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Friday, February 22, 2008

::insert dreamy sigh::

Last night’s debate between Senator Barack Obama and Senator Shrillary Clinton (heh … love it, Zuma) proved once again why

Barack Obama is No. 1 in my heart …

<3 <3 <3

(I’m on a thematic roll … deal)

Mr. Doll and I were actually able to sit and watch the debate last night without the usual circus of children running around (the Valley Brats were playing next door…)

My favorite answer of the night; in regards to foreign relations:

SEN. OBAMA: I think, as I've said before, preparation is actually absolutely critical in any meeting. And I think it is absolutely true that either of us would step back from some of the Bush unilateralism that's caused so much damage.

But I do think it is important, precisely because the Bush administration has done so much damage to American foreign relations, that the president take a more active role in diplomacy than might have been true 20 or 30 years ago.

Because the problem isn't -- is if we think that meeting with the president is a privilege that has to be earned, I think that reinforces the sense that we stand above the rest of the world at this point in time, and I think that it's important for us, in undoing the damage that has been done over the last seven years, for the president to be willing to take that extra step. That's the kind of step that I would like to take as president of the United States. (Cheers, applause.)

After that answer, Mr. Doll turned to me and said, “Look at you! You’re beaming!”

And I suppose I was. Barack Obama's answer was exactly what I’ve been waiting to hear now for so many horrible, polarizing years; we are a country of people who do not all feel that we stand “above” the rest of the world. True, we are the GREATEST country in the world; but that does not absolve us of our global responsibility to lead not only in our might and with our might, but with compassion as well.

How do we fix the wrongs without at least attempting a dialogue?

The answer, the thought behind it all, reminded me of a couple other Cool Cats who thought nothing of taking their messages of love and compassion and peace on the road, all over the world.

I always thought that mind-think worked well for them. I’m glad to see Barack Obama sees it that way, too.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

I enjoyed it, too, V-Doll. Though I wish Barack would have given the straight answer to what makes these two different. It's that he's a better diplomat and he can accomplish change.

February 22, 2008 11:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Many of us do so hope you're right, V-Doll. You've put him in some pretty heavy company. Heavier company than he was in last night, fershur..

February 22, 2008 11:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why would anyone want to watch a debate between two phonies, each accusing the other of phoniness?

February 22, 2008 11:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

One word answer: Reruns...

February 22, 2008 11:34 AM  

Blogger don quixote said:

I gave a tie V Doll, I voted for Obabma in the primarys but I think unless one of the two really drops the ball we will have a President thats a Democrat.
The poor hapless Republicans keep shitting in thier own nest and Huckabee I don't think is gonna be able to survice all the GOP scandals.

Poor McCain here's another one,


"""GOP Arizona Rep. Rick Renzi -- the co-chairman of Sen. John McCain's campaign in Arizona -- has been indicted this morning:

Republican Rep. Rick Renzi (REN-zee) has been indicted for extortion, wire fraud, money laundering and other charges related to a land deal in Arizona.
A 26-page federal indictment unsealed in Arizona accuses Renzi and two former business partners of conspiring to promote the sale of land that buyers could swap for property owned by the federal government. The sale netted one of Renzi's former partners $4.5 million.

Renzi is a three-term member of the House. He announced in August that he would not seek re-election.

Today's indictment comes after a lengthy federal investigation into the land developing and insurance businesses owned by Renzi's family.

In April 2007, federal agents raided a Sonoita (so-no-EE-ta) Arizona business owned by Renzi's wife, Roberta.""

Who's gonna stop the bleeding?

February 22, 2008 12:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How awesome is it that Villaraigosa couldn't "charm the nation"???

He is a loser's loser who probably cost Clinton many votes with his controversial behavior.

February 22, 2008 12:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Doubtful that Antonio hurt Shrillary. She won CA. Obama didn't get the same boost in Mass from Kennedy. But I agree with the pundits that these political endorsements don't mean squat. Voters make up their own minds.

February 22, 2008 12:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Villaraigosa's "appeal" didn't carry over in Florida. It won't in Texas, now that she's conceded. It didn't in New Mexico, and anywhere else.

Oh yeah: I forgot. Villaraigosa delivered both Latino votes in Iowa.

February 22, 2008 1:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Villaraigosa gets props for firing the Botox Shar Pei and approving her banishment under advisement of LAPD Threat. He could use it as a campaign slogan.

February 22, 2008 1:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mr. Valley Doll's a lucky guy!

February 22, 2008 1:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I am going to go watch it now. I refuse to believe that my candidate did worse in the debate because she's smarter than him. I can't get all dreamy over her, but at least I believe she'll really do what Obama says he'll do.

She's exactly what this country needs. It's just that none of you will know it until she's been there for awhile and it will hit you. The Republicans who hate her like that one poster hates Zuma will have to admit they were wrong (like the Zuma hater should have already had to do)and the Democrats will be happy they weren't sucked into his smooth-ass rhetoric. She's too real for some of you. He'll be ready in 8 years.

February 22, 2008 2:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

your candidate lost because she's more arrogant than him.

February 22, 2008 3:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hillary is far more qualified than Obama. People became suckers for style over substance. It's a crying shame.

February 22, 2008 3:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Are you delusional? I couldn't follow the dots on that rambling comment on foreign relations.

February 22, 2008 4:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Barack's a great orator and I think he's a good man but I can't see any actual accomplishments. Maybe in 8 years he'd be ready but not now.

February 22, 2008 4:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

no one outside California knows or cares what Antonio thinks. I think Hillary won California in spite of him.

February 22, 2008 4:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

THIS HIS HORRIBLE NEWS. When Hillary Cllinton was in LA hundred of LAPD officers had to escort her sorry ass all over LA with the gang banger mayor. Do you think the Clinton campaign PAID LAPD for their services? Assholes did not...that's bullshit.

...Senior Corporal Victor Lozada Tirado of the Dallas Police Department died after apparently crashing his motorcycle into a concrete barrier while a part of Sen. Hillary Clinton's motorcade Friday.


February 22, 2008 5:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yup, that's how we should pick our commanders-in-chief and the CEOs of the nation . . .

Vote for the ones who make little girls hearts go pitter-pat.

(That oughta throw our enemies and rivals into a tailsping!)

After all, Jimmy Carter had the nicest smile.

And Bill Clinton was the most "sincere".

And we REALLY want to believe we can just TALK all the evil men of the world into not hurting us.

We won't even move to the next stage of maturity as a nation and be taken seriously by anyone over the emotional age of 15 until we can get past the first-date heart flutters stage in selecting national leaders.

February 22, 2008 5:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Detroit in the top spot, with its sister city Flint ranked third, is probably not a great shock. "If Detroit were a baseball team, we'd say they are mired in a slump," says Sperling. Both Detroit and Flint have suffered tremendously from the auto industry downturn. Flint's plight was immortalized in the Michael Moore movie “Roger & Me,” which chronicles Moore's attempts to meet with then-General Motors Chief Executive Roger Smith.

The 5 most miserable cities in the U.S.

Rank City Misery Measure*

1 Detroit 696

2 Stockton, Calif. 689

3 Flint, Mich. 675

4 New York 668

5 Philadelphia 648

*Misery Measures are derived at by ranking the 150 largest metropolitan areas on six criteria -- income tax, violent crime, Superfund sites, commutes, weather and unemployment – and then adding their ranks. For example, New York ranked worst (150th) for commutes, 150th for income tax, 99th for unemployment, 78th for number of Superfund sites, 105th for violent crime and 86th for weather, which add up to its Misery Measure of 668.

February 22, 2008 6:16 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

From the 2000 Presidential debates, verbatim:

MODERATOR: Should the people of the world look at the United States, Governor, and say, should they fear us, should they welcome our involvement, should they see us as a friend, everybody in the world? How would you project us around the world, as president?

BUSH: Well, I think they ought to look at us as a country that understands freedom where it doesn't matter who you are or how you're raised or where you're from, that you can succeed. I don't think they'll look at us with envy. It really depends upon how our nation conducts itself in foreign policy. If we're an arrogant nation, they'll resent us. If we're a humble nation, but strong, they'll welcome us. And it's -- our nation stands alone right now in the world in terms of power, and that's why we have to be humble. And yet project strength in a way that promotes freedom. So I don't think they ought to look at us in any way other than what we are. We're a freedom-loving nation and if we're an arrogant nation they'll view us that way, but if we're a humble nation they'll respect us.

February 22, 2008 7:35 PM  

Blogger don quixote said:

Yikes! Walter Moore provides a flashback of nightmarish proportions!
Oh yeah now I recall,
"The Compassionate Conservative", yeah baby, "Read My Lips", it's the "New World Order".

Oh no, that was his daddy. Unfortunately it got worse and we ended up with "Mission Accomplished" and "Good job Brownie"

Thanks Walter Moore, now if I can find the Valiums, crap, oh well I still got a bottle of T Bird.

February 22, 2008 7:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

strange how this blog freezes up when the topic is mary cummins. no santiago, don q, zd haters, etc. it all goes dead when mary cummins has to concentrate on one thread. that makes me go hmmmmmmmmm.

February 23, 2008 5:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

strange how this blog freezes up when the topic is mary cummins. no santiago, don q, zd haters, etc. it all goes dead when mary cummins has to concentrate on one thread. that makes me go hmmmmmmmmm.

February 23, 2008 5:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

that's mary cummins fake posts at 5:15 like her porno posts about herself on the antonio thread.

February 23, 2008 10:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

They got nothing on Mr. kool-Aid - Jose Aguilar, a real mountain of a man.

February 23, 2008 11:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jose Aguilar is a GOD!!!!! A godforsaken lardo!! So, is there blood in your veins or gravy!!!

February 23, 2008 11:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey since Huizar has a spinner on this blog, it just reminded me that Huizar wants to place Don Jones on his new Parks & Rec committee as chairperson. That'll never happen. But I hope Huizar tries to make it happen because then everything can come out in an open and public forum for the record.

February 23, 2008 1:32 PM  

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