Friday, October 17, 2008

The Sidewalk to Nowhere

First of all, I'm a strong supporter of the idea that everyone -- EVERYONE -- in this country has the right to vote (over 18, of course). Nevertheless, this video scares the shit out of me:

And for all I know, this happens on the other side of the political divide as well; who knows, this video may have even been rigged. Even so, the responses of these people are a sad commentary on the current state of political discourse in our country.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

JibJab 2008: Time For Some Campaignin'

I love JibJab. Their videos make me feel so much better about the world, even if things do look a little gloomy. They also remind me of something very important to my outlook on life: having a sense of humor is an absolute necessity!

Amyway, this new 2008 election video in particular is great (even if McCain's and Obama's voices seem a bit off)...

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And in case you thought (like me) that JibJab ended with the hit 2004 election videos "This Land" and "Good to be in DC!", think again! There are tons of videos you can watch over at their website, Here are some of my favorites that I've come across so far:

"In 2007"
(You can also see videos for 2006 and 2005.)

"What We Call The News"

"Big Box Mart"

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Download Day Is Here!

How about we help set a Guinness World Record with an Open Source product? Trust me, it'll be fun -- you'll even get a free spankin' new version of the best web browser out there -- Firefox 3!

It's scheduled to be released Tuesday, June 17th at 10 a.m. (PDT) -- click here to determine the corresponding release time for your own time zone. Just be sure to download it within 24 hours of release.

Take that Microsoft!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Great Obama-Nader Debate?

Will it happen? Nader (along with all the other third party candidates) has clearly had difficulties in past years trying to participate in any sort of public debate or discussion with either of the big party candidates, let alone participate in the big televised GE debates in the fall.

However, Obama has recently said he's open to having "a debate, an argument with the Republican Party or any of my opponents". From an interview with Tim Russert on Meet the Press, Saturday, May 4:

"So I love this country. It is what I have been fighting for, a--that America lives up to its values and its ideals... And what this campaign's about, what I think this moment is about in America is whether or not we are going to fight for those ideals that make this country great, and, and if we miss that opportunity, then I think we will be doing a disservice to future generations. So I'm happy to have a debate, an argument with the Republican Party or any of my opponents about what this country means, what makes it great."

The Nader campaign has already jumped on this statement and asked for Obama to schedule a public debate of some sort with them sometime in the near future. They even suggested something reminiscent of the famous Lincoln/Douglas debates of 150 years ago, to honor Obama and his home state of Illinois.

Words do mean something, as Barack has rightly said in the past, so let's hope that he keeps his word here and is willing to engage with third party candidates like Nader. Now that would be a real sign of hope!

I have my doubts though.