From the monthly archives: March 2008

Ohio Dominican Polling Questions

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I just got called and polled by Ohio Dominican. The questions are below. I’m told it was being performed by Ohio Dominican University and the results are only used by the University and will be “published in the local Catholic Times”.

For these questions, answers included “strongly disagree”, “disagree”, “strongly agree”, “agree”, “neutral”

It is important that a Presidential candidate be a good communicator
It is important that a Presidential candidate be diplomatic
It is important that a Presidential candidate be religiously observant
It is important that a Presidential candidate be be Christian
It is […]

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Note to Mr. Obama: you aren’t going to win over any blue collar voters by bowling a 37. But, if you promise to practice, I’ll send you my Wii with the bowling game so you’ll be much better next time.

Better yet, next time you’re at the bowling alley just get drunk on cheap beer (Iron City?) and then get in a fight in the bowling alley parking lot. That’ll win you more respect with the blue collar folks than any high scoring game ever would!

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Go Obama! Isha Birfday!

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Fiddy goes Obama! Holla!

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Obviously the polls conducted on are far from scientific. Still, I found this one pretty interesting.

The question was:
Should Ohio outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation?

And a surprising 75% of people said Yes!

Actually- I suppose I SHOULD be surprised that 25% of Ohioans are so dense and/or homophobic that they voted No. But I’m not. Not surprised at all.

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Obama Wins Texas (Again)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Barack Obama has won the overall delegate race in Texas thanks to a strong showing in Democratic county conventions this past weekend.

Obama picked up seven of nine outstanding delegates, giving him a total of 99 Texas delegates to the party’s national convention this summer. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton won the other two, giving her a total of 94 Texas delegates, according to an analysis of returns by The Associated Press.

Burnt Orange Report has it closer by 2 delegates. Obama up 3. The bottom line to the whole thing is that Barack Obama […]

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Plunderbund Upgrades

On March 31, 2008 By

Recently upgraded PB to WordPress 2.5. Most of it you can’t see except for the sidebar stuff that was broken in a previous WP version. The back-end is really nice. You can now see the latest comments, most frequent commenters, blogroll, shoutbox, the works. Thanks to Brian for getting this done this weekend. Good stuff. More to come…

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Slowly but steadily, a string of Democratic Party figures is taking Barack Obama’s side in the presidential nominating race and raising the pressure on Hillary Clinton to give up.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota is expected to endorse Sen. Obama Monday, according to a Democrat familiar with her plans. Meanwhile, North Carolina’s seven Democratic House members are poised to endorse Sen. Obama as a group — just one has so far — before that state’s May 6 primary, several Democrats say.

Nice graphic in the article demonstrating what has changed since the candidates were about equal in pledged […]

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Happy 60th Al Gore!

On March 31, 2008 By

Albert Arnold “Al” Gore, Jr. was born on this day (March 31) in 1948.

And today – on his 60th birthday – The Alliance for Climate Protection, the group he founded with the goal of halting global warming, is launching The We Campaign to help “educate people in the US and around the world that the climate crisis is both urgent and solvable.”

Here is their first ad:

( thanks to Dave at PO for the link )

Hmmm. Where have we heard THIS before?

A pair of Ohio companies owed more than $25,000 by Clinton for staging events for her campaign are warning others in the tight-knit event production community — and anyone else who will listen — to get their cash upfront when doing business with her. Her campaign, say representatives of the two companies, has stopped returning phone calls and e-mails seeking payment of outstanding invoices. One even got no response from a certified letter.

Oh wait. I remember! Haven’t we had enough deficit spending? We need a President who is ready […]

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Saw these guys at Bogart’s in Cincy back when this was new. Drove up from Louisville with some debate buddies from UL. Great stuff:

Nothing on the top but a bucket and a mop
And an illustrated book about birds
See a lot up there but don’t be scared
Who needs action when you got words

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The latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking report has Barack Obama leading Hillary Clinton nationally (among Democrats) 52% to 42%!


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