From the daily archives: Monday, July 28, 2008

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I find it quite amazing that Ken Blackwell is so widely sought after as a columnist given that he is really a pretty crappy writer.

Sure he can form a complete sentence and he knows how to use the spell check function. But someone who gets paid to write for the New York Sun,, etc. should be able to do quite a bit more than just master the basics of essay writing 101.

For starters, he should be able to make convincing arguments supported by relevant facts. This, however, is not one of Mr. Blackwell’s talents.

I’ll give him […]

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Does Obama ignore the troops? Does he blow them off? Does he not care? Do they not see him as a capable leader?

DVIDS reports. You decide:

John McCain, the GOP, and Ohio wingnut blogger attacks against Barack Obama using the troops as a wedge are shameful and un-American.

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Full circle in the matter of a day. Let’s run down the sequence of events, shall we?

1. Matt Hurley at WMD posts a video of his partner Mark attempting humor and failing miserably

2. I post and link to it

3. Matt pulls the post down from WMD

4. I have email exchange with Matt inquiring about the disappearance

5. Video is pulled from YouTube

6. I have email exchange with Matt inquiring about this latest development, asking if he needs my backup copy

7. I upload backup copy to YouTube and post it again

8. […]

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Completely and totally agree:

“Mr. McCain is running the absolute most pathetic campaign I have ever seen in my whole life,” Stein said in his unmistakable monotone delivery. “His campaign is just heartbreakingly pathetic. He is a very impressive guy. He is a brave guy, but he is running the most lackluster campaign I have ever seen in my entire life. I would have thought Bob Dole’s campaign would have set a record for poor campaigns, but this one is even worse. I mean it is shocking.”

Completely and totally disagree:

“I don’t discount the possibility that some really smart […]

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I’ve been saying for a while that McCain gets pass after pass. The only reason it really seems the coverage favors Obama over McCain is that Barack makes far fewer stupid blunders than does McCain. There is news there. No surprise. But De Magno Opere uncovers an LA Times pieces that talks about a new study done at The Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University which finds coverage has been far more negative concerning Obama than it has of McCain. Both are covered negatively (which is good really if you define that as scrutiny – […]

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Matt decided to pull down the video. Probably because he and Mark were being openly mocked. What he should have known is that the interns at Plunderbund regularly archive material we think might come in handy. We have a copy. In the interest of comedy and as a public service we give you pure hilarity:

Actually, let me be more precise. First Matt pulled his post about the video off of WMD, THEN he pulled the video itself off of YouTube.

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Modern conservatism at work:

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Knoxville’s police chief says the man accused of a shooting that killed two people at a Tennessee church targeted the congregation because of its liberal social stance.

Chief Sterling Owen IV said Monday that police found a letter in Jim D. Adkisson’s car. Owen said Adkisson was apparently frustrated over being out of work and had a “stated hatred of the liberal movement.”

Adkisson is charged with first-degree murder. Police say a gunman entered the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church during a children’s performance Sunday. No children were hurt.

The church […]

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