Monthly Archives: August 2008

Dealing With The World As It Is

It seems that NASA may have a bit of a problem on its hands. The planned retirement of the space shuttle fleet in 2010 may be in jeopardy because of geopolitical problems beyond NASA’s control. Like a bit of aggression … Continue reading

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The Good News

The National Hurricane Center has downgraded the threat of Gustav, saying that it will likely not be a category 4 storm when it reaches land. It is, of course, still a serious storm, but this is at least a bit … Continue reading

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Casual Researchers Question Politico’s Ethics

The headline from The Politico screams: Scholars question Palin credentials. A quick excerpt: John McCain was aiming to make history with his pick of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and historians say he succeeded. Presidential scholars say she appears to be … Continue reading

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Don’t Read Too Much Into This

But Rasmussen Reports says that Governor Sarah Palin has made a very, very good first impression on voters. Quite a lot better an impression than Senator Joe Biden made right after his announcement as VP candidate. Worst of all for … Continue reading

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How Fast Can You Pedal Backward?

Barack Obama has distanced himself from his campaign's official first reaction to the news of Sarah Palin's selection as John McCain's running mate. He is pedaling backward just as fast as he can. "I think that, uh, you know, campaigns … Continue reading

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Panic?

Too, too funny. Rahm Emanuel has gone on the attack over the selection of Sarah Palin as John McCain's running mate: After trying to make experience the issue of this campaign, John McCain celebrated his 72nd birthday by appointing a … Continue reading

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Obama Campaign Slams Small Towns Again

Sure, they're trying to take the low road on McCain's pick for VP, Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska, but in the process they again show their scorn for small town America: Barack Obama's campaign is blasting John McCain for putting "the … Continue reading

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It’s Palin

And she's good. I am watching her live right now and she has presence, dignity and poise. The Obama campaign just got a major problem. They have already decided to take the low road and began issuing derisive statements about … Continue reading

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Everybody’s Talking……

Regardless of who John McCain has at his side in Ohio in a few minutes, there is one thing for sure: McCain has masterfully grabbed command of this news cycle. Everyone is speculating on who his choice for VP will … Continue reading

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Technical Bellyflop

That's what Cnet News is quoting experts as saying about Barack Obama's much-touted text message revelation about his vice presidential pick. It seems that the Gang Who Couldn't Shoot Straight couldn't quite get over the technical hurdles. Many eagerly waiting … Continue reading

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Mile High Worries

It seems some senior Democrats are very worried indeed about Barack Obama's decision to build himself a temple in Denver. That and the whole stadium thing. Senior Democratic officials are expressing serious concerns about the political risks posed by Barack … Continue reading

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A Pantheon For One

Barack Obama's new digs in Denver, his faux Greek temple, are attracting the predictable amount of scorn from the right side of the blogosphere. Meanwhile, the media has hunkered down in the bunker (probably avoiding arrest) and is trying an equivalency … Continue reading

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Will The Scales Fall From Media Eyes?

Whether the media admits it or not, they are rapidly becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Democratic party and Obama campaign. Maybe the openly stated plan to attack television stations that dare to air anti-Obama ads didn't get their attention. … Continue reading

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How Green Was My Temple

Grand news! The Temple of Obama in Denver is made of recycled material! And they have garbage police! Some 900 volunteers were enlisted to help delegates sort their garbage so it ends up at a recycling plant or composting facility. … Continue reading

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The Sermon Near The Mound

Oh, brother: Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's big speech on Thursday night will be delivered from an elaborate columned stage resembling a miniature Greek temple. (Emphasis added) The stage, similar to structures used for rock concerts, has been set up … Continue reading

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