On John McCain and his Mob

Frank Schaeffer, the author of Crazy for God writes in today’s Baltimore Sun that the John McCain/Sarah Palin political rallies “are beginning to look, sound, feel and smell like lynch mobs.” Jonathan Martin of Yahoo! News writes that among Republicans there is “belief that taking out Obama is the only way to win.” The WallContinue reading “On John McCain and his Mob”

On Ronald Reagan, Doctors, and the Republican Party

Last night in the Vice Presidential debate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin closed her remarks with a quotation of Ronald Reagan: It was Ronald Reagan who said that freedom is always just one generation away from extinction. We don’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream; we have to fight for it and protect it,Continue reading “On Ronald Reagan, Doctors, and the Republican Party”

On Wondering What to Watch

My choices are three. The Cubs/Dodgers game. Starts at 9:37 EDT. The Biden/Palin debate. Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West. Obviously, I want to watch the first. Though I really wish TBS would find some real announcers. Dick Stockton and his band of idiots were annoying as piss last night. On the other hand,Continue reading “On Wondering What to Watch”

On the Next John McCain Hail Mary

The headline says it all — “McCain camp prays for Palin wedding.” Why is the McCain campaign “praying”? Let’s put it like this — Republican presidential standard bearer John McCain had a pretty rough week last week. His Vice Presidential running mate, Sarah Palin, sat for an interview with Katie Couric — and came outContinue reading “On the Next John McCain Hail Mary”

On Community Organizers, Myth, History, and Politics

Over the past month I’ve seen a meme making its way across the interwebs. Not a meme in the questions-passed-from-blog-to-blog sense that “meme” usually means online, but a meme in the more traditional sense, an idea that’s spreading and taking root. The meme? “Jesus was a community organizer. Pontius Pilate was a governor.” This is,Continue reading “On Community Organizers, Myth, History, and Politics”

On John McCain and His Lack of Judgment

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has had a lousy seventy-two hours. That’s the only real conclusion that one can draw as news reports about the Republican Vice Presidential pick filter in. She was affiliated with and was a member of a secessionist political party, the Alaska Independence Party. She’s hired a lawyer in advance of herContinue reading “On John McCain and His Lack of Judgment”

On Sarah Palin, Tactics, and the Cynicism of John McCain

Yesterday, presumptive Republican Presidential nominee John McCain made his pick for his vice presidential running mate — Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Who? To be frank, a week ago I hadn’t even heard of Sarah Palin. It’s my fault for not watching The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson, I suppose. Here’s a quick biography. AgedContinue reading “On Sarah Palin, Tactics, and the Cynicism of John McCain”