MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Jokes All Around

October 17th, 2008 Viewed 1744 times

capt.93d39a06b1174934ae4ed9c0e770b144.mccain_2008_nyck152These dinners are always fun—and yet the problem that I have with them is the difficulty level to reconcile how these people appear in public together and how they appear when separated on the stump.

It’s like mob morality takes over when you’re on the campaign trail, and that when you’re together your normal, good graces prevail.

Busy Day

October 16th, 2008 Viewed 2158 times

news006 It’s been a pretty busy day, but here’s some articles that I’ve been reading, and feel free to discuss anything political.

Joe The Plumber: Obama Tax Plan ‘Infuriates Me’

Dutch abortion ship sparks controversy in Spain

Still to Come, the Third-Party Debate

Obama Hasn’t Closed the Sale

Rivals Split, With Joe in the Middle

Your Debate Rundown

Youngsters treated to lesbian ‘wedding’

3rd Presidential Debate

Feel free to comment here on any of these, or join in the discussion at these different sites.

What did you think of the third presidential debate?

October 16th, 2008 Viewed 1742 times

Since I find myself so frustrated with the one-sided reporting, and find the polls on the debates to be incredibly skewed to the tenor of the website, I’d like to discuss perceptions of the third presidential debate.

What did you think?  Go on, feel free to tell me what you really thought.  🙂

An Angry Mob?

October 12th, 2008 Viewed 1446 times

Senator John McCain with his wife Cindy, daughter Meghan and Gov. Sarah Palin at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. on Wednesday. (Photo: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times)

Is it enthusiasm, or is it an angry mob.  If you just listen to the press, you’ll get the answer that hurts the McCain campaign the most.

What Sacrifice?

October 9th, 2008 Viewed 2085 times

Tom Brokaw

On Tuesday night, Tom Brokaw asked a question that I immediately wished I was there to answer instead of either of the candidates.  No, it wasn’t the question of what I didn’t know—for that I think I would have gone into full Donald Rumsfeld mode and waxed eloquent about what we know, what we don’t know, what we know we don’t know and what we don’t know we don’t know.

No, the question that I wished I could have answered was the one from the woman that asked what the candidates, as President, would ask us to sacrifice.

Framing the Debate

October 8th, 2008 Viewed 2165 times
Holly

Holly writes about her family with charm, wit and honesty from her blog Seeking Faithfulness

Hello, I’m Holly. MIn has graciously asked me to join him on his blog for the remainder of the election season.  I’ve been a political junkie since I was a child.  My first memory of election coverage is from the night I settled in to watch Reagan’s second election.  I didn’t even make it through my first bowl of popcorn before the landslide was called in his favor.  I’m a wife and mom of eight children now, and I am enjoying teaching my kids many valuable lessons throughout this current election process.

Over the last several years, I have happily cast aside the main stream media.  With the emergence of conservative internet media sources, I haven’t had to count on Katie or Tom or Brian to tell me how to think.  Online, I read a variety of sites, both conservative and liberal.  I am able to read what I want, watch what videos interest me, and form my own opinions.

A week ago, my internet was down.  The repair-man could not be dispatched for a week!  It was a bleak time for me and my Minnesota-born husband.  His beloved Twins were down to the wire and he was reduced to frequenting the library in order to read scores.  (They eventually lost…something…but don’t ask me what.  I don’t do sports.)

5 Things I’d Love To See In a Presidential Debate

October 7th, 2008 Viewed 2306 times

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Tonight is yet another Election Infomercial Debate, this time on the topic of the economy.  It’s a Town-Hall style debate, which means that there’ll be bleachers and questions from the audience, but not as much interaction.

As I hinted at earlier, these debates are little more than chances to see the two candidates together and watch for gaffes (and fact checking).  Seeing as that’s the case, and dreaming of a better system, I’d propose that I’d love to see a debate that had one of the five features.

A Little Premature?

September 26th, 2008 Viewed 1809 times

Picture_3Tonight’s the first debate—and yet a reader of the Wall Street Journal online found this:

Although the fate of tonight’s presidential debate in Mississippi remains very much up in the air, John McCain has apparently already won it—if you believe an Internet ad an astute reader spotted next to this piece in the online edition of the Wall Street Journal this morning. – Hat Tip: Say Anything

McCain Afraid to Debate?

September 25th, 2008 Viewed 2109 times, 1 so far today

mccain2 Unlikely.  At least, that’s the word from former Pres. Bill Clinton:

“We know he didn’t do it because he’s afraid because Sen. McCain wanted more debates,” Clinton said, adding that he was “encouraged” by the joint statement from McCain and Sen. Barack Obama.

“You can put it off a few days the problem is it’s hard to reschedule those things,” Clinton said, “I presume he did that in good faith since I know he wanted — I remember he asked for more debates to go all around the country and so I don’t think we ought to overly parse that.”

Why Not Let Her Speak?

September 25th, 2008 Viewed 1703 times

palin_560x_2 _ Associated Press-Al Grillo

If you’re a Democrat, the answer is: She’s not ready.  In fact, this is part of the Democrat’s worst nightmare: that this hick governor from a state that’s not even connected to the lower 48 would become President in the place of the Maverick, Sen. John McCain.

I mean, who does this lady who has had no experience in Washington, and why does she think that having five children qualifies her to lead our country.  I mean, she has to be so well managed because if they didn’t keep her hidden she’d say something stupid and show what a bad choice she is for Vice President after all.

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.