Archive for the ‘video’ Category

Obama, Go Vote! Joe Biden, Vice President!
October 28, 2008

If you haven’t had a chance to see this yet, these are Italian gondoliers for Obama:

And Part 2 (this time, with Americans!):

The election is only a week away. OBAMA. OBAMA. OBAMA.

–S

Watch Politicians Crack Jokes!
October 17, 2008

With the election looming a mere 17 days away (OBAMA! OBAMA!), the candidates got together last night at the Al Smith dinner to crack jokes about each other and politics. They’re both very funny. Case in point: Obama:


There’s a Jesus joke in there. And a superman one. Oh my.

And, of course, McCain:

–S

WTF Is Wrong With Toy Manufacturers?!
September 30, 2008

K and I agree that the following commercial (originally viewed by us on FailBlog, of course) is among the weirdest and most distburing commercials we’ve ever seen. And we grew up in the 80’s and 90’s, kids.

(Warning: Slightly explicit. That’s right. It’s a children’s toy, and it’s kinda explicit!)

What. The. FUCK?!

–S

That Ain’t Mouthwash, Y’all
September 18, 2008

Gawker called the following ad (from Belgium), “perhaps the single best piece of televised sex ed [they’ve] ever seen.” I find myself agreeing with them. Great ad, great message.

And for the worrywarts, it is NOT EXPLICIT.

–S

Breakin’ For Jesus
September 18, 2008

It is with true regret that I tell you that I cannot embed this video on my blog for glorious and easy viewing. Instead, you will have to CLICK THIS LINK to get to the The Way International Chruch (of Ohio)’s website to view the amazing, jaw-dropping, and inspiring dance moves of fundamentalist Christians.

That’s right. These girls (and guy) are breakin’ for Jesus. And that’s not a joke, or a euphamism.

Seriously? This is awesome.

CLICK! CLICK!

Oh, and if you wait for the dance breat about 3/4 of the way through, you will not be disappointed.

–S

This Will Stay With Me Forever
September 17, 2008

Sorry, kids! (All, like, 3 of you). S was out yesterday because she got a really, really bad cold. So bad she thought it was something more serious. So while she sat at home and slept and sneezed and coughed and hovered above cups of steaming tea so that she could just breathe through her nose already, god!!, K sat at work and sent her this:

She doesn’t know where he found it, or why he found it, or why he sent it to her, other than it is the weirdest, creepiest thing either of them has ever seen on the internets.

Also, the song is stuck in her head now.

And she can see the video behind her eyes.

She expects some lovely fever dreams tonight.

–S

K Knows Me, and Knows Me Well
September 10, 2008

–S

SARAH PALIN LIES. (And so does McCain).
September 4, 2008

God bless the Associated Press. Today, they released a run down of all the lies Sarah Palin told in her speech last night at the RNC in which she accepted the VP nomination.

You can click that link to read it, but I thought to bore reproduction here:

PALIN: “I have protected the taxpayers by vetoing wasteful spending … and championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress. I told the Congress ‘thanks but no thanks’ for that Bridge to Nowhere.”

THE FACTS: As mayor of Wasilla, Palin hired a lobbyist and traveled to Washington annually to support earmarks for the town totaling $27 million. In her two years as governor, Alaska has requested nearly $750 million in special federal spending, by far the largest per-capita request in the nation. While Palin notes she rejected plans to build a $398 million bridge from Ketchikan to an island with 50 residents and an airport, that opposition came only after the plan was ridiculed nationally as a “bridge to nowhere.”

PALIN: “There is much to like and admire about our opponent. But listening to him speak, it’s easy to forget that this is a man who has authored two memoirs but not a single major law or reform — not even in the state senate.”

THE FACTS: Compared to McCain and his two decades in the Senate, Obama does have a more meager record. But he has worked with Republicans to pass legislation that expanded efforts to intercept illegal shipments of weapons of mass destruction and to help destroy conventional weapons stockpiles. The legislation became law last year. To demean that accomplishment would be to also demean the work of Republican Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana, a respected foreign policy voice in the Senate. In Illinois, he was the leader on two big, contentious measures in Illinois: studying racial profiling by police and requiring recordings of interrogations in potential death penalty cases. He also successfully co-sponsored major ethics reform legislation.

PALIN: “The Democratic nominee for president supports plans to raise income taxes, raise payroll taxes, raise investment income taxes, raise the death tax, raise business taxes, and increase the tax burden on the American people by hundreds of billions of dollars.”

THE FACTS: The Tax Policy Center, a think tank run jointly by the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute, concluded that Obama’s plan would increase after-tax income for middle-income taxpayers by about 5 percent by 2012, or nearly $2,200 annually. McCain’s plan, which cuts taxes across all income levels, would raise after tax-income for middle-income taxpayers by 3 percent, the center concluded.

Obama would provide $80 billion in tax breaks, mainly for poor workers and the elderly, including tripling the Earned Income Tax Credit for minimum-wage workers and higher credits for larger families.

He also would raise income taxes, capital gains and dividend taxes on the wealthiest. He would raise payroll taxes on taxpayers with incomes above $250,000, and he would raise corporate taxes. Small businesses that make more than $250,000 a year would see taxes rise.

MCCAIN: “She’s been governor of our largest state, in charge of 20 percent of America’s energy supply … She’s responsible for 20 percent of the nation’s energy supply. I’m entertained by the comparison and I hope we can keep making that comparison that running a political campaign is somehow comparable to being the executive of the largest state in America,” he said in an interview with ABC News’ Charles Gibson.

THE FACTS: McCain’s phrasing exaggerates both claims. Palin is governor of a state that ranks second nationally in crude oil production, but she’s no more “responsible” for that resource than President Bush was when he was governor of Texas, another oil-producing state. In fact, her primary power is the ability to tax oil, which she did in concert with the Alaska Legislature. And where Alaska is the largest state in America, McCain could as easily have called it the 47th largest state — by population.

MCCAIN: “She’s the commander of the Alaska National Guard. … She has been in charge, and she has had national security as one of her primary responsibilities,” he said on ABC.

THE FACTS: While governors are in charge of their state guard units, that authority ends whenever those units are called to actual military service. When guard units are deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, for example, they assume those duties under “federal status,” which means they report to the Defense Department, not their governors. Alaska’s national guard units have a total of about 4,200 personnel, among the smallest of state guard organizations.

FORMER ARKANSAS GOV. MIKE HUCKABEE: Palin “got more votes running for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska than Joe Biden got running for president of the United States.”

THE FACTS: A whopper. Palin got 616 votes in the 1996 mayor’s election, and got 909 in her 1999 re-election race, for a total of 1,525. Biden dropped out of the race after the Iowa caucuses, but he still got 76,165 votes in 23 states and the District of Columbia where he was on the ballot during the 2008 presidential primaries.

FORMER MASSACHUSETTS GOV. MITT ROMNEY: “We need change, all right — change from a liberal Washington to a conservative Washington! We have a prescription for every American who wants change in Washington — throw out the big-government liberals, and elect John McCain and Sarah Palin.”

THE FACTS: A Back-to-the-Future moment. George W. Bush, a conservative Republican, has been president for nearly eight years. And until last year, Republicans controlled Congress. Only since January 2007 have Democrats have been in charge of the House and Senate.

It’s important to remember that the Republicans are trying to win re-election after 8 years of misery and failure. They have no leg to stand on based on their track record since taking over Congress in ’96 — every promise they made they have broken, every improvement they mentioned in their heartless rhetoric they have failed to deliver. They are nothing but bluster, bluster that has lost its way, that has given in to a ridiculous, extremist, and illogical ideology. I like Republicans because they, as a party, used to provide an alternative way of thinking to my party of choice, the Democrats. In the past it was arguments about small government vs. big government, states’ power to govern vs. the reach of the federal. It was talk about economics and spending. Now it’s rhetoric, rhetoric as toxic and poisonous as anything coming from the extremists in the Middle East. It’s unjustifiable wars, and permanent majorities. Do you know what a permanent majority is? A dictatorship. Do you know who did a great job of establishing a permanent majority? HITLER.

So the Republicans have to lie. They can’t tell the truth about the disaster of their party (and my heart goes out to you, the millions of Republicans who are not vitriolic ideologues, who are as ashamed of their own party for its disgrace as those of us on the other side are appalled; you will get your party back, you will), they can’t tell you the truth about their Bush-continuing policies, so they have to LIE to you about what OUR side wants to do. They lie to you about who we are, what we want, what we will do, who we care about.

But don’t believe those lies. Above you see the lies Sarah Palin told last night. Below are two YouTube videos that dissect that appalling, egregious LIES that McCain has been filling his campaign commercials with.

Eight years of liars running the country have landed us in this sinkhole we’re in. The choice is ours now: Do we let them dig us deeper? Or do we vote for a change and start, finally, building a ladder towards the light?

–S

Hi There, Moonie!
August 14, 2008

This is a rare moment of down-time for me. The overtime hours are piling up for K and I both. But in this moment, I present to you: A weird debate fight with a mooning professor. Enjoy!

–S

Look, I Never Intended To Like Rachel Zoe…
August 6, 2008

Ok, so Rachel Zoe is kinda annoying and weird, right? I mean, she’s anorexically thin, tanned to a fine leather, weirdly wrinkly for her age, and has thrust upon us some of the more annoying fashion trends of the last 7 or so years. But here’s the thing. She filmed a reality show for Bravo. And some of it leaked. You can watch 21 minutes of leakage HERE. And at the end of it, I challenge you not to agree:

She actually seems kinda… cool.

Or maybe really cool. And she certainly does keep a lot of awesome clothes around. And I love clothes. And I love to shop. So maybe we have more in common than I thought.

But the thing of it is, she seems like a reasonable and nice person who genuinely loves what she does. And she doesn’t even treat her staff like crap!

Dammit, Rachel Zoe. We were s’pposed to remain enemies forever!

–S