Anybody else want to bet that Barack's palms are callous free? I bet he's never done a bit of physical labor in his life.
Okay, AP reports, "A day before the pivotal midterm elections, President Barack Obama pulled back from remarks he made last month when he called on Latino voters to punish their "enemies" on Election Day. In an interview Monday with radio host Michael Baisden, Obama said he should have used the word 'opponents' instead of enemies." I might have believed his lying ass was the "enemies" phrase just a one-time thing. It's not.
October 24th, we wrote this for Third:
Explain the above to us, because we're confused. As we read this flyer sent out by the Texas State Democratic Executive Committee, we're seeing that poster on the stick with Barack's picture implying that he wasn't born in this country.
Is that right?
We're not understanding how promoting that rumor (which we believe is false) is helpful to either the election or to Barack himself.
Who approved this flier?
Early last week, we thought this would be a political edition. And among the ideas we tossed around was one from Dallas about the political advertisements he's receiving. Looking them over, we agreed they were disturbing.
Take the one below, still from the Texas State Democratic Party. Note the picture of American people.
Presumably, they are conservatives. Maybe not all, but presumably the bulk are. They're still Americans. Help us out on this, because we're confused: When did American people become "the enemies"?
Okay, the Nazis? Yeah, we can understand that. But the American people? Enemies? Just because they vote differently?
This is how you build a winning campaign?
Enemies has been used throughout. I am ashamed of my party (Democratic Party) for being the politics of fear and for non-stop demonization of opponents. It just proves how sick so many people are because they'll finger point at the other side but, given the change, they'll turn around and do the same exact thing.
Let's go ahead and talk Third. Dallas and the following worked on this edition:
The Third Estate Sunday Review's Jim, Dona, Ty, Jess, and Ava,
Rebecca of Sex and Politics and Screeds and Attitude,
Betty of Thomas Friedman Is a Great Man,
C.I. of The Common Ills and The Third Estate Sunday Review,
Kat of Kat's Korner (of The Common Ills),
Cedric of Cedric's Big Mix,
Mike of Mikey Likes It!,
Elaine of Like Maria Said Paz),
Ruth of Ruth's Report,
Wally of The Daily Jot,
Trina of Trina's Kitchen,
Marcia of SICKOFITRDLZ,
Stan of Oh Boy It Never Ends,
Isaiah of The World Today Just Nuts,
and Ann of Ann's Mega Dub.
What did we come up with?
That's Philip J. Crowley explaining how the Iraq War can continue past 2011. But don't expect the whores of Pacifica, The Nation, et al to tell you about that.
And this one goes to my mother! Yea for Mom!!!!! She deserved it too.
Jim breaks down the edition.
I didn't work on this. It was late, there was a lengthy break (six or so hours) and Dona, Ty, Jim, Jess, Ava and C.I. wrote this. It's a strong editorial.
Ava and C.I. wrote a great TV commentary. This is really something and has the kind of acocuntability that no one else but them offers. You have to read this.
I would argue this was one of the most important articles Third has ever published and I would have argued that before the appeals court ruled in favor of Don't Ask Don't Tell today.
This was our WikiLeaks roundtable. I think we covered a number of issues here. Sorry to those who thought we'd just kiss ass. That's not how we roll.
Ann, Ava, C.I. and I wrote this charting Terry Gross' continued sexism. Read it and grasp how few women Gross books. They're covering a five month period in this article.
And this is an article on Belinda Carlisle's book. We wanted to have a pretty strong mix this weekend and we didn't want even one article to be on voting.
Here's our piece on Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.
Stan, Wally, Ty, Jess, Ava and C.I. wrote this and it's a really strong article.
Elaine, Wally, Cedric, Ann, Kat, Marcia, Stan, Ruth, Betty, Rebecca and I wrote this.
"They're putting people into comas!" A friend of Elaine's always does that in a weird voice. It's from a movie: Coma. I'd never seen it. We saw Elaine's friend at the Halloween Party and she did that line again and I decided, "I've got to see that movie." So we watched it tonight. It's pretty damn spooky. A doctor finds out she can't trust anyone -- maybe not even her boyfriend (Michael Douglas). She finds out that doctors are, yes, "putting people into comas!" It's spooky and scary and from the seventies. If you've never seen it, I would really recommend that you do. Genevieve Bujold plays the doctor. Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"