Monthly Archives: August 2008

RNC Cracks Down on Dissent

This was sent to me this evening. If you’re not familiar with Starhawk, she is a noted feminist writer and peace activist and is now a panelist for a new website devoted to religion, run by Newsweek and the Washington Post. There is a clear difference between the way protestors were handled at the Democratic…

Who Is Sarah Palin and Why Should We Care?

By William D. Randall Fresh off the Democratic National Convention in Denver last week, the McCain Campaign announced the selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as John McCain’s running mate. While many speculated that McCain would pick Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty or Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman (I), McCain’s pick of Gov. Palin reflects a sense…

The Maverick and the MILF

Bill Maher is back on HBO and be sure to catch his show. The headline of this post is his assessment of McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin as VP.  My favorite line though: “Republicans know how to fill a football stadium with screaming people too.  They filled the Superdome during Hurricane Katrina.” With the lone…

DNC Gets Record Ratings; 38 million Watch Obama Speech

Read all about it here. And in the OC, a big hat tip to Chris Prevatt and Misha Houser for their on-site coverage.  Besides the Regsiter and the Times, TheLiberalOC blog was the only Orange County political blog on site at this historic Democratic National Convention.

One thing the Dark Lord Finally Gets

I have been reading Mike Schroeder’s blog entries for Total Buz.  While mostly partisan and forgettable, Mike did write something I agree with: Journalism is a very difficult profession.  Like George Plimton, I was not qualified to do it without a lot of help during my 4-day stint. Ignoring for a moment what a pathetically slow…

“Alice’s Restaurant Moves to the Great Park”

Legendary American folk singer Arlo Guthrie is set to perform at the Orange County Great Park on Saturday, August 30th at 8:00 p.m. as part of the Great Park Night Flight Concert Series. Attendance and parking are free to the public.