Good Morning folks...today is the day we must SAVE the EARTH...Well, we are supposed to figure out ways to do that EVERYDAY, but today is the day we think a little harder about it...SOOO, Happy Earth Day!!!!
It is also Pennsylvania Primary Day!!! It has been 6 weeks since anyone went to vote in this election.... On the line - the fate of the Democratic presidential nomination. Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama would LOVE to come out of Pennsylvania with a win, but most political analysts agree that for Clinton, a victory is crucial. Obama leads in delegates won, the popular vote and states won so far this primary season. If Clinton wins, it would allow her to make a small dent in Obama's lead... BUT more importantly, bolster her position to the American people that if she can win the traditional Democratic constituencies needed to win the election..a.k.a. the BIG states...the mostly white working-class states... she can win the general election... NOTE to self: Primary season goes till JUNE 10...so strap yourselves in for a LONG LONG ride....
BUT TUNE IN TONIGHT at 7 pm ...the BEST Political TEAM on television..which includes our man ANDERSON COOPER...will have the latest on the vote count and all the analysis...
SO as the candidates make a final push for votes in today's Pennsylvania primary, USA TODAY has a new national poll out....Obama leads the NATIONAL survey by 50%-40% among Democrats and voters who lean Democratic. That's a bigger edge than the 7 percentage-point lead he held in the USA TODAY poll last month. NOT sure what that means for today...but good to know as we move forward...
Making local political headlines...a local tv station in Jonesville, S.C. is reporting that a sign in front of a small church is causing a big controversy.... Pastor Roger Byrd said that he just wanted to get people thinking. So last Thursday, he put a new message on the sign at the Jonesville Church of God. It reads: "Obama, Osama, hmm, are they brothers?" Lets see how long this takes to make NATIONAL headlines...
IN other news today...unless you live in Pennsylvania...stay home!!! Gas is up 65.9 cents from a year ago –gas prices hit an all time HIGH this morning and are now averaging $3.51 a gallon nationwide... SO, sell your car and start taking the bus!!!
The NY TIMES is reporting that laboratory workers began taking DNA samples on Monday from the 416 children seized in a raid earlier this month on a polygamist religious group in West Texas... Potential complications loomed on both fronts in what child welfare experts said was one of the largest and most tangled custody cases in United States history. The DNA samples, taken through cheek swabs, will be matched against samples taken from adults in the community over the next few days to determine family blood lines. THE GOAL? To determine who belongs to whom..but also help the state confirm who may have been forced into an under-age marriage... so stay tuned, the ACLU is now involved, it will get ugly!!!
AND in honor of earth day...the LA TIMES has a great headline "Mirror, mirror on the wall: Who is the greenest of them all? " Well, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says he is...He has a plan to slash his city's planet-warming greenhouse gases to 35% below the 1990 level by 2030, and make L.A. the "cleanest and greenest city in the country." BUT San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom says HOLD ON - he has a blueprint to cut his city's greenhouse gases to 20% below the 1990 level by 2012, creating "the greenest large city in the United States of America." BUT on a national level...the WASHINGTON TIMES reports that Democrats promised a wave of "green" legislation when they took control of Congress in January 2007, but their failure to produce major legislation to address global warming has left many environmental activists seeing red. SO again, YOU need to think of ways to SAVE the EARTH!!!
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