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Brian’s Election ’08 Predictions

October 29th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

Just for the fun and coolness of this magic moment in history . . . it’s Brian’s Playful Prediction Challenging Challenge Contest * The Game of Predicting History . . . Fair to be played up until 6AM (Eastern) Tuesday, November 4th, 2008. Make your own predictions at home, then carry them around in your […]

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Powell Endorses Obama — Transcript

October 20th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

From Meet The Press, Sunday Oct. 19th, 2008. And this should have been spoken to Tim Russert R.I.P. but was delivered by Sec. of State Colin Powell to Tim’s brother & colleague Tom Brokaw. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Colin Powell’s statement: I have some […]

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Brian’s Online Video Collection

September 28th, 2008 · 24 Comments · Brian on YouTube etc., Hitchhiker's Guide to Jack Kerouac, Kerouac and The Beats, Merry Pranksters, Movies, Music, New York City, Poetry, Politics, Weird Things About Me

Here’s a bunch of online video clips   Here’s a full YouTube Playlist of all the “Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jack Kerouac” excerpts performed live at 10 different shows, in 6 different cities, with 6 different on-stage line-ups — in the order the pieces appear in the book . . . 😉  . Click here to […]

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Where Wayward Jekylls Hyde — The Mighty Bama-Rama Rap

September 27th, 2008 · No Comments · Poetry, Politics

Where  Wayward  Jekylls Hyde The  Mighty  Bama-Rama  Rap                                                                                 by Brian Hassett, Sept. ‘08     Like tonight is the night, the Barack is The Rock, And “change” is The Word, and the voice has been heard, . And the heart is on the drums, and passion’s playin’ […]

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Ashley Smith tells her kidnapping story

August 17th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics, Real-life Adventure Tales

I started thinking about this watching tonight’s “Civil Forum” with Obama and McCain and this paster Rick Warren.  Somebody mentioned that he wrote “The Purpose-Driven Life”, and I remembered that was the book that woman read to the escaped convict Brian Nichols who kidnapped her in Atlanta back in about 2005.  (March) I’d always remembered […]

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Tim Russert — 1950 — 2008

June 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Politics

Tim Russert just died. My initial post: I’m in shock. I just got home and will have MSNBC on all night. I was at the hospital and my cell went off 5 times and i couldn’t answer it but i knew something happened. To explain it to non politicos, I’ve said it’s like Johnny Carson dying […]

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PA Primary registration must be done by March 24th

March 8th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Politics

Most people think this amazing PA primary is in April – but it’s really March 24th – ‘cause that’s the last day you can register.  If you’re not in it by then – you’re off the bus!  No scoop for you! You may have heard this one before, but Every Single Vote (Really) Counts in […]

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The Two Questions Remaining

March 8th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

I was looking for this number and found the most optimistic guess at it (via the Hillary campaign) in the NYT yesterday: “If the results of Florida & Michigan are allowed to stand, and Mr. Obama is awarded the delegates won by ‘uncommitted’ on the Michigan ballot, Mrs. Clinton would pick up 64 delegates toward […]

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the Secret Obama Memo — and how he wins the Nomination

March 5th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Politics

You’re not going to believe this — it’s right out of a great espionage novel — but just after Super Tuesday, the great veteran politico Al Hunt, now Executive Editor at Bloomberg News, was emailing with the Obama campaign, who mistakenly included in a dispatch to Hunt the campaign’s projections for all the remaining states.  […]

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March Forth, America!

March 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Politics

“Goin’ all-in” — tonight the voters get called and lay the cards on the table. Poll closings:  (all times Eastern) 7 PM  Vermont  (should be another double-digit win for Obama, making it 12 in a row) 7:30 PM  Ohio — thus begins the double-header nail-biters of the primary. 8 PM – primaries end in most of […]

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