Posts from November 2008

  • November 09, 2008

    Yeah, that’s not true… But it is hilarious.

    Are you as sick of these conspiracy theories as I am? If so, check out Peter Sagal’s blog, where he’s got one of the most well-reasoned arguments against the conspiracy theorists… And even if you buy into the craziness, give it a read to see what’s really going on.

    In the real world, Barack Obama seems like he's going to be elected President. This, as unlikely as it might have seemed as little as two years ago, is easily explained: the Republicans have done a poor job running the country, have a very unpopular incumbent President, and our nation likes to switch parties about every 8 to 12 years. Plus, Obama is a charismatic politician who's run a very competent campaign. Nonetheless, this reality is intolerable to some, and they have created an alternative narrative. In this narrative, Obama is "a Marxisant radical who all his life has been mentored by, sat at the feet of, worshipped with, befriended, endorsed the philosophy of, funded and been in turn funded, politically promoted and supported by a nexus comprising black power anti-white racists, Jew-haters, revolutionary Marxists, unrepentant former terrorists and Chicago mobsters." Once elected, presumably, will reveal himself to be the monster that he is, in the manner of Kang and Kodos in that classic 1996 Treehouse of Horror episode of The Simpsons.
    Continue reading "obama wants to turn the white house into a pyramid"...
  • November 06, 2008

    A great series of articles by Newsweek reporters, including one titled “Barack Obama: How He Did It” which outlines how Obama got into the race, and how he worked his way to victory.

    This is part one of a seven-part in-depth look behind the scenes of the campaign, consisting of exclusive behind-the-scenes reporting from the McCain and Obama camps assembled by a special team of reporters who were granted year-long access on the condition that none of their findings appear until after Election Day.

    Check out the whole series, as it appears…

  • November 05, 2008

    Barack Obama

    By now, I’m sure you’ve heard that Barack Obama has been elected our next President! Go-bama! Of course, to say I’m excited would be the understatement of the year… I’m still in a bit of shock that things worked out, particularly after all the distractions offered up during the campaign. Thankfully, reason won out and hopefully we can get our country back on the right track.

    That said, there is one thing that can top Obama winning the election… Being there in person to see it happen!!! Thanks to an email I received on Sunday night, I learned that I had tickets to the Election Night Rally in Grant Park. They arrived via email on Monday, so Elena and I made plans to spend Tuesday night in the middle of everything.

    Continue reading "yes we did!"...
  • November 04, 2008