Posts from February 17, 2004

Cut the ropes

Cut the ropes
: Edwards is challenging Kerry to a one-on-one debate. Amen. Let all the others float away; they’re not in this race anymore. I want to see these guys go up against each other to fight for my vote.

Every time you think this race is over…

Every time you think this race is over…
: … it isn’t.

Humorless

Humorless
: John Lee accuses Gawker and Wonkette of racism and only shows himself to be a humorless sap and a really bad writer: “These sites stand as two towers forming a portcullis that bars the entry for those not of their ilk by rapier wit, snark and innuendo.”

Head of the class

Head of the class
: Go read Joi Ito‘s response to the critiques of blogs by Chris Albritton’s students at NYU. (This is making me rethink how I’ll have a class critique blogs in a class I’m soon to teach — details later. It’s hard to pick up a blog and figure it out in a day.)

The problem with the people

The problem with the people
: Watching American Idol right now and they all suck. This is the problem with a show of the people; you can’t engineer it to find real talent when the contestants are talentless. Populism has its limitations.

Exit

Exit
: Drudge sneaks the exit polls again and says the polls were wrong: Edwards is a strong No. 2 in Wisconsin and Dean is baked bread with jam and butter on it.

: Current estimate on Fox: Kerry 39, Edwards 34, Dean 18. Much stronger showing by Edwards than predicted, much worse for Dean.

If Dean stays, he might as well support Ralph Nader.

Iraqi press monitor

Iraqi press monitor
: The Institute for War and Peace Reporting has a neat and useful feature: a daily digest of news translated from Iraqi newspapers.

Ralph Don’t Run

Ralph Don’t Run
: FoxNews just gave some exposure to RalphDontRun.net.