iOS app Android app
Clicking Follow Back will add user to your friends list and may allow access to your Social News timeline..

HuffPost Social News

Badges:
Your Badges and the Badge Module will be removed from your profile

Nikonicus's Comments

View Comments:   Sort:
next
1 - 25
Dem Perriello Declares Victory Over Goode In VA

Dem Perriello Declares Victory Over Goode In VA

Commented Nov 10, 2008 at 18:29:20 in Politics

“As a citizen of Virginia, let me say that Goode is an embarrassment and the sooner he's gone, the happier many people will be. He represents the worst of the "Old South," with his xenophobia and thinly disguised racism. Good riddance to Goode.

www.nikonicus.net
Two Moose for Sister Sarah -- A Requiem

Two Moose for Sister Sarah -- A Requiem

Commented Nov 8, 2008 at 09:02:04 in Chicago

“The political wedding between McCain and Palin was a disaster waiting to happen. Now we're witnessing an ugly, public divorce. Palin is presenting herself as the victim of the press and unnamed enemies within the campaign. To his credit, McCain is staying silent on this. Otherwise, this is another ugly celebrity divorce.

Palin over-reached and now she's paying the price. Unfortunately, her children and even her state are also paying the price.

www.nikonicus.net
Obama's First Press Conference Turns To Dog Talk:

Obama's First Press Conference Turns To Dog Talk: "This Is A Major Issue"

Commented Nov 8, 2008 at 08:54:49 in Politics

“As the proud owner of former shelter dogs and strays (all mutts) I am thrilled to have a president who will do the right thing rather than the "elitist" thing.

And I'm a mutt too...

www.nikonicus.net

CarolinaDem on Nov 8, 2008 at 09:24:18

“Didn't the Bill Murray character use that very term in Stripes? Americans--we're MUTTS.”
Shuster, McCain Flack Battle Over Palin, First Amendment

Shuster, McCain Flack Battle Over Palin, First Amendment

Commented Nov 3, 2008 at 08:36:26 in Politics

“You know, when you send a spokesperson to represent your campaign, you should choose someone at least as smart and informed as the interviewer. Who is this guy, the weekend janitor?

I don't think Palin understands the First Amendment (or Constitution) at all. She thinks as VP she'd run the Senate. Somebody failed high school civics.

www.nikonicus.net
McCAIN CAMPAIGN: Time to say

McCAIN CAMPAIGN: Time to say "sorry."

Commented Oct 31, 2008 at 18:55:44 in Politics

“Palin has used the campaign to launch her political career outside Alaska; McCain probably can't wait to shed her after Tuesday. All things considered the campaign has no interest in apologizing for Monegan's shabby treatment by the Palins. They don't apologize for any of the outlandish distortions perpetrated by the campaign.

For her part, Palin is all about Palin. There's no remorse there because she's convinced she's always right, no matter evidence to the contrary.

www.nikonicus.net
Palin Oozes Abuse of Power or Liar Liar Palin on Fire!

Palin Oozes Abuse of Power or Liar Liar Palin on Fire!

Commented Oct 31, 2008 at 07:32:42 in Politics

“Excellent, scholarly post.

Palin's reputation continues to unravel in the Lower 48 and Alaskans are uncovering abuses, missteps, and ordinary incompetence.

Keep up the pressure, Shannyn!

www.nikonicus.net
Palin Spent $50,000 Of Taxpayer Money Remodeling Alaska Governor's Office, Mansion

Palin Spent $50,000 Of Taxpayer Money Remodeling Alaska Governor's Office, Mansion

Commented Oct 29, 2008 at 06:40:00 in Politics

“Palin's leadership is dubious at best and I wouldn't vote for her on a bet. But $50K isn't all that much. My state just spent millions updating the capital. Money well spent? I don't know, but it makes $50,000 seem like chump change.

Soon she'll be back in Anchorage measuring for new drapes to enjoy while she spends her next two years in political exile, waiting for 2012. Buh-bye, Sarah.

www.nikonicus.net

foomonkey on Oct 29, 2008 at 07:08:23

“good point... $50k isn't a huge amount of money for renovations.

but i would only ask why? what made up the renovations? did the previous governor trash the place? were the renovations NECESSARY?

and this is coming from someone who claims to be thrifty and cuts spending across the board, taking on the good ol' boy network. the hypocrisy is more the point for me, just another example.”
Amy Poehler Gives Birth, No More SNL

Amy Poehler Gives Birth, No More SNL

Commented Oct 26, 2008 at 18:04:43 in Entertainment

<i>Anchorage Daily News</i> Endorses Obama

Anchorage Daily News Endorses Obama

Commented Oct 26, 2008 at 11:08:22 in Politics

“One would have thought that even a cursory vetting of Palin would have confirmed what many Alaskans have observed for the two years of Palin's governorship: that she's petty, self-aggrandizing, and intellectually shallow. I'm looking forward to the tepid or downright hostile homecoming she faces in a couple of weeks. I'm also looking forward to seeing whether she can rehabilitate herself within the party and her state. I'm guessing she won't.

www.nikonicus.net

luvobama on Oct 26, 2008 at 11:49:20

“Petty, self-aggrandizing and intellectually shallow? Oh my goodness, SHE IS BUSH.”

shengirl on Oct 26, 2008 at 11:13:25

“I sincerely hope you're right.”
236.com: Name Sarah Palin's TV show!

236.com: Name Sarah Palin's TV show!

Commented Oct 25, 2008 at 18:08:10 in Media

“Are You Smarter Than a 3rd Grader?
Funny Bunches of Oafs

www.nikonicus.net
Palin's Makeup Artist Is McCain's Highest Paid Staffer For First Half Of October (SLIDESHOW)

Palin's Makeup Artist Is McCain's Highest Paid Staffer For First Half Of October (SLIDESHOW)

Commented Oct 24, 2008 at 15:25:18 in Politics

“This information just begs to be used in a "lipstick on a pig" joke, but that would be taken as sexist and the faux outrage would drive the McCain campaign for several days.

Who authorized these expenditures? Who's driving this bus? Bozo?

Sheesh.

www.nikonicus. net”
Colin Powell Endorses Obama

Colin Powell Endorses Obama

Commented Oct 19, 2008 at 05:31:48 in Politics

“It's hard to underestimate Powell's experience and wisdom. Even if he doesn't publicly endorse Obama, he'll always have my respect.

If he does endorse Obama, it will be yet another telling blow against the Republicans, who have felt they owned the military.

www.nikonicus.net
Aide: McCain's Strong In

Aide: McCain's Strong In "Real" Virginia

Commented Oct 18, 2008 at 17:18:34 in Politics

“OK...so I've lived here for over 25 years, paid lots of taxes, voted, tried to protect the Bay, helped put two people through Virginia universities, taught at the university level, worked for the state, consulted free with the state...do I qualify as a "real" Virginian or is that designation reserved for tobacco-chewing morons?

Sheesh...

www.nikonicus.net

SanityNowPlease on Oct 18, 2008 at 17:22:32

“apparently, unless you vote for John McCain and Sarah Palin, you are not a real American. That seems to be the gist.”
McCain draws bipartisan criticism for 'robo calls'

McCain draws bipartisan criticism for 'robo calls'

Commented Oct 18, 2008 at 15:27:05 in Politics

“I am shocked! Shocked! I just can't believe that the McCain campaign would do such a thing!

(For the sarcasm-impaired, these are sardonic comments.)

We have 2 more weeks of shrill, in-your-face negativity and hypocrisy from the McCain campaign, Isn't it interesting that Obama can attract 100K people in St. Louis, a state that Bush won in 2004.

A fresh wind is gonna blow...”

GoBarryGo on Oct 18, 2008 at 16:17:59

“Yep. Hope over hate in 2008!”
Palin Questions Obama's Patriotism, Slams ACORN

Palin Questions Obama's Patriotism, Slams ACORN

Commented Oct 17, 2008 at 09:51:31 in Politics

“Maudlin, jingoistic sentimentality...in 2008? Apparently so. If that's what passes as thought-provoking campaigning I'm glad I didn't attend her rally when she was in town. Trust me, it was just a fleeting thought.

Apparently, weeks of declining favorability ratings and a slide in the polls has not convinced the campaign that this kind of rhetoric is, stay with me here, NOT WORKING. But, suit yourself. We'll see how it pays off on 11/4.

www.nikonicus.net
McCain Frowns, Rolls Eyes, And Blinks More Than 3,000 Times

McCain Frowns, Rolls Eyes, And Blinks More Than 3,000 Times

Commented Oct 16, 2008 at 05:48:10 in Politics

“That tight smile made me think of a baby with bad gas...or someone with constipation.

Content-wise it was a slightly better performance from McCain than in the first two debates, but stylistically he as annoying, interrupting Obama and coming across as snarky at times. And what's with these silly, gratuitious comments? There's nothing smooth about McCain. He's like 20 miles of bad road.

www.nikonicus.net
Virginia GOP Head Tells Volunteers: Compare Obama To Osama

Virginia GOP Head Tells Volunteers: Compare Obama To Osama

Commented Oct 12, 2008 at 18:37:21 in Politics

“Virginia has changed a lot since I first moved here in the early '80s. Still, everyone scrambles to be more conservative than his/her opponent. Even today you'll hear TV ads from local candidates for office claiming to be "true conservatives." The word has gotten so overused it no longer has any real meaning. And "liberal?" Don't use the word publicly unless you want scorn and derision. Even "moderate" raises eyebrows.

Northern Virginia, a truly diverse area, has been dominating state politics for a number of years. NOVA elected Mark Warner and now Tim Kaine. Warner is going to waltz into the senate on a 2-1 margin, at least partially because his Republican opponent, also a former governor, is an idiot.

The fact that Obama is not only competitive but also a strong possibility to take the state is testimony to the shifts in population and values in Virginia. And I'm loving it...

www.nikonicus.net
Palin Blurs Line Between Church And State As Governor

Palin Blurs Line Between Church And State As Governor

Commented Oct 11, 2008 at 12:59:10 in Politics

“Well, I'm not surprised. Those who believe they are among the annointed tend also to believe that they must obey man's law only if it conforms to their particular values.

Palin uses her office to promote her personal, family agenda and now her religious agenda. Her call for change is the sheerest hypocrisy.”
huffingtonpost entry

Rich Lowry: The William F. Buckley of F**k Talk

Commented Oct 6, 2008 at 16:28:41 in Media

“This guy needs:

(1) A cold shower
(2) A consenting partner (inflatables don't count)
(3) Anti-androgens
(4) All of the above

Read the wikipedia entry for him. It claims that he masturbated to orgasm while watching Palin:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_Lowry

www.nikonicus.net
Biden Explains Debate Moment Where He Choked Up

Biden Explains Debate Moment Where He Choked Up

Commented Oct 4, 2008 at 18:59:30 in Politics

“Godspeed to Beau Biden (and Track Palin.)

What struck me about the moment was that Biden was IN the moment while in front of 70 million people. His emotions were genuine. In that fraction of a second he was not on stage, he was with his family. His opponent seemed not to notice in her rush to make her next point before it evaporated from her head.

Biden's emotions don't magically qualify him for VP; they do emphasize his humanity, and THAT reassures me about his authenticity as a father and person. I want those qualities in someone that represents me.

www.nikonicus.net
Harwood: Senior GOP Congressman Says McCain Has

Harwood: Senior GOP Congressman Says McCain Has "Basically Lost"

Commented Oct 3, 2008 at 16:15:24 in Politics

“I think we may be witnessing the collapse of the McPalin campaign. Pulling out of Michigan, there's talk of pulling out of Pennsylvania, the afterglow of Sarah Palin has faded, the polls for Obama head north... It will be interesting to see if the collapse picks up speed as the election approaches.

Lest we get too smug, however, Obama will be inheriting a bad economy, two wars, high unemployment, a flat housing market and low consumer confidence. The task will be enormous. It's important that those of us who support him now also support him once he's in office and the "fun" of the campaign is over. That's when the real work will start.

www.nikonicus.net

Provit2me on Oct 3, 2008 at 16:36:18

“Bravo- I've heard that basic thought from a lot of people. It took B. Clinton 2 terms to get it solid (but we won't go there) But, yes support now, support later - let's keep it together..."O" 4 '08”
Rachel Maddow Reviews: Maddow

Rachel Maddow Reviews: Maddow "Finds The Right Formula," "Butch Dyke" Takes Over US Cable News

Commented Sep 30, 2008 at 06:00:10 in Media

“I enjoy Rachel thoroughly. She's smart as a whip, funny and not as snarky as Olbermann, although I like a little snark with my politics. She obviously thinks well on her feet and doesn't need a script.

To try to discredit her opinions because of her sexual orientation reveals how bankrupt her detractors are. If you don't like her politics or opinions, fine. Watch or don't watch. Her sexuality is a non-issue except to homophobes.

www.nikonicus.net
Vice Presidential Debate Expectations: Obama Camp Calls Palin

Vice Presidential Debate Expectations: Obama Camp Calls Palin "Terrific Debater"

Commented Sep 27, 2008 at 16:35:25 in Politics

“I suspect there's a huge difference between debating about topics and issues with which you're intimately familiar (e.g., from your home state) and issues of national import, such as foreign and domestic policy, which are far more complex and change rapidly. Skills in one forum don't necessarily translate into success in another.

While I wouldn't want the Obama camp to underestimate Palin, her appearances so far suggest that she has not yet learned all that much. Were I her, the very first things I would learn would be arguments supporting my selection. However, statements like "you can see Russia from Alaska therefore I have foreign policy experience" are hardly indicative of concentrated study.

Still, I can't wait. I've got the popcorn popper standing by...

www.nikonicus.net
Report: McCain Aides Complain That Palin Is

Report: McCain Aides Complain That Palin Is "Clueless"

Commented Sep 27, 2008 at 09:36:09 in Politics

“I think Biden should just present his opinions and answer the questions posed to the candidates, rather than challenge or question Palin, which too many people will see as "sexism" rather than rhetorical strategy. Ignoring Palin will be more telling than attacking her, implying that she's simply a non-player.

Palin will likely implode on stage without any help from her opponent. Her brief forays onto the national stage so far remind me of a student called on in class who knows some big words, but can't put them together into a meaningful answer.

If the debate goes poorly for Palin on Thursday, and I suspect it will, that could have a bigger impact on polls than the first presidential debate. Palin's credentials and McCain's judgment will finally be exposed for all to see.

www.nikonicus.net

partyofone on Sep 27, 2008 at 12:32:14

“I agree with you, Nikonicus. I think Biden would be wise to set a high tone and a high standard. Keep answers brief and to the point, and let Palin suffer more by comparison than by direct challenge from Biden. She is not up to this task, or to high national office.”

johnie2xs on Sep 27, 2008 at 11:16:15

“I like your idea of non engagement, Nik, but here's how I think the right wing wackos will spin it.......

"Sen Biden, last night, showed the demeaning elitism of the Left by not showing the respect to Gov Palin that she deserves as the Republican nominee for the Vice Presidency. Despite the MSM's constant drubbing of Gov. Palin's supposed lack of gravitas, Gov. Palin's performance at least deserved honest and respectful engagement which apparently Sen. Biden was not capable of. Gov. Palin's bone fides on the woeld stage, are unassailable, especially when looked at in the context of international awareness given the proximity of Alaska to both Russia and Canada. If Sen. Biden were truly the leader, he presumes to be, he would have at least engaged Gov. Palin in a manner commensurate with her office."

Excuse me. I've gotta go puke.”
Palin Talks Russia With Katie Couric (VIDEO)

Palin Talks Russia With Katie Couric (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 25, 2008 at 17:07:14 in Politics

“OH MY GOD!!!

That was breathtakingly bad. Make-your-hiney-pucker bad. Spit-you-your-drink-out bad.

So it's proximity that makes one an expert on foreign affairs? I had always assumed it was interaction, scholarship, and (stay with me here) thought.

It's hard not to see her as some poor naif that woke up from a dream and found herself thrust into a role for which she's completely unsuited.

This is just sad.

www.nikonicus.net
next
1 - 25