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Yet more election stuff

* ETA: GAAAH! Palin: I don't know if abortion clinic bombers are terrorists. This from the campaign that plays up Obama's tenuous connection with Ayers at every opportunity. But blowing up doctors? Not terror.

Won't you be glad when this is over? Caring so much is so un-Epicurean. I know, I'm on 2-3 Epicurean philosophy lists, where the majority opinion seems to take "withdrawal" as canon and to the max. I prefer Democritus, who seems to have said politics sucked (aka was disruptive to tranquility), but letting other people run it sucked even more. Anyway.

* Tonight is your last chance to donate to Obama, apparently. I'm not sure if that's a legal thing or a practicality thing, so don't know if it applies to McCain as well, for the two McCainites (Cainites, hee) who've friended me. Anyway, remember that like it or not, giving money is kind of like voting, but you can do it often.

There's actually surprisingly little money involved, given the scale and what's at stake. If every voter gave $1 to their candidate, that'd match or exceed existing throughputs, I think. If every voter gave $10, we'd be talking about $2 billion vs. existing pools under $200 million.

* Local election news: the Herald Times has a free online information section.

* Speaking of money, Palin thinks paying taxes is for suckers. Well, isn't a patriotic act. To be fair, Obama wasn't taking Oliver Wendell Holmes road either, of I love paying taxes. With them I buy civilization.

* Daylight Atheism gets used in a Dole campaign attack ad, created by someone who can't spell.

* Barry Goldwater's granddaughter describes why she and her generation of the family are supporting Obama. Her uncle disagrees. Apparently her grandmother co-founded Planned Parenthood in Arizona in the 1930s.

* The Christian way: extortion!

* Public schools new focus of the gay marriage ban.

* Off topic: University salaries.


( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 24th, 2008 10:30 pm (UTC)
That university salary comic is from phdcomics.com a few days ago.
Oct. 24th, 2008 11:08 pm (UTC)
Ah, I see. Has sources, I assume it's 'real'.
Oct. 26th, 2008 11:57 am (UTC)
Wow, the failure to identify abortion clinic bombers as terrorists is just beyond the pale. I find it hard to believe that Bush would even hesitate to denounce abortion clinic bombers as terrorists.
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