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austin360:

SXSW Interactive 2013 Day 3: The big names, big sightings and panels

Sunday was a big day for sightings and panels at SXSWi. Jeffrey Tambor got told to wait outside a venue, Shaq literally picked up an Austin360 reporter, Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer hung out with Peter Sagal and Rachel Maddow loosened up for some Q&A

lauraolin:

vpbiden:

In this tiny state, where residents can run into their congressman at Home Depot, nearly everyone has a story about Sen. Joe Biden.

Take Mary Hartnett, 72, of Wilmington. She was walking home from church in 1977 when a purse-snatcher struck. Biden, who was driving by, jumped out of his car and hot-footed it after the culprit, she says, running through backyards and scaling fences. The thief dropped the pocketbook. The next day, Hartnett sealed it in plastic and put it in her cedar chest.

Joe Biden: The original Cory Booker.

If ever anything needed to be gif’d!

(via lauraolin)

yahoopolitics:

Cory Booker has been known to run into burning buildings to save his constituents. But last Thursday, the Newark, N.J., mayor’s biggest challenge was whether or not he could get through a single meeting without taking a nibble of one Christmas cookie.

Booker, 43, and a rising star Democrat, has been living on just $33 of food over the last week as part of an effort to understand the plight of Americans who struggle to live on food stamps. The experiment ends Tuesday.

Booker has said he’s trying to raise public awareness about the struggles of average Americans amid threats of federal funding cuts to food stamp programs around the nation. But the mayor’s very public campaign comes as Booker mulls a challenge to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in next year’s gubernatorial race.

Cory Booker’s week on food stamps: political ambition amid the burned sweet potatoes (via The Ticket)

quickhits:

Stories to Watch: 12/10/12.

Michigan’s anti-union bill gets the attention of national Dems, including Pres. Obama. A massive protest is planned for tomorrow in Lansing. Here’s why this whole story is more important than you may realize.


In a poll, South Carolina voters choose Stephen Colbert to replace retiring Sen. Jim DeMint. It’ll never happen in a million years, since Tea Party Republican Governor Nikki Haley makes the appointment. But what an embarrassment for the person she does choose, huh? If it was an election, that person would’ve lost to someone who is quite literally a human joke. Expect Colbert to run with this tonight — should be awesome.


Also hilarious: the Republican Party taps a couple of poll truthers to man a committee to figure out what went wrong with the 2012 presidential campaign. I’m certain that Democrats will quietly throw a party tonight.


Crusader against liberals on campus David Horowitz is a total lunatic.


Newark Mayor Cory Booker sets his sights on Chris Christie’s job.


The rightwing National Review reports that John Boehner could face a challenge to his speakership from ‘bagger nut Tom Price. The problem: Price says he’s not. NR’s reporting was based on “the buzz” in Washington and a whole buttload of reading between the lines… so,yeah. Your shitty “journalism” of the day. The “savvy insider” fails again.


Pres. Obama says he’s willing to compromise to avoid the fiscal cliff — but just “a little bit.” I have no freakin’ idea what this is supposed to mean and advise him in the strongest possible terms to knock this shit off.


Finally, Sen. Lindsey Graham is a shameless liar.


[photo via Talking Points Memo]

Super-mayor Cory Booker’s latest challenge:

The Democratic politician took up the SNAP/Food Stamp Challenge after getting into a discussion with a fellow Twitter user about “the role the government should play in funding school breakfast and lunch programs,” The Star-Ledger writes.

His challenge (SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps) is to live for a week on the $4-or-so per day average that New Jersey food stamp recipients receive.

Booker writes on Linked In that:

"My goals for the #SNAPChallenge are to raise awareness and understanding of food insecurity; reduce the stigma of SNAP participation; elevate innovative local and national food justice initiatives and food policy; and, amplify compassion for individuals and communities in need of assistance. Over the next seven days, I plan to highlight the voices of people involved in local food policy, the SNAP program, and other related initiatives. … Throughout this week, I will document my #SNAPChallenge experiences and reflections on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and through video on #waywire.”

cognitivedissonance:

As Jezebel writes:
Fuck this election. We’re looking toward the future. Clinton/Booker 2016. Hillary for prez; she holds it down on a global level. Cory Booker for veep; he’ll save your grandma from a burning house and then invite you over to chill, while quoting Frederick Douglass. America needs this now more than ever: Something amazing to look forward to. Look at that image by the incomparable Jim Cooke. Don’t you feel better already? Clinton/Booker 2016. Pass it on. 
Fuck yeah, pass it on. This might be the best damn thing you’ll see all day.

cognitivedissonance:

As Jezebel writes:

Fuck this election. We’re looking toward the future. Clinton/Booker 2016. Hillary for prez; she holds it down on a global level. Cory Booker for veep; he’ll save your grandma from a burning house and then invite you over to chill, while quoting Frederick Douglass. America needs this now more than ever: Something amazing to look forward to. Look at that image by the incomparable Jim Cooke. Don’t you feel better already? Clinton/Booker 2016. Pass it on. 

Fuck yeah, pass it on. This might be the best damn thing you’ll see all day.

cognitivedissonance:

jezebelcom:

Hurricane Sandy has provided politicians across the Northeast with an excellent opportunity to prove how much they care about their constituencies — especially via social media, the easiest means by which public officials can demonstrate how ~in touch~ they are with real people.

But Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker has truly redefined the concept of civil servitude by going above and beyond by helping his Twitter followers search for their relatives, locate supplies, and de-stress; he invited some New Jerseyites OVER TO HIS HOUSE to power their electronic equipment and “relax.”

He’s asked people to contact him directly (via Twitter Direct Message) so he can come over and charge their cell phones, and, earlier today, he invited a neighbor over to his house to charge her devices and watch DVDs. According to another recent tweet, he also had lunch delivered for the now “twelve or so” people hanging out at his place. What a guy. Bloomberg, can we come over?

Here are some of his other tweets:

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Dude. Cory Booker is truly a superhero.

Wow. That is way above and beyond the call of duty. Thank you, Mr. Mayor!!!!

apsies:

notnadia:

Genuinely certain that Mayor Booker is going to stand out in the rain and shout emphatically at Hurricane Sandy until it goes away.

“NOT ON MY WATCH.”
Oh Mayor Booker, never change.

Go Cory!

apsies:

notnadia:

Genuinely certain that Mayor Booker is going to stand out in the rain and shout emphatically at Hurricane Sandy until it goes away.

“NOT ON MY WATCH.”

Oh Mayor Booker, never change.

Go Cory!

(via inothernews)

yahoopolitics:

“It’s not about left or right, but moving America forward and our economy forward.” —Cory Booker, Democratic National Convention

demnewswire:

The first two days of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Tuesday, September 4 and Wednesday, September 5, will be held at Time Warner Cable Arena. President Obama and Vice President Biden will accept the Democratic nominations for President and Vice President on Thursday, September 6.

  • Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin
  • Congressman Xaiver Becerra of California
  • Newark Mayor Cory Booker
  • Congressman G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina
  • Former President Jimmy Carter (via video)
  • San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, who will be the first Latino keynote speaker at a Democratic National Convention
  • Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee
  • Congresswoman Judy Chu of California
  • Congressman Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri
  • Former President Bill Clinton
  • Congressman James Clyburn of South Carolina
  • Former Republican Governor of Florida Charlie Crist
  • Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina Walter Dalton
  • The Honorable Arne Duncan
  • Congresswoman Diana DeGette of Colorado
  • Former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Tammy Duckworth
  • U.S. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois
  • Congresswoman Donna Edwards of Maryland
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
  • Georgetown Law School Graduate Sandra Fluke
  • Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx
  • Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts
  • Former Charlotte Mayor Harvey Gantt
  • Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm
  • Congressman Charlie Gonzalez of Texas
  • U.S. Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina
  • California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris
  • Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper
  • Congressman Steny Hoyer of Maryland
  • Former Governor of North Carolina Jim Hunt
  • DCCC Chairman Congressman Steve Israel of New York
  • Montana State Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau
  • Former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine
  • Lieutenant General Claudia Kennedy (ret.)
  • Congressman John Larson of Connecticut
  • Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California
  • Congressman John Lewis of Georgia
  • CarMax co-founder and former CEO Austin Ligon
  • President of NARAL Pro-Choice America Nancy Keenan
  • Caroline Kennedy
  • U.S. Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts
  • Women’s rights activist Lilly Ledbetter
  • Obama Campaign Co-Chair Eva Longoria

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And not just chicken sandwiches.

(He may not be a great Obama surrogate but his heart is in the right place on most other issues.)

think-progress:

This helps explain why Cory Booker was so uncomfortable with attacks on Romney’s Bain Capital record. They were among his earliest and most generous backers.

quickhits:

The Cory Booker non-story, explained concisely.


Limbaugh’s ratings post-slut comment were not so hot.


State of Hawaii to Arizona’s birther Secretary of State: We are so tired of this bullshit. The email exchange behind all of this is well worth your time.


Facebook’s shares aren’t doing so well.


The conservative media start a race war. Luckily, it exists only in their imaginations. Bonus fun: Ed Kilgore on how incoherent and insane the whole thing is.


Obama says he’s not letting up on Romney’s Bain past.


Paul Ryan’s stopped trying to make any damned sense at all.


Me talk like conservatives now.


Are squirrels possessed by gay demons?


Just a reminder; rightwing “historian” David Barton sells the purest horseshit known to man.


Finally, if the current escalation in numbers is any indication, by the time November rolls around, Mittens will be claiming to have created about a trillion jobs — give or take a billion.

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