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September 5, 2008 by Larry Kuperman on kupe
Conventional wisdom states that only twice in recent memory have Vice Presidential candidates swung elections: Lyndon Johnson helping John Kennedy win and Thomas Eagleton causing George McGovern to lose in the most lopsided election in American history. Sarah Palin stands ready to become the new Thomas Eagleton, an albatross around the neck of John McCain that calls into serious doubt his ability to make decisions. There are three major reasons for my saying this: Troopergate: The is signi...
September 5, 2008 by erathoniel on Erathoniel's Blog
McCain's speech has proven a couple of things. Number one, he is not a great speaker. Number two, his prescription to solve America's ills are to do more of the same. McCain, who votes with Bush 90 percent of the time, thinks the solution to our problems is to give the rich more money, keep spending the country's blood and treasure in Iraq, and hope everything turns out okay. That's the definition of insane. McCain calls for lower taxes. Taxes were higher in the 90s and that seemed to work...
  I watched Sara Palin's speech on Thursday night.  This morning I listened to the first 15 minutes of McCain’s speech from last night.   On my way to work I noted a theme that I am starting to hear coming from this ticket.  A theme that is similar to the movie “Gladiator.” McCain/Palin have taken on the theme given to Maximus by dying emperor Marcus Aurelius that the ruling governmental power would be given back to the people.   Curre...
Republicans believe that individuals are responsible for helping their fellow man. Democrats believe that it's "someone else's" job to help others and vote to empower the government to make someone else do it.
Funny and insightful article.. http://wolfhowling.blogspot.com/2008/08/palin-in-comparison.html
September 1, 2008 by Boudica on warriorqueen
Well in the you can't make this stuff up, it turns out that VP candidate Sara Palin's daughter is CURRENTLY pregnant.  So she's not the mother of the baby with DS but will be a teenage mom.  She planning on marrying the father and keeping the child.  McCain knew about this before the pick.   So the fake pregnancy isn't the story.  Now the teenage pregnancy will be the story.  I'm just waiting to hear what a horrible mother Palin is now.  Not that I...
So after all the talk by Obama about change, it was John McCain who beat him at his own game. It's McCain who brings change to the ticket, not Obama. Just like I've been saying all along.  Obama is all talk with not alot of substance.  He's a walking, talking empty suit.  His pick of Biden just helped to underscore the fact that when push comes to shove, it's the same old, same old afterall. Kudos to John McCain for a great first decision as the possible next Pr...
August 29, 2008 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
She will be the VP pick.  Great move McCain!  
August 25, 2008 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
So now we finally have the announcement for Obama’s running mate, Joe Biden.  While I will go into what a mistake that was later, the focus is now on who will McCain pick.  The staunch supporters of Obama are defending the criticism of Biden being picked, saying the VP slot really “doesn’t matter”.  That’s funny considering the vast and obsessive hatred they have over Cheney.  Regardless, I think if McCain picks the right person he will have no problems going into November as...
I often have discussion with family and friends about how "we" should help the poor, the sick, and the incompetent. Usually, I end up taking the role of the villain because my view is that society can decide what it values through the individual contributions of its citizens. That is, I don't think my government has the right to forcibly confiscate my property to hand to someone else.  If people want to support giving health care to everyone, then they can start or supp...
Each month it seems another significant figure in the scientific community comes forward to express skepticism about human-induced "global warming" (now re-branded as "climate change" since it's tougher to disprove). I think this year will be the year we look back and say "Hah, remember when there was this huge movement of self-righteous but scientifically clueless lay people running around screaming about human induced global warming despite so little evidence?&quo...
July 14, 2008 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Bush has finally done something he should have done years ago, which is to lift the Executive Order on Off-Shore drilling.  However, it really won't do much until Congress gets going and moves to take action.  I'm also pretty sure they won't, but what else to you expect from a Congress with 9% ratings.  Republicans should be making this a primary issue and nail democrats for doing nothing, but once again, I'm sure they are too afraid of being labeled something instead of standi...
I've been thinking. I do that from time to time. Anyhow, I've been thinking I have no choice but to vote.  Earlier in the year I said, and meant it, that I felt I could not vote the way things were going.  I'm not excited about any of the candidates at all.  I've said repeatedly I'm not a McCain supporter and I had no desire to vote for him. Of course many razzed me saying no vote is a vote for Hillary or Obama.  So what?  To me they all looked alike once you...
April 21, 2008 by erathoniel on Erathoniel's Blog
    John McCain would make the best president for three reasons. He will get respect from foreign nations, he has all the necessary experience, and he will lead the nation through the turbulent times we face.     First, John McCain would make the best president because he will get respect from foreign nations. Our opponents are known to have racist and sexist members, and therefore having a female or African American president, while an important civil rights g...
With all the politcs of today don't you miss Ronald Reagan?  I mean not only was he articulate, funny  and smart, he was entertaining as well.  Maybe his acting career helped him there some but he was genuinely just a pretty well liked guy no matter your politics.   Here's a few of his words he left behind to remember him by: "Here's my strategy on the cold war; we win; they lose." "The most terrifying words in the English language are:  I'm from the ...