Tag Archives: Sarah Palin

Profiles in oil corruption

Remember how Republicans were opposed to financial regulation because they were sucking money in from big banks? Recession be damned, Republicans were willing to stand with their natural political allies. Well, that same story is playing out again, but this time it’s the teat of Big Oil Republicans can’t quit even in the face 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 […]

Stuff I didn’t know

The main vampire dude in the Twilight series is supposed to be over 100 years old! I have to echo Yglesias on this one: if he’s 100+, why is he hanging out with high school chicks? _________ I realize until this week that it was the media’s job to boost Sarah Palin’s book sales. ABC News […]

Scariest Halloween costume ever

That Woman

Dear Purveyors of Mass Media, It would do crucial justice to the sanity of this country if there were a moratorium on continued discussion of That Woman. All statements and speculations about “2012” and the word “presidential” or “candidate” should be abandoned in the context of her name. That Woman has resigned her office due […]

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?  […]

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” […]