Archive for December, 2007

MSM for John McCain

Friday, December 28th, 2007

John McCain has a new ad titled “Endorse” featuring all the nice things newspapers around New Hampshire have said about him. It is true John McCain is very popular with the media if you care about that kind of thing.

Ron Paul’s Increasing Production Values In Commercials

Friday, December 28th, 2007

Ron Paul’s campaign has come a long way. Recent commercials for Ron Paul appear to have much higher production values.

His newest campaign commercial looks like it could have come from any Presidential candidate, except for the libertarian positions he espouses. The ad features an announcer describing Ron Paul’s bio and conservative/libertarian positions that Ron Paul has taken over the years. It features what all serious Presidential Campaign ads should include positions, pictures of family members and of course the American flag.

These ads sure have come a long way from Ron Paul’s February 19, 2007 video announcing he was forming an exploratory committee which appeared as if it was filmed for Public Access television.

Oprah and Obama

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Oprah Winfrey has recently begun campaigning for Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama.

Oprah has brought an incredible stage presence and energy to campaign events for Barack Obama in South Carolina, Iowa and elsewhere. Celebrities add a high level of energy to campaign events that are not usually seen in political events.

The problem for Barack Obama may be that Oprah Winfrey may be outshining Barack Obama with her celebrity persona. Oprah may add coverage to Obama’s campaign but the coverage may be not providing pure Obama coverage.


Monday, December 10th, 2007

Dillagence is a new mixtape by Busta Rhymes and the late producer J. Dilla. Mick Boogie is the DJ with his name on the mixtape although it appears that it was probably put together by DJ Spinna.

The mixtape features Busta Rhymes et al. rapping over beats well known beats by J. Dilla. Some of the beats I recognize from having heard off of Common’s Finding Forever, Dilla’s The Shining and some of the beats I don’t recognize. It is an enjoyable mixtape if you are a fan of Jay Dee’s production but not something I am likely to pull out of my music collection too far into the future.

Dillagence is a free mixtape that can be downloaded off of the internet.

Republicans Debate In Spanish

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Another Republican debate was held last night but my Spanish is not good enough to understand what hat happened.

Last night’s Presidential Republican debate was aired on Univision. The questions and answers were in English with a Spanish translator making sure most Americans could not understand what the candidates were saying. I understand the point of having a debate for a Spanish audience in Spanish but I think an English feed should have been available to the public through C-SPAN or even the internet.

John Edwards Argues For More Lobbyists

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

John Edwards has a new ad arguing that we need to take power away from the drug companies. The only way John Edwards has proposed to take away power from the drug companies and the insurance companies is through his proposed costly national health care plan.

National health insurance might provide a better negotiating platform for negotiating with the insurance companies but it would also reduce the incentives for insurance companies to create new drugs.

Nationalizing health care will increase the involvement of lobbyists in the health industry. Decisions on which technologies are used in medical establishments will be made through Congress and the federal bureaucracy in much of the same manner as such decisions are made for Medicare in order to control costs.