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Archive for September 2008

We Stand Ready to Suspend the Blog

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I just wanted to post this message for my readers alerting them to what is going on in the blog.  As you know, last week John McCain suspended his campaign until the country’s financial crisis was solved.  On Friday of last week McCain declared the crisis solve and resumed his campaign.  With the bailout coming to a crashing failure on Monday, it is quite possible that McCain will resuspend his campaign.  There are also 168 Hindu pilgrims killed today in a stampede, Chinese cookies laced with Melamine were found in the Netherlands, and the White Sox defeated the Twins 1-0 to win the American League Central.  If John McCain suspsends his campaign because of the economy or any other reason we will be suspending this blog in solidarity.

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September 30, 2008 at 8:34 pm

Our Plucky Can Do Spirit Will See Us Through

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The sky is falling talk continues all over the media since the bailout plan stalled yesterday.  I laugh when I see some thirty-something reporter in a lather over the “upcoming depression”.  These newscasters have no memory of the last depression so they’re naturally anti-depression.

If I’ve learned one thing from movies like Cinderella Man, Seabiscuit, and Annie its that our plucky can do spirit will see us through any financial crisis as long as we reach down deep inside ourselves for that something only we have.  That’s the way some washed up jockey can ride a broken down race horse to glory or an orphan down on her luck can charm high society with only her smile and her adorable dog Sandy.

Americans who fear the depression only fear it because they don’t know the thrill of travelling this country by box car or travelling the backroads with just a hobo pack.  Hardworking people will be out of work, sure, but a warm filling cup of soup is only as far as the nearest bread line.  I’m hoping that radio drama may make a come back.

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September 30, 2008 at 5:41 pm

Sarah Palin Victim of Gotcha Journalism

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Sarah Palin came under a lot of heat this weak after a reporter caught her telling a voter that she’d go into Pakistan if necessary to defeat al-qaeda.  As you may remember from the debate last Friday, Pakistan is one of the few countries that John McCain does not want to go to war with.  in recent weeks the country has been in the news for shooting at our troops and airplanes.

Speaking to Katie Couric, John McCain denounced gotcha journalism or the tactic where reporters wait for a candidate to say something questionable so that they can broadcast it on the news.  Calling the incident a “gotcha soundbite” McCain dismissed the statement.  Palin went on to make fun of the voter who asked her about Pakistan by doing a spot on impersonation.

I decry this horrible gotcha journalism which is completely different from the comments that Palin has taken out of context about Obama saying that people in Pennsylvania cling to their guns and their religion.  We cannot simply record the things that candidates say to voters and treat them as the candidate’s actual opinion or position.  Candidates must be allowed to lie to voters without fear of being recorded.  It is what our system of government is built on.

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September 29, 2008 at 7:23 pm

Pelosi Hurts House GOP Feelings

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The news today is all about the Wall Street bailout failing and the stockmarket falling nearly 800 points on the news.  Sure that’s important.  You really can’t underestimate the effect of a collapsing economy on our country.  With that said, however, there are things that can never be bailed out.  Those things are called feelings.

Today during a speech, House Speaker and generally mean person Nancy Pelosi crushed the spirits of several Republicans.  According to House Minority Leader John Boehner (R), “I do believe that we could have gotten there today had it not been for this partisan speech the speaker (Pelosi) gave on the floor of the house…it caused a number of members we thought we could get to go South,”

Minority Whip Roy Blunt put the number of Republicans who switched sides after having their feelings hurt at a dozen.  However, Blunt also put the blame for the lack of agreement squarely on the Jews, saying “Clearly needing to respect the Jewish holidays of this week made the job very hard.”

What Nancy Pelosi did is unforgivable.  It would be like a high school girl who was asked to go to a Young Republicans informational meeting, but didn’t want to go so she said that her mom was picking her up right after school, but then at 4:30 when people were leaving the meeting they’d see her hanging out in the parking lot with her friends.  Where is the honor in that Speaker Pelosi?  Where is the honor?

I think that it is too much to ask House Republicans to overcome their hard feelings and put the country first when they feel so wronged.  The economy may be important, but its not as important as the feelings of those Republicans who were wronged by Pelosi.  I call on Pelosi to publicly apologize to each and every Republican whose feelings she hurt so that our country can move beyond this.

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September 29, 2008 at 6:44 pm

Cindy McCain Reads Our Blog

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I am delighted to report that the video which I made awhile back as a tribute to John and Cindy McCain is being played on Cindy McCain’s Myspace page. I have had celebrity readers in the past like Newt Gingrich, but this is a person who has actually allegedly slept with the President of the United States. Wow!! I feel like this blog has finally made the big time.

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September 28, 2008 at 1:33 pm

Debate Media Unfair to McCain

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After the Presidential Debate last night, I expected the media to be talking about the way that John McCain knocked it out of the park.  You can imagine my surprise when the media instead seemed to dwell on a gesture made by Maverick and totally misinterpret it.

What anybody with any knowledge of history would know is that Barack Obama is not the first black person from Chicago to come down to Mississippi.  In August of 1955, a 14 year old black boy named Emmett Till went down to stay with an uncle in Money, Mississippi.  A week later he was murdered.  His crime was staring at a white storekeeper and whistling at her.  At that time in the South, black people were not permitted to look a white person in the eye and risked a beating or worse if they did.

Last night John McCain attempted to use the debate as an opportunity to offer his apologies to black people who lived in the era before the Civil Rights movement.  He did this by humbling himself and not looking at Obama in the eye.  I was choked up when I saw a great man like John McCain nearly prostrating himself to make a point about his belief in inclusion an equality.  This is a man who doesn’t see color.  His nominating convention was the most diverse Republican convention ever with 36 (Wow!) of the 2380 delegates being people of color.

Uninformed people saw a Republican candidate who wouldn’t make eye contact because of the supposedly false attack ads he’s launched against Obama or because of a hatred of the man.  I saw a brave war hero who took his chance on a grand stage to make ammends for the horrible lynchings of the pre-civil rights era.

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September 27, 2008 at 5:44 pm

Thank You John McCain

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I just wanted to thank you Senator McCain for the great performance tonight.  I know it was on very late and I appreciate your sacrifice.  I know you have had trouble getting the rights to play rock songs at your campaign events, but I believe this Peter Gabriel song could be a great new theme for your campaign.  It was used in a movie called Say Anything which I think you might like.

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September 26, 2008 at 11:10 pm