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Jason Carreira
Re: Petição contra Sócrates na RTP soma mais de 130 mil assinaturas em dia de entrevista | Política | Diário Digital - http://diariodigital.sapo.pt/news...
"Há assim tanta gente com medo que ele fale?" - Jason Carreira
Sarah Perez
The Next Social Networks Will Be Powered By WordPress and Movable Type - http://www.readwriteweb.com/archive...
The Next Social Networks Will Be Powered By WordPress and Movable Type
doubtful - Jason Carreira
I'm still wondering why no one ever talks about Elgg when it comes to creating a niche social network site. - FFing Enigma
Good call on the disparate social graphs. - Hao Chen
Agreed... building a social network right now built on WordPress for our local twitter community -> http://dmtweetup.org - andy brudtkuhl
@Stupid Blogger - Elgg is pretty cool - andy brudtkuhl
Elgg classic was very good, now elgg one is much better. And it was a software intended for social nets, not a converted =) - Arturo Servin from twhirl
Andy Peatling will be talking about BuddyPress (WP-based social network project) at WordCamp SF on Saturday... good timing. - Mark Jaquith from twhirl
It will be interesting to see if BuddyPress can compete in the enterprise social networking space. - Nick Martin
bolog and ne - adolfo foronda
Sarah, I didn't know about the Action Streams plugin, but I liked DavidRecordon website so much that I did my own c# script to generate something like that. http://www.alexsauceda.com - Alex Sauceda
For those of you mentioning Elgg, you may enjoy this older post where RWW interviewed the Elgg founders: http://www.readwriteweb.com/archive... - Sarah Perez
Thank you very much for such a good article. I just build a new website and build up my own social network too. - Kenn Nguyen
Thank you very much for such a good article. I just build a new website and build up my own social network too. I'm the founder of http://wweo.net - Kenn Nguyen
اینجا چیکار میکنی سارا؟؟.. اسمایلی نامزد ثابق :)) - hosein.x6
Louis Gray
Twitter's Cap of 2,000 Following In Action!
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As mentioned earlier today, Twitter seems to have capped your ability to follow at 2,000 people, which just so happens to be exactly where I am. The goal, in theory, is to stop marketing-oriented spammers, but it could be another way to reduce stress on the system. So what should I do now, delete "less favored" people, or wait for Twitter to figure this out? - Louis Gray from email
Maybe it's the legacy talking, but I'm really not bothered by this. :P - Ⓒⓗⓡⓘⓢ Ⓟⓘⓡⓘⓛⓛⓞ
I can see why they do it, but it does suck for the people who do it legitimately and are not using stupid mass follow scripts. - David Risley
I'm not super-concerned either, but it does answer why all of a sudden, I started getting these errors last week. It could be part of their "Making Progress On Spam" initiative via the blog, but it hasn't been spelled out all that clearly. - Louis Gray
let blame this one on Scobles... :)- - Peter Dawson
Louis, I think cap is more of the architecture the system. Making it into a more robust platform. Now watermarks have been set, it becomes easier to build consistency of experience and application behavior. <Edit > wait for Twitter to figure it out.. Marketing spammers are targeting the 'stupid' one that have the auto follow !! - Peter Dawson
gotta like it, if I'm the one you are trying to follow! - Ben Hedrington
I don't think there should be limits like this, but I guess everything can't be infinite - Rahsheen
I honestly am indifferent about it; Twitter is going to hell and i tried my best to convert it; oh well, Hell has cookies - Gordon Swaby
I"m only following 49... with 106 followers.. - Ian May
so what do you think, Louis, is benhedrington worth going to the mat for? - Nathan Rein
I'm sure I can find someone to unfollow in exchange for Ben. - Louis Gray
Twitter needs to build in groups functionality a la tweetdeck for following 2K+ to even be practical. - Nicholas Molnar
Louis: You need to convince the new people to head over here :) - Justin Korn
I'm just curious what the rationale is for following that many people. - Paul Rodriguez
Well, maybe that's why Louis always seems to know what's going on before anybody else. - Rahsheen
I've noticed that most of the time I get followed by somebody with a big number, it tends to be marketing play. It triggers the email to you and then you go look and click on their bio link which takes you to the pitch. Very irritating. I always block em. - Mark Schulz
@Paul Rodriguez, I was wondering that too. I wouldn't have even guessed there are 2000 interesting people in the world </cynicism>, but what fascinate me is that i'm following like 83 people and only about 14 of them tweet regularly. I can assume most of those 2000 do not tweet regularly. Add in the fact that I'm a WAHM to two toddlers, and do other stuff, there'd be a lot of stuff I'd miss. - Anika
New profit center? Sorry, but now you'll have to join Twitter Pro .... - Charlie Anzman
Info restrictions suck:( - Igor Poltavskiy
Very interesting. System limits is going to be a topic that we all work through in this early phase of the Social Web. It seems to me that it's reasonable to cap the number one follows to 1,000 or 2,000. On the flipside, one would clearly like to enable a very high number of followers. With respect to bi-directional connections, the real number should max at 1,000 to 2,000... - John McCrea
So where is the point following 30k people? You might as well hit the main timeline. The only thing that is bad about this limit is that it was not there from the beginning. - Alexander Kohlhofer
@kevinrose: 56K+. Losing 54K+? - Igor Poltavskiy
so what's going to happen to those who follow over 2000? - Wayne Sutton
you follow two. thousand. people.??? never mind twitter; there may be a law against that. - jeneane sessum
I like the new limit. I cannot see how anyone would be able to legitimately follow (and pay attention to) more than 2,000 people. Frankly, even that limit seems higher than it needs to be. If it helps keep Twitter a little more stable, go for it. - Dennis Metzcher
Couple thoughts: the limit impacts the ability to use the service as a direct message router -- for some people. It also reinforces the need for dectralized microblogging -- so if you want exceed the limits you can do so on your own infrastructure. Lastly, nothing prevents you from following everyone or a subset of people through RSS/feeds. - Chris Messina
Are we sure that Twitter has set a 2,000 limit are or we cranking up the rumor mill? I've seen image before with respect to my own account - an account which just reached 1,000 followers today. According the Twitter rep who contacted me, I got - ahem - put in "Twitter Prison" for "Aggressive Following" My ratio of Followers to Following was kinda out of whack - at that time I had only ~800 people following me while I was following ~2,800 - They suspended my ability to follow more people. I removed 2K. - Vincent Wright
I don't understand the motivation for following 2K people if you're not a spammer... someone explain? - Jason Carreira
Jason: For a entrepreneur/VC/angel networker, it would be very easy to hit 2,000 contacts (assuming you used Twitter like a rolodex). From one networking meeting, I might pick up 0-100+ business cards (more at conferences), and during a heavy season I could be doing 7-10 meetings/week. As a angel, I might want to follow 5,000-10,000+ projects/people. Anyone might have a really good project 2-10+ years down the pipe... I've got cartons/boxes of 3-ring binders of business cards in plastic sheets. - Mitchell Tsai
@Mitchell @Charlie - Rumors aside, do you think the cap is a gesture towards monetization? Going after the power networkers? Seems you would have good cause to pay for a Twitter Pro, or would it just not be worth it? - joneilortiz
I use Twitter as both a professional development tool (following people who say useful and interesting things abt health / edtech / social media / libraries ...), a personal tool (friends and folk who are amusing), and a reference tool (following a lot of news streams and information resources). You can hit 2000 fast. A friend says that people are imagining new ways in which Twitter could be used, but Twitter seems bound and determined to force them back into some small box of how it "ought" to be. - Patricia F. Anderson
I would happily follow more than 2000 people, heck I am almost there. And I don't need to see every message. With Tweetdeck it's manageable. I see some Friendfeed users here have thousands to tens of thousands of subscriptions, should we also say it's good to have a cap here? No, please no. I understand that perhaps it has to do with monetization or stressing the system less, these are alas viable reasons. - Jacob
Robert Scoble
Scoble in the shower
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awe for the love of.... - jeneane sessum
.... uh... - Johnny
HAAAAAAaaaaahhahahahahaha!!! This and the drinking pic NEED to be paired together! - FFing Enigma
For the love of ... oh, man. Now I have to go wash my eyes out! :) - Tim Hoeck
My eyes are burning!!! - Jeff
Why? Why would you do such a thing to the friendfeedosphere...it now looks all warped and raggedy. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
OHHHHHH MY EYES!!!!! *LOL* - Molly Song ;)
I feel so dirty. But I can't bear the thought of a shower. -
Reboot. - Russellreno
HIDE!!!!!! - AJ Batac
Seeming a little needy, maybe? - Oldengrey (Jay)
what the frick!? This is why sometimes social networking is just TOO MUCH sharing. - Eric - Poppa Large
oh no, I'm scarred for life! the horror!! - imabonehead
OMG!! Happy wet drunk! Ok so what will be the "story"?! And how did you go from Fenway to Cab to Shower!! LOL - Susan Beebe
Thankfully, blessedly, tame. *brain crashes anyway* - Mo Kargas
At least he's clothed sitting next to me now! - David Recordon
now you have gone to far, Robert. ^^ - ※Fu※
Oh, weren't you bitching about FF stupid posts not making you smarter last week? Well, here ya go. No more bitching. We get to talk about bacon again. - Eric - Poppa Large
Off to have nightmares. :-P -
new Meme? - anna sauce
NO!!! -
Clay Shirkey: the problem is a failure of filters. Indeed. ;-) - Sprague D
*cough* TMI *cough cough* - Steve Isaacs
TMI! - Lindsay
What on earth. I swore shower was some kind of metaphor - why is this taking place? - Shawn Farner
Wha??? - Mike Doeff
anna - yes! we need shower pics of everyone! LOL - Susan Beebe
uhhhhh okay - Alisha
MY EYES!!! @_@ Meme?!? Just a sec... - Ron
Bacon :-) - Robert Scoble
well we know what tomorrow's caption contest will be on Valleywag :-) - Duncan Riley
There have been too many pics of his naked chest this week. -
Yeah, I don't care how many people take pictures of themselves in the shower, I'm not gonna join in that memefest. No thank you. Besides you've already seen my brother in the shower...Remove some weight, adjust the nose a bit and you've got me too...ugh...that's just so wrong. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Nooooooooooooo! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Wait, a shower meme? Oh, ain't no WAY ya'll are getting a picture of me in the shower. EF NO! - FFing Enigma
"I'm a PC!" - imabonehead
Wow. lol - Jennifer Leggio
Tina: Why not? It will be fun. lol :D - Ron
My eyes!!! TMI - Paul W. Swansen
scoble bullying the irish spring - Cee Bee
Whiskey tango foxtrot, Oscar? - Susan A. Kitchens
someone get this man a hairdryer NOW! - thomasrdotorg from twhirl
Tina: I hope they don't do a shower meme. I'm not going to take a picture of myself in the shower, no matter how drunk you get me. *lol* - Molly Song ;)
Is this your entry for the bitch face meme? It's a very disappointingly happy bitch face. - Pete D
Why do you hate America? - Jason Carreira
For the love of God, PLEEZ don't drop the soap. - Dawn
I've been Scobelized. And I'll never be the same. - ComicList
Shower blogging is barely one half step above bowel movement blogging. - Rob Sterling
DISlike! DISlike! - Joel Bennett
Scoble for VP!!! - Sean Kelly
why you do me like this Scoble? - James Neal
*hide* - xero
Click on "best" and you will see all. Oh my!!! - Robert Scoble
TMF. Too much flesh :) - Jonathon
eww no FFing in the shower. - rob
It's times like these that make me wish real life had a undo button. :) - Grant Bierman
hahaha! wow Bob. - Ryan
rough morning, first my head screams and now this! - Dobromir Hadzhiev
way too much information - Kim Landwehr
I like it - extending to a new audience. You know where the real hits on the Internet lie. Marketing genius. - Steven Livingstone-Pérez from twhirl
With all that flyin' around, Twittering, and Friendfeeding, he's gotta need 3 or 4 showers a day. The question is ..... Which soap is he plugging ? :) - Charlie Anzman
I hope it's lever 2000 messing with Valleywag :) - Anthony Farrior
Here's the link to the Valleywag site with this photo! ha, ha! http://friendfeed.com/e... - Susan Beebe
Way too much information!! - Alex Hammer
I knew I started the topless meme eight months ago. - Robert Scoble
Just with a bit of a time delay. - iTad
topless meme!! - anna sauce
Eww. Where's the "don't like" link? ;-) - Brent Logan
I always thought Robert was more a bath man. I stand corrected. - Derrick
Gah! How did this pop up again? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
GIGGITY GIGGITY. - Akiva
Man I didn't need to think of that . gag! - Allan Bunt
we all such idiots :-) - N.G. Gordon - RadarSync
aahaha. - Gökmen Karasu
please dont let there be a sequel to this... - carol alvarez
This picture when viral. - Keven
What? Really? - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Why do I hear the Psycho shower scene sound effects in my head right now? - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Robert Scoble
A dollar bill taped to the floor of friendfeed's offices: - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
07/07/2008
This is a dollar bill taped to the floor of FriendFeed's headquarters. It's a bit of social engineering. They figured out it kept people from tripping on the cord cover because people noticed the money on the floor. - Robert Scoble
Hahaha, now that is brilliant stuff. Awesome. - James Mowery from twhirl
This is a fantastic idea. - Jeremy Botter
Wouldn't last long in my office. - Ralph Whitbeck
Amazing.. think I could use this idea in a few places. - Roberto Bonini
Clever! i love it. - Federico [Kurai] from twhirl
Simple, clever, great idea. That FriendFeed crew is a bunch of smart fellers! - Brandon Wood
My employer is too frugal to do that. - Jonathon
Inexpensive risk management. - Dave Pelland
Ha! Very clever. - Brent Newhall
brilliant - mjc
Wow! I'm speechless. - directeur from NoiseRiver
nice - Mike Collett
The dollar bill trick doesn’t work with strippers though ;) - Tony C (Unrated)
@Earl: Consider it a stripper-filter, then. You know someone's a stripper if they trip over it. - April Buchheit
for some reason i expect a "stripper filter" to be something coded using regular expressions. sad, i know. - Karim
The message here is that Web 2.0 companies are so ignorant of money and revenue that they even step over a dollar on the floor - Jason Carreira from twhirl
Genius!!! - Joe Dawson
Interesting. The photo has been viewed more than 500 times, but has only earned 62 likes and 19 comments. So, for every 1 thing we can see here there's another 9 people hanging out lurking in the shadows. - Robert Scoble
@Scoble the old 90-9-1 rule :) (well almost) - Naor Mark
You could always just superglue some road kill to those things. Nothing gets people's attention more than a dead opossum. - Andrew Leyden
wow, that's funny smart! - Susan Beebe
I stubbed my toe on that dollar. - Michael Muller
Heath And Safety in the UK would not approve....but I do! - Toby Graham
"but has only earned 62 likes". This currently stands as the most-liked Flickr photo of all time. - Vezquex
I forgot about that photo. It does work, though. Everytime I visit friendfeed's offices I see the dollar and I'm careful not to trip over it. :-) - Robert Scoble
As an IE I can state that's definitely not something to publicize. Definitely not OSHA Kosher. - Arawak
Great idea will have to remember this. - Laura Gonzalez
Reminds me of the deli counter in grocery store in Scotts Valley across the street from NorCal offices of MetaCreations (the Fractal Design arm of it). Local companies'd go there for lunch daily. PROBLEM: Deli counter pencils (for marking your sandwich menu) disappeared at frightful rate. SOLUTION: Deli affixed pencils with price label. Price: $100.00. Pencils stayed at store. :) - Susan A. Kitchens
Haha I like that trick for keeping Pens from going missing Susan! - Garin Kilpatrick
Jason Carreira
Snarky & Hilarious blog written by some people I know. - Jason Carreira from Bookmarklet
Benjamin Golub
The not-at-all premature playoff picture: Week 15 - Shutdown Corner - NFL - Yahoo! Sports - http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl...
The not-at-all premature playoff picture: Week 15 - Shutdown Corner - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
The Jets won't make the playoffs. As a Dolphins fan, I know this to be fact. - Ryan Sholin
Carolina vs. Pittsburgh - Jason Carreira
This will be useful for planning for fantasy football playoffs, and starting to think about which teams will succeed, and which players to pick up. Our league is very competitive this year: http://www5.myfantasyleague.com/2008... - Louis Gray
Carolina - Pittsburgh sounds about right. - Steve Lowe
Todd Hoff
What do mac people use for a free encrypted zip program to transfer files between mac and windows owners? There are for pay versions, but asking a client to pay $40 so they can get a file from you isn't cool. There has to be a way people do this.
the built-in zip utility... the command-line zip allows for adjustable compression and password-protection - Glenn Batuyong
Is there a windows version so I can compress and encrypt on windows and have mac people uncompress and decrypt? Sorry to be so ignorant of mac basics. - Todd Hoff
if it doesn't require a password, you can right-click on a file in the Finder and select "Compress [whatever its called]" and that creates a zip file - Glenn Batuyong
Truecrypt is good - Jason Carreira
Yes it is very good I like it a lot. - Patrick from twhirl
mashable
7 More Facts about Sarah Palin ( http://mashable.com/2008... )
Did Mashable become Wonkette Right and I missed it? - Cyndy
i miss the connection to social networking here? - Allen Stern
allen - there is none, just hot news! - Susan Beebe
Well, if you re-read, there was a PodShow podcast there that had a good candid interview with the governor that was pretty revealing of her personality. Podcast = social media. There is also this SP Facts meme going around on Twitter and FriendFeed. Twitter and FriendFeed are social networks/social media utilities/W2.0 services. Still confused, or do I need to break it down some more? - Mark "Rizzn" Hopkins
Nope... just waiting for online porn to run. - Cyndy
Here we go. Look, it's not the first time we've posted news tangential to social media. It isn't the first time that someone in the tech blogosphere has done that, for that matter. This is silly. - Mark "Rizzn" Hopkins
Yes, I agree. Mashable is silly. - Jason Carreira
Jim, you can find just about any kind of fetish pr0n out there. If running is your thing, I'm not one to judge. - Cyndy
jason - that link takes me to a 7 item list of rule 34 topics - Allen Stern
It's all about the lists with you - Jason Carreira
wonder if he'll call her a trollop and c*nt like he did his loving wife... http://rawstory.com/news... - jeneane sessum
naylin-paylin pornRemix at http://badongo.com/vid/924801 Sarah Naylin Paylin meets ObamaOphra the antichrist ; [WarrenC vs. VJ NicoHitler 69/11 tv fakery mixx] - ewing2001akaNicomedy2010
Cyndy
Officially declares that @monaaa has lost all geek points and may be heading into a negative balance. Doesn't know Dr. Horrible OR The Guild
Racist. - Mona Nomura
TOLD YOU you're the one who's judgmental! - Mona Nomura
Now I'm definitely not adding you on Facebook - Jason Carreira
It's been SIX MINUTES. On a FRIDAY. All the real nerds are either watching Sci-Fi or Rachel Maddow. - Cyndy
I"ve heard of Doctor Horrible, but not The Guild, or Rachel Maddow - Ian May
Ian gets geek points. See, Mona? - Cyndy
What about Buffy? - Mark Trapp
Mona says real geeks don't watch TV. One has to assume she's not a Whedon fan if she missed Dr. Horrible. - Cyndy
The vast majority of geek culture comes from TV. Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Futurama, the Simpsons, Stargate: SG1, Babylon 5, Firefly: the list goes on and on. - Mark Trapp
Well, by Mark's definition of "geek", I'm out as well. Sorry guys. I've been living a lie...LOL - Rahsheen
I defined "geek"? - Mark Trapp
Wow Mark, when you define "geek culture" like that it makes me wonder if I'm still a geek. - Daniel J. Pritchett
No Buck Rogers? Oh, you said the list goes on. - MiniMage
Buck Rogers, now that's pre-history geek right there. Stone tablets and everything. - Mark Trapp
What about Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show? - ɐ ɯıʞ sıɹɥɔ
I didn't define "geek": I merely made the claim that a lot of geek culture comes from TV. Chances are, if you're a geek and you're making an inside geek joke or quoting something geeky, it's made its way from TV. Know your roots. - Mark Trapp
I know I'm old, but I figured they might have shown Buck (hehe, you should have seen my Freudian!) Rogers in syndication. - MiniMage
Does that make me a real geek then? I almost never watch TV, except video online sometimes, and a few UK TV shows that I download. - Ian May
I thought using Linux before it was actually cool made me a geek...or teaching myself programming while in grade school. I guess "geek" means a lot of things to different people though. I'm not really into the geek culture as far as comics, shows, and movies go. Maybe just different types of geeks? :) - Rahsheen
LOL Rahsheen. It's immersion levels. Most of us did that too. Maybe it's about living as a nerd full-time? - Cyndy
Again, nobody said that not watching TV didn't make you a geek. Insisting that real geeks don't watch TV denies that what makes geekdom great. GNU and Linux are strewn with Star Trek, Simpsons, Babylon 5, and Battlestar Galatica references: those people aren't real geeks? Please. - Mark Trapp
@mona ...'racist'? for ripping you about TV? wow. so what can one use for anyone who expresses any anti-obama sentiments? - .LAG liked that
Chances are, if I'm making an inside geek joke or quoting something geeky, it's made its way from Usenet. - Bruce Lewis
The Guild isn't TV, is it? I've only seen it on YouTube. Mona, it's priceless. Just trust us. Go there. - Laura Norvig
Young whipper-snappers; what about Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea? And now you can watch it on hulu.com - Robert Hafer
I think I was seriously off in a small sect of geekdom. I remember them talking about "normal" geek stuff sometimes, conferences and whatnot, but they mostly talked about cows, udders, code...elves..other normal stuff - Rahsheen
Not heard of The Guild? *swoon* - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Cyndy
Sometimes, it helps to look in a mirror instead of your navel - http://www.fourlittlebees.net/shakesp...
What's wrong with Brangelina? - Mona Nomura
@Mona *facepalm* - Cyndy
Did Brangelina protest Prop 8? - Jason Carreira
Hehe, now I understand the comments. Hi Cyndy, just a quick note to say I loved your post and couldn't agree more. The whole thing was a lesson to me, I can tell you. I didn't like the ad and I liked the anti-mommy-blogger backlash even more. I'll leave it at that for fear of starting myself of on a rant - it's too early for that :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Really great piece, Cyndy. Though I imagine you're not going to get much response to it. ; ) - Carla Thompson
Don't care, Carla. Just tired of getting called out from glass houses. - Cyndy
That has to be one of the best headlines ever! - Mo Kargas
Thanks, Mo. ;) - Cyndy
Lindsay
FFundercats - FFundercats: Episode 4 - Mona - http://www.ffundercats.com/2008...
FFundercats - FFundercats: Episode 4 - Mona
Just finished listening to the latest FFundercats. Great job as always, guys!! And it's always nice to listen to Mona's voice. I still think she has a career in narration. :) - Lindsay from Bookmarklet
Mona, I think you need a screencap of this. - Cyndy
Better yet, make this the background image of Pete's next Seesmic. @Lindsay: :| <---embarrassed face... thank you... All three of them are AWESOME and Mark Wilson's editing skills = SERIOUS business!! - Mona Nomura
Saved to make Pete's bedroom wallpaper out of. - Cyndy
No need to be embarrassed, Mona!! I enjoyed the show and you do have an awesome voice. Your laugh is pretty contagious too. :) Enough homancing yet? ;) - Lindsay
Don't forget to mulitply! - Mona Nomura
I TOTALLY would swing that way for Cyndy. Her words = HOT. - Mona Nomura
Is Lindsay about to get a room with Mona? *pulls up a chair and grabs popcorn* - iTad
OMG so now it's a threesome (me + Cyndy + Lindsay)?! WOO HOO! - Mona Nomura
Dear FFundercats, I never thought it would happen to me... - Josh Haley
"...burnt out about the talk of politics, the economy, religion...glad it's getting kinda back to normal." Oh yes, lets get back to the hapless simple banality on FF please. The content has gotten far too interesting and educational. Back to bacon. :-P - Nicķ
I like bacon. - Lindsay
Mona you should gay marry Cyndy and free me from this insanity - Jason Carreira
I ate a mango. - iTad
Actually, I think there is plenty of room for bacon, religion, and politics. It would just be much easier if FF would please implement some auto filtering features. - Lindsay
Homances FTW. Jason? Wonkette down today? @Nick: what is educational about people arguing. On FRIENDFEED? - Mona Nomura
Speaking of which Lindsay, is there not a "Nightly Meme" room? If not, PLEASE someone create it. Tad, perhaps?? I think he's the inventor of the nightly meme, as far as I can tell. It's really perfect for a room and it would take it out of the main feed. - Nicķ
Taking the nightly meme out of the main feed would pretty much defeat the entire purpose. - iTad
Ever heard of a feature called "hide", lists, and disabling FOAF? -just wondering. - Mona Nomura
Mona, debate is one of the bases of intellectual discovery. Simple name calling or game-saying of course is not good. But for an online forum, there are a surprisingly small amount of simple-mined trolls around here. I think most FF debates are reasonably civil. - Nicķ
How so Tad?? It's a hobby for a certain sect of FFers... if politics can have a room, certainly the nightly meme could. - Nicķ
And there is a User Photos room (or something like that) that ends up collecting them, but no one would know if someone didn't start them in their main feed. Seriously, that's what hide is for... if you don't want to see it, hide it. If other people have to hide the "serious/boring/nasty" political and religious argument posts then fair is fair till we get filters. - Lindsay
Nick - that is very very VERY subjective (pertaining to online mediums). - Mona Nomura
A good number (I might even say the majority) of people who particpate on FriendFeed do it because it's fun and enjoyable. Your idea of fun may be different from others, but that's why we have hide and unsubscribe and turn-off-FoaF. It's a small price to pay for what you get. - Lindsay
Politics was partially moved to a separate room because many folks were upset by it. I realize that a few folks find our fun to be offensive, but until FF shrivels and dries up I won't quit having fun in the public feed. - iTad
Well, I think we all know manual hiding of items posted directly to FF is nearly pointless because you're going though it all anyway, so it's an endless game. It's not like hiding all twitter or something. And politics and religious discussion DO have rooms.... even if it's still in the main feed sometimes. If the nightly meme thing had a room, it would probably be helpful anyway. No? - Nicķ
I certainly don't find it offensive Tad, geez.... i just think it's natural that it would be in a room..... - Nicķ
*sigh* What someone chooses to put into their own feed is their own business. If it's not what you're looking for, hide it, unsubscribe from them, block them, or all of the above. Person A is not on FF to provide content that is useful to you, they are here to aggregate the stuff they create or that they find interesting. End.Of.Story. - FFing Enigma
It does have a room, Nick: http://friendfeed.com/rooms... but again, no one would KNOW to participate in a meme if it didn't start sporadically in someone's main feed... we don't all go hang out in that room. - Lindsay
I don't want to segregate the fun. And there isn't anything formal. I'm not the only person that posts meme suggestions and I don't suggest one every night. - iTad
I'm going to sleep. Mark? The Optimus Prime poster is STILL making me laugh!! 'Nite people. :) - Mona Nomura
I dunno Tina, isn't that the very point of rooms? To bring together people who are interested in particular hobbies? I'm not trying to stop anything here.... or kill the fun, just suggesting the nightly meme is a subject more oriented towards having a room.... - Nicķ
Nick, rooms are where people share items. Myself, I'll post items to my main feed and then share to a particular room as not everyone who's in the room is subscribed to me and vice versa. I personally dislike having content put only in rooms and not in the main feed because I wind up missing a lot of it. - FFing Enigma
I think the point is that people want to interact that way in their main feeds. When memes start there is a lot of commenting and participation... it's one of the small drivers on FriendFeed for a lot of people, to make that connection with others. If it's not in your main feed then new people may never know it exists. They might search for religion or politics room but very few would know to search for a meme room (or realize what something like that would be called). - Lindsay
Well Tina, that is a bit of an FF flaw... sadly. - Nicķ
Yes Lindsay, I can see your point of course, and it's not like I'm not amused by the nightly meme on plenty of occasions, but when that time comes every few nights or so when it dominates the main feed, its hard to get around it (especially if you only pop on FF for a little while to check out the general activity, it drowns out a lot of stuff).... - Nicķ
Oh look, after I went to bed last night, Nick there started the other nightly meme... kvetching about how everyone else uses FriendFeed wrong. - Cyndy
Erin @queenofspain
come weigh in, Clinton- Secretary of State- what do you think? http://www.blogher.com/senator...
not my first choice, but I'd take her. Bill's foundation contacts have plusses and minuses. - Francine Hardaway from IM
She's no Sam Nunn or Dick Lugar, but she'd be ok. - Jason Carreira
Yes. - Mona Nomura
What qualifies her to be Sect of State? First lady? Junior Senator? - Robert Hafer
NOoooo bad choice...GONG! - Susan Beebe
Hell no. - Anika
Not my first, or second, or third choice. Could she do it ... probably, but ... she seems to have a 'my way or the high way' type of track record and that's not a real asset in this position. - AJ Kohn
Surprised at some of the responses. I would be ok with that pick. Watch yourself Robert; Obama was a Junior Senator and now he's president - David Jacobs
Yes, get her out of the Senate. I live in New York. - John Lam
No. Less Clintons the better for everybody. - David Risley
John - same here, in fact I think you're in rochester like me! - Susan Beebe
maybe Obama wants her out of the country and traveling a lot - Erin @queenofspain
Bill would have to give up his Global Initiative, no? Would he do that? I guess he owes her one. - Ernie
@David Jacobs I'm still waiting for proof that Obama is quailifited to be Pres. - Robert Hafer
Robert Obama's transition team has already done more than 8 years of Bush. lol. - Erin @queenofspain
I thought you meant Bill..... -:) - SnakeDoc
A key finding in a Rand Corporation report ( http://tinyurl.com/6ox4gy ) is that emptying and re-filling thousands of high- and medium-level national security and foreign policy positions in the federal government ensures a low level of experience in the opening years of a presidency, while a heavy reliance on patronage effectively insulates political leaders at the top from professional advice at the bottom. - SnakeDoc
What's the chance that Condi Rice will be asked to stay on? (Man, I wanted her to run for Pres.) - Robert Hafer
@Robert: % chance = 0. - AJ Kohn
@AJ yeah, that would be my guess too, (sigh) - Robert Hafer
Definite maybe. Obama needs to leave a few people in the Senate. - Steve Lowe
orionstarr
“Hi, I'm a Mac. And I'm a PC.” - http://friendfeed.com/e...
macPC.bmp
Yea your a "PC" you've earned your braggin rights! - orionstarr
Ouch! - orionstarr
I thought *that* was the whole thing: Obama removed the stigma from the "elitist" label. - Victor Ganata
Now that he's won, we can say it. Obama is elite, if not elitist, and after 8 years with Doofy McCommonMan as the President, I'm glad for it. - Jason Carreira
I thought people understood that owning a Mac doesn't make one elitist. If so, I must be elitist times 4 (I intend to get rid of two of the Macs, honest!). Uh...nm, I get that it was a joke, now. - MiniMage
Wandering off to take my meds... - MiniMage
I love the pac-man sticker. - Jason Wehmhoener
Rick Powell
YouTube - Peter Schiff Was Right 2006 - 2007 (2nd Edition) - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
YouTube - Peter Schiff Was Right 2006 - 2007 (2nd Edition)
Play
Peter Schiff the Financial Prophet - Rick Powell from Bookmarklet
Warren Buffet got out of derivatives 5 years ago and called them weapons of mass economic destruction. - Jason Carreira
I will think of this video every time someone quotes the Laffer curve to me again. - Jason Carreira
They all laughed at him. Every single one of those Fox pundits. - Rick Powell
tehKenny
Priest: No communion for Obama voters - Faith- msnbc.com - http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id...
"The Rev. Jay Scott Newman said in a letter distributed Sunday to parishioners at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville that they are putting their souls at risk if they take Holy Communion before doing penance for their vote." - tehKenny from Bookmarklet
One of the many reasons why I chose to leave the Catholic Church. This is using Catholic guilt to it's utmost extent. HEY CHURCH--GET OUT OF MY GOVERNMENT! - Kelly W.
Good idea. The Catholic Church is DEFINITELY more popular than Barack Obama right now, and growing rapidly, so it only makes sense to use this strong social standing to make a point. - Jason Carreira
Completely medieval. - Donna Mugavero
Unlike the sentiment. - Russellreno
like i wrote yesterday when someone else posted this story -- the problem doesn't like with the catholic church per se, but with the ideology that many religious right people in general possess. if anything ,the catholic church represents a substantially smaller population and sphere of influence in this country's politics than do those of the christian evangelical set particularly in the south of the united states. - Cee Bee
Cyndy
Twilight's online marketing driving digital sales - http://www.thestandard.com/news...
Turns out the internet and publishing houses are actually good for something. - Jason Carreira
When they figure out what they are doing, they are killer. - Cyndy
Mona Nomura
Hi Facebook. Just received the trillionth unwanted message. I'm SO sick of spam/messages from random people. PLEASE ENABLE MESSAGE OPTIONS!
And you wanted me to add you on Facebook? I'm trying not to get involved in Facebook for this exact reason! ;) - Jason Carreira
OMG I just hovered over your name and you subd to me! Did Cyndy blackmail you or something?! - Mona Nomura
And now, I have to bug you to add me on Facebook. - Mona Nomura
Crap, these are the times I wish I get email notifications. I want to do one of those: "HOLY CRAP HE SUBd TO ME" posts. THis is SERIOUSLY monumental. - Mona Nomura
Jason... whut? Subscribed to someone? He might crack the top 10,000 on FFholic. Must be Wonkette is slow today or something. - Cyndy
isn't there already a way to set who you can get messages from? - Victor Ganata
Haha... I figured out I could block FoaF for just Mona since she has so many fans... So there you are. But I won't decide on anything about Facebook until I go back on there in roughly April, if trends continue. - Jason Carreira
I'm going to start sending you plants for your Lil Green Patch on Facebook to get you there more often. - Cyndy
Then I will delete my Facebook account. Try me. - Jason Carreira
Jason - I'll just keep spamming you AND Cyndy until you add me. HAHA!! And it's good to see you back on FF... you disappeared during the elections. - Mona Nomura
I was rabidly reloading 538, politico, huffpo, realclearpolitics, and wonkette. Oh, and working.. um.. yeah, really. - Jason Carreira
I don't think Facebook listens to FriendFeed - Jesse Stay
Jesse, she feeds her Twitter into Facebook status. ;) - Cyndy
Jesse-I don't think Facebook listens to ANYBODY. - Steve Isaacs
Ya, that's why they're partnering up with salesforce.com and moving a step closer to attempting total world domination. Scary. - Mona Nomura from IM
Facebook? World Domination? I only use it as an afterthought. - Ian May
Google: Facebook + salesforce. I am now more for OpenID than ever. - Mona Nomura from IM
Russellreno
OMG - I agree with > Michelle Malkin » Heckuva job, McLame - http://michellemalkin.com/2008...
OMG - I agree with > Michelle Malkin » Heckuva job, McLame
"From the man whose best-sellers include “Why Courage Matters” and “Character Is Destiny” comes this underwhelming reaction to the cowardly smearing of Sarah Palin by his own unnamed staffers: “These things happen.” Not: “Shame on the leakers. I denounce and renounce them.” Not: “I’m going to get to the bottom of this and make sure those" - Russellreno from Bookmarklet
What happened to: "AND YOU WILL KNOW THEIR NAMES!"? - thepete
There's a lot of things from that campaign to be a lot more ashamed about than calling a clueless opportunist what she is. - Jason Carreira
MikeAmundsen
Rebuild the Party | A Plan for the Future - http://www.rebuildtheparty.com/
"As Republicans, we face a choice. Either we can spend the next several months -- or years -- trying to figure out what just happened, excusing our defeat away as a temporary blip or the result of a poor environment, and waiting for Barack Obama to trip up. Or we can refuse to take this defeat lying down, and start building the future of our party now. 2008 made one thing clear: if allowed to go unchecked, the Democrats' structural advantages, including their use of the Internet, their more than 2-to-1 advantage with young voters, their discovery of a better grassroots model -- will be as big a threat to the future of the GOP as the toxic political environment we have faced the last few years. The time is now to set in motion the changes needed to rebuild our party from the grassroots up, modernize the way we run campaigns, and attract different, energetic, and younger candidates at all levels." - MikeAmundsen from Bookmarklet
Since Dems are more tech minded - what's stopping the liberal masses from flooding this model and making it virtually unusable? Not to say that's a good idea - or one I condone - but I just feel that the tubes have more liberal minded people that could log in and control the conversation on a site like this. - George Smith
Or, better yet, come up with an intellectually honest platform that neither panders to the basest fears nor attempts to fool the uneducated into voting against their economic best interest. Perhaps some William F. Buckley conservative intellectualism remains alive in this country and can be nurtured. Unfortunately for the GOP, this advice is sure to be ignored. - Jason Carreira
i think the notion of re-inventing the machinery of the party is good. GOP looked pretty 'i love the 80s' during this last campaign. but, IMO, the real issue is not machinery, but reach. since Reagan, i've watched the GOP party base continue to shrink. and new machinery won't fix that. - MikeAmundsen
90% of McCain's voters were white. That's the GOP's problem in a nutshell. They can't appeal to their base of religious, somewhat bigoted white men without continuing to alienate the country's fastest growing demographics as well as the pluralistic minded <30 crowd, who will only grow in electoral strength. They're stuck between a rock and a hard place and I don't see an easy way out for them. - Eric P
Cyndy
Second Life residents split on Linden Lab's Open Spaces "compromise" - http://www.thestandard.com/news...
Haha... no riots over the election, but riots in Second Life. Welcome to Bizarro World. - Jason Carreira
I'm sure that if some people in this country could figure out how to grief the real world with flying instances of the stars & bars, you'd see it out here too. - Cyndy
SecondLife... all the tedium of the real world, plus the ability for dorks to annoy you. I can really see the appeal. - Jason Carreira
Chris Reed
Rice especially proud of Obama victory - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Rice especially proud of Obama victory
Play
Wow. She can barely contain how happy she is! Great clip. - Carla Thompson
Was anyone else wondering if she was revealing how she voted there? I was :O when I saw it on tv. - Cyndy
Yeah, I think it's pretty obvious who she voted for. Love it! - Carla Thompson
I think maybe Sister Condie saw the light a while ago. - Cyndy
she'll forever be a liar and crook in my eyes - Cee Bee
I think someone is looking forward to getting back to Academia... Her chances for a political position on either side are not so good now. - Jason Carreira
I certainly would never place her in a position of power again, but... Redemption? - Big Joe Silence
Darryl
Lieberman’s Day of Reckoning to Come Thursday - Roll Call - http://www.rollcall.com/news...
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is scheduled to meet with Sen. Joe Lieberman (ID-Conn.) on Thursday to discuss his future in the Senate Democratic Conference, according to a Democratic Senate source. - Darryl from Bookmarklet
And by that I hope he means put a foot in his ass as he gets shown the door. - Big Joe Silence
Give him the boot. It is my hope that the man who should have never been chosen as a VP candidate is made as irrelevant in the eyes of the Senate and country as he has been to me for decades. - Anika
He's going to get a very important job: Hall Monitor - Jason Carreira
Maybe Joe The Plumber needs an assistant? - Big Joe Silence
Oh, yeah. Buh-bye, Senator Droopy. - Steven Perez
Carla Thompson
The smile plastered on my face faltered a bit this morning when I drove past a neighbor's house. They've put a sign in their yard, spray-painted in black: RIP USA. I know feelings are raw on the other side but...
Jesus God, I'm sorry you have to live there. Jason, note, again. - Cyndy
Carla, the sentiment where I live is along those lines. It's going to be a frustrating few months hearing nothing but blah blah terrorist blah blah un-American blah blah liberal fascist pig blah blah. I'm already tired... - FFing Enigma
why do you live there then, Tina? - mjc
My neighbor a few doors down hasn't looked me in the eye since we put up the Obama yard sign a few weeks ago. It's sad. We saw her at the polls yesterday and she pointedly ignored us again. - Daniel J. Pritchett
You need to go knock on their door and use the old conservative line "Love it or leave it!" - Jason Carreira
MJC: because I love the area and my family's here. It's not really any better when I've gone up north: people treat me like I'm stupid because of my accent. - FFing Enigma
It's why I so desperately want to move. I know they're not alone in their sentiment unfortunately. And I did have to strongly tamp down the urge to go knock on their door. - Carla Thompson
There are people like this in California too. These kinds of attitudes will go away eventually. - Robert Scoble
Ugh, I'm sorry. But it's up to us to not respond to that in kind but instead work toward unity and get America on the right track. - AJ Kohn
Sad to see poor losers. If McCain had won I certainly wouldn't have done anything like that. In fact my son asked me what I would do if McCain won. I told him "I'd do the same thing if Obama won. I'd get on with my life." Can't cry over spilled milk. - Mlibrarianus
Things like this never seem to really go away though. They color and tinge everything that goes after and the experience always seems less satisfying. - Todd Hoff
That is crazy, especially given that they probably support Bush - Michael VanDervort
Unfortunately there is a complete lack of civility. There is no one party affiliation to attribute it to. The problem is voiced in the comments above. "The other side". As long as that is what we espouse, then we will continue to be divided and distracted from the real issues of war, domestic economy and eroded civil rights.. - Nope Not Listed Here
Once peaople realise that the things they have been told about Obama (like he's a terrorist, he's not American (for shame), he's a communist etc.) were, in fact, lies, the sore feelings will subside. - Chris Nixon
@JA you likely won't be surprised to hear that this is in Texas. I live in the most Republican county in the state. But I hope to remedy that soon... - Carla Thompson
Chris, unfortunately many people don't WANT to know those are lies. It doesn't matter what the RNC and McCain have told them, they *want* to believe those things are true. And when you want to believe something, logic and facts are not likely to sway. - FFing Enigma
Wow, the comments make everything seem hateful however no one even mentions the real crux of the problem. The real problem is our government has been hijacked before Obama and McCain even raced. Neither one of them will really change our current nosedive into communism because they are the puppets and are controlled by others. It is a shame every one is being hateful to each other when what we need is unity and love to make it through the times ahead. Try not to let their comments affect you cause they are - Lisa
This poem fits in nicely with this discussion: http://friendfeed.com/e... - Daniel J. Pritchett
just scared of the tyranny they see gripping our nation. Heck, I'm scared because now I know after studying for over a year that our whole government is corrupt. Try to understand why they are saying what they say, it is fear that speaks. - Lisa
@Tina: I'm ok with people underestimating me due to my Alabama accent. I'm still quite confident in my abilities and surprising people is always fun. - Daniel J. Pritchett
@JA I live in Round Rock actually and yes, it is very conservative. However, we are making real inroads here. Lots of Obama signs around. McCain carried the county but only by ten percent and we elected a Dem. to the state house for the first time in a long time. - Jeff Jones
@JA nope Collin County, right outside of Dallas. It's pretty bad up here. - Carla Thompson
The farther you get from any city in Texas (i.e. civilzation), the worse it's going to get. - Cyndy
The reason I mention the accent isn't that it bothers me so much as the fact that it points out people everywhere in this country make assumptions whether it's right or wrong. In this event it's an assumption about me b/c of where I live, rather than an assumption about someone else b/c of their party/what they look like/their name. - FFing Enigma
I felt the same way in 2000 after Bush v Gore. Unfortunately, I was more right than wrong. We can hope this time will be different. We certainly have a different kind of man in the White House than George W. Bush. - Jimmy Walker
They should listen to McCain: 'I urge all Americans who supported me to join me in not just congratulating him, but offering our next president our good will and earnest effort to find ways to come together...' http://www.cnn.com/2008... - Bruce Lewis from fftogo
Somber reminder that the election is just one more step in a very long journey. (well, giant leap, maybe). Many steps have led to this moment. Many more lie ahead. We'll get there. - Michael Markman
I'm compelled to share some stats from Austin for SOME reason. 50% of registered voters voted early. 66% voted straight party Dem. Several races on our ballot didn't have a Republican challenger. =D - Shellee
Time makes a difference. In a few years, the dire predictions will prove to be unfounded if Obama does as well as supporters expect. In time, much of this resentment will dissipate into acquiescence or support. - Jimmy Walker
Cyndy
Did social media decide the U.S. presidential election in Obama's favor? - http://www.thestandard.com/news...
The 2 huge revolutions coming from this are: 1 - fundraising from the long tail. 2 - The incredible, well organized ground game that IT and volunteerism built for Obama. - Jason Carreira
@Jason: +1, particularly the former. - AJ Kohn
Oh, absolutely. And while I was a bit disappointed with the turnabout re: public financing from Obama, when he first said that, I'm sure he had no IDEA what people like me would do with their dribs and drabs of donations. How could you see that in the primaries and then turn your back on it? - Cyndy
Cyndy
Political junkies turn to Twitter for their election fix - http://www.thestandard.com/news...
I wish I could see these behind my corporate firewall... - Jason Carreira
Cyndy
Y!Live will not continue playing on the Yahoo Titanic - http://www.thestandard.com/news...
Oh noes! What does this mean for Blaine Cook!?!?! - Jason Carreira
Seesmic? - Mona Nomura
Thats a shame. I like Yahoo Live - Sean Brady
Is Blaine still at Yahoo? I thought he'd moved on. - Cyndy
whaa? that's crazy. I only used it a few times myself, but it seemed like they had a good thing going there. Unique, worked, and was creating community, no? - Laura Norvig
I'm hanging in to see Wayne Sutton's response. - Cyndy
Cyndy
Steve Young and wife come out against Prop 8. - http://www.mercurynews.com/breakin...
Yard signs AND a $50,000 donation from one of the highest-profile LDS members. V. cool. Jason, shut up. - Cyndy
He's good friends with Jeff Garcia. - Jason Carreira
Did I not SAY Jason shut up? - Cyndy
OMG you two are a riot!! LOL - Susan Beebe
Steve Young can #suckit - Erin @queenofspain
but now he can only kinda #suckit. Did I mention the Lions are 0-8? - Erin @queenofspain
Awesomesauce...I always liked Steve and this just reinforces that. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Jason is a Falcons fan from way back. It is physically impossible for him to say a single good thing about Steve Young. - Cyndy
I don't know how many of you saw the followup, but Steve's wife subsequently clarified that her husband was not making a public endorsement one way or the other. (I'd bet he'll vote no, however.) - Ontario Emperor from fftogo
Steve Young can #suckit? Erin? YOU #suckit! - Mona Nomura
I'm with Jason. I can't bring myself to say anything nice about him. lol. It's football related, though. - Erin @queenofspain
I grew up with Montana, Rice (pre Raiders), Lott, and Young!! Insulting them (and the '9ers) is like insulting me!!! - Mona Nomura from fftogo
Steve's a great guy. Of note, a follow-on article in the Chronicle had him saying he was neutral and never endorses politics. It was his wife who made the move. - Louis Gray
I'd love to see some stats of Mormons who have donated against the prop, or just those against it. I feel like the focus has only been on Mormons who have voted for the prop. - Jesse Stay
Louis, I'd argue that any time you donate $50,000, your husband probably had some say in it. :D Shoot... my first $25 to Obama during the primaries had agreement from Jason even though he wasn't entirely sure he was on the Obama train. - Cyndy
Steve Young corrects involvement in Prop. 8 http://www.ksl.com/... - Darren Labrum
Cyndy
OMG if one more crazy family member sends me some crap about Obama being a commie socialist I'm sorting them all to trash.
Well isn't he is a socialist? - Spencer
Yes, Spencer. And when he's elected, he's going to build a wall down the middle of Washington DC to split it equally between the gun-toting conservatives and the socialists. - Cyndy
Being from Canada, I can tell you that Obama just qualifies as a centrist politician. Context is everything. - Stephen Pierzchala
The irony here is that only socialist in the race is Palin -- the state she runs Alaska is a proudly socialist state - Brian Sullivan
"And Alaska—we’re set up, unlike other states in the union, where it’s collectively Alaskans own the resources. So we share in the wealth when the development of these resources occurs. … It’s to maximize benefits for Alaskans, not an individual company, not some multinational somewhere, but for Alaskans." - Brian Sullivan
Brian, I've been telling anyone who'd listen about Palin. I always live by the rule: If the GOP accuses a Dem. of doing something, chance are, it's the GOP doing it. Nothing brings me more joy than to ask someone who's fallen for the GOP line 1) what is a socialist and 2) does Palin giving oil money to Alaskans count? They ususally can't answer the first and stammer over the 2nd. since the campaign touted that when they introduced her. - Anika
My staunchly Republican mother and I got in a rather large fight about this over the weekend. She actually said, "If Obama's elected, we're going to become a socialist nation." I think part of my brain literally exploded. - Carla Thompson
There's no way I'm voting for Obama, but I still get sick of all the crap anti-Obama emails my friends keep forwarding. - Joey Gibson
If you think progressive taxes = socialism then Obama and ... well McCain and well ... pretty much the last 100 years in our history should be reclassified as socialism. - AJ Kohn
@Brian & Anika: +1 on Palin and there's also the video of McCain saying the same 'socialist' ideas in 2000. Finally, I think I'm going to start a new term - reverse socialism. Defined as when you distribute wealth from the middle class to corporations and the rich. Examples are S&L crisis, deregulation, no-bid contracts etc. - AJ Kohn
@AJ that's not "reverse socialism", that's Trickle-Down Economics and it's been the Republican economic policy since 1980. - Jason Carreira
Steven Perez
Neo-Nazis, Obama, and the real domestic terrorists | Orcinus - http://dneiwert.blogspot.com/2008...
Neo-Nazis, Obama, and the real domestic terrorists | Orcinus
"I know the looming election has sucked all the oxygen out of the newsroom. And it's true that the plot -- they wanted to kill 102 black people, 14 of them by decapitation, before they culminated their spree with a frontal attack on Obama -- more resembled a dumb fantasy out of a bad action flick than anything likely ever to become a reality. But that's what anyone who might've stumbled onto Tim McVeigh and Terry Nichols prior to April 19, 1995, likely would have concluded too. And the fact is, these guys were serious, they were heavily armed, and they took concrete steps to begin making their fantasy into a reality." - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
I read that they're not being prosecuted. - Jason Carreira
why the hell would they not be prosecuted? wtf?? - Cee Bee
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