Apple, Google and Yahoo are single-handedly undermining America! claims one Michael Reagan*, son of the former president, and pitchman for Reagan.com, a new “all-conservative” email service. The venerable English IT news web site The Register has a breakdown of computer and telecom industry political contributions based on info from the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics’Continue reading “IT industry and political donations: party, PAC, and individual”
The Capital Times has it right: neither the Dems nor the Repubs should try to “clear the field” for a “favored candidate.” The practice of doing this, which we’ve seen the Republicans do to clear the way for the known unknown Ron Johnson. The Democrats are apparently doing it as well. Case in point isContinue reading “Dems, Republicans, should not “clear the field” for preferred candidates”
This time, it appears, not to take a fall.
The great thing about the viral ideas known as memes is that once they’re started, they’re hard to stop. That’s great if you like them. And if it doesn’t mutate (into a malevolent form) as real viruses will do. Regardless, the Tommy Thompson/”BRENT 4EVER” meme has carried itself onto the pages of the Milwaukee JournalContinue reading “The Thompson-Favre meme continues unabated”
The New York Times has an article on Colorado ballot initiatives that, if passed, stand to “blow a $1.7 billion hole, or more, in a state budget that is already facing a $1.3 billion shortfall…” That adds up to three billion dollars. TABOR don’t do nothin’ to fix budget messes. It only makes ’em worse.
This message came via the Drinking Liberally mailing list: Hi folks, this is Jason, your friendly* Drinking Liberally host. This Wednesday will be a significant day in local politics, and it will be a special night at Drinking Liberally as well. Stay tuned! 7:00PM Wednesday 7/15 Sugar Maple 441 E. Lincoln Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53207Continue reading ““Important local political event” at Wednesday’s Drinking Liberally”
This is a polite way of saying “FAIL.” (h/t Capper.)
Blogging has changed a lot since 1996, when I first started with it. For one, the word “blog” didn’t exist back then. For second, blogs weren’t yet mastered by anyone but geeks and techies with far too much time on their hands — folks just like my buddy Kent who wrote a custom scripting engineContinue reading “Hello, Hello, I’m Back Again”