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  • The Satirical Political Report - An Offbeat Look at the Hot-Button Issues of the Day » Sarah Palin to Put McCain Up for Sale on eBay

  • Editorial - Holding Mr. Rove in Contempt - Editorial -
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is deciding what matters should get priority in the short time left before Congress adjourns this month. Her list must include a vote to hold Karl Rove in contempt for his lawless decision to defy a Congressional subpoena to testify about the United States attorneys scandal. There is a vital national interest in getting to the bottom of this matter — and in not allowing Congress’s authority to be undermined.

  • SHOUTS & MURMURS: My Gal: Humor: George Saunders(tip to Leftbanker)
    Explaining how she felt when John McCain offered her the Vice-Presidential spot, my Vice-Presidential candidate, Governor Sarah Palin, said something very profound: “I answered him ‘Yes’ because I have the confidence in that readiness and knowing that you can’t blink, you have to be wired in a way of being so committed to the mission, the mission that we’re on, reform of this country and victory in the war, you can’t blink. So I didn’t blink then even when asked to run as his running mate.”
    Isn’t that so true? I know that many times, in my life, while living it, someone would come up and, because of I had good readiness, in terms of how I was wired, when they asked that—whatever they asked—I would just not blink, because, knowing that, if I did blink, or even wink, that is weakness, therefore you can’t, you just don’t. You could, but no—you aren’t.
    That is just how I am.
    Do you know the difference between me and a Hockey Mom who has forgot her lipstick?
    A dog collar.
    Do you know the difference between me and a dog collar smeared with lipstick?
    Not a damn thing.
    We are essentially wired identical.
    So, when Barack Obama says he will put some lipstick on my pig, I am, like, Are you calling me a pig? If so, thanks! Pigs are the most non-Élite of all barnyard animals. And also, if you put lipstick on my pig, do you know what the difference will be between that pig and a pit bull? I’ll tell you: a pit bull can easily kill a pig. And, as the pig dies, guess what the Hockey Mom is doing? Going to her car, putting on more lipstick, so that, upon returning, finding that pig dead, she once again looks identical to that pit bull, which, staying on mission, the two of them step over the dead pig, looking exactly like twins, except the pit bull is scratching his lower ass with one frantic leg, whereas the Hockey Mom is carrying an extra hockey stick in case Todd breaks his again. But both are going, like, Ha ha, where’s that dumb pig now? Dead, that’s who, and also: not a smidge of lipstick.

  • Minute of Silence Reduced to 30 seconds The Leftbanker does a bit of writing of his own.

  • Taxing Promises - Fact Checker
    The Pinocchio Test

    John McCain can point to non-binding Senate votes by his rival that include the assumption that the Bush tax cuts will expire as scheduled. But it is misleading for him to claim that Obama has voted to raise taxes on people making as low as $42,000 a year.

  • Eoin Colfer to write sixth Hitchhiker's Guide book | Books |

  • New York Slideshows - Cartoonist Ward Sutton Reviews Philip Roth's 25th Novel - Village Voiceroth.jpg

  • Fundamentals | Mark Fiore's Animated Cartoon Site

  • Subprime Mortgages Explained (One from the archives, tip to David)



TED Talk: Jonathan Haidt on Liberals v. Conservatives

Fascinating stuff; worth a watch.

Sub-prime is actually the tip of this debacle, which includes plenty of other derivative disasters. I am currently working for the outfit that is now owned by the Fed, and their specialty disaster was credit default swaps, which seemed like a very sound business to be in once -- basically insuring companies against their going bust.

Wall St. is not your enemy, America, no matter what John McCain tell you. And Wall St., John McCain is not your friend. So I'm starting an Obama-on-every-briefcase movement today.

I was worried about the new author taking over Hitchhikers, until..

"It is a gift from the gods. So, thank you Thor and Odin."


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