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The Kindle

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on June 3rd, 2008 4:39 am by HL

The Kindle
Kindle: Amazon's New Wireless Reading Device If you want to get a copy of Scott McClellan’s new White House memoir, What Happened, you’ll probably go to several bookstores only to find it’s sold out. If you want to order it from Amazon, you’ll be told it’s not shipping until June 21.

Or you can get it delivered in about a minute if you have a Kindle, the amazing new electronic reading device from Amazon.

That’s one of the main reasons I decided to test the Kindle. I also like the ability to get major newspapers and magazines delivered automatically every morning. And since it weighs just 10 ounces it’s very portable and gets you away from the computer. It’s also environmentally friendly.

If it works out, I’d like to make Political Wire available on the Kindle as well. I’ll keep you posted.


FDL on the Daily Show

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on June 3rd, 2008 4:38 am by HL

FDL on the Daily Show

Over a million hits later. The Daily Show gave credit. Thanks, guys. Unsurprisingly, Fox didn’t.

Over a million hits later. The Daily Show gave credit.

Unsurprisingly, Fox didn’t.


Obama Blog: Let’s Unify

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on June 3rd, 2008 4:37 am by HL

Obama Blog: Let’s Unify

NOTE: My original title to this post was “Obama blog “Let’s Unify, You Lying Idiots!” It was deemed inappropriate for this blog and thus was edited to the current title.

It took some chutzpah for this blogger to write this post:

We have to reunite our party in time to successfully take on John McCain. […] Hillary and her team have successfully changed the national mood, of Hillary’s supporters, at least, from one of disappointment that their candidate lost, to one of outright anger . . . Yeah, there’s been some sexism by irrelevant third parties, but I just don’t [care] . . .

(Emphasis supplied.) Ok, I pulled an Aravosis there, he did not say “care.” But then again, the blogger has never been married to the truth when it comes to Hillary. He is still at it today, falsely calling Hillary a liar. But oh btw, we have to unify. That blogger is just shameless and disrespectful of the truth. He is calling for unity? Please spare us your “calls for unity.” Some of us hear enough insults as it is.

Speaking for me only

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Witty

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on June 3rd, 2008 4:35 am by HL

Witty
Well, not really.

Cheney was at the Press Club to congratulate this year’s winners of the Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency. During a question-and-answer session toward the end of the luncheon, someone asked the vice president about his wife Lynne Cheney’s revelation on MSNBC last year that “Dick and Barack Obama are eighth cousins.”

The questioner jokingly asked the vice president if he and Obama were going to have a family reunion, to which Cheney replied he would “have no objections” though he said he doubted Obama would want one – “certainly not before November.”

Then came the offensive punch line. Cheney explained that during the course of researching his family lineage for Lynne’s memoir “Blue Skies, No Fences” last year, he learned there were Cheneys on both his father’s and his mother’s side of the family. There was a Richard Cheney on his mother’s side, the vice president said.

“So I had Cheneys on both sides of the family and we don’t even live in West Virginia,” Cheney quipped.

West Virginia politicians aren’t laughing at Cheney’s little joke, including his fellow Republican, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.).

What Was It All About?
I do admit I’ve long been a bit confused by why Hillary Clinton stayed in the race. To be clear, while I had a problem with directions the campaign went I had no issue with her simply remaining in the race. But I never really saw a good reason for it. Maybe there is one. Maybe we’ll find out what it was!


All Indicators Point to a Softening of America’s Harsh Marijuana Laws

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on June 3rd, 2008 4:34 am by HL

All Indicators Point to a Softening of America’s Harsh Marijuana Laws
With key medical marijuana ballot initiatives likely to pass, and a more pot-friendly majority in Congress, there is room for optimism.

Feuding in the House of Labor
The Service Employees International Union goes against the California Nurses Association and the dissidents within its ranks.


Obama Rolls Out Second Super-Del Of The Day

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on June 3rd, 2008 4:33 am by HL

Obama Rolls Out Second Super-Del Of The Day
It’s not even 9 A.M. in the morning after Hillary’s big Puerto Rico win, and the Obama campaign has just rolled out its second super-del of the day: Democratic State Party Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo. The key, again, is whether Obama…


Albaugh/Albi?

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on June 3rd, 2008 4:32 am by HL

Albaugh/Albi?
A number of you have written in to ask whether John Albaugh — the last DOJ catch in the Abramoff investigation — is related to Joe Allbaugh, Bush power-crony who turned FEMA over to Michael Brown. The names appear to…


Uganda shuns gays in anti-HIV drive

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on June 3rd, 2008 4:31 am by HL

Uganda shuns gays in anti-HIV drive
Uganda’s government said on Monday it would not focus any of its HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programmes on outlawed homosexuals because the east African country is short of funds. “Gays are one of the drivers of HIV in Uganda, but because of meagre resources we cannot direct our programmes at them at this time,” the chairman of the Uganda AIDS Commission, Kihumuro Apuuli, told reporters in the capital Kampala.


New film finds ‘disillusionment’ in Bush’s hometown of Crawford.

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on June 3rd, 2008 4:30 am by HL

New film finds ‘disillusionment’ in Bush’s hometown of Crawford.
Filmmaker David Modigliani’s new documentary “Crawford” takes a look at what happened to the small Texas community of 700 residents after George W. Bush bought a 1,600-acre ranch early in his presidential campaign in 1999. “I wanted to do a film indicting Bush for this political stagecraft, using this town as a prop,” Modigliani said. […]

sign.gifFilmmaker David Modigliani’s new documentary “Crawford” takes a look at what happened to the small Texas community of 700 residents after George W. Bush bought a 1,600-acre ranch early in his presidential campaign in 1999. “I wanted to do a film indicting Bush for this political stagecraft, using this town as a prop,” Modigliani said. “But I found something much more compelling, which was the people of Crawford: their stories, their journeys, their arcs. The film became about them”:

“Generally speaking, there was this excitement, enchantment and economic boon that came with his moving to town,” Mr. Modigliani said. “By the end of the film, there’s a sense of disillusionment, being tired of the attention and feeling like the novelty has worn off.”


McCain Urges Sanctions, Divestment to Press Iran

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on June 3rd, 2008 4:29 am by HL

McCain Urges Sanctions, Divestment to Press Iran
Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, called yesterday for broad sanctions against Iran and a South Africa-style worldwide divestment strategy aimed at pressuring Tehran to abandon efforts to acquire nuclear weapons and encourage its people’s democratic aspirations.