Bookmarks for September 29th

Some additional reading September 29th from 07:27 to 10:27:

  • Daily Kos: More egg on the wingnutosphere's face – "Tracy Jopek of Merrill told The Associated Press on Sunday she was honored that Obama remembered Sgt. Ryan David Jopek, who was killed in 2006 by a roadside bomb.
    Jopek criticized Internet reports suggesting Obama, D-Ill., exploited her son for political purposes.

    "I don't understand how people can take that and turn it into some garbage on the Internet," she said.

    Jopek acknowledged e-mailing the Obama campaign in February asking that the presidential candidate not mention her son in speeches or debates. But she said Obama's mention on Friday was appropriate because he was responding after Sen. John McCain, the Republican nominee, said a soldier's mother gave him a bracelet."

  • Guess who's not coming to dinner :: :: News & comment – Roger Ebert disinvites John McCain from any future dinner parties:
    "I do not like you, John McCain. My feeling has nothing to do with issues. It has to do with common courtesy. During the debate, you refused to look Barack Obama in the eye. Indeed, you refused to look at him at all. Even when the two of you shook hands at the start, you used your eyes only to locate his hand, and then gazed past him as you shook it.

    Obama is my guy. If you are rude to him, you are rude to me. If you came to dinner at my house and refused to look at or speak with one of my guests, that would be bad manners and I would be offended. Same thing if I went to your house. During the debate, you were America's guest."

  • Notable figures remember Paul Newman – some good anecdotes here

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