Ten Post Round-Up: Big News In Digestible Bits (Monday, November 3rd)

It’s election eve and a lot of people are kind of feeling like it’s the night before Christmas. Sadly, tomorrow may be the day when a lot of people will discover whether or not there really is a Santa Claus. Many of us will sit under our television sets, waiting to see what results pop down the chimney. Many of us will likely go to bed, not knowing what Santa left. Many of us will wake up with coal in our stockings. Many of us may wake up with a “nightmare before Christmas“. There is a lot of pre-election night chatter on the blogs, right now. I’ve managed to gather a few for you in today’s Ten Post Round-Up. One … Continue reading

SNL – Funnier Than Waterboarding. Or Maybe Not.

Wow. Last night’s Saturday Night Live was … well, not so funny. SNL – Smooching Butt To Power Or, actually it WAS funny, but not funny “ha ha.” The opening sketch, Tina Fey as Sarah Palin with the actual John McCain going on QVC because McCain didn’t have enough money for any other network buy was kind of funny. But what was “funnier” was that SNL would give McCain a big freebie less than 72 hours before the election.

The New Ugly: More Ignorance and Bigotry in the McCain-Palin Mob

The latest chant at Palin rallies is this: “Vote McCain, not Hussein!” or “John McCain! Not Hussein!” As NYT’s The Caucus is reporting, the former made an appearance at a rally earlier this week in Pennsylvania, the latter at one this morning in Florida: After the rally in Florida ended, two of the people leading the chant explained why they did so. “Because it rhymes,” said Shirley Mitten, 64, a volunteer at a pregnancy center and a resident of Brooksville, Fla. She said she does not know if Mr. Obama is a Muslim. “He says he’s not, but we have no way of knowing,” Ms. Mitten said. Her husband, John A. Mitten, 64, took credit for starting the chant. “I … Continue reading

Spooky Halloween Stories

They aren’t connected, you know, except that I have three observations of an electional nature, and those are them. Or, rather, them are these. Or somesuch. Happy Halloween! Three tales of misery and the magi nation.

Maddow’s Second Half Of Her Interview of Barack Obama

In Maddow’s second part of the interview she has solid questions and Barack Obama has complete answers. It’s not a softball ‘Larry King’ interview. [No offense to Mr. King.] These are specific answers to questions that needed to be asked. It was unusual for a candidate in the last days of a campaign to make time for this interview. It is a testament to his desire for the nation to know who he is and what he truly believes.

Rachel Maddow Interviews Barack Obama (Part 1)

I didn’t know until today that Rachel Maddow is, in addition to being a very good radio host and funny as hell, also a Standford University graduate with a degree in Public Policy. Thereafter she was awarded a Rhodes scholarship where she received her Doctorate of Political Science degree. No wonder she’s smarter than I am. She now has her own television show on MSNBC in addition to her two hour show on Air America. Here’s the first part of her interview with Barack Obama yesterday in Sarasota, Florida Barack Obama’s references to the necessary rebuilding of key elements of our national structure, using the electrical grid as a reference point, is important. According to a study some years ago … Continue reading

Turnout Will Be The Key For Obama

Barack Obama has two key messages for everyone that supports his effort to become the President. First, don’t take the polls at face value. Second, work, work, work! As he keeps saying at every stop and in every interview, turnout of his voters is crucial to his victory. He tells his crowds and newspeople to take nothing for granted. The polls mean nothing to him in these last days. Democrats, especially the one’s that were centrally involved in Al Gore’s campaign, are flinchy and concerned about the ‘October Surprise’ or the ‘November 2nd Surprise’. They, like me, don’t trust the strategic minds of the Republican Right Wing to stay silent and uninvolved in this campaign. We’ve made that mistake too … Continue reading

Ten Post Round-Up: Halloween Edition

Good morning you ghouls and goblins and you imps of progressive political mischief (you know who you are). Pull up your candy corn and morning cuppa for a special Halloween edition of today’s Ten Post Round-Up. There are only 4 days left before we experience some kind of change in the political, national, and international landscape.  If that doesn’t scare you, then nothing will! But, honestly, you haven’t seen scary until you have checked out this YouTube.  It’s positively eerie: “Thriller”… with Legos