Slow News Day

Back in 1861, the text of Lincoln’s inaugural speech was sent across the telegraph wires as far West as Missouri. From Missouri the text was carried on horseback, as the wires stretched no further. A record was set, as the speech was read in Sacramento seven days and seventeen hours after delivery.

I was looking at MeetUps in the local area and was left with the distinct impression that these days news travels from Missouri travels slower. There are five Ron Paul 2008 Meetup Groups in the area. Having a group whose stated purpose is “to help Dr Ron Paul win the Republican nomination” seems odd when John McCain has already accepted the nomination of his party in Missouri.

Published in: on 22 September, 2008 at 7:33  Comments (1)  

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  1. Hope springs eternal (or since we have passed Sept. 21… it falls).

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