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Archive for May 4th, 2008

Late Late Nite FDL: The Avett Brothers

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on May 4th, 2008 4:39 am by HL

Late Late Nite FDL: The Avett Brothers
The Avett Brothers sing “For Today”

The Avett Brothers – For Today

What’s on your mind tonight?


For Expectations, Zogby Should Be the Clinton’s Choice

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on May 4th, 2008 4:38 am by HL

For Expectations, Zogby Should Be the Clinton’s Choice

John Zogby, after successfully jiggering his PA poll from an Obama lead to a Hillary 10 point advantage in the last three days before the Pennsylvania primary, has regained some Media cred. He is clearly a charlatan imo. But charlatans have political uses. For example, his latest polls have Obama up 9 in North Carolina (yesterday Obama was up 16 in the Zogby poll, which would NORMALLY mean Obama is cratering, but this is Zogby) and Obama up 1 in Indiana (up 1 from yesterday).

This presents an opportunity for the Clinton campaign in terms of the expectations game. Zogby tells a story of a huge Clinton rally in North Carolina from a 16 point deficit five days out. Zogby tells a story of an Indiana race as tight as a tick. I think you can mark it up now, Obama wins NC by 8-10 points. Clinton wins Indiana by 6-10 points. But in terms of expectations, Zogby gives the Clinton camp a lot to work with.

By Big Tent Democrat


Guam

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on May 4th, 2008 4:37 am by HL

Guam
Obama wins. Just.

Deep Thought
I wonder where I should go for my gas tax holiday.


Why We Need to Rise up Against Industrial Agriculture (Again)

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on May 4th, 2008 4:36 am by HL

Why We Need to Rise up Against Industrial Agriculture (Again)
Much of our food supply is based on entrepreneurial gambling that relies on chemical pesticides and fertilizers to make huge profits.


Saturday Super-Delegate Roundup

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on May 4th, 2008 4:35 am by HL

Saturday Super-Delegate Roundup
It’s only mid-afternoon on a Saturday, but four super-delegates endorsements have already come out: • In New Mexico, where Hillary Clinton very narrowly won the party-run primary on Super Tuesday, state party chair Brian Colón has endorsed Barack Obama. •…


A Marshmallow in Every Pot

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on May 4th, 2008 4:33 am by HL

A Marshmallow in Every Pot
Given how much money they’re pouring into ads on it I’m thinking that the Clinton campaign must be seeing this gas tax holiday thing helping them a lot in Indiana — even though virtually everybody agrees it’s a bad idea…


The LiberalOasis Radio Show: IN & NC Edition

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on May 4th, 2008 4:32 am by HL

The LiberalOasis Radio Show: IN & NC Edition

Today at 10 AM ET, The LiberalOasis Radio Show was broadcast on WHMP-AM in Western MA. My special guests were Thomas Cook of Blue Indiana and Dr. Errington Thompson of Asheville’s 880 AM and Where’s The Outrage. Each gave a preview for their respective upcoming primaries in Indiana and North Carolina this Tuesday.

The audio podcast for the show is here: (iTunes / XML feed / MP3). As we have two phone interviews, there is no videocast this week.

Mentioned on the broadcast:

The first two competing ads on the gas tax are on LiberalOasis here.

Two more have gone up since. They are below.

Obama’s “Pennies”

Clinton’s “Gas Tax”


Buffett to investors: Think small

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on May 4th, 2008 4:31 am by HL

Buffett to investors: Think small
OMAHA (CNNMoney.com) — In the Q&A session Saturday morning at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting, CEO Warren Buffett and vice chairman Charlie Munger repeatedly warned investors to lower their expectations. When a shareholder asked whether Buffett’s recent purchases of publicly traded stocks were likely to generate returns greater than 7% to 10% over time, Buffett promptly said no…

Sharpton: ‘pray-in’ to protest NYPD killing
NEW YORK – Demonstrators plan to pray on their knees and be arrested for civil disobedience to protest the acquittals of three police officers in the death of an unarmed man shot on his wedding day, the Rev. Al Sharpton said Saturday…


Cheney: History will say Bush made America ?safer? and ?more hopeful.?

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on May 4th, 2008 4:30 am by HL

Cheney: History will say Bush made America ?safer? and ?more hopeful.?
Speaking in front of more than 400 people Friday night during a sold-out reception at a hotel in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dick Cheney said that history will be very favorable to the Bush presidency: “When the history is written, it will be said this is a safer country and more hopeful world because George Bush was […]

cheney.jpgSpeaking in front of more than 400 people Friday night during a sold-out reception at a hotel in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dick Cheney said that history will be very favorable to the Bush presidency:

“When the history is written, it will be said this is a safer country and more hopeful world because George Bush was president,” Cheney said.


U.S. Seeks Contractors To Train Iraqi Military

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on May 4th, 2008 4:29 am by HL

U.S. Seeks Contractors To Train Iraqi Military
U.S. commanders in Iraq are for the first time seeking private contractors to form part of the small military teams that train and live with Iraqi military units across the country, according to a notice for prospective bidders published last week.

As Farm Bill Nears Vote, Bush Presses for Fewer Subsidies
President Bush’s decision in 2002 to sign a farm bill loaded with billions of dollars of new agricultural subsidies triggered considerable criticism from GOP conservatives true to the party’s anti-spending philosophy.