Where one is thoughtful, the other one is direct. Where one sees shades of gray, the other sees black and white. Where one thinks options through, the other declares himself ready to charge ahead. Obama and McCain at Saddleback Church? So they say. Continue reading
Posted in Peace
Tagged Barack Obama, Caroline Kennedy, Cuban Missile Crisis, Curtis LeMay, John F. Kennedy, John McCain, Joint Chiefs, Robert F. Kennedy, Robert MacNamara, temperament, Thriteen Days
Rick Warren asked:
“At what point does a baby get human rights in your view?” Continue reading
Two weeks of sun & fun — although it’s raining heavily at the moment.
Have wifi in the cabin and may keep in touch. Otherwise, see ya soon!
Michael Mukasey urged Congress to give him a spanking new ass-cover: Continue reading
Posted in Rights
Tagged Agosto Pinochet, Alfredo Stroessner, enemy combatants, George W. Bush, Guantanamo, Joelito Filartiga, Michael Mukasey, Paraguay, State of Armed Conflict, state of siege, war on terror
Time was, the Albany office of the Department of Motor Vehicles lived up to its stereotype: dingy, chaotic, and staffed with ornery people — or, to be fair, people probably rendered ornery by their dingy and chaotic surroundings. Continue reading
In the real world , this would appear to be a non-story:
In an e-mail to the McCain campaign, Opinion Page Editor David Shipley said he could not accept the piece as written, but would be “pleased, though, to look at another draft.” Continue reading
On Chris Matthews’ Sunday Gaborama, an icicle of insight:
Posted in Ethics & Values, politics
Tagged Caspar Weinberger, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, Gerald Ford, high crimes and misdemeanors, Howard Fineman, John McCain, October Surprise, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan