Monday, October 27, 2008
"The Republican party that I knew and loved has left me behind, so this year I'm voting for change, I'm voting for Barack Obama," said 60-year-old Carlos Saladrigas. BBC
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Joe Biden was asked questions by Orlando WFTV "Journalist" Barbara West on Thursday that read like a set of Karl Rove-wannabe talking points. At one point the Senator actually stopped to ask, "Are you joking? Is this a joke? Or is that a real question?"
You will be shocked...shocked to learn that West's Husband is a GOP Media Consultant.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Florida's GOP lawmakers blamed for early-voting lines
Saying early voting cost too much money with rules that weren't uniform, Republican legislators led a charge three years ago to set new statewide standards limiting the number of polling sites and their hours of operation.
Those revamped rules trimmed early voting from 12 hours per workday to eight.
During the first presidential election since Gov. Jeb Bush signed the bill in 2005, the new law's impact can be seen throughout South Florida: exhausting lines at polling sites in Miami-Dade and Broward that led voters to miss work, senior citizens to beg for chairs and voting advocates to question whether some are being disenfranchised. more via Digby
Monday, October 20, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
...Rumor has it they've been talking to a donut shop to take over one area of the great elephantine whiteness on Main St., Sarasota...
Monday, October 13, 2008
How the real-estate market could turn Florida for Obama.
"The mood in Florida is very different from 2000 and 2004," he says. "Then we were a confident, wealthy state. Now we're broke. I've been here 30 years, and I haven't seen Floridians this anxious in a long time." He says older people are worried about their pensions and 401(k)s, and his students are wondering if there will be jobs for them when they graduate.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Sappy Paleface - perhaps we can reverse the "dark" coloration of her baseless insinuations - hey, the whole world's going to hell in a handbasket, let's talk slime:
It was time to revive the allegation, made over the weekend, that Obama "pals around" with terrorists, in this case Bill Ayers, late of the Weather Underground. Many independent observers say Palin's allegations are a stretch; Obama served on a Chicago charitable board with Ayers, now an education professor, and has condemned his past activities.
"Now it turns out, one of his earliest supporters is a man named Bill Ayers," Palin said.
"Boooo!" said the crowd.
"And, according to the New York Times, he was a domestic terrorist and part of a group that, quote, 'launched a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and our U.S. Capitol,'" she continued.
"Boooo!" the crowd repeated.
"Kill him!" proposed one man in the audience. Wash Post
Florida (special kudos to Clearwater), you deserve the moron...
and she, you.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
"For McCain, Self-Confidence on Ethics Poses Its Own Risk", New York Times, February 21, 2008, pA1
Remember the Keating Five?
McCain’s own standards would have hung him.
"McCain Says He's Been Baptist For Years", by Bruce Smith, The Associated Press, September 12, 2007
Candidates' Vices: Craps and Poker, by Michael Sherer and Michael Weisskopf, Time Magazine, July 2, 2008
"Profiles: McCain's Party", by Connie Bruck, New Yorker Magazine, May 30, 2005
"Candidates invite questions about their faith", by Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, September 18, 2007
"The Pampered Politician", by Amy Silverman, The Phoenix New Times, May 15, 1997
"See John Run Off at the Mouth", Phoenix New Times, October 1, 1998
"Flashes: What's Up, Murdoch?", Phoenix New Times, September 17, 1998
Election 98: Arizona Governor, Fox News web site, 1998 coverage (no longer on web)
"Keating Gets New Trial", CNNfn Web Site, December 2, 1996
"No More Wagging,", (editorial) by Maureen Dowd, The New York Times, January 3, 1999
"John McCain, rock-and-roll dad", by Andrew Essex, The New Yorker Magazine, December 6, 1999 p52
"Unmasking Darth McCain", by William Cleeland, The Daily Illini, March 9, 2001
"Famed McCain Temper is Tamed", By Michael Kranish Boston Globe, January 27, 2008
Did you know...
In a 1977 column, Buchanan said that despite Hitler’s anti-Semitic and genocidal tendencies, he was “an individual of great courage…Hitler’s success was not based on his extraordinary gifts alone. His genius was an intuitive sense of the mushiness, the character flaws, the weakness masquerading as morality that was in the hearts of the statesmen who stood in his path.” (The Guardian, 1/14/92)
Writing of “group fantasies of martyrdom,” Buchanan challenged the historical record that thousands of Jews were gassed to death by diesel exhaust at Treblinka: “Diesel engines do not emit enough carbon monoxide to kill anybody.” (New Republic, 10/22/90) Buchanan’s columns have run in the Liberty Lobby’s Spotlight, the German-American National PAC newsletter and other publications that claim Nazi death camps are a Zionist concoction.
Buchanan was vehement in pushing President Reagan — despite protests — to visit Germany’s Bitburg cemetery, where Nazi SS troops were buried. At a White House meeting, Buchanan reportedly reminded Jewish leaders that they were “Americans first” — and repeatedly scrawled the phrase “Succumbing to the pressure of the Jews” in his notebook. Buchanan was credited with crafting Ronald Reagan’s line that the SS troops buried at Bitburg were “victims just as surely as the victims in the concentration camps.” (New York Times, 5/16/85; New Republic, 1/22/96)
- McCain called for allowing offshore oil drilling.
- McCain is opposed to the creation of a national hurricane insurance fund.
- There is also his well-publicized vote against an appropriations bill that would have funded Everglades restoration.
- McCain is stuck in a rabid anti-Castro time warp that is popular with a dying generation of original Cuban exiles, but is increasing questioned by younger Cuban-Americans, recent exiles, and people who still have family on the island.
- Let's not forget his support for Bush attempt to privatize Social Security, and his own contradictory confused statements on the subject.
- Of course, in addition to these issues with particular resonance in Florida, voters there will also be voting on the Iraq debacle, the tanking economy, the growing income disparity in America, global warming, and other issues that work in Obama's favor.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Ever notice that Cokie Roberts is such a complete cunt? NPR ought to be ashamed to have her on their airwaves.