Category Archives: Politics

“Technology run amok”

This is pretty old, but I hadn’t seen it until today.

The motion tracking technology behind it is impressive, but completely unnecessary. Instead of making it something held by the commentator, why not make it a part of the news set? The way they implemented it in the above clip, it just comes off as CNN saying “Look what I can do!

Who’s Palin pallin’ around with?

From Salon.com:

Imagine if the Obamas had hooked up with a violently anti-American group in league with the government of Iran.

A brief article about Joe Vogler, leader of the Alaskan Independence Party–an Alaskan secession party–of which Todd Palin was a member, and the same party that Sarah Palin gave a “shout-out” to as recently as March.

Why is this relevant? Ask Sarah Palin. Joe Vogler was as much of a “domestic terrorist” as Bill Ayers, an activist in the 60s & 70s, who has ties with Barack Obama. Yet it’s Palin questioning Obama’s associations while conveniently forgetting her own ties to AIP, a group that is still active today.

From the Salon article:

Vogler’s greatest moment of glory was to be his 1993 appearance before the United Nations to denounce United States “tyranny” before the entire world and to demand Alaska’s freedom. The Alaska secessionist had persuaded the government of Iran to sponsor his anti-American harangue.

(emphasis added)

I’m obviously not a fan of either Palin or McCain, but they seem to have forgotten the age-old rule that if you’re going to point out someone’s associations as a liability, make sure your husband is not a member of a secessionist party.