Thursday, May 15, 2008

BREVITAS

Kinky Friedman describes Rev Wright's speech as "another instance of black on black crime."

Lots of talk of whites not voting for Obama, but the latest Zogby poll says antipathy towards all three candidates is pretty even. Asked which candidate they would never vote for, 49% said Clinton, 44% said Obama and 42% said McCain. One of Obama's really dangers is that the media will make more of ethnic differences that they deserve and help to propel them much as it did with the Rev. Wright business.

HOW MUCH PUBLIC OFFICE HAS ENRICHED THE CANDIDATES

  • HILLARY CLINTON: $6 million a year
  • JOHN MCCAIN: $2.5 million a year
  • BARACK OBAMA: $250,000 a year

WHY POLITICIANS LIKE OBAMA ARE SCARED TO TALK ABOUT ISRAEL

National membership in the ACLU has doubled since Bush took office in 2001 - an extraordinary spurt of growth for the 88-year-old institution. . . The ACLU counted about 250,000 members in the final year of Bill Clinton's presidency. Today, the organization has about 500,000 card-carriers, 2,500 of them in Utah. Fundraising has increased in kind. According the IRS, the nonprofit had about $44 million in annual revenues in the 2000 fiscal year. In the fiscal year ending in March of 2007, it collected more than $80 million. Salt Lake City Tribune

EarthLink will soon shut down Philadelphia's municipal WiFi for good. EarthLink claims it was going transfer the network to the city of Philadelphia for free (as well as donate the WiFi equipment), but blames the conclusion of this months-long drama on the city's inability to get its act together. Current customers will have 30 days to transition to something else, and the plug will officially be pulled on Thursday, June 12. . . EarthLink's decision to jump ship on Philadelphia goes back to last year, when the ISP decided there was no money to be made in municipal WiFi. This, of course, came after the company had already begun to help a number of cities launch municipal WiFi networks (including Philadelphia). In February, EarthLink hung a "for sale" sign on its WiFi business after announcing major losses as a result of the municipal WiFi projects. - Arstechnica

U.S. home foreclosure filings in April edged up from March and were a whopping 65 percent higher than a year earlier, real estate data firm RealtyTrac said. - Reuters

FURTHERMORE. . .

Now that Obama appears to have locked up the nomination, we can move on to other issues like this one posed by Wonkette: "Why won't Bob Barr denounce his unpatriotic phenotype?"

GALLERY: PORTIONS THEN & NOW

Rules of thumb - The age of your youngest child in months is the duration of uninterrupted dinner conversation in seconds.

More TV hosts seen in meltdown

2 Comments:

At May 15, 2008 4:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Asked which candidate they would never vote for, 49% said Clinton, 44% said Obama and 423% said McCain."

Wow, McCain's even less popular than I thought! (emphasis mine)

 
At May 15, 2008 6:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Rev spoke the truth.
Barry's denial is what disturbs me.
His refusal to acknowledge an obvious truth disturbs me.
His betrayal of a close confidant who spoke the truth bothers me even more.
There is a karmic balance in the universe.
That's Rev. Wright's message.
Chickens have come home to roost.
World Trade Center, PENTAGON...?
Could it be any clearer?
2001 was not an attack on America, but instead, the values as exemplified by the WTC and Pentagon.

 

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