Late Night Reads

I hate these days when I feel as though I don’t get anything done. Today was one of them. Juggling a small business and a blog can be a bit much sometimes and now I have added in the prospect of picking up and moving cross country. Well, my plate is full and my cup runneth over. I’ll have more here on my move soon. I’m still working things out… That said, here’s a few late night reads that I just breezed through and think readers should take a few minutes to check out: Blaming the media is an old Republican ploy, and voters shouldn’t fall for it. Hold Your Heads Up. A judge repeatedly told Palin and family not … Continue reading

Uproar of the Day: McCain’s Double Standard

It was okay for John McCain to reference Hillary Clinton’s healthcare plan some months ago and say: “I think they put some lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig,” he said of her proposal. But suddenly when Barack Obama says something similar about John McCain, it’s first an assault on Sarah Palin and then on McCain. Really… We need grow up here and the McCain campaign needs to get they can’t pull this double standard B.S.. Barack Obama did not call Sarah Palin or John McCain a pig.  Jake Tapper has it right: It seems to me we should have one rule. If Obama was calling Palin a pig, then McCain was calling Hillary Clinton one. If McCain wasn’t, … Continue reading

Mean Boys: Bush Turns His Back on Cuban Disaster

Hundreds have lost their lives and nearly a million people are without shelter, medical supplies, or food in the aftermath of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike (which is ravaging Cuba at this moment with a storm surge as high as a five story apartment building and winds up to 150 mph, according to Reuters.) But Condi Rice says the Bush administration sees “no wisdom” now in ending an economic embargo against Cuba — even temporarily — despite strong criticism that only prompt action by Cuba’s largest neighbor can truly save lives and provide needed disaster relief in the aftermath of hurricanes Gustav and Ike. There’s “No Wisdom” in helping a million of our neighbors and restoring our image in the world … Continue reading

Ten Post Round-Up: Tuesday, September 9

Thank goodness for football season.  I get to root for my favorite team and forget about politics for a few hours. Still working on that light political, high carbonated news diet, for this week.  But, today’s Ten Post Round-Up is probably a little heavier on the political scale than I was hoping for…but news, is news, so I go with it.  I’m currently uninspired to offer up a video for the day.  I’ll try and do better, tomorrow.

Late Night Read: The dominatrix

Oh my… “Sarah Palin is trying to seduce independent voters. But she comes across like a whip-wielding mistress who wants to discipline a naughty America.” At a conscious level, the Republican duo are masquerading as reformers who will “clean up Washington.” But their unconscious appeal may be more important. By choosing Palin, McCain and the GOP have elbowed the Democrats off the dance floor. In a bizarre turnaround, the uptight Republicans are suddenly the party of sex, women, fun. They’re all about spontaneity, bucking convention, letting their freak flags fly. If it feels good, do it! Let Mr. Dignified, Obama, drone on about the economy or the resurgence of the Taliban or whatever boring downer of a subject he wants … Continue reading

Palin and the Bridge(s) to Nowhere

The latest campaign ad from John McCain contends today that his running mate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, “stopped the Bridge to Nowhere.” But in truth, Sarah Palin “was for the infamous bridge before she was against it.” AP explains in a Fact Check and the WSJ notes that the “Record Contradicts Palin’s ‘Bridge’ Claims.” Interestingly, there’s “more than one “bridge to nowhere” in Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin ’s past.” Funny thing about people’s pasts… They usually catch up with them and then new falsehoods usually pile on top of old falsehoods and people usually catch on to packs of lies.   McCain-Palin… Lies, Lies and more of the same.

Temper, Temper, Temper

Do we really want this guy leading our nation: “McCain’s history of hot temper raises concerns.” Digby has more. It’s a no brainer really, with McCain it’s more of the same and we can’t afford more of the same.

Olbermann, Matthews Out as News Anchors, In As Analysts

From the NY Times: MSNBC tried a bold experiment this year by putting two politically incendiary hosts, Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews, in the anchor chair to lead the cable news channel’s coverage of the election debates.That experiment appears to be over. After months of accusations of political bias and simmering animosity between MSNBC and its parent network NBC, the channel decided over the weekend that the NBC News correspondent and MSNBC host David Gregory would anchor news coverage of the coming debates and election night. Mr. Olbermann and Mr. Matthews will remain as analysts during the coverage. The change — which comes in the home stretch of the long election cycle — is a direct result of tensions associated … Continue reading