Saturday, August 30, 2008

MSNBC: Palin Praised Obama's Energy Plan

So the Republicans have tried really hard this election cycle to use previous quotes from Biden or one of the Clintons attacking Obama or praising McCain. But what will they say now that their own VP candidate used a state press release to praise Obama?


Or maybe they'll love the Ethics probe against her.

The Republican nominee for VP is......who?

Is this a desperation attempt to try and gain some media coverage after the huge week Obama had? After all his speech from Thursday was the most watched convention speech....ever.

The one argument McCain has been campaigning on is exactly can he continue to do that when he just chose an unknown woman who has less then 2 years experience being Governor of Alaska of all places. Does being runner up for Miss Alaska qualify? James Carville on Larry King Live tonight said that the only foreign policy experience she has is that Alaska is close to Russia. This just takes the whole concept of an "outsider" to a whole new extreme doesn't it? After all Alaska is about as far away from Washington as you can get. Just think about this....2 years ago this woman was the mayor of Wasilla, Alaska. The population of that town is roughly 9,000. Just sit back and think that through for a moment. Barack Obama just drew 80,000 people to his acceptance speech....and an estimated 40 million others on TV.

Once again the Republicans are banking on the stupidity of the average American voter (hey it worked in '04). So how many pissed off Hillary women go and vote for the McCain ticket? Can people really be that dumb?

Friday, August 29, 2008

God doesn't like Republicans

So I'm online today at and I saw this:

If anyone's been following other news, a hurricane is expected to strike Louisiana and Mississippi sometime early next week. You know, for the party that runs on being all about Jesus, apparently God hates them if he's going to remind the world of Katrina during the Republican convention.


Nice built in excuse they get for keeping Dubya away from the convention if they want to....that is if they don't just delay the convention altogether.

Democratic National Convention

I would've liked to have done a nightly recap but time did not permit me to do so.

Day 1
When you think of this week a few years from now one of the main highlights will be the "surprise" appearance of Ted Kennedy. Even after all these years the man can hold the crowd in the palm of his hands. Its a shame he won't be able to have a full campaign schedule this fall because he is an amazing asset for the Democrats to have.

Michelle Obama went out and did her job. She needed to come out and show her emotions and be "normal" She spoke eloquently which is no surprise given her back ground and helped set the pace of the convention. She has taken too much heat in this campaign for the "loving America" quote and the fist bump joke was just plain ridiculous. I wasn't a big fan of the scene at the end with the younger daughter having the mic....but that is one of the dynamics at play here. There hasn't been kids running around the White House since JFK was president.

Day 2
Haven't had the chance to go back and watch it myself as of yet(will do so tonight)but everyone keeps telling me Dennis Kucinich did well with his "wake up America" speech. The keynote address from Mark Warner didn't do too much for me. I was expecting something more from the "keynote address" but maybe I was grading it too hard....after all nothing will ever top the keynote address from 2004.

The Governor of Montana Brian Schweitzer gave a very good speech. I had never heard of the man but he is a very good speaker.

When all was said and done....this was Hillary's big night. Going into the week I fully expected Bill and Hillary to do their thing and deliver 2 powerful speeches. Hillary definitely delivered. Just as she had when she first endorsed Obama she went out and did just about everything you would want her to do. Many people continue to complain about her demands at this convention....but I have no problems with them. She did run a historic campaign....and would've made a good candidate for President. Ever since the primaries ended she has done everything expected of her in my eyes so a little recognition at the convention is well deserved.

Day 3
Missed all of it but Biden's speech. A solid choice for Vice President by Obama. Biden will go out and do the dirty work. He will go out and attack McCain so Obama doesn't have to.

Just caught Bill Clinton's speech tonight. I didn't expect anything less. I had arguments with my brother and sister all week on this. Bill and Hillary care way too much about their legacies to have screwed this up.

Day 4
I'm surprised that Al Gore was saved until the 4th day....but I guess they needed a 2nd major speaker tonight. Nice little reminder from him that the next president will fill multiple Supreme Court seats. Loved the little recycling joke.

The images from tonight are just surreal.

Barack Obama was solid. Not his greatest speech by any stretch of the imagination but it did its job. The outdoor setting provided for some brilliant visuals and was fitting for this event as this was no ordinary acceptance speech. I'll put up the link to the video as soon as one is available. I loved the little jabs he took at McCain. I truly believe that he will run circles around McCain at the debates. For those of who've grown to disdain a lot of our politicians Obama does bring a new energy. Chances are that we'll be let down yet again....but for the moment can we at least hope? In the Words of the man himself...."Yes we can."

Edit: Video

Monday, August 18, 2008

Summer Olympics: Week 1

I haven't had a chance to post at all this weeks but I've been tuning in to these Olympics a lot. They may not be as big as they were in the past but in my family it is still a big thing. I just love the Olympics....the summer ones even more then the Winter ones.

What a week for Phelps. His 8 gold medals were amazing. It is going to be a long time before someone else matches that. Granted it pretty much has to be in swimming. What a great story this has been. I love Olympics swimming. They should spread these events out more over the course of two weeks.

Congratulations to Usain Bolt. The World's fastest man shattered his own world record running the 100 meter Final in a time of 9.69 seconds. The craziest thing is he could have ve ran it even quicker. He wasn't even trying at the end. I was disappointed because I caught the result of this race earlier in the race so watching it in prime time wasn't as fun as it could have been. This event is usually one of the highlights for me during the Olympics. Correct me if I'm wrong....but isn't this race usually on much later in the Olympics?

The "Redeem Team" continues to do its thing for now. They destroyed Spain yesterday but I truly believe a rematch will provide for a much better game.

NBC's coverage so far has been really good other then the Gymnastics where Bella Caroli ruined the coverage. Can't argue with his resume...but I don't want him anywhere near a mic. Bob Costas continues to do his thing. Doesn't get enough credit for all that he does.

My highlight of the week so far? We have to go back to swimming. The Mens 4x100 Freestyle relay. What an anchor leg by Jason Lezak.

I'm sure I'm going to think of more to add to this but that will come in a separate post later.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

The next political scandal?

Originally I had planned on putting up a post on the MLB Trade deadline but something else caught my eye earlier today.

As most of you know I was a big John Edwards guy in '04 (once Dean dropped out) and again this year. I thought he dropped out of the race way too early this year.....and the way he was turning down a potential VP slot was odd too. Then today I read this. Granted that the story was reported first by the Enquirer....and then Fox News, hardly the 2 most credible places in the world but then I saw it on UPI as well. I wonder why the mainstream media hasn't jumped on this story yet as this would be right up their ally. Although nothing shocks me with politicians anymore but hopefully there is an explanation for this and the truth will come out. Deadspin said it best:
"So if you put money down on Edwards as Obama's running mate, yeah, you might want to consider that money lost. After all, there are two Americas—one where you can have an illegitimate child and afford to pay someone else to take the blame, and the other where you have to go on Maury and own up to your transgressions."

I know people can put a front really easily but this is one man who really did come across as a family man but if this story turns out then it would mean that the stories would be from right around when his wife was battling cancer. Like I said before....hopefully the truth comes out.
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