Archives for October 25, 2008

From Think Progress: …tensions between the Palin and McCain camps are increasing in the waning days of the campaign. Palin reportedly “has decided increasingly to disregard the advice of the former Bush aides tasked to handle her,” blaming “her handlers for a botched rollout and a tarnished public image.” A McCain campaign source: “She is…

Obama hung in effigy

“This is a white Christian nation, and only white Christians should be in power. ” The man’s name is Mike Lunsford, in case you missed it.

Only true Americans can park here

“In the same way I take offense at Mr. Obama running for president …..” Oh, but it’s not about race or anything, is it?

Thank you Susan. … but it is going to be a long time before I get that song out of my head…. What’s the word? Tinklenberg! What’s the word? Tinklenberg! Oh, and while we are on the subject of Michele Bachmann, have you seen her latest ad? Her ad is so freakin’ dumb that I’m…

Traditional Republican Values

But wait, there’s more!

Blogospherics

Bug Girl, at Bug Girl’s blog, is wrestling with things that are not bees. This is one of several posts on the topic, you can surf around on her site for the rest. The take home message: If you can’t tell a bee from a mimic, you can get stung, and not because it stings…

Borderline Freedom

1975, winter, somewhere in the American Southwest. I am driving across a state border and there is a sign that reads “do not transport citrus fruit across state lines.” There on the side of the road is a check point with uniformed federal agents, a place to pull off, some garbage cans. I look at…

I have some potentially very bad news

It is time to be alarmed. An usual but possibly valid poll taken at Saint Cloud State indicates that Norm Coleman may be quite far ahead of Al Franken in the Senate race here in Minnesota. This is very disturbing for three reasons.

“Ghosts of Minnesota” and “American Atheists” Just in time for Halloween, we interview John Funk about his website “Ghosts of Minnesota.” John says, “I’m fascinated with stories of ghosts and hauntings despite my skepticism, both as cultural phenomena and as compelling works of living fiction superimposed onto real geographic locations.” Then we interview Ed Buckner,…