Feeling blue about the nasty antics of the American presidential campaign? Unless you're in Barcelona, Spain, you won't be able to take advantage of special "happy pills" (above and below). But you can go to Bob Geiger's website for hard-hitting political cartoons.
On a more serious note, David Sirota at Truthdig writes about McCain banking on a confederacy of dunces, with his ridiculous talk of socialism. And a group of communication scholars has called on John McCain to stop his negative campaigning. “The purposeful dissemination of messages that a communicator knows to be false and inflammatory is unethical. It is that simple,” the statement says. Think the McCain camp will pay any attention? That's about as likely as Palin saying she's not wearing the $150,000 wardrobe paid for by the Republican National Committee. Oh wait, she already said that! Even though her boss defended the purchases, saying "she needed clothes."
Well the important thing to remember is it's not what someone else pays for us to wear, it's what's inside that counts. And Palin's to-the-right-of-Cheney political philosophy is much scarier than her wardrobes, both designer and Wal-Mart. Some racist supporters who attend McCain-Palin rallies are pretty scary too.
And Palin hasn't a clue about the importance of fruit fly research. But Biochemicalsoul sets her straight. Richard Wolffe of Newsweek chimes in, "This is the most mindless, ignorant, uninformed comment that we have seen from Governor Palin so far and there's been a lot of competition for that prize."
Scroll down the page for two more posts today.