Archives for September, 2008

Palin-spastic: Climate change denial

Yesterday, Sarah Palin demanded that Charlie Gibson: Show me where I have ever said that there’s absolute proof that nothing that man has ever conducted or engaged in has had any effect or no effect on climate change. I have not said that. Except, well: Last year, she told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, “I’m not…

Palin-spastic: Stare ‘em down

In which I attempt to reconstruct obscured positions and correct for crustal movements. John Cole points out this bit from Sarah Palin’s interview: Pressed about what insights into recent Russian actions she gained by living in Alaska, Palin answered: ?They?re our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska,…

The Unhealed Wounds of 9/11

This is the beginning of the 8th year in which I’ll be trying to understand what happened on 9/11. The eighth year in which I’ll see a news clip from September 11, 2001, and feel like crawling inside myself. The eighth year in which the there is a hole in the New York skyline, and…

Questions for McCain about Israel

The Editors ask: McCain: Enemy of Israel or All Out Anti-Semite?: The media has paid far too little attention to John McCain?s pledge in April to cut off all aid to Israel. Shortly after McCain issued that promise to completely abandon Israel, the McCain camp was forced to backtrack publicly due to pressure from various…

Superpowers

White House press secretary Dana Perino explains why the Bush/McCain team have yet to catch Osama bin Laden: So there are human limitations to any — this is not the movies, we don’t have superpowers. But it doesn’t take superpowers. It takes intelligence, and an intelligent approach to pursuing the people who attacked us seven…

Speaking in Lebanon, Virginia yesterday, Barack Obama went after John McCain’s policies: “John McCain says he’s about change, too,” Obama said, leading into a string of ways he contends McCain represents more of the same — economic policy, taxes, education, foreign policy, campaign tactics. “That’s not change. That’s just calling something that’s the same thing…

Kos wonders: Does O’Reilly really want to maintain that the difference between Jamie Lynn and Bristol is that the Spears daughter was “running around unsupervised”? Because if O’Reilly insists that Bristol, to the contrary, was supervised, then how exactly did she get knocked up? It would follow that … yeah. Gross. Of course she supervised.…

A couple years ago, John McCain staked his future on the idea that sending more soldiers to Iraq would solve all our problems. He was wrong. In combination with a ceasefire by Moqtada al-Sadr, the surge did help reduce the level of violence, but Iraq’s post-invasion problems are deeper than the violence. The nation is…

McCain favors teaching creationism

It’s Cindy McCain, though: Couric: How do you feel about creationism? Do you think it should be taught in schools? McCain: I think both sides should be taught in schools. I think the more children have a frame of reference and an opportunity to read and know and make better decisions and judgments when they…

In an interview with CBS News, Cindy McCain lights into Sarah Palin: “We differ on many issues; we differ with, across the board with people. We don’t have to agree on every issue,” the Arizona senator’s wife said. ?CBS anchor Katie Couric asked if she supports an outright ban on abortion including in cases of…