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Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2008-09-19 04:38:36
First, I'd like to point out that the inestimable Mike Corse gave me a break by writing today's strip. I'm sure he can elaborate on his fondness for this Alaskan governor who decries abortion even in instances of rape or incest.
I had originally intended on sharing my brilliantly keen insights on the upcoming presidential election. However, Joel pointed out that the punditry in the trade channel of his World of Warcraft server far outstripped any nuggets of wisdom I could offer. Sadly, the bulk of idiocy was lost to the electronic ether before it occurred to him to snap screenshots, but he managed to snag this transcendent pearl:
I know that's hard to read. Somebody's sole contribution to the topic of presidential running mates was:
"the land bridge from siberia was a lie... first native americans came in primitive fishing boats from France"
Mike Corse: (mike-deleteme[at]-deleteme-squishycomics [dot] com) 2008-09-19 13:02:11
This bitch is bananas. B-a-n-a-n-a-s!
I call SPOT on being the first Direman guest writer evar. Sexy. And that just made me think of something. Let's give Dee some props for NOT taking days off. That's hardcore.
So this strip stemmed from my hyperactivity in a Black Temple raid. As normal, I never shut up on vent or in guild. I'm THAT guy. I was watching "Aliens" during the raid making comments in context to the movie here and there. Anyways, I asked my good friend, Dan (friend IRL), if he thought Palin would let Newt have an abortion if a Face Hugger raped her.
So yeah, this year's election is pretty crazy. '00 was a scandal and '04 was the Democrats nominating an idiot. So this year has sparked a lot of crazy feelings that have been repressed for the last 8 years and I have to say... it's pretty damn interesting. Dee (God-fearing, capitalist pig-dog) and myself (Liberal hippie, socialist bastard) have had a couple debates on the subject. Anyways, one thing I've seen people agree on regardless of party... Palin is fuckin' crazy.
I'm going to avoid the REAL political rhetoric because this isn't a rally of some sort. But here are my issues.
First off, she sounds like the mom from "Bobby's World" (okay I'm done being petty now). Then there's the book burning. What... the... FUCK??? Then threatening to FIRE (ha ha, see what I did there /lame) the librarian for not being on board with the idea? I'd be all for getting rid of those books I hated in high school, but jesus, woman!!!
I thought the statement of being the closest to Russia as a strong point for stronger diplomacy was a JOKE. Ask anybody how shocked I was when they told me it was a LEGIT FUCKING STATEMENT.
"She governed the largest state in the union."
Okay, that one is true. I just looked state populations up and they need to be GLAD that Vermont (!!!) is number 49 (U.S. position) to Alaska's 47 (U.S. Position). So at least it's not the biggest state AND smallest population.
There's plenty more, but I don't want to create a 10 page rant. All in all... she's NUTS. And NOT crazy like a fox... just freaking CRAZY.
As for the WoW thing... Yeah... I was online for part of that "debate"/debacle. I missed the GEM that Joel screenshotted, but there was definitely some dumb shit passing around. I'm convinced the people who actually have some intelligence don't spout off in trade chat. There ARE some insightful people that just happen to play the game though.
Anyways, that's all for me. Hopefully Dee doesn't find me later and break my legs for this clusterfuck of a rant.
Oh, one more thing. Bristol, thanks for the good times (I guess I wasn't done being petty).