Entries from October 2008

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Has McPain Campaign No Shame?

 The Counsel for the Army Joseph Welch earned his place in history when, responding to Senator McCarthy at the McCarthy hearings in the early nineteen-fifties, Welch said, “Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?” McCarthy was infamous for destroying lives and careers by using guilt-by-association […]

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Find Out How Much the Obama Tax Cut Will Save You

This handy calculator will give you a ballpark estimate on how much your taxes will be reduced under the Obama tax plan. (This calculator is only an estimate; I’m still taking my taxes to my accountant, Ham Dwyer.)

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

The Party of Vincible Ignorance: McPain Assault on Science

Don’t get me wrong. I’ve known Republicans all my life. Some of my best . . . well, some of my friends, are Republicans. Some of my extended family are Republicans. Heck, when I was a teenager we even had black neighbors who were Republican (because it was the Party of Lincoln). So for over […]

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

McPain of the Latter Days

For those of us who have been paying attention to this presidential campaign from the start (i.e. November 2000), the End of Days can’t come soon enough. Jesus, according to his prophetess Sarah, wants us in Iraq. No wonder one McPain Campaign worker calls the prophetess Sarah a “wacko.” Maranatha. Thanks to Kevin G for […]

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

McPain, Republican Campaign Fraud: Phony Flier in Virginia

New signs of desperation on the McPain Campaign in Hampton Roads, Virginia (that’s Norfolk, Virginia Beach to you), where I used to live: a phony flier made to look like a Virginia State Board of Elections press release announcing that an “emergency session” of the General Assembly decided to extend the election over two days, […]

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Al Qaeda-Linked Terrorists Endorse McCain

In one of the more bizarre turns in an already bizarre election season, an Islamist Web site with links to Al Qaeda has endorsed John McCain:  “Al Qaeda will have to support McCain in the coming election,” read a commentary on a password-protected Islamist Web site that is closely linked to Al Qaeda and often disseminates […]

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Bubba Economics

David “Mudcat” Saunders, a Virginian in the southwest of that Commonwealth (where I had the privilege of serving in the ministry in the late 1070s and early 80s), has this to say about the charge that Obama’s desire to “redistribute wealth” is “socialist” or “communist” (having no substance to their campaign and now desperate, the […]

Friday, October 24th, 2008

McCain-Pain Mendacity Gags Big Daddy

The mendacity of McCain-Pain would gag Big Daddy Pollitt: “What’s that smell in this room? Didn’t you notice it, Brick? Didn’t you notice the powerful and obnoxious odor of mendacity in this room?” In the latest instance, the telemarketing script on behalf of McCain-Pain that was used in Wisconsin to alarm the “base” (an apt […]

Friday, October 24th, 2008

From Tiny Acorns, Mighty Campaign Kerfuffles Grow

McCain-Palin and the Republican apparatchick have made much of the not-for-profit Acorn community organizing group and its associated Project Vote whose paid voter registration canvassers included fraudulent registrations among the “newly registered” (were they paid by the piece like farm workers or sweatshop workers?). McCain characterized this as the most serious threat to American democracy […]

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Palin’s Periodical Habits

Left-wing media elite gotcha journalist Katie Couric ambushes Sarah Palin with the question, What newspapers do you read?

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Stylin’ with Palin

Turns out that “Hockey Mom” Sarah Palin and her family don’t get their wardrobes nowadays from Marshalls, T.J. Maxx, (two of my favorites) or J.C. Penney (I’ve gotten some nice shirts there). They have been kitted out by the RNC with fashions from Neiman Marcus (over $75,000 worth) and Saks Fifth Avenue (nearly $50,000 worth). […]

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Joe the Plumber Is Neither

In a fine testimony to the desperation and vacuity of the McCain-Palin campaign (as if McCain’s selection of Palin were not testimony enough) comes the news that McCain-Palin’s pal, Joe the Plumber, is neither a licensed plumber nor named Joe. He also owes back taxes (even under the generous Bush-era taxation). Joe, even if your […]

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

The Company (Ideological and Otherwise) That McCain-Palin Keep

Desperate housewives McCain-Palin have attempted to smear Obama with guilt-by-association involving a 1960s radical (who is now a tired, middle-aged university professor–a very dangerous person in the eyes of today’s descendants of the John Birch Society), but girls in white dresses shouldn’t throw mud. (Why is it that guilt-by-association, no matter how tenuous the association, […]

Thursday, October 16th, 2008


After last night’s (mercifully) last presidential debate, I was wondering, is McCain’s Joe-the-Plumber the same person as Palin’s Joe-Six-Pack?

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Got Blame?

Seems like everyone is looking for someone(s) to blame for the financial mess that the US and now the world have descended into. “Wall Street Greed,” “Bush and His Pals,” “Congress (except my senators and congressional rep)” seem at the top of the list. Now look in the mirror. If like many Americans over the […]