Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Blog sprinkles


Via JJ at Unrepentant Old Hippie: Weird News from all over the globe. I'll say! Warning: really weird.

Hipparchia of Over the Cliff, Onto the Rocks
notes that McCain is a Manchurian candidate:
Yet despite McCain's tough talk, behind the scenes his top advisers have cultivated deep ties with Russia's oligarchy--indeed, they have promoted the Kremlin's geopolitical and economic interests, as well as some of its most unsavory business figures, through greedy cynicism and geopolitical stupor. The most notable example is the tale of how McCain and his campaign manager, Rick Davis, advanced what became a key victory for the Kremlin: gaining control over the small but strategically important country of Montenegro.
Eli of Multi Medium notices that Kenya has detained Jerome Corsi who has written a book about Obama filled with falsehoods and innuendos. Awww...

Via Ripley at Zen Cabin: An excellent bumpersticker!

Also via JJ, JABbering Stooge has a list we can refer to if McCain really wants to start throwing shit:
And if that’s the game John McCain wants to play, we’ll be happy to play it. We can talk about his role in the Keating Five. We can talk about his “palling around” with anti-Semitic Rapture Cheerleaders like Rev. John Hagee and Rev. Rod Parsley. We can talk about his time on the board of the United States Council for World Freedom, a far-right fringe group with ties to the Moonies that the ADL castigated as “a gathering place, a forum, a point of contact for extremists, racists and anti-semites.” We could also talk about McCain’s ties to Italian con man Raffaello Follieri.
Mapaghimagsik's cartoons are always on target.

Cookie Jill at skippy the bush kangaroo has the Tom Hartmann interview with Naomi Wolf.

has the scariest Halloween costume ever. I'd worry if you had to provide the sound effects yourself....

Warren Street of They Gave Us a Republic asks a question as he described the activity seen at thrift stores:

Seems like a pretty good anecdotal way to gauge what is going on in the economy. But it could be evidence that Americans are simply living beyond their means. If things continue, a lot of "taboos" about second-hand stores, austerity, and making do are going to fall away. Things like backyard gardens, rummage sales, and actually putting off a major purchase are going to be fashionable. What will the neighbors think? Are we actually going to go from a nation where outspending the Joneses is going to be replaced by seeing who can scrimp and save?

When I grew up, there were plenty of old people who wouldn't throw away string; they had that Depression mentality of saving everything useful. Could it be coming back?

The answer I hope is yes.

crossposted at American Street

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