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My guess about the opening moments of tonight’s debate:

Jim Lehrer: “Let me start off by congratulating the President and his wife, Michelle, on their twentieth wedding anniversary.”

Mitt Romney:  “Now hold on a second. Has anyone seen their marriage certificate??  That was a ‘zinger’!  Donald Trump texted it to me last night.”

My other guess is that Mitt would point out that he and Ann have been married since 1969, that she’s a woman, and that he thinks women are great – particularly those who live in Ohio, Virginia, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, and Colorado.

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Maybe the insurance industry should have hired a firm that didn't have to pay out "one of the largest recoveries from an outside auditor in the history of securities class action litigation" a mere two years ago:
http://www.btkmc.com/...
Or maybe experience in fraud was one of the job qualifications?

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Last Tuesday’s kos post noted that the early voting in Georgia had a high proportion of African American voters (37%), even though that group makes up only 29% of the state’s registered voters. Since then, this has dropped to 35.9.

But this number is still impressive, and there are several reasons why Georgia might turn out to be the key to Obama’s election.

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I'm afraid I must cancel my appointment with my proctologist on Friday unless there's a deal reached by then for the economic bailout.

Oh, and my daughter has told her teacher that she can't take her algebra test (unless, of course, there's a deal reached by then for the economic bailout).

I hear there's a death-row inmate in Arkansas who, regrettably, had to inform his warden that he'll have to hold off on his execution until the economy is back in shape.

Please join in.  What else must to be put on hold?

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Fri Aug 29, 2008 at 08:46 AM PDT

The Gustav Conspiracy (w/Poll)

by quique

How long before someone from Fox News notices where Gustav originated: off the coast of Africa!?  Certainly this is no coincidence. Consider the following:

  1. Africa is where Obama's father was born.
  1. Obama's father was born Muslim.
  1. There are, in fact, many Muslims in Africa.
  1. Obama has visited Africa (more than once!).
  1. The Swedish involvement in African slave trade was greatly expanded under King Gustav III. Obama has opposed the African slave trade.

More and poll after the jump

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Who will first demand an investigation of this conspiracy?

20%5 votes
0%0 votes
16%4 votes
25%6 votes
4%1 votes
8%2 votes
8%2 votes
0%0 votes
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16%4 votes
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| 24 votes | Vote | Results

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Thu Aug 28, 2008 at 06:21 AM PDT

McCain's Cranky TIME Interview

by quique

Time uses the word "Prickly", and there's certainly some underlying meaning to that as well. But the core truth here is his crankiness.

Another underlying truth is that reporters such as these seems to feel like jilted lovers.  "But didn't we mean more to each other?  Didn't we have something special? How can you throw all that away?"

Gotta love this part:

Do you miss the old way of doing it?
I don't know what you're talking about.

Really? Come on, Senator.
I'll provide as much access as possible ...

Maybe, as good spurned lovers, they'll now start to notice all those annoying things that used to be so cute.

Poll after the flip...

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McCain's Interview is:

6%10 votes
10%15 votes
25%38 votes
7%11 votes
6%9 votes
23%35 votes
15%23 votes
3%5 votes
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| 150 votes | Vote | Results

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Thu May 31, 2007 at 06:05 AM PDT

O'Reilly Prompts Threats over Sex Panel

by quique

A panel of the renowned "Conference on World Affairs" in Boulder was held at a local high school.  The panel concerned "STDs: Sex, Teens and Drugs," and severals panelists advocated a less-than-conservative approach to such things.  A parent objected.  It got some local coverage.  Then O'Reilly decides to stir things up.  A Fox camera crew ambushed the School Board President, etc. etc.  The Boulder Daily Camera newspaper reports this morning that O'Reilly's followers are now harassing school officials -- for example, one sent an email to an official stating that torture and murder are good "revenge" options against him.

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Fri Mar 02, 2007 at 04:36 PM PST

A Republican Coulter Strategy?

by quique

I am guessing that Coulter’s comment, which was clearly a prepared remark, was part of a Rovian strategy.  The candidates in attendance will surely distance themselves from it, but they were the intended beneficiaries.  Here’s my logic:

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