Posts from November 2, 2004

Check Craig’s List for Rove’s resume

Check Craig’s List for Rove’s resume

: Brokaw and Russert are saying that Virginia and North Carolina are too close to call. And those are surprising because they’re Republican (save for the Edwards homeboy factor). Wonkette says it’s all the odder because Kerry pulled out of Va. last month on the presumption of loss.

Crown the new queen of leaks: Wonkette!

Crown the new queen of leaks: Wonkette!

: Wonkette is beating the panties off of Drudge with leaks and predictions and prognostications.

: DRUDGE CONCEDES DEFEAT. PUTS UP WIMPY RED HEADLINE: “ENOUGH OF THE MEDIA EXITS; LETS COUNT THE PEOPLE’S VOTES!” Yeah, sure, Matt.

Bloggers on TV

Bloggers on TV

: MSNBC is showing Joe Trippi and not Wonkette. Bad TV choice.

: Chris Matthews and the MSNBC folks keep talking about blogs as if they are synonymous with “young people.” We’re flattered but that’s wrong. It’s just people.

Whereabouts

Whereabouts

: I’m going to the city now to go here. Call it Democracy Plaza Downtown.

The Pledge

The Pledge

: Lots of good people are taking the Pledge and also remixing — see Megan at Insta’s place.

Exit poll PC

Exit poll PC

: I know there’ll be a lot of gnashing of incisors tomorrow about blogs leaking leaked exit polls.

To hell with the gnashing. We’re all big boys and girls. We can decide whether to (a) believe it and (b) vote on our own.

Let information be free. Let us know what big media and big politics know.

Transparency, man, transparency.

Online hell….

Online hell….

: Been down for two hours…

: Wonkette’s exit polls looking damned good for Kerry….

: Blogs moved the market….

U.S. stocks reversed course suddenly on Tuesday and drifted lower as chatter on the Internet speculated that early exit polls had Sen. John Kerry leading the presidential election in key swing states….

“That’s what we’re hearing,” said Lisa Hansen, head trader at Transamerica Investment Management. “Apparently the blogs are saying that Kerry is ahead in one or two of the swing states and that’s why the market dipped.”

Keith Keenan, vice president of institutional trading at brokerage Wall Street Access, said he’d heard vague rumors that early exit polls out of Ohio and Florida favored Kerry.

“That’s some of the chatter I’ve heard,” Keenan said.

: Will post as often as the internet allows me…..

: The good host who handles many, many of us bloggers said they maxed out on their bandwidth. I don’t know whether it was DOS. But there was a lot of traffic. Wonkette slowed to a crawl as well, on another host.

Blogs are big, all right. Too friggin’ big.

: Hinderaker is trying to calm the nervous GOP souls.

Attacked

Attacked

: 601am confirms that the host for many blogs — including Instapundit and this one — have been under dos attack. They seem to be putting out the fire.

: UPDATE: The wonderful Stacy from Hosting Matters says in the comments this is NOT a DOS attack. They are running at 100 percent on their pipe.