Staggering bigotry of Kathleen Parker – UPDATED

After reading this execrable bit of bigotry and preening martyrdom by Kathleen Parker - who apparently has discovered that the magic formula for "instant media love" is "going maverick on your own tribe," - I am considering adding her to my list of Media Whores and Sad She-Clowns who - in excessive spurts of spirit brought on by sudden media praise - cross lines and go way too far.Parker, who had her right-wing, "Christianist" Conservative moments until she found her Smart-Kid-Inclusion sword … [Read more...]

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Obama thoughts, links and reactions…UPDATED

Some must reads for today - Updated, scroll down for new:You know who you are: But I don't. Two people have generously donated to the site and left me no way to send a personal thank you. Please know I appreciate it more than I can express. You help keep the site running.H/T Lynda: NY Times suddenly discovers "nuance" in Gitmo issues that used to be all about Bushhitler. That didn't take long. Watch the double-standards begin to fly!The Daily Show makes a similar discovery: "There‚Äôs l … [Read more...]

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Election Day Anecdotes – Updated continuously

Buster says: Don't be afraid! Go vote!PJTV: Will be airing at 8PM with a stellar lineup, so check it out. Also, Stephen Green is Drunkblogging election night and has already called Ohio for McCain, just because he wants to. 7:21 PMJames Pethokoukis: In any event, not an Obama blowout, but he says the McCain camp is still cautiously optimistic and waiting to see the actual vote counts:Here is the latest from inside Team McCain: Florida looks good. Ohio, Penn., Virginia and NC are too close … [Read more...]

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Remember the Panhandle!

In 2000, the press declared the Florida polling places closed an hour before the precincts in the Panhandle - which runs at Central, not Eastern time - had closed.Thanks to that error - made over, and over, by every news outlet (hard to believe none of them understood about the panhandle, but seems they did not) - thousands of people, thinking the polls closed, may not have voted. Had they voted, the margin of victory in Florida might not have been so slim (and yes, it was a victory for Bush, … [Read more...]

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Obama, Coal & looming disaster

How does this lady think Obama is going to pay for her gasoline and her mortgage, and whatever else, when he is planning to bankrupt industries and make energy costs "skyrocket," thus burdening business and consumers, raising unemployment and - necessarily - lowering tax revenues?No, we can't talk enough about how destructive Barack Obama's energy plans will be for the country.Neo-neocon looks at Obama's lump of coal and sounds an alarm:Another blast from the Obama past has been dropped, … [Read more...]

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Obama's Middle Finger – UPDATED

As I have said before, The middle finger is the first refuge of the 14 year old. Or the maturity-challenged perpetual adolescents.When he was caught flipping off Hillary Clinton, Obama's camp said the idea that he was using his middle finger to do anything but scratch an itch was "absurd and untrue."Okay. Once might be absurd and untrue. Twice - under similar circumstances - begins to seem like an immature and passive-aggressive habit.What a statesman! What a leader! What a uniter! … [Read more...]

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Obama, Abortion, Life & Reason – UPDATED

I call heaven and earth today to witness against you: I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live, by loving the Lord, your God, heeding his voice, and holding fast to him. (Deuteronomy 30:19-20a, New American Bible)The issue of Obama and Life will likely be written about a great deal today. As I come across thoughtful posts on the issue, I'll link to them.My Blogfather Ed Morrissey, whose old Captain's Quarters … [Read more...]

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Predictions for the next 24 hours…

I ain't sly enough to actually make a prediction on the scale of Ed Morrissey's; he calls for a close race with McCain/Palin squeaking out a win.And - while I agree with her prediction - I won't take Kate's rather easy road on this one; of course she is correct.Okay, here's one prediction I'll make: If McCain/Palin wins, the press and the Dems will stroke out and Obama will play The Ultimate Chutzpah Card and say that at least 14 states (the big ACORN states) must be challenged because "the … [Read more...]

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No Coal Power, No Questions in Obamaland – UPDATED

I don't know why the McCain camp is not running constant ads - at least in PA and Virginia, highlighting Obama's admission that - given the opportunity - he'll bankrupt any new coal plants.The press, of course, is mum. As we see with the LA Times, which arrogantly will release neither tape nor transcript of Obama speaking at an Israel-bashing event (can you just imagine how quickly they'd deliver same were John McCain speaking instead), they have no interest in actually covering anything … [Read more...]

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Obama: Yes to Iran, No to WFTV

A reader who asks for anonymity but refers to himself as "a product of Pittsburgh Steelworkers" writes about his discomfort over Obama:Dear Anchoress:An observation about Barack Obama that bothers me enough to write somebody an email.Barack Obama said during the first debate that he would sit down and talk to Iran, a state sponsor of terrorism, without preconditions because he did not believe in the notion that by not talking to people we are somehow punishing them.Then when a Florida TV … [Read more...]

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