Archives for the Month of November 2008 on Through the Magnifying Glass

Too Much Obama

The Obama gold coin

The Obama cookie

The Obama commerative plate

The Obama farecard

The Obama wristband

The Obama Flag

Ok, he won, congrats. but please stop it with all this advertising for Obama-this, Obama-that.

It's going to get crazy when Rosetta Stone starts offering the Obama edition and you can learn how to do run-on sentences! Yep, the media was making fun of him for that, and there are indeed jokes when he started using complete sentences in his speeches, and there were rumors on that too.

Still, enough with all those infomercials!

Have a good weekend all! I am off to London for a week.

Al Franken running out of options

Franken entered the recount trailing Coleman by 215 votes out of 2.9 million ballots. As of Wednesday night, Coleman was up 292 votes, including results from Nov. 4 and recounted ones.

All told, 86 percent of the ballots have been recounted. However, about 4,740 ballots have been challenged by the two campaigns that could fall to the canvassing board to rule on.

But honestly, I think Franken will still fall short. Could it be that Minnesota does not want Franken to be elected senator?

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As such, it is amusing when look at the approach both sides are taking:

Democrats argues that a voter must not be disenfranchised. A vote must count because it is a citizen's right regardless of the election rules.

Republicans argues that a voter has that right to vote unless the ballot has been disqualified, found in error, or anything else that may deem the ballot as invalid.

So is Franken going to take it all the way to the state Supreme Court? Or even the US Supreme Court? Now there's also talk about the U.S. Senate getting involved.


A Recombobulation Area

Milwaukee's Mitchell International Airport has a sign after their TSA check point that reads "Recombobulation Area."



Political Correctness has taken hold of Florida Gulf Coast University

That's right! FGCU administrators has banned all holiday decorations from common spaces on campus and canceled a popular greeting card design contest.


Seriously, students and faculty should disobey and start posting decorations everywhere. Damn PC! Damn the PC!

Al Franken campaign challenging this ballot


Ron Paul interviewed by Robert Kiyosaki

Let Detroit Go Bankrupt (Times Op-Ed)


By former Governor Mitt Romney

CEOs of GM, Ford, and Chrysler flew on a private jet to Washington to make their case fora bailout

All three CEOs - Rick Wagoner of GM, Alan Mulally of Ford, and Robert Nardelli of Chrysler - exercised their perks on Tuesday by flying in corporate jets to DC.

Another reason to say no to a Washington bailout.


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Wagoner's private jet cost $20,000 roundtrip.

Mulally's corporate jet is a perk as part of his $28 MILLION salary from last year. He actually lives in Seattle, so the jet takes him to Detroit and back on weekends.