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December 4, 2008

America Limited: Conservatives Consorting

Aggregated from: Labor View from Bayside

Americans for Limited Government is a U.S. organisation that believes "that the bigger you get, the better it is for all of us who value individual liberty, constitutional rights, and the free enterprise system." They're not talking about the size of government, but rather the blogging community th...

Howard on top: Luck, Lies and Latham

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Watched Part 3 The Howard Years: Commander-in-Chief last night. Decided that my post yesterday should have been called: Luck, Lies and Latham.Tony Blair and George W. Bush were his political referees for the Iraq war. Funny how the three of them are still sure that they were right about WMDs and Sad...

November 20, 2008

Fake New York Times Online

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In case you missed last week's fake The New York Times, THE IRAQ WAR ENDS, this is an online version. kwoff_id = 32597; ...

November 5, 2008

Barack Obama: Teacher not Preacher

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One of our TV presenters has just suggested that there was a fair bit of evangelical fervour about Barack Obama's victory speech. What really impressed me was that he didn't rev up the crowd. He chose not to join their attempts to turn the slogan "Yes We Can" into a mindless chant. He challenged the...

November 4, 2008

World Waiting for Obama

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This article from Guardian correspondents around the globe has been picked up by Melbourne's Age newspaper as Change they want. Some of the comments include:From Kabul"I think we have almost reached the point of no return. There are no good solutions left," said Ali Padsha, 19, who was raised in Ame...

Last polls before the one that counts

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Barack Obama has a decisive lead over John McCain in both national and state opinion polls. My preferred poll for the finish line is Pew Research Center. It is objective and authoritative. Their 52%/46% shouldn't be far off the mark.Poll junkies can use my Delicious polls bookmarks if you wish.Itâ...

November 3, 2008

McCain praying for rain

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The Republicans are supposed to be praying for a miracle. Perhaps a less supernatural event would be enough for McCain to win. According to a U.S. study rain affects voter turnout by up to 1%: The relationship between bad weather and lower levels of voter turnout is widely espoused by media, politic...

November 1, 2008

Take Away Election Predictor

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This looks like fun. You can get your own at The Take Away kwoff_id = 30193; ...

Demolishing Democrats with Explosive Politics

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This video is at Talking Point Memo's TPM election CentralThe Republican ad for one of its congressional candidates is about as subtle as it gets. kwoff_id = 30156; ...

October 31, 2008

Latest Poll: Shamen dance to Obama's tune

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According to the BBC's Dan Collyns, Peruvian shamen overwhelming support Barack Obama with only a few for John McCain:As the US presidential election nears, the shamans of Peru have been displaying their own methods for ensuring the success of their chosen candidate.Peru's shamen send US election vi...