Thursday, October 23, 2008

Old people and placards...

Angry public protests are surely the domain of the young people arent they? Of course not. However the sight of so many elderly people looking so angry can be a little jarring at first glance.

Yesterdays pensioner protest threw up some interesting images. There were some choice pictures in todays paper. I was especially impressed by the placards on display.


Bullet holes and blood. Nice..

But surely the best of the bunch...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

picture of the day #245

in a desperate bid to revive his foundering campaign McCain busted some moves post- debate....

Monday, October 13, 2008

im trying to not post political stuff, i really am...

"Sarah Palin is a symbol of everything that is wrong with the modern United States. As a representative of our political system, she's a new low in reptilian villainy, the ultimate cynical masterwork of puppeteers like Karl Rove. But more than that, she is a horrifying symbol of how little we ask for in return for the total surrender of our political power. Not only is Sarah Palin a fraud, she's the tawdriest, most half-assed fraud imaginable, 20 floors below the lowest common denominator, a character too dumb even for daytime TV — and this country is going to eat her up, cheering her every step of the way. All because most Americans no longer have the energy to do anything but lie back and allow ourselves to be jacked off by the calculating thieves who run this grasping consumer paradise we call a nation."

This article from Rolling Stone magazine is just too damn good..

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

After deBATES...

Two debates since my last post and as it stands now im pretty sure the Obama/Biden ticket is going to win the election. My fears about the Biden /Palin debate proved unfounded thankfully and last nights debate saw Obama come off calm, poised and presidential. In fact its theres to lose at this point. There it is, ive said it, ive declared it no going back now.

Obama 08!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Sarah Palin..Be very afraid

The whole Sarah Palin fiasco is deeply disappointing and quite scary . Other than her star turn as the new poster girl for Republicans at that party's convention she hasn't done much to prove her detractors wrong, and how could she for those detractors are right. Clearly unqualified, not at all fit for the post and beholden to strange fundamentalist views her appearance on the biggest political stage of all boggles the mind. Even more mind boggling however is the thought that none of this will matter in the end, because in the end she could very well be the VP and one step away from the leadership of the most powerful nation on the planet.

But surely she will come unstuck? And hasn't she already done so in the few interviews the press have being granted with her? Indeed those interviews are cringe worthy and she has being exposed (steady now) but I've got this ill feeling that the women is sort of invincible and not in a good way. You would like to assume that Joe Biden, that seasoned Washington old boy and foreign policy expert, would go to town on Palin in the upcoming Vice-Presidential debate and this seems likely. Though in a culture of reduced attention spans which gorges on info-tainment and glib soundbites its likely that this debate could be a lot closer, or at least that's the impression American television audiences will get. And i know who that's going to benefit the most..

This story from the BBC News website is quite depressing and outlines why i fear for Biden.

"It wasn't about how much she knew about the issues. People didn't care about her experience, they just thought, 'This is the drink of water we need'." WTF!!