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5 Responses to Monday evening linkage

  1. JMPrince says:

    We’re not going to argue the point on devils, there’s just too many different kinds of them, and they’re from all over too. But we’re also talking about a particular age graded and now largely a ‘spectator sport’ that’s seemingly a whole less popular than it once was, for whatever reasons. One of which might easily be economic too. Hence the possible shift to the NE, where hey, I grew up watching such wonders of short track racing & demolition derbies in NJ. Ref;njrn.com/njhistory.html

    But certainly there was & remains a distinct ‘West Coast vs. East Coast’ sort of culture breakdown here from the very start.

    So getting back to the original premise, if it’s not too much trouble, why not take folks out of the heat & dust & roar and do something productive on the day? Visit a live music venue, or make some music with school kids. Visit the sites, museums whatever. Volunteer Or go drinking. All sorts of ‘traditional’ stuff is possible.

    We now return you to our regular continuing Depression coverage. Deep Poverty is up some 50% in a decade. Somewhere in there Ga. again fares very poorly too. Brought to you by some student punk too:

    http://esoltas.blogspot.com/2012/06/recession-and-extreme-poverty.html

    and here

    http://esoltas.blogspot.it/2012/06/poor-and-getting-poorer.html

    JMP

  2. jules says:

    Looks like someone at the DNC finally grew a brain and realized nobody wanted to be a “redneck for a day”. Probably the dumbest thing I’d ever heard when they announced it back in the winter. Glad to see they are willing to take the heat and cancel, that takes guts.

    Democrats May Cancel Convention Kick-off
    Democrats are “considering canceling their political convention’s kick-off event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, as party planners grapple with a roughly $27 million fundraising deficit,” Bloomberg reports.

    Earlier this year, Democrats announced they were shortening their convention from four days to three, “to make room for a day to organize and celebrate the Carolinas, Virginia and the South and kick off the convention at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Labor Day,” Sept. 3.

    • ire says:

      FYI, contrary to what you may want to believe, NASCAR is stronger in the Norhteast than in the South (and actually IIRC the West Coast is now its strongest market).

      But hey, whatever, white Southern males are the devil, blah blah blah….

      • jules says:

        yes, of course jump to that conclusion, re devils. ~eyeroll.

        But it was always a bit of a leap that the hard working very diverse Democratic party operatives/delegates wanted to stand outside in the heat at a track as the kickoff to a convention. I certainly didn’t hear anyone excited about the prospect. It seemed like a totally stereotypical beltway idea, oh yes it’s Charlotte lets try to blend in with the locals at the track, not caring a wit about what the actual participants really wanted to do.

        It’s also the end of Pride weekend in Charlotte.. I don’t see them encouraging the delegates to come early and march in the parade.

  3. JMPrince says:

    “Democratic Presidents Are Better for the Economy”. Yet another professional study confirming this well known ‘reality’ bias:
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-25/democratic-presidents-are-better-for-the-economy.html

    “Dying for Coverage: The Deadly Consequences of being Uninsured” via FamiliesUSA.org

    http://justifyrates.consumerwatchdogcampaign.org/sites/default/files/dying-for-coverage.pdf

    In Ga? That means that when the USSC eviscerates the ACA ‘ObamaCare’ as expected on Thurs? They’ll likely have in their hands the lives of some 1,161 excess deaths just in Ga. to consider. But they won’t, because they don’t have to, and reality need never enter into it. Nationally: “Across the nation, 26,100 people between the ages of 25 and 64 died prematurely due to a lack of health coverage in 2010 (Table 1). [That's also almost certainly an underestimate, according to National Institute of Medicine studies].

    See also: Ref;familiesusa.org/resources/publications/reports/dying-for-coverage-findings.html
    JMP