On a street in Shenandoah, Pa., deep in the heart of the anthracite coal region, six White teens took their racial hatred to a higher level. They confronted 25-year-old Luis Ramirez, an undocumented worker, and beat him to death. At first the police chief, the mayor, and borough manager refused to believe racism was involved. Although there was already racial and ethnic tension in the 5,000 population town, the town’s political leaders were united in one belief—it was just another street fight gone bad. “I have reason to know the kids who were involved, the families who were involved, and I’ve never known them to harbor this type of feeling,” said the borough manager. It took police almost two weeks, … Continue reading
In the world of political celebrities… Before there was Barack Obama, political celebrity… There was “McCain: The original political celebrity.” I guess that makes John McCain’s attacks on Barack Obama look like a little petty jealousy attack, now doesn’t it. Poor Old John McCain… Apparently he’s not too happy about someone else in the political world stealing the limelight.
Skippy sent out an email last night to some of the liberal bloggers waring that there was issues with SiteMeter’s code on blogs using StieMeter. Sure enough when I tried to load The Dem Daily, I quickly found out Skippy was right. SiteMeter has been removed from The Dem Daily until there is word that the issue has been fixed. In the meantime the issue has caused wide spread panic around the sphere: A number of web sites that use SiteMeter tracking code to monitor the number of visitors to their site are reporting that the code is causing Internet Explorer browsers to crash when users visit their sites. I haven’t spent time testing a lot of sites, but the … Continue reading
I’ll just refer to the original newstory as it’s an indepth article, however CNN is also covering this. This isn’t the only topic in the story. It comes from the International Herald Tribune. Separately, Obama said he would be willing to support limited additional offshore oil drilling if that would help promote alternative energy sources, a shift on a plan he has repeatedly blasted McCain for supporting. Original article is here.
The New York Daily News is reporting that a “source close to” Hillary Clinton has ”confirmed she won’t file a formal request to the convention asking to be nominated along with Barack Obama.” Personally, I’m not surprised at all by this news and have suspected that it was a given that she would not request to be nominated. She bowed out gracefully and threw her support 100% to Barack Obama, regadless of the fact that some people can’t seem to get it. “She is not going to submit the signed request,” the insider told the Daily News. “People are still circulating petitions on her behalf, but this is a done deal.” Party rules stipulate that Clinton must ask in writing to be … Continue reading
I’m having a party and you’re invited! It’s BYOB, but I’ll provide the music. Check out my party plans HERE. Havin’ A Goin’ Away Party For The “Bushmen”
Senator John Kerry delivered a brilliant speech on Wednesday morning at the Center for American Progress Action Fund entitled “A New Approach to Fighting Terrorism.” Kerry’s speech reflected his recent findings from his Middle East trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Egypt earlier this month and outlined his proposals to deal more effectively with Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq, thus continuing to lead on the issue as he has for the past few years. Sadly, the media is more interested in the current candidates for president and their back and forth over John McCain’s sleezy campaign ads, than they are in a spot on speech from our former Democratic nominee on foreign policy, that both candidates should bear in mind. And so… The full … Continue reading
The McCain campaing has been pulling some really ugly stuff out of the old Rovian playbook in the past couple of days. The NY Times Editorial Board explains more: The presumptive Republican nominee has embarked on a bare-knuckled barrage of negative advertising aimed at belittling Mr. Obama. The most recent ad compares the presumptive Democratic nominee for president to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton — suggesting to voters that he’s nothing more than a bubble-headed, publicity-seeking celebrity. The ad gave us an uneasy feeling that the McCain campaign was starting up the same sort of racially tinged attack on Mr. Obama that Republican operatives, some of whom work for Mr. McCain now, ran against Harold Ford, a black candidate for … Continue reading