…never thought I’d say this, but what in the hell are they smoking at 1600 Pa. Ave.?
Originally posted on TIME:
President Barack Obama sought Wednesday to reassure angry voters, who rejected Democrats up and down the ballot and from coast to coast Tuesday, that he was paying attention.
“I want you to know that I hear you,” he said at the beginning of his traditional post-election press conference. But the thrust of the 73-minute exercise in self-immolation indicated that while he may have heard, he wasn’t following their advice.
Despite ceremonial overtures to Republicans on their retaking the majority, Obama appeared unmoved by the results Wednesday, promising to hear Republicans out, but not to stray from his path.
On immigration reform, Obama vowed to plow ahead with unilateral action. On minimum wage, he pledged to keep up the fight despite GOP opposition. Shaking up his White House staff? “Probably premature,” he said. He called, for the umpteenth time, for Congress to take up the banner of additional transportation infrastructure spending…
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Over at Daily Kos, Jeff Singer has an excellent column on what to expect on Election Night tomorrow and an hour-by-hour guide to the election. Just in case you’re wondering, here’s the list of states by closing time:
6pm: Indiana, Kentucky
7pm: Florida, Georgia, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia
7:30pm: North Carolina, Ohio, West Virginia
8pm: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri,, New Jersey,, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, DC
9pm: Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Wyoming
10pm: Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah:
11pm: California, Hawaii, Washington
To the motorsports commenter (indycarseries500, to be exact) who thought my comment earlier in the day was a dumb comment…who the hell died and made you god of the comment section?
…with attendance numbers like F1 had over the weekend..somewhere, somewhere, Eddie Gossage – not to mention other Texas race promoters – has/have got to be crying and thinking, “how do we get those numbers?”
Originally posted on MotorSportsTalk:
AUSTIN – Circuit of the Americas has revealed one of the highest attendance numbers for a Formula One weekend this season on Sunday, with a three-day total of 237,406 announced post-race.
That number is not broken up by days as it was last year, but the Sunday total was released of 107,778. That number includes all those in the trackside suites, grandstands and general admission areas.
It compares favorably – if a bit down – with last year’s Sunday total of 113,162. Last year’s three-day total was 250,324.
It’s also very positive to hear given that NASCAR raced in the same state on the same day, racing roughly 200+ miles and three-plus hours to the north in Dallas/Fort Worth at Texas Motor Speedway.
Circuit guests were also treated to interactive games, events and entertainment throughout the venue, including themed bars, more than 60 of Austin’s world-famous food trucks and live…
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Next time someone tells you how good of a philosophy Ayn Rand had, point them towards the mess that Eddie Lampert – he of the John Galt, Harvard MBA style – took two pretty successful companies, Sears & Kmart and ran them into the mo-fo’n ground.
Just read the Crooks & Liars article for all the gory details..and trust me, they’re gory.
Originally posted on ProSoccerTalk:
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Week 10 of the 2014-15 Premier League season is almost upon us as the big boys are hoping for some big wins this weekend, plus the Manchester derby will take center stage. The full TV schedule is below, as are details of how you can watch every game live on your TVs, mobile devices or online via NBC Sports Live Extra.
It all kicks off on Saturday morning, as Newcastle United host Liverpool (Watch live, 8:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN, online via Live Extra) at St James’ Park . Then at 11 a.m. ET the focus switches to Stamford Bridge as Chelsea host West London rivals QPR (Watch live, 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN, online via Live Extra) with the Blues eager aiming to keep their unbeaten start to the season against the R’s.
[WATCH: Premier League online via Live Extra]
Then on Sunday, the Manchester derby take place as Manchester City welcome Manchester…
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