Miscellany


Miscellany18 Aug 2005 04:52 pm

I apologize for not posting in several days. It’s been a hectic week or so. I’m up to my eyeballs in work, but making progress. Thanks for your patience!

Miscellany & Spam20 Jul 2005 09:28 am

Spammers at “SPAMIS.COM/.ORG” have been sending out an email message containing the text of an article I wrote. It was not sent by me; it was not sent with my permission or authorization. Complaints have been filed; it’s not necessary to complain to me… I’m not happy about this either.

Update: I’m told that the spam may have originated from Robert Soloway, a spammer who recently lost a court battle to Microsoft. The folks at About.com have some more info about Robert Soloway. All I know for certain is that the spam originated at a cable-modem connection by Shaw Cable.

PS: To whoever felt the need to leave me that ranty voicemail at my office, you need to switch to decaf, man…

Miscellany19 Jul 2005 02:50 pm

I’m down with a cold for a few days… but I’ll be back in the saddle later this week. In the meantime, please try exploring some of the other blogs that I link to over on the left. There’s some good reading there!

Miscellany23 Jun 2005 12:19 pm

I noticed a huge new spike in traffic… thanks to Yahoo listing me as a “Notable Site.” Very cool!

To everyone who is stopping by as a result, Welcome!

Miscellany07 May 2005 08:25 pm

I’m travelling this weekend and early this week, so my posting will be slightly delayed. Please don’t stop reading! Just check back after Tuesday! :)

Miscellany29 Mar 2005 04:58 pm

This was just too funny not to pass along. Octopuses running like humans? Believe it! Check out the video.

Miscellany01 Dec 2004 12:56 pm

I’m going to be taking a little pre-Holiday hiatus from writing for Liberal Nation while I get some work-related things in order before year’s end. I’ll toss in some news tidbits as I can, but will rejoin the fray just prior to Christmas.

Miscellany & Politics14 Nov 2004 10:44 pm

For those who have been checking the blog regularly, I apologize for not posting the last several days. I was felled by the flu early last week. I even had to back out of a speaking engagement last Wednesday because my voice simply gave out.

Until I get back into the swing of things, here is some good reading material that I’ve run across the last few days that should hopefully pique your interest.

Down With Fancy Book Learnin’
Mark Morford, SF Gate Columnist
“… [T]here remains this astonishing and yet ever present fact: all the major cities of America, the great cultural centers and the places with the most concentrated populations and the most extraordinary restaurants and the highest percentage of college graduates and the most progressive laws and the truest sense of the arts and food and sex and music and dance and money and technology and lubricant and drugs and porn and love and fashion and spirituality, well, it seems they all voted blue.”


Am I Blue?

I apologize for everything I believe in. May I go now?
By Michael Kinsley in the Washington Post

“The election campaign made it official. These are the Disunited States. There is ‘Red’ America: conservative, Republican, religious. And there is ‘Blue’ America: liberal, Democratic, secular. Everybody’s message from the election results is that Red America won, and Blue America must change or die. … There’s just one little request I have. If it’s not too much trouble, of course. Call me profoundly misguided if you want. Call me immoral if you must. But could you please stop calling me arrogant and elitist?”

How Bush Won the Election
Kevin Drum, Washington Monthly

“So what really made the difference in this election? Most of the attention has been on “moral values” and terrorism, and I was curious to see what the exit poll results showed. So I decided to take a look at the 2004 exit polls and compare them to the 2000 exit polls. … Overall, despite the hype, the data seems to indicate that conservative moral value voters didn’t have any more impact this year than any other year. In fact, if anything, maybe slightly less.”

Enjoy!

Miscellany & Politics02 Nov 2004 10:45 am

I chose to launch this web site on Election Day, November 2, 2004. The way I figure it, this is likely to be an auspicious day, no matter how it turns out. So what better day to begin a new web site where I’ll from time to time talk about the renewal and rehabilitation of Liberalism as a core American value!

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