Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Introducing the Angelcheeks Foundation

A friend of mine lost his infant son a year ago to SIDS. While the family had insurance that covered the expenses of putting his son to rest, what they learned through the process was how many families are completely unprepared for such a tragedy.

In living memory of their son, he and his wife have now founded the Angelcheeks Foundation, to make grants to families in need, and to education on issues surrounding Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Below, you will see a video by the family and their friends (yes, I'm in there somewhere) that was released today to promote the foundation. Please watch it, and if you are half as moved by it as I was, please consider donating.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Carnival of the Decline of Democracy - Edition 3.03

Welcome to the Carnival of the Decline of [American] Democracy, Edition 3.03 - Blogging 'till the secret police take us away.

Carnival of the Decline of Democracy I must apologize again for the long delay in getting this posted. It's a shame the way real life and work responsibilities get in the way of blogging sometime. But... on with the show...

DrGizmondo takes a peek at the man behind the curtain in The puppet masters: Who’s pulling the strings behind the Presidential contenders? posted at Cerebral Black Hole.

Holly Ord tells us of the political significance of currency design in What the Religious Right Wants, the Religious Right Gets posted at Menstrual Poetry.

DWSUWF chronicles the demise of a major political party in GOP Deathwatch: Tracking the K├╝bler-Ross Model posted at Divided We Stand United We Fall.

Sammy Benoit takes apart a racist campaign attack in Black Christians in Memphis Urged DON'T VOTE FOR THE JEW posted at YID With LID.

Avant News leaves us with a frightening possible future in Cheney Offers to Stay on as Veep posted at Avant News.

I'll be back ... well ... eventually? (hopefully March 10 or so...) with the next edition of the Carnival of the Decline of Democracy - Submit Your Posts Here. More information on future carnivals can be found on our carnival home page.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Send me to the Conventions!

I'm in a "video pundit" competition, the winner of which will get to go to the Democratic and Republican conventions later this year as a video blogger.

Please click the banner link below to view my entry, and if you think it is worthy, please vote for it.



Thank you!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Carnival of the Decline of Democracy - Edition 3.02

Welcome to the Carnival of the Decline of [American] Democracy, Edition 3.02 - Blogging 'till the secret police take us away.

Carnival of the Decline of Democracy Wenchypoo gets Super Tuesday off with a lovely reminder of Why Your Vote Really Doesn’t Matter posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket.

Vihar Sheth ponders why the EPA would deny the U.S. Senate access to documents in Executive Privilege Agency posted at green | rising.

Juan Pablo Melo revisits the American Dream in Illegals posted at Political Descrambler.

And Avant News gives us news of the future with GOP.com Delisted From Google For Repeated Syntactic Errors posted at Avant News.

I'll be back again in two weeks (February 18 or so...) with the next edition of the Carnival of the Decline of Democracy - Submit Your Posts Here. More information on future carnivals can be found on our carnival home page.

Friday, February 01, 2008

MoveOn for Obama! & Coulter for Clinton?!

MoveOn.org, the online activist organization that was founded to rally public support for Bill Clinton during the sex and cigars scandal and resulting impeachment, today endorsed Senator Barack Obama for president.

The endorsement was made following a vote of their 3.2 million members (well, okay, the ones who received the email asking for their opinion and then actually clicked the link and took the time to vote in the MoveOn.org primary).

When I received MoveOn's email I did click through to vote for Senator Obama, but I wasn't convinced that he would win. After all, MoveOn was created to support the Clintons, no matter what, and has often seemed (in my opinion) to be not much more than Clinton apologists. But even MoveOn has moved on.

Obama won the online voting by 70.4% to Clinton's 29.6%. But that's not the most astounding endorsement of the last twenty-four hours...

Conservative Pundit Queen, Ann Coulter, has weighed in on a potential Hillary Clinton versus John McCain match-up in the general election, and said that she'd vote for Clinton over McCain.

According to Coulter, Clinton is more conservative, smarter, and lies less than McCain. She went on to say that McCain would leave Iraq to Al Queda, while Clinton would keep us there for as long as it takes.

And you know, she might be right, and that's the scariest part of it all.

(As for me, if the nominees wind up being Clinton and McCain, I'll be interested to see what Michael "I'm not running" Bloomberg does.)

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