From Balloon Juice:
Obama won more states, won more delegates, improved his numbers with key groups, widened his lead among minority voters, and over-all, outperformed Hillary. Period. The fact that the Clinton established machine has not been able to pull ahead should be a real clear sign of how much trouble they are in right now. This race was Hillaryâ€™s to lose, and last night she may have started doing just that. You will hear the Clinton camp talking repeatedly about winning the big prize- California. Winning California is irrelevant, as a Democrat is going to win Cali in the general regardless who it is.
It seems that the longer this race goes on, the better Obama does. A few weeks ago, most polls had Hillary in double digit leads across the country and last night shows that Obama’s momentum is increasing.
I just hope that it’s decided before the convention. The last thing the Dems need is for McCain to be running his campaign for president while Obama and Hillary are still wrestling for the nomination.
Obama claims delegate lead:
In a surprise twist after a chaotic Super Tuesday, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) passed Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) in network tallies of the number of delegates the candidates racked up last night.
The Obama camp now projects topping Clinton by 13 delegates, 847 to 834.
NBC News, which is projecting delegates based on the Democratic Party’s complex formula, figures Obama will wind up with 840 to 849 delegates, versus 829 to 838 for Clinton.
For the happily married or otherwise intimately involved, Valentine’s Day conjures up images of romance, flowers, candlelit dinners and romantic getaways. The lonely and lovelorn, however, dread the date each year as if their taxes were due. Those who think theyâ€™ve had a miserable February 14th in the past might just take solace in the fact that they really have no idea just how bad it can get. There’s a sinister side to the holiday that remains largely unmentioned – a darker history of death and despair. Although we still celebrate it today, Saint Valentine was actually removed from the calendar of celebrated saints’ days in 1969 â€“ perhaps due to the array of hideous events which have occurred on the date throughout history. And with that, please try to enjoy the 14 most truly horrible events in the history of Valentine’s Day:
I love my Mac and I have hundreds of applications installed on it. As a result I wanted to do a post on what I believe are the top 100 Mac applications that are essential to any user. I’ve picked a variety of applications that I could think of. I have tried to go for the cheaper free option, but quite a few you have to pay for. If you think I am missing an application leave a comment with a link to the app and why you should think it should be included, it doesn’t have to be long, I just want your opinions.
From a quaint little christian group called “King of Terrors Ministry“.
We here at King Of Terrors Ministry have only one mission at heart, and this is to see the lost come to know the Lord Jesus Christ!
We do not wish any phyical harm to any individual featured on this website, We are peaceful in our stand for the Gospel and Truth of our Lord Jesus Christ!
Preaching your funeral before you die is a dramatization of what will happen when individiuals die rejecting Christ.
We Live in a generation that has grown cold toward God, We feel it takes something radical to show mankind who die rejecting Jesus Christ, their fate
If you are currently rejecting Christ, and have not sought forgiveness of your sin from him, then sadly Hell is a reality for you if you were to die in this state.
TODAY is the DAY OF SALVATION! Please do not negect such a great PRICE paid on your behalf by Christ himself, Repent now!
Nothing like burning a person in effigy with cheesy devil sound effects to show the world that Christians are peaceful and loving people.
From the International Herald Tribune:
An article about the Prophet Muhammad in the English-language Wikipedia has become the subject of an online protest in the last few weeks because of its representations of Muhammad, taken from medieval manuscripts.
In addition to numerous e-mail messages sent to Wikipedia.org, an online petition cites a prohibition in Islam on images of people. The petition has more than 80,000 “signatures,” though many who submitted them to ThePetitionSite.com remained anonymous.
“We have been noticing a lot more similar sounding, similar looking e-mails beginning mid-January,” said Jay Walsh, a spokesman for the Wikimedia Foundation in San Francisco.
A Frequently Asked Questions page explains the site’s polite but firm refusal to remove the images: “Since Wikipedia is an encyclopedia with the goal of representing all topics from a neutral point of view, Wikipedia is not censored for the benefit of any particular group.”
They’re objecting to pictures like this from the Wiki entry:
“15th century illustration in a copy of a manuscript by Al-BÄ«rÅ«nÄ«, depicting Muhammad preaching the Qur’Än in Mecca.”
Danny Rubin, the screenwriter for Groundhog Day, on how long Phil was stuck in Punxsutawney.
My original intent was that the length of time neednâ€™t be specific, just terribly long, and in my mind, more than one lifetime. That was in fact the whole point of the original experiment, the one I hoped to play out via comedic dramatization: if a person could live long enough would that person fundamentally change? The clarity of the experiment would come from the huge exaggeration of time. He would have to live longer than a person is supposed to live, more than one lifetime. The repetition part was how I got to the immortality.
I know that I have been quoted as having originally intended for Phil to have lived â€œten thousand yearsâ€, a time-frame with Buddhist overtones. I find that so incredibly cool that I put no effort into disputing it. But itâ€™s not true. For me, any lifetime for Phil longer than one would have sufficed, and even so, that statistic never had to leave my head. As long as the audience understood it to be a very, very long time, it never had to become specific.
And I loved this part:
The studio had a note: Heâ€™s there too long. He canâ€™t repeat the day so many times. Peoplesâ€™ heads would explode. The studio solution: Two weeks.
(via Gerry Canavan)