From the daily archives: Monday, September 17, 2007

YouTube Almost-Tuesday

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I haven’t been able to get this song out of my head since I saw it on the ipod commercial.

So now the rest of you will have to happily suffer like I do- singing this song all day long. 1-2-3-4….

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Murtha on Iraq

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I was flipping through channels on the hotel TV when I found John Murtha on C-SPAN2.

As he was finishing up his prepared remarks he said the most logical and common-sense thing I’ve heard in a long time:

“They say ‘what happens if we leave’… I say ‘what happens if we stay’”

You tell ’em John!

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As I noted this weekend, the latest 2007 campaign finance data shows A LOT of money pouring in to the Ohio GOP.

And, not surprisingly, a great deal of it is coming from contributors with an interest in promoting and expanding Charter schools.

As per Jill’s suggestion, here is some information on three of the top charter-school related contributors.

Name: William Lager
Number of 2007 Contributions: 15
Total 2007 Contributed: $126,000

Bill Lager is the founder of the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT), an online charter school based in Columbus. ECOT is managed by Lager’s company […]

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Fred Kagan yesterday went to National Review — home to countless tough guy warriors like him who fight nothing — to argue against Senator Webb’s bill. There is no need to give our troops more time away from the battlefield, Kagan types. Besides, doing that would be too administratively difficult (“this amendment would actually require the Army and Marine Corps staffs to keep track of how long every individual servicemember had spent in either Iraq or Afghanistan, how long they had been at home, how long the unit that they were now in had spent deployed, and how […]

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The possible new AG

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Rumors are that Michael Mukasey will be tapped by Bush to be the new Attorney General. I don’t know a lot about the man, other than the disappointing fact that he ruled that US citizen Jose Padilla could be held without charges as an “enemy combatant” by President Bush (even tho he did force the gov’t to let Padilla have access to a lawyer. Small steps, I suppose.).

However, what piqued my interest wasn’t that he’s a Yalie; it’s that his son Marc works for Giuliani’s law firm (heading up the white collar crime defense practice in NYC). Am […]

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Best Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

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It’s nice that they are trying to reduce the environmental impact of these award shows, but they’re right – email would get the job done.

Ricky Gervais was hilarious on [i]Extras[/i], BTW.

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