This soundbyte is in the latest edition of Newsweek.
"Hillary's gonna be our girl...I would campaign for her if McCain is the nominee." Right-wing pundit Ann Coulter, adding that she would back Clinton over John McCain in a fall election because Clinton is "more conservative."
I heard about this ad on NPR this morning. I found it on Gov. Rick Perry's campaign website. Gov. Perry is running for re-election in Texas. This ad is just simply clever and a good spoof of a popular beer add. Be sure to listen for the low blow to the French. I'll be so excited when Tuesday comes and goes. I'm all for good campaigning but this weekend on TV here in Ohio it seems as the only ads running on TV are mudslinging campaign ads.
Today I received a free copy of Paste in the mail, which was very exciting because with every issue you get a free CD & DVD with samples of music, film shorts and videos. I think I'll take the plunge and get a reduced cost subscription for the year. It's a fairly "new" publication (circa 2002) and I figure it's an opportunity to support a publication that is doing an excellent job. And I must say I appreciate that their ads aren't all sexually motivated (unlike other music mags). Anyhow let me get to the point of this post, there was a very funny letter to the editor that appreared in Issue 23:
"Best Ever Letter We've ever Gotten from a Reader...Ever"
"I was watching Johnny Cash perform "Folsom Prison Blues" on Paste DVD #21 when my 7 year old daughter idled into the room. She wasn't much interested until he sang the line, "I shot a man in Reno/Just to watch him die." She looked at him for a second and then asked, "Is that man Dick Cheney?" That moment alone was worth my annual subscription. "
--Ian Plenderleith (Bethesda, MD)
last night 3 young suspects stole an atm from a local pizza establishment. only problem...the atm was empty. dumb i tell you.
This morning on NPR there was a story featuring the Gold Medalist for the 500m speedskating race. This skater Joey Cheek is from North Carolina. And he did a rather amazing and thing. During his "winners" press conference he boldly declared to the press that he would not be offering a story filled with sweetness and dreams fulfilled. Instead he used his time in front of the media to talk about the genocide going on in Darfur, Sudan. It was amazing to hear someone my age use the spotligt to discuss something that is urgent and pressing in the media.
So during an age in our culture when so many are vying for their 15 minutes of fame. I commend this athlete for his willingness to use his 15 minutes to shine the spotlight on a tragedy that is taking place in the Sudan.
p.s. He's also donated a significant portion of his Olympic winnings to a charity that works with refugees from Darfur.
For more info on what's going on in Darfur check out this website www.savedarfur.com or www.savedarfur.org .