Sarah has nothing to hide — source: adn.com Anchorage Daily News — via Cristóbal Palmer
What? No small-talk? No chit-chat? That’s the trouble with the world these days....– James Bond in “Golden Eye” (via bluechameleon)
PPP Poll: Obama Moves Ahead in North Carolina →
A new Public Policy Polling survey in North Carolina finds Sen. Barack Obama has taken the lead over Sen. John McCain for the first time, 47% to 45%. — Political Wire
Shadegg: Pelosi's Speech Had Nothing to Do With... →
republcans: Get. Your. Shit. Together. NOW
listening to "No Way - The Breeders" →
no way, no how
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if you want to
Obama said the bill has been “misunderstood and poorly communicated.” “When...– actually that’s only part of the story. the secondary effects on the international economy can be worse than domestic problems. how the US would feel it ? no further oxygen from abroad foreign money had kept salvaged banks afloat up until now, starting now US money will be considered...
Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and...– Friedrich Nietzsche (via elt)
FDR gave us “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” Churchill gave us “We...– Jeff Matthews Is Not Making This Up: Nothing to Fear but Irresponsible Words (via fred-wilson) by far, McCain’s still resounding: “The fundamentals of our economy are strong” it’s so outerworldly I can’t help to wonder how the American people have ever considered...
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The people who have been running our government for the past eight years have...– Eugene Robinson - Politics Over Prosecutors - washingtonpost.com (via robot-heart)
I'm tired of reading about the bail out.
I’m tired of rogue dictators, financial crashes and banana republics in general. time to wise up already. both the redneck base and the patrician base (“the haves, and the have-mores” in neocon parlance) of the republicans need to get real this time. the world can’t afford them
Beijing slowdown is going faster and further than... →
Op-ed Beijing Slowdown by Nicholas R. Lardy, Peterson Institute Op-ed in the Wall Street Journal Asia September 30, 2008 © Wall Street Journal Asia
FT: Time for Financial Bankers to Take Spanish... →
America is the boss of the world, so if it does badly, it affects everyone else.– Li Hongguo, Young Chinese Rethink U.S.-Style Capitalism - washingtonpost.com I think this is something most Americans only marginally get. They don’t really seem to understand that our policies affect more than just the people living here. (via robot-heart) DUH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Alaska itself is an unusual state—85% of its budget comes from oil revenues....– Fareed Zackaria. (via keepinganotebook)
by Josh Marshall, Talking Points Memo … When Bob Dole lost to Bill Clinton in 1996, if anything it enhanced his reputation and popularity. His reputation, what people thought of him, wasn’t wrecked or even damaged by the campaign. The future seems quite different for McCain if he loses this election. My verdict may be a severe one but I think a lot of people — a lot of former...
Huge chunks of American voters no longer even demand that their candidates...– Matt Taibbi (via robot-heart) Do you want to be a millionaire politician ? spectacles filling in for vacuums of reality, perceptions shifted, mass psychopathology
Revolt of the Nihilists
by David Brooks, New York Times In 1933, Franklin Roosevelt inherited an economic crisis. He understood that his first job was to restore confidence, to give people a sense that somebody was in charge, that something was going to be done. This generation of political leaders is confronting a similar situation, and, so far, they have failed utterly and catastrophically to project any sense of...
Nobel Laureates: An Open Letter to the American...
September 25, 2008 This year’s presidential election is among the most significant in our nation’s history. The country urgently needs a visionary leader who can ensure the future of our traditional strengths in science and technology and who can harness those strengths to address many of our greatest problems: energy, disease, climate change, security, and economic competitiveness. We are...
Morrissey - I Don’t Mind If You Forget Me —...
I’m a lifelong conservative Republican, but Palin has actually forced me to vote...– Commentator on Politico:Jonathan Martin’s Blog: In reintroduction, Palin to do more interviews and “tell her story” (via sunili) (via robot-heart)
It wasn’t a gotcha, she was talking to a voter.– Katie Couric to John McCain’s claim that the Pakistan question was all about ‘gotcha journalism’ I never used to care for Katie Couric. I’ve decided I love her now. (via apsies)
Ugh... not in the mood
misterpeace: I spent too much time tumbling earlier today and I got totally burned out. Plus, everyone keeps filling my dashboard up with panicky, hand-wringing assessments of the economy, the cheeriest of which advise average Americans to invest in varmint traps, since skunk venison may be our only source of food for the forseeable future, the worst of which predict that we’ll be living in a...
Would they rather watch hell freeze over? →
abbyladybug: My greatest fear right now is that there are enough American who would rather watch hell freeze over than elect a black man to keep Obama from winning. I know they are there. They probably “SOME MEN JUST WANT TO WATCH THE WORLD BURN DOWN”
Rasmussen Poll: Trends
Favorables for McCain are up slightly in three states (Colorado, Florida, Pennsylvania) and down slightly in two (Ohio, Virginia). · The number saying that they would not be comfortable with Obama as President fell in all five states. In all five, the number expressing such discomfort is at the lowest level since tracking began on September 7. · The number not comfortable with McCain as...
Your Republican Party
langer: Moments before congress was to appropriate $700 billion dollars to an incompetent administration, an administration which enjoys the support of only 26% of its voters, an administration whose failed policies have wrought devastating short- and long-term consequences on this country, Nancy Pelosi enumerated a few of the costs of those many failures. In response, Republicans withheld...
There are only two premises which are tenable as to the future. Either we are...– Memo from Dean Witter, May 6, 1932 (via inadvisable) (via soupsoup) (via robot-heart)
by Joe Klein, TIME I don’t blame John McCain for not rounding up enough Republican votes to get this bailout bill through the House of Representatives—he’s not a member of the House, he’s never held a leadership position and therefore doesn’t know how to whip votes and finally—well, uh—there is one tried and true method for getting members of Congress to...
Latest Palin Gaffe: Can't Name Supreme Court Case... →
robot-heart: bluenemesis: ladies and gentleman, our VP nominee…