From the daily archives: Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Mos Def & Ludacris.

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Ben Smith reports that…

Hillary Clinton compared her effort to seat Florida and Michigan delegates to epic American struggles, including those to free the slaves and win the right to vote for blacks and women.

The Democratic National Committee rules are the same as Jim Crow Laws? Howard Dean is like Jefferson Davis? The DNC is no better than the racist, sexist politicians of times past who tried to keep blacks and woman ‘in their place’?

She’s in for an epic struggle all right- trying to explain THAT one.

Bonus video:

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Talk about Astroturfing…

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McCain’s campaign is actively urging supporters to post on liberal blogs spreading official campaign talking points. No, seriously. You even get some kind of reward for doing so.

Select from the numerous web, blog and news sites listed here, go there, and make your opinions supporting John McCain known. Once you’ve commented on a post, video or news story, report the details of your comment by clicking the button below. After your comments are verified, you will be awarded points through the McCain Online Action Center.

There’s a link to DailyKos right there that page.


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Great piece in the Chicago Tribune highlighting much of what I’ve been saying about what Hillary must do. The question is will she become a loser the likes of Kerry or Kennedy? The difference will determine the nature of her future political power and it is surely something that is currently being calculated.

Clinton’s options, other than winning the nomination, are many. She may gain more leverage from losing than most any other failed presidential candidate.

The only way for her to accomplish this would be to campaign vigorously for Obama and get the sour grapes crowd to […]

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In late December Governor Strickland said the Democratic caucus process was “hugely undemocratic” because it “excludes so many people.”

With the Iowa caucuses only days away, the Clinton campaign immediately responded saying that Hillary and Strickland “strongly disagree” on the issue of caucus voting and that “the process must be protected.”

That was then.

Today in an interview on Cleveland radio she said: “We’ve got to change the way we nominate presidents for a lot of reasons. I personally believe these caucuses are terribly unrepresentative.”


A few months ago, when she had all the money and the […]

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State Sen. Tom Roberts is unveiling the details of his proposed Ohio Medical Compassion Act today.

According to Roberts “Our laws should reflect the latest in medical research, which has shown that medical cannabis has a variety of benefits for treating pain, nausea and other symptoms related to a wide range of disease.”

According to the press release 12 other states have already “decriminalized penalties for the medicinal use of cannabis: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawai, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Vermont, Rhode Island and Washington.”

It seems unlikely that Ohio will join these states in their sensible approach […]

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Clinton’s core: Appalachia

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While Clinton won Kentucky, as expected, last night, a general pattern has been coming to the forefront showing that the spine of Clinton’s support runs right down the west side of the Appalachian Mountains. DHinMI at DailyKos has produced a few charts showing the level of support on a county-by-county basis over the entire country at 50%, 60%, and 70% levels. While these don’t include Kentucky, Kentucky follows the same trend. Here is the 70% chart – it’s pretty stark.

The lower thresholds still show the same major story; Clinton is strong in Appalachia, and not anywhere […]

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Presidential Logos

On May 21, 2008 By

Just ran across this site that contains pictures of presidential logos from 1960 to 2008.

It’s interesting to see how the designs have, and haven’t changed over the years.

Here are some of the winners…

Best Use of Face:

Worst Use of Face:

Most Obvious:

Least Obvious:

Biggest Lie:

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Tuesday’s campaign finance reports show that Obama has the most money in the bank while Clinton is about $20 Million in debt.

Here are the numbers:

Barack Obama: $46.5 million

John McCain: $21.7 million

Ron Paul : $4.71 Million

Hillary Clinton: -$20 Million

(ht dave)

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Since the last time we checked, Barack Obama’s shares on InTrade are up to 93.3 from 89.8.

Clinton is down to about 6.5.

Traders predicting McCain will win the general election has gone up slightly, but is still below 40.

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Bill Todd, long-time dirtbag Republican lawyer and recent, failed Columbus Mayoral Candidate, filed a federal lawsuit yesterday on behalf of Ohio Right to Life.

The anti-abortion group wants to run so-called “issue ads” that mention specific candidates’ names all the way up until the November election.

Current state law forbids such ads from running 30 days prior to the election.

According to the AP, Ohio Right to Life wants to run radio and tv ads on “the issue” of the State Senate’s proposed ban on human cloning- and in those ads wants to mention the names of Ohio Republican […]

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