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Around the Blogosphere 10/22/08

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Republicans have said that they’re more patriotic than Democrats for years.  That claim intensified after 9/11/2001.  The McCain campaign lied after the DNC in Denver, CO that Republicans had “rescued U.S. flags” from being thrown away.  Given all of this, wouldn’t you expect Republicans to treat the U.S. flag better than thisWhen the flag is lowered, no part of it should touch the ground or any other object; it should be received by waiting hands and arms.  Looks like those uber-patriots need a refresher course in flaq etiquette.

The RNC bought Sarah Palin’s family $150,000 worth of clothing and makeup since being selected as McCain’s running mate.  That’s $2,500 of clothes per day from Nieman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.  The “average hockey mom” image is such b.s.  Millions of Americans are shopping at discount stores as the economy collapses.  Palin got more clothes in one month than the average American household buys in 80 years.  The campaign’s response that there are more important issues?  Give me a break.  McCain has been talking about nothing but Ayers and ACORN for weeks now.  And Palin will change Washington?

Should pharmacists be allowed to not sell birth control because of their personal beliefs?  It’s happening more and more across the country.  The pro-fetus crowd wants to tell women what they can and cannot do with their own bodies.  It’s all about control over women.  It’s all about moving society back 150 years, when women were property of the men in their lives.  It’s immoral.  If a woman and her doctor agree on a prescription, no one should have the power to alter that agreement.  Maybe men need to be denied prescriptions – see how they like it.

There isn’t a Scientists for Obama group.  That’s kind of depressing.

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