Tag Archives: Election

Iraqi election chicanery

Trouble is brewing in the 51st State over the recent elections. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is throwing winners of the latest election in jail rather than face the possibility of losing his post: In a secret ruling made by the Iraqi Supreme Court the day before the [election] results were released, they determined that […]

Domestic terrorism

“Using the threat of terrorism to try to achieve political goals is, you know, what terrorists do.” That was Atrios in response to this news: Tom Ridge, the first secretary of homeland security, asserts in a new book that he was pressured by top advisers to President George W. Bush to raise the national threat level just […]

Roundup for Monday 6/22/2009

How Goldman Sachs played a key role in destroying the economy, and still managed to come out ahead at the end: “Imagine a meat company that bred ten billion rats, fattened them on trash and sewage, ground their bodies into chuck, and then sold it all as grade-A ground beef to McDonald’s and Burger King, […]

The Iranian election & American hypocrisy

The results are in. The Western world’s boogeyman, Mr. Ahmadinejad of Iran, has won re-election by a score of 24,527,516 to 13,216,411. The United States, with democracy drooling from its lips, instantly barked about voting irregularities, even though evidence of fraud is, at the moment, nonexistent. Another bark came when Iran repressed some of the […]

A matter of grave importance

My friend Andrew has brought it to my attention that Luke Russert was “c*ck blocked” by Brian Williams live on NBC during their election coverage. You can check it out in this clip: (A higher quality version is available here.) I may be imagining things, but it seems to me that the girl on Russert’s […]

Post-election thoughts

The overwhelming emotion for me so far has been relief. The polls may have painted a bleak picture John McCain, but after these last eight years I’ve learned never to underestimate the power of prejudice and fear. And let’s be honest, I know McCain gave a great concession speech, but his campaign lived and breathed […]

Election 2008 Results Liveblogging

11:00pm NBC just called it for Barack Obama. This insanely long election is finally over! I don’t know what to say. It’s hard to believe actually. 10:15pm Not happy that McConnell won… but Ian I think it’s safe to drink now. At least it is for me… 9:50pm I don’t see how Obama loses this […]

Go vote

If you haven’t already voted, go do it. No matter who you vote for and no matter what happens the next four years, at least you can say you did the bare minimum to try to point this country in the right direction. Flickr photo by swanksalot

Did the media decide this election?

On Friday, Jazz Shaw of TMV asked if Barack Obama was the story the media wanted to tell and did they inject themselves into the plot to keep the story on script? I think that answer to that question is an unequivocal “no.” I’ve said before that removing bias or unfairness from news is an […]

My vote is bigger than your vote

It’s not uncommon to hear complaints about the Electoral College every four years. It’s an anachronistic system to be sure, one designed for a time when average citizens had no direct say in who became president. But now, for better or worse, we each have the chance to cast a ballot for our presidential candidate […]