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Keystone Eve.
Author: Raine    Date: 04/21/2008 12:37:30

Good Morning. Do you have your flag pin on? Is your phone set to speed dial Hillary at 3 am? Are you ready for today?

It's the last day of campaigning for the Pennsylvania Primary. I am so glad that it is nearly over. The fight for the Keystone state is nearly over.
This morning we wake up to find that Obama is flush with cash on hand, while Clinton is, well, she is in debt. From the AP:
Barack Obama began the month of April with a 5-1 cash advantage over a debt-saddled Hillary Rodham Clinton, setting the stage for his lopsided spending in the crucial primary state of Pennsylvania.
Financial reports filed Sunday by the Democratic presidential candidates with the Federal Election Commission show Clinton had $10.3 million in debts at the start of the month and only about $9 million cash on hand for the primaries. Obama reported having $42 million for the primary.

Clinton's red ink poses yet another obstacle to her campaign as she seeks to end the primary season with a string of victories. She trails Obama in delegates, states won and popular votes. And she can't dent Obama's superior fundraising.
[...]

Clinton, who had kept pace with Obama financially throughout last year, had even less cash on hand than Republican John McCain. McCain raised $15.2 million in March and had $11.6 million in the bank at the start of April. It was his best fundraising performance of the campaign, coming after he had essentially secured his party's presidential nomination.


Now, this is something that truly concerns me. I was highly critical of Rudy 911™ for the this same issue. In these times, with so many people having so little precious money, with such an important election, I am concerned that Senator Clinton is once again in debt with her campaign. It makes me lack confidence in her ability to turn this country's economy around. I don't know if it is just bad campaign management, or if it is simply that people want to give money to Obama. It really doesn't matter, the money tells the story.

In the mean time McCain is sitting back and taking it easy. I am more than sure he is loving this.

I hope that Pennsylvania will decide this race once and for all, because in these weeks leading up to this very important primary, I have felt an unease settle in around the party. We have been accused of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. I don't want it to happen again.

And after Tuesday, I hope that the superdelagates finally start making their decisions, because as much as I would have liked this primary season to keep going, as long as the Republicans know that they have a candidate, we are letting them have a free pass.

I will see you inside.

:peace: and :heart:
Raine

P.S. Michael Moore has endorsed Barack Obama. His letter is worth the read.

177 comments (Latest Comment: 04/22/2008 00:08:59 by Raine)
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Comment by BobR on 04/21/2008 12:51:07
Wedding Photos!



Guest password is "bobrguest"

Comment by TriSec on 04/21/2008 12:55:56
Morning, folks!



Despite Saturday being the actual anniversary, this Commonwealth is celebrating today as Patriot's Day...



The re-enactment is already done, and the Minutemen have once again routed the British Army...



Marathon steps off at 10:00, and the first pitch at Fenway is 11:05 (the only morning start in the Majors...)





Comment by velveeta jones on 04/21/2008 12:55:59
Ew! Photos!!! Must go see them............. (Did Raine wear her floppy hat? Enquiring minds need to know!)



Morning all. Velveeta is breathing better today, not coughing nearly as much, but does still sound like a southern version of Kathleen Turner.



The Jones/Azalea household will be voting today in early elections.

Comment by Raine on 04/21/2008 12:57:50
And BTW, in case you do not read that letter from MM... let me quote a very important part:
Finally, I want to say a word about the basic decency I have seen in Mr. Obama. Mrs. Clinton continues to throw the Rev. Wright up in his face as part of her mission to keep stoking the fears of White America. Every time she does this I shout at the TV, "Say it, Obama! Say that when she and her husband were having marital difficulties regarding Monica Lewinsky, who did she and Bill bring to the White House for 'spiritual counseling?' THE REVEREND JEREMIAH WRIGHT!"


Comment by velveeta jones on 04/21/2008 12:58:54
Beautiful pictures!! Ya'll look great........ so cute.

Comment by BobR on 04/21/2008 13:08:40
Raine's painting for the Cabbagetown art auction benefit:



http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa213/FourFreedoms/Raine/cabbageflower2.jpg


Comment by Raine on 04/21/2008 13:08:58
:clap: Shane-O! That was Awesome!

Comment by m-hadley on 04/21/2008 13:13:42
Mornin' Everybody,

I ain't wearing no stinkin' flag lapel pin - I'll stick with my Radical Militant Librarian button - thank you very large. Hoppy Monday everybody. Gotta lot to do today, so I won't be blogging much, but I'll be thinking of you all all morning to be sure. Have a good one... :D

Cheers,

mfaye

Comment by Raine on 04/21/2008 13:15:14
heya FAye! See ya later!



And irl in a few days!

Comment by right wing hater on 04/21/2008 13:15:37
Good morning



Read the letter, says it all.



Hey Raine...could you do me a huge favor, I e-mailed you the daily reading, could you please post it for me in your news of the day?



Thanks!!!



Have a good morning everyone!



Hey Bob!

Comment by Raine on 04/21/2008 13:20:41
Sure can RWH!





(it has been quite breezy this morning in les bloggie! )

Comment by velveeta jones on 04/21/2008 13:22:44
Raine - What a BEAUTIFUL painting! I love it (it does make me blush....... teehee). :P



I know that'll get a LOT of bids!

Comment by livingonli on 04/21/2008 13:26:17
Good morning everyone.



Nice pictures. The 15 seconds makes it sound like a Vegas wedding.



And that's nice artwork there, Raine.



And I am free of the salt mine for the next 8 days.

Comment by m-hadley on 04/21/2008 13:26:27
Raine,

I apologize - I posted without even scrolling down and having a look at your beautiful painting - that is amazing - you are very talented !!!

:D

Cheers,

mfaye

Comment by livingonli on 04/21/2008 13:29:11
The Fox News idea of fair and balanced. A right-wing loon and a far right-wing loon.

Comment by Shane-O on 04/21/2008 13:30:39
Quote by BobR:

Raine's painting for the Cabbagetown art auction benefit:



http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa213/FourFreedoms/Raine/cabbageflower2.jpg


Is there a link, or other way for lets say "out-of-towners" to bid on it??? Like, say, from, I don't know.... Pittsford? :)

Comment by livingonli on 04/21/2008 13:32:49
So, was mAnn Coulter's book signing held in the men's or women's room?

Comment by TriSec on 04/21/2008 13:36:39
I can't see the pictures... :kickcan:



Firefox is insisting that I download the latest Flash player here...I'll try from home later.





Comment by livingonli on 04/21/2008 13:41:17
Hillary seems to be doing a lot of pandering to the right. I guess that's why mAnn has endorsed her.

Comment by BobR on 04/21/2008 13:41:29
Quote by TriSec:

I can't see the pictures... :kickcan:



Firefox is insisting that I download the latest Flash player here...I'll try from home later.





try this

Comment by Raine on 04/21/2008 13:52:12
When did Flag Pins questions become Tough?

Comment by BobR on 04/21/2008 13:52:50
Obama wasn't complaining about tough questions. He was brushing off stupid questions. He wasn't even complaining.



Hillary is REALLY pissing me off...

Comment by Raine on 04/21/2008 13:53:26
Quote by Shane-O:

Quote by BobR:

Raine's painting for the Cabbagetown art auction benefit:



http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa213/FourFreedoms/Raine/cabbageflower2.jpg


Is there a link, or other way for lets say "out-of-towners" to bid on it??? Like, say, from, I don't know.... Pittsford? :)
there was no site for the show... and it did not sell.



Comment by livingonli on 04/21/2008 13:54:02
Why isn't Hillary raising the money like Obama is? Gee, maybe it's because she's a crappy candidate.

Comment by livingonli on 04/21/2008 13:55:21
Quote by Raine:

Quote by Shane-O:

Quote by BobR:

Raine's painting for the Cabbagetown art auction benefit:



http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa213/FourFreedoms/Raine/cabbageflower2.jpg


Is there a link, or other way for lets say "out-of-towners" to bid on it??? Like, say, from, I don't know.... Pittsford? :)
there was no site for the show... and it did not sell.



Some people just don't appreciate what an artist you are.

Comment by Raine on 04/21/2008 13:55:29
Now that is great Radio Momma... I, I, I, I, i

Comment by Raine on 04/21/2008 13:57:52
Tonite BArack Obama is going to be on the Daily show!

Comment by BobR on 04/21/2008 13:57:57
Quote by Raine:

there was no site for the show... and it did not sell.



Considering that most of the other art looked like cartoon stills or death metal inspired, her piece was completely out of place with the rest of it.

Comment by Raine on 04/21/2008 14:02:32
John McCain is going to SElma??!?! HE is REALLY the great Pander Bear, huh?

Comment by wickedpam on 04/21/2008 14:04:35
Quote by Raine:

Quote by Shane-O:

Quote by BobR:

Raine's painting for the Cabbagetown art auction benefit:



http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa213/FourFreedoms/Raine/cabbageflower2.jpg


Is there a link, or other way for lets say "out-of-towners" to bid on it??? Like, say, from, I don't know.... Pittsford? :)
there was no site for the show... and it did not sell.







Love the wedding pix! You two look so adorable :D



Love the painting too. I wish I had that kinda handle on blending color and shadows. Very few of the great artists were appriecated in there time :hug:



Comment by livingonli on 04/21/2008 14:05:50
Quote by Raine:

John McCain is going to SElma??!?! HE is REALLY the great Pander Bear, huh?


Is he now going to say he marched with MLK before he went to 'Nam?

Comment by BobR on 04/21/2008 14:06:27
hey Pam - did you get the email I sent (to your Hotmail account)?

Comment by Shane-O on 04/21/2008 14:10:20
So... Clinton takes Momma's $$, doesn't call into the show then bumps her from LKL. Anyone see a pattern here?

Comment by wickedpam on 04/21/2008 14:10:28
Quote by BobR:

hey Pam - did you get the email I sent (to your Hotmail account)?




hhmmm, no didn't get that one, was it too [email protected]?



Comment by wickedpam on 04/21/2008 14:12:20
Morning all btw!





Chris - Jazz was trying to steal your breath don't let him fool ya.

Comment by BobR on 04/21/2008 14:13:57
Quote by wickedpam:

hhmmm, no didn't get that one, was it too [email protected]?



Yes.



The gist of it was that I was cleaning up my desk, and found a check from Dec that we never deposited (#4967). I was wondering if it was okay to deposit it.

Comment by wickedpam on 04/21/2008 14:15:23
Quote by BobR:

Quote by wickedpam:

hhmmm, no didn't get that one, was it too [email protected]?



Yes.



The gist of it was that I was cleaning up my desk, and found a check from Dec that we never deposited (#4967). I was wondering if it was okay to deposit it.




Oh yeah! Go ahead, that cool :D



Comment by Raine on 04/21/2008 14:16:06
They found another Beaver in the Hudson River?!?!?! a few years ago they actually spottied one in the East River.



That is actually a good sign... for the river and the beavers...

Comment by Raine on 04/21/2008 14:20:10
There is a reason the call Genny Cream Ale, SCREAMers... Genny Screamers...

Comment by livingonli on 04/21/2008 14:29:25
Hey, guys, I am finally going to see "Shoot the Messenger" tonight in the City. Ted Rall is the guest so it should be good. And I should be running into a friend of ours there.

Comment by Raine on 04/21/2008 14:37:23
caller is not reading the talking points very well...

Comment by BobR on 04/21/2008 14:38:15
Quote by livingonli:

Hey, guys, I am finally going to see "Shoot the Messenger" tonight in the City. Ted Rall is the guest so it should be good. And I should be running into a friend of ours there.


oh cool!! :clap:



there will be a report back to the blog, I expect?...

Comment by Raine on 04/21/2008 14:38:23
Quote by livingonli:

Hey, guys, I am finally going to see "Shoot the Messenger" tonight in the City. Ted Rall is the guest so it should be good. And I should be running into a friend of ours there.
Awesome liv!!!



Comment by Raine on 04/21/2008 14:39:00
Did anyone hear that McCain siad it is more important to cut taxes than to balance the budget?

Comment by m-hadley on 04/21/2008 14:39:23
Heya Folks,

I posted this morning a little photoshop fun picture that I did with my chain saw this weekend - I hope you all enjoy it.

Cheers,

mfaye :D

Comment by livingonli on 04/21/2008 14:39:32
Quote by BobR:

Quote by livingonli:

Hey, guys, I am finally going to see "Shoot the Messenger" tonight in the City. Ted Rall is the guest so it should be good. And I should be running into a friend of ours there.


oh cool!! :clap:



there will be a report back to the blog, I expect?...


But of course.

Comment by livingonli on 04/21/2008 14:41:36
Quote by Raine:

Did anyone hear that McCain siad it is more important to cut taxes than to balance the budget?


They really are determined to bankrupt the country, aren't they?

Comment by wickedpam on 04/21/2008 14:42:00
Quote by m-hadley:

Heya Folks,

I posted this morning a little photoshop fun picture that I did with my chain saw this weekend - I hope you all enjoy it.

Cheers,

mfaye :D






:spit:



Comment by Raine on 04/21/2008 14:43:55
Quote by m-hadley:

Heya Folks,

I posted this morning a little photoshop fun picture that I did with my chain saw this weekend - I hope you all enjoy it.

Cheers,

mfaye :D
FAye you are a sick and twisted person... I love that about you!



Comment by Raine on 04/21/2008 14:46:49
Omg...



http://cache.wonkette.com/assets/resources/2008/04/coulter1.jpg