Friday, February 8, 2008

No more debates for Clinton?

After MSNBC anchor David Shuster made an inappropriate comment about Hillary Clinton "pimping" Chelsea Clinton out to celebrities by making her call them on her behalf, Hillary Clinton is considering never debating on MSNBC ever again. Clinton and Obama are scheduled for a debate February 26th before the Ohio Primary. Clinton's communications director, Howard Wolfson, believes that they will never debate on MSNBC ever again because Wolfson called Shuster's comments "beneath contempt."

Do you believe that this is a smart move for Clinton? It looks good for Hillary to back up her family and stand up for her daughter, but is missing out on debates that could potentially help her candidacy for president the right way to do it? What do you guys think?

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Romney Drops out!

Republican candidate Mitt Romney dropped out of the race today. After Romney's disappointing show on Super Tuesday, Mitt Romney believed it was time to drop out of the race. He said that he believes if he were to stay in the race any longer, it would only help Clinton and Obama. For the full story go to:

Now that the "conservative's conservative" is out of the race, do you think this guarantees Senator McCain the republican nomination? Or do you think that any of the other candidates stand a chance?

The worst season?

No, not fall, or winter, not even baseball season; I am talking about tax season. If you are like me, and lucky (?) enough to have a job, you have likely recieved your W-2's by now and, depending on your point of view, are either:
1)Ignoring it and hoping it goes away,
2)Rapidly filling out forms in order to (hopefully) get back everything the government has stolen from you over the year, or
3)Wishing you had had more money withheld.

For me (I'm probably giving out more financial information here then my parents would like), I thought I wouldn't have to pay this year, so I had no money witheld; sadly, I was just off, and I now owe the government a whopping six dollars. Still, I do feel that I am doing my civic duty and helping reduce, by an immeasurable amount, our massive budget deficit. Speaking of civic duty, the IRS is rather optimistic about how much Americans have in them-there are, in the 1040 instructions, information on how one could make a donation to pay off the public debt. Would you?

Without giving out any overly personal information, how will taxes be for the rest of you this year?

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

So, what's next?

Now that all the hype over Super-Duper-Ultra-Mega-Hyper Tuesday (or something like that), people are now realizing that, with no winner yet decided in either party, there will be more primaries and caucuses to come. But because primaries after early February have rarely mattered recently, few know exactly what the calendar looks like. Without further ado, here is a preview of some of the upcoming primaries...

Louisiana primary: 56 delegates
Nebraska caucus: 16 delegates (8 to be chosen 6/28)
Virgin Islands caucus: 6 delegates with 1/2 vote each
Washington caucus: 78 delegates
Maine caucus: 24 delegates
DC primary: 15 delegates (they have 23 unpledged superdelegates)
Maryland primary: 70 delegates
Virginia primary: 83 delegates

Louisiana primary: 20 delegates (24 to be chosen at 2/16 caucus)
Washington caucus: 18 delegates (19 to be chosen at 2/19 primary)
Kansas caucus: 36 delegates
DC primary: 16 delegates
Maryland primary: 34 delegates
Virginia primary: 63 delegates
Guam caucus: 6 delegates
Louisiana caucus: 24 delegates (see above)

In any case, however, unless some candidate for either party sweeps nearly all of these elections, they will decide very little and it will be a long, hard race.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Last thoughts.

Will your vote be yes, or no on prop 94, 95, 96, and 97? haha I was still confused even after they advertised throughout the Superbowl today.. ironic how it has to do with gambling.   I suggest if you're voting this primary that you look up these Propositions..

And, in case you didn't know, there's a broken US spy satellite that is coming down towards earth.  It weighs as much as 10,000 lbs and is falling at a rate of 1,6400 feet a day.  As of last Tuesday, it was 173 miles away.  Chances are that we're safe; after all, 75% of Planet Earth are made of water.  And, it'll start to break up once it enters the atmosphere.  

And last note, today was a sad day for the Patriots.  I felt bad for Tom Brady. 
But then again, I won 8 bucks, so I'm not complaining :)