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Conservative Newspapers Publish Endorsements

Today 5 major papers from 5 major US markets announced endorsements for the presidential race.  The papers were from New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.  The Chicago and DC papers are nationally known as “Conservative” papers. I think you can see where this is going:

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October 18, 2008 at 3:00 am Leave a comment

Knowledge, Learnedness, Insight

The idea of “leadership” must include knowledge, learnedness and insight.
Let’s look at the educational background of your two options:

Obama:
Occidental College – Two years.
Columbia University – B.A. Political Science with a specialization in International Relations.
Harvard – Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude
(J.D. is a doctor of law, the legal counterpart to M.D.)

Biden:
University of Delaware – B.A. in History and B.A. in Political Science.
Syracuse University College of Law – Juris Doctor (J.D.)

vs.

McCain:
United States Naval Academy – Class rank 894 of 899

Palin:
Hawaii Pacific University – 1 semester
North Idaho College – 2 semesters – general study
University of Idaho – 2 semesters – journalism
Matanuska-Susitna College – 1 semester
University of Idaho – 3 semesters –
B.A. in journalism

Now, which team are you going to hire ?

October 16, 2008 at 3:23 pm Leave a comment

Joe Biden is Right

We have talked flag pins (McCain hasn’t worn one to a debate, yet) – let’s talk taxes as patriotism.  I fully and completely agree with Joe Biden: It is patently unpatriotic not to pay your taxes and even its most despicable for the ultra-rich, when they already have more than most people could ever want.

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press Writer Mon Oct 13, 12:32 AM ET
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081013/ap_on_el_pr/biden_clintons;_ylt=AmQPSdhxpwQUl_JqvU8ty_9p24cA

In Pennsylvania, Biden defended a comment he made in an ABC interview last month in which he said the wealthiest Americans should show their patriotism by paying more in taxes. The Obama campaign has said it plans to hike taxes on people earning more than $250,000, but would cut taxes for those making less. Republicans have criticized Biden over the remark.

Accusing businesses and wealthy individuals of using “offshore tax loopholes” to hide $100 billion a year in income, Biden told the crowd Sunday, “It is unpatriotic when you earn your money in the United States of America and you hide it offshore to avoid taxes, making sure YOU have to make up the difference.”

His voice rising, the Delaware senator shouted: “It is unpatriotic to take $100 billion offshore and not pay your taxes! That is unpatriotic! So I don’t need a lecture on patriotism! I’ve had it to here!”

October 13, 2008 at 4:39 pm 2 comments

Palin’s VP Debate: The Bar Could Not Be Lower

From the Independent/Swing-voter viewpoint, the candidate who was most presidential was resoundingly Biden. 

There are some in a tizzy that Palin “exceeded expectations” by not completely struggling.  To that group we smile happily and nod our head as they gush about how she didn’t drive the the GOP bus off the cliff. We politely acknowledge her success, much like when a co-worker happily shares how their child passed his math test after the 3rd try.  It’s a long way from the honor roll, but hey – they’re excited so we smile.  We don’t ask what the grade was, it’s just ‘pass’.  We don’t bring up the first two tests.  We soft-sell that our child passed it the first time and got an ‘A’.

We can all be happy for her making it over a bar that could not have been set any lower.  And then we look at Joe.  Here’s a short look at what the writer’s are saying about the VP debate:

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October 3, 2008 at 9:08 pm 1 comment

Sarah – It’s Pronounced Noo-clee-er

Sarah Palin, I would like to help: when in doubt…sound it out!  It’s nuclear, not nukular.  

This type of thing doesn’t do anything to help you look knowledgeable or prepared (or differentiate you from “dubya”).  We know from your Couric intervew that you don’t read national/world events (and can’t even rattle off the name of a news magazine)…so it’s importnat that you at least try to talk like the smart people, OK? 

Between the McSame policies, and you talking like a redneck…y’all two seem to be just exactly the same as we done-did got!  (hey, I’m not running for the 2nd highest office). 

The same holds true for leaving the ‘g’ off of ‘ing’, like: runnin’, thinkin’, sharin’.  Also the same for ‘ya’ instead of ‘you’.  True – many of us talk like that in casual conversation.  But during job interviews it is appropriate to address your interviewer (in your case, American voters) with ‘Yes’ and not ‘yup’ or ‘ya’

You see, you have a reputation as someone who came out of the backwoods and using slang/broken English doesn’t help fight that image. 

Also, next time you’re in a debate – get your hair cut so it’s not in your eyes.  And if you plan to be smilin’ and gigglin’ and shakin’ your head, then you don’t want to wear danglin’ earrings.  That brings a bimbo appearance.  Smiling ear-to-ear while talking about economic disasters and wars is not a good choice becuase you look like a talking head news reporter.  It’s like there is a disconnect when you use the “smiley-happy” voice when you should be using the “somber-sad” voice. 

You attended five schools to get one bachelor’s degree in journalism and McCain finished 894 out of 899. It’s tough for you two go-getters to compete against Obama and Biden…it’s like Beavis and Butthead versus Holmes and Watson. 

We’re more than a little concerned about your ability to run the nation, if needed.  So please try to cut down on the redneck bimbo weather-girl appearance.

October 3, 2008 at 5:37 pm Leave a comment

VP Debate

If you saw tonight’s debate, you saw Governor Sarah Palin give a spirited defense of the same disastrous policies that have failed us for the past eight years.

She couldn’t identify a single area where she or John McCain would change George W. Bush’s economic or foreign policy positions.

If you want something different, Barack and I need your help.
Make a donation of $5 or more right now to bring about the change we need.

The change we need is fixing this broken economy from the bottom up — not tax breaks for the wealthy and huge corporations that ship U.S. jobs overseas. We need to focus on defeating al Qaeda and the Taliban and restoring America’s standing in the world — not an unending commitment in Iraq.

Let’s be clear: Governor Palin and Senator McCain are offering nothing but more of the same failed Bush policies at home and abroad, trying to disguise them in the rhetoric of change.

October 3, 2008 at 1:44 pm 1 comment

On Charging Rape Victims for Their Exam

Here’s a story involving Palin and Biden:

In 2000, then-Governor Tony Knowles signed a bill in Alaska that ensured law enforcement around the state would pay for the processing of “Rape Kits” – forensics evidence collected in rape cases. Seemed common sense enough. Knowles noted, correctly, that we don’t charge robbery victims the cost of dusting for prints, so why would be charge rape victims the cost of gathering evidence to apprehend their assailant?

Except one little town objected, and had previously refused to foot the bill to solve rape cases – Wasilla, under Mayor Sarah Palin.
 – Huffington Post 09/12/08

Palin approved charging rape victims for their own exam.
Biden passed legislation requiring cities to remove this (idiotic) law.
What’s even more shocking…is that someone voted against Biden’s legislation as recently as 2007 as well as initially in 1994.  Who was it?  Watch to find out or click the links below on Biden’s legislation below. 

Biden brings legislation providing free rape kits for evidence collection: 
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/9/11/165456/985/717/595263
http://www.jedreport.com/2008/09/mccain-voted-against-biden-law.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/11/post_156_n_125711.html


Palin
charges rape victims for their own medical exams and evidence collection:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nmk6BSUwEA&feature=user
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eric-schmeltzer/palins-wasilla-to-rape-vi_b_125047.html
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/9/8/20552/56258/308/591588 
http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-09-10-rape-exams_N.htm

September 12, 2008 at 3:42 pm 1 comment


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