Silenced Press Equals Fractured Freedom

“I’m not teaching you what to think; I’m teaching you how to think,” emphatically stated my professor in class after class. We got it—not what to think, how to think. His assignments—papers mostly—asked us to draw deep from the well of knowledge we gained and discover our own conclusions. In retrospect, it was one ofContinue reading “Silenced Press Equals Fractured Freedom”

Johnny Takes It All (Minus 3)

If straw polls are any indicator who the likely winner of next week’s presidential election, then John McCain’s got victory in the bag with 535 of the 538 total electoral college’s vote.  This is, of course, according to’s straw poll.  So, if the election was decided by people who vote in online straw pollsContinue reading “Johnny Takes It All (Minus 3)”

All Is [Not] Lost

John McCain has lost this election.  Despite the fact that no one has actually gone to the polls (with the exception of early and absentee voters), it seems that Barack Obama is the President-elect.  Now that’s democracy in action, isn’t it?  Pundits and media folks are telling US what WE think, and apparently, they thinkContinue reading “All Is [Not] Lost”

Who is Joe the Plumber?

Those of you who watched Wednesday night’s final presidential debate were, like me, wondering just who this Joe the Plumber guy is and why both John McCain and Barack Obama kept talking about him.  Fortunately, Philip Elliot of the Associated Press did all that work for me, so I didn’t have to search too longContinue reading “Who is Joe the Plumber?”

Red, White, & Bruised

Right now I should be in one of two places–intently listening to John McCain discuss women’s issues at a Town Hall Meeting in Blue Bell, PA or screaming like a banshee for Sarah Palin at a rally in Scranton, PA.  However, I’m at home, still in my pj’s, pondering how to best tackle my to-doContinue reading “Red, White, & Bruised”

A Day at the McCain/Palin Rally

Yikes!  Has it really been a whole entire week since I blogged?  Wow, time sure does fly by when you’re insanely busy…and this past week I was insanely busy.  Besides my usual duties (which I’ve, uh, temporarily abandoned), musician Amy Courts crashed at my pad from Thursday until Tuesday morning while she was playing someContinue reading “A Day at the McCain/Palin Rally”

Palin’s Only the VP Pick, Right?

Is Gov. Sarah Palin running for President or running alongside John McCain as his VP pick?  It’s hard for me to tell anymore since the media has been slamming the governor left and right (but the attacks mostly come from the left).  Why hasn’t Joe Biden been under such scrutiny?  He’ll only be a heartbeatContinue reading “Palin’s Only the VP Pick, Right?”

Finding the Force and Palin Power

My friend Cal gave me a heads-up about the JediGym videos on YouTube, which are–I’m not gonna lie–strange. I tend to stay more on the fantasty side of the genre, so I’m not a big Star Wars fan.  However, I’ve sort of developed a bit of a crush on Master Flynn, which means I needContinue reading “Finding the Force and Palin Power”

Letterman: After McCain Drops Dead, Palin Won’t Teach Sex Ed

So I was watching “The O’Reilly Factor” to see Bill O’Reilly’s interview with Barack Obama when he showed a clip from “The David Letterman Show” airing on Sept. 3.  In the clip, Letterman is chatting with Dr. Phil McGraw about Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin and her pregnant teen daughter. Letterman sets it up likeContinue reading “Letterman: After McCain Drops Dead, Palin Won’t Teach Sex Ed”

CNN’s Big Oopsie and the Power of the Camera

My astute friend Derek caught this graphic and posted it on his blog.  Brilliant!  I know McCain is a maverick who’s not into bipartisan politics, but how did he manage to snag both parties nominations?  This should make the Presidential a cake walk for the guy.  And what’s up with the guy who has theContinue reading “CNN’s Big Oopsie and the Power of the Camera”