Impulse Purchase

Just a quick note regarding McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate. This may have seemed like a good idea on paper--appeal to disgruntled Hillary voters, add a "change" component to the McCain platform, etc.--but I'm betting it's going to backfire big time. As many have pointed out, Palin has little experience. Some argue that this works for

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Democratic Convention Liveblogging: Barack Obama

Longtime readers of this blog know I have been in the tank for Obama for a while. In Hypothetical World my candidates were Gore and then Dodd, but among the feasible candidates there was really no question who I supported. Hillary I like, and think she would have made a fine president (and perhaps still may), but put succinctly, I

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VOTE McCAIN

McCain's Prickly TIME Interview:There's a theme that recurs in your books and your speeches, both about putting country first but also about honor. I wonder if you could define honor for us? Read it in my books. I've read your books. No, I'm not going to define it. But honor in politics? I defined it in five books. Read my

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Democratic Convention Liveblogging: Hillary Clinton

Typo week continues here at dy, as I liveblog Hillary Clinton's speech.6:55: Hmm, Mark Warner is still speaking. He just told a convoluted story that ended with "and that's how I wound up at the gymnasium of a high school." Right. I'm sure it had nothing to do with the fact that you keep getting older, but they stay the

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Washington 6-5000

Just in time for Hillary Clinton's appearance at the Democratic convention, the McCain campaign has rolled out a new video that samples her infamous "3 AM' ad. Of course it just snipes at Obama, without saying what McCain himself would do if woken at 3 AM by a call. My guess is that he would groggily pick up the handset

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Recent Tweets

"In a move wildly perceived as a major gaffe for the presumptive Democratic nominee, Obama today named arugula as his 2008 running mate." Aug 21, 06:01 PM In the office restroom, peeing alongside three colleagues. Thought of something funny and loudly guffawed while staring at own penis. Aug 22, 11:36 AM Who Will Be Obama's VP is the Who Shot

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Nevermore

My alarm clock has a "Sound Machine" built into it. Not of the Miami variety (though rising to "Conga" every morning would be AWESOME), but the sort that will play soothing sounds to help you sleep: white noise, ocean waves, chirruping crickets, and the like. One of the options is "heartbeat", and sometimes when Squiggle is monkeying around the with

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Convention Liveblogging: Michelle Obama

Liveblogging! Enjoy the typos!7:20: Commentators are filling up airtime before Michelle takes the stage. They have decided that her role will be to sell the candidacy to "disgruntled Hillary voters". Two things, here. First, I am certain that the media is blowing the Clinton / Obama divisions waaaaaay out of proportion. Unity doesn't interest viewers, and the news channels have

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Movies: Tropic Thunder

Let's begin this review by demolishing any credibility I may have accrued over the years: I like Ben Stiller. Maybe not all the films he's done--well, maybe only a few of the films he's done, on reflection--but I think he's a genuinely funny guy, and the projects he personally helms tend to make me laugh. And although he can really

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Recent Tweets

I do something wrong: accident. You do something wrong: character flaw. Aug 15, 07:50 PM I wonder how many newspapers have the headline "Biden: His Time" all queued up and ready for Obama's VP announcement. Aug 19, 03:43 PM Asked my 4-year-old aspie "what's 14 minus hot dog?" and he laughed uproariously. That joke kills in my household. Aug 19,

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