Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Bloggers Line Up at Media Buffet

BOSTON, July 27, 2004 -- Three dozen or so bloggers have descended from above their garages to cover the Democratic National Convention in Boston, sparking much interest but as yet little real news from the floor. Will bloggers beat the traditional journalists to the punch or will they fall into line (behind the others) at the buffet of tightly scripted sound bytes and political bromides? Stay tuned.

Here's MediaChannel's rundown of bloggers to watch:

Monday, July 26, 2004

Republican Spinnolla

Right-wing politicians and media keeps saying Kerry is the first and Edwards is the fourth most liberal Senators. That's just not true (sadly). If you'd like to throw some facts in their faces, ProgressivePunch rates all of the members of congress on there voting records. Kerry is the 24th and Edwards the 33rd most progressive (liberal) Senators. [Paul Sarbanes is #1 and Edward Kennedy is #4].

Saturday, July 17, 2004

Lip service to family and community

I just listened to Bush's Saturday radio address. He gave a glowing review of the Clinton Administration, sighted statistics showing that teen pregnancy, juvenile crime and drug crime have decreased in the past decade. He spoke about his commitment to family values. And to demonstrate his commitment, he said he was asking congress for more money for random drug testing in schools and abstinence only sex education. I guess his approach would have to be described as a clean and pregnant policy.

Friday, July 16, 2004

Republican Priorities

Well Folks: What do you think the priority is for the Republican controlled "House Ways and Means Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight". 
Is it investigating questionable tax shelters?
Could it be shady corporate accounting?
How about unreported executive compensation?
Oh No!
Last Thursday (July 15, 2004) the subcommittee had a Hearing to Review the IRS Enforcement of the Reporting of Tip Income.  That's right! Those Waitpersons and Beauticians might be making off with an untaxed buck or two.