Someone needs to clip this and make an animated .gif! (Although as of this writing, or perhaps prior to it, someone is already hard at work making it happen.) I can’t say I like George W., but I don’t hate him, either. Hate is such a strong word and I reserve it for special people only. Still, you’ve gotta give it up for a man at that age who can dodge one shoe right after another in a surprise attack! This reminds me of Austin Powers, “Who throws a shoe? Honestly?” I’m not a mind reader, but I’m guessing that Iraqi reporter wasn’t too thrilled to see our President up on the podium. The guy obviously knows what the repercussions are and was completely willing to accept responsibility for his Nolan-Ryan-esque efforts. Personally, I think he wasn’t quick enough on the draw because the second shoe should have landed. Bush, one, Iraqi reporter, zero. Bush wins. While it was not a classy move, it’s hilarious as hell!

I hope this teaches a great lesson to future leaders and to Americans in general: Be on the lookout for flying footwear.

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My friend Mikey sent me this video and there are just a few things I’d like to say about it…

The first man who speaks says he is “scared” of an Obama presidency. Oh really? Take a look at the last 8 years and tell me that Barack Obama is just going to make this country worse. Under Bush, our surplus has diminished and the country is now in debt and suffering a tremendous recession. During the last 8 years, we’ve started a “War on Terror” and pushed the Patriot Act. The United States went to war in Iraq against non-existent enemies – the War on Terror is not a war against a nation or a particular individual but a war against acts and ideals that will carry on and never end. America cannot stop it entirely so the war shall never be won. Hundreds of thousands of lives were carelessly lost under the Bush presidency. Hundreds of thousands of jobs were carelessly lost under the same administration. The man in the video says he does not want to raise his children in a country where it is presided by a man who associates himself with domestic terrorists. Does this guy really know who Bill Ayers is? I’ve said before that Ayers has done some very unpleasant things but has also made some good contributions to society – especially to educational reform. Afraid of an Obama presidency? Give me a fucking break.

Finally, there is the ignorant witch of a woman who calls Obama an Arab. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, racism still exists and is very much alive in one of the most diverse countries in the world. This may sound extreme, but given her clear bigotry, ignorance, and lack of an education of any kind, voting rights should be reconsidered. Those 18 or older who have received a formal education or are in the process of doing so should be allowed to vote. Otherwise, a moderate aptitude test should be passed in order to make it into the booths. A stupid idea, you say? Well, if you’ve never taken a math class in your life, there is no goddamn way in hell I would ever make you a NASA engineer. So, if you’re ignorant, a bigot and a racist, why should you be allowed to select the President of the United States of America?

I have to applaud McCain for standing in defense of Obama. It shows a lot of character on his part and it’s easy to see the disappointment in his demeanor when he addresses the two fools featured in the aforementioned video.