June 2008

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John Hagee
When John McCain recently broke with Pastor Hagee Fox News said it was because Hagee was "critical of the Catholic Church".


Actually, that's not exactly true, even though Hagee's been referring to the Catholic Church as, in his own words, "The Great Whore" for a long time. As far as Senator McCain is concerned, that's just dandy.

No, McCain kissed the pious parasite goodbye because he was of the opinion that Hitler was part of God's great plan for hunting the Jews and, thus, sending them to Israel.

Frankly, I don't know what McCain is so afraid of. Having unequivocal business connections with Hitler sure didn't stop the last two George Bushes from winning the presidency.

Mr. Death Bond himself.
He's baaaaaaaack.

Former congressman Phil Gramm is Senator John McCain's economic advisor. He's also vice-president of UBS AG, a collossal Swiss-owned investment bank. While working for this company Gramm actively promoted "death bonds", described by Business Week as “the most macabre investment scheme ever devised by Wall Street.”

Essentially, money was raised by selling government bonds which was then used to buy life insurance on retired teachers. When the teachers died the money would go to pay the insurers and the bond-holders.

This is the government preying on the dead for the benefit of the insurance industry. "Macabre" is an understatement.

Gramm expects to be the next Secretary of the Treasury under McCain. Zeus help us all.

bush mccain cake

While in Louisiana for his big speech earlier this week, John McCain was asked by a local reporter why he had voted against creating a federal commission to investigate the Katrina disaster.

McCain's response?

"I've supported every investigation and ways of finding out what caused the tragedy..."

Sorry, John, but that's incorrect.

In fact, he voted against such a commission -- twice.

And where was McCain when New Orleans was flooding? He was in California, eating cake and raising money with George Bush.

100% disabled


I had an uncle who developed some sort of brain rot in South Korea back in the late 1950s. He went absolutely bat-shit crazy. The government certified him 100% disabled and for that he received the then-generous sum of $527 a month, all of which he processed directly through his liver for the remainder of his life on Earth. The demons that plagued his mind weren't cured by the alcohol, but it at least kept them quiet long enough to let him sleep.

He died several years ago but if he was still alive he would have been approximately the same age as John McCain.

When John McCain finally released his income tax statement for 2007 it revealed that he receives $58,000 a year, tax-free, for being 100% militarily disabled.

$58,000. That's almost $5,000 a month.

So how does the military define 100% disability?

Subpart A_General Policy in Rating
Sec. 4.15 Total disability ratings.

Total disability will be considered to exist when there is present any  impairment of mind or body which is sufficient to render it impossible  for the average person to follow a substantially gainful occupation; Provided, That permanent total disability shall be taken to exist when the impairment is reasonably certain to continue throughout the life of the disabled person. The following will be considered to be permanent total disability: the permanent loss of the use of both hands, or of both feet, or of one hand and one foot, or of the sight of both eyes, or becoming permanently helpless or permanently bedridden.

This is a man who recently bragged of hiking the Grand Canyon with his son at about the same time he voted against a bill raising soldier's benefits.

I have seen the horror that is 100% disability and Mr. McCain doesn't come close. At all. Evidently Mr. McCain suffered severe damage to his sense of decency at the hands of the Viet Cong. That's the only thing that could truly explain such shamelessness.

John McCain

One of John McCain's strong points myths is that he fought his Vietnamese captors to a standstill. Fearlessly he denied them vital information even though they tortured him day and night.

Evidently not.

Jack Lamb, who served nine years performing secret operations in Cambodia, has revealed that not only was McCain not tortured, he was treated very well by the Viet Cong once they found out his father was an admiral. It helped that he sung like a bird about military operations in Southeast Asia, so much so that the VC nick-named him "Songbird".

He even made 32 propaganda films denouncing the U.S.

These films, according to Lamb, have since been classified by the government and sealed from public view.

According to Lamb all the POW's who personally know McCain think he's a "lying skunk". Gosh, that seems so... unlike Mr. "Take Any Position That's Most Suitable To The Occasion But Call Myself A Straight Talker Because Most People Are Dumb Enough To Believe Anything".

You can read more about this story
here or you can listen to the interview with Alex Jones below:

John McCain

John McCain, 2006: “I agree with President Roosevelt, and I remain opposed to full repeal of the estate tax.”

John McCain, 2008: "The estate tax is one of the most unfair tax laws on the books."


You like that? How about more recent John McCain quotes:

"Would I want Dick cheney back? Hell, yeah!"

"I am a computer illiterate."

"The fact is Ahmadinejad’s the acknowledged leader of Iran" (Uhhhh, no, he isn't.)

"By 2008, I think I might be ready to go down to the old soldiers home and await the cavalry charge there. " [2000]

“I’m going to be honest: I know a lot less about economics than I do about military and foreign policy issues. I still need to be educated.” (2008)

“The issue of economics is not something I’ve understood as well as I should,” but “I’ve got Greenspan’s book.” (2007)

And finally, as the forward for the book "The Best and the Brightest" the man who wants the U.S. to stay in Iraq for a million years wrote this:

"It was a shameful thing to ask men to suffer and die, to persevere through god-awful afflictions and heartache, to endure the dehumanizing experiences that are unavoidable in combat,
for a cause that the country wouldn’t support over time and that our leaders so wrongly believed could be achieved at a smaller cost than our enemy was prepared to make us pay. No other national endeavor requires as much unshakable resolve as war. If the nation and the government lack that resolve, it is criminal to expect men in the field to carry it alone. "

Bringing the troops home is not... too... important?
Ground control to Major McCain. Come in, McCain.

John McCain

During his recent town hall event in New Hampshire, Sen. John McCain got into a verbal back-and-forth with a voter over his support for Social Security privatization. McCain told the man, “I’m not for, quote, privatizing Social Security. I never have been. I never will be.”

Sorry, John. That's incorrect. In your own words:

“Without privatization, I don’t see how you can possibly, over time, make sure that young Americans are able to receive Social Security benefits.” [C-Span Road to the White House, 11/18/2004]

“As part of Social Security reform, I believe that private savings accounts are a part of it — along the lines that President Bush proposed.” [Wall Street Journal, 3/3/2008]

Not only was McCain "a big booster” of Bush’s 2005 plan to privatize Social Security but one of his top economic advisers, Carly Fiorina, recently told conservative radio host Bill Bennett that McCain “supports private accounts as one of the ways to reform the system” and that “he will continue to be supportive of those.”

What's that, John? Never will what? Never have when?

John McCain vs. John McCain. Simply brilliant editing... or non-editing.

supreme court

McCain has publicly flip-flopped on every issue he has ever supported... except one.

He has always, always, always, been anti-choice.

There are four Supreme Court judges that could conceivably step down during a McCain administration. If given the opportunity McCain will be delighted to prohibit safe and legal abortions in the U.S.

And that would be for a long, long time.

Cindy McCain is a cunt? Well, according to John McCain she is.

No PACS Barack

Senator Obama today announced that he was withdrawing from the public financing system, primarily because donations are rolling in so fast from individuals that the information actually crashed government spreadsheets.

Senator McCain isn't happy about this.

“Today, Barack Obama has revealed himself to be just another typical politician who will do and say whatever is most expedient for Barack Obama" said McCain campaign communications director Jill Hazelbaker. "This undermines his call for a new type of politics.”

In case you don't know, Obama is the first candidate for president to use the internet so effectively to find grassroots supporters. This IS a new type of politics.

However, in 2004, McCain said this about this new type of politics:

"I think it's wonderful that Howard Dean was able to use the Internet, $50, $75, $100 contributions. That's what we want it to be all about. We want average citizens to contribute small amounts of money, and that's a commitment to a campaign. So I'm for that. I think it's a great thing. I think the Internet is going to change American politics for the better. "

Yes, a day without a McCain flip-flop is like a day without $140-a-barrel crude oil.

Also, McCain is soon to be sued by the DNC for violating the public financing rules that HE wrote. More details here.

McCain should already be facing sanctions at the hand of the Federal Elections Committee for violating the rules which he wrote, but ex-governor Bush refuses to seat a quorum so it's unable to rule on anything under its jurisdiction. Nice little scam, huh?

You can thank Senator McCain and his lobbyist buddies for the record gas prices.
You can thank Keith Olbermann for spelling out the sordid details.

John McCain loves war.

The right wing propaganda machine, primarily Fox News, has been making hay with the following quote by Michelle Obama, the wife of democratic presumed presidential candidate Barack Obama:

"For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country."

She is, of course referring to an America which suddenly seems to have no qualms about electing something other than a lily-white male to the office of President. I see her point and I agree with her.

However, in a March 13th, 2008 interview with Sean Hannity John McCain said the following:

"I didn't really love America until I was deprived of her company."

He is referring to his being captured by the Viet Cong and how he suddenly, and presumably <sniff>, missed his TV and his beer and perhaps even his wife, the former swimsuit model whom he divorced soon after returning home because she'd become misfigured due to a terrible traffic accident.

John McCain reportedly had a good, stable life as a child. He went to an expensive boarding schools and got a college degree at the U.S. Naval Academy. Then he joined the miltary as a naval aviator, something he presumably always wanted to do. His life was hardly a living hell.

And he didn't love this country until he was captured by the enemy?

Well, boo-fucking-hoo.

John McCain did not love America <Gasp!> in his own words.

the straight talk express.

Recently John McCain's top adviser, Charlie Black, said that the assassination of Benazir Bhutto "helped" McCain win the Republican nomination, and that another terrorist attack against the U.S would be a big advantage to him.

McCain responded, saying "I can't imagine why he
would say it. It's not true...I strenuously disagree."

Uhhh, John?

Remember when you recently said the following to Roger Simon of the Politico:

"My theme has been throughout this campaign that I am the one with the experience, the knowledge and the judgment. So, perhaps it (i.e., the turmoil caused by the assassination) may serve to enhance those credentials."


And so the Straight Talk Express collapses another bridge over Foot In Mouth gorge.

the straight talk express.

On Friday, the 27th of June, Senator John McCain was scheduled to give a speech via telephone to members of the B'Nai B'rith. He was only able to get a few words out before the line went dead.

Only he didn't notice.

He continued talking for twenty minutes before it was pointed out that he was, in fact, alone.

Now, how hard is it to tell when a telephone has gone dead?

This doesn't seem to be the guy we want answering the phone at 2AM... especially if he can't hear who is, or isn't, on the other end.

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