"Sarah Palin's views and values in NO WAY represent us as American women. We ask that our song 'Barracuda' no longer be used to promote her image. The song 'Barracuda' was written in the late 70s as a scathing rant against the soulless, corporate nature of the music business, particularly for women. EW
In the most biting of satire, Stephen laughs along with Rudy Giuliani as he disparages Barack Obama’s historic campaign, and agrees with Sarah Plain that Barack Obama is a nobody who’s only popular for giving great speeches (or in her case, a single speech.) via Crooks & Liars
More than 800 were arrested at the Republican National Convention this week. In addition to the arrest of hundreds of protesters, four journalists, including Amy Goodman of Democracy Now were arrested while covering the protests.
In addition to continuous protests outside of the convention site, some protesters also attended convention events. Members of the women’s activist group Code Pink protested during the speech of Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Co-founders Medea Benjamin and Jodie Evans were escorted by security after they revealed pink slips that read "Palin is not a woman's choice" in front of the convention stage. Code Pink activists and an Iraq Veterans Against the War protester were visible during Republican Presidential nominee John McCain's acceptance speech Thursday. Ms. Magazine
Despite John McCain's request over the weekend that the Republican convention be toned down in light of the threat posed by Hurricane Gustav, Republican delegates and their lobbyist friends continued to party the night away -- and Democratic bloggers were delighted by the spectacle. AlterNet