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DEMTV Special YOOPER edition, broadcasting from Marquette, MI.
In this week’s news: It’s all about the Benjamins, How did the Moose cross the road?, and Say Yah to the UP, eh.
Plus: news from the campaign trail, political forecast with Dan Villamarin, a field report from Yooper Zach Bennett, special guest Justin from Northern Michigan Dems, Michigan Hockey defeats NMU, and who’s nalin’ Palin??
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Okay, so I don’t usually read any of the three e-mails that Moveon sends me….
But this one at first really freaked me out.Â
Â I tried to change the name in it to U of M students but it wouldn’t e-mail the copy.
But yeah, they sent me a free Obama t-shirt the other day (like seriously, I didn’t even have to pay for shipping and its totally my size) so I decided I’ll read those damn e-mails since I haven’t actually volunteered with them anyways.
In this week’s news: The economy falls, hard, An exclusive interview with actors ADAM BRODY and RACHEL LEIGH COOK, and updates from the campaign trail.
Plus: Sarah Palin and Carey Torrice: really, America? And some pretty hilarious bloopers.
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I’ll admit it. Â I was (and am) a Joe Biden guy. Â As a Philadelphia son, Senator Biden is right next door, and shares a media market. I even went to his birthday party! Â What I can say is this: Â Obama made a GOOD decision with the Senator from Delaware. Â The guy has cajones, and while a wind-bag, he knows what he is saying. Â I trust him. Â While this may be just talk, I hope it pans out.
“pursue the violations that have been made against our Constitution by the present administration”
Go for it! Â I got your back!
Remember how, just a little over a week ago, everybody was frantically panicking over Hurricane Gustav, saying it would be perhaps worse than Katrina?
Well, it was clear at least a day or two before landfall that Gustav was not going to be a Katrina, and while the panic may have helped everyone take the storm seriously then, it certainly has hurt when it comes to Hurricane Ike.
Presently, Ike is one of the largest hurricanes in history, with hurricane force winds (75MPH+) extending over 100 miles away from the storm center. Recently, the Shell Oil Platform, which rises about 400 feet above the sea surface in the Gulf of Mexico, reported sustained winds of 125MPH, and based on satellite imagery, Ike is currently strengthening and will probably make landfall as a borderline Category 3, or major, hurricane. That means that sustained winds of 115MPH are likely, with gusts to 130MPH.
THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS STORM THAT IS BEING DOWNPLAYED! (more…)