Monday, July 28, 2008


One good reason to elect Barak Obama is that he can do this:

And John McCain cannot:

The ability to inspire others is not a superficial talent in the hands of one that would be president.

Friday, July 25, 2008

The horse's mouth, lips, and tongue

Typically politicians say they were "taken out of context" when confronted with hypocritical statements issued from their own lips. Alternatively, they sometimes "shoot the messenger", so to speak.

It is not hard to predict which trail the McCain camp will hike when more people see this video:

Thursday, July 24, 2008


The McCain camp seems to be trying to pre-empt favorable coverage of Obama by constantly whining to the press about how unfair Obama's coverage is.

I think that Stephen Colbert does a good job of explaining why that is, during the Staycation segment of the following clip:

Perhaps Mr. McCain should try a wardrobe "malfunction"? That seemed to work for Janet Jackson!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A reminder

Sometimes a piece of art can change your perspective, modify your outlook. Here is a simple idea, set to music, and carried out well. Maybe, if we're all lucky, the black-hearted machine-men that are ruining America and taking the planet with them will encounter it and the tiniest speck of humanity will spot their grinch-like hearts and change them.

Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.

Seems sensible to me

Why should the U.S. Congress take up the articles of impeachment proposed by Dennis Kucinich?

Imagine if Americans were reminded that the president Bush told us that Iraq had a nuclear weapons program and was working closely with terrorists, while he now asserts that Iran has a nuclear weapons program and is working closely with terrorists.

Imagine if Americans had a chance, at long last, to see the American Constitution honored in Washington D.C.

Here is an interview with Dennis Kucinich discussing the role he hopes his legislation will play:

The case for war was based on fraud

Monday, July 21, 2008

An Inconvenient Al

Al Gore gave a speech recently to the Daughters of the American Revolution in which he challenged Americans to go 100% renewable within 10 years:

Here is a link to We Can Solve It, which Mr. Gore mentions.

Juxtaposed against any recent speech by the president Bush it puts Ralph Nader's quadrennial claims in doubt. There would have been a dramatic difference between Bush and Gore.

Friday, July 18, 2008


Jon Stewart analyzes the current economic woes...

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


As the president Bush uses skyrocketing oil and gas prices to hand out more gifts to his rich oil buddies, particularly promoting off-shore drilling, something occurs to me.

Florida doesn't want off-shore drilling and for obvious reasons. Oil sludge on white sand beaches, and derricks in the view, make for less attractive beaches and less tourism.

So, why doesn't Obama announce he'll immediately reinstate the executive order the president Bush over-turned?

He can then challenge McCain to do the same and force him to be wishy-washy on an issue Floridians take a keen interest in.

It'd be nice to see a little offense out of the Senator from Illinois.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Google News

The pictures that get paired up with Google News headlines are often odd matches, but I thought this one was especially odd. I noticed it today in the health section.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Instant Messaging

The thrust of John McCain's presidential propoganda seems to be that he thinks president Bush is wrong, but that his policies should be maintained.

Isn't that akin to arguing the captain of the Titanic was wrong, but that his speed, timing, and direction were wise actions to be emulated?

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Another democratic nail in the rule of law's coffin

This Bush-pandering FISA bill that just passed the Senate marks democrats like Ms. Pelosi and Barak Obama as betrayers of the rule of law:

Details here

The American people gave Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid a clear mandate to end the war in Iraq and punish the law breaking of the Bush administration, but they have decided to forge on with a plan of endless appeasement that is sickening to behold. America is turning into a banana republic led by criminals and seems to be swirling the drain.

Maybe we need to start tarring and feathering cowardly politicians again?

Foot Quotes

"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge"

Charles Darwin