U.S. Election reception, Ljubljana

A few shots from a U.S. Election reception hosted by the U.S. Embassy at the Hotel Union in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on Tuesday night. Above a life-size Obama cut-out. Foreshadowing? The expression on the McCain cut-out. Yousif B. Ghafari, U.S. Ambassador to Slovenia. Katarina Kresal, president of Slovenia’s LDS party. The …

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Palin Prank: Her Six-Minute Telephone Conversation With ‘Sarkozy’

For nearly six minutes, U.S. VP wannabe Sarah Palin carried on a telephone conversation with French President Nikolas Sarkozy before she was told it was a prank. The pranksters? Quebec comedy duo Marc Antoine Audette and Sebastian Trudel Audette, known as the Masked Avengers. Listen to the complete conversation below. …

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10 Reasons Why Sarah Palin Shouldn’t Give a Press Conference Before Nov. 4

I can’t think of one. Can anyone? Please, just one? Would the far-right base the she was selected to appease not demand the same if the Democrats had selected a virtual unknown as the second in command, someone who in their few media appearances has only shown how clearly out …

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Empty Prayer, Empty Mouths

No, this has nothing to do with McCain-Palin. Here’s a silver anniversary memento I’m looking forward to: a remastered two-CD 25th anniversary edition of REM’s Murmur, their first full-length release, to be released just in time for the worst shopping season of a generation (or two). Murmur was actually released …

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LJ Pic of the Day (emptiness)

This stencil appears on a wall near Gornji Trg in stara (old) Ljubljana. Prazno means empty. Kind of like McCain’s debate performance last night. Ljubljana 085 (empty), originally uploaded by pirano.

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Strongsville, Ohio

Video shot outside of a McCain-Palin rally yesterday in Strongsville, Ohio, about 20 miles (32 km) southwest of Cleveland. Q: Is [Obama] a terrorist? A: He’s got the bloodlines. [from bloggerinterrupted.com] For the adventure traveler: [Strongsville Tourism links] [Strongsville home page] [calendar of events]

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45 Second Prez Debate II Revue

If I don’t find something better to do at 3 am, these debates are gonna kill me. Winner? The major network focus groups all picked Obama. Even before I finally dozed off soon after Tom Brokaw said he had two more questions, that outcome was obvious. Obama was focused, McCain scattered. Given …

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Wanted: Palin Lookalike, No Anal Required

I was going to stay up and watch tonight’s VP debate, but felt there was little need after seeing this ad. From the adult want ads on Craig’s List LA via The Enlightened Despot: Looking for a Sarah Palin lookalike for an adult film to be shot in next 10 …

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US Foreign Policy Gift Shop

With just 108 shopping days left on the Bush Countdown clock, shoppers everywhere are scurrying about to find that perfect memento to help remember what aspiring Vice President Sarah Palin apparently knows nothing about: the Bush Doctrine. Photographer Phillip Toledano has done his part with his online installation, America The …

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