McCain really annoyed me last night, and there are a few things I have to mention now.
First of all, his gripe about the $3 million “overhead projector” simply marks him as an idiot — and not just an ignorant idiot, but the kind of idiot who ignores readily available evidence. What he is dismissing is a tool for science education. Take a look at what the sky projector looks like — your teacher didn’t have one of those babies to flash her transparencies up in the classroom. And while you’re there, you can always donate to the Adler Planetarium. The other thing McCain leaves out of his complaint is that the projector was not funded, and they’re still hurting for a replacement.
The other trumped-up lie and pseudo-scandal that irritates me is the ACORN mess. ACORN is an organization that works to help the poor, which of course makes it about as anti-Republican as you can get. They have had some incidents of attempted fraud, but the fraud was against ACORN itself, with workers attempting to cheat to get paid for submitting falsified registrations. Furthermore, it was ACORN itself that caught these fake registrations and notified government agencies.
What the ACORN nonsense is all about is a preemptive attempt by the Republican party to cast doubt on the election. I predict we’ll hear much more about this if Obama wins…while the Diebold bias will be ignored, and the unfair policy of using the most unreliable voting machines in the poorest districts will continue.