I’m Crying on the Inside

Granted, the question is leading, but the answers given are very revealing. Now, I won’t pidgeonhole all McCain-Palin supporters into this stereotype, but really?

Interviewer: [Obama’s] a terrorist?

Woman: He’s got the blood-lines.

Interviewer: What does that mean?

Woman: Just think about the name.

There’s not really much more I can add to that.

Listen, I’m not going to tell you how to vote. That’s a personal choice and I have no business doing that. But please, don’t base all your opinions on one candidate or the other on soundbites, derogotory ads, or what you think you heard on the news that one time.

If you can’t afford Particular

Andrew Kramer posted another tutorial in the Meteor Crash series. The best piece of advise from the tutorial:

Now, if you don’t have Particular, what you can do is go in your back yard, and get a pile of dirt together. Put it in your hand, along with a grenade… No, along with like, a small firecracker. And then… light it. And when your hand blows off, what you can do is sue the company that makes the fireworks. Take the money from the settlement, and then buy Particular… so we can do this tutorial together.

Really, he doesn’t get into Particular until part 2, though.

All of a sudden

A direct rip from Daring Fireball, but it bears repeating:

For years now, they’ve told us that we can’t afford — that the government providing healthcare to all people is just unimaginable; it can’t be done. We don’t have the money to rebuild our infrastructure. We don’t have the money to wipe out poverty. We can’t do it. But all of a sudden, yeah, we do have $700 billion for a bailout of Wall Street.

– Sen. Bernie Sanders (I, Vermont)