Veep candidate chosen
Well, it looks like my friend from Kill The Cat was right when he guessed that Joe Biden would be Obama's pick for veep candidate. And it looks like Biden, who I earlier cited as stating that he wasn't the guy, wasn't Obama's pick, has just proved himself nothing more than another politician.
This is borne out by some of the interesting things that he's said in the past, both about Obama and McCain. The National Review's Jim Geraghty reminds us of "'Just Words' that Joe Biden Would Like to Forget," like the now-infamous "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy." And Obama's been accusing McCain and his supporters of racism!
And in the speech announcing who the running mate would be, Obama gave America a good idea of what he thinks his chances for survival through his first term were: "So let me introduce to you the next president - the next vice president of the US of America, Joe Biden" (emphasis: ABC News). Sad, that. I suppose I could put Obama in the hero or idiot category on this blog. And, I do have my opinions.
In other political news:
It looks like New Orleans is acting out my favorite definition of crazy: doing the same thing over and over, but expecting different results. Because people trust their government, they're trusting that the higher, rebuilt leeves and floodwalls will protect them from floods wiping them out again--and are rebuilding in the floodplains right where they were despite the warnings that there's a very good chance large portions of New Orleans could get wiped out by flooding. Again.
Since when did global warming include frost in August--in any part of the country?
The National Weather Service has forecasted patchy frost in areas of northeast Minnesota, and northwest Wisconsin. A little early for that, though not unheard of, according to the NWS. They explain it all nicely--all except how that fits in with models predicting catestrophic global warming.
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