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If an al-Qaeda website had endorsed Barack Obama I think we know what the McCain campaign would do with it. It would be absolutely ridiculous, but we know they’d be trumpeting it from small town to small town in “the real America.” Now that the shoe is on the other foot, with an al-Qaeda website…

Dishonest John McCain may be a distinguished veteran, but he isn’t the favorite of veteran’s groups. Not that you’d know it to listen to him. He has consistently lied about this, blatantly and brazenly. Like when he responded to a veteran’s question about why his voting record on funding the VA is so abysmal:

Annals of McCain – Palin, XXXI: Powell

I’m not a fan of Colin Powell. He was there and helped start this catastrophic war. Maybe he tried to resist it in private but in public he shouldered the weight of selling it. He bears responsibility for it. He knew better but he was, as always, the good soldier. So now Powell has broken…

Annals of McCain – Palin, XXX: ageism

The pundits keep telling us that a particular problem for Barack Obama are older, white Catholics. Like this woman? Sister Cecilia has lived in the convent in Rome for 50 years. A 106-year-old American nun living in a convent in Rome could well be one of the oldest voters to cast a ballot in the…

Living on a big ranch outside a city in a state with wide open spaces can be wonderful but it can also be a problem if you depend on modern telecommunications systems like cell phone service. If you are the only one around for miles and miles, it isn’t that likely you will be supplied…

By now everyone knows that Sarah Palin abused her power as Governor of Alaska in trying to settle a personal score with her ex-brother-in-law. Despite the fact that the official bipartisan legislative investigation cited chapter and verse of her unethical conduct and violation of Alaskan ethics statutes she has brazenly trumpeted her version that the…

It’s become a campaign issue that one of the Presidential candidates has been close with a domestic terrorist. So let’s look at the facts. G. Gordon Liddy is a convicted burglar and domestic terrorist. He was also the host, in his home, for a 1998 fundraiser for John McCain’s Senate re-election campaign. McCain was on…

The fatuousness of the McCain-Palin campaign’s attack on ACORN, a national organization that fights for the rights of low income citizens is matched only by its hypocrisy. McCain has been a past supporter of ACORN and McCain was a keynoter at a recent ACORN sponsored conference. McCain has no quarrel with ACORN. It is just…

This weekend we passed a milestone. George W. Bush, the current incumbent of the White House, has less than 100 days left in his ill-starred Presidency. In 22 days we’ll find out if we will have to suffer through four more years of the same thing under a McCain-Palin (or Palin – ?) administration. Heaven…

A lot of pundits seem dismayed and surprised at the moral depths to which Dishonest John McCain’s campaign has sunk in the last week. I have to disagree. There is nothing surprising about it. This is his MO: do whatever he thinks is necessary. McCain has a long history of lack of principle and probity,…