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Monthly Archives: June 2008

Electricity Grows On Trees


One can give John McCain style points for his generous offer of $300 million in tax dollars as a reward to the inventor of a super-duper car battery. But it is what it smacks of. It is a gimmick. It is a gimmick that for one assumes that electricity grows on trees. The electric car […]



I am pleased to know that one of my oldest friends evar may actually be reading KIAV. She left a comment here and referred of course to Mr. Obama’s “57-state” slip, which the most coarse in our electorate have tried to stretch to include in the “he’s a MUSLIM!” smear. He’s not a Muslim, and […]

Rudy Can Fail


Just in case anyone needed a reminder, THIS is what Rudy Giuliani’s run for the presidency looked like: Remember. Rudy was in the start considered to be as inevitable as was Tweety Monster for the Democrats. Then Bernie Kerik was indicted on 16 counts. And rumors swirled that he had used city resources to bone […]

In Which Mike Huckaboo Says Something Smart


Tokyo? Tokyo? What the hell is he doing in Tokyo? “Republicans will make a fundamental if not fatal mistake if they seek to win the election by demonizing Barack Obama,” Huckabee told reporters in Tokyo, according to a report by Agence France-Presse. He doesn’t know his own party very well, do he? McCain has been […]

Brainless, Careless Fear-Mongerers


On Oct. 15, 1962, United States reconnaissance photos revealed missile bases being constructed 90 miles off the nation’s southernmost tip, in Cuba. Two weeks later, President Kennedy and UN Sectretary-General Thant reached an agreement with the USSR to dismantle. But the spectre of enemy missiles in our own neighborhood has peppered the American conciousness ever […]

In Which Al Gore Returns To Victorious Mediocrity


It’s a crying shame, but this political season has taken the shine off of some political heroes who had really stepped up previously. It has clearly ruined Bill and Hillary Clinton. Mr. Clinton on his way to being head and shoulders above even the likes of President Carter, what with his global focus rising above […]

Hell For E.D. Hill


E.D. Hill of Fox “News” had to issue an apology and faces demotion, perhaps for her weird characterization of a loving gesture between the Obamas as a “terrorist fist jab” during a broadcast of her brilliant television program, “America’s Pulse.” There is great irony in the name of this broadcast because it is apparent that, […]

Keeping His Eye On The Ball


7:58 p.m. Dennis Kucinich is wrapping up a reading of articles of impeachment on the floor of the House. He is the man.



Think Progress notes a report in Spiegel Online today that, on the eve of The Current President’s visit to Germany, a number of people in the government are eschewing diplomatic protocol and issuing pretty harsh criticism. I don’t know enough about German politics to guage the biases of these quotes. But the report seems pretty […]

Five Good Things That Have Already Happened As A Result Of The Presumptive Nomination Of Barack H. Obama


1. Instant Campaign Finance Reform: Barack Obama is a one-man campaign finance reform program. He has won the nomination while eschewing big lobbyist money, counting instead on the more renewable resource of small donors. This ethic has led to today’s development, #2. 2. The Democratic National Committee announced today that it will no longer accept […]