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Archive for the '08 Elections' Category

Town Hall Tantrums

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy “I’m 35 years old and I’ve never been interested in politics.” Okay. So I should take you seriously when you finally decide it’s expedient to stop being ignorant and stand up to throw an inarticulate tantrum at a town hall meeting?

Trig’s a little young to be used as a straw man argument

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

It Always Has Been About Trig is the top Memeorandum item right now. I suppose this qualifies as a straw baby argument? And I’m not sure the use of the phrase “has been” has a deeper significance. Perhaps I’m just reading too much into it.

Uncensored Sarah Palin Turkey-Slaughter Footage

Friday, November 21st, 2008

“You need a little bit of levity in this job.” Palin yammers semi-incoherently while a bloodstain-trouser’d poultry executioner beheads turkeys in the background. The ostensible reason for the media event was the pardoning of a local Wasilla turkey in honor of Thanksgiving. Poised in her Burberry scarf and designer frames, clutching a Starbucks, Palin seems [...]

“…[T]he GOP has surrendered its high ground to its lowest brows”

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

The love affair between the Republicans and the religious right: It’s complicated. Newt lowers the brow-bar.

“I Sure Hope That I Am Wrong”

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

From http://www.kauaiworld.com/ letters section: Obama the ‘elitist’ Barack Obama held his first news conference to reiterate his promises to solve all of our problems. I sure hope that he is successful. KHON TV news did a little puff piece about the eagerly awaited puppy issue. President-elect Obama stated that he would definitely keep his promise. [...]

“What Was I Thinking…

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

“…when I called Sarah Palin a bitch?”

A Hack Is Born

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

I’m ready for my close-up now, Governor Palin. Good to know a former manager of Grand Funk Railroad can still get work.

You Can Lead a Source to Slaughter But You Can’t Make Him Link

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

It’s not over. Steinbeck might’ve called this a modern-day witches’ Sabbath. Hunkering down. So…what’s your point? Taliban Rising

“I Worked With Dan Quayle and She’s No Dan Quayle”

Friday, October 24th, 2008

That was Chris Matthews’ comment regarding Sarah Palin on Hardball tonight. Later in the show, Christopher Hitchens went off on McCain and Palin. He said it’s “morally and intellectually impossible to vote for the Republicans” this time around, and repeatedly referred to McCain’s campaign persona as “weird” and “querulous.” Oh, and “borderline senile.” Here’s an [...]

Fingers Crossed…

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Pew Poll: Growing Doubts About McCain’s Judgment, Age and Campaign Conduct