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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

While the votes are being cast & counted.....flashbacks here...

****I have been working for a couple of days on this blog...especially for today. My Steelers won last night - a good omen - and I have either pulled or torn a muscle in my shoulder/neck area and I'm in PAIN!!! So enjoy - Don't Forget to Vote!!!

If anyone could see the area around my computer (here on the kitchen table), there are enough pieces of paper that I could have a 30 foot tree in here!!! Since I am always watching either CNN or one of the C-Spans, or just any news show - whenever one of these candidates says something "startling" or plain STUPID, I write it down. I have also inserted some phrases and/or words that I hope to never hear again. So just a short trip down Memory Lane, of the past many months of campaigning, here are the quotes I have managed to put together:

  • "My friends!" (ad nauseum)

  • "You will know their names, and I will make them famous!" (too many puking times)

  • "We spent $3 million to study the DNA of bears in Montana. I don't know if it was a paternity issue or a criminal issue." (on wasteful Congressional spending)

  • "The issue of economics is not something I've understood as well as I should. I've got Greenspan's book. (Interview with Boston Globe)

  • "Make it 100...that would be fine with me." (when asked if agreed with Bush to keep troops in Iraq for 50 years.)

  • "Do we share a common philosophy of the Republican Party? Of course." (Meet the Press, 10-27-08 re: Palin)

  • "I think she's most qualified of any that has run recently for vice president, tell you the truth." (to Don Imus 10-22-08)

  • "My friends, we have them just where we want them." (on pres. campaign 10-13-08)

  • "Across this country this is the agenda I have set before my fellow prisoners. And the same clarity and candor must now be applied to my opponent." (Bethlehem, PA 10-8-08)

  • "Sure, technically, I don't know." (60 Minutes, asked if US in a recession. 9-21-08)

  • "Our economy, I think, is still - the fundamentals of our economy are strong." (Jacksonville, FL 9-15-08)

  • "It's easy for me to go to Washington and, frankly be somewhat divorced from the day to day challenges people have." (Servicenation Forum in NYC. 9-11-08)

  • "She's a partner and a soul-mate." (on Palin as VP choice. 8-31-08)

  • "I think I'll have my staff get to you. It's condominiums where - I'll have them get to you." (asked how many homes he and Ciny Lou own. 8-20-08)

  • "I think if you are just talking about income, how about $5 million?" (asked by Rev. Rick Warren to define "rich." Lake Forest, CA 8-16-08)

  • "My friends, we have reached a crisis, the first probably serious crisis internationally since the end of the Cold War." (on Russia invading Georgia. 8-14-08) **McC forgot about the Gulf War, 9/11 and Iraq!!!

  • "I'm runnning for POTUS, because I want to help with family values. And I think that family values are important, when we have two parent families that are of parents that are the traditional family." ("This Week" interview. 7-27-08)

  • "We have a lot of work to do. It's a very hard struggle, particularly given the situation on the Iraq-Pakistan border." (**Border does not exist! ABC news interview. 7-21-08)

  • "I will veto every beer..er bill, um bill with earmarks!" (National Small Business summit, Washington, D.C. 6-10-08)

  • "I think I'd just commit suicide." (on prospect of Dems taking control in Senate. 10-06)

  • "I might have to rely on a vice president that I select for expertise on economic issues." (11-28-07)

  • "He's for (air quotes) "health" for the mother. You know that's been stretched by the pro-abortion movement in America to mean almost anything. That's the extreme pro-abortion postion, quote 'health.'" (Pres. debate Hofstra Univ. Long Island NY. 10-15-08)


  • "I don't know if you're going to use the word 'terrorist' there." (asked if people who bomb abortion clinics are terrorists by NBC. 10-23-08
  • "I'm very, very pleased to be cleared of any legal wrong-doing...or any hint of any kind of unethical activity there. Pleased to be cleared of any of that." (after Troopergate report released 10-12-08)

  • "They are also building schools for the Afghan children so that there is hope and opportunity in our neighboring country of Afghanistan." (Fundraiser in San Francisco -off her meds apparently - 10-5-08)

  • "All of 'em, any of 'em that have been in front of me over all these years." (to Katie Couric on what material does she read. 10-1-08)

  • "Well, it certainly does because our - our next door neighbors are foreign countries. They're in the state that I am the executive of. And there in Russia - we have trade missions back and forth. We, we do - it's very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and comes into the airspace of the United States of America, where - where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over our border. It is - from Alaska, that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there. They are right next to our state. (to Katie Couric 9-24-08)

  • "But ultimately what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about health care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy." (to Katie Couric 9-24-08)

  • "That's exactly what we are going to do in a PALIN-MCCAIN administration." (Cedar Rapids, IA 9-18-08

  • "I told Congress, thanks but no thanks, on that Bridge to Nowhere!" (multiple times)

  • "Absolutely, yep, yep." (asked by People magazine if ready to be a heartbeat away from the presidency.)

  • "You can't blink Charlie, you can't blink." (interview with Charlie Gibson)

  • "Which Bush Doctrine do you mean Charlie?" (interview with Charlie Gibson)

  • "Remember Sean, Troopergate target was a really mean guy." (to Sean Hannity)

  • "I killed the Bridge to Nowhere." (to Sean Hannity)

  • "Crush that gridlock!" (to Sean Hannity on energy.)

  • "We're close and we're watching." (to Katie Couric on Putin)

  • "It's obvious to me who the good guys are in this one, and who the bad guys are." (to Katie Couric, on Israel)

  • "We're anything but boring!" (to Katie Couric on the McC/Palin ticket)

  • "I'll try to find you some and bring 'em to ya." (to Katie Couric to cite an incidence of McCain and "regulation.")

  • "If you want specifics with specific countries, go ahead and you can ask me, you can even play stump the candidate if you want to." (@ town hall rally)

  • "Al-Quaeda terrorists still plot to inflict catastrophic harm on America...He's (Obama) worried that someone won't read them their rights."

  • "As for that VP talk all the time, I'll tell you, I still can't answer that question until somebody answers for me, what is it exactly that the VP does everyday?" (CNBC interview 7-31-08)


  • "I'm here with the Girardo family in St. Louis." (speaking to Dem. convention while in Kansas City, MO 8-25-08)

  • "Let me introduce you to the next president - the next vice president of the United Sates of America, Joe Biden." (Springfield, IL 8-23-08)

  • "The old boy network? In the McCain campaign, , that's called a staff meeting." (9-17-08)

  • "I don't want to be invited to the family hunting party." (when he found out that he and Cheney are 8th cousins.)

  • "I've now been in 57 states - I think one left to go." (Beaverton, OR)

  • "In case you missed it this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died - an entire town destroyed." (on a Kansas tornado that killed 12 people.)

  • "Sen. McCain bragged about how as chairman of the Commerce Committee in the Senate, he had oversight of every part of the economy. Well, all I can say to Sen. McCain is, 'Nice job - nice job!' Where is he getting these lines? The lobbyists running his campaign?...I'm not making this up. It's like a 'Saturday Night Live' routine."

  • "That's what he talked about yesterday, 'I want to drill here. I want to drill now.' I don't know where he was standing. I think he was in a building somewhere." (on McCain's energy plan)


  • "Look, John's last minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the number-one job facing the middle-class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three letter word J-O-B-S, jobs."

  • "A man I'm proud to call my friend. A man who will be the next President of the United States...Barack America!" (first campaign rally with Obama.)

  • "There's only three things he mentions in a sentence - a noun, a verb and 9/11. (on Rudy 9iu11ani.)

  • "I should start with an apology to Rudy 9iu11ani. I said every sentence Rudy utters has a noun, a verb and 9/11 in it. I was wrong. He called to tell me after Pat Robertson's endorsement, there's an 'Amen' in every sentence he says too."

  • "I mean, you get the first mainstream African-American, who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice looking guy. I mean that's a storybook man."

  • "You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent...I'm not joking."

  • "If your kitchen table is like mine, you sit there at night before you put the kids to bed and you talk about what you need. You talk about how much you are worried about being able to pay the bills. Ladies and gentlemen, that is not a worry John McCain has to worry about. It's a pretty hard experience. He'll have to figure out which of the seven kitchen tables to sit at."

Wow, once I get them all written down here....looks like McCain and Palin were picked on a little....yes, I do have a bias here, but everytime they open their pie-holes, something bizarre comes out. Anyway, this was for shits and giggles only. I am totally sure I have missed some major gaffes - and if you want, feel free to add to the list. Or just add words we have totally had enough of - like FUNDAMENTALS!!! Over-usage drives me up a wall - some people (speechwriters) apparently do not have a thesaurus at their fingertips. (easily done online.)


SamuraiFrog said...

Brilliant post. You put the work into that one.

That comment McCain made about the bear study never fails to piss me off. No, pal, it was an issue of studying the numbers to determine if grizzly bears are an endangered species and what steps can be taken to protect them. And you voted for it, dumbass.

Kulkuri said...

The Repugs act dumber than they are because they think their base is even dumber. And usually they are right!!

Nan said...

The bear quote ticked me off, too, as the program was sound science driven by the need to enforce the Endangered Species Act. Just how senile is that old coot anyway?

Dave said...

It is indeed a brilliant post. A great work.
BTW I am picking your Steelers to win it all!

B-Town J.H.C. said...

I am looking at an image of Jessie Jackson crying in Chicago. I betcha he wouldn't be crying if the camera wasn't in his face.