From the monthly archives: January 2008

Obama Wins South Carolina HUGE

On January 26, 2008 By

Um…WOW:

So Hillary is already in Tennessee and Edwards is cracking me up with how great these results are for him. Apparently they were polling at a Kucinich level and 18% is a great bump for them. LOL. Whatever. I almost wish Wolf would have just said that: “Whatever”. Edwards is done. Speaking of Kucinich, John now sounds like he has Dennis reasons for staying in the race (ie symbolic). At least he won his home county! I like John. I really do. Wish he could get more attention than Hillary. But at some point you realize it ain’t […]

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Rick Santorum Hates John McCain?

On January 26, 2008 By

My wife just forwarded me a link to this great post over at Open Left.

The author spent a few hours riding on an Amtrak train sitting in front of Rick “i hate gay people more than you” Santorum listening to him make call after call URGING people NOT to support McCain.

According to the post’s author, Rick said that “McCain sucks and that even having Hillary or Obama would be better” and that even “Giuliani would be better than McCain.”

He also tried to rally committed and uncommitted delegates “against McCain to give money against him, be uncommitted […]

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MSNBC is reporting that John McCain received two New York City Police Department endorsements this morning: The New York City Captains Endowment Association and the New York City Sergeants Benevolent Association.

Anyone want to bet how long it takes Rudy to drop out after he loses in Florida?

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Moving Soon

On January 26, 2008 By

PB will be moving soon. Your service could be temporarily interrupted. Know that we are doing everything we can behind the scenes to bring you some of the best Ohio progressive blogging and acerbic commentary along with a healthy dose of sarcastic wit.

Don’t touch that blogroll! Keep your RSS tuned right here. We’ll be with you momentarily!

– Management

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John Boehner Sees the Light!

On January 26, 2008 By

John Boehner (R-OH), oft lauded among conservative bloggers in our state, is asking his party to “make sacrifices” in order to “sell” the Republican agenda in the fall elections. What sacrifices is John asking his party mates to make?

one-year moratorium on earmarks for all Republicans

Republicans use earmarks? I am SHOCKED! Shocked, I say! I thought this was the exclusive domain of big government Democrats! Republicans? Earmarks? NO WAY!

and a litany of smaller guidelines to curtail wasteful earmarks or member-requested projects that benefit campaign contributors or other private entities.

Republicans request money to benefit their campaign […]

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High Heat on the Low Road (Video)

On January 26, 2008 By

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Just to prove that I’ve got a range of musical interests, here is greatest country musician ever, and IMO the only one worth listening to.

And because you can’t stop at just one Johnny Cash song…

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I’ve been building up a rather long list of interesting science/evolution related pieces, and rather than spam my own blog with a huge list of related posts, I figured it was time for an omnibus! Content in the extended: all aboard!

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Late last year I talked briefly about how government innovation in the market can often be a very good thing. I also plugged Ha-Joon Chang’s Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism. Thankfully, I’ve now had an opportunity to read a good chunk of the book, and it lays out a convincing argument that the current neo-liberal “free trade” view of economic development is in fact not at all how America developed into an economic power – or how any developed country actually industrialized. In reality, it was government protectionism via tariffs, R&D […]

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Spend Your Refund Check In Ohio

On January 25, 2008 By

A piece in the Canton Rep this morning recommends that Ohioans spend their tax rebate checks on Ohio-made stuff to help out our local economy.

It’s a good idea, really.

So if you haven’t already pledged your rebate check to the Obama campaign (like Eric) then check out this list of Ohio-made products compiled by the Ohio Department of Development back in 2005.

The list focuses on nationally know brands – so it excludes most of the hundreds of food and beverage products made in Ohio. However, it does include some better known ones like Bob Evans […]

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Huckabee on WMDs and Easter Eggs

On January 25, 2008 By

Hilarity.

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