Articles Posted in the " Politics " Category

  • Politics of Fear? From which Party?

    Politics of Fear? From which Party?

    This election year is perhaps more strange than any other (and we have had some STRANGE ones!)  It used to be we would joke about the personalities of the candidates, and they ran on their policy ideas.  This year, they...


  • Olympics Commercials and Old-style (Obama) Political Ads!

    Olympics Commercials and Old-style (Obama) Political Ads!

    I have really enjoyed most of the commercials during this year’s Olympics in Beijing.  Creative, touching, and informative. Take the GE commercials, for instance.  They have laid out clearly, in several commercials, how they are actively engaged in alternative energy...


  • Who reaps a Windfall? Exxon? Apple? or Obama?

    Who reaps a Windfall?  Exxon? Apple? or Obama?

    I have written previously about the energy policies of the candidates, and I specifically wrote about the proposals from Obama and Clinton to create a “windfall profits” tax.  At the time I pointed out that, when attempted previously, windfall profit...


  • Obama to look like McCain

    Obama to look like McCain

    Enough about the iPhone.  Back to politics. What a story.  The LA Times has reported that Obama’s political positions are moving more centrist, looking more and more like John McCain every day. The picture on the LA Times is even...


  • Obama as “Dr No?” Apparently he has no prescription…

    Obama as “Dr No?”  Apparently he has no prescription…

    The US News and World Report has written today that Obama has come out against another energy plan.  Big surprise here, eh? In an appearance in the battleground state of Nevada yesterday, Sen. Barack Obama mocked Sen. John McCain’s energy...


  • And Obama’s Solution is…?

    And Obama’s Solution is…?

    I have been hearing now for weeks about all the “gimmicks” that McCain is proposing.  The gas tax holiday is a gimmick, since it only saves the average American $30 (see my previous posts here and here for why that...


  • 1st, 4th (and hopefully not the 2d) Amendments

    1st, 4th (and hopefully not the 2d) Amendments

    POLYGAMIST CULT RAIDED; CPS SEIZES ABUSE VICTIMS! Two small problems: first, there wasn’t any “polygamy” per se going on; and second, there wasn’t any abuse going on. Have you lost your freakin’ mind?! Think about it.


  • Myanmar or New Orleans? Let’s learn the RIGHT lessons from Katrina (edited: 17 May 08)

    Myanmar or New Orleans?  Let’s learn the RIGHT lessons from Katrina (edited: 17 May 08)

    It didn’t take long before I saw the (incorrect) drawing of a connection between the Burmese government’s refusal to allow relief to enter Myanmar, and the US response to Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast region. (Note, it was far...


  • The Right Reverend Wrong

    The Right Reverend Wrong

    (apologies to our British friends for the lame play on words in the title) Alternate Title: Confused About Race in 2008 America A recent imbroglio on another blog got me thinking. Not about intellectual fascism (which set the whole thing...


  • Obama’s Math is a bit (er, WAY) “off” on Gas Tax Savings

    Obama’s Math is a bit (er, WAY) “off” on Gas Tax Savings

    Far be it for me to attack Obama. Hey, he’s the one Democratic candidate I have liked so far. But I have to go after what is quite honestly either the sloppiest math I have seen, or the most disingenuous...