September 5, 2008

Obama Embraces Reality; Will McCain Follow His Lead?

Just ran across this on kos. I'm sure Tye will have much more to say about it than I will (or can), but I am very pleased with the responses Obama made to the ScienceDebate 2008 questionnaire. The questions addressed climate change, stem cell research, Math and Science education, defense research, healthcare and several other areas, but this is the line that got me excited.

I will restore the basic principle that government decisions should be based on the best- available, scientifically-valid evidence and not on the ideological predispositions of agency officials or political appointees.
After the anti-science, ideology worshipping we have seen from the Bush Administration and its appointees in areas of science and public health, some professional integrity in these crucial fields will be a welcome change.

I can't wait to see McCain attempt to answer these questions without destroying either his batshit-crazy, Religious Right street-cred or his appereance of sanity by attempting to appease their flat earth ideology. Should be fun to watch.

I bet Palin's responses would be hilarious.

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And All The Pundits Say...

The love of truth lies at the root of much humor
-Robertson Davies

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September 4, 2008

RNC Roundup: Night 2

Big night tonight for the Republicans. McCain's acceptance speech. How will it match up with Obama's in Denver? The Palin travesty unfolds....

More to come.

Update: I almost feel bad for McCain. He faces this election alone. Biden will be a source of strength and advise for Obama in the coming months, and his experience in both Congress and on the world stage will be a effective response to the Right's "inexperience" arguments. But Palin is a millstone. She is half a candidate. The campaign itself has decided she will have no interaction with the public except through prewritten speeches, no Q&A. They are claiming that she will fill in her considerate policy and experience gaps under the wing of McBush over the next 4 years, but until then, she will require that McCain spend his political capital on her validity as a candidate for VP. That is capital McCain can ill afford in the face of the Obama/Biden ticket.

Update: I hate to admit it, but I'm watching Billo, he's showing his interview with Obama. Bill is an asshat. Surprise surprise. Trying to tell Obama that he wont go after Bin Laden in Pakistan. Who the hell is he to tell the future President what he will or wont do?

Update: I think MSNBC just reported that the teleprompter isn't working. McCain is gonna fall apart. This will be ugly, either way.

Update: Lindsey Graham is a douche. Claims Obama somehow advocates defeat for our forces in the Middle East by not throwing around empty rhetoric about some ill defined "victory."

Update: I must admit, Cindy McCain is pretty amazing. She is a perfect example of using wealth correctly. Presentation was very well done as well.

Cindy is killing me, that monotone is brutal. She talks about McCain making a better world for our children and her families hardships in the same tone of voice.

RNC 2008: Only the Finest Canned Speeches!

Update: Ok, McCain has started, so I need to pour a drink, we'll see if I can stand to be in the same room with a television for the next 50 minutes.

I'll see you in an hour...

Ok, I lied, protester just held up a sign saying "McCain Votes Against Vets." /salute and well said.

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September 3, 2008

I Need A New Dictionary

reform - noun
   1.  the improvement or amendment of what is wrong, corrupt, unsatisfactory, etc.  The Bush policies have shown a great need for reform. with someone 90% of the time is not reforming their policies.  At least Sarah Palin only said it 9 times tonight in her acceptance speech.

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Republican Roundup II

And awesome...

Update: Listen to the love people. The wolves are hungry...

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Republican Roundup

Sarah Palin is an amazing choice for John McCain's running mate. Incredibly stupid, as has been noted. An inexcusable blunder of judgement and politics by McCain on paper, but there's more going on here. This could be the dumbest luck in history or a move of considerable genius, in that we have talked of little else since the announcement. McCain's name has been all over the news show banners for something like 48 straight hours. Obama's historic speech be damned. If you believe "there is no such thing as bad press," Sarah Palin is a freakin' homerun.

The RNC is hilarious.

McGrumpy struck again.

Fred Thompson needs a cough drop.

26 minutes, 72 throat clearings (phlegm count courtesy of Keith Olbermann) and a whole lotta yawns.
From Nicole Belle at C&L.

Mitt Romney is a jackass of epic proportions.

So I've been looking for a little more substance on Gov. Palin, and TP has come though again. Great "Sarah Palin Digest" from

9iu11ani and then Palin on deck, so thoughts to follow.

Update: Alright, Giuliani is at it again, he's stroked off into another 9/11 rant. Its just hard to watch this train wreck. But it does have this pack of RNC clowns howling, these people are thirsting for blood tonight.

Update: Rudy is out of his damn mind. Claiming Palin's few years as mayor make her more experienced than Senators Obama and Biden. Madness and lies. A dark night in St. Paul.

Update: Palin is killing me. I think she might cry before the speech is over. She just claimed she said "Thanks but no thanks," to the Bridge to Nowhere funding. This pic from Kos says otherwise. Teh stupid, it hurts...

Update: The Man Himself makes an appearance. Reminds me of a game show host. Says hi and then...its over...weird.

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September 2, 2008

Preparedness in the White House

 Great question Sarah, maybe you should take a look at the last 200 years of our republic and figure it out.  It looks like we have our first candidate for "Fucking Moron of the Week" incumbent.

I can't believe this lady will be 1 heartbeat away from being the most powerful person in the world if McCain is elected.  Judgement in politics has reached an all-time low.

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August 31, 2008

Federal Court Blocks Testing For Mad Cow Disease

The USDA tests 1% of cattle for "mad cow disease." Kansas-based Creekstone Farms Premium Beef exporters want to test 100% of their cattle for the disease. But the Bush administration, in an effort to protect your safety has sued the company claiming it is illegal for them to test all of their cattle.

And guess who agrees with Bushie? Of course, the large meat packing corporations who "fear they too will have to conduct the expensive tests" if Creekstone Farms Premium Beef began advertising that all of its cattle had been tested.

The administration cites the the "low level of testing reflects the rareness of the disease." Maybe we should apply this logic to the TSA as well. Terrorists are extremely rare, only 1% of passengers ought to be checked by airport security.

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