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04 February 2009 @ 11:54 am
 
Good read: the challenges of defining the stimulus.

Another good read: Howard Kurtz discusses three failed media moments, and what we can learn from them. Also, Politico notes that attacking the media really never works.

CATCHING UP:
* "Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has formally adopted the concept that national security planning and budgeting cannot be done by the Pentagon alone."
* Some good news from Afghanistan.
* "For Obama, fixing 'broken politics' means replacing gamesmanship with 'honest arguments."
* TiVo turns a profit. For the first time.
* Turning against the 3-D wave. I can't agree more.
* Kids movies with adult lessons. (Courtesy shadorunr.)

Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity, passed away. He literally made the world a better place.

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Tarsustarsus4 on February 4th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)
Obama vs. Pelosi: Can the President Work With the Democrats?

"The real test of the Obama-Pelosi relationship will be what Pelosi does if the Senate, as expected, trims the House fat and pumps up the honest stimulus part of the bill," says Larry Sabato, a political science professor at the University of Virginia. "It seems to me that Obama is very likely to embrace the Senate approach. Will Pelosi go along with Obama, or join the House liberals in trying to maintain the party's wish list as a big slice of the stimulus bill?"
PMMJ: Newscheetahmaster on February 4th, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
side note
I knew that name soudned familiar:

"Sabato is a favorite commentary source, or 'dial-a-quote' for reporters on a deadline, because of his speediness in returning calls and ability to pontificate in small, convenient sound bites on a wide range of subjects. Because of this overuse, Sabato has been placed onto several news editors' official and unofficial blacklists of sources that should not be used by reporters."
Tarsustarsus4 on February 4th, 2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
Re: side note
Heh, good to know.
PMMJ: Space Jerkcheetahmaster on February 4th, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
poor babies
The tough lives of conservative comedians.
Strange Detractor: fogprofessorbooty on February 4th, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
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I wish 3-D wasn't sucking in things I care about, like Coraline and the new Pixar film, instead of a bunch of low-rent shit like the brief 3-D fad in the '80s.
Kimmayalainnduil on February 5th, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
visitors banned from bringing alcohol into Preakness infield, people will have to buy their booze there.

Haha, I wonder if this is a result of the "Running of the Port-A-Potties" being featured on a few different national news, and tabloid-type clip shows.