"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

October 16, 2008

Bits and Pieces for the Week of October 12 - 18

How can any minority be a Republi-kkkon? They will never be white enough! From Think Progress: Racist GOP mailing depicts Obama surrounded by KFC, watermelon, and food stamps. (7 of 6)

More on "Joe The Plumber"... he better get his Plumbing Contractor's license and pay his taxes. And the AFL - CIO wants to know if Joe "...is a member of a pipefitters, steamfitters or plumbers unions." If it's a Union town, I wouldn't want to be known as a scab. (7 of 6)

Apparently "Joe The Plumber" isn't quite the undecided voter that the media has made him out to be. More here. (Mike)

Stock market took another beating today (Dow down 733 points). Looks like all the latest U.S. and international governments' bailouts and bank rescues promised over the past week are not giving investors any confidence. Apparently the real news about the economy (surprise, we're in a recession!) is taking its toll. The wife and I will be buying a larger bedcover this weekend, because all that stuffing of cash into our mattress has raised the bed a bit. (Mike)

McCain has said repeatedly that he knows how to capture Osama Bin Laden. And he's apparently actually done it. (Mike)

More GOP voting shenanigans, this time in SC. Voters surprised by closures. AIKEN --- The Aiken County Registration and Elections Commission voted Monday night to suspend absentee voting in three satellite locations across the county pending further review. (7 of 6)

"On Friday, McCain’s campaign called for an investigation into Obama’s ties to Acorn." Acorn Fires Back at McCain “ACORN to McCain: Have You Lost That Loving Feeling?” reads a release by the organization this afternoon, noting that McCain was the keynote speaker at a Feb. 20, 2006 Miami rally cosponsored by Acorn to build support for a comprehensive immigration reform bill co-sponsored by McCain and Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts. (7 of 6)

Those California wine drinking elitists endorse John McSame! Napa Valley Register backs McCain. And so did "The Wheeling News-Register in West Virginia..." Oh yeah, 16 newspapers backed Obama... 16 - 2, I'll take that anyday. (7 of 6)

Princeton professor and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman wins Nobel economics prize. Big congratulations. (7 of 6)

Yes, it was a late Friday Night news dump but it's important. Trooper-Gate Report Finds Palin Abused Power in Firing Monegan. Yet, in Palin's great mind she explains it this way, "Well, I'm very, very pleased to be cleared of any legal wrongdoing ... any hint of any kind of unethical activity there..." Makes perfect sense to the republi-cons. The reality we Democrats deal with! (7 of 6)

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