My guess is viral marketing.
According to ABC News Sen. Obama told supporters in Springfield, Missouri today that the GOP’s strategy is to scare voters:
“So what they are going to do is make you scared of me. You know he’s not patriotic enough. He’s got a funny name. You know, he doesn’t look like those other presidents on the dollar bills.”
It’s Sen. Obama who repeatedly refers to these themes. ( Apparently, now both GOP leadership and their bitter, gun-toting constituents are racist).
If the GOP really wanted to scare voters they would simply threaten to replay all of Sen. Obama’s insufferable statements, accumulating rapidly by the hour.
They’re calling it a security breach: a Korean reporter manages to slip inside a full dress rehearsal for the upcoming Olympics’ opening ceremony and record it on video.
My first thought: “Brave fucking journalist.” I mean, what do you think the penalty for that is in China? Crucifixion’s too good for him, sir?
As for the ceremony itself…it’ll want something new, something to distinguish itself from all the others. Something uniquely China. I’m thinking tanks, lots of ’em. And Nicki Webster. I’ll leave the details to your imagination.
Who would like the challenge and exclusive honour (YES! I used a “u” there!) of explaining the Electoral College to me?
I’m currently reading a book called The Right Nation: Why America Is Different by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge, and it keeps on mentioning the Electoral College, but I’m not completely sure what it is.
So take the ultimate challenge! Explain it to me!
The RAND corporation: Current U.S. strategy against the terrorist group al Qaida has not been successful in significantly undermining the group’s capabilities, according to a new RAND Corporation study issued today.
Hmmm. So why this? Al Quaeda forced outta Iraq, limps down to the fertile grounds of Africa.
Meanwhile, and from the same page, this: The most common way that terrorist groups end — 43 percent — was via a transition to the political process. However, the possibility of a political solution is more likely if the group has narrow goals, rather than a broad, sweeping agenda like al Qaida possesses.
Hmm, so then what?
The second most common way that terrorist groups end — 40 percent — was through police and intelligence services either apprehending or killing the key leaders of these groups. Policing is especially effective in dealing with terrorists because police have a permanent presence in cities that enables them to efficiently gather information, (RAND’s study’s lead author, Seth) Jones said.
No shit Sherlock. What do you think the US et al has been doing the past five years? Sheesh.
The results show that models perform poorly, even at a climatic (30-year) scale. Thus local model projections cannot be credible, whereas a common argument that models can perform better at larger spatial scales is unsupported.”
Par Frank observes: “In essence, they found that climate models have no predictive value.”
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Peter Kirsanow at the Corner.
As an update to yesterday’s post on the subject, the jet pack has been demonstrated at an air show.
“That’s the slogan, more or less, of New Zealand’s Martin Jetpack company, which debuted its $100,000 personal flight apparatus Tuesday at the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wis.
As thousands looked on, inventor Glenn Martin’s 16-year-old son donned a helmet, fastened himself to a prototype and revved the engine, which sounded like a motorcycle. Read the rest of this entry »
Nigel ‘Tiger’ Roberts, a Kiwi, has made history becoming the first person ever to hold all three of the most coveted Scrabble titles, the World, the US and the British, at the same time.
Wonder if he used the word ‘DEMYTHOLOGIZERS’.
Meanwhile, in other scrabbtabulous (not) news, it seems Facebook’s Scrabulous is in its death throes. Well, at least in the US and Canada, where Hasbro owns the rights. This has been going on for a while but has come to a head now. Time will tell if Scrabulous is shut down worldwide (Mattel owns those rights – lawsuit pending).
Iran’s president on Tuesday blamed the US and other “big powers” for nuclear proliferation, AIDS and other global ills and accused them of exploiting the UN and other organizations for their own gain – and the developing world’s loss.
“The big powers are going down,” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told foreign ministers of the Nonaligned Movement meeting in Tehran. “They have come to the end of their power, and the world is on the verge of entering a new, promising era.”
This guy sounds like a perfect Vice Presidential candidate, for Obama.
The Jeremiah Wright School of Philosophy, Racism, Ethnoism and Life.
Ammie, you left off DRUGS we infected people with, stupid.
ASH UPDATES: Hey Tiz, we have idiots too!
I wouldn’t torment you buddy.