This is Clark. Last year, Clark bought a 12,000 square foot waterfront villa in Boca Raton and a 7,000 square foot penthouse in Dubai. His daughter’s sweet sixteen cost 2.3 million dollars, five hundred thousand of which went to Lindsay Lohan, who came out of the cake. He crashed a vintage DeLorean into a parking meter on the Strip in Hollywood and left it on the side of the road rather than deal with the insurance mess. He bought his trophy wife an 18 carat gold Elsa Peretti Tiffany diamond necklace and his girlfriend a 24 carat one. His Yorkshire Terrier was treated for toxic shock after a particularly lengthy Botox session. Continue reading
by JS O’Brien
You can see it in liberals’ eyes and in their white-knuckled grips on their hammers and sickles. They read the headlines. The polls are softening for Barack Obama. Could it happen this year, too? Will the Democrats once again snatch defeat from the jaws of victory?
In a word, “no.” And here’s why.
There may have been a very slight movement of the national polls towards McCain, but it’s hard to be sure. Some of the most widely reported polls in Obama’s favor were outliers to begin with and never should have been given much credence. The high-quality polls — those that have tended to do a good job of predicting final results in the past — have been fairly steady for weeks. Real Clear Politics is still reporting a +6.8 lead for Obama nationally; not that it matters much. Continue reading
There’s little doubt that Matt Taibbi is one of the foremost journalists and commentators working today. In part, that’s either despite or because of the righteous outrage he shows few qualms in expressing. Others who write about politics or policy may fear that revealing their feelings exposes them to criticism that they’re compromising their objectivity. Taibbi’s talents, however, are prodigious enough to override such concerns.
Aside from Sarah Palin and what she says about us (see “Mad Dog Palin” at Rolling Stone) nothing seems to aggravate Taibbi more than the 9/11 Truth movement. This is shown to full effect in “The Ultimate 9/11 ‘Truth’ Showdown,” which had its origins in an invitation by AlterNet to engage in a months-long email debate with David Ray Griffin, one of the godfathers of the 9/11 Truth movement. Continue reading