$19 million and 5 purchased votes shot down the best change that could have ever come to this country.
Max Baucus got $7,734,102, Blanche Lincoln received $4,190,592, Ken Conrad took in $3,287,891, Bill Nelson was given $2,414,895 and Tom Carper accepted $1,592,380 from health industry interests. [Source, Intershame.com, Bought by the Insurance Lobby]
These Senators clearly voted against the wishes of their constituents who 81% favor the public option. Is this another example of the Government of the Corporation? In CEO We Trust.
I am a huge advocate of telecommuting. I acknowledge that telecommuting is difficult as the employee has to be very self-disciplined and the management has to let micromanagement go and extend a huge amount of trust in the employee. I think the benefits far outweigh the negatives. Barack Obama sees the benefits to the family in encouraging telecommuting as stated in The White House’s Family Agenda.
Expand Flexible Work Arrangements: Barack Obama and Joe Biden will address this concern by creating a program to inform businesses about the benefits of flexible work schedules for productivity and establishing positive workplaces; helping businesses create flexible work opportunities; and increasing federal incentives for telecommuting. Obama and Biden will also make the federal government a model employer in terms of adopting flexible work schedules and permitting employees to petition to request flexible arrangements. [Source, WhiteHouse.gov,The Agenda-Family]
the Obama figure of $160 million that got repeated in the press included security costs associated with the massive event. But the Bush tab of $42 million left out those enormous costs [Source, Media Matters, The media myth about the cost of Obama’s inauguration]
Update: Appears to be a Dec 2007 picture by Jim Cole of the Associated Press.
In case you missed it, here’s Obama’s infomercial that played on 3 networks last week:
Newscoma said it all. fin.
Alright Youtube, I’m giving you another chance because this video is just plain funny and has a great end.
Its been eight long years since the boys said wassup to each other. Even with the effects of a down economy and imminent change in the White House, the boys are still able to come together and stay true to what really matters.
For reference, here is the original wassup commerical:
Not really but John McCain just scored some points in my book. Well handled John! Watching this video was like watching a character actor step out of character. I’m still voting for Obama but McCain showed some class.
"[Senator Obama] is a decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared about as President of the United States," he said, before adding: "If I didn’t think I would be one heck of a better president I wouldn’t be running." [Source, The Huffington Post, McCain Faces Backlash Over Rabid Crowds and Source, TalkingPointsMemo TV, McCain Tries to Tame Flames He Earlier Fanned (YouTube and Talking Points Memo site)]
At about 9:55pm I called Tom Brokaw the winner of the Presidential debate in Nashville.
#debate08 #nashdebate i predict tonight’s winner is Tom Brokaw. Mccain, i won’t see a dime of your 5k. Wear my shoes! You won’t like them. about 1 hour ago from txt
Anyone call it sooner?
Update: My other debate Tweets.
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I’m so lovin’ the 2008 election!
As I listened to Barack Obama claim the democratic nomination (and forced my children to listen), I heard Barack Obama speak positively of Hillary Clinton. And I heard him say that she would be on his cabinet in charge of health. His words were "And you can rest assured that when we finally win the battle for universal health care in this country, she will be central to that victory." I personally think that one sentence clearly says that she will not be the vice president. Obama is very well spoken! I look forward to seeing him as the president of the United States!
See also: Power Line, Obama commands respect, Binside TV, HILLARY CLINTON GIVES DELUSIONAL SPEECH AFTER BARACK OBAMA CLINCHES THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION VIDEO, and Binside TV, BARACK OBAMA CLINCHES DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION | BARACK OBAMA DEMOCRACTIC NOMINATION VICTORY SPEECH. As a side note, spell checkers really need to add "Barack" and "Obama" as correctly spelled words!