“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Phillies 4-1, Second World Series Win in Franchise History. Will McCain Win PA?

The Phillies have their second World Series victory. The first was in the 1980 Series over the Kansas City Royals. The second occurred on October 29, 2008 when the Phillies defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 5 for a 4-1 Series win and their second world championship.

The Phillies also made the World Series in 1915, 1950, 1983, and 1993 but lost each time.

The McCain quest for the Presidential race will end in a win or loss in Pennsylvania and be determined by the turnout in Philadelphia and three surrounding counties.


  1. Shane Victorino, Pineapple, the real MVP of the season/postseason.

    The Lives of Others
    UPDATE: State's Computer Checks On 'Joe The Plumber' More Extensive Than First Acknowledged...Tax, welfare info also sought on McCain ally...

    The Messiah ushers in the New (left) Police State.

  2. She started working at the Bank of Hawaii in 1960 and was promoted to be one of the first female bank vice presidents in 1970.[2]
    In 1970s Honolulu, both women and the minority white population were routinely the target of discrimination.[3]

    "The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity - she doesn't.

    But she is a typical white person, who, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know..

  3. Claire at 10:03 PM on 3/29/2008

    "So he helped Mosely Braun's election.
    His judgment is already in question regarding the folks he reveres and takes as mentors and contributors. Alan Dixon was a really good man; and Mosely Braun, who was cashing her mom's wefare checks while the old lady was in a State-paid nursing home, and who let taxpayers fund her boyfriend's trips to Africa with her was just the type of pol he purports NOT to admire.

    Sorry, but his emphasis on collectivism has turned me off entirely.

  4. "A state agency has revealed that its checks of computer systems for potential information on
    "Joe the Plumber" were more extensive than it first acknowledged.

    Meanwhile, virtually ALL of BHO's records remain under seal.

    To check the plumber,
    or the POTUS,
    that is the question.

  5. Okay, Doug. I didn't "Fisk" your article. I did respond to it in general - and hopefully pointed - terms.

    I will add that I feel for Mario Montoya. So many of these guys who have proved invaluable in the last few years did, however, come up in the bad old days and continue to fall victim to their own skeletons in the closet. You can imagine the extreme ambivalence between the desire to leave the past behind and the simple requirements of public acknowledgment and justice. That's the hardest row they've got to hoe.

  6. Barack Obama’s Letter To The Daily Kos
    Tone, Truth, and the Democratic Party
    by Barack Obama
    Fri Sep 30, 2005

    "There is one way, over the long haul, to guarantee the appointment of judges that are sensitive to issues of social justice, and that is to win the right to appoint them by recapturing the presidency and the Senate. And I don’t believe we get there by vilifying good allies, with a lifetime record of battling for progressive causes, over one vote or position. I am convinced that, our mutual frustrations and strongly-held beliefs notwithstanding, the strategy driving much of Democratic advocacy, and the tone of much of our rhetoric, is an impediment to creating a workable progressive majority in this country.

    According to the storyline that drives many advocacy groups and Democratic activists - a storyline often reflected in comments on this blog - we are up against a sharply partisan, radically conservative, take-no-prisoners Republican party. They have beaten us twice by energizing their base with red meat rhetoric and single-minded devotion and discipline to their agenda.
    In order to beat them, it is necessary for Democrats to get some backbone, give as good as they get, brook no compromise, drive out Democrats who are interested in “appeasing” the right wing, and enforce a more clearly progressive agenda.
    The country, finally knowing what we stand for and seeing a sharp contrast, will rally to our side and thereby usher in a new progressive era.

    ht - Gateway Pundit

  7. (And the stakes are so high.)

  8. JPOST is again shilling for Hussein: The Obama Family Rabbi. I'm about to trash this paper into the MSM garbage bin.

  9. Mat

    yes, but the U.S. citizens are absentee voting McCain over Obama 3-1 in Israel. Drudge says about 40,000 U.S. Citizens are living there.

  10. GR,

    True, but that's a separate issue. JPOST has been printing a lot of leftist crap lately. So much so, that I'm about to lose my patience with them.

  11. And I'm not the only one to complain.

  12. At Gateway, Doug said...

    Racist Fascism = GOOD
    Truth = "Wingnut"

    Barry's the one that threw HIS GRANDMOTHER under the Bus while defending Racist, Hate Bating, Farakahn loving scumbag hypocrit Wright.

    Ignorant, suicidal, criminal loving traitors.

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