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Jack Murtha: Cuts and Runs

The title writes itself.

Hilariously, he did not include pork as an issue people are talking about.

Unless of course, you’re Jack Murtha.

Bill Russell for Congress

October 31, 2008 at 10:16 pm Comments (0)

Holy @#$%!!!!

Please God, let this be an indicator of the Election Day results:

ZOGBY SATURDAY: McCain outpolled Obama 48% to 47% in Friday, one day, polling. He is beginning to cut into Obama’s lead among independents, is now leading among blue collar voters, has strengthened his lead among investors and among men, and is walloping Obama among NASCAR voters. Joe the Plumber may get his license after all

YEAH, I KNOW IT’S ZOGBY, but still. This should re-energize us all. WE NEED TO KEEP PUSHING UNTIL THE END!!

October 31, 2008 at 9:41 pm Comments (0)

Bill Richardson Lowers Obama Tax Threshold to $120,000

First Obama told us that everyone making under $250,000 would get a tax cut. Then he told us everyone making under $200,000 would get a tax cut.

Then his running mate Biden told us that people making under $150,000 would get that tax cut.

And now, Bill Richardson tells us that it’s actually for people making under $120,000:

Expect the number to be below $100,000 by Election Day. If Obama wins, it will be probably reach $42,000 by his inauguration. And the media will let him get away with it.

October 31, 2008 at 9:06 pm Comments (0)

Get thee gone, unbelievers!

Drudge has the story of the banishing of the heretics:

The Obama campaign has decided to heave out three newspapers from its plane for the final days of its blitz across battleground states — and all three endorsed Sen. John McCain for president!

The NY POST, WASHINGTON TIMES and DALLAS MORNING NEWS have all been told to move out by Sunday to make room for network bigwigs — and possibly for the inclusion of reporters from two black magazines, ESSENCE and JET, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

Despite pleas from top editors of the three newspapers that have covered the campaign for months at extraordinary cost, the Obama campaign says their reporters — and possibly others — will have to vacate their coveted seats so more power players can document the final days of Sen. Barack Obama’s historic campaign to become the first black American president.

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Some told the DRUDGE REPORT that the reporters are being ousted to bring on documentary film-makers to record the final days; others expect to see on board more sympathetic members of the media, including the NY TIMES’ Maureen Dowd, who once complained that she was barred from McCain’s Straight Talk Express airplane.

After a week of quiet but desperate behind-the-scenes negotiations, the reporters of the three papers heard last night that they were definitely off for the final swing. They are already planning how to cover the final days by flying commercial or driving from event to event.

Cartoon H/T IMAO

October 31, 2008 at 7:57 pm Comments (0)

Obama: Charity begins…somewhere other than home

Barack Obama has an estimated net worth of some $1.3 million.  We all know what a struggle it is keeping his girls in dancing school and arugula.  But still, one would think that even after paying the extravant Lab School tuition, there should still be a little bit of Obama wealth to “spread around”–especially when it comes to family.

Or maybe not:

Boston Housing Authority director says Barack Obama’s aunt, a Kenyan woman who has lived in public housing for five years, is an “exemplary resident” and only recently did anyone know of her connection to the presidential contender.

Obama’s campaign spokesman Reid Cherlin confirmed to the Herald yesterday that Zeituni Onyango, 56, who lives on Flaherty Way in South Boston, is Obama’s aunt on his father’s side.

Onyango, a Kenyan native, is believed to be the “Aunti Zeituni” in Obama’s memoir, “Dreams From My Father.”

It wasn’t until recently, when a London newspaper started making inquiries about Onyango, that Deputy Director Bill McGonagle learned of the link.

McGonagle said BHA employees were caught off guard.

“We were as surprised as anyone,” he said. “We were a little bit flabbergasted.”

Boy, you said it Bill.  Who would have thought there would be yet another Obama relative living in squalor?

The Italian edition of Vanity Fair said that it had found George Hussein Onyango Obama living in a hut in a ramshackle town of Huruma on the outskirts of Nairobi.

Mr Obama, 26, the youngest of the presidential candidate’s half-brothers, spoke for the first time about his life, which could not be more different than that of the Democratic contender.

“No-one knows who I am,” he told the magazine, before claiming: “I live here on less than a dollar a month.”

Spreading the wealth around:  it’s good for everybody.

October 31, 2008 at 6:37 pm Comments (0)

Phillies Parade

Due to a collossal SEPTA public transportation cock-up / overload I couldn’t hook up with Bill Shaw and go together.

I did see him on the platform as my train passed through Spring Mill. I snapped the camera a second too late. Would have been sweet.

Veronica’s sign says “My dad was my age the last time!”….. lots of compliments and we posed for more pictures than I can count. I’m not kidding when I say at least a hundred. By this point her arms were getting tired.

The people were great, everyone was friendly, even when the conductor tried emptying the FULL train just after we boarded in Norristown.

Some more pictures after the jump.

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October 31, 2008 at 4:44 pm Comments (0)

Da Coach

Nice.

I was a big fan of the Mike Ditka – Chuck Norris ticket for 2008, but alas…. was not to be.

But this is still good.

October 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm Comments (0)

Defending Earmarks

Congressman Chris Carney… fighting for earmarks.

… at least Jack Murtha loads up his area with pork. Carney is defending San Francisco pork!

October 31, 2008 at 3:56 pm Comments (0)

Parade Blogging

Insanity at Elm Street station in Norristown…

October 31, 2008 at 9:43 am Comments (0)

Suggested Halloween Costumes for the Candidates

Sarah Palin: Paint some bags under her eyes and she can go as Tina Fey.

Joe Biden: Give him a botox booster and he’s good to go as Worf from Star Trek.

John McCain: Popeye. Enough said.

Barack Obama: Put a pillow under his shirt to make him look fat, and presto, instant Hugo Chavez.

October 31, 2008 at 9:28 am Comments (0)

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