Just wondering …
Here we go, folks. The most-watched Presidential debate in U.S. history? Certainly the first Presidential debate in the brief history of BMG. To donate some money to Obama, click on the thermometer above. Feel free to make multiple small donations rather than just one big one, if you want to make the thermometer rise in response to key points in the debate. Just for fun, we’ve also created some Debate Bingo cards. Download them from below the flip. Score a point when any candidate says the word or phrase in a box. Have even more fun. Click here to make your own card and upload it in the comments for other people to download. Post BINGO! in the comments when you win. Now, to the open thread. What channel are you watching, what are they saying, and what do you think?
Channel 7 has just reported that Senator Ted Kennedy was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital this evening. The only information they had was that he was “alert and responsive.” Nonetheless, it’s obviously worrisome. Our thoughts are with the Senator and his family. UPDATE: As noted in the comments, Kennedy is apparently home — he was hospitalized due to a negative reaction to new medication.
District City Councilor Mike Brady had his nomination confirmed by a recount for the Democratic spot on the ballot in the 9th Plymouth District in the Mass House of Representatives. A 13-vote margin in the election over City Council President Bob Sullivan became a 14-vote margin following the recount. Brady, who works for the Lottery, will now face Republican Brockton attorney Larry Novak (under indictment on Federal money laundering charges) in the general election to fill the seat of Rep. Tom Kennedy. Kennedy is unopposed for election to the Senate to fill the seat of Bob Creedon, himself unopposed for Plymouth County Clerk of Courts. Visit Mike at www.bradybrockton.com
I lived in Boston for 12 years and some of you may know me from my co-hostmanship of Drinking Liberally Cambridge, Boston comedy scene or my Dig column. Also, we probably glared at each other on the T.
Sunday night, I’m taking part in a special one night event featuring three young, smart and damn funny comics from Comedy Central, Indecision 2008 and The Onion. The show is called Comedy Against Evil. It’s political and will be great.
SUNDAY september 28
7:30pm @ Club Passim. 47 Palmer St in Harvard Sq
tickets: $15 (I recommend you buy in advance to guarantee seating)
Remember the 2000 republican primary? John McCain would rather that you didn’t.
With new polls showing his campaign dead in the water among California Republicans, Arizona Sen. John McCain has pulled out of a long-scheduled debate with Texas Gov. George Bush, set for Thursday in Los Angeles.
McCain campaign officials tried desperately yesterday to put the best face on their withdrawal, even as a new Field Poll showed Bush far ahead among likely Republican voters in the winner-take-all race for the state’s 162 GOP delegates….
As recently as Thursday, when he was in California, McCain was talking about his plans to debate Bush; even last night, McCain’s own Web site listed his California debate- watching parties. The CNN-Los Angeles Times debate was the only scheduled head-to-head meeting of the two candidates in California before the primary, a week from tomorrow….
The bait and switch on the debate left the Arizona senator — whose favorite campaign line is “I’ll always tell you the truth” — wide open to blistering criticism from his rivals.
This video is fact based explanation of how this financial horror happened. The FACTS are indisputable. The truth can be a terrible thing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…
I hope you have your cringing muscles ready. Here's 37th Middlesex Republican State Rep. Candidate Kurt Hayes discussing how the two candidates would manage the work/family balance as State Rep … or should I say, the work/work/family balance: Is Hayes really suggesting he'd do a better job than Jen Benson because he's a man with a stay-at-home wife? If not, just what the hell is he suggesting? Furthermore … I gather that State Rep is often not a full-time gig, but many of the folks that do other work are lawyers — something you can do part-time. Does Hayes' job at IBM really permit the kind of flexibility to do that and State Rep? Even if the House doesn't need you all the time, sometimes you just have to be there. Anyway, too much information all around, Kurt. In 35 short seconds, you're really making our heads hurt.
From Daniel Kurtzman: “John McCain showed up without running mate Sarah Palin, which is a shame because she actually has a lot of experience with financial matters. You know, she lives right next to a bank.” –Jimmy Kimmel, on Obama and McCain’s meeting with President Bush at the White House “John McCain wants to suspend his debate with Barack Obama until the economic crisis is over. And Sarah Palin wants to suspend her debate with Joe Biden until she can find Europe on a map.” –Jay Leno “President Bush has been speaking out about the Wall Street bailout. And today, a reporter asked him what he planned to do about AIG. Yeah. Bush got upset and said, ‘Why does everyone always spell in front of me?’” –Conan O’Brien “You probably heard that John McCain suspended his presidential campaign yesterday to focus on the financial crises. You had to kind of expect that this might happen. For a man of his age, it’s very difficult to maintain an election.” -Jimmy Kimmel “Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is in town. John McCain took her over to the U.N. to introduce her to all the world leaders. It looked like Take Your [...]
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