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About ACORN

Wow. See, I thought everyone with a brain actually understood that this ACORN story was not a story at all. That is was all hot air. But, this morning on MSNBC Robert Kennedy, Jr. tried to explain why it wasn't a story and Mika Brzezinski and Mike Barnicle scoffed and said they didn't believe him. What?

Let's summarize what happened after the break, but here is Kennedy.

Open Thread: Miss Arnold would have voted early.




Miss Virginia Arnold, of North Carolina, is one of the organizers for the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage.
Virginia Arnold, of North Carolina, was a student at George Washington and Columbia Univs. She was a school teacher, later organizer and executive secretary of the N.W.P. in Washington, D.C. Served three days June, 1917, with first pickets of White House sentenced to jail terms.

The McCain/McCrory Health Care Plan

This commercial is from Barack Obama and is about John McCain's health care plan. But, North Carolinians need to keep in mind that Pat McCrory supports the same kind of free-market bunk on health care that John McCain does. You can't get something for nothing, and under the two Macs what you'll get is nothing and what the insurance companies will get is a little something-something.

I owe my small business to Johnny McCain

Yes, my friends, my entire small business is the result of Johnny McCain. As are, it turns out, the small businesses of 15.5 MILLION other Americans. We all owe it to Johnny McCain.

Should small business owners fear for their wallets if Obama is elected? Not the vast majority, business and tax experts say. To make its claim, according to a McCain spokesman, the campaign counts as a small-business owner any taxpayer who files a Schedule C, E or F - the forms used to report gains and losses from business ventures and farms.
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But there are three main problems with McCain's charge.

What is a small business?

The Final Death Knell of "The Liberal Media"

The Liberal Media. Oh, how the conservative media loves to trot out that old chestnut. I've heard Joe Scarborough using this Rush Limbaugh line as recently as last week to talk about how the Liberal Media finds it appalling that McCain is inciting people to kill Barack Obama when it really isn't that bad. Well, that myth can be put to bed, forever. From Chris Bowers over at Open Left:

The Washington Post maintains a webpage titled "Political Landscape 2008." This webpage has been updated recently enough to reflect Obama's 13.8% polling lead in Pennsylvania, a trend that uses polls released as recently as Wednesday. On this webpage, the Washington Post collects recent polling data, and then declares a state to either be a "battleground," or leaning toward one party or the other. Here are some of their polling averages and diagnoses:

The Brickyard


I grew up just down the street from a brickyard. It's claim to fame is that during World War II it had the largest heating floor in the United States and was therefore a target for Nazi bombers. Knowing what I do now about propaganda, I really doubt that this town of 500 people and its brickyard, located about 500 miles inland, were a target of Nazi bombers. However, the brickyard had a proud tradition, just like the steel mills along the rivers in Pittsburgh or the coal mines that stripped away large parts of Central Pennsylvania when I was a child.

Open Thread: Dow 8000

In just a matter of minutes, the Dow will drop below the 9000 mark. When Bill Clinton came into town the stock market was at 3500, he left with it at 11,000. George Bush came in at 11,000 and is leaving at under 9,000.

The free market has been judged, a failure.

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