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CheChe Explains the Current Financial Crisis to His Daughter

I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a look of misery and dejection on the face of my daughter as I just did a moment ago. She just couldn’t understand why Nancy Pelosi would blame the current financial crisis wholly on Republicans when so many things are wrong in this country. “Doesn’t Ms. Pelosi [...]

2008 Bailout Bill Version 1.0 Crashes

We’re still in trouble, folks:

In a vote that shook the government, Wall Street, and markets around the world, the House on Monday defeated a $700 billion emergency rescue for the nation’s financial system, leaving both parties and the Bush administration struggling to pick up the pieces. The Dow Jones industrials plunged nearly 800 points, [...]

The Media’s Love Affair with the Obamessiah

Tony Blankley writes:

The mainstream media have gone over the line and are now straight out propagandists for the Obama campaign. While they have been liberal and blinkered in their worldview for decades, in 2007-08 for the first time, the major media are consciously covering for one candidate for president and consciously knifing the [...]

McCain Decides to Do His Job

The Obamessiah would rather campaign than do the job he was elected to do:

The presidential candidates took different paths to deal with the economic crisis.

Sen. John McCain Wednesday said he suspended his campaign and asked his Democratic rival Sen. Barack Obama to delay their much anticipated first debate to instead focus on [...]

RIP Bill

Aggie’s parents’ cat Bill (affectionately known as Billy) has died.  He was a good old cat, and I liked him.  He had a loud sort of meow and would occasionally belt out something that sounded like, “Hullo!” 

There’s nothing quite like the relationship we have with our pets.  A bit like friend in closeness and [...]

Gov. Sarah Palin Supports New Bridge to Nowhere

It is well documented that Gov. Sarah Palin originally supported the Bridge to Nowhere pork project while campaigning for governor and then turned against it when she was elected.  Now, Republican VP to McCain supports new Bridge to Nowhere, this time for her former mayorship in Wasilla:

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Gov. Sarah Palin may [...]

Michelle Obama on Food Network

The extremely annoying Paula Deen will have pinch-faced Michelle Obama on her screechy Food Network talk show.  The verdict: “They are just like us!”

Michelle Obama and Deen swapped stories about their families’ favorite meals as they cooked fried shrimp and french fries at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., where the network converted [...]

McCain’s Campaign and the OODA Loop

Instapunk analyzes the McCain and Obama campaigns in terms of the corrida:

Then came the Palin selection. In political terms, it was a nuclear explosion. Not because of who Sarah was but because of what her nomination did to the Republican base and the candidate. They all woke up, so suddenly that to Democrats it [...]

Suck It

Pamela Anderson would like for Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin to “suck it“:

[Pamela] Anderson, 41, was recently in Toronto speaking out against the abuse of animals in Hollywood.

When asked by E! News Weekend Canada about Palin, she has some choice words for the Republican hopeful.

The reporter asked Pam if she saw a recent [...]

Obama to Palin and Others of Her Ilk: “These People.”

On the subject of constitutional law and what to do with terrorists, Obama had a few interesting things to say about Repub Veep Sarah Palin’s RNC speech:

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — Sen. Barack Obama delivered an impassioned defense of the Constitution and the rights of terrorism suspects tonight, striking back at one of the biggest [...]

Political Cartoon of the Week

Here is today’s political cartoon of the week, submitted by noted political cartoonist, I. P. “Ip” Freely.

McCain: “700 Billion a year to countries that don’t like us very much”

In his Republican National Convention 2008 speech, McCain said that he will stop the U.S. from “sending $700 billion a year to countries that don’t like us very much” (time 29:20 in this video clip).

What did he mean by that?  Who is getting 700 billion a year and who is on John McCain’s list [...]

Palin Energizes “Base”

Much press regarding Palin, when not mentioning that her 17 year old daughter is pregnant, is about how she has “energizes” the Republican “base.”

“I think Sarah Palin can do a one-two punch better than Muhammad Ali,” Kansas state senator Karin Brownlee said after the speech. “And I think she delivered it just square on [...]

Political Cartoon of the Week

Here is today’s political cartoon of the week, submitted by noted political cartoonist, I. P. “Ip” Freely.  Today’s cartoon is called, “Country First.”

The Guy Who Did Those Voice-Overs in Those Movie Trailers Died

Don LaFontaine, King of the VoiceOvers, is dead at 68:

Don LaFontaine, the voiceover king whose “In a world …” phrase on movie trailers was much copied — and much parodied — has died, according to media reports. He was 68. LaFontaine died Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, according to ETOnline, [...]