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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Nico Pitney: Palin Laughs As Opponent Is Called B****

Sarah Palin demonstrates lack of judgment and immaturity during a radio show by cackling at cruel attacks on one of her political opponents earlier this year.

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Women Get Massages with 'Happy Endings' Too

'Massage parlours' and even barbers have long offered men sexual stimulation. Now, word is, women are after the extras.

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Not All Evangelical Conservatives are Thrilled with Palin

Wrote Voddie Baucham, for example: "She put her child at risk, not for an official, necessary, or emergency duty as the Governor of Alaska, but because she simply `was not going to miss out on that speech.' A speech!"

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Palin's truthfulness in question



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The VP Choice that Lost the Presidency for McCain

She has NO national experience. She has never been under the intense scrutiny of a national campaign. She is under investigation for some incident in Alaska that is messy and personal. She has no international experience. Her experience governing is in a very small state, famous for its "Bridge to Nowhere" kind of political graft...

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Scholars question Palin credentials

Presidential scholars say she appears to be the least experienced, least credentialed person to join a major-party ticket in the modern era.

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Palin dissed veep job

"What is it exactly that the V.P. does every day?" the Alaskan governor asked.

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Editor's note: If Ms. Palin is used to being productive everyday, then she knows what most working moms figure out eventually: you have two jobs, mom and governor. Even if the VP was a do-nothing job, it would give you more time to spend with your lovely children--they don't stay young forever so enjoy them while they have time for you.

Van Jones: Palin: You're no Hillary Clinton

Another said, "McCain picked a fan, not an equal partner. She has no international experience. She was just fawning all over him. No independence. Given McCain's temper, Sarah Palin probably won't challenge John McCain on any substantive issues."

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Zimbabwe Doctors' Advice: Don't Get Sick

The advice of doctors to Zimbabweans is, don't get sick. If you do, don't count on hospitals - they're short of drugs and functioning equipment. As the economy collapses, the laboratory at a main 1,000-bed hospital has virtually shut down. X-ray materials, injectable antibiotics and anticonvulsants have run out.

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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Obama ad on Palin avoids criticism, her name

Since Sen. Barack Obama distanced himself from his campaign's first tough reaction to presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, his team seems to be figuring out the best way to direct its fire.

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That's no doll -- it's a baby! :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES ::

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A 6-year-old girl playing hide-and-seek with her grandmother found a newborn baby girl abandoned in a vacant lot next to her home.

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Yeah, and in the real world...we have sex for all the right reasons

(The Frisky) -- As I'm sure you're well aware, there are many good reasons to have sex. In fact, sometimes you don't need any reason at all -- other than, say, loving your partner.
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Iraq signs oil deal

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Iraq has signed its first major oil deal with a foreign company since the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime, a spokesman for the Iraqi Oil Ministry said Saturday.
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Don't let flies in--close the door

(CNN) -- Flies always appear to be a step ahead of the swatter. And now scientists believe they know why.
New research shows flies rapidly calculate an escape route once they spot a swatter.
According to new research published in the journal Current Biology, flies have a quick-fire intelligence and are good at planning ahead.
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Protesters arrested

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (CNN) -- Police raided a rental hall used by a group organizing protests at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Friday.
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Friday, August 29, 2008

Smithsonian to slash executives' pay

At least 17 Smithsonian Institution executives with six-figure salaries will see pay cuts, many in the tens of thousands of dollars, under reforms adopted by the museum complex.

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Well, when your own family won't vote for you...

Cindy McCain's half sister is planning on voting for Barack Obama, she tells Usmagazine.com.
"I'm not voting for McCain," Kathleen Hensley Portalski tells Us. "I have a different political standpoint."
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U.S. Balance of power hangs in balance

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is raising the stakes in a court fight that could change the balance of power between the White House and Congress.
Justice Department lawyers said Wednesday that they will soon ask a federal appeals court not to force the president's top advisers to comply with congressional subpoenas next month.
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Georgia severs diplomatic ties

TBILISI, Georgia - Georgia severed diplomatic ties with Moscow on Friday to protest the presence of Russian troops on its territory. Russia said the move would only make things worse.
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British economic downturn "profound"

LONDON (AFP) - Britain is facing "arguably the worst" economic downturn in 60 years and it will be "more profound and long-lasting" than people had expected warned Alistair Darling, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Putin accuses U.S. of orchestrating Georgian war

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has accused the United States of orchestrating the conflict in Georgia to benefit one of its presidential election candidates. Guess which one?!?

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The New White House Pup

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Now that Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama has chosen his running mate, it's time for him to concentrate on another important selection: family dog. The American Kennel Club(R) (AKC) announced today that the public has elected a Poodle as their breed of choice for the Obama family.

The AKC launched its poll to find a breed for Obama presidentialpup.com after reports that -- win or lose -- the Obamas promised their two daughters a dog after the presidential election.

More than 42,000 people cast their vote over the seven-week campaign. The Poodle clinched the nomination after the breed battled it out with the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier in a race almost as tight as Clinton and Obama's run for the Democratic nomination for president. The Poodle won by a (dog) hair, with just a few hundred votes separating the top two contenders.

The Miniature Schnauzer, Bichon Frise, and Chinese Crested were also nominated, due to the distinct characteristics that make them uniquely suited for the Obama family. Every family is unique, but for the Obamas who have a daughter with allergies, a hypoallergenic breed with a very consistent and predictable coat is crucial.

"Most of our Presidents kept purebreds in the White House," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "When times get tough -- during a bad economy or when presidential pressures are at their peak -- these dogs serve as devoted and non-judgmental companions that bring joy and relaxation to our first families."

If the Obamas follow America's advice and choose a Poodle, the AKC will assist them in responsibly acquiring a puppy or adult rescue dog. The AKC's puppy-buyer resource page at puppybuyerinfo.com offers links to responsible breeders who are members of AKC clubs as well as to affiliated breed rescue-groups that have dogs for adoption.

School takeovers a possibility: Gov. Daniels

Though it has never happened in Indiana, Gov. Mitch Daniels said he has staff members examining exactly how the state would take over day-to-day operations of low-performing school districts should the need arise.Daniels' comments came this week during a meeting with The Times' editorial board while discussing Gary School City.

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John Kerry's 2008 DNC Remarks

John Kerry Wednesday night, used real words, real thoughts to convey a real message: Vote for Barack Obama, he is ready to be president."I was proud to stand with you then, and I am proud to stand with you now, to help elect Barack Obama as President of the United States," he told the audience.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Bloggers play key role at Denver convention

The age of mom-and-pop pundit shops has arrived at the Democratic convention.Bloggers are there by the hundreds, getting better seats and more respect than they ever have in their rather short history

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Barack Obama makes history

DENVER, Colorado (CNN) -- Democrats Wednesday officially nominated Barack Obama to be their candidate for president, making him the first African-American to lead a major party ticket.

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Clinton urges support for Obama, but Bill is "pouty"

"Bill is playing a very dangerous game," says Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia. "We have seen this Bill Clinton before. He can be very petty, snarky and pouty, and that's exactly what this is."

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Clinton says election isn't about her--it's all about Barack (AP)

With all eyes on Hillary Clinton at the DNC, she throws her total support behind Barack Obama--in spite of the nagging, lagging, hateful thoughts and words of hard core naysayers. She told them to get a therapist.

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Obama Dismisses Worries About Clinton Fallout

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Senator Barack Obama on Monday dismissed concern that any quarreling or hard feelings directed toward him by supporters of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton would damage the Democratic ticket in the fall campaign...

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ICE: Nearly 600 detained in Mississippi plant raid

Some of the workers clapped as the largest single-workplace immigration raid in U.S. history was carried out.It has caused panic among Hispanic families a small southern Mississippi town, where federal agents rounded up nearly 600 plant workers suspected of being in the country illegally.

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Accused racist plotters in custody

A man at the centre of a suspected assassination plot against Senator Barack Obama has said that the presidential candidate "ought to be shot" because of his colour.

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Legendary rap lyricist, Dr Dre, finds son dead

The son of legendary rap producer Dr Dre has been found dead at his home in Woodland Hills on Saturday morning.Andre Young Jr., 20, was unresponsive when his mother went to check on him around 10 A.M., calling 911 to alert paramedics.

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Ebony/Jet on Michelle Obama, DNC speech

Bangkok becomes dangerous

Sunday, August 24, 2008

A Protein Identified That Promotes The Burning Of Body Fat

Scientists have found a protein that can promote the burning of body fat – a discovery that could lead to new ways to tackle obesity.Mice injected with a protein called BMP7 increased their production of "good" brown fat cells, while keeping their levels of the normal white fat cells constant.This will help in counteracting obesity.

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Kinoki Footpads a scam says consumers

Reporter Sarah Varney bought some Kinoki foot pads and wore them to bed. She also subjected her husband to the (alleged) detox treatment. In the morning, they both awoke to the stinky brown mess.

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Obama-Scranton 2008 Democratic Ticket

An Irish Catholic kid from Scranton, raised to believe it's not how many times you get knocked down, it's how quickly you get up--Sen. Joe Biden's self-description

Presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama, donned the stage looking like the coolest guy in the world, showing the crowd some love.
He introduced his running mate, Sen. Joe Biden (Del), as a leader who shares his vision of an open government.
"A rare mix of bringing change to Washington D.C.," said Obama of Biden, pointing out that Washington hasn't changed him and that he fights for the middle class.
While retelling Biden's abbreviated life story, he mentioned how Biden's wife and daughter passed away in a tragic crash and his two boys were seriously hurt.
He raised his boys as a single dad and later remarried a teacher named Jill and had a daughter and now has five grandchildren.
(What a story!)
Obama said Biden never moved to Washington and instead took the train home to Delaware to raise his children and care for his family.
He said that Biden, who was sworn in at age 30, had a job once selling cars and cleaning boilers and that he lived with his former in-laws at one point.
He mentioned the domestic violence legislation that Biden introduced that saw the rate in reported cases cut in half and also how he introduced laws for equal pay for women.
I can see how Obama would want this man as his running mate.
"Joe Biden won't just make a good vice-president he'll make a great vice-president. Joe Biden gets it. That's because he is still that scrappy kid from Scranton," Obama said.
Shouts and cheers from hard-core supporters and fans roared "O-ba-ma" and "Yes We Can", pausing Biden's speech once he took the stage.
In all, I think Biden gave a pretty good speech.
He called Obama a "clear-eyed pragmatist," when describing Obama's early days in the U.S. Senate. He said he watched Obama with pride as he fought for mistreated veterans and stood up against entrenched Washington ideas.
Biden, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is pro-cop and pro-firefighter and has been standing up for Americans his entire career in the Senate.
"It's our time and it's America's time. God bless America and may He protect out troops," Biden said in closing.
It was a helluva speech.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Obama: "I will win"

Sen. Barack Obama has promised donors that he will recapture the White House for the Democrats this fall.
Sen. Barack Obama addresses a town hall-style meeting Sunday in Reno, Nev.
"I will win. Don't worry about that," Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said, during a Sunday night fundraiser in San Francisco, Cal.
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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Troubled times for actress, Lisa Raye

As found on MediaTakeOut.com, there is trouble in paradise with actress, Lisa Raye and her husband, Premier Michael Misick.

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The vast majority of inhabitants of the Turks and Caicos Islands are black and Protestant Christian, according to Wikipedia.com

The official language of the islands is English and the population also speaks Turks and Caicos Islands Creole[9] which is similar to Bahamian Creole.[10]

The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) (pronounced /ˈtɜːks ænd ˈkeɪkəs/) are a British Overseas Territory consisting of two groups of tropical islands in the West Indies, the larger Caicos Islands and the smaller Turks Islands known for tourism and as an offshore financial centre.

They are located southeast of the Bahamas, north of Hispaniola, and 914 kilometres (494 nautical miles) from Miami in the United States. The islands are geographically contiguous to the Bahamas, but are politically a separate entity, an autonomous part of the British Empire.

The islands have a total population of about 30,000, of whom approximately 22,500 live on Providenciales in the Caicos Islands. Cockburn Town, the capital, is situated on Grand Turk Island.

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Friday, August 15, 2008

See Spot run--Teacher has a gun!

HARROLD, Texas (AP) -- A tiny Texas school district will allow teachers and staff members to carry concealed firearms to protect against school shootings, provided the gun-toting employees follow certain requirements.
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STD lands hubby in court

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Ad Highlights McCain's Promise of More Giveaways for Big Oil

DNC Releases First Exxon-McCain '08 Web Ad: 'Exxon John'


WASHINGTON--The Democratic National Committee today launched the first web ad of the Exxon-McCain '08 campaign. The ad, called "Exxon John," highlights McCain's promise of more giveaways for his new friends in Big Oil. Released on the same day activists across the country are participating in an Exxon-McCain '08 National Day of Action, "Exxon John" is a parody of the "Big John" video released earlier this year by Republican Senator John Cornyn.


Click to view Exxon-McCain '08 web ad "Exxon John,"

Visit the Exxon-McCain '08 campaign website

Last week, the Center for Responsive Politics reported that campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry to Senator McCain are triple the industry's contributions to Senator Obama. When contributions to the Republican National Committee are included, the McCain campaign has raised more than $2 million from Big Oil, and more than twice as much from the three most recognizable oil companies: Exxon, BP and Chevron. In return, Exxon John has promised $4 billion in new tax giveaways for Big Oil, offered new gimmicks that will line Big Oil's pockets but do nothing to help Americans deal with skyrocketing energy costs, and resisted efforts to raise fuel efficiency standards and promote alternatives to oil.

"Exxon John's out of touch agenda may be a boon for Big Oil, but it's a bust for America's working families," said DNC spokesman Damien LaVera. "Exxon-McCain '08 is the perfect ticket for Big Oil because only McCain looks at record profits and promises $4 billion more. The choice in this election is perfectly clear. If you want four more years of flawed energy policies dominated by gimmicks and giveaways for Big Oil, vote for Exxon John in November."

Go Mike, Go! U.S. Olympian swimming in gold

BEIJING – Four years ago in Athens, when Michael Phelps had completed the lifelong dream and was clutching his first gold medal, his mother and two sisters scoured a fence line dividing swimmers from spectators.
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Principal of maternity pack school quits


GLOUCESTER, Mass. -- A Massachusetts high school principal who was quoted in a magazine as saying that some teenage girls had made a pact to get pregnant has resigned.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

U.S. corps stiff Uncle Sam on federal taxes, report says

WASHINGTON - Two-thirds of U.S. corporations paid no federal income taxes between 1998 and 2005, according to a new report from Congress.
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Monday, August 11, 2008

"Shaft" theme song creator dead at 65

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Isaac Hayes, the pioneering singer, songwriter and musician whose relentless "Theme From Shaft" won Academy and Grammy awards, died Sunday, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office said. He was 65.
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Comedian Bernie Mac dead at 50

Bernie Mac, the actor and comedian who teamed up in the casino heist caper "Ocean's Eleven" and gained a prestigious Peabody Award for his sitcom "The Bernie Mac Show," died Saturday at age 50.
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Video Shows McCain Putting Lobbyists First, Jobs Second

WASHINGTON-- With John McCain embarking on a so-called "jobs tour" aimed at hiding his job-killing record, the Democratic National Committee today released a new web video called "Job- Killing John" that highlights his pattern of putting his lobbyist friends ahead of Americas' workers.

The video comes days after the leak of an internal McCain campaign memo that shows McCain will attempt to distort the record by falsely portraying Senator Obama as a "job killing machine." In reality--from opposing Buy American rules to supporting unfair trade deals that have cost America hundreds of thousands of jobs--John McCain has repeatedly supported policies that outsource American jobs.

Now, recent reports show McCain has repeatedly intervened on behalf of his lobbyists friends at the expense of American workers. Last week, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that McCain intervened on behalf of a DHL-Airborne Express merger that now threatens the jobs of more than 8,000 Ohio workers.

McCain's campaign manager earned $185,000 lobbying in favor of the merger. Earlier this year, reports revealed that McCain helped steer a $35 billion Air Force tanker deal away from Boeing and towards a European defense contractor that seven of the lobbyists running and raising money for his campaign lobbied on behalf of.

"John McCain's claim that he'll put 'jobs first' is laughable in light of his history of putting his lobbyist friends ahead of America's workers at every turn," said DNC spokeswoman Karen Finney. "After seven years of a Republican president who puts his special interest friends ahead of America's working families, Americans simply cannot afford Job-Killing John's promise of more of the same."

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Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, headliners at convention

HONOLULU -- Hillary Rodham Clinton will headline her own night at the Democratic National Convention, Barack Obama's campaign announced Sunday in a nod to her strong second-place showing in the party's presidential primary.
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Iraq to U.S. : We need a timeline

BAGHDAD -- Iraq's foreign minister insisted Sunday that any security deal with the United States must contain a ''very clear timeline'' for the departure of U.S. troops.
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Cell renewal turns back time

Researchers may have found a way to halt the biological clock which slows down our bodies over the decades.
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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Researchers look to HIV-preventing pill to quell epidemic

Scientists are developing a pill to be taken before sex that would stop transmission of HIV. In the latest development in the battle against the global epidemic which claimed two million lives last year, researchers are investigating whether drugs used to treat the disease might be harnessed to protect against it.
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The New Cold War?

WASHINGTON — A new cold war is breaking out in the race for Arctic oil, natural gas and minerals, and it involves front-line icebreakers. Russia has seven and the United States has three, if you count one that's laid up in Seattle and won't be seaworthy for a year.
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RBS posts loss

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has posted a pre-tax loss of £691m during the first six months of 2008, the second-biggest loss in UK banking history.
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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Paris' energy plan rivals McCain's

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Obama leads by 6 percent over McCain

WASHINGTON - Solid margins among women, minorities and young voters have powered Barack Obama to a 6 percentage point lead over John McCain in the presidential race, according to a poll released Tuesday.
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Pride and Ignorance in the GOP


Obama: Republicans take pride in being ignorant


BEREA, Ohio (CNN) – For almost a week, John McCain and his campaign have been mocking Barack Obama’s comments to a voter last week in Missouri when he told her to one way to conserve energy is “making sure your tires are properly inflated.”
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Monday, August 4, 2008

Morgan Freeman hurt in rollover

Morgan Freeman, who developed Batman's car in " The Dark Knight," has been in an accident involving his own vehicle.

The Oscar winner has been taken to the hospital after a car wreck in Mississippi Sunday night (Aug. 3), reports TMZ.com.
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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Obama pardons Florida and Michigan

Senator Barack Obama has asked the credentials committee of the Democratic Party to give full voting rights to delegates from Florida and Michigan at the national convention in Denver.
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Democratic inroads bring Change

WASHINGTON - Alaska is young. Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia have growing populations and many black voters. Montana has seen recent Democratic inroads, and North Dakota has sent only Democrats to Congress since 1986. Indiana borders Barack Obama's home state.
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Bernie Mac, "very, very critical"

Comedian Bernie Mac was in "very, very critical" condition late Saturday at a Chicago hospital, according to a Chicago Sun-Times source who knows the comedian's family.

The revelation came after Mac's publicist told Chicago media Saturday that she had received multiple calls from news outlets regarding "absolutely untrue" rumors of the star's demise.
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Friday, August 1, 2008

New strategy aimed at Obama crafted by Bush operative

Senator John McCain's switch to an aggressive strategy towards his rival Senator Barack Obama has been orchestrated by a shaven-headed former operative in the Bush administration known as "The Bullet".
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Heckling Obama: An Essay

A young man personalized the sub-prime mortgage mess to Blacks and Latina as well as drug and gang-related killings in the black community and even the ill-calibrated levies of crime-infested Louisiana and placed those problems squarely in the lap of Presidential Candidate Barack Obama to solve.

He heckled the 46-year-old about his seeming dis involvement in the Black Community. The heckling comes from a group of young black men, nameless, standing with others, holding a sign promoting a black organization during a Barack Obama town hall meeting in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The sign read. "What about the Black community, Obama?" or something to that effect.

The crowd subdued the men with rousing chants of "Yes We Can" lasting at least a minute. I wonder if the men felt outnumbered and alone in their journey to be heard by the Candidate.
Barack let the men talk as he listened.


He told the men they were misinformed about who he was because he had been speaking out on on the predatory lending situation since his days in the Illinois State Senate and the U.S. Senate. However, if you are not literate or don't have a good handle on how U.S. government works or its different divisions, Obama's track record doesn't mean as much, compared to someone who truly has the most basic education. (I listened in my high school Poli Sci classes)

This young man said the predatory loans targeted African Americans and Latino populations; he said Obama was not involved with the Jena Six situation or Sean Bell.
Is is just a case of Obama as Messiah to a group of blacks in Florida who are oft abused and silent due to many of them being from areas outside of America? It's hard standing up for yourself when your whole life is based on a lie and you're paranoid of being deported every time you leave the neighborhood.

Obama reminded them he is a civil rights lawyer who has worked on and passed death penalty reform in Illinois as well as racial profiling legislation.

Sen. Obama even reminded them that they could run for office themselves to change where they live and work. The most shameful part is that Sen. Obama had to chide them on being disrespectful by shouting and interrupting his response.

If you are going to bother to stand up and heckle Obama, please be prepared. Lawyers argue points both large and small as a part of their skill set. Barack is married to a lawyer. Her name is Michelle.

So please have your facts straight, do your research on his voting record--accessible on the web--and think before you speak.
Lots of people in Florida have immigration issues. I lived in Florida for a while and was amazed at the groups of blacks. From time to time I'd run in to groups of non-English speaking Blacks but mostly they were quiet in the restaurant kitchens and shops of sunny South Florida. Many of these establishments were considered white by the frequency of clientele.

Whenever I would walk my black face in a nearby jazz club, I would see a group from the kitchen come out and watch the black woman unescorted in the white jazz club. No one else paid me any mind--the way I like it sometimes.
It was hot and I thought I'd get to hear a live band and relax.
Their stares made me uncomfortable. I didn't know why they were giving me the evil eye.

There is a culture disconnect between blacks (group b for BIA) and African Americans. I don't have to peek out from the back. I live in this country legally. My roots are from no where else but the good old Red White and Blue. (My roots aren't easily traceable and black folks descendant of slaves tend to be tight lipped about who has fathered whom.)

I am an orphan no one ever bothered to claim. I am a mutt no one wants. The only land I have is here in America, the state of Indiana. That is how it feels to be African American--I don't have all of Europe, Africa, Mexico, Jamaica or any other exotic island to run back to if I get fed up with the shenanigans in this country. I have no where to run so I stand up.

When you step on me, I holler and go tell and stick up for myself. I don't have to hide in the back anymore because the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King said I didn't and then backed up his statement with his own blood. Malcolm X stood up and made sure I didn't have to hide in the back, and he paid. My black teachers in my black elementary, middle and high school said I didn't have to hide in the back.

The first black mayor of a major city, Richard Hatcher, said I didn't have to hide in the back. Rosa Parks said no, she doesn't have to hide in the back and said I didn't have to either--IF I WERE WILLING TO STAND WITH HER.

They told me they had paid enough of the price with their own blood and that all I had to do was go to school, learn to read well, speak and behave in public.
I was told I would pretty much be alright. They were right. But I have had to stand up and remind other people that Blacks don't have to hide in the back but they do have to be educated.
I told my children they don't have to hide in the back. Too many of us have stood up against real injustices to hide in the back or watch others, like that young man representing a Black group, hide in the back.

However, you must be educated if you are going to stand up.
He wanted to know why Obama had not did this or that for the black community (Where does this young man think the South Side of Chicago is?)--without ever looking up the information he was asking about. He didn't even know the man, Obama, the one who doesn't have to hide in the back, in the kitchen or run from INS. He is a constitutional rights lawyer and that young man didn't even know that. I wonder how much else he doesn't know?
You have to stand up, you have to be educated.
A lack of education is the only thing that can legitimately sit you down.
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NEW YORK, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- OVER 100 MILLION U.S. ADULTS AND THEIR CHILDREN DON'T HAVE INTERNET ACCESS OR USE REALLY SLOW DIAL-UP BECAUSE BROADBAND IS NOT AVAILABLE OR TOO EXPENSIVE. MOST ARE FROM LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS OR LIVE IN AREAS THAT EXISTING PROVIDERS DON'T WANT TO SERVE. ON AUGUST 14TH, THE FCC PLANS TO VOTE ON THE ISSUE OF FREE WIRELESS BROADBAND SERVICE.

PHONE COMPANIES LED BY AT&T AND T-MOBILE, ARE PRESSURING THE FCC TO SQUASH THIS IDEA BY DELAYING THE VOTE. THEY SAY THIS SERVICE MIGHT HURT THEIR PROFITS.

JOHN MULETA OF M2Z NETWORKS SAYS THAT IN TODAY'S ECONOMY, ACCESS TO BROADBAND SHOULD BE EASY AND AFFORDABLE.

"All Americans deserve equal access to the Internet and broadband, but unfortunately a surprising number of families, schools, libraries and cities can't afford to get broadband and most of rural America cannot even get access to it. The Internet today enables us to be more informed and more productive. So broadband not only improves our quality of life today but improves America's competitiveness tomorrow."

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No consultation on intell changes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday unveiled an overhaul of intelligence powers that concentrates power in the national intelligence director and drew immediate criticism from Congress for failing to consult on the changes.
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