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.
A lonely candidate: McCain was met by just one reporter on his arrival in New Hampshire today. Probably a local stringer, too. All the national guys are following the celebrity MadonnaBritneyLindsay Lohan Obama. They did this with Bill Clinton too. Watch them make McCain invisible.
This isn't a campaign. It's pure Hollywood. When the guy has no script or isn't expounding platitudes to the adoring masses, he speaks pure mush-mouth gobbledlygook that makes you ask "What the heck did he say?" He is a natural performer as long as you don't ask him a question.
This election season is becoming surreal. The press only acted like they loved McCain because he was a Repub "maverick" - so they would look "balanced." We all knew that would happen. Now they want the real deal - a camera-friendly extreme Leftist.
Can you imagine the reportage if McCain had been associated with right-wing bombers?
An analysis of federal election records shows that the amount of money journalists contributed so far this election cycle favors Democrats by a 15:1 margin over Republicans, with $225,563 going to Democrats, only $16,298 to Republicans .
235 journalists donated to Democrats, just 20 gave to Republicans -- a margin greater than 10:1. An even greater disparity, 20:1, exists between the number of journalists who donated to Barack Obama and John McCain.
Searches for other newsroom categories (reporters, correspondents, news editors, anchors, newspaper editors and publishers) produces 311 donors to Democrats to 30 donors to Republicans, a ratio of just over 10:1. In terms of money, $279,266 went to Dems, $20,709 to Republicans, a 14:1 ratio.
Leag ... Mark Steyn is busy trying to protect the last vestiges of free speech in Canada from CAIR [you know, the Muslim protectionist association]. He and MacLean's magazine are being sued by the Muslims for thinking bad things about them and daring to say them. The way the hate speech legislation is constructed up Canada way, CAIR can sue them separately in each of the Canadian provinces.
As a former television news producer, I'm quick to criticize the media. Most of the folks working in it are idiots. But with McCain, what's he done to attract media attention? The networks' coverage of Obama in the middle east is over the top, but at least Obama is doing something for them to cover. McCain shows up in one of our smaller states - to do what? Where's the news story? From where I sit, the media seem to be making a stretch to try to cover McCain and find his campaign providing them with very little to report.
Let's see McCain say or do something bold, and then see if the MSM covers it. If not, then we have something to criticize.