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Entries from November 2008

50 fun facts you might not know about Obama, aka Barack is my new BFF

November 22nd, 2008 · 7 Comments

Recently, a British newspaper posted an article titled “Barack Obama: The 50 facts you might not know.”  (It’s really 51 facts, but– counting, brushing their teeth regularly, standing up to American imperialism– you can’t ask too much of the British.)  I knew 22 of them.  What I didn’t know is that if Barack and I ever [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats

Al-Qaeda plays the race card against Barack Obama… no, seriously

November 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment

In what is the clearest and most hilariously pathetic example of how far Al-Qaeda has fallen since 9/11, today they actually resorted to race-baiting President-elect Barack Obama. No, seriously: Al-Qaeda No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri is criticizing Barack Obama in a new message, calling him a demeaning racial term implying that the president-elect is a black American who does the [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · World News

Guardian: Clinton to accept Secretary of State offer

November 18th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Just as I’m really beginning to sour on the idea of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State– and feeling hopeful that no news organization has yet corroborated HuffPo’s initial report last week that she had been offered the job– The Guardian is reporting today that Clinton plans to accept the job offer.  I doubt they’d be reporting [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton for Secretary of State?

November 14th, 2008 · No Comments

There are a lot of reasons why this could work.  But for my money, the best reason for President-elect Obama is that it avoids the following nightmare scenario, as predicted by a group of hedge fund managers watching last week’s election returns in New York: The host predicted that President Obama would have a miserable term and face [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Hillary Clinton

Olbermann near tears over gay marriage issue + Gays should have right to not care

November 12th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Keith Olbermann on Countdown yesterday was in near tears, as he gave an impassioned, typically melodramatic, and highly entertaining defense of gay marriage.  Take a look: First of all, I have to say this. It’s going to be a long, long time before I can watch another one of Olbermann’s special comments without repeatedly breaking [...]

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Tags: Religion

Nate Silver at 538: Black voters are NOT to blame for Prop 8

November 12th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Over the last few days, I’ve written about the recent phenomena of gays and liberals placing a wildly disproportional amount of blame on African-Americans for the passage of Proposition 8– especially Atlantic writer Andrew Sullivan, who has simultaneously led the scapegoating crusade while self-righteously condemning it.  Here’s what I wrote about the largely ignored influence of older voters: California voters age 65 and older outnumbered African-Americans by [...]

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Tags: Media · Religion

Barack Obama’s political dream team

November 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Great piece on Sunday by 60 Minutes on the inner circle that propelled Barack Obama to the White House.  Robert Gibbs, David Axelrod, David Plouffe, and Anita Dunn all sat down for a joint interview about 90 minutes after Obama’s victory speech in Chicago.  It’s 1:00 in the morning, and they look like they haven’t slept in [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats

Rahm Facts: Rahm Emanuel hates Arbys

November 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Rahm Emanuel, Barack Obama’s new White House chief of staff, finally gets the Chuck Norris treatment he has so long deserved.  The only difference is that all these facts are true.  Check out what happens to donors who offer Rahm Emanuel $5,000 checks.  Or Rahm Emanuel’s advice to Tony Blair.  Classic.

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats

Ayers and Wright occupy the same room at the same time, conservative space-time continuum collapses

November 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The conservative movement was destroyed today in a spectacular implosion of anti-matter particles and right-wing talking points, as former domestic terrorist Bill Ayers walked into an auditorium at Northwestern University at the exact same time that Reverend Jeremiah Wright was giving a keynote address to the university’s black student union: The diverse crowd featured a large number of students, [...]

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Tags: Media · Republicans · Sarah Palin

Andrew Sullivan stirs anti-black sentiment among gays, then condemns it

November 9th, 2008 · 39 Comments

Today, there are more reports of the fallout from recent gay and liberal efforts to blame African-Americans for Tuesday’s gay marriage ban in California, Proposition 8.  At a No on 8 rally earlier this weekend, a number of black UCLA students who were marching to protest Prop 8 were subjected to racial slurs and harrassment by the very people [...]

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Tags: Media · Religion

Super Barack!

November 8th, 2008 · No Comments

Whoever is doing these Barack Obama movie parodies needs to get an Academy Award or something. These are just outrageously entertaining, especially for those of us who grew up on these flicks. First the Star Wars parody, The Empire Strikes Barack; then the Rocky parody, Baracky; and now it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Entertainment

Obama, Nancy Reagan, and “mutts like me”

November 8th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Yesterday, in what could be described as an otherwise sober and successful first press conference, Barack Obama made two offhanded remarks that are raising eyebrows around the blogosphere.  The first: Obama told reporters that he has turned for advice to all “living” former presidents. But he then joked, “I didn’t want to get into a [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats

Rush Limbaugh’s strategy for rebuilding the Republican Party: Insult women

November 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I realize conservatives are in a bit of disarray right now, but throwing over half the American population under the bus strikes me as a poor strategy.  Here’s Rush Limbaugh earlier today, reacting to the news that single women put Barack Obama over the top, and proving once again why he enjoys protected legal status [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Media · Republicans

Why gays and liberals need to stop scapegoating the black community for Prop 8

November 7th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I touched on this briefly in the previous post, but I can’t stress enough how counterproductive it is for the gay and liberal community to scapegoat African-Americans for the passage of Prop 8.  Today, I was in the car listening to Randi Rhodes, a white liberal talk radio host, and she said something like (and I’m paraphrasing here, but not [...]

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Tags: Democrats · Media · Religion

California: Taking away rights from gay couples, giving rights to chickens since 2008

November 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I have to admit, I’m a bit stunned by the passage of Prop 8 (gay marriage ban) on California’s ballot.  It kind of scares me honestly that we live in a country where the rights of a minority group can be put up to a popular vote.  Imagine how long it would have taken Jim [...]

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Tags: Religion