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I’ll admit it…

October 14th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

…if the current market turmoil destroyed Venezuela while leaving Capitalist economies largely intact, I’d be more than a little amused.

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Virginia is definitely a battleground.

October 11th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

Aubrey and I took a drive south to visit a winery. Upon leaving Northern Virginia, the signage along the roads rapidly switched from heavily pro-Obama to almost exclusively pro-McCain. By the time we were about an hour south of Fairfax County, we’d officially entered some sort of Bizarro GOP Wonderland. I am [...]

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Why I’m voting for Barack Obama.

October 10th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics, Rants

My opinion at the start of the campaign-proper, when Obama and McCain had secured their respective nominations, was as follows:
“Neither is great, but both are definitely better than Bush.”
I was satisfied with both options and confident that, regardless of who won, we’d see improvement over the next four years. As such, I was able [...]

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Worst. Debate. EVER.

October 8th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

So sayeth Politico:
With the country at one of its most interesting—not to mention terrifying—moments in a generation, John McCain and Barack Obama met in Nashville for what was surely one of the dullest and was definitely the least satisfying presidential debate in memory.

But the Belmont University showdown was something entirely different. Place the gravity [...]

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TCB, baby.

October 8th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Politics

No matter how bad things get, a Real Man always takes care of his “business”:

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Bill Maher is Not Helping.

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments · Movies, Politics, Rants, Science

Here’s a one line review of Bill Maher’s new film, Religulous:
Too long, too mean, not nearly funny enough.
That being said, I agree with the core tenet of Maher’s argument that religion is irrational, abusive and dangerous. It’s tempting to view this film as a main stream entry into the “New Atheist” movement, but the [...]

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Schadenfreudelicious!

October 2nd, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

Our studio owns various parts of five separate floors in this building. I hadn’t noticed prior to today that we share one floor with a Wachovia Mortgage office.
In said office, there currently appears to be one woman and a LOT of packing materials.

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Quick debate thoughts.

September 27th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

I watched the debate away from a PC, so I’m just posting a few thoughts rather than a play by play:
- Has Obama always had those Reed Richards gray temples? It’s possible that I’ve never seen him in HD before or something, but it struck me immediately when he hit the screen.
- Flag pin on [...]

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“No, you move.”

September 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Art, Politics

I would rather vote for Steve Rogers, who is both fictional and dead, than any ACTUAL candidate for the presidency (click to read):

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Saudi Arabia leaves OPEC?

September 12th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

If this is true, the GOP may wind up in charge forever:
Saudi Arabia walked out on OPEC yesterday, saying it would not honor the cartel’s production cut. It was tired of rants from Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and the well-dressed oil minister from Iran.
As the world’s largest crude exporter, the kingdom in the desert took [...]

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Grrr….

September 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Politics

McCain and Palin are speaking eight feet from my house and I’m stuck in Las Vegas waiting for a flight and watching it on CNN.
Palin appears to just be delivering the same speech she gave at the convention, in many place nearly word for word.
McCain, however, appears to have been swapped out for a clone [...]

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Bob Woodward: USA=Secret Awesome

September 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Politics

Bob’s apparently got more secret info under his hat:
The dramatic drop in violence in Iraq is due in large part to a secret program the U.S. military has used to kill terrorists, according to a new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward.
The program — which Woodward compares to the World War II era Manhattan [...]

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What NOT to say.

September 7th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

“Even if I want to take them away, I don’t have the votes in Congress.”
Oh, Barack.

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Another key endorsement for Obama.

September 5th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Politics

Image Comics’ superhero The Savage Dragon - having opted not to run himself - has endorsed Senator Obama:

Of course, this probably shouldn’t come as a surprise, given some of the Dragon’s previous… um… political statements:

The Obama issue sold so well that’s it’s gone back to presses for a second run.

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Sarah Palin - Rhetorical gladiator.

September 3rd, 2008 · No Comments · Politics, Rants

I missed most of the first chunk of the week due to jetlag and work. Tonight, Palin speaks, so I wanted to tune in.
Some thoughts as the night wears on:

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Veepstakes update: Tigh selects Roslin

August 30th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

Hehe:

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Well, THAT was fast.

August 30th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

The Internet responds to McCain’s VP choice in the only way it knows how.

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Obama’s speech.

August 29th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics, Rants

I’m in Seattle for the weekend, so I missed the live broadcast whilst in-transit and didn’t get a chance to watch it until this morning. A few quick thoughts:
The first half of the speech was basically a throw-away. It was all hollow accommodations lobbed at the Clintons and vague statements of position (but [...]

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Do you smeeelllll what Barack. IS. COOKIN’?

August 27th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

High point of the night:
Obama’s WWF-quality surprise entrance at the end of Biden’s speech. Barry’s arrival was well-timed, as Biden was clearly losing the crowd that had spent much of its energy lavishing affection on Bill Clinton and then been forced to sit through a John Kerry speech. A bit of pro-wrasslin’ theatrics [...]

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Speaking of Slick Willie…

August 27th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

…he’s in full Elvis Mode tonight with a solid 5 straight minutes of standing ovation when he took the stage.
Since then, I’ve been enjoying the grimace-off that’s being held between Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton. So far, I think Michelle is winning. Hillary looks annoyed, but fairly robotic, while Michelle has [...]

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