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I Voted Today

I voted McCain/Palin.

There was no real choice.  Better men than me have died so that I could have the right to vote.  To vote Obama would be a repudiation of their sacrifice.  McCain isn’t the preferred candidate, but no such candidate is currently on the ballot, so holding my nose, waiting in line for [...]

It’s an Incredibly Stupid Idea to Vote for Obama

Simply put, if you vote for Obama, are thinking of voting for Obama, or already voted for Obama, you need to have your head examined.

With just about every other candidate for POTUS for many decades, there’s been a vetting process.  This process takes place in both the press and in public life: the candidate [...]

Joshua’s Prediction for the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election

Here is my prediction for the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election:  Obama wins easily over McCain.

How I got to my prediction:  It’s not because I voted for Obama.  I voted for Kerry in 2004 and still predicted a Bush victory (and was right).  I’m predicting an Obama win because I’ve analyzed the electoral map, state by state.  [...]

Chinese Democracy Will Finally Arrive

“Guns N’ Roses” will finally release Chinese Democracy on Nov. 23, 2008:

Bringing rock’s most notorious shaggy dog story to its conclusion, representatives of Guns N’ Roses confirmed on Wednesday that the band’s long-delayed and expensive new album will finally be released next month. The album, “Chinese Democracy,” will go on sale Nov. 23 at [...]

Why Vote for McCain?

Dear McCain supporters:

In a previous post, I provided reasons for why I voted for Obama.  I’m not asking for a refutation of my reasons for voting this way; I got plenty of them in the comments section.  As someone who tends toward the Democrats, I depend on The Waterglass for my conservative news.  I [...]

Political Cartoon of the Week

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

How’s the Economy Doing in the Battleground States?

Happy or crappy in Ohio, Florida and Colorado?  Happy might mean a win for McCain.  Crappy might mean a win for Obama.

Let’s look at the unemployment rate in the battleground states as of September 2008:

Ohio: 7.2%, which is 1.5% higher than in September 2007. (Obama up by 2.8)

Florida: 6.6%, which is 2.4% [...]

New “Bond Girl” Was Born with 6 Fingers on Each Hand, Crumpled Ear

Gemma Arterton calls it her “little oddity:”

Bond girls have long been exceptional women. From Ursula Andress to Halle Berry, they have each embodied the feminine ideal of their particular time. Gemma Arterton, the statuesque stunner who plays Agent Fields in next month’s Quantum of Solace, has proven herself to be exceptional not only for [...]

McCain Supporter Beaten for Holding Sign

Look.

Look.

Just stop trying to prevent the ascension of the Obamessiah.  Or you’ll be sorry:

While the Democrat-leaning media continues to scare undecided voters with bedtime stories about some mythical angry McCain supporter whom nobody has seen, here is a real district attorney’s complaint documenting an unprovoked assault by an enraged Democrat against a [...]

LEAVE OBAMA ALONE!

Just don’t run against the Obamessiah!  How many times do I have to tell you that?

Ron Havens has a reputation for provocative Halloween displays that reflect his strong political views.

But even Havens was pretty sure his latest effort was over the top. That didn’t stop him from setting it up in plain sight [...]

Why I Voted for Obama

I re-read my post from November 2004 explaining why I think re-electing George Bush would be a mistake.  I didn’t say anything about Kerry in that post and I remember not wanting to endorse Kerry, but also not wanting to have Bush.  Kerry won my vote by default.  I also peppered my plea to not [...]

News Flash: If You Run Against Obama, You’re Racist

McCain compared to George Wallace:

Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat and veteran of the civil rights movement, says the negative tone of the Republican presidential campaign reminds him of the hateful atmosphere that segregationist Gov. George Wallace fostered in Alabama in the 1960s.

Republican candidate John McCain on Saturday called Lewis’ remarks “shocking and [...]

Racism and the 2008 Election: Who Doesn’t Like Obama and Why?

Considering Obama’s mixed race ancestry, race has been introduced as a major issue in a U.S. presidential election.  Whenever race is mentioned in the U.S., the term “racism” is never far from the discussion. 

The question is, does racism influence U.S. voting behavior? 

In every election where there is a candidate labelled as “black,” as [...]

McCain and Obama Camps’ Shit Hurling in Full Swing

Duck!

McCain hurls shit, question Obama’s “association” with Ayers.

Not to be outdone, Obama also hurls shit, this time in the form the Keating 5.

Eye for an Eye, Shit for a shit: this is the genteel politics promised by the McCain and Obama campaigns at the outset.  And now, erratic shit-throwing.  Whap! to the [...]

“Socialist” Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Votes NO on Socialist Bailout

From the list of those who voted NO on the bailout is Bernie Sanders, Independent from Vermont who is characterized as a socialist.  On the bailout bill, Sanders says:

“This country faces many serious problems . . . We must act, but we must act in a way that improves the situation,” said Sen. Bernie [...]