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  1. nannymm

    Good morning!

  2. dog's eye view

    The photograph is much more pleasing to the eye.

    See that Rand Paul has stepped in it again, standing up for BP.

    Doesn’t anyone ever side with the little guy? Like the fishermen sidelined by the spill?

  3. nannymm

    Rand Paul needs a muzzle. But then again, the more he talks, the better it is for our side. 🙂

  4. dog's eye view

    Link to the Rand Paul comments on GMA, quoted in Talking Points blogpost.

    “On Good Morning America today, Paul also steered the conversation toward something more recent, President Obama’s criticism of BP following the oil spill. Paul said: “This sort of, you know ‘I’ll put my boot heel on the throat of BP,’ I think that sounds really un-American in his criticism of business.”

    Paul continued: The President’s reaction is “part of this sort of blame game society” where “it’s always someone’s fault.” Paul added: “Maybe sometimes accidents happen.”

    http://tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/05/rand-paul-obamas-bp-comments-sound-really-un-american-video.php?ref=fpa

    If I was in an unsafe industry like say, coal mining I would find Mr. Paul’s comments quite interesting.

    Accidents happen. Yesh indeed.

  5. dog's eye view

    nanny: true that.

    • dnd

      Given (Ayn) Rand Paul’s opinions and wishing to represent Kentucky, makes me think he needs to change his hair style to a mullet.

  6. d he’s already a #10 on the cringe meter, a mullet will just push him off the chart!

  7. TempeBev

    R Paul’s opinions are definitely contrary to mine. However, the scary part is he is a candidate from the state of KY and there are people who live there who agree with him.

  8. nannymm

    Very interesting article about Rand Paul and some of his associates, including his connection to a 9-11 “truther.”

    Rand Paul: An Anti-Government Conspiracy Theorist?
    http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/05/21/rand-paul-an-anti-government-conspiracy-theorist/

  9. Democratic Congressman Joe Sestak’s victory over longtime Senator Arlen Specter for his party’s nomination Tuesday has given him a bounce in support in Pennsylvania’s general election for U.S. Senate.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Sestak picking up 46% support over Republican nominee Pat Toomey’s 42%. Only three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate while nine percent (9%) are undecided.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections2/election_2010/election_2010_senate_elections/pennsylvania/2010_senate_election/election_2010_pennsylvania_senate

    • dnd

      Regarding that Rasmussen Reports survey: “The margin of sampling error is +/-4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.”
      That means that 46% to 42% is a statistical tie. A 4.5% sampling error w/ a 95% level of confidence means the sample size was very small. Probably around 500 (I’m just going from memory, which at my age…). I could figure it out exactly if anyone is curious.

  10. I think we might be watching the fastest melt-down in recent political history!

  11. Rand Paul has just canceled his MTP appearance.

    • dnd

      (Ayn) Rand Paul canceled MTP citing “exhaustion?” What, appearing on GMA wore him out? If that’s the case he’s certainly not up for the demanding schedule in the Senate. Didn’t Clarance Page call him the male Sarah Palin? Sounds about right.

  12. nannymm

    He’s a coward.

  13. Not when you consider it’s a Rasmussen pole which always tend to skew right.

    • dnd

      What’s a Rasmussen “pole?”

    • dnd

      Ok, what percentage, factually–not opinion, does Rasmussen skew to the right?
      How do they skew to the right? Presumably by how they ask the question. What were the questions in the poll?

  14. It’s common knowledge that Rasmussen POLLS tend to skew to the right. What’s with the typo nazi crap?

    P~~

  15. dog's eye view

    And here I was planning to break my no-MTP rule, on Rand’s behalf. Because I cannot stomach David Gregory otherwise, but with that promised level of entertainment.

    I am starting to worry that Rand Paul is flaming out so fast that the Kentucky GOP will somehow get another candidate onto the ticket. Surely Rand has a family he’d like to spend more time with …

    NYTimes item on MTP cancellation: only other guests who’ve cancelled are Louis Armstrong and Prince Bandar.

    NYT mentions some have asked MTP to include Kentucky Senate Democratic nominee (and why the hell not, really?) but, hey, MTP has a full slate.

    Other MTP guests scheduled (and still peppy enough to appear, apparently): Joe Sestak, John Cornyn and Robert Menendez.

    http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/21/paul-cancels-sunday-tv-appearance/?hp

  16. dog's eye view

    Hey, you can play PacMan today on the Google logo. Use the up and down keys (remember them? mouse is useless).

    Here goes the next hour…

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