Monthly Archives: August 2008

I’ve long seen the resemblance here

But this is the first time I’ve put them together on the same page. I get the two names mixed up sometimes. But I know that they’re both Castroites.

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Michelle Obama

She’s the featured speaker on this first night of the Democratic Convention. Every time I’ve seen her she’s been terrible — at first unlikeable, then a little nasty, and finally and worst of all, dull. Naturally, the media penguins marching … Continue reading

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In the running for McCain’s running mate

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that McCain will make people stand up and cheer by picking General David Petraeus as his running mate. Petraeus saved Iraq, and naming him as the VP candidate converts Iraq … Continue reading

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The literal overtakes the figurative

When, in my Saturday comment on Obama’s selection of Joe Biden as his running mate, I wrote, “At the end of the day Obama will regret this,” I was of course using “at the end of the day” in the … Continue reading

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Now, this is really rich

This is a link to a story at the Politico about an event yesterday in Denver, in the run-up to today’s start of the Democratic National Convention. Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell got, shall we say, a little off his script. … Continue reading

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Biden?

I reacted with hilarity a few days ago just at the suggestion that Biden was the favorite, so the good laugh was had already. He probably polled well because voters recognized his name, but have they listened to him? Biden … Continue reading

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O! How the excitement builds!

I haven’t seen anything as preposterous as Obama’s striptease announcement of his running mate since Geraldo Rivera opened “Al Capone’s vault” on live television. And I think that the payoff is gonna be about the same.

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Andrew McCarthy hops the train

Asking whether the Clintons will make a move on Obama at the convention. And as I asked earlier, would anyone be surprised if they did?

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Pelosi, well, can’t think her way out of a paper bag

Actually, she has handed the other side an issue that she won’t be getting back anytime soon. Ed Rasimus endures the agony of trying to state the obvious in the face of the absurd.

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To defeat Obama, his act must be deflated

From a comment at McQ’s: Charging Obama with being a typical liberal Chicago politician would be a good strategy. It’s got to be in the mix, but the real trick with Obama is to deflate his hypnotic presentation. His style … Continue reading

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Begging for the forgiveness of my peers

I just repeatedly cut off a guest in my living room during conversation because he started out by trying to lay the premise that facts don’t really exist. He insisted that I hear him out. I couldn’t do it. I … Continue reading

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Why Obama has lost traction as a candidate

Yesterday McQ noted how doubts about Obama’s chances are now being expressed more openly by Obama-friendly observers. I had something to say about that this morning: I think it was here at the McQ ranch and etiquette society where I … Continue reading

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One of the secrets to understanding this blog…

…is to realize that Beck and Soja and I were mercs* together in the same Usenet outfit during the First War in Cyberspace. Each of us knows the other two well enough to duck as another’s verbal rifle spins around … Continue reading

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“Vote for Real Hope and Change”

Archbishop Charles Chaput reminds Catholics of their obligations vis a vis the life issue. It is the one overriding caveat regarding my preferred choice for John McCain’s running mate. I don’t know where General Petraeus stands on the issue. I … Continue reading

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Who will Obama pick as his running mate?

MichaelW is running a poll on the question at McQ’s place. Here’s the comment I made on the possibilities: Hillary would be the best and worst choice. It would be like adding another whole freight train to Obama’s own considerable … Continue reading

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“Guns in the hands of good people”

Here’s a first person account from a Pennsylvania man who shot another man in self-defense and in the defense of others. It’s a compelling reflection on having taken, justifiably, another man’s life, though the intent was to stop the assailant, … Continue reading

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