Anything happening in Iowa City today?
Gazette goes through history and Officially ranks tonight's Ohio State game as the Number Five Biggest Game Ever at Kinnick and the Biggest Deal since the Number 1-Number 2 matchup with Michigan in 1985.
The DI looks at the tailgating angle:
'We did a study, actually,' said Hans House, a UI clinical assistant professor and emergency-medicine physician at the UI Hospitals and Clinics. 'Hawk fans tend to start their tailgating at the same time no matter what time the kickoff is.' House will run the emergency medical station at Kinnick Stadium. 'We're expecting a busy day. The last thing you want to do is pass out and miss the game.'
There. That's out of the way.
Register acknowledges that Dave Loebsack is making it a bit of a race out here in eastern Iowa. That's more thann Iowa Press will do, says Ellen Ballas:
I just talked to "Sid" at Iowa Press... The reason they won't interview Dave Loebsack is because they don't find the race compelling and don't see any difference between this race and the race 2 years ago (Franker v. Leach). Sid admitted he only glanced the Gazette article on the poll that was reported on Sept. 6th. When I told him the Gazette report was posted on Taegan Goddard's Political Wire, he admitted he didn't know who or what that was.
When I asked Sid to recite the mission statement of Iowa Press: "Report the news as we see it" ....sounds a little like Fox News to me.
|Meanwhile up northeast, the GOP is tired of tagging Democrats as terrorists and has decided to call BЯuce BЯaley... a Commie:|
The National Republican Congressional Committee sponsored the new TV ad, stating that Braley has been endorsed by the Council for a Livable World, a nuclear disarmament and anti-Iraq war group, and "has been called a peace candidate by the Communist Party." The Braley campaign denied any Communist endorsement and called the ad a "joke."
Might have been a good tactic in 1986 or so. Besides, everyone knows the truly revolutionary candidate in that race is James Hill of the Pirate Party! ARRRRRRRRRRR!
More blasts from the past we'll see in 2008:
Redbaiting brings back a lot of memories: that Frankie Goes To Hollywood video for "Two Tribes" with Reagan wrestling with one of those Soviet leaders who lasted about a month between Brezhnev and Gorbachev... the NUCLEAR FREE ZONE signs that still grace the entrances to Iowa City and will puzzle Ohioans today... "Mister Gorbachev, tear down this wall" (someone should give the same speech in Israel today).
I had a kitten once that had a goofy blotch on its forehead and I wanted to name it Gorby but my wife wouldn't let me.