John McCain caught in a YouTube lie

He’s having a difficult time, especially with all of the Internets out there keeping tabs on him. These Republicans haven’t got the memo that says “When you’re bullshitting your audience – They have YouTube and you and your lie will be found out!!”

In a move that’s reminiscent of George Allen’s “Mecaca Moment“, McCain has been caught lying about his support for African American’s equal rights and his alleged support of a national Martin Luther King Jr holiday. John Amato over at Crooks & Liars has McCain on the run, and I’m getting a kick out of it.

Amato does his homework:

McCain Defended Opposition Of Federal MLK Holiday By Saying He Supported Arizona’s State Holiday. During a press availability in Panama City, Florida, John McCain said, “I have supported hundreds of pieces of legislation, which would help Americans obtain an equal opportunity in America. I am proud of that record, from fighting for the recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday in my state to sponsoring specific legislation that would prevent discrimination in any shape or form in America today.” [McCain Press Availability In Panama City, Florida, 8/1/08]

  • FACT: McCain Supported Republican AZ Governor’s Decision To Rescind MLK Holiday. ABC News reported, “In Arizona, a bill to recognize a holiday honoring MLK failed in the legislature, so then-Gov. Bruce Babbitt, a Democrat, declared one through executive order. In January 1987, the first act of Arizona’s new governor, Republican Evan Mecham, was to rescind the executive order by his predecessor to create an MLK holiday. Arizona’s stance became a national controversy. McCain backed the decision at the time.” [ABC News, 4/3/08]
  • FACT: McCain Supported Gov. Evan Mecham’s Decision In 1987 To Rescind Martin Luther King Jr. Day. As reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer, “In a vote likely to haunt him for the rest of his public career, executive order creating a state holiday for King, but later reversed his position.” [Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/16/08] McCain voted against 1983 legislation establishing the third Monday in January as the federal holiday marking King’s birthday. Back home in Arizona, he supported Gov. Evan Mecham’s decision in 1987 to rescind an
  • FACT: McCain Voted Against Creating Martin Luther King Holiday. In 1983, McCain voted against a motion to suspend the rules and pass a bill to designate the third Monday of every January as a federal holiday in honor of the late civil rights leader, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The motion passed 89-77. [HR 3706, Vote 289, 8/2/83; CQ 1983]

Oops… Great Grandpaw McCain might get started on that Aricept prescription pretty soon!

Amato isn’t willing to let him off the hook either. Amato then gets a video from a fan who’s edited the even with three different camera shots.

Watching McCain crumble for that long pregnant moment while he’s walking to the lie is priceless. Especially when he says “lowering taxes” as the second greatest reason he supports the African American voters. By that time, you can see his brain is in overload and then he steps right on into the lie.

I mean, he could have said; “When I was a teenager, I almost fought against slavery by joining the Yankees and fighting in the South! But, I had my high school prom night coming up…and…and… Ummm… I had to give my mustang a good brushing …and… Ummmmmmm…. I didn’t go fight after all…”

And that would be a story that I would believe!!!

McCain…What a Ditz.

Secret Young Republicans training compound located!!

First photos are emerging from behind the enemy lines, where their nefarious indoctrination techniques corrupt the innocent minds of America’s youth and prepare them for a life committed to espousing Republican ideology that runs counter to their own self interests!

We all owe a debt of gratitude to the Democratic operatives that have risked their lives to bring us this first haunting photo:

Elephant Slide

Here we can obviously see a seemingly innocent piece of playground equipment that has been twisted by the right-wing propaganda masters into some sort of sick political metaphor…

Undercover operatives for the Democratic Party have told us that Republican parents force their unwilling children up the molded plastic stairs into the GOP’s “Indoctrination Machine.” These children remain inside for up to 48 hours until they are fully processed. The children, once they are completely transformed into a smelly mass of waste material, will eventually tumble down the chute behind the Indoctrination Machine fully prepared to carry-on the Neocon Agenda.

Said one Republican mother after her child was expelled from the Indoctrination Machine: “Oh, he’s still the little stinker he always was….” where she snickered and waddled away.FruitFly

UNICEF, Save the Children and Sally Struthers have begun nationwide media campaigns to save these poor little children before they’ve become indoctrinated into the little GOP shit’s that’s expected of each and every one of them. So please: If you can give anything, please give to Sally Struther’s Christian Children’s Fund. Because Jesus, and only Jesus could love these little Turds.

I found it on Bartcop Nation… So it must be true!

Redstate is Blaming the GOP for Turning Virginia Blue

Old FruitfliesThis is awesome… From Redstate:

Here’s a case study on why the GOP is failing in Virginia. It has taken me some time to compile this. I wanted to talk to representatives of the various candidates. They confirm what I report below. Likewise, I talked to a Democrat who confirms that the Democratic Party of Virginia did not stoop to the level of jackassery that the Republican Party of Virginia did.

In Virginia, all candidates must collect a minimum of 10,000 signatures from registered voters to get on the ballot. To make it tougher, the signatures must be collected on forms provided by the board of elections and the forms must be signed AND NOTARIZED by the solicitor. Its a big big undertaking.

Once the petitions were due, the state board of elections immediately turned them over to the respective state party chairs. The party chairs have complete authority to determine who qualifies and who doesn’t.

The Virginia Democratic Party actually went out and collected 7,500 signatures for each of their presidential candidates. Edwards, Richardson, and Kucinich all submitted the bare minimum of 10,000 signatures. Guess what? They were all approved.

Giuliani In Dragblah blah blah… and then this:

Contrast that with the Republican Party of Virginia:

Romney, Fred, Rudy, McCain, Huckabee, and Paul all filed over 15,000 signatures each – well above the recommended minimums.

So what did the Virginia GOP do? Well, they did absolutely nothing to help any of the candidates other than put out clipboards at their state fair booth.

Then they decided to attempt some kind of unprecedented “verification” process.

blah blah blah… and finally this:

Meanwhile the Democrats will be on the ballot in Virginia – a state that probably won’t even matter in this process since their primary is February 12th – and they’ll all be focusing on building their ground game to beat us.

The Virginia GOP should be embarrassed.

What’s the matter with our party???????

Keep LeftLOL! I’m reminded of a story I read back in September ’07 when Virginia State Senator Devolites Davis (R-Fairfax Co.)…:

On the campaign trail, Devolites Davis describes herself as an independent, a moderate who can best represent a centrist constituency. At a forum Thursday night before Equality Fairfax, a gay-rights organization, she called herself a “RINO” — Republican in Name Only — a derogatory term used by members of the GOP’s conservative wing.

Republican Virginians have been pandering for votes from the Virginia GLBT voters for the past six months while the Redstate geeks pretend not to be interested.

GOPLet’s not ignore the GOP ballot in Virginia in 2004 when they kicked “The Gays” in the teeth with a ballot that yanked any dismal idea of “partnership” rights between two people of the same sex. That included those business labels like “LLC” partnerships and applying for fishing licenses for trout steams where you and your “partner” needed to buy some bait.

These are the same Republicans who are now groveling themselves in front of GLBT groups happily identifying themselves with acronyms that identify themselves as GOP shit and spit.

Redstate contributors must have ate the lead-paint when they were kids. They’re only about five months behind the curve-ball on what’s going on in Virginia.

In 10 months, they’ll be running another surprise piece on how stunned they are that Virginia elected Mark Warner to US Senate and has become the first official Southern State to turn Blue since 1964.

The Dems already own the Commonwealth’s Senate, and they elected a Dem to succeed Warner as Governor. Virgnians kicked out George Allen in exchange for anti-Iraqi warFruitFly 6 Blue-Dog Jim Webb. Now when they have state senators happily bragging to be called a “RINO”, you know it’s going to be bad.

Really bad…. Psss! …Really, really bad.

The E-mail dead-letter office

Dead Letter Office

The past few weeks, the White House has been telling the Press Corps that they’ve magically “lost” some 5 million-odd email messages. Which is probably one of the most ludicrous statements ever made in public in relation to any computer network system. The more time flies, the more ridiculous the bag of excuses become and the most insulting to the very base of computer systems administration and computer engineering.

Let’s cut to the chase and ignore the Devil in all of those details. All of it’s irrelevant anyway. In a nutshell: Bush takes the White House in 2000 and the Republican National Convention gives some of his staff computer equipment such as notebook computers, Blackberries, PDA’s or whatever. The Presidential Records Act (1978) requires:

the president to preserve all presidential records, which are defined as those records relating to the “activities, deliberations, decisions, and policies that reflect the performance of [the president’s] constitutional, statutory, or other official or ceremonial duties. . .”

So the law states that these White House staffers can use those RNC personal computers for anything BUT doing the job they’ve been assigned to do. If they wanna send an email to the RNC on why Republican Senator George Allen (R-PA) lost his election last November, they can use the RNC machine…no problem. But they don’t pay any attention to the law – but rather use whatever computer notebook is handy.

Dana Perino first showed up stating that they had lost email messages. Then she comes out to say that they’ve lost a lot of email messages, a stunning 5,000,000 of them to be guessed at. Then she shows up and says she just doesnt’ know what she’s talking about – there’s email lost, but everybody’s confused as to exactly what’s been lost.

CNN’s White House correspondent Ed Henry then pressed her on why she had earlier stated that RNC emails had been archived for a very long time when the White House now claims that those emails have been lost. On March 27, Perino said RNC archiving was “something that was in place” for years. Today, she backed off that statement and said, “We have developed a better understanding of how the RNC archived or did not archive certain e-mails.” She refused to further elaborate.

You see, here’s where they find themselves in the pinch. Since some of their data has been used on those RNC machines, the Democratically controlled Congress has a right to ask for that data – under the law. And if they’re allowed to rummage through RNC file servers…well, now you know why email messages are missing – err… allegedly missing.

And, again…this is all pure rubbish.

I’ve been a computer network engineer for about twenty seven years. I’ve managed email servers on Sun Solaris networks, on Microsoft based networks, Novell networks, even a few odd-ball networks….and guess what: “Saying we’ve lost email” is unacceptable under any circumstance.

Had a fire in the computer room? Unacceptable.

Had a hard drive crash? Unacceptable.

Contracted a virus? Nope! Not acceptable.

Had a computer hacker? Ooops… Umm… Not acceptable.

The New York Times:

“This sounds like the administration’s version of the dog ate my homework,” said Senator Patrick J. Leahy, Democrat of Vermont and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is investigating the dismissal of the prosecutors.

Senator Leahy happens to be correct, at least he’s being “nice”.

There is no reason for any lost data, under any circumstance.Tape Backup Whether you’re a professional computer systems administrator at a local pharmacy or a network engineer working in the White House. It’s called “a tape backup”. And if your latest tape backup is corrupt, you go back to the previous tape backup.

This tape backup unit is made by HP, it’s a nice little unit. You would use this on a machine with a few gigabytes of data.Terrabyte

However, this one is a great big backup system. It holds “terrabytes” of data. This is the kind of a backup system that the White House networks would be using.

These White House fools are claiming that they’ve lost 5 million email messages over the past three to four years. And yet they have no tape backups for this data?

Ummmmm…I don’t think so.

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