The Comprehensive Case Against Barack Obama

…Guy Benson, Mary Katherine Ham and Ed Morrisey, they make it. A pull-quote is in order:

What follows is by no means comprehensive, but it does shed some much-needed light on a number of Obama’s positions, statements, and associations about which he has been less than honest. We’ve attempted to boil each issue down to a succinct explanation with an accompanying, brief video clip—often starring Barack Obama in his own words. Before pulling the lever for someone who hopes voters will ignore his paper-thin resume, unsavory associations, and hard-left voting record, each citizen has a duty to do his due diligence.

In short, we hope this “closing argument” is compelling and clear, and we encourage you to share this essay with undecided or wavering family members, friends, and co-workers.


Barack Obama promises “change,” which is an appealing concept to an American public weary of a beleaguered administration and worried about the future. They are faced with a candidate who promises them everything: Tax cuts for 95% of Americans, universal healthcare, peace, saving the planet, and—according to his wife—the “healing” of Americans’ souls. As the saying goes, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Questions abound: Is this man prepared to be president? Does he hold mainstream values and policy preferences? Who has influenced his thinking, and where does he want to take the country? Has he been honest with the people from whom he seeks votes?

Go ye and read the whole thing. It’s lengthy but engaging.

Ich Bin Sore

Attended a wedding on Saturday — it was fun, but “Jump On It” was played, and yea, there was Apache dancing.

Add a recurring cold into the picture and, to crib a phrase from Steve Jobs, I’m a bag of hurt this morning.

Should be an excellent week. *chuckle*

The Very Definition Of “Too Much Time On One’s Hands”

Sony’s forthcoming platformer/world-creation game LittleBigPlanet recently hit beta and folks the world over are giving a shot at designing wacky levels and contraptions. There have been some nifty, as well as tasteless (read: 9/11/01 recreations) levels made, but none, I repeat, none of them have even come close to the insanity of a full arithmetic adding machine:

Holy crow.

Here’s a quick vid that shows what some other creative folks have been creating using the in-game tools:

That almost makes me want to get a PS3.