Forget ACORN, Let’s Talk Eggcorns

If you watched the third and final presidential debate, you saw both candidates discuss the appropriateness of using a litmus test to evaluate potential Supreme Court justices.  Apparently that subject interested the public: one of the top Google searches immediately following the debate was the eggcorn “lipness test.”  Ugh.

According to Google Trends, searches for the term weren’t just hot, they were volcanic.

In all fairness, more people searched for the correct term, “litmus test,” than for the eggcorn version of the term, but the volume of searches for “lipness test” was still surprisingly high.  “Litness test” and “litman’s test” also received a few searches each.

How exactly does one get through high school chemistry, American history, and civics classes without coming across the term “litmus test”?  I really hope these searches originated with inquisitive middle school kids.

A Reminder to John McCain: This is Your Opponent

Melanie Phillips nutshells Barack Obama for us:

You have to pinch yourself – a Marxisant radical who all his life has been mentored by, sat at the feet of, worshipped with, befriended, endorsed the philosophy of, funded and been in turn funded, politically promoted and supported by a nexus comprising black power anti-white racists, Jew-haters, revolutionary Marxists, unrepentant former terrorists and Chicago mobsters, is on the verge of becoming President of the United States. And apparently it’s considered impolite to say so.

Please, Senator McCain, remember who your opponent is tonight as you debate Barack Obama for the final time. America is worth fighting for, and Barack Obama is worth fighting against, so stand up, stand up, stand up and fight!

Hat tip: The Corner

Disenfranchised Hillary Supporters on Primary Voter Fraud

This series of videos documents the thuggery, corruption, fraud, cheating, and harassment that go hand-in-hand with Barack Obama’s Chicago-style politics. Disenfranchised Hillary Clinton supporters share their personal experiences of how Team Obama was manipulating the outcome of the election during primary season, even without the assistance of ACORN. It’s no wonder there are so many PUMAs.

I don’t want to slow this page down, so I’ll only embed the first video here. It starts off slow, but all four parts of the documentary are worth watching. If you’re pressed for time, don’t miss part 3.

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Also check out part 2, part 3, and part 4, and visit the project site, We Will Not Be Silenced.

Crack That Whip

John McCain made a promise on Sunday regarding his upcoming debate with Barack Obama:

We’re going to spend a lot of time and after I whip his you-know-what in this debate, we’re going to be going out 24/7.

Apparently that remark whipped the left into a frenzy over McCain’s “racist” rhetoric.  (See Kos if you have the stomach for it.)

My question: does this mean Devo won’t be performing “Whip It” at their Obama benefit concert in Akron this Friday?

October Surprise: Sarah Palin Doesn’t Henpeck Her Husband

“Governor Palin’s firing of Commissioner Monegan was a proper and lawful exercise of her constitutional and statutory authority to hire and fire executive branch department heads,” according to Steve Branchflower’s report on his Troopergate probe.

Warning: don’t take a sip of your drink before reading this next part.

The Branchflower report also finds that Sarah Palin “abused her power” by not keeping a short enough leash on her husband, Todd Palin. “She had the authority and power to require Mr. Palin to cease contacting subordinates, but she failed to act,” Branchflower contends on page 66 of the 263 page behemoth. He also asserts that her inaction constituted “official action.”

Apparently Mr. Branchflower, who was paid $100,000 for his inquiry, thinks conversations in the Palin household should go more like this:

Sarah: Honey, I need you to stop trying to get Mike Wooten fired even though he tased our nephew, drove his official vehicle under the influence of alcohol, and threatened to put a bullet in my dad’s skull.

Todd: Screw that, I’m trying to protect my family and everyone else around here from a child abusing douchebag. Who cares if I make a few phone calls to express my opinion?

Sarah: I’m the freakin’ governor of the great state of Alaska and I demand that you show respect for my authority and power, so you shut your piehole and you keep it shut if you know what’s good for you.

Todd: Huh?

Sarah: You’ll be hearing from my lawyers.

If you think that’s fiction, read the Branchflower report (PDF) and check out the AP smear that charges Sarah Palin “unlawfully abused her power.” How exactly does one “unlawfully” abuse power while exercising authority in “a proper and lawful” way?

For detailed analysis of all the report’s flaws, see Beldar’s guest post on Hugh Hewitt’s Townhall blog and the official response from Sarah Palin’s legal team (PDF).

Say It Ain’t So, Rove

So apparently “The Architect” Karl Rove bought into Obama’s attempted politicization of his dying mother’s experience arguing with insurance companies:

He had the night’s emotional high point when he talked about his dying mother fighting her insurer over whether her cancer was a pre-existing condition.

I know the night wasn’t rife with tear-jerking sentiment, but does a guy who reveals he stood by and let his dying mother battle insurance companies really get to lay claim to the emotional high point of the debate? Should I really sympathize with Obama, a man who failed to insulate his mother from the stress and frustration of dealing with insurers during some of her final weeks on this earth?

Obama might believe that health care is a right, but playing the cancer card isn’t, and it’s time to call him on it.

Hat tip for the Rove article: Hot Air Headlines

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