seiberwing: (Internet Arguement)
So, you know the old O'Reilly-esque claim that liberals who oppose "enhanced interrogation techniques" and want to treat captured enemies as human beings are too soft on terrorists and just want to respect their barbaric beliefs and give them love and cookies?

Guess what. The cookies work.

Cut for sugar-free freedom. )

This is pretty basic psychology. You fulfill a person's worst expectations about you and force them to fear and loathe you, you'll get anything they think you want to hear and it'll just be more fuel for your enemies to depict you as a monstrous, threatening foe. You defy their expectations by treating them like actual human beings, they'll open up to you and you'll get something useful without betraying your country's moral standards. If Megatron had just given Bumblebee energon goodies, the Decepticons would totally have the Allspark by now.
seiberwing: (HOTUS)
[livejournal.com profile] faithinfire, [livejournal.com profile] lonescorpion, remember when I mentioned the mulefucker who was running for public office in Georgia?

I forgot to mention the army men. And the watermelon. And apparently quite a few other things.

Story under the cut. )

And people wonder why the South has such a bad reputation...

^____^

Jan. 20th, 2009 05:14 pm
seiberwing: (Happy 'con!)
President Barack Obama. Wow.

Cynicism tomorrow. Right now I'm just going to enjoy this.
seiberwing: (HOTUS)
So, there's been a bit of controversy in Illinois recently. Governor Blagojevich was arrested earlier this week on corruption charges, ranging from trying to sell off Obama's soon-to-be-vacated Senate seat to trying to shake down a children's hospital. This is an obviously cruel and greedy man, quite willing to sell his integrity for fuel money.

Curiously, rumor has it that Rahm Emmanuel (who was involved with him politically in the past) was partially involved in his capture and may have even been the one whose staff tipped off the police. These rumors are unsubstantiated and most likely aren't true but in light of other discussions it does make one think.

There have been no reports of Blagojevich being seen in the company of Palin's ghost, but the way politics have been going these days I honestly would not be surprised. My country has found a whole new vein of weird to tap.
seiberwing: (Democracy)
Now that the election is over, a lot of attention has diverted to Obama's future chief-of-staff Rahm Emmanuel and it's starting to make my brain go in odd directions again.

Aside from being a rather attractive gentleman for his age, trained in the art of ballet and a credit to our people, Representative Emmanuel has some...familiar traits.

Emanuel is known for his "take-no-prisoners attitude" that has earned him the nickname "Rahm-bo."[16] Emanuel is said to have "mailed a rotten fish to a former coworker after the two parted ways."[13] On the night after the 1996 election, "Emanuel was so angry at the president's enemies that he stood up at a celebratory dinner with colleagues from the campaign, grabbed a steak knife and began rattling off a list of betrayers, shouting 'Dead! ... Dead! ... Dead!' and plunging the knife into the table after every name."[5][7]

Aggressive and combative even to his closest compatriots, yet closely allied with our young chosen one and slashed with him on an alarmingly regular basis. I think you all know where I'm going with this.
seiberwing: (WTF?)
So Georgia has elected Republican Saxby "what kind of name is Saxby" Chambliss to the Senate. No surprise there, not much newsworthy. However, the Daily Show found one of his ads a bit...weird.

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I would especially like to draw your attention to the young woman in the striped teal shirt during 0:25 and forward. Senator Chambliss, I don't think you quite see what you did there. And if you did, I am extremely worried.
seiberwing: (My Soul)
Someone over on rpg.net compared McCain's choice of Palin (who has completely broken loose of the campaign and feuds with the McCain campaign) to Megatron picking Starscream as his running mate. As Megatron is an old war veteran and Starscream has an annoying voice and shoots at defenseless creatures from the sky, this is rather fitting.

If we are to continue this comparison, Senator Biden is a rather aggressive creature who we are lucky enough to have on our side and Obama himself is a grand, epic man who has the potential to bring the U.S. out of years of absolute disaster. If he fails, we're kinda fucked.

Rodimus Prime/Springer '08. Light our darkest hour.
seiberwing: (Existence)
Since this election has gotten to such epically ludicrous proportions, I'm starting to almost consider it a fandom. As such, I'd like to offer up a link to Old Kentucky Shark's Obamadämmerung, a twisted cross between political satire and a Tolkeinesque fantasy saga about the Beltway Lords and the quest for the Oval Throne.

It started out on rpg.net with Barack Obama vs. The Pirates of Wichita, more making fun of Obama's semiMessianic status than anything else, but it got so well received that it sort of exploded into...well, this. It's pretty enjoyable even if you don't get a lot of the political references, but if you do it's epic combined with hilarious.

My guess is that it won't end until November, so the story could pretty much go either way at this point.

Gah!

Nov. 8th, 2006 11:07 am
seiberwing: (WTF?)
The gay marriage ban in Tennessee passed by 81%. Meaning 81% of the state's voting population are against gay couples having the same rights given to straight couples, a rationale that basically boils down to "the Bible said so, now let's force it on everyone else". Now I remember why I left that damn state and came to Hippytown, NC.

Seriously, I love Tennessee. I just hate the sorts of people there. Lovely folks until you ask them to be tolerant.

EDIT: Dude, Rumsfield resigned. WTF. I guess the day isn't so bad after all.

BRIDE OF EDIT: But we got the House! And the Senate! Booyaka!
seiberwing: (That's Just Prime)
http://votenoon1tn.com/amendment.html

So. Yeah. Shiny and pretty webpage aside, get your (legal) asses out there at the correct time and vote against Tennesee looking even more like a hick state than it already is. Savvy?

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