You won't like him when he's angry.
· McCain Ad: Obama Is Responsible For Rising Gas Prices. "McCain is launching a new television ad that blames Democratic rival Barack Obama for rising gasoline prices. The ad, airing on national cable and in 11 battleground states, argues that the cost of fuel is rising because of opposition to oil drilling in the United States." [AP, 7/21/08]
· McCain Ad: Obama Voted Against Funding For Our Troops. "Just as Sen. Barack Obama was preparing for his first major overseas trip as a presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain released an attack ad on foreign policy. 'Barack Obama never held a single Senate hearing on Afghanistan,' an announcer states. 'He hasn't been to Iraq in years. He voted against funding our troops — positions that helped him win his nomination. Now Obama is changing to help himself become president. John McCain has always supported our troops and the surge that's working.'" [Politifact, 7/21/08]
( there's probably a dozen links in his post - link AMERICAblog)
(In memory of George Carlin.)
It’s July 4th again, a day of near-compulsory flag-waving and nation-worshipping. Count me out.
Spare me the puerile parades.
Don’t play that martial music, white boy.
And don’t befoul nature’s sky with your F-16s.
You see, I don’t believe in patriotism.
It’s not that I’m anti-American, but I am anti-patriotic.
Love of country isn’t natural. It’s not something you’re born with. It’s an inculcated kind of love, something that is foisted upon you in the home, in the school, on TV, at church, during the football game.
Yet most people accept it without inspection.