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Saturday, October 25, 2008

SNL: Bush Endorses McCain/Palin Ticket!

h/t to Crooks & Liars.

In other news... According to BlogNet, the Mayor Sam Blog is now the #2 most influential liberal blog in California (up from #3 last week)! Who woulda thunk it?

-In Arizona, McCain's home state, Obama has a slight lead in early voter polling (1 point with MOE +/-4), and is just 4 points away from catching McCain according to Daily Kos.

-CC Goldwater, the granddaughter of Republican icon Barry Goldwater is following her late granddad's philosophy and casting her vote for Obama. You can read her reasons why over at the Huffington Post.

-CNN reports that there's big trouble in the McCain/Palin camp as Palin is "going rogue"! Oh my, what else can go wrong?


Jim Alger creates an online ad for Obama!

Nice work Jim! Very impressive narration job!

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

SNL is going to miss Sarah Palin and John McCain, Tina Fey has made SNL funny again with her perfect imitation of Governor Gidget.

It's damn funny how the new republican party is trying so hard to distance themselves form the old republican party.

George W. Bush and Sarah Palin will be most remembered for being bimbos and the butt of many great jokes. The jokes are great...you betcha !!!

October 25, 2008 6:58 PM  

Blogger Jim Alger said:

Joe, thank you but I can not take credit for the narration - it is a direct lift off of an old Apple ad, OI just changed video to include FDR, Kennedy, Clinton, Gates and of course Obama.

October 25, 2008 7:00 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Damn, it sure sounded like you!

October 25, 2008 7:03 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Jim Alger -

As soon as I restart my computer (some dang Firefox issue with YouTube) I'll watch your video.

But I have a question for you because even when you're politically wrong :) you sound reasonable.

Do you think it's consistent for Democrats who refer to Sarah Palin as a bimbo, Caribou Barbie, etc. and the folks who called Condi Rice a "house negro" or Aunt Jemima to then call out against "hate speech?"

As much as it's wrong to call Obama a Muslim or a terorist do you think these Palin and McCain attacks are unfair?

October 25, 2008 8:16 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Joe B -

You know BNN confuses me to a degree because I don't know how they decide if a blog is conservative or liberal.

For example, a blog like Flap's which is written by one guy is definitely conservative. Or the Huffington Post is a liberal blog.

But Mayor Sam has writers who are Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians and independents. It's not a liberal or conservative blog.

That being said if we're #2 that's good news!

October 25, 2008 8:38 PM  

Blogger Jim Alger said:


No, I think it is wrong to personally attack Sarah Palin. You know me enough to know I am consistent. Where the issue comes is when, in order to make a political point, the opposition paints the individual who is making a valid policy argument with the same brush as the left/right wing-nut. I think that none of it ha a place in politics and we as a nation should summarily disregard people who play these personal games.

I have said for some time that the disrespect shown candidates, the name-calling by bloggers and the incessant attacks of personality as opposed to policy do nothing to serve the public, this City or this Nation.

If someone wants to attack Obama for his position on xyz - that is fair, calling him akin to a Muslim terrorist is completely out-of-bounds.

Taking issue with Sarah Palin's positions can and should be a lively discussion, calling her names shouldn't be allowed for it detracts from the legitimate issues and prevents this nation from having a conversation it can, and should, be having.

People in your position Michael, can force the proper discussion. You can demand a standard of issue based discussion, especially from blog members. For all the talk about my style or whatever the hater or two wish to yap about today, I try (although admittedly not always successfully to keep onto whatever issue I am discussing. People are free to disagree, but I lay facts out there and allow them to respond.

Flailing personal attacks are a sign of either a lack of intelligence, or lack of sufficient evidence to make ones point - and that goes for everyone.

(By the way, if you qant to hit the state dems for anything, hit them for fighting redistricting. There is a good argument)

October 25, 2008 10:32 PM  

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