Thursday, August 30, 2007

Kevin O'Connor: Dark Horse For New AG


Why Geeky Jewish Males Are Suddenly Hot Property

Amazing we weren't discovered sooner...

High-Speed Internet is a Feminist Issue

I received this e-mail from the National Organization of Women today:

Did you know that the United States is the only industrialized country without a national policy to promote high speed Internet access? It's true!

During the past decade, the Internet has become an important tool in our business, social and political lives. But its full potential has barely been realized. High speed Internet has the power to greatly enhance democratic and civic participation, and improve the delivery of health care, education, job training, public safety and other services.

In our struggle for equality, women have much to gain from the Internet, including access to the means and resources we need to stay informed and make our voices heard. High speed Internet (also known as broadband) could be a boon for women, people of color, the LGBT community, people with disabilities, younger and older people, and others who often find themselves on the wrong side of our nation's power divide.

Can activist groups sustain themselves with such a broad political focus? Do NOW's donors and members really support this kind of eclecticism?

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Eloquent Statement on Spying Bill...

... and the folly of shying away from anything that might "divide the country." (Not to channel Karl Rove or anything, but isn't it ALREADY kind of, well, divided?) One has to wonder if this is not political naivete masquerading as political wisdom.

Comment of the day: "For me, the Democrats are now off the table." (Siegfried)

Campaign Trail '08

To paraphrase one of the great political wits of our time, canvassing in New Hampshire is like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're going to get. You might get invited inside someone's home and meet your political soulmate; you might lose your precinct map, get lost, and then happen upon a mind-blowingly delicious barbecue joint when you're just trying to find a place to get directions; or you might get attacked by someone's dog.

Today I was bitten by a dog in Claremont canvassing for Barack Obama. I proceeded to kick the dog. It barked at me and I vacated the premises.

Needless to say, I don't think the Harris family of Claremont will be voting for Barack. If I ever get appointed as dog-catcher in the Obama administration, we'll see who gets the last laugh...

Feldman Apologizes For Exaggerating Crop-Gate -- But Will Oprah Accept?

"Snap, crackle, but not cropped" -- what are the headline writers smoking over there at Jewish Week?

We Will Not Rest Until Plastic Surgeons Are Paid To Make Noses Bigger...

From Heeb Magazine's latest publicity e-mail:

Our work spreading the gospel of Heeb is never finished. We will not rest until we drive the Heeb RV to Boca Raton blasting Barbra along the way. We will not rest until we create a Heeb breakfast cereal that goes down better without milk. We will not rest until Mah-Jong is included in the Olympics. We will not rest until the Cannes Film Festival invites us to present the highly-coveted Palme D'Schnorrer. We will not rest until all 50 states ratify Rodney Dangerfield Day as a national holiday. We will not rest until Heebonics is taught in inner city schools. We will not rest until we have built the first kibbutz on Mars. We will not rest until plastic surgeons are paid to make noses bigger.