Tuesday, September 30, 2008
After over a year, I was finally contacted by The Dread Pirate Roberts today. He faxed me a copy of the map of his course over the past year.
I'm beginning to think that I may have to go take control of ship again, which he has renamed "The Sarah"*.
Update: Due to McPalin, I have decided not to replace The Dread Pirate Roberts at the helm of "The Sarah"* until after the presidential election!.
*Send possible new ship names, please!
So what we now have is non-functional government in the face of a major crisis, because Congress includes a quorum of crazies and nobody trusts the White House an inch.
As a friend said last night, "we’ve become a banana republic with nukes".
Monday, September 29, 2008
"The vice presidential debate is set for next Thursday, and millions of voters will be watching to see if moderator Gwen Ifill of PBS behaves herself.
Most journalists are still getting accustomed to the Sarah Rules, as
established and enforced by John McCain's campaign team. The most important is
Sarah Rule No. 1: Don't treat Gov. Palin like a male candidate, or you'll be
accused of character assassination."
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Then, after leaving South Dakota, I stopped in a small Sioux County, Iowa park between Akron and Hawarden*, where you can look over the Big Sioux River and see South Dakota.
*Hawarden is home to Iowa Lamb, a lamb packing plant. Gwen loves sheep and lambs!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
From Syrin's Blog:*
The problem, as far as our political process is concerned, is that half the electorate revels in Palin's lack of intellectual qualifications. When it comes to politics, there is a mad love of mediocrity in this country. "They think they're better than you!" is the refrain that (highly competent and cynical) Republican strategists have set loose among the crowd, and the crowd has grown drunk on it once again. "Sarah Palin is an ordinary person!" Yes, all too ordinary.
*Syrin is a conservative blogger from Alaska
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Having lived in Texas, and Texas being close to Arkansas (like Alaska is close to Russia) I figured it would pretty much the same.
No, it isn't! Arkansas is a lot more like Tennessee.
Anyway, here is the Red State Update, for y'all.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Up to 10,000 staff at the New York office of the bankrupt investment bank Lehman Brothers will share a bonus pool set aside for them that is worth $2.5bn (£1.4bn), Barclays Bank, which is buying the business, confirmed last night.
Read more here.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Enjoy Mateys! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*mainly because I talk like a pirate every day!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Thank God I don't own a gun!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
"The more the New York Times and The Washington Post go after Sarah Palin, the better off she is, because there's a bigger truth out there and the bigger truths are she's new, she's popular in Alaska and she is an insurgent. As long as those are out there, these little facts don't really matter."
John Feehery, Republican strategist
"McCain has demonstrated in the last two months that he does not have the character to be president of the United States. And that is why it is more important than ever to ensure that Barack Obama is the next president."
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
The whole story is at CNN:
Key government officials overseeing the energy industry had sex with, used illegal drugs with, and accepted gifts from representatives of oil and gas companies they were supposed to be regulating, according to a report issued Wednesday by the Department of the Interior's inspector general.
The $5.3 million investigation "uncovered recreational marijuana and cocaine use" by "a handful" of Interior Department staff, and found two federal employees "engaged in brief sexual relationships with representatives from companies doing business" with the department.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
"The huge increases in tax revenues during her mayoral administration weren’t enough to fund everything on her wish list though, borrowed money was needed, too. She inherited a city with zero debt, but left it with indebtedness of over $22 million. What did Mayor Palin encourage the voters to borrow money for? Was it the infrastructure that she said she supported? The sewage treatment plant that the city lacked? or a new library? No. $1m for a park. $15m-plus for construction of a multi-use sports complex which she rushed through to build on a piece of property that the City didn’t even have clear title to, that was still in litigation 7 yrs later–to the delight of the lawyers involved! The sports complex itself is a nice addition to the community but a huge money pit, not the profit-generator she claimed it would be. She also supported bonds for $5.5m for road projects that could have been done in 5-7 yrs without any borrowing."Read more here.
Thanks to Larry and Ruth for the following:
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
If you are interested, here is more information.
Friday, September 5, 2008
On November 13, 1969, Vice President Spiro Agnew became a household word when he vehemently denounced television news broadcasters as a biased "unelected elite" who subjected President Richard M. Nixon's speeches to instant analysis. The president had a right to communicate directly with the people, Agnew asserted, without having his words "characterized through the prejudices of hostile critics." Agnew raised the possibility of greater government regulation of this "virtual monopoly," a suggestion that the veteran television newscaster Walter Cronkite took as "an implied threat to freedom of speech in this country." But Agnew's words rang true to those whom Nixon called the Silent Majority.
To read more about Spiro, go here.
* an excellent commentary at Slate