August 29th, 2008

Apollo 4 on column of fire

Nova M: Meh

I’ve decided that, even with Randi Rhodes, Nova M is providing lesser stuff than is Air America. Just compare the websites for listener interaction and see the difference. Aside from Randi, who presently is doing alright, the only host they have is Mike Malloy, whom I checked up on (I’ve been listening mostly to music, lately), to discover that he is doing a real-life version of Bailey in ‘The Corbomite Maneuver’, except as a senior citizen. (This is Star Trek stuff; Bailey froze in a sort of battle, and compensated for his failure with verbal aggression. But Bailey was supposed to be a young adult promoted too quickly, not a senior citizen.)

Plus, they have Malloy reading essays written by one of their advertisers, and these essays are lengthy and really suck. When I signed up I didn’t sign up for crap written by some shmoe who sells coffee by mail.

So, I have canceled the Nova M podcast service.
Apollo 4 on column of fire

Didn’t I tell you?

Didn’t I say (maybe it was in someone else’s LJ) that McCain was going to pick Dan Quayle to be his running mate? Metaphorically, at least, he did! :)

(A surprise choice of a young person favored by the Jesus Freaks but who leaves the majority scratching their heads and saying "What?" Well, actually this time we can figure some of the angles, but the angles are mirages—for instance the idea that more than three Hillary supporters will vote for the woman VP.)
Apollo 4 on column of fire

Brent Budowsky’s take on Palin

Budowsky:
72-Year-Old Gent Picks Zero-Experience VP

When the dust settles, the major result of John McCain picking Sarah Palin will be the major emergence of the age and health issues that will plague the McCain campaign big time. Democrats were unwilling to raise it; McCain picking Palin will make the age issue go nuclear.

Net net: Palin will excite the right-wing base, but her total lack of experience makes Barack Obama look like a proven world statesman and ends, permanently, McCain's ability to raise age. This eliminates McCain's strongest argument and Barack's largest vulnerability. Yet it also dramatizes McCain's huge age vulnerability, which will now go nuclear. Right strategy, wrong woman, total desperation when McCain realized his demonization attack is backfiring and Barack blew the lid off the roof in his home run acceptance speech at Denver.

BTW I think Obama should have shortened his speech by leaving out approximately the first half of it. :)