McCain to Suspend Campaign (???) to Work On Economy

He also wants to postpone the debate on Friday.

NEW YORK (CNN) — Republican presidential candidate John McCain announced Wednesday that he is suspending his campaign to return to Washington and focus on the “historic” crisis facing the U.S. economy.

The Arizona senator called on his Democratic rival, Barack Obama, to do the same.

The Obama campaign announced that Obama would make a statement shortly.

He also urged organizers of Friday’s presidential debate at the University of Mississippi to postpone the event.

“I am calling on the president to convene a meeting with the leadership from both houses of Congress, including Senator Obama and myself,” McCain told reporters in New York. “It is time for both parties to come together to solve this problem.” Video Watch McCain’s announcement »

It was not immediately clear how extensive the suspension he announced would be — whether it would include dropping television advertising or just canceling scheduled appearances. McCain took no questions after reading his statement.

Claymates Respond to Clay Aiken Coming Out of the Closet

Clay Aiken fans attempt to come to terms with his sexuality:

This is a gut wrenching day for The ClayNation. Somebody wake me up, I hope its a dream.

I am having a really hard time with this!!! I am trying to be patient and wait to see what Clay says in the interview.

I wish him well and hope he gets some peace of mind now BUT I feel he lied to everyone-especially us fans. He should have just said so years ago. I feel like we were “used”. I still love to hear him sing but I also feel he has now become like a Michael Jackson and it’s a bit too weird! He isn’t just the plain ordinary person with the values he first stood for.-but it’s just my opinion.

please tell me I’m not the only one who is shocked beyond belief! I feel numb I’m so upset. This can’t be real!! How can you guys say this won’t change anything? This changes EVERYTHING. I don’t even know what to think right now.

(via Waxy)

Question of the Day

There are two types of lines.

1. A single queue like at a bank or most bookstores where people wait for the next open window or register.

2. Lines that you find in a supermarket or large retail store where people can line up behind each register and gamble on what line they think will go the fastest.

And then there are the smaller stores and pharmacies that have two or three registers and no line procedures posted so that nobody really knows how the fuck they are supposed to line up causing chaos where some people have decided to start line option 1 and others cut in front using option 2 leading to queue-rage. (I’ve seen riots almost break out because of this. Granted, I’ve been the one starting said riots, but still…)

When in doubt, how do you line up?

Obama Likeness Found Hanging at George Fox Campus

From Oregonlive.com:

A likeness of Sen. Barack Obama was found hanging in the George Fox University quad early Tuesday along with graffiti aimed at minority recipients of a scholarship program, the university president told The Oregonian this morning.

President Robin Baker said he plans to discuss the incident with the student body later this morning.

“We are a faith community driven by the teachings of Christ,” said Baker, who has presided over the Christian college for about a year. “We have to express love toward each other so it was a great disappointment that anything like this would happen.”

(via J-Walk)