From the daily archives: Friday, January 4, 2008

I had posted a YouTube of some performance art done to Daft Punk’s Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger a few months back. Well, today I discovered one I might like even better. I absolutely cannot get enough of this kind of stuff.

Fabulously entertaining. The robot heads make it all the more daft-punkier.

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After meeting with his economic advisors today President Bush declared:

This economy of ours is on a solid foundation, but we can’t take economic growth for granted and there are signs that cause us to be ever more diligent to make sure that good policies come out of Washington

Yesterday he said he was thinking about some sort of “stimulus” package.

Oh boy! Isn’t that was his 2001 tax cuts were supposed to do? Stimulate the economy?

How’s that working out for you, Mr. Bush?

The housing markets are a mess, gas is over $3/gallon, oil just topped $100 […]

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More bad news for Dennis Kucinich …

Yesterday he placed second-to-last in Iowa, winning the support of only 1 delegate. Only Gravel did worse with 0 delegates.

The two candidates ahead of him, Joe Biden (8 delegates) and Chris Dodd (19 delegates), have already dropped out of the race.

But Dennis still doesn’t seem to get the message.

Maybe this will help: a few minutes ago the AP reported that ABC News is is dropping Kucinich and Gravel from Saturday’s debate in New Hampshire.

Clowntime is over, Congressman. It’s time to pack it in and come on home.

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Forbes magazine is doing an interesting set of top ten lists based on the seven deadly sins. Last month’s list was America’s Most Lustful Cities.

In an attempt to identify metro areas whose residents “enjoy vigorous sex lives”, the magazine measured condom and contraceptive sales in major US metropolitan areas.

Ohio had two cities in the top ten: Cincinnati and Columbus. Both cities tied for 7th place.

Congrats, people! Keep up the good work.

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I’m nervous. You nervous?

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Tim Russo is about to help Bridget Ginley launch her new political blog “ErieBlu” by doing a series of reviews of Ohio political blogs. On one hand I can’t wait. Then again I’m pretty sure he’ll find a way to rip us here as well, so I’m nervous. I know it will be entertaining to say the least. I’m trying to remember everything I’ve told him in the last year. Franticly.

Tim’s a friend, but you never know what the hell this guy is gonna pull. He’s a live wire, this one. Stay tuned…

http://erieblu.blogspot.com

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According to CNN’s entrance polling in Iowa yesterday the majority of Ron Paul’s support came from 17-29 males who identify themselves as Independent and Angry at the Bush Administration.

Only 13% of total voters claimed to be Independent- but 24% of those voted for Paul. The most of any candidate.

Only 5% of voters said they are ANGRY when describing their “Feelings About Bush Administration”. But of those, 54% voted for Paul. Also the most of any candidate.

But besides being independent and angry- the only other thing that seems to unite Ron Paul supporters is a general disinterest […]

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Obama Bomaye! (video)

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Though not as tuned in as normal, I did manage to watch some of the Iowa caucus stuff while flipping between it and the Kansas game (rock chalk in-laws wouldn’t let me live it down if I didn’t pull for their Jayhawks). All I can say is: Obama Bomaye!

More – and better – stuff has been written about why Obama is the clear choice for Dems this presidential cycle. I’d point you here as an example. I’ve been a fan of Obama since the 2004 speech. Since his ODP State Dinner move and the resulting up close […]

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So Long Joe, Hello Barack

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I’m really sorry to hear that Joe Biden is dropping out of the presidential race- along with Chris Dodd.

But I am really not surprised nor am I too depressed about it.

I really like Joe Biden- and I hoped he’d have some kind of surge in support at the end there. But, unfortunately, that’s how these things go and, as a matter of fact, I’m starting to get used to it. I’m not sure if that’s is a good or bad thing but it’s true so there isn’t much I can do about it.

Honestly, I’ve spent so […]

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