I pride myself on being the kind of person who can see the other person’s point of view. A uniter, not a divider, if you will.
But at this point in the electoral campaign, I’m throwing my hands in the air—there is no way to understand what is happening in the heads of McCain/Palin supporters at this point. Really? This is the team that will bring America out of the disasters caused by … ehm … them? Really? That’s what you think?
It seems pretty clear at this point that McCain has made a deal with the Devil (or the Fundamentalist Right, which is essentially the same thing) by bringing Palin on the ticket. A person who has one thing to offer: raw, walk-over-corpses ambition. No knowledge, no insight, no gravitas, no experience, only raw ambition.
And this makes half of America cheer?
The smartest thing the G.O.P. ever did was turn themselves into a values party. Convincing the very people who are getting screwed by your policies that it’s for their own good is political judo at the very highest level.
But turning themselves into a values party will ultimately be their downfall, since it rolled out a plush, red welcome mat for the Christian Right lunatic fringe. Republicans have been putting their fingers in their ears and yelled lalalalalala-I-can’t-hear-you for a long time about these troglodytes, but it is—finally, and not a day too soon—starting to boomerang on them.
Source: Joey DeVilla
At this point, though, all I can say is that I give up. I can’t understand you. Lord knows I’ve tried, but you are so far from anything I can relate to my brain is hurting.
Posted Sunday, 05 October, 2008 by Nic Lindh
All Nic wants for WWDC is sync that actually works
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.