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How do I embed an image in a diary?

by kristoph 2008-02-01 01:05PM | 0 recs
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I think it's the same as a YouTube video. Put a placeholder, publish, go back and edit with the embed.

by RJEvans 2008-02-01 01:13PM | 0 recs
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Don't hold me to that, I've never done it.

by RJEvans 2008-02-01 01:13PM | 0 recs
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ok I got it, thank you

by kristoph 2008-02-01 07:27PM | 0 recs
Who is RFK jr. kidding - spinning 0fHL7WjvFC5zvGCFLGb53CQD8UHQJHO1

[[ If the Latino voting population  can read history I don't think they will find this to be a good comparison ] ]

Clinton Ads Feature Kennedy, Chavez Kin


LENGTH: 30 seconds

AIRING: California, Massachusetts, New York and Arizona

SCRIPT: (Robert F. Kennedy Jr.) My father tried to be a voice for the most alienated and disenfranchised members of our society -- from Watts, to Appalachia, to the migrant farm workers. Today, Hillary Clinton is the champion of the voiceless in our society. That's the kind of leadership we need in the White House -- leadership that will represent the people's interests and not the special interests.

by dearreader 2008-02-01 11:55PM | 0 recs
head to head ispanics_put_m.php


Hispanics put McCain over the top

It's been conventional wisdom that John McCain's support for immigrants could cost him the Republican presidential nomination, because it put him on the "wrong side" of the party's base. Now comes the surprising news from Simon Rosenberg that it might in fact do the opposite:

According to the exit polls Mitt Romney and John McCain tied 33% to 33% among the 89% of the Florida Republicans who voted last night who were not Hispanic. Among Hispanics, who where 11% of the Florida GOP electorate last night, the vote was 54% McCain, 24% Rudy and 14% Romney. So it was the vote of Hispanic voters who put John McCain over the top in Florida, and gave him the most important win of his fight for the GOP nomination.

Thus, John McCain, the candidate who championed immigration reform, may have had the nomination delivered to him by those Hispanic voters he has been fighting for. And Romney, who has led the anti-immigrant crusade in the GOP field this year, saw this strategy explode on him - as it has virtually every other Republican who has invested in it - last night.

by dearreader 2008-02-02 01:06AM | 0 recs
and this -privately-upset-with-romney/


Bush privately `upset' with Romney.According to the Politico's Mike Allen, conservative columnist Robert Novak will report in his Chicago Sun-Times column tomorrow that President Bush is privately complaining about former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney's "hard-line stance on immigration":

While President George W. Bush has maintained neutrality among contenders for the Republican presidential nomination, he privately expresses to friends his exasperation with Mitt Romney's hard-line stance on immigration. Bush is upset that Romney changed his position on the issue, compared to what it had been when he was governor of Massachusetts, at the expense of the president's immigration reform.

by dearreader 2008-02-02 01:14AM | 0 recs
Financial Times reports

January 31, 2008

Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2008


Hispanics are seen as particularly influential because they have reliably turned out to support Democratic candidates in the past and tend to vote as a bloc, unlike white voters.

by dearreader 2008-02-02 01:20AM | 0 recs
tech for advanced medicine drives cost ts/rep_index.cfm?DR_ID=50180 01-31-TechHealth.pdf

"Technological Change and the Growth of Health Care Spending," Congressional Budget Office: The paper details the historical growth in U.S. health care spending and examines the factors that determine health care spending, as well as how they have contributed to spending over time. The paper gives special emphasis to the "largest single factor driving spending growth" -- the use of technological advances in developing new medicines and treatments. The paper also discusses the implications of continued technological change for future growth of health care spending (CBO, January 2008).

by dearreader 2008-02-02 01:42AM | 0 recs
Super Video - and - superbowl recipe

Hawaiian  chicken


                          Hawaiian Chicken

Recipe By     : AHA Quick & Healthy Cookbook
Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
Categories    : Weight Watchers                  Aha Quick  Easy Cookbook

 Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method

  1 1/2  pounds        skinless boneless chicken breast
   1      can           crushed pineapple in juice
     3/8  cup           soy sauce, low sodium
   3                    green onion
   1 1/2  dashes        ginger -- ground
          dash          red pepper -- ground
   1                    kiwi fruit -- sliced

by dearreader 2008-02-02 03:21AM | 0 recs
Can we get a moratorium...

...On presidential candidate diaries and polls?

Also, I'm becoming concerned about the tune and tone of the campaign amongst the people publishing the diaries here.

by Andre Walker 2008-02-01 01:08PM | 0 recs
Re: Can we get a moratorium...

Can you be more specific?

by annefrank 2008-02-01 06:05PM | 0 recs
Looks like Kerry will be in SF

And San Jose.

He'll be at Everett Middle School in SF on Mission St.  - right near the best and most affordable sushi  place in the city.  Everett also happens to be the middle school my high school girlfriend had attended.

by Drummond 2008-02-01 01:21PM | 0 recs

LA Times just endorsed Obama.  I think he is going to take California, which will more than offset Hilary's expected win in NY. 02/01/la-times-endorses-obama-mccain/

by global yokel 2008-02-01 01:22PM | 0 recs
It looks like all of Edwards people are going to O

It looks like every one of Edwards people are heading over to Obama. IMHO we have a really close race, all states are in play.

How exciting!!

by Trey Rentz 2008-02-01 01:29PM | 0 recs
NO! not all of them

Many Edwards supporters never fell under Obama's spell - and won't.

by annefrank 2008-02-01 06:00PM | 0 recs
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FOX News    01/30 - 01/31    RV    47(C)    37(O)   Clinton +10.0

by Zeitgeist9000 2008-02-01 01:29PM | 0 recs
Do exit pollsters

contact those that vote by mail?

by Coldblue 2008-02-01 01:36PM | 0 recs
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Some do. SurveyUSA includes them in their poll by asking if they already voted. Rasmussen does not though.

by kristoph 2008-02-01 07:28PM | 0 recs
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I'm not sure Clinton will win California anymore...


by RJEvans 2008-02-01 05:16PM | 0 recs
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I'll call it right now .

Winner of California democratic primary :

Hillary Rodham Clinton.

You have been doing a lot of handwringing lately , are you okay ?

Maybe you are letting the whole primary thing and the msm get to you .

Take a break from the horse race stuff.

I am not worried about her not winning california because she has already done the necessary job to win the state due to absentee voting and early voting.

Her plan is to win every region , so on tuesday keep your eyes on the bay area and the LA area because those are areas in which she is the weakest , if you noticed most of obama's events and his surrogates events have been in the LA area and the bay area , thats because they think they can catch her there. She is winning big in South Cali and the central region.

She is going to win the state , but by how many delegates thats the question.

She is in CA to run up the score , now I don't know where she is in CA but if I had to bet she probably would be in the LA area and the bay area because that is where the battleground is.

by lori 2008-02-01 05:29PM | 0 recs
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I think it's my way of downplaying the game for myself, so if she wins, its exciting for me. Plus, as I said earlier, I'm not on the upside, so everything I say is not entirely objective. Having said that, I hope for the best and I hope she comes out strong on Super Tuesday. The problem is Obama has the momentum and I cannot deny that.

by RJEvans 2008-02-01 06:45PM | 0 recs
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The problem is Obama has the momentum and I cannot deny that.

- The voters would decide that on Tuesday .

by lori 2008-02-01 07:01PM | 0 recs
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That is what is worrying me.  Time is Clinton's biggest enemy at the moment; Obama's got the momentum and is slowly but continually creeping up. I'm glad Super Tuesday is only a few days away, not too much time left for any really big changes.  If this doesn't end on Feb 5 though, Obama will have even a bigger advantage, plus he's been getting so much money lately, he'll have a lot left to continue campaigning.

Seriously though, I really think Clinton will win, and win pretty big on Tuesday.  I keep watching these news networks and reading these articles though, and each time I do, I become nervous because everything is so pro-Obama.  I need to stay away from all MSM sources and only come to this blog.  Super Tuesday could not come any faster.  I wish it were tomorrow.  :(

by musicpvm 2008-02-01 09:26PM | 0 recs
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I'm never sure when people vote- but she has managed to win in the past and I think she will win.  We'll see.

by reasonwarrior 2008-02-01 06:46PM | 0 recs
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While gender and racial bias don't overlap perfectly they are close enough that what he would lose on the push he'd gain on the come around.
by Judeling 2008-02-01 05:25PM | 0 recs
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Again I disagree. Not about the chunk of voters who wont cast their votes for a Black guy but that whoever is in second hurts. This is of course true for a woman also.
However I never agreed with the Edwards more electable argument when it was made in these terms. Both Clinton and Obama more then offset any potential loss do to negative bias by gains in their bases.
by Judeling 2008-02-02 08:40AM | 0 recs
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The Edwards more electable argument was indeed made with some facts mostly. And when presented as such made a good case worthy of thought and consideration. That this was how the case was presented in the main speaks well of the vast majority of the Edwards supporters. But don't deny that the case was made on occasion overtly in gender and racial terms. Further in light of your present argument try and deny that race and gender bias are not part of the factors underlying your EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE.

by Judeling 2008-02-02 10:38AM | 0 recs
I can't remember a certain site - that provides data on websites' traffic and compares with other sites.
Does anyone know?
by annefrank 2008-02-01 06:04PM | 0 recs
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Site Meter?

by Shawn 2008-02-01 06:17PM | 0 recs
Re: Help!
that's not the site - but I'll check it out.
by annefrank 2008-02-02 07:39AM | 0 recs
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C'mon Al, it's now or never.

by Shaun Appleby 2008-02-01 06:27PM | 0 recs
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I think big endorsements would have to be at least by tomorrow- Sunday people just won't be paying attention and Monday many might miss it.  Surely most are making up their minds right now.

by reasonwarrior 2008-02-01 06:45PM | 0 recs
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Hence my comment.  Sigh.

by Shaun Appleby 2008-02-01 06:53PM | 0 recs
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Hence my agreement.

by reasonwarrior 2008-02-02 03:33PM | 0 recs
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Any woman would probably hurt besides Hillary- and it has taken her years to get people to accept her.

by reasonwarrior 2008-02-01 06:42PM | 0 recs
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What should we take away from the Hysteria created on the GOP side by the McCain surge?  Seems like all of talk-radio except for Michael Medved are against his nomination. Also why is he polling so well against both of our nominees given the economic down-turn and ongoing war spending?  I wonder if we had a Webb or Clark as a potential nominee would things be different right now.

by nzubechukwu 2008-02-01 07:37PM | 0 recs
Washington state

Here in Washington state, we'll have an Iowa-style caucus on Feb 9, the Saturday after Super Tuesday.  Caucus participants are required to sign a declaration for the party whose caucus they attend, but this declaration is not binding in any way. (Washington state doesn't register voters by party, so there's nothing to check against.) Unless your conscience rebels at signing a piece of paper that says "today I am a Democrat" or "today I am a Republican", there's nothing to stop you from voting in whichever caucus you choose.

Contemplating this, it occurs to me that if McCain (or Romney) does well enough on Super Tuesday that voters believe the Republican race is over, that probably benefits Obama.  Particularly in the eastern part of the state, I think there are a lot of Republicans and independents in Washington who would vote for McCain if they think he's still in a race, but would caucus vote for Obama if they think the Republican race is already settled.

by mdl 2008-02-01 09:05PM | 0 recs

Does anyone know of a site which lists congressional districts per state and the number of democratic delegates in each of those states?

by kristoph 2008-02-01 11:36PM | 0 recs
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How 'bout a 'white guy' like James Webb who was Undersecretary of Defense, wears combat boots and whose aides carry guns around DC?

by Shaun Appleby 2008-02-02 04:42AM | 0 recs
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I meant how that 'bloc of voters' would react to Webb as Obama's VP choice.

by Shaun Appleby 2008-02-02 11:50AM | 0 recs
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i am tuckered out with all of this - and i am just watching.

props to the candidates for doing all of this.

by sepulvedaj3 2008-02-02 06:26AM | 0 recs
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I was just cited with a warning by the administration for an allegedly offensive comment, dated today, Saturday, 2008-02-02, time 11:44:28.

I can't find it. Can anyone help here? Apparently it is not possible to contact administration to ask about such things.

by shergald 2008-02-02 10:25AM | 0 recs
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Ah. I think I found the offense: a diary I posted about racism in a small town east Long Island Republican newspaper.

It was entitled after an article in the newspaper: Yo Mama bin Barak. Administration I gather (not certain) stated that it does not allow such material on MyDD. Racism in a presidential campaign is an important topic this time around just as antifeminism might similarly be considered.

The diary was transposed from a Huffington Post feature, for which there was a link included, and is appearing right now on Booman Tribune. Don't see the problem.

by shergald 2008-02-02 10:52AM | 0 recs


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