Sunday, May 07, 2006

One Day at a Time

Now that it's summer, I'm taking it one day at a time. Blogging may be light like this past weekend, as I was busy, very busy.

The Hotline ran this on Sen. Bayh a few days ago but I just now got the chance to post about it. In other Bayh news, he called for energy independence yet again. More Bayh news.

Bruce Springsteen's We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions debuted at the #3 position on the Billboard charts.

And about the Derby, wow!

A Harvard professor believes that we will be on the brink of a civil war after the 2008 election. I think this sounds ridiculous if you ask me.

Matt Clement picked up the win on Thursday as Jonathan Papelbon got his 11th save of the season. Kevin Youkilis, a fellow Jew, went yard for the Red Sox. Friday saw Curt chilling get the win, Papelbon - his 12th save, and Youkilis going yard again. Saturday saw a 9-3 victory as the Sox won. Tim Wakefield got the win.

She's not even 22 and Ashlee Simpson already has a new nose.

When will NBC realize the internet viral marketing helps?

CBS has announced their summer program schedule for 2006. I wonder if I'll watch any of their shows this summer. Gameshow Marathon is the only show that looks promising.

Whoa, Lindsay Lohan turned orange?

The ACLU is fighting the recent legislation in court and I wholeheartedly support the decision to hold our legislature in contempt.
No one can "ignore court orders," says the ACLU filing in U.S. District Court in Frankfort. "Announcing a new intention to do that which a court already has forbidden is contempt."
John Yarmuth's lead is growing and please remember to vote for him!

As I type this, I have some sad news to report: 713.

Stephen Stills is going on two tours this summer.

Lewis Black is interviewed.

Got this in my inbox from BangItOut:
Top Ten Ways You Know You're at a Jewish Cinco De Mayo Party
10. Guacamole tastes very similar to leftover hummus solo
9. Before leading services, Chazan asked to replace Borselino with Sombrero
8. Mariachi band breaks into yiddin
7. When you scream "VIVA!", someone must bring up something about the hashgacha of the UWS pizza place
6. Corona beer have floating esrog slice on side
5. Someone is giving out 'Pedro For Shul President' tees
4. PiƱata very much resembles Dougie from Dougies.
3. Margarita special recipe includes a touch of Manshewitz Extra Heavy
2. When Triangle Taco Chips with prune filling in the middle are brought out someone says "Taco Mamesh"
1. Beans & salsa makes one savory cholent!
Now, this is an amendment I favor!
The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved an amendment that would protect educational trips from lobbying reform.

The entire bill passed Wednesday night on a narrow, party-line vote of 217-213.

Democrats said Republican reforms do not go far enough, but all members agreed to an amendment that permits educational travel.

The Jewish community, led by the United Jewish Communities federation umbrella group, lobbied hard for the amendment, fearing it could affect education about Israel, Darfur and other areas.

The Senate passed a bill with a similar amendment, and the travel protections are likely to become law.
Rep. Patrick Kennedy crashed near a hospital recently and blamed his medication.
Kennedy (D-R.I.) issued a statement late last night -- his second in several hours -- saying he had been disoriented after taking prescription drugs: Phenergan for gastroenteritis, an inflammation of the stomach and intestines, and Ambien, a sleeping medication.[...]

"Sometime around 2:45 a.m., I drove the few blocks to the Capitol Complex believing I needed to vote," the statement continued. "Apparently, I was disoriented from the medication. . . . At no time before the incident did I consume any alcohol."

Kennedy, a six-term congressman, said that Capitol Police officers told him to park his Ford Mustang and drove him home. "At no time did I ask for any special consideration," the statement said. "I simply complied with what the officers asked me to do."
The most recent press release from NH State Rep. Peter Sullivan:
State Rep. Peter Sullivan today challenged Congressman Jeb Bradley and State Rep. Jim Craig to return campaign contributions from members of Congress who have been accused of unethical conduct.

"Corruption and complacency have become a way of life in Washington. As a result, critical national needs take a back seat to influence peddling and special interest whims.

"Jeb Bradley and Jim Craig have accepted campaign cash from politicians who are prime examples of what is wrong with Washington politics. People like Roy Blunt and Mike Capuano have shown a blatant disregard for open and accountable government. If we are to take either of them seriously as public servants, Jeb and Jim need to return their tainted dollars immediately".

Jeb Bradley has received $15,000 from Rely On Your Beliefs PAC, a committee headed by Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO). Blunt has been criticized by watchdog groups for inserting language into legislation in order to benefit clients of his girlfriend and his son, both of whom are lobbyists. He has been called one of the "most corrupt members of Congress" by the non-partisan Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

Jim Craig has received $2,100 from the campaign committee of Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA) and an additional $2,100 from Mass PAC a political action committee controlled by Capuano.

Last January, Capuano and his wife went on a $19,000 trip to Brazil that was paid for by corporations with legislation pending before Congress. Capuano was accompanied by lobbyists for the corporations funding the junket.
Geoff Emerick tells all!

We'll get Sunday's news tomorrow!

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