From the daily archives: Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Saw this one during dinner:

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“Better Off”:

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Energy Victory

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While I haven’t been posting as often on PB lately, I have managed to keep my reading up. And I just returned a terrific book to the library: Energy Victory by Robert Zubrin. If you aren’t familiar with the man, Zubrin is a remarkably intelligent fellow who is adept at finding the simplest solution to problems in front of us. He might be most well known for his “Mars Direct” plan, which leveraged his experience as a aerospace engineer working at NASA to come up with a cleverly simple plan that could have put us on Mars in the 12 […]

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Statement of Senator Barack Obama on Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones

CHICAGO, IL – Senator Barack Obama made the following statement regarding today’s news about Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones:

“Michelle and I are saddened to hear today’s news about Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones. She is a passionate and tireless advocate for the people of Cleveland and a devoted public servant for all Americans. We send our heartfelt prayers to Stephanie and her family at this very difficult time.”

Update: Second statement upon confirmation of the death of STJ

Sen. Obama on the Passing of Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones


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Rudy Giuliani was named the keynote speaker at the GOP Convention today.

Here’s a preview of his speech…

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Update 2: CNN reporting that she has NOT died. WTF? I’m seeing headlines change left and right. It must be a situation where she probably will not make it, but hasn’t officially passed away. Hopefully someone will get what really is happening soon.

Update: I’m hearing now that Tubbs Jones has passed away. Massive brain trauma and she was taken off life support this morning. Rumors of her demise appear to be true.

ht brewedfresh tweet, via PD:

CLEVELAND — Representatives for U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones are expected to update her condition around noon.

Her condition is […]

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It’s not just me saying it:

McCain’s campaign theme is that he puts the country first and Obama puts himself above his country. It’s understandable why this son and grandson of admirals–who has served his country in one way or another since he was 18-years-old, who has never been on a private payroll beyond that of his beer distributor father-in-law–would see himself as someone who puts “America first.” He has been a largely honorable public servant for 54 years, and it’s acceptable within the confines of sharp debate to portray his opponent as a self-regarding celebrity.

But when he […]

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Nader Says Obama to Pick Clinton

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I say Nader’s nuts:

Nader phoned into Politico Tuesday afternoon to offer his prediction that a surprise nod to Clinton is actually what Obama has in store—never mind the talk of mistrust between the Clintons and Obama.

I still say it’s Kaine, with a possible surprise in Sebelius. Still time to make your picks in the poll >>>

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More Time for Mary Jo

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If you are looking for reposted campaign press releases, then you’ve come to wrong place.

That doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot of good information coming out of the campaigns though. I get really good stuff almost every day- especially from the Kilroy camp – and I really wish I had the time to post about each one. Since I live in the 15th, I really feel like I should be writing more about that race in particular.

Not that Mary Jo really needs any help. She’s obviously the better candidate. She has great name recognition. And she’s way […]

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