Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Make this brief...

I have a paper to write and finish before 5:30 PM.

I hate starting off linking to the university paper for the most hated university in the world but Louisville's paper had an article for the rally for higher ed.

The Women Vote 2006 Coalition will sponsor a 3rd Congressional District debate on April 6, 2006, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Masterson's.

To Dan Conley, I say right on! And to firedoglake, wake up and smell the roses! We can agree or disagree all that we want but in the end, we are all Democrats. I don't want someone to the left of me telling me to join the GOP.

The Clinton friends from the Whitewater era are right back with HRC. Speaking of HRC, I recieved the following email from a former Clinton supporter.
As a Hillary Clinton supporter, a contributor to Friends of Hillary and not an official of her campaign, I am truly disturbed at Senator Hillary Clinton's lack of support for Democratic Congressional candidates in New York. I represent no campaign. I doubt if any campaign official would ever write a letter such as this. There will be several key Congressional races in New York, including: Eric Massa vs. Rany Kuhl in NY29, Massa representing one of the "Fighting Democrats;" hopefully Jack Davis vs. Tom Reynolds in NY26; incumbent Brian Higgins vs. Jack Quinn's son in NY27, with Higgins having won his seat the first time around in a "nail-biter;" and Kirsten Rutnik Gillibrand vs. John Sweeney in NY20. Moreover, now that Sherwood Boehlert is retiring in NY24, hopefully Rahm Emanuel, the DCCC, or the New York Democratic Party will field a viable candidate to challenge the Republicans for that district. For now, Mike Arcuri,ex-Oneida County Executive and Army Veteran, will do just fine. As a Hillary Clinton supporter, I would like to apologize to all of you and your campaigns. As you can see from the list at the end of this note, Hillary Clinton has not given any money to any of the Democratic Congressional campaigns in New York. This is especially ironic, given that one of her selling points has been her claim that her successful persistence in cultivating support for the Democratic Party in Upstate New York shows that she would do a better job in competing with the Republican Presidential nominee in 2008 in Red States than would other prospective Democratic nominees. However, in the present Congressional campaign of 2006, Hillary Clinton has turned her back on Democratic Congressional candidates not only in Upstate New York but in all of the state. It is worse than that. Hillary Clinton is taking money out of all of these Districts and is giving little to no help to New York Democratic Congressional candidates. If she lacks true commitment to party building in Upstate New York, I can only imagine how she would fare in my Virginia or neighboring West Virginia. I am beginning to think, based on Hillary's performance in the present campaign, that Evan Bayh or Mark Warner might be more worthy of my support for President. If either were the leader of the Democratic Party as Presidential candidate or President, he would understand the importance of competing head-on with Republicans in Red States and Red Congressional Districts. Until such time as Hillary Clinton displays the same understanding, I am suspending my financial support for Friends of Hillary.
The British reply to Lazy Sunday got some press.
The video, a parody of English life and culture, has even been seen by some movers and shakers in the US - the pair have had emails from a writer on Saturday Night Live and an actor on hit US show The West Wing who congratulated them on their work.

Sam said: "It started off as a light-hearted video we made on a day off college, but it's taken on a life of its own.

"The juxtaposition of rap with traditionally English tea-drinking may be part of its appeal - it's a kind of cultural fusion. We're pleased people are enjoying it."
Time to update Redbirds Fun

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