Fact Checking Donald Trump’s Criticism of John McCain

I like fact checking. I do a fair amount of it here on the blog (for example, yesterday) so I like to read fact checking articles on topics of interest. On such topic for me was Donald Trump's criticism of John McCain's record on veterans.USA Today ran an article a couple of days ago fact checking Trump's USA Today op-ed defending his criticism of McCain. I link to it here and recommend it to interested readers.It takes a special kind of hubris to criticize a former POW. Trump is riding … [Read more...]

Year in review: Top ten stories of 2008

As in year's past, I have enjoyed reviewing the posts from the year and coming up with the top ten stories.1. Cancelation of the American Psychiatric Association symposium - Amidst threat of protests, the APA pressed to halt a scheduled symposium dedicated to sexual identity therapy and religious affiliation. Whipped up by a factually inaccurate article in the Gay City News, gay activists persuaded the APA leadership to pressure symposium organizers to pull the program. Gay City News later … [Read more...]

Top ten posts by number of comments and page views – 2008

Time to wrap up 2008 with a review of the stories told and topics covered. I also will give the top ten posts based on page views.By far the election was the broad topic which generated the most page views. Aside from the Berg vs. Obama thread, readers prefer to comment on the sexual identity related posts. As in past years, I will pick out my top ten themes in a later post.Top ten by number of comments (fluctuation should be minimal since most of these threads are quiet now)1. Berg … [Read more...]

Borowitz: McCain sends Biden to key swing states

Said as only Andy Borowitz can:October 22, 2008McCain Sends Biden to Key Swing States‘Just Keep Talking,’ Says MacIn a move unprecedented in the annals of presidential politics, Republican presidential nominee John McCain announced today that he was sending Democratic vice presidential nominee Joseph Biden on a campaign trip to several key swing states."I told Joe, I will pay your plane fare, hotels, all your expenses," Sen. McCain said. "Just get out there and say whatever's on … [Read more...]

McCain gives interview to Blade

The word is that John McCain has given an interview to the Washington Blade. I am not sure but this may be unprecedented for a Republican nominee.PageOneQ is reporting this as well. I will put up a link when it is dropped.Well, that was quick...it has been posted. … [Read more...]

McCain suspends campaign to focus on economic crisis

I am not student of presidential campaigns but this seems unprecedented.NEW YORK (CNN) -- Republican presidential candidate John McCain announced Wednesday that he is suspending his campaign to return to Washington and focus on the "historic" crisis facing the U.S. economy.McCain said it was time for both parties to come together to solve economic crisis.The Arizona senator called on his Democratic rival, Barack Obama, to do the same. He also urged organizers of Friday's presidential … [Read more...]

Joe Biden speaks his mind, says McCain attack "terrible"

Stock market crash. Franklin Roosevelt. Television. Ok, I understand the point he was trying to make...Watch CBS Videos OnlineIt was a little strange to hear him say, "if Barack had..." in relation to the ad. So did Obama approve the ad or not?I admire Biden for saying the McCain attack was terrible and I agree with him that it is wrong for either camp to knowingly distort the other candidate's positions. The differences between candidates is great enough without embellishing. … [Read more...]

Obama tells a whopper about McCain and Social Security: Factcheck.org

For a candidate who says he is different kind of politician, Obama is looking pretty predictable. Go to Florida and tell retirees the other guy is going to take away your Social Security. Common tactic.According to Factcheck.org as reproduced in Newsweek, Obama's claim about John McCain and Social Security is just plain false. Check it out:In Daytona Beach, Obama said that "if my opponent had his way, the millions of Floridians who rely on it would've had their Social Security tied up in … [Read more...]