As much as I hate to contribute to it by writing about it, I’m always interested when Joe the Plumber manages to extend his 15 minutes of fame– even if only for a millisecond. How on earth does he do it?! Well this new JTP blip on the media screen is fairly hilarious. Thank you WashPo’s The Sleuth for the important news! Joe recently spoke at the Media Research Center’s “DisHonors Awards”. I know you’re DYING to know what that is; it sounds gripping! Apparently all the people who hate democracy get in one room to slam the liberal media. Doesn’t that sound fun? Umm…boooooooring. So good old Joe the Plumber/Journalist gets up there to accept some bogus award about really sticking it to the socialists. Naturally, the neocons are clapping for this pure paradigm. He eloquently expresses his humble appreciation:
“God, all this love and everything in the room – I’m horny,” declared Joe, whose real name is Samuel Wurzelbacher.
And cue the chirping crickets. Rawr?
When you get that special feeling, Joe, you should just go on home, slip into something more comfortable (but really, is there anything more comfortable than the JTP flannel shirt? I don’t think so!), light some cheap smelling candles, pour yourself a fine glass of boxed wine and run a nice bubbly wubbly bubble bath for yourself. But for the love of all things holy and sacred, DO NOT tell your sexually oppressed conservative friends how you feel!
I was going to go off on a HUGE multiple-paragraph tangent about the so-called liberal media but I’m going to keep this as short as possible…aka one paragraph. Guess what, folks? The liberal media smear is spin concocted to protect the Bush Administration and its followers from the press. By turning the American people against the press, the news stories– which contained the truth — were seen as biased and became irrelevant. But reporting on the horrors of war and unveiling the lies of the government is not liberal bias, it’s the job of the press. Take Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann out of the equation now, please, because they have equal and opposite forces named O’Reilly and Hannity. We’re talking about the journalists whose names you do not know. There is an unspoken vow among journalists to bring the truth to the people– a sort of Hippocratic Oath, if you will. Challenging and questioning a president, Congress, the government, or taking on the rest of the media? That is their function in society. If the media were so liberal, we would have had a Democratic president years ago. Trust me. I’m appalled that the liberal media excuse and tactic is still being used and people are still buying it. (McCain lost. Sarah Palin sucked. Get over it. It was their fault.) Now that Obama is president, the press will do its job to report everything that goes on. In fact, Obama seems to be losing the media fight when it comes to selling his economic plan, is he not? Not so liberal afterall…And I’m spent!
Now back to the important stuff. A most appropriate music video in honor of JTP:
And one last uber-serious thought: Has Akon ever sang about something other than sexytime?
[Posted by Kathleen]
live blogging the vice presidential showdown.
9:01 – Hi Gwen! Looking foxy in teal. We get it, we get it. Let’s just get to it.
9:03 – Ooooh the bail out. Joe is on message. YESSSSSS. I’m mesmerized by the chart at the bottom of the screen. The positives soared for Sen. Biden. Oh, here goes Sarah talking about parents at a soccer game. Do you have kids? I had no idea! But I thought you were hockey mom? GET YOUR STORY STRAIGHT, LADY. Both candidates went to bat for the top of the ticket right away. Not surprising.
9:08 – She whipped out the maverick card. “Git down, to gitting business done.” Ugh. She threw in the “all due respect” line, which we all means with no respect at all. I don’t think that inferring Biden’s been in the Senate for too long is a good approach, Sarah. Have you met John McCain? And stop trying to steal the term change from the Change Master.
9:14 – She’s not going to answer the questions the way the moderator wants? If I were Gwen, I would have given her an eye roll and snapped my fingers in her face. Straight talk, Sarah? Answer the straight questions. I’ve got a question for you. Did dinosaurs and humans exist at the same time? But we digress.
9:17 – Sarah, government isn’t the problem. YOU are the problem with government.
9:21 – Biden made a funny about the bridge to nowhere! And a great rebuttal about the health care system.
9:29 – Yawn. I want to see them take the gloves off. Maybe I’ll make myself a glass of chocolate milk.
9:30 – Oh goody! CLIMATE CHANGE. Well at least she acknowledges that it exists. Biden corrects his coal gaffe of last week. Thatta boy, stick it to them.
9:35 – Palin says the word “rape” and the ticker is showing a drop in favorability among women.
9:41 – Biden is hitting this war question out of the park. I cannot believe that she just called Barack’s plan a “white flag of surrender”. The fact that both of these candidates have children in the military and in the Middle East is huge. It prevents cheap shots, for sure. I’m staring at Palin’s potentially tatooed lip liner. I’m kind of freaked out.
9:49 – Ever notice that sometimes Sarah Palin sounds like a leprechaun? Where is she from again?
9:54 – Yawning again. But wait! A question about the Bush administration. STOP GIVING THE CAMERA SEX EYES PALIN.
9:56 – Every time Biden said “George Bush’s”, I chuckled. It sounded like George Bushish. Which, in my mind, was twisted to George Bushit. Teehee.
10:02 – Come on guys, get spicy. But right now, Biden talking about helping Darfur is really inspiring. He’s showing that he really knows what he’s talking about with foreign policy. This guy knows what’s going on. I wonder if Sarah Palin could point out Darfur on a map? Stop talking about Alaska. Nobody cares.
10:07 – My friend just said Palin is really into these “mom pep talks”. Well put, sir. Mom pep talks are not what we need though. We need ideas. We need someone who understands what’s going on. Someone that reads the newspaper, perhaps.
10:17 – Defending Dick Cheney is not a strong position for Sarah Palin.
10:21 – Did Biden just choke up a bit while talking about being a single parent? Awwww! Make fun of him for running his mouth all you want, but this guy is genuine.
10:24 – Biden just nailed the Maverick thing. He pointed out everything that John McCain has voted against. That’s not being a maverick. And he tied it back to the issues talked about at the kitchen table, just like Palin was talking about. BRILLIANT.
10:29 – Palin’s closing statements. Blah blah blah, Ronald Reagan, blah blah blah, her family.
10:31 – Biden reclaims the word “change” for Obama. I’m feeling good. God bless America.
10:40 – Naturally I want to call this for Biden. And I think issues wise, he won. He was is the better debater. And I could tell he was holding himself back from the zingers that he’s so good at. (On Rudy Guiliani: “There’s only three things he mentions in a sentence — a noun, a verb, and 9/11.”) I sort of wish he had let her have it a little bit more.
But here’s the thing about Palin– she didn’t have any egregious gaffes, which is what we were all wishing for. Except calingl a U.S. General by the wrong name…and some other minor stuff. Anyway, the standard was so low for her that all she really had to do was give an answer, use folksy language and bat her eyes. I wonder what would have happened if she had been forced to do more follow up questions. She was well-rehearsed, and it showed. She was, after all, in beauty pageants. Except that she isn’t really looking for world peace.
What do you think?
[Posted by Kathleen]
Filed under blogging, celebrities, news, politics, pop culture, random, thoughts, TV, Uncategorized
Tagged as barack obama, general mcclellan, joe biden debate, joe biden vs. sarah palin, john mccain, live blogging, live blogging the vice presidential debate, palin biden debate, palin debate time, palin debate what time, sarah palin debate, tv guide, vice presidential debate, vice presidential debate 2008, vice presidential debate schedule, vice presidential debate tv, vp debate, vp debate blog, vp debate chat, vp debate commentary, vp debate live, vp debate live blog, vp debate schedule, vp debate time, what time is the palin debate, what time is the vp debate, who won the vice presidential debate