Category Archives: News and politics

Hope (and humor) – In 140 Characters

I love how microblogging encourages people to succinctly express themselves.  I was really glad that so many of my friends took a few minutes to dash-off a thought in Windows Live Messenger or Twitter expressing how they felt about the … Continue reading

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WA Election Recommendations

(Updated 2008-10-19: Re-sorted in ballot order) Many voters in Washington state will be getting their mail this weekend and finding their mail-in ballot.  As folks know, H. and I volunteer politically and I get the occasional question about how to … Continue reading

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Watch the Democratic National Convention in HD via Silverlight

I was really impressed with Michelle Obama’s speech this evening and am looking forward to the rest of the week’s speeches and a convention watch party at Spitfire in Belltown on Thursday evening when Sen. Barack Obama is expected to … Continue reading

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RIP George Carlin; thanks for “Seven Dirty Words”

Earlier this evening, I got a twitter from one of the founding members of the Spaces team that George Carlin just died.  I was surprised that the MSNBC article did not link to an actual transcript of the routine and … Continue reading

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Can Vote Pledges go Viral?

You’ve of course seen viral video like the diet Coke and mentos or Vote Different.  Yesterday afternoon, I participated in a both real-world and online scavenger hunt to get people to make a vote pledge for the 2008 election.  There … Continue reading

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Obama may have picked-up a national delegate at LD Caucuses in King County, WA

Looking at the results of the April 5 LD Caucuses across King County, it seems that Barack Obama may have picked-up an additional national delegate over Hillary Clinton. I’ve put together the numbers (including links to LD Caucus results) in … Continue reading

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PA and NC Polling or “Why Size (of victory) Matters”

The Democratic party’s nominating process is highly complex and each state has its own rules for selecting their pledged delegates.  For example, Washington state’s full delegate selection plan runs more than 60 pages.  One of the interesting aspects is that … Continue reading

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