On a section of McCain’s site called “Cindy’s Recipes,” you can find seven recipes attributed to Cindy McCain, each with the heading “McCain Family Recipe.” Ms. Handel quickly realized that some of the “McCain Family Recipes,” were in fact, word-for-word copies of recipes on the Food Network site.
To most people this is just another entry in the cataloge of daily gaffes. On the other hand it is also another example of Republican hypocrisy and desperation. The recipes are a McCain campaign statement that announces to the world that they’re not incredibly wealthy people that own eight homes, but salt of the earth folks just like you and me. Even that presence to being one of the common folk was based on cheating and lying. Will the Beltway king makers that spew their daily insights into bowling and orange juice tell America how Recipegate reflects on McCain’s character. Hunter has a must read rant about the same thing, Obama Orange Juice Watch… Day Whatever
There is a profound lesson to be taken from Orangejuicegate, or Bowlinggate, or Bittergate, and that lesson is that the guardians of our discourse are, at heart, idiots. There is no other explanation or redemption. Anyone attempting to draw out character definition from a glass of orange juice is, at heart, someone who has entirely run out of insightful things to say. Anyone attempting to make the case that a bowling score represents the measure of a man deserves to be basted, roasted, and served to whatever imbecile of a president does manage to rise to the top of their addled internal scoresheet.
Obama already has a target on his back. This probably isn’t going to help in that regard. Doesn’t he realize that Republicans are the embodiment of elitism, they are not to be questioned, they are answerable to no one, Obama would ask his AG to “immediately review” potential of crimes in Bush White House
Obama said that as president he would indeed ask his new Attorney General and his deputies to “immediately review the information that’s already there” and determine if an inquiry is warranted — but he also tread carefully on the issue, in line with his reputation for seeking to bridge the partisan divide. He worried that such a probe could be spun as “a partisan witch hunt.” However, he said that equation changes if there was willful criminality, because “nobody is above the law.”
The question was inspired by a recent report by ABC News, confirmed by the Associated Press, that high-level officials including Vice President Dick Cheney and former Cabinet secretaries Colin Powell, John Ashcroft and Donald Rumsfeld, among others, met in the White House and discussed the use of waterboarding and other torture techniques on terrorism suspects.
People are not bitter. People are not bitter, Obama is wrong. They have nothing to be bitter about, right? Retailing Chains Caught in a Wave of Bankruptcies
The consumer spending slump and tightening credit markets are unleashing a widening wave of bankruptcies in American retailing, prompting thousands of store closings that are expected to remake suburban malls and downtown shopping districts across the country.
Live in a bubble, ignore reality,be happy.
Parts of the article, titled “Problems Facing Our Socialism,” have been making the rounds on several small blogs over the past week, but Politico is now reproducing the entire piece in its original form online for the first time.
In other words, Obama Sr.’s paper was not a cry for acceptance of radical politics, but was instead a critique of a government policy by Kenya’s Ministry of Economic Planning & Development, which applied African socialism principles to the country’s ongoing political upheaval.
“The critics of this article are making a big mistake,” says Omwami, who read the document and the associated internet debate at the request of Politico over the weekend. “They are assuming Obama Sr. is the one who came up with this concept of African socialism, but that’s totally wrong. Based on that, they’re imbuing in him the idea that he himself is a socialist, but he is not.”
Obama’s father was actually channeling American presidents from Jefferson to Kennedy that knew unregulated capitalism only works well for the elite dogs at the top of the food chain. This has got to be a disappointment to the cult of wingnuttiness that they can’t find any proof of guilt by association.