Sep
27

Krauthammer

Ok, so I am pretty sure I just heard Charles Krauthammer say the same thing I have been saying for the past couple hours about Obama only needing to avoid a gaffe to break even.That makes me feel super smart.  It's always gratifying to realize that you have internalized certain concepts such that you realize… Continue reading »

Sep
27

Debate Recap

The first Presidential Debate of 2008 was specifically about foreign policy.  This topic favors McCain, and the Senator from Arizona made a good showing.  My assessment earlier was essentially that McCain had ground to make up while Obama needed to simply avoid a major gaffe.  And despite my earnest hopes, Obama has avoided making such… Continue reading »

Sep
27

Debates Tonight

Rather than provide running commentary as I have done in the past, I will respond to the debates afterward with a general impression. Going into it, I have to confess that my spirits are at an all-time low.  Before Palin's selection I was neutral to glum about the situation for conservatives.  An all-too brief burst… Continue reading »

Sep
26

Troll Alert

Attention Neighborhood: User Madonna is a Troll.  I am receiving continual harassment from this person in the form of vulgar personal insults to me and my wife.  I can and have absorbed countless insults to myself without any problem, but insulting my wife really, really bothers me. While I do tend to comment on other's… Continue reading »

Sep
24

A Bygone Pleasure

Most folks these days have one of two reactions to the topic of smoking.  They are unequivocally against it, going so far as to pointedly cough and sputter in the presence of a smoker, or they are mindlessly addicted to this or that available brand and care not a whit for nuance of flavor or heat… Continue reading »

Sep
18

Final Analysis of Gibson-Palin Interview, Part II

This is the second part of my analysis on the Gibson-Palin interview.  In the first part, I focused on what I felt were the substantive issues regarding Palin’s selection and her qualifications to be Vice-President.  I attempted to fairly gauge those areas in which she needs improvement while also mentioning areas in which she showed… Continue reading »

Sep
17

WakkaWakkaWakka

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Sep
17

Final Analysis of Gibson-Palin Interview, Part I

Essentially, the Palin interview needs to be evaluated on two fronts.  First, and most important, is Palin’s performance as an untried national candidate.  The ABC piece was not a first impression, but a substantive discussion after the first impression…an impression which, I don’t think anyone can argue, was pretty forceful.  The second and only slightly… Continue reading »

Sep
15

More on the Palin Interview

Actually, I've contracted out the services of one Charles Krauthammer for this blog, since I am confident that he is miles beyond me in terms of firsthand knowledge of the subject matter in the Gibson-Palin interview.  Taken from National Review Online. I will, upon viewing the rest of the interview, offer my own thoughts.  But this… Continue reading »

Sep
13

The Palin Interview, So Far

Apparently I was too high to notice that Sarah Palin had her first big solo interview with ABC and Charles Gibson.  Wisdom teeth.  But I found it online, so you won't be denied my impressions.  I have rather mixed feelings.  While the questions being asked were certainly, certainly pertinent (earmarks, the economy, etc.) Charlie Gibson… Continue reading »

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