Friday, October 03, 2008

The Reaction in Review (Oct. 3, 2008)

A week's Reactions that deserve a second look:

Friday

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "The revolt against the punditocracy" -- Insightful analysis of how polls show that people watching the candidates are evaluating content, and the pundits are evaluating style.

By Mustang Bobby: "Instant Analysis -- veep edition" -- A great piece that captures "the most cliche-ridden, corn-pone-spouting character on TV since the cancellation of "The Beverly Hillbillies."

By Capt. Fogg: "Palin Wins!" -- "Nucular Sarah -- ya betcha!" Very well written and insightful critique of the Palin debate performance; of lies, blunders and words from her trainers.


Thursday

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Show me the veeps: Live-blogging the Biden-Palin debate" -- From beginning to end and in between, Michael's tour de force captured the debate, and garnered a lively dialogue of dozens of comments.

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Just another day in the life and death of Iraq LXXXIV" -- Linking to an important NYT article, Michael says, "Iraq is still an incredibly violent place . . . more of the same and seemingly without end."

By Carl: "A real bailout" -- A thoughtful bare bones outline about a plan "that rewards human beings for surviving this far, and not faceless corporate entities."

By Creature: "What I like about Barack Obama" -- Reasons: Editor of Harvard Law Review, single mom upbringing, community organizing. Several comments expand the list.


Wednesday

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "BREAKING NEWS: Senate to vote on Bailout Bill" -- Michael brings us up to date on what is happening in the Senate.

By Libby Spencer: "McCranky can't hide his irritation with the press" -- This good post points to John McCain's editorial board rant (includes video).

By Carol Gee: "Activists still in a box" -- Analysis of congressional Dems, Repubs bailout voting dilemmas due to competing constituencies of Wall Street, the people at home, and the country.


Tuesday

By Capt. Fogg: "Is she smarter than a 5th grader?" -- Fogg's fun read on potential debate events: what if Sarah claims that, "the dog ate my homework."

By Dan Tobin: "When life deals Big Mac lemons. . . " -- Find out what Bush 43 really thinks of McCain as Tobin shares his latest frankly hilarious e-mail from Prexy43 to Liberal Jerkwad.


Monday

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "BREAKING NEWS: House rejects bailout bill" -- Both quick and comprehensive, this post tells the tale.

By Carl: "Gravity sucks" -- Very well written and useful post on our economic crisis, how it came to this, with an easy to understand time line.

By Libby Spencer: "I get mail -- worthy causes" -- Well done round-up of ways to help out: child malnutrition, banning cluster bombs, or exposing the Bush doctrine.


Free Bonus: Michael J.W. Stickings continues his Palin-obsessed series "Painful Palin" -- Corruption, cronyism, Sarah Palin 2.0 (?), Mocking Biden, lying and spewing crap, Stating the obvious, SCOTUS cluelessness, Tearing down Jefferson's wall.

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