18 January 2011 ~ 7 Comments

“This is America …” – a memorable observation, but it’s by Allen Ginsberg, as recounted by Mark Shields

Ah, the internet, so democratizing, yet so capable of the almost-instantaneous propagation of a non-fact, even with well meaning intentions. Take this nugget going around Facebook yesterday and today like wildfire:
“This is America, where a white Catholic male Republican judge was murdered on his way to greet a Democratic Jewish woman member of Congress, who was his friend. Her
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09 February 2009 ~ Comments Off

Emailing 101 for activists

This morning I got a phone call from an activist friend because her Internet service provider was not letting her send out emails to 200 addresses at a time from within her own personal email account. Um, yeah they do that, because, as far as they are concerned you are spamming! They really don’t care if you have a coffee-stained… Read the rest

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06 February 2009 ~ Comments Off

Sgt. Woods writes me from Iraq

Well, it’s good to know that the phishers are keeping up with world events. I think.
Hi, I know you would be surprised to read from someone relatively unknown to
you before now. My name is Sgt. Denzel Woods of the 1st Battalion,
18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade of the 1st Infantry Division in Iraq,
which is now part of
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21 January 2009 ~ 6 Comments

Peace Arena nominated for Best Political Blog

Wow, very cool. It really is an honor, just to be considered… of course I’d like to win it too! Voting open to Okie bloggers. Please take time to visit and read all the nominees. It’s great that we have so many compelling voices, that the Internet allows us to share them with each other so readily, and that… Read the rest

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15 December 2008 ~ 1 Comment

Idle amusements

Sites I have bookmarked for those times when I need to distract or hearten myself, such as days when, say, the whole world laughs at the American President for getting shoes lobbed at his head during a surprise visit to the country he invaded and destroyed. Read the rest

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27 November 2008 ~ 1 Comment

5 year blogiversary, or, my Thanksgiving story

I started blogging on Thanksgiving weekend in 2003. I was inspired by an Oklahoma blog I started reading shortly after moving to the state in January. That blog: JMBzine and its owner is now a friend and colleague of mine in several social service and political projects. Of course, I have blogged very sporatically, and using at least five different… Read the rest

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20 September 2008 ~ Comments Off

In his own words: Anti-McCain ad going viral

Transcript in this Daily Kos diary, along with the day-long discussion about getting it on the air in swing states. Truthandhope.org has been helping such grassroots video work get the production assistance and funding to be seen nationally, and they are hoping to do the same for this one (per comments in the links diary). Naturally, tv advertising takes money,… Read the rest

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19 September 2008 ~ 1 Comment

Following the election online

I get most of my news about the upcoming election from blogs (as I get most of my news in general). Here are the ones I follow most closely for information and analysis of the campaigns, media coverage and polls. (No particular order, but my top recommendations for those with limited time are indicated with *.) Read the rest

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08 September 2008 ~ Comments Off

Sunday Stroll: 9-7-08 (belated)

Yesterday evening I Twittered as I browsed through some Oklahoma sites:
  • peacearena: Continuing the Sunday stroll through online Oklahoma: Chaz moves Dustbury.com to WordPress! http://www.dustbury.com/
  • peacearena: Lots of crazy anti-Obama posts on OKC Craigslist/pol http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/pol/
  • peacearena: Work on rebuilding the Rock Cafe on Rt. 66 is coming along. Hurrah! http://tinyurl.com/59whek
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