Posts Tagged ‘democracy’

How Well Will You Do Taking the Bush-McCain Challenge?

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

News of the Day: Republican John McCain is getting a little tired of being compared with President George W. Bush all the time:

“You will hear from my opponent’s campaign in every speech, every interview, every press release that I’m running for President Bush’s third term. You will hear every policy of the president described as the Bush-McCain policy. Why does Senator Obama believe it’s so important to repeat that idea over and over again?”

People at last week’s Union Street Festival (aka “Eco-Urban Festival”, aka BoozeFest ’08) had a chance to examine the differences between Bush and McCain firsthand. Check it:


Thanks to the Internets, you can take the Bush-McCain Challenge yourself right now. It’s tough! For example, the first query is:

Who promised that U.S. troops would be greeted as “liberators” in Iraq?

People at the neighboring Republican Party ironing board recruiting center (seen in background with the blue balloon) might think this push poll a tad unfair. What do you think?

The Goddess of Democracy Witnesses Olympic Torchbearers in San Francisco

Friday, April 4th, 2008

This was the scene today in historic Portsmouth Square in San Francisco’s Chinatown – the mayor signing autographs after announcing a list of some of the torchbearers who will relay around the city on April 9th.

In the foreground is another kind of torchbearer, the Goddess of Democracy. Some might have preferred to cover her up with a tarp as was done before, but she was pretty much ignored today.


Let’s not forget about her, in all this Olympic excitement.