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Uh-oh. Trippi figured it out.

August 31, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Jon, Politics.

Joe Trippi, former campaign manager for Howard Dean and John Edwards, just figured out what McCain was doing with the Palin choice. Don’t LOL. Palin Pick Is About Taking On Washington — Not About Gender I have seen a lot of commentary on why John McCain’s pick of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is a cynical • Read More »

How the GOP Convention should deal with Gustav.

August 31, 2008 | By admindude | 6 Comments | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Jon, Politics.

Gov. Palin in Kuwait. Many GOP pros are worried about holding their star-spangled convention in Minnesota while Hurricane Gustav is bearing down on the Gulf Coast. They fear the storm will remind people of governmental ineptness following Katrina, will create horrible visuals of wealth and excess while others are fleeing from their homes, and will • Read More »

Leadership we (can’t) believe in

August 31, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Kevin, Politics.

It’s so hard to get good help these days. Obama disavowed his campaign’s first response, telling journalists that “I think that, uh, you know, campaigns start getting these, uh, hair triggers and, uh, the statement that Joe and I put out reflects our sentiments,” he said. Earlier in the same availability, however, he told reporters • Read More »

A PAC to call our own

August 30, 2008 | By admindude | 2 Comments | Filed in: Kevin, Politics.

I noticed a distinct lack of cultural diversity in the bumper stickers over at John McCain’s online store. They have  “Navy Veterans for McCain” (of course) and “Values Voters for McCain” and “Estamos Unidos – McCain” (that whistling sound you hear is Russell Pearce‘s head about to explode), but they didn’t have a sticker that • Read More »

Game-changer

August 30, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Game-changer | Filed in: Kevin, Politics.

Congressional approval ratings are in the tank. Presidential ratings are only slightly better. Faced with this reality, Obama picked Joe Biden, the ultimate Washington insider, as his running mate, while McCain chose a VP from as far away from Washington D.C. as you can get and still be on the North American continent. Washington media, • Read More »

Saturday Movie Blogging – A Fistful of Dollars

August 30, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Saturday Movie Blogging – A Fistful of Dollars | Filed in: Kevin, Movies.

I mentioned the original, I mentioned the most recent copy, and now it’s time to mention the best copy. Listen for hints of “The Ecstasy of Gold” theme from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly in the opening music in this scene. “My mistake, four.” And with that line, a star was born.

Friday Music Blogging: North to Alaska.

August 30, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Friday Music Blogging: North to Alaska. | Filed in: Jon, Music.

With today’s news, I really had no choice. Here’s Dwight Yoakum covering the Johnnie Horton classic, “North to Alaska” (casually seguing into “Ring of Fire”).

A Iron Lady to call our own

August 29, 2008 | By admindude | 2 Comments | Filed in: Kevin, Politics.

And Todd Palin is no milquetoast kept man, that’s for certain. He’s a part-Eskimo oil rig worker who’s also a champion snowmobile racer and now stays home to raise the kids. He seems the perfect embodiment of this classic Robert A. Heinlein quote: A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an • Read More »

Really, really energized

August 29, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Really, really energized | Filed in: Kevin, Politics.

Did I mention the base was excited over the VP pick? Evangelicals are ga-ga for her. Tony Perkins, head of The Family Research Council: Senator McCain made an outstanding pick from the choices that were on the table. Sarah Palin clearly addresses the issues so many conservatives are concerned about. It balances out the ticket. • Read More »

And in other election news,

August 29, 2008 | By admindude | 3 Comments | Filed in: Canada, Kevin, Politics.

For the first time in my lifetime since I moved here, the Conservatives are leading in Quebec. This is roughly equivalent to, oh, the GOP being the choice of Berkley, Greenwich Village and Boston’s Back Bay. Look for Harper to call an election and wipe the floor with the BQ and Liberals. I knew we • Read More »

Consider the base energized

August 29, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Consider the base energized | Filed in: Kevin, Politics.

Look, here’s an ugly little truth: A lot of us on the GOP side of things ain’t that happy with Bush, albeit for entirely different reasons than the acolytes of the Obamessiah. I don’t want faith-based initiatives: When government and religion mix, religion always loses. I don’t want increased spending and increased deficits, I want, • Read More »

Palin for VP. Does she make the grade?

August 29, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Jon, Politics.

We posted an extensive VP analysis back in February and updated the list in May. From a very strong Top Ten, Sarah Palin was #6 on the first list and #8 on the second. The contenders were ranked via six important characteristics. How does Palin stack up? Is she presidential?    If elected, McCain would be • Read More »

There’s snark,

August 29, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on There’s snark, | Filed in: Humor, Kevin, Politics.

… and then there’s weapons grade, industrial-strength snark. “For the first time in my life I’m proud of my country.” – Commenter “Bart” over at AoS on the Palin pick.

Absolute moral authority, indeed

August 29, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: International, Kevin, Military, Politics.

McCain’s son is in Iraq. Palin’s son will soon be headed to the sandbox. Now who do you trust to make sure that the service and sacrifice of U.S. soldiers is appreciated and used correctly? And while we’re comparing family backgrounds, Biden’s son is embroiled in a hedge fund scandal, while McCain and Palin’s sons • Read More »

Hockey Night In Anchorage

August 29, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Hockey Night In Anchorage | Filed in: Kevin, Politics, Sports.

Palin is a hockey mom! I agree with Jonathan: That right there is reason enough for me to support her. If only you all had a sports intro that was as stirring, as emotional and as meaningful as this. Every Canadian knows that theme music by heart, and every Canadian gets a little tear in • Read More »

Palin!

August 29, 2008 | By admindude | 2 Comments | Filed in: History, Politics, steve.

McCain seems to have a thing for good looking women. History will read. 2008:DNC – First African American nominatedRNC – First woman nominated (Correction: First woman for the Republican Party) 2009:RNC – First Woman to serve. Maverick: “How you like me now?!?” (This actually makes Obama more like Jester, in more ways than one, but • Read More »

Palin?

August 29, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Kevin, Politics.

Fox News, The Chicago Tribune, and CNBC all seem to think so. That thundering *BOOM* you just heard was a shot across the bow of the USS Hillary Clinton Supporter. Update: Palin’s father, Chuck Heath, says he and his wife were caribou hunting when they were told to come home and tune into their local • Read More »

Classy

August 28, 2008 | By admindude | 3 Comments | Filed in: Kevin, MSM and New Media, Politics.

McCain’s national TV ad tonight? Congratulating Obama on a job well done.  Unfortunately, the Democrat’s 2004 Presidential candidate couldn’t show the same amount of respect to the man who came to his defense four years ago. Exit question: How can McCain truly be Bush’s synchophant when four years ago, he defended his opponent?

Oh please, oh please, oh please…..

August 28, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Oh please, oh please, oh please….. | Filed in: Politics, steve.

…oh please. “Speculation reached dizzying heights that the 47-year old two-term governor of Minnesota (Tim Pawlenty) would be the man to appear by McCain’s side on Friday in Dayton, Ohio for the dramatic debut.” If McCain really intends to only serve for one term, I really hope he is thinking about president #45.

Kids with my disease

August 28, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: HEALTH, steve.

We here at ExurbanLeague in the fine tradition of conservatism take the initiative and do not wait for the government to solve our problems. My wife is trying to raise awareness and money through a program with American Express. Below is a copy of an email she sent out to family and friends. “As you • Read More »