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Sun Jan 15, 2012 at 06:33 PM PST

Huntsman's Out

by tethys

Breaking @ the NY Times, haven't seen it diaried yet.

Will remove if this displeases the diary gods. Otherwise, a few random thoughts below the squiggle.

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Will anyone besides the political junkies at dKos notice that Huntsman dropped out?

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Oy.

My parents are reasonably intelligent people, and once upon a time, Dad was a voracious reader. He subscribed to TIME magazine back when it was worth the paper it was written (yes, that was a long time ago), and read the NY Times and Wall Street Journal everyday.

In recent years, however, Dad has devolved into a clone of Archie Bunker (even physically; its kind of frightening, actually), and Mom is quickly pulling up the rear.

We haven't discussed politics very much over the last year. I made it clear in mid-2007 that I was supporting Obama. That did not go over well. They were truly shocked that he won and have been pretty quiet about the whole thing since Election Day.

Did I mention that in their semi-retirement, they spend their days watching Fox News?

Follow me over the fold for a cup of coffee (no tea today, sorry) and if you want to read about a truly bizarre conversation.

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Short. Sorry.

No info on the USGS site yet, but that was a strong one. Dishes rattling.

More info as it becomes available.

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Thu Nov 06, 2008 at 01:33 PM PST

CA-44: IT AIN’T OVER, BABY (ACTION!)

by tethys

OK, we need your help here.

The House race in the CA-44 between Bill Hedrick, the Democratic challenger, and Ken Calvert, the Republican incumbent, is not over. It had been called by one of the local newspapers, but they have since rescinded their pronouncement and there are LOTS more ballots to be counted.

For those of you unfamiliar with this district, it is a gerrymandered piece of real estate that stretches from Riverside down to San Clemente, over both Riverside and Orange Counties.

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I had promised myself that I would never write a Sarah Palin diary.

But I just heard the most outrageous commercial from the most unlikely source, and it can mean only one thing:

It took only a little more than two weeks, but Palin has officially Jumped the Shark.

Follow me over the fold for the details...

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Which would you prefer?

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Greetings from the CA-44.

We have a race here, folks. Bill Hedrick, the Democratic nominee for Congress, is running against the odious Ken Calvert.

Calvert, who's been ensconced in the seat since 1992, is your classic Bush Rubber Stamp, an has been named by CREW (Citizens For Responsibility and Ethics in Washington) as one of the 22 most corrupt members of Congress.

Please follow me over the fold to learn more about Bill and how you can help his campaign...

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Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 01:40 PM PDT

Message from David Plouffe (with poll)

by tethys

This will be short. I'm at work and just received this campaign e-mail (as many of you did, I'm sure).

Follow me over the jump for the content.

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I gave...

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Fri Jul 11, 2008 at 09:04 PM PDT

Obama!

by tethys

Dear Sir,

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In November, I will vote for

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I’m sure that somewhere in the Clintons' house in Chappaqua, there is a dusty basement storeroom where old, unused items are stored in sealed boxes.

Well we're living here in Allentown
And they're closing all the factories down
Out in Bethlehem they're killing time
Filling out forms
Standing in line.

Some of those boxes contain the Clinton’s old vinyl record collection. Some light jazz, lots of folk rock from the late sixties and early seventies (Judy Collins—they named Chelsea after the song “Chelsea Morning”), and tapering off through the late seventies and early eighties, when they were probably too busy to spend a lot of time buying and listening to records.

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Sun Dec 23, 2007 at 11:19 PM PST

11:00 PM News: Nataline Sarkisyan

by tethys

I apologize for the hit and run diary, but I know many people here have been following the travesty that is Nataline Sarkisyan's death.

It will be of interest to many here to know that the story was second on tonight's 11:00 o'clock news on KCBS-TV in Los Angeles. The lead story was a robbery in Long Beach, and was only around 30 seconds.

The segment on Nataline and her story was considerably longer. Perhaps it would have led the broadcast if not for the incident in Long Beach.

A little more on the flip.

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