Archive for the ‘election’ Category

Britney Spears divorce timing

November 8, 2006

By filing for divorce on Election Day, did Spears hope to bury the news? It appears from the court papers — widely available on the Internet as soon as the clerk’s stamp dried — that she was in a hurry. She faxed her signature to her attorneys in Los Angeles from New York. Perhaps she thought the world would be focused on something so meaningless as a national election, and not on the magnitude of her personal dramas.

When I first heard about the divorce, I assumed that the divorce papers were filed on election day on purpose in order to attract attention, because more people would be paying attention to the news that day.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/07/AR2006110700918.html

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election day weather modification

November 8, 2006

In the future, will candidates, political parties, individuals, government agencies, or organizations pay companies to seed clouds so that it will rain or snow on certain areas during election day?

Imagine that you are the incumbent candidate, and you know that you are likely to win the election if only that big dark cloud above your town would just let loose. Would you light the fuse to launch the rain rocket?

Katherine Harris

November 7, 2006

Katherine Harris, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, waves to motorists early Tuesday morning Nov. 7, 2006 in Tampa, Fla. Harris is running against Democratic opponent Bill Nelson. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

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Nicaragua

November 3, 2006

http://witnessforpeace.typepad.com/nica/2006/11/targeting_nicar.html

better political commercials

November 2, 2006

This guy is trying to get elected as a Senator for Maryland, but his commercials are not good.

http://www.bencardin.com/multimedia/video

His opponent has better ones.

http://www.steeleformaryland.com/videos.htm

John Kerry’s botched joke

November 1, 2006

John Kerry is Democrat from Massachusetts in the US Senate. I have never voted for John Kerry, but I support him in this recent non-issue.

I know from personal experience that public speaking is difficult, humor is difficult, and that memorizing speeches is difficult.

The controversy began Monday in suburban Los Angeles. Kerry told students: “You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”

The remark came in the context of an attack on Bush’s “broken” Iraq policy. At a news conference Tuesday, Kerry called it “a botched joke about the president and the president’s people — not about the troops.”

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/connelly/290687_joel01.html

Kerry’s intended point was obvious. President Bush didn’t do his homework before he ordered the invasion. He didn’t study the intricacies of Mideast religion, culture, politics and tribalism. He wasn’t smart about it and we are stuck in Iraq.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/290735_kerryed.asp

Supposedly, the joke was supposed to say “you end up getting us stuck in a war in Iraq.”

UPDATE: November 7: I do not think that the joke was funny, and I think that it was an inappropriate joke for a US Senator to tell about the US President to students at a school.

Flags Of Our Fathers

October 22, 2006

“The right picture can win or lose a war.”

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Tammy Duckworth

October 16, 2006

In this campaign video, US Senator Bob Kerrey implies that that racist and anti US Constitution President Abraham Lincoln was a hero, and somewhat compares Republicans to rocket-propelled grenade launching people.

http://www.tammyduckworth.com/

election 2006

October 16, 2006

some of the candidates have bad direct mail, bad radio commercials, bad websites, and they say stupid things at candidate debates and forums

candidates

October 14, 2006

Voters don’t like men who look like pretty boys or women who resemble bimbos. “If you’re too good-looking, people won’t take you seriously,” Emanuel said.

He rated all governors and members of Congress on an ugliness scale and found that of the 26 least attractive, 25 were Democrats.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/13/AR2006101301753.html