Monthly Archives: August 2011

Jon Huntsman’s Jobs Plan

Jon Huntsman made waves today as the first candidate of either party (that includes you, Mr. President) to present an actual jobs plan and outline for economic recovery.  And with sweeping tax reforms it should put an end to any … Continue reading

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Tuesday Bluesday

Some more Rolling Stones from 1968’s Beggars Banquet.  This was probably their best album (although I go back and forth between it and Exile on Main Street).  Still, it was nice to see them get back in the win column … Continue reading

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45 Years Ago Today

On August 29, 1966, The Beatles played their final concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California.  While the story has been told quite fully in The Beatles Anthology documentary, I thought I might try to provide a quick summary of one … Continue reading

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So where’s YOUR candidate’s jobs plan?

Or the President’s for that matter.  Jon Huntsman will lead the way forward this Wednesday with the unveiling of his job creation plan.  In his first stop in New Hampshire next week, GOP presidential candidate and former Utah Gov. Jon … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

This week we have one of Gripweed’s favorite Beatles songs.  It’s the mesmerizing “Tomorrow Never Knows” from Revolver.  As the last song on the album it seems to mark the departure of the younger, poppier Beatles and signaled the emergence … Continue reading

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Jon Huntsman’s Perry jab a real peach

Speaking at the Georgia state Capitol today Jon Huntsman received a standing ovation from the assembled legislators and delivered a nice jab at Rick Perry in the process. Huntsman is no dummy. He quickly picked up on Ralston’s message. “Serious … Continue reading

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Tuesday Bluesday

Here’s Stevie Wonder supplying a funky variation on the traditional twelve bar blues with “Have a Talk With God” from the otherworldly Songs In The Key Of Life (1976).  As with most Stevie wonder songs of that era, Stevie plays all … Continue reading

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Jon Huntsman and the Return of Political Sanity

This morning Governor Jon Huntsman appeared on ABC’s This Week. Interviewed by Jake Tapper, Governor Huntsman displayed exactly why OB&B has supported his candidacy all along. Among the highlights: The former Utah governor says his Republican rivals as well as … Continue reading

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Rick Perry: America’s Government Jobs Governor

In the last week I’ve done a number of posts on Texas Governor Rick Perry’s rather over-hyped and over-blown record on jobs in Texas, and unfortunately for Governor Perry, the hits just keep on coming: With a young and fast-growing … Continue reading

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Cronyism Runs Deep in Perry’s Texas

Last week the Wall Street Journal introduced us to Rick Perry’s Crony Capitalism – tax payer funds benefiting Perry’s financial contributors – and this week the New York Times acquaints us a little better: Mr. Perry has also drawn scrutiny … Continue reading

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Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!

Number one on my list of Minneapolis acts I want to see the most is Mr. Jeremy Messersmith. Thanks to my lucky dialing finger and The Current, I have secured a pair of tickets for this evening’s show and, obviously, … Continue reading

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Jon Huntsman – The candidate that’s in Vogue

As many of our fellow Jon Huntsman supporters have been happily tweeting, Jon has been featured in the pages of Vogue magazine in a thoughtful piece entitled “Jon Huntsman: The Outsider.”  Written by Jacob Weisberg and featuring the photography of … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

This week we would like to feature a song of hope, strength, and (hopefully) inspiration.  Paul wrote this simple, but beautiful song in 1968 in response to news about the American civil rights movement.  But the themes expressed in the … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“That’s what governors do, they wrestle with the issues, they find solutions and they move the agenda forward. At the appropriate time we’ll talk about all of these issues, while remembering that our party is a big tent party. We … Continue reading

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Tuesday Bluesday

Today on the Bluesday we have the great Howlin’ Wolf.  Some may know him as the writer of blues standards like “Smokestack Lightnin’,” “Spoonful,” and “Back Door Man.”  Others may know him as one of the chief influences on the … Continue reading

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Rick Perry and the “Texas Miracle” That Wasn’t

As Americans and GOP primary voters specifically are hearing more about Governor Rick Perry and his economic record in Texas, more and more scrutiny is being given to the reality of jobs in Texas. As the Fiscal Times shows, the … Continue reading

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Pollster: Huntsman’s China Service Seen as “Asset”

CNN has acquired two Huntsman campaign memos to donors, including a memo from Huntsman pollster Whit Ayers with some rather hopeful news for the Huntsman campaign: In a separate polling memo, Huntsman pollster Whit Ayres dismissed early national polls as … Continue reading

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The Truth about Texas Jobs

From the halls of New England to the fields of Iowa, GOP primary voters are hearing a lot about Governor Rick Perry’s record on jobs in Texas in his bid to win the Republican nomination. Statistic do show that Texas … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Music

Yeah. It’s morning in Monday Land and that means we could all use a pick-me-up. And in light of President Obama’s new approval numbers, what better pick-me-up than a song that concisely summarizes the buyer’s remorse of the youth NRO’s … Continue reading

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Rick Perry and “Crony Capitalism”

Just one day into his Presidential campaign, and already the media is honing in on Rick Perry’s record in Texas. The Wall Street Journal has a highly insightful piece as to just how Rick Perry has been running Texas: Rick … Continue reading

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Why Rick Perry?

As the 2012 nomination process gears up for the primary season, the already crowded GOP field is making way for yet another contender – Texas Governor Rick Perry. Perry enthusiasts are quick to highlight Perry’s fiscal record in Texas as … Continue reading

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Post Debate Wrap-up

The Ames debate is now history. You can read the live-blogging from Conservatives for Huntsman here. But for those of you who would like a synopsis of tonight’s event we are happy to oblige. Jon Huntsman – In many ways this … Continue reading

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Live Blogging the Ames Debate

I’ll be live blogging tonight’s Ames debate over at SupportHuntsman.com, otherwise known as Conservatives for Huntsman. In addition to my blogging duties here at OB&B I’ve picked up a part time gig over there, and since the other Admin isn’t … Continue reading

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Tuesday Bluesday

Hold it fellas, that don’t move.  Let’s get real, real gone for a change. -E. Presley (1954) A lot of people remember “Mystery Train,” “That’s Alright Mama,” and “Blue Moon of Kentucky” as the best of Elvis Presley’s singles for Sun … Continue reading

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Is Jeb Bush Endorsing Huntsman? Updated

The Huntsman campaign has a “major announcement” scheduled for tomorrow morning in Coconut Grove, Florida, and rumors are swirling that it might be the endorsement of Governor Jeb Bush: So what’s this major announcement? The buzz is a possible Jeb … Continue reading

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