From the daily archives: Tuesday, April 15, 2008


I was just sipping on something sweet
I don’t need political process

Cause i don’t care where you’ve been
And I don’t care what you’ve seen
We’re the ones who still believe
And we’re looking for a page
In that lifeless book of hope
Where a dream might help you cope
With the Bushes and the bombs
A-re, Tranquilized

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These guys are good:

Oh, and she didn’t get a bounce from it…she only put her finger in the dike of deflated polling! Played right (and it is), this could end up hurting her because it has the feel of her over-extending each hit instead of moving on to the next one. She spent 4 days on this!

You should help the campaign get to 1.5 million by May 6th.

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Billionaire Businessman, founder of BET (Black Entertainment Television) and owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats Bob Johnson says Geraldine Ferraro was right that Obama is only where he is because he’s black.

“Geraldine Ferraro said it right. The problem is, Geraldine Ferraro is white. This campaign has such a hair-trigger on anything racial … it is almost impossible for anybody to say anything.”

You’ll remember Bob Johnson as the guy who also said Obama was “doing something in the neighborhood”:

He says this, mind you after Clinton’s New Hampshire co-chair Bill Shaheen intimated that Obama may […]

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Good spot, but there doesn’t seem to be any indication this is from Obama. Sloppy?

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Potts on AAM Canidate’s Forum

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Just picked up a Tweet 5 minutes ago about David posting on his experience in Pittsburgh (another reason to use Twitter, Tim!). I posted some video taken at this event as has others, but it’s always great to see some local blogger coverage. Kudos to David for asking and getting credentials. Check out his post.

David confirms the reports of Clinton getting heckled for attacking Obama with “bittergate” for a fourth straight day!

Clinton’s speech started out on a bad note. She made an allegation that Obama had spent most of his speech attacking her was met with […]

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Gallup: Obama Now Up By 11

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The latest Gallup Daily Tracking Poll – taken while Hillary was in the middle of publicly attacking Barack for being “out-of-touch” – shows Obama leading Clinton 51% to 40% nationally- the most since they were almost tied in late March and up 2 points since the last poll.

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Russo on Rebel Tom: Secret Audio

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Tim is obviously having a lot of fun being back at it. Taking shots at Blumer is something I support fully. You have to see his featured post image on the front page:

Here’s the post

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Tony Perkins is pissed because someone decided to host a religious event without inviting him. Boo hoo.

CNN’s “Compassion Forum”, held this past Sunday, allowed both Democratic candidates to answer questions about their faith that, thankfully, didn’t come from Christofascist asshats like Perkins.

As a result, the forum focused on issues that real Christians should care about. Things like poverty, human rights and the worldwide AIDS crisis.

According to Perkins, these are not the issues closest to Christians’ hearts.

Instead, Tony claims that: “our priority as Christians should be as those of the Founding Fathers; protect the sanctity of […]

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Again, the voters appear to be smarter than the chattering class:

Barack Obama’s “bitter” comment may have had little immediate impact in the Democratic primary race in Pennsylvania, according to a poll out this morning.

The Quinnipiac University poll found that Hillary Clinton leads Obama 50 to 44 percent, a margin unchanged since the organization’s last statewide poll at the beginning of the month.

The unchanged margin does not come as a great surprise. Obama’s remark was made public Friday afternoon, leaving only two days to permeate the public.

The poll, conducted Wednesday through Sunday night, revealed no noticeable […]

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More proof that privatization of certain, important government functions is a waste of taxpayer dollars…

The Internal Revenue Service expects to lose more than $37 million by using private debt collectors to pursue tax scofflaws through a program that has outraged consumers and led to charges on Capitol Hill that the agency is wasting money for work that IRS agents could do more effectively.

The program was created in 2004 by the Republican-controlled Congress “after years of lobbying by the private collection industry.”

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In Ohio, all schools receive funds from the state based on the number of enrolled students.

With the rise of charter schools in Ohio, public schools have lost many of their students and, in turn, much of their funding to these new, often for-profit charters.

While most local public school districts have rules requiring students to live within that district, charter schools often don’t have such restrictions. Students who attend Ohio’s online schools, for example, can live in any school district.

As a result public schools are put at a disadvange having to compete for students and funding with other […]

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