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"Joe Biden says that within six months of Obama being president, he will be tested with a manufactured international incident which he will need help with.
Listening to Joe Scarborough, Pat Buchanan and Mika Breszinski chatter about this, Biden made a horrible gaffe. They say he was feeding his ego, discussing how he'll be needed.
I read it differently. Now, Biden could have said it a bit better. But bottom line, with a new president, whether it's Obama or McCain, some leader is going to challenge the US..."
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"...Obama has withstood some of the toughest campaign attacks ever mounted against a candidate. He's been called un-American and accused of hiding a secret Islamic faith. The Republicans have linked him to domestic terrorists and questioned his wife's love of her country. Palin has also questioned millions of Americans' patriotism, calling Republican-leaning states "pro-America."
I know it can be tough to get through rainy days like today, especially when they fall on Friday, so I figured you could use a bonus edition of the FootBlog to help you pass the time (I won't tell your boss).
I've been meaning to update you on a couple of former Beaufort County high school stars who are now playing in college, and now seems as good a time as any.
It's Halloween and for theaters, that only means one thing, another "Saw" installment. It's been going strong since 2004. Every year since then, the next chapter has been released and always at the end of October. Now it's time for "Saw 5." Whether or not you're a fan of the series is definitely a personal preference. Some hate it and some love it. The majority probably falls with the latter though due to the fact that they keep on making them.
The Republican National Committee is distributing a mail piece that says "Terrorists" on the front and opens to a big picture of Barack saying "Not Who You Think He Is."
John McCain -- who promised to run a respectful campaign -- said that he was "absolutely" proud of it.
I guess that makes McCain "absolutely" vile as well.
There are 12 days left to make sure such a vile individual never makes it into our White House.
SUPPORT BARACK OBAMA - and make sure they don't mess with and steal your vote: which Republicans know is the only way in this world they have left of winning.
With playoff races heating up, the weather cooling down, and region titles on the line, it ought to be an exciting Friday night in the Lowcountry, right?
So why is the schedule so blah?
This week's high school football slate is weighed down with ho-hum games between teams that have already clinched playoff spots and teams that couldn't see the playoffs through the Hubble telescope (like first-place Beaufort High vs. last-place Colleton County).
In the North, it's called iced tea, and I never liked it.
It often comes in a bottle or - gasp - aluminum can.
It's sweet and has an artificial lemony taste.
It's what a watermelon Jolly Rancher candy is to an actual watermelon or what Pepsi is to Coke. It's a cheap imitation, something barely even passable for the real thing. A drink that says absolutely nothing about where it's from.
Remember that Ted Leo + The Pharmacists and Against Me! show on Hilton Head a few weeks ago we crammed down your throat for a month straight? It happened! And it was fun! And, like, some people who did not work at the Island Packet actually showed up too!
It was hardly a sell-out crowd, but it was a pretty good showing for what we've been calling the first-ever punk show in the island's history. Not to mention the show was competing head on with the VP debates that evening, which we watched on the TV at the bar with subtitles on in between sets. Punk rock!
Here's some pictures:
By JEFF VRABEL
His artwork has been described as having the "fire of Pollock" and the "fixed gaze of Resnick." Now, a Reno artist will be making his international debut, having been invited to exhibit his work in a juried art competition in Italy. His name? Cholla. His genus? Equus. The names of some of his other paintings? We're glad you asked.