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Unintentional Sponsorship

by on Sep.06, 2008, under Internet, politics

I was reviewing my home page tonight and I couldn’t help but notice that every ad that was displayed on it was politically-oriented.  This, in and of itself, didn’t surprise me – most of the posts I’ve written in the past 2 weeks have been related to coverage of the conventions and the candidates.  The detail that I found personally disturbing, though, was that most of these ads seemed to mention McCain and/or Palin (or if they mentioned Obama, it seemed negatively tinged).   (continue reading…)

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Palin Comparison

by on Sep.04, 2008, under politics

I know that I’m very liberal-minded, but I also consider myself fairly objective and open-minded.  So I’ve been watching the Republican National Convention almost as concertedly as I had watched the DNC last week.  I try to listen to the people speaking without feeling defensive because I want to understand their perspective and not end up being as guilty of double-standards as many of the Fox News pundits have been lately (watch last night’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart for such evidence).  It is more difficult than I thought. (continue reading…)

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Muddy Mud …

by on Aug.27, 2008, under politics

NOTE:  Before continuing, I want to note that the following words are not meant as harsh so much as sardonic, satirical, and generally a reflection of my own bemusement.  So if any of it seems to come from a place of malice, that is not my intent.

I’ve been watching coverage of the DNC spottily (word?).  Last night I happened to catch some of Larry King Live afterward and had the misfortune of watching a certain Ms. Elizabeth Joyce talk about her “Just Say No Deal” stance in regard to Obama.  From what I could gather from the garbled responses to King’s questions, it seems that she feels (as a prior Hillary supporter) she has been shafted by the DNC and not given adequate reason to give her vote to Barrack. (continue reading…)

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