They Say

From Instapundit: They say that McCain has picked Sarah Palin. So, assuming it’s true, I don’t know what to think about this. Several thoughts come to mind.

1. Who?

2. Don’t the people in Alaska hate her?

3. McCain saw Obama’s crappy Veep pick and picked one crappier. He’s so competitive.

4. McCain might pick up some of Hillary’s bitter followers if you believe that female Democrats will vote for McCainjust because his Veep’s a female. And you might be right about that.

5. McCain might pick up some of Hillary’s bitter followers if Palin’s as much of a social liberal as she’s reported to be. If so, yay!

 I’ll see what I can find out about her…

LATER: According to Yahoo, she has a rep for “bucking Alaska’s powerful oil industry.” She “took on the oil industry, leading to a tax increase on oil company profits that now has the state’s treasury swelling.” Shit. Taxing the oil industry is not what we need.

ALSO: Yahoo is complaining about McCain’s timing: “It was either tactically clever, or foolish, but there’s no denying that it ate up some of the airtime rightfully due to Obama.” (Emphasis mine.) Rightfully due? Gawd, the media’s made up of whiny, snot nosed bitches.

OY: Palin has a reputation much like McCain in that she’s not afraid to take on members of her own party. Shit. I mean, I’m all for outing the bad guys. But that kind of a reputation has hurt McCain with Republicans in the past. McCain needs to find someone who appeals to Republicans. Because he doesn’t appeal to Republicans. McCain’s the guy they got stuck with when Fred napped and Huckabee sabotaged Romney. McCain doesn’t need a Veep who is a female, younger Maverick McCain.

Well, at least she doesn’t have cankles.

IT’S OFFICIAL: I just watched Sarah Palin speak. I like her. She’s a helluva better speaker than both McCain and Obama, which surprised me a bit. She’s also very appealing in both appearance and in personality. So that can’t hurt. All in all, McCain could’ve picked worse.

And it might make voting for McCain a little less painful this November. We’ll see.

CORRECTION VIA THE COMMENTS: As Jonolan comments below, she’s very popular in Alaska. I just heard on the radio that she has the highest approval rating of all the US governors. Nice. [Jonolan also has an informative post about Palin that makes me feel much better about her as Veep.]

Quiz Day

In an effort to revive my soggy mood, I’ve decided to take a few fluff quizzes. Fun right?

How am I in Bed? Well, this quiz seems to say that I’m pretty fantastic. Though, I don’t understand the 50% virgin thing. I mean, you either are or you aren’t. There aren’t really any percentages to virginity.

How are you in bed
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You scored as A Romantic. You’re a romantic through and through. You may not ever have very many partners, but it’s ok. You know that it’s about the person who you’re having it with, and that the sex is more of a fun biproduct – a very fun biprodict. You know how to make your partner happy, and that’s what it’s all about.

A Romantic
Sex God
A Slave To BDSM

And then, I had to wonder what mythical creature I am…

What Mythological Creature are you? (Cool Pics!)
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You scored as MermaidMermaid: Mermaids are also known as Sirens. These creatures were beautiful women who tricked sailors into becoming completely entranced by their haunting voices and found death soon after. Not all stories of Mermaids are about gentle loving sea people. They are mystical, magical, and extremely dangerous. They have a way about them that brings anyone they are around to seem enchanted. They are very mysterious creatures and to meet one… Would mean certain Death. Let the song of the Sea fill your soul, for you are a Mermaid.



All of my high school buddies would find the Mermaid result very funny. Oy.

It’s Like I’m Stuck

Shove me in the shallow water before I get too deep.

I’ve been fighting the blues all week. I know the signs… the irrational irritibility, the unexplained anger, the sleeplessness, the sleepiness, the aching, the feelings of worthlessness, the crying, the disinterest in everything… It’s all there. And I know from experience that I’ve got to stop it now, before it gets any worse, before it gets too deep.

Therapy’s out… I don’t have health insurance.

So it looks like it’s exercise therapy for now. Good thing I’ve just uncovered my recumbent bike.

How Odd

The DEA has a gift shop. Yeah, the Drug Enforcement Agency sells cutesie little souveniers like plastic DEA badges.  That’s so counter to the badass image they portray that I’m left wondering which DEA employee thought of selling little DEA rubber ducks for bath time.

The Supreme Court also has a gift shop. Well, OK, it’s the Supreme Court Historical Society’s Gift Shop. Still. It’s located on the ground floor of the Supreme Court building. And they sell little scales of justice.

So… Jesus was French and he drank beer while hiding Easter eggs? I don’t think I get it. But then, I miss much when it comes to modern art.

Be a pal and share your Guinness (NSFW). Ha.