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Presidential Baby Names: Barack Missing, George Sinking

The Social Security Administration keeps track of the 1000 most popular boys’ and 1000 most popular girls’ baby names in the United States each year. For kicks this evening, I looked up the last name of each president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt, plus the big three of Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln. I’ve collected data on [...]

Hero Worship Has Its Limits

The name “Barack” is not among the 2000 most popular baby names for 2008 in the United States. To be more exact, the name “Barack” does not appearing in the 1000 most popular boy names or the 1000 most popular girl names in Social Security records for the year.

Boys’ names more popular than Barack:

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Irregular Dictionary: Bitter

Hat tip to My First Dictionary.

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Obama Advisor Ben Rhodes Dissembles on FISA, H.R. 6304, Security and Liberty

Ben Rhodes, Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy Advisor and Senior Speechwriter, has come out in public with an explanation for why Senator Obama has decided to support H.R. 6304, the bill that not only revokes citizens’ standing to file constitutional challenges to warrantless surveillance but also enables wiretaps, electronic surveillance and physical searches without a warrant, [...]

Obama Supporter’s Questions on FISA Go Unanswered

Yesterday, Barack Obama made a statement regarding his support for H.R. 6304, along with a complete lack of an answer regarding the sections of the bill that permit surveillance of Americans for 67 days without any oversight or regulation, much less a warrant. The campaign promised to make policy advisors Danielle Gray, Denis McDonough and [...]

Watch Out for Details in Obama’s Faith-Based Giveout to Churches

The news is coming out this morning that Barack Obama plans as president not just to maintain George W. Bush’s program of “faith-based initiatives,” but to expand them. Some historical background: Bush’s program expanded upon previous law, under which churches, mosques, synagogues and wiccan covens could already obtain government funds to run social service programs. [...]

Audio: 6/20 Speech by Barack Obama against H.R. 6304, Bill to Gut Constitution

Click here for an audio recording of the speech given by Barack Obama today, June 20 2008, reacting in opposition to the passage of H.R. 6304, a bill which would nullify the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. Because surely he must have given one, because he specifically committed earlier [...]

Ignore Ad Hominem: Cynthia Ruccia’s Arguments For Switching from Clinton to McCain Tell All

A lot of people are very upset at Cynthia Ruccia, the long-time Democrat who has put together an organization conflictingly called “Clinton Supporters Count Too” and Women for Fair Politics. Whatever the organization is called, it and she have explicitly called for Hillary Clinton supporters to vote for John McCain in the 2008 general election. [...]

Terrorist Fist Jabs From Blue Alien Arab Space Monkeys

FOX News calls this a “Terrorist Fist Jab”:

It makes perfect sense. And that “terrorist fist jab” makes me think: you know, I always thought Zan and Jayna were Arab-looking. Yes. Alien Arabs from the planet Exon.

With an Alien Arab Blue Space Monkey.

That terrorist space monkey of theirs has [...]

Obama Closes in on Unanimity in Bumper Sticker Straw Poll May 11-17 2008

96.6% of all the Election 2008 bumper stickers, lawn signs, magnets, buttons, t-shirts etc. that we sold last week (May 11-17, 2008) were items declaring support for the presidential candidacy of Barack Obama.

2.8% of the items we sold last week declared support for Hillary Clinton.

Pro-Obama T-Shirts Recommended by Skreened

Some think that with the departure of George W. Bush and Karl Rove from the scene in January of 2009 we can rest easy. But that’s not the case. Our new president, Barack Obama, is not a saint. He is a human being subject to all the same pushes and pulls as the rest of [...]