Thursday, July 30, 2009

Daily Humor

One to get you in a bit of a Netroots Nation mood...Bill O'Reilly 'We'll Do It Live' Dance Remix

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Daily Humor

Today's reason to laugh...

Sarah Palin's poetry as read by William Shatner:

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Daily Humor

Today's reason to laugh:

F Twitter

F Twitter from Shane Nickerson on Vimeo.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek Endorsed for U.S. Senate by Former U.S. Senator and Florida Governor Bob Graham

“Senator Graham is the role model U.S. Senator and throughout my lifetime, I have witnessed firsthand how Senator Graham was able to better the lives of the people he represented,” said U.S. Congressman Kendrick Meek. “He worked for Floridians, but also with Floridians by joining us in our everyday lives. Senator Graham understood the challenges our teachers face or the responsibilities our police officers undertake because his primary concern was the well-being of people. I will continue to seek out the guidance and counsel of Senator Graham throughout this campaign and beyond. I am honored to accept his endorsement.”

“Kendrick is a son of Florida who has lived a life of public service,” said Senator Bob Graham. “As a Trooper, he patrolled the highways and byways of our state keeping Floridians safe. When he was elected to the state legislature, Kendrick made education the centerpiece of his agenda, and now in Congress, he is giving Floridians a much needed voice at the legislative table as the public policy issues affecting the nation for generations to come are debated. He has always put the needs of our state first and during these trying times, it is people of deep substance like Kendrick Meek who will help guide our economy from recession to recovery. Endorsing Kendrick is an honor and I look forward to spending time with him and the Meek family on the campaign trail.”

Congressman Meek has received endorsements from Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Congressman Ron Klein, Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, Broward County Mayor Stacy Ritter, West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel, Tallahassee Mayor John Marks and Gainesville Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan.

He has also received endorsements from SEIU, United Teachers of Dade, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, AFSCME, and Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Daily Humor

Today's reason to laugh...

This Week in Blackness

Friday, July 17, 2009

Crist Sits Firmly Atop the Fence, Pt. 1

From Politico:

Supporting Sotomayor was something of a no-brainer for Christie, running for office in a state where over 13 percent of residents are Hispanic.

It's notable that while Christie has taken sides, one of the GOP's leading Senate candidates -- also from a heavily-Hispanic state -- has remained silent on the subject.

Herald/Times video: Charlie Crist's fundraising double talk

Charlie Crist won't do what he said he'd do (as usual).


Saturday, July 11, 2009

Daily Humor

Your reason to laugh today...

Drill Baby Drill EP. 2: Reap The World Wind

President's Weekly Address: Recovery and the Jobs of the Future

Crist Abandoning Ship

This one is important enough to quote at length:

Government leaders, like ship captains navigating wicked storms, don't abandon their posts when challenges appear overwhelming. They don't, like Ms. Palin, duck out because the opposing party got in some good punches, knocking out her choice for attorney general and threatening to override her veto of nearly $29 million in federal stimulus funds. They don't let their critics distract or consume them, which she said was happening to her routinely in Juneau.

They don't set a lovely table - as Mr. Crist enjoys doing as governor - only to neglect seeing that the meal gets properly cooked and served. They don't say they'll champion kids' health care and education, preserve the environment and protect homeowners from predatory insurance practices but then run for cover as the problems involving them intensify. They don't take billions in stimulus cash from Washington but fail to strengthen the state budget's foundation so that it can withstand future economic slides. They don't add to the mess, allowing raids on state trust funds, and pretending that expanded gambling will solve the state's education mess. Leaders don't. But Mr. Crist did.

There's still time for him as governor to repair the damage to the growth-management laws he helped weaken. Still time to wrest more efficiencies from state agencies. Still time to make positive, long-lasting changes that can strengthen his legacy and the state he still runs. We encourage him to do so.

But we understand that with Mr. Crist, he's always looking to the next job. He's given up each of his statewide posts - education commissioner, attorney general and now, governor - after just one term to seek higher office.

That's Bunyan-sized ambition. But unfortunately it's also the mark of a quitter, one who's concerned that chronic problems he might not be able to solve could tarnish his smaller achievements.

And, as a consequence, block his path to the top.

Shouldn't we expect better from our leaders?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Daily Humor

Today's reason to laugh...

Young Turks Weekly Round-Up -- July 3, 2009

Monday, July 6, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

What's Going On: U.S. Senate Race


Political Whore: Political Whore Podcast #12: US Senate candidate Kendrick Meek on the stimulus, health care and why Crist is jumping ship

The Campaign Manager: Poll Numbers Cause for Worry for the Tan Man

Pushing Rope: Mason-Dixon Florida Senate Race Poll

Daily Kos: FL-Sen: Another potential Republican defection

Daily Kos: FL-Sen: M-D poll shows Rubio competitive in (R) primary

Down With Tyranny: Is Florida Senate Candidate Marco Rubio Headed Down The Path To Fascism?

ReidBlog: Marco Rubio pulls the pin on the crazy grenade

ReidBlog: Charlie's Big List

Pushing Rope: Marco Rubio to Crist: PLease Debate Me 10 Times

Incertus (Brian): Mar-co! Mar-co! Mar-co!

Eye on Miami (Genius of Despair): Marco Rubio's Twittering

Pensito Review (Trish): Evolution of a Rightwing Tweet

ReidBlog: The ups and downs of being Kendrick Meek

What's Going On: U.S. House Races


Rants of Rob: Back For Another Round?

Pushing Rope: Majority of Congressional Delegation Opposes Offshore Drilling

Pushing Rope: Larry Cretul May Run Against Alan Grayson

Down With Tyranny: Right-wingers Vow Revenge Against Mary Bono Mack AND Her Husband

Fried Gator: Larry Cretul on run for Congress: Grayson is "Rich and Crazy"

Blue in Miami: Domestic Stuff!

Flablog: Congressional kookwatch

What's Going On: The Future of the Republican Party


Natch Greyes: Modern Conservativism & Conservative Blogs

Eye on Miami (gimleteye): At the front of the Culture Wars: trying times to be Republican.

Down With Tyranny: Will The Next Leader Of The Republican Party Be Gay Or Gayish?

Democratic Strategist: Something very odd is going on in conservative thinking

Stupid Enough Unexplanation: What Conservatives could do to get me to take them more Seriously

Stupid Enough Unexplanation: What is Conservatism?

Pensito Review: GOP’s New Leadership Takes the Stage: Cheney-Limbaugh 2012



The latest links to the information you need to counter right-wing spin...

The temperature has not been declining over the last 11 years

Norm Coleman did not win the original election

The U.S. did not buy Alaska in the 1950s so we could drill more

Obama didn't cite Canada as a health care reform model

The Ricci case was not a rebuke of Sotomayor, but of a previous case

Important Reading


Good stuff you all should read from bloggers around the country...

Huffington Post: One Blogger's Tale

Mashable: FOLLOW FAIL: The Top 10 Reasons I Will Not Follow You in Return on Twitter

Mashable: Local Tweets: 9 Ways to Find Twitter Users in Your Town

Natch Greyes: Political Reasoning & Education

Natch Greyes: Modern Democrats & Liberal Blogs

ReidBlog: Paul Porter speaks truth to Black radio

The Atlantic: In Every Black Man's Eyes--Death To The Rebel

Open Left: Why You Should Help Build The Progressive Block

Jack & Jill Politics: The Supreme Court sides with the ‘ little people’?

Shakesville: The Trials and Travails of Transness: Dude Looks Like a Lady

Open Left: Obama's Reliance On Left-wing Criticism and Caricatures

Open Left: Charter Schools: Another Failed Bi-Partisan Policy Obama Is In Love With

Daily Kos: The Netroots and the House Progressives: Toward More Progressive Policy

National Politics Round-up


What are Florida bloggers saying about national politics...

1. Equality Florida (Michael Farmer): Far Right-wing campaign targets openly gay Obama appointee

2. Eye on Miami (gimleteye): By returning incumbents to office who refuse to vote to reverse climate change, are you guilty of treason, too?

3. Bark Bark Woof Woof: The Ricci Ruling

4. Smashed Frog: Assigning a Zero to Zero Tolerance

5. Smooth Like Remy: Almost Admirable: Game Over

Daily Humor

Today's reason to laugh...

This Week in Blackness! Season 2 Ep#2 - BET doesn't Care About Black People