Oct 17 2007
I love it when I have responded to an email, then realized I have created a blog post.
A friend sent me a piece of an article from the Richmond, VA Times-Dispatch, dealing with the Republican netroots – or their efforts in that respect, to be more specific.
This excerpt refers to Republican presidential candidates shunned CNN’s YouTube debates:
“Republicans cannot write off the Internet” the bloggers wrote on the Web site. “If you approach the Internet from a position of paralyzing fear, you will be outgunned, outmanned, and out-raised at every turn. It is fundamentally unacceptable to surrender to the Democrats on one of the most important battlefronts of this election.”
In Virginia, many Republicans disagree that their party is behind the curve,
pointing to state legislators’ efforts in stumping for re-election. Even
former Sen. George Allen, with his blog, has stepped back into the medium that
shredded his re-election bid.
“Most Republicans want a policy debate,” said Republican Party of Virginia
communications director Shaun Kenney, who has also blogged about state
politics. “They don’t want to talk to a snowman.”
He said Republicans are not lagging behind Democrats in using the Internet,
but they are doing it differently. Republicans tend to look to pundits, he
said, which is one reason why talk radio has done so well for them. Democrats
tend to look for opportunities to be more active, he said.
Shaun, do you realize what you just said?
Go below the fold.
Oct 06 2007
I wish to apologize, funketeers, for completely funkin’ forgettin’ about this last week. Apparently, I have faults, defects and shortcomings.
But hope is in the house, as the vibes flow through.
Funk not only moves, it can remove, dig?
The desired effect is what you get when you improve your interplanetary Funksmanship.
Mo’ flow below the funkin’ fold.
Sep 23 2007
Merry meet all –
Mabon is one of the eight solar holidays or sabbats of Neopaganism. It is celebrated on the autumn equinox, in the Northern Hemisphere circa September 22 – 24 and in the Southern Hemisphere around March 20.
We give-away our thanks to the earth which gives us our home.
We give-away our thanks to the rivers and lakes which give-away their water.
We give-away our thanks to the trees which give-away fruit and nuts.
We give-away our thanks to the wind which brings rain to water the plants.
We give-away our thanks to the sun who gives-away warmth and light.
All beings on earth: the trees, the animals, the wind and the rivers give-away to one another so all is in balance.
We give-away our promise to begin to learn how to stay in balance with all the earth.
‘Give-Away Thanksgiving Chant’ for Equinox Festival, from La Chapelle, Dolores, Earth Festivals
Leaves are falling below the fold.
Sep 13 2007
(crossposted from Cobalt6)
I wanted to get some stuff together here to show those of us who plan to march from the White House to the Capitol this Saturday the things that have been happening there as the day approaches.
First, though, Road2DC.com is a website set up to coordinate contacts and activities for that day. The group the people I am traveling with and I are joining will meet at the site of the National Christmas Tree at 11 am. We will be wearing orange.
The actual coordination is taking place in the Forums section.
That said, I have some things I’d like you to see below the fold.
Sep 07 2007
Note: This is going up on dKos as Mojo Friday in about a half-hour here.
|How does it become a man to behave toward the American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it…. All men recognize the right of revolution; that is, the right to refuse allegiance to, and to resist, the government, when its tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable.
-Henry David Thoreau
I want to talk about what many of us are going to do one week from tomorrow, and why.
Aug 23 2007
(brought to you by Cobalt6)
Sir William Wallace (c. 1270 – August 23, 1305) was a knight and Scottish patriot, who led a resistance against the English occupation of Scotland during the Wars of Scottish Independence. He is considered to be the greatest hero in Scotland’s history.
Wallace was the inspiration for the poem, The Acts and Deeds of Sir William Wallace, Knight of Elderslie, by the 15th century minstrel, Blind Harry. The 1995 film Braveheart is based on the poem.
From the Book Of Days:
He was hung in a noose, and afterwards let down half-living; next his genitals were cut off and his bowels torn out and burned in a fire; then and not till then his head was cut off and his trunk cut into four pieces.
Matthew of Westminster, on William Wallace’s execution on August 23, 1305
… I would relate
How Wallace fought for Scotland; left the name
Of ‘Wallace’ to be found like a wild flower
All over his dear country; left the deeds
Of Wallace, like a family of ghosts
To people the steeps rocks and river banks
Her natural sanctuaries, with a local soul
Of independence and stern Liberty.
William Wordsworth, English poet