The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that a fundraiser for Francine Busby, who...– Dem Congressional Candidate’s Event Raided By San Diego Sheriffs | TPMDC
Election Night brought what McCain aides saw as the final indignity. Palin...– Todd S. Purdum on Sarah Palin | vanityfair.com (via apsies) “At one point, trying out a debating point that she believed showed she could empathize with uninsured Americans, Palin told McCain aides that she and Todd in the early years of their marriage had been unable to afford health insurance of...
Some thoughts inspired by a Personal Democracy...
Blogger and tweeters represent the information elite. For true change to happen, information must disseminate. Information that stays elite is useless to the broader community. In open societies, social media has had success because information bubbles up from the information elite and seeps into the mainstream as newsapers and television networks pick up on it. In closed societies there is no...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-6-28) →
The Beatles (5) Ani DiFranco (3) Deadbeat (2) Haifa Wehbe (2) Coil (2) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
brianvan: This entire story is bananas. So, MJ was gay, he had a chronic genetic condition, he couldn’t sing anymore, he was anorexic, and he’d been coherent but depressed in recent days. But his kids have 200 unreleased songs as a “trust fund”. (Make your 2Pac comments now.) Moral of the story: don’t be famous. In the meantime, I can’t find any confirmation about the Billy Mays news...
The "Neda video," torture, and the truth-revealing... →
unburyingthelead: For the last question at his press conference yesterday, Obama was asked by CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux about his reaction to that video and to reports that Iranians are refraining from protesting due to fear of such violence. As Obama was answering — attesting to how “heartbreaking” he found the video; how “anybody who sees it knows that there’s something fundamentally unjust”...
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Obama administration officials, fearing a battle with Congress that could stall...– White House Considers Executive Order on Indefinite Detention of Terror Suspects
Of course, you can’t really say anything too mean about people changing the...– Go To Bed, Twitter, It Is Your Bedtime - WebJunk - Videogum This article captures pretty much everything I’ve felt about the Internet for the last two weeks. via bradofarrell /ronenreblogs / schlomo (via lizlet)
You might never have heard of the Cocaine Project, and you might wonder why...– Suppressed report raises questions about drug policy | Vancouver Sun (via poortaste) (via katharinec)
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission made Enron’s emails public in 2003,...– Hidden Patterns - Enron Email Predicted Collapse
I have noticed, from the comments on several American news sites, that lots of...– Comment by Anonymous on Boing Boing about the findings of The National Prison Rape Elimination Commission. And even though I’m not really loving the wording in the last sentence, I am agreeing with the entire sentiment. (via subjecttomeg) (via igather) (via katoleary) (via gauntlet)
Imagine Chief Justice John Roberts being invited by members of his own cultural...– Why Sonia Sotomayor was talking about race in the first place. - By Monica Youn - Slate Magazine via Vinay (via sexartandpolitics)
Foursquare Push Notifications, For The Ultimate In... →
I was doing my best to avoid any Michael Jackson...
Yamaha CS-80 Roland Jupiter 8 (x3) NED Synclavier II DK Synergy Roland Jupiter 4 Roland MC-4 microcomposer/sequencer Yamaha GS-1 FM synth Oberheim Four-Voice SCI Prophet 5 (x2) Yamaha CE20 FM preset synth Yamaha portasound keyboard Roland VP-330 vocoder/strings Bode Vocoder E-mu Emulator I Minimoogs Linn LM-1 Roland TR-808 Linndrum (LM-2) (via matrixsynth)
Bill Murray does a bit of his Caddyshack character while being interviewed by a local reporter
Television programs such as “The Simpsons” and “CSI” are for the first time...– Loyal ‘Simpsons’ Fans Fetch Higher Ad Rates on Web | Bloomberg.com (via NewTeeVee)
War is an addictive drug — just like surfing and robbing banks — in Kathryn Bigelow’s Iraq War movie The Hurt Locker. An L Magazine video essay by Michael Joshua Rowin and Matt Zoller Seitz.
The first thing you need to know about Goldman Sachs is that it’s everywhere....– Matt Taibbi, The Great American Bubble Machine He’s just getting started. (via soupsoup) (via poortaste)
I don’t see how we can have a separation of church and state in this...– Arnold Vinick (R), The West Wing
We’re all broken — every single one of us — and yet we pretend that...– Matthew Santos (D), The West Wing
Starz looking to rip off Animated Web Series... →
justinday: I can’t believe people still think they can get away with this business. You too can submit your hard work to Starz for a chance at winning $4,000.00. All you have to do is give up all your rights. According to tubefilter, the losing entrants do get to retain ownership of their work, but the fine print shows that for all intents and purposes Starz can use it for whatever they’d like.
Fans of vintage games with Macs, take note. Open Emu makes emulation of classic...– Create Digital Motion » Open Emu: Free Game Emulation on Mac, Quartz Composer - Even VJ with Games
My iPhone 3GS, with low battery level mind you, came out 15 times as fast on the...– AppScout
Web Video – An Industry out of Balance : Jim... →
evangotlib: mikehudack: Jim complains that he can’t get “non-organic viewers” to watch Revision3 shows for less than advertisers are willing to pay him for those views. What he’s talking about is arbitrage, which only works in inefficient markets. Jim says that the video market is “unbalanced,” but what’s actually happening is that the video market is balancing. It’s maturing. In a mature,...
Thank Women for Iran's Revolution →
retropolitics: (Newser) – Americans like to thank Barack Obama or George Bush or even Twitter for Iran’s revolution, but the real movers and shakers are Iran’s women, writes Anne Applebaum in the Washington Post. They’ve spent years organizing and campaigning for equal rights, and their presence in the streets “could strike the deepest blow against the regime.” By rejecting the theocracy’s gender...