Iowa II: Hillary loses again

by lestro

Iowa climbed back into the national spotlight yesterday as a second caucus (Iowa II: Iowa Harder!) was held to try and figure out what to do with the delegates won by candidates no longer in the race. Remember, if you will, that just those few months ago there were about 27 Democrats in the race, including John Edwards, who gathered up 14 delegates during his second-place finish on January 3 , 2008 (Hillary came in third).

Yesterday, the county caucuses got back together to talk about those 14 delegates since in this every-delegate-counts race, Iowans wanted to make sure every delegate was counted.

The results? Iowans still like Barack Obama better than Hillary Clinton, awarding him nine of the Edwards delegates:

Obama originally had 20 Iowa delegates while Clinton, a New York senator, had 18. The numbers represent an estimate based on the percentage of support each candidate earned on caucus night and the number of superdelegates who have endorsed them.

But on Saturday, Obama’s Iowa total climbed by nine; Clinton’s shrank by one.

I guess like everywhere else, the more that voters get to know Obama, the more they like him better than Hillary Clinton.

Iowa wasn’t the only state to award some late delegates yesterday. In California, which is somehow still counting the votes from its Feb. 5 primary, Hillary picked up an additional two delegates. Unfortunately for her, she wasn’t the only one:

Also Saturday, California’s Democratic Party finalized the delegate counts from its Feb. 5 primary. Clinton picked up two more pledged delegates, raising her state total to 204; Obama gained five, raising his figure to 166.

So according to the AP, here’s where we stand:

Counting Saturday’s new figures from Iowa and California, an Associated Press delegate tally showed Obama with 1,617 delegates and Clinton with 1,498.

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‘Black is the new president, bitch’

by twit

and other morning cartoons…

“Bitch may be the new black but black is the new president, bitch” The Tracey Morgan SNL sketch can be seen at NBC and commercial-free at the Raw Story.

https://i0.wp.com/upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ed/Rejected_screenshot.gifREJECTED is one of the more demented cartoons the twit has seen in a loooong time.

In the spring of 1999, the Family Learning Channel commissioned Don Hertzfeldt to produce promotional segments for their network.

via twit’s neighbors

live from the romper room via Boing Boing: “1 in 300 US Residents are terrorists”

dolphins strike back, for now… Due to the legal restrictions on the use of marine-mammal slaughtering sonar, the Navy currently can’t use it at all, because dolphins travel in the wake of their ships.

https://i2.wp.com/www.fuh2.com/images/5969-1.jpgit’s like an instinct or something

Fuck You and Your H2 is “a site dedicated to pictures of people flipping off Hummers.”

via kottke.org

whoops the Raw Story reports that “[a]n Air National Guard jet mistakenly dropped a 22-pound non-explosive, practice bomb on an apartment complex, damaging the foundation but no one was injured, police said Friday.”

but women belong in the kitchen… what’s this about not being able to take the heat? Pro-Clinton bloggers abandon their perch on the nets because they can’t reconcile “she’s electable” with the torrent of opposition. The twit thinks that it is one thing to dodge trolls, and another to dodge the crappiness of one’s own ideas…

https://i1.wp.com/newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44484000/jpg/_44484602_googleslide.jpgever wonder what exactly is wrong with Google? well, the twit has a theory anyway… something within the BBC report that

“Google assured the more cynical members of the press that the slide is used every day.”

Vanilla Ice is attacked by bees and the twit laughs and laughs

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