Raiders’ Davis Fires Kiffin by Phone (I guess smoke signals would have taken too long) By Dr. Bill Chachkes for Football Reporters Online So what makes this time different from the last? Davis said he had the goods on Kiffin and that his conduct was detrimental to the Raiders organization, to the coaching staff and players, and to Davis personally.“I had to let him Go” Stated Mr. Davis. Sounds like wall street letting go of a few billion and saying Opps, we messed up. It seems like they have messed up plenty of times before. What...

Well, there’s nothing wrong with pointing out that Governor Sarah Palin has great legs, or at least had them when she was competing in this beauty contest. This video — in many copies — has become the rage of the Internet: But the appearance of this video deepens an already large PR problem for the McCain campaign: Governor Palin’s image is being formed into something akin to a young, lucky, ambitious, sexy, dumb..female. That’s the truth and I don’t like it. I’m not a Palin supporter but...

As you know, the U.S. Senate is going to vote on the Senate version of the Bailout Bill, which is now at 451 pages. What are the highlights? As I read past the definitions of the bill, which are many, I find.. 1) This interesting text: 18 (4) In order to provide the Secretary with the19 flexibility to manage troubled assets in a manner de20signed to minimize cost to the taxpayers, estab21lishing vehicles that are authorized, subject to super22vision by the Secretary, to purchase, hold, and sell23 troubled assets and issue obligations. This...

In light of Pakistani President Zardari’s warning that US troops crossing the border into Pakistan without authorization would be subject to attack, a new BBC poll on world attitudes toward Al Qaeda is particularly interesting. Zardari’s cover for his position, while asking out of the other side of his mouth for US aid, is that the terrorist organizations in his country will 1) unify; and 2) attack inside Pakistan in protest if the US continues its policy of only informing Pakistan of its cross border actions instead of asking...

The war of poll methods can be seen in the major difference between Gallup and Daily Kos. Gallup Daily has Senator Obama ahead of Senator McCain by 4 points, 48 to 44. By contrast, Daily Kos has Obama with a 10 point lead 51 to 41. The Daily Kos poll is done by Research 2000 and uses Likely Voters. Since they tend to be Republican, that spells danger for McCain. But it must be noted, Gallup should be more transparent about their methods. ...

Today is the next critical step in the road to the passage or failure of The Bailout Bill. This is the day the Senate takes up the matter of the legislation with Senators and presidential candidates Barack Obama, John McCain, and Democratic VP candidate Joe Biden expected to attend for the voting process. According to the Huff Post, the new version of the bill has tax reductions in it to gain more Republican support than the last version. The vote takes place tonight. Average Voters Don’t Get It What’s upseting to me...

http://www.zennie62.com – Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader took time to talk with me specifically about what kind of form he would like to see the Baillout Bill take before he could support it. Nader appeared today at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, California as part of a California and Bay Area event swing which saw the consumer crusader take in 10 events in one day. On CNN iReport ...

You’ve just got to see this video to get the idea that Governor Sarah Palin sometimes doesn’t think about what she’s saying. If we make it out of this election in one piece, Palin will become a permanent Saturday Night Live skit ...

Check it out.  This is the power of grassroots organizing at its best.  A group of people from across the country have come together to bring back the Obama Minute.  Here is it’s fundamental message: Come join us and kick off the the last month of this campaign with a bang!   Imagine all of the things you can do in a minute – nearly boil an egg, lie about weapons of mass destruction, make out on a first date, ignore a national travesty (Katrina), break a leg, minute rice, change a bulb, read someone’s mind, lose...

Over the weekend YouTube quietly began testing a new uploading tool for users to publish their videos. The tool now allows users to begin plugging in information fields about the video while the upload is happening, much like Viddler, Vimeo, and others have offered for years. The company is testing the new player with a small number of its users. read more | digg story ...

Who needs Jerry Seinfeld when you’ve got a pole-dancing babe? Ask.com, the search engine formerly associated with a butler named Jeeves, is running an advertisement that features a voluptuous young woman doing acrobatic moves on a stripper pole under the heading “What are the best aerobic workouts?” read more | digg story ...

Each year, we turn to readers and BusinessWeek staff for the Best of the Web list, asking them to contribute names for a list of the Intern­et’s movers and shakers. Take a look at the slide show to see which people have the most impact on the Web these days. read more | digg story ...

World affairs expert and author Fareed Zakaria said he thinks it would be best for Republican presidential hopeful John McCain, if Gov. Sarah Palin bowed out as his vice presidential running mate. Zakaria says McCain did not put the country first in making his V.P. choice, and he says Palin is not qualified to lead the United States. read more | digg story ...

The New Yorker cleverly points out that the distance to Russia from the governor’s mansion in Juneau, Alaska, is about 1,200 miles. read more | digg story ...

The IG report released today provides new details on the White House’s involvement in the firings of U.S. attorneys, especially the administration’s involvement in the firing of U.S. Attorney David Iglesias. read more | digg story ...

So, *why* are we arguing about what impact John McCain had on this vote, exactly? By all indications, he had none. read more | digg story ...

Fareed Zakaria, host of Fareed Zakaria GPS, explains his criticism of Gov. Sarah Palin. read more | digg story ...

Here’s the response, from Obama campaign spokesperson Bill Burton, to John McCain’s broadside today blaming Obama for the collapse of the bailout package in the House: “This is a moment of national crisis, and today’s inaction in Congress as well… read more | digg story ...

http://www.zennie62.com – This is The Blog Report for September 29, 2008, or “The Crash of 29” – the day the stock market saw it’s largest one-day drop in American History.On this day, the market reacted to the failure of the U.S. House or Representatives to pass The Bailout Bill, the Emergency Economic Stability Act of 2008.I discuss the implications of this action and the political fallout behind it. Moreover, I take aim at the unintelligent view of people who claim that government’s not in the market...

we are looking at over 1.3 trillion dollars… when you factor in the 25 billion bailout they just handed the car makers in the Iraq war spending bill.. you now are greeted with almost 1.4 trillion dollars… this isn’t stopping… read more | digg story ...