Ten Post Round-Up: Wednesday, September 10

Whoops!  Got a little chatty with the ol’ ball n’ chain the ol’ man SSG Dizzy, today, then got caught up in a lot of necessary real life stuff.  Who knew growing a rock could be so much work (true story)?  Except for that time of month, “better late than never”, I always say. Today’s Ten Post Round-Up includes everybody’s favorite VP candidate (almost wet my pants writing that one), drugs and even swinging (I’m referring to golf.  What did you think I was referring to?).  Since I’m in a good mood, I found this great McCain debate that I just thought you had to see.

Stephanie Cutter Responds to John McCain’s Hypocrisy on Women

Chief of staff and senior advisor to Michelle Obama, Stephanie Cutter responded today to John McCain’s hypocrisy on the “lipstick on a pig” controversy. Watch Stephanie Cutter here:   The whole thing is one big faux controvesy and McCain is proving once again that’s nothing but a hypocrite. McCain fails on women’s issues and his faux outrage is insulting.

Quote of the Day

Meghan McCain didn’t get the memo to be outraged on her father’s behalf over the “lipstick on a pig” controversy cooked up by the McCain camp: “I’ve heard my dad say that, the term ‘lipstick on a pig,’” McCain said during an appearance on Fox promoting her new children’s book about her father. All this faux outrage from the right wing is a bit much… Even McCain’s daughter doesn’t seem to see an issue with it.

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Alaska First

A lot has been said in the mainstream media about Sarah Palin’s positions on various points of policy. As television viewers we have been subjected to hearing trivial items about her life such as winning a beauty pageant two decades ago from some no name town of a few thousand people. However, very little has been said about her loose affilation with the Alaskan Independence Party (AIP) while Governor of the State of Alaska. The first question most people outside of Alaska would have is what is the Alaskan Independence Party anyway? Some people view the AIP as a political party entrenched in separatism similar to the Bloc Quebecois in Canada. The AIP is deeply rooted in state’s rights superseding … Continue reading

Having McCain by the Balls

Here we go. The christianist right has never liked McCain. The christianist right wasn’t happy with McCain as the GOP nominee. The christianist right (specifically the Council for National Policy) wanted Palin on the ticket and — surprise! — McCain picked her. Palin, a member of the christianist right, has energized the party… and McCain’s candidacy. But the christianist right, while pleased with the pick, is still suspicious of McCain. And Tony Perkins, head of the christianist Family Research Council, is warning McCain that he’d better come to Palin’s defence with respect to her “faith”. Or else: “People are watching. It will be very important how the McCain campaign handles this. If they become defensive and run from it and … Continue reading

Call: Unsportsmanlike Conduct on McCain Campaign

The sleeze is flying from the McCain camp: It’s going to be a long ugly 2 months as we settle into general election season and the lies and insults are flying from the right wing and Republican presidential candidate John McCain. McClatchy News, one of the few fair and balanced factions of the media has the goods on McCain’s latest ad against Obama today: “Out of bounds! McCain misstates Obama sex-ed record.”

Argument Vs. Counterargument

I fell behind on my reading last week due to my site’s move and the mild coma I lapsed into thanks to the Republican National Convention. But getting back into it, I find a piece by Sean Quinn at Five Thirty Eight that points out the seemingly obvious (but somehow often overlooked) fact that the presidential election cycle is largely a game. There are teams, there are players, there are official rules that can’t be broken (with  punishment of ejection) but many others whose violation will cause, at worst, a minor foul. Quinn shows why Sarah Palin might be the player to watch out for: And then several years ago I had an epiphany about the hockey playoffs –nobody is coming to … Continue reading