Thursday, October 30, 2008
Lots and lots and lots has been going on. I thought I'd create a buffet to let you sample it all.
- Ratings show that Obama's infomercial that was aired last night was a success.
- Michelle Obama was on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Monday. Watch it on YouTube.
- New evidence is showing that women are paying much more for health care than men are. Who says health care isn't a feminist issue?
- The anti-choice Attorney General in Virginia is trying hard to reinstate an abortion ban in the state.
- Barack Obama has a new ad out that attacks McCain's lack of economic understanding. He also uses footage of Palin winking at the camera in the ad.
- A non-profit organization is offering to pay a couple $10,000 to ban alcohol from their wedding and abstain from sex. Not surprisingly, there are no takers.
- The organization Women Against Palin is holding a webathon today from 1-9PM, where they will read thousands of letters sent to them by various women who oppose Palin on a live stream.
- Watch Samantha Bee of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart tackle McCain's infamous use of air quotes when talking about "women's health."
- The general of the rebel group that occupies the Democratic Republic of Congo says he wants talks with the government about ending fighting. Since fighting broke out, hundreds of thousands of women and girls have been raped by enemies.
- Anti-gay marriage groups in Arizona are pushing for the state to officially ban same-sex marriage and define marriage as only between one man and one woman. Sigh.
- In an interview, McCain claimed that race won't play an issue in the election outcome because most people will make their decision based on who they feel is more fit to lead. Keep dreaming.
- The McCain campaign is treating Palin, quite frankly, like shit. From calling her a "diva," to calling her a "whack job," and now it's becoming clear that she is going to be the source of blame from the McCain camp should they lose the election.
- A new study shows that many female veterans are reporting having experienced sexual trauma during their service.
- The McCain campaign volunteer who falsely claimed a man attacked her and carved a B (for "Barack") into her cheek has reached a deal in court.