Thursday, October 30, 2008

In Late Night Rally, Bill Clinton Sings Obama’s Praises

Looks like Bill is jumping on the band wagon a bit late.

Was it Bill didn't want to do it? Or, was it Obama figured he didn't need him?

I am down here in Florida and this event and this event is not big news.
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Barack Obama and ex-President Bill Clinton attended their first rally together, forming a small mutual admiration society before a crowd of about 35,000.

Clinton has in the past been criticized by Democrats for being too complimentary of Obama’s rival John McCain, but on Wednesday night he lavished praise on the Illinois senator, starting with his choice of vice president, Sen. Joe Biden. “He hit that one out of the park folks,’’ Clinton said. He then launched into a complicated checklist, calling Obama a smart, competent and efficient chief executive. “Folks, we can’t fool with this — our country hangs in the balance,’’ Clinton said. “Folks, this man should be our president.’’

For his part, Obama praised Clinton’s presidency. “In case all of you forgot, this is what it’s like to have a great president,’’ Obama said. “We all wish the last eight years looked more like the Clinton years.’’ Obama concluded by saying he was proud to be friends with the former first couple.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

McCain Lies, Joe the Plumber tells the Truth

Jed L over at the Daily Kos is riled up. He wants to put and end to McCains lies about the Obama tax cuts.

In this interesting video, Joe the Plumber admits he is not getting a tax increase and would in fact be getting a tax cut.

Jed L wants everyone to send this video around to friends.

If you haven't visited the Dail Kos hit the link and take a look.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Using the Internet Promotes Memory and a Healthy Brain

Learning how to execute sophisticated searches on search engines like Google is good for your brain.
"This suggests that just searching on the Internet may train the brain -- that it may keep it active and healthy," said Small, whose research appears in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
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Thursday, October 16, 2008

MRSA Infections Come to the Doctor’s Office

Follow the link to read more about this nasty stuff.
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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is a tough-to-treat infection that in recent years has migrated out of the hospital and into the community. The cases above come from the country practice of columnist Ben Brewer, who writes this week about his experience treating the infection.
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We all harbor skin bacteria. Some bugs are worse than others. About 25% to 30% of people carry staph bacteria on the skin or in the nose and can pass it to others. Only about 1% of the population is walking around with MRSA.

Even so, nearly 18,650 people died from MRSA infection and 94,000 others were seriously sickened in 2005, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The basics of MRSA prevention are hand washing, wiping down surfaces and covering cuts. Keeping personal care items separated from others also helps. For more information on MRSA and how to prevent its spread, see this report from the Mayo Clinic.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Dead reunite for show to support Obama

Were you there? Do you wish you were there?
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Bob Weir, of the Grateful Dead, performs at the Bryce Jordan Center during a benefit concert for Barack Obama on Monday, October 13, 2008. CDT/Michelle Bixby

Bob Weir, of the Grateful Dead, performs at the Bryce Jordan Center during a benefit concert for Barack Obama on Monday, October 13, 2008. CDT/Michelle Bixby

“People can you feel it? Love is everywhere.”

Brett Parnes, 36, a Boulder, Colo., attorney, flew to Philadelphia first thing Monday, drove a rental to State College (his first time here) and spent virtually all evening in what seemed like a state of transport — dancing barefoot alone back and forth with barely a break across the Jordan Center floor.

“This is a great town, with great vibes, and my favorite bands are here,” said Parnes, who planned to fly back to Colorado today.

Kat Lawlor, 16, took the day off from Ipswich High School in Ipswich, Mass., and arrived with three pals from Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Teacher’s aide Keira Reilly, 18, of Plymouth, N.H., said she came early “to rage the parking lot” outside Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, where early arrivals were directed.
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Monday, October 13, 2008

Do you believe Sarah Palin is qualified to assume the roll of the Presidency?

Follow the link to vote.
Vote in the Poll over on the right hand side of this webpage.
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