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PICTURE OF THE DAY

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Sunspot 24:


The Sun preparing to bath the Earth in radiation and strengthen our ionosphere. Why?

HOMAGE TO THE PAIN OF FATHERS

Dispelling myths:

The myth that fathers only bring money to a family is also bolstered by the anti-father bias in pop culture. Fathers are depicted as irrelevant, oblivious, doddering, irrational, dispensable, weak and out of touch. In contrast, “Mother is always right”. Next time you watch a pop-culture sitcom, keep in mind this bias. Imagine if the father’s character was swapped with the mother’s, or the jokes about fathers were flipped to be about mothers. There would be an outcry that the show was sexist. Yet fathers are depicted as only being interested in cars, football, beer, TV and show-room models.
Children desperately need their fathers as well. I think I'll be exploring the pain of men more often here at MRM.

COLLECTIVE RECALL

Given one day before:

"It would not be helpful at this time to have them come back during these negotiations and risk injecting presidential politics into this process or distract important talks about the future of our nation's economy. If that changes, we will call upon them. We need leadership; not a campaign photo op."
Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Mr. McCain went to Washington. Surprise!

FUTURE SONG

Obama kids sing:



chills.

BIDEN VS. THE SHADOW

Psychologically speaking:

The shadow is irrational; it thrives on gut emotions. (A recent Fox News poll ran with the headline, "In their gut, independents choose McCain.") Bringing the 2008 campaign down to the gut level means bringing it down to the level of the shadow. Instead of listening to an intelligent, persuasive, charismatic man with one African-American parent, people get to say, "I just don't like blacks. They're scary; they're not like me. It's a gut thing." Only it's not. It's a shadow thing that each of us, not just the right wing, must deal with. Reacting to Palin with fear, confusion, panic, and lashing out also comes from the shadow.
My advice to Biden is to ignore Palin and she will fade away. Obama has already figured this out. By criticizing Palin, you give McCain strength.

ELECTORAL COLLEGE PROJECTIONS

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538:



How many electoral votes are there?

SUSPENDING REALITY

Rich:

It’s that utter power vacuum that gave McCain the opening to pull his potentially catastrophic display of economic “leadership” last week. He may be the first presidential candidate in our history to risk wrecking the country even before being voted into the Oval Office.

Less we forget.

HOW OBAMA SHAPED THE BAILOUT

While Johnny Erratic played fast and loose with the American Economy, not to mention his Presidential campaign....


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Barack Obama offered the principles which ultimately guided our lawmakers in crafting the pending bailout legislation. It's called leadership, people.

THE MAVERICK IS ERRATIC

His political stunt caused the talks to stall last thursday:



Without his unreliable behavior over the last few days, WaMu may have been saved. John McCain is not stable enough to lead America.

McCAIN LOSING TOUCH ..........WITH REALITY!

Get out of Washington idiot:

McCain had faced intense fire from Democrats who blamed the collapse of an apparent deal on the bailout last week on McCain's decision to rush back to Washington in what they branded a publicity stunt."He can effectively do what he needs to do by phone," said McCain's senior advisor Mark Salter.Good the sooner the better.

This moron just doesn't understand. By returning to Washington, he politicizes a process that needs to be bipartisan so that Wall Street has faith in the bailout. The last time he suspended his campaign -*wink, wink*- and flew to Washington he fomented a breakdown of talks by House Republicans who were ready to sign onto an agreement in principle.

By the way, before I forget...the House GOP waited until Thursday to present their proposal for the bill and then came Underdog to the rescue! Thursday!

ALL SPIN ASIDE fr. WILLIE BROWN?

McCain's in trouble:

And did you notice McCain's body language? I don't think he made eye contact with Obama once.

In a debate, the Alpha male always tries to stare down the Beta male. Obama may not be classically Alpha but is fearless.

LUCKOVICH ON McCAIN

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and he didn't even need to watch the debate:



The debate was a tie. Either man would be an effective President.

ZOGBY'S ELECTORAL MAP - 9/25

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McCain losing electoral votes:



Obama: 234/ McCain: 179...This is what happens when you lie to the American people, John. Suspension, pretension.

MENTAL HEALTH BREAK

Chris Rocks on Larry King:








Chris Rock: "It's simple, vote for the guy with one house."

DID McCAIN BLOW UP THE BAILOUT?

A deal was in play before McCain arrived:

What was McCain to do? Well, here’s what it looks like he did: Ally himself with conservative Republicans in the House and encourage their resistance to the deal in an effort to blow it up – and, thus, create the kind of drama and suspense necessary for McCain to assume the heroic role he carved out for himself on Wednesday.

So did John McCain go to Washington to help save the country, or to save his flagging campaign?

WaMu GOES BELLY UP!

Convinced now:

"With insufficient liquidity to meet its obligations, WaMu was in an unsafe and unsound condition to transact business," the OTS said.

Now, do you think the House GOP was right to sabotage the bailout bill yesterday?

McINSANE SAVES THE DAY?

Visit injects politics:

John McCain's sudden intervention in Washington's deliberations over the Wall Street bailout could not have been more out of sync with what was actually happening.

If McCain's idea of saving the country looks like this, I'll pass...

SOUL PATROL

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Finally a deal...



McCain and the American people can agree upon!

CROSSTALK EXPRESS SEEN ELECTIONEERING

No suspension:

So make no mistake: John McCain did not “suspend” his campaign. He just turned a national crisis into an occasion to promote his campaign. It’s become just another political stunt, aimed more at shoring up the Senator’s aimed more at shoring up the Senator’s political fortunes than the nation’s economy. And it does nothing to help advance this critical legislation to protect the American people during this time of economic crisis.

I saw my first national ad on Fox and Friends and got no other indications that the "Space walk" express has docked to save America. Johnny Reb is getting contemptible.

LETTERMAN RAGES ON AGAINST McCAIN

No laughing matter:

He said he felt like a "patriot" to let McCain off his commitment to deal with the economy and "now I'm feeling like an ugly date. That's what I feel like, I feel like an ugly date," he said. "I feel used. I feel cheap. I feel sullied."

It appears this is what McCain's ambition to become President has done to him. He has become a deceptive, bushwhacking prima donna. The man I admired has gotten lost and I don't see any love for America in his latest antics.

No Time for Debates

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Jessica Hagy knows why McCain can't debate Obama.

IS ANYBODY READY TO BE PRESIDENT?

GEORGE WILL MAKES AN INTERESTING ARGUMENT THAT JOHN McCAIN'S OBVIOUS TEMPERAMENT ISSUES MIGHT MAKE HIM LEAST READY TO LEAD THE COUNTRY.

McCAIN QUITS..............THE DAVID LETTERMAN SHOW!

Check this video where David Letterman rips the greatest American hero a new one for backing out of his show at the last moment...and lying.




As if Dave's excoriation of McCain in the opening monologue wasn't enough, Dave's Top Ten for last night puts, guess who?...front and center again....enjoy.



10. "I just contributed to your campaign -- how do I get a refund?"

9. "It's Sarah Palin -- does this mean I'm Pars'dent?"

8. "Can't you solve this by selling some of your homes?"

7. "Hi, this is Clay Aiken. Is McCain single?"

6. "Do you still think the fundamentals of our economy are strong, genius?"

5. "Are you doing all this just to get out of going on Letterman?"

4. "What would Matlock do?"

3. "Hillary here -- my schedule is free Friday night"

2. "Is this just an excuse to catch up on napping?"

1. "This is President Bush -- what's all this trouble with the economy?"

ROCK ON CLINTON

Sometimes it just takes a comedian to reveal the truth when politicians talk out of both sides of their faces.

BLACKS AGAINST OBAMA

POLITICAL HUMOR

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STATE BY STATE VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINES

Visit Vote for Change to register to vote, request to vote absentee, or find your polling location.

Registration deadlines:

Alabama Fri, Oct. 24
Alaska Sun, Oct. 5 (postmark by Sat, Oct. 4)
Arizona Mon, Oct. 6
Arkansas Mon, Oct. 6
California Mon, Oct. 20
Colorado Mon, Oct. 6
Connecticut Tues, Oct. 21
Delaware Sat, Oct. 11
District of Columbia Mon, Oct. 6
Florida Mon, Oct. 6
Georgia Mon, Oct. 6
Hawaii Mon, Oct. 6
Idaho Register at Polls
Illinois Tues, Oct. 7
Indiana Mon, Oct. 6
Iowa Fri, Oct. 24
Kansas Mon, Oct. 20
Kentucky Mon, Oct. 6
Louisiana Mon, Oct. 6
Maine Tue, Oct. 21
Maryland Tue, Oct. 14
Massachusetts Wed, Oct. 15
Michigan Mon, Oct. 6
Minnesota Same Day Registration at polling place
Mississippi Mon, Oct. 6
Missouri Wed, Oct. 8
Montana Mon, Oct. 6 (or same day at elections office)
Nebraska Fri, Oct. 24 (mail by Fri, Oct. 17)
Nevada Tue, Oct. 14
New Hampshire Same Day
New Jersey Tues, Oct. 14
New Mexico Tues, Oct. 7
New York Fri, Oct. 10
North Carolina Fri, Oct. 10
North Dakota N/A
Ohio Mon, Oct. 6
Oklahoma Fri, Oc…

Who is Prepared to be President? Nobody!

By Richard Reeves

DENVER -- Is Barack Obama prepared to be president? No. Neither is John McCain.

I have written about 12 pounds of books on the presidency over the past 22 years, three long studies that focused on the day-to-day work of John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. This is the most important thing I learned in doing that, a paragraph at the end of the introduction to "President Kennedy: Profile of Power":

"John F. Kennedy was one of only 42 men who truly knew what it is like to be president. He was not prepared for it, but I doubt that anyone ever was or ever will be. The job is sui generis. The presidency is an act of faith."

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PERSONAL TREASON SOILS JOHN MCCAIN

How George Bush killed the honest man formerly known as John McCain.

WHO ENDORSES OBAMA?

9/16 HUGH DOWNS

John McInsane: Why I'm Running a Dishonorable Campaign?

John McCain:

"If we had done what I asked Sen. Obama to do, because I’ve been in a lot of other campaigns where I have appeared with the opposition with the people and listened to their hopes and dreams and aspirations, I don't think you’d see the tenor of this campaign"

It's Obama's fault!


Related: Obama ad challenges McCain's honor

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Zogby's Electoral Map

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Zogby has the race: Obama 234, McCain 226

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MAVERICK , REBEL , RENEGADE

Looks like McCain has become a liar to win the White House...

Another False Statement: The Republican presidential nominee said his running mate did not seek earmarks as governor of Alaska. But in fact, she asked for $198 million in February...

True Statement: John McCain got it wrong Friday when he asserted that his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, had not requested any earmarks, the spending directives lawmakers insert in spending bills that McCain has vowed to eliminate.

Palin, in fact, requested $198 million in federal earmarks in February, including such expenses as $487,000 to fight obesity in Alaska and $4 million to develop recreational trails.

POLITICAL HUMOR

"I wouldn't say that John McCain is overconfident, but when it rained yesterday, he called the White House and told George Bush to shut the windows."

CBS PULLS McCAIN PHONY 'LIPSTICK' SMEAR

CBS News has jumped into the middle of the presidential race, forcing YouTube to take down a Web ad by John McCain’s campaign that the network calls “misleading” in its use of Katie Couric.

The ad, entitled “Lipstick,” accuses Barack Obama of calling McCain running mate Sarah Palin a lipstick-wearing pig. It features at the end a quote from Couric bemoaning the “continued and accepted role of sexism in American life.” Couric at the time was referring to Democratic primary coverage of Sen. Hillary Clinton.

The ad ends with a picture of Obama and a caption reading, “Ready to lead? No. Ready to smear? Yes.”

The link to the ad on YouTube now leads to a message: “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by CBS Interactive Inc.”

CBS News made it clear that it did not approve of the ad.

YOU CALL IT STRETCHING THE TRUTH, WE CALL IT LYING

CARTOONS 4 McCAIN

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Late Night Political Humor

“Hey, did you all see John McCain last night? He gave a great speech. And you’ve got to admit, he looked so life-like, didn’t he?” -Jay Leno

McCain - the Reform Candidate

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Obama and the Palin Effect

by Deepak Chopra

Sometimes politics has the uncanny effect of mirroring the national psyche even when nobody intended to do that. This is perfectly illustrated by the rousing effect that Gov. Sarah Palin had on the Republican convention in Minneapolis this week. On the surface, she outdoes former Vice President Dan Quayle as an unlikely choice, given her negligent parochial expertise in the complex affairs of governing. Her state of Alaska has less than 700,000 residents, which reduces the job of governor to the scale of running one-tenth of New York City. By comparison, Rudy Giuliani is a towering international figure. Palin's pluck has been admired, and her forthrightness, but her real appeal goes deeper.

She is the reverse of Barack Obama, in essence his shadow, deriding his idealism and exhorting people to obey their worst impulses . In psychological terms the shadow is that part of the psyche that hides out of sight, countering our aspirations, virtue, and vision with qualities…

WHAT'S THE BEST POLITICAL JOKE YOU'VE HEARD

“But, I mean, how about this, and she, you know, at one times was mayor of a very small town, a very small town in Alaska. Anybody here ever been to Alaska? Name of the town was Wasilla. Anybody ever been to Wasilla, Alaska? Anyway, Wasilla, Alaska – very small town. The town is so small, they had no professional hookers – no, no, just volunteers.” –David Letterman

“Governor Sarah Palin gave her speech tonight at the GOP Convention, and it gave people who didn’t know anything about her the chance to finally meet her, you know, like John McCain.” -Jay Leno

NONE OF YOUR DAMN BUSINESS!

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IS SARAH PALIN A PHONY? WHY DIDN'T SHE JUST PRODUCE A DNA REPORT WHICH SAID TRIG WAS HER SON? WHY WERE THE MEDIA TYPES SO DISGUSTED WITH JAMIE LYNN SPEARS GETTING PREGNANT AND, YET SO DISMISSIVE OF BRISTOL PALIN'S PREGNANCY?

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HMMMM!

THE PRESIDENTIAL EFFECT

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PUNCH PALIN IN THE NOSE

PALIN HAS SHOWN THAT SHE CAN DISH AN INSULT, THEREFORE SHE CAN TAKE A PUNCH OR TWO! MAYBE THREE....GOT TO GIVE ONE TO THE RIBS! CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO FROM COMEDY CENTRAL'S DAILY SHOW....GOOD STUFF!



IF SHE WANTS TO ACT LIKE A LOWDOWN TWO FACED POLITICIAN, LET'S TREAT HER LIKE A LYING HYPOCRITE. PUNCH HER IN THE NOSE, OBAMA AND THEN PUNCH JOHNNY IN THE NOSE. HE LIKES TO FIGHT JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT.

Children & Proverbs

A first grade teacher collected well known proverbs. She gave each child in her class the first half of a proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. Their insight may surprise you.

Better to be safe than....................Punch a 5th grader
Strike while the .........................Bug is close
It's always darkest before............... Daylight Savings Time
Never underestimate the power of..........Termites
You can lead a horse to water but........how?
Don't bite the hand that................. looks dirty
No news is................................impossible
A miss is as good as a...................Mr.
You can't teach an old dog new............math
If you lie down with dogs, you'll.........stink in the morning
Love all, trust..........................me
The pen is mightier than the..............pigs
An idle mind is..........................The best way to relax
Where there's smoke there's...............pollution
Happy the bride who...................…

JOHN McCAIN AND THE POW EXPERIENCE

IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THE POW EXPERIENCE COULD MAKE JOHN McCAIN UNFIT TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES? HERE'S WHAT ONE OF McCAIN'S PRISON MATES HAS TO SAY ABOUT THE ISSUE...





WHY ARE THESE VIETNAM VETERANS AGAINST McCAIN?

YOUR DIRTY LAUNDRY DANCING

"From the hallways of the school to the street to the corner store and onto to public transportation, the dirty laundry is out there."

"Walk with the dirty laundry one day. Walk through high school hallways
and listen to the dirty laundry talk. MF! F! N! And, of course, that famous
university, FU! All these words are spoken with the same ease as 'pass the
salt.'"

"Walk with the dirty laundry outside the high school and onto the
sidewalk. Don't walk fast. In fact, just stand across the street and listen
to the language. Get your pad and pencil and jot down what you hear. Count
the number of times various expressions of profanity are used. When you get
tired of keeping track, just stop and make up a number. Oh, yes. And notice
the attitude, the violence, the grabbing of young ladies. Can you hear them
calling each other names or does the Boom Box drown out their voices? If you
can't hear them, use your eyes. What is the relationship bet…

SARAH PALIN'S CITY HALL

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John McCain - "Select your running mate first and ask questions later!"

OBAMA ON 60 MINUTES

Good interview right after Obama's acceptance speech at Invesco Field.