Biden Trusts Palin Quit For Personal Reasons

Biden told Stephanopolous that when people reject higher office his own guess is often that it was primarily motivated by: what the state of their life was and the state of their family. And he also said Those who’ve been deeply involved in politics know at the end of the day that it is really [Read More...]

Gay Rights and Persecution Around the World

Johann Hari celebrates the remarkable progress for gay rights, achieved through peaceful democratic pressure around the world in the 40 years since Stonewall.  But then he highlights some of the places where being gay means being murdered: Jamaica is Taliban Afghanistan for gay people. If caught, gays and lesbians face ten years’ hard labour – [Read More...]

Westboro Baptist Church To Picket Michael Jackson’s Funeral

Disgusting as every other time they picket a funeral. Members of Fred Phelps’s fundamentalist church are planning to picket the funeral of late pop icon Michael Jackson, according to the group’s website. For the full story on this group watch this 8 part series of videos beginning with this one: And yesterday, we saw this [Read More...]

Sarah Palin: A Daily Show Retrospective

In honor of the surprising news of Sarah Palin’s resignation, here are my nine favorite classic Daily Show segments on her (in chronological order): September 3, 2008: Sarah Palin Gender Card September 4, 2008: Sarah Palin-Vet This! September 15, 2008: Sarah Palin Won’t Blink September 18, 2008: Gov. At First Sight October 6, 2008: Vice [Read More...]

Palin A Fighting Quitter

David Kurtz notes that the meme of Palin as a fighter hasn’t changed even as she’s resigned office. [Read more...]

Did Palin Foreshadow Her Resignation?

Here she expresses thoughts of quitting weeks ago in a (fawning) interview with John Ziegler: [Read more...]

Reactions To Palin’s Resignation

PZ Myers: She doesn’t give a good reason why; in an annoyingly chipper speech, she whines about the way she was being scrutinized for ethics violations, and the fact that she was currently an ineffective lame duck governor, and then announces that she’s stepping down from office. It makes no sense at all, and it [Read More...]

Palin Resigns Governorship!!

Story here: In a stunnign announcement, Gov. Sarah Palin said Friday morning she will resign her office in a few weeks. It is baffling if she wants to run for president that she would think that not even finishing her term as a governor is going to help her.  Especially when even conservative opinion makers [Read More...]

Making The Cut

Bradlaugh: A Yemenia Airlines plane crashed into the Indian Ocean Tuesday. Of the 153 people on board, only one survived, 13-year-old Bahia Baraki of Paris. Said her Dad:  “I can’t say that it’s a miracle, I can say that it is God’s will.” I guess the relatives of the other 152 passengers, the ones who didn’t make the [Read More...]


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