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campaign rhetoric 2008

 

I Heart Minnesota (and Lizard People)


Submitted by Jim Aune on December 19, 2008 - 10:50am


 

Nick Aune's Color Commentary


Submitted by Jim Aune on November 4, 2008 - 10:09pm


Nick is up late doing the laundry. He walks by my chair periodically, muttering, "McCain Sucks!" "No McCain!"

 

The (Edmund) Burkean Case for Obama


Submitted by Jim Aune on November 3, 2008 - 9:20am


Jeffrey Hart, one of our greatest conservative writers, endorses O. Jonathan, are you reading????

 

The Election Summarized


Submitted by Jim Aune on November 3, 2008 - 8:21am


In one webpage. This is the first year I've voted early. It doesn't feel right somehow.

 

Obama, Hypnotist?


Submitted by Jim Aune on October 30, 2008 - 2:53pm


Via Balloonjuice, a deeply weird (and long) pdf file with this title: AN EXAMINATION OF OBAMA’S USE OF HIDDEN HYPNOSIS TECHNIQUES IN HIS SPEECHES. (from the Penny Press, "the conservative weekly voice of Las Vegas")

 

How Do You Say WTF in Yiddish?


Submitted by Jim Aune on October 28, 2008 - 6:48am


Sarah Palin's a Jew? Or maybe not? I can hear Omri Ceren dancing. . . .

 

Oddest (and Hottest) Robocall Ever


Submitted by Jim Aune on October 28, 2008 - 5:55am


Joshie Juice ought to like this one: (via Marc Ambinder). Zane Starkwolf is a Republican running against Democrat Mike Thompson in California's first district:

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(I didn't know that robocalls are illegal in California.)

 

Paradise (Nearly) Regained


Submitted by Jim Aune on October 27, 2008 - 8:37am


Stanley Fish compares Obama and McCain, in Miltonic terms.

 

All the Robocalls


Submitted by Jim Aune on October 26, 2008 - 6:54am


(via Marc Ambinder) This website contains all the robocalls on both sides, as well as down-ballot races this year, among other things.