From the daily archives: Friday, September 26, 2008

Actually, Obama Won the Debate

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CNN Debate Watcher Poll is in…

Who did the best job in the debate?

Obama 51%
McCain 38%

Who would better handle Iraq?

Obama 52%
McCain 47%

Who would better handle the economy?

Obama 58%
McCain 37%

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McCain Defeats Obama!

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In true “Dewey Defeats Truman” fashion, the McCain campaign ran an ad touting John McCain’s defeat of Barack Obama in a debate he wanted to postpone. A debate that doesn’t happen until 9pm TONIGHT. A debate McCain’s campaign hadn’t even committed to attending until after this ad appeared. If that doesn’t tell you something about the games they are playing, nothing will.

ROFL. I’m telling you. These guys are looking more and more Blackwellian every day!

(ht Dave at PO)

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Sept 27 – Oct 4: Banned Books Week

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Do you support freedom? Then support Banned Books Week and read a book next week. Specifically, read one of the many books that people try to ban every year, all across this great land. Here’s a list of the top 10 books last year.

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier Olive?s Ocean by Kevin Henkes The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain The Color Purple by Alice Walker TTYL by Lauren Myracle I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou […]

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So we hear this afternoon that Congress has almost ironed out a plan to save the economy from imminent collapse.

Yee-haw Congress. We knew you could do it.

Then John McCain shows up and the Republicans suddenly decide they aren’t going to place nice.

In short, they said: Suck It, America! i.e. We’d rather win a campaign than see Americans not lose their life savings.

Barney Frank sums it up nicely: “John McCain said he had to interrupt his campaign and couldn’t do a debate because he had to come here and help us. God save us from such help!”

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So I’m sitting here watching CNN talk about the economy going to shit and the Republicans refusing to show up to help solve the problem. Depressing as all hell.

Then I glance up and see the words “RAY DAVIES” rolling by on the crawl.

If you don’t know Ray Davies, look him up. He’s the musical genius who brought the world The Kinks- and a whole lot more. You know his songs, even if you only know the covers by Van Halen, the Pretenders, etc.

Anyway- I grab the Tivo remote and rewind and discover that Davies is planning […]

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