Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Late night blogging

Rooming with Republicans is not fun.

What will Paul McCartney do for his 64th birthday? I imagine he'll still tour. Will he re-write a certain song?
McCartney tells the Irish Examiner his kids want him to avoid the media references to the Beatles song "When I'm 64," which they think will be awful.

McCartney said his kids have told him, "Dad, you must not be on the face of the planet next year."

McCartney is thinking of ignoring them and flaunting it. He says he may be "in the thick of it" and he's taking suggestions on what he should do.
Potential contenders for 2008 have been in Massachusetts as of late. Quite a few have made appearences in Kentucky lately.

The levees, even if rebuilt, might not be enough.
Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, top Democrat on the panel, said reconstruction efforts were done, "we all understand, in haste and in very urgent circumstances." But he echoed Seed's questions about whether the levees could now "protect the city of New Orleans from high tides, let alone another hurricane.
I hope we good some good that comes out of this. I pray daily for the city to recover. I have family down there and one of my friends was just laid off after two months of not knowing whether or not he would continue to have a job.

Is 2008 the year of the moderate? I don't know. As a liberal-leaning moderate myself, I sure hope so.

Is Manchester Mayor Bob Baines that popular? Everyone is coming up to campaign for him! Consider that a compliment.
Biden said this during his first trip to the Granite State since he pursued the 1988 Democratic nomination. He said this summer that he was considering another presidential bid in 2008.

He told Democrats at a fund-raiser for Manchester Mayor Bob Baines Tuesday night that in the time since he was here last the world has changed dramatically, as has the state of the Republican Party.

"This is not your father's Republican Party that you thought was trying to come up with some sort of compromise," said Biden. "These Republicans aren't about compromising."

Biden is one of three Democrats campaigning for Baines in this last week before his re-election. On Sunday U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) went door to door with him in the city's Ward 2 and Saturday U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) will lead a rally.

"Talk about an accessory that's completely unneeded," Biden told the audience of 150 at the fund-raiser sponsored by the New Hampshire Building and Trades Council implying that Baines was a shoe-in for re-election. "I don't know what I am doing here."

Though the truth is that Biden knew exactly what he was doing, which was making sure he is one of the Democrats mentioned in 2008 talk. He even apologized for not showing up earlier at events he was invited to saying "I am just not ready to accept all of your support yet."

With his trip, Biden becomes the eighth potential Democratic candidate to visit the state this year.

In his only event this trip Biden roamed throughout the crowd saying that it was time Democrats "stand up" against Republicans against complaints the party was anti-religion, and anti-middle class.

"I am sick and tired of it," Biden said which was followed by a standing ovation.
The DLC looks like it will begin to podcast twice monthly. The first conversation is online already and you can access that at

CNN has a partial transcript of Rosa Parks' funeral. May she rest in peace.

Jerry Lee Lewis is set to record an all-star album called The Pilgrim. Bruce Springsteen, B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Neil Young, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page are just a few of the names that were confirmed to be included in the 21 track album.

It is my opinion that blogging should not be regulated by the FEC. The vote was 225-182. Only 2/3 of a quorum were needed to pass it. Only 46 Democrats voted for the legislation and I want to thank Congressman Ben Chandler and the rest of the Kentucky delegation voted for this bill. Why did the rest of the Democrats vote against this?!?

The Gang of 14, as they say, is very split on the issue of Judge Samuel Alito's nomination.

(Note to self: Never blog during Jon Stewart's monologue)

I still can't believe I wasn't watching when Sen. Harry Reid invoked Rule 21.

I can attest to the fact that Senator Evan Bayh is, indeed, a blogger.
The power of the Internet has led the Pew Center's Michael Cornfield and others to say that we should now speak of a much more visible "virtual primary." Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R), Sen. Russ Feingold (D) of Wisconsin, Sen. Evan Bayh (D) of Indiana, and Sen. Hillary Clinton (D) of New York all blog or occasionally post on prominent blogs. Senate majority leader Bill Frist just started a blog. Last week House Republicans initiated a "Capitol Hill Blog Row," inviting a number of bloggers to meetings and briefings.
I'm going to answer some of the author's questions later on.

The Garlic has some of the things said during the closed session. It's a must read.

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