Thursday, November 20, 2008

Like a Lemming.

Since all the cool blogs are doing it.

I typelyzed our blog here at Sarracuda to see what type we are.


The independent and problem-solving type. They are especially attuned to the demands of the moment are masters of responding to challenges that arise spontaneously. They generelly prefer to think things out for themselves and often avoid inter-personal conflicts.

The Mechanics enjoy working together with other independent and highly skilled people and often like seek fun and action both in their work and personal life. They enjoy adventure and risk such as in driving race cars or working as policemen and firefighters.

Hm. And it took about .08 seconds to analyze us.

By A. Suffragette

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Just Read

If this doesn't leave you in tears, nothing will. I'm not religious, but God bless Eugene and Helene. If there isn't a heaven, this story only proves that there should be.

-Max Power

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Now the truth comes out.

Huh. Africa is a country.

Nice knowing you, Gov. Palin!

by Rope Hoover Palin

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

And what the HELL is wrong with Ralph Nader?

Nader says:

To put it very simply, he is our first African American president; or he will be. And we wish him well. But his choice, basically, is whether he’s going to be Uncle Sam for the people of this country, or Uncle Tom for the giant corporations.

Props to Daily Dish.

by A. Suffragette

We aren't the underdogs anymore.

Is that right? No more bleeding heart liberal who just can't cut a break; who practically has to beg for votes? No more angry left? You mean we won? Well what are we supposed to complain about now? What’s a democratic gal like myself to do?

We keep going. Nothing stops here. There are plenty of Fox News supporting republi-bots out there who are just waiting for us to scamper back to our lattes and abortion clinics [or worse, our low-income housing] while the guy we just elected throws American flags and bibles down the toilet, along with what’s left of our economy. But what I’m wondering is…are these crazies still our major adversaries? Or will we see the face of the Republican party change?

Wonkette gave a succinct summary of how they see things going down:
…And it really could happen, and probably will happen. Probably a new Tory-Elitist-Educated party, based in the Northeast and led by … Bloomberg? He has plans. And probably a Western branch led by Arnold. But the dumb-redneck era of politics is over, forever, we hope

On the other hand, we have Sarah Palin and Tall thinking about her run for presidency, with the “base” in her pocket. But how big is that base nowadays, really? Should it even be called that? The only age group that McCain did better with were the geriatrics. The base? The base is dying.

I believe in a government of give and take, of differences in opinion, and of multiple parties. I don’t want to see the Republican party crash and burn. Maybe this walk into the woods will be good for them. Change your tactics, Republicans, and maybe I’ll respect ya the morning after.

by A. Suffragette

No She Can't.

The boos last night during John McCain's concession speech were from Sarah Palin's caliber of people.

And hopefully, they were aimed at her, because she deserved them.

We saw last night the defeat of hate, fear, and bigotry - ideals that Sarah Palin lives up to, along with cowardice, ignorance, and insincerity. Palin became a drag on the McCain campaign, on the Republicans, and on the very people she represented, and the voters rejected her worldview in overwhelming numbers.

We here at Operation: Sarracuda saw through her disguise and labeled her a fraud from the get-go. Now people are talking about her running for president in 2012. I saw, bring it on. We will be ready for her. And so will America; the country will reject her and her terrible worldview for a second time.

President-elect Barack Obama deserves this election. He was a better person, a better politician, and had better ideals for our country. Unlike the McCain-Palin ticket, you didn't hear of infighting or Biden "going rogue" or - anticipating a loss - talk of someone else running in 2012. Discipline will take you places, and Gov. Palin has none of that discipline - or grace or class.

Congratulations Obama.

by Rope Hoover Palin

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

40 minutes.

That's about how long my journey to the polls ran. The weather was calm, the coffee was tasty, and my fellow line standers were quiet and polite. My neighborhood is fairly diverse here in Harrisburg, PA, so it's tough for me to gauge if there were more African Americans or more young people, or simply more people in general. But, if I had been expecting a riot I didn't get it. There was a brief moment of panic when I didn't see my name in the book right away, but there I was, on the bottom.

Some local news pundits are predicting up to an 80% turnout in the Commonwealth. We shall see.

by A. Suffragette

Monday, November 3, 2008

It's the final countdown.

So. Here we are. Election Eve. What do we do after this? We need to start thinking constructively, whether it's a specific cause we start tearing into, or simply beginning Rope Hoover Palin's run for political office.

Until then, I give you something that everyone needs once in awhile: adorable puppies.

by A. Suffragette

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

"He's a Ni**er!"

How sad. Did you catch that, where Gov. Palin paused for a minute, registering what one of her yahoo supporters just shouted.

This, friends, is the superstar of the Republican party. And this is the caliber of people she attracts.

Give me a break.

by Rope Hoover Palin

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

What kind of Liberal are you?

I am a:

How to Win a Fight With a Conservative is the ultimate survival guide for political arguments

My Liberal Identity:

You are a New Left Hipster, also known as a liberal, a Netroots activist, or a Daily Show fanatic. You believe that if we really want to defend American values, conservatives must be exposed, mocked, and assailed for every fanatical, puritanical, warmongering, Constitution-shredding ideal for which they stand.

This is not surprising.

by A. Suffragette

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Anchorage Daily News endorses Obama

And for good reasons:
Gov. Palin has shown the country why she has been so successful in her young political career. Passionate, charismatic and indefatigable, she draws huge crowds and sows excitement in her wake. She has made it clear she's a force to be reckoned with, and you can be sure politicians and political professionals across the country have taken note. Her future, in Alaska and on the national stage, seems certain to be played out in the limelight.

Yet despite her formidable gifts, few who have worked closely with the governor would argue she is truly ready to assume command of the most important, powerful nation on earth. To step in and juggle the demands of an economic meltdown, two deadly wars and a deteriorating climate crisis would stretch the governor beyond her range. Like picking Sen. McCain for president, putting her one 72-year-old heartbeat from the leadership of the free world is just too risky at this time.

It seems Gov. Palin is striking out on her own, and we here at Operation: Sarracuda wish her lots of luck. She's going to need it. Many, many newspapers across the country are endorsing Sen. Obama - including ones that have endorsed George Bush in the past.

by Rope Hoover Palin

Friday, October 24, 2008

More for the "what were they thinking?" file.

I didn't want to think that the volunteer had done it to herself. I never want to believe that a woman would lie about something so heinous, putting in jeopardy the integrity of women who are faced with coming forward about assault.

But...she did!

No, seriously. A GOP volunteer laid claim that a black man attacked her, scratched a backwards B on her face, and stole her money because she had a McCain sticker on her car. And then took it back.

GOP Volunteer is a Lying Moron

by A. Suffragette

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Bob the Banker

Check out's "interview" with Bob the Banker, Joe's older brother.

Bob the Banker Speaks Out

Things are tough right now. Average working Americans like me are really struggling. They're angry. And when they see the effects of Obama's spread-the-wealth lunacy on an average angry struggling American like me, they'll be even more angry, average, and struggling.

Let me lay it out for you. Right now, I take home about $19,000 a month after the government skims off its share. And I don't have to tell you that $19,000 a month isn't what it used to be.

Take my Jaguar. Do you have any idea how much it costs just to have that thing tuned up? It's like a BMW repair bill on steroids. We're talking $500 just to open the hood

I love this part:

The numbers don't lie. So here they are.*

So, as I said, I make $280,000 annually after business expenses. I'm married and filing jointly. Under Obama, my itemized deductions would actually increase slightly — I'd get $49,420 in itemized deductions, while under McCain I'd get $48,975. But my personal exemptions would increase slightly under McCain — he'd give me $6,911, whereas I'd only get $6,132 from Obama.
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That leaves my taxable income at $213, 766 under Obama, $213,433 under McCain. Now we have to factor in the bracket cutoff, which for 2009 is $208,850. Anything below that figure for married couples filing jointly is taxed at the fourth tier, 28 percent. Any income above it, until you get up to near $400,000, is taxed at the fifth tier. And this is where the raving income-redistribution scheme of Barack Robespierre Obama kicks in.

As you can see, my taxable income is about $5,000 higher than the cutoff. McCain is going to tax that $5,000 at the current rate, which is 33 percent. But Obama's crazed plan calls for raising that rate to — get ready for it — 35 percent.

And here's what this means. Under McCain, my total tax bill would be $48,254. Under Obama, it would be $48,511.

That's a difference of $257. I'll say it again: Two hundred and fifty-seven dollars.

FYI: As you see at the bottom of the article, the author of this piece worked with Gerald Prante, an economist with "Tax Foundation." Damn right numbers don't lie.

Sarah Palin spends more money than you do on clothes

I'm sure you've heard by now.

What recession?

The Atlantic did some digging and found out who the co-shopper was:
Does the name Jeff Larson sound familiar? It should. Larson is the Karl Rove protégé...Larson’s firm is the same one that launched the scurrilous robocalls against John McCain in 2000, and that McCain has now hired to make robocalls connecting Barack Obama to Bill Ayers.
Those same people who made those awful robocalls against McCain in 2000? He hired them.

That's leadership.

And I think Palin looks like shit.

by Rope Hoover Palin

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


At a John McCain rally in North Carolina, Republican Congressman Robin Hayes:

"Folks, there's a real America, and liberals hate real Americans that work, and accomplish, and achieve, and believe in God. That's a great comparison."

In the words of my future second husband Jon Stewart:

Fuck you.

By: A. Suffragette