This post is just a little too true

Morons are terrifying in large numbers

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A reminder from everybody on the left and right

via Cafe Talk | Talking Points Memo | HELL JUST FROZE OVER

We’ve been seeing so many videos of the Lord of the Flies-like attitudes that have marked recent McCain-Palin rallies. It’s helpful to remember that not all conservatives (or even people voting for McCain) are like that. The linked article is a reminder.

Reporting deadline

A major reporting deadline for candidates is today. What is collected by today reflects the capability of the candidates to get their ground game going and continuing in October.

If you want to donate to the Obama campaign, go here.

Annenberg fact checks the debate

FactCheck.org: FactChecking Debate No. 1.

Again, the worst Obama comes out with is a few misleading statements (eg 95% of households, not people, get a tax break), McCain misleads on his own record, and Kissinger flip-flops on Iran.

McCain loses his self-made game of chicken

McCain to attend debate :: WRAL.com.

Dumb idea to even float the cancellation in the first place.

Fuzzy math on the bailout

Bad News For The Bailout – Forbes.com

In fact, some of the most basic details, including the $700 billion figure Treasury would use to buy up bad debt, are fuzzy.

“It’s not based on any particular data point,” a Treasury spokeswoman told Forbes.com Tuesday. “We just wanted to choose a really large number.”

Our children’s futures over just wanting a “really large number.” Unbelievable.

Via

How we got into this financial mess. At least 3 times.

Daily Kos: Three Times is Enemy Action.

We owe Mark Sumner (aka DevilsTower) a huge debt of gratitude for this piece. (No pun intended. Really.)