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Archive for September 11th, 2009

The Hunting of the Snark

Posted by Charles II on September 11, 2009

Newt Gingrich Accidentally Names Porn Exec ‘Entrepreneur Of The Year’

Newt Gingrich’s 527 group sent a letter to porn exec Allison Vivas Wednesday telling her she’d won their “Entrepreneur of the Year” award and inviting her to an “intimate event” with Gingrich.

(Rachel Sladja, TPM Livewire)

Comment by Eve Cairo, “He must have taken her name from his “other” phone book.”

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The power of blabber

Posted by Charles II on September 11, 2009

From Joe Wilson challenger Rob Miller:

Since Joe Wilson’s outburst on Wednesday night, over 20,000 of you have spoken out against everything that is wrong in Washington. Today we are seeing the power of your voices.

A new poll just released by Public Policy Polling has us leading incumbent Joe Wilson by 44% to 43%. Thanks to your efforts, this campaign has become a dead heat.

Not only that, an incumbent that far below 50% is in serious trouble.

If nothing else, this is going to force the GOP to waste a lot of money defending what was once a safe seat.

Silly Republicans.

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Honduras Coup, Act III, Day 50

Posted by Charles II on September 11, 2009

Update: Brother John links to a Honduras Laboral article which says that Bishop Luis Alfonso Santos of Santa Rosa de Copan will celebrate Mass at the end of the march on September 12th, and on Sunday the 13th he’ll celebrate Mass at the end of a march in Intabuca (this via COPINH)

RadioGlobo: The Felix & Franky show. Independence Day, the 15th, in Tegucigalpa and in cities around the world, there will be meetings to point out there is no independence [see here, as well]. Need constitutionality, no military bases, no elections without Zelaya (and several other points). The guest names the US as complicit in the coup. Felix asks about the participation of Honduras in the military maneuvers of Panamax 2009. The guest says that’s evidence of complicity. Brazil and Chile and the DR said they’d withdraw if Honduras participated. Channel 36:
Another day of light blogging.

Radio Globo is MIA. When I try to get it, all that comes up is an advertising page. (RNS says that the normal page may have been hijacked or lapsed, but that the stream is available. I couldn’t get it on one browser; it was available on another; now the regular page is back). Radio Progreso is up, as is Channel 36. Channel 36 is showing a woman handing something out to marchers, who are surrounded by a line of police and soldiers. She is offering it to the soldiers, too, but they walk by, stony-faced. Finally a sergeant takes one. More police and soldiers take it. The announcer names it, but I don’t recognize it. He says they are also giving water to the soldiers. A little girl is pounding a pinata in the form of a gorilla, which is predictably labeled “Goriletti.” The caravan arrives at 2:15 Eastern in Santa Barbara on the northern coast (about 50 miles from it). Jose Alvarado has the news. The Choluteca Five arrested in the conflict with Elvin Santos are free! Yesterday Spain and France were urging the EU to issue a statement against the regime. [Interruption] Radio Globo has a rumor that Zelaya is at Palmerola. For distraction? As a joke? the announcer asks. There are three commandos by the American embassy. Clearly Hondurans of all political stripes are expecting something to happen. One guy says that there has been movement of trucks, with Honduran military. A woman says that movement is normal, as does a man. A woman believes that Zelaya has “fallen” (I think she means he’s arrived). She says people have been gathered by telephone calls. Maldonado says he thinks that they’re just stirring people up. A pastor, whose opinion piece is read by Maldonado, criticizes Zelaya for spending millions of lempiras that could have been spent on food and shelter. Gabriela Nunez arrived at 11:15 at the Congress to report on the budget, which is slated to grow by 5%.

Tiempo has almost nothing that I would recognize as news. “Micheletti recognizes that it will be difficult to convince the world.” “(human rights pretender) Custodio’s call to dialogue annoys resistance.” “Alejandro Toledo, former Peruvian president, says that to understand the crisis, one must see the whole square.” The rest of the media, as RAJ says, is filled with rumors: Michelletti reassures people in the pages of La Tribuna that Honduras is not being invaded. El Heraldo is headlining an article saying that there will be no UN peacekeepers at Palmerola; did anyone say there would be? La Tribuna does have an article in which it says that the construction industry is paralyzed, but this is more due to the world financial crisis than anything else. Narconews hasn’t updated since the 9th, Laura Carlsen since the 3rd, Machetera since the 8th, Dept. of State since the 9th, TeleSur since 22 hours ago at least. Corporación Televicentro denies that it engaged in a sweetheart deal with the government, as has been alleged by Micheletti. Zelaya has admitted that he spent substantial sums (it’s not clear whether this is for what we would call public service announcements) through Rafael Ferrari, one of the authors of the coup. La Tribuna says that Ambassador Hugo Llorens met with the presidential candidates.

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Friday Cat Blogging

Posted by MEC on September 11, 2009


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