Friday, May 09, 2008

Obama's new math

Obama has been in 57 states.

And that is not counting Alaska and Hawaii.


Wednesday, May 07, 2008

June 15

Lawrence O'Donnell wrote The Huffington Post A senior campaign official and Clinton confidante has told me that there will be a Democratic nominee by June 15.
I am sure you will. The question is whether it will be the same person selected in August at the Convention. The press has been poshung very hard for Clinton to drop out so Obama can have the nomination, but she just does not know how to quit. She may pretend to suspend her campaign (not stop it), but her stooges will keep throwing mud at Obama hoping something will stick, and she will launch a floor fight at the convention, just like Kennedy did against Carter, and she will have a lot more elected delegates than he had, and just because the super delegates go for Obama by June 15 does not mean they can't change their minds in August.
He could not bring himself to say the words "Hillary will drop out by June 15," but that is clearly what he meant. I kept saying, "So, Hillary will drop out by June 15," and he kept saying, "We will have a nominee by June 15."
So that is obviously what he meant.
He stressed what a reasonable person Hillary is.


Tuesday, May 06, 2008

The Empire Strikes Barack

Sister Toldjah said this is quite possibly the best political video of the month, perhaps even the year. Encore, encore!


TV License

LGF showed this clip from BBC to show they know where everyone is

This made me aware of something I never knew. In socialist Great Britian it appears everyone with a TV (or digital box, DVD or video recorder, PC, laptop or mobile phone to watch or record television programmes as they're being shown on TV) must have a TV License costing £139.50 for a color set, and £47.00 for black and white. If you have a second home, and it has a tv, you need a second license. If you are blind they only charge you 1/2, and if you are over 75 you can get a free license. If you are 74 they will prorate the license for the number of months until you are 75.

If you prove you are blind, or severely sight impaired you don't have to prove that every year, but you must still renew your license each year. Once you are over 75 the license is free, but you still have to renew it every three years.

I guess they want to encourage people to keep the old folk at home, rather than sending them to a nursing home, because If you're aged 75 or over, you are entitled to a free over 75 TV License for your home, even if you live with younger relatives or friends. And you better stay home. Your free over 75 TV Licence covers your main home address only. If you regularly stay elsewhere, say in a holiday home, this address will not be covered. You will need to apply for a separate TV Licence at the full fee to cover this and any other properties.

Ain't socialism wonderful.


Sunday, May 04, 2008

Nuclear Option

The Huffington Post reported Hillary Clinton's campaign has a secret weapon to build its delegate count, but her top strategists say privately that any attempt to deploy it would require a sharp (and by no means inevitable) shift in the political climate within Democratic circles by the end of this month.
I.e. it would tear the party in two.
With at least 50 percent of the Democratic Party's 30-member Rules and Bylaws Committee committed to Clinton, her backers could -- when the committee meets at the end of this month -- try to ram through a decision to seat the disputed 210-member Florida and 156-member Michigan delegations. Such a decision would give Clinton an estimated 55 or more delegates than Obama, according to Clinton campaign operatives. The Obama campaign has declined to give an estimate. Using the Rules and Bylaws Committee to force the seating of two pro-Hillary delegations would provoke a massive outcry from Obama forces.
That is a major understatement.
Such a strategy would, additionally, face at least two other major hurdles, and could only be attempted, according to sources in the Clinton camp, under specific circumstances:
Insanity and what else.
First, this coming Tuesday, Clinton would have to win Indiana and lose North Carolina by a very small margin - or better yet, win the Tar Heel state. She would also have to demonstrate continued strength in the contests before May 31.


Barack has hit boiling point

Telegraph reported Barack Obama is struggling to contain his anger

I thought McCain was supposed to be the one with a temper.
and frustration over the constant barrage of questions about his character and judgment, his wife has revealed. Michelle Obama lifted the lid on the irritation felt by the leading Democrat candidate for the White House at the way anti-American outbursts by his pastor, Jeremiah Wright, have dogged his campaign.
If he had any judgment he would have thrown Wright under the bus in his first speech.
He is said to be itching to turn all his fire on John McCain, the Republican candidate, who is benefiting most from Mr Obama's protracted tussle with Hillary Clinton.
Why? Does he believe McCain will not hit him as hard?
Mrs Obama told a rally in Durham, North Carolina, on Friday that only her husband's desire to change US politics had helped him to control his feelings: "Barack is always thinking three steps ahead  what do we need to do to make change."
Or at least fool people into thinking we will.


Hillary's Horse

Political Punch reported Tragedy struck the first filly in the Kentucky Derby since 1999, as Eight Belles went down on the track after her second-place finish today, broke two ankles, and was euthanized.
Hillary hopes this does not portend the result of the Democratic Nomination, where the filly came in second to Big Brown. But she really hpoes that the latter point, where the second place winner was euthanized, does not come true.
Showing a sisterhood with the female horse, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., during a trip to Louisville this week had said she was going to bet on Eight Belles to win, place, and show.
That is a good way to bet if you don't know what it will do.
ABC News' Karen Travers reports that Clinton told supporters in Jeffersonville, Ind., earlier this week, "I hope that everybody will go to the derby on Saturday and place just a little money on the filly for me. I won't be able to be there this year -- my daughter is going to be there and so she has strict instructions to bet on Eight Belles."