From the daily archives: Thursday, May 1, 2008

Ted Signs the Energy Bill

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After months of fighting to get a reasonable energy bill through the house, Governor Ted Strickland finally got his chance to sign SB 221 today- keeping big energy companies from raising our rates by up to 80% and committing the state to investing in renewable energy sources.

(ht to bsb)

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Today’s McCain visit to Cleveland was a valet-parking-only, Ohio-GOP-who’s-who event.

And Tim was there to capture (and wonderfully edit) video of the event.

Bennett. DeWine. Boots. Pearls.

If you watch only one YouTube video this week, make sure it’s this one

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Worst. President. Ever.

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Thanks GOP! Thanks wingnut bloggers! Really appreciate you achieving this great political accomplishment.

WASHINGTON DC (CNN) — A new poll suggests that President Bush is the most unpopular president in modern American history.

A CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll shows 71 percent disapprove of President Bush’s job performance.

A CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Thursday indicates that 71 percent of the American public disapprove of how Bush is handling his job as president.

“No president has ever had a higher disapproval rating in any CNN or Gallup Poll; in fact, this is the first time that any president’s disapproval […]

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Obama Videos Most Watched

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In addition to have the most delegates, winning the most states, etc. etc. Neilsen Online reports that Barack Obama’s Web site also had the most unique viewers of video content in March.

Web Site Unique
Viewers (000) Total Video
Streams (000) Time Spent
per Viewer Barack Obama 518 828 16 min Hillary For President 351 551 4.8 min 38 66 1.5 min

Also kind of interesting is that viewers seem to be loyal to a specific candidate’s site:

Only one percent of viewers watched video content on both Barack Obama’s and Hillary Clinton’s Web sites […]

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Wow. Just got this emailed me by Jill:

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. – Florida authorities confirmed that Deborah Jeane Palfrey, convicted of running a high-end prostitution ring in Washington, is dead in a suspected suicide, NBC News reported.

Damn. This will be sure to stir up some conspiracy theories.

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Happy Anniversary

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5 long, grueling years.

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Zack Space on “Courage”

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Caught this in a WaPo article about how Obama has tied Hilary among Congressional supers:

Rep. Zack Space (D-Ohio), who remains neutral, marveled that Hill — who lost his seat in 2004 to Republican Michael E. Sodrel, won it back in 2006 and is likely to face a rematch with Sodrel in November — came out for Obama. But he said he was even more amazed by Tuesday’s endorsement of Obama by Rep. Ben Chandler (D-Ky.), whose district is likely to vote overwhelmingly for Clinton in the Kentucky Democratic primary May 20.

“That’s courageous,” he said.

Yeah, Zack. Courageous. Unlike […]

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They are shocked! Horrified! They feel bamboozled. Run amok! Led astray! The unimaginable cruelty of an unfair attack ad on their candidate!

Got an email from Erick Erickson (which strikes me as a redundant name) at In it, he tries to make money off of a MoveOn ad about John McCain. This ad in fact:

After weeks of wingnuts running the Jeremiah Wright clip on a constant loop, NOW they want context. They want nuance of phraseology. They want people to understand the totality of statements made by someone in a political ad. They want to […]

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Booster Seats? Really?

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After her recent success infringing on women’s reproductive rights with her crappy, anti-choice ultrasound bill Rep. Shannon Jones (R-67) has taken up a new cause: making sure parents have to buy more expensive – and really ugly – crap for their cars.

Jones’s HB 320, which just passed the House, will make booster seat use mandatory for all children age 4 to 8 or shorter than 4 feet 9 inches.

Whatever happened to all of the Republicans who want a smaller government that stays out of people’s lives?

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Nice to see Joe Andrew step up:

WASHINGTON – A leader of the Democratic Party under Bill Clinton has switched his allegiance to Barack Obama and is encouraging fellow Democrats to “heal the rift in our party” and unite behind the Illinois senator.

Joe Andrew, who was Democratic National Committee chairman from 1999-2001, planned a news conference Thursday in his hometown of Indianapolis to urge other Hoosiers to support Obama in Tuesday’s primary, perhaps the most important contest left in the White House race. He also has written a lengthy letter explaining his decision that he plans to send […]

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CNN’s American Morning folks did a little survey this morning asking viewers “Whose gas tax plan do you support?”

So far Obama’s “no gas holiday” has received 82% of the votes.

Sorry Hillary. I guess American’s aren’t as stupid as you expected.

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