Tuesday, September 30, 2008


You haven't seen posts for the past 24 hours because my wireless router blew up. I replaced it this afternoon, but my laptop keep dropping the connection! I've been searching the internet, trying various "fixes", but don't know if I've fixed it. Or not.  Stand by for posts.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Sleep Well


Bush Will Address the Nation, 7:45 am EST

George W. Bush will address the country (and world) at 7:45 am EST Tuesday morning.
Global markets are falling in the aftermath of the single largest point drop of the New York stock exchange in American history.There is no bail-out deal for [...]


Good Post

We, good buddies, are in a bit of trouble.

You just lost 7% of your retirement

The market lost over $1 trillion dollars today as a result of the bailout vote fiasco. If you are one of the 62 million Americans who have retirement monies invested in a 401k, for example, you just lost 7% of the total money you had for your retirement. Let me walk you through what that means [...]

Must Read For The Night

Perhaps the best post I've read on the status of the financial bailout.

More Bailout Thoughts

WARNING: This stuff is a little bit above my pay grade, but I hope you'll indulge my thinking out loud: 1. It's highly likely that some sort of bill will pass the Congress. What kind of bill, I don't know. But the  [...]

UPDATE:  Well, this one ain't half-bad, either.

Economic Apocolypse: What if?

What if the stock market fell from 11,000 to 5,000?What if loose credit evaporated overnight?What if people who took outrageous mortgages and debt were[...]



Certainly looks, to me, that it could be.  How about you?

Bush Sidesteps Congress? $630 Billion To Be Pumped Into Economy Despite House Bailout Rejection

Bloomberg: The Federal Reserve will pump an additional $630 billion into the global financial system, flooding banks with cash to alleviate the worst banking crisis since the Great Depression. The Fed increased its existing currency swaps with foreign central banks by $330 billion to $620 billion to make more dollars available worldwide. The Term Auction Facility, [...]

Note To Self

It's not a good time to be looking for a job. 

Jobs At Risk

Alan Krueger delivers some bad news: Obviously, jobs in the banking, finance, construction and residential real estate sectors will take a direct hit because the problem started with a bubble in home prices. But the damage is likely to spread [... ]

As I Said...

Today's House vote was all about politics and electability.

Swing District Congressmen Doomed Bailout

This was predictable, I suppose, but it's remarkable to see how strong a relationship there is between today's failed vote on the bailout and the competitive nature of different House races. Among 38 incumbent congressmen in races rated as "toss-up" or "lean" by Swing State Project, just [...]

Her Own Words

Just in case you wondered, SNL didn't pick Palin's words out of thin air. In fact, just the opposite.

Coming To A TV Set Near You

Belly up to the bar, folks.  There's more Couric/Palin footage on the way!

CBS To Air More Footage Of Couric Interviewing Palin This Week

A CBS source confirms to me that more footage of Sarah Palin being interviewed by Katie Couric will indeed air this week, in advance of the debate. The question of whether there's more footage of Couric talking to Palin arose [...]

How About A Special Prosecutor?

Pretty good poke at the Administration over the firings of several U.S. attorneys, including one here in Arkansas. And, it appears, they're not done digging yet!

Report Recommends Appointment of Special Prosecutor

The IG report released today requests a special prosecutor to continue the work of the investigation into whether the nine U.S. attorneys removed in 2006 were fired for partisan political reasons. From page 357 and 358 of the IG report: [... ]

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sunday Funnies

Tina Fey (again) as Sarah Palin on SNL. Simply Amazing.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Hard At Work

Yup. McCain flew back to Washington to get back to work on the Financial Bailout bill. He really did.

McCain never showed up at Capitol Hill for bailout negotiations today.

After declaring he’d return to Washington to help with the bailout negotiations immediately after last night’s debate, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) never went to Capitol Hill today. In fact, McCain stayed largely holed up in his Arlington apartment, leaving only to go to his campaign headquarters just around the block, the New York Times reports: Asked [...]

Working the phones

Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail this afternoon, and held what appeared to be a pretty big rally in Greensboro, North Carolina. And how did John McCain spend his afternoon? Even though his campaign is [... ]

So Many

So many Palin Parodies. And so little time.

Past, Present, and the Videotape

It was one of Obama's strongest moments during the debate, when he ticked off a litany of "errors" McCain made early on during the Iraq War.  It's even stronger when somebody edits in the original quotes and you see how accurate Obama was in his quotes.

In The Interest of Fairness

We've come down hard on the GOP for having a role in this big financial crisis.  Keep in mind, the Dems don't have clean hands, either. There's video on the link below.

Video: House Republicans Try To Fix Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac In 2004, Get Stifled By Democrats

 Key quote from Rep. Maxine Waters: “Mr. Chairman, we do not have a crisis at Freddie Mac...”[...]

That Big Meeting

The one at the White House last week.  With Obama and McCain summoned to join the highest-level talks about the financial bailout.  Guess who didn't say much at all? Oh, we heard the suggestions right after the meeting.  Here are the gory details.

McCain’s silence in White House meeting on bailout.

Today, the Washington Post reveals more details about what happened during the White House meeting on Thursday between President Bush and top lawmakers. Despite indicating that his presence was pivotal in Washington for these bailout negotiations, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said almost nothing during the meeting with Bush: "Bush turned to McCain, who joked, “The longer [...]

Did McCain Really Mean It?

The idea he tossed out about a "spending freeze" is really a lot bigger deal than you might think.

Mr. Freeze

I'd like to think this might draw some additional attention in the aftermath of last night's debate, but there was an exchange that deserves a closer look. Jim Lehrer noted that the cost of the response to the [... ]

Looking Ahead to Thursday

Some fascinating suggestions in this Howard Fineman piece in Newsweek. It's worth a read for the ideas he gets from a couple of people who should know.

Fineman: Advice for Palin and Biden

Vice presidential debates, like vice presidents, used to be low voltage. Now they are prime time, big time. Why? Two words: Dick Cheney. In 2000 and 2004, his debate performances (he played the calm, well-informed dinner guest) helped elect and re-elect Bush. In the White House, the vice's clout has been both unrivaled and reviled. Now comes Sarah Palin, Wonder Woman of Wasilla. This Thursday a huge audience is [...]

The Day After

So, did you watch the Debate last night? I thought Obama did, overall, the better job.  However, he wasn't as strong as I expected and McCain did better than I felt he would. CNN says a lot of people came away feeling better about either man as president.  I'm glad we get to hear from them again, before the election.  And the VP issue is, I believe, going to become crucial to voting decisions. Here's the New York Times' take on it all:

The Next Day, a New Debate on Who Won

Even as they sought to mold perceptions from the previous night, the campaigns were preparing for the next two debates [...]

And, just for good measure, here's something from the Politico:

Pundits: No clear-cut winner

UPDATE: From Josh Marshall at TPM:

Having Slept On It

In my initial reaction last night, I wrote that while I thought the debate was basically a draw, that amounted to a narrow win for Obama since foreign policy is supposed to be John McCain's forte. Now, after half a [...]

Friday, September 26, 2008

Campaign Give and Take

In the hours before the first debate, the PR folks for both campaigns were getting busy! Kinda fun to watch!


A squabble breaks out between RNC spokesman Conant and Obama spokesman Burton over a YouTube clip Burton circulated to reporters. Second e-mail, from Conant to reporters: [...]

Friday Video

Oh, my!  CNN's Jack Cafferty left no doubt this afternoon about what he thinks about Sarah Palin. His body language speaks volumes, but his words left Blitzer quite speechless.

Talking With Ed

Somebody inside the McCain camp is talking with Ed Schultz.  Beyond the obvious question of "why?", it's darn juicy stuff he's hearing.

Insider to Ed Schultz: Palin is clueless; NRO columnist calls for her to bow out

Progressive radio show host Ed Schultz has spoken to folks inside the McCain campaign, and there’s a serious meltdown over Palin: [...]

Really Large Number

Absolutely mind-numbing quote from a Treasury official. Other good stuff in this post, too.

Shock and Awe

Two items from the bailout mess that should be at the top of our minds:First, don't think for a moment that the White House was surprised by the collapse of the tentative deal at last night's meeting. Remember it was [...]


Senate Elections

It's not all about the presidency.  There are other elections, too. And things are changing in those races.  I'm guessing they could change even more, depending on what happens with the Financial Bailout vote.  Assuming  THAT actually happens.

Democrats Have a Chance at 60 Senate Seats

Charlie Cook says the Senate outlook for Republicans is increasingly bleak and the Democrats goal of 60 Senate seats -- to prevent GOP filibusters -- "is no longer implausible." "Today, holding its losses down to [...]

The Changing Story

Is Gonzales turning on the Bush Administration?

Report: Bush Directed Gonzo To Ashcroft's Hospital Bed 

Murray Waas reports on the website of the Atlantic that Alberto Gonzales is now telling investigators that he was being personally directed by President Bush when, as White House counsel, Gonzales made a much-discussed late-night visit in 2004 to the [... ]

Your Friday "Oooops"

The old "cart before the horse" situation, campaign-style:

McCain’s Online Ads Say He Won Debate. . . Before Debate Occurs

WaPo has the screenshot. This is a play right out of the Kerry 2004 playbook, and it works, except you're not supposed to screw up and release the ad early. Oops! [...]

During The Debate

Keep and eye on your computer.  HERE.
Some thoughts on why this is a pretty cool use for Twitter.

Why Twitter Needs to Do More

In case you missed the news, Twitter announced a new election page that will help its users filter all the election tweets across its network so users can find what they're looking for as soon as possible. Twitter claims it decided to [...]


It's A New Low

I'll give Paul Begala credit for having "chops", but his comment last night probably IS going to get him in trouble, just as he predicts. 

Begala calls Bush a "high-functioning moron": "one of most awesome moments in history of cable news"

With the days of the Bush presidency dwindling, and yet one more crisis ramping up, the talk is getting hot on the TV circuit. Paul Begala, the television commentator and Democratic strategist who with James Carville propelled Bill Clinton to the presidency in 19 [...]

Under The Radar

With all the chatter about the Financial Bailout, you may well have missed something.  Something quite big.

Condi Rice admits that Senior Cabinet members held meetings in the White House to discuss torture

OK, it’s not like we didn’t know about it, but it’s still horrifying..."Senior Bush administration officials held a series of meetings in the White House in 2002 and 2003 to discuss allowing the CIA to use harsh interrogation methods on Al Qaeda detainees, according to a written statement Secretary of State [...]


Well, folks, it looks like tonight's debate IS gonna happen! McCain says he'll be there, even though there's no financial bailout deal yet.  Yesterday, in fact, was quite amazing.

AP: "it was hard to tell who had suffered a worse evening, Bush or McCain."

Any article with the line "it was a remarkably bad day for Republicans" in the first paragraph is going to pique my interest: [...]

Both parties are scrambling today to come up with something.  It's not easy, with many reports from members of Congress that the phone calls and emails are running 100 to 1 AGAINST any kind of bailout. So, they work all weekend and get some kind of deal, vote to approve it, and effectively guarantee a lot of votes against them in any future campaign. 

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thank You, CBS

Thanks for the transcript and video of this choice little clip from Couric's interview with Sarah Palin. Oh. My. God.

Palin Explains Why Alaska Experience Gives Her National Security Credentials

CBS News has just posted video of a chunk of Katie Couric's interview with Sarah Palin that will air tonight. It's indescribable. That's not meant as snark. Just try to describe the part where she explains why her experience as [...]

Late Today

I'm a bit late to the blogging table today.  Seems AT&T managed to mess up my DSL account. Again. All I wanted to do was port my old home number over to a VoIP service and make my DSL standalone.  In the process I ended up losing the old phone number, having two DSL drops to the house, worked with them last weekend to figure out which account was active, was told to throw away one of the bills, then last night the service disappeared. I figured it had something to do with an account error and my suspicions were confirmed today.  I will give them credit for response. I was on the phone with them at 7 this morning.  The tech person I talked with promised me a return call after the appropriate office openned.  My cell rang about 8:45 and they ran some more tests. They assured me a tech person would get to me, probably this afternoon.  About 10:30, tech guy calls and says he'll be here in 20 minutes.  Took him two hours to wade through the situation, but finally figured out the problem and got me back up and running.  Had it not been for the fast response today, I was headed to pick up a cable modem. But, it's been a rough six weeks of canceled appointments, misinformation and overall confusion over what I've since been told should have been a very simple project.

Big day in politics.  Obama and McCain get summoned to the White House to talk with the President. Topic: Economic Bailout plan. And the McCain/Palin ticket continues to take lots of heat in the blogosphere:

A hero's arrogance

I've written before about how John McCain has his staff and his own campaign Web site refer to him as a "great hero." I've always thought hero status was something others called you (people you don't pay), not something you call yourself. Now fast forward to John McCain's decision not to let Sarah Palin do interviews or press conferences. In today's Washington Post, Howie Kurtz reports that  [...]


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

And, That VP Debate?

Oh, yeah.  McCain wants to push that back, too.  Into "neverland".

CNN: McCain cancels VP debate

My god, could they be more obvious? CNN's Dana Bash just revealed the McCain campaign's latest strategy: Push the first Presidential debate back to October 2nd, the date of the VP debate. The VP debate would be delayed "until [..]

Good Timing

Just in time for the final weeks before the elections.  Watch those protests, folks.

Report: 'Army Unit to be Deployed for Domestic Operations'

From Democracy Now!... "Beginning in October, the Army plans to station an active unit inside the United States for the first time to serve as an on-call federal response in times of emergency. The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team has spent thirty-five of the last sixty months in Iraq, [...]

McCain's Makeup

Let me try to figure this one out: John Edwards is blasted over a $400 haircut.  John McCain spends 6 GRAND for a makeup artist!  The silence out there is deafening.

Big Shift

Now, THIS is an impressive swing for Obama.  And it's all because of the economy.

Fox News Poll: Obama Surges Nationally


Economic Debate

Let's walk through a couple of "breaking news" items this afternoon.  Bush is going on TV tonight to try to twist America's collective arm into supporting the financial bailout plan.  Also, John McCain is trying a cute little political ploy, suspending his campaign and trying to get Friday's debate postponed.  I'd kind of like to hear the two of them talk about the economy.  Wouldn't you?

McCain Asks To Postpone Friday Debate Due To Economic Crisis

Republican John McCain said Wednesday he is directing his staff to work with Democrat Barack Obama's campaign and the presidential debate commission to delay Friday's debate because of the economic crisis.In a statement, McCain said he will stop campaigning after [...]

Jack Cafferty thinks they should still debate, too:

At It Again

The National Enquirer has details on yet another political affair. Before you laugh, remember who had the John Edwards affair right...

National Enquirer: Sarah Palin Lover revealed

In a world exclusive The NATIONAL ENQUIRER names GOP VP Candidate Sarah Palin's secret lover! No less than three members of the man's family including one by sworn affidavit have claimed that Sarah Palin engaged in an extramarital affair with hus­band Todd's form [... ]
Now, which reporter is going to ask her about it?  Yet another reason the campaign is trying to keep her isolated?

They Just Never Learn

You can't lie your way out of mistaken allegations. And, the truth will come back to bite you! There's gonna be some serious tap-dancing on the part of the McCain campaign on this one.

Blockbuster: McCain campaign manager took Freddie money up until last month

The New York Times and Newsweek are reporting that McCain campaign manager Rick Davis was paid $15,000 a month by Freddie Mac as recently as last month, directly contradicting statements made by the entire campaign as late as Tuesday. New York Times: One of the giant mortgage companies at the heart of the credit crisis paid [...]

Who Do You Believe?

I've long been fascinated by the theories that there's something fishy about the "official" explanation of what happened on September 11. I find it difficult to believe the entire day was some huge conspiracy.  Still, some of the arguments make, at least, some sense.  I'm sure there are counter arguments, but I find this most interesting.

Bush, Cheney, Mass Murder and Treason

Bush has deliberately covered up up 911. People who have a vested interest in promoting cover ups have either ordered the crime or partnered in its commission. One keeps hearing about 'obvious' airliner wreckage that was found at the Pentagon. One 'hears' about it! One NEVER sees it because there was none. Talk about [,,,]

Campbell Olbermann????

My, my, my!  Campbell Brown must be channeling Keith Olbermann!  The CNN anchor (on the air in Olbermann's time slot, by the way) really laid into the McCain campaign last night.  For what? By the way, you'll find video clips on both the links below.

Campbell Brown Rips McCain Camp's "Sexist" Treatment Of Palin

A prominent female news anchor chastised the McCain campaign Tuesday evening for engaging in sexism and insulting behavior in its attempt to shield Gov. Sarah Palin from members of the press.In a fiery commentary, Campbell Brown laid into John McCain for casting a "chauvinistic chain" that ran over his running mate. Punctuated by a call to "Free Sarah Palin," the CNN anchor highlighted the attempt Tuesday by the McCain campaign to ban editorial reporters from covering Palin's visit with world leaders at the UN, as yet another [...]
And, NBC's Andrea Mitchell joined in the piling-on:

NBC’s Mitchell likens McCain-Palin media restrictions to experiences in North Korea, Syria, and Sudan.

Yesterday, media covering Gov. Sarah Palin’s (R-AK) visit to the United Nations revolted when the McCain-Palin campaign tried to back out of its promise to allow journalists to cover the governor’s meetings with various world leaders. Last night on MSNBC, chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell compared the whole affair to her experiences trying to [...]


The Rush to Agreement

It's now looking like there just might be agreement on some type of bailout plan by this weekend. Congress isn't going anywhere until something happens. I still don't think it will be the version presented by the Administration. And, some of those folks on The Hill ain't gonna be too happy when they realize we all got railroaded into having to do something on a tight deadline. Go. Read. Grab your BP meds first.

Bush Mouthpiece Admits: They’ve Been Sitting on this Plan

It turns out, the Bush Administration has been sitting on this bailout plan for "weeks and months." [...]
Oh, by the way, Joe Biden was on fire for that foreign policy speech in Ohio this morning.  There WILL be clips.  It was THAT good. 
UPDATE:  Here's some of the speech:


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sanchez on the Economy

Rick Sanchez is turning into one of the more dynamic anchors on CNN. You know I like the way he uses Twitter to interact with his viewers.  It's a technique that's working.

Busting Limbaugh

He's so obviously lying on this issue.  The problem is that his "faithful followers" won't care.  And they'll continue to spread the BS around.

Limbaugh Repeats Myth That Obama Is Of ‘Arab-African’ Descent

Yesterday on his radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh falsely claimed that Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) is “Arab.” “He’s Arab. You know, he’s from Africa. He’s from Arab parts of Africa,” Limbaugh claimed. Today Limbaugh repeated the lie. While attempting to deny that race may play a role in the presidential campaign, Limbaugh read portions [...]


Spent much time today watching the hearings on the financial bailout plan now before Congress. I'll say one thing, the folks on that banking committee aren't going to just roll over and accept the "hand it all over" proposal. I just don't see how there can be any agreement this week.  Wall Street was none too happy, either.  Down about 150 points.  There were some great questions asked by the senators, but I don't think many of them were happy with the answers they got.  I'll be looking for clips later.
In the meantime, the REALLY unbelievable event today.  Palin sits down to talk with real "world leaders", but kicks reporters out after a 29 second (yup, less than half a minute) photo op. Well....them reporter folks got all riled up.  Good for them...

Dear Media, pull your reporters from the Straight Talk Express

In the aftermath of the revolt against the Palin/McCain campaign kicking reporters out of the photo opps Sarah Palin is holding at the UN today, there's a larger question that remains. Why is the corporate media continuing to subsidize John McCain's free photo opps by having staff on his bus and plane? It costs a fortune to have reporters embedded with [...]

Monday, September 22, 2008

Cutting Back

Now, the personal cuts are beginning to hurt.  And harm.

Consumers Cut Health Spending as Economic Downturn Takes Toll

As the credit crunch threatens to throw the economy into a deep slump, Americans are already cutting back on health care, a sector once thought to be invulnerable to recession. Spending on everything from doctors' appointments to preventive tests to prescription drugs is under pressure."The number of prescriptions filled in the U.S. [...]


Oh, They'll Appeal

I'm also pretty sure there will be enough legal tap-dancing to make sure nothing is released before the elections. Still, it could be most interesting...

Fed. Appeals Court Orders Pentagon to Turn Over Detainee Abuse Photos

The ACLU scored a victory today in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. "A federal court today ordered the Department of Defense to release photographs depicting the abuse of detainees by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit rejected [...]


Monday Musings

So, oil jumps $16/barrel, biggest one-day hike in history.  The world is worried about this financial bailout thing. And, judging by comments online and on TV, Americans are not happy with the plan, either. Take a look at the latest poll numbers.  It doesn't get any more negative than this:

New poll: Zero percent of Americans think national economy is improving.

A new American Research Group poll shows that “[n]o Americans say that the national economy is getting better,” while 82 percent say it is getting much worse. Only 17 percent approve of President Bush’s handling of the economy, with 78 percent disapproving. Even among Republicans, more disapprove of his economic performance than approve: Among Republicans, [...]

Bailout plan hit as unconstitutional

It's a safe bet that the legislative proposal by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Jr. to buy up bad Wall Street assets is going to undergo some fundamental revision.Troubling to many critics is the breathtaking extraconstitutionality of the proposal which would give the Treasury secretary unusual powers that couldn't be countermanded by Congress or the courts.That appears on its face to violate the Constitution's assertion of [...]
UPDATE: Oh, yeah.  The Dow was in a freefall today - down about 400 points.


Saturday, September 20, 2008

From The Trenches

This reporter has been on "Countdown" a couple of times.  From the Alaskan trenches, here's what's being talked about.


Political partisanship has nothing to do with the current outrage of many Alaskans.  McCain/Palin stormtroopers have dropped into Alaska and taken over the department of law.  Alaska has become a battlefield in the war for the White House. Senator Hollis French, Senator Bill Wielechowki, Senator Kim Elton, Investigator Steve Branchflower and Walt Monegan are the [...]

Nice, Huh?

Well, it seemed that it might be a really interesting debate.  Until they modified the rules.

Debate Rules Modified to Benefit Palin

The New York Times reports that at the insistence of the McCain campaign, the debate between Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. Joe Biden will have different rules than those for the Obama-McCain debate: [...]

I'm Guessing

But, I'm pretty darn certain that you'll be hearing a lot about this in the next few days.  A lot. Given the similar raid in Texas not all that long ago.  Just consider yourself being given a "heads up". You're welcome.

Alamo compound raid

Breaking news of a federal raid of "evangelist" Tony Alamo's compound at Fouke, reportedly related to child pornography. Late last year, the Times' John Williams paid a visit to the Fouke compound and reported on a number of the strange currents swirling around the place. He reported in November that [...]


More Optimism

It's getting bad out there. I'm hoping this entire "bailout" thing works, but I'm seriously doubting that it will.  Perhaps we're in over our heads. Already.

The Great depression had Hoovervilles! the Second great Depression is bringing tent cities, it is beginning!

...A month and a half ago I update my rant about the homeless because as bad as things were getting all of a sudden how they count the homeless was changed and we were told the homeless situation in the country is improving.WTF! I am so sick of the lying the fact manipulation by these scum running the country! I have written so many stories about Homeless dumping by hospitals that is still going on. Stories of increasing homelessness of our veterans that is now around 25% of the total homeless. I did a post on cities San Diego in particular opening public lots and [...]


What do you think of the big bailout plan? I think I'm in line with the NYT's assessment...

Talking Business: Hoping a Hail Mary Pass Connects

The solution proposed by the Treasury, like the football play, is not very likely to succeed. [...]
By the way, for what it's worth, I tried the new beta of Windows Live Writer.  Not working.  Not at all. At least not for me.

Monday, September 15, 2008

A New Week

Okay, I promise there will be new posts Tuesday. Heck, with the Dow down 500 points Monday, there really should be a lot to talk about.  I'm back. Stop back

In the meantime, try to figure out THIS!

Media restricted from covering Hurricane Ike’s devastation.

Yesterday in a local report on KTRK-TV in Houston, TX, reporter Wayne Dolcefino revealed that media have been blocked from covering Hurricane Ike’s devastation. In a press conference, Dolcefino pressed Gov. Rick Perry on why media aren’t even allowed to fly over parts of Galveston Island, noting that media access was far better in Mississippi [...]

Thursday, September 11, 2008


I'm not saying it's all accurate, but it's a heck of a rumor.  Really...

And they'll spin this as "he was only trying to help his poor, drug-addicted wife"
I wish I could believe that this would have an impact on the campaign. But since Tom Brokaw has come out and said that John McCain gets a free pass on everything in his life because he was a prisoner of war, I guess he'll get a free pass on this one too.  I'd heard that there was something nasty about to come out [...]


It's Sarah Palin day. I know I've been absent. Still. 'nuff said. And, ouch. I missed the interview tonight, but the link has the copy.  And the choice quote...

Palin on the Bush Doctrine

But, others will argue..

ABC News blows it

Friday, September 05, 2008


Just when you think things are really bad, you realize that others have it worse.  CNN's Jack Cafferty lost his wife this morning.
Wow, very sad. From CNN: "Jack Cafferty isn’t here today for the Cafferty File because of some tragic news. Hiswife of 35 years, Carol, passed away unexpectedly this morning. Carol was everything to Jack. The dedication of his book reads, “for Carol, my wife, my life.”

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Where's He Been?

If any of you were worried, you shouldn't be. I spent a couple of weeks babysitting the new granddaughter and still trying to figure out my next occupation.
Skimming through Bloglines tonight, I noticed a couple of notes about the RNC.  Palin's speech is getting a  lot of attention, but it appears to have sent more money to the Obama campaign than to McCain's.
And, from Tuesday night, word that Cindy McCain's outfit wasn't from Target. 
Go ahead. Follow that link. We're not talking a few thousand bucks here. We're talking  MEGA bucks!
UPDATE:  Just one more little thing.  That big jet that Palin keeps saying she listed on Ebay and sold at a profit? Not quite the real story.