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A blog about current events from a conservative point of view.
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Rascal Flatts Writes A Song for Barack Obama to Hillary Clinton
2008-06-06 21:32:00
OK, it’s been a long and stressful week, so I needed a post to cheer me up - and I just heard Rascal Flatt’s song “Every Day” on the radio. Every time I hear the beginning of that song, it reminds me of Hillary Clinton, so, I’mdeciding to make a post about it. Supposedly, Clinton ...
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Congratulations to the Red Wings for Winning the Stanley Cup!
2008-06-05 04:42:00
Good job guys! WAY TO GO DETROIT!!! This IS HOCKEYTOWN! Now, bring thatcuphome, and let’s all celebrate! I love the Red Wings !!! Done Celebrating, Ranting Republican :: :: :: :: ::
More About: Blogroll , Stanley Cup , Stanley , Winning
Clinton Advisor: Clinton to End Campaign on Friday. Didn?t We Hear This Be
2008-06-05 04:32:00
Alright, so, AGAIN, the media (this time the New York Times, instead of the Associated Press) is reporting that a Clinton aide, specifically Howard Wolfson, a chief strategist, told them that she would be suspending her campaign. Wolfson told the Times that she will announce on Friday that she is done and will endorse Obama. The ...
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Obama: Clinton and I will be ?having a conversation in the coming weeks?
2008-06-04 23:27:00
Today, after doing “a victory lap through the Senate” (as wordedby a Politico article), Obama met with reporters outsideof the Capitol. Here’s what he told reporters, regarding Clinton’snon-concession speech last night: “I thought Senator Clinton, after a long-fought campaign, was understandably focused on her supporters. …I just spoke to her today, and we are going ...
More About: Politics , Elections , Blogroll , Democrats , Barack Obama
Hillary Clinton: ?I will be making no decisions tonight? on Quitting the Ra
2008-06-04 06:46:00
So, I’ve already analyzed Obama’s speechwhich wasgiven shortlyafter Clinton’s followingspeech. Shehad been expected to suspend her campaign and acknowledge that Obama had reached the “magic number,” but not actually concede, but she didn’t even do that. She just said, “I’ll talk it over and decide later” essentially. Here’s the speech: Thank you. Thank you so much. ...
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Barack Obama: ?I will be the Democratic nominee?
2008-06-04 05:33:00
Well, Barack Obama has given a speech, claiming victory asthe Democratic nominee. Well, I’ve got news Barack, it really “isn’t over until the lady inthe pants suit says so.” Why? Because the lady has a whole host of hit men who have done some pretty good work before (ok, maybe they did work for her ...
More About: Politics , Bush , Elections , Terrorism , Economics
South Dakota Primary Results for 10:30 P.M.: Clinton & McCain Win
2008-06-04 04:31:00
Here are the results as of 10:30 P.M. for the South Dakota primary: Democrats , with 61% reporting: Clinton 35,898 56% 8 delegates Obama 28,577 44% 5delegates Republicans with 60% reporting: McCain 27,409 72% Paul5.641 15% Huckabee2,842 7% Uncommitted1,135 3% Done Reporting, Ranting Republican :: :: :: :: ::
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South Dakota Primary Results for 9:30 P.M.: Clinton & McCain Win
2008-06-04 03:32:00
Here are the results as of 9:30 P.M. for the South Dakota primary: Democrats , with 23% reporting: Clinton 14,917 56% 8 delegates Obama 11,664 44% 5delegates I am prepared to call itfor Clinton. She is leadingkey areas of the state, andbased onthe exit polls, I think she will continue with the lead she has. Republicans with 22% reporting: McCain 8,781 71% Paul ...
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Obama Clinches the Nomination; Clinton Open to Being His Running Mate
2008-06-04 02:54:00
This broke earlier today while I wasat work, so my apologies for having it up late. Although Obama has not formally come out with the”magic number,” my tallies,as well as CNN’s and the Associated Press’s do confirm that he should go over that mark tonight, if what Obama is reporting in terms of Superdelegate pledges is ...
More About: Politics , Elections , Blogroll , Running , Democrats
Race for Michigan?s 9th Congressional District: A Look at Money and Fundrai
2008-06-04 01:29:00
Alright, after a moderately severe housing disaster last week (who knewflushing a toilet could cause so much chaos), I am back and blogging about THE RACE FOR MICHIGAN’S 9TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT! This week,I will be lookingat the money (wishing that some of it were my own). Who is giving who money? I lookedat the top 19 industry ...
More About: Money , Race , Michigan , District
Montana, South Dakota, and New Mexico June 3rd Primary Predictions: Clinton
2008-06-03 05:56:00
First, I’d like to apologize to the Idaho Republicans . While in the midst of a house crisis, I completely forgot about your primary, and for that, I am sorry. Yours was the only primary/caucus thatI did not post a prediction for. Now, on to the June 3rd primaries… South Dakota: Democrats : Clinton 53% 8 delegates Obama 46% 7 delegates Uncommitted 1% Republicans: McCain ...
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Prediction for the Puerto Rico Democratic Primary: Clinton to Win
2008-06-01 21:21:00
I guess I didn’t realize that the date for the primary (formerly a caucus) had been moved up, so I didn’t post this last night, and just realized my mistake. Here’s my prediction: Clinton 64% 37 delegates Obama 33% 18 delegates Uncommitted 3% I’ll post the results when they come out. Done Predicting, Ranting Republican :: :: :: :: ...
More About: Politics , Elections , Blogroll , Democrats , Barack Obama
DNC Agrees to Seat All of Michigan?s and Florida?s Delegates with Half Vote
2008-06-01 06:21:00
Today, the Democratic National Committee Rules and Bylaws Committee (RBC) voted to seat all of Michigan’s and Florida’s delegates, allowing each to get a half vote (unlike the Republican way where they combined 2 votes into one, making the other an alternate) - similar to Guam, Puerto Rico, etc… This will up the magic number from ...
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Clinton Calls Rumors of Her Being Obama?s Vice President ?Flatly Untrue?
2008-05-29 23:22:00
Late last week, while apologizing for her comments about Bobby Kennedy, Clinton also addressed rumors that she has been in secret talks with the Obama campaign about her being Obama’s running mate: “It is flatly untrue and it is not anything I’m entertaining. It is nothing I have planned and it is nothing I am ...
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A Thank You and Tribute to Our Troops on Memorial Day
2008-05-27 00:54:00
First, I would like to take this opportunity on Memorial Day to thank our troops who are currently serving overseas, whether that be in Iraq , Afghanistan, Somalia, Australia, Germany, South Korea, or wherever, and those who are serving here at home. Second, I would like to thank those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, their lives, ...
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Clinton?s Justification for Staying in the Race: ?Bobby Kennedy was assassi
2008-05-24 08:20:00
Alright, I haven’t had time to post in a while, so I’d like to start off by wishing Senator Kennedy the best of luck as he deals with his health problems. Although I can’t stand him personally, nobody should go through what he is going through. Now, on to the news … earlier this week, Clinton ...
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Clinton to Obama: Screw You! I?m Taking This to Convention
2008-05-22 00:00:00
In an interview with the Associated Press today in Florida, Clinton told reporters, “Yes I will [support Michigan and Florida if they appeal an unfavorable rules committee decision to the convention floor]. I will, because I feel very strongly about this. I will consult with Floridians and the voters in Michigan because it’s really their ...
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Oregon and Kentucky Primary Predictions: McCain, Obama, and Clinton to Win
2008-05-20 04:56:00
Tomorrow, Kentucky and Oregon will hold their primaries. Here are my predictions: Kentucky: Democrats : Clinton 67% 32 delegates Obama 32% 19 delegates Edwards1% 0 delegates Republicans : McCain 77% 42 delegates Huckabee 14% 0 delegates Paul 6% 0 delegates Romney 2% 0 delegates Giuliani <1% 0 delegates Keyes <1% 0 delegates I have Paul as so low because it’s a closed primary and a lot of his supporters are ...
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Central Michigan University Impliments a Ban on Professors Running for Publ
2008-05-20 03:05:00
This ispart 2 in a weekly series on the race for Michigan ’s9th Congressional District. This was supposed to be a post about fundraising, but we’ve had some interesting developments come up in the past week. Central Michigan University proposeda policy that would go in effect on July 1st, that would require “full-time employees of the ...
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Michigan Senate Passes Ban on Smoking in Restaurants, Bars, and Casinos
2008-05-19 03:37:00
On Thursday, May 8th, the Michigan Senate voted on House Bill 4163, sponsored by Brenda Clack (D-Flint). I first brought you a story on the smoking ban back in December. The bill, entitled, “Public health code” would ban smoking in restaurants, bars, and casinos. The Senate version of the bill, sponsored by my Senator,Ray Basham ...
More About: Restaurants , Smoking , Bars
In a Surprise Move, John Edwards Endorses Barack Obama
2008-05-16 02:06:00
Well, I figured that Edwards was going to stay out of this so that he didn’t influence the delegates (so that his delegates wouldn’t go over to Clinton or Obama just because he endorsed one or the other), but apparently Obama is far ahead enough that Edwards figures that Obama is 100% guaranteed to get ...
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Councilwoman JoAnn Watson Pleads With Kwame Kilpatrick to Resign: ?Nobody w
2008-05-15 23:32:00
Alright, so here’s what happened: JoAnn Watson hadbeen in talks with the Mayor since the weekend, trying to get him to resign. She had even called him as late as 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, right before the city councilmet, where they voted on 2 ways of ousting him. After the meeting, and the votes to oust Kilpatrick, ...
More About: Politics , Blogroll , Lawyer , Barack Obama , Scandal
Detroit City Council Votes to Boot Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Out
2008-05-15 07:41:00
On Tuesday, the Detroit City Council narrowly voted to oust Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, after investigations showed that he perjured in a whisteblower trial. The council voted as follows on having the governor oust the mayor under her power, having the council itself remove the mayor and censure the mayor: Council President Kenneth Cockrel, Jr. - Yes, Yes, ...
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Nebraska and West Virginia Primary Results: 10:00 P.M.: Clinton & McCain Wi
2008-05-14 04:11:00
Here are the results of todays primaries as of 10:00 P.M.: West Virginia with 45% reporting: Democrats : Clinton 107,566 65% 15 delegates Obama 46,872 28% 3 delegates Republicans : McCain 41,418 76% 9 delegates Huckabee 5,573 10% Paul 2,778 5% Nebraska, with 16% reporting (remember, this is simply and advisory primary): Democrats: Clinton 10,805 49% Obama 10,536 48% Gravel 682 3% Republicans: McCain 21,493 88% Paul 2,880 12% Done Reporting, Ranting Republican :: ...
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Michigan?s Top House Race: Gary Peters vs. Joe Knollenberg (vs. Quacky Dr.
2008-05-14 00:46:00
The following post is also being syndicated on Right Michigan , where I was offered a position to cover Michigan’s 9th District: I would first like to thank Nick for allowing me the opportunity to cover stories on the race for Michigan’s 9th District for his site. First, what exactly is Michigan’s 9th District? It’s Oakland, Bloomfield, Southfield, and ...
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Nebraska and West Virginia Primary Prediction: McCain and Clinton to Win
2008-05-13 04:26:00
Tomorrow, West Virginia, and Republicans in Nebraska will head to the polls. Here’s my prediction for West Virginia: Democrats Clinton 67% 19 delegates Obama32% 9 delegates Edwards 1% 0 delegates Republicans (the delegates for each candidate will be listed, and 3 from each 3 district will be elected): John McCain 60%7 delegates Huckabee 21%2 delegates Paul 13% 0 delegates Romney 5% 0 delegates Others 1% Nebraska ...
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Hillary Clinton Brags About How She?s the Candidate for ?White Americans? ?
2008-05-12 23:10:00
In an interview with USAToday, Hillary Clinton had a little slip of the tongue, when she essentially said that she’s the “white folks” candidate. In fact, after recent highly racist comments were made, this picture even surfaced: OK, so obviously I’m joking. What actually happend is Clinton misspoke, and the media has blown it somewhat out ...
More About: Politics , Elections , Blogroll , Democrats , Barack Obama
John Edwards: ?The math is very, very hard? for Hillary Clinton
2008-05-11 23:49:00
This morning, John Edwards appeared on CBS’s Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer. Here’s a transcript of the show: SCHIEFFER: And good morning again. Barack Obama now leads in the number of delegates. He’s overtaken Hillary Clinton in the number of superdelegates, and now he has the largest percentage of the popular vote. So when we ...
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Michigan Supreme Court : No More Health Benefits for Gays’ Partners
2008-05-09 03:59:00
Yesterday, the Michigan Supreme Court decided a case dealing with whether or not public employers are allowed to provide health care benefits to partners of homosexuals.  The Court reached that decision in a 5-2 vote in the case of National Pride At Work v. Governor of Michigan. Here’s an excerpt from the opinion, written by Justice Stephen Markman:  We granted leave to appeal to consider whether the marriage amendment, Const 1963, art 1, § 25, which states that “the union of one man and one woman in marriage shall be the only agreement recognized as a marriage or similar union for any purpose,” prohibits public employers from providing health-insurance benefits to their employees’ qualified same-sex domestic partners. Because we agree with the Court of Appeals that providing such benefits does violate the marriage amendment, we affirm its judgment. … CONCLUSION The trial court held that providing health-insurance benefits to domestic partners does not violate...
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Why Pro-Lifers Should Vote for John McCain: From a Pro-Life Prospective
2008-05-08 23:56:00
I’ve just gotten done with what seems like my 500th debate with a pro-lifer who claims they won’t vote for McCain.  Now, I myself am extremely pro-life (no abortions, not even under circumstances of rape, incest, or mother’s life [except tubal pregnancies where it is impossible for the baby to survive], no embryonic stem cell research, etc…).  I would NOT vote for Rudy Giuliani, and I will vote for a pro-life Democrat over a pro-choice Republican.  Being pro-life has ALWAYS been important to me, since I was a little kid, and this election is no different. Many pro-lifers say that McCain isn’t pro-life enough enough, especially when it comes to embryonic stem cells.  I’ll give them that - I am saddened that McCain supports experiments that have so far yielded ZERO productive results, but McCain is not an advocate of ESC research, McCain is an advocate of what works, and as it is shown more and more that adult SCs are yielding results, I think...
More About: Life , John , Pro-Life , Vote , John McCain
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