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Archive for October 11th, 2007

The White House? Try a Glass House.

Posted by Mike on October 11, 2007

She Who Must Not Be Named recently used images from Ground Zero in an ad claiming she had strong helath care proposals. Of course she made no mention of how her policies are nothing short of socialized medicine which would harm the heroes and everyone else she is supposedly trying to help. That isn’t the point though.  This isn’t about a candidate’s message, but how it is delivered.

It is perfectly legitimate for a political candidate to use images from September 11 when trying to highlight their leadership during that difficult time or to explain their positions on issues relevant to those affected by the attack. This is even the case when the claims are debatable and the candidate is SWMNBN. Unfortunately, the cackling witch is also a flaming hypocrite on what constitutes a legitimate political ad. Actually, with her habitual projection, she is a flaming hypocrite on just about everything but I digress.

There is nothing SWMNBN’s ad other than its substance. It’s just amazing how what supposedly repulsed her in 2004 is fine and dandy in 2008.

AP photo

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MSM Remains Faithful to John Edwards

Posted by Mike on October 11, 2007

A politician has been accused of cheating on his wife who happens to have inoperable cancer. If the politician in this story was named “Rudy Giuliani,” “Mitt Romney,” “Fred Thompson,” “John McCain,” or “Mike Huckabee,” you’d be sick of hearing about it by now because it would be the lead story on every mainstream news outlet. Fortunately, the story is about John Edwards so there is no chance of over-saturation.

The story is all over Boston talk radio; it’s been mentioned on the internet; and, even some newspapers are covering it. The tabloid which published the story has a very strong track record when it comes to politicians accused of a sex scandal (They broke the Lewinsky story). In fact, their accuracy rating on such stories is 100 percent. Yet somehow, the mainstream media doesn’t seem very interested. I wonder if that would be true even this D had an R next to his name?

You may think a story involving alleged, private, despicable behavior has no place in print or you may think it does. For the sake of full disclosure, I think it’s a legitimate story though I respect those who disagree. Whatever your view, the same standard should apply to both parties. Or is that not taught in journalism school anymore?

UPDATE: Michael Graham doesn’t think it’s possible for this to hurt the Polly Prissy Pants campaign either.

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God Comes Back to the Capitol

Posted by Ryan on October 11, 2007

A story that’s been getting some buzz lately has been about the Architect of the Capitol censoring a personalized inscription on a flag certificate designed for 17-year old Andrew Larochelle of Dayton, Ohio, as a gift to his grandfather Marcel.  The part censored was the word “God” which was used in an inscribed reference “to God, country, and family” on the certificate.  Responding to Larochelle’s complaint, his representative, Michael Turner (Republican, of course), wanted to get to the bottom of this.  Acting Architect Stephen Ayers said that according to rules codified in 2003, religious expressions are not allowed on flag certificates, so he censored it.  As this issue began to grab attention, House Minority Leader John Boehner sent a letter to San Fran Nan on this issue expressing both his own and the public’s disgust over this censorship, about which she seemed a bit too passive.  Ayers blinked and the policy is going to be reviewed immediately.

The God/prayer issue is very touchy to people in Congress, but not a very big deal to most of the American people.  We are a religious nation, we have religious roots, and pride ourselves on religious freedom, but lately our freedom of religion has been turned into freedom from religion by a loud minority of elites and insecure atheists, thereby alienating 90+% of the population that believes in a god.  There’s a knee-jerk reaction to these kinds of arbitrary censorship of all things religious in the public sphere, be it at football games, in student-led school groups or in having “Merry Christmas” in your store window.  I think there should be a serious reaction to these kinds of things to raise awareness and expose America’s true feelings on the issue of religion.   

Note: in the above picture, our popularly elected members of the Federal government are singing “God Bless America.” Getty Images photo.

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Deval Corruption

Posted by Sal on October 11, 2007

The Deval Patrick premiership here in the People’s Republic of MA is making press for a corruption scandal.  Michael Graham reports that Patrick’s chief-of-staff Doug Rubin (which is a paid state employee) is also acting as a “paid volunteer” to the Tsongas congressional campaign in the race to replace Marty Meehan’s seat in the U.S. Congresswhich is against election law. 

 What Michael Graham fails to realize, however, that the Party can do no wrong, the Party is the people, and what’s wrong with one Comrade helping another get “elected”? 

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