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Election graphic of the week

Via Cheryl’s Mewsings and Pharyngula:

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CNN: “R.I.P., American Dream?”

It’s nice to see the news networks exercising restraint and not trying to panic people over the financial crisis. Personally, I’m a lot more worried about this:

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I’d like to know more about this “quirk” in Brazilian law

[Via Rachel Maddow]: Several different Brazilian politicians are running for office using the pseudonym “Barack Obama.” This is made possible, according to Maddow and this article in the Guardian, by a quirk in Brazilian election law that allows candidates to … Continue reading

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Message for the day

Via Ta-Nehisi Coates:

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How McCain escaped the Hanoi Hilton

Via ktempest: Up next: Sarah Palin takes on the Umbrella Corporation.

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If McCain dies too soon, she can always resign

Among the many reactions to the Sarah Palin nomination I’ve read so far, one of the most interesting from a storytelling perspective is this piece by Noah Millman [via Andrew Sullivan]. Millman argues that while Palin is “totally unqualified to … Continue reading

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“She likes mooseburgers”

Also, she smoked pot when it was legal in Alaska, but she didn’t like it. These are the first two things I learned about Sarah Palin when I flipped on MSNBC this morning. Which either says something about her, or … Continue reading

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If Bush is Batman and Bin Laden is the Joker, is John McCain Two-Face?

In today’s Wall Street Journal, a brilliantly insane opinion piece by Andrew Clavan (via hilzoy): There seems to me no question that the Batman film “The Dark Knight,” currently breaking every box office record in history, is at some level … Continue reading

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Congrats to Senator Obama

And, by the way, nicely played. After listening to Clinton’s non-concession speech, I was actually worried for a few minutes, but then Obama’s much more presidential address reminded me that, oh yeah, he’s good. Had to be, to get this … Continue reading

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“I’ll never turn to the dark side.”

Seeing stuff like this reminds me what a cultural debt we all owe to George Lucas, even after the atrocity of the prequels. Via lizhand of theinferior4:

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