From the monthly archives: October 2008

Some asshat from the Buckeye Institute filed a lawsuit against ACORN a few weeks ago.

Today Ed Brayton posts about an interview he did with Maurice Thompson of the Buckeye Institute and basically destroys their case. It turns out the “proof” the Buckeye Institute claims to have is actually just a bunch of lies.

The plaintiff’s attorney in a case that alleges that they have proof that ACORN has committed massive institutional voter registration fraud for the purpose of helping people vote illegally, when asked if he could document any case of someone actually voting illegally because of […]

Full Story...

Esquire Magazine articles are hardly the go-to information source for political trends but I couldn’t pass up a quick post about this strange one: “Why White Supremacists Support Barack Obama.”

The article basically interviews 4 white supremacists and finds that three of them actually support obama.

And why, you might ask, would a white supremacist support America’s first black presidential candidate?

Rocky Suhayda, Chairman of the American Nazi Party ( Likes: Hitler, white people; Dislikes: Jews, immigrants, multinational corporations) put it this way:

“White people are faced with either a negro or a total nutter who happens to have […]

Full Story...

Vote However You Like

On October 31, 2008 By

You can vote however you like:

…but I recommend Obama!

Full Story...

According to the call I got this morning, the Ohio AFL-CIO is endorsing the caino initiative because it will bring thousands of good jobs to Ohio that can’t be shipped overseas.


For those of you who are counting, consider this reason #13 I’m voting for Issue #6.


Also got a mailer today…

Full Story...

Happy Halloween 2008!

On October 31, 2008 By

Halloween is, without a doubt, my favorite holiday. Normally I’ll carve a couple of pumpkins – one kind of happy and one kind of scary.

I always buy way too much candy (because one year we ran out) and almost always I’m sent out of town for work at the last minute and I never get to actually hand out candy to the neighborhood kids which is the best part.

And almost always, Halloween week is the best week in Autumn because the following week is usually election week. And for Democrats, that week has pretty much sucked […]

Full Story...

Fireworks or Four More Years?

On October 31, 2008 By

Up to you…

Full Story...

Introducing Peter Feldman, Part 2

On October 30, 2008 By

One of the best ways to understand a person is through their role models.

And our introduction to Peter Feldman wouldn’t be complete unless we discussed some of his.

First up is John Bolton.

You may know recognize Mr. Walrus Mustache Bolton from his brief stint as US representative to the UN. Or maybe as one of the ‘rude’ and ‘undiplomatic’ neocon assholes who help get the U.S. into war in Iraq.

Or maybe you don’t recognize him at all. Doesn’t matter.

What’s important here is that Peter and Michael share two important traits.

First: […]

Full Story...

I just saw this live on CNN – best interview of the week!

Another great example of what happens when interviewers actually follow up on their questions – especially with the “can you give me one example of …” question…

Full Story...

More Dispatch GOP Bias?

On October 30, 2008 By

Sitting at breakfast this morning reading the Dispatch I noticed an article on the front page titled “Ohio’s tuition rise lowest”.

The article talks about the two-year tuition freeze at Ohio’s public colleges – a freeze proposed and fought for by Democratic Governor Ted Strickland.

I didn’t see any mention of Ted on the front page – but the second paragraph leads off with a quote from Republican Senate President Bill Harris.

So I hunted down the rest of the article inside the paper.

Not only does the article not mention Ted Strickland on the front page – it […]

Full Story...

Don Elijah Eckhart, the other guy running for Congress in Ohio’s 15th district, gave Mary Jo Kilroy an endorsement this morning on WOSU.

I only caught the end of the show, which had Mary Jo Kilroy, Steve Stivers and Eckhart answering questions from callers. But I’m confident I tuned in to the best part.

One of the last callers was some rude pro-life guy who asked Eckhart why he should vote for him – insisting that such a vote would most likely help elect the “pro-abortion candidate” Mary Jo Kilroy.

Eckhart had a really surprising answer.

After discussing the importance […]

Full Story...

Lose-Lose for Lieberman

On October 29, 2008 By

Kos reports on story from The Hill that Lieberman is going to lose his chairmanship of the Homeland Security Committee…

That’s what I call a lose-lose for Lieberman, and it couldn’t have happened to a more horrible person.

Amen Markos.

Full Story...