Sometimes you do need a weatherman…

So along some word that the McCain campaign cancelled a fund-raiser in Miami. The reason?  A tropical storm/hurricane was heading towards the mainland, with the storm tracking right up the middle of the appendage known as Florida. Now the thing with hurricanes and tropical storms is that they generally form far out in the ocean, so you generally know they’re likely to be heading for land a couple of days ahead of time. The folks at McCain central, it seems, don’t know how to check a weather forecast.

You may recall back when Barack Obama was trekking his way across the Middle East and Europe, the McCainiacs thought that having ol’ Johnnie Boy helicopiter out to an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico would be a good photo op that might knock Barry off the front the pages. That trip, of course, had to be cancelled because — wait for it — there was a tropical storm, possibly hurricane, coming in.

John McCain has been running around claiming how much better prepared he would have been, as President, than Bush was for Hurricane Katrina. (Of course, he didn’t say much at the time; this was the usual 20-20 hindsight talking). You wonder, since he can’t seem to see a hurricane coming.

Maybe he can ask Barack to check his blackberry for a weather forecast.

Surge this, Lieberman!

One of the things that bugs me most of the present Administration (besides being, you know, totally incompetent at just about everything except funneling money to their big-business friends) is their total disdain for the Constitution and just about everything good that this country has stood for during its history. I find it funny that the Right so often hurls the “you hate America!” charge at the Left, when they are actually the ones who seem to despise everything about this country. So there was Joe Lieberman, sitting next to John Kerry on Meet The Press. (I guess he was taking a break from being McCaniac’s Jimeny Crickett, whispering corrections in McCain’s ear like Nancy used to do when Ronnie would make some stupid statement.) Continue reading

Roll Call!

So Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have reached an agreement to place Hillary’s name into nomination for President. To which I say, “Great!” Now, I’m not old enough to be considered one of those “wrinkly old White dudes” (as Paris Hilton, who’s undergoing her own rehabilitiation, showing that she not only has a sense of humor about herself, but actually sounds more sensible than some of the pols!). But I do remember when networks used to cover the quadrennial conventions gavel-to-gavel. You know, back when we actually thought that the airwaves belong to The People, and the broadcasters had an obligation to actually provide a public service in exchange for making truckloads of money off said public airwaves. One of the exciting things about those conventions was watching the roll call of the states. Continue reading