From the daily archives: Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Building a house is incredibly draining – I opened my RSS reader in something like 2 weeks, I fell two weeks behind on watching TDS and Colbert, and I don’t even read my own blog daily right now… and we’re still trying to spec out the home and haven’t picked a builder!

So here’s a little Dutch house music to raise the energy level. ‘Cause I need it.

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Picked this up in a comment on our Intrade post that showed Obama will win the nomination and Presidency. Bet2Give is a similar site, but actually lets you give money to charity while investing and growing your account:

bet2give is a real-money prediction market where you grow your account with investments in smart predictions about the future, and give your winnings away to non-profit organizations of your choice.

Even has cool widgets that let you display the current results on your e-enabled Internet powered website:

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We’ll be live blogging the Democratic debate tonight in Philadelphia. Feel free to join along. The 90-minute debate from Philadelphia airs nationally on ABC beginning at 8:00 pm ET, and ABC’s Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos are the moderators.

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Brave New Films, True Majority, and Democracy for America have produced a new 30 second ad they’ll be running after the debate tonight calling on Condoleezza Rice to be fired:

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Was reading the Dispatch online while eating lunch, and stumbled across this gem.

Republican state Sen. Joy Padgett says many flags carried in parades around Ohio are not made in the country they represent. Testifying before a Senate panel yesterday, Padgett said it was paramount that Ohio bar the sale of flags manufactured in China and other countries.

Is this really the most pressing issue of the day? Besides, I thought Republicans were all about keeping government out of peoples lives… and now they want to slap a $500 fine or 60 day jail sentence on retailers for selling […]

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Run Gasper Run!

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So I get an email from Karen Gasper not long ago. Karen is the Field Director for America Votes Ohio and a friend I first met while becoming more active in politics and later while launching Progress Ohio. She is a super talented person who I grew to really respect in the short time I got to know her.

Apparently Karen is running marathons now and she was contacting friends to help her with a cause. She’s running to benefit Jobila Trust and her focus was on their FGM (female genital mutilation) programs. I found her story of […]

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I can’t think of a better endorsement than Bruce Springsteen’s for a campaign trying to win over working class voters in the midwest…

Dear Friends and Fans:

Like most of you, I’ve been following the campaign and I have now seen and heard enough to know where I stand. Senator Obama, in my view, is head and shoulders above the rest.

He has the depth, the reflectiveness, and the resilience to be our next President. He speaks to the America I’ve envisioned in my music for the past 35 years, a generous nation with a citizenry willing to […]

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New LA Times/Bloomberg numbers show no “bitter” affect at all and actually show Obama strengthening in both PA and IN:

With three crucial Democratic primaries looming, Hillary Rodham Clinton may not be headed toward the blockbuster victories she needs to jump-start her presidential bid — even in Pennsylvania, the state that was supposed to be her ace in the hole, a new Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll has found.

PA – Clinton +5
IN – Obama +5
NC – Obama +13

Say goodnight, Alice.

In the end, the Wright bomb the Clinton’s tossed didn’t do what they […]

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