GOP Senate hopeful Rob Portman’s Google Ads: What do they mean?

Anyone else see this – look at the bottom of the image: If there were ads like that for Ohio candidates throughout 2007 and 2008, I never noticed them.  But I keep thinking about  what Ohio Democratic Party Chair Chris Redfern told me almost exactly three years ago re: no money will be spent on…

More evidence of why it's stupid to throw around "Socialist!"

And I do mean stupid, a word I use less frequently than most expletives: 3: marked by or resulting from unreasoned thinking or acting : senseless <a stupid decision> From Reuters, “Bush signs law extending jobless benefits”: President George W. Bush on Friday signed into law an extension of unemployment benefits, the White House said.…

[photo] JMZ of WLST at NPR

We look so effing serious, don’t we? All the guys around me are NPR social media dudes.  Shireen Mitchell of Women Wired In is three down from me, on the same side as I am.  Next to her is NPR’s Andy Carvin, social media dude extraordinaire.  Next to him is Aldon Hynes of Orient Lodge,…

Research: "Unmarried women play critical role in historic election"

I’m on overload but you can see all the data here if you want to review it. Bottom line: unmarried women helped big time in electing Barack Obama and Joe Biden to be the next president and vice president.  Check out Rush Limbaugh’s serious misogyny over that fact (his “Story #6).  Hooboy, talk about more…

Bill Ayers speaks

From In These Times: McCain and Palin demanded to “know the full extent” of the Obama-Ayers “relationship” so that they can know if Obama, as Palin put it, “is telling the truth to the American people or not.” This is just plain stupid. Obama has continually been asked to defend something that ought to be…

Rahm Emanuel reportedly accepts Obama Chief of Staff offer

Chris Cillizza writes that, “Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel has, as expected, accepted the job as chief of staff to President-elect Barack Obama, according to informed Democratic sources.”  I’ve yet to find confirmation on that anywhere else. Earlier today, Joe Scarborough labeled of Emanuel’s publicized statements about thinking it over as being demonstrative of a lack…