The Gypsy's Caravan

Monday, October 27, 2008

Palin's Lyin' again...

(ASHEVILLE, N.C.) - For the third time on Sunday, Sarah Palin claimed that the Obama campaign has rented out a stadium for an election night celebration. The charge came as part of her attempt to portray the Democratic nominee as arrogant and presumptuous.

"Or the stadium that's he's already rented out for what he would hope to be his victory party that he's planned," Palin said at a rally here.

The charge that Obama has rented out a stadium for the event drew boos from the crowd of over 7,000.

Only problem? It's not true.

Obama plans to hold his election night celebration at Hutchinson Field, at the southern end of Grant Park in Chicago.

Palin's traveling press secretary Tracey Schmitt did not respond to an email request for clarifcation and another Palin spokesperson said she would have to go back and look at the remark.

DNC spokesperson Damien LaVera jumped all over Palin's charge.

"Doggone it, apparently this team of mavericks thinks making things up is easier then defending John McCain's promise of four more years of the Bush economy or his record of voting with President Bush 90 percent of the time," LaVera said.

I love that last part.

(and what was playing on my Ipod when I read about all this?

Dream Another Dream, This Dream Is Over [VanHalen] ;)

Full article
and a hattip to firedoglake

Friday, October 24, 2008

Question of the day

Palin Denies $150,000 Clothing Tab: "That Is Not Who We Are"

So, my question is: If McPalin wins in two weeks, and they sell all those beautiful clothes to charity, are we going to end up with a frumpy lookin' VP?

You Betcha!

Obama, on Wednesday 22 October 2008, speaking to a crowd of 12,900 in Richmond, Virginia.

There are no real or fake parts of this country. We are not separated by the pro-America and anti-America parts of this nation – we all love this country, no matter where we live or where we come from. There are patriots who supported this war in Iraq and patriots who opposed it; patriots who believe in Democratic policies and those who believe in Republican policies. The men and women from Virginia and all across America who serve on our battlefields may be Democrats and Republicans and Independents, but they have fought together and bled together and some died together under the same proud flag. They have not served a Red America or a Blue America – they have served the United States of America.

We have always been at our best when we've had leadership that called us to look past our differences and come together as one nation, as one people; leadership that rallied this entire country to a common purpose – to a higher purpose. And I am running for President of the United States of America because that is the country we need to be right now.

This country and the dream it represents are being tested in a way that we haven't seen in nearly a century. And future generations will judge ours by how we respond to this test. Will they say that this was a time when America lost its way and its purpose? When we allowed the same divisions and fear tactics and our own petty differences to plunge this country into a dark and painful recession?

Or will they say that this was another one of those moments when America overcame? When we battled back from adversity by recognizing that common stake that we have in each other's success?

This is one of those moments. I realize you're cynical and fed up with politics. I understand that you're disappointed and even angry with your leaders. You have every right to be. But despite all of this, I ask of you what's been asked of the American people in times of trial and turmoil throughout our history. I ask you to believe – to believe in yourselves, in each other, and in the future we can build together.

Please, can we have an intelligent, well meaning, uniter at long last, please?

Crooks and Liars has the Vid.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Quote of the day

Guess who said this?

"No US President can justify a policy that fails to acheive it's intended results by pointing to the purity and recitiude of his intentions."

...answer below the fold

~ Paul Wolfowitz

I'm gobsmacked!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

$810,000.00 72 hours!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Quote of the day

How long will it take for the Democrat hopefuls to realize that they cannot simply pull out of Iraq?
- Burnwad

I saw an old episode of “Homicide: Life on the Street” on the Sleuth channel the other night. In it a highly annoying Vince D’Onofrio falls between a subway car and the subway platform and he gets stuck there, with the train basically holding his guts in. The medics come in and they look at him and realize that if they move the train at all, his guts are going to fall out and he’s going to die. But if they do nothing, he’s going to slowly lose blood pressure and die. Either way, he’s going to die. Iraq is Vince D’Onofrio. It doesn’t overact as much, but it’s just as fucked. The bloodbath is coming as soon as we leave, whether that’s now or 20 years from now. But I’d be interested to hear your argument explaining how things are going to improve by us staying and spending a billion bucks a day or whatever playing Play Station in air conditioned trailers behind twenty-foot walls while Iraqis have six hours of electricity and pee into buckets and get their throats slit as soon as night falls. You’re probably right, a few more years of that, and this Sunni-Shia hatred thing will pass.

~ Matt Tabbi, Rolling Stone Political Writer

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Still hanging on... this October is still warm and sunny, but the nights have been crisp. They say the weather will turn this week. I'm really not looking forward to the cold this year. Time to get snow tires, and get the fan in my car fixed. It's been making a truely nasty noise lately. I swear it's in it's last throes - kinda like McPalin.

Monday, October 13, 2008


Stimulating the economy by increased spending has almost FIVE times the punch that cutting taxes does.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Open Letter

...To Harry (Let's keep the economy Humming by bailing out rich folks) Reid:


You want to keep the economy HUMMING by opening up the treasury to BushCo's people?

The only humming that's going on is the hummer YOU are giving the Corporate Raiders who've been raiding US for the last eight years.

Get a spine and learn to say NO - Oh yeah that's right, it's too too late now - all the money's spent, the credit cards are maxed, and we're all SERFS for the forseeable future.

Thanks so much, don't let the door hit you in the behind on the way out.

My Eyes Are Wide Open NOW!

Monday, October 06, 2008

Wanna Pay off the War Easily???

It's costing the taxpayer between 14 billion and 42 billion dollars a year to arrest and imprison pot users. This in an era in which 94% of the populace thinks we should stop looking for pot smokers.

These are the FBI's own numbers, folks. 830,000 marijuana arrests made annually - with you and I paying for their room and board, rather than them working and paying their taxes and being there for their kids.

I say legalize it and TAX it, and we'll be able to pay down the national debt for crissakes.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Quote of the day

“How symbolic that Chinese astronauts take a spacewalk while the US Treasury Secretary is on his knees.”
~ John Gray, London School of Economics

Re: The Debate

If Sara Palin cannot abide by the rules of the debate, how will she feel about abiding by the treaties and laws of the United States if she should become Pres?

If Sara Palin wants more power as VP than Dick Cheney, then WTF????

Fall Garden

My namesake, holding on until frost

Coneflower seeds: a great hit with the birds!

Pink Dahlias and Wine red Dahlias, frosted with dew

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