain will be together next week in the Twin Cities. Because these days they’re awfully hard to tell apart.


Original DVD cover.
I know the only way I can tell them apart is by looking at their shoes and the number of houses they own!

My mother was born before women could vote. But in this election my daughter got to vote for her mother for President.

This is the story of America. Of women and men who defy the odds and never give up.

How do we give this country back to them?

By following the example of a brave New Yorker , a woman who risked her life to shepherd slaves along the Underground Railroad.

And on that path to freedom, Harriet Tubman had one piece of advice.

If you hear the dogs, keep going.

If you see the torches in the woods, keep going.

If they’re shouting after you, keep going.

Don’t ever stop. Keep going.

If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.

Even in the darkest of moments, ordinary Americans have found the faith to keep going.

I’ve seen it in you. I’ve seen it in our teachers and firefighters, nurses and police officers, small business owners and union workers, the men and women of our military – you always keep going.

We are Americans. We’re not big on quitting.

And Wednesday:

I move the convention suspend the procedural roll call vote and suspend the further conduct of the roll call. I move Senator Barack Obama of Illinois be selected by this convention by acclamation as the candidate of the Democratic Party for president of the United States.

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19 responses to “Conventional Wisdom, Part II

  1. W00T! Love that poster! I especially like Capt. Underpants as DiVito and W as Ahnold. Fits their relationship perfectly.

  2. thanks neon vincent!
    it’s actually the second time i used that cover. the first one was before i had photobucket, back in my mspaint days. here it is if you are curious. i usually don’t like to use the same cover over again, but i didn’t have a choice this time! :wink:

  3. nightowl724

    nonnie, I went straight to the feet on this one! I saw the infamous $520 loafer on CU. Is that toilet paper stuck to Chimpy’s shoe? U R 2 much!

    Wasn’t the last night of the convention grand? Gore was great. Obama’s speech made me… so many things. Happy, hopeful, proud. I admit I cried more than once. What a big day for America!

    Obama / Biden ’08!

  4. nightowl,
    you have no idea how long those damned shoes took me! you just can’t find pics of ferragamos at the correct angle, so i had to make them piece by piece. not perfect–not even close–but the point is made. and, yes, that is toilet paper! did you catch all the housekeys hanging from his keychain? how about the studio name in the corner? don’t tell me you’re slipping, nightowl! :wink:
    the most amazing thing about the convention is that i was never bored. granted, i didn’t see every minute, but i saw a lot of it, and it had so many “moments”.
    i just turned on cnn. someone over at the big orange commented that larry king handed the rethugs their asses. yes, you read that correctly–larry king! i am hoping they rerun it.

  5. nightowl724

    Yes, I did catch the house keys. It’s obvious CU can’t be elected to the White House. He doesn’t have any more room on his keyring!

    I admit it, though, I missed the Universal Laughingstock logo. It must have been because of the tears in my eyes after the convention. Yea, that’s the ticket – tears!

  6. jeb

    I caught part of Gore. He has really moved up as a speaker. It almost kills me to watch him though when I think of what the last eight years could have been. I loved his line about McBush’s support of the Preznits policies and how he (Gore) loves recycling but give me a break.

    Barack was fabulous. It was so refreshing to hear someone talk about what this country is supposed to be again instead of the same old pandering greedhead BS that has become our national lexicon.

    BTW, Sarah who????? Well, I’m sure the Dem’s have lost the female vote now!

    Couldn’t find Feraggamo’s? Hmmm, there’s a hurricane heading this way. Perhaps if you stake out Condi, you’ll get some pictures of her shopping for some.

  7. I’m all for McCain and all for his new running mate… and I also just love your whimsickle montage… You did a good job on it… By the way… you need to be able to laugh a little at things you don’t like… that’s a trait you will need if and I repeat “If” Obama does get elected…
    After all… with the “Changes” he is bringing with him… It would probably be better for America to have Jesse Jackson run and win than to allow Obama any where near the presidency…
    Its not about taxes… not about oil… Its about a leader who will not only represent our country but PROTECT IT!!! Not hand it over to the Terrorists and Communists on a silver platter…
    You are the ones who “Just don’t Get it”

  8. jeb

    Great Marantha, perhaps you can explain how the last eight years have relieved your taxes, strengthened the economy and made the country safer (Are we still fighting communists)?

  9. nightowl724

    Maranatha, do you want to turn over our country to a man who can’t even remember how any houses he owns or what car he drives?

    Who thinks Iraq and Pakistan share a border? Who doesn’t know the difference between Sunni and Shi’a? Who thinks the surge caused the Anbar Awakening? Who forgot that Chechoslovakia hasn’t been a country for nearly a decade?

    Who thinks the economy is doing just great? Who doesn’t know the cost of a gallon of milk? Who thinks we are in a “mental recession” and that we are a nation of whiners? Who thinks that as long as there are ERs, everyone receives proper healthcare?

    Who calls his wife a c*nt in public (and who knows what in private!) and thinks it would be ducky if she tried out topless and performed simulated sex acts for the Miss Buffalo Chip “beauty” contest?

    Who is known for his terrible temper? Who physically scuffled with the late Strom Thummond when he was 90 years old?

    Who wants to stay in Iraq for a hundred years and go to war with Iran, Russia, and every other country in the world? Do you have children or grandchildren you want to be drafted?

    This, this is the man you want to protect you, your family, and your country? This, this will make you feel safer? This, this is the man you want with his “finger on the button?”

    And, you think I don’t get it? Huh?

  10. maranatha,
    don’t worry about handing the country over to the terrorists or communists on a silver platter. we had to sell all the silver to make the latest loan payment to china.

  11. jeb,
    there were so many fabulous speeches that it is difficult to pick out my favorite. obama’s speech was masterfully crafted and delivered.
    both gore and kerry seemed to have gone under some kind of transformation. if they have delivered their speeches that way back in 2000 and 2004, the results would not have been close enough for the rethugs to steal the elections.
    sarah who? sarah, the gay-hatin’, gun-luvin’, global warmin’-denyin’ sarah, that’s who! i think the only reason he chose her is that she is the only veep possibility who was shorter than him. i can’t wait to see obama and biden towering over the little old man and his little sidekick.

  12. nightowl,
    don’t get yourself aggravated. there are some people who cannot be swayed by facts and logic. just sit back and enjoy the whimsickle nature of the montage.

  13. Friend of the court

    Moronatha, exactly how does sitting out a losing war, after wrecking your fourth jet, qualify someone as a great protector? You are right, I just don’t get that.

  14. :lol: fatc…i mean fotc, i ♥ you!!!!

  15. Friend of the court

    luv ya back, nonnie! I do wish that you would stop having so many storms, though. If you are on the ground floor, maybe you should get a little dingy.

  16. i cannot wait for the Sarah Palin feature!

  17. fotc,
    i’ve been a little dingy for years! :wink:

  18. dcAp!
    me, too!! i wonder what it will be! i have no clue.

  19. nightowl724

    nonnie, I know, I know… But, I also had an email box full of Obama hate today. At least I didn’t swear or SHOUT at her.

    fotc, nonnie – I think you’re both a little dingy!

    jeb, I meant to mention this the other night, I am at least as far left as you are, except on one issue. I supported Kucinich.

    Obama / Biden ’08!

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