McCain, Ratings, Hume, and Riley… News

Here are the facts that McCain got wrong last night.

Brit Hume is retiring… There goes the last reason to Fox News… Damn.

McCain gets more ratings than Obama… After two years of Obama-mania, could we be tiring of him? Or are we just not as exposed to McCain in the media?

And the Colts donate $1 million to Riley. You’d think with the scandalous money-making deal Peterson gae them, they’d be able to donate more than just a milli. Thanks Taxpayers!

Currently Reading:

I read 50 things at once because I have ADD. Here are some books I am reading and recommend. Please comment if you’ve read.

The Revolution: A Manifesto – Ron Paul

Lincoln – David Herbert Donald

Perfectly Legal: the Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich – AND CHEAT EVERYBODY ELSE – David Cay Johnston

The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America – Louis Menand

Pragmatism: A Reader – Louis Menand

Gary Welsh is a Baby

Anyone who listens to our show knows of our needling ‘Rupert Pupkin.’ We’re speaking of Gary Welsh of Advance Indiana. Unfortunately, since the election, RP has taken the sad path of Thomas Paine. Once a great voice of the revolution, now a sad figure descending into screeching madness, and ultimately obscurity and deeper insignificance.

I consider being Producer for A.I.M. like sitting in the crow’s nest of a ship. Essentially you get to survey Indiana politics in a non-partisan, intimate way. You get to meet most of the players. I have become friends with many of the other bloggers, and time

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Is Stepfordish a Word?

One of the barometers of a man’s character is his wife. I appreciate all of the Democratic hubbys. Elizabeth Edwards, Michelle Obama, and Bill Clinton all seem to be of strong will and mind. The Republican wives all seem a little crazy. The most disturbing by far is Cindy McCain. Watch her at these rallys, staring at him during those speeches. A hair is never out of place. The make-up is never off. The adoring gaze is never taken off her husband.

But somewhere beneath this too-perfect exterior seems to lurk a woman who is intimidated. She looks like a P.O.M.

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We all had Brown Eyes

Put on your Desmond Morris hat:

All blue-eyed people can be traced back to one ancestor who lived 10,000 years ago near the Black Sea

According to a team of researchers from Copenhagen University, a single mutation which arose as recently as 6-10,000 years ago was responsible for all the blue-eyed people alive on Earth today.

The team, whose research is published in the journal Human Genetics, identified a single mutation in a gene called OCA2, which arose by chance somewhere around the northwest coasts of the Black Sea in one single individual, about 8,000 years ago.

The gene does not “make”

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My Interview with MLK III

This is an interview I did in November with the son of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott-King. He looks just like MLK, and it was like speaking to Dr. King himself. (He is the one speaking in the clip where Clinton is sleeping.)

It was one of the coolest things I’ve been able to do in my short life.

For All My Tax-Protestor Friends

This was passed along to my by my good friend Dave Bond… Check it out:

Dear Fellow Hoosiers:

It’s time again, to rally and converge upon the Senate Rules Committee, scheduled to meet this Tuesday, in Room 431, to discuss SJR8 (link), at 5:30PM.  The word now is they’ll vote to KILL repeal by studying it to death, in a summer “study” committee.  If the committee moves forward with SJR8, as they KNOW citizens want them to do, they’ll have four years (!!!) to study repeal and adopt one of several, viable replacement plans.  If that’s the case (and we hope it’s not),

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Bhutto was a Crook

I found an interesting article at The Atlantic that is definitely worth a look while we canonize Benazir Bhutto. A couple paragraphs are pasted, then the links below:

“Clearly, political assassinations are a bad thing. Equally clearly, political assassinations in a place like Pakistan seem to herald instability, and instability in Pakistan is frightening. That said, I think it’s worth being clear about something — from the perspective of someone who’s never spoken to Benazir Bhutto or any members of her inner circle, it seems like she was a really bad person and a terrible political leader. The main thing she

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New Media and How We Communicate.

Thanksgiving Day at my house was a perfect commentary on modern life and technology. We gathered around the turkey and stuffing for a couple of hours, finished the dishes and spread out. I waddled downstairs to sit at my computer desk, logged on to Instant Messenger, Facebook, and my blog and began writing and looking at various things. After a bit, I walked into the family room, where my sister sat alone on her laptop on AIM, facebook, and her school website working on homework. I walked upstairs to get a piece of pie, and my mom was

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Stick with your own kind!

Julia Allison is hot. Look at her picture. She wants you to stick to your own kind.

When She’s Hot But He’s Not Our dating analyst ponders the inexplicable attraction of opposites

By Julia Allison Dating Columnist

Every time I watched “King of Queens,” I was confused. The husband, an overweight UPS delivery guy, is married to a certifiably hot brunette with a tight body, whom he regularly asks to strip (is this normal married couple behavior? I would ask my parents, but that’s disgusting).

At first, I dismissed it, like the

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