Long time no post. I am hoping that, now that I have my shiny new G1, I will post more from wherever it is that I am.
Poor John McCain. His hopes in last night’s debate lay with Joe the Plumber, a man from Ohio who wants to buy a small business (making over 250k/yr!). Did you see how crestfallen he was when Barack Obama announced that downtrodden Joe the Plumber would not have to pay any fine for not providing health care to his employees?
John McCain’s solution was to make Joe rich, because in his world that solved everything! Maybe he’ll move out to the O.C. and get himself a pretty new trophy wife.
That, however, doesn’t change the fact the he will be a small business owner, and thus exempt from any fines under Obama’s plan. According to the Small Business Administration, any plumbing contracing business making less that $14Million/yr (!) is considered a small business. Hear that my friends, it’s the sound of McCain’s political career crashing down faster than the three military planes he crashed while goofing off, or as he describes it ,”.. I’m going to act responsibly, as I have acted responsibly throughout my military career”
Fox News Headline (August 26, 2008)
Newly Released Documents Highlight Obama’s Relationship With Ayers
Documents released Tuesday by the University of Illinois at Chicago shed some light on Barack Obama’s relationship with William Ayers, a founding member of the 1960s and 1970s radical group the Weather Underground.
First things first, for a news organization the (laughingly) claims to be fair and balanced, the seem to have forgotten to mention that Ayers is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Indiana. You never see John McCain referred to as “an adulterer who abandoned his mutilated wife”, or “who exercised poor judgment” in the Keating Five scandal.
Makes it sound like they found a Hallmark card from Obama to Ayers reading “Keep on bombing!”
The truth is the exact opposite. After reviewing 140(!) boxes of agendas and other documents that “…clearly put Obama and Ayers in the same room for meetings of Chicago Annenberg Challenge, an educational initiative that Ayers was instrumental in starting and that Obama chaired in the 1990s.”
Wow! Shocking! Stop the presses! Two men, who happened to be on the board of the same anti-poverty foundation at the same time were in the same room at the same time. If that’s not uncontrivertable proof then nothing is. Actually, nothing is.
But I guess when you own your own news organization you can write as many misleading headlines as you like.
Governor/angry-den-mother Palin has a new line of attack against Presidential hopeful Barack Obama: Tie him to the activities of everyone he has ever known/volunteered in the same place as/brushed past in a subway since he was eight years old. I guess when you have to issues of substance to attack with, and no credible policies of your own to promote, this must be all that’s left.
As I understand it, Barack Obama ‘pals around with terrorists’, meaning William Ayers. Bill Ayers was one of the founders of the Weather Underground nearly 40 years ago, and is now a Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois School of Education. Fast forward to 1999 (10 years ago), when Barack Obama joined the board of the anti-poverty group Woods Fund of Chicago, of which Ayers was also a board member. Now you have two people in the same place at the same time, so, according to the GOP, they are now bestest buddies. Add to the that overwhelming $200 contribution to Obama’s state senate re-election campaign and only a fool would miss see a believable philosophical connection between the two.
In short, two (currently) respectable people who both oppose poverty are asked to join the board of an anti-poverty fund and Palin sees only terrorists.
Kettle, meet pot:
Sarah Palin pals around with (i.e. screws) a man who has supported Alaska’s secession from the United States (a group tied to White Supremacist), and finally declares himself Unaffiliated, because apparently even he can’t stand the GOP.
Sarah Palin pressured a state employee to fire her sister-in-law’s ex husband (or at the very least lived with/hired/worked with people who did the same), then fired the man for not complying. Now she is refusing to cooperate with the legally-appointed investigator. (I don’t think any links are necessary, this is documented everywhere is the facts are hardly disputable).