Saturday, February 23, 2008
Bill Maher's New Rules Returns
Friday, February 22, 2008
As many know by now, a female police officer escorting Hillary Clinton's entourage into Dallas died in the line of duty earlier this morning. Reports are conflicting as to how she was thrown off her motorcycle and landed 30 feet in the opposite road direction. But she performed bravely in the line of duty for our country. Here's Hillary Clinton's statement about the accident:
Clinton cut short one of her appearances in Fort Worth so she could visit the officer's family, said MSNBC.
"I just learned of the death of a Dallas police officer in a devastating accident that occurred as these motorcycle officers were leading our cars to this site. We are just heartsick over this loss of life and I have asked that my condolences be conveyed to the family. I will call them as soon as it is appropriate to do so. I have placed a call to the Chief of Police expressing my sympathy. This reminds us, once again, what our men and women in law enforcement do every single day and it is important that we respect and appreciate their service. I certainly am grateful for all they do for me and more importantly what they do for citizens in cities like Dallas and others across our country."
"I just want to express my deepest condolences to the family and to the Dallas police department on this tragic, tragic loss."
Thank you, law enforcement escort officers. There have been plenty who died in the line of duty, but tried to do their job amiably.
And thank you, Hillary Clinton.
Hillary Shined in this Moment
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Longhorn Boots for Obama
My sister broadcasted his possible interview on GMA on the e-mail with this message this morning:
Hey Everyone-My son, is working for the Obama Campaign in Austin, where the debates are going to be on tomorrow evening. He said the town is filled with all different types of media and he feels strongly for Obama, and has recently gotten involved to support him by being a precinct manager.He got interviewed byabout 6pm last night, and they asked him his views on Obama. He said that they also interviewed alot of other people around the campaign and so he wasnt sure whether he would get picked to go on TV.So we have no idea if he will be on there or not... But even if he didnt get on...It sure did make us grin today... lets all stay tuned--Sweet Sally
Texas May Work Out Better for Obama than Clinton
Ay-ya-ya. I just read this article (h/t Truthout).
"Unlike other states that allocate delegates by congressional districts, Texas distributes 126 of its delegates among its 31 state Senate districts using a formula based on Democratic voter turnout in the 2004 and 2006 general elections. The 31 districts contain from two to eight delegates. The March 4 primary vote in each Senate district will allocate that district's delegates.
The turnout formula has assigned more delegates to urban centers with a lot of young or black voters that tend to favor Obama and fewer delegates to poorer Hispanic areas expected to favor Clinton. Austin, which includes the University of Texas, gets eight; Houston gets seven and Dallas gets six."
My nephew is a UT student, and he's definitely in the Obama camp.
Don't forget: debate in Austin tonight at 7 pm. CNN is the host network. I predict Obama will come out looking better because CNN is more into theater than dealing with specific agendas.
The Ripoff Syndrome
Clinton has also been using JRE's words of late. In her speech in Youngstown this week, she talked about "a fighter and a champion for those who need a voice." She also talked about green collar jobs, a term first used by JRE as well and talked about using oil profits to be taxed and put back into creating green jobs. Guess who came up with that idea first?
I dunno. I'm not for plagarism, but I'm not certain that Obama is the worst offender of it either.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Everybody Wants You, Barack Obama
John Edwards Gets More Media Attention Now
Obama met with Edwards yesterday.
Here's the video clip.
Personally, I think Obama's camp leaked this out to the media.
Update: comments from Obama, which prove he is desperate for an endorsement.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
JRE is invited to speak along with Clinton and Obama. Fellow blogger Chris Bowers is also a speaker.
Thought it was nice of them to invite him. I'll keep BW readers tuned in as to what date he is speaking once when I hear it. I cannot go as I will be in Tennessee with my spouse and one of our good friends.
Here's last year's speech he gave on Global Warming.
(photo credit: Jim Watkins, the AJ)
Our 42nd President went to Lubbock, my hometown, and spoke at Lubbock High School. According to one report, Clinton wanted to see the HS of Buddy Holly.
Well, back in yesteryear when Bill was working on becoming governor of Arkansas, I did my student teaching at Lubbock High School and taught American history to juniors. Can't say the experience was all that great, but at least I did it.
Bill went to Amarillo too.
Yesterday was my momma's birthday. She would have appreciated meeting Bill Clinton, but she feels kind of crummy these days.
This proves that Hillary is about cattle and not just the hat. "That will be the day" would fit Obama if he were to venture into Bush's backyard.
Debate I'd Like to See This Week in Austin
So, I hope CNN will pick up some of these questions, and make them talk about them on Thursday.
Rather than repost it here, follow the link and read it there, and give We! your eyeballs.
(h/t to the Edwardians Meeting Group)