Filed under: Humor, Liberalism, News of the Weird, Politics | Tags: Sally Jessy Raphael, Tom Daschle
Talk show host Sally Jessy Raphael and tax-cheat Tom Daschle. …I’m just sayin. Write your own captions.
Filed under: Conservatism, Election 2008, News the Media Doesn't Want You to Hear, Politics, Television | Tags: John McCain, Sarah Palin
The press was simply giddy when Barack Obama’s convention speech attracted more viewers than any convention speech ever has. He had more viewers, they told us, than the Oscars, the finale of American Idol or the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. Good for him.
The question is, will they be as excited that both Sarah Palin and John McCain’s speeches each attracted even more viewers than Obama?
I won’t hold my breath.
More than 41 million viewers tuned in to Sarah Palin’s acceptance speech, making it not only the most viewed acceptance speech in history, bigger than the Oscars, bigger than the Olympics and bigger than American Idol, but bigger than the Obamessiah — and nearly twice as many viewers as Joe Biden.
Indeed, new polling shows that Sarah Palin is more popular than Obama or McCain.
But Palin wan’t the only one to attract more viewers than Obama, so did John McCain:
Across all broadcast networks Thursday, Sen. McCain’s speech ended the night with a 4.8 rating/7 share, compared to Sen. Obama’s 4.3/7 average, according to overnight numbers from metered households in 55 U.S. markets measured by Nielsen.
Filed under: Election 2008, Politics | Tags: John McCain, Obama, Sarah Palin
Naturally, the Obama camp came out swinging against Palin:
Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency. Governor Palin shares John McCain’s commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade, the agenda of Big Oil and continuing George Bush’s failed economic policies — that’s not the change we need, it’s just more of the same.
Besides the obvious omission of her governorship, and the ridiculous charge that she represents more of the same, and the jaw-dropping charge from Barack Obama that she lacks experience, its funny that the Obama camp claimed McCain, “put the former mayor… a heartbeat away from the presidency.” Are they conceding they’ve already lost?
Filed under: Election 2008, Humor, News, Politics | Tags: Mainstream Media, Obama
We interrupt this program to bring you this breaking news: Illinois Senator Barack Obama has still not named his vice presidential running mate! No one knows who it will be. Story at 11:00.
We now return you to your originally scheduled program.
Update: This just in: Live from outside the Delaware home of Senator Joseph Biden. We can confirm that sources close to the campaign have indeed not revealed who Senator Obama will name as his Democratic running mate. Back to you in the studio, Ken.
Filed under: Art, Blogging, Cool Site of the Day, News of the Weird | Tags: Architecture, art
Art-chitecture or Bizarre-chitecture? A realtor’s collection of out of the ordinary homes. Some look rather fun!
Filed under: Liberalism, Media Bias, News the Media Doesn't Want You to Hear, Politics | Tags: Democrat lies, Scooter Libby, Valerie Plame, Vice President Cheney
A three-judge panel upheld the ruling of a lower court dismissing Valerie Plame’s civil suit against Dick Cheney and others … mainstream media could not be reached for comment.
Filed under: Literature, News of the Weird, Pop Culture, Science/Technology | Tags: Harry Potter, Invisibility, Sci-fi
Scientists move one step closer to making invisibility cloaks reality.
My new favorite “how to” site, MonkeySee, with step by step video demonstrations on how to do… well, just about anything!
From how to repair an electrical short in your car, to how to build a computer, to how to properly prune a tree, to how to special effects make-up for Halloween. You can learn to mix a mohito, make authentic Italian ravioli, milk a cow or get out of a speeding ticket! Repairs, maintenence, cooking, finances, crafts, pets, sports, music, health, safety and on and on — they really do seem to cover it all.
These are videos produced by experts. Professional chefs, carpenters, gardeners, mechanics, financial advisers, collectors, enthusiasts, and others with real skills to impart and its all free for you and me. Check them out, there’s all sorts of helpful (and some not-so-helpful) things to learn.
Filed under: Election 2008, News the Media Doesn't Want You to Hear, Politics, Pop Culture, Uncategorized | Tags: John McCain, Obama, Obamessiah, Polls
The McCain camp has launched a new ad mocking the Obamessiah, clearly inspired by this brilliant piece in the (London) Times Online.
I think it’s a great ad: I hope we see a lot more like it. And unlike some other conservatives, I think it will be highly effective. The Obama campaign is very long on style, and has arrogance in abundant supply, but is astoundingly short on substance. Mockery is the best way to point it out.
We shall see.
Whatever bump Obama might have had after his “See how Presidential I look” tour of Europe is gone. The race is now literally tied according to the latest Gallup polls. I don’t see how that can be good news for Obama. We’ll see which direction the polls go.
Filed under: Election 2008, Europe, Foreign Policy, Humor, Iraq, Media Bias, News the Media Doesn't Want You to Hear, Politics, Terrorism | Tags: Britain, Obama, Obamessiah
And lo, in Mesopotamia, a miracle occurred. Even though the Great Surge of Armour that the evil Bush had ordered had been a terrible mistake, a waste of vital military resources and doomed to end in disaster, the Child’s very presence suddenly brought forth a great victory for the forces of the light. [read more]