From the monthly archives: February 2008

Cindy Lazarus has a new TV commercial …

It’s a positive, straightforward ad that highlights her experience.

Of course, the O’Grady people immediately issued a nasty and negative response claiming that the statements in Cindy’s ad are not “the truth”.

For example, they claim she was not a “respected judge” because she has not been a judge since 2005. What the hell does that have to do with anything?

And they claim she is not a “loyal democrat” because she did not vote in the last primary election. Which, of course, is bullshit.

Personally, I think a loyal […]

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Both campaigns seem to be taking advantage of online advertising targeting Ohio voters. For example, a search in Google for “Ohio Democratic Primary” returns two sponsored ads in the corner: one for Hillary and one for Barack.

But the Obama people are taking it a step further with really flashy ad I just saw over at Ohio.com. It’s pretty cool, actually- starting as a small banner it expands to take up most of the page and includes video and other useful info.

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The BuckeyeStateBlog has the latest Hillary ad this morning and it is just jaw dropping the level to which she is stooping now as we near the March 4th firewall. Inevitability didn’t work. Retooling to “Change” didn’t work. Finding her voice didn’t work (not totally). Bullshit plagiarism charges didn’t work. Putting Bill out there didn’t work. What’s a girl to do?

PLAY THE FEAR CARD!

Un. Fucking. Real.

So this thing gets put up on YouTube today. I’ve not seen this on TV as yet (frankly I don’t watch much). If you see it, leave a […]

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A new Survey USA poll asks Ohioans “Do you approve or disapprove of the job Ted Strickland is doing as Governor?”

Overall he’s at 51% – which isn’t too bad.

But this poll show something really interesting: a surprisingly huge drop in support from African Americans:

34% approve
56% disapprove

In the same poll back in early January, Ted’s approval rating among blacks was 30 points higher!

64% approve
29% disapprove

The survey doesn’t ask people why they approve or disapprove of the Governor, but it seems pretty obvious that this huge drop must, at least […]

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Texas Democrats are worried about rumors that Hillary’s campaign may plan to sue the Texas Democratic Party over their complicated process for selecting delegates.

They are so worried, in fact, that Chad Dunn, a lawyer for the party, sent out a letter to both campaigns warning them that legal action against the state party “could prove to be a tragedy for a reinvigorated Democratic process.”

I think this is a good time to remind the Clinton folks what happened to Dennis Kucinich back in January when HE sued the Texas Democratic Party…. he lost.

Back then, Dunn responded […]

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John McCain as Casey Kasem? (Video)

On February 29, 2008 By

My wife says McCain sounds like Casey Kasem. I think that’s kinda funny. Not as funny as this, though. I only really mention the McCain thing as an excuse to post this video. Warning: Parental Advisory. Strong language. Don’t play this in an office setting without headphones.

You. Will. Die. Laughing.

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The numbers are coming in and they are breathtaking. It looks like the strategic loan – source of which we will probably never know – made by Hillary Clinton paid off in that it had the desired affect of getting snoozing supporters to write checks. They all had a collective “oh shit” moment that was, in my view, completely calculated. This is backed up by public statements now being made by the campaign:

The breakthrough moment, Mr. McAuliffe said, came after Mrs. Clinton announced early in the month that she had lent money to her campaign. “Our Internet exploded, […]

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Another Early Vote For Obama

On February 29, 2008 By

I will be in Boston on March 4 for a trade show. But I got my vote in the hopper this afternoon. I hear this early voting thing is quite the rage. Hopefully the numbers will be huge. I’ve also been hearing of some discrepancies in what poll workers are trained and what voters are being told. I didn’t see any of that at the Delaware County BOE, but I did see 3 iVotronics and 1 old paper ballot looking thing (it was not used while I was there). The other thing I noted is that the […]

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BLF Takes on AT&T

On February 28, 2008 By

BLF takes on AT&T:

AT&T initially downplayed its heroic efforts in the War on Terror, preferring to serve in silence behind the scenes. “But then we realized we had a PR win on our hands,” noted AT&T V.P. of Homeland Security James Croppy. “Not only were we helping NSA cut through the cumbersome red tape of the FISA system, we were also helping our customers by handing over their e-mails and phone records to the government. Modern life is so hectic – who has time to cc the feds on every message? It’s a great example of how […]

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Why you shouldn’t fear Muslims

On February 28, 2008 By

I know our friends on the political right live in perpetual fear of the dark skinned Muslims blowing them up. I’ve personally taken a lot of heat for repeatedly pointing out that overwhelmingly Muslims are not terror-supporting radicals. I was, of course, correct.

“Religion is an important part of life for the overwhelming majority of Muslims, and if it were indeed the driver for radicalisation, this would be a serious issue.”

But the study, which Gallup says surveyed a sample equivalent to 90 percent of the world’s Muslims, showed that widespread religiosity “does not translate into widespread support for […]

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It’s often claimed by those who oppose immigration (illegal or not) that immigrants commit crime at an alarming rate and are a threat to public safety. Turns out, it isn’t true.

People born outside the United States make up about 35 percent of California’s adult population but account for about 17 percent of the adult prison population, the report by the Public Policy Institute of California showed.

According to the report’s authors the findings suggest that long-standing fears of immigration as a threat to public safety are unjustified. The report also noted that U.S.-born adult men are incarcerated at […]

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