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"Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will." -- Antonio Gramsci "The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." -- John Kenneth Galbraith "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Hey, what do you know, that whole hockey stick thing with global warming studies was actually true all along, despite deniers attempting to label it bunk.... go figure.
This year Alaska is expected to receive $346 million in earmarks, the equivalent of $506 per Alaskan or the highest per-capita rate in the nation. She was for pork before she was against it.
With the incessant lies coming from the McCain campaign, Richard Cohen writes, "the John McCain of old is unrecognizable. He has become the sort of politician he once despised." It's just inexcusable, and quite sad. I thought watching Ralph Nader tarnish his legacy was wrenching enough, but witnessing McCain just massacre his own reputation and honor is even more dispiriting.
Regarding Palin's interview with Gibson, Drew Westen comments, "We’ve seen what happens when 'the average person' becomes president. The world is simply too complex to do that again. She wants to be a heartbeat away from becoming the leader of the free world behind a 72 year old man with a recurrent deadly illness and she gives answers like she’s in a beauty pageant and hasn’t even followed the news enough over the last 6 years to know what the Bush Doctrine is. It’s fine for the average person not to know, but it’s not fine for someone who could become President at any moment, any more than it’s fine for your pediatric oncologist to say, 'Ah, gee whiz, I don’t read what’s in those fancy medical magazines—I just give it my all and pray a lot when I see a sick child.'"
As mayor of Wasilla, Palin had rape victims pay for their own medical exams -- the only town in Alaska to have this demented policy. In fact, the state government had to pass a bill specifically banning this practice in her town. We're talking very dark and very wrong, and yet she's the person America has fallen in love with? What has happened to this country?