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AP: One-in-Four Chance McCain Won’t Survive Second Term

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File this under “President Palin.” The Associated Press is reporting today that if John McCain is elected and goes on to win a second term, there’s as much as a one-in-four chance America could see its first woman president. “President Palin”. 

Full story here.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 1:49 pm

McCain in 1998: “Is bin Laden Really that Bad?”

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Well, this is disconcerting. Mr. ”I’ll follow him to the Gates of hell, but not into Pakistan” didn’t really think bin Laden was really all that bad back in 1998, and wondered about the consequences of declaring war on terrorists.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 1:48 pm

HBO Developing Show Based on Mass U.S. Exodus

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What if the current financial crisis in the United States becomes so severe that Americans start to flee the country?

Welcome to “Americatown”. Based on a Chinatown-like enclave of U.S. immigrants in cities around the world.The series premise will be an imagined U.S. exodus for foreign shores as people flee a country where they cannot make a living anymore and must deal as immigrants seeking work.

Full story here.

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Monday, September 29, 2008 at 11:10 pm

Palin Unable to Name any Supreme Court Case other than Roe v. Wade

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Yikes! CBS is leaking that they are holding back one juicy piece of footage from the Sarah Palin Interview with Katie Couric. And it’s that Sarah Palin was unable to name any Supreme Court case other than Roe v. Wade.

Full story here.

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Monday, September 29, 2008 at 11:06 pm

Tina Fey’s Palin Portrayal Not Fiction! (VIDEO)

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In this clip Olbermann compares, side by side, the actual Sarah Palin interview on CBS with Katie Couric to the “fictional” interview with Fey as Palin and Poehler as Couric on this weekend’s SNL.

Turns out Tina Fey’s lines were not “written” they were real and accurate quotes from Palin herself. My God, I thought it was just brilliant comedic writing. Turns out Palin is a comic genius! (I think I’m beginning to like this woman.) Comparisons begin 45 seconds into the clip.

To see video for yourself, click here or here.

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Monday, September 29, 2008 at 8:59 pm

Good God! Bailout Fails, Stocks Plunge

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Courtesy of Shattermatch:

Apparently it is all just politics to these assholes. In a stunning defeat The House of Representatives failed to pass a $700 billion emergency rescue package, ignoring urgent pleas from President Bush and bipartisan congressional leaders to quickly bail out the staggering financial industry. Stock markets plunged in the U.S. and around the world in reaction to the news. Wall Street was down nearly 700 points at one point as the rumor began to spread that the bailout bill would fail.

Full story and coverage here.

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Monday, September 29, 2008 at 12:14 pm

Another Reason to Seriously Fear Sarah Palin

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“Soon after Sarah Palin was elected mayor of the foothill town of Wasilla, Alaska, she startled a local music teacher by insisting in casual conversation that men and dinosaurs coexisted on an Earth created 6,000 years ago—about 65 million years after scientists say most dinosaurs became extinct—the teacher said.”

Palin told him that “dinosaurs and humans walked the Earth at the same time,” Munger said. When he asked her about prehistoric fossils and tracks dating back millions of years, Palin said “she had seen pictures of human footprints inside the tracks,” recalled Munger, who teaches music at the University of Alaska in Anchorage and has regularly criticized Palin in recent years on his liberal political blog, called Progressive Alaska.

The idea of a “young Earth”—that God created the Earth about 6,000 years ago, and dinosaurs and humans coexisted early on—is a popular strain of creationism.

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Monday, September 29, 2008 at 3:30 am

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