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When Sarah Palin speaks, my head explodes

October 2, 2008

Ever since she burst onto the scene, I’ve considered using ear plugs. Her droppin’ of the ‘g’ three times every “sentence” was enough, but the Couric interview made me feel as though English was my second language. This person could very well be vice president — so it must be me.

The fact that I’m forced to use conversational context to decipher her responses — and that I’m failing — must be at least similar to what an immigrant, with limited English, feels at the DMV.

I urge you to watch the debate tonight with the closed captioning on (Go grab the manual now so you know how to turn it on at 9PM EDT). I hope they use humans to do it — I predict they’ll give up.

Palin to “be withdrawn” as VP?

September 30, 2008

According to the Prediction Market, Intrade, the odds that Palin will “be withdrawn” as the VP candidate are rising — dramatically. Before you poo poo this, consider that this is people putting real dollars behind these “bets”, and they are often correct. Still a long shot, but not as long.

I predict this will rise on Thursday night.

Privatizing Gains, Socializing Losses

September 20, 2008

Can you imagine if Bill Clinton had been in office and done what Bush did with AIG? Everyone should watch Gretchen Morgenson and Floyd Norris explain this mess.

Click here to see them on Bill Moyers.

Mission Accomplished

September 12, 2007

1596 days, more than 3700 U.S. deaths, 500,000 (conservatively) Iraqi deaths, and our world standing has passed since…

Thumbs up! Great job!

Cellular Freedom Bill: Something we can ALL get behind.

September 11, 2007

Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) have introduced the Cellular Freedom Bill. Eliminating hidden charges and pro-rating early-termination fees are both WONDERFUL ideas.

Let’s see if it can get through the legislators bought and sold by the telecommunication lobby.

I’m not optimistic.

More here…