Women’s Ad-Lib

The Onion has apparently seized control of NOW. Funny that I don’t recall similar hyperbole from ’04 when Kennedy went with Kerry over Carol Mosley Braun…

A Fine President

To my liberal friend who won’t let the thought experiment of a Ron Paul presidency go:

Ron Paul, on the other hand, has no shot. No natural constituency capable of carrying him through the Republican primaries. No unexpected polling strength in an early primary state. And wait till his views on such weighty matters as […]

Peace & Climate Change

Lorenloo builds up a solid rant around Gore’s award, and while I’m all for that, I want to point her to the Nobel PR on why climate change work justifies a peace prize.

Extensive climate changes…may induce large-scale migration and lead to greater competition for the earth’s resources. Such changes will place particularly heavy burdens […]

Lazy Candidates Then and Now

Intelligent piece comparing the Clark ’04 and Thompson ’08 candidacies by Publius at ObWi. An excerpt:

The Clark and Thompson campaigns have eerily similar pre-histories. Because the party elites and rank-and-file weren’t very happy with the slate of candidates, Clark and Thompson’s names got floated for months. Party members didn’t know much about them, so […]

Animal Farm Now

I put my cat to sleep yesterday. She was old and had multiple health problems and had been sick to varying degrees as long as I’ve known her, but…it still hurt a lot. A lot more than I thought it would, given that I knew this would happen eventually.

I wasn’t going to blog about […]

3am Roundup

I went hiking today and neglected the internets. Disengaging actually feels pretty good, which is worrisome. I wouldn’t want to develop bad meatspace habits that interfere with my blogging. My readers (-der?) would cry.

Anyway, assorted thoughts:

Predictably, I join with my similarly draft-age comrades, Matt Zeitlin and Mike Meginnis in opposing the return of […]

Baptists for Psrodt

Visiting Jesus Politics (it is Sunday), I ran across a link to The Curse of Ham: Why Barack Hussein Obama Will Never Be President, brought to us by Baptists for Brownback. The post relies on racist theology to explain why Obama can’t be president, and the commenters take the ball and run with it to […]

Get Ready for Huckmentum!

Huckabee comes in second at the Ames Shakedown Straw Poll! Which (I think) means he “won” since Romney outspent everyone and his victory was a forgone conclusion.

Now I know it’s blasphemy…but if Huckabee were to make I <3 Huckabees his campaign slogan, I’d have to consider voting for him, despite the whole, you […]

Read Blogs – Now More Than Ever

I heard about the website My Election Choices over at Ezra Klein’s blog. You select random candidate statements (and some are very random) that you agree with in various topic areas, and the site informs you who you are in most agreement with. My results were interesting:

Kucinich in a landslide!!! (Groans)

I shouldn’t be […]

George vs. Fred

So I guess this means we won’t see a Cox + Combe’s Thompson video?

An appetizer:

Presided over the Constitutional Convention Drove around Tennessee in a red pickup truck

Indefinate Detainment…is Bad

Posts like this are how I know that when there’s a Democratic president, this indefinate detainment farce will have to stop. It’s unquestionably a completely morally bankrupt problem policy, and people will point it out, again and again, until it stops. In fact, this needs to be asked of every Democratic candidate:

Will you promise […]

Rhetoric has Consequences

Ezra Klein:

America’s political consensus is almost absurdly to the right. But because people still need to run to the left of each other, the rhetoric on offer frequently sounds like the rhetoric of the left, even as its actual prescriptions are decidedly within the mainstream of our fairly conservative consensus on economics.

Very true. […]

Union ’08

Unions have been beaten on so much, that, confronted with a field of Democrats that’s not overtly bashing them, they’re overjoyed. They should have higher standards. Union members vote Democratic in huge numbers and wrote the book on political ground-game. Without them we’d have Red America. That gives them right and ability to endorse any […]

Duh, National HC = Eugenics

Edwards does a really good job telling the story of a man who had to wait 50 years to get surgery on his cleft palate in Canada’s socialized health care system West Virginia. That said, I think Neil is overly optimistic to think this will end the anecdote war, though it may cause a transformation. […]

Nattering Nabobs

Apparently politics is calvinball, and Democrats lose no matter what they do. Ignore trivial and baseless attacks: you’re weak/feminine/french/gay. Hit back against the attacks: you’re a whiner, and hence still weak/feminine/french/gay. It’s extremely…aggravating.

Yesterday, Jake Tapper of ABC “News” (and an expert victimologist) informed us that, surprise, Democrats are embracing victimhood. Even less surprising, the […]