Tag Archives: politics

Thoughts on the 2008 vice presidential race

I don't think I've said anything about it up to now, and there's only (as of today) 9 1/2 weeks left. I just read Mudflats' "What is McCain Thinking? One Alaskan's Perspective." In it, she says: […] Listen to John McCain and you'll hear about a maverick reformer who took on big oil, took on […]

Indianapolis, when he was 9 years old

[…] He wants to tell us things: It is not the fittest who survive – it is merely those who happen to survive who survive. The earth is a ''fragile habitat'' that our big brains have failed to take care of. We must hope for flippers and beaks – or nothing at all. We are […]

No There There #1

Oakland Meets Obama

Pigmentation itself, ethnicity itself, is not a factor that is going to sway people

[…] "In my district, people are going with Hillary," said state Sen. Robert Ford, a Democrat from Charleston. "I am sure there will be some young blacks who will be behind Obama, but elderly blacks are going with Hillary because they love Bill and they love Hillary for standing behind him for eight years." […] […]

In other words, black is whatever we say it is

[…] Consider this: Just 40 years ago, one could make certain assumptions about the average Negro, or black American. She was probably no more than one generation removed from the South; whether a Northerner or Southerner, he had first-hand knowledge of Jim Crow, or segregation; when it came to religion, he or she was most […]

Vox Hunt: A Favorite Song from ’06

Audio:  Share one of your favorite songs from 2006. 01 Something Isn't Right Herbert Pitchfork: There was a track written about on Pitchfork recently, "Something Isn't Right", the first track on Scale, and the writer, Mark Pytlik, said that you could tell in a few moments it was a Herbert track. And I think that's […]

Make your strength the issue

"The agenda-setting effect is what we are talking about. The ability of a candidate not to tell people how to feel about an issue, but which issue they should focus on — that is the struggle of most modern campaign managers. Campaigns have been much more successful at shifting people's attentions to different issues rather […]

It’s Election Day!

Generation X : Tales for an Accelerated Culture Douglas Coupland From Generation X Neologisms: Bread and Circuits: (page 80) The electronic era tendency to view party politics as corny — no longer relevant or meaningful or useful to modern societal issues, and in may cases dangerous. Voter's Block: (page 80) The attempt, however futile, to […]