Thursday, July 31, 2008

Remember when I said...

...that the McCain camp would try and scare voters with a Divide and Petrify strategy?

Check out this AP story, it looks like the Obama camp is trying to get voters to see these tactics for what they are: pathetic.

Monday, July 28, 2008

A quick thought...

I haven't been writing much lately...I guess I'm stuck in the dead zone. But I did want to make one small observation.

Sen. Obama is already acting as President and doing a better job of it than our current one. He goes on one trip overseas and in that trip he gets the Iraqi government ready to stand on their own two feet. He starts the process of solving the greatest threat to Mideast stability, the Iranian nuclear program. And then he ends the trip by standing before 200,000 people in Berlin to tell them that the time has come for us to live up to the legacy our grandfathers built from their own blood and courage.

In the meantime, President Bush refused to use the world timetable when talking about leaving Iraq but had his people agree that a "withdrawal horizon" should be discussed and Sen. McCain ate sausage at a German restaurant in Ohio saying that Obama shouldn't be overseas, he should be at home.

Are these people really this out of touch? Does McCain really believe that the right-wing machine is going to be able to get him elected?

Grampy McGrumpy is exactly the opposite of what America needs right now, and frankly, I'm amazed that more people don't already know it.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Say it ain't so Senator!

I've had a few folks ask me questions about what is going on with Sen. Obama and his seemly sudden turn to the right. I don't claim to have all the answers, but I'll take a shot at a couple.

Why did Sen. Obama go back on his pledge to use public campaign money?

Well, this is a simple one. He wants to win. He is raising all kinds of money, much more than he would get from public financing. He is out raising McCain. Only a dope would give up that advantage just to prove a point.

And it is important to note, he isn't taking a dime from lobbyists. The money he is raising is from regular folks like you and me...and David Geffen.

Why did Sen. Obama vote for the FISA bill that gives the government the tools they need to tear away my rights as an American?

I'm guessing here, but I think it was like this: The bill was going to pass anyway and he didn't want anyone to call him soft on terrorism. It sucks, but running for President means you have to do a few things you'd not normally do.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Quick Hits: With More Meat

Another burger Senator?

According to a new poll, more people would like to have Obama as a barbecue guest than have McCain. They give all kinds of reasons in the story, but I think just the thought of John McCain in Bermuda shorts puts people off their burgers and potato salad.

Poll: Obama beats McCain as barbecue guest

Can I have 'schrooms on that?

According to a new study, eating psychedelic mushrooms can make a person feel happier and more centered for up to 14 months after the experience. There are so many drugs out there that aren't build in labs that could help people, it makes you wonder if the pharma companies are behind this whole war on drugs.

Study finds long benefit in illegal mushroom drug

Excuse me sir, please step away from the sausage.

A man in Florida was arrested for throwing some sausage at his mother. That's right, arrested. He "grazed" her with three pounds of polish sausage and ended up in jail on $500 bond. If I remember correctly, Florida has a little problem with narcotics and guns, but these cops decided to spend their time and the court's time by arresting a guy for throwing meat at his mom. Only in Florida.

Man accused of hitting mom with Polish sausage

Just give me a cup 'o joe.

Scientists in Oklahoma found that mice which had been immunized to develop an MS-like condition appeared to be protected from the disease by drinking the equivalent of six to eight cups of coffee a day. Considering my borderline obsessive coffee habit, I think we can count MS off the list for me.

Coffee could help beat MS: study