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Debatage September 26, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — theradicalnotion @ 8:29 pm
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The debate is starting in less than an hour! ARE YOU PUMPED?!?!?!!1?!

Yeah, me neither. Maybe after I eat.

But! Are we all emotionally prepared? Let’s make up a drinking game! Yes, I don’t drink, but I do know at least one person who will be watching the debate from the Pub, which sounds like a splendiferous idea. Anything to dull the pain of our country’s impending voyage into the Sun.

Truth be told, I’m not quite as excited about making up a drinking game as I was when I first thought of it, because I saw a kickass one created by the gals over at Feministe. And I think we all know that, purely on principle, I could never equal anything from that magnificent domain. So why don’t you just go there. I will, however, excerpt a couple of my favorites:

  • Every time the candidate steers away from the question asked to highlight his own talking points (we call that a Palin), drink twice.
  • For every mention of failed bipartisanship efforts that failed because the opposing party are a bunch of sniveling assbabies, drink.
  • Every time someone mentions terrorism, drink. If someone mentions terrorists in a non-terrorist context, like the Iraq War, drink twice.
  • When McCain grumpily alludes to the more important things he has to do, chug.
  • Spit out your beer and yell at the TV if McCain insinuates Obama is a) Muslim or b) the antiChrist.

So yeah. You should totes go read the whole thing. See you in 30!

8:59 We’re watching this on NBC HD. How exciting.

9:00 How come my college doesn’t have an auditorium like that, suitable for a debate? Stupid private colleges. We’re reminded that Obama is black and McCain was a POW, like, thanks bud, I hadn’t caught that. I feel that, were I a drinker, I would already need to be throwing back a few.

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Confused about the stock market crash?

Filed under: Uncategorized — theradicalnotion @ 2:55 pm
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Do the phrases ‘sub prime’, ‘housing bubble’, or even ‘Wall Street’ send you into an econ-induced tailspin?

Go here. A Powerpoint-esque presentation, with cartoon slides explaining, in near-layperson’s terms, what happened with the whole economy and the houses and the BIG BOOM and all. It does drop a couple F-bombs (alas, not the ‘feminism’ ones), but I suppose if that bothers you, you wouldn’t be reading this, would you?

Fuck no.

 

Tonight’s Debate

Filed under: Uncategorized — theradicalnotion @ 12:20 pm
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So, as I will have access to an actual TV tonight, I’m going to try to liveblog the debate between presidential candidates Obama and McCain [wtf Firefox dictionary, how do you not recognize ‘Obama’ as a word? ].The latest news is that McCain will be attending, either because he’s Accomplished So Much In Washington Already (snort), or because (and this is what I’m leaning towards) Obama handed him his ass when he tried to weasel out of answering questions about his policies.

I mean, I can’t really blame McCain. This whole Wall Street mess is, in large part, the fruits of almost 8 years of very diligent labor to disenfranchise the poor and middle class and give the very rich lots more pretty money to play with. Couple that with McCain’s long history of paying lip service to The Free Market ™ to do everything but brush your teeth for you, and it’s quite clear why he would want to avoid getting asked about his how his economic policies will save us all from the Great Depression, 2.0.

I seem to have gotten off the topic of the debate ever-so-slightly, but while I’m kvetching about McCain’s economic policies, please allow me to share with you a wonderful little graphic that shows the differences between the two candidates’ tax plans.

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