Things younger than Republican Presidential candidate (oh, and did I forget to mention war hero?) John McCain

Am I being “age-ist”? Maybe. But maybe not. The world is a pretty complicated place right now and I’m thinking that it’s not such a great time to elect our oldest President ever. So sue me.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

My kids.

My kids are younger than John McCain.

As many of you know from reading this blog, I have two year old twins at home (they actually turn two on Sunday!). Words cannot describe the joy of knowing that their first presidential election was one where intelligence won out over the ideology of the lowest common denominator, one where an overwhelming majority of people rose up and said “I don’t give a shit about having a beer with the guy – I want the smartest f*****g person I can find sitting in that chair!”, one where the mainstream media seemed to finally do their job, one where hope won out over fear (of the unknown and of the Rove), one where honesty seems to matter once again, and – most importantly – one where the seemingly impossible was proven possible. It’s truly an awe-inspiring moment that makes me beyond proud of my fellow citizens because, to paraphrase something I read today on jedreport, not only will I be able to tell my kids (and, hopefully, their kids!) what happened today but because they won’t understand why it was so significant.

I’m also proud of – and extremely grateful for – the outpouring of support this little blog (and the accompanying book – now a collector’s item!) has received. I don’t know if either made even a small bit of difference in the election (I’d like to think that at least some of the 600,000-odd unique visitors to the site came with one opinion and left with something new to think about), but I enjoyed just about every minute of it. I sincerely thank all of you who submitted tips, made comments, and emailed words of encouragement.

As far as what’s next, stay tuned… I have an idea for a follow-up that I hope to launch very soon. But, for right now, I’m gonna go wake up my kids and give them each a kiss.

Good night all. Congratulations.

PS: Age a bigger concern than race, polls say. (CNN)

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I had wanted my earlier post to be the last one before the polls closed but I just saw this video and couldn’t resist one more.

Is there any doubt left anymore that this guy is the real deal?

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Monday, November 3, 2008

Barack Hussein Obama.

Barack Hussein Obama is younger than John McCain.

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling this odd sense of calm right now. Maybe it’s because I read on dailykos about how Dana Bash said that “privately McCain advisers admit winning would be nothing short of a miracle”, or maybe it’s because I just saw on fivethirtyeight.com that Nate is giving old man McCain a 1.9% chance to walk away with this thing.

The above notwithstanding – and given that one of the great truths of life is that “no one knows how to lose an election like a Democrat” (the other great truth being “no one knows how to steal an election like a Republican”) – this thing ain’t over yet. So, until the fateful hour when it’s made official finally arrives and the sleazebags in the media (I’m looking at you, CNN) have no choice but to finally let go of the horserace bullshit that has a good part of the country worked up into a lather, let’s all make some calls to GET. OUT. THE. VOTE.

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Monday, November 3, 2008

It wasn’t me – I was on a plane.

As of approximately 2:55 PM EST, the official John McCain website has been hacked. Clicking on the event details for McCainís York, PA Road to Victory Rally reveals a banner announcing that McCain has quit the race and now backs presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

(Thanks to Joshua for the tip!)

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Monday, November 3, 2008

Madelyn Dunham.

Madelyn Dunham was not younger than John McCain.

It’s a damn shame, but Ms. Dunham didn’t live to see her grandson become the 44th President of these here United States.

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

greetings from miami…

I just finished my segment on Sky TV and – short of the “presenter” (that’s what those wacky Brits call the interviewer) being confused about my YouTube video and thinking that I’m a singer – it went great. I hope to post a clip later on but right now I’m typing on a computer in the hotel where one out of every three keys on the keyboard barely work.

If anyone else can find a clip first, do share – the program (or “programme”) was called “Decision Time Unplugged”.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

“Joe the Plumber”.

“Joe the Plumber” is younger than John McCain.

“You’re all ‘Joe the Plumber’!”? Seriously? Is that what the guy who wants to be my President just said?

Good God, why can’t it be Tuesday already so we can send this dottering fool to the old soldier’s home (so he can) await the cavalry charge?

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Going to Miami this weekend for a TV appearance… work, work, work.


“Sky News is currently broadcasting live from Miami with a series of daily live shows covering all the issues surrounding the Election, for our viewers all over the world to get a feel for the American response to both candidates.

Transmitting live throughout the day, our US Political Correspondent Andrew Wilson is talking to senartors, party representatives, organisations, voting bloc reps, and local residents about issues such as healthcare, immigration, foreign affairs, the economy etc. It is a fun, informal show from a luxury house on Dilido Island. We are balancing the more serious issues with fun discussions and pieces, such as our ‘swing-state fridge-o-meter’, pool of polls, quotes of the day, viral ads and live bands.

We will be interviewing Joe Quint about his book and video ’72 Things Younger Than John McCain’. We will be playing the clip and chatting to Joe about the popularity of his work, and the message behind the humour.

The show will be available to view on the Sky News Channel live at 3pm.”

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Horrible for the country, but good for book sales.


Lieberman: I’ve Talked To Doctors, McCain “Will Live To 85 At Least”

Seriously, is there *anyone* involved in this campaign that *isn’t* batshit insane?

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

And, um…. oh, what the hell is that guy’s name again?

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Friday, October 24, 2008

New McCain logo.

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Al Sharpton.

Al Sharpton is younger than John McCain.

Sure, he grandstands – and takes liberties with the truth – but I tend to agree with him that the fact that he attracts so much criticism is a sign of his effectiveness as an activist. To put it bluntly, if he didn’t make white people uncomfortable, he probably wouldn’t be doing his job.

Rev. Al really took a lot of heat back in the late 80′s during the whole Tawana Brawley thing. For those who don’t know the story, Ms. Brawley was a teenager who accused six white men (including a few police officers of rape). These accusations were inflamed by Al (et al) and were later found to be untrue… a grand jury concluded that Brawley had not been the victim of anassault and that she herself may have created the appearance of an attack.

In related news, John Moody, executive vice president at Fox News, commented on his blog today that “if the (Ashley Todd) incident turns out to be a hoax, Senator McCain’s quest for the presidency is over, forever linked to race-baiting.”

Well, guess what?

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Delicious poll goodness.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

not to be morbid, but – ok, it’s a little morbid.


According to this article in Wired (by way of the journal “The Lancet”), “there’s a one-in-four chance that Sen. John McCain will die in the next four years”.

Two words: President Palin.

(Thanks to Melissa for the heads-up!)

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

I’m like Larry Flynt. Only not paralyzed, obese, or repulsive.


“Political extremists attack bookstore owner, staff.”

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