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I’ve been struck by the number of Hillary Clinton supporters who are balking at voting for Obama. Some are refusing to vote for him and others promise to vote for McCain, to prove some point that escapes me at the moment.

Their attitudes typically come down to the belief that Clinton should be the nominee and that somehow she/they were robbed, as if Hillary was anointed by God or Simon Cowell.  Of course, they weren’t robbed; they were out-maneuvered and out-voted. It didn’t help that she brings baggage to the table and has alienated any number of people over the years. She’s not been one of my favorites in the Democratic party, but I respect her toughness and intelligence, qualities I’m not seeing in some of her supporters.

She has shown far more class than those whiners who think they are making a point by refusing to support the candidate of the party that they had pledged to support just a few months ago.  Here’s a hint, whiners…it’s not about you. It’s about your party and the values that both candidates espouse. While they have their differences, Obama and Clinton are far more alike than say, Obama and McCain.

So, pout if you must but remember that one of the hallmarks of maturity, including political maturity, is the ability to put aside disappointment and make the best of the situation. Hillary has done so. If you admire her so much, follow her lead.

Some facts…

George Bush earned “gentleman’s C’s” at Yale. He has boasted that he doesn’t read newspapers.

John McCain graduated 894 out of 899 graduates from Annapolis. He can’t use a computer but he does know how to use a cell phone.

Bill Clinton graduated from Yale Law School. He can be a mean SOB, but he’s probably the smartest president we’ve ever had.

Barack Obama graduated from Harvard Law School and was president of the Law Review. He can actually give a speech without a teleprompter.

Other things being equal, and they never really are, I’ll take brains over an absence of intellectual curiousity any day.

This just in…a jury smiteth flight attendant Sharon Brown’s lawsuit against Victoria Osteen, babelicious preacher. Osteen was heard to say, “thank you God” and “praise God.”  (Apparently, God was sitting on the jury. Probably the third row, so as to not create a spectacle.)

I can see it now. Osteen’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, will now have a bumper sticker on his beamer: “God is My Co-Counsel.”

I’m a little late with this, but here we go anyway.

In my first 16th Minute post (8/2/08) I lamented the cult of celebrity that had drifted down to Brangelina’s kids. I cited Paris Hilton as an example of someone who had overstayed her 15 minutes.

However, her recent ad in which she skewered John McCain was just too funny to let it go without comment.

I hereby grant her, with the authority vested in me, by me, an extra minute of fame.

In my never-ending and fruitless quest to correct others’ annoying behavior, I propose that this sign be posted in the fire lane that fronts every liquor store. This might discourage lazy morons from parking there while they dash in to get a bottle of cheap vodka to mix with Kool-Aid.

Ephesians 4:26-27 “In your anger do not sin. Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold nor thy servant an elbow to the tatas.”

I’ve been watching with some amusement the lawsuit over the “unfortunate misunderstanding” involving Victoria Osteen and flight attendant Sharon Brown. As I’m sure you recall (because you also get a guilty pleasure from seeing the mighty stumble, admit it), in 2005 Her Holiness allegedly lost it on an airplane when flight attendants did not work quickly enough to remove a small spill from her seat. Not her ass, her seat. Got it? Read the rest of this entry »

So, John McCain is attending the annual biker’s rally in Sturgis, SD.  That is just too surreal.

Will he be attending the “Miss Buffalo Chip Beauty Pageant” topless/sometimes-bottomless beauty pageant? Or the “Ringin’ Wet & Wild” women’s wrestling matches?  Will Cindy flash her girls from the back of a big ass hog barreling down Main Street? Will Mac get a tattoo and swill beer with a bunch of bearded Harley owners? Does he think this visit will appeal to blue collar voters? Who booked this appearance, Sonny Barger?

Too bad he hasn’t picked Mitt to be his VP.  You just know that guy knows how to party.

Be honest; this has happened to you. You invite new friends over for dinner. After a delicious meal, complete with wine not from a box (they are new friends, after all), a rich dessert and decaf coffee, you settle in the living room to wind the evening down. Only then do you learn that when your friends are buzzed on alcohol and sugar they become yammering fools who are oblivious to time. They morph into The Guests Who Will Not Leave. They are oblivious to cues such as yawning, furtive glances at the clock, and gentle snores from your spouse.

In 1968 Andy Warhol declared that “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” Read the rest of this entry »