Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Things You Must Read - Your Late Wednesday Edition

I'll be at a Regional Directors Meeting for the SL County Party, so I won't be able to watch the debate live, which means I'll probably only be able to hit the highlights. The debate coverage from Wired Danger Room ought to be fun, though.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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?

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.

1 comment:

  1. *CSPAN (or maybe it's CSPAN2) replays the debates the next morning at 6:00 AM-ish. That's usually when I watch them.

    *Corroon's URL was In the past couple of week,s it's gone from still being his 2004 site to being "currently unavailable, come back later."



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