Daily Archives: October 5, 2008

Photo Break: Great blue heron

Not just birdblogging, but bigbirdblogging.  Story behind the photo below the break.

Great blue heron

Great blue heron

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Oh, you have GOT to be kidding me…Racism??

[UPDATE: Welcome, Fox News “Embeds” readers! Feel free to have a look around.]

And here I was, worried that the “special place in hell” line would be ripped out of context by the media.

I suppose I should have predicted that the racism card would be played once the McCain campaign went on the attack, but I must admit I never thought that Sarah Palin noting Barack Obama’s association with Bill Ayers yesterday would be the trigger.  To top it off, the charge comes from an “analysis” piece by Douglass Daniel at the Associated Press, “Analysis: Palin’s words carry racial tinge:”

By claiming that Democrat Barack Obama is “palling around with terrorists” and doesn’t see the U.S. like other Americans, vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin targeted key goals for a faltering campaign.

And though she may have scored a political hit each time, her attack was unsubstantiated and carried a racially tinged subtext that John McCain himself may come to regret.

Unsubstantiated?  Racially tinged?  The first is demonstrably false; the second is a product of Daniel’s wishful thinking; both are contemptibly ridiculous.  Explanation below the break.

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Who is the man…?

From Metafilter, the video that no one should miss.  Ever.  Not ever.

I present to you now the theme song from the TV show “Shaft” (sort of), brought to you proudly by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain:

Somewhere, Isaac Hayes is pausing to furrow his brow and scratch his bald head, wondering what’s that annoying twanging sound following him around all over Funk Heaven.