From the daily archives: Tuesday, August 12, 2008

PB Late Night Quiz

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So go here and take the quiz. How many of the 100 most common words in the English language can you get in 5 minutes?

I got 42, but I swear I typed some it said I missed.

Report scores in comments.

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Exxon John!

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The background: Focus Action, the political arm of Focus on the Family published a video by director of digital media Stuart Shepard in which Stuart asked people to pray for it to rain on Obama’s acceptance speech at Mile High in Denver. You know it’s a bad sign when Focus members force them to pull the video. It was, afterall, kinda mean.

The setup: God bless Pandagon. And Pam Spaulding. Seriously. Such a kindred spirit in nuggets of absolute hilarity. Now what’s so funny about this latest one is this: During a conversation one night with my […]

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Great follow-up to my latest juxtapost:

While excitement is building for a Democratic Party convention capped by Barack Obama’s historic acceptance speech before a sold-out, 75,000-seat football stadium, the GOP convention the following week is shaping up to be a considerably more staid affair, marked by the conspicuous absence of many of the usual convention attendees.

Republicans aren’t exactly planning to avoid the convention in droves. But compared to past conventions, lawmakers, lobbyists and candidates aren’t beating a path to St. Paul either.

Of the 12 Republicans running in competitive Senate races–five of whom are incumbents–only three have […]

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Juxtapost: Campaign Meetings

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Joe Lieberman Go To Hell #3,217

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Go to hell Joe!

“In my opinion, the choice could not be more clear, between one candidate John McCain who’s had experience, been tested in war and tried in peace. Another candidate who has not,” Lieberman said to applause. “Between one candidate, John McCain who’s always put the country first, worked across party lines to get things done, and one candidate who has not.”

Right. Barack Obama has never signed a statement denouncing these United States. John McCain did. Which reminds me. It’s been 43 days now since I called on Senator McCain to release his military records. […]

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Jeff at ODB has a great post about today’s conference call outlining the Obama strategy in Ohio. I spent some time in the Delaware office (yes, a Democratic HQ right in dowtown and now an Obama HQ right across the street) this past week. Talking with Libby Meier, who is one of two heading up Delaware County, it is clear there is a new and different strategy on the ground in Ohio. Instead of trying to manage by precinct, the campaign is organizing into neighborhoods with teams of people working together to handle the 4-5 precincts in that area. […]

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Bob Ney to be Released

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The favorite son of the Ohio wingnut blogosphere is about to be sprung:

CINCINNATI (AP) — A prison Web site says former Ohio congressman Bob Ney is scheduled for release from a halfway house after serving his time in connection with a corruption scandal.

I hear Matt Dole is throwing a party at Club 185 in honor of his release.

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The latest John McCain ad claims Barack Obama wants to raise taxes and increase government spending- the result of which will be fewer jobs.

Putting aside the fact that the spending and the taxing facts are overly simplified- and Obama’s plan would actually result in a tax cut for most Americans – McCain’s formula just doesn’t make any sense…

Higher Taxes
+ More Government Spending
Fewer Jobs???

The federal government is the largest employer in the US with 2.7 million employees. The average salary of a federal government employee is over $67K per year.

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Not surprising, given that their entire business preys on the poor, but this is sick (and illegal):

COLUMBUS – Petition circulators for the national payday lending lobby illegally paid homeless men to sign referendum petitions for its campaign to undermine Ohio’s new payday reform law and have routinely misled voters by insisting that the referendum would lower interest rates – not raise them.

Voters from around Ohio took part in a Tuesday news conference to expose the illegal payments and the false information being used by the petition circulators.

Two residents of a Butler County homeless shelter, CHOSEN, joined the […]

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For the past month my posting has been pretty limited. Not that anyone has really noticed or cared.

Still, I do have a really great excuse… my new twin daughters!

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