Ten Post Round-Up: Big News In Digestible Bits (Thursday, October 30th)

I don’t have anything really snarky to say, today.  I’m plotting my post for tomorrow (specially Halloween edition) and so all the really cool stuff I could say about today’s post pretty much ended up on the cutting room floor.  So, take today’s Ten Post Round-Up with a grain of salt and your morning cuppa and remember that in less than one week, we WILL have a new president, whether you like him or not (Mwahhahahahaha!)…no, seriously. As if you haven’t heard about enough polls, this election, take some time to check out this poll of the World of Warcraft online community: Election Duel! Obama V. McCain – Who Get’s Pwned?

Settling In At The End Of The Middle Of No Where

Greetings Readers… I wanted to check in briefly and let you all know that I have not dropped off the face of the earth since embarking on my journey across country to move to Maine. I am settling in here in Eastport, Maine, my new home, which my daughter has dubbed the ‘end of the middle of no where.’ The air is clean and fresh here (and cold), the scenery is just spectacular and the people are friendly and welcoming. The entire trip across country was quite an adventure, which I will write more about once I am settled in and election day is over. Many thanks to Stuart, Hart, Michael and all the writers here for keeping The Dem … Continue reading

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