From the daily archives: Thursday, May 15, 2008

LOL! This is great:

“He’s an appeaser Chris! Stop asking me hard questions and let me parrot my talking points! Shit!”

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As usual, California leads the way on issues of civil rights.

California’s top court has ruled that a state law banning marriage between same-sex couples is unconstitutional.

The state’s Supreme Court said the “right to form a family relationship” applied to all Californians regardless of sexuality.

Hey Ohio- you want the rest of the country/world to stop thinking we’re a bunch of backwards-thinking hicks? Then we should follow California on this one.

Update:

Here’s the ruling…

California Court Overturns Gay Marriage Ban – Get more documents

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Bush Cries For Himself

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During “an emotional Academy Awards-style celebration” of the 60th birthday of Israel, George Bush is seen crying after Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert praises him.

Dan Froomkin, in a piece on washingtonpost.com, has an interesting take on Bush’s latest moment of tears:

Bush has cried many times during his presidency — when he’s met with the families of dead soldiers, after 9/11, at disaster scenes. But this was different. In this case, it seems his tears were for himself.

His theory: George Bush, despite his outward appearance of confidence, is actually really sad inside because most Americans think he’s […]

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Steelworkers Endorse Obama

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It looks like the Edwards endorsement is actually doing Obama some good.

Today he picked up the endorsement of the United Steelworkers of America…

When the presidential primary contests began last year, our Union felt strongly that because of Senator John Edwards’s deep commitment to working people and because of our shared beliefs, he deserved our strong endorsement. His belief that unfair trade policies must be changed, his commitment to pass the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) to restore workers’ rights to freely choose workplace representation, and his proposal for universal health care were widely shared by our […]

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Discussing the Edwards endorsement of Obama last night, Buchanan managed to leave both Andrea Mitchell and Chris Matthews sputtering for words. It’s a long clip, but interesting.

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From the LA Times

In a speech he’s about to give shortly at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Ohio, Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, will for the first time talk about a specific date for when he envisions direct American military involvement to be over in Iraq.

It’s January, 2013. By then, he says, American combat involvement will be over and most U.S. troops back home.

Way to go, John. Way to embolden the enemy.

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Gallup: Economy Still Sucks

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The latest Gallup numbers show Americans still think the economy blows…

Thanks Mr. Bush!

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