Sunday, September 07, 2008

Headline News Robin Meade Used My Jesse Jackson Interview

I happened upon this cached page of the August 30th 2008 presentation of CNN Headline News Anchor Robin Meade's coverage of the DNC Convention, which featured my Jesse Jackson Interview.

Thanks Robin!

I also happened on CNN's presentation of my "Clinton argument" video, which is here, too.

Zennie Abraham - CNN iReporter Interviewed After Obama Speech At Invesco Field

iReporters inside the stadium 2:51
iReporter Zennie Abraham describes what it was like inside Invesco Field.

This was my interview that I gave from inside the "Blogger Lounge" on the 4th floor level at Invesco Field.  What CNN did not know is that I had to talk loud over the din from the bloggers still in the room at the time.   But still I thank CNN for giving me the chance to share my experience with the nation and the World.  

John McCain Gets BarackRoll'd - Sarah Palin Next?

I love this. It's as if John McCain really did get BarackRoll'd at the Republican National Convention. 
It stands to reason that Sarah Palin's next.

Palin Won't Do Interviews Until Treated with "Deference"

Rick Davis, campaign manager for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., just told Fox News Channel's Chris Wallace that McCain running mate Gov. Sarah Palin won't subject herself to any tough questions from reporters "until the point in time when she'll be treated with respect and deference."

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Palin Confuses Freddie Mac & Fannie Mae and Government Role - First Gaffe

Well, McCain campaign advisor Todd Harris said they didn't want Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to make a mistake early on, and that's exactly what happened today.  Palin, commenting on the news that the Federal Goverment was going to take over the poortly performing loan organizations Freddie Mac and Fanny Mae, apparently did not know that the firms were privately owned and held.  Palin said this, as written by the McClatchy Washington Bureau:

McCain's running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, speaking in Colorado Springs, Colo., said Fannie and Freddie had "gotten too big and too expensive to the taxpayers." The companies, however, aren't taxpayer funded but operate as private companies. The takeover may result in a taxpayer bailout during reorganization.
It's this basic lack of knoweldge of Federal Government operation that both Obama / Biden supporters and GOP backers who questioned McCain's logic in selecting Palin are concerned with.  Palin has no experience in talking about, let alone working to solve, Federal Government problems and policy matters on a regular basis that many wondered if McCain would have to engage in "on the campaign trail" training.

It appears that's the case.

This comes a week before Palin's scheduled ABC interview.

John McCain Reportedly Shoved Woman In Wheelchair in 1996

We still get report after report on examples of Senator John McCain's temper. Here's another one:

In 1992, McCain sparred with Dolores Alfond, the chairwoman of the National Alliance of Families for the Return of America's Missing Servicemen and Women, at a Senate hearing. McCain's prosecutor-like questioning of Alfond — available on YouTube — left her in tears.
Four years later, at her group's Washington conference, about 25 members went to a Senate office building, hoping to meet with McCain. As they stood in the hall, McCain and an aide walked by.
Six people present have written statements describing what they saw. According to the accounts, McCain waved his hand to shoo away Jeannette Jenkins, whose cousin was last seen in South Vietnam in 1970, causing her to hit a wall.
As McCain continued walking, Jane Duke Gaylor, the mother of another missing serviceman, approached the senator. Gaylor, in a wheelchair equipped with portable oxygen, stretched her arms toward McCain.
"McCain stopped, glared at her, raised his left arm ready to strike her, composed himself and pushed the wheelchair away from him," according to Eleanor Apodaca, the sister of an Air Force captain missing since 1967.

The there's the famous "Fuck You" Incident, described in this video:

CNN has this segment on his temper:


McCain Now Leads Obama In Gallup 48 to 45 Points Today

After the Republican Convention Senator John McCain now leads Senator Obama in the Gallup Daily Tracking Poll for the weekend, 48 percent to 45 percent and mostly due to the newly-engaged conservative base excited over McCain's running mate, Governor Sarah Palin.  But since this poll was conducted during the weekend days (today is the 7th), I think it reflects that more older people were at home to answer the phone.

By Tuesday, Senator Obama will recover his lead.  

Sarah Palin Asked For $853,623 In Earmark Money Per Day As Governor

This video of an interview grilling by Fox News' Chris Wallace of McCain Campaign Manager Rick Davis reveals that Alaska Governor and GOP VP Candidate Sarah Palin hired a Washington Lobbyist to get $27 million in earmarks for Wasilla, Alaska when she was mayor (and left that town with a $20 million deficit) and as governor she asked for $589 Million in Pork Barrel Projects.

That comes to $853,623 per day for a state of just 670,000 people!

Sarah Palin's Church (Wasilla Bible Church) Hosts Anti-Gay Conversion Conference

Sarah Palin's Church (Wasilla Bible Church) Hosts Anti-Gay Conversion Conference

According to this Associated Press story, the church of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is hosting a kind of conference devoted to the "conversion of Gays" -- no kidding.

Here's the AP text:

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Sarah Palin's church is promoting a conference that promises to convert gays into heterosexuals through the power of prayer.
"You'll be encouraged by the power of God's love and His desire to transform the lives of those impacted by homosexuality," according to the insert in the bulletin of the Wasilla Bible Church, where Palin has prayed since she was a child.
Palin's conservative Christian views have energized that part of the GOP electorate, which was lukewarm to John McCain's candidacy before he named her as his vice presidential choice. She is staunchly anti-abortion, opposing exceptions for rape and incest, and opposes gay marriage and spousal rights for gay couples.

As I've told anyone and everyone, Palin's popularity is peaking too fast and fueling this search frenzy, which will ultimately result in the decline of her popularity over the next 12 days.
Focus on the Family, a national Christian fundamentalist organization, is conducting the "Love Won Out" Conference in Anchorage, about 30 miles from Wasilla.

Sarah Palin, To Be Interviewed By ABC In Alaska

AP - Republican vice presidential running mate Sarah Palin is offering her first televised interview to ABC News in the coming week in Alaska. Remember, these guys did such a lousy debate in the primary season they were excluded from the PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES. Go Figure.

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Obama Suppoters Talk About Obama, McCain, Palin - VIDEO

This video was created at a rally for Barack Obama in Berkeley Thursday that drew 1,000 people. I asked Obama supporters why they backed Obama and what they thought about the GOP VP Candidate Sarah Palin.

Mamoud And The ObamaMobile in Berkeley - VIDEO

NFL What lies ahead : Ten questions to answer in NFL 2008

One thing is pretty certain: The NFL's next champion will be crowned on Feb. 1 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, site of Super Bowl XLIII. Beyond that, there are plenty of unanswered possibilities to ponder as the NFL's 89th season begins. USA TODAY tackles 10 questions … albeit without the help of a crystal ball.

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NFL Opening Day 08 - NFL Kicoff Weekend

Who is the new NFL powerhouse for the 08/09 season?

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ESPN - Cowboys emerge as Super Bowl favorites - NFL's NFL experts predict the division winners, wild cards, award winners and the Super Bowl winner.

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Jon Stewart Obliterates McCain's Acceptance Speech

This clip clearly illustrates that Candidate McCain is absolutely, undeniably no different than the asshat currently sitting near the red phone waiting to push the button.

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Palin's Speech Didn't Move Undecided or Democratic Women

McCain's pandering to women improved her standing to women in focus groups in Nevada, but polling data suggests that there is no movement in national polling data, showing women are not stupid like John McCain and Karl Rove think they are.

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Feds Warn Climate Change Could Harm Giant Sequoias

Federal researchers are warning that warming temperatures could soon cause California's giant sequoia trees to die off more quickly unless forest managers plan with an eye toward climate change and the impact of a longer, harsher wildfire season.

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Man Kicked Out Of California Bar Comes Back And Shoots 11

The gunman opened fire early Friday morning after being kicked out, Riverside sheriff's officials say. The incident began after the gunman, along with four friends, was kicked out of Las Copas bar in Mira Loma for causing a disturbance. On his way out, he threatened a security guard, sheriff's officials said.

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Sarah Palin and John McCain’s Shotgun Marriage

John McCain’s speed-dating of Sarah Palin reaffirmed that his decision-making process is impetuous and, in its Bush-like preference for gut instinct over facts, potentially reckless.

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