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Archive for August, 2008

A nice tour

Posted by Greg on August 31, 2008

At Firedoglake, a bike tour of St. Paul.  Nicely done.

Yes, I’m biased.  I live in a suburb of St. Paul.

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MoDo on why the base will accept Palin

Posted by Greg on August 31, 2008

From the NYT:

Enthusiastic Republicans don’t see the choice of Palin as affirmative action, despite her thin résumé and gaping absence of foreign policy knowledge, because they expect Republicans to put an underqualified “babe,” as Rush Limbaugh calls her, on the ticket. They have a tradition of nominating fun, bantamweight cheerleaders from the West, like the previous Miss Congeniality types Dan Quayle and W., and then letting them learn on the job. So they crash into the globe a few times while they’re learning to drive, what’s the big deal?

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Savaging Palin

Posted by Greg on August 31, 2008

Dan Savage wonders how men will look at Palin:

Look, Sarah Palin tried to get her sister’s ex-husband fired—and, yeah, he sounds like a total douche, but that’s neither here nor there. Palin tried to get a guy with child support payments to make fired. It seems to me that there are a lot of divorced & divorcing men out there—working class, middle class, upper class—who might still be angry about the way they were treated by the families of their ex-wives, and these guys might think twice about putting their ex-wife’s raging bitch of a sister a heartbeat away from the presidency.

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Day 142

Posted by Greg on August 31, 2008

Anyway, I’m so thankful, and so gracious – I’m gracious that my brother Jeb is concerned about the hemisphere as well.

2001

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A partial list

Posted by Greg on August 31, 2008

A partial list of Republican women more qualified than Palin.  Amusing, and partially accurate.

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Not the mamma

Posted by Greg on August 30, 2008

It really doesn’t matter that Sarah Palin’s youngest child is really her grandchild.

But it shows how poorly things were vetted.

UPDATE:

OK, it matters to the extent that it does show things about her character and mindset.  If she’ll go that far to cover up something nobody gives a rat’s rear about, what would she do for something that she thought mattered?  That is of concern given the next president will be following the most corrupt presidency in living memory if not American history.  Probably the latter when you think of it…

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Police raids across Twin Cities in anticipation of the RNC

Posted by Greg on August 30, 2008

The Strib reports:

Ramsey County authorities conducted raids across Minneapolis and St. Paul Friday and Saturday as a pre-emptive strike against disruptive protests of the Republican National Convention.

Five people were arrested and more than 100 were handcuffed, questioned and released by scores of deputies and police officers, according to police and elected officials familiar with the raids.

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What a question

Posted by Greg on August 30, 2008

Do YOU support Shrubya more today than four years ago?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBfngOsvmA0

Grassroots ads don’t get better than this.

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Day 143

Posted by Greg on August 30, 2008

It’s totally wiped out…it’s devastating. It’s got to be doubly devastating on the ground.

From AF1 above New Orleans, August 31, 2005

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Amy gets it in perspective

Posted by Greg on August 29, 2008

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It’s Palin

Posted by Greg on August 29, 2008

Sarah Palin was always in the running, but was considered something of a dark horse candidate.  She deserves attention on the national stage.

Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain has chosen Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, campaign officials told NBC News on Friday.

She would be the first woman to serve on a Republican presidential ticket. The pro-life Palin would also be the first Alaskan ever to appear on a national ticket.

Palin, 44, was elected Alaska’s first woman governor in 2006. The state’s voters had grown weary of career politician Gov. Frank Murkowski, whom she defeated in the GOP primary.

And I expect to rejoice in her defeat this November.

Could have been much, much worse.  Could have been Tim Pawlenty, Multiple Choice Mitt, et. al.

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Biden borked first

Posted by Greg on August 29, 2008

From Ed Brayton we learn of how Biden led the charge against Robert Bork.  Cool.

The Worldnutdaily had a link on their front page to an old NY Times article from 1987 about Joe Biden leading the charge against the nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court. I presume they did this to make their readers dislike Biden, but it sounds like a point in his favor to me.

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MSNBC features Minnesotans’ responses to the weakening economy

Posted by Greg on August 29, 2008

Worth checking out.

High energy prices are crimping spending for retailers across the country, but Minnesotans are getting hit harder than many others. When we asked msnbc.com’s Gut Check America readers in Minnesota to tell us how the state’s economy was affecting them, they mentioned issues as diverse as the slump in housing prices, the turmoil the stock market and runaway government spending. But energy prices were foremost on their minds.

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Day 144

Posted by Greg on August 29, 2008

I said I was looking for a book to read, Laura said you ought to try Camus. I also read three Shakespeares…I’ve got a eck-a-lec-tic reading list.

2006

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Obama’s speech

Posted by Greg on August 28, 2008

He knocked it out of the park, in political terms.  Weak in the expected places, but overall a very solid effort and one which should provide one hell of a bounce, among thinking people, at least.

Read the whole thing here.

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