Friday, September 05, 2008

Harper's Bizarre

I go for months without saying a word, and then the conventions get me all riled up. Here's the latest.

Remember that weird yellow dress with the winged collar that Cindy McCain wore on Tuesday night? Well, her entire outfit cost her over $300,000.


I am supposed to believe that her husband understands the impact on the economy when she's out there wearing almost 300 grand in jewelry? This kind of largess staggers my mind. With that kind of money, I could pay off my house, my car, and wipe clean all outstanding bills for the rest of the year and STILL have tens of thousands left over.

This is the party that understands the middle class and the working poor?

I can barely wrap my mind around spending the equivalent of three mortgage payments alone on a dress. That pearl necklace would cover daycare costs for three years.

John Edwards got nailed leading up to the primaries for a $400 haircut. McCain can't remember how many houses he owns, and he gets a nomination? Cindy Lou Who spends more than the average 2000 pre-tax income of 99% of Americans on a single outfit for a convention, but Barack and Michelle Obama are the elitists?

I think Strangeite is right about Htrae. I just don't get it.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

It Ain't Easy Being Green

John McCain is making his big nomination acceptance speech in front of a giant green screen. Crayola green. Kermit the Frog green.

It certainly does its best to emphasize just how hale and hearty this 72 year-old cancer survivor is.

I smell another "Make McCain Interesting" contest coming on.

(Note to self: find some good video editing software)

Update: The Green Screen Mystery is Solved! Turn out that the green was part of a larger image, specifically the lawn at Walter Reed, uh, Middle School. You gotta click that link to read the full story!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

I Made This!

Pardon my rudimentary Photoshop skills....