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McCain Aims to Become First Zombie President June 6, 2008

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You think Obama is cool for being the first African American presidential nominee representing a major American party? He ain’t got nothing on John McCain, who, if elected, would be the first zombie to be elected President of the United States.

There is growing evidence that McCain, who claims to be 71 years old, actually is deceased, and was brought back to life by genetic researchers based in South San Francisco. This is no internet rumor, the evidence is right here:

It also helps explain McCain’s perplexing inability to remember the facts from one day to the next, a trait that seems to go far beyond what Altzheimer’s can do.

McCain Chooses George W. Bush as Running Mate March 12, 2008

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John McCain today picked Major League Baseball Commissioner George W. Bush, who lost to Al Gore in the 2000 elections, as his running mate, The Gore Years learned today.

McCain, who lost to Gore in the 2004 elections, praised Bush as being a man of the people. “Commissioner Bush has a long history with the six pack crowd, and that’s who we’re after,” sang McCain to a very small crowd deep in the bowels of Alabama, which is said to be the last stronghold of Republicans in the United States after the Clinton/Gore Years.

“My friends, he’s a man who can make mistakes. As am I. I am looking forward to a new era in politics, where we can admit our mistakes almost as fast as we make them. This, my friends, is real change we can believe in”

Bush, who was defeated by Al Gore in the 2000 election only after a contentious legal battle, would be the first human with an IQ below 68 to be President, if McCain expires before his term is over, which is expected.

Asked about that, McCain was optimistic. “My friends, George is a good man, a decent man. Let’s just assume that I’m not as old as I really am, and that if I am, we can all pretend that I am not. I may not be a Reagan man, but I am.”

Asked whether he’d turn back the Gore Doctrine, which, after 9/11, transformed the Middle East, McCain said, “We need to look at the roots of prosperity. Could our economy be better if the ballasts of the military industrial complex were behind it? My friends, I would say yes.”

For more on the “Gore Doctrine”, which is actually, just, my doctrine, go to:

https://thegoreyears.wordpress.com/iraq-during-the-gore-years/

picture url: http://plison.agora.eu.org/blog/files/images/bush_looking_stupid.jpg

How Does Obama Stay Obama? March 7, 2008

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Dave Winer’s talk with UC-Berkeley professor George Lakoff really was a home run:

http://www.scripting.com/stories/2008/03/05/lakoffHitsItOutOfThePark.html

Is the reason Obama did badly in Ohio (especially) because he now has too many handlers? That’s not a question Lakoff brings up, but it is one that worries me.

Regarding some specifics of what Lakoff said, I’ll reiterate that The Gore Years has written extensively on how the world might have been different if Iraq had not been invaded.

The Iraq war is the one, single reason the American economy is falling so fast.

It’s not NAFTA, it’s the war.

Side note. I sent a comment to Dave’s site:

Thanks Dave for this podcast. What’s neat about this podcast is that it is so unlike talking head TV where the interviewer is almost as much a part of the interview as the guest. You got out of the way and let the man speak.

Dave’s questions were few and intelligent. Much better than the blather you’ll find on any national broadcast of talking heads. I even appreciated the phone hanging up at the end.

William F. Buckley, RIP February 29, 2008

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Note: This is another of several occasional posts referring to today’s “real world” as opposed to the more hopeful one of The Gore Years.

As the sane Republicans keep falling off the face of the earth let us keep in mind what one of his guests, Noam Chomsky, said in regards to Vietnam during a visit with Buckley on Buckley’s TV show, Firing Line:

“…What seems to me a very, in a sense, terrifying aspect of our society and other societies is the equanimity and the detachment with which sane, reasonable, sensible people can observe such events. I think that’s more terrifying than the occasional Hitler or LeMay or other that crops up. These people would not be able to operate were it not for this apathy and equanimity, and therefore I think that it’s in some sense the sane and reasonable and tolerant people who should—who share a very serious burden of guilt that they very easily throw on the shoulders of others who seem more extreme and more violent.”

In other words, it is we, the voters, who bear responsibility for what is happening today in Iraq. And it is we who will bear the responsibility if John McCain wins the next election.

The Chomsky quote is from http://www.democracynow.org/2008/2/28/william_f_buckley_dies_at_82