Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Doomsy's Do-Gooders And Dregs (2008 - Pt. 5)

Once more, prior related posts are here, here, here, and here...

Do-Gooder Of The Year Nominee

(Shockingly) to KevMart for this (along with fellow FCC commissioners Copps and Adelstein)

The “Corporate Media Pundit Channeling Phil Gramm” Citation

Dana Milbank of the WaPo, who wrote a July 30th column ridiculing Obama filled with “misleadingly cropped quotes, false insinuations, and negligent reporting,” according to Media Matters (prompting a correction from the newspaper), then criticized those who called him on his BS as “whiners” (here...and kudos to K.O. for this in response)

Do Gooder of the Year Nominee

California state controller John Chiang (here - as good as Ahh-nold is on energy and the environment, apparently, that’s as bad as he is on everything else)

Dregs of the Year Nominee

Cokie Roberts for blaming Barack Obama for visiting that “exotic, foreign location” of Hawaii, somehow not acknowledging that it’s actually a state here (and congrats to Cokie for this)

Dregs Of The Year Nominee

Gorby (sadly), for blaming Georgia in the Russian invasion here (though, with the passage of time, he’s been proven partly right).

Dregs Of The Year Nominee

U.S. Olympic women’s pole vaulter Jenn Stuczynski for some rather inopportune trash talking of her Russian opponent (hey, I don’t like what they did in Georgia either, but that’s not Yelena Isinbayeva’s fault – she ended up with the gold, and Stuczynski ended up with the silver here)

Front-Runner Of The Year (or the “You Ready To Make Nice?” citation)

Toby Keith, who supported Obama here (kos backgrounder included here)

Dregs Of The Year Nominee

A collective citation to the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign for the “blacker” ad here

Dregs Of The Year Nominee

Anyone who blames Elizabeth Edwards for her husband’s infidelity, including Flush Limbore here

Dregs Of The Year Nominee

Vincent Curatola, the actor who played mob boss Johnny Sack on “The Sopranos,” for starring in ads denouncing the Employee Free Choice Act here (playing up to a mob stereotype is one thing for a TV show, but it's pretty lame to do that for a political campaign)

Taunt Of The Year

(Ya' think McCain wishes he had a 'do-over' here?)

Dregs Of The Year Nominee

Huckleberry Graham for criticizing Obama for missing too many votes here (er, Huck, ya’ wanna’ check “Straight Talk” McCain on that before you open your gob, OK?)

Dregs Of The Year Nominee

Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Don Fowler for saying that the timing of Hurricane Gustav hitting the Gulf Coast (disrupting the Repug National Convention in Minneapolis) demonstrates that “God is on our side” here (smooth move, brainiac – they don’t have many weapons as it is, but you just had to hand them one anyway, didn’t you? And dishonorable mention to Michael Moore who said just about the same thing to K.O. in the same timeframe)

Dregs Of The Year Nominee

William Gould, a 62-year-old electrician working at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, who hung a noose near the locker of a black employee because Gould “was resentful about a program to prepare minority employees for management promotions.” He faces a maximum of one year in prison and a $100,000 fine (at the very least...here).

Dregs Of The Year Nominee

Adam LaDuca, the former executive director of the Pennsylvania Federation of College Republicans, who wrote on his Facebook page in late July that Barack Obama has "a pair of lips so large he could float half of Cuba to the shores of Miami (and probably would)."

And kudos to The Pennsylvania Progressive for nailing this idiot (here).

Dregs Of The Year Nominee

Meghan McCain for saying the following: "No one knows what war is like other than my family. Period" (here).

The “Drill, Baby, Drill” Citation

Employees of the Interior Department for this (representative of their boss, "Dirty Dirk" Kempthorne)

Broken Promise Of The Year

U.S. NJ Dem Congressman Rob Andrews for at first deciding not to seek another term, then welching on that when his primary challenge to Senate Dem Frank Lautenberg went up in smoke (here)

Dregs Of The Year Nominee

Lynn Forester De Rothschild, a former Hillary Clinton supporter in the primary who decided to work for John McCain in the general election.

I acknowledge that she has the right to do so (though I think it’s cowardly to turn on the Dems this way), but get a load of the reason why; she thinks Barack Obama is “an elitist.”

Once again, her name is Lynn Forester De Rothschild, who splits her time between London and New York and built a multimillion-dollar telecommunications company before marrying international banker Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, according to this post.

As kos would say, “pot, meet kettle.”

Do Gooder Of The Year Nominee

Former Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Roynell Young, founder of Pro-Vision, a nonprofit organization based in Houston, TX that began with trips in a red Toyota Land Cruiser to dangerous neighborhoods in search of troubled kids and young men; Pro-Vision broke ground this year on a 16-acre campus with a nature trail, garden, tree farm, amphitheater, and NFL-sponsored football field, all funded by private contributions (and as much as I hate to give Rod Paige credit for anything, he did help with this).

Dregs Of The Year Nominees

Bob DeMoss and Mark Whitlock for this (Obama Waffles)

Beat Down Of The Year

St. Paul storm troopers outside the Rethuglican National Convention do their thing on “Democracy Now” filmmakers and reporters, including Amy Goodman (here).

Dregs Of The Year Nominee

House Minority Leader John Boehner (pronounced bo-ner); so many reasons, but this definitely qualifies as one, where he basically believes that the $700 billion bailout of our financial institutions “shouldn’t help Main Street.”

Dregs Of The Year Nominee

Fernando C. de Baca, chairman of Bernalillo County Republicans in New Mexico, for saying that Hispanics wouldn’t vote for Obama since they believe they’re “above blacks” here (apparently, de Baca didn’t get the memo, as they say).

Do Gooder Of The Year Nominee

You can’t imagine how hard this is for yours truly, but I gotta give the nod to Sen. Jim “High And Tight” Bunning (R-I Hear Voices) for “coming out swinging” against the $700 bil Paulson bailout scheme here (probably for exactly opposite philosophical reasons, but he “found the nut” all the same, and it wasn’t him for a change).

Cartoon Of The Year

This one featuring Governor Hottie, which, according to Editor and Publisher Online, inspired 750 complaints (truth hurts, doesn’t it?)

More later...

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