Ten Post Round-Up: Aargh! Edition

I totally slipped up not posting, yesterday.  I had to get a new phone and my dealer hooked me up with the lastest form of crack, also known as the Blackberry (Curve, flavored).  I just want to thank John McCain for making that possible. I started researchin’ for today’s Ten Post Round-Up and I had this whole “opposite day” theme planned. Then, I realized that today be “International Talk Like A Pirate Day” and decided that I would run with t’ pirate theme instead and save t’ “opposite day” theme for some other day that I will likely forget in t’ future. In keepin’ with today’s theme, I humbly offer you Rex Smith, Linda Ronstadt and Kevin Kline: Pirates of … Continue reading

The Lying Game

John McCain has been exposed. He is now seen as the candidate “less likely to bring change” and members of the media are, one by one calling him out on his lies: McCain’s lies have ranged from the annoying to the sleazy, and the problem is in both degree and kind. His campaign has been a ceaseless assault on his opponent’s character and policies, featuring a consistent—and witting—disdain for the truth. Even after 38 million Americans heard Obama say in his speech at the Democratic National Convention that he was open to offshore oil-drilling and building new nuclear-power plants, McCain flatly said in his acceptance speech that Obama opposed both. Normal political practice would be for McCain to say, “Obama … Continue reading

Mid Day: Debating The Economic Mess

Ouch. Chris Matthews eviscerated McCain surrogate Eric Cantor yesterday on Hardball (h/t Susie at Suburban Guerrilla). If you haven’t seen it, it’s a stunning performance – watch it here. There is no doubt in my mind who is better for the ecomony and the grand mess we are in. I have said here more than a few times in recent days, it isn’t John McCain. This morning on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Joe Biden said, that “paying higher taxes is the patriotic thing to do for wealthier Americans.” Biden is right. I have no love for corporate America and those in the wealthy sector that get rich on the backs of the little people. 

100% BS: Palin, Alaska, and Energy

(From WaPo, performing a valuable service.) McCain: “Gov. Sarah Palin “knows more about energy than probably anyone in the United States of America.” Palin: “My job has been to oversee nearly 20 percent of the U.S. domestic supply of oil and gas.” The truth: “While Alaska is a leading producer of crude oil, it produces relatively little natural gas, hardly any coal and no nuclear power. Its share of oil production has been declining sharply, and the state now ranks lower than Texas and Louisiana. Alaska is the ninth-largest energy supplier in the United States, accounting for a modest 3.5 percent share of the nation’s total energy production.” The bottom line: “The Republican vice presidential nominee continues to peddle bogus … Continue reading

Morning Coffee Break: Tall Tales and Tales of Woe

I’m adding an extra shot of espresso to my daily dose of java today because in order to keep up with the tall tales a spinning in this election cycle and the tales of woe pouring out in the news like rain, I need an extra shot today. Gov. Sarah Palin has flunked the Pinocchio Test and the WaPo has awarded her with “Four Pinocchios” for continuing to tell “real whoppers,” on the stump. She’s a real piece of work in my opinion. Wednesday night Palin took questions at a town hall meeting in Michigan. When “asked for “specific skills” she could cite to rebut critics who question her grasp of international affairs,” her reply was simply, “I am prepared.” … Continue reading

Burning the First Amendment: Sarah Palin and the Bookburners

“Got a match?” I didn’t know where he came from, but there he was, right behind me—as usual. “You know I don’t smoke,” I told Marshbaum. “Come to think of it, you don’t either. What’s up?” “Not much. Planning to roast some marshmallows and hotdogs. Burn some books.” “Marshbaum,” I commanded. “You can’t burn books.” “Sure I can. All I need is a match. See, first you—” “Burning books is against everything this country stands for.” “Not when the books are evil.” “Didn’t you ever read anything Jefferson wrote? Our country was founded upon the principle that all views must be heard.” “My view is that we’re going to burn some books to keep them from causing any more trouble.”

Obama Up – McCain Down

Has John McLiar started to fizzle in the polls? Is the Palin bounce losing it’s spring? If the latest Gallup Daily Tracking Poll is any indication, and mind you it is but a slight indication, we may just see a decent upturn for real change in the coming weeks: The Sept. 14-16 Gallup Poll Daily tracking update shows Barack Obama regaining a slight, although not statistically significant, edge over John McCain, 47% to 45%, among registered voters, marking the first time since the week of the Republican National Convention that McCain has not held at least a one percentage point margin over Obama. A new poll out today from New York Times/CBS News also gives Obama an edge of “48 … Continue reading