- The first item up today is a preview of the housing we may someday have to consider, when everything floods due to global warming. And I thought the FEMA trailers were bad.
- Mayor Corroon's re-election campaign kicks off next week. Hope to see you there! (Anyone know what his web site is?)
- MAKE always has neat stuff, but today's photos from the 2008 NYC Toy Fair are pretty fun. Of course, my favorite is the Barack Obama sculpture, even if they didn't capture his tall, skinny aura.
- Heckler & Koch, gun manufacturer and makers of my favorite knife I've owned, are breaking up with Blackwater. As Wired said: Wow, when you're not good enough to hang out with a gun manufacturer, it's time to really take another look at your public image.
- The winner of the Greener Gadget award is the Gravia - a gravity powered LED lamp. This is something I'd definitely buy! I hope it makes it into production!
- Did you see the challenge that Glen Warchol issued to the Utah Democrats? Glen, dear, have you seen what's going on with Utah Democrats this year? We're kicking ass and taking names when it comes to being organized. And it's only going to get better from here. And the Obama campaign has a whole lot of activists with lots of energy that will likely turn towards the Democratic Party in Utah.
- I gave $10 to the Chris Buttars Retirement Fund today. Thanks to Jason of The SideTrack for putting out the word, to Megan Risbon for starting the fund, and to whoever runs against him for standing up for all of us.
- Speaking of lynch mobs, Bill O says he doesn't "want to go on a lynching party against Michelle Obama unless there's evidence, hard facts, that say this is how the woman really feels". Wow, is there some kind of virus going around that only affects Republicans, causing them to spew hate?
- While Buttars' racism is embarrassing to our state, Hatch's national profile is even more so. This headline made me shudder: Senator Hatch: Immigration Reform On Hold, National Debt Not Debilitating. Yeah, not debilitating to old men who don't care what happens to their grandchildren. Asshat.
- You've seen me complain a lot about campaigns (especially Ron Paul) who break FEC rules. This time, Clinton has a 527 spending money to help her campaign in Texas. In December, both Barack Obama and John Edwards demanded that 527s purporting to support them cease their activities and denounced their efforts; will Clinton do the same?
- I think that if I had to vote for a second choice for President, I would choose Skippy. His platform makes a lot of sense.
- Who knew that the Utah State Legislature was capable of doing a good? Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the crap they pull that when they do something great, it floors you. Or at least it does me. Like tonight, when I read that the House Committee unanimously passed a bill prohibiting implementation of the Federal Real ID program in Utah. Here's to hoping it goes all the way!
- If you remember that guy who got fired for posting a Dilbert comic about management being drunken lemurs, you'll love today's Dilbert.
One last thing for tonight. As of this writing, 929,843 people have donated to the Obama campaign. If you'd like to be part of this million man movement, please consider donating through the Utah for Obama group. Even $5 will get you in this not-so-exclusive club. And your voice will be yet another adding to the growing chorus that says our voices will be heard. Obama's campaign has been funded mostly with donations under $100, and that is just another reason why I believe that the hope isn't just a fantasy, it's real, and we are a part of it.
That's all for tonight, folks. Ciao.