Archive for November 5th, 2009

Patricia Lightner, 3rd District GOP Candidate — One Year From Today

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Today, Americans in various locations across the country are casting their votes in the first major elections since the Democrats took control of both the White House and Congress. Most eyes are focused on three races in particular — the Gubernatorial races in both Virginia and New Jersey, and the special Congressional election in New York’s 23rd District – all areas that Obama carried just 12 months ago. (more…)

Erick Erickson — “In 2008 Independents Proved They Weren’t Racist by Voting Obama. In 2009, Independents Vote GOP to Prove They Aren’t Socialist.”

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

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Google Dashboard lifts curtain on stored data

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

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The Curious Capitalist — Do we need a czar for college tuition?

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

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CNET — Fiorina’s first act as senator: Merge California and Nevada

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Together we can turn things around? Not if Fiorina’s performance at HP is any indication. Before she was forced out of the company by its board of directors, she was so at odds with the uniquely Californian “HP Way” that her corner office could have been powered solely by Bill Hewlett spinning in his grave.

CNET — An unofficial way to ‘dislike’ things on Facebook

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Facebook’s “like” feature has been around since February, but the massive social network never provided users with a way to quickly voice their opinions going the other way. French developer Thomas Moquet took matters into his own hands by creating a cute (albeit useless) Firefox extension that adds a dislike button to Facebook, letting users who have it installed mark things they don’t like.

Robert Reich — How Obama Can Convince Congress to Enact a Larger Stimulus, and Why He Must

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

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Forbes — With the MLB Network winding down a successful inaugural season, ESPN and Fox had better take note.

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

He likes MLB Network’s strategy of avoiding its cable carriers’ premium tiers, going for wide distribution over greater revenue per subscriber. The network debuted to a potential audience of 50 million homes in January 2009, many more than its NFL and NBA counterparts. That could increase by another 15 million or so if Petitti succeeds in inking deals with AT&T ( T – news – people ) and Dish Network, the two biggest carriers not yet on board.

Wash Post — BCS is busy trying to fix its image, but nothing else

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Let’s be clear on this: If TCU and Boise State both finish undefeated and all five of the BCS schools lose at least one game, neither one is going to play in the national title game in Pasadena. That’s not an opinion, that’s a fact.

SI — Nationalizing officiating would lessen errors, conspiracy theories

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Games featuring SEC, Pac-10 and Big Ten contenders have produced highly publicized blown calls, and in turn ample fodder for every conspiracy theorist with a blog, press pass, Twitter account or access to a message board.

CNET — Twitter begins testing new tweet notifications

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Twitter announced late Wednesday that it is starting a limited test of a new feature that displays the number of new tweets in your timeline since you last refreshed. This works in much the same way as the new tweet notification on the search page for a term. When you click the notification, the new tweets slide out in the same fashion as the search page.

SI — Raiders, NFL can’t allow abusive Cable to continue as head coach

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

On Monday afternoon, the Raiders released a statement regarding the new crop of ugly allegations against Cable — that he has a history of physical violence against women. And the gist of the statement is the Raiders might soon be on their seventh head coach in nine seasons.

USA Today — Auto sales flat overall, but some have big gains

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Sales of new cars and trucks in the U.S. last month were about even with the industry’s poor showing a year ago, but individual automakers’ results reported Tuesday varied widely.

NFL’s Most Clutch Quarterbacks– Monte Burke

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Former Denver Bronco John Elway is revered because of his perceived “clutchness.” The Dallas Cowboys’ QB Tony Romo is often browbeaten by the press because of his perceived lack of it.

SI — NHLPA fiddles as ferocious hits devastate players

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

These are heady times for the NHL, unfortunately not of the halcyon days variety. No, the start to this season is all about headshots and what to do. So far, there’s been only head-scratching over the ongoing NHLPA mess and head-shaking about officiating that seems to be okay with much more contact away from the puck than has been the case during the past four seasons.

Top 10 NFL Quarterback Busts — Samuel Chi

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

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Jay Cost — What the Voters Told Us Last Night

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

The following points are what we know for certain:

1. The voters of Virginia declared a preference for Bob McDonnell over Creigh Deeds.
2. The voters of New Jersey declared a preference for Chris Christie over Jon Corzine.

3. The voters of New York’s Twenty-Third Congressional District declared a preference for Bill Owens over Doug Hoffman.

And that’s it.

James Pethokoukis — ‘Permanent Democratic majority’ begins to unravel

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

It’s hard to imagine that the 84 House Democrats from districts won by either John McCain in 2008 or President Bush in 2004 are now more inclined to support either an expensive health plan or a cap-and-trade energy plan. Already Democrats are hinting at shrinking the former and putting the latter on the backburner. (One policy that might get more attention is a second stimulus package to create more jobs.)

Virginia, New Jersey Races Showing Voters Changing Course — Michael Barone

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

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RedState — The Brad Ellsworth Abortion Money-Laundering Scheme

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

The Ellsworth language about the public option is particularly revealing in demonstrating the utter phoniness of the exercise. They just want to pretend that if the federal agency hires private contractors to handle the money, it is not government funding of abortion. This is already being referred to in pro-life circles on Capitol Hill as “the Ellsworth abortion money-laundering scam.”

They can write in a money-laundering scheme under which the federal agency hires a contractor to deliver the checks to the abortionists, but only a simpleton would think it is not government funding of abortion. Any lawmaker who votes for this scheme is voting to create a nationwide federal agency program that will pay for abortion on demand, with government funds.