The parody rockumentary "This is Spinal Tap'' features a scene in which a fictional rock band's manager defends a particularly idiotic decision by pointing out that he was merely following the instructions of Nigel Tufnel, the band's profoundly clueless lead guitarist.
Lead singer David St. Hubbins replies, "But you're not as confused as him, are you? I mean it's not your job to be as confused as Nigel."Read More
Right after Hurricane Ike struck Galveston, Texas, a TV news reporter was out describing the devastation. She gave an account of how in one part of the community, the storm lifted a beach house, sending it airborne, and slamming into another beach house. In a voice with rising decibels, the reporter said, "It was like, like a pinata."
The imagery was perfect: A flying house, like a missile, clobbering a stationary one, with the debris scattered everywhere.Read More
New polls suggest Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama is picking up steam in three key states, possibly building momentum as the campaign heads into its final five weeks.
The Democrat now has 50 percent or more in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida -- three states that history has shown can make a difference in a Presidential election year.
The bump in the polls comes as Republican John McCain's campaign is floundering after recent missteps by the GOP nominee in the financial crisis gripping the country and gaffes by his running mate.
Has Sarah Palin become a liability for the John McCain campaign, a risk that must be kept out of sight, out of mind and away from recent gaffes that have showcased her inexerience and inability to think on her feet.
Sure seems that way.
Republican John McCain has maneuvered himself into a political dead end and has five weeks to find his way out.
Last Wednesday, McCain suspended his presidential campaign to insert himself into a $700 billion effort to rescue America's crumbling financial structure. In so doing, he tied himself far more tightly to the bill than did his Democratic opponent, Barack Obama.Read More
The house always wins, gamblers are warned, and the U.S. House made John McCain pay Monday for his politically risky, high-profile involvement in a financial rescue plan that came crashing down, mainly at the hands of his fellow Republicans.Read More
Sen. John McCain broke about even in his first debate with Democratic rival, Sen. Barack Obama, but it was the 48 hours or so leading up to that singularly inconclusive event that may have severely damaged the GOP nominee's presidential hopes. In that short amount of time the Arizona lawmaker managed to heighten long-held voter concerns about his volatile temperament.Read More