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Mccain’s Mean Streak

Posted in politics with tags , , , , on November 3, 2008 by alphabetfiend

I’ve been working on this post about McCain’s notorious temper for weeks, slogging through all the information on the subject. The problem being that there are so many stories but yet the issue has been under-reported. I guess reporters don’t know how to sit down at their desks and type up a story that involves a war hero calling his drug-addled wife a cunt. Even though there were supposedly reporters who witnessed the story first hand. I think this speaks to a larger older issue in our country. When it comes to domestic abuse, we’ve been taught to “stay out of it.” It’s as if a husband knocking his wife into a wall falls under some sort of marital privacy clause. The same is true for child abuse. We’ve been culturally conditioned to look the other way, to let families work out their issues within the family. But this man is running for president. If he’s temper-prone and anger-led that is likely to become our problem.

With so many of us goingto cast our vote tomorrow I have decided to publish this as-is. Though still a clunky draft, there is info in here that is worth seeing especially if you are still wavering.

John McCain called his wife Cindy a “cunt” in front of aides and reporters during a 1992 campaign stop. This event was witnessed by 3 reporters and two aides of John McCain, Doug Cole and Wes Gullett. The oft-whispered story is recounted in Cliff Schecter’s book The Real McCain: Why Conservatives Don’t Trust Him and Why Independents Shouldn’t:

Three reporters from Arizona, on the condition of anonymity, also let me in on another incident involving McCain’s intemperateness. In his 1992 Senate bid, McCain was joined on the campaign trail by his wife, Cindy, as well as campaign aide Doug Cole and consultant Wes Gullett. At one point, Cindy playfully twirled McCain’s hair and said, “You’re getting a little thin up there.” McCain’s face reddened, and he responded, “At least I don’t plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you cunt.” McCain’s excuse was that it had been a long day. If elected president of the United States, McCain would have many long days.

Marty Parrish, a baptist minister, was shook by the story of McCain’s unkindness towards his wife:

 “A guy who would call his wife a trollop and a c–t just because she had ruffled his hair in front of five guys is not only a jerk, but a dangerous hothead if he ever gets his finger on the button.”

So much so that he confronted John McCain during a townhall meeting:

“And since the mainstream media has decided to give McCain a free pass, I decided to stand up and, if they gave me an open mike, ask the question that the press refuses to touched. Our country is in a serious crisis after nearly eight years of Bush, and America appears to be oblivious to the danger this guy (McCain) poses to our country.

“There’s people here who don’t respect that kind of language, so I’ll move on to the next questioner in the back.”

This from the man whose called political foes a variety of names:

  1. “shitheads,”
  2. “assholes” 
  3. “a fucking jerk.”

Yet when he dismisses Parrish’s question for having inappropriate language, he is applauded by the “town hall.” It reminds me of going to the movies with my Grandpa. Gramps yanked us out of the theatre saying, “I don’t wanna hear no god-damned motherfuckin language like that, goddammit, on a nice fuckin Sunday afternoon with my goddamned little bastard grandkidsafter a nice sermon at church by that motherfucker cocksucker faggot of a pastor, he’s a butt-fucker, mark my words, and then you little heathens drag me to a movie with that kinda nasty nasty disgusting language. On a Sunday! Litte fuckers.” I tried to point out that the movie had only one f-you as compared to his foul tirade and I was a teenage bitch slut. That guy looks like he just stepped off a banana boat, yer fuckin him, I just know.  Awww. I get a little tear in my eye just remembering. (Despite his flaws, I still love my Grampa… but I wouldn’t vote for him for president! No matter how fun it might be to throw lavish parties at the White House.)

Kieth Dismore (Huffington Post) talked to Marty Parrish after he was escorted from McCain’s town hall meeting by Des Moines police and members of the Secret Service. He stood by his decision to question McCain’s “mental health.”

 We have a man whose temper can get the best of him. What I am worried about is his temper. Our country is in a serious crisis. This election is the most significant one since 1860. It appears America is asleep — so I stood up and asked the question.

I applaud Marty Parrish for having the courage to stand up and say “Hey! The Emperor is butt-ass naked!” We’ve all been discussing this issue of McCain’s mean-streak in hushed whispered tones as though it were town gossip and we’re naughty just for jabberin’. We see the emperor’s flaccid member and saggy butt cheeks and we shy away, embarrassed. But he’s the one who should be embarrassed. We’ve also given the man a free pass for all that he went through as a POW. If he’s nutty b/c of his military experience, I’m sorry and I feel for him but I don’t feel beholden to give him the keys to The White House. Many men lost limbs in Iraq but we didn’t give them Olympic medals. We gave the Olympic medals to the athletes who excelled at their respective sports.  McCain’s angry tirades and mean-spirited snarks go way back, long before he was a POW.

John McCain was nick-named “McNasty” by his fellow students in HIGHSCHOOL. While there was a category for “Most likely to become President” in their yearbook, McCain wasn’t even considered. He did place in the category of “Thinks He’s Hardest.”

“As a young man, I would respond aggressively and sometimes irresponsibly to anyone whom I perceived to have questioned my sense of honor and self-respect. Those responses often got me in a fair amount of trouble earlier in life.”

The Arizona senator acknowledged that some habits die hard — even if it’s been 50 years.

“In all candor, as an adult I’ve been known to forget occasionally the discretion expected of a person of my years and station when I believe I’ve been accorded a lack of respect I did not deserve,” McCain said.

(Nico Pitney as published in Huffington Post)

Ken Layne said on The Wonkette: “Even before he was a brain-damaged old psychopath, McCain was a mean, angry creep.”

In the Daily Beast, Michael Kinsley shares a worrisome story  about John McCain, as emailed to him by friend and colleague, Jeff Dearth (former publisher of the New Republic.) Apparently,  when Dearth and McCain attended a 2005 magazine industry conference at a casino hotel in Puerto Rico, Dearth was witness to McCain’s famous temper. Kinsley says of Dearth:

 “We went to junior high and high school together in Michigan. He would not make this up. Jeff Dearth is not an extreme partisan or an activist for either candidate. He supports Obama, in part because he is truly alarmed at the thought of the arrogant hothead he saw becoming president.” 

About that arrogant hothead: 

McCain’s game is craps. So is Jeff Dearth’s. Jeff was at the table when McCain showed up and happily made room for him. Apparently there is some kind of rule or tradition in craps that everyone’s hands are supposed to be above the table when the dice are about to be thrown. McCain—“very likely distracted by one of the many people who approached him that evening,” Jeff says charitably—apparently was violating this rule. A small middle-aged woman at the table, apparently a “regular,” reached out and pulled McCain’s arm away. I’ll let Jeff take over the story: “McCain immediately turned to the woman and said between clenched teeth: ‘DON’T TOUCH ME.’ The woman started to explain…McCain interrupted her: ‘DON’T TOUCH ME,’ he repeated viciously. The woman again tried to explain. ‘DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM? DO YOU KNOW WHO YOU’RE TALKING TO?’ McCain continued, his voice rising and his hands now raised in the ‘bring it on’ position. He was red-faced. By this time all the action at the table had stopped. I was completely shocked. McCain had totally lost it, and in the space of about ten seconds. ‘Sir, you must be courteous to the other players at the table,’ the pit boss said to McCain. “DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM? ASK ANYBODY AROUND HERE WHO I AM.”

This being Puerto Rico, the pit boss might not have known McCain. But the senator continued in full fury—“DO YOU KNOW WHO YOU’RE TALKING TO? DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?”—and crisis was avoided only when Jeff offered to change places and stand between McCain and the woman who had touched his arm.

Kinsley sums up his concern thusly:

What is bothersome about this story, if it’s true, is only partly the explosive anger. More, it’s the arrogance. At the craps table, who cares who he is? And there’s the recklessness of such a performance in a casino full of journalists (unless McCain absolutely couldn’t control himself, which is even scarier).

Scarier indeed. Not only does McCain have this “volcanic” temper we keep hearing about but he doesn’t much care who knows it. There’s that arrogance again. It’s as if McCain thinks that his military service/sacrifice ought to forgive any misbehavior. But McCain’s not the only one making excuses. 

  1. “is a fighter and has always been a fighter ” (McCain spokesman Dan Schnur, in 1999) Scott Thomsen
  2. “I’m not looking for someone who serves tea in white gloves. That’s not attractive in a president.” (State Superintendent Lisa Graham Keegan) Thomse

Knocking women into walls is not “positively passionate” or attractive in a president. Someone who can remain clear-headed and objective in times of crisis — that’s what we need.

Nick Juliano wrote (Raw Story)

So one can only imagine what would happen if McCain were to try to squeeze that temper into the tight confines of diplomacy.

 “Do I insult anybody or fly off the handle or anything like that? No, I don’t,” insisted McCain. There are many who beg to disagree.

I saw this is the comments section somewhere and I was glad to see it — finally someone else saying what I’ve been thinking. These behaviors are familiar to some of us and fit into a pattern that we recognize from our own families.

These disturbingreports about McCain’s temper makes me wonder if he has any domestic abuse in his history. Comingfrom an abusive family with terrible tempers I am extremely sensitive to people who behave this way and can not be around that level of anger without getting my stomach tied in knots. I guarantee that there is more to this story. It seems like many of the stories about his temper involve women. I’m surprised that nobody from his personal past has come forward. I love how calm and intelligent Obama is.

McCain said, ” If I lose my capacity for anger, then I shouldn’t be president of the United States.” Good. Then we are all in agreement.

McCain & Palin Hawk the GOP on QVC (SNL Nov 1)

Posted in politics, TV with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2008 by alphabetfiend

McCain wasn’t half bad on SNL (unlike Palin who was completely useless.) It’s just so close to election day and I’m so ready for it to be over. I’m so ready for a little Chocolate-Change in the White House. I’m ready for Tina Fey to be Tina Fey. And for Sarah Palin to hurry up and go away.

Fey deserves the fanfare from her wicked Palin imitation.

Fey deserves the fanfare from her wicked Palin imitation.

I did wonder though what must’ve been going through McCain’s mind when — in the skit — Sarah Palin, played by Fey, snuck off to sell herself in secret. How wierd for him to see that truth and just have to laugh through it. For some laughs of your own, see the QVC skit for yourself.

VOTE FOR OBAMA!!!!

Oh and if Tina Fey asks you for favors, sexual or otherwise, PONY UP. It’s the least we could do for that smart sexy bitch. If she wants to put a saddle on your back and ride you around the room, get on all fours and bray like a buckin’ bronco.

Debates: Penguin-McCain VS Batman-Obama. Too Funny! (video)

Posted in politics, TV with tags , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2008 by alphabetfiend

Have you seen this yet? Oh, it’s wonderful. I’d love to meet the geek boy who dug up this gem. You know he was chuckling to himself. I’m sure it was one of those light bulb moments that explode into pure delight. Ah, the superstrings of the cosmos. Or the predictability of the villain politician. Joseph Campbell would have some wisdom to add no doubt. Archetypes abound. No matter how you look at it, it’s awesome.

Batman! Who is he? Who is this acrobatic clown who somersaults around Gotham City in a rediculous costume? Will you think about that a moment, my friends? Whenever you see Batman, who’s he with? Criminals! That’s who! You look in the old newspapers — every picture shows him with crooks, thieves, hobnobbing with crooks. Where as my pictures show me always surrounded by whom? By the police! I am an associate of the law. 

WHO IS THAT BLACK MAN?!

Peggy Hill in Flint’s Palin Porn: hot XXX mess. (adult content)

Posted in Goof & Glamour, I Heart Funny Femmes, I like big butts & I can not lie, politics, Porn Stars are Peeple too, Republicans scare me, Sex & XXX, TV with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2008 by alphabetfiend

I told you that Larry Flint was making a Palin porn and then I told you that he’d pegged Peggy Hill to “play” Palin.  I thought for sure that Hank, being the King of his Hill, would never bite. Looks like I was wrong! I don’t know how Flint managed to talk The Hills into this, no doubt Peggy’s insatiable ego came into play. Peggy’s done porn before but only in foot fetish films. This is her first foray into full-spread freakdom. Fortunately (or maybe not) Peggy is familiar with her co-star: her father-in-law Cotton Hill was brilliantly cast as John McCain. 

The resemblance is uncanny! Pretty f#%kin' scary!

Palin & McCain are one hot ticket!

I may be biased. I’ve previously confessed a dirty cartoon fetish (which is pretty weird as I’m very often told that I resemble Betty Boop.) I think Flint’s new project is pure genius. There are plenty similarities beween The Hills family and McCain-Palin. Peggy is perfect as Palin! Absolutely. They both hear “dumbass” and retort with “Why, yes, I am a genius.”

Plus, Peggy has Palin’s homespun vernacular down.

Peggy’s porn star turn is doggone hot,  I tell you whut!

Peggy! We never knew!

Peggy! We never knew!

It’s nice to see Peggy released from her usual get-up. Green tank and skort begone! She took to her pink feather boa like a practiced XXX starlet and eased right into her role as pervy Repub Sarah Palin.
A change from her usual green shirt

Peggy Hill makes one hell of a pornstar!

Who knew Peggy Hill was such a nympho-licious nincompoop?
They don’t call her “The Boggle Champ” for nothin!!!! 
Hank has the heebies

Hank has the heebies

Hank had no idea what he was getting into when he volunteered to “man the tools.” 

Okay, I’ll come clean (if that’s possible) and point out the obvious — Peggy Hill is not actually the new star of Flint’s Palin porn, reportedly called Nailin Palin. The real Palin-player is Lisa Ann and she is not pixilated. Darn! Although I’m sure that the rest of you will find her a more suitable pornstar than Peggy Hill. But if, like me, you dig this toon version, then hop over to drawnsex.com to see more cartoon obscenity from the folks who brought you the above images of the Hills in compromising positions. The Hills aren’t the only toons those freaks at drawnsex.com have sullied. Seriously. You will never look at Snow White the same way again. Or maybe you will… if you have always imagined that her straining bodice becomes ferociously unloosed by horny dwarfs who then feast on her snow-white flesh.

Goof-speed, kinksters.

Sarah Palin: Her Stupidity Flows

Posted in politics with tags , , , , , , on October 12, 2008 by alphabetfiend

No Fey last night!

That ain’t right!

What were they thinking? It was the 33rd anniversary of SNL and people are watching again. The day begged for a killer episode but no.

Well, this oughta be good for a few sad giggles.

“What is there left to say? It’s an all you can eat dumb buffet.”

“Just because I can see the moon doesn’t make me an astronaut, you loon.”

“My Fellow Prisoners” McCain Addresses America

Posted in politics with tags , , , , , , on October 9, 2008 by alphabetfiend

Looks like the Straight Talk Express made another stop in Crazy Town. Choo choo!

John McCain made an eerie Freudian slip when he referred to the American people as “My Fellow Prisoners.”

How Telling!

RobotBoy wonders if “maybe that’s his post-traumatic stress kicking in.”

I find it interesting in light of his recent comment about always aspiring to be a dictator.

McCain in Bush’s Pocket, Playing Pool

Posted in Hooray for Choice!, Mythos, politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2008 by alphabetfiend
Is McCain Bush's Bitch?

Is McCain Bush's Bitch?

The Obama Campaign has claimed that John McCain has voted with President Bush 95% of the time and, according to the Congressional Quarterley’s assessment of McCain’s voting record, that’s a fact.  I can’t bear any more Bush. I’m bushed! So that 95% has me freaked. And apparently I’m not the only one. According to a USA Today/Gallup poll, two in three Americans are also freaking. We don’t want a W’s mini-me to take over. We’re concerned that McCain’s policies are Bush’s policies and that McCain is just running for a third Bush term. Almost half — 49% — of us are “very concerned” that McCain is more of the same. He is. We should be worried. McCain was once his own man. Maybe he was even a “maverick” as he wont to boast. He hasn’t always had his hand in the Dub’s unzipped fly. Once upon a time he even balked at Bush. But no more. As Juan Cole said, “Both at home and abroad, McCain appears intent on abandoning some of his most deeply cherished personal values, including his commitment to secular values and distaste for religious bigotry, in favor of catering to the great W. coalition of white evangelicals and security-obsessed conservatives. Like Bush, his mantras are war and belligerence abroad.”  Well, that’s worrisome. We don’t want war and belligerence. We don’t want a man who would abandon his values. McCain ran in 2000 as himself and lost. To Bush. This time he’s running as Bush.

Dr. Evil Squared

Dr. Evil Squared

See that, we’re obviously all bothered by the resemblance because while trolling for piks, I found that someone had photo shopped a Bush-McCain mini-me. Perfect for this post but otherwise, a sad state of affairs.In an article titled “Want more Bush? Elect McCain” Helen Thomas wrote

“Sen. John McCain is moving to the right. McCain also has gone out of his way to cozy up to President Bush after their bitter rift in the 2000 presidential campaign. McCain is a strong supporter of the invasion and occupation of Iraq and believes the number of U.S. troops there should be beefed up. He is against abortion rights and gun-control laws and believes students should be taught the religion-oriented “intelligent design” theory of creation as well as the theory of scientific evolution. With his “hail fellow well met” persona and tendency to jaw with the media and pundits in the back of the campaign bus, he has created the impression in some quarters that he is a “moderate.” Forget it. His voting record speaks for itself.”

America loves mythos. McCain’s “Maverick” moderate POW good-soldier-hero white-man thang is something we wanna to hang onto. Some of us just can’t give up the ghost. Meanwhile, McCain slipped into Bush’s shadow with surprising ease. The gap between the mythos of McCain and the political reality is ever widening. After McCain cancelled his appearance on The Late Show, Letterman said, “This is not the John McCain I know, by God. This doesn’t smell right. This is not the way a tested hero behaves. A hero. An honest to God hero, an American hero, maybe the only actual hero that I know. I’ve met the guy, I know the guy. So I’m more than a little disappointed by this behavior. ‘We’re suspending the campaign.’  Are we suspending the campaign because there’s an economic crisis or because the polls are sliding.” Like Letterman, Margaret Cho gave voice to McCain’s mythos and the ways that we struggle to hold on to it. Cho blogged, “I am not voting for McCain. I hope that is obvious. I am sick of every one saying – ‘He was a good soldier. He was a good soldier. Um yeah. He was captured. So he was not that good.” The facade is crumbling. If McCain doesn’t honor who he used to be (or claims to be) then why should we?

In an amazing beautifully written Salon article titled “John McCain is George Bush” Jaun Cole wrote,

“In July of 2004, Bush abruptly announced that he was looking into whether Iran played a role in the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S.  The whole fantastic set of allegations was immediately denied by Bush’s own intelligence officials. Hawkishness toward Iran was one way for Bush to take the focus off his failures in Iraq. Bush by his belligerence appealed to a combination of evangelical holy warriors and so-called national-security conservatives, and McCain seems poised to move in the same direction. Echoing Bush’s fear-mongering about the Islamic world, which by August 2006, two years after his reelection, regularly included references to so-called Islamic fascism, McCain maintains that the “transcendent” challenge facing the United States in 2008 is “radical Islamic extremism.” McCain alleges that “al-Qaida in Iraq” will “follow us home” if the U.S. withdraws from that country. McCain takes this line even though most Muslim countries are close allies of the United States and Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida has been revealed to be a small fringe, now in disarray. McCain himself has joked about bombing Iran, to the tune of an old Beach Boys song.”

Remember that? Are you down with that? Do you want that in The White House? Do we want McCain’s insensitive, impulsive, petty finger on the button. Bush’s war has been a catastrophe. We can’t afford another war-monger. Especially one who, by his own admission, has always aspired to be a dictator and who thinks we should occupy Irag for the next 100 years.

Bush’s signature project has been the war in Iraq, which he has managed like a veteran Las Vegas magician, with a misdirection and legerdemain that can make a whole elephant disappear. Despite nearly 4,000 U.S. soldiers killed, 30,000 wounded, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis killed, millions displaced internally and abroad, the creation of a new and serious terrorism problem, high fuel costs at home, and the entire lack of any obvious benefit from the whole endeavor to the American people, more than 40 percent of Americans now say the U.S. is making progress in establishing civil order in that country. McCain went to the same David Coppersmith School of Prestidigitation as Bush. He says he is dedicated to nothing less than complete military victory in Iraq and the maintenance of bases in that country for as much as a century, and his audiences do not appear to break out in derisive laughter. (Juan Cole)

Ha ha he he ha ha heeee ha ha hee hee ho ho. he he he. Snort. snort. Sob sob sob. boo boo hoo. boo! boo!

Surely lack of health insurance for tens of millions, loss of good jobs, blighted cities like Detroit and New Orleans, and erosion of key civil liberties are a more “transcendent challenge” than the activities of small cultlike groups that are finding it harder and harder to operate on the soil of Middle Eastern and European allies of the U.S. But that’s not to say that McCain isn’t pushing a domestic agenda as well. McCain does have a domestic agenda. It’s George Bush’s. If he is elected, it will be “Groundhog Day,” the Bill Murray film about a character doomed to live through the same day over and over again. (Juan Cole)

Nooooooo! I hated that movie! I hated that President! I’m with Homer Simpson — it is time for a change, Homey.

Holy Suffering, BushMan!

Holy Suffering, BushMan!

Can you and your friends tell the difference between George Bush and John McCain? Take the Bush-McCain challenge!

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