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    Question time again ...

    Happy Halloween all! Last week, I threw out a bunch of questions I had been asking myself lately, and people seemed to enjoy the post, responding with some incredibly wise and insightful, or at least terribly smartass, answers. So, I figured I'd do it again, maybe even make it a weekly thing. Without further ado ...

    1) Will there be more Jokers or Joe the Plumbers out there tonight? (If you're answering this and Halloween is already over, reply with the actual answer)

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    Pre-Election Omnibus

    I've had a number of things on my mind over the last couple of weeks, but I've been quite busy.  There are several topics that I've wanted to write about.  However, I really won't have the time before Tuesday.  I also doubt that anyone will care as much after that, so I've decided to plow through a few them of them as haphazardly as possible.  Here we go!

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    Last Minute Halloween Costume

    Warning: Do not wear near children, pregnant women, or unstable people with weapons.

    To print out a lifesize version, download the PDF from 23/6.

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    Life Imitates Parody

    The other day, I wrote a piece of snark about Joe the Plumber's brand going global, inspired by an actual quote from a Greek analyst about "Joe the Greek Plumber." Today, I read that the Joe the Plumber has hired a manager. Seriously. Jim Della Croce, president of the Nashville-based Pathfinder Management group, explains his plans for Joe the Celeb's future:

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    Joe the Plumber Goes Global

    After achieving success in the United States, Joe the Plumber has gone international. According to the New York Times, a senior strategist for the ruling party of Greece said of Greek Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis:

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    Lie x Repeat = Truth

    More eloquent than the sermons in Oliver Stone's W. and a heck of a lot shorter.

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    Dance Off!

    Some of you may remember my proposal for the Democratic primary to decided by dance contest.

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    The unspoken fear ...

    Take a step back from the day-to-day machinations and minutiae of the campaign for a moment. Put aside thoughts about the final stretch of polls and stump speeches and negative advertising and robo-calls and ground games and electoral map strategizing, and consider the enormity of what this country appears to be on the brink of doing one week from now: Electing an African-American to the highest office in the land.

    Given the history of this nation, it is a remarkable prospect. It is exhilarating. It is almost unbelievable.

    And that is why it is also very frightening.

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    Film Review: W.

    I tend to avoid political cinema because it's usually unbalanced and heavy-handed, and the art inevitably suffers from the attempt to communicate an unambiguous message. But W. received some decent reviews, has been a box office success, and concerns a subject dear to my heart. I should have stuck to my principles. The best thing about the experience of watching it was the half-hour nap I slipped in between Dubya's decision to invade Iraq because of the alleged WMD's and his shocked realization that there were no WMD's in Iraq.

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    Art Review: theanyspacewhatever at the Guggenheim, New York

    When you enter the Guggenheim from now until January 7th, the first thing you will notice is a blindingly gaudy marquee seemingly hung over the entrance by glowing blue chains. Frank Lloyd Wright was not available for comment at the time this article was written, but there were reports of muffled banging heard in the vicinity of his gravesite. The marquee was designed by artist Philippe Parreno. It's a fitting introduction to the Guggenheim's new exhibition, theanyspacewhatever, for three reasons:

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    RUSSIA PEOPLE ARE SCARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    O. M. G!!!!!! my friend just sent me this video. it's like these REALLY CREEPY russia guys who are totally spying on sarah from inside their country. if i were her, i'd totally get a retraining order on them. i'd never be brave enough as sarah to be neighbors with creepy russia people. when she's the VP, i bet she'll totally BLOW UP THEIR HOUSE--OOPS, SO SORRY!!!

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    dagblog is One-Month Old

    Hey daggers. Today is dagblog's one month anniversary. We're off to a
    great start. We've generated a lot of material in a short time (at the
    expense of work and sleep). A few of our posts, including SarahPalinGrrrrl's Sarah Palin Tribute Page, have gone viral and generated a
    lot of traffic. Discounting the big traffic spikes, we're now up to about
    500 visitors a day, so thanks for reading us. If you like a post, you
    can always help us to grow our readership by clicking any of the

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    BREAKING: Top Level McCain Campaign Shake Up

    In a surprise move, the McCain campaign has announced that it has fired the public face of the campaign, Senator John McCain. Campaign spokesperson, Nancy Pfotenhauer, announced the decision to dumbstruck reporters at a hastily arranged press conference on Thursday:

    "As of this morning, Senator John McCain has been placed on indefinite administrative leave. John and the campaign leadership have agreed that he is not a good fit for the campaign right now. The parting was amicable, and we wish him well in all his future endeavors."
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    GRRRRLS NEED CLOTHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    OMG!!!! i don't know what the big deal is about sarah spending lots of money on clothes! grrrrls like sarah and me need clothes b/c we totally have to look hot to be popular. like last year my EX-friend cara nut was running for homecoming queen but then she wore this totally slutty miniskirt with ripped fishnets and then everyone said she was a slut and she lost to jenny weiner who's like a total cow. and then no one was friends with her anymore and she was like in social siberia (thats where governor putin lives next to alaska, i looked it up!!!!!).

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    Palin Endorses Democratic Ticket?

    From The Stumper, at Newsweek:

    Deep thought: Did this scarf come out of the $150,000?

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    Heed My Screed

    "Anti-American" is ideological rhetoric which is intended to engender fear, hatred and division among the citizens of this nation.  It is equating a difference of political opinion with treason.  It is drawing craven ideological lines between which Americans are "real" and which are not.  It is what Joe McCarthy did.  It is what Michelle Bachmann, Nancy Pfotenhauer and, by extension, John McCain et al.

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    Some quick questions ...

    Do conservatives read liberal blogs (I suppose this one qualifies) with as much disdain and condescension as I feel when I read right-wing blogs (hotair.com makes me wanna throw things every time I read it). For some reason, I feel like even the most liberal of blogs at least acknowledge the other side may have something of value to offer.

    What is Genghis (not to mention SarahPalinGrrrrl) going to talk about after Nov. 4 (OK, I'll give them a week of post-game analysis posts, but what then)??

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    FREE SARAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HI EVERYBODY!!!! i'm iphone blogging in chemistry class. i keep clicking the wrong EFFING LETTERS b/c my of nails. but i had to write b/c i just read that SARAH IS IN TROUBLE!!!!!!!! on this website it says that some EVIL BITCH from who works for john mccain tried to not let her talk to reporters. i think maybe john mccain is holding sarah HOSTAGE b/c he's a sexist!!!! i think maybe she needs our help!!!!! so if u see sarah this is what us have to do.

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    Enough!!!!!!

    I've had it.

    This country has been on engorging on a cheap credit binge for the last decade, stuffing itself on the sugar highs and empty calories provided by ultra-low interest rates and fancy derivatives and zero-down mortgages. Now the chickens are coming home to roost, and everyone is looking for a way to get their butt saved.

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    News note - Obama's grandmother is gravely ill

    Obama is leaving the campaign trail for two days to go to Hawaii because his grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, is gravely ill. To respect the family's privacy, they're not releasing any information, but the implication is that she's near death. Ms. Dunham helped to raise Obama, and they were very close. With his mother having passed away, this must be very difficult for him, especially at this time. I hope that she recovers and lives to see her grandson become President.

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