The thought occurred to me last week as I was watching the pre election commercials on the local news for candidates that in our excitement to cover Federal and certain state and local races there are a lot of candidates out there running active campaigns struggling for any publicity that they can possibly find. I know this because I was once a candidate for lower office once myself and I couldn’t get any attention whatsoever from any media folks and this was in pre-blog times so there was no other outlet to tell voters about how great I would be as their representative. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: October 2006
My friend SteveAudio has a post over at Corrente today that is well worth reading and then some. He discusses the recent Worldwide Press Freedom report issued by Reporters Without Borders and a separate article from Amnesty International about bloggers being the target of government censorship worldwide. The money quote from Steve comes at the end: Continue reading
I’ve been editing the column Donita Sparks does called The Spin I’m In on Firedoglake.com every Friday since it began in June and just yesterday we finally launched her first podcast. We had been planning to launch this for a while but just now got around to doing so.
It went very well, we had 68 plays according to our page on Odeo as of this writing. Not bad, not a huge number but still not bad for a podcast that no one knows about yet in great numbers. Maybe a little promotion will boost that number. I urge you to check it out regardless, she has an interesting set of tunes she picked this week.
So this second installment of Friday Night Videos I figured I would expand the post a little and give you more than one video to make this a worthwhile time spent on ye olde blog here. There is no real rhyme or reason to my tune selection so don’t read anything into that other than these are tunes I felt strong enough about to share with folks. All of these have the FiniFinito/DJ Joh Seal of Approval and are videos I think a person with a modicum of musical taste would enjoy. With that in mind, I give you the following 5 videos beneath the fold. Continue reading
I had an opportunity to have a conversation with my friend Matt Browner-Hamlin about the work he does as an organizer for Students for a Free Tibet, one of the leading organizations in the Tibet independence movement. Matt just got back recently from a trip to India where SFT held a training camp in Dharmsala, India. Use the Odeo Flash player below to listen to the interview.
Conservative Fox News and Fox Radio talk show host Sean Hannity has a dating site on the Internet named HANNIDATE which has been the subject of much comedy for several months on many blogs and talk shows. One gay journalist decided to post a profile on the site and received over 5000 profile views and wrote about his experiences with the site. Hilarity ensues.
I am up very late at night as is my usual custom, and sometimes, even in our hundreds of channels universe, there just isn’t anything to watch on TV that will guarantee a drowsy effect for me. This inevitably leads me to watch whatever catches my eye as I surf channels and tonight is no different, I settled in on a program called What You Get For The Money on HGTV.
These sort of shows are the second or third generation descendants of the old Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous show hosted by Robin Leech that I used to watch and laugh at growing up broke as a joke as I did. My friends and I in high school made a drinking game out of the show and would get seriously intoxicated in the process. Continue reading