Archive for October 16th, 2008
We can label our attempts to stop politically motivated violence in a variety of ways. We could use the law enforcement metaphor or we could use the social epidemic metaphor. The Bush administration, however, has consciously chosen to invoke the metaphor of “war.” An article in the current edition of Scientific American Mind, “Talking about [...]
You’ll learn that Obama’s middle name was “Steve,” that he was born on Krypton and many other surprising things at this hilarious video of Barack Obama roasting John McCain at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner. Well worth watching.
Someone is having quite a bit of fun at Sarah Palin’s expense. Make sure you click around when you visit this site. Especially the red phone. She’s got it coming, of course, since “Joe the Plumber” has already given more interviews than Palin. Here’s another reason she has it coming: The office of the Republican [...]
I was having lunch with Joe the Juggler at the City Diner earlier this week. He was showing me some papers he found in the wall of his house. The original owner in 1892 apparently was in the personal rubber products business. Back then, this was a euphemism for (shocked whisper) a birth control device. [...]
I’m traveling back home after spending an incredibly quiet and stress-free five days on Nantucket. For those of you who are not familiar, Nantucket, part of Massachusetts, is an island in the Atlantic Ocean. October is the off-peak season on Nantucket, meaning that the Island is much quieter than it is during the summer. This [...]
Joe the Plumber was mentioned repeatedly during tonight’s debate. Here is a video of Barack Obama’s discussion with “Joe the Plumber”: Epilogue: And what a curious story “Joe” has turned out to be. He’s not really named “Joe,” he’s not a licensed plumber, he’s in no position to make $250,000 per year, he has been [...]
Rolling Stone’s Matt Tabbi is back with another clinic on writing. This time, his subject is Karl Rove and all things Rovian. The title to the article is “The Return of Rove: John McCain has Surrendered His Campaign to the Same Political Fearmonger Who Smeared Him Out of the Race in 2000. Here’s the money [...]