If you haven’t seen the news yet, The Yes Men, along with some as-yet-unnamed contributors and a huge flotilla of volunteers, blanketed New York this morning with over 1,000,000 “Special Editions” of the Times featuring a headline declaring that the war in Iraq was over. Some friends and I were supposed to be involved in [...]
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I’m still overwhelmed with glee about the results of last week’s presidential election, so I decided to throw together a quickie Zazzle shirt (and mug, because I’m a nerdy coffee mug collector) both to celebrate the victory of the politics of joy over the politics of cynicism and to commemorate the historic electoral map that [...]
Greg Palast and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. have a terrifying article in the current Rolling Stone called “Block the Vote” about the GOP’s strategy to purge voters from voter registration lists, ironically, thanks largely to Jack Abramoff’s manipulation of the Help America Vote Act, which was intended to help to avoid a repeat of the [...]
Some friends of mine are hosting a Barack Obama fund raiser this coming Friday at Fresh Pressed in Los Feliz. Full details in this post at Metroblogging LA.
This is a fascinating video of McCain supporters shouting invective at Obama supporters while waiting in line for yesterdays’ Palin/McCan rally in Bethlemhem, PA. As Todd Dominey joked, “No wonder McCain’s camp is blocking media access to supporters at rallies.” My favorite part is when one of the McCain fans calls Obama a “commie fag.” [...]
Now and again I get nostalgic for Denver and wonder if maybe I’ll move back in my old age, then something happens like the Denver Police Union releasing a t-shirt celebrating the anti-democratic targeting of protestors during the DNC and it reminds me of the small-mindedness that I desperately wanted to get away from in [...]
Sam Harris has a great opinion piece in Newsweek about Sarah Palin, and it includes this fantastic bit about the backlash against “elitism” in politics:
…how has “elitism” become a bad word in American politics? There is simply no other walk of life in which extraordinary talent and rigorous training are denigrated. We want elite pilots [...]
Here’s a great AP video of Matt Damon airing his concerns about Sarah Palin. Scary fact of the day: “You do the actuary tables and there’s a 1/3 chance if not more that McCain doesn’t survive his first term, and it will be President Palin.”
This video of Rage Agaist the Machine performing a capella in between offering nuggets of political discourse over a megaphone after the police shut down their PA during an anti-RNC protest is downright inspiring.