From the daily archives: Sunday, August 31, 2008

The first thing I noticed about McCain’s VP pick Sarah Palin was her flag pin.

It was big and shiny and appeared to be covered with diamonds.

It screamed I LOVE AMERICA MORE THAN YOU in the gaudy and garish way only an oversized American flag brooch can.

Well folks, here’s the rub: those aren’t diamonds- they’re Czech rhinestones. Actually, the whole pin was made in the Czech Republic (Czechoslovakia to John McCain).

This may explain why it only has seven stripes and nine stars.

They are still available on ebay. Buy It Now Price: $4.99.

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A few weeks back Stuart Shepard (Focus on the Family)
asked people to pray.

Specifically, he wanted them to pray for rain – “umbrella ain’t gonna help you”-type rain to be exact – and he wanted it for a very selfish and quite asshatish reason: to ruin Barack Obama’s planned outdoor convention speech.

The rain never came.

So now it’s the day before the Republican convention is supposed to start and, guess what… the rain is coming. This time in the form of a category 4 hurricane that is threatening to wipe New Orleans completely off the […]

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For a Democrat I definitely fall on the moderate side of gun rights. Hell, I’m even open to concealed carry permits assuming they involve training and background checks.

But unlike the far-right folks who think concealed weapons should be allowed everywhere (e.g. school, office, government buildings, amusement parks, etc.)- I think the rights of property owners trump those of the gun owner. The last thing we need is a bunch of gun-toting wackjobs getting drunk at Cedar Point and accidentally shooting the guy in the Snoopy suit.

The official Republican position is kind of vague on this topic. A […]

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Sarah Palin: Ready on Day 1,460

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From McCain’s advisor Charlie Black, trying to address concerns about Sarah Palin’s complete lack of national security experience:

“She’s going to learn national security at the foot of the master for the next four years, and most doctors think that he’ll be around at least that long.”

I guess the ‘3am’/’ready on day one’ attacks are officially over.

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I love YouTube

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You never know what you can find on there. Like Sarah Palin (nee Heath) doing the local sportscast. Nice burn on Lasorda!

Yeah, it doesn’t really tell us anything, unless you are one of those poeple who think being a local sportscaster is more relevant experience to being President or VP than being a community organizer, civil rights attorney, or president of the Harvard Law Review.

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