If Sarah Palin was a man being nominated for vice president she would be laughed out of politics and so would John McCain. About the woman thing: “We should all be proud,” Hillary Clinton said in a statement, of this “historic nomination.” Sorry, but count me out. I found Palin’s selection, and her calculated shout-out [...]
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BY TAYLOR MARSH Celebrating McCain’s 69th birthday as Katrina hit. What a difference a nomination makes. But really, it’s so touching that John McCain and the Republicans are worried about hurricane Gustav this time aroud. In fact, they’re very concerned. Oh, not about the people of the Gulf Coast region. They’re concerned that when Gustav [...]
by Scott Hopkins Reporting from Estes Park, CO A special treat for all the Marshans tonight. Here is a video I put together of some images from Denver (and the surrounding area) that I recorded in the last week. Taylor’s beat was inside the convention hall, mine was on the street and at the Big [...]
BY TAYLOR MARSH Reporting from the road in Utah Could it get any weirder?Was McCain actually there or photoshopped in? He couldn’t look any more uncomfortable. So, what the hell. Let’s nominate her to possibly be a heartbeat away from the president. Stunning: Sarah Palin on Foreign Policy Click here for background on Foreign Policy. [...]
Reporting from the road in Utah –updated– Rumor has it that McCain’s people are headed to Alaska to investigate the Palin investigation. Barn door closed meets horse running wild. Who knows, but she’s not an example that should give women comfort. Worst pick ever, especially for women? In fact, as Palin’s cultural views become better [...]
BY TAYLOR MARSH Reporting from the road in Utah –updated– Before she applauded Clinton, she didn’t like her, er… “whining” (or “perceived whine” – video). The Washington Post‘s report about a “stream of soap-opera-like details about Palin, her husband, her family and top state appointees” isn’t exactly vice presidential resume enhancers either. Palin could help [...]
Reporting from the Colorado Rockies We stopped in Golden, Colorado to tour the Coors Brewery, and the funniest thing happened while waiting for the shuttle. My husband and I were talking about John McCain’s veep pick, when I said I really believed Sarah “Quaylin” Palin was an insult to all qualified women, especially Kay Bailey [...]
Reporting from the road in Colorado Hillary made 18 million cracks in the ceiling, but Palin can shatter it once and for all. Never mind she has no experience whatsoever to be commander in chief. Considering she’s next in line for the presidency if her elderly partner becomes president, that should frighten everyone. Besides, women [...]
Reporting from Denver McCain picks Palin This is a desperation play. McCain’s trying to mute his geezer quotient with Palin’s babe vibe. On that, well done, John. With McCain turning 72 today, this is beyond obvious. However, so much for the “war on terror” being the transcendent issue of our time. The thought of Palin [...]
Reporting from Denver Who is Sarah Palin? This is a move to peel off disaffected HRC voters. I guess McCain thinks they’re stupid and willing to vote for any woman. Rabidly pro life, an NRA member, she’s not exactly a champion of women’s civil rights. We’ll have to see where she stands on health care [...]
BY TAYLOR MARSH Reporting from Denver “If John McCain wants to have a debate about who has the temperament, and judgment, to serve as the next Commander-in-Chief, that’s a debate I’m ready to have.” – Barack Obama, Democratic Nominee for President Tonight at Invesco Field, Mile High Stadium, Barack Obama met Martin Luther King, Jr. [...]
Reporting from Denver I’m off to Invesco Field. Cannot tell you the anticipation, the excitement about what’s to come tonight. Frankly, I have no idea about what kind of connectivity I’ll have over there, because it’s all “aircard,” which has proved a complete bust, as I’ve already reviewed. So, consider this an wide open thread. [...]
Reporting from Denver Howard Wolfson went to Fox for a reason. Keith Olbermann, once again, illustrated why. Anyone going at Wolfson for being on Fox definitely didn’t see the primary media coverage through Hillary eyes. Fox will never be pro Democratic, but they were fair to Clinton during the primaries, along with CNN, which Olbermann [...]
Reporting from Denver John Kerry laid it out, fueled by memories of events that helped cause him the presidency. He got even last night, though nothing can make up for what might have been, not only for John Kerry, a man I’ve met, have admired, and spoken to at length, as well as been with [...]
Reporting from Denver Did Joe Biden kick the door in last night or what? I just love this guy, rough edges and all. But When Mama Biden came into view I couldn’t hold back the tears. But I was already choked up after his son Beau made his speech. God’s speed to him, by the [...]
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IN AN amazing interview with the Guardian on Sunday titled, appropriately, “Michael Douglas on Liberace, Cannes, cancer and cunnilingus,” the movie star does the biggest public service message for HPV and sexually transmitted diseases that’s been done in a generation. The Internet exploded with shock at what was taken as a revelation. It’s like thinking giving head to a man infected with HIV won’t leave its mark, too, though that’s more commonly talked about.
But your individual circumstances and mine should not hide the fact that there is an ideal and optimal family arrangement whether we in our own lives can meet it. – Erick Erickson, in “The Truth May Hurt, But Is Not Mean” AFTER BEING blasted for his patriarchal grunt, Erick Erickson now gets very defensive. How can you tell?
Ms Garraway, 46, is fronting a campaign to encourage young women to think about fertility and giving birth much younger than “her generation”. As part of the campaign, Ms Garraway spent a day being transformed into a heavily pregnant 70 year-old by Adrian Rigby, a prosthetic make-up artist, to “shock and provoke debate about how old is too old to have a baby”. [UK Telegraph] LOOKING at relationships, I find it telling that casual writers on the subject give marriage advice that hinges on bringing back the feminine mystique years and suggesting marrying younger would solve the problems that only better and smarter choices can conquer.
“Having mom as primary bread winner is bad for kids and bad for marriage.” – Erick Erickson IT HAS become a conservative chant lately, the latest from Erick Erickson. “War on men” from Suzanne Venker, Megan McArdle saying women should marry younger, they’re all attempting to resurrect Freud’s biology is destiny.
THE 21st century world offers ways to tweak your appearance, or alter it altogether, with women finally able to combat directly the comparison that’s always been around. Men look distinguished as they age, while women look old, unattractive, or to use Rush Limbaugh’s favorite comment, who wants to look at a woman with wrinkles? The 2012 plastic surgery statistics are out and the American Society of Plastic Surgery tells the story.
The real question about Hillary is this: When people take a new look at her in the coming years, will they see the past or the future — Mrs. Clinton or Madam President? – Maureen Dowd IT’S A classic front page from Huffington Post, coupled with a post by Jason Linkins, which details what’s been going on.
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy “Here’s what nobody is telling you: Find a husband on campus before you graduate. Yes, I went there.
“Norma Rae is a survivor and for the first time in her life she’s got a chance to become something more… a winner.” – Promo for “Norma Rae” CRITICS like Anne-Marie Slaughter, but especially Maureen I-Love-My-Pearls Dowd, and others [most of whom didn't read the book or do their homework] who are blaming Sheryl Sandberg for being a billionaire Ivy League graduate, while accusing her of letting corporations and government off the hook, are missing a major point.
Great sex doesn’t always just happen. Sometimes, it takes a little planning, especially if — like many Americans — you’ve been in a bit of a sex rut. Do some prep work by turning your bedroom into a love nest: Make the bed (with new, or at least clean, sheets), tidy up, light a candle or two, and queue up a sexy playlist on your iPod.
“You Don’t Own Me” PSA -Official from You Don't Own Me on Vimeo. WHO DOESN’T know the song “You Don’t Own Me,” sung by Leslie Gore? The movie First Wives Club helped to reignite the relevancy of the song.
“Last night I interviewed Jill Stein the presidential candidate for the Green Party on this show. And I confess right now, I should have asked her to just get out of the race.” – Jennifer Granholm, “The War Room” [Current TV] THE ARGUMENT Jennifer Granholm makes above is a tactic that no longer fits the times.
“With that drum magazine, he could have gotten off 50, 60 rounds, even if it was semiautomatic, within one minute,” Chief Oates said. [New York Times] IN THE GAPING MAW of our leadership vacuum stands Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates, whose resolve, vulnerability and humility inside the vortex of a man made hell revealed what nobody in Congress or either political party has shown in decades. Leadership without regard to anything but his own duty to the people, which included the cops in the eye of volcanic carnage.
*updated below* So much for keep calm and carry on, what Joe Scarborough proclaims to be his motto. It was the weirdest one-on-one back and forth with a high profile talking head imaginable. It makes high school look mature.
**UPDATED** Would we be any worse off with Stephen Colbert as president? I doubt it. Politifact has watched the video “(repeatedly!
Despite rising public concern about the federal budget deficit, Americans favor keeping Social Security and Medicare benefits as they are rather than taking steps to reduce the budget deficit (by 60% vs. 32%). – Public Wants Changes in Entitlements, Not Changes in Benefits This is starting early, so it’s time to revisit the facts.
“If we can prove that a biological attack originated in a country that attacked us, then all bets are off.” – Sect. Hillary Clinton Women can do it, too.
The interview with Obama by George Stephanopoulos wasn’t nearly as contentious as the interview with the Edwardses. No Republican talking points from Stephanopoulos yesterday, like when he accused Edwards of abandoning the troops with this beauty: “Do you think the Democrats should be saddled with the idea of completely cutting off funding for the troops?” Or this one: “You know, a lot of Democrats still in the Senate think that your position here is cynical political theater.
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