From the daily archives: Friday, February 15, 2008

This is a three way slugfest. In this corner we have The Rolling Stones circa 1964:

…and in this corner we have Muddy Waters circa 1954:

…and rounding out the threesome we have Foghat circa 1978 (Solid Gold baby!):

Eric says: Foghat by a TKO in the 8th round (Stones were knocked out cold in round 3)

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Hillary’s REALLY Bad News Day

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Talk about TGIF! Mother Jones documents Hillary’s bad news day. DAY. Not week. Here are the lowlights:

ABC News‘ crushing story on Wal-Mart:

In six years as a member of the Wal-Mart board of directors, between 1986 and 1992, Hillary Clinton remained silent as the world’s largest retailer waged a major campaign against labor unions seeking to represent store workers….

“I’m always proud of Wal-Mart and what we do and the way we do it better than anybody else,” she said at a June 1990 stockholders meeting.

The story reports that video of Wal-Mart’s many private board meetings […]

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Yes talk IS cheap:

H. Clinton on 2/14: “For seven long years, we’ve had a government of, by, and for the special interests, and we’ve had enough,” the New York senator told an audience at a General Motors plant that she toured here. “It’s time to level the playing field against the special interests and deliver 21st century solutions to rebuild the middle class.”

Actions speak louder:

The independent and nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics reported that during the first nine months of 2007 Clinton received $567,950 from donors identified as lobbyists, the most of any of the […]

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February 15, 2008 — THE founder of the rock band Boston is enraged that Mike Huckabee is using his band’s hit “More Than a Feeling” on the campaign trail. He’s written a letter to Huckabee demanding the GOP candidate stop using it. “Boston has never endorsed a political candidate, and with all due respect, would not start by endorsing a candidate who is the polar opposite of most everything Boston stands for,” wrote Tom Scholz. “In fact, although I’m impressed you learned my bass guitar part on ‘More Than a Feeling,’ I am an Obama supporter.”

It’s a Capitol […]

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Team Billary Call Us “Hawkeyes”

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From the Hillary Clinton campaign

COLUMBUS – Building on Hillary’s wide base of support throughout the state, Ohioans for Hillary today announced a number of grassroots campaign activities for Hillary that will take place throughout the Hawkeye State this weekend. These grassroots events come on the heels of Hillary’s two-day swing across Ohio and precede President Clinton’s visit to the state on Sunday, February 17th.

Hillary’s local supporters are going to go door to door in Cincinnati for Hillary Saturday morning.

They’ll be meeting at 10:30 am at Pleasant Ridge Community Center at 5915 Ridge Ave and will then […]

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I read this election complaint against Cindy Lazarus earlier today on BSB – but Jerid conveniently forgot to mention that the complaint came from the fucking the Franklin County Democratic Party!

According to the email I just got:

the Franklin County Democratic Party today filed an Ohio elections complaint against the Cindy Lazarus campaign. The complaint alleges multiple violates of Ohio election law.

My only guess is that O’Grady MUST have naked pictures of everybody in the FCDP- and maybe Chris Redfern too.

Why the hell else can’t they just wait 2 weeks until the primary election- and let […]

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Yes, the right wing believes – and I think this is sincere – that Obama is trying to put the US government under control of the UN and issue a global tax. Here’s the specific claim, courtesy of Cliff Kincaid at

A nice-sounding bill called the “Global Poverty Act,” sponsored by Democratic presidential candidate and Senator Barack Obama, is up for a Senate vote on Thursday and could result in the imposition of a global tax on the United States. The bill, which has the support of many liberal religious groups, makes levels of U.S. foreign aid spending […]

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Ted Strickland – our Hillary-supporting Governor – will be on Fox News Sunday along with Obama supporter Governor Jim Doyle of Wisconsin.

I’ve already set the TiVo.

In Columbus, you can see it on WTTE at 9:00AM.

I’ll post the video if it turns out to be good.

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Two years ago yesterday Ohio got it’s famous Valentine’s Day Massacre. Then a rising political star with a gift for rousing stump speeches and ability to draw in both Democrats, Independents, and yes even some Republicans was snuffed out in favor of the establishment son. The party favorite.

Yesterday we heard a shot. A shot from an established party figure. This time, however, his shot rang out in support of the rising political star and not the party’s establishment favorite. John Lewis stood up and was counted. He felt the movement and it moved him personally to change. […]

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Pay No Attention to the Governor

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Ted Strickland, Democratic Governor of Ohio, has placed his wager on Hillary Clinton and has formally endorsed her. I thought It might be useful to take a look at some other governors of states and see what the people had to say in each of those states:

State – Governor – Position – People’s Outcome

Colorado- Bill Ritter- Undecided- Barack Obama
Delaware – Ruth Ann Minner- Hillary Clinton – Barack Obama
Maine John Baldacci – Hillary Clinton- Barack Obama
Maryland – Martin O’Malley – Hillary Clinton – Barack Obama

Could our governor be on the wrong side […]

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