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Archive for September 29th, 2008

Late Late Nite FDL: Bye Bye Bluebeard

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 29th, 2008 4:38 am by HL

Late Late Nite FDL: Bye Bye Bluebeard

Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. and Merrie Melodies present Bye Bye Bluebeard, staring Porky Pig.  Story by Sid Marcus.  Animation by Basil Davidovich, J. C. Melendez, Don Williams, and Emery Hawkins.  Layouts by Don Smith.  Backgrounds by Philip de Guard.  Voices by Mel Blanc and others. Musical direction by Carl Stalling.  Directed by Arthur Davis.

What’s on your mind tonight?

Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. and Merrie Melodies present Bye Bye Bluebeard, staring Porky Pig.  Story by Sid Marcus.  Animation by Basil Davidovich, J. C. Melendez, Don Williams, and Emery Hawkins.  Layouts by Don Smith.  Backgrounds by Philip de Guard.  Voices by Mel Blanc and others. Musical direction by Carl Stalling.  Directed by Arthur Davis.

What’s on your mind tonight?


Sarah Palin, 21st Century Theocrat

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 29th, 2008 4:37 am by HL

Sarah Palin, 21st Century Theocrat
The religious right can be confident that they’d have a fundamentalist in the White House with Sarah Palin.

Anti-Immigration Hardliner Goes Ballistic Over Obama’s Answers on the Issue
The head of the Center for Immigration Studies goes nuts over Obama questionnaire.


Today at Cafe

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 29th, 2008 4:36 am by HL

Today at Cafe
Jonathan Taplin digs into some peculiar military spending and Todd Gitlin takes a rummage through American history. At the Book Club, Bill Bishop explores the strong link between lifestyle and political choice while Walker Smith takes a step back: What…


Citizens of the World

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 29th, 2008 4:35 am by HL

Citizens of the World
Offending phrase highlighted … And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for…


After Attacking Earmarks, Graham Unable To Defend His Own Pork: ‘I’m Part Of The Problem’

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 29th, 2008 4:34 am by HL

After Attacking Earmarks, Graham Unable To Defend His Own Pork: ‘I’m Part Of The Problem’
During the presidential debate on Friday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) responded to a question about how he would “lead this country out of the financial crisis” by railing against the tangential issue of “earmark pork-barrel spending.” “The first thing we have to do is get spending under control in Washington,” said McCain, adding that earmarks […]

During the presidential debate on Friday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) responded to a question about how he would “lead this country out of the financial crisis” by railing against the tangential issue of “earmark pork-barrel spending.” “The first thing we have to do is get spending under control in Washington,” said McCain, adding that earmarks are “evil.”

Asked on Fox News Sunday today about McCain’s “narrow focus” on earmarks, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) claimed that “if you believe earmarks is a narrow problem, then you don’t understand what’s happened because of earmarks.”

But asked by host Chris Wallace, “If earmarks are so bad, why did you ask for 71 projects totaling $305 million dollars in the last fiscal year?,” Graham could only respond by saying that he has “been part of the problem” and would change:

GRAHAM: I have been part of the problem. I — my earmarks have been authorized, number one. They’re out there for you to look at. And, I’m part of the problem, I’d like to be part of the solution because the good part of earmarks has been overwhelmed by the bad part. Let’s just start over. Let’s start over because the $3 million to DNA to bear studies in Montana, the $250 million bridge in Alaska for fifty people is drowning out some of the good things I’ve done and John’s done. So I’m willing to start over. But there’s one guy in this town who hasn’t gotten a penny. I’m willing to follow his lead because he’s convinced me that the greater good would be achieved if we all just had a time out on this.

Watch it:

Considering that McCain has demagogued against earmarks for years, it’s laughable for Graham to claim that he is just now “willing to follow” McCain’s lead even as he continues to request pork.

In fact, despite Graham’s previous vote for an earmark moratorium for fiscal year 2009, Graham recently placed $20 million in earmarks into the 2009 Defense Authorization bill.


Brothers in Arms Hit Road to Rally Support for McCain

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 29th, 2008 4:33 am by HL

Brothers in Arms Hit Road to Rally Support for McCain
AKRON, Ohio — The men gathered for breakfast around the long table at a Bob Evans restaurant here consider Sen. John McCain a brother. Most have never met him and never will, but he is a veteran, just like them, and that is enough.

Dr. Paulson’s Tough Medicine, In a Pill the Public Can Swallow
After a week of political brinksmanship and 100 pages of concessions to political reality, Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson seems to have finally won the power and money he asked for to mount an unprecedented rescue of the financial system.


Troop Surge for Afghanistan is Unrealistic

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 29th, 2008 4:29 am by HL

Troop Surge for Afghanistan is Unrealistic
WASHINGTON — If there was one foreign-policy issue on which Barack Obama and John McCain agreed during Friday night’s debate, it was that the United States should send more troops to Afghanistan. The bipartisan enthusiasm for this surge is so strong that there has been relatively little discussion of whether this strategy makes sense. So here’s a skeptical look at the issue, drawn from conversations during a visit to Afghanistan this month with Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Rather than more troops, the real game-changer in Afghanistan may be Gates’ plan to spend an extra $1.3 billion on surveillance technology to find and destroy the leadership of the insurgency.