Archive for November, 2008

Sarah Palin Is Not Secretly A Genius

November 21, 2008

And other obvious truths that shouldn’t need proving.

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Some very smart, very serious people have been spending a lot of time lately working themselves into a tizzy trying to defend their ongoing romance with the Governor of Alaska. “Okay,” they seem willing to admit, “Palin might be a little weak on foreign policy, domestic policy, energy policy, financial policy, the economy in general, the fundamental workings of the state and federal government, geography, rhetoric, history and basic grammar, but these are just gaps in her knowledge, easily fixable by a spending a few hours in front of Wikipedia or flipping through flash cards. They don’t in any way cast doubt in some fundamental way on her intellect or character.” (more…)

Remarks of President-Elect Barack Obama : Election Night

November 19, 2008

Chicago, IL | November 04, 2008

If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer. (more…)

Big Three CEOs Flew Private Jets to Plead for Public Funds

November 19, 2008

Auto Industry Close to Bankruptcy But They Get Pricey Perk

By BRIAN ROSS and JOSEPH RHEE

November 19, 2008—

The CEOs of the big three automakers flew to the nation’s capital yesterday in private luxurious jets to make their case to Washington that the auto industry is running out of cash and needs $25 billion in taxpayer money to avoid bankruptcy.

The CEOs of GM, Ford and Chrysler may have told Congress that they will likely go out of business without a bailout yet that has not stopped them from traveling in style, not even First Class is good enough. (more…)

Remarks of Senator Barack Obama: ‘A More Perfect Union’

November 19, 2008

Philadelphia, PA | March 18, 2008

“We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.”

Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these simple words, launched America’s improbable experiment in democracy. Farmers and scholars; statesmen and patriots who had traveled across an ocean to escape tyranny and persecution finally made real their declaration of independence at a Philadelphia convention that lasted through the spring of 1787. (more…)

Bush Spy Revelations Anticipated When Obama Is Sworn In

November 14, 2008

Privacy Advocates Expect Whistleblowers to Share Warrantless Wiretap Info After Inauguration Day

By RYAN SINGEL

Nov. 11, 2008—

When Barack Obama takes the oath of office on January 20, Americans won’t just get a new president; they might finally learn the full extent of George W. Bush’s warrantless domestic wiretapping. (more…)

5 Reasons Sarah Palin Would Lose a 2012 Presidential Bid

November 14, 2008

Sarah PalinBefore John McCain’s presidential bid had even ended, many were touting Sarah Palin as a possible GOP presidential candidate for 2012. And in an interview with Matt Lauer this morning, Palin said that, “if there is a door open in 2012 or four yeas later…then I’ll plow through that door.”

If Sarah Palin tries to run for president in 2012, she’ll get plowed over. In fact, she probably wouldn’t even make it out of the primary. Palin-watchers can take their pick from a plethora of reasons as to why. (more…)

Blackwater likely to be fined millions in Iraq weapons case

November 13, 2008

Posted on Thu, Nov. 13, 2008

Warren Strobel | McClatcly Newspapers

last updated: November 12, 2008 07:35:33 PM

WASHINGTON — The State Department is preparing to slap a multi-million dollar fine on private military contractor Blackwater USA for shipping hundreds of automatic weapons to Iraq without the necessary permits. (more…)

Sarah Palin Will Never Be President — Trust Me

November 12, 2008

November 12, 2008

Frank Schaeffer

Frank Schaeffer

Posted November 11, 2008 | 03:00 PM (EST)

The small smear of red on the otherwise blue electoral map looks more like a minor bloodstain on a dirty Band-Aid than anything resembling a national political party. Who voted for McCain/Palin in bigger numbers than they even voted for Bush/Cheney? Only one shrinking group: uneducated white folks in the deep south and a few folks in Appalachia. Take away the white no-college-backwoods-and/or-southern McCain/Palin vote and the Republicans would have been approaching single digit electoral college oblivion. (more…)

Nirvana baby 17 years later!

November 12, 2008

Now 17 years old, Spencer Elden recreated the Nirvana "Nevermind" cover

Putin may return to presidency in 2009

November 9, 2008

Reuters

MOSCOW — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev could resign from his post in 2009 to pave the way for Vladimir Putin to return to the Kremlin, Vedomosti newspaper reported on Thursday, citing an unidentified source close to the Kremlin. (more…)