Thursday evening links

I’ve got lots to catch up on, so I’ll try and condense today’s hot stories in one post. Here goes:

—– Local news networks in the Pittsburgh area are reporting on an attack that happened to a woman at an ATM machine in Bloomfield. Allegedly, after her attacker took her money he saw that she had a McCain bumper sticker and proceeded to carve a “B” on the side of her face. The alleged attack happened outside of the range of the hidden camera, and police are still investigating and trying to find out who robbed and allegedly maimed the woman, who is a College Republican volunteer.

Let’s pause for a moment and think about how much attention this story would get if it had been alleged that a McCain supporter carved “JM” on the side of an Obama supporter’s face.

We’re on the same page.

Related: Was the home of the central Florida GOP headquarters manager shot up over the fact that he put McCain-Palin signs in his yard?

—– Patrick Ruffini has more details on even more problems with online doning at Barack Obama’s website (Rick Moran wrote about it also here). It seems that “lax security” in terms of address verification – purposely done, I’m sure – has been one of the primary causes for the growing list of fake names and over-donations made by people not just in this country, but all over the world. And just think of all the under $200 donations the Obama campaign has gotten from people they refuse to name. Unlike John McCain, who practices what he preaches on the issue of transparency, The One simply can’t be bothered.

—– The NYT is still at it on the “issue” of Gov. Palin’s wardrobe. Sigh.

—– In better news, The View’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck is hitting the campaign trail on behalf of Gov. Palin. Good for her! After having to endure the left wing witches she deals with every day on camera, it’ll be nice to see her more in her element.

—– Remember the idiot that sued a man and woman who owned a dry cleaning service for over 70 million over a “lost pants”? I thought their harassment was over, but apparently it’s not. I’m wondering who this man will be able to sue over the fact that he’s lost his freaking mind.

—– Guess when the hearings on the FM/FM contribution to the economic crisis will get started? 2 weeks after the election. Surprise.

—– Hoping against hope: A new poll out shows that by a 2 to 1 margin, Americans are against Barack Obama’s plans to “spread the wealth.” Great. Now they need to demonstrate that strong disagreement by voting for McCain at the polls :)

—– Via CNS: Democratic Senator Tells Conservative Radio Station He’d Re-impose Fairness Doctrine–on Them (and he was being serious).

—– Remember Crystal Gayle Mangum, who viciously lied about being gang raped by 3 Duke lacrosse players over two years ago? She’s back in the news after writing a memoir in which she maintains that she was raped.

—– Ok, I’m all for winning this election, obviously, and I realize that McCain has to distance himself from Bush if he wants to have any hope of being able to do so, but I’m growing weary of him acting like the last 8 years have been nothing but misery for the American people. C’mon, Mc. There are ways to distance yourself from your party’s incumbent president without sounding like you’re taking on the opposition.

—– Guess who supports the EFCA, which would eliminate secret ballots in unions? Senator Elizabeth Dole’s opponent, state senator Kay Hagan, that’s who. You can help keep Kay Hagan out of the US Senate by clicking here to help Dole retain her seat.

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