Monthly Archives: May 2008 «

 

Alcee Hastings: I’ll boycott DNC convention … but campaign for the nominee

Posted by: ST on May 31, 2008 at 10:37 pm » 7 Comments

Rep. Hastings, of Miramar, FL, is not happy with the results of today’s DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting: It is with reluctance and disappointment that I accept the DNC’s decision today. I do so not because I agree with the decision but because it is time for us to move on and focus on […]

 

Breaking: Via CNN, Obama resigns from TUCC (MORE: OBAMA SPEAKS, CONFIRMS THAT HE IS LEAVING CHURCH)

Posted by: ST on May 31, 2008 at 5:47 pm » 12 Comments

This is huge news. The CNN news channel (via contributor Roland Martin) has the scoop, but the story is not on their website yet. I’ll post a link when I can find one. The reason I suspect he’s doing it? The Clintons are using the Wright/Moss/Pfleger arguments with superdelegates that such controversies will make Obama […]

 

Space Shuttle Discovery launch in 1 minute

Posted by: ST on May 31, 2008 at 5:01 pm » Comments Off

You can watch it here. The webcast is about 30 seconds behind the actual time. 5:02: We have lift off!

 

Obama has another Al Gore moment

Posted by: ST on May 31, 2008 at 3:16 pm » 3 Comments

The AP reports on yet another Obama gaffe: MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. (AP) — Democrat Barack Obama paid an unscheduled late-night visit to Mount Rushmore Friday, visiting the national memorial at closing time and joking that his ears were too big to ever be included in such a display. Two days after rival Hillary […]

 

Liveblogging the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting (FINAL UPDATE: COMMITTEE VOTES – CLINTON NETS 24 DELEGATES)

Posted by: ST on May 31, 2008 at 9:33 am » 13 Comments

CSPAN‘s broadcasting it live both on TV and on their website. Looks like the DNC elites are behind this morning as no one is seated at this point and it’s 9:30. Perhaps they are a little behind because their dinner engagement went on until 2 this morning. Most of the CSPAN callers this morning are […]

 

The mediots’ pro-Obama bias continues to shine through

Posted by: ST on May 30, 2008 at 10:42 pm » 2 Comments

It’s no longer even debatable that the mainstream media are in the tank for Barry O. (see the latest example here). Should he happen to win the presidential election in the fall, it will be due to, in no small part, their willingness to cover for him in ways that their former favorite Democrat Bill […]

 

Kerry, other Democrats criticize McCain for using Petraeus image in email solicitation

Posted by: ST on May 30, 2008 at 9:57 pm » 3 Comments

Man, isn’t this rich: On the heels of a directive to soldiers from America’s top military official to stay out of politics, Senator John McCain acknowledged that his use of Gen. David H. Petraeus’s picture in a fund-raising pitch was not appropriate. “It won’t happen again” he vowed at a news conference this afternoon. This […]

 

I can understand wanting to kick back a cold one but …

Posted by: ST on May 30, 2008 at 3:14 pm » 5 Comments

… this seems extreme for a top presidential candidate to be doing: Caption: Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., jokes around with reporters on her campaign plane prior to takeoff from the airport in Rapid City, S.D., Wednesday, May 28, 2008. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) See similar photos here (make sure to scroll). This […]

 

Bob Dole goes off on Scott McClellan

Posted by: ST on May 30, 2008 at 2:49 pm » 6 Comments

The Politico has obtained and verified the authenticity of a scathing email former Senator and GOP nominee for prez. Bob Dole sent to Scott McClellan: “There are miserable creatures like you in every administration who don’t have the guts to speak up or quit if there are disagreements with the boss or colleagues,” Dole wrote […]

 

A primer on tomorrow’s DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting

Posted by: ST on May 30, 2008 at 11:21 am » 2 Comments

Tomorrow is probably one of the most – if not the most – important days for Democrats this primary season, as the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee will be deciding what to do about the disputed Florida and Michigan delegates. MSNBC’s First Read and the LAT have good primers up discussing what’s at stake, what […]