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“Obama Ist Best! Very Good OK!”

Pretty much every person we’ve met here immediately wants to talk about Sarah Palin thanks to my Obama cap, which only a hour finally elicted the above quote from a shopper at Checkpoint Charlie. The consensus on Palin is completely horrible, of course. One very tall Finn told me last night that she’s become a national joke for his countrymen. …

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Morgen Blick – Ich Bin Ein Berliner

Aaron, Little Tom, Chris and I are in Berlin until next week, posting will be light except for some touristy photo stuff from the occasional cafe. Now we get to see what good three years of high school German does me, thirty years later. I’m betting, nicht viel.

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I’d Tap That

Last week New York City won a statewide contest for best tasting tap water, something Gotham has long been known for. Now somebody is bottling NYC tap water and selling it. The Tap’dNY strategy doesn’t hide the fact that they “purify and bottle New York City’s famous tap water, leaving out the malarkey and far journey included in other bottled …

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The Politics Of Mortality

Politico goes to the actuaries for the hard numbers. It’s a macabre point to raise on the night when Palin will speak to the convention here — but a look at the actuarial tables insurance companies use to evaluate customers shows that it’s not an irrelevant one. According to these statistics, there is a roughly 1 in 3 chance that …

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Chrome Is Shiny

Because I am a complete Google whore, I had to immediately download the test version of Chrome, the companay’s first-ever browser, when it came out yesterday. And…..wow. Super clean interface (as minimalistic as the Google.com page) and super, super fast. So far anyway. That sucker just drew the NY Times homepage in less a second. It’s more like Firefox than …

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Sally Kern Meets Michelangelo Signorile

You should all be following along with Michelangelo Signorile either on his blog or on SiriusXM where he has gone into “Republican drag” at the convention to meet our enemies. This gem was posted today. Well, the Republican drag worked! I ran into wacko theocrat Oklahoma state lawmaker Sally Kern over at the Oklahoma delegation, and she didn’t realize it …

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De-Dyking Rachel Maddow

Yesterday Page 6 leaked a rumor that the powers that be at MSNBC are unhappy with new anchor Rachel Maddow’s mannish appearance. MSNBC loves the chatter of liberal pundit Rachel Maddow, but not her look. Maddow, who’s getting her own show, is being subjected to a network makeover. A source says an entire “glam squad” has been hired for the …

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HomoQuotable – Camille Paglia

“We may be seeing the first woman president. As a Democrat, I am reeling. That was the best political speech I have ever seen delivered by an American woman politician. Palin is as tough as nails.” – Camille Paglia, responding to Sarah Palin’s first speech after she was introduced by John McCain in Dayton, Ohio.

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