Hey there, folks. We’re gathering at our private chatroom to start picking apart tonight’s debate in real-time. I believe the kids call it "liveblogging." McCain would know it as "live pamphleteering."
Keep refreshing this page for thrill-a-minute excitement.
BrookeBook: It’s starting, it’s starting!
BrookeBook: Altough, no one is on stage.
MFK: where are they??
ken: what station are you guys on
Casey: MSNBC, duh.
Casey: Liberals, ya know.
MFK: i can’t listen to blitzer
MFK: although fox would probably be fun
ken: i’m going to check in on fox…
ken: you go john
Casey: tonight’s debate is sponsored by Washington Mutual.
MFK: heh heh
BrookeBook: Stroke rumors seem exaggerated…
MFK: red herring
Casey: Blue balls? Wha?
Casey: Obama is soooooo dreamy!
MFK: are you in the tank?
BrookeBook: And wearing a flag pin…
MFK: you are SO in the tank
Casey: I wish he was in MY tank!
BrookeBook: Hey now!
ken: economic crisis is best viewed in HD
MFK: 1 over sight
Casey: Shivers up my leg. . .
Casey: Indeed, Ken, indeed.
MFK: 2, taxpayers have possiblity of getting money back
Casey: Finaced that HD TV on the AIG credit card.
MFK: 3, none of that money goes to CEO bank accounts/gold parachutes
MFK: 4)help homeowners
MFK: burn! mccain shreds regulation in favor of trickle down – fail!
ken: um, you don’t have to give anything to people who have the most…
Casey: Cock blockin’ bastard McCain invoking Kennedy.
BrookeBook: John McCain wants my sympathy for Ted Kennedy?
ken: i doubt the magnitude of this crisis
MFK: mccain getting homey
MFK: and old
ken: unless you are a bank
ken: then it REALLY sucks
MFK: or a restaurant, or a machine shop
Casey: OK, Ken. Let’s not pass the bailout and just let the credit markets dry up.
BrookeBook: Really? WHat do you think happens if we let the banking industry fail?
Casey: OK, OK!
ken: asia will buy up some of our failing institutions, maybe…
ken: like we did when asia’s economy was depressed
MFK: no more loans from chinese banks as of yesterday
Casey: China told its banking institutions to stop buying our debt.
BrookeBook: This is the end of the beginning?
MFK: that’s what i heard
ken: just china though?
MFK: good start – how did we get in this mess – obama
BrookeBook: John McCain-regulation shredder.
MFK: McCain – we all saw it coming.
Casey: Ooh, ooh, a McCain civics lesson. With the military in it and everything!
MFK: McCain called for regulation of SEC??
BrookeBook: Oh, yeah? We’ve lost accountability? You mean through regulation?
MFK: Where did that come from?
MFK: he’s going out of his way to make sure his VP isn’t held accountable
BrookeBook: How does Mc reclaim not understanding how the SEC works.
ken: because main street doesnt create the infrastructue in this country
MFK: say it to his face motherfucker!
BrookeBook: Nice one. Respond to daily needs, not just privileged in crisis.
MFK: mccain wants consolidation of agencies
MFK: McCain wants spending under control to solve crisis
MFK: Largest increase in gov’t under republicans
MFK: "government changed us"
Casey: I can’t wait for those zany, multi-million dollar commercial breaks! And I hear Hannah Montana is playing halftime!
BrookeBook: Oh, you wanna talk about earmarking? Let’s look at your VP’s lobbying for earmarks.
MFK: what’s wrong w/ science?
MFK: presidents have lineitem veto power?
BrookeBook: If they’re using a sharpie.
MFK: earmarks only 18 billion in last years budget
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Casey: Spending redacted.
MFK: mccain wants to cut 300 billion in tax cuts to wealthy
BrookeBook: Can John call a time out in the middle of the debate?
Casey: Pooped ’em!
MFK: 10 billion a MONTH in iraq
Casey: Maybe to Cindy it ain’t a lot of money.
BrookeBook: But Sarah did (win Ms. Congeniality)
MFK: mccain – obama increased spending would be 800 billion
MFK: obama – fail! not right figures
Casey: Ooh, another Miss Congeniality reference. Does Sandra Bullock get a royalty?
Casey: mmmm, earmarks, gurrrrgle.
MFK: mccain’s tax policies neglect middle class/poor
MFK: mccain says business taxes highest in the world
Casey: The luck of the Irish.
MFK: doesn’t mention that we are the wealthiest businesses
Casey: Like the luck of the black?
MFK: mccain- the gov’t is RIFE with spending
BrookeBook: But in other countries, businesses don’t have to subaidize healthcare.
MFK: look at the dirty congress!!!
MFK: goddamn it he votes along party lines!!
Casey: Hear that, Ken? Yoou can purchase your OWN healthcare with your dividend!
BrookeBook: Just curious.
Casey: Uh-oh. Barry’s got the stammers.
BrookeBook: But tell them they get a refund!
MFK: obama – if you make less than quarter mil, you won’t see ANY tax increase
BrookeBook: Under O, they get a bigger cut than under McC.
MFK: ohh… obama says we pay LOWEST in the world
MFK: says mccain doesn’t want to close loopholes
ken: obama – mccain wants tax breaks for big business without closing tax loopholes
Casey: You know, I’m a lot like McCain.
Casey: The economy just isn’t my issue.
MFK: also says mccain wants to tax your health benefits
ken: mccain – walkin’ the walk
Casey: Like a walkie-talkie!
Casey: McCain knew them as soup cans with string.
Casey: Yeh, get the old fucker mad!
MFK: McCain – let americans choose if they want a new tax code
MFK: "look at the energy bill"
MFK: mccain is accusing obama of shifting positions??
ken: mccain – obama has voted to increase taxes
MFK: Obama – that’s just not true
BrookeBook: Wow. McC is lying. Again.
Casey: McCain: "you can look it up.
MFK: according to obama
Casey: IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS!
MFK: split screen
ken: how is mccain’s record on voting for the taxpayer?
ken: i’ve heard it is quite good
MFK: that’s a vague question
MFK: what’s "for the taxpayer" when it’s bundled w/ all this other bullshit
ken: after the debate = time to review voting records
BrookeBook: voting for lower taxes?
MFK: since when are earmarks the worst thing that’s happening to the country anyway?
BrookeBook: Please mention healthcare.
ken: obama – 10 year plan to end our dependence on middle eastern oil
MFK: woo hoo
Casey: To the moon, Kennedy!
ken: chinese space walkin’ the walk
MFK: we’re not going to space for 10 yrs
Casey: And a space-dance in their space-pants.
MFK: our space shuttles are the sux0rz
ken: cuz we bad at math
MFK: obama- our programs need to be more efficient
MFK: mccain – we’ve got to cut spending
MFK: oh here we go…
ken: mccain – eliminate ethanol subsidies
MFK: obama has the most liberal voting record, he doesn’t reach across aisle
Casey: Yeah, wasn’t it Kerry last time?
BrookeBook: Most liberal voting record? No, no, no. Calling Bernie, Kucinich, et al.
Casey: He gives the reach around, though. McCain doesn’t.
MFK: mccain claims to be able to be the savior of money
ken: mccain = corruption buster
Casey: McCain= feather duster.
MFK: when has he busted corruption
ken: scrubbing agencies
MFK: the fact checkers are going to have a field day w/ these guys
BrookeBook: Yes. Looking forward to the reports.
ken: he saved taxpayers 7 billion with some boeing deal
ken: says he
Casey: I like the Laffalympics.
BrookeBook: He alone? Super-senator?
ken: highly unlikely
BrookeBook: Well, he did just save our economy. No more probs.
MFK: opposing bush = highly liberal
MFK: mccain wants spending freeze on everything except defense, vets and a few other programs
BrookeBook: Nice metaphor!
MFK: obama – WTF? using a hatchet instead of scalpel
BrookeBook: Scalpel instead of hatchet.
MFK: is mccain talking about foreign aid??
ken: mccain – pro nuclear power
ken: i totally agree with this btw
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ken: build reactors now, create lots of jobs, reap huge benefits in 20 years
Casey: Yeah, I’m cool with nukes.
MFK: yeah, nuke power is very clean
MFK: but also really dangerous
Casey: And geoengineering, and cloud-seeding.
BrookeBook: I think if you can make it safe, it’s a good way to create energy.
MFK: i was actually in central PA during 3 mile island
Casey: My parents would disown me.
MFK: that could’ve been really really bad
Casey: Yeah, I could tell.
ken: i was in norway durning chernobyl
ken: recess was cancelled – it sucked
MFK: i remember that i coudln’t go outside and play
MFK: that’s really my only memory
ken: mine too
MFK: mccain wants families to make healthcare decisions
Casey: It’s working so well for them right now.
MFK: where are we supposed to get revenue when there are no taxes?
Casey: I want Sarah Palin as my neurosurgeon.
ken: mccain – keep taxes low to promote healthy economy
MFK: mccain – i’ve fought against excessive spending
Casey: mccain — I got plans.
MFK: do you think we’ve forgotten the last 14 years??
ken: obama – mccain supported orgy
MFK: obama – you were involved in an ‘orgy of spending’
BrookeBook: Just cut the hooker and coke budget line at the Interior.
Casey: Ken: That’s the Wash Times headline tomorrow.
Casey: Again with Miss Congeniality!
Casey: Another nickel for Bullock!
MFK: america knows i’m a maverick
ken: as a friend of mine said today – "i wish they were spending it on hookers"
MFK: palin is a maverick too apparently
MFK: me too!
BrookeBook: Palin=good maverick.
Casey: I’d muckle up to Palin.
MFK: wtf was that answer
ken: maverick mucklin’ is hot
BrookeBook: He borrowed it from Palin.
MFK: i thought his 2003 iraq trip was a glorified photo op where he said it was "progress"
MFK: wasn’t that the ‘market trip
Casey: I tripped in a few markets.
Casey: That’s why I can’t run for office.
MFK: we are winning in iraq – mccain
ken: obama – i opposed the war
ken: because we hadn’t caught bin laden
MFK: we didn’t finish job in afghanistan
Casey: Obama: six years ago (and fourscore minutes) I stood up and oposed this war.
MFK: lot of good that does us now
Casey: Barry: We spent XX amount in Iraq, soon to be a trillion. What’s another trillion between bailout buds?
BrookeBook: Yes–talk about Iraq w/ surplus, americans broke.
ken: mccain – how we leave, when we leave, what we leave behind
Casey: Mccain- next pres won’t have to deal with whether we went into Iraq or not.
Casey: IT’ll be whether we go into Iran!
MFK: says surge works. makes no reference to the fact that there wasn’t anyone left to kill
MFK: just say unabated killing
Casey: Barry – surge was tactical. Yes.
ken: and what if we need to put big time pressure on Iran
MFK: burn – mccain must think war started in 2007
ken: will Obama hesitate?
MFK: ‘you were wrong’
BrookeBook: Yes-let’s talk abotu the thinning of our troops.
MFK: did you see that look of death barry gave john
Casey: Let’s talk about
that loony-bird on McCain’s ticket who’s gunning for armaggedon. She
invalidates his entire candidacy. PERIOD.
BrookeBook: But was McC born on the 4th of July?
MFK: they really told mccain "let us win"??
MFK: that sounds like stump speech bullshit
Casey: mccain – barry refuses to admit we’re winning in Iraq. I knew it would come to this.
Casey: LET BARRY TALK!
BrookeBook: Please, Jim, let him respond!
Casey: Or "strategery."
BrookeBook: Let’s not give any blank checks to GWB.
BrookeBook: Or pretzels.
ken: props to obama on this response
Casey: ooooh. Cold. brooke. Cold.
Casey: Or soup to his dadin Japan.
ken: obama – we need to capture and kill obama
ken: i mean…
MFK: iraq is central battlegroung – petraus/bin laden
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MFK: that is horseshit btw
Casey: admiral so-and-so said.
MFK: mullins…. good guy
MFK: or was that fallon?
MFK: i’m bad w/ those gusy
Casey: kean, what’s your problem with "capture and kill?" or are you parsing?" Shold be capture OR kill?"
ken: a little, but mostly making a bad obama/osama joke
Casey: Oh, I see. Duh.
Casey: I’m American — reading isn’t my strong suit.
MFK: obama – pakistan is giving al queda safe haven
Casey: Better head up to Alaska and wait for the Rapture.
Casey: Why did MFK choose the same name color as me? That bitch.
MFK: did i choose it?
Casey: Did I?
MFK: i dunno
BrookeBook: But McC is prepared to pull the trigger w/ russia over georgia
MFK: mccain says he won’t fuck w/ pakistan
MFK: no shit!
MFK: that’s what blows me away
MFK: we’re getting killed in these podunk countries but mccain wants to go head to head w/ the bear
Casey: "Putin rears his hea."
MFK: ‘gen petraus will save us all"
BrookeBook: Yeah-he thinks a new cold war can slow global warming.
Casey: mccain is gay for Petraeus.
BrookeBook: Why is that man grinning?
Casey: Barry will take ’em out. Sings songs about bombing Iran, threatining North Korea w/extinction. Burn, indeed!
Casey: School the old fool!
BrookeBook: How condescending!
MFK: invoking reagan
BrookeBook: McC, not Casey.
Casey: mccain — this business about bombing Iran and all that. . .
Casey: gay for reagan, too.
Casey: n, are you gay for reagan?
BrookeBook: Oooh, he brought props.
MFK: i will wear the dead soldier’s bracelet
MFK: are props allowed?
MFK: "i would rather fight forever than admit defeat"
BrookeBook: Hey–he forgot his flag pin! Burn him!
MFK: barry’s got props too?
MFK: good response
BrookeBook: Oh my god! Barry one-upped and brought his own bracelet!
MFK: "no soldier ever dies in vain"
ken: reagan was no devil
Casey: It’s like Carrot Top vs. Gallagher.
BrookeBook: LOL. As you know.
MFK: "you don’t muddle through the central front on terror"
Casey: You MUCKLE through. Duh.
MFK: "obama didn’t go to afghanistan"
ken: read my thoughts, casey
BrookeBook: Maybe this can end with a pie fight and watermelon bashing.
Casey: Too bad I can’t change ’em. Zing!
ken: enough war talk, lets moveon.org
ken: ok this is good – Iran
Casey: But war gives me wood. Hey, I’m like McCain there, too!
ken: mccain doesnt get wood
MFK: existentialism rears its’ head
MFK: oooooh second holocaust
Casey: In a bottle, he does.
MFK: fear fear fear
Casey: existentialism rears Putin’s head.
ken: mccain – we could put painful sanctions on Iran
MFK: mccain – iran is lousy
BrookeBook: So, with McC, we’re letting Pakistan go, but warring with Russia and Iran, and finishing up in Iraq, and…anyone I’m missing?
Casey: lousy with iranians, yeah.
BrookeBook: Oh, afghanistan.
Casey: mushroom cloud. here we go.
MFK: iran is giving IED’s to iraq
MFK: is there proof of that
MFK: is there proof of that
Casey: I’m giving IUDs to little girls.
Casey: Obama gave ’em to me.
ken: iran is a serious threat to the world
Casey: Oh, you don’t fucking say?
Casey: What condidtions led to their sudden prominence on the world stage?
Casey: Perhaps the removal of the only check to their power in the reigon?
BrookeBook: Can we really go to war with this many ppl and a shrinking volunteer army?
Casey: Gimme a break. I’ve been advocating for regime change in Iran sine 2002.
Casey: BEFORE ahmadinejad.
Casey: It’s the mullahs.
ken: good call casey
ken: at least, you know obama’s argument well
MFK: obama – we need to work w/ russia and china to work w/ iran
Casey: Wrong war. Bush is a retard.
MFK: isolation has led to nukes
Casey: Bottom line: we have no military with which to fight Iran.
MFK: mccain mocking ‘preconditions’ line
Casey: As Rumsfed said, there are no good targets in Iran.
MFK: how can iran be a huge threat yet not be legitimate?
ken: we could arm israel and let them take care of iran’s nuclear ambition
Casey: Iran is a serious threat to Iranians. Let’s keep some perspective.
MFK: this makes no sense
BrookeBook: Haven’t we already armed Israel?
ken: i mean more
BrookeBook: Agreed to Iran=threat to iranians.
Casey: And what happens when the rest of the world turns on Israel? Do we back them up? Does russia and china back the arabs? yup.
Casey: od, Ken, think this shit through a little bit.
Casey: What happens when we no longer need mideast oil?
ken: in ten years?
Casey: what reasons, besides protection of a sovereign democracy, do we have to support Israel?
MFK: obama – if we actually do diplomacy, then we have legitimacy for these endeavors
ken: how many more reasons do we need?
Casey: YES. SPAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BrookeBook: Score! Spain flub.
Casey: So why aren’t we in Darfur?
Casey: You might have me on economics (maybe). But you wo’t win on geopolitical realism.
ken: i’m the wrong person to ask
BrookeBook: Darfur. The elephant that will get herder of stage bcs of time constraints.
MFK: again, if it’s not legitimate, why is it such a threat???
ken: deer leader?
ken: what did i just miss
Casey: He’s making fun of asians’ height?
James: mmmm, stinking corpse
MFK: reagan again
Casey: Better late than fucking never. Like McCain’s erection.
James: mmmmm, McCain’s erection…what?
ken: it’s a theme
Casey: Um, I meant election. . .
Casey: nice one, mccain.
Casey: and I mean that.
MFK: mccain distorts
Casey: and he’s a dick.
Casey: but I love it when he gets mad.
MFK: does it look like mccain’s lipstick is smeared/
James: Screw the Latvians, I say.
ken: obama – we need to explain some things to russia
Casey: Like how to rear children, not heads.
Casey: I SEE YOUR SOUL!
MFK: georgia started it! wtf?
MFK: NO NO NO
ken: oh damn
MFK: does he really expect russia to respect boundaries? who’s gonna stop them?
MFK: is ukraine/georgia really worth ww3?
MFK: we have BLOWN our military on bush’s adventure
MFK: how do we afford the war against russia?
MFK: we gonna borrow it from china?
BrookeBook: They’re cutting us off….
MFK: obama – we can’t drill our way out of this
James: I had an angus cheeseburger for dinner. It was nice.
MFK: i had a pork loin
MFK: i always wonder if it’s actually penis
Casey: Was it Young Angus?
Casey: I had sushi.
James: Nice too King!
ken: obama – pain at the pump
Casey: I always wonder if it’s fish.
ken: sushi here as well
MFK: "that’s just not true john’
BrookeBook: I had fake chicken.
MFK: uhhh.. people eat fish, john
James: The fries I had with the burger were also of a very high quality.
MFK: good fries are hard to find
James: I hear you King.
BrookeBook: Are we in an Ionesco play?
Casey: I like Johhny Rockets.
Casey: u got thems in NYC?
MFK: are they waffle fries? those are the best
ken: did this debate just get very boring
MFK: that commission was bullshit!
James: No, they were the skinny fries, not waffle. I love waffle, no doubt. But these were nicely fried skinny fries.
ken: mccain says we need better intelligence
ken: i agree with this
MFK: AHHH … why did you vote to allow torture, you fuck?
MFK: re-org of gov’t yes. but it’s fucking huge
MFK: air port security is nothing but theater
MFK: 2 things: lock the doors, tell passengers to fight back = no more 9/11 ever
MFK: i swear if mccain says obama doesn’t understand one more time….
MFK: he fucking understands
Casey: It’s great theater, though. I like it when fat people try yo take of their shoes.
Casey: Obama should start saying that.
Casey: "better intelligence." Anyone can SAY that, Ken. What’s JohnBoy gonna DO about it? Bush SAID it. What did he DO about it.
Casey: You can’t make up for 35 years of lost Humint.
MFK: "we are weak because of iraq’
Casey: barry – "economy is national security issue." score.
BrookeBook: McC has voted against better vet care
ken: are you looking up voting records durning the debate brooke?
Casey: Lies aside, this debate is neck and neck.
Casey: "There are advantages to experience" says THE GUY WHO FUCKING PICKED PALIN.
BrookeBook: No, but this is one I know from prior research and vet reps.
Casey: Yeah, ken. The vet thing is umm, vetted.
MFK: "i will keep you safe"
Casey: Mccain, you don’t need on the job training. You need round the clock nursing.
James: I was waiting for
veterans care to come up. What about the homeless Iraq war vet I gave a
dollar to today outside of Grand Central. They should both be asked
that. And for the record, the waffle fry and the "string" or "skinny"
fry are now equal in my mind, provided they are fried properly.
MFK: not the steak fry?>
Casey: I fry with nuclear.
MFK: and that’s all she wrote
MFK: so what do you think?
BrookeBook: Meet next week for VP debate? Should be a helluva a lot more fun.
MFK: hard to say who won because i was half focused on this chat thing
ken: more fun yes
BrookeBook: It seemed even.
ken: i think we should have a chat independent of televised debate
MFK: lots of distortion from mccain
BrookeBook: McC scored with the many naive points.
MFK: barry didn’t get to address all of it
MFK: VP debate will be embarassing
MFK: anyone see the couric interviews?
ken: i, for one, feel sorry for Palin
BrookeBook: Obama proved a solid debater, came across as serious, thoughtful, responsible.
MFK: me too.