CBS Coddles Obama / Biden

    This past Sunday, the popular CBS News Magazine show 60 Minutes featured an interview with Barack Obama and Joseph Biden. The full video is embedded at the end of this article. First, some highlights from the video and my commentary. See if you don’t come to the same conclusions that I did, including the conclusion that 60 Minutes and quite likely CBS News have taken | Read More »

    Palin’s experience vs democrat presidential experience

    My Dad, Ken sent me this, very interesting, especially since they were all democrats. **Here is what I have found. Sara Palin is not alone in being a governor then running for president. Here are some other presidents that have similar backgrounds. Remember, these guys were running for president and not VP.Grover Cleveland, Democrat, Mayor of Buffalo, Gov of New York, President Woodrow Wilson, Democrat, | Read More »

    Rep. Debbie Wasserman: Palin is no Hillary

    Rep. Debbie Wasserman: Palin is no Hillary I recently ran across a video of Democrat Rep. Debbie Wasserman ripping Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin because she is not Hillary Clinton, which, to my mind and anyone believing in free markets, is a good thing. Hillary couldn’t win her supposed coronation from an inexperienced one-term Senator from Hope and Change, Illinois. How’s that for achievement. In | Read More »

    Squaring the Circle

    During the primary battles, and shortly thereafter, Some of us said they would not vote for McCain due to his many apostasies from conservative dogma. Since I am not a pure conservative myself I only said that I would support him IF and only if, he comes through with a decent running mate.

    The New “New Woman”

    Have we moved to a point now where women can now have “it all” just as men have had for centuries? It seems in Sarah Palin we might have just such a person. After the “Women’s Movement” for equal rights in the 60s and 70s it was generally accepted that a woman had two paths one towards success in a career and the other a | Read More »

    The Fiasco at Invesco.

    This piece originally appeared at Barack Obama’s acceptance remarks this evening should be a source of relief to every Republican, conservative, and McCain supporter in America. The Democratic nominee for President walked to the podium with every advantage: eloquent, attractive, historic, gifted with a polling advantage, and bathed in the bright lights of one of the great football stadiums of America. He walked away | Read More »

    Peace Through Strength

    “Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody the teachings of The Redeemer of mankind. It is impossible that it should be otherwise; and in this sense and to this extent our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian… this is a Christian nation”. United States Supreme Court, 1892 There are certain defining principles which dictate human behavior and determine the | Read More »

    Kid Rock: Entertainers Should ‘Keep Their Mouths Shut on Politics’

    Read it and weep, Dixie Chicks. Shove it Bruce Springsteen. Put a sock in it Johnny Cougar Mellencamp. Because, in a refreshing change of pace for the entertainment industry, Kid Rock is telling CMT Insider via People Magazine that entertainers should stay quiet on matters political. How many times have you seen the uninformed blather of some goof from Hollywood, or some crank from the | Read More »

    Charles Murray Interview

    My father always said that anyone who lived through John F. Kennedy’s assassination remembers what they were doing at the precise moment the president was shot. This may well be true, but we also lucidly recall the circumstances of far lesser events such as the controversy surrounding the publication of The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life by Richard J. Herrnstein and | Read More »

    The Biden Factor

    There have been innumerable opinions and articles so far about the Obama / Biden candidacy. Why did Obama choose Joe Biden as his running mate? What was he thinking? And what can he possibly hope to gain from having Biden on the ticket? What is he likely to sacrifice? I’m no expert, clearly. Just an Average Joe American with an opinion on everything, including politics | Read More »

    Madonna cuts right to the Godwin’s Law violation.

    Madonna joins the ranks of entertainment people who seem to confuse their performance success with political savvy at the opening of her new tour in Cardiff, England. She just cuts right to the Godwin’s Law violation and proves she’s another of The Chosen One’s groupies:

    Obama is the “negative” candidate

    The most effective thing that can be done to reach the disenfranchised Clintonistas and the Independents besides nominating Palin as McCain’s veep is to show Obama for the negative candidate that he is. Portraying the GOP candidates as “negative” or “corrupt” has become standard playbook material for the Democrats, and Obama is getting away with it. The Clintonistas slow to return to the party and | Read More »

    VP markets on Intrade

    Regarding the DEM.VP intrade markets, we can now take a look and see how they performed. Of interest: market efficiency, their prediction accuracy, and reaction to Biden’s headfake (8/19).Here are some graphs and commentary written in the language of gibber. Clearly there was a reaction to Biden’s headfake. His price had been surging and suddenly dropped for 2 days. Kaine and Bayh’s prices both increased | Read More »

    Obama picks Joe Biden as his running mate.

    If I hadn’t seen it on more than 1 news service, I’d have thought it was someone’s joke. Obama has chosed Senator Joe Biden as his running mate. Joe Biden – the guy who, not a year ago, said Obama wasn’t ready to serve as President. The Joe Biden who said Obama’s foreign policy judgement stunk. The Joe Biden who said he’d rather stay in | Read More »

    Biden: The Jokes Will Write Themselves

    Joe Biden? Really? Hilarity ensues… Obama, he of the hidden Chicago thuggery politics, empty suit and padded resume…but marketing himself as the Grand Poobah of Change and the self-styled Savior of America, picks Joe Biden for his running mate? Joe Biden really sends a message of Change, there, Obamatrixypooh. Biden reeks of pol-i-tics-as-usual. Not to mention, he is known for talking and talking and talking; | Read More »