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Manufacturing Controversies on the Fringe

Okay… so Little Green Footballs isn’t exactly a moderate site (*cough*) — but they are a big site.  So when I saw this story headline on memeorandum today, I wondered what was up:   Palin-Hatred Reaching Rabid Level It’s a short post.  It shows a very ugly depiction of Sarah Palin, and then lambasts the MSM [...]

Tin Foil Hats

I wrote earlier today about what I think John McCain has to do if he wants to win this election. Whether one agrees with my conclusions there or not, I have to tell you:  approaches like these will not — absolutely not – improve how the GOP candidate is perceived. Amazing. Added:  They must be [...]

Old fish and lipsticked pigs

Yesterday, Barack Obama deployed a couple of well-used colloquialisms to hit the McCain campaign on its attempt to co-opt the “change” theme. “That’s not change. That’s just calling something that’s the same thing something different. You can put lipstick on a pig. It’s still a pig,” Obama went on, and the crowd erupted in cheers. [...]

Full Metal Jacket or Private Benjamin?

I’m stunned that this still goes on (from CNN, my emphasis). “Now I hear the same chorus from many parents: ‘I don’t want my son or daughter to get shot.’ But I tell them that just because there’s a war, not everyone goes. But that’s a hard message to get across — especially when you [...]

Underfoot

I wonder why John McCain thinks it would be helpful to have him in the middle of the post-storm mess: McCain said in an interview with NBC that it was possible he would make his acceptance speech not from the convention podium but via satellite from the Gulf Coast region. The formal business of the [...]