September 26, 2008

Ouch....

Below the fold is politics... Above the fold is a picture by Emon .



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September 23, 2008

Timely Commentary

 

From the late, great Josh White.

UPDATE: related thoughts here...via Jerry Pournelle

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Debate Schedule

In case anyone here wants to know....but is befuddeled by google.

All Seeing All Caring God Head Sun King VS Don Quixote

Friday, Sept. 26.

Tuesday, Oct. 7.

Wednesday, Oct. 15.

Gaffemaster VS The Wallflower

Thursday, Oct. 2.

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September 20, 2008

It's Like a Freak Show Without JoJo

                                                             
                                                               
It's so political that the health department made us put it below the fold for the safety of those with weak constitutions!

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September 07, 2008

Oh Noes! Moar Politiks!


The contest has begun in earnest...
Wingnuttery is below the fold
Pic from Bamboo Blade via
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September 05, 2008

It's the New MOE'


More Sarah Palin fallout no doubt.....

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September 04, 2008

The Speech

It WAS a good speech. Even if she DID use a teleprompter. (and a "gasp!"speechwriter)

 
Criticism that it was short on policy specifics ( generally not the Veep candidates job ) or that it attacked the opposition leader ( generally the Veep candidates job) are just sour grapes.



Governor Palin's big requirement was to deliver a good speech and she did that. She will probably do well in the VP Debate, though Biden is an excellent debater (that is basically all he's done over the last 20 years...other than be wrong)  Palin rather more social conservative than I like but her record in Alaska seems pretty impressive for such a short time.

She is quite impressive in many ways, not the least because of the tornado of bile from the Media and the Nutroots that she endured with considerable grace over the weekend. However, it would be good for those of us on the right to not to get too full of ourselves. Due to a combination of bad performance in Congress, bad luck, bad faith reporting by the media and arrogance, the Republican brand is a hard sell this year. To the extent we forget the first and last points, this dilemma is deserved.  We have a chance in part because our two candidates seem to be trying to correct both problems.

It is also important to remember that while Obama's resume is rather thinner than either of the Republican candidates, as a senator he has not been the empty suit * he was for most of his previous career. He is also engaging, eloquent and likable to many. Additionally, his urbane sense of entitlement, as off-putting as it is to us, gives many people who have historically been despicably excluded, a much deserved sense of pride and hope.

He also has a solid following of genuinely scary goofballs who seem to see him as a messiah fulfilling the prophecies of Marx and Mao. He is not to be underestimated, and I genuinely fear that to the extent he is not playing his "progressive" backers for fools that the stakes are quite high...so, as the A listers say... don't get cocky*....

Still, we have in this Bull Moose ticket a remarkably strong hand.  For the first time in this election I am optimistic.  

More optimism here.

*HT: Instapundit

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September 03, 2008

The View From Australia

Pixie publishes play-by-play of Palin pandemonium.

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September 01, 2008

Palinoia

Good grief!
They are really scared by this woman!

Terrified it would seem.

Today, the shocking revelation that Bristol Palin, is pregnant and while engaged, is not yet married.

Oh, the scandal of it all. I feel as if I will faint. (not)

This would seem to debunk the amazing "Sarah Palinzez latIst baBy is not hers but her daughters!!!11!!! z0mg!!!1!!" theory*

To his credit, Obama today tried to put a stop to the nasty bile, but the fear on the left that their sure victory is no longer certain (if it ever was) is now setting in. The fact that it might be due to to somebody not just from a flyover state....but a never fly near state is too much for many of them to bear, hence the frenzy of nutsieness.

While watching this hateful trainwreck is almost amusing in a very lowbrow way, the implications for the country are not good..and it gives me heartburn. Additionally, there are a lot of actual issues that need addressing and I'd like to see some damned debates. I've pretty much made up my mind, and indeed  Palin's strong libertarian streak pick sets at ease many of my misgivings about McCain but there are a  lot of  issues I'd like to see discussed with specifics, and at the moment we're getting, even by  normal  US politics standards  red herrings.





*unless...
Bristol is actually wearing a fat suit to throw everybody off and will fake a miscarriage...
...or...
Bristol Palin has 2 Vagina's...probably due to Global Warming!
See Kossacks! You can still keep the dream alive!

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