From the monthly archives: January 2009

Obama Putting Brakes On Gitmo

On January 21, 2009 By

Hell yeah:

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Jan. 20 — In one of its first actions, the Obama administration instructed military prosecutors late Tuesday to seek a 120-day halt of legal proceedings involving detainees at the Guantanamo Bay naval base — a clear break with the approach of the outgoing Bush administration.

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Very awkward moment caused by a supposed “Strict Constitutionalist”:

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With a $7 Billion budget deficit looming over Ohio, Governor Strickland proved last night that he willing to do whatever it takes to save taxpayer dollars.

While other politicians were living it up in swank DC hotels, Ted Strickland was sleeping on the floor of Ohio’s Washington, D.C. office.

He even washed his hair in the sink.

Not THAT is commitment.

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The White House Blog?

On January 20, 2009 By

In case there was any doubt whatever that we were entering a new era:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/

Email updates appear to be jammed at the moment though:

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Bush is out, and Barack Obama is now our President. It’ll be nice to have grown-ups in charge of government again. Time to get to work.

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We Are Witness

On January 20, 2009 By

As a child I was always extremely intrigued and slightly jealous of those who grew up in the 60s. Those who got to say they were there when the struggle for civil rights was being fought for. Those who witnessed the immense changes that were happening in our country. I always wished I could have said I was there. I daydreamed about what I would do in those times.

I always wondered what it was like to be in any watershed moment of our country.

Today, we are witness to one of those events.

It arrives on the […]

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I was completing my annual Department of Defense Information Assurance Awareness training this morning – required for access to DoD computing resources – and in the segment about phishing, they were mentioning that one of the goals of phishing was identity theft. They showed a California drivers license for a “John Doe” with a blurry photo on it… of Tom Delay’s mugshot.

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Are 18% of Republicans Racists?

On January 19, 2009 By

A new Rasmussen poll finds that 18% of Republicans have an unfavorable opinion of Martin Luther King.

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A Dream

On January 19, 2009 By

Going to make lunch and watch the entire MLK speech with the girls at noon. Absolute must watch. Reminds us of the struggle and our ability to overcome. Tomorrow will be the realization of one part of the dream, but we must remain ever vigilant in our quest for a more perfect union.

A Dream:

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I think Jennifer Brunner would make a great Senator. And if she has a real interest in being in the US Senate, then 2010 is probably the only chance she is going to get for a very, very long time.

On the flip side, everyone understands that it’s vital for the Dems to have a majority on the Apportionment Board – so maintaining control of the Secretary of State’s office must be a priority going into 2010. Obviously our best chance to do that is with Brunner running for reelection and not running for Senate.

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Light Rail in Columbus

On January 15, 2009 By

There has been some noise lately about Mayor Coleman pushing for funds from Obama’s economic development program to finally get some light rail built in Central Ohio. The Other Paper has a nice article about it today. One thing that stuck out to me:

Columbus continues to be the largest city in the country without a rail system.

That’s something that needs to be rectified if we wish to continue to grow, especially in a world that by necessity is increasingly green. I just hope I’ll see the day that a feasible mass transit rail system exists that I […]

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