The Gateway (Mi Shebeirach Edition)
I had just checked out of the Downtown (as opposed to Uptown) Super 8 (I’d been staying in Room 199, not 8) in Charlotte (Uptown is an appropriate name for an “Up” sort of neighborhood and Downtown is similarly well named).
I was sitting in the lobby, surrounded by luggage, sloshing down coffee, and using my laptop to check in for my flight and to fix a blogpost when one of the motel’s permanent residents asked me if I need a cab. I nodded.
He returned with a van bearing an advertising car-top which proclaimed “Don’t Believe The Liberal Media.”
GATE: You expect me to ride in that thing?
DRIVER: Don’t blame me brother; I’ve been catching shit for that damn thing the whole week.
After I arrived home, Domestic Partner asked if I'd gotten her a present. I handed her a button that said "Sluts Vote" and said "Among Other Things."She frowned as she replied "for this, you'd be lucky if they even voted."
Anyway, it’s over and it’s clearly time to clean out the leftover bin.
Witnessed at the convention:
An accurate response to Republicans on Jerusalem might be "So's your alter mensch" Actually, Both Party Platforms Dial Back the Jerusalem References www.slate.com
One would think the Governor endorsing a Democrat would be the ultimate "dog bites man" story, but if the Democrat is a State Senator, it really deserves a headline.
JCOPE has gotten it exactly backwards.
Paradox (n): When Ravi Batra's resigning from an ethics panel makes things worse. Capitol Confidential » Batra: ‘I expect to resign’ blog.timesunion.com
City Hall News asks "Now Velazquez is watching Lopez implode during a self-destructive sexual harassment scandal while her own stature as a power broker in Brooklyn continues to rise. Could a future run as the county’s first Democratic Party chairwoman be far off?"
The ghost of Vito Lopez sends out county committee proxies in his name.
It goes without saying, even before Vito's troubles, that an endorsement by Joe Lentol in the 50th AD means more to non-controlled voters there than an endorsement by Vito Lopez. Post Vito, Joe Lentol Endorses Reform Candidate Lincoln Restler www.cityandstateny.com
I really like Warren Cohn, but I'm not sure he delivers many votes; nonetheless, his endorsement is a sure sign that the fat lady is singing for the challenge to Lincoln Restler. Boss loss emboldens borough Democrats www.brooklyndaily.com
Embarrassed by her appearance on Colbert, Yvette Clarke claims she was only trying to be funny.
Colin: (8/6/12): Term-limited Councilman Mike Nelson endorsed Ben Akselrod over incumbent Steve Cymbrowitz. From the press release, “I am proud to endorse Ben Akselrod for NYS Assembly. I have listened to my constituents and have heard their ‘shout-out’ for change. Akselrod is the right man for the job.”
It was unfair of Chris Matthews to call Eric Ulrich and his friends "a douchebag convention."