Daily Archives: August 17, 2009

Tues. Aug 18th is a big day for third parties in New York State

(excerpt from) onthewilderside
For the politically curious in NY: Tues. Aug. 18th is a big day!

For potential candidates in New York State, tomorrow, Tuesday, August 18, 2009, is the last day to file in person (or mail) an “independent nominating petition” to run for office in November. That would mean anyone who was running on an alternative, “made-up”, or third party (without automatic ballot status) line has that due date.

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Bob Barr’s Atlanta Journal Constitution Article – When Opinion Replaces TV News

When opinion replaces TV news
by Bob Barr
as published in The Atlanta Journal Constitution
Monday, August 17, 2009

Were he alive, Abraham Lincoln would not likely be a regular viewer of the major cable news stations. The former president is reported to have remarked that, “it is the man who does not want to express an opinion whose opinion I want.” Given that a great many of the programming slots offered up each day by cable news stations are forums for nothing more than the incessant and repetitive offering of opinions, it is unlikely Lincoln would be tuning very much to the opinions so eagerly offered up by those networks.… Read more ...