Saturday, July 05, 2008

Help Cheryl make it to Netroots Nation

From the previous thread,

Okay, this is a last ditch attempt if anyone has a few bucks they can kick in to help defray costs of NN. I set up a Chipin page.
Chipin does go through PayPal, for anyone who is wondering. So you don't have to sign up for some new thing.

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Friday, July 04, 2008

On Water Coolers

In last night's comments I learned for the first time about the "water cooler" that was installed at BFA. Went to check it out last night and this morning, and found it somewhat less than user friendly as far as navigation and following discussions.

Anyway, while it's always been my intention to welcome guest posts here, I just realized that the information on how to submit one was no longer on the front page. Probably got misplaced during a site redesign. But it's back now, in the left sidebar.

If you would like to submit a guest post for the front page, you can e-mail it to ohiorenee(at)

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Barack Obama gave a speech yesterday

Click here for the transcript of Barack Obama's speech in Independence, Missouri yesterday. I got the link via Booman, who said

It was another moving, excellent performance of the kind we've come to expect from Obama. Apparently, we now take it for granted that Obama will give a great speech, because we no longer give him any credit for them.

Something like that. Yeah, we all know Obama gives good speech, but damn it, he has proven utterly incapable of walking on water!

I know people are disappointed in Senator Obama over FISA and some other things. I get that. I also get that he is under and incredible amount of scrutiny from all sides. I'm sure I don't even know the half of it.

So, as usual, I really can see that both sides have valid points. I understand the frustration of many in the blogosphere, and at the same time I understand that Barack Obama, because he made the insane decision to run for president, is perpetually caught between a rock and a hard place. That might even be his new mailing address. What I'm saying is, I get it.

Well, good for me. I bet that, and $3.25, can get me a nice chocolate caramel latte. I think. I'll admit that I haven't checked lately.

Know what else I almost never check lately? Political blogs. This weekend I even sat down with my Sidekick and unbookmarked all the political sites, so I wouldn't be tempted to check them if I was bored.

I'm on Twitter more than anything else these days. There's a site called Summize where you can search what people are talking about right now. At the top of the page, it lists "trending topics", and I've discovered that can tip me off if there is any breaking news I need to know about.

By the way, for anyone who has the ability to log in and post, I have a post in draft with only a comment link. It says Remove this text and and insert your post, and I'm trying to keep it dated so that it stays on top. I won't always be around to add a comment link, so I figured it would help to have a post with the comment link already in it. Just add content.

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Monday, June 30, 2008


We saw "Flat Barack" at Comfest yesterday.

Comfest blogging:

Comfest diary by Tiny Mantras

Comfest Day 2 by Jody Dzuranin

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