The sun rose in the east this morning. I still have five toes on each
foot. Michael Moore is still obese. McDonald's still sells a lot of
hamburgers. A Rolls-Royce still costs more than a Hyundai.
And the New York Times has endorsed Barack Obama.
Most of what was written in the endorsement is as predictable as the
endorsement itself. The Times hates Bush, hates McCain by proxy and loves
Obama. But one specific paragraph caught my eye:
Mr. McCain, whom we chose as the best Republican
nominee in the primaries, has spent the last coins of his reputation for
principle and sound judgment to placate the limitless demands and narrow
vision of the far-right wing. His righteous fury at being driven out of the
2000 primaries on a racist tide aimed at his adopted daughter has been
replaced by a zealous embrace of those same win-at-all-costs tactics and
This says in so many words that John McCain is zealously running a racist
By doing what? The Times doesn't say. The endorsement immediately
moves on to attack Mr. McCain on economic policies, climate change and
Since I (and, I would think, most others) don't have the slightest idea of
what racist campaign the Times is talking about, wouldn't it have been nice
for them to give us a few examples? Or is the Times so pompous, arrogant
and self-impressed that its editorial board thinks the mere fact that they
published this accusation inherently makes it true?
I've often talked about how far the New York Times has sunk. But I have
to say that if it is possible to sink even lower, the Times has managed to do it
THE MAN WHO COULD HAVE BEEN PRESIDENT
Read this and ponder John Kerry as President:
Kerry defends Depends crack
By Joe Dwinell / Herald Exclusive Friday, October 24, 2008 -
Updated 8m ago
F. Kerry defended his controversial joke suggesting the GOPs John McCain wears
Depends adult diapers, saying today its the type of ribald humor you hear at
the South Boston St. Patricks Day roast or on late-night
Kerry, appearing before the Boston Herald
editorial board, bristled at the suggestion his jab was not
He even started to repeat another joke lobbed at
McCain on Leno or Letterman, but he stopped and asked that a video camera be
The camera was not shut off, so Kerry told the
Herald today people can go look it up for themselves.
Kerry said the Depends line has long been
political fodder. When first posed the question, the Bay States junior senator
said: Ah, actually, Bob Dole used to joke about it himself.
It was used at St. Patricks Day. Did you guys
complain then? he said. It was lamenting the kinds of questions that get asked
in presidential races and why the media is fixated by certain things like boxers
Barack Obama was asked, and I said ... It
depends. Thats the joke, he told the Herald today. As a double-entendre,
actually, it is pretty funny. Its a decent joke. ... Its not half as bad as
the stuff you hear on Leno or Letterman every night.
The other night I heard someone asking why John
McCain was so (pause). This is not on the record thing (pause), because I dont
want to make another joke. You can make the decision. Go look at the jokes they
use, he added.
Thats a legitimate (inaudible), he
When it comes to denseness, this man makes asbestos green with
ACORN: SO BAD EVEN THE TIMES HAS TO REPORT IT
The New York Times has been acting as defense lawyer and apologist for ACORN
throughout most of this poltical campaign.
But the paper was faced with a reality so clear, based on numbers so
large, that it had to be reported as a major news story.
How bad is the information about ACORN? I'll let the Times' Michael
Falcone and Michael Moss tell you, via this excerpt from their
article. The bold print is mine:
On Oct. 6, the community organizing group
Acorn and an affiliated charity called Project Vote announced with
jubilation that they had registered 1.3 million new voters. But it turns out the
claim was a wild exaggeration, and the real number of newly registered voters
nationwide is closer to 450,000, Project Votes executive director, Michael
Slater, said in an interview.
The remainder are registered voters who
were changing their address and roughly 400,000 that were rejected by election
officials for a variety of reasons, including duplicate registrations,
incomplete forms and fraudulent submissions from low-paid field workers trying
to please their supervisors, Mr. Slater acknowledged.
In registration drives, it is common for a
percentage of newly registered voters to be disqualified for various reasons,
although experts say the percentage is higher when groups pay workers to gather
registrations. But the disclosure on Thursday that 30 percent of Acorns
registrations were faulty was described by Republicans as further proof of what
they said was Acorns effort to tilt the election unfairly.
We were wondering how many were Donald Duck and
Mickey Mouse, said Danny Diaz, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee. The group is really tainted, and any work they do is suspect.
Republicans had been prepared for months to make
an issue of Acorns registration drive. A year ago, the partys national
committee anticipated the surge of new registrations by putting a map of the
country on its Web site, labeled You Cant Make This Up! Vote Fraud.
Democrats and officials with Acorn accuse
Republicans of trying to manufacture a controversy to deflect attention from
alleged voter suppression activities in several states. Election officials and
experts say there is little chance that significant numbers of supporters of
either party would actually try to vote through a fraudulent
Over the last few weeks, the Acorn
registration drive has become a flash point in the campaign when the flood of
new voter registrations prompted complaints from election officials about the
high number of improper submissions. State and local officials have begun
investigations into possible fraudulent activity in at least 10 states.
If interviews with two dozen voters in the swing
states of Florida and Ohio are any indication, Republicans efforts appear to
have resonated with some members of their own party as well as with some
independents and Democrats.
Id have to see how bad it is and what happens,
said Dorrie Cohen, an 82-year-old Democrat in Boynton Beach, Fla. If its very
organized fraud, I think that I would question the election. If its just a few
people trying something, I dont think I would. However, theres so much on the
newspapers and the TV about it, I imagine it will be organized.
Mr. Slater and Acorn officials have defended their
voter registration work. They said that it remained technically difficult to
weed out duplications without better access to election records, and that their
internal auditing identified many of the fraudulent registrations, which they
flagged for election officials to review.
Everybody knows that when 1.3 million
applications are submitted, not every single one of them gets on the rolls,
said Brian Kettenring, a spokesman for Acorn. Thats common
God that last part is funny. Everyone knows that not every one of
1.3 million applications gets on the rolls. How about OVER TWO THIRDS of
And those, folks, are the ones that have been caught. With this much BS
in the ACORN registrations that we do know about, why would I not be suspicious
about the remaining ones as well?
In the real world, this would seem to indisputably validate most of the
claims made by Republicans about what a dirty enterprise ACORN is. I
am both very happy and very surprised to say that the Times article has, for the
most part, done just that.
Maybe Mr. Mr. Falcone and Mr. Moss would like to make the acquaintance of
their fellow writers at the Times, the ones who somehow overlooked this massive
pile of BS from ACORN for all these months.
"HIT A JEW" DAY
Sometimes you read stories that just make you sick.
Here is one of them:
Mo. students face punishment for `Hit a Jew
Oct 24, 5:18 AM (ET)
By JIM SALTER
ST. LOUIS (AP) - At least four students from a
suburban St. Louis middle school face punishment for allegedly hitting Jewish
classmates during what they called "Hit a Jew Day."
The incident happened last week at Parkway West
Middle School in Chesterfield.
District officials said Thursday they believe that
fewer than 10 children of the district's 35 Jewish students were struck.
District spokesman Paul Tandy said that in most
cases, the students were hit on the back of their shoulders but one student was
slapped in the face.
It began with an unofficial "Spirit Week" among
sixth-graders that started harmlessly enough with a "Hug a Friend Day." Then
there was "High Five Day."
Soon, though, the days moved from friendly to
silly. Next there was "Hit a Tall Person Day" and, finally, "Hit a Jew Day."
District officials believe a handful of children
were directly involved. Those who actually struck classmates could face
suspension and required counseling, Tandy said. Others who weren't directly
involved but taunted Jewish students or egged on classmates could face lesser
"There is a mix of sadness and outrage," Tandy
said. "The concern is a lot of kids knew about it and they didn't take action or
Karen Aroesty, St. Louis regional director of the
Anti-Defamation League, said this was more than a case of bullying. Officials
from the group will meet Friday with district leaders to discuss the
I would like to think that while the hitting is extraordinarily dumb,
most of the children (maybe even the Jewish children) probably didn't see it as
having the gravity adults would place on it. They were picking a different
target each day and Jews were just one of those targets, like tall people.
But the taunting is another story. And am I supposed to feel
better that "fewer than 10" out of the 35 Jews in the school were hit? If
7 or 8 of them were hit would that make it ok?
It seems to me that the teaching staff - and very especially the parents -
from that school have their work cut out for them.
134 YEAR OLD KOOKOO?
Do you want to believe in a fairy tale?
CNN apparently does, since it did a story (which I found on www.hotair.com) about a woman who claims she is
134 year old --- without any actual proof other than a "birth certificate" based
on what she told the person creating it.
Here is the video (if you have trouble seeing it, just click
Maybe it's just my cynical side, but when we're told a woman is 134 years old
and her name is Kookoo Molookoo, I have to admit I get a bit suspicious.
How about you?
IS MURTHA A GONER?
How I hope that title is accurate.
Michelle Malkin is reporting that the newest poll of john murtha's district
shows murtha behind by 14%. It was done by the Dane organization on
Wednesday, among 800 likely voters (a large sample for one
There is no doubt that, if a sea change has occurred in murtha's district, it
is because of him calling his own constituents "racists", sort of
half-apologizing for it, but then calling them "rednecks" just days
People tend to react badly when they are told what scum they are.
murtha's constituents are certainly no exception.
Look, I don't have any idea if this polling is accurate. And since I
have major problems with national polls, you would be right to assume I have
even bigger problems with local ones.
But if these data are anywhere near correct, not only is murtha in grave
danger of losing his congressional seat (to a standing ovation from anyone who
cares about integrity or supports our troops), but it seems obvious
that this would translate into one helluva lot more votes for John
McCain as well.
If McCain wins Pennsylvania, his chances of winning the election jump
dramatically. Wouldn't it be ironic if murtha's big, stupid mouth causes
it to happen?
THE MAHONEY/FOLEY COMPARISON
In case there is anyone left who still thinks media bias doesn't exist,
please read this article from Tim Graham of www.newsbusters.org, which compares
coverage of the Tim Mahoney sex scandal to the Mark Foley e-mail scandal of two
years ago. Then get back to me:
Tim Mahoney, Adulterer: More
Dignified Than Sarah Palin?
By Tim Graham (Bio | Archive) October
24, 2008 - 17:32 ET
A week ago, Rep. Tim Mahoney, the ethically
compromised liberal legislator who replaced Rep. Mark Foley, admitted to
adultery, but unlike Foley, is running for re-election anyway. Its time for an
update on the lack of Mahoney coverage on the networks, and the news magazines.
CBS and NBC still have done zero. ABC, which broke the story on its Blotter blog
of Mahoney putting a mistress on his payroll and paying her $120,000,
has offered two little sentences on last Saturdays Good Morning America.
Time has nothing so far. Newsweek only mentioned it in passing in its cutesy
"Dignity Index" feature...and declared that Sarah Palin was even less dignified.
ABC's sentences passed quickly from the lips
of news reader Ron Claiborne:
And a married Florida congressman now admits
that he had at least two affairs, but insists he broke no laws and he will not
resign. Democratic Representative Tim Mahoney replaced Republican Representative Mark Foley, who resigned
after a sex scandal.
Time and Newsweek blatantly enjoyed the Mark Foley
scandal two years ago, and Foleys face "graced" the cover of Newsweek. But so
far, Time hasnt mentioned Mahoney. Newsweek briefly addressed the matter
in their "Dignity Index" feature. The index is described as "A weekly mathematical survey of dubious
behavior that measures, on a scale of 1 to 100, just how low you can go."
But according to the moralists at Newsweek,
Mahoneys adultery and payoffs are not as "low" as Sarah Palin's
Mahoney, who replaced Mark Foley (the Capitol Hill male-page guy),
gets his own sex scandal: cops to multiple affairs. Something in the water?
Responding to the Troopergate report,
Gov. Sarah Palin says she's "pleased to be cleared" of "any
kind of unethical activity." Nice try. The report said exactly the opposite.
Mahoneys story has surfaced on CNN a little. It
emerged Thursday night on Election Center with Campbell Brown, where liberal
legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said this sex scandal is nutty, just like that
nutty family that wanted to keep Elian Gonzalez out of communist Cuba:
BROWN: What is it about this district,
TOOBIN: What is it about Florida? Florida is
bringing the crazy -- come on.
BROWN: Oh, come on. My mom lives in Florida.
They're not all crazy.
TOOBIN: Well, no, there was a period there where
it looked like Florida was really taking over as the nuttiness capital. You
had Elian Gonzalez. You had the recount in Florida, Mark Foley.
Foley wasn't just a massive story, it was
also the subject of major media polls. Newsweek assertively polled and found that 52 percent thought House Speaker Dennis Hastert tried to
cover it up. Newsweek isn't about to do a Pelosi poll over Mahoney -- not while
he still has a chance at getting re-elected.
Mahoney, you may recall, was the guy who won Foley's old district by running
on a platform featuring moral values.
Wouldn't you think there's just a teeny weeny story in here somewhere?
Well, if you do you are wrong. Mr, Mahoney has a D after his name, not an
R like Foley did.
Then they wonder why people call them biased...............
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