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Archive for the day “March 3, 2012”

‘Social’ Justice for Limbaugh – Boycott Hate

And great to see people actually caring enough to get involved.

Five companies have already pulled their sponsorship from Limbaugh’s show:

“Due to continued inflammatory comments– along w/valuable feedback from clients & team members– QL has suspended ads on Rush Limbaugh program
Kelly@ Quicken Loans

“Recent comments by Rush Limbaugh do not align w/our values, so we made decision to immediately suspend all advertising on that program”.
SleepNumberSara

“Thanks to all of you for your concern and input. We are currently pulling all ads with Rush Limbaugh”
theSleepTrain

“@moughthere As of today, LegalZoom has suspended all advertising on the Rush Limbaugh show”

“We have listened to our customers & have decided to cease our advertising on The Rush Limbaugh Show immediately”. facebook.com/Citrix

From : http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/02/436852/rush-limbaugh-advertisers/

Sign the petition :
http://thinkprogress.org/stand-with-sandra-fluke-b/

 

Washington State – Thank You Representative Dicks

‘Rep. Norm Dicks, the ranking member on the Appropriations Committee, announced today he is retiring at the end of the year’.

“After 18 terms representing the people of the 6th Congressional District of Washington, preceded by eight years on the Staff of Senator Warren G. Magnuson, Suzie and I have made the decision to change gears and enjoy life at a different pace,” the Democrat said in a statement’.
From : http://atr.rollcall.com/appropriations-ranking-member-norm-dicks-to-retire/

Should be an easy ‘hold’ for the Democrats :

‘The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee quickly described the 6th district as a likely hold for the party, while national Republicans in the immediate aftermath were assessing how competitive the district is with Dicks no longer running’.
From : http://atr.rollcall.com/washington-no-shortage-of-successors-looking-at-norm-dicks-seat/
 

 

And for the other retiring members of Congress this session :

http://www.rollcall.com/politics/casualtylist.html?pos=opol

Over reacting on Rush?

Or too long in coming?

16 videos that show Rush’s ‘true character’.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/02/rush-limbaugh-controversial-statements_n_1316417.html?ref=politics&ir=Politics#s748136&title=Rush_Limbaugh_mocks

Another ‘your vote doesn’t really matter but we know it makes you feel good so Get Out And Vote!’

‘ABC News’ Michael Falcone reports’:

‘UPDATED: COLUMBUS, Ohio — Even if Rick Santorum wins Ohio on Super Tuesday, he won’t be able to claim all of its delegates. In fact, he is at risk of forfeiting more than one-quarter of them’.

‘In three of the state’s 16 congressional districts, including two that are near Ohio’s border with Pennsylvania, Santorum will lose any delegates he might have won because his campaign failed to meet the state’s eligibility requirements months ago’.

‘But it gets worse: Nine more Ohio delegates may also be in jeopardy’.

‘Sources say that in six other congressional districts — the third, fourth, eighth, tenth, twelfth and sixteenth — Santorum submitted fewer names than required to be eligible for all three delegates up-for-grabs in each district’.

‘Chris Maloney, a spokesman for the Ohio Republican Party, said the leftover delegates will be considered “unbound” and the campaigns will be able to file a petition with the state party to claim them. Once such a petition is filed, Ohio GOP Chairman Kevin DeWine is required to impanel a “committee on contests” composed of three members of the Ohio GOP’s central committee to sort out the delegate awards’.
From : http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/rick-santorums-ohio-delegate-problems-pile-up/

Oh look Ohio. 1 person will appoint a ‘central committee’ to ‘decide’ who gets the delegates.

I LOVE Democracy! Don’t you?

 

The ‘Voice’ of Conservatives?

 

¦Rick Santorum: called Limbaugh “absurd” because he’s an “entertainer”

¦Brave Mitt Romney: walked right by a reporter who asked for comment — Mitt was probably busy formulating his simultaneous approval / condemnation of Limbaugh’s remarks. Later said “it’s not language I would have used.“

¦Brave John Boehner: called Limbaugh’s remarks “inappropriate”

And then…………..

¦Sen. Scott Brown: called Limbaugh’s remarks ‘reprehensible’ and demanded Rushbo apologize to Ms. Fluke.
From : http://underthemountainbunker.com/2012/03/02/a-dittohead-comments-on-the-petition-to-support-sandra-fluke/

1 out of 4 Republicans ‘gets it’.

This ISN’T a political issue. This is a HUMAN DECENCY issue.

Romney – “I like to fire people’

But not Rush?

‘Clear Channel Communications is owned by Bain Capital’.
From : http://nationalmemo.com/article/would-mitt-fire-bain-employee-rush-limbaugh

Caturday at the Kane’s

‘Why Do Cats Run the Internet? A Scientific Explanation’

‘The most compelling explanation for our interest in cats, however, may be the most simple: we’re in awe of them’.
From : http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/101283/cats-internet-memes-science-aesthetics

The Weekly 2012 – Super Tuesday

Washington State has a Caucus on Saturday and Romney is in a comfortable lead.

Georgia – 76 delegates – Proportional
Gingrich is leading.
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/gop-presidential-primary/213515-ohio-is-next-battlefield-for-the-gop

Massachusetts – 41 delegates – Proportional
Romney and big.

Ohio – 66 delegates- Winer Take All
Santorum up slightly in Ohio. He’s trying to get away from the “God is good, God is great, all the rest are second rate’ message. If he can, big win here.
http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-and-centers/polling-institute/ohio/release-detail?ReleaseID=1714

Oklahoma – 43 delegates – Winner Take All
Another big lead for Santorum.
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/gop-presidential-primary/213515-ohio-is-next-battlefield-for-the-gop

Tennessee – 58 delegates – With majority, Winner Take All
Santorum up and up big.
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/gop-presidential-primary/213515-ohio-is-next-battlefield-for-the-gop

Vermont – 17 delegates – With majority, Winner Takes All
Romney but not big.

Virginia – 49 delegates – With Majority, Winner Takes All
Romney holds big lead. Bet Santorum wishes he’d gotten on the ballot now. (Newt’s failure not to do so wouldn’t have made much of a difference.)
http://roanoke.edu/News_and_Events/Campus_News/RC_Poll_March_2011_Republican_primary.htm

Alaska – 27 delegates – Caucus
Paul.

Idaho – 32 delegates – Caucus
Likely Paul but a large Mormon population too.

N.Dakota – 28 – Caucus
Paul and Santorum?
Washington – Romney
Georgia – Gingrich
Massachusetts – Romney
Ohio – Split
Oklahoma – Santorum
Tennessee – Santorum
Vermont – Romney
Virginia – Romney
Alaska – Paul
Idaho – Romney
N. Dakota – Paul

Only ‘winning’ Michigan by 3 points and Santorum NOT getting on Virginia’s ballot are two big loses for both campaigns.

But worse, Super Tuesday will allow Santorum to get back ON message (and off of the piety stuff) and doesn’t give Romney the knock out punch with all of the splits and delegate sharing. If Santorum wins in Ohio, it just adds to the same doubt as the 3 point Romeny ‘win’ in Michigan.

The ‘Voice’ of Modern Day Conservatives?

LIMBAUGH: ‘So Miss Fluke, and the rest of you Feminazis, here’s the deal. If we are going to pay for your contraceptives, and thus pay for you to have sex. We want something for it. We want you post the videos online so we can all watch’.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wskH45vKWdk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RCPU0Qsv9wM

”“I used to be a conservative.’
Jeb Bush
http://foolocracy.com/2012/02/jeb-bush-i-used-to-be-a-conservative/

 

Would have been nice to have for the Republican Debates

‘The drone of speakers who won’t stop is an inevitable experience at conferences, meetings, cinemas, and public libraries’. AND REPUBLICAN DEBATES!!!!!!

‘Today, Kazutaka Kurihara at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Tskuba and Koji Tsukada at Ochanomizu University, both in Japan, present a radical solution: a speech-jamming device that forces recalcitrant speakers into submission’.

‘The idea is simple. Psychologists have known for some years that it is almost impossible to speak when your words are replayed to you with a delay of a fraction of a second’.

‘Kurihara and Tsukada have simply built a handheld device consisting of a microphone and a  speaker that does just that: it records a person’s voice and replays it to them with a delay of about 0.2 seconds. The microphone and speaker are directional so the device can be aimed at a speaker from a distance, like a gun’.
From : http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/27620/

 

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