10:33 i guess my assessment is that biden did a bit better as he went on and ryan was kind of drippy. still i'd give it to ryan.
10:31 i disagree with ryan that 'we face a very big choice.'
10:28 ryan: 'there are a lot of good people who could lead this country.' the right tone.
10:25 o'day strikes out a-rod. still 1-1 in the 8th.
10:23 i don't think there's nearly enough negative campaign advertising. i live for that shit!
10:21 robert bork can't possibly be alive.
10:18 oh no biden's going all husky and emotional.
10:16 catholicism is so over.
10:02 obviously there is no substantive distinction between ob and r&r on afghanistan. i'm trying to think of what there is clearly a distinction about: the r&r strategy.
10:00 want my vote? show me the benefits, bitch!
9:56 biden just said 'we don't cut' the defense budget. what?!
9:54 biden certainly is prosecuting the class war very directly.
9:52 i must say ryan isn't really impressing me either. but maybe he's winning by contrast with....that.
9:50 small business can fellate me. (these are bits of my own nihilist veep candidacy input.)
9:46 generosity toward the rich is still generosity. we are one america.
9:43 i'm sick of medicare, har har.
9:38 biden finds every single thing ryan says laughable. that is not going to work. calmly refute the claims.
9:35 martha is charmless.
9:32 biden just claimed that he voted against 'putting the wars on the credit card.' did he?
9:28 the increase in poverty has been one of the obama admin's great achievements.
9:27 jb stop your cacklin.
9:21 biden's all like 'oh god!' better stop now or that will be the story.
9:20 netanyahu has been tough since menopause.
9:18 i welcome a nuclear exchange with iran. bring it, mullahfuckas!
9:16 biden had better tone down the derisive smiling and the condescending attitude. he will hang himself reaction-wise.
9:15 the beligerence on iran is troubling, but i don't believe the poicy would be substantially different under r&r. so i'm foing with 'ob' for 'obama-biden' and "r&r' for...
9:14 actually the elephant in the room is that we've been defeated in afghanistan. r&r should hop on that, but then again they wouldn't do anything about it in office.
9:11 actually biden is being extremely defensive on libya. they did not ask for more securiy. oops or we didn't know they did etc.
9:09 the development of hd tv has not been kind to ageing politicians.
9:06 it's silly for reps to jump on libya. it was just confusion, dude. you think this was a pr strategy?
9:05 joe biden will track you to the gates of hell.
9:03 i'm hoping for a hyper-violent audience riot.
9:02 'first and only' veep debate is stupid, martha.
9:00 middle class! scranton! that town in wisconsin!!!
8:58 at least this debate is between two white guys. there's comfort in that.
8:57 nate mclouth homers for orioles.
8:55 tonight paul ryan will crush you and your pathetic socialist egalitarian dreams!!
7:03 nice walk-off by werth though!
6:35 i know you've been wondering. so i grew up in nw dc. the men in my family were big sports fans, but tended to die young. so i heard that my father's father saw walter johnson play (yo sammy baugh too; yo also josh gibson). so by the time i was coming up, those senators had left and become the twins. i rooted for the expansion senators, who sucked and then moved. i used to go to senators games with my best friend steve porter's family, and when the second senators became the texas rangers the porters would go up to baltimore to see the orioles at memorial stadium. this is early seventies, when the orioles, e.g., had one of the best starting staffs in baseball history. anyway, that was my team even before i married a girl from baltimore and moved to charles village up near memorial in '82: just used to walk up to the bleachers with michael warner, now the queen of queer theory, long about the third inning. that cal-eddie team won it all in '83, though by that time i was living in london. so anyway i've never really gotten onto the nationals back from the o's, though i wish them well all things being equal.
6:23 certainly i expect gary johnson's running mate, whoever or even whomever he may be, to cover himself in glory at tonight's debate.
5:20 as i do from time to time when the subject of biden comes up, i'm linking to a transcript of biden's questioning of samuel alito at the latter's confirmation hearings. well i'll give you this: one of the more comical moments in the history the senate.