[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
). ( Read more...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?"
[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.]