From the monthly archives: January 2008

From the very start of the debate tonight, I got the sense that talks are already underway about these two running together. I think they are. They both appeared to do the “we are all Democrats” routine. They both appeared to be over the bristling dislike and the cold shoulder treatment. They’ve softened. This is great to see, actually. There is still much more campaigning yet to be done and most of that will determine who is at the top of the ticket.

It’s undeniable that these two on the same ticket would absolutely crush anything the Republicans could […]

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Another Reason To Like Obama…

On January 31, 2008 By

The National Journal announced today that Barack Obama has ranked as the “Most Liberal Senator In 2007” in their annual rating based on the votes cast by each senator during 2007.

I knew there was a reason I liked the guy!

Hillary Clinton ranked 16th-most-liberal. Less impressive.

And John McCain? Well that guy didn’t even cast enough votes in the senate in 2007 to be ranked!

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Ohio Budget Woes Cured By Keno?

On January 31, 2008 By

Ted Strickland announced his plan today to offset the projected budget deficit.

In addition to the ‘belt-tightening’ measures, his plan also involves expanding the Ohio Lottery to include Keno machines in restaurants and bars. The increased revenue (est. $73 million) will go to fund education.

After hearing the news, Voinovich emails the Dispatch with his comments, urging “the legislature to reject this idea” saying it would “be a foot in the door for full-blown gambling.”

George should have spent a little time researching his comments.

For starters, the Lottery Commission already has statutory authority to run games […]

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Working in Kentucky this week, I’ve been listening to Lexington’s Westwood One conservative talk radio station in the car on my way to and from work- and it’s been pretty eye opening.

I mean- I already knew that Hillary is hated by every right-leaning person and that some conservatives were against McCain as the nominee- but I didn’t realize these people were so SERIOUS about it.

For example, Bill O’Reilly took a call from a guy who said he’d never vote for McCain because John isn’t a real conservative. The guy said he might even switch over and vote for […]

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Obama Kennedy Ad (Video)

On January 31, 2008 By

Awesome:

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Edwards Out, No Quick Endorsement

On January 30, 2008 By

Hate to see this, but i was inevitable really given the results so far. I always wanted he and Obama to be the two front runners. I knew some folks on the campaign and know that they personally worked their asses off for all the right reasons.

It will be interesting to see what happens next. I think an Obama endorsement could tip the scales against Clinton for good here. John has apparently asked both Obama and Clinton to make poverty a top issue. What about these AG stories? I guess time will tell. I’m certainly hoping that […]

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Jesus is the Light (switch)

On January 30, 2008 By

(thanks to Subject to Complete Defeasance for the picture)

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I don’t give two shits what tim says, PB rocks! And just to prove that point…

Here is my new favorite old song by Nick Lowe:

It’s a classic song (and if you didn’t click the link above- DO IT NOW!) with classic lyrics…

All Men, All Men are liars their words aint worth no more than worn out tires.
Hey Girls, bring rusty pliers to pull this tooth, all men are liars and thats the truth.

Do you remember Rick Astley?
He had a big fat hit that was ghastly.
He said Im […]

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Guiliani is Done

On January 29, 2008 By

He spent a ton of time thanking all of his staff.

Check please.

Hearing he might get behind McCain. John is looking unstoppable at this point. Good stuff.

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The Go Go’s “Head Over Heels”:

But you know looks sometimes deceive

It seems my weaknesses
Just keep going strong

Hmmm…

Paging Bizzy.

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Obama wins Techcrunch endorsement

On January 29, 2008 By

In a completely unsurprising turn of events, tech blog Techcrunch has endorsed Obama in the Democratic primaries.

He is staunchly in favor of net neutrality, and has promised to make it a priority to reinstate it in his first year in office. He has proposed intelligent programs for increasing technology education and access to children. He doesn’t believe the FCC went far enough in their proposed rules for opening up the 700MHz spectrum auctions. He wants to see increases in the number of H1-B visas given out each year. He strongly supports research into renewable energy sources and he […]

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