We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
H/T Shutterbug for the pic. As nice as the pic is, though, this isn't to say it couldn't be used against us.
"I just saw a picture on some radical right-wing site where MITT was dead!!"
And, technically, that's true. Must have taken a whole gallon of weed killer.
Well, the teleprompterless Obama is supposed to "come out swinging" tonight. Every third word is supposed to be BainBainBain! as Obama seeks to exploit the gap between the haves and have-nots. As a lifelong have-notter, I'll be eagerly anticipating all of the reasons why rich people should immediately be liquidated-, I mean, their estates should be liquidated and distributed among us 350 million poor people so that we may all be $4.51 richer. I'm planning on spending my new-found wealth on a McDonald's hamburger.
The most amusing thing this past week has been almost every in-the-bag MSM outlet bragging how Obama has spent three whole days(!) getting ready for the debate. I gather they feel it shows his seriousness and dedication, but I'd presume most people would be thinking in the back of their minds, hell, if the goddamn president doesn't know the issues, what's that say? He needs three days of prep work so he can know as much about the issues as some pretender to the throne? It would have been a lot more effective if he'd simply said, "I don't need prep work for debates — I'm the president."
The most sordid part of the week was the vitriolic response from many right-wing bloggers upon hearing Lindsay Lohan had endorsed Romney. So, lemme get this straight: If a celebrity comes out in favor of Obama, she's mocked, ridiculed and scorned by the right wing bloggers, right? But if a celebrity comes out in favor of Romney — she's mocked, ridiculed and scorned by the right wing bloggers?
Which part of this equation doesn't make sense?
While the whizkids were mocking her, the adults over at Townhall got it right:
While most would, at first glance, write this off as gossip, it's the latest instance of an evolving trend that jeopardizes President Obama's chance at winning the White House.
Lohan, by all accounts, is a typical low-information voter. And low information voters, like it or not, will decide this election.
That's something bloggers of every (s)creed won't admit — that their readers will have almost no impact on the election compared to the sweltering mass out there. Those are the people who need to be reached, a dissertation upon which exceeds the scope of this post.
Showtime for tonight's event in 9 pm Eastern. More info & a streamcast here. If they show the stream with the insipid Twitter comments again, try the direct source on YouTube. CNN might also carry it since they're using a (heavily-biased) CNN moderator. Michelle Malkin reminds us what happened during the last CNN-sponsored 'town hall' debate. As Michelle cleverly notes, they certainly gave a new spin to "Don't ask, don't tell".
Yeah, I'm gonna grab a shotgun and take over the nearest estate before any of those other greedy suckers can get there. "First come, first serve", "Devil take the hindmost", "The early bird gets the worm", and other words of folk wisdom apply.