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August 01, 2008



Does anyone have a link to Obamawannadrill?

(did I dance to that in 5th grade square PE)


This would be a really good time for McCain to reschedule that Oil rig visit he was planning canceled due weather.

I think the juxtaposition of McCain visiting an American oil rig vs. Mr. European president will work out quite nice on the heals of republican waging this.


This would be a really good time for McCain to reschedule that Oil rig visit he was planning canceled due weather.

I think the juxtaposition of McCain visiting an American oil rig vs. Mr. European president will work out quite nice on the heals of republican waging this.



Obama will do anything to win in November. If his internals are telling him to stop with the race baiting, he'll stop. If they are telling him to drill, he'll tell us he'll drill. He says whatever is needed.

Something I keep thinking about is how he was tanking at the end of the primaries. He won early. Hillary cleaned his clock, but too late. I think he is beatable, if McCain keeps up the pressure. Especially when he is asked to perform unscripted in a debate.


Hi, TSK9.

I have one theory why people aren't buying the Dems evil Oil company profits meme --- they blew their wad with the lie the war was for Oil - to steal Iraqi's Oil. ...


Posted by: Topsecretk9 | August 01, 2008 at 07:33 PM

Right. We want to help them grow their economy through international cooperation.

Now, here's an article that's, to my mind, fundamental for understanding Pakistan: The Rat People.



One of his stenographers wrote it up.

Here is some of the meat-

"If, in order to get that passed, we have to compromise in terms of a careful, well thought-out drilling strategy that was carefully circumscribed to avoid significant environmental damage — I don't want to be so rigid that we can't get something done."

Asked about Obama's comment, McCain said, "We need oil drilling and we need it now offshore. He has consistently opposed it. He has opposed nuclear power. He has opposed reprocessing. He has opposed storage." The GOP candidate said Obama doesn't have a plan equal to the nation's energy challenges.


I just watched that McCain "The One" ad, and I'm bound to say: I like it. Beats all that mealy mouthed stuff about "working with" the planetary savior and Algore.


Hi Anduril

thanks for the followup.


townhall blog

Many Democrats would agree that Pelosi's decision was downright irresponsible. Even Chuck Schumer concurred with the Republicans that the Democrats slept on this issue and were forced to settle with a flimsy political strategy. Something that will most definitely work to their detriment:
"I would say it took us a few days to get our sea legs," Schumer said, conceding that the Democrats' energy message has been muddled. "We had many different voices here, but once we congealed around big oil and alternatives — bam! (CQ Politics, 7/31/08)

Conclusion: The relationship between drilling and energy is not an abstract one, but rather an issue that is easily understandable to the American public. And although many Democrats will try to convince you that they are strong advocates for domestic drilling, they still have decided to skip town instead of allowing a vote on this most imperative initiative. As a result, they will likely see many of their Republican opponents either widen their leads -- or gain new ground in the polls.


Democrats aren't waiting for Iraqi oil. Democrats want to nationalize oil.



I hope you're right. I see the electorate falling out of love with Obama - that part is easy. He lives in a cocoon and without the most expert advising and teleprompting, will make serious mistakes. The question is, can McCain take advantage and avoid mistakes of his own?

It'll also be interesting to watch the August coverage. The Olympics will suck some oxygen out of the race and I think Obama is supposed to take that vacation soon.


RichatUF: Does that mean that Pelosi has now joined a host of others under the None's bus?

Danube of Thought

"'I think John McCain has harmed himself in the last week, really eroding any capital he had built up in terms of what kind of politician he is,' Plouffe says."

Well, since in six days he's gone from down nine to tied in the Gallup poll, I wonder how he'd be doing if he hadn't harmed himself.

Once again I think Appalled is right. I can't think of a better day than this since Alito was confirmed. Spitzer was very nice, but relatively small potatoes. Dimissal of the Plame suit? Nah. Then there was the gun control decision, but even good decisions only increase my distrust of Anthony Kennedy.

So maybe today was a turning point. No way on earth the GOP wins either house of congress, but the bleeding may have been stopped and some blood drawn from the vermin.


My brother points that one of the nice things about these McCain ads is that they don't have McCain saying anything. I agree. I think glenda was on to something (above).


Is anyone else having trouble with IE and JOM? I can get on some sites but not others. Or, rather, it will open it temporarily and then say operation aborted and bring up the error screen. I downloaded Firefox and it is working okay. Both of my computers are not letting me open JOM and Hot Air with IE. Weird? Any ideas?

Rick Ballard


I've been having the same problem and I did the same thing - finally downloaded Firefox and got in that way.



Well, that makes me feel better. I was hoping it wasn't just me.

Rick Ballard

Here's the download site for those who are stuck - Firefox now lets you import all your bookmarks. That's really the only reason I didn't switch from IE (boo, hiss) earlier.


I'm having the same IE problem - have been going in through Firefox -

It's weird though - it's all the conservative sites: Malkin, Hotair, Ace, JOM, PW, RW Nuthouse, AJ --

No problems on Dkos, DU, Huffpo



Sue, your computer is trying to send you a message: ditch that crappy MS software.


Enlightened, not weird at all if you consider what Gates does with his "spare" cash.



I hadn't tried the liberal sites. Just the ones I normally go to. It is allowing me on the MB site I hang at sometimes, Yahoo, Drudge, etc., but not the bloggers where I stroll around.


I had the same IE problem an hour or so ago and switched to Firefox, which seems to be fine.

Very strange.


Wow. IE must be under attack. It is all over the conservative blogs that people are having trouble getting error messages. Vewy, vewy, strange.


The C-SPAN cameras have been shut off (C-SPAN has no control over them), the Democratic leadership made the sergeant-at-arms kill the microphones, and they even at one point tried to turn off the lights.

No wonder the Dems are so fond of Hugo Chavez. They're adopting his methods of dealing with the media and political opposition. One can only imagine how this would get reported if it were Republicans shutting off the cameras.

[Also using Firefox after IE misfired.]


I saw earlier where republicans instituted this bizarre rule in 1994. Everything we do bites us in the ass.

M. Simon

I'm still using the very last version of Netscape. Works well. Has the best crap filter of any browser I have used. Nice interface.


Well, I had company for a couple of hours, tried to get on the internet, was successful but couldn't get into any conservative blogs.

After Norton scan, reboot, etc., decided to try Firefox and voila!

There is a post at Gateway Pundit - something about all sites using Site Meter not working in IE. Does that seem plausible?


Uh oh. Could they be this stupid?

Via Macsmind:

On July 22-25 Macsmind was DOS’d (Denial of Service) that originated from three IP addresses that are assigned to Barack Obama’s website. This isn’t a theory but was confirmed via law enforcement through an inspection of the site logs from those dates. The IP address in question;, are all registered via “Go Daddy” under the name barackobama.com.

On those dates, beginning at At 5:48PM Central on the 22nd, the hosted server that contained our site was hit by a 1.6 gigabyte flood of illegitimate traffic. The attacks never abated and only stopped when our host provider took us off line.

Speculation is one thing, but facts are another. This time however we’ve taken protective measures to prevent this from happening again. Additionally the investigation will continue and appropriate interstate authorities have been notified.

JOM won't let me post any links.


Very interesting, Sara!

M. Simon

Sitemeter.com is delivering buggy JavaScript code. When loading it causes IE7 to pop up the error message "Operation aborted."

To fix: Click on the menu Tools -> Internet Options. Click on the tab Security. Click on the icon Restricted Sites. Click on the button Sites. Type the text '*.sitemeter.com' (without quotes). Click the Add button.

That will fix the problem.

From the comments at:

M. Simon

From the comments at: Classical Values


There apparently is some bug going on between Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 and "sitemeter" (see LGF). Some sites are removing their "sitemeters".

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