Category Archives: 2008 presidential election

11/4 and two 9/11s

Four years ago, I watched Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention and thought: “Damn it all, why isn’t HE running for president?!” When he declared his candidacy in February of 2007, I whooped and hollered for joy. He’s been … Continue reading

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Election Tracker

I’m not planning to blog between now and 9:00 PM EST, when I start live updates to the blog. Meanwhile, this nifty gizmo’s supposed to start updating as the polls close tomorrow.

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McCain’s New Surge

“Obama is running out of states if you follow out a traditional model. Today, he expanded his buy into North Dakota, Georgia and Arizona in an attempt to widen the playing field and find his 270 Electoral Votes. This is … Continue reading

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Exit Strategy for Junior

George Bush, Jr. has always hated the Junior. It was the first thing to go when he ran for president. But as he gives new meaning to the term ‘lame duck,’ it’s time to reapply that fitting nominative suffix. With … Continue reading

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Halloween Story

I don’t know why I forgot this before, but two Halloweens ago I posted a short story over at SouthOfStrange.com, and it’s become a Halloween tradition of sorts for me to repost. Lost in Translation “So this is what a … Continue reading

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Letter to the Times Daily (UPDATE)

To the Editor: In the wake of this paper’s unexpected endorsement of Barack Obama, two letters appeared on this page Wednesday. Thank you for printing them. That page has been preserved for posterity, placed in a time capsule so future … Continue reading

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Another Shameless Parody

Remember, remember,On Fifth of November,Mudslinging and derision.I see no reasonWhy catcalls of “Treason”Should ever be forgiven. Joe Plumber and Palin, t’was their decisionTo raise a cry of “Socialism!”Three-score stories of ACORN on FauxTo call Obama’s election a hoax;Through Wright and … Continue reading

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Sarah Jumps Ship

I’m occupied writing a letter tonight in response to the awful crapola that appeared on the editorial page of my local daily, which endorsed Obama for president this past Sunday. Two letters appeared today, one of op-ed length, reproducing the … Continue reading

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Storm Front

I’ve been hearing a storm for twelve months now. At first I thought it was some kind of psychological response to the horrors of Hurricane Katrina; but as the months have passed, the thunder sounded closer and closer until now … Continue reading

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Wingnut Robot Pwned!

I’m glad this interview happened. Not only did Joe Biden have an opportunity to demolish the ‘Socialist’ theme, he demonstrated the proper reaction to an ambush: fight your way through. He completely turned the tables on this talking-point dispensing robot.

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Piltdown Politics

In 1912, a fossil skull was discovered in a British gravel pit. Some scientists hailed Piltdown Man as the ‘missing link’ between apes and man, but many were suspicious. After four decades and some 250 research papers, Mr. Piltdown was … Continue reading

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