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2008 January 30 — Why Now?
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The Aftermath

John Edwards and Rudy Giuliani have dropped out of the race and I am dropping out of the Democratic Party as they don’t have any real Democrats left in the process.

Molly Ivins wrote a column back in January of 2006, I will not support Hillary Clinton for president, pretty much explaining why Clinton is a bad idea. The last time people didn’t listen to Molly, we ended up with the Shrubbery. She was a great loss to the country, as she told the truth.

Natasha wondered about the other candidate in Obama: Another Liberdem? The answer is yes. Don’t listen to his speeches, read his positions. The man has more in common with Arlen Specter than John Kennedy. He’s a moderate to conservative Republican and further to the right than Hillary Clinton.

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January 30, 2008   26 Comments

The Numbers

The Division of Elections says there are 10,203,112 registered voters in Florida. In that number, 4,137,067 [40.55%] are registered as Democrats, and 3,825,727 [37.50%] as Republicans.

In the election, 4,239,350 [41.55%] voters showed up to cast a ballot.

For the Republican primary, 1,924,346 [50.30% of those registered] voted, while in the Democratic primary, 1,734,456 [41.92%] voted, for a total of 3,658,802 Presidential primary voters.

On the question of Amendment 1, the so-called tax cut, 4,132,687 people voted 2,648,956 [64.10%] for the amendment, and 1,483,731 [35.90%] against, so it is now part of the Florida constitution.

January 30, 2008   3 Comments

Today’s No Prize Either


  • 1649 – King Charles I of England is beheaded.
  • 1661 – Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England is formally executed – after having been dead for two years (it’s never too late for revisionism).
  • 1835 – A mentally ill man named Richard Lawrence attempts to assassinate President Andrew Jackson in the United States Capitol — the first assassination attempt against a President. Both of Lawrence’s pistols misfire, and Jackson proceeds to beat his would-be assassin with his cane.
  • 1889 – Archduke Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, heir to the Austro-Hungarian crown, was found dead with his mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera in Mayerling. How they died remains a mystery.
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January 30, 2008   18 Comments