Friday, October 24, 2008

WOR 710 in New York City Attacks Obama's Grandmother

More fun from Jerry Crowley, General Manager of WOR 710 in New York City:

SAVAGE: Do you actually believe he's going to Hawaii to visit his ailing grandmother with 10 days to go until an election? Do you actually believe that? Do you actually believe he'd be going to Hawaii at this time with 10 days to go? You actually believe that? No, no, no -- no, no, no, no, no. No. There's some other reason that he's leaving the mainland of the United States in the midst of this toe-to-toe struggle right now, and it's got to do with his birth certificate. That's correct. That is correct. 1-800-449 -- but please go to and look at the alleged birth certificate. Look at it very carefully.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Reform is a Relative Term

Alaska Funded Palin Kids' Travel

Associated Press Writers Brett J. Blackledge,
Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Gov. Sarah Palin charged the state for her children to
travel with her, including to events where they were not invited, and later
amended expense reports to specify that they were on official business.

The charges included costs for hotel and commercial flights for three daughters
to join Palin to watch their father in a snowmobile race, and a trip to
New York, where the governor attended a five-hour conference and stayed
with 17-year-old Bristol for five days and four nights in a luxury hotel.

In all, Palin has charged the state $21,012 for her three daughters' 64 one-way
and 12 round-trip commercial flights since she took office in December 2006.
In some other cases, she has charged the state for hotel rooms for the girls.

State Finance Director Kim Garnero told The Associated Press she has not reviewed
the Palins' travel expense forms, so she could not say whether the daughters'
travel with their mother would meet the definition of official business.

On Aug. 6, three weeks before Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain
chose Palin his running mate, and after Alaska reporters asked for the
records, Palin ordered changes to previously filed expense reports
for her daughters' travel

Sunday, October 19, 2008




Colin Powell announced on “Meet the Press” that he is endorsing Barack Obama. He stated that he remains a Republican.

"He has both style and substance. I think he is a transformational figure," Powell said of Barack Obama.

"Obama displayed a steadiness. Showed intellectual vigor. He has a definitive way of doing business that will do us well," Powell said.

Powell said he questioned Sen. John McCain's judgment in picking Gov. Sarah Palin, saying he did not think she was ready to be president.

Powell said he was disappointed with some of McCain's campaign tactics, such as bringing up Obama's ties to former 1960s radical Bill Ayers.

Powell's said that the two men's response to the economic response played a role. He said that gave him an opportunity to evaluate the two men's "judgment" and way of "approaching a problem."

He praised Obama's "calm, patient, intellectual, steady approach to problem solving."

General Powell gave the keynote address at the Republican National Convention in support of George W. Bush in 2000. Powell served as Secretary of State under President Bush from 2001 to 2005.

John McCain's campaign noted in response that he has been endorsed by Henry Kissinger and Al Haig.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Obama Passes 270

CNN now has Obama at over 270 electoral votes, based on polling from October 15, 2008.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Treasury Bank Plan Said to Include Equity, Bank Debt Insurance

Oct. 13 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Treasury has settled on a
broad plan for rescuing frozen credit markets that includes
taking equity stakes in financial institutions and insuring new
senior bank debt for three years, according to a person briefed
on the proposal.

The government may spend as much as $250 billion on buying
non-voting shares of banks and other financial companies, the
person said. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson may unveil the
effort as early as Wednesday.



Icelandic Shoppers Raid Stores as Currency Woes Reduce Food Imports

Oct. 13 (Bloomberg) -- After a four-year spending spree, Icelanders are flooding the supermarkets one last time, stocking up on food as the collapse of the banking system threatens to cut the island off from imports. Bonus, a nationwide chain, has stock at its warehouse for about two weeks. After that, the shelves will start emptying unless it can get access to foreign currency, the 22-year-old manager said, standing in a walk-in fridge filled with meat products, among the few goods on sale produced locally.



Tests conducted at the Special Pathogens Unit, National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) of the National Health Laboratory Service in Johannesburg, and at the Special Pathogens and Infectious Disease Pathology branches of the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, provide preliminary evidence that the causative agent of the disease which has resulted in the recent deaths of 3 people from Zambia and South Africa, is a virus from the Arenaviridae family.

Analysis continues at the NICD and CDC in order to characterize this virus more fully. CDC and NICD are technical partners in the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN).



Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton offered a Democratic rejoinder to the Republican chant of "drill, baby, drill." Said the one-time presidential candidate: "Jobs, baby, jobs."

Campaigning for her once bitter rival Barack Obama in Pennsylvania, the New York senator told about 1,500 people at an historic farm in suburban Horsham, that her husband's administration produced a balanced budget and a surplus.

"Now, eight short years later, we've had to add a digit to the debt clock," she said, referring to the digital sign in New York City that tracks the national debt.

Clinton is trying to use her popularity in places like northeast Philadelphia and the city's suburbs to help Obama beat Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain in this battleground state. She did well in both areas in Pennsylvania's Democratic primary six months ago, when she beat the Illinois senator by 10 percentage points.

At the Republican National Convention and various GOP rallies, an oft-repeated chant was "drill, baby, drill," a plea for more oil drilling. McCain and GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin back more offshore oil drilling; Palin favors drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Clinton said Democrats have a better answer: "Jobs, baby, jobs."


Buffett's Berkshire Holdings Drop 17% in a Week

Still Outpacing S&P 500


Gates Predicts `Significant Recession,' More Job Loss

Oct. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates said the U.S. economy is headed for a ``fairly significant recession,'' and that the unemployment rate may peak at more than 9 percent.



U.S. Stocks Rally on Bank Plan; Dow Has Biggest Point Gain Ever

Oct. 13 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks staged the biggest rally in seven decades on a government plan to buy stakes in banks and a Federal Reserve-led push to flood the global financial system with dollars.



The chairman of the Virginia Republican Party has compared Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama to Osama bin Laden because of the Illinois senator's past association with Bill Ayers, who has confessed to domestic bombings as a member of the Vietnam War-era Weather Underground.