Al Gore

Al Gore had some strong words at the convention: “John McCain does not care about ManBearPig!” Only Barack Obama has a real plan to stop ManBearPig. I’m super duper cereal (or serial, as the case may be).

Liveblogging the speech of the year

I’m watching Barack Obama’s speech, and I’m frankly surprised how negative it is. He stresses how awful everything is, and blames Bush, says McCain is clueless and out of touch, and keeps talking about the need for the government to take care of people. In short, he’s making the case for socialism, and he sounds […]

Fusion Report 29 August 2008

Alan Boyle has the latest on the EMC2 fusion experiments. Researchers have finished the first phase of an unorthodox, low-cost nuclear fusion experiment that has generated a megawatt’s worth of buzz on the Internet – and they are now waiting for a verdict from their federal funders on whether to proceed to the next phase. […]

cracking down on right wing fear-mongers

“The notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was eight years old, somehow reflects on me and my values, doesn’t make much sense, George.” Barack Obama to George Stephanopoulos in April. Most of us would think that stomping on the American flag […]

Bill Ayers’ better (and successful!) half

I don’t normally correct historical details in stuff I read, but in this case I thought I should, because it sheds a little light on the truly horrid background of one of Barack Obama’s political sponsors who hasn’t been getting enough attention. I refer to Bernardine Dohrn, a notorious and unrepentant terrorist I have called […]

Mocking Luther King

The critics missed the point of what Barack Obama plans to do tonight: he’s not placing himself as a god in a mock temple, but rather cynically exploiting the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famed I Have a Dream speech — with a mock Lincoln Memorial in a football field. This is the […]

Beginning Of The End

This ad will appear at the Republican National Convention. More at: Obama At The Bar Where There Is Truth There Is Fire Obama Threatens TV Stations Ayers On Kerry The Ad Obama Doesn’t Want You To See H/T Power and Control commenter Doug

Obama At The Bar

It looks like Obama may lose his law license for lying on his application. NATURE OF THE CASE: a) making a statement of material fact in connection with a bar application that the applicant knows to be false; b) committing a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer’s fitness to practice law; c) engaging […]

Selected Not Elected

Hillary Clinton called for the selection of Obama as the Democrat Party nominee for President. “In the spirit of unity, with the goal of victory, with faith in our party and our country, let’s declare in one voice, right here, right now, that Barack Obama is our candidate and that he will be our next […]

Back to the Clintons

I just watched Bill Clinton basically steal the show from Hillary, in the form of a rousing speech which made the case for a return to Clintonism. He kept saying that Barack Obama is ready (now that he has tapped the foreign policy experience of Joe Biden), and he kept ticking off his own accomplishments, […]

Only a bigot would oppose gay marriage!

Not long ago, I wrote a post in which I asked why gays shouldn’t have the same right as any other American to support John McCain, and I quoted Richard Miniter: Why do Gay rights advocates demand lock-step political obedience? Indeed they seem as vicious against Gay dissenters as they are toward evangelical Christians. These […]

An Idea Bomb

I’m afraid that’s about the best I can do with “Obama Biden.” (And I already repent….) HT Ann Althouse.

Ephemeral thoughts on Glenn Reynolds’ birthday

It’s August 27, which according to astrological tradition, is Glenn Reynolds’ birthday. So HAPPY BIRTHDAY GLENN! While I’ll spare readers my customary “666” nonsense (as well as evil shirts and crossed swords), I will note that on this date last year, Coco was in heat on Glenn’s birthday, and in the middle of amorous pursuits. […]

Covering A Convention

Stephen Green explains what it is like covering the DNC. To give you an idea, gentle reader, what a political convention is like, I’ve had a total of seven hours sleep in the last two nights, I’ve walked about ten miles, acquired a VERY nice tan, attended I don’t know how many protests, filed two […]

Obama Has Friends

One of them is Alexi Giannoulias. Giannoulias also hosted a fund-raiser for Obama in Chicago in September, 2007, omitting it from his public schedule and keeping it closed to the press. Could it be that Obama didn’t want the press asking questions about a New York Post article published that same morning entitled “Obama’s Mob-Tie […]

Ayers Airs Opinion On Kerry

H/T The Belmont Club

Where There Is Truth There Is Fire

Larry Johnson is having a look at the response by the group running the Obama/Ayers ad to the suit filed with the Justice Department asking them to block the airing of the ad. The Obama Memo argues initially that AIP’s substantial and thorough 167-page documentation and research in support of the Ad, which was provided […]

Diplomacy By Other Means

I was visiting Althouse and came across this comment by a guy bashing Republicans: They prefer war to diplomacy Just anther instance of the left not getting it. War is diplomacy by other means – Clauzwitz. See, it works like this – if you have a carrot and a stick you can accomplish more than […]

“Hillary is right!”

And using her ad against Obama is just plain mean!

What if Ayers really is mainstream?

That last post leaves me wondering about the “housecleaning” identified by Hot Air, and my question about why the Obama campaign would scrub its characterization of Bill Ayers as “mainstream.” Especially because I enjoy playing Devil’s Advocate, it occurs to me that perhaps I should take another look at Barack Obama’s position. The question is […]