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Entries from August 2008

Palin on the Vice Presidency

August 31st, 2008 · 2 Comments ·

In the brief time since Sarah Palin became the Republican Vice Presidential nominee and the number one target of the left-wing smear machine, one of the criticisms being leveled at her is that she trivialized the office of the Vice President and what the job entails in an interview about rumors she might be a […]

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Palin Unites the GOP

August 30th, 2008 · 5 Comments · Elections and Campaigns

Over at the DailyKos the nomination of Sarah Palin as the Republic VP has them running scared. One of their ‘diarists’ suggests that the Palin selection will be as divisive for the GOP as the competition between Obama and Clinton was for the Democrats and that the media will immediately leap on the situation and […]

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A Thought on Obama

August 30th, 2008 · No Comments · Elections and Campaigns

Obama has won remarkable symbolic victories as the first black nominee of a major party and someone who has risen so quickly to such prominence and to have attracted such enthusiastic support. His accomplishments are that much more remarkable for his truly unimpressive track record and his lack of qualifications prior to 2004. The questionmark […]

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McCain Picks Palin and Reform for the GOP

August 29th, 2008 · 31 Comments · Elections and Campaigns

In a miraculous moment in Dayton, Ohio, John McCain announced what may be the most politicially significant decision of the new millenium. Faced with many choices and the challenge of a resurgent left, McCain defied all of those who questioned his worthiness as a leader and a candidate and those who worship ‘conventional wisdom’, by […]

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Bob Barr Wins Texas!

August 28th, 2008 · No Comments · Elections and Campaigns, Politics, Rights and Liberty

In a surprising develoipment it appears that scrappy little Libertarian Party candidate Bob Barr may have essentially won the presidential election in Texas by default. It seems that the two major parties failed to file their candidate selections with the Secretary of State by the statutory deadline with the result that by law they cannot […]

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Why the GOP Will Continue to Win the Independent Vote and Thus Win Elections

August 27th, 2008 · No Comments ·

Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally. This spirit, unfortunately, is inseparable from our nature, having its root in the strongest passions of the human mind. It exists under different shapes in all governments, more or […]

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Spineless at the Top: Will McCain Make the Same Mistake as Obama?

August 26th, 2008 · 2 Comments ·

In the aftermath of Barack Obama’s uninspiring choice of Joe Biden as his running mate, I have to face the question of whether John McCain will do any better with his Vice Presidential selection. For Obama Biden was a safe, relatively non-controversial and uninspiring choice. He’s not remarkable enough to challenge Obama’s legitimacy and he […]

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Joe Biden – Like Throwing an Anchor to a Drowning Man

August 25th, 2008 · 22 Comments ·

By the time it was clear that Barrack Obama had narrowed his Vice Presidential choices down to Biden, Kaine and Bayh, it was already determined that the Democrats would be sending out a ticket with a troubling lack of executive experience. With the ultimate choice of Biden, Obama went for the best known of a […]

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Bloggers Arrested and Protesters Suppressed in Beijing

August 22nd, 2008 · No Comments ·

As a followup to the highly publicized arrest last week of ITV Journalist John Ray by Chinese police, on Thursday it appears that at least six video and photo bloggers were arrested and are still being held by Chinese authorities in a jail in Beijing. Like Ray, these bloggers were attempting to provide coverage of […]

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McCain’s VP: Scare Tactics and Smokescreens

August 21st, 2008 · No Comments ·

As the two major party presidential choices get closer to announcing their Vice Presidential selections, John McCain is coming under a lot of fire from various quarters about his possible choices and allegiances. McCain has always been suspected of being less conservative than his record would indicate, and recent actions have made the far right […]

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