Category: Politics

Free political advice

September 5th, 2008
(And worth every penny, too!) I don't understand why this presidential race is even close. If Bush is in the 20-30% approval range, then shouldn't that mean that only 20-30% of voters are going to vote for McCain? It struck me (and I suppose it's… more »

Lies, damned lies...

August 26th, 2008
On the way home from work last night, I listened to a few minutes of NPRs coverage of the Democratic convention. Just before I got bored and switched to my ipod, a female reporter/commentator/random voice asked a male r/c/rv about Hillary Supporter supp… more »

Compare and contrast

June 19th, 2008
One: WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2003 – Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dismissed as "utter nonsense" the notion that the United States is after Iraqi oil. ... In his Al Jazeera interview, Rumsfeld directly addressed a number of misperceptions spreading… more »

Let's learn about fallacies

June 8th, 2008
The Senate recently released a report that concluded that President Bush "exaggerat[ed] available intelligence" in order to lead us into war. I know: It only took them five years to spot the obvious. Predictably, the Republicans involved launched in… more »

Something I fail to understand

May 29th, 2008
I simply cannot understand how anyone could look back at the last 7-odd years and think, "Yeah, I want more of that." more »