Eight Years Later

October 28, 2008

Things look something like this…

-Michigan J. Frog


A Rectangle is Not Always a Square

October 23, 2008

So there’s been a lot of recent news about Rep. Mahoney (D-FL) and Rep. Murtha (D-PA) and their related scandals circling the blogs, but, while they are possibly running for re-election in their respective states, they are two people, not the entire Democratic party.

Now, the same could be said of (members of the GOP) who have also been involved in similar scandals and other things that have gotten them removed from office – or at least not re-elected, but I believe that the difference between how the parties characterize themselves affects the perception of the people.

When a person attests to high moral standards and to religious tenants, they are held to those high-set bars, and falling so far below them – as these people have done – looks even worse than it would otherwise. The person who comes out and says, “I am not perfect, but I’m going to do the best that I can, and strive for these standards, though I may fail at times” is not held as accountable to those high standards and tenants.

It is similar to the difference between stretching the truth and outright lying – and this matter is made even more complicated by those same statements about standards.

I know that people on both sides have done awful things that should get them removed from office at the soonest possible moment, but really, who would you want representing you in government: people who set high standards – only to either succeed somewhat or fail horribly, or those who admit they’re not perfect, but try to meet the high standards anyway – come success or failure?

– The Laughing Man

Insanity Alert! Changing which team you support is bad!

October 22, 2008

What is this insanity? Is this really something that BBC should be reporting on in their Election 2008 section?

No matter what people say about this not being a battle about the issues, but it really is, and the evidence sways us to vote one way or another. Which team you cheer for – or don’t cheer for, or just show some support for – doesn’t matter, truly.

– Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown

The BuzZz

October 22, 2008

150 seems to be the new buzz word (or number) these days in the media and the blogs.

Bee it Obama fundraising 150 million dollars in September

A viral marketing campaign contacting some 150 organizations to spread the word about a new book entitled “Green Collar Economy”

Or even 150 early voters standing outside a Florida voting office

To a crowd of 150 at a democratic rally at J.R. Tucker High in Henrico County, a suburb of Richmond, Virgina

Oh, and the fuss about the RNC spending over 150K on Palin’s wardrobe

-Buzz Bee

The Race Tightens

October 20, 2008

With only fourteen days left until America elects its next president mainstream media (sans some huge political disaster) will be hyping up anything that shows the race is tightening between John McCain and Barack Obama.

Why? Because a tighter race means more viewers of course. More viewers equals more money for networks, money which will be needed when the networks start to get squeezed post election season due to the tanking economy.

It will be interesting to see how McCain and Obama react to this “tightening” in the race for the White House. My guess is they fan the flames and use the MSM message to whip their volunteers and voters into gear. The outcome is anybody’s guess, but some are already cashing in their bets. I just hope it doesn’t come back to bite them in the ass…

-Mr. Ed

Liberal Mainstream Media

October 20, 2008

I read an interesting article the other day that stated next to a nice red and blue bar graph

It’s no longer a matter of dispute that the mainstream media, overall, very strongly leans to the left. Over 90% of journalists classify themselves politically as “liberal” to varying degrees

A strong claim, but a seemingly fair one since Palin and McCain seem to be the favorite targets of reporters these days.

It’s odd though, that 90% of journalists claim to be liberal to some degree when journalists are suppose to be unbiased in their presentation of information. Why would 90% of them “lean left” as the article states? Perhaps it has something to do with the principles of liberalism.

Liberalism is said to emphasizes individual rights, such as freedom of thought and speech. These are two very important freedoms that allow journalism to exist in its non-biased capacity. This “liberal lean” is probably more indicative of a journalists views on freedom of speech/press than it is on their political ideology.

-Spider Man

Some Days You Just Can’t Get Rid of a Bomb

October 18, 2008

I can’t help but think that John McCain and I have some things in common.