In a business where, for the last decade or so, every move made by a major record label or established artist is almost guaranteed to be a dumb one, it's hard to pick a mere five as the créme de la créme of stupidity.
It's A Wonderful Life has a dark, brooding heart and it openly questions in brutal terms the complaisance of small-town life just after the world's worst-ever conflict, a war that snuffed out tens of millions of people.
At a McCain event in Pennsylvania, the Lehigh County Republican chairman encouraged supporters to spend nights volunteering, saying, "Think how you would feel if you woke up on November 5th and Barack Obama--Barack Hussein Obama--were president."
I've spent 35 years writing about America, its people, and the meaning of the American Promise. I want that dream back, I want my America back, I want my country back. Now is the time to stand with Barack Obama.
When Obama speaks to a crowd, the audience feels his enthusiasm for working together to create a better America. They know he believes he was born in a beautiful place and is seeking help to make that place greater.