Talking Point – Guilt by Association

October 9th, 2008

Lately the McCain campaign has been attempting to hammer home the idea that American’s should question Barack Obama’s character and judgment based on a tenuous at best association with William Ayers a former member of the Weather Underground, an organization that performed a series of bombings in the late 60′s in violent protest to the Vietnam war. McCain and Palin want American’s wondering whether or not Obama has the same radical views as those of the unrepentant but reformed domestic terrorist.

So, this begs the question. In a nation where the Justice system is supposed to be based on the principle that your innocent until proven guilty, is it fair, in a presidential election, to try and pin the radical beliefs of one man on a candidate simply because they happen to live in the same neighborhood and both worked on some of the same education boards?


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Snowpocalypse 2011

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It took me almost 3 hours to shovel out my driveway this morning; and just as I was almost done, the handle on my snow shovel broke. It could be worse I suppose. This is a picture of Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. It’s eerily similar to some of the scenes from the movie, Day After Tomorrow.

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Outside my office window right now? Blasted Groundhog.

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