10.28.2008

halloween countdown #4:

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Blogger BBC said...

Pretty fucking funny, the ending was great and unexpected. But it could have been as repucks also.

7:08 PM  
Blogger A.B. said...

ahahahahahaha - would you believe The Mister just played that for me a few weeks ago? I love old Hope movies, he never missed a shot. I had a chance to see him when he was stood took under a white light, wearing a navy blue suit and was STILL making jokes about dems.

7:23 PM  
Blogger TROLL said...

I LOVE BOB HOPE!

8:04 PM  
Blogger K9 said...

bbc: no it couldnt have. youd have to write a different script for them. grherha

a.b.: did bob hope actually say that? i thought it was dubbed in! i guess a lot of people have seen this already - its so seasonally correct.

troll: me too!

8:11 PM  
Blogger Mayden' s Voyage said...

Oh- lol! Loved it. It's time to go to sleep now- but I had to comment. There are a few people I'm going to send that clip to :)

Ditto loving Bob Hope :)

8:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

California has begun early voting already as well as mail-in balloting. The number of people who have gone in to vote in person has been extensive. The results so far prove what we had always suspected. The polls are being proven as totally unreliable. Although the results of early balloting have not been disclosed,of course,how many Republicans and how many Democrats have voted has been revealed.

The results are simply shocking. The polls showed Barack Obama with an 18 point lead in California just a few days ago. The results thus far are the complete opposite. In the most liberal state in the entire country,the results are that 99,000 Republicans have voted and 96,000 Democrats voted. In the mail-in balloting the results so far are that 9,000 Democrats sent in their ballots and that 5,000 Republicans did so. So with nearly 210,000 people having voted,the Democrats have only a 1,000 vote advantage !

If we take the liberty of assuming that all Republicans will vote for John McCain and all Democrats will vote for Obama,then the race is incredibly close. I'm sure that Obama will eventually win in California,but if he is struggling here after he pushed so hard for early voting,then he will lose the election ! Everybody thought he would win California in a landslide,but so far anyway,it's very tight. That means that in the less liberal states he is in real trouble.

Ignore the pundits. Forget the polls. Get out there and vote for John McCain. The results in California show the wisdom of Yogi Berra who said, "It's not over until it's over."

11:15 PM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

Heh..velly funny.

Pup, Ya knows Aunty's rules on decent language so I cain't post this on mah porches --but, since youse a slacker in the decent speech category, ah, tho I loves ya!-- then YOU can run this real good one (watch it all the way to Porky Pig) :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=491_5WxfcgI&eurl

12:01 AM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

"Obama be thy name" on BACK Porch.

12:09 AM  
Blogger foam said...

pretty darn funny .. :)

2:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I laughed the laugh of the desperate following the viewing of your video. I do believe you will be rewarded for the good fight. I believe the polls are just plain wrong. I think millions of people are resolved to stand in line as long as necessary to vote for securing America spiritually, economically, judicially,militarily, and to wisely re-direct our agricultural and energy resources. That could never be Obama. While many people would't choose John McCain as their first choice, he becomes their first choice because Obama is the horror choice. I hope none of your readers are feeling so defeated they will be too despairing to vote. I will be closing my small American business for the day in order to vote and then I will spend the remainder of the day as a volunteer picking up others to get them to the voting booths. In between trips I will be on my knees praying for my country. Don't let the main stream media market Obama into the White House! Vote!

4:04 AM  
Blogger K9 said...

mayden: its cute isn't it! ;-)

anonymous: thanks for the pump up. i hope you are right. you gotta factor in all the ACORN votes though.

aunty: what are you saying? ive got a foul mouth? remember, K9 says this stuff, not me. me? im a tender daffodil that sings with bluebirds in the meadow. grheha okay i will look at porky's video. i mean, iffin you want me to do your dirty work an all. grrrherhahahaha

foamy: im glad you thought so ;-)

anonymous: youre my hero. thanks for these awesome comments.

6:14 AM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

Now now Pup...it were the PUP/K9 I'se addressin', not that Chicory Daffodilly. I know Dovey doan have no foul mouf, jes' loud mouf..hahahahaha.

Youse gonna love that Porky Pig.

7:19 AM  
Blogger /t. said...

grrherhaha!

/t.

7:23 AM  
Blogger moi said...

Love Bob Hope. He had mucho charm and class.

7:38 AM  
Blogger A.B. said...

Anonymous? You made me tear up. I can't close my bidness for the day, but I am letting anyone leave early or arrive late in order to vote... which we can only do on Tuesday.

8:43 AM  
Blogger K9 said...

obama is spending 230 million on this final week in advertising including tonights 30 minute infomercial. imagine how much wealth could have been spent instead. tsk tsk. when will people LEARN?!

10:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah 230 million. Hear that all you compassionate socialists? Nobama oughta coulda/ shoulda spread that wealth around. Maybe to his former abandoned constituents in South Chicago?

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a 65-year-old white male who has campaigned over the years for leaders from across a broad political spectrum; from Barry Goldwater in 1960 to Robert Kennedy in 1968 to environmental scientist Barry Commoner in 1980 to Jesse Jackson in 1984 and 1988.

As co-chair of the New Mexico Green Party, I helped lead the Ralph Nader presidential campaign in 2000. But on Nov. 4, I am voting for Barack Obama. Here's why:

1) Preparation

I know of no presidential candidate who was raised as Obama was, fully immersed in the day-to-day life of a Third World country. When he was 6, Obama moved with his mother to Indonesia to be with his Indonesian stepfather, a scientist with the Indonesian government and later a consultant to a US corporation. By the time he was 7, Obama tells us in his 1995 autobiography of his early life, "Dreams From My Father," that he learned "Indonesia's language, customs and its legends. I had survived chicken pox, measles, and my teachers' bamboo switches. The children of farmers, servants and low-level bureaucrats had become my best friends."

By the time he was 10, he had learned the basic tenets of four of the world's major religions - Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and the animistic religion of Indonesia (his stepfather and his family practiced a mix of the latter three beliefs). In addition, his mother woke him at 4:30 each morning to drill him on Western culture to supplement the education that he was receiving in the Indonesian public schools and the Catholic school that he attended.

Living in Jakarta, Indonesia's capital and largest city, Obama was exposed to the everyday realities of incredible poverty, seeing people who, due to leprosy, had lost noses, arms or legs - many of them children as young as himself. From his stepfather (and later from his father's story, learned from his father's family when he visited Kenya in the late 1980s), he learned much about the complex relationships between the US and countries like Indonesia and Kenya. Both his father and stepfather were part of their nation's governments and dealt firsthand with the complexities of pulling their respective countries out of poverty.

Then, at age 10, thanks to his mother's tutoring and the self-discipline that he learned from her and his stepfather, Obama won a scholarship to Hawaii's top school and was raised for most of the rest of his childhood by his grandparents, natives of Kansas and devoted Christians.

Next, Obama built on his childhood experiences by studying American foreign policy at Columbia University, then law at Harvard Law School, where he earned the highest honor a law student can achieve - editorship of the Harvard Law Review. He was elected to that position by a coalition of conservative and liberal students that he had organized. In addition to showing his deep understanding of the Constitution, this experience illustrated his ability to bring all sides to the table. Then Obama taught law for the next 12 years at the University of Chicago.

Sarah Palin and other Republican leaders made fun of this experience when they spoke at the Republican National Convention. I found this puzzling, and I'm sure my late father and mother, who often voted Republican, would have also. Though my father, due to the Depression, only had an eighth-grade education, he and my mother held education as a primary value in our family and made sure their eight children had an opportunity to attend college, even though we were poor enough to be eligible for consignment food and food stamps. They would have found this new Republican anti-intellectualism shortsighted and foolish.

Since being elected to the US Senate, Obama has applied his extensive knowledge of our laws and foreign policy in many ways, including his chairmanship of an important subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee. And he certainly showed the value of his extensive knowledge of foreign affairs when he stated his early opposition to the catastrophic and costly Iraq War.

2) Leadership

A friend of mine who worked in the real world of Chicago politics and is familiar with the places where Obama organized said these are neighborhoods comprised of African-Americans and white Eastern European ethnic groups - a hard bunch to get to agree on anything, he said. Yet Obama did get these people to work together, and in some of the poorest and toughest neighborhoods in one of our nation's largest cities. Obama helped these people by showing them ways to access the city, state and federal resources that could do things like remove asbestos from their children's schools, create a job-preparation center and increase funding for their schools. In all, his efforts brought millions of needed dollars into an incredibly impoverished area. More importantly, he helped to empower people to fight for themselves, and by the time he left to go to law school he had established a permanent and vibrant community organization, with a full staff to continue the community's fight for housing, jobs and education.

Anyone who has ever done community organizing, or run community-based organizations, or lobbied the powerful for the powerless, knows what extraordinary challenges Obama had to overcome. Without any official title, Obama had to inspire hope in those who had none; he had to teach people how to acquire the political skills needed to win real gains, all without any powerful financial and political friends to back him up. His accomplishments were based purely on his leadership skills and his knowledge of a political system that doesn't usually like to give things to people, especially poor people with no political or financial clout.

So Obama got to where he is today the hard way: organizing from the grassroots level in 1986. Through the force of his drive, intellect, vision and ability to inspire, Obama rose from obscurity to where he is today. And this year Obama demonstrated just how well he learned those organizing lessons by creating a national political organization so effective that it defeated one of the most powerful political machines and families of this generation - all in just one year.

3. Character

Obama has been speaking out for poor and working people ever since he began as a community organizer in 1986. His course has been steady ever since, striving to gain more knowledge and more power to apply it to getting better deals for common people. Today, Obama is far from perfect, but his record of speaking out for and promoting policies for working families is far more consistent and far more extensive than that of John McCain, a "9 percent maverick" who voted with President Bush and the Republicans 91 percent of the time over the past eight years.

Obama also has an even temperament that, in my opinion, is better suited to the presidency than that of McCain, who is too impulsive and too willing to gamble with our future in order to advance his own interests, as indicated by his selection of the woefully unqualified Sarah Palin as a running mate.

4. Policies

Obama knew long before McCain that our economy was not sound and he has some good, pragmatic ideas about making it better; ideas that include making a better life for working families. Obama's policies will build an economy that provides affordable healthcare - the kind McCain, Obama and every US Senator has - for all who want it, with no pre-existing condition exclusions. And Obama will rebuild our crumbling infrastructure, something this administration has ignored while wasting billions of our needed tax dollars on an unnecessary war that John McCain continues justifying.

5. Inspiration

Finally - and perhaps foremost - I am for Obama because of his ability to inspire. Since the murders of John and Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., we all have been looking for leaders who can inspire young people to take action.

We who had been inspired by these leaders then watched as the young people we worked with - including my own children and nephews and nieces - were turned off by the corrupt political system and the dearth of inspirational and meaningful leadership, which, in turn, caused them to refuse to participate.

Now, for the first time since the 1960s, we have a political leader who inspires and involves our youth and the disaffected - all of whom are needed to make this system work - to roll up their sleeves and get involved. The way Obama inspires my grandson and his generation reminds me of the impact that JFK had on me and my friends at that critical time in our lives.

I believe that, just as JFK was the most inspirational president of my generation, Obama will be the most inspirational president of this time and many years after it. He is the one now carrying the torch of hope for this newest generation - and for all of us.

2:17 PM  
Blogger puerileuwaite said...

Yay for anonymous! It wasn't a Democrat who completely screwed things up during the past 8-years of hell. **** the Republicans.

- (Former Registered Republican) Pug

3:17 PM  
Blogger Pete Bogs said...

k9 - i've already got my halloween costume picked out... rarely do i bother, but this year is different... come by on fri 2 C it!

3:45 PM  
Blogger K9 said...

anonymous: you are a shining light for the ideals of the demoncratic party. kinda lax in the plagerism department. grrherhahaha. your comment was written by Jack Uhrich on 10/18/08 for pasadena weekly. citing the source would have been classier -and a more economical authentic comment from you would've been, well, shorter.

puerileuwaite: and to think that just last night you were willing to kill for my affection. pugs are so mercurial.

4:47 PM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

Heh...now dawg, why shouldn't that anon plagiarize, since his hero, Obama, done the same. Or BArney Frank who said this summer how sound Fannie andf Freddie were--as he dgrab fists-full of lucre from the MACS, an' now pretends he wanted regulation.

Ya'll Obama boys and girls, ever ask yoreself why the big O woan release his college records?

5:08 PM  
Blogger foam said...

yeah, i knew that was a cut and paste job up there.
i went and voted yesterday. ;)
no lines whatsoever ...
but then my voting was done in a teensy tiny rural fire department out in the boonies right around the corner from one of my schools.

5:16 PM  
Blogger K9 said...

aunty: i think it is pronounced bonny fwank.

foamy: i rather enjoyed my time in line to vote. very festive. feels good to have done and be off on tuesday.
i was thinking about changing my voting precinct to north georgia. then I will get to vote at a fire station too. always trying to keep up with the foames

5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Newsflash. Anon's long boring post is a cut-and-paste being promoted by The Daily KOS.

Troll

6:19 PM  
Blogger moi said...

pugs are so mercurial

For some reason, this made me laugh my last can of Fresca right out of my nose.

7:26 PM  
Blogger BBC said...

bbc: no it couldnt have. youd have to write a different script for them.

Why would I have to write a different script for the house of mirrors?

8:36 PM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

MEDIA BIAS in the election. Read this on --of all places!--ABC News
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/story?id=6099188

"The sheer bias in the print and television coverage of this election campaign is not just bewildering, but appalling. And over the last few months I've found myself slowly moving from shaking my head at the obvious one-sided reporting, to actually shouting at the screen of my television and my laptop computer...

Furthermore, I also happen to believe that most reporters, whatever their political bias, are human torpedoes … and, had they been unleashed, would have raced in and roughed up the Obama campaign as much as they did McCain's. That's what reporters do. I was proud to have been one, and I'm still drawn to a good story, any good story, like a shark to blood in the water.

So why weren't those legions of hungry reporters set loose on the Obama campaign? Who are the real villains in this story of mainstream media betrayal?

Read the answer--heh heh--
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/story?id=6099188

10:04 PM  
Blogger TROLL said...

Blues Song at the Troll Report.

7:20 AM  
Blogger A.B. said...

If you added up ALL of the money spent on advertising during the campaign, would it add up to the bailout amount?

The people making money are in advertising. What will they do after the election?

8:08 AM  
Anonymous Fishy said...

WOW! How did that "65 year old (anonymous) white male" reach his age without growing up? If you read his plagerized comments then it is CLEAR beyond doubt Obama is not for "the people" he clearly is for Obama first and SOME of the people second. Obama clearly is against people who are accountable for the consequences of their own choices. No surprise as he is no devotee of truth.
I guess if a smooth talking politician wraps himself in Robin Hood's cloak then some fools will hang on for dear life in hopes the fairy tale will become their reality. It won't ever come true! The reality of an Obama presidency is far closer to Little Red Riding Hood...still a cloak but with catastrophic dangers to ALL Americans lurking within!

8:59 AM  
Blogger /t. said...

well,
now i know why
Billy Joe MacAllister
jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge

¤ ¤ ¤

/t.

12:51 PM  
Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

Can't beat Bob Hope, mostly because he's dead and you'd have to dig him up first.

Not feeling very Halloweeny this year, Humbug!!

4:56 PM  
Blogger /t. said...

dead guys
are always
the funniest

/t.

5:22 PM  
Blogger Lady Prism said...

The US elections are a big thing for us because your country's economy as well as policies directly hit our business climate. I lost a training contract in one BPO site when one of your financial institutions collapsed. Of the 2,000 employees only 600 have been retained.

I am grossly appalled and worried about the kind of world we live in today. A dearth of true, real, genuine leaders is our reality. Big country, small country - its all the same. People can't tell right or wrong. Everything is something that can be "compromised,"...a feel good cuddle dee doo' mentality prevails. We are a planet of the blind at heart, that is, if we still have a heart at all.

A lot of my cousins, aunts and uncles who are US citizens will be voting for their candidate of choice, but it is my stepfather who will do so for the first time that really holds interest. I have yet to find out who will vote for. He seemed undecided the last we spoke.

As for me, I only have prayers for your country. I know our churches are praying, believe me.

It's sad. It's sad. It's traumatically sad. When a leader of the most powerful nation believes in killing its own unborn citizens...i think no matter how eloquent..no matter how intelligent or smart or wise he/she is...for me all that amounts to nothing. The world bellows about saving trees and pandas and gorillas...and yet human life is expendable.

I love your posts K9. I wish I could join you and the fair Mayden. There is so much I'd like to ask. I'm sorry this is long.

Good luck.

7:53 AM  
Blogger Enemy of the Republic said...

You made a good point on the advertising, particularly in the final stretch. Just think if that money had been applied to helping folks with foreclosures, building up small business, eradicating the debt, getting homes for the displaced people courtesy of Ike--no, I won't mention that bailout as it shouldn't have happened.

It is sad that democracy, such as the shreds of it may remain here, has to be determined by TV ads from 2 guys who help the rich as they ruined the global economy. Oh well, keep on barking it up, my fine friend. And hello to the fair Mayden--we need to talk!

9:34 PM  
Blogger dianne said...

I'm not going to even comment on the politics because I know how serious the issues are to all of you.
But I do love Bob Hope, what a great entertainer, I really enjoyed his comedy and his 'Road to' movies were great along with his other cinematic gems. ♥

8:22 AM  

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