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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Your Plans For The Baramercial?

I'm thinking of not watching the latest egotistical Barackapolis installment. But if I do, I'll be over at Althouse. How about you?

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27 Comments:

  • I'm celebrating today, 10/29, the 79th anniversary of "Black Tuesday" by buying stock.

    By Blogger chickenlittle, at Wed Oct 29, 03:50:00 am GMT-4  

  • Is Althouse at all readable again?

    By Blogger JSU, at Wed Oct 29, 04:09:00 am GMT-4  

  • I believe I'd rather put my colonoscopy on YouTube, (hmmm...perhaps with a Squeeze soundtrack) than watch the Baramercial!

    By Blogger Ron, at Wed Oct 29, 06:36:00 am GMT-4  

  • C'mon, Ron! He promises a reach-around. Barry-ummm enema!

    JSU: Althouse? Laughably insane. She believed her own SiteMeter. Finally the taunt 'and you a law professor!' is true.

    By Blogger Ruth Anne Adams, at Wed Oct 29, 09:55:00 am GMT-4  

  • I will be in rehearsal all night, thankfully.

    I still glance at Althouse once in a while, and drop a comment when appropriate. I have a weird feeling about what's going on over there, but I may be mistaken.

    By Blogger ElcubanitoKC, at Wed Oct 29, 10:01:00 am GMT-4  

  • Don't think I can watch/stomach the Baracommercial Orgasma, but would love to read the comments on Althouse's site. Unfortunately, I've sworn off her site on principle. Don't miss her commentary, but do miss her commenters! Can't everyone just post here?!

    By Blogger Laurie, at Wed Oct 29, 10:15:00 am GMT-4  

  • ElCubanito: As Annie Gottlieb said recently, 'Trust your hackles.'

    Laurie: Brilliant! Victoria, can you make it so? This can be the Althouse-in-exile outpost.

    By Blogger Ruth Anne Adams, at Wed Oct 29, 10:17:00 am GMT-4  

  • We can mock Barack while we engage in meta-Ann-alysis.

    By Blogger Ruth Anne Adams, at Wed Oct 29, 10:17:00 am GMT-4  

  • Oh puhleeze. If McCain had the money he would do the same thing.

    Vic- have you seen this? I think you'll enjoy.

    By Blogger Zachary Paul Sire, at Wed Oct 29, 10:36:00 am GMT-4  

  • ZPS, and you wouldn't watch it either. What's your point?

    Here is a speciomercial I would love to see on TV (content not suitable for certain audiences)

    By Blogger ElcubanitoKC, at Wed Oct 29, 10:43:00 am GMT-4  

  • ZPS, You do realize that's part of the point... McCain doesn't have the same money pool. Oh those pesky details of credit card verification and donations from all sorts of untraceable foreign entities!

    By Blogger Laurie, at Wed Oct 29, 10:58:00 am GMT-4  

  • JSU wrote:

    Is Althouse at all readable again?


    Hmm, I thought I was the only one, or at least one of two who thought that, but I see by the comments it's just not the same.

    I adore Althouse commenters, but during the last weeks, the actual blogposts have held very little interest to me.

    I am hoping against hope that this will change after November 5th, because whatever happens, we'll have a certain amount of closure about the ideological divide, and Ann can get back to being the stellar pop-blogger she always was.

    That's my hope anyway.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Wed Oct 29, 01:28:00 pm GMT-4  

  • ZPS / Ernie: Thanks for the links!

    Oh puhleeze. If McCain had the money he would do the same thing.

    He could do so, but most conservatives wouldn't like it one bit. I think that's the point, although Ernie's point stands too.

    I've lived in a dictatorship when I was a kid. I have vivid memories of lengthy weekly "addresses" by whatever junta-in-chief was there.

    I don't like this Baracommercial at all, precisely because it has more than a whiff of Leftist cult-of-the-personality hubris.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Wed Oct 29, 01:31:00 pm GMT-4  

  • I think Fidel takes the cake on his marathonic speeches (more than 8 hours sometimes), but this reminds more of Chávez.

    By Blogger ElcubanitoKC, at Wed Oct 29, 01:47:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Althouse...looks like the liberal illuminati stole another one of us...

    By Blogger mnotaro, at Wed Oct 29, 01:53:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Yes, Fifo has a different flair. Remember Ubre Blanca...?

    For those unaware, she was a big milk producer, and Fidel Castro devoted lengthy television addresses about her "socialist productivity". Ask Ernie, he was there for these televisual feasts...

    I have such a fear that if Barack Obama is elected to the Presidency, that he will establish a more charismatic, constant presence on television -- all charismatic leftists love to hear the sound of their own voice, and with a compliant media kow-towing to the President, it's a lock.

    I was actually impressed that Willie Geist of Morning Joe/MSNBC said this Baracommercial gave him "the willies". It was "Soviet"-like.

    Quite. I mean, he's not Ross Perot and his "voodoo stick".

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Wed Oct 29, 01:54:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Althouse...looks like the liberal illuminati stole another one of us...


    Heh. I don't think so. Professor Althouse was always a liberal. So are all those "mugged by reality 9/11" bloggers.

    They are not like me, and so many others who are conservative by politics since earliest youth.

    I happen to think she'll come around. I can't do without Althouse the blog. There's no place like it online.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Wed Oct 29, 02:06:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Oh, lord, Ubre Blanca, we even had to study about it in school. And when the cow finally died of exhaustion and overmilking, they took us on a field trip to the National Museum of Natural Sciences to see how it had been taxidermically preserved. They also erected a statue of the poor beast somewhere...Meanwhile, we continued receiving our rationed 1L of milk a day, that is for those who were under 7 or over 65 years of age (I was 9-11 at the time of her greatest records). The rest received Soviet made cans of powdered milk until they turned 13 and nothing after that.

    By Blogger ElcubanitoKC, at Wed Oct 29, 02:35:00 pm GMT-4  

  • "If McCain had the money he would do the same thing."

    He'd realize it would be smarter to put Palin on.

    She'd beat Obama's ratings too, youbetcha.

    By Blogger JSU, at Wed Oct 29, 02:45:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Ernie: Priceless info, perfect! Many friends who are late-comers to America (as opposite to the 'exilio historico' like Jose is part of) know a million stories like this.

    I even know that famous Fidelomercial where he said that the Socialist Revolution was too strong for a particular hurricane, and that the force of it would make it veer away from the island.

    LOL, you can't make this stuff up. But that's the light-hearted part of the story -- imagine having to live through this nutjob's televised speeches? I am so sorry for you, Ernie.

    Thank God you're in America. :)

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Wed Oct 29, 03:13:00 pm GMT-4  

  • JSU, heh, good idea.

    BTW, I love how the meme is being pushed that she's preparing for 2012, because Obama is a shoo-in to win now.

    I am of the opinion that she NEEDS 2008, and 4 precious years of experience at this level. She isn't targetting 2012 in the way they are thinking, at all.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Wed Oct 29, 03:14:00 pm GMT-4  

  • It's interesting you guys mention Castro and Chavez.

    HillBuzz wrote yesterday:

    "We believe the media’s a big part of why Obama’s going to lose next week: Americans do not want to live in a country with state TV."

    By Blogger JSU, at Wed Oct 29, 03:34:00 pm GMT-4  

  • The 1890s were known as the "Gay Nineties".

    The 1990s should be known as "It was all about Bill".

    After Clinton, that was one of the things I liked about Bush: his modesty. Everything didn't have to be about him. He didn't have to "run the country". As if Clinton actually did.

    By Blogger Oxbay, at Wed Oct 29, 04:30:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Oxbay, I agree. Tone is as important as behaviour, but combining both is about authenticity.

    One thing that I hate, because I myself am an unpunctual Leo, is that Bill Clinton ran on "Clinton Time" -- always keeping people waiting.

    George W. Bush has an allergy to such people, since he considers keeping people waiting a horrendous nearly unforgiveable insult.

    That's noblesse oblige, and I'm sure was dinned into him by his parents (as mine tried to...).

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Wed Oct 29, 04:43:00 pm GMT-4  

  • JSU, we can only hope that is true.

    Vics, yes, the stories are as surreal as the society that produced them. And Gracias!, I am very glad as well to be in this wonderful country! :)

    By Blogger ElcubanitoKC, at Wed Oct 29, 05:05:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Heh. I don't think so. Professor Althouse was always a liberal.

    Yes. I first started reading Althouse sometime in 2004 I think. It took me a while to figure out how truly liberal she is... I remember being so disappointed at the time! Then I made peace with it. (Notwithstanding the infamous libertarian=racist thing. Don't worry, I won't get started on THAT again.)

    Anyway, I ultimately think she's a brilliant blogger who has simply mastered marketing--through a combination of really eclectic, interesting topics and a steady diet of red meat to her conservative commenters. I am NOT saying she is being manipulative or dishonest. It is just very easy to misinterpret the red meat part of the blog as her opinion--when most often she is just doing "straight reporting" on a stories that appeal to the right.

    With that said, for the first time in the last two weeks I find myself just skimming instead of reading her posts. I'm not sure if it's because she is posting more pro-Obama entries and I'm turned off by that, or what.

    By Blogger knox, at Wed Oct 29, 07:29:00 pm GMT-4  

  • 'Cruel neutrality' was a hoax.

    By Blogger Ruth Anne Adams, at Thu Oct 30, 09:48:00 am GMT-4  

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