Daily Archives: November 6, 2008

>Beatlemania fundraiser Nov. 8 at Middletown High School South

>A Beatlemania concert fundraiser will be held 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Middletown High School South Theater, 900 Nut Swamp Road. The event sponsored by Church of St. Leo the Great, Lincroft section of Middletown, will begin with an opening act followed by a two-hour Beatlemania show.

The fundraiser is for 24-year-old Sheri Nocelli, Lincroft, diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and recovering from a bone marrow transplant. She and her husband, Lucien, tour with the Beatlemania production, with Sheri as stage manager and Lucien portraying John Lennon.

The fundraiser will also feature raffles, door prizes and concessions, and all proceeds benefit the Nocelli family. Tickets are $30 each. For tickets or more information, call Lesson Laboratory for Musical Instruction at 732 889 4321 or visit www.BeatlemaniaStageShow. com.

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Beatlemania fundraiser Nov. 8 at Middletown High School South

A Beatlemania concert fundraiser will be held 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Middletown High School South Theater, 900 Nut Swamp Road. The event sponsored by Church of St. Leo the Great, Lincroft section of Middletown, will begin with an opening act followed by a two-hour Beatlemania show.

The fundraiser is for 24-year-old Sheri Nocelli, Lincroft, diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and recovering from a bone marrow transplant. She and her husband, Lucien, tour with the Beatlemania production, with Sheri as stage manager and Lucien portraying John Lennon.

The fundraiser will also feature raffles, door prizes and concessions, and all proceeds benefit the Nocelli family. Tickets are $30 each. For tickets or more information, call Lesson Laboratory for Musical Instruction at 732 889 4321 or visit www.BeatlemaniaStageShow. com.

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>The Night Old Dixie Died and a New Generation Was Born

>The Hill’s Pundits Blog – Brent Budowsky

It was a moment for the ages and the night Old Dixie died, when the trumpet sounded and a president like Caroline Kennedy’s father came. In terms of race relations and America being a community of diverse people from countless backgrounds working together for the common good, it was the most important night since the Emancipation Proclamation.

It was the night Old Dixie died, when those who were whipped and beaten can have a president of their own, and we will have a president of our own. It was a night for the realignment of generations, as people age 18 to 30 have a president of their own, and just as profoundly, kids too young to vote in 2008 will have a president of their own. As they get older, they will change the demographics of our democracy for a generation, to the advantage of Democrats.

It was a night when the last became first and the first became last, when the small donors and hard workers and grassroots who were so alienated and maligned found a president of their own and made it happen. It was a night when the old and tired and corrupt told us that the Bradley effect would prevail and the American people left them behind, once and for all, now and forever.

It was a night for the ages, a night for the generations, a night for the historians. A night for the people and a night to begin the future.

It was the night Old Dixie died and the night a new generation was born, and from this night forward, every mom and every dad can tell every little boy and every little girl that anywhere in America anything can happen and anyone can rise as far as their talent and hard work will take them.

What a great country!

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The Night Old Dixie Died and a New Generation Was Born

The Hill’s Pundits Blog – Brent Budowsky

It was a moment for the ages and the night Old Dixie died, when the trumpet sounded and a president like Caroline Kennedy’s father came. In terms of race relations and America being a community of diverse people from countless backgrounds working together for the common good, it was the most important night since the Emancipation Proclamation.

It was the night Old Dixie died, when those who were whipped and beaten can have a president of their own, and we will have a president of our own. It was a night for the realignment of generations, as people age 18 to 30 have a president of their own, and just as profoundly, kids too young to vote in 2008 will have a president of their own. As they get older, they will change the demographics of our democracy for a generation, to the advantage of Democrats.

It was a night when the last became first and the first became last, when the small donors and hard workers and grassroots who were so alienated and maligned found a president of their own and made it happen. It was a night when the old and tired and corrupt told us that the Bradley effect would prevail and the American people left them behind, once and for all, now and forever.

It was a night for the ages, a night for the generations, a night for the historians. A night for the people and a night to begin the future.

It was the night Old Dixie died and the night a new generation was born, and from this night forward, every mom and every dad can tell every little boy and every little girl that anywhere in America anything can happen and anyone can rise as far as their talent and hard work will take them.

What a great country!

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>Palin: I’m Sorry if I Cost McCain a Single Vote

>Sarah Palin this morning apologized for any votes she might have cost John McCain in his bid for the presidency, while downplaying aspirations to challenge Barack Obama in four years during an interview with MSNBC.

“If I cost John McCain even one vote, then I am sorry about that,” she said.

Palin said she could not even imagine running for national office in 2012, saying “2012 sounds so far off.”

The governor cited the economic crisis as the key factor for their loss, saying her selection as McCain’s running mate could in no way trump the country’s serious financial woes.

Palin said she will return to Alaska tonight and cannot wait to get back to working full time as Alaska’s governor.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22425001/vp/27556549#27556549

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Palin: I’m Sorry if I Cost McCain a Single Vote

Sarah Palin this morning apologized for any votes she might have cost John McCain in his bid for the presidency, while downplaying aspirations to challenge Barack Obama in four years during an interview with MSNBC.

“If I cost John McCain even one vote, then I am sorry about that,” she said.

Palin said she could not even imagine running for national office in 2012, saying “2012 sounds so far off.”

The governor cited the economic crisis as the key factor for their loss, saying her selection as McCain’s running mate could in no way trump the country’s serious financial woes.

Palin said she will return to Alaska tonight and cannot wait to get back to working full time as Alaska’s governor.

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>Dems lower expectations

>LEADING THE NEWS– The Hill

Democratic leaders are tamping down on expectations for rapid change and trying to signal they will place a calm hand on the nation’s tiller.

“The country must be governed from the middle,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday. Repeating themes from election night, she said she plans to emphasize “civility” and “fiscal responsibility.”

Her comments emphasized that after an election consistently referred to as “historic,” Democrats face the daunting task of dealing with the plunging economy and two wars.

Yet, they face massive expectations for change and deep-seated fears of overreaching. But senior aides say they’ve learned from the mistakes of the past. Nearly every member of the current Democratic leadership in the House served through the 1992 election, when Bill Clinton was elected president. Two years later, the GOP gained control of Congress.

More recently, they’ve watched Republicans go from complete dominance to minority status in the space of two elections.

“The difference is we have the benefit of experience in seeing what happens when you gain control,” said a senior Democratic aide. “I do not envision a scenario where we’d go off on an ideological mission in an undisciplined way.”

There are similar sentiments in the Senate.

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