Category Archives: McCain: Hot-Head

Run Charlie Run

There’s more than you’d ever want to know about the Temptations here – but if you’re of a certain age you remember their amazing, and long, 1972 hit, Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone. One version was seven minutes long, and … Continue reading

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Winning by Provoking Unforced Errors

Of course the end of the presidential campaign each four years means we get those sports metaphors – a candidate really hit a home run with some pithy remark that clarified everything and left his opponent with nothing to say, … Continue reading

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The Birth of the Cool

It may have been the birth of the cool – no, not that Miles Davis album from the early fifties, nor the West Coast Sound (that “cool” Chet Baker jazz from the Lighthouse Café down in Hermosa Beach that went … Continue reading

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On Heroes and Heroics

Oh, there are the deeply serious sports movies, like Chariots of Fire – with its soaring score by that fellow with one name, Vangelis, and its title from that famous William Blake poem. And there was that hero-quest baseball movie, … Continue reading

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Welcome to Hooverville

Thursday, October 9, 2008 – the day you could watch the folks on CNBC, the cable channel that has become the one place you go for what is happening in the markets here and worldwide, often in that excruciating detail … Continue reading

Posted in Attack Politics, Bush - Lame Duck, Economic Meltdown, Financial Meltdown, MaCain the Bully, McCain Erratic, McCain's Anger Problem, McCain: Hot-Head, Obama as the Grown-Up, Obama Calm and Steady, Obama Pals with Terrorists, Palin Scandals, The Crash of 2008, Troopergate | Leave a comment

Selling the Concept

Out here in Hollywood, the land of make-believe, we know all about the willing suspension of disbelief. It is a bargain the audience makes with you – they know those are actors on the screen, not the real people, and … Continue reading

Posted in Attack Politics, Blaming Obama for Everything, Changing the Subject, Forget the Economy, McCain's Anger Problem, McCain's Palin Gamble, McCain: Hot-Head, Nasty Politics, Obama Pals with Terrorists, Palin and William Ayers, Palin's Church, Turning the Page | Leave a comment

Charging McCain with Contempt

It is often said that when Nixon debated Kennedy in late September, 1960, those who heard the debate on the radio thought Nixon had wiped the floor with Kennedy and had pretty much won the election that night, while those … Continue reading

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