Deep Thoughts about First Prez Debate

Never mentioned:

How stretched military is.

The kind of example the preemptive war policy of
Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld/Kristol et al. has set for other countries, such
as Russia.


The potential need for a military draft.

Thanks Jim Lehrer. I suppose those questions would have been too impolite.

The Day I Decided to Vote for Poppy Bush (ahem)


This was an answering machine message that Glenn Rawson and I created in our apartment back in 1992.

It was spontaneous, unrehearsed, and recorded on an old answering machine.


Straight Talk Express = MIA


September 24, 2008, NYT
McCain Aide's Firm Was Paid by Freddie Mac

WASHINGTON - One of the giant mortgage companies at the heart of the
credit crisis paid $15,000 a month from the end of 2005 through last
month to a firm owned by Senator John McCain's campaign manager,
according to two people with direct knowledge of the arrangement. The
disclosure undercuts a statement by Mr. McCain on Sunday night that
the campaign manager, Rick Davis, had had no involvement with the
company for the last several years.


If A Lie is Repeated Often Enough...

2008, multiple times:

"You're gonna hear a lot about the abusive practice of earmarks in Congress from our good senator here. We championed in Alaska reform of the old earmark process. I told Congress, `Thanks but no thanks' for that Bridge To Nowhere up in Alaska. If our state wanted a bridge, we were gonna build it ourselves." (Lebanon, PA, 9-9-08)


In September [20th], 2006, Sarah Palin showed up in Ketchikan on her gubernatorial campaign and said the bridge was essential for the town's prosperity."



Mark Udall answers my question on You Tube

I got an email invitation to submit a question to Mark Udall, who's running for Senate in Colorado.

Here's my question:


Here's his reply:



Palin's Attack on Community Organizing

Great line heard on Friday, September 5, 2008 Diane Rehm Show:

"Jesus was a community organizer. Pontius Pilate was a governor."


Are Palin Supporters Actually Traitors?

Imagine: you're a Republican. You honestly believe that the country
is "at war." You honestly believe that security is the number one
issue when it comes to choosing a leader. You also know that McCain
is a cancer survivor and is 72 years old. How can you make the
security argument *to yourself* let alone proclaiming it to everyone
else? By promoting an argument for a VP that hurts the country's
security, aren't you, in fact, acting as one of America's greatest