Idiot of the Day: Dennis Prager

For saying this: “Equality, which is the primary value of the left, is a European value, not an American value.” Apparently Prager isn’t familiar with the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution. I’d call him a dangerous idiot, but does anyone outside his partisan echo chamber really care what Prager thinks about anything?

The Obama Half Hour Just Ended (Full Video)

I have to say Barack Obama touched my heart deeply and resulted in frank, overt emotion. It was a series of stories with brilliant, honest connections that we all can understand. Think of it: His own emotional story of his mother’s death. The horrid story of the woman without the insurance for her medications. Imagine the story of the third generation Ford plant worker in Louisville cut back to working every other week. Think his wife who has now lost her job. Was there anything somewhere in that series of stories that there that didn’t trigger some story, some memory, some emotion of family history, about some member of your family? This was, for me, the transcendent moment of this … Continue reading

Gee. Where’s Michael Goldfarb?

Kristol: Nicht! i. prologue, incest among the NeoCons I’ve told you at length about the Rovian Campaign of McCain’s deputy director of communications, Weekly Standard blog writer and editor Michael Goldfarb (on a ‘leave of absence’). And I’ve told you about how William Kristol is so tangled up in the McCain campaign, Fox News and the selection of Sarah Palin that his (less than one year old) column in the New York Times OUGHT to have that small-type slug “Paid Political Advertisement.” Tom Phillips, Rupert Murdoch, Robert Novak @ 2006 Awards

McGhosts and Ogoblins

by Rosemary and Walter Brasch There are a lot of scary things in this world, but one of the scariest is that Halloween and the Presidential election are only five days apart. It’s hard to miss the parallel between tricks-and-treats and the promises-and-panderings of politicians masquerading as the most caring, most vital, most sincere candidate. While standing behind their lapel flag buttons, they are quick to dress their opponents in something less patriotic. The Republican right wing wants to dress Barack Obama as a socialist terrorist, putting on him a large black beard, a kufi hat and abaya robe. Instead of handing out candy, these wing nuts have Obama handing out dollar bills, which he stole from hard-working conservative millionaires. … Continue reading

Ten Post Round-Up: Big News In Digestible Bits (Wednesday, October 29th)

Yay! I voted, yesterday. Now, I get to sit back for another week and try to tune out some of the political drama that continues on, unabated. We’ve got idiots plotting mass killing and assassination sprees. We’ve got morons creating hoaxes to scare people. We have people doing evil and disgusting things to get their point across. On top of that, we still have the idiotic blather to contend with in the media and on many a campaign trail. I’ll definitely be glad when it’s all over. Then it will be time to hold our breaths as we watch whatever fallout will occur once the results are in, in a week or so. Meanwhile, I’ll have the Ten Post Round-Up … Continue reading

McCain Campaign Sends Mixed Signals on Health Care

Barack Obama is seizing upon a gaffe by McCain adviser, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, about the Republican candidates’ health care plan.  When the adviser was asked on CNN Money about young workers abdoning employment based health care.  “Why would they leave?” he said. “What they are getting from their employer is way better than what they could get with the credit.” The Democrats are mocking this comment as an “October Surprise” and Obama incorporated this into his stump speech in Virginia.  “This morning, we were offered a stunning bit of straight talk . . . from his top economic advisor, who actually said that the health insurance people currently get from their employer is, and I quote, ‘way better’ than the health care they’d be getting … Continue reading

An Unexpected Quote

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.   This is not a way of life at  all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.” –Dwight Eisenhower April 16,1953 This was called The Cross of Iron speech.

‘Socialist’, Soviet And Race-coded Speech: An Atmosphere of Violence and Hatred

Yesterday I posted a video appeal by the Barack Obama campaign asking those that could to take just one day, perhaps a vacation day or personal day, and work for the Obama campaign on election day. I thought it was an innovative nationwide request to an enormous mail list. The article was picked up by a right wing blog. The three comments that were left on the post are hatred personified. I have been honestly concerned about the split in this nation because of the ugliness of the lies, the racist coded speech and references to ‘socialist’. Last night I got my last personal taste of the invective. I was at my favorite restaurant last night with the usual crowd. … Continue reading