Daily Archives: November 21, 2008

The Sarah Palin Turkey Massacre

In her attempt to pardon this years Thanksgiving Turkey, Sarah Palin allowed herself to be interviewed while turkeys were being slaughtered in plain view behind her. You can see it all in this clip from “Countdown”

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The Sarah Palin Turkey Massacre

In her attempt to pardon this years Thanksgiving Turkey, Sarah Palin allowed herself to be interviewed while turkeys were being slaughtered in plain view behind her. You can see it all in this clip from “Countdown”

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>Clinton Will Accept Obama Offer

>Sen. Hillary Clinton “has decided to give up her Senate seat and accept the position of secretary of state, making her the public face around the world for the administration of the man who beat her for the Democratic presidential nomination,” the New York Times reports.

Clinton “came to her decision after additional discussion with President-elect Obama about the nature of her role and his plans for foreign policy.”

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Clinton Will Accept Obama Offer

Sen. Hillary Clinton “has decided to give up her Senate seat and accept the position of secretary of state, making her the public face around the world for the administration of the man who beat her for the Democratic presidential nomination,” the New York Times reports.

Clinton “came to her decision after additional discussion with President-elect Obama about the nature of her role and his plans for foreign policy.”

Political Wire

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Work is complete on turf field at Middletown High School North

According to the Asbury Park Press, the ongoing artificial turf field project at High School North is finally completed, offering the possibility that the Thanksgiving Day homecoming game could be played there — the first home game North would see in two seasons.

Board attorney Chris Parton said the board has not yet decided whether the Nov. 27 homecoming game would be played on the new field, but he anticipates the board will make a decision on that within the next few days, depending on the completion of the testing and walk-through.

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Work is complete on turf field at Middletown High School North

According to the Asbury Park Press, the ongoing artificial turf field project at High School North is finally completed, offering the possibility that the Thanksgiving Day homecoming game could be played there — the first home game North would see in two seasons.

Board attorney Chris Parton said the board has not yet decided whether the Nov. 27 homecoming game would be played on the new field, but he anticipates the board will make a decision on that within the next few days, depending on the completion of the testing and walk-through.

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Obama’s Use of Complete Sentences Stirs Controversy

Borowitz Report – In the first two weeks since the election, President-elect Barack Obama has broken with a tradition established over the past eight years through his controversial use of complete sentences, political observers say.

Millions of Americans who watched Mr. Obama’s appearance on CBS’ “Sixty Minutes” on Sunday witnessed the president-elect’s unorthodox verbal tick, which had Mr. Obama employing grammatically correct sentences virtually every time he opened his mouth.

But Mr. Obama’s decision to use complete sentences in his public pronouncements carries with it certain risks, since after the last eight years many Americans may find his odd speaking style jarring.

According to presidential historian Davis Logsdon of the University of Minnesota, some Americans might find it “alienating” to have a President who speaks English as if it were his first language.

“Every time Obama opens his mouth, his subjects and verbs are in agreement,” says Mr. Logsdon. “If he keeps it up, he is running the risk of sounding like an elitist.”

The historian said that if Mr. Obama insists on using complete sentences in his speeches, the public may find itself saying, “Okay, subject, predicate, subject predicate – we get it, stop showing off.”

The President-elect’s stubborn insistence on using complete sentences has already attracted a rebuke from one of his harshest critics, Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska.

“Talking with complete sentences there and also too talking in a way that ordinary Americans like Joe the Plumber and Tito the Builder can’t really do there, I think needing to do that isn’t tapping into what Americans are needing also,” she said.

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