Monday, January 28, 2008

fuck bill clinton.

in the past, i've been a big bill clinton fan. in fact, i may have even uttered at some point that i wouldn't mind sleeping with the man. but fuck him. he is totally doing a crude hatchet job on obama, with his attempts at racially polarizing innuendo. doing all the dirty work so hillary can pretend she is above mud-slinging. i hope both of them enjoyed getting more than doubled by obama in the south carolina primary. hopefully this victory creates the momentum obama needs for super tuesday.

ps- to wire viewers, can you believe who fell last night? i won't spoil it for those who haven't caught it, but this beloved character was coldly betrayed and executed. the shit is really about to hit the fan with omar's return. i'm guessing that snoop dies soon, and will be followed shortly by either chris and marlo or omar. the newspaper story line is struggling a bit to get traction, and mcnulty and lester's little project seems far fetched, but i think this season is going to seriously start moving.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i really like this season, and while the mcnulty/lester thing does seem a bit far fetched, i kinda like it as an example of just how far a cop can go when things get really bad. a great portion of the show is taken from actual anecdotes, and i wouldn't be completely surprised if the fake serial killer scheme is one of them. with lester involved, it's even more in line with the theme of the season. and as much as i love guys like the guy that was done last night, i think it's cool the creators of the show have the courage to pull shit like that. mc squared

1/28/2008 1:40 PM  
Blogger Huevos McGringo said...

more about clinton exploiting race here:

as to the wire, critics seem down on this season. really the show is a victim of its own success: having last season been annoited the best show ever by dozens of national critics (and by thousands of dumb bloggers like myself), the expectations are crazy high for season 5. so it's almost inevitable that people feel a tad let down. but every wire season has starts slowly, and i have faith that they'll pull the plotlines together gracefully.

as to the recent slayings, definitely the fact that they knock off appealing characters (like wallace, frank sobotka, stringer bell, bodie, etc.) is a big part of the show's realism and appeal.

1/28/2008 4:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clinton (Bill) still knows how to play the game, and there's a lot of democratic machinery behind hillary. I keep hoping that America will have some problem with trading the presidency back and forth between the same two families for decades, and Bill's larger presence is a reminder of that fact.


1/28/2008 10:14 PM  
Blogger knasselhoff said...

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1/29/2008 5:37 PM  
Blogger knasselhoff said...

on billary:

i couldn't agree more with huevos. i've been following the campaign closely from over here in berlin. it gets a lot of media attention in europe. people talk about it and agree on one thing: billy boy went to far last week. i was tempted to write a post but was to afraid i would use improper language...thanks to huevos for doing that for me.

what i don't understand: i guess pretty much every single g.o.p. member hates the clintons. what good does it do them if half of the democrats start to hate them as well. last week's op-ed opinions in the ny times spoke for themselves (if you don't consider the paper's clinton endorsement).

i really was a big fan of bill. the clinton years have been light years better than what the current commander in chief is doing to the world. however, after watching billary in the last weeks i don't think THEY deserve to win the democratic primaries.

i think hillary could be a very good president. and yes i think she has more experience than obama. however, in the last weeks it became clear to me that she is not in the race for the good of the american people but for her own selfish claim to power. proof of that were her tears in this freaking coffee shop. i didn't see someone who was crying because she really wants to serve america. instead i saw someone who was crying because she realized that all the politically calculated decisions in the last years might not pay of and that her power might just slip away.

to see bill attacking obama in addition to that last week just made me sick. i really hope obama will win and i wished i could vote for a guy who inspires me more than all the german politicians (past and present) and the german pope together. him winning the primaries would be a little wonder. let's just hope his victory in south carolina gives him enough momentum.

the next time i want to see hillary cry is not in a coffee shop but after she congratulates obama at the convention.

go obama!

1/29/2008 6:04 PM  
Blogger Huevos McGringo said...

hillary would be a good president, and i would love to see a woman in office (although khoff is totally right about her and bill's motivations). obviously i think obama would be a much better president, and has at least the potential to be a truly visionary one.

but to me, what it really comes down to is this. if the dems can't win this election, with such an unpopular republican in office, a slumping economy, and an unpopular war, then stick a fork in the democratic party. if they can't win this year, they might never win the whitehouse our lifetime.

mccain looks like the republican nominee. obviously he is the most palpable of the GOP candidates, and would be a huge improvement on W. but still, the dems HAVE TO win this year. and i for one think hillary would lose to mccain; either way, it will be really close. and while it's far from certain, you could totally see obama winning the general election going away.

1/31/2008 9:59 AM  
Blogger knasselhoff said...

another reason to vote for obama:

1/31/2008 4:26 PM  
Blogger kenniebloggins said...

Mcgringo, I said pretty much the same thing about the dems having to win this election. It's like, how hard can you fuck up if your party keeps having elections to lose? Ahhhh, anyway, if you have slept with Bill you'd have to tell Ms. Sarah that you got crabs, ringworm or hpv or some other disease too fancy for me to even fathom its existence .

1/31/2008 7:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kenniebloggins reminds me of Mr. Huevos's open declaration that he would make out with times have changed


1/31/2008 9:17 PM  
Blogger Huevos McGringo said...

i'm glad i never got a chance to make good on that statement.

agreed, khoff. the obama girl is undeniably straight smokin.

2/01/2008 11:04 AM  
Blogger deuce deuce said...

Now that I can't vote for Edwards on Feb. 5th (I liked how he actually stood for something over the last few months), can someone give me a few good reasons to vote for Obama and not against Clinton? I confess that I have been too lazy to look at Obama's website and was turned off by the debate last night (shouldn't two people in a debate stand a couple of feet away from each other and actually say something?), but I still need a few cold, hard facts on why I should vote for Obama the "visionary".

I guess my point is I feel like more than ever the democratic nomination has turned into a high school election, a popularity contest against the annoying smart girl and the hip, smart guy who can hang out with the jocks and the indie crowd. Although I have to say it's pretty funny, the chick for Obama video just drives the point home even more.

2/01/2008 7:17 PM  
Blogger deuce deuce said...

Oh yeah, I also forgot to mention that I'm not as impressed by Obama's victory in South Carolina. It will be interesting to see how he does on Tuesday, when the number of Democrats voting in each state will be substantially higher.

2/01/2008 7:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

general election debate: moderator to Obama with McCain sitting/standing there looking... "What lessons did you take from your experiences with cocaine and what message do you have for young americans?"

2/02/2008 11:49 AM  
Blogger Huevos McGringo said...

obama would field that cocaine question with flying colors.

22, i concede that a lot of their policy stances are similar. but off-hand i would point to 1) clearly announced opposition to going into iraq (well before troops were on the ground), and 2) refusal to take contributions from any corporate lobbyist (clinton decried this stance by stating something akin to "corporations are americans too").

obama worked as a social worker, then attended harvard law school where he graduated number 1 in his class. after graduating, he immediately ran for state senate, and while a state senator he set up a table most saturdays in front of local grocery stores, where he would invite constituents to voice their concerns. his law practice centered on discrimination and voting rights cases. this differs from hillary, whose legal career involved big firm corporate work, with walmart as a major client. though she has also done lots of work on children's advocacy.

in essence, i think obama is much more a man of the people. he's also way more charismatic. he's much more likely to win a general election, and i feel like he would get more done as president. if hillary gets elected, i'm betting the dems lose their congressional majority two years in (just like they did with bill).

2/04/2008 10:11 AM  
Blogger Huevos McGringo said...

fyi- current poll numbers indicate that, among likely voters, mccain leads hillary 49-46. but obama leads mccain by the same margin.

2/04/2008 6:13 PM  
Blogger deuce deuce said...

thanks for the info, huevos.

2/05/2008 10:04 AM  

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