From the daily archives: Monday, April 21, 2008

Absurdly dope.

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Don’t miss Barack Obama’s third appearance on the Daily Show tonight.

Hotline makes it sound like it should be good.

UPDATE:

Here’s the video…

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My New Favorite Church

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From WTOL in Toledo…

At its inaugural service, a new church in western Ohio offered a sermon and prayer – along with a mechanical bull-riding contest and beer on tap.

The Country Rock Church drew about 100 people to Sunday night’s first meeting at the Pub Lounge in Sidney, 35 miles north of Dayton.

The barroom church is an offshoot of Sidney United First Methodist Church, whose head pastor says he’s been looking for creative ways to reach people in unconventional places. Rev. Chris Heckaman says people really seemed to enjoy themselves during Sunday’s hourlong service, so he […]

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…no, not really. Silly. But if they did you might be able to get the T shirt:

Kind of cool I guess, but kind of dumb just the same. Only some headlines have little T shirt icons next to them and you can’t make up your own headlines and order Tees. THAT would be sweet.

You can, of course, change the URL parameters to make your own like I did above – but don’t try ordering. It will crap out. Missed an opportunity there CNN! Stupid lawyers I imagine nixed that idea. šŸ˜‰

Maybe I […]

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Just saw this anti-McCain ad from Friends of the Earth Action

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One Step Closer to Keno

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I just heard that the Keno proposal has cleared the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR)!

Now the proposal goes to the Controlling Board to get permission to buy the equipment.

We should be playing Keno by early summer as long as Amstutz and Adams don’t get their stupid anti-keno bill amended to something the Governor can’t veto.

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If you live in Ohio then your electricity rates are going to go up next year.

Everyone seems to agree on that.

But if House Speaker Jon Husted gets his way – then those rates are going to go up A LOT. Possibly 70% higher!

To be fair – Husted did, at one point, seem willing to compromise with Governor Strickland on the energy bill that is still stuck in the house.

That is until the big energy companies – AEP in particular – made it clear that they were not happy and demanded the bill be changed.

And […]

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In case you missed this, it was in the NY Times yesterday. It’s a good read.

In the summer of 2005, the Bush administration confronted a fresh wave of criticism over GuantĆ”namo Bay. The detention center had just been branded ā€œthe gulag of our timesā€ by Amnesty International, there were new allegations of abuse from United Nations human rights experts and calls were mounting for its closure.

The administrationā€™s communications experts responded swiftly. Early one Friday morning, they put a group of retired military officers on one of the jets normally used by Vice President Dick Cheney and flew […]

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