Monthly Archive for September, 2008

Obama’s Illogical Tax Policy

This one I just don’t get.  Barack Obama said today that he might not rescind President Bush’s tax cuts in light of the current economic slowdown.

That implies that he thinks it would be harmful to the economy to raise taxes on “the wealthy few.”  If it’s a bad idea in an economic downturn, how is it a good idea any other time?  Someone needs to have a talk with the Messiah about logic and contradiction.


Crane Lake 2008

Just got back from a wonderful trip to Crane Lake, MN.  Did some fishing, boating, hiking, exploring, and hanging out with friends and family.

Placed my first Geocache up there: Tall Man of Crane Lake.

Pictures are posted to Flickr.  Here are a few samples:


Mike, Melissa and me at the Crane Lake Voyageur statue


Sand Point Lake, just through the narrows


Look for the face in the rock


Palin Rumors, Ratings, Pivots

I just came across a site that painstakingly addresses all the rumors circulating about Gov. Sarah Palin.  Most of them are beyond absurd.

I’m sure it pained the Huffington Post to run this story about McCain’s speech not only topping Palin’s in the ratings, but also the messianic Obama’s speech, and every other convention speech in history.  Obama may be largely responsible for the surge in interest this election cycle, but that does not mean he’ll reap all the benefits.

Finally, Michael Barone does a good job of summing up the events and results of the last week at the GOP convention.  Now we’ll have to see how successfully McCain/Palin can execute on the pivot they made towards being maverick reformers, instead of focusing on “experience.”