From the daily archives: Monday, August 25, 2008

Fuck me. The hate is real. The whisper campaigns do real damage. The shit has to stop.

DENVER (CBS4) ? CBS4 has now learned at least four people are under arrest in connection with a possible plot to kill Barack Obama at his Thursday night acceptance speech in Denver. All are being held on either drug or weapons charges.

One of the guys “was wearing a ring with a swastika, and is thought to have ties to white supremacist organizations.”

If you are not doing everything you can to talk down the whispers of hate speech and racist […]

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Ted Kennedy at the DNC. Wow.

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Never has the moniker “lion” applied to him more. They set out a stool and he pushed it aside and gave an absolute killer speech.

Fantastic.

He opened the door to the Iraq War hammering of McCain. Never commit our young people to a mistake. I have a feeling more people are gonna come crashing through that door.

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Over at The Chief Source…

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Join me over at The Chief Source in their live chat.

http://www.thechiefsource.com

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Is It Too Soon For POW Jokes?

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Eventually the whole POW thing is going to wear itself out as an excuse for John McCain – sooner than later, if you ask me.

I guess the question you have to ask yourself is: is this funny yet?

If you said yes, then John McCain is going to have to find a new excuse.

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I remember watching the 2004 Democratic Convention and thinking everyone was acting like a bunch of pussies for not attacking Bush and the war. Until, of course, an 81 year old Jimmy Carter got up and smacked Bush down.

From Carter’s 2004 speech:

But recent policies have cost our nation its reputation as the world’s most admired champion of freedom and justice.

What a difference these few months of extremism have made.

The United States has alienated its allies, dismayed its friends, and inadvertently gratified its enemies by proclaiming a confused and disturbing strategy of preemptive […]

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This will for sure be a future “Late Night PB Theatre”:

The Jersey boys are coming, and we ain’t talking about Frankie Valli. The Boss and Bon Jovi are ready to perform.

Multiple sources confirmed to the Rocky that Jon Bon Jovi will fly in to perform two acoustic songs before Sen. Barack Obama gives his acceptance speech at Invesco Field on Thursday. After the speech, Bruce Springsteen will close out the night, presumably solo acoustic (E Street Band member Nils Lofgren told the Rocky last week that the band wouldn’t be with Springsteen in Denver).

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Ben is right. We’ll probably not agree much. He does see the Obama VP announcement similar to how I saw it. The campaign was bested by CNN and the MSM saw this campaign plan as on overt challenge to them. They won. The question is, does that matter? Was this a success or failure?

You have to view this in terms of the goals of the campaign. I hardly think it was to actually best the MSM and get the pick to their supporters before information leaked out. If it was, they failed. The only way to do that […]

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A couple of weeks ago Stuart Shepard, director of digital media at Focus Action, posted a video asking people to pray for “umbrella ain’t gonna help you rain” on the night of Barack Obama’s speech in Denver, Colorado.

How very Christian of you, Mr. Shepard.

Well… yesterday four big tornadoes hit about 30 miles north of Denver- 4 days too early to impact Obama’s speech.

Again, Dobson and crew pray for something nasty and God laughs.

I can’t wait to see what She has in store for Minneapolis, MN!

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It’s really not surprising at all that the Payday Lending lobby would deceive people into signing a petition they think will restrict their industry. Their in the business of duping consumers. COHHIO has a new ad out that features those who want their names back:

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Rich Cordray is one of my favorite public servants for obvious reasons. The biggest reason is that Rich gets it. He knows how to use online tools and social media to reach out to people in ways that other officials don’t. I’ve also noticed that he takes this thinking offline frequently as well.

He also has some really good people working for him who get it. It’s no wonder he’s embraced new media in a way that others haven’t.

His latest is what he’ll be doing in Denver as part of the DNC. He’s not only putting up […]

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Just got word that Subodh Chandra has been spotted in the Curtis Hotel in Denver in a suit with his “Who You Calling Macaca” tee shirt on. Reason enough to post one of my all time favorite photos:

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