Fluff Train Keeps a-Rollin’

Fluff Train Keeps a-Rollin’

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.

McCain’s End Run Around the Media

McCain campaign spokesperson Brian Rogers recently said “We’re running a campaign to win. And we’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.

Goode Goes into the Closet

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.”

But What About the “Ownership Society”?

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.

$700 Billion: That’s a Lotta Food Stamps!

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”

The Fundamentals of Condescension

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.

Off To See the Ladies

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’s a Sin

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.”

The World is Watching… and Scratching Its Head

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.

The Assault on Reason

The Assault on Reason

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).

The Countdown Begins

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?

Notes From That Thing I Went To Last Night

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:

Post-Pepsi Ponderings

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.

More Adventure Than I Wanted

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.

A Delegate From Pittsburgh

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.