Tag Archives: funny politics

Saying So Long To Bush

I know it’s a couple of days after the fact of Obama replacing Bush, but I just came across these ads that ran.

One is for a hair removal product and the other promotes an external power source.

Bush Philips link

Bush Veet ad on Give Up the Internet

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Wandering McCain

If you saw any of the debate between Obama and McCain at Belmont University in Nashville, you saw an awful lot of the Republican candidate ambling around the stage like the chip in his head had gone bad.

He wandered aimlessly through the background of shots of Obama as the Democratic candidate answered his questions. He shuffled into the foreground while moderator Tom Brokaw was speaking.

After watching him wander the stage I now understand why nursing homes have alarms on their doors.

McCain provided plenty of fodder for the late night comedians from SNL to Conan.

Here’s a video of everybody from Leno to John Stewart and SNL and Conan riffing on the rambling man.

Beware of Scams

I got this in my e-mail from my aunt. Thought it was funny and wanted to share it.
Subject: MY DEAR AMERICAN FRIEND

MY DEAR AMERICAN FRIEND:

I AM NEEDING TO ASK YOU TO SUPPORT AN URGENT SECRET BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP WITH A TRANSFER OF FUNDS OF GREAT MAGNITUDE.

I AM MINISTRY OF THE TREASURY OF THE REPUBLIC OF AMERICA. MY COUNTRY HAS HAD CRISIS THAT HAS CAUSED NEED FOR LARGE TRANSFER OF FUNDS OF 700 BILLION OF YOUR DOLLARS (US). IF YOU WOULD ASSIST ME IN THIS TRANSFER IT WOULD BE MOST PROFITABLE TO YOU.

I AM WORKING WITH HIGHLY REPUTABLE MR. PHIL GRAM, LOBBYIST FOR UBS, WHO WILL BE MY REPLACEMENT AS MINISTRY OF THE TREASURY IN JANUARY IF MY POLITICAL PARTY WINS UPCOMING ELECTION, WHICH WE CERTAINLY WILL BECAUSE WE ARE IN CONTROLING OF THE HIGHEST SUPREME COURT. YOU MAY REMEMBER HIM AS A SENATOR AS LEADER OF THE AMERICAN BANKING DEREGULATION MOVEMENT IN THE 1990S.

I AM ALSO WORKING WITH HIGHLY REPUTABLE MR. BARNEY FRANK, MEMBER OF CONGRESS FROM PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF MASSACHUSETTS, WHO WILL BE MY REPLACEMENT AS MINISTRY OF THE TREASURY IN JANUARY IF OTHER POLITICAL PARTY, LED BY MR. BARACK OBAMA, WIN UPCOMING ELECTION, WHICH HE CERTAINLY WILL BECAUSE HE IS IN CONTROLLING OF VOTING IN ILLINOIS, OHIO, FLORIDA, AND MANY OTHER STATES. MR. BARNEY FRANK IS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS OF ALL KINDS, AND FAITHFULLY TEACHES PRECEPTS OF MR. BARACK OBAMA (“FROM TINY A.C.O.R.N. GROWS GIANT FORECLOSURE OAK!”).

THIS TRANSACTIN IS 100% SAFE. YOU MUST TRUST ME COMPLETELY AND NOT ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT THE TRANSACTION. YOU HAVE MY WORD NO ONE WILL DO ANYTHING WRONG WITH THE MONEY. THIS IS A MATTER OF GREAT URGENCY. WE NEED YOUR BLANK CHECK. WE NEED THE FUNDS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. WE CANNOT DIRECTLY TRANSFER THESE FUNDS IN THE NAMES OF OUR CLOSE FRIENDS BECAUSE WE ARE CONSTANTLY UNDER SURVEILLANCE. MY FAMILY LAWYER ADVISED ME THAT I SHOULD LOOK FOR A RELIABLE AND TRUSTWORTH PERSONAGE WHO WILL ACT AS A NEXT OF KIN SO THE FUNDS CAN BE TRANSFERRED.

YOU ARE THAT PERSONAGE.

PLEASE REPLY WITH ALL OF YOUR BANK ACCOUNT, IRA AND COLLEGE FUND ACCOUNT NUMBERS AND THOSE OF YOUR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN AND THOSE YET UNBORN TO WALLSTREETBAILOUT@ TREASURY. GOV SO THAT WE MAY TRANSFER YOUR COMMISSION FOR THIS TRANSACTION.

AFTER I RECEIVE THIS INFORMATION I WILL RESPOND WITH DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT SAFEGUARDS WE PROMISE WILL BE USED TO PROTECT THE FUNDS AND PRODUCE A LONG-TERM RETURN ON INVESTMENT FOR YOU AND THOSE YOU LOVE.

YOURS FAITHFULLY

MINISTER OF TREASURY H. PAULSON

P.S.: YOU CAN REALLY TRUST ME. LOOK AT DOLLAR BILL. MY SIGNATURE IS ON THE MONEY.

McFail Flickr Group

If you want to see some more creative takes on the McCain Palin ticket like the ones above, visit the McFail pool on Flickr.

Tina Fey Nails Sarah Palin Again on SNL

As soon as McCain brought Sarah Palin to the attention of our nation, I immediately told Newscoma, “Oh my gosh. She could be Tina Fey’s twin.”

Thank goodness the cleverly subversive and witty Fey has taken full advantage of her physical similarities to portray Palin and reveal her shortcomings as a viable representative of our country. Saturday Night Live is once again doing biting political humor that showcases realities.

Here’s the video from the Sept. 27, 2008 SNL broadcast that “replays” Palin’s interview with Katie Couric from this past week.

The scary part of Fey’s performance is that lots of the lines she uttered where direct quotes from the Palin/Couric interview. You can see the actual video in this post I put up yesterday.

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Sarah Palin’s Neighborhood Watch Version of Foreign Policy Experience

It’s becoming quite obvious why the McCain campaign has hidden vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin away in the Get Smart Cone of Silence.

It’s painful to watch her as she struggles to put together coherent answers to straightforward questions.

Here’s an excerpt from her interview with Katie Couric on CBS in which she discusses her foreign policy experience. She flounders about and sort of cites her neighbors, Russia and Canada, as enhancing her foreign policy credentials due to Putin potentially checking out US air space.

It sounds to me like she’s running one kickass Neighborhood Watch up there in Alaska.

Every time she opens her mouth in an interview, it becomes apparent that her lack of knowledge on the major topics concerning the average citizen is vast.

She rambles. She avoids answering. She stammers. She hems. She haws. She Hee Haws.

I like cantankerous Jack Cafferty’s take on another of her rambling answers that Left Wing Cracker posted over at his blog. Go check it out.

And remember she’s one heart attack or moose hunt away from being our President.

Thanks Hank for the big bailout

I want my share of the $700 billion bailout just like everybody else, but how will Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson know about the bills I need to pay off unless I send them to him.

Sounds like a plan.

Check out ThanksHank.org