Friday, October 31, 2008

The Reaction in Review (Oct. 31, 2008)

A week's Reactions that deserve a second look:


By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Taking the fight to Arizona, now a battleground state" -- In this post and a previous "sign of good things to come," Michael celebrates this new campaign opening in McCain's own back yard.

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Palin and the First Amendment: Give me a friggin' break" -- Michael exposes the silliness of Sarah Palin's plea for extra protection of her right to free speech; C'mon!

By Creature: "McCain's next hit job on Obama" -- This post, and it's interesting comment by Capt. Fogg, reveals McCain's amazing capacity to step to new lows.


By Mustang Bobby: "Another country heard from" -- Bobby reveals why an endorsement by highly respected publication, The Economist is very good for Barack Obama's governing gravitas.

By Carl: "McCain wins one constituency" -- Featuring fab fotos, Carl suggests all the good reasons that it won't be enough for a McCain victory.


By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Our better history: Thoughts on Obama's half-hour prime-time TV ad" -- Michael's positively heartfelt wish for us regarding Obama: "Don't let yourselves succumb to numbness, to desensitization, to detachment, to disengagement."

By Carl: "Redistributor cap" -- This excellent post is one of Carl's specialties, making complex economic theory accessible in a clever and entertaining way; it rocks!


By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Joe the Plumber, idiot" -- Michael exposes this Repub phenom for what he really seems to be a shill for their campaign; + several comments.

By Carl: "Friends don't let friends vote third party" -- Carl's well researched and well reasoned argument for a vote for Obama, and none other, is one we can take to heart.

By Dan Tobin: "Letter W more excited than ever for image overhaul" -- Dan's clever and entertaining interview with a member of the alphabet is a great read.


By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Integrity at an Indiana call center" -- Conclusion: "They didn't have to do it, and it was not without risk, but they took a firm stand for decency and for their own integrity." Commenters gave kudos.

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "BREAKING NEWS: Ted Stevens found guilty" -- Thorough coverage of the guilty verdict story, including Stevens, Palin and newspaper quotes.

By Carol Gee: "Pessimistic, realistic or optimistic about new leadership" -- Quote: "I am optimistic that Barack Obama sees the world relatively realistically, despite his emphasis on hope. After all, his main message is "change," which would not be needed if our leadership had been adequate these past few years."

By Capt. Fogg: "Military intelligence" -- This eye-opening post reacts to an over-the-top story about how military intelligence views activities that seem perfectly normal to the rest of us.

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Wow: Obama in Denver" -- Michael's post is an inspirational reminder of how important it is to notice why we are FOR Obama, not just against McCain-Palin, paying attention to what moves us about his candidacy, again and again.

Special bonus, features ugly Republican senators --

By Michael J.W. Stickings: Elizabeth Dole, and Kit Bond

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