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Write A Caption For This Photo…

By- Suzie-Q @ 1:40 PM MST

McCain is stunned as Rudy takes his 9/11 fetish in an unexpected direction:
“See, John, there is just no way that falling debris from the towers could have caused the collapse of WTC 7…”
(John McCain and Rudy Giuliani during the Republican debate in Florida, via the Associated Press.)
Hat tip to Swopa

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Olbermann Blogging At Daily Kos! :)

By- Suzie-Q @ 1:00 PM MST

Olbermann Now a Regular at Daily Kos

Two weeks ago TVNewser noted that MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann wrote a blog post at leftie political site Daily Kos. It appears that he is now a regular at the site.

Last night he posted his third entry in less than two weeks, and again it was followed by a litany of comments. But this time, apparently Olbermann was hanging around to check out the comments, as he has posted six himself on his own story.

Some of his comments refute readers that brought up points of disagreement with the Olbermann post. Others were lighter. “Can’t tell you what I’m getting for my birthday but the astute observer may notice it during our South Carolina coverage Saturday night on MS (plug),” he wrote.

Some in the blogosphere have raised questions about Olbermann’s role at the site, which describes itself as “a Democratic blog, a partisan blog.” Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters writes, “Consider again the media firestorm that would come from (Brit) Hume or (Chris) Wallace doing the same thing at a conservative website. Think such a demonstration of rightwing bias and partisanship would raise a few eyebrows?”

The two FNC hosts Sheppard names are news hosts differing from what Olbermann does on Countdown. Still, Olbermann has hosted an early debate and regularly hosts their presidential primary coverage (including tonight’s).

An MSNBC spokesperson told TVNewser that Olbermann okay’ed the original blog entry with MSNBC executives before it ran. He certainly can’t be doing that for every comment he posts, however.

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Chavez Trading Coffee For Coca… Yes,We Have No Bananas!

By- Suzie-Q @ 10:25 AM MST

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez speaks during the ALBA Summit in Caracas, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008. Chavez is hosting the summit with leaders from Nicaragua, Bolivia and Cuba, members of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas, or ALBA. (AP Photo/Howard Yanes)

This Can’t Be Good for the Economy

That rabble rouser down south is at it again. This time he’s urging his compadres to kick us where it hurts while we’re down. He’s all pissed off and has big plans, so I guess maybe this news wasn’t so surprising.

Bailey’s Lucky Seven (Sam Lanin), voc. Irving Kaufman – Yes! We Have No Bananas, Gennett 1923 

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A President Like My Father

anthony @ 13:40 GMY

Caroline Kennedy | NYT |January 27, 2008

OVER the years, I’ve been deeply moved by the people who’ve told me they wished they could feel inspired and hopeful about America the way people did when my father was president. This sense is even more profound today. That is why I am supporting a presidential candidate in the Democratic primaries, Barack Obama.

My reasons are patriotic, political and personal, and the three are intertwined. All my life, people have told me that my father changed their lives, that they got involved in public service or politics because he asked them to. And the generation he inspired has passed that spirit on to its children. I meet young people who were born long after John F. Kennedy was president, yet who ask me how to live out his ideals.

Sometimes it takes a while to recognize that someone has a special ability to get us to believe in ourselves, to tie that belief to our highest ideals and imagine that together we can do great things. In those rare moments, when such a person comes along, we need to put aside our plans and reach for what we know is possible.

We have that kind of opportunity with Senator Obama. (more…)

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‘Yes, We Can’

anthony @ 10:20 GMT

TruthDig | Posted on Jan 26, 2008

The full effect of Barack Obama’s transcendent victory speech in South Carolina has yet to be felt, but his historically stirring and inspirational words have already generated praise from around the country and even across the political aisle. Whether this speech proves to be the turning point in this election, we don’t know. What we do know is that Obama has made Hillary Clinton’s contention that words don’t matter seem so very small and suspect.

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