Monthly Archives: December 2008

Answering the boo birds

The comment section over at the Eagle Tribune is a very popular section of their online edition, with folks given a chance to comment on the story of the day and mix in praise and criticism of public officials and … Continue reading

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More Authority for Mayors

Today’s Eagle Tribune has a story talking about my belief that Mayor’s ought to have a greater role in the awarding of school side collective bargaining contracts. It was an accurate reflection of my position and one that I believe … Continue reading

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Clean Coal takes to airwaves

“This is Reality” has put out a new ad “touting” clean coal. Pretty good humor for the holidays.

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Dick Weighs In

Vice President Dick Cheney, in an interview on Fox, exchanged some heavy fire with Vice President elect Joseph Biden, mocking Biden’s ideas on the role of the Vice President and defending his own view of the expansive powers of the … Continue reading

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New York Senate Survey

Our first survey over here at billmanzi.com is over the New York Senate race. With Hillary Clinton poised to resign to become Secretary of State New York Governor David Patterson has a choice to make. Who will it be? Read … Continue reading

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Obama Announces Science and Technology Appointments

President elect Barack Obama announces his science and technology appointments, and emphasizes the return to real science, or science based on science, and not science based on ideology.

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Statement of Governor Rod Blagojevich

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich makes his first public statement since being charged in a public corruption case involving the potential sale of the vacated Illinois US Senate seat. The Governor took no questions. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22425001/vp/28316774#28316774.msnbcLinks {font-size:11px; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #999; … Continue reading

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Patrick Names Aloisi

Governor Deval Patrick picked long time insider James Aloisi as his Secretary of Transportation today. Patrick made the announcement on a Friday afternoon when most everyone is concerned about the big storm bearing down on us and there are few … Continue reading

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Franken Surges into lead

The sub-title of this post is “Jules Gordon’s nightmare”, as Al Franken has stormed into the lead in the Minnesota recount. There is still plenty of activity left, and no decision is yet apparent, but Franken has not led this … Continue reading

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G.M. Statement and News Conference

G.M. CEO Rick Wagoner makes a statement on the announcement by President Bush of federal assistance for the big three. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22425001/vp/28314057#28314057.msnbcLinks {font-size:11px; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #999; margin-top: 5px; background: transparent; text-align: center; width: 425px;} .msnbcLinks a {text-decoration:none !important; border-bottom: … Continue reading

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