Archive for January, 2009

Change The Duke Boys Can Believe In

Change. It’s a simple word. But it means different things to different people. To me, “change” sort of implies something is different. “Change” is powerful. It can alter the course of history. It could even turn a television show on its ear if given the chance. Did you ever watch the Dukes of Hazzard? What […]

Ok, So Not Everyone Agrees…

There is no disagreement that we need action by our government, a recovery plan that will help to jumpstart the economy.” — PRESIDENT-ELECT BARACK OBAMA, JANUARY 9 , 2009 But then again, what do these guys know? it is a triumph of hope over experience to believe that more government spending will help the U.S. […]

Acting Like You’re Stupid People

Wearing your ‘spensive clothes. You all everybody. You all everybody. You all everybody.

I Think We Should See Other People

Lots of other people. In fact, I think I should see everybody but you and you should see everybody  but me. I’m proposing a mass Facebook “We Don’t Have To Be Friends” group. It’s like Whopper Sacrifice, but for keeps this time. I’m going to fix the social networking world’s woes. I’m starting a group […]

The End of Silence

I promised some people I’d let them have their day yesterday and give it a rest until after the inauguration.  Well, the inauguration is over. Some thoughts… The Hollywood movie that was the nomination process and the general election are over too. Back to the real world. All of the people who were afraid of […]

Check Out This Cool School Project

Dan over at Backroads Newsroom is hosting a cool project for some high school seniors going to the Inauguration.  They’re updating details of their trip on Twitter, Flickr, Twitpic,etc. and he’s aggregating the updates. Very cool use of technology and journalism going on as these students document their trip to DC for their community.  I’m […]

Blog Commenters UNITE!

The announcement of this new left-leaning blog made me wonder something… When left-leaning blogs and websites show advertising, what happens to the money?  I mean, a blog is nothing without its readers, just like a company is nothing without its workforce, right? Is the money left over after operational costs are paid dispersed evenly amongst […]

More Pay it Forward–Akoha

I saw Akoha‘s TechCrunch 50 presentation a while back, and I really liked the idea.  I liked it enough to part with $5 to get a set of cards, and if you know me, you know how I love a crisp $5 note backed by the full faith and credit of these United States. The […]

Coal Ash Spill Map

My buddy and yours @mr_schwartz has been doing some work with the Tennessee Clean Water Network integrating field data into Google Maps.  He’s done some really cool stuff with the spill in Kingston, plotting not only news, but also the results of water samples at exact lat/longs on this map. He’s also put up a […]

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Obama, Change We Can Believe In

So much for change, Barack Obama and Senate Democrats have suddenly decided that they can live with Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s nominee for Obama’s Senate seat, Roland Burris. Since late December, Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had drawn a clear line in the sand and dared Blagojevich and Burris to step across it: […]