Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Mark McKinnon Won't Swiftboat Obama

Rory O'Connor tells the tale of a Rovian political guru who has helped McCain get the Republican nomination. But he'll quit before they make him tear-down the great black hope:

"If you're a Democratic primary voter in Ohio, Texas or Pennsylvania, and you're still torn between Obama and the Clintons, here's the best reason I know to throw your support to Obama: Mark McKinnon.

Love him or hate him, there's general agreement that McKinnon -- the chief media adviser and strategist for presumptive Republican nominee John McCain -- is a genius at what he does. So it's no surprise that, even though it's relatively old 'news,' word that McKinnon will stop working for McCain if Obama is the Democratic nominee has been freshly burning up cyberspace of late.

Citing his admiration for the Illinois senator, McKinnon says he cannot face being part of a campaign that "would inevitably be attacking" Obama. "I have met Barack Obama. I have read his book. I like him a great deal, he told National Public Radio. "I disagree with him on very fundamental issues, but it would be uncomfortable for me, and it would be bad for the McCain campaign."

Interesting behind-the-scenes action....

The "C-word" on TV

Jane Fonda just let her "C-word" slip out on the Today Show, while pimping "The Vagina Monologues".
Shouldn't she have known better? I mean, the Today Show is really pushing it to say "Vagina" at all (except for perhaps Dr. Sanjay Gupta).
Surely she knew that you can't say the "C-word" on TV, in the morning, when young kids are certainly watching.
I have no great fear of the "C-word", but I know at least one person who thinks that is the worst of all bad words. Worse than "GD" or "FU".

But Jane's not the only one blatantly putting the C-word on TV. NASCAR has done it over and over again because driver Clint Bowyer's name has some unfortunate effects with all capitol letters and certain fonts:

And I thought Bono was the worst "curse offender" on TV.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Lunar Eclipse 022008

moon9_10_11bf, originally uploaded by Watts4.

Took some moon shots last night, I'll upload more to flickr later today. Good 'clipse, coulda used a telescope, though!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Undersea Cables Cut

Five undersea cables carrying internet and phone traffic have been cut over the past 10 days or so. When I heard about the first two, I figured it was an accident, they were relatively close together.
But 3 more? All around the waters of the Middle East?

Once again, the mainstream media has hardly reported on this story. Makes me think something is going on behind the scenes.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Vote Obama on Super Tuesday

The American Way.

She's a neo-con/communist.

She wants to freeze interest rates for five years. At least that's what I heard in the debate. I wonder what her economist friends think of such an idea....I mean, isn't that abandoning market economics for socialism? What, are we China here? Let's just print more money to give to people while we're at it....they're going to need it if we elect someone who thinks it would be a good idea to freeze interest rates for five years. She also talks about putting caps on this and that.....please, please!

Capitalism won already.

Don't fall for her spells, do the right thing! Ladies, it's up to you.

Update: California, Tenn, New Jersey, Mass, etc.: a pox on you all. Get with it already for cryin' out loud.