Monthly Archives: August 2008

A small programming note

I am going on vacation from tomorrow until Tuesday, September 2, when I’ll be back, better than ever. 

(My co-bloggers may blog, or they may not, so be sure to check back!)

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Parnell vs. Young: What’s next?

I woke up this morning to the disheartening news from Alaska:

Republican Rep. Don Young — whose three and a half decade hold on Alaska’s sole House seat was imperiled by political ethics controversies — holds a razor-thin lead over Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell who ran a strong primary challenge against the embattled congressman.

With 98 percent of the state’s precincts reporting in the House contest, Young led Parnell by a margin of just 145 votes. At one point late in the count, Parnell had held a small lead over Young. That tiny gap, if it holds up in the final results, could permit the trailing candidate to call for a recount. Republican state Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux received the remaining 9 percent of the vote.

I haven’t yet heard if there will be a recount on the vote, but I will have that information as it becomes available.

As far as Gabrielle LeDoux goes, I hope she appreciates what she’s done by staying in a race she couldn’t possibly win.

UPDATE: According to the results, around 150 votes (or 0.16%) now separate Young and Sean Parnell.  I just received an email from the Sean Parnell campaign saying that they are waiting on the absentee ballots to be counted, and that there will be a recount since the difference between the two candidates is below 0.5%.

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A nail-biter in Alaska!

As I write this, with 57.8% of precincts Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell leads Rep. Don Young in the GOP House primary by one percentage point!  Hopefully I will wake up tomorrow morning to good news.

You can keep track of the election results here.

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American Energy Security is a National Priority (by Pete Olson)

Pete Olson’s campaign manager passed along this post by his candidate and asked that I share it:

American Energy Security is a National Priority (Texas GOP Candidate Pete Olson)

August 26th, 2008

Another election year conversion from Nick Lampson – this time, he’s changing his tune on energy. True to form, Lampson is running from his 10-year record of voting against American energy independence when the heat is on. Lampson voted against drilling in ANWR five times – two of which included using revenues to support alternative energy research. He opposed funds for clean coal research and then sought to divert that money to the National Endowment for the Arts. He even voted against allowing new American refineries to be built in June of this year.

Nick Lampson helped create America’s energy problems. Now, he’s touting a bill that is a compilation of all of the things he’s opposed for so long – domestic drilling, new refineries, alternative energy technology and the rest. It’s the same tactic he’s taken in the past, and it’s all about politics – not about solving our energy problems. Once this election passes, so will Nick’s new-found love for American energy independence – mainly because he’ll be back at his home in Beaumont.

American energy security is a national priority – not another election year political maneuver. We need a balanced approach that includes expanding offshore drilling and domestic oil and gas production, new nuclear plants, clean coal technology, as well as wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and other alternative energy sources that will make us energy independent in the future.

Pete Olson couldn’t be more right.  It makes no sense to send $700 million a year–mostly to people who hate us–when we have plenty of homegrown oil right here in the United States.

Also, if Democrats like Nick Lampson cared about the environment they’d want oil to be drilled here in America under our environmental regulations, instead of in unstable, unregulated nations like Nigeria.  Also, if Democrats cared about union workers, they’d put drilling on the fast track.  Imagine how many union jobs drilling would create.

But environmental Marxism trumps all, I suppose.

You can donate to Pete Olson’s campaign here.

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In Alaska? Go vote for Sean Parnell!!

If you are an Alaska Republican today is primary day, so make sure to go to the polls and vote for Sean Parnell.  I am confident that Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell will relieve kleptocrat Don Young of his post as Alaska’s lone Congressman.

Make sure you help Sean Parnell start his general election race off right by donating to his campaign.

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Nick Lampson breaks NASA promises

This is an older video, but the facts still remain.  If you’re an employee of NASA or care about it’s future, you should watch this video before voting to re-elect Nick Lampson.

You can donate to Pete Olson’s campaign here.

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Sorry for being MIA over the weekend

Some unexpected things have come up and I haven’t had time to go through my news stack.

And, if you’re like me, you’re caught up in the Obama-Biden news.

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