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October 29, 2008

Open Thread

On a tip from Matt L.

Posted by Van Helsing at October 29, 2008 8:38 AM

Earliest London snowfall in 74 years - Take that Al Gore!

Posted by: mandy at October 29, 2008 9:14 AM

Hah, I used roughly this same analogy at breakfast to explain to my 6 and 9 year olds one difference between The One and McCain. I'd heard it yesterday from Rush... another key point is that those lazy kids won't even thank the kids that were forced to give away half of their candy. I extended the analogy to say that under McCain, we'd be encouraged to give some of the candy away to needy kids, and we'd do it because we want to, since Americans are generous and caring folks. Now my kids are all set to explain election year economic politics to their wacked-out, kool-aid-sipping liberal friends at scrool.

...And they know taekwondo, just in case they need to defend themselves.

Posted by: The MaryHunter at October 29, 2008 9:20 AM


Here’s some of what the Left is spewing as we enter the waning days of the campaign:

Garrison Keillor, member of the Democratic Farmer-Labor Party, the thrice-wed Minnesota Wobegon guru who spends most of his time on the Upper West Side in New York City, and who enthusiastically supports Barack Obama writes on, “The country longs for a president who can talk and think at the same time. We’ve been locked up with the Current Occupant for way too long and the thought of replacing him with the Angry Old Man of the Desert and Whoopee the Ice Queen is miserable in the extreme.”

Such age-ism from a 66 year old and such terror of a female Alaskan governor! The only males I hear who refer to Sarah Palin as an ice queen are queens in their own right.

The LA Times on its suppression of that video showing Obama and his friends in the Palestinian community: “The Los Angeles Times did not publish the videotape because it was provided to us by a confidential source who did so on the condition that we not release it,” said the newspaper’s editor, Russ Stanton. “The Times keeps its promises to sources.”,0,5458024.story.

It’s odd that that same “newspaper” saw fit to publish national defense secrets a few years ago. I assume that protecting sources, and protecting Barack Obama, is of greater consequence than protecting our national security to the Times.

Late night and early night “comics” continue to hammer away at McCain and Palin, all in the interests of good, clean fun. Read some of their riotous, political “humor” here:

Leno, Letterman, Stewart, Colbert, O’Brien, Kimmel, Ferguson, et al. have no partisan motives, of course, even though, “In no other campaign over the last 20 years has one party’s ticket been jabbed more than the other by even a 2-to-1 ratio, said Robert Lichter, a George Mason University professor,” as opposed to the 7-to-1 ratio of jabs at McCain/Palin.

Although this is not quite a comprehensive tally of the hundreds, thousands, (millions?) of scurrilous articles,...

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Posted by: Gene Lalor at October 29, 2008 9:20 AM

Halloween is a liberal's favorite holiday. They get to dress up as someone they're not and go door to door looking for a handout

Posted by: JamesJ at October 29, 2008 10:04 AM

Are there any grown-ups in the Democrat Party? Democrat Senate Candidate Steals Republican Tape Recorder from Debate Podium. Apparently, it was done just to be childish. The Democrat Party always seems to be more juvenile, and some things Obama has done (giving Hillary the finger, deliberately mispronouncing the name of Sarah Palin's hometown as 'Wasilly') have really struck me as childish, too. And then there's Claire McCaskill spitting on Mitt Romney's earpiece. Totally childish.

Posted by: V the K at October 29, 2008 1:46 PM

After seeing that cartoon, I reached the conclusion that Halloween 2009 will turn into a teachable moment if Obama wins Nov. 4.

Posted by: Bob McCarty at October 29, 2008 3:14 PM

The DMACRAT the most scary and terrifying thing to prowl on halloween night AND THE GREAT PUMPKIN WILL BRING THEM ABSOLUTLY NOTHING

Posted by: Spurwing Plover at October 29, 2008 7:44 PM

Posted by: Thulsa Doom at October 29, 2008 10:22 PM

speaking of Liberal's fantasies, here's how they see election day playing out

Posted by: mega at October 29, 2008 10:40 PM


A thirty minute infomercial. Four million dollars. Seven networks, including BET. Replete with an Oval Office setting which complements his presumptuous presidential seal:

Barack Obama made the best of the hundreds of millions of dollars he gained by reneging on his pledge to accept limited public financing, a pledge which John McCain also made, a pledge which John McCain kept, a pledge which made it financially impossible for John McCain to replicate such a blatant display of both greed and chutzpah.

With five days before Election Day, Obama’s bald-faced pitch for votes will go down in the annals of American elections as one of the greatest insults to the electorate and as one of the prime reasons for his victory, if that eventuality comes to pass.

Many people will no doubt forget that insult of a pledge unfulfilled or, considering our current society’s ambivalence toward morality, dismiss it as “just politics” and vote for a liar anyway and dismiss the inequity toward McCain and his supporters.

See here for one account of Obama’s infomercial, which was actually more akin to a sales pitch for a get-rich-quick scheme than for reasonable, thinking voters to cast their lot with him:×1212001024x1200721779

Note, especially, the poll questions and responses. Only half the respondents said they watched all or part of it and thought it was a “good idea,” 57% thought Obama has run the best political ads, but 92% said such ads did not sway them.

Further down on that same page, 53% of those respondents indicated that McCain’s “personal story,” of fighting for his country, being imprisoned and tortured for 5 1/2 years, refusing early release from his imprisonment, spending decades in the Senate in service to his nation, “is more compelling.”

Yet, his personal story had no or little effect on 67% of them. Apparently, Obama’s “story” as a local Chicago activist/agitator and almost four years in the Senate of the United States carried more weight.

Check out for an analysis...

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Posted by: Gene Lalor at October 30, 2008 12:18 AM

Nicholas II for Tsar, an article by John Zmirak. No particular moonbattery illustrated, I just liked it and wanted to share it.

Posted by: Rob Banks at October 30, 2008 12:42 AM

Posted by: V the K at October 30, 2008 5:15 AM