Comcast paid people to wait on line and fill the room at their FCC hearing, effectively excluding any opponents from attending the hearing. Some of the people that they hired were even caught sleeping! (pic) Hundreds of people that were not paid to show were denied entrance.
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Earlier today, the Swamp noted that Mark McKinnon, a senior campaign adviser to both President Bush and Sen. John McCain of Arizona, had said some time ago that he could not serve McCain if Sen. Barack Obama became the Democratic presidential nominee.
A new bill proposed at the legislature would allow for police to withhold misconduct reports from the public. Supporters of the bill believe that police misconduct should be kept secret from the public so to not discredit police testimony. Others say that a forthright police unit is essential to the community.
Clinton will not concede the race to Obama if he wins a greater number of pledged delegates by the end of the primary season, and will count on the 796 elected officials and party bigwigs to put her over the top, if necessary, said Clinton’s communications director, Howard Wolfson.
A feminist blogger has asked Hillary to give up the presidential campaign. “I truly believed you would be the best person for the job, and I had this nagging thought in the back of my mind[…] The thought that drove me on Super Tuesday to Vote for Senator Obama instead. Senator Hillary Clinton divides this country.”
“…So get out there and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, encounter the grizz, climb the mountains. Run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, that lovely, mysterious and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to your body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much: I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those deskbound people with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this: you will outlive the bastards.”—Edward Abbey on Outliving the Bastards :: edward abbey, Travel Quotes, Why Go :: Why Go
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Barack Obama’s chances of winning the Democratic nomination have risen sharply in the last four days, with Intrade on Monday giving him a 70 per cent probability of taking the prize against just 30 per cent for Hillary Clinton. Obama’s chances had previously been rated at substantially below 50 per cent all year.
Before Nevada primary, Dennis was visited by representatives of Nancy Pelosi and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee — AIPAC. They told Dennis that if he would drop efforts to impeach Cheney & Bush, they would guarantee his re-election to Congress. He kicked them out, and now faces several well-financed primary challengers.
Multiple damaged telecommunications cables have cut Iran off from the Internet. The Iran Oil Bourse will be opening at February 11th at the latest with trading denominated in Euros and other currencies, NOT US dollars. This is the beginning of the end of the US dollar as a world reserve currency. Israelis have been told to prepare for war.
Barack Obama has widened his lead in California since yesterday, and now is ahead 46% to Clintons 40%. He has wiped out her lead in Missouri to take a 47-42 lead, and is dead even with her in New Jersey each with 43%, and has a 17% lead in Georgia. The momentum is certainly with him. MAKE SURE YOU VOTE!