Hosted by the Personal Democracy Forum, the first ever Twittered Presidential debate is changing the face of modern politics. Working within Twitter’s 140-character limit for individual tweets, the Obama and McCain Surrogates will be forced to narrow their positions and provide concise policy explanations… imagine that!
The New York Yankees’ value increased to $1.306 billion over the past year, according to the annual estimates by Forbes magazine, a rise of 9 percent over the past year. The New York Mets were second at $824 million and the Boston Red Sox third at $816 million.
So, who’s the better team??? That’s right, the New York Yankees!!
“Bob could be the Ralph Nader of 2008,” said Dan Schnur, a GOP consultant in California who worked on McCain’s 2000 campaign but is not involved in this year’s contest. Consumer advocate Nader is the third-party candidate many Democrats blame for helping George W. Bush narrowly win in 2000.
The GOP should be worried about Barr’s candidacy, but they wouldn’t have to worry about Barr, if they would have nominated a real conservative to represent the party. It sounds to me as if the GOP should go back to the table and revise how to win back the voters they have alienated (the conservatives, for one).
This is exactly what I am wondering after reading the e-mail sent from Linda Summerall to various Northern Virginia legislators about their upcoming meeting, which is about (envelope, please) “The Potential Impacts of Global Sea Level Rise on the Mid-Atlantic Region.” Hmm, sounds like my taxes are being wasted to fund meetings that should be focused on transportation improvements or something more relevant.
At least, Ken Cuccinelli stands up for the taxpayers with his retort by agreeing with most taxpayers and saying that it is a waste of our taxes to be discussing such irrelevant topics.
Here is the exchange and H/T to BVBL:
From: Linda Summerall [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, June 20, 2008 10:42 AM
To: Mark Sickles; Thomas Davis Rust; Bob Marshall; Janet Howell; Al Eisenberg; Jim Scott; Ken Cuccinelli; Ken Plum; Patsy Ticer; Adam Ebbin; Bob Brink; Kristen Amundson; Timothy Hugo; Jill Holtzman Vogel; Herring Mark; Paul Nichols; Scott Lingamfelter; Toddy Puller; David Englin; Joe May; Brian Moran; Richard Stuart; Robert Griendling; Steve Shannon; Jeff Frederick; Chuck Colgan; Dave Marsden; Hon. Margi Vanderhye; Chuck Caputo; David Albo; Vivian Watts; Jackson Miller; Bob Hull; George Barker; Richard Saslaw; David Poisson; Mary Margaret Whipple; David Bulova
Cc: G. Mark Gibb
Subject: NoVa Regional Cmsn mtg
The attached agenda of the Northern Virginia Regional Commission’s monthly meeting on June 26 is being sent to you as an “FYI.”
This month’s presentation is on “Potential Impacts of Global Sea Level Rise on the Mid-Atlantic Region.” You are welcome to attend.
If you have any questions, please contact me or NVRC Executive Director Mark Gibb.
For good reason, the wireless phone industry is ranked as one of the worst in the U.S. for customer satisfaction. Technical support calls can take hours with endless transfers from one customer rep to another. Then there’s the endless pile of service activation and cancellation fees.
Although I am not a fan of customer support hotlines, AT&T has always provided great service, even when I had to wait on the phone for about 2 hours to deal with a wireless phone insurance issue. Aside from the con of not having service on the Metro, AT&T has amazing phones (including my Red Blackberry Curve). As for the other competitors, I guess the saying to each is their own is a good method.
George Carlin was a great comedian who seemed to bring some controversy into his routines. R.I.P George Carlin…may all of the angels laugh at your routines.
“The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.”
Today is the start of the special session in Virginia’s General Assembly to address the looming and controversial topic of transportation improvements. Hmmm, I wonder if anything good will come from this session.
The Democrats want to raise sales tax by 1% in both Northern Virginia and the Hampton Roads region to fund these improvements, while the Republicans are doing the right thing and blocking these increases. Raising taxes to fund the transportation is not the answer. You could always take from the “Rainy Day” fund or cut an unnecessary program. C’mon, use common sense approaches to address this issue.
Again, my prediction on the success of this General Assembly session would be another deadlock mark on the scoreboard.