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The Carnival of Political Humor and Commentary #4: The Voting Experience, Money Matters, and What Do We Blog About Now?

Obama vs. McCain: What the Next President Will Mean for Day Traders

from Sarah Scrafford at Currency Trading.net

“In short, it’s going to be a bumpy ride regardless of what happens on election day.”

Happily Oblivious » Dismantling the Military-Industrial Complex

from Happily Oblivious

“The founding fathers warned that standing armies were dangerous to liberty. There is no reason to have a large standing army during peacetime. Yet today America has the second largest active military force in the world. One could argue that the United States is not, ‘at peace’, but when one looks at how many years the United States has been engaged in armed conflict since the end of World War II it only confirms the idea that the presence of a large standing army results in more war.”

Doing My Civic Duty in Sweden

from A Swedish American in Sweden

“Europeans are anxiously awaiting the end of, what they see as, the disastrous Bush era.

I on the other hand am just excited to be able to vote from abroad for the first time.”

Political Jokes

from Restoring Your Finances and Your Faith

“The Supreme Court ruled there cannot be a Nativity scene in Washington, D.C. this Christmas. This isn’t for any religious or constitutional reason, they simply have not been able to find three wise men and a virgin in the nation’s capitol. There was no problem however finding enough asses to fill the stable.”

Reality Check: The President Can’t Save Us, Nor Should He

from The Money Hawk

“The only type of reliance that’s worth anything is self-reliance and anything short of full personal accountability is also short of real long term change.”

An Obsessive’s Lament

from Mad Kane’s Political Madness

Poetry for the political blogger. 😉

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The Carnival of Political Humor and Commentary #3: Anti-Americans, Gay Americans, and Godless Americans

Laugh and/or thought provoking reads for the weekend before the election.

Pro-America vs. Anti-America

from Jon Swift

“Many Americans are still unclear as to what is pro-America and what is anti-America, so I have made a handy chart that will give you some examples.”

Very amusing blog post, and well written. At first, I thought this was serious, but instead it has a rather dry humor that eerily touches on some of the stereotypes that democrats and liberals have found themselves facing, especially during recent months in this election.

Meet the New Boss. Same as the Old Boss.

by DWSUWF

” I, for one, welcome our new Democratic Party overlords. I’d like to remind them that as a trusted independent blogger, I can be helpful in soliciting more fat cat donors, and rounding up others to toil in their “mandatory volunteer service corps.”

I don’t really agree with the viewpoints expressed in this blog entry, but I must admit that I found the writing clever and entertaining.

The Abomination of Government Marriage

from Alli, at The Smoking Argus

“With Election Day less than one week away, voters in 3 states, Florida, California, and Arizona will again be voting on whether same sex couples should be allowed to “marry”. The debate regarding whom can marry is yet another example of politicians creating and fostering a wedge between Americans.”

Serious commentary concerning the gay marriage legislation on the table in several states.

Also from Alli:

The Fairness Doctrine: Internet Censorship Coming Soon to a Web Page Near You

“In past conversations with colleagues and friends, I have often commented that some day soon the internet our generation has come to know, the wealth of information available via the click of a mouse, will cease to exist. That in the place of this unfiltered and uncensored access to information, will come a government controlled, censored version of the world wide web under the auspices of the FCC or some other bloated failure of a bureaucracy.”

Confusing Voting Ballots

from Phil for Humanity

“I recently received my official sample ballot for the General Elections. And once again, I can only scratch my head when reading the new proposed laws that I am suppose to vote for.”

Phil writes about a serious problem that many American voters face.

Lifestyles, Child Rearing Differ Based on Politics

from Dr. Alan Singer

“Just in time for election day: Red States have more divorce, blue states have smaller families…Don’t forget to Vote”

Dr. Alan Singer posts a very thorough essay on the differences in family issues between Republicans and Democrats.

Yid With Lid: Exclusive: Joe Biden Bans Yid With Lid

from Yid With Lid

“It was an overreaction said the Yid, as soon as I mentioned Marx he flipped out. I wasn’t even talking about Karl Marx. I just asked him what his favorite Marx brothers movie was and he got all huffy.”

I’m a ‘Godless America’ and Proud of It

from GrrlScientist

“At one time, I respected — note the past tense of the word — Elizabeth Dole, but after seeing this astonishing ad that her campaign aired in NC against her political opponent, Kay Hagen, I am disgusted. At the end of the ad, there is a picture of Hagen and a voice-over saying “there is no god” — the implication being that Hagen, a christian, actually said this.”

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The Carnival of Political Humor and Commentary Issue #2: The Sarah Palin Comedy Special

Welcome to Issue #2 of the Carnival of Political Humor and Commentary! This issue is devoted to the Political Queen of Gaffes, Sarah Palin, and we have some great articles to tickle your funny bone, make you think, and scare the pants off you at the thought of the country in her gun-totin’, moose skinnin’ hands.

The Lyin’, the Witch, and The Wardrobe–An Alaskan Tale

Mudflats has written one of the best metaphorical articles on the subject I have seen, served up with a heaping helping of well written wit. An excellent read for the Halloween season, as it is a bone-chilling comparison to current Palin-tics. Excerpt:

“Even though she’s wearing a $3000 polar bear fur jacket and $400 designer snow boots, under all that, she’s really just like us.

Palin Launches Flea Market Tour

Absolutely hilarious, must-read satirical depiction of Ms. Palin’s campaign to be ‘just like us’, by diggityK. Excerpt:

“In her latest attempt to portray herself as a “real American” hockey mom who supports average joes such as Six Pack and the Plumber, Governor Palin is now bargain hunting with the masses.”

Sarah Palin and Those Alaskan Thrift Store Jeans

4WRD THNKN Dad brings us a short but amusing article on Sarah Palin’s latest fashion choice. Excerpt:

“She divorced herself from the $150,000 wardrobe and put on some Alaskan thrift store jeans. Now the hunt will be on to find out who was the original owner of the jeans.”

Palin Sorta Like the 4 Yorkshire Men

Another short but funny bit, citing Monty Python’s Flying Circus, on the Palin Clothing Fiasco ’08, by Politicalamity.

Palin’s Wardrobe Saga…Can We Vote Now?

The Backchannel Blog brings us another clever commentary on the much talked about clothing of the republican VP pick. Excerpt:

At this point, criticizing Sarah Palin is like beating a dead moose.”

And that’s it for this issue. Happy reading!

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The Carnival of Political Humor and Commentary Issue #1

Welcome to the very first official issue of The Carnival of Political Humor and Commentary. When I first started this carnival, I simply linked to each submission directly from the carnival page, but politics have suddenly become rather exciting, and I received enough submissions to constitute an actual issue. Politics are serious business, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find the humor in the political headlines. This carnival aims to poke fun at all politics, no matter the political slant (I may not agree with ’em, but I support their right to share their views), and to make you think. However, we also enjoy more serious commentary, as quite a bit of the politics in our nation have been anything but funny. Without further ado, here are the latest submissions.


I Get Email

GrrlScientist gives us a bit of biting humor. “The Blue States want to secede from the Union, and leave the Red States to their own devices. Here’s the official letter from the Blue States to the Red States.”

Ode To John “Air-Quotes” McCain

A humorous ditty from Mad Kane’s Political Madness.

Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.

A little clever commentary from the right, courtesy of Donklephant. ” It looks like Barack Obama will indeed succeed in uniting the left with the far left and maybe even bring in the moderate left, leaving only fiscal conservatives, libertarians and limited government advocates without a voice or any practical representation in Washington. But that is ok, since we will certainly get new taxes without that representation. Kind of nostalgic.”

Grown Ass People: Dissecting abortion and crayfish

Dan Blustein delivers well-written commentary, using one of the most unique metaphors I’ve ever seen injected into a political discussion. “Insights into abortion and Sarah Palin by dissecting crayfish.”

Confessions of an X republican

A few thoughts from Buddha of Hollywood on why he went independent.

Do Not Vote

Monopoly on Reason gives us a controversial commentary on the democratic process.

Why the Republican Party needs to Split

Phil for Humanity writes, “Traditionally, conservative meant fiscal responsibility, small government, support of old fashion values, and support of small businesses.”

A Reality Check For the Wall Street Journal About the Bush-McCain Tax Cuts

Disillusioned Words offers commentary on tax and spend: past, present, and potential future.

The Law of Unintended Consequences Part III—Something for Nothing

Brought to us by Wisdom From Wenchypoo’s Mental Wastebasket, this insightful commentary will make you think. Excellent post, highly recommended. It is very long, but worth the read.

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Jon Stewart Stumped Over McCain’s Stump Speech

I loved last night’s episode of the Daily Show (October 14) featuring Al Fleischer. It was absolutely hilarious, and made quite a few excellent points–the most important of those being, surprisingly enough, not about the candidates, but about the flaws in the reporting of some of the major news agencies, the most notable being, once again, Fox News, who doesn’t seem to notice that McCain’s new stump speech isn’t that new at all, but an almost verbatim repetition of his speech during the primaries. Fox news might not have called McCain on it, but the Daily Show did, and that’s one of the many reasons that Jon Stewart rocks my socks. Here are some of the more notable (and laugh-worthy) quotes from the show:


“For them to put up with trickle down economics, for eight years being told, “Hey man–don’t worry, stay there–it’s going to get wet soon”, and it never gets wet, what if somebody new comes in and goes, “Make it rain, biatch!” You know what I mean?”
–Jon Stewart

“There’s a point where your excitement over the monster you’ve created coming to life damps down a little bit. It’s usually around the time when that monster starts breaking all the shit in your lab.” –Jon Stewart

“I don’t want to say, ‘How do you put lipstick on that pig,’ because obviously that’s sexist, so let’s try something slightly a bit different. How do you perfume this turd?” –Jon Stewart

“He [McCain] made the argument that it was all about experience, that Barack Obama was dangerously inexperienced, and then he picks Sarah Palin, who is, I guess, intriguingly inexperienced.” –Jon Stewart

Funny, funny stuff. If you want to watch the episode in its entirety, you can do so here.

Betty White on Palin, Obama

God, I love Betty White. She never stops being hilarious. I hope the old gal lives forever. 😀

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