Archive | October 2008

McCain Stood Up By “Joe the Plumber”

And it gets even better – almost too good to be true.

“Joe the Plumber” didn’t even show up to the rally he was supposed to be at with McCain. McCain’s aides that “he decided not to come” and may show up later in the day, but when CNN’s Mary Snow talked to Joe, he said:

it was “news to him” that he was supposed to be at the McCain rally. Wurzelbacher [AKA “Joe the Plumber”] said nobody from the McCain campaign confirmed he was attending the event and called the incident a “miscommunication.”

He also told Snow that he had no plans to meet with up with McCain later.

When CNN contacted him a second time, Wurzelbacher said the campaign only called him to confirm after the event in question already took place and that he would now try to meet up with McCain later in the day.

Here’s the original article.

Decision ’08

Using this “Decision ’08” Widget, you can watch the 2008 presidential results roll in and get real-time election results on Nov. 4! You can see the electoral vote count and the congressional balance of power with the national U.S. map or choose a state and see how individual counties are voting. As soon as either McCain or Obama is declared the winner, you’ll know!

Obama’s 30 Minute Ad

Today, Obama’s 30 minute ad aired tonight on a few of the major news channels.
If you missed it, here it is:

Less than 6 days until the most historic/exciting election in our lifetime.

Moving Day!

Tomorrow is Moving day! We sold our house in Edison and are moving to Piscataway for a year or so as we look for a permanent home.

All the packing and work involved has me exhausted… its especially hard with exams and school work to keep up with! 🙁 Packing like the worst chore ever ( at least for me) because you have to unpack everything too!

So far when ever we have moved, we have moved to a different country … so it’s weird moving and staying so close at the same time. Being closer to college will definitely make things easier.

I am definitely going to miss this house though… as its full of memories (not all of them good).

Top good memories from this house:
1. High school graduation!
2. Starting College.
3. Family memories (and get-togethers).
3. Going to a law program in D.C.

Not so good memories:
1. Fire.
2. Dad’s heart attack.
3. Car accident.

Even Palin Wants You to Vote Democrat

I got this from my brother, Faraz and I also saw it on the Newsweek blog:

For those of you who are unaware, the donkey is the symbol for the democratic party (and the elephant is for the republican party).

So maybe Palin is smarter than we think she is.. after all, she is not-so-subtlety showing her support for the democrats herself. 🙂

Powell Endorses Obama

Republican, and Former Secretary of State, Colin Powell officially endorsed Barack Obama on Meet the Press this weekend.

On Meet the Press, Powell said, “I think he is a transformational figure, he is a new generation coming onto the world stage, onto the American stage, and for that reason I’ll be voting for Sen. Barack Obama“.

Obama responded to the endorsement and said “I have been honored to have the benefit of his wisdom and counsel from time to time over the last few years, but today, I am beyond honored and deeply humbled to have the support of General Colin Powell“.

McCain and Obama Provide Some Laughs at Al Smith Dinner

Tonight, John McCain and Barack Obama spoke at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, which is a charity event organized by the Catholic Archdiocese of New York for the benefit of needy children. Both candidates were pretty funny. It was the last (scheduled) face-to-face meet between the two candidates. If you missed the event, you can watch it below:

Part One of John McCain’s Speech:

Part Two of John McCain’s Speech:

Part One of Barack Obama’s Speech:

Part Two of Barack Obama’s Speech:

My favorite part: addressing his greatest weakness, Obama says: “maybe I’m a little too awesome”.

“Joe the Plumber” Has No Plumbing License

Too good to be true? The [Toledo] Blade reports that Joe Wurzelbacher – or “Joe the Plumber” as we now know him has said he doesn’t even have a plumbing license and that he doesn’t need one because he works for someone else – Newell Plumbing & Heating Co. Wurzelbacher said he works under Al Newell’s license, but according to Ohio building regulations, he must maintain his own license to do plumbing work. Furthermore, he is also not registered to operate as a plumber in Ohio, which means he’s not a plumber.

Anyone that watched the third presidential dabate last night noticed how many times “Joe the Plumber” was brought up by McCain. McCain kept bringing using “Joe the Plumber” as an example in the debate of someone who wants to buy a plumbing business would be hurt by Barack Obama’s tax plans, even though Obama’s plan would tax less than McCain’s in reality.

Another fact check by CNN showed that a recent study indicated that 100% of McCain’s ads had been “advertisements attacking Barack Obama”, which McCain denied last night at debate

I really wanted to blog about my thoughts about each of the debates – but time just didn’t allow for that. 18 days until the election! I am definitely going to miss the excitement of the election season – it’s been like no other.

“Joe the Plumber” and his 15 Minutes of Fame?

I’m signed up to receive breaking news from both CNN and MSNBC, and I literally just got a Breaking News alert from MSNBC alerting me like fifteen minutes ago (after the debate) that “Man now known as Joe the Plumber (25 deb mentions) has gone 2 sleep”. Um, do I care? A little absurd don’t you think. I’ve seen many insanely weird and pointless breaking news messages before.. but this has to top the list by far.

“Gossip Girl” Stars in Political Ad

Stars from “Gossip Girl” star in an ad made by Moveon.org in support for Barack Obama … well actually it’s more of an ad AGAINST John McCain. The ad runs along the theme of the famous anti-drug ad’s that everyone has seen. This ad urges the viewers to “talk to their parents” about the consequences of voting for John McCain.

You can watch the ad below: