September 6th, 2008

hermione by oatmilk

[RNC] speeches, commentary, fact-checking, etc.

Since the RNC speeches held my attention like not at all, I went back and read a bunch via the website (Speech Texts - 2008 Republican National Convention).  Collapse )


And some assorted links (not all related to the RNC, but I didn't feel like making a separate post):
* What Makes Troopergate so Dangerous? by Kagro X (Fri Sep 05, 2008 at 01:00:40 PM EDT)
* Palin book-banning meme not entirely accurate
* Eugene Volokh on Gloria Steinem on women's political opinions.
* Jim Lindgren (and John Ludis) on Obama and community organizing  (Sidebar: I still don't grok the incessant slam on "community organizers" at the RNC, though I'm willing to believe the arguments I saw in dKos diaries like this one that suggested that the intended coding was "community = ghetto and organizer = activist."  Scanning the "community organizers" tag, I enjoyed this snarky comment: "Jesus was a community organizer and Pontius Pilate was a governor" -- though one could counter-argue. [Edit: Jeremy says, "Well....the counter-argument is about the church after Jesus died and was resurrected, not the ministry and social action Jesus took while he was alive. I think the latter is the point of the statement."])

Addendum: Jim Lindgren argues that "Obama’s speech includes more negative attacks than Palin’s" (and asks "Was Sarah Palin More than Passingly Sarcastic?").  Huh.

[I am totally not going to get caught up on the post-RNC punditry and need to just make peace with that.  I also wish more blogs used tags, to aid in quick catching-up.]
hipster me

I call shenanigans.

I slept in this morning, went to an ATM and to the corner store, promptly changed out of my clothes and back into my nightshirt once I got home.  'Cause I was warm and sticky.

On the plus side: my new BoA debit and credit cards came in the mail, which was faster than I'd expected ("within ten business days").

What have I eaten today?
- raisin bran
- an apple
- Annie's alfredo mac&cheese
- baby carrots
- banilla yogurt

I seriously miss the two-panel preview display of the YahooMailPlus inbox.  Srsly, what happened?