Dirty Bombs, Dirty Elections; a roundup

Okay, enough fun and games with the pie recipes - here's a roundup of everything I'm finding interesting today. A smorgasboard.Bill Ayers is just a really nice guy in the neighborhood.I personally think McCain gains nothing in going after Ayers - particularly not in this debate where, having challenged McCain to say something "to my face" - Obama will be loaded for bear and ready to shoot down any concerns with appropriate (and mild-sounding) spin. But I'm sure McCain - his sense of honor … [Read more...]

Townhall: McCain's gotta speak to & for America (OOPS)

Tonight is do or die for John McCain - this is his absolute [next-to-the] last chance to speak directly to the American people, unsuppressed by media filters. (Except for the next debate, at Hofstra University, which I'd forgotten. Oops. Yes, I blushing.)And the filters are working overtime, as Patterico demonstrates here: Today John McCain finally began to tell the country about his own efforts to regulate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the Democrats’ incredible inaction. Yes, as many of u … [Read more...]

The DC Nuke & the Saving Monks

Random Thoughts is writing about what is happening to her finances.No one has defended President Bush more than I have during his time in office. No one.But his signing the "bailout bill" that Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and the rest of them were giddy over this afternoon - it has stunned me. I know he had to do it. I know there were no choices, here. But I am still stunned.When I heard Joe Biden talk about giving courts the power to reset mortgage principles I thought he'd simply … [Read more...]

GOP: Hail Mary Pass or Go Home

I took a quick turn through the 'sphere and at my email and saw a lot of frustration from Republicans, who are getting fed up with the double standards that are standard for the media and the left.Yes, it's there; yes, it's every day. Yes, Gwen Ifill is a dreadful choice, a Obama-enthralled partisan moderating a debate, and she should be replaced. Go ahead, make the phone calls, make a stink - try to get her replaced. Whoever they replace her with will be just as "in the tank" so it seems … [Read more...]

Pelosi-Reid Olive Branch to Dubya

Mr. President, as my dog would tell you, don't be a chump. You gotta pull some of those knives out your back.I know Bush honors and respects the Office of the presidency; I know he doesn't want to dishonor it. But to my way of thinking, dealing in "good faith" with those two - this Pelosi, this egregious Reid - is now doing dishonor to that office. It's casting the pearl of the American Presidency before swines.They shove a shiv under your ribs while they smile and smile and be villains. … [Read more...]

Obama's Teleprompter Makes Demands

After that creepy, creepy video below, Iowahawk gives us an entertaining palate cleanser:Enjoy the free and unregulated internet, while we still have it. … [Read more...]

Exploiting kids for Obama; 2 minutes hate – UPDATED

I sniff the wind of change, and it smells noxious and it seems suffocatingThis child has a lovely voice. The song is creeping me out."We're gonna spread happiness! We're gonna spread freeeeeeedom! Obama..."It creeped me out in 2000 when people stood on a streetcorner handing out lyrics and singing songs about how Hillary Clinton was "a human statue of liberty..." who would solve all the world's problems.It creeps me out even more to see children exploited - to serenade and "lighten … [Read more...]

"The fix is in, and it's working…"

Glenn Reynolds has this from a media newsroom:A READER AT A MAJOR NEWSROOM EMAILS: "Off the record, every suspicion you have about MSM being in the tank for O is true. We have a team of 4 people going thru dumpsters in Alaska and 4 in arizona. Not a single one looking into Acorn, Ayers or Freddiemae. Editor refuses to publish anything that would jeopardize election for O, and betting you dollars to donuts same is true at NYT, others. People cheer when CNN or NBC run another Palin-mocking but … [Read more...]

Spiteful Pelosi cannot lead

I got an email from someone sneering about today's vote, "...the republicans had their widdle feelings hurt and decided to punish the country rather than pass the bill...Pelosi should probably have played nicer, but the GOP acted like babies..."First off - all the headlines are blaming the House Republicans for killing the bill - that is wholly predictable of the press - but it was The Pelosi's own Democrats who backed away from the bill and kept it from passing. The Democrats could have … [Read more...]

Rush echos The Anchoress – UPDATED

UPDATE: Nancy Pelosi poisoned her own meal ticket.I said it on September 26, and I think I said it first: I am sure that things are in deeply serious and yes, something needs to be done, but there is also something illusory at work here. I wrote:It seems to me that there is an illusion being worked in the middle of all this frenzy; if during this crisis, the Democrats can still worry about laying themselves out for ACORN, and Harry Reid can take the time to try to sneak a ban on oil shale … [Read more...]