John McCain is making his victory speech in Dallas after winning Ohio, Texas, Rhode Island, and Vermont and winning the GOP nomination. He’s using the good ‘ole standards of national security, Iraq, Saddam Hussain (wait isn’t he dead already), weapons of mass destruction, Al Quaida, Taliban and Islamic extremism. Are you scared yet?
What you should be scared of is the coldest ass kiss between a husband and wife ever seen on tv (seriously John and Cindy).
Ok sorry back to the speech (sorry Cindy McCain’s Stepfordishness is distracting).
Oh finally John McCain mentioned other ethnicities and classes and about how he’s traveled to places with different types of people.
My friends, John McCain’s speech is boring but maybe that’s because I’m not a Republican. well at least McCain ended it on a fighting note saying the contest begins tonight (allegedly Obama called McCain to say he looked forward to going against him).
Mike Huckabee is speaking to his supporters using a baseball metaphor (middle America loves baseball right?). This is how Huckabee’s going down with a baseball story? Nothing deep or political? Huckabee said he just called McCain , congratulated him, and has his back (well he didn’t use those words) and that so should all Republicans.
I never noticed how masculine looking Huckabee’s wife looks.
Oh they just interrupted Huckabee (pobrecito- can’t even get a break when he’s stepping down) to project that Hillary Clinton is the winner of Rhode Island.
Have you ever tried liveblogging with a toddler…I don’t recommend it.
The CNN en Espanol female reporter is bugging, asking if John McCain would choose a “minority” – be it person of color or woman as a running mate. Not a bad strategy idea but I doubt that the mainstream Republicans would buy it.
The media is all over the story that Ecuador and Venezuela are ready to declare war on Colombia. Ecuador and Venezuela have cut diplomatic ties with Colombia and sent troops to their respective borders with the nation run by Alvaro Uribe. Alvaro Uribe can indeed be seen as the cause of the war talk thanks to him allowing (some say officially ordering) his troops into Ecuadorian land to capture and kill FARC leader Raúl Reyes. In the raid laptops were captured, starting a war of documents on laptops as well. Colombia says that documents recovered reveal Hugo Chavez’s support of the FARC in terms of money. Venezuela later displayed the laptop of a slain drug trafficker, which it said contained information implicating Colombia’s national police chief in the cocaine trade.
While promoting his new book on ABC’s The View, Geraldo Rivera said he wouldn’t shake hands with Lou Dobbs and other media hate mongers. He has no problem with the term illegal immigrant though. I just love how Barbara Walter’s makes Geraldo an expert because he’s “of immigrant background”.
Patricia Troncoso aka La Chepa, a Chilean activist working in solidarity with the indigenous Mapuche community in Chile, has reinstated the hunger strike that landed her in a Temuco hospital after stating that the Chilean government hasn’t kept their end of the bargain that caused her to end her 112 day fast last month. Part of the bargain was that Troncoso be transferred to the Center for Work and Education (CET) owned by prison security in Angol, and also included Sunday outings to begin in March. Troncoso was in jail stemming from 2003 charges that she was involved in burning nearly 250 acres of pine plantations belonging to the Minico Company.
The blog, Stuff White People Like, is controversial because of its’ broad definition of whiteness (which I’ve gotten spanked for as well and will not get into here again although I’m sure a commenter will spur me to), but sometimes its spot on and makes me laugh out loud. This morning the focus is on white people pretend to love futbol for the fashion of it without really knowing much about the actual sport.
In fact, the main reason white people like soccer is so they can buy a new scarf. As you may or may not know, many soccer teams issue special scarves, and white people cannot get enough of them!
Most white people choose a favorite soccer team based on either a study abroad experience or a particularly long vacation to Europe or South America. When they return, they like to tell their friends about how great “football” is and that they are committed to ‘getting more into’ now that they have returned home.