You know, I was thinking this weekend about my extensive foreign policy experience. I have several Facebook friends in other countries. Also, I have enjoyed many beers of the world, giving me some diplomatic bona fides should we ever enter a cold war with Ireland or Belgium.
Well, the first debate is in the can. The two seemed pretty evenly matched in terms of debating skills. I present to you the notes I took while watching:
McCain campaign spokesperson Brian Rogers recently said “Weâ€™re running a campaign to win. And weâ€™re not too concerned about what the media filter tries to say about it.” Rogers was responding to accusations that the campaign was sinking to new lows with its fabrications about earmarks, bridges to nowhere, and lipstick-wearing pigs.
By suggesting he might back out of the debate with Obama on Friday without first informing the Obama campaign, McCain seems to be doing anything but “putting politics aside.”
I just had to remark on the ad for Rep. Virgil Goode I just saw while waiting for David Letterman to come on. The voiceover said “Independent-minded. Working for us.” The tagline: “Independent voice.”
So a dominant right-wing meme about the mortgage crisis seems to be that it was caused by the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act, intended to help minorities achieve home ownership. Apparently this load of bunk has been making the rounds for many months now and was recently amplified by the likes of Neil Cavuto and other talking heads on Fox News.
Republicans’ fixation on welfare never ceases to amaze me. Many times throughout this campaign season, I have heard the familiar refrain of “I won’t vote for a Democrat because I don’t want my taxes going to some lazy bum who refuses to work”
I got so wrapped up in the Women for Obama rally and then my cartoon deadline that I haven’t had a chance to remark on the vortex of doom that seems to be swallowing our economy. John McCain said something last week that struck me as particularly laughable.
Yesterday’s Women for Obama rally, while decidedly light on attacks on the McCain campaign, contained the single most important message the Dems can deliver about McCain and women.
I’m about to head out to attend the Virginia Women for Obama Rally featuring Michelle Obama, Jill Biden, and Goodyear sex discrimination victim Lilly Ledbetter.
It was a lovely day for Michelle Obama, Jill Biden, and Lilly Ledbetter to come to Charlottesville. Here are some pictures; my thoughts on the event will follow in a separate post.
While doing some Google research for my cartoon the other day, I inadvertently came across an article written by a pastor (and hardcore “Obama is a Muslim” conspiracy nut) asserting that “John Edwards has a lying spirit.”
Would’ve posted earlier, but Mr. Slowpoke insisted that I watch “Cube Zero” with him, the final installment of “The Cube” trilogy. The films are about, well, being stuck in a cube with no way out — a fairly apt metaphor for how I feel about our American politics sometimes.
This has been Freakout Week for Dems and progressives across the land, and I have not been immune to it. Sarah Palin scares the bejeezus out of me (which is ironic considering how she wants to force the bejeezus into people).
We’re leaving together,
But still it’s farewell
And maybe we’ll come back,
To earth, who can tell?
I guess there is no one to blame
We’re leaving ground
Will things ever be the same again?
I realize at this point most of you are probably out drinking and have moved on to more pressing matters like Michael Jackson’s 50th birthday, but figured I’d give this baby some closure.
I wish I could have posted this this morning, but because Monday is Labor Day, I faced an early cartoon deadline and had to deal with that first. (We at Slowpoke, Inc. deeply respect Labor Day, of course.) From my jottings while at Invesco Field Mile High Product Placement Stadium:
Wow, I took upwards of 200 photos yesterday. Took a while to get through them all, but here are some highlights:
It was a star-studded evening at Invesco Field/Mile High Stadium, kind of like the Lollapalooza concert I saw in Scranton in 1992, only better.
Okay, I’m back in the blogging saddle. How about that McCain veep pick?
The nonstop activity here is finally catching up with me, and I can feel entire lobes of my brain shutting down. If I start using monosyllabic words only, or speaking in tongues, you’ll know why.
After Biden’s speech last night, I was not able to exit the way I came in. I had to make my way back to the Blogger Lounge because my laptop and backpack were still in there.
While moving through the security line yesterday, which was considerably longer than the day before, I struck up a conversation with a young delegate from Pittsburgh.