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OK, I’ve made up my mind to cancel that weekend trip to Ohio that Linette and I have been talking about. I know it’s not fair to hold the sentiments of a few ignorant mouth breathers against an entire state, but damn… I love the guy who calls Obama, “a one man terror cell.” That’s the guy I want to spend my vacation sitting across the bar from… Great going, Ohio.

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  1. Monica
    Posted October 9, 2008 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    Ok, I am simply using Mark’s site to get help with a school project. I need voting stories. personal stuff. emotional appeals. Why do you vote? Why bother? Why does it matter? Why is it important? What motivated you to vote for the first time?

    Since many MM readers seem very motivated to get out the vote, I thought this would be a great place to get some help. I am speaking to a group of students on Saturday and want to enhance facts with personal appeals. please, help, and thanks!

    P.S. I am really creeped out by that McCain video clip with the “fellow prisoners” comment. Normally, I love that kind of odd slip and psychological puzzle, but yikes, this man is running for President!

  2. Bob
    Posted October 9, 2008 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    Wow. I am from Ohio but I don’t know those people in this video clip. There are better people in Ohio than the people in this video. Unfortunately, these ignorant people aren’t limited to Ohio. They are all over the country and they are going to vote. That is why I vote (to answer Monica’s school project question). To offset the vote of some ignorant, uneducated, only knows as much as what they learned from their uneducated, ignorant neighbor.

  3. Terry
    Posted October 9, 2008 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

    I’d much rather spend time with the people in Heavy Metal Parking Lot than the people in John McCain Parking Lot. No question.

  4. Posted October 9, 2008 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    If anything, this election has exposed America for the racist cesspool it is. My thought is that Barack Obama will get elected and there will be a few attempts on his life. If one is successful, this country will come apart at the seams in certain regions.

  5. Brian
    Posted October 9, 2008 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    HA! I could watch this for hours. God bless America.

    Also, I want someone to say I have a pedigree for terrorism based on my last name.

  6. Jim
    Posted October 10, 2008 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    People from Kentucky should not throw stones at Ohio:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Wroj0FLvzs

  7. Curt Waugh
    Posted October 10, 2008 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    Terry, I was leaving a heavy metal concert about 20 years ago (Pine Knob). There was a crush of cars from three separate lots pouring into two exit lanes. As we got up to the merge, we notice three very drunk stoners in black t-shirts directing traffic. AND THEY’RE DOING A GREAT JOB! If not for those three dudes, I think I’d still be there waiting to come home. I only wish I’d had a video camera. Metalheads at their best.

  8. Brent
    Posted October 10, 2008 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    It’s moments like this that make me glad I left the homeland of Ohio for new stomping grounds in Michigan (not that we are without our own lot of wackos, they’re just new wackos for me so they still have the ‘new wacko smell’)

  9. Meta
    Posted October 10, 2008 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    Things don’t appear to be much better in Pennsylvania. Here’s video from Wednesday.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itEucdhf4Us

  10. Jim
    Posted October 10, 2008 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    Wow, that PA footage is scary. McCain and Palin need to tone down their rhetoric and rein in their followers.

  11. Job
    Posted October 10, 2008 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    I think Obama will carry both Ohio and Penn., and win the election. These extremists who are easily manipulated will always be among us, I fear,but this year they will be out numbered by others.

  12. Robert
    Posted October 10, 2008 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    This stuff is great, Mark! The more video like this gets posted around on the Internets, the more funds and support Obama and the Democrats get. What you see here in these videos is the true nature of those in the Republican base. When moderates and otherwise relatively sane people see this stuff, they naturally and automatically want to distance themselves from these GOP loons. That translates to votes and contributions to the Dems.

    It is part of the reason that the Obama campaign has been picking up so much steam recently. The Palin coverage and resulting push-back by the GOP base has brought these lunatics into the spotlight. They’re opening their mouths and killing any real momentum McCain might have had.

    McCain’s claims of being a maverick are grossly exaggerated except in one sense…he truly is practically alone in his party when it comes to honor and decency. When he spoke to that convention in St.Paul it was surreal. The group of people gathered in that convention center were probably, more than any other group that could ever be assembled; the very ones most responsible for the things McCain spoke against in his speech to them. It was so strange to see. I would have loved being there. As deluded as those assholes are, I think somewhere inside most of them they know it is they who are to blame for the problems McCain mentioned in his speech.

    I like McCain, and I also think Cindy McCain is an incredible lady. However, those two are very unusual exceptions in that cabal of loons and self-serving con-men we now call the Republican Party. The McCains don’t stand a chance of finding people as decent and honorable as themselves in today’s sick and corrupted GOP. Look, they couldn’t even find any to organize their campaign around. If McCain managed to win, does anyone really think he could put together a cabinet with anyone but the same corrupt assholes that make up the Bush Administration? He would be quickly overrun by all those who at this moment, for the purposes of this campaign, are only letting him be their image. They don’t honor him. They use him. They’ll throw him out the moment they’re done with him. They’re only propping him up now to put on a false face. They need one, because the true image of the GOP is so sickening and repulsive to decent folks. If McCain wins, they’ll be back to their dirty business the moment the election results are in.

    McCain should have rightfully been the Republican nominee in 2000. But the Bush/Rove con-men highjacked the Republican primaries that year by engaging in illegal sabotage and character assassination of McCain, and they were supported every step of the way by the assholes you see in these videos and the ones we frequently see posting their stupid drivel to this blog. It was these sick assholes who supported the con-man highjack of the Republican Party. Make no mistake about it.

    Now these freaks are showing their true colors again, and the Obama campaign is reaping the benefits. They’ve raised so much money they’re clobbering McCain now in media buys and campaign organization. They’re able to outspend the GOP 2 to 1 in Colorado, 3 to 1 in Florida, 4 to 1 in Indiana, and 8 to 1 in Wisconsin. New voter registrations in Virginia and Ohio are well into the six figures.

    So I say keep the videos coming. People need to see the true nature of the Republican base.

  13. mark
    Posted October 11, 2008 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    Here’s another piece of footage from Ohio. This one, on CBS, is of a guy carrying a monkey doll with an Obama sticker on it. When he realizes that he’s being filmed, he hands it off to a kid that he doesn’t know.

  14. Robert
    Posted October 11, 2008 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    Do Republicans realize that God is always filming them?

  15. Robert
    Posted October 15, 2008 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    To be fair to Ohio it should be pointed out that trees are by their very nature much better behaved than humans, so in comparison places like Michigan and Kentucky may seem friendlier.

  16. Robert
    Posted November 4, 2008 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    Now how do you feel about Ohio, Mark?

  17. Wolverine marketing consultant
    Posted July 7, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    No, this was brought to you by the Ohio Tourism Board.

    http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/99808/caseya_medium.jpg

  18. Edwar5J
    Posted July 7, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    I need to have a t-shrit of this made before next year’s game.

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