Thursday, July 31, 2008

Off Day

John McCain & his $520 Ferragamo loafers feel Exxon's pain.

Tired today, won't be posting much as trying to get some work done.

Here's some stuff to read:

Exxon had the largest corporate profit in history. And their shares fell. WTF?

The St. Petersburg(FL) Times is not impressed by McCain's campaign, especially now that the Karl Rove minions are running the show into the gutter: From 'straight talk' to smear campaign

Glenn Greenwald collects some of the media's obedient recitation of the Karl Rove "arrogant" and "presumptuous" attacks on Obama. (Or in the racist term that preceded them, Uppity. Presumptuous and arrogant are racist dogwhistles (must read post by Digby); you can't say uppity anymore, just like you couldn't say nigger but you could talk about state's rights if you were Reagan and all the racists knew what you were talking about.) The guy running McCain's campaign now, Steve Schmidt, is famous for these gutter tactics. (another Digby gem)

Joe Posnanski's list of foods you loved as kids that are horrible when you eat them as adults. (He calls them Pixifoods, like Pixie Sticks, which I loved as a kid and haven't eaten in 35 years.)

The story of Kermit Washington's remarkable redemption.

The trail of Republican hypocrisy leads to Las Vegas, where "Family Values" Texas Congressman Jeff Sessions held a fundraiser in a strip club: more like g-string values than family values, it seems.

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