Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Mighty Billmon Speaks

You listen!
Via Greg Sargent at Talking Point Memo, I see the McCain campaign (a.k.a. the kinder, gentler lynch mob) is ramping up the volume on its guilt-by-association campaign linking Obama to retired Weatherman Bill Ayers -- and dispensing with its false flag operation in the process.

From McCain spokesperson Brian Rogers:
"The fact that Barack Obama chose to launch his political career at the home of an unrepentant terrorist raises more questions about Senator Obama's judgment than any TV ad ever could . . ." etc. etc.
More of that "civil," "respectful" campaign McCain promised -- respecful as in, "we will respectfully tear that uppity you-know-what's face clean off his head."

But, unlike most of McRove's spitball volleys (like his vapid Obama-is-a-celebrity ads) this one actually interests me, because I'm curious to see if a slur so hopelessly retro still has some juice left in it.

Don't miss the rest of it.

(Via the indispensible Cursor.Org.)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Paging Gov. Eagleton to the History Repeats Ward, Stat!

Obama picks Biden as running mate. The GOP already had the commercials waiting...

Please join us here at the Mojowire in welcoming our new geriatric overlord Sen Palpatine McCain.

Thanks for nothing Obama...

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Yellow Alert: Election approaching..

So the Dem Convention is rolling up on us, and it occured to me we haven't really gotten into the politics or the policy issues very much. I would like to kick off a series of posts on the election by linking to this article by David Leonhardt of the New York Times on Obama's economic policy and idelogical point of view. The article is not only insightful on Obama's economic perspective, but provides background on the economic policies and outcomes of the last 30 years. This jumped out at me:
Sunstein, now on the faculty at Harvard, has a name for this approach: “I like to think of him as a ‘University of Chicago’ Democrat.”
It’s a useful label. Today’s Democratic consensus has moved the party to the left, and on issues like inequality and climate change, Obama appears willing to be even more aggressive than many fellow Democrats. From this standpoint, he’s a true liberal. Yet he also says he believes that there are significant parts of Reaganism worth preserving. So his policies often involve setting up a government program to address a market failure but then trying to harness the power of the market within that program. This, at times, makes him look like a conservative Democrat.

The University of Chicago, as you might know, is ground zero of the supply size market economics that has dominated American economic policies for the last 30 years. It's where Milton Friedman made his lair, and his devotion to the idea of the primacy of markets defines the outlook of this economic perspective. The way Obama seems to be integrating that point of view with his other more liberal views is quite fascinating. Give the article a read.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Another Brick In The Wall

Via Cab Drollery, we learn about prisoner number 650 at the infamous Salt Pit.
"We now know the screams came from a woman who has been held in Bagram for some years. And she is Prisoner No. 650," Ridley disclosed at a recent Press conference in Pakistan.

And I strongly suspect that Prisoner No. 650 is none other than Dr Aafia Siddiqui. It is quite possible that her captors decided to end her isolation after the Pakistani Press and activists like Yvonne Ridley began increasingly talking about the Prisoner No. 650 and how she was tortured and abused physically, mentally and sexually for the past four years.
Pure speculation by Yvonne Ridley and Aijaz Zaka Syed? Perhaps. Anti-American rhetoric by a disgruntled Arab? It's certainly possible. Ten years ago I would have dismissed this report out of hand. After all, surely no civilized government would behave in such a fashion, and, if it did, surely our free press would have gone through walls to uncover the behavior.

That was ten years ago. Now, I'm not so sure.
Vote RoboBushCheney in 2008! Thank God for them! They SHINEY!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Only Surprise...

... is that it took the GOP shitbird machine this long to do this

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Debates, Bitches!

Paris Hilton has redeemed herself somewhat in my eyes with this:
See more Paris Hilton videos at Funny or Die

Greg Sargent over at Comrade Joshua's bunker makes a good point about the pathetic nature of the GOP mockery machine this time around that allows Paris Hilton of all people to tee off on the Jackelope McCain.

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Who needs Knights when you have lawyers?

This is just beyond priceless

Knights Templar heirs in legal battle with the Pope
The heirs of the Knights Templar have launched a legal battle in Spain to force the Pope to restore the reputation of the disgraced order which was accused of heresy and dissolved seven centuries ago. Read the rest.

Maybe descendents of Roman Legionaires can sue descendents of Visigoths and Vandals for damages and psychological stress for invading the Empire and sacking Rome. The possibilities are endless...

Okay Holy Blood, Holy Grail geeks, get your conspiracy hats on and get cracking..