From the daily archives: Thursday, June 19, 2008

Apparently, having a Republican heap praise on a Democrat running for President is not so good for another Republican who happens to be running for the same job. Back during the primary, Illinois State Senator Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) was featured in an Obama ad talking about how the Senator did great work in Illinois getting both sides to work together (ie: get shit done).

John McCain has but the kibosh on any of that kind of talk. The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Dillard has sent a letter to Obama strategist David Axelrod asking him not […]

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Thanks again to Snowe for pointing us to this interview with David Lawson, the guy responsible for making the racist sock obama monkey doll.

You can get the MP3 file here, or listen to it now:


In it Mr. Lawson again says “we did not want to cause a controversy” but then claims he changed his mind after his “rights and liberties came into question”.

Yes David Lawson, you have the right to say racist crap and make racist toys. Ain’t America great?

He then goes on to attempt to explain that he just doesn’t “think like […]

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How to survive a disaster

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There is an interesting interview with Amanda Ripley, author of The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes—and Why, in Mother Jones.

Time reporter Amanda Ripley was in New York when two planes crashed into the World Trade Center. Over the next few weeks, she talked to dozens of 9/11 survivors and was entranced by their different responses. Why did one woman coming out of Tower 1 freeze when she saw the bodies of workers who had jumped from above, while the woman next to her walked briskly past them to safety? Why were people terrified of terrorist attacks, when […]

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