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Archive for October, 2008

Not Exactly An Endorsement

by @ Friday, October 31st, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Politics, Sarah Palin

Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger had a tough time the other night finding anything nice to say about Sarah Palin: A former Republican Secretary of State and one of John McCain’s most prominent supporters offered a stunningly frank and remarkably bleak assessment of Sarah Palin’s capacity to handle the presidency should such a scenario […]

Can’t The Left Just Let People Have Fun For One Day ?

by @ Friday, October 31st, 2008. Filed under Dumbasses, In The News

They’re even turning Halloween into an opportunity to preach to us: If you’re handing out candy this Halloween, don’t be surprised if a few trick-or-treaters hand you back a chocolate of their own. For the second year in a row, thousands of costumed children will take part in “reverse” trick-or-treating, handing out samples of Fair […]

John McCain’s Fatal Error

by @ Friday, October 31st, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, John McCain, Politics

Today’s Washington Post reports that the McCain campaign is putting money into an advertising blitz over the next four days, but it’s unclear if the cost will be worth it: Sen. John McCain and the Republican National Committee will unleash a barrage of spending on television advertising that will allow him to keep pace with […]

One Of Those Times I Wish Ayn Rand Was Still Alive

by @ Friday, October 31st, 2008. Filed under Ayn Rand, Politics

Because you know she’d have something to say about these remarks before a Congressional Committee by New York Governor David Patterson: The great novelist Ayn Rand advised us in the Fountainhead that our country, the greatest country in the world, was founded on the basis of individuals, where people were encouraged to adventure, not to […]

Once Again We Ask, Has Sarah Palin Even Read The Constitution ?

by @ Friday, October 31st, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Freedom of Speech, Individual Liberty, Politics, Sarah Palin

Last week she said that the Vice-President was “in charge” of the Senate. Now, apparently, she thinks the media is a threat to her First Amendment rights: ABC News’ Steven Portnoy reports: In a conservative radio interview that aired in Washington, D.C. Friday morning, Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Sarah Palin said she fears her […]

Halloween Tracking Poll Update: McCain Not Scaring Up Any Momentum

by @ Friday, October 31st, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, John McCain, Politics

There are four days left in the campaign, and there’s still no sign that John McCain has the momentum he would need to pull off what would be an historic upset. In the Rasmussen poll, Obama’s lead is at four points today thanks to a slight up-tick for McCain: The Rasmussen Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential […]

The Impact Of The Debates

by @ Friday, October 31st, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, John McCain, Politics

An article in The Washington Post puts forward the idea that this year’s Presidential debates had a large impact on who voters will decide to vote for on Tuesday: In early September, the race was tied. In the Washington Post-ABC News poll on Sept. 9, soon after the Republican convention, McCain had a two-point lead […]

Next Year’s Headlines Today, Part X

Dateline Afghanistan: WASHINGTON — Two weeks ago, senior Bush administration officials gathered in secret with Afghanistan experts from NATO and the United Nations at an exclusive Washington club a few blocks from the White House. The group was there to deliver a grim message: the situation in Afghanistan is getting worse. Their audience: advisers from […]

Barack Obama Will Pay Your Mortgage And Fill Your Gas Tank

by @ Friday, October 31st, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Dumbasses, Politics

Or at least that’s what one woman who attended a rally in Sunrise, Florida this week thinks: The sad thing is that I think she really believes it. H/T: Hit & Run

Next Year’s Headlines Today, Part IX

Are Obama and McCain really sure they want this job ? NASHVILLE, Oct. 30 — The next U.S. president will govern in an era of increasing international instability, including a heightened risk of terrorist attacks in the near future, long-term prospects of regional conflicts and diminished U.S. dominance across the globe, the nation’s top intelligence […]

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