From Marc Ambinder at the Atlantic:

The McCain campaign has broken through a heretofore impenetrable barrier in quantum physics, experimentally proving the existence of unseen dimensions and, in the process, setting three of its surrogates on a pathway towards winning the 2009 Nobel Prize in the physical sciences.

Gov. Sarah Palin, campaigning, she said, in “real America,” which apparently includes part of North Carolina, Rep. Michelle Bachmann, calling for a media investigation to determine whether Americans are real or not, and today, McCain all-around best surrogate Nancy Pfotenhauer (pronounced — Foe-Ten-How-er, like proton power), said that parts of the state of Virginia, heretofore universally assumed to be in America, were not, in fact, in the country.

Original DVD cover.

I can’t do justice to the article by cutting and pasting, so go over there to read the entire thing, especially you scientists (I’m lookin’ at you, Neon Vincent!). You can thank me later.

From the Los Angeles Times:

Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota was parrying questions Friday from Chris Matthews on his MSNBC “Hardball” show, which is not for the faint of heart. Still, she did not necessarily have to keep stepping deeper into the hole he kept digging for her.

Initially, they were discussing Obama, with Matthews quizzing her about the Republican-backed “robocalls” — viewed by many as over the top — that play the Bill Ayers/terrorist card against the Democrat.

Bachmann said of Obama: “I’m very concerned that he may have anti-American views.”

Then she said: “I think the people that Barack Obama has been associating with are anti-American, by and large.”

Matthews wondered if that included Democratic leaders such as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “I’m not going to say if they’re anti-American or pro-American,” Bachmann said.

Pressed by Matthews about members of Congress in general and whether, in essence, their patriotism should be called into question, Bachmann called on the media to launch a “penetrating expose and take a look . . . at the views of the people in Congress and find out, are they pro-American or anti-American.”

She added: “I think people would love to see an expose like that.”

I now believe in reincarnation. Welcome back, Joe McCarthy. When do the hearings start?

MESILLA, New Mexico (CNN) – In his strongest attack on Sarah Palin to date, Joe Biden let loose on Sarah Palin’s comments about “pro-America” parts of the country. “We are all patriotic!” he shouted, adding that he’s tired of Republicans insinuating that Barack Obama isn’t patriotic.


At a fundraiser in Greensboro, North Carolina Thursday night, Palin told donors, “We believe that the best of America is not all in Washington, D.C. We believe that the best of America is in the small towns that we get to visit, and in the wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard working very patriotic, very pro-America areas of this great nation.”

The Delaware senator said no matter where people live, everyone loves America, pointing to the fact that he’s never been to a state that hasn’t sent its sons and daughters to serve the country.


Palin later walked back her comments with reporters on her campaign plane, saying “Every area, every area across this great country where we’re stopping and where also the other ticket is stopping and getting to speak at these rallies and speak with the good Americans, it’s all pro-America.”

Sic ‘er, Joe!

From ABC News:

It might be a good idea for the folks from the McCain campaign to take a day off, take a breath, and then return to work. Republicans unaffiliated with the campaign tell me the “bunker” mentality there is really starting to hurt them.

To wit: McCain senior adviser Nancy Pfotenhauer on MSNBC today.

“As a proud resident of Oakton, Virginia, I can tell you that the Democrats have just come in from the District of Columbia and moved into northern Virginia,” Pfotenhauer said, speaking of Democratic gains in that part of the state. “And that’s really what you see there.

“But the rest of the state, ‘real Virginia,’ if you will, I think will be very responsive to Senator McCain’s message,” she continued.

Pfotenhauer went on to make a totally valid point about Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., having to play defense in Pennsylvania, as areas in battleground states where Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., could do well.


But the “real Virginia” line — made in the wake of the nominee’s brother, Joe McCain, referring to Arlington and Alexandria as “Communist country” — is what’s most likely to make news, and help Team Obama drive up Democratic turnout in the battleground state.

“Hey Nancy,” said the MSNBC anchor, “I’m going to give you a chance to climb back off that ledge. Did you say ‘real Virginia’?”

“I did say outside of north – well, I mean real Virginia, because northern Virginia is where I’ve always been, but real Virginia I take to be the – this part of the state that is more southern in nature, if you will,” she said. “Northern Virginia is really metro D.C., as you’re aware, Kevin.”

An in-kind contribution to the Obama campaign’s Get-Out-the-Vote apparatus from McCain’s adviser Nancy Pfotenhauer. Nancy Pfotenhauer, ladies and gentleman.

The video is at the link.


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16 responses to “Femininnies

  1. jeb

    It never ceases to amaze me that the more desperate things become for them, the meaner and nastier they become. Their real colors come out and the rest of us are left to shutter and splash cold water on our faces until the nausea passes.

    Nice locket of Tail-Gunner Joe, Nonnie.

  2. i cant tell which of those three fascists is the worst — and i dont use the word loosely. the fact that they are now resorting to calling obama and people – anti american, unpatriotic, socialists, etc etc is just plain disgusting — i really cant even type what i am thinking about those three

    btw — GREAT movie cover

  3. jeb,
    it never ceases to amaze me that capt underpants campaign continues doing the exact thing that voters say is turning them off. i think that with the femininnies, nastiness comes naturally. they are just not very bright, and they don’t know how to couch their ugliness so that it has at least the veneer of respectability.
    p.s. it’s not a locket, it’s a keyring. it symbolizes what drives the insane ms bachmann.

  4. dcAp!
    i was just over at your place. i’m glad you like the movie cover. i was thinking of you when i made it, because i know how fond you are of ms pfartandfluff.

  5. Hey, Nonnie, thanks for the shout-out! I surfed over to the article. The Michele Bachmann section was the least odd part of it. The passage about the stock markets going down on days of debates was uncanny, and the conclusion about Cindy McCain and Lindsay Graham passing out Halloween candy to the reporters was just plain weird.

    BTW, good work on the Michele Bachman photo. She looks as if her brain is as empty as her eyes are wide open.

  6. oh goody, neon vincent, i was hoping you would show up! 😀 you mean you liked the part about the halloween candy more than the unicorns?
    i take no credit for how ms bachmann looks. the eyes are the windows to the soul, and it appears that her soul is as empty as her cranium. 😉

  7. Oh. My. God. I was looking at the wrong article. I should have been looking at the Ambinder article from The Atlantic. You’re right, exerpting it does not do it justice. That’s the best political parody of string theory I’ve ever seen. Come to think of it, it’s the only political parody of string theory I’ve ever seen. That doesn’t matter; it’s still awesome!

    As for Bachmann’s eyes, my fiancee thinks that her eyes are those of a delusional person. She’s not looking at you or anything else real. She’s looking at something that’s either supernatural or a hallucination. I can’t tell which.

  8. 😆 i had to go back and read it again after i read your comment. i was thinking that i must have missed something. after i read it again, i figured that you must have been goofing around, so i went for the unicorn joke. i was a little disappointed that you didn’t enjoy the article. now i feel better. i’m very glad that you enjoyed it. i had a feeling that you would. 🙂
    i think bachmann has the eyes of a religious zealot. there’s a bit of hysteria in them along with the vacancy. i hope she gets raptured first! 😆

  9. The women of the GOP have proven that women can be every bit as aggressive, hateful and divisive as any GOP male.
    Finally, they have made women equal to men. Too bad it had to be such contemptuous equality.

  10. jeb

    Really? I bought my daughter a locket which was heart shaped. I’ve never seen a key ring like that.

    Oh well, I guess we can still always agree that Bachmann is Nucking Futs!

  11. karen,
    you got that right! it’s like all the broads in stepford got pms at the same time.

  12. jeb,
    would i lie to you? here’s the original. are you impressed how i can turn silver into gold? 😉

  13. Sweeet fu¢king jesus, Palin called Obama’s plans socialist today…¢unt used the word socialist. Just saw the clip on MSNBC.

  14. dusty,
    i wish someone would ask her what the differences between socialism, capitalism, communism, and all the other isms are. i bet you anything she has no clue. they tell her what word to repeat, and she’s like a parrot. she has no understanding though.

  15. This is like a Girls Gone Wild Video, all in good fun until someone you know watches it that knows you. Runaway train (with ensuing smash up) also comes to mind which might be less offensive ;-).

    I have my old 50 tube AM radio set to a station in Los Angeles (KRLA I think) because it comes in clear and usually I turn it off before I have to listen. This morning the idiot host Mike Gallagher was talking about Bachmann and it was so irritating that I actually got up pre-irritated (usually happens in traffic). After checking out the web site for the station it was clear I need to change it, “KRLA Intelligent Conservative Talk Radio” Not sure what to make of it other then I’ll be tuning back to Disney Kids for the wake up…

    I’ll say it again, who is running the republicans show?

    New strategy directive from the RNC should be – Keep your mouth shut, smile, wave happily. Repeat.


  16. sandy!! 😀
    maybe girls gone stoopid is more apt. i think the straight talk express has moved to the runaway train. it jumped the tracks a long time ago.
    i am glad that you weren’t driving when you heard that on the radio. you might have gone right off the road! 😮
    i think the problem is that too many people are running the rethug show. they are trying to pander to so many different factions, and when they make one happy, another one gets pissed off. in the meantime, they are losing independents like it’s going out of style. maybe they need to hire you as a consultant. your strategy is a helluva lot better than theirs! 😉