Oh my! It's all Hallow's Eve and I've got my checklist here to make sure that this Halloween goes off without a hitch.
As soon as I verify that everything is ready, then we'll get started with the Round-up.
- Pumpkin? Check!
- Little Stevie got his "Commander Guy" costume on? Check!
- Little Richie got his "Ru Paul" costume on? Check!
- Skeletons in the closet? Check!
- Mummified Remains? Check!
- Spooky Old Bat? Check!
- "Scary" music? Check!
From The Democratic Daily:
- Stephen Colbert Trumps Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich in Presidential Poll:
I gotta say, the results of this poll leave me wondering… are voters this disillusioned with the ‘08 candidates? I mean come on… Colbert is awesome but… as he “told Tim Russert on “Meet the Press” that he doesn’t want to actually be president” he just want to “run for president.”
- Oh My! Another Republican Caught in a Sex Scandal!:
Yet another Republican has been caught in a sex scandal. Is it something in their Kool Aid I wonder, because this is just becoming an epidemic with these folks.
From Sports Moments In Time:
- Sex is a sport right?:
Anyway..it was a rhetorical question. Seems in NY State everyone wants to play...
From The Sirens Chronicles:
- Liberty is Dead:
That’s it. We’re done kids. The greatest experiment in democracy can’t survive long term. Our addiction to drama, turmoil, and petty bickering will kill it. Our passion for ridiculous drama is so ingrained, we invent them and call it news. Then, we quote this to each other like it’s from God’s mouth to our ears. Americans can no longer be happy except when quivering with indignation. We’re beyond caring whether our positions are supportable, as long as they make it possible for us to point at people, Jerry Springer style, and hold forth on their differences.
From The Katrinacrat Blog:
- Clear Channel Sends Edict to Not Play Springsteen’s ‘Magic’:
Bruce Springsteen currently has the No 1 album in the charts, he'll probably be up for a Grammy for the Best Album of the Year, and his tour is sold out across the country, but even still Republican owned, censor machine Clear Channel is out to pull The Boss from the airwaves. Readers here know, I'm a big Springsteen fan and I have written about him here more than a few times over the years, so I gotta say, this really ticks me off. Big time.
From New Hounds:
- Colmes Jilts Coulter Over Her "Jews" Comments:
Poor Ann Coulter. She's had a crush on Alan Colmes since forever. On last night's (10/30/07) Hannity & Colmes, she told him she loved him. But the married Colmes made it clear he wasn't interested in her affections. Instead, he spent two entire segments smacking her down for her offensive remarks that "we (Christians) want Jews to be perfected." With video.
From The Huffington Post:
- Body of War:
Phil Donahue is getting in the last word.
One of the first television personalities to speak out against America's hapless adventure in Iraq, Donahue was also among the war's earliest media casualties. He lost his MSNBC talk show back in 2003 when, according to an internal memo, his bosses had begun worrying that he would turn his show into "a home for the liberal antiwar agenda at the same time that our competitors are waving the
flag at every opportunity."
Donahue took his sacking with grace and, for all appearances, vanished from view.
- Respected Marine Lawyer Alleges Military Injustices:
By all accounts, Colby Vokey is a model officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, at one point helping command an artillery unit in Kuwait during the Gulf War in 1991.
For the past four years, Vokey has served as chief of all the Corps' defense lawyers in the western United States — and he's played a key role in some of the military's most sensitive legal issues, including the murder investigation in Haditha, Iraq, and in the debate about detainees at the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay.
From The Moderate Voice:
- Military Strike Against Iran:
As we noted here, Iran is becoming a huge political campaign issue — and a Zogby poll now suggests that public support for a military strike against it is growing.
And the candidate voters polled seem to feel is best equipped to deal with Iran? New York Senator Hillary Clinton.
From Joanne Jacobs:
- Voucher hypocrites:
His son thrived for several years at a charter school, but inexperience by administrators and teachers took a toll. Unable to afford private tuition, Nicholson moved to the suburbs.
So why all the middle-class angst and no mention of vouchers for low-income parents, responds Megan McArdle.
Phew! I'm stuffed from indulging in all the Halloween goodies I've posted here. I think I'll go wash them all down with a big cuppa.
In your Halloween travels don't forget to look both ways before crossing the street, check your goodies for broken wrappers, and don't forget to stop by HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE.
Have a great day and don't forget to save some Almond Joys for Dizzy!