Saturday, December 13, 2008

Pundit-of-the-Month (January) Contest

Name the next person sworn in as Senator from Illinois!Same rules as before!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Pundit-of-the-Month (December) Contest

Who will replace HRC as NY Senator?

One winner only: First one who names the winning candidate, wins the prize!
Addition (5-Dec-08):

That would be perfect!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Forecasting No. 44's Cabinet

Predict Members of the Cabinet nominated by the 44th President of the United States.

It's time for another pundit-of-the-month contest.

Here are the rules.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Change We Must

When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
~~Jonathan Swift

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Powell Endorses Obama

"I think he is a transformational figure coming into the world stage and for that reason I'll be voting for Barack Obama"

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Who's Your Running Mate?

Click to enlarge!

Friday, October 17, 2008

News Flash!

Barrack Obama
Admits He’s Pals With
William Ayers,
Vows to Have Ex-Terrorist
Serve America by Bombing
Wall Street!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Pundit of the Month # 2

The Rules:

Nominate/predict/guesstimate up to 19 Members of POTUS #44's Cabinet. Just name the names. You do not have to identify which Department each will head. If your selections are nominated by POTUS #44 to fill some of the following positions, you will score the designated number of points. The Departments are listed in order of the number points to be awards:
5-State = Clinton
5-Defense = Gates
5-Attorney General = Holder
5-Treasury = Geithner
4-Director of National Security = Jones
4-President's Chief-of-Staff = Emanuel
3-Ambassador to the United Nations = Rice
3-Homeland Security = Napolitano
3-Environmental Protection Agency
2-Veterans Affairs
2-Commerce = Richardson
1-Housing and Urban Development,
1-Health and Human Services = Daschle
Therefore if you happen to name the all people selected for these 19 positions (in whatever combination) you would score 53 points.

Here are some additional technical rules:
  1. This is open to all who have a registered blogging name. OpenID's are permitted; anonymous nominations are not.
  2. Nominating ballots can be either public or secret: they can be publicly submitted in comments below, or secretly submitted to me by email. (The subject line should be Cabinet Nominations'.)
  3. Nominating ballots can be amended, but they have to be re-submitted in full. The last one submitted will be your official entry.
  4. In the event of a tie, the entry with the earlier date, wins.
  5. The deadline will be midnight, November 5th, 2008.
  6. Contest will be scored as soon as POTUS #44 has nominated someone to each of the 16 posts or 30 November, whichever comes first.
  7. Winner's name will be posted on this blog in perpetuity for Forever Bragging Rights. His blog will also be linked. (Note: The first Blogger-of-the-Month is posted in the upper right-hand corner.)
  8. Blog Administrator will be the final arbiter, judge, and appellate judge over this contest.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Dave Letterman, King-Maker

Letterman-McCain feud enters second hilarious day

Let's see how far Dave is willing to take this. Judging from his remarks last night, this could go on for a while. Letterman, last night:
Here's how it works. You don't come to see me? You don't come to see me? Well, we might not see you on Inauguration Day.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Suspend the Elections

Memo from McCain to Obama:

A McCain campaign spokesperson had the following statement on wanting to suspend the elections:
We are formally asking the Obama campaign if it is OK to get Bush to temporarily suspend the elections.

It will just be until John McCain is ready to start a running a real campaign.
  • At first we thought rigor mortis was setting in.
  • His doe has been caught in the headlights from the recent economic news.
  • Palin nearly shot him.
  • Did we mention McCain was a POW?
  • This is a time for Democrats and Republicans to come together and put the country first!
  • What else?

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Speaking in Tongues

Bipartisan Memo

Subject: Upcoming Election

There are fewer than two months until the election, an election that will decide the next President of the United States. The person elected will be the president of all Americans, not just the Democrats or the Republicans.

To show our solidarity as Americans, let's all get together and show our support for the candidate of our choice. It's time that we all came together, Democrats and Republicans alike.

If you plan to vote for Barack Obama, please drive with your headlights on during the day.

If you plan to vote for John McCain, please drive with your headlights off at night!!!!!!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Even John McCain Can't Say What Sarah Palin Brings to the Table

In the area of national security:
In an interview done by a local reporter in Maine on free TV, John McCain couldn't even give one example of Sara Palin's experience on foreign affairs, and looks foolish as a result.

How does one qualify the unqualified?

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

It's Game Time, Obama!

It's time to get down, get dirty, and roll in the mud. Presidential politics is not bean bags, it's a blood sport. Any thing goes. It's not a question of the size of the bitch, but the size of the fight in the bitch. Who wants this more? Barack or the Babe? Get mean and nasty, Barack.

Just in case anyone doesn't get my point, I voted yes in this poll!

Flip... Flop... Lies... Greed...

McCain and Palin's Top 20
Lies, Myths and Flip-Flops

An on-target Alternet article so you have some talking points for the Rabid Right. For example:

Agents of change? Symbols of feminism? A roundup of these and other ridiculous tall tales coming from McCain's increasingly desperate campaign.
  • According to a study cited by the Huffington Post, John McCain voted in keeping with the president's positions 100 percent of the time in 2008 and 95 percent in 2007.
  • As Politico points out, Palin did put the Alaska-owned plane on eBay. But she failed to sell it. Instead, the state had to go through a private broker to unload the jet and ended up losing money in the transaction.
  • In 1999, McCain made conservatives very unhappy by supporting a moratorium on offshore drilling... McCain can't afford to make conservatives unhappy anymore; his campaign now depends on the rapturous love of a conservative base that is still suspicious of him from when he used to take intelligent positions. So he switched his position on offshore drilling.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Can we afford to lose Biden as VP

According to Project Vote Smart... his record speaks for itself. Any comments from my bumpy colleagues?

Note: The VP debate will occur on 10/02/08. I wonder if our "October Surprise" will be McCon dumping Palin. One can hope.

With Apologies to South Park

Well, McCon's nominee's a bitch, she's a big nasty bitch,
she's the biggest bitch in the whole wide world,
she's a stupid bitch if there ever was a bitch,
she's a bitch to all the boys and girls.

Monday she's a bitch, on Tuesday she's a bitch,
and Wednesday to Saturday she's a bitch,
then on Sunday just to be different she's a
super right-wing fundamentalist be-atch.

Have you ever seen that Palin bitch?
she's the biggest bitch in the whole wide world,
she's a mean old bitch and she has stupid hair,
she's a bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch,

bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch cause-a
she's a stupid bitch,
Palin's a bitch and just a dirty bitch,
Palin is a stinky bitch-ah.

Putrid Palin

Oh Boy! Let's Invade Russia. She doesn't want a cold war, she wants to "bomb, bomb, bomb" the Russians.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Predict The Next Addition to the Republican Presidential Ticket!

The Contest for Pundit of the Month is now open!

The Republican ticket is shaky - at both Presidential and Vice-Presidential ends - leaking at both orifices, you could say!

Pick the next change to this ticket and you win our Pundit-of-the-Month Award!

First come, first serve! One to a customer. Not twosies or threesies! As soon as you place your bet, no one else can take it from you, unless you change your bet of course.

Contest closes when I say it closes!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Oh - There's Something About Those Old-Time Republican "Family" Values

Not to mention that unique GOP sense of humor!

This was Chelsea Clinton in 1998:

This is what John McCain said about a teen-aged girl in 1998:

Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly? Because her father is Janet Reno.

That was only ten years ago. When is this old man going to grow up?

Friday, August 29, 2008

McCain's Vice-Presidential Selection Was Predicted!

by our own GetaLife-ReadUrNews!

GAL-RUN selected Sarah Palin from Alaska and thus becomes the winner of Speed Bump's first Pundit-of-the-Month Award to be posted on our side bar until another is selected! Congratulations, Pundit-Extraordinaire!

Suggestions for the next Pundit contest will be welcome in comment section below:

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008


On Biden's name, you can link to his voting record

Will the real terrorists stop?

Interior Ministry: US Airstrikes Kill 76 Afghan Civilians

Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry released a statement regarding the incident. In it they announced that 76 people, all civilians, had actually been killed in the strike. Among those killed were seven men, 19 women, and 50 children under the age of 15. The Independent quotes council member Saeed Sharif as saying the victims “were attending a holy Koran recitation” when the bombing began.

At what cost...?

Listed by:

  • Month
  • Before April 30, 2003
  • May 1st, 2003 and After
  • By Type of Injury
  • By State
From Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

In a departure from tradition, the Bush Administration has banned photographs of the flag-draped coffins of fallen troops returning from Iraq, citing concerns about the families' privacy. This controversial decision came under scrutiny when photos taken by a cargo worker in Kuwait were published in the Seattle Times.

You can see the photos at Honor the Fallen main page and the gallery.

A Hand to Iraq from Iran

BAQUBA, Aug 7 (IPS) The crisis over electricity failure grows as summer temperatures climb and a drought plagues Iraq. It is a crisis Iran is using to help Iraqis where the U.S. has failed.

But bad as it is, the situation has been improving over the past four months – with Iran's assistance. The Bush administration and western companies like Bechtel have failed to deliver on promises to improve infrastructure.

Dahr Jamail's MidEast Dispatches