Obama/McCain 1: My Observations

*NOTE*:  This is my last post at this black life.  I’ve closed this blog.  Please find me and all of this gr8 content at my new blog: www.kdizo.wordpress.com


Issues:  Barack excelled on the economy, and expectations/vision for the future.  He held his own on foreign relations.  I’d have to say Barack won on the issues.

Suit:  I give the edge to Barack.  His suit was twice as shiny as McCain’s.

Sarcasm/Contemptuousness:  McCain gets the edge here – big time.

Skin Tone: Obama came out lookin all golden-bronze and shit.  McCain was his usual pastey white self.  Gotta give it to Obama.

Hair:  Again, Barack was strong in this category.  By the way his hair layed I could tell that he was rockin’ a doo-rag back stage.  Looked like he coulda used a fresh line, but other than that he looked good.  McCain’s hair was…  Barack wins.

Eye Blinks:  Both candidates blinked alot.  But there was somethin a little too twitchy and crack-headish about the way McCain blinked.  Obama blinked cooler/slower – like a pimp-wink-blink.  Slight edge to Barack here.

Pronunciation of Foreign Words/Names/Countries:  This is a key indicator of foreign policy experience, so I’m a bit surprised that McCain had such a hard time with Ahmadinejad and Perestroika.  Obama gets the nod here.

Rattled Off the Most Foreign Words/Names/Countries:  It’s a draw.  But again, considering McCain’s foreign policy experience, I was sure he’d blow away Obama here.  He didn’t.  So, a tie in this category is actually a win for Obama.  The “O” gets another one.

Voice:  McCain does something weird with his “S’s”.  The shit is annoying.  Barack wins on voice.

Lips:  McCain has no lips.  Barack’s lips look all extra-purple like he be smokin’ hella weed.  This is a toss up.

Capacity to Mis-Characterize: McSame McCain.

Capacity for Truth and Accuracy:  This one goes to Barack “The Truf(Truth)” Obama.

Eye Contact with the Opponent:  I don’t think Grandpa Simpson looked at Barack once during the entire debate.   That’s a tell-tell sign of weakness.  McCain lost his street-cred with that punk move.  Another one for Barack.

Those are my unbiased/objective professional observations.  You can decide for yourself who won Obama/McCain 1.


Larry King/Chris Rock Interview (link)…

Here’s an excerpt from last night’s Larry King/Chris Rock interview on CNN:

KING: You must be … proud that at this stage in our history a black man is running for president on a major ticket.

ROCK: Um, you know what? I’m proud Barack Obama’s running for president. You know? If it was Flavor Flav, would I be proud? No. I don’t support Barack Obama because he’s black.

See the entire story (here)


OMG! Palin is an…

From the Couric/Palin interview:

COURIC: You’ve cited Alaska’s proximity to Russia as part of your foreign policy experience. What did you mean by that?

PALIN: That Alaska has a very narrow maritime border between a foreign country, Russia, and on our other side, the land– boundary that we have with– Canada. It– it’s funny that a comment like that was– kind of made to– cari– I don’t know, you know? Reporters–


PALIN: Yeah, mocked, I guess that’s the word, yeah.

COURIC: Explain to me why that enhances your foreign policy credentials.

PALIN: Well, it certainly does because our– our next door neighbors are foreign countries. They’re in the state that I am the executive of. And there in Russia–

COURIC: Have you ever been involved with any negotiations, for example, with the Russians?

PALIN: We have trade missions back and forth. We– we do– it’s very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where– where do they go? It’s Alaska. It’s just right over the border. It is– from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there. They are right next to– to our state.

Uhmmm…WTF…Dude…Is this really happening?!?

Thanks to www.jackandjillpolitics.com for first bringing this excerpt to our attention.

***UPDATE:  more of palin/couric (here)

New McCain/Palin Poster…

I caught this over at dailykos.com.


the candidates and the issues…where they stand

Wanna know where the candidates stand on the issues?  Here’s a helpful tool that I came accross at Daily Kos.  I challenge you to find any significant difference between McCain/Palin and Pres. Bush.  Bet you can’t do it.


The RNC: “We Can’t Let This Nigga Win!!!”

First off, no one at the RNC actually uttered the phrase that makes up the title of this post.  Not yet.   Anyhoot, let me get right down to it.  The color-lines are being drawn…

  • Did anyone notice that the RNC was void of colored folk?  Nothin but OLD white men. I mean damn – we all know that the nation’s population and future electorate is becoming more and more colored (Black/Latino) – and the Republicans str8 up ignored this statistical fact.  They made absolutely no attempt what-so-ever to make the RNC look the least bit inclusive.  Where was JC Watts?  How about Michael Steele?  Clearly, they are running strong on some “Us (Mainstream White America)” vs. “Them (Colored America eg. Blacks, Latinos, Asians, etc.)” shit.  Get ready people.
  • Sarah Palin:  a self-described hockey mom, pitbull w/ lipstick, hunter, snowmobiler…  Uhhh – this chick is a self-avowed REDNECK!
  • What about the Palin daughter baby drama?  The Red-America pundits talked this up as something positive – an example of a good ol’ American family standing together and strong through adversity .  When this happens in a Black family… Do I really need to spell it out?
  • Did you hear Fred Thompson call for a new culture war in America?

I could go on and on, but I think you all get the point.  The masks are comin’ off.  Too much is at stake people.  What are you going to do?