So much for that text message announcement. Obama really should’ve done it earlier – this afternoon at the latest. All he’s done now is piss off the morning papers by making them miss their deadline, and given the networks a scramble for Saturday morning. How very throwback to think you could avoid the internet attention – but then, they got what they wanted in millions | Read More »
Friday in August: One Last Veep Speculation Thread
Well, now that Barack Obama is calling the unlucky ones, we’re running out of time to do the last fun speculation thing prior to the election, and I still haven’t thrown up a post of significance about all this. So here goes. On Obama’s side, it seemed clear from the beginning that he was going to bollix this choice. It tends to prove the old | Read More »
Obama Eats Ice Cream, Bodysurfs as Russia Rolls Onward
When the Russian tanks roll westward, what defence for you and me? Colonel Sloman’s Essex Rifles? The Light Horse of L.S.E.? -Philip Larkin You know this is a “Now watch this drive” moment when even the New York Times is attacking Barack Obama for his horribly timed vacation. The One insists on iced cream, you see: and he will not be interrupted in his quest, | Read More »
Evangelicals Actually Lean More Republican Than in 2004
This morning’s Washington Post will have another long piece about how Obama is reaching out across traditional political boundaries (he’s so brave!) in an attempt to snag conservative evangelicals, particularly young ones, many of whom still fall in the idjit voter demographic. Of course, any close inspection of the actual facts on hand – as opposed to just the lovely sight of sparkling anecdotes, so | Read More »
Old Dominion Polling Update: Virginia’s Swing State Status
The latest Survey USA poll of Virginia is getting a bit of attention today, as it shows Barack Obama to still be statistically tied with John McCain in the state – McCain 48, Obama 47, as befits a swing state. The full poll is here. And here’s a little analysis of the situation.
Today is a Good Day to be a Conservative
Driving by a wide cornfield today, listening to Rush Limbaugh’s twentieth anniversary show – hearing the good news about the lowered casualties in Iraq – watching the American left fall over themselves to nominate a cult-of-personality candidate with no answers to offer on war, energy, or the economy, who promptly betrays their trust on every issue that matters – and now the candidate who might | Read More »
I am the One I have been Waiting For
Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart; for his purity, by definition, is unassailable. James Baldwin President-elect Barack Obama’s busy schedule yesterday of epic-length non-hybrid motorcades (11:00 a.m.: En route TBA. 12:05 p.m.: En route TBA. 1:45 p.m.: En route TBA. 2:55 p.m.: En route TBA. 5:20 p.m.: En route TBA.) was interrupted by what we may, as Jules once | Read More »
Re: My Committee
During my lengthy tenure on the Senate Banking Committee, I’ve continually led the way in sponsoring legislation that will not just eliminate fees for use of gas station ATMs, reduce fines for people who bounce checks, but actually require banks to give you money for doing nothing, utilizing the so-called “Monopoly Community Chest Card” calculation.
Obama’s Inability to Sweat
The AP reports that despite Obama’s frequent trips to the gym, he rarely if ever shows the signs of visible sweat. Of course Obama doesn’t sweat. He doesn’t NEED to sweat. It’s the same reason we’ll never find his original birth certificate – with his original first name, Locutus.