Friday, October 31, 2008


I like these guys alot better this time around:

Rachel Maddow is da hotness!

Her interview with Obama. This is how you do an interview....Main Stream Media, take some damn notes!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Danzig is making a comeback!

I'm a bit up in the air over the new direction tho:

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Great Schlep

I don't normally get that into Sarah Silverman, but this is hilarious and useful. If she was somewhat serious sometimes I think it'd help me.

Here's the original video from The Great Schlep:

The Great Schlep from The Great Schlep on Vimeo.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Excellent video from YouTube

I miss Dr. Seuss...

Friday, October 24, 2008

The return of one of the greatest ad campaigns of all time

Terry Tate: Office Linebacker

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Classics, just remember this is why you HAVE to vote, to avoid this:

avoid the retards, not the funny.

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Funny or Die is getting all political and I love it!

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Pretty much awesome!

'Nuff said, enjoy:

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I love me some Jon Stewart too!

If you think all this terrorist and ACORN talk doesn't have an impact, watch this:

I am revolted, sorry for the Young Turks exposure, but this was the only video that had all the phone calls. I officially am insulted to be in any way associated with these people.

This never gets old

McCain's a Socialist!

Or at least he used to be, this was the guy who I was pulling for in 2000 and didn't show up to this election at all.

By the way, Socialism is not the same thing as the Nazis (Facism) or the Soviets (bastardized Communism). Just a brief -ism lesson.

What does the Vice President do?

Not this:

How is this woman in our national political discourse? Did she take a Political Science class at one of her six universities? In charge of the Senate? I knew that wasn't the Vice President's job in sixth grade!

I love me some Ellen!

George Clooney as official ambassador to the Ellen Show? I'm on board, that's change I can believe in!

Oui, on peut! = Yes we can, zydeco style!

Makes me proud to be a coonass!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Colin Powell endorses Obama, not the bigger story of the interview!

Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama this morning on Meet the Press. I could almost forgive him for helping to sell us Iraq just for that. Yet, the statement that he made about Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan during his endorsement was much more poignant for me.

"Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer is no. That's not America. Is there something wrong with a seven-year-old Muslim-American kid believing he or she could be president? Yet I have heard senior members of my own party drop the suggestion that he is a Muslim and might have an association with terrorists. This is not the way we should be doing it in America.

I feel particularly strong about this because of a picture I saw in a magazine. It was a photo essay about troops who were serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. And one picture at the tail end of this photo essay, was of a mother at Arlington Cemetery and she had her head on the headstone of her son's grave. And as the picture focused in, you could see the writing on the headstone, and it gave his awards - Purple Heart, Bronze Star - showed that he died in Iraq, gave his date of birth, date of death, he was 20 years old. And then at the very top of the head stone, it didn't have a Christian cross. It didn't have a Star of David. It has a crescent and star of the Islamic faith.

And his name was Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan. And he was an American. He was born in New Jersey. He was fourteen years old at the time of 9/11, and he waited until he could serve his country and he gave his life."

Awesome quote General. Here's a bit more information about the young soldier he was speaking of:

Friday, October 17, 2008

Voter Fraud case in Ohio thrown out by Supreme Court

Perhaps a "not this time" from the Supreme Court? Wouldn't that be nice?

Well, isn't that interesting? The biggest Republican "voter fraud" cause, involving ACORN among others, just got thrown out by George Bush's conservative Republican US Supreme Court. And make no mistake - as one of the leading conservative publications, Human Events, pointed out yesterday, this case was all about ACORN:

The full 6th Circuit Court on Tuesday night decided in favor of the Ohio Republican Party in their suit requiring the use of government records to verify the identities and validity of the thousands of newly-registered voters by outside groups such as ACORN. Ohio’s Secretary of State, Democrat Jennifer Brunner, had previously refused that standard stating that she didn’t believe it was required by Ohio law. Brunner was also recently required by a federal court to turn over new voter registration data from county boards of elections for identity verification.
The Ohio GOP tried to take away the voting rights of 200,000 voters in that state, after ACORN and others registered voters with misspelled names. George Bush's conservative Republican U.S. Supreme Court just took the side of Democrats in Ohio, and ACORN, and overturned a lower court's decision which took the side of the GOP. Ohio's Secretary of State appealed that earlier ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court -- and won:
The Supreme Court is siding with Ohio's top elections official in a dispute with the state Republican Party over voter registrations.

The justices on Friday overruled a federal appeals court that had ordered Ohio's top elections official to do more to help counties verify voter eligibility.

Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, a Democrat, faced a deadline of Friday to set up a system to provide local officials with names of newly registered voters whose driver's license numbers or Social Security numbers on voter registration forms don't match records in other government databases.
Nice work by the Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner. The GOP does everything possible to suppress the vote. Today, the George Bush's conservative Republican U.S. Supreme Court suppressed the GOP and told the nation, the only fraud is the Republican party.

I've never understood where the Republican party gets off saying they're the "Military Party"

Even their nominee is a veteran, yet he gutted veteran rights bills and helped kill bills that would increase military pay, included the G.I. Bill, and gave funding to Veteran Hospitals. Just because Clinton closed bases, doesn't mean the Republicans are on the military's side. If they were, diplomacy would be exercised more and we would have NEVER gone to Iraq. Then you wouldn't be seeing ads like this one...

I too am humbled, this man is a testament to our military and the human spirit. Let's not overlook him and his like on election day for simple closemindedness. The Republicans love to invoke 9/11, yet here is an example of the human price of their botched attempt at revenge for it.

Its a catchy little ditty

Oh my dear lord

Using religion as a basis for voting is ridiculous. What church someone goes to should have little to no importance in ANY election, unless you're voting for a church council (do they do that? I haven't been to church in YEARS!) Just scary, and let's just not get started on the racism. I shudder to think that these people vote. Alexander Hamilton's idea that some people should not be allowed to vote looks more attractive to me every election.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The mother's health is "extreme"?

I'm sorry, as a parent, I cannot forgive this. This is completely ridiculous. No one is pro-abortion, but they are pro-choice. The reason that rational people can stay pro-choice is because they feel that if the health of the mother is in any way at risk, every option should be on the table. To say that that is an extreme viewpoint, you can kindly pucker up and make out with my 3rd brown eye Senator McCain.

Cecile Richards, the president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, weighs in:

"Tonight, John McCain showed he doesn't care about women's health when he described protecting "the health of the woman" as "extreme." John McCain doesn't seem to understand that women's health matters. He blatantly showed that he doesn't trust women to decide what is in the best interest of their own health. Barack Obama, on the other hand, stood up for women's health."

Joe the Plumber

Well, yet another 15 minutes of fame for someone that has no idea what he's talking about (or he was told what to talk about?).

I've seen the day after fallout and there's some interesting stories:

He's a registered Republican.

The McCain campaign has his phone number and he managed to completely stay on McCain talking points when interviewed by Katie Couric.

Related to the above story: Joe was apparently already decided on voting for McCain before he even asked his "question" to Sen. Obama.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

One of my childhood heroes does me some justice!

100! I made a milestone

In celebration of my 100th post, something not political at all, just plain funny:

Who says I'm too pro-Obama?

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Pretty funny stuff

Make sure to click on the door more than once.

Joe Biden's Tears Remembered

Joe Biden is a credit to our country's political process and a fabulous human being.
About Vice Presidential Debate
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Monday, October 13, 2008

You know, a tv commercial once told me that Muslin was good for me:

Do you think this is what they meant? Kudos to you ignorant redneck for allowing me to make that joke at your expense!

Another of my favorite pictures ever:

Notice the shirt, these are the people who throw beer on me at Busch Stadium, not the well-balanced baseball conniseurs like my lovely Cardinal-loving girlfriend (love you baby!)

One of my favorite pictures about one of my most loathed cultural phenomena:


Ha Ha, I laughed so hard I think I peed a little!

Thanks to Hill for my laugh of the day!

Am I in Bizzaro World?

After a week of hateful and inflammatory rhetoric we FINALLY get the guy who ran in 2000?!?!

On a serious note, I applaud Sen. McCain's statements. It does speak to the character that we all observed in earlier times, I just hope its not too little to dissuade what has become an issue of bigotry and hatred in the most important of times. I would like to coin a Colbertism and praise Sen. McCain's Standupishness. (Mr. Colbert, you can find my resume on, ignore all that bartender stuff, feel free to hand it off to Mr. Stewart).

I've never wanted to live in a Battleground state until now!

Beastie Boys draft stars for "Vote" tour

NEW YORK (Billboard) - The Beastie Boys have drafted Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Jack Johnson and Ben Harper to join them on the Get Out and Vote tour, which will begin October 28 in Richmond, Va. Shows are also set for November 1 in St. Paul, Minn., and November 2 in Milwaukee.

"This election is too important to stay at home," the rap trio said Friday, adding that they are endorsing Democratic candidate Barack Obama for president.

Crow, Jones, Johnson and Santogold are on the bill for the Richmond show, while Harper and Tenacious D will support in St. Paul. Harper, Tenacious D and David Crosby and Graham Nash will join the Beasties in Milwaukee.


This show sounds awesome! Damn our liberal majority in Illinois!!!!

Good article with actual FACTS about Obama/Ayers relationship

With due courtesy to the St. Petersburg Times:

Not a radical group, and Ayers didn't run it

Pants on fire!

For most of the election, Sen. John McCain's campaign has been somewhat subtle about trying to tie Sen. Barack Obama to the former '60s radical William Ayers.

No longer. A 90-second Web ad released Oct. 8, 2008, features sinister music, side-by-side photographs of Obama and Ayers, and a series of dubious allegations about their past connections, including this one:

"Ayers and Obama ran a radical education foundation together."

Ayers was a founding member of the militant Vietnam-era anti-war group the Weathermen. He was investigated for his role in a series of domestic bombings, but the charges were dropped in 1974 due to prosecutorial misconduct. He is now an education professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and actively engaged in the city's civic life.

The McCain campaign said the "radical education foundation" to which they were referring is the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, a charity endowed by publishing magnate Walter Annenberg that funded public-school programs in Chicago from 1995 to 2001.

We'll look at whether the foundation was radical. But first we have to grapple with whether Obama and Ayers ran it.

Obama served on the foundation's volunteer board from its inception in 1995 through its dissolution in 2001, and was chair for the first four years. So an argument can be made that he ran it, though an executive director handled day-to-day operations.

Ayers, who received his doctorate in education from Columbia University in 1987 and is now a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, was active in getting the foundation up and running. He and two other activists led the effort to secure the grant from Annenberg, and he worked without pay in the early months of 1995, prior to the board's hiring of an executive director, to help the foundation get incorporated and formulate its bylaws, said Ken Rolling, who was the foundation's only executive director. Ayers went on to become a member of the "collaborative," an advisory group that advised the board of directors and the staff.

However, Ayers "was never on the board of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge," and he "never made a decision programmatically or had a vote," Rolling said.

"He (Ayers) was at board meetings — which, by the way, were open — as a guest," Rolling said. "That is not anything near Bill Ayers and Barack Obama running the Chicago Annenberg Challenge."

Now, was the foundation radical?

The McCain campaign cited several pieces of evidence for that allegation, including a 1995 invitation from the foundation for applications from schools "that want to make radical changes in the way teachers teach and students learn." The campaign appears to have confused two different definitions of the word "radical." Clearly the invitation referred to "a considerable departure from the usual or traditional," rather than "advocating extreme measures to retain or restore a political state of affairs."

The campaign also cited two projects the foundation funded, one having to do with a United Nations-themed Peace School and another that focused on African-American studies.

"That is radical in the eye of this campaign and we imagine in the eyes of most Americans," said Michael Goldfarb, a spokesman for McCain. "It is a subjective thing, and there are going to be people in Berkeley and Chicago who think that is totally legitimate."

Teaching about the United Nations and African-American studies may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it's hardly "radical" in the same way Ayers' Vietnam-era activities were. Moreover, most of the projects the foundation funded (more on that below) were not remotely controversial.

The McCain campaign also cited an opinion piece by conservative commentator Stanley Kurtz in the Sept. 23, 2008, Wall Street Journal as evidence of the foundation's radicalism. Kurtz wrote that Ayers was the "guiding spirit" of the foundation, and it "translated Mr. Ayers's radicalism into practice."

But Ayers' views on education, though certainly reform-oriented and left-of-center, are not considered anywhere near as radical as his Vietnam-era views on war. And even if they were, there was a long list of individuals involved with the Chicago Annenberg Challenge whose positions provided them far more authority over its direction than Ayers' advisory role gave him.

Let's look at a few, starting with the funder. Annenberg was a lifelong Republican and former ambassador to the United Kingdom under President Richard Nixon. His widow, Leonore, has endorsed McCain. Kurtz might just as plausibly have accused Obama and the foundation of "translating Annenberg's conservatism into practice."

Among the other board members who served with Obama were: Stanley Ikenberry, former president of the University of Illinois; Arnold Weber, former president of Northwestern University and assistant secretary of labor in the Nixon administration; Scott Smith, then publisher of the Chicago Tribune; venture capitalist Edward Bottum; John McCarter, president of the Field Museum; Patricia Albjerg Graham, former dean of the Harvard University Graduate School of Journalism, and a host of other mainstream folks.

"The whole idea of it being radical when it was this tie of blue-chip, white-collar, CEOs and civic leaders is just ridiculous," said the foundation's former development director, Marianne Philbin.

The foundation gave money to groups of public schools – usually three to 10 – who partnered with some sort of outside organization to improve their students' achievement.

In his opinion piece, Kurtz puts a sinister spin on this: "Instead of funding schools directly, it required schools to affiliate with 'external partners,' which actually got the money...CAC disbursed money through various far-left community organizers, such as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (or ACORN)."

Rollings said the foundation tried to fund the schools directly, but doing so proved to be a "bureaucratic nightmare." But any external group that received money had to have created a program in partnership with a network of public schools.

And though ACORN is considered a liberal organization, the vast majority of the foundation's external partners were not remotely controversial. Here are a few examples: the Chicago Symphony, the University of Chicago, Loyola University, Northwestern University, the Chicago Children's Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Field Museum, the Commercial Club of Chicago, the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance and the Logan Square Neighborhood Association.

Had Kurtz chosen to accuse Obama of carrying water for the conservative Annenberg, he might have written: "CAC disbursed money to various business-friendly entities, such as the Museum of Science and Industry and the Commercial Club of Chicago."

See how easy it is?

The programs the foundation funded were designed to allow individuals from the "external partners" – whether the musicians in the symphony or the business leaders in the commercial club – to help improve student achievement. They were along the lines of mentoring by artists, literacy instruction, professional development for teachers and administrators, and training for parents in everything from computer skills to helping their children with homework to advocating for their children at school.

This last activity – something suburban parents practice with zeal – is also suspect in Kurtz's view: "CAC records show that board member Arnold Weber was concerned that parents 'organized' by community groups might be viewed by school principals 'as a political threat.'" That is typical of Kurtz's essay – relatively innocuous facts cast in the worst possible light. That's appropriate for an opinion piece, perhaps, but hardly grounds for a purportedly factual political ad accusing the group of radicalism.

We could go on and on with evidence that the Chicago Annenberg Challenger was a rather vanilla charitable group. For example, under the deal with Annenberg every dollar from him had to be matched by two from elsewhere. The co-funders were a host of respected, mainstream institutions, such as the National Science Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Chicago Public Schools.

In short, this was a mainstream foundation funded by a mainstream, Republican business leader and led by an overwhelmingly mainstream, civic-minded group of individuals. Ayers' involvement in its inception and on an advisory committee do not make it radical – nor does the funding of programs involving the United Nations and African-American studies.

This attack is false, but it's more than that – it's malicious. It unfairly tars not just Obama, but all the other prominent, well-respected Chicagoans who also volunteered their time to the foundation. They came from all walks of life and all political backgrounds, and there's ample evidence their mission was nothing more than improving ailing public schools in Chicago. Yet in the heat of a political campaign they have been accused of financing radicalism. That's Pants on Fire wrong.

I hope that clears some of this mess up, it probably won't since no Republicans read my blog.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

OMG!!!! McCain's a terrorist!!!!

"It was never a concern by any of us in the Chicago school reform movement that he had led a fugitive life years earlier ... It's ridiculous," Republican Rep. Diana Nelson said. "There is no reason at all to smear Barack Obama with this association. It's nonsensical, and it just makes me crazy. It's so silly."

This is a quote from former Illinois State Representative Diana Nelson during an interview with NPR. Who is it referring to? Why, William Ayers, the much maligned passing acquantance of Senator Obama! They served together on an education board for the city of Chicago. They were in the same room a grand total of six times. Six times? Not a lot of elbow rubbing to be quantified as "pallin' around with terrorists".

Well, surely this Chicago cabal of terrorists was funded by Al-Queda or something right? Not quite, funding and sponsorship came from the Annenberg Foundation. Yes, THE Annenberg Foundation, who's President and Chairman, Leonore Annenberg, was Chief of Protocol in the Reagan Presidency. Coincedentally, the McCain campaign released a list with her at the lofty position of second out of 100 former ambassadors to endorse the GOP candidate. Perhaps we should talk about McCain and his ties to a terrorist organization? Perhaps not. I suggest we use this information to cease the seemingly never ending attempts to assasinate the character of the Democratic Candidate, then move on to fixing this country.

Biden continues to impress me

Easily the right choice as running mate.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I couldn't help it at all!

Image via The Daily Dish by Andrew Sullivan

A break from my Metaphysics homework:

An interesting "what if?" scenario (well, interesting to me):

What if Barack Obama finished fifth from the bottom of his graduating class?

What if Obama were the candidate who was unfaithful and left his first wife after she no longer measured up to his standards?

What if Michelle Obama were a wife who not only became addicted to pain killers, but acquired them illegally through her charitable organization?

What if Obama were a member of the Keating-5?

If these questions reflected reality, do you really believe Obama would be where he is now?

This is what racism does. It covers up, rationalizes and minimizes positive qualities in one candidate and emphasizes negative qualities in another when there is a color difference.

Which team would you hire?
With America facing historic debt, 2 wars, stumbling health care, a weakened dollar, all-time high prison population, mortgage crises, bank foreclosures, etc.

Educational Background:
Columbia University - B.A. Political Science with a Specialization in International Relations.
Harvard - Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude
United States Naval Academy - Class rank: 894 of 899


I see an eerie resemblance:

You with me?

Maybe I've lost focus

Maybe I, like the rest of the country, have gotten too self-indulgent with the election and the economy going tits up. Have we all forgotten the war(s)? Sort of a redundant question as we forgot Afghanistan years ago and that's why we're losing. I know that self-interest drives politics, but we've gotten to a pretty ridiculous point of contradiction. Ignoring these problems doesn't make them go away. Every speech about how the surge in Iraq working distracts from the idea that we haven't won the "hearts and minds" of the Iraqis that we were told were crucial to lasting peace in the region. It also distracts us from the the point that we've reached a tipping point in Afghanistan. We've never even attempted the "nation building" that we tried in Iraq. That would constitute an actual focus on what many concieve to be the real "War on Terror". A focus that we've ignored.

The Bush Administration used to repeat the claim that if we don't support the troops then we weren't real Patriots. Yet, since the inception of these wars, there has never been a concerted effort to actually support the troops. We've sent sub-par supplies when we've actually sent them. This has no rational basis because we've spent an obscene amount of money on these wars, Iraq in particular, yet we hear horror stories from returning soldiers over and over about inadequate equipment. Aren't we the finest outfitted fighting force in the world?

Speaking of returning troops, when is the last time you saw one? I don't mean in person, but on television, and I mean a soldier, not a General? For all the claims of a liberally biased media, I've still yet to see the image of coffins coming home, the iconic, polarizing image from Vietnam. These wars have no human face and that's why it seems that no one cares. Who is to blame for that? Surely the liberal media? Or quite possibly, the administration which has continually used other issues as a red herring to draw the people happily away from an ugly war that has gone on longer than any in American History?

Active duty military are donating to Obama 6 to 1 according to a new study. In light of that, who is "Joe Six Pack" actually supporting? If these are the freedom fighters that we profess to admire and support, maybe we should follow their example. The questions I ask myself every time I watch the news bother me. I'm sure many people would love to accuse me of being un-American if I put my thoughts out there, but I'm not concerned about peoples' opinions. I'm more concerned about the direction of this nation. Therefore, here are a few of my questions:

When are we going to actually start supporting the troops in a meaningful way?

What's the status of the G.I. Bill?

What condition are the VA hospitals these days?

Are we supporting them in a meaningful way or is this business of yellow ribbon magnets and flag bins all just lip service?

Ask yourself if putting county first means going along with failed policies of the last four years or re-evaluating our policy and position in the new world. Then, vote your conscience, but don't blindly vote party lines without actually doing some soul-searching before pulling that lever.

I've decided on my vote, I just hope this new nastiness in the campaign does not render it useless again, like it did 8 and 4 years ago. Read the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Federalist Papers, and some of Thomas Jefferson's and John Adams' writings. Then come back and tell me if we're going in the right direction. I haven't met anyone in my 31 years who can read these objectively and say that the divisive, extreme viewpoint politics that have taken over this country are good for us.

Hey! News Flash!

OJ Simpson is guilty!

Oh yeah, in other breaking news:
The Bible is fictional,
Hitler was a genocydal maniac,
Charles Manson was a little mentally unstable,
and Sarah Palin is less qualified for VP than Dan Quayle was.

Moment of Zen

Is it just me or does McCain sound like The Penguin? Old Burgess Meridith's Penguin, not Danny Devito, just to clarify.

The Real Wasilla?

Good lord I hate rednecks, but they're sure funny on TV!

Monday, October 6, 2008

This election (as usual) is comedy gold for SNL!

Nice to see them at least claw back to relativity... too bad Tina Fey actually had to write material for this one.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Don't have alot of time, but:

As a single father and a firm believer in the rights and importance of all human beings, my respect for Joe Biden has been very high since I learned of him. That being said, this was the most touching and poignant moment I have ever seen from anyone in a public office in my lifetime.

Ok, back to class.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

How is it?

* If you grow up in Hawaii, raised by your grandparents, you're "exotic,
* Grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers, you are the quintessential American
* If your name is Barack, you're a radical, unpatriotic Muslim.
* If you name your kids Willow, Trig, and Track, you're a maverick.
* Graduate from Harvard Law School and you are unstable.
* Attend 5 different small colleges before graduating, you're well grounded.

* If you spend 3 years as a brilliant community organizer, become the first
black President of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter registration drive
that registers 150,000 new voters, spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law
professor, spend 8 years as a State Senator representing a district with over
750,000 people, become chairman of the state Senate's Health and Human Services
committee, spend 4 years in the United States Senate representing a state of
13 million people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign
Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran's Affairs committees, you don't
have any real leadership experience.
* If your total resume is: local weather girl, 4 years on the city council
and 6 years as the mayor of a town with fewer than 7,000 people, 20 months as
the governor of a state with only 650,000 people, then you're qualified to
become the country's second highest ranking executive.

* If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising 2
beautiful daughters, all within Protestant churches, you're not a real
* If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and left your
disfigured wife and married the heiress the next month, you're a Christian.

* If you teach responsible, age appropriate sex education, including the
proper use of birth control, and how to avoid sex predators, you are eroding the
fiber of society.
* If, while governor, you staunchly advocate abstinence only, with no other
option in sex education in your state's school system while your unwed teen
daughter ends up pregnant, you're very responsible.
* If your wife is a Harvard graduate lawyer who gave up a position in a
prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner city community,
then gave that up to raise a family, your family's values don't represent
America 's.
* If you're husband is nicknamed "First Dude", with at least one DUI
conviction and no college education, who didn't register to vote until age 25 and
once was a member of a group that advocated the secession of Alaska from the
USA, your family is extremely admirable.