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Picking up Boo in her aftercare program tonight, I snapped a photo of school’s second grade class polling results: McCain 38, Obama 24, and 3 undecided. It reminded me of my vote in 2nd grade (which amazingly was at the same school) in which I was the lone supporter for independent John Anderson. Yes, Mrs. […]

The best and brightest of American scientists have endorsed Barack Obama in the upcoming election and blast the Bush Administration for its disdain for science: During the administration of George W. Bush, vital parts of our country’s scientific enterprise have been damaged by stagnant or declining federal support. The government’s scientific advisory process has been […]

Hendrik Hertzberg points out that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin engages in some sort of wealth distribution. So where’s the wingnut priest to say that she’s no Robin Hood? For her part, Sarah Palin, who has lately taken to calling Obama “Barack the Wealth Spreader,” seems to be something of a suspect character herself. She is, […]

Father Jonathan Morris who writes a column for Fox News, continued his misguided ranting form the Republican bandwagon shouting that Barack Obama is a scary socialist and a wannabe Robin Hood (link): As I listen to the interview, I must say it is hard to believe our leading United States presidential candidate said, just seven […]

Alaska Governor and Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin continued her anti-science agenda on Friday when she decried congressional earmarks and specifically “…projects having little or nothing to do with the public good — things like fruit fly research in Paris, France…” Hmm. Let’s look at this crazy government pork. Upon further examination, the fruit fly […]

Wassup 2008

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It was awesome to have an Obama rally today at a high school about 0.5 miles from Syzdekistan. Living in one of the few remaining swing states, we’ve had a lot of candidate visits recently. I’m just glad Palin and her crew of merry wingnuts were all the way across town. I didn’t mind have […]

MacNN is reporting that Apple, in a rare political move, is against California’s Proposition 8. Proposition 8 is a measure to change the California Constitution to ban gay marriages. Apple has been voted as a gay friendly company. My marriage to Hot Wife is not threatened in any way by gay marriage and the people […]

Check out the tax cut calculator on Barack Obama’s website. You answer some questions and it calculates how much you would save under Obama’s plan and how much you would save under John McCain’s proposal. It didn’t look like McCain’s website had a calculator. If there is one, please leave a link in the comments.

Taxing the Rich

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Louis has a nice comparison of McCain’s and Obama’s tax plans. He’s absolutely right that “trickle down economics” is bogus and wealth tends to just make more wealth for the highest incomes and that putting money in the hands of the poor means that they will tend to spend it: For all of McCain & […]