Tuesday, September 30, 2008
The Boston Herald is one of the first newspapers out of the gate with an endorsement in the presidential race -- and their money's on John McCain.The newspaper's endorsement Tuesday described the Republican presidential nominee as an experienced leader "who is steady in the face of crisis, mature in judgment and able to reach across the aisle to break the gridlock that has for too long gripped Washington."Who wants a sleepover? BOW-BOW-BODAWADDA-BOW!
The rocker known simply as The Boss, who forged a career singing about the hardscrabble life of the working man, will pair up with the Piano Man next month for a joint concert to benefit Barack Obama -- but don't expect a front-row seat if you're one of the people Bruce Springsteen sings about.Tickets for the Springsteen-Billy Joel concert in New York City start at $500 and climb to $10,000.
"Let's start telling the truth," Biden said during a presidential primary debate sponsored by YouTube last year. "Number one, you take all the troops out - you better have helicopters ready to take those 3,000 civilians inside the Green Zone, where I have been seven times and shot at. You better make sure you have protection for them, or let them die."But when questioned about the episode afterward by the Hill newspaper, Biden backpedaled from his claim of being "shot at" and instead allowed: "I was near where a shot landed."
[Barney] Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, has spent the last few years ridiculing Alan Greenspan, John McCain and others who sought more regulation for Fannie Mae's market-distorting schemes -- the fons et origo of this financial crisis. Now he says "the private sector got us into this mess." His partner in crime, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.), a chief beneficiary of Fannie Mae lobbyists' largesse, claims this mess is the result of poor oversight -- without even hinting at the fact he is in charge of oversight of banks. They sound like pimps complaining about the prevalence of STDs among prostitutes.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa unveiled a $5 billion plan to provide 20,000 affordable homes in the city over the next five years, but acknowledged he'll have to reach far and wide to raise the funds amid the financial meltdown.He noted that while bank loans are drying up because of the credit squeeze, other sources are available. The city last Friday received an unexpected federal grant of $33 million to buy foreclosed homes and turn them into affordable housing, he noted.One of the plan's more controversial elements is likely to be a requirement that developers set aside 12.5 percent to 22.5 percent of projects with more than 20 units for low- or moderate-income residents.
Monday, September 29, 2008
In fact, some of the most basic details, including the $700 billion figure Treasury would use to buy up bad debt, are fuzzy."It's not based on any particular data point," a Treasury spokeswoman told Forbes.com Tuesday. "We just wanted to choose a really large number."
And whaddaya know - my own Congresswoman, "Sweet Loretta Thought She Was a Maverick" Sanchez, voted NO on the bailout. Remind me to send her a Christmas card this year.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Let me say this. My father is buried in Calverton National Cemetery on Long Island, NY. My grandparents are in Queens, NY. My dear mother-in-law is in Escondido, CA. The law school friend I lost this year is buried in Iowa. The children lost to miscarriage and abortion typically do not have graves. In the Catholic faith, we are mandated to bury and pray for the dead. As part of that, we should visit their graves and tend to them. As you can see, that is not always practical or possible. I have always felt that Death is not the great tragedy . . . it is being forgotten after we have lived our lives here on Earth that is. For me, adopting this tradition, although it is not culturally my own, allows me to keep the memories alive and honored.
This Saturday - October 4, 2008 - at 2:00 p.m. at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA.
And gues who has two VIP tickets?
Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign has sent threatening letters to news agencies in Pennsylvania and Ohio to stop airing ads exposing his anti-gun record sponsored by the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF).
The kicker? NRA-PVF's Ohio’s ads have not yet begun running.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
The excruciatingly twee Kinkade oeuvre consists of biblically inspired, light-infused romantic landscapes: rustic, wisteria-strangled villages, babbling brooks straddled by mossy stone bridges, rose-enrobed Cotswold cottages with gently smoking chimneys, glistening gazebos, lighthouses, etc. Though clearly intended to impart a cozy, fresh-baked-muffin, home-at-last feeling, this overload of feel-good iconography creeps me out deeply. It’s not my fault! Mr. Kinkade provides no clear narrative and no clues as to what is occurring behind those misty hedgerows and suspiciously glowing lattice windows, leaving me to assume the worst. Is Mrs. Kinkade pulling a Bundt cake out of her oven? Is Granny Kinkade faggoting the perimeter of a doily? I don’t think so!
As far as I’m concerned, inside every Kinkade cottage is a veritable bloodbath, a Pasolini-esque hellhole where—at the very least—children are cannibalized, and Granny Kinkade is fed dead rats by Satan and forced to admit to terrible crimes she never committed. Come back to the five and dime, David Lynch, David Lynch.
Before you dismiss me as a certifiable lunatic, why not take the Kinkade Rorschach test yourself and see what you come up with when you project your imagination onto kinky Kinkadeville? Are there decomposing bodies buried under those luscious peonies and dew-drenched lupins? Don’t be stupid, of course there are!
The debates are important not for any reason other than it is a beauty contest between candidates. But to show any real depth? That cannot be done, not in the time allotted.
This is what I fear, though – the less-than-gifted individual who listens to it and thinks, dang, that Obama is a smart fellow. He is a smart fellow – but as someone who has sat through an undergraduate program (B.A. – Political Science), a graduate program (M.S. – Mathematics), and law school (J.D.), I was reminded all too strongly that Barack is a college professor. And if I were in his class, after the first few minutes I would be thinking this ain't gonna be on the final and start playing Solitaire on my laptop.
I read a comment that his delivery is good because he is a lawyer. No. I have seen plenty of idiot attorneys who could not argue their way through a default prove-up. You want to see lawyering in action? John Edwards, smarmy bastard that he is, is a trial lawyer and knows how to use speech.
But one thing that I saw in the debate was the breadth of knowledge and understanding of political and economic situations that John McCain has. There is no rushing with him and I got the impression that decisions would not be made until he had considered all factors. I thought he totally punked Obama on the issue of Russia. I cannot find a transcript, but I was especially taken by Obama’s statement that Rusiia “has to realize it cannot be a 21st century superpower” by acting like a 20th century tyrant, or something to that effect – no, Senator Obama, it can as Russia already has. Better was McCain’s understanding of the smaller former Soviet states and the interaction between them, Russia, and the states such as Iran and Pakistan, all being tied back to oil. Here is the difference. McCain understands thugs. McCain has dealt with thugs. Obama thinks you can lecture thugs. Do the last thing and thugs will beat you down. As McCain noted, rightly, “This is dangerous. It isn’t just naïve, it’s dangerous.”
But, to quote Obama with something he repeated often enough, “Senator McCain is right . . .”
Friday, September 26, 2008
The "Truth Squad?" Does anyone else find this frightening? If Barack Obama feels he has been wronged, he can seek his remedy in civil court. For agents of the State to engage in this type of conduct is alarming.
We are at war with Eurasia. We have always been at war with Eurasia. Eastasia is our ally.
In the Roosevelt Room after the session, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson literally bent down on one knee as he pleaded with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi not to withdraw her party's support for the package over what Pelosi derided as a Republican betrayal, according to the New York Times.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
A grainy YouTube video surfaced Wednesday showing Sarah Palin being blessed in her hometown church three years ago by a Kenyan pastor who prayed for her protection from “witchcraft” as she prepared to seek higher office.
The video shows Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, standing before Bishop Thomas Muthee in the pulpit of the Wasilla Assembly of God church, holding her hands open as he asked Jesus Christ to keep her safe from “every form of witchcraft.”
Seeking to raise money for MS research, 16 graduates from the Clown Conservatory have unveiled its 2009 naked clown calendar, which features the jolly jokesters posing in nothing but their birthday suits.
(Actually, wouldn't these make great Christmas presents for relatives and coworkers you don't like?)
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
To analyze this is to be obliged to balance some of the qualities of Obama's own personality with some of the characteristics of his party. Here's a swift test. Be honest. What sentence can you quote from his convention speech in Denver? I thought so. All right, what about his big rally speech in Berlin? Just as I guessed. OK, help me out: Surely you can manage to cite a line or two from his imperishable address on race (compared by some liberal academics to Gettysburg itself) in Philadelphia? No, not the line about his white grandmother. Some other line. Oh, dear. Now do you see what I mean?
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Not too long ago, the fair was a celebration of the wild lifestyles that defined South of Market. Now it's just one day, more of an homage to a side of the city that's been tamed in a stunningly short amount of time.It's amazing how much South of Market has changed since 2002. Most of the grittiness is gone, eliminated at an astonishing pace by development and gentrification. This year's Folsom Street Fair will take place in the shadow of luxurious new housing complexes, with the background noise of even more construction.
This isn't to say that all of the old SoMa is gone. If you look hard enough, you can find it, although with some telling changes. Just the other night I stopped by a bar once called My Place. It was infamous for the antics that happened in its bathroom, which had to be the filthiest restroom in town, both for its hygiene and customers' behavior. Now the bar is called Chaps II, and that bathroom has been replaced by one that's beautifully tiled, spotless with soap and towels, and serves only one person at a time.
For my sister's 50th birthday, I sent her a singing mammogram.
Always borrow money from pessimists. They don't expect it back.
My father was a small claims court jester.
What's the youngest you can die of old age?
I planted some bird seed. A bird came up. Now I don't know what to feed it.
I'm not afraid of heights. I'm afraid of widths.
If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happen if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it?
When I was little, my grandfather used to make me stand in a closet for 5 minutes without moving. He said it was elevator practice.
The Third Jihad focuses on an FBI-discovered secret document—the manifesto of the American Muslim Brotherhood. It describes the 'grand jihad' goal of destroying Western civilization from within by infiltrating and dominating North America. The film reveals the agenda of the radical Muslim leaders in America and provides viewers with an impressively crafted look at the immediate dangers posed.
An 11-year-old boy in Colorado was suspended from school after he refused to take off a shirt that read, “Obama is a terrorist’s best friend.” His father says that the school is violating his son’s First Amendment rights.Daxx Dalton, a fifth grader at Aurora Frontier K-8 School in Aurora, Colo., wore the homemade shirt on a day when students were asked to show their patriotism by wearing red, white and blue, according to MyFOXColorado.com.
Barack Obama and Joe Biden stepped out of sync again Tuesday, as the Democratic presidential nominee criticized his running mate for voicing opposition to the government bailout of American International Group early last week.It was the second off-message moment for the Democratic team in two days. Biden had to ratchet back his own rhetoric Monday after an interview aired in which he called one of his own campaign ads “terrible.”The latest friction happened when Obama was asked on NBC’s “Today Show” about why he criticized McCain for initially opposing a federal bailout of AIG when Biden was also speaking out against it.
“I think … that in that situation, I think Joe should have waited, as well,” Obama said.
Michael Moore, the political provocateur behind the films “Fahrenheit 9/11” and “Sicko,” is releasing a new film Tuesday. But you will not be able to find “Slacker Uprising” at any theater.Instead he is placing the film on the Internet for free viewing, at SlackerUprising.com. Mr. Moore said the unorthodox rollout is a gift to his fans and a rallying cry for the coming election.
“At times there’s nothing wrong with preaching to the choir,” he said in a telephone interview from his office in Traverse City, Mich. Liberals have been “pretty beaten down over the last 28 years.”
“The choir, especially on our side of the political fence, is often fairly dejected,” he observed, “and could use a good song every now and then.”The song in this analogy is a 100-minute look at Mr. Moore’s tour of college campuses during the fall of 2004. Cameras followed him to 62 cities as he urged young people to vote for John Kerry. The resulting footage sat on the shelf for a few years before Mr. Moore spliced together a version of the film, then titled “Captain Mike Across America,” and showed it at the Toronto International Film Festival a year ago.
What the heck. I save on dog treats.
Monday, September 22, 2008
"Really? Where to?"
I'm going back on October 8th to see her.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
"We don't go into pornography; nobody in the church is into that," Alamo said. "Where do these allegations stem from? The anti-Christ government. The Catholics don't like me because I have cut their congregation in half. They hate true Christianity."
Saturday, September 20, 2008
“Don’t let them run the okey doke on you. You heard of the okey doke? Don’t let ‘em bamboozle you. Don’t be hoodwinked. I will cut taxes."
At a fish fry for mine workers in rural Southwest Virginia, the Delaware Senator commiserated on being from coal country himself — and did his damndest to convince the blue collar, mostly white Democrats he’s on the ticket to win over that Obama’s one of them as well.One of rural Democrats’ biggest fears about Obama? That he’ll come after the Second Amendment. Not so, said Biden — and he’d better not try.“I guarantee you, Barack Obama ain’t taking my shotguns, so don’t buy that malarkey,” Biden said angrily. “They’re going to start peddling that to you.” “I got two, if he tries to fool with my Beretta, he’s got a problem.”
When Deepak Chopra thinks it is ironic to be a woman and a reactionary at the same time, you know Palin is the right person for the job.The irony, of course, is that Gov. Palin is a woman and a reactionary at the same time. She can add mom to apple pie on her resume, while blithely reversing forty years of feminist progress. The irony is superficial; there are millions of women who stand on the side of conservatism, however obviously they are voting against their own good.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Song: Reasons to Be Cheerful (Part III)
Artist: Ian Drury & the Blockheads
Buddy Holly, the working folly
Good golly Miss Molly and boats
Hammersmith Palais, the Bolshoi Ballet
Jump back in the alley and nanny goats
All other mammals, plus equal votes
Fanny Smith and Willy
Being rather silly, and porridge oats
A bit of grin and bear it, a bit of come and share it
You're welcome, we can spare it - yellow socks
Too short to be haughty, too nutty to be naughty
Going on 40 - no electric shocks
The juice of the carrot, the smile of the parrot
A little drop of claret - anything that rocks
Elvis and Scotty, days when I ain't spotty,
Sitting on the potty - curing smallpox
Reasons to be cheerful part 3
Reasons to be cheerful part 3
Reasons to be cheerful part 3
Reasons to be cheerful part 3
1 2 3
Health service glasses
Gigolos and brasses, round or skinny bottoms
Take your mum to Paris
Lighting up the chalice
Wee willy harris
Bantu Stephen Biko,
listening to Rico
Harpo, Groucho, Chico
Cheddar cheese and pickle, the Vincent motorsickle
Slap and tickle
Woody Allen, Dali,
Dimitri and Pasqualebalabalabala and Volare
Something nice to study, phoning up a buddy
Being in my nuddy
Saying hokey-dokey, singalonga Smokey
Coming out of chokey
John Coltrane's soprano, Adi Celentano
SANTA ANA - A son came home to find his mother dead, and police are searching for the woman's killer. A young child was found in the home with the woman's body. The child was unhurt.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
- Daniel Day Lewis does crazy really well.
- I can see why OSHA regulations became necessary.
- Both oil and religion is a tough business to be in.
- I'll stick with Catholicism.
- I don't think I can view a bowling alley with the same sense of nostalgia again.
Lohan ''is not exactly the kind of high-profile star who would be a positive for us," a top source on the Obama team told the paper.
Rat bastards - I remember that rain-soaked day back in 2006. Idiots didn't realize the reason it rained on the parade was because they took Stephanie away from the booth.
- There is an assumption that if he did, somehow Obama magically gets 18 million more votes that Clinton won in the primaries. But doesn't he already have them? Haven't we been told by the Dems that the majority of Clinton backers switched over to Obama's side?
- Would Clinton even agree to take the position? Or is it too much like being that ugly girl cousin at the prom who Obama is taking because his first date fizzled out? I don't think Clinton wants Obama to win, else spoil her chance in 2012 . . . unless in Obama's "secret-meeting-in-the-bunker" with Bill a couple of weeks ago, he made a deal with the Devils to go for a one-term presidency . . . which, to paraphrase Rudy, I'd get in writing as there is no honor among thieves.
- Hillary is the poster child for women who love too much. If Obama did pull this, how many women would actually find Clinto in disfavor because first she stuck with The Man Who Cheated On Her and now she'd be getting into bed with The Man Who Passed Her By.
"Party elders also believe the Obama camp is in denial about warnings from Democratic pollsters that his true standing is four to six points lower than that in published polls because of hidden racism from voters," wrote Tim Shipman in the London Telegraph Sunday.
"While the polling is close I believe it is far worse than the numbers reflect given social apprehension of middle of the road uncommitted respondents to appear racist by not supporting Obama," wrote former Democratic congressional candidate Paul Hackett on the Daily Kos blog. "Thus instead of being down in Ohio by 3 or 4 points I would argue that for planning purposes the working assumption should indicate that Obama is down in Ohio by roughly 10 points."
It's time to dump Biden and replace him with Sen. Hillary Clinton. I don't care how it's done. Campaign chief David Axelrod can figure that out. And the sooner the better. Because I'm starting to think that if Team-Obama doesn't do something dramatic fast, it's gonna lose this election.Conventional wisdom says replacing Biden with Clinton can't be done. That it's too late. That it'll make Obama appear indecisive, impulsive and lacking good judgement. Many Democrats believe this would cause irreparable harm to the campaign, ringing Obama's death knell. But this couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, it'd be a freakin' coup for Obama, and would instantly melt Palin's undeserving outsize political ice cap.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
"Just the other day Sen. McCain confessed and I quote, 'It's easy for me to go to Washington and frankly be divorced from the day-to-day challenges of the American people,'" Biden said."Yo?" he then shouted in disbelief to the Charlotte, N.C., crowd, who responded with roars of laughter.
Monday, September 15, 2008
We want to clarify that we are not against Sarah Palin as a woman, a mother, or, for that matter, a parentof a pregnant teenager, but solely as a rash, incompetent, and altogether devastating choice for Vice President. Ms. Palin's political views are in every way a slap in the face to the accomplishments that our mothers and grandmothers and great-grandmothers so fiercely fought for, and that we've so demonstrably benefited from.
I am the great, great niece of Margaret Sanger who was a birth control activist and started the American Birth Control League. She was ahead of her time at the turn of the 20th century. I refuse to allow this flippant choice of a national voice, a single voice, catapult us back an entire century and erase the work of Sanger and all who followed.
I feel it's necessary for me to clarify that I am not against Sarah Palin as a mother or woman. Women have come a long way in the fight to have the choice over what we do with our bodies... And its frightening to see that a woman in 2008 would negate all of that. Oh, and...Hint Hint Pali Pal- Don't pose for anymore tabloid covers, you're not a celebrity, you're running for office to represent our, your, my COUNTRY!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
My Mother: Well, what are you going to do? It’s like I always said, you win some, you lose some.
My mother has a particularly aggressive form of lung cancer. This December will see her 80th birthday. She and I have had numerous discussions that if she were to get some sort of disease like cancer, she does not want any chemotherapy, she does not want any form of radiation treatment. I’m an old woman, she would say, it will be my time to die.
You win some, you lose some.
She had used that same expression one time when my father, who was prone to developing pneumonia whenever he spiked a fever, was rushed to the hospital. When my mother finally got there, having to hurry over from her work, the young doctor told her, “It’s a good thing your husband got here when he did, Mrs. Martin. Another five minutes, and I am not sure we could have saved him.” She shrugged and laconically replied, “You win some, you lose some.” Shocked, he said, “Where would you be right now of he had died!” Mother replied, “On my way to Hawaii with the insurance money – why?”
Mom never misses an opportunity for a good line.
My mother told me today that one thing was for certain – she would smoke as many cigarettes as she wants, and eat whatever she damn well pleases. My doctor told me to, she said, rather pleased with herself, what’s the harm? I said, “This is like worrying about whether the needle is sterile during a lethal injection, right?” “Exactly!” she laughed.
“I will be alive this October, though” Mother added. “But not next. So next year I expect my picture will be on your altar for Dia de los Muertos.” I promised her top billing and then added that this year a friend was not only bringing a picture of her late mother, but her mother’s ashes also. “Well,” my mother said, “I don’t know if you have to go that far . . . but, okay, if you want to do that, that will be fine by me.”
Mom wants to be cremated and plans to have a third of her ashes given to each of her children – and then you can do with me as you like. If my mother’s sang-froid shocks you, then I hasten to assure you that she has always been like this, the first to remain calm in the face of adversity to the point of utter lunacy. She once told me a story about how she fell asleep and dreamt she had passed away, and could hear my father calling her. She then saw a beautiful woman, whom she knew was the Blessed Virgin Mary, and just behind stood my father, reaching out to my mother. Mom said she reached out to my father . . . and just then was jolted awake by my brother coming into her house and calling her name. She was convinced, she told me, that had Greg not done so, she would have grasped my father’s hand and died then. And from that point on, she felt ready to face Death.
It's time to throw my hat in the ring as regards predicting the election results. So here it is: Barack Obama will be defeated. Seriously and convincingly defeated. Not due to racism, not due to the forces of reaction, not even due to Karl Rove sending out mind rays over the national cable system. He will lose for one reason above all, one that has been overlooked in any analysis that I've yet seen. Barack Obama will lose because he is a flake.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Hey, doc - it would seem to be that if you are that informative and provide all options to women, then perhaps what Sarah Palin offers is something you don't, namely, the message that it is hard, and it is difficult, but it is not impossible to take on the challenge of a child with Down's Syndrome. The article cites his concern that women who "lack the financial and emotional support" that Palin has will be inspired to keep their babies, but isn't that like saying, "I had better not adopt that 3rd world child because I don't have as much money as Cindy McCain has?"U.S. vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin's loving and highly-publicized acceptance of her Down's syndrome child Trig has some Canadian doctors worried that her example may lead to mothers shunning abortion after diagnosis of Down's syndrome.Citing his concern for women's "freedom to choose", Lalonde said that popular examples about women like Palin, who choose not to kill their unborn children, could have negative effects on women and their families, reported the Globe.However, Lalonde said that doctors in Canada give balanced information about the consequences of the condition to pregnant women with a Down's child, and that women are not necessarily encouraged to abort. "We offer the woman the choice. We try to be as unbiased as possible," Lalonde said. "We're coming down to a moral decision and we all know moral decisions are personal decisions."
Friday, September 12, 2008
Feminist author Cintra Wilson writes in Salon (a house organ of the angry left) that the notion of Palin as vice president is “akin to ideological brain rape.” Presumably just before the nurse upped the dosage on her medication, Wilson continued, “Sarah Palin and her virtual burqa have me and my friends retching into our handbags. She’s such a power-mad, backwater beauty-pageant casualty, it’s easy to write her off and make fun of her. But in reality I feel as horrified as a ghetto Jew watching the rise of National Socialism.”
From today's The View:
“Things have changed in the last 26 years. But McCain hasn’t. He admits he still doesn’t know how to use a computer, can’t send an e-mail,” the narrator says. “After one president who was out of touch, we just can’t afford more of the same.”
Both parties desperately need the Catholic vote. As the Times points out, Catholics have a record of supporting the winner of the popular vote the past nine presidential cycles. The historical irony nothwithstanding, I for one treasure the position of being the best looking girl at the prom, with eager suitors maneuvering to win our affection.
And thus I hope I speak for the growing movement here at CatholicVote.com when I say to both Republicans and Democrats - If you want our vote, stand for human life, the family, and religious liberty. Inspire us to help the poor and needy. Encourage the fluorishing of our schools, churches, and charities. Keep our country safe, use force when necessary, but be prudent and wise. Catholics are proud Americans, and we are ready to mobilize on behalf of whomever will stand with us. Come and get us.
Song: This Magic Moment
Artist: Lou Reed
Warning: contains foul language. But you knew to expect that.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Love thy enemy.
I went to a noontime Mass today and was left wanting after the homily. I don't think it is enough - possibly even irresponsible - to say simply, "Boy, Jesus gave us a hard one to follow, didn't He?" I think I would have wanted to hear how it is we are to conduct ourselves in the face of such evil as seen seven years ago. And oddly enough, the priest read from the writing of a saint about the topic of loving our enemies, which began with a list of human "vices" - drinking, feasting, carousing . . . and here the priest gave special emphasis to the word hunting before going on. But the homily was simply reiterating loving our enemies and not acting as how our enemy acts towards us.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Gov. Sarah Palin ordered state transportation officials to abandon the ''bridge to nowhere'' project that became a nationwide symbol of federal pork-barrel spending. The $398 million bridge would have connected Ketchikan, on one island in southeastern Alaska, to its airport on another nearby island. ''Ketchikan desires a better way to reach the airport,'' Ms. Palin, a Republican, said in a news release, ''but the $398 million bridge is not the answer.'' She directed the State Transportation Department to find the most ''fiscally responsible'' alternative for access to the airport.
Asked on the program about when life begins, Biden said: “Look, I know when it begins for me. It’s a personal and private issue. For me, as a Roman Catholic, I am prepared to accept the teachings in my church.”He added that while he believes life begins “at the moment of conception,” it would inappropriate to impose that view on others in a pluralistic society.The bishops [Cardinal Justin Rigali and Bishop William Lori ] said Biden was right to say human life begins at conception. But the church “does not teach this as matter of faith; it acknowledges it as a matter of objective fact,” they said.“Protection of innocent human life is not an imposition of personal religious conviction but a demand of justice,” they added.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
And later that day, Obama comes out with his tripe. No coincidences there.Democratic Congressman Russ Carnahan on Tuesday – introducing Joe Biden at a campaign event – ripped into Palin’s record and punctuated it with this snarky jab. “There’s no way you can dress up that record, even with a lot of lipstick."
THE Post today enthusiastically urges the election of Sen. John S. McCain as the 44th president of the United States.
McCain's lifelong record of service to America, his battle-tested courage, unshakeable devotion to principle and clear grasp of the dangers and opportunities now facing the nation stand in dramatic contrast to the tissue-paper-thin résumé of his Democratic opponent, freshman Sen. Barack Obama.
THERE'S been a coup against the leftists occupying MSNBC's election anchor desk. Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann have been bumped by the Peacock Network, beginning with the upcoming presidential debates and continuing through election night, a spokeswoman said.David Gregory will be the new political anchor, while Matthews and Olbermann will return to their nightly shows, "Hardball" and "Countdown," respectively.
The benching of the blowhards comes amid accusations that the pair has been shilling for the Democratic ticket.