Friday, May 30, 2008

Geraldine Ferraro

They don't identify with someone who has gone to Columbia and Harvard Law School and is married to a Princeton-Harvard Law graduate.

- Geraldine Ferraro, Boston Globe (link here)

But they have no problem identifying with graduates of Yale Law School?

Another asinine opinion from Ferraro.

Perceived insults

A U.S. Marine handed out coins promoting Christianity to Muslims in the former insurgent stronghold of Fallujah, outraged Sunni officials said Friday. The U.S. military responded quickly, removing a trooper from duty pending an investigation.

The distribution of the coins was the second perceived insult to Islam by American service members this month. A U.S. sniper was sent out of the country after using a Quran, Islam's holy book, for target practice.

- AP/Star Tribune (link here)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Larry Craig bobblefoot

Sunday's giveaway is a miniature bathroom stall with a couple of lower legs and feet - a spoof on the airport episode involving Idaho Sen. Larry Craig at the Twin Cities airport last summer.

- Star Tribune (link here)

Maybe I can buy one on e-bay.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Squishy Science

Longtime WCCO TV meteorologist Mike Fairbourne says that the environmental movement is practicing "squishy science" when it ties human activity to global warming.

- Star Tribune (link here)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Curious George 2008

Marietta bar owner Mike Norman says the T-shirts he's peddling, featuring a look-a-like of cartoon chimp Curious George peeling a banana, with "Obama in '08" underneath, are not meant to offend.

Not that's he's bowing to pressure. The Tennessee native figures he's providing a public service of sorts, reminding people they have a right to offend.

- Atlanta Journal Constitution (link here)

Odd combined use of the word "offend" in those two sentences.

The extraterrestrial is my brother

Believing that the universe may contain alien life does not contradict a faith in God, the Vatican's chief astronomer said in an interview published Tuesday.

- AP/ajc (link here)

The article contains a number of interesting quotes.

Obama & McCain vs. 527s

The meeting was only the most overt effort by Obama or Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), the presumptive Republican nominee, to freeze out "527" groups -- named after a provision in the tax code -- which are not allowed to openly support a candidate but have helped define recent elections through negative advertising.

- Washington Post (link here)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Libertarian for President

Former Republican Congressman Bob Barr of Georgia, dismissing the major party candidates for failing to offer dramatic change, announced Monday he is seeking the Libertarian Party nomination for president.

He insisted he will not be a "spoiler" but said Republicans have urged him not to run out of concern that he will draw votes from Sen. John McCain, the presumed GOP nominee.

- Atlanta Journal Constitution (link here)

McCain has a lot of problems, but Bob Barr is not one of them.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Sarah Palin

Governor of Alaska and lifetime NRA member.

If she were the VP nominee, I might be able to vote for McCain.

Sunday, May 04, 2008


“The great divide in this country is not by race or even income, it’s by those who think they are better than everyone else and think they should play by a different set of rules,” the former president said. “In West Virginia and Arkansas, we know that when we see it.”

- Bill Clinton, quoted by Maureen Dowd, NY Times (link here)

Proving once again that the Clintons are the biggest hypocrites in the history of the world.