Archive for March, 2008

BTW About Texas…

Posted in 2008 Election on March 12th, 2008

Remember how Bill Clinton described Texas as a Do or Die race for his wife’s campaign. He specifically pointed out to the crowd that winning in both Texas and Ohio were prerequisites for Hillary gaining the Democratic nomination.

If she wins Texas and Ohio I think she will be the nominee. If you don’t deliver for her, I don’t think she can be. It’s all on you.

— Former US president Bill Clinton
February 20th, 2008, Beaumont, TX

Well, after a long delay, the final results from Texas are at last counted and recorded. Obama won Texas. Hillary lost! Though Clinton won more delegates than Obama in the Texas Primaries – 65 to 61, Obama won more delegates in the Texas Caucuses – 38 to 29.

Final Texas Totals:

  • Barack Obama won 99 Texas delegates
  • Hillary Clinton won 94 Texas delegates

One has to wonder what Hillary will do now – besides taking Bill to task for making such an ill-advised statement in Beaumont, TX. A lot of publicity surrounded Bill’s Do or Die claim, and it looked at first like Hillary had pulled it off – albeit by the slimmest of margins. Now that it has been shown that she did in fact lose Texas, one can be assured that there will be an even greater media storm over her husband’s comment.

20 Years Of Racism

Posted in 2008 Election, Politics, Society on March 12th, 2008

Geraldine Anne Ferraro - bitter depressed feminst-who-lost-repeatedly and racistGeraldine Ferraro, former Congresswoman, former Vice Presidential candidate, and former US ambassador to the UN Committee on Human Rights is a well known feminist. She’s also a somewhat less well known racist.

Given the media coverage of Ferraro’s recent racist gaffe, I assume most of the Free World is familiar with her comment:

If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position, and if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is.

— Geraldine Ferraro
March, 2008

Taken strictly as a standalone comment, this might be taken as simply a poorly worded statement from a feminist who has difficulties in looking beyond gender issues, or the rantings of a Hillary Clinton supporter who isn’t dealing well with the sudden lack of Clinton’s “inevitability.” Sadly, this would be a mistake; Geraldine Ferraro’s racism has roots that are decades old.

Because of his “radical” views, if Jesse Jackson were not black, he wouldn’t be in the race.

— Geraldine Ferraro
April, 1988

Doesn’t the second statement by Ferraro sound eerily familiar? It seems that for at least 20 years Geraldine Ferraro has held and staunchly espoused the theory that Black politicians and political candidates are only viable because they are Black, not because of any skills they might have or their stance on the issues of the day.

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Posted in 2008 Olympics, Humor on March 5th, 2008

With the upcoming Beijing Olympic games one has to wonder was the springboard made in China?

Three Pints Please

Posted in Humor on March 5th, 2008

An Irishman walks into a bar in Dublin, orders three pints of Guinness and sits in the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn. After he finishes them, he walks back to the bar and orders three more.

The barmaid approaches and tells him, “You know, a pint goes flat after I draw it; it would taste better if you bought one at a time.”

The Irishman replies, “Well, you see, I have two brothers. One is in America, the other in Australia, and I’m here in Dublin. When we all left home, we promised that we’d drink this way to remember the days when we drank together. So I drinks one for each o’ me brothers and one for me self.”

The barmaid admits that this is a nice custom, and leaves it there. The Irishman becomes a regular in the bar, and always drinks the same way: He orders three pints and drinks them in turn.

One day, he comes in and orders two pints. All the other regulars take notice and fall silent. When he comes back to the bar for the second round, the barmaid says, “I don’t want to intrude on your grief, but I wanted to offer my condolences on your great loss.”

The Irishman looks quite puzzled for a moment, then a light dawns in his eye and he laughs. “Oh, no, everybody’s just fine,” He explains, “It’s just that me wife had us join that Baptist Church and I had to quit drinking. ‘Hasn’t affected me brothers a bit though.”

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Posted in Announcements on March 4th, 2008


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