Archives for September, 2008

Palin-opticon: Aware of all media

Noted without comment: COURIC: And when it comes to establishing your world view, I was curious, what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this — to stay informed and to understand the world? PALIN: I’ve read most of them again with a great appreciation for the press, for the…

Nevada

Obama’s big bet on Nevada: a secret weapon for the Democrats may be the legions of Bay Area liberals who have been making weekend migrations to Reno to canvass for Obama. Although the Obama campaign was cagey about the numbers, Alise Moss, 53, a healthcare consultant from Sparks, Nev., who has hosted several groups of…

Palin-spastic: Mens vacuus

Jonathan Martin’s Blog: In reintroduction, Palin to do more interviews and “tell her story” – Politico.com: Of concern to McCain’s campaign, however, is a remaining and still-undisclosed clip from Palin’s interview with Couric last week that has the political world buzzing. The [anonymous] Palin aide ? revealed that it came in response to a question…

Bailout fails

With a majority of Democrats in favor of it and a majority of Republicans against it, the financial bailout plan negotiated over the weekend failed in the House. Not being an economist, I can’t say that the plan was good or bad, but the consensus of smart people I’m reading seems to be that it…

Palin-spastic: Not a witch

Max Blumenthal visits Palin’s church, and discusses her endorsement by a latter-day Cotton Mather: Muthee gained fame within Pentecostal circles by claiming that he defeated a local witch, Mama Jane, in a great spiritual battle, thus liberating his town from sin and opening its people to the spirit of Jesus. Muthee?s mounting stardom took him…

Sarah Palin was interviewed by Katie Couric: Couric: Would you support a moratorium on foreclosures to help average Americans keep their homes? Palin: That’s something that John McCain and I have both been discussing – whether that (pause) is part of the solution or not. You know, it’s going to be a multi-faceted solution that…

Partay!

This Friday at 9, you have two thinks you can do. First, the first Presidential Debate. Unless John McCain chickens out gets lost in the Senate office he hasn’t seen in over 100 days is so befuddled that he forgets whether Mississippi rejoined the Union decides that he can’t both run for office and successfully…

In a move that would shock anyone asleep for the past 7 years, the EPA won’t limit rocket fuel in U.S. drinking water: The Environmental Protection Agency has decided there’s no need to rid drinking water of a toxic rocket fuel ingredient that has fouled public water supplies around the country. EPA reached the conclusion…

No one thinks things are getting better

A poll on the national economy found literally no one who thinks that the national economy is getting better. 0% Of course, they didn’t poll John McCain, who is so out of it that he thinks the economy is pretty strong. Bear in mind here that 25% of Americans think the sun orbits the earth.

They write letters

A friend cc:ed me on a letter to his Congressman, and I think he’s basically right about the Wall Street bailout. He writes Congress: Please say NO. The Bush Administration’s proposed bailout plan is overly broad, vastly too expensive, and lacks oversight and control that is absolutely necessary. The plan should be rejected unless it…