Tag Archives: Palin

Palin’s Palm Reading

Last night, the Tea Party circus act had its grand finale. The night was capped with a keynote speech by ringmaster Sarah Palin, who reportedly received upwards of $100,000 for her address. The speech itself was unremarkable. It featured constant swipes at Obama, contrasted with mindless worship of tax cuts, military operations abroad and, of […]

Taibbi On The Media-Political Establishment Dynamic

One of WWW’s favorites, Matt Taibbi, struck not a blow at Sarah Palin in a recent post but the whole of the relationship between the mainstream media and its interactions with the political establishment. Taibbi has been a reporter out on the campaign trail multiple times and, coming from a non-traditional journalism background, tends not […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

I won’t be posting tomorrow, so go shopping or something.

Roundup for Monday 10/20/2008

It’s pretty screwed up that we don’t have good medical records for either of the presidential candidates. Especially since one of them is ancient and has repeated bouts with cancer. Even worse, neither VP candidate has released any medical records at all? What are Biden and Palin hiding? And Palin, where is your press conference?  […]

Dispatches from the Twilight Zone

The McCain campaign has been a little reality-challenged lately. Here are some fun examples for you kids: 1) Sarah Palin when asked about the Palin-Troopergate report released Friday: I’m very very pleased to be cleared of any legal wrongdoing … any hint of any kind of unethical activity there. Very pleased to be cleared of […]

2008 Vice Presidential Debate: Liveblogging

Dü-veeeeeep dü-ba-dü-ba-dü-ba-debate! » Skip down to my conclusion « 8:00pm Baseball is really good at making me sleepy. Gonna drink an iced coffee so I can stay awake. That’s right. Iced. Coffee. I’m an elitist. 8:10pm If you’re one of those three people that have internet but no TV, you should be able to catch […]

Palin & the end of pretend democracy

If you’re familiar with the arguments made by the likes of Noam Chomsky, Ralph Nader, or even Glenn Greenwald, I think you’d be familiar with convincing arguments that the U.S. has ceased being a functional democracy. Our country is ruled largely by a cabal of wealthy businessmen and their puppet politicians. When’s the last time […]

Simple, blunt and right

(Updated Below) CNN’s Jack Cafferty delivers the brutal verdict on Sarah Palin’s candidacy: Cafferty’s conclusion for those of you without video or audio: “If John McCain wins this woman will be one 72-year-old’s heartbeat away from being President of the United States. And if that doesn’t scare the hell out of you, it should.” And […]

Race is still an issue

While I was out of town, our old “Roundup Guru,” Jordan, forwarded me a story he thought I should write a post about. Since I’m still recovering from the vacation, I’m going to take his advice, even if it’s a few days late. The article Jordan forwarded is “This is Your Nation on White Privilege” […]

Nothing to see here

(Updated Below) Last night, McCain’s campaign announced that Sarah Palin will not cooperate with the investigation into her possible of abuse of power as governor, known as Troopergate. This comes after assurances that she would cooperate and bring “openness” to Washington. Is the ability to lie without flinching a genetic trait? Update There she goes, […]