Saturday, January 26, 2008

South Carolina Democrats

Everyone called it for Barak (early, like before any results were in) thanks to a large 'black' vote coming in. Roughly 80% of the black vote went to Obama and he picked up 1/4 of the white vote.
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COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AFP) — Senator Barack Obama won an invigorating victory over White House foe Hillary Clinton in South Carolina on Saturday, riding a massive wave of support from African-Americans in his bid to become the first black US president.

US television projected Obama as the winner in the key contest for the Democratic Party nomination, with Clinton in second place trailed by former senator John Edwards in third.

Obama, who badly needed a win to keep his hopes alive, was projected to win with 81 percent of the black vote, while Clinton, who would be the first woman US president, took 17 percent of that segment according to a CNN exit poll.

The South Carolina vote marked a second key victory for Obama and evened the score with Clinton, who has also won two key state primaries ahead of a blitz of nearly two dozen nationwide contests on February 5.

CNN said early indications were that the charismatic Illinois senator had won 53 percent of the state vote, after the earlier dropping contests in New Hampshire and Nevada following his shock triumph in Iowa.

Exit polls showed the vote was divided along racial and gender lines, in a state where African-Americans make up half the Democratic electorate.
AFP
Seems that Silky(TM) came in 3rd in his birth state. Of course he will stay in the race because the media and pundits won't tell him he has to drop out (even though he has as much a shot as I do). heh

Love the way it's reported. I wonder if the media (and people) realize that as long as we report the black and white vote, we will continue to think of black and white people as different groups.


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Friday, January 25, 2008

Mitt in FL

MITT ROMNEY

Confidence Within Team Romney About Florida

It's not surprising that Team Romney is saying this — you rarely hear a campaign saying, "we're doomed, we're doomed" four days before voters go to the polls — but I hear from Middle Cheese, placed between the Big Cheeses and the Little Cheeses in the Romney camp, that "looks like Mitt is going to win Florida."

Some polls have McCain up a bit, some polls have Romney up a bit, one has them tied.

NRO
It's not my Fred, but it's (to me) the best thing left to vote for at this time.

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Update for Bloggers

Guys, if you post, you'll notice that instead of your name, there is a pic (my signature and for you guys a pic of your name).

If there is something else you want to use instead of what I have for you (find one of your posts to see) then please send it to me (120x70).

And... post more!

Alvin!

Went and saw Alvin and the Chipmunks with little bit tonight. It was very funny. I loved it and she couldn't stop laughing.

It follows the cartoon story very well in parts, and is updated to 'now' in other parts. It has morals (a moral) and has great animation for the 'munks.

Except for ticket prices, there was nothing to complain about. This is one movie you need to take your kids to. Heck, I'd take a date to this movie; it was that funny.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Severe Cold Spell

Be very careful outside tonight global warming is here. (all temps are in F)

Look out for pets, old people, kids; make sure you cover faucets and let some water run so pipes don't freeze.

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Data Recovery

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Iran

In the Holy Sh!t department:

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Wednesday she believed the nuclear stand-off with Iran could be resolved diplomatically but that Tehran must not be allowed to become a nuclear weapons power.

Just one day after getting agreement on a draft U.N. Security Council resolution against Tehran, Rice offered the incentive of a "more normal relationship" and expanded trade if Iran gave up sensitive nuclear work, according to the prepared text of her speech to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.

"Ultimately, though, we believe that we can resolve this problem through diplomacy," Rice said according to the text, which was distributed by conference organizers.

"If Iran would suspend its uranium enrichment and reprocessing activities - which is an international demand, not just an American one - then we could begin negotiations, and we could work over time to build a new, more normal relationship," she said.

Reuters

I wish I could find people that would trust me as much as the US government trusts Iran after the way it has acted.

heh and to make this 'special', this is my 666 post (cue eerie music)

Republican Candidates

Got an email yesterday from someone in the Romney camp asking me to switch my support over. (must have seen my name on a list or something, I don't have enough visitors for them to make the effort really)

I have not decided yet whom to vote for when the primaries come to my state (2/5) but I'm leaning heavily to the anti-Huck vote. While this may be Romney, it could be anyone not Huck (heh) so at this moment, Romney has not got my vote. He is more than welcome to earn it, but simply asking for it won't get it just now. I will be responding with the same to his camp and see what they say.

As for the candidates, lets look at who we have out there and what they 'rate' to me.

(5 very, 0 not)Fiscal conSocial conWoTBorderRightsTotal

Romney
3.5444318.5

Guiliani
3.5154.5216

McCain
3.5351214.5

Paul
4302.5413

Huckabee
250219


So we got that for who I think is the best conservative candidate left. Note: RuPaul wouldn't get my vote no matter what I scored him on there, he's a freaking lunatic. Also, Huckabee wouldn't get my vote if I was his VP; but I did want to rate him. (note Hunter would have gotten a 23 and Thompson a 24 on this board if they were still in)

Bowling

Shot a nice 621 (226, 174, 221) for a 207 average last night. Had 2 opens in the 2nd game and that was it. Of course, team sport still and last night, the team was on; we won them all.

No problems bowling without nicotine :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Kentucky takes down #5 Tennessee

#5 ranked Tennessee Volunteers came into Rupp Arena tonight to take on a struggling University of Kentucky Wildcats.

I missed the first 10 minutes or so of the first half. But after I joined in UK was giving Tennessee a good game. Several times UT had a 10 point lead but never was able to put it away. UK would keep battling back but never could get the lead.

Until the second half. UK never did lay down and let a very tough Volunteer squad walk over them. Tennessee went cold and allowed UK to make a comeback, take the lead and hang onto a HUGE win in the SEC.

66 - 72 UK FTW!!!

I honestly didn't expect UK to play them close. Tennessee is a very good ball team. UK has not had a good season to say the least. However, since they started SEC play they have been a completely different team. They are hustling, fighting, and WANTING TO WIN. I am encouraged more and more when I see them playing like they have been since the start of 2008. They survived a previously unbeaten Vanderbilt in 2 overtimes. They lost a close game to Mississippi State. And an overtime loss to Florida. Then this big win against Tennessee.

Folks we are starting to see what Gillispie has been trying to tell us was coming. Their record now is 8- 9 overall and 2-2 in the SEC. Go Cats!

Fred leaves the Race

I got the same email that most FredHeads got and it basically said Fred was withdrawing.

He thanked everyone and hopes the party is better off for his attempt. It's not :)

BTW, I can't see or reply to disqus comments from work, they are blocked (heh), I do get them in my email so I can read them, it will just be much later before I reply (Ruthie).

Can't get the Fred statement to load up, but you can go here to see it. Guess now I have to remove the sticker from my car :(

I hope Huck's still in it when Super Tuesday hits now, so I can basically vote against him heh

Monday, January 21, 2008

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MLK Day

Have to agree with the sentiments in this story, but not in the way the speaker would want me to.
DALLAS, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- A Dallas minister who marched with civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., said Monday's birthday observance holiday is an insult to his legacy.

The Rev. Peter Johnson, 62, director of the Texas operations for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, told The Dallas Morning News the holiday should be on April 4, the anniversary of the date King was assassinated.

"We have ignored the essence of his life and the horror of his death," said Johnson. "We've allowed white America to escape the guilt of his assassination and we've allowed black America to drift back into a coma."
UPI

I agree that the holiday is a waste; it is a waste to have a holiday celebrating one man when we don't celebrate any other 'single' person. The two greatest presidents in history have to share a day and MLK gets his on.

MLK marched against racism and for equality, something the good Rev. Johnson seems to have not achieved, his talk of 'white' and 'black' America should be a hint to all those that would follow him that the good preacher isn't into all this equality talk. 'White' America didn't kill MLK, I believe he was killed by One (1) American who happened to be a white person.

Racists are the people that seem to look for race in everything. Regardless of how 'tolerant' you are, you will never convince me that because of history, any class or group of people deserve preferred status.

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