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Thursday, August 21, 2003
( comments) # 2577 7:31:44 PM G! DayPop!. email
I saw the So,
I'm concerned about what he defines as waste. We're already cutting off clinical services to mental patients.
He will also make decisions. That's what he said. He will listen to everyone then he, and he alone, will make the decision. (Has he ever worked with a legislature?) Schultz then gets up and says, yep, he saw Arnie listen, think, and make decisions.
Arnie also says only millionaires can represent the people, because they don't have to raise campaign money.
Asked what he'll cut, even an example of a program that should be cut, he said that decision will have to wait until after he is governor. After all, he's not a typical politician.Riiiight.
Thursday, August 14, 2003
( comments) # 2554 10:19:59 PM G! DayPop!. email
( comments) # 2551 4:00:55 PM G! DayPop!. email
Just making that up.
Monday, August 11, 2003
( comments) # 2541 1:50:34 PM G! DayPop!. email
( comments) # 2540 12:15:01 PM G! DayPop!. email
When use get power, you get more. I've been going to Dean meetups for a while and this would absolutely galvanize the diehards and rally the undecideds.
( comments) # 2539 1:15:47 AM G! DayPop!. email
Poetry for a Monday morn arriving on a sea of public anxiety, despair, frustration and rejection.
Sunday, August 10, 2003
Media Whores Online. Media criticism with a vigorous, active voice. Left of center.( comments) # 2535 9:59:24 AM G! DayPop!. email
Thursday, July 31, 2003
( comments) # 2509 10:25:34 AM G! DayPop!. email
For about $12,000 you can run a 4" x 5" ad in the business section of the San Jose Mercury News every day for a month, reaching about going to 350,000 households each day, perhaps being read by the same 1.3 million people (9.2 cents per thousand). Or, for about $6,500, you can run a larger ad that goes to 20 million households (3.3 cpm). That's right: advertise yourself in the upcoming recall election. Run on the "Better Tantric Sex" slate or the "A vote for me is a vote for the crunchiest chicken wings in Alameda county" platform.
We're talking recall marketing folks. The opportunity of a lifetime. Your name in every registered household. We'll even throw in a head shot. Postage paid.
Just be sure to register Republican. You don't want your brand associate with Davis, after all.
I'll be glad to help you set up your campaign weblog. "Write me" or leave a comment.
Thursday, July 24, 2003
( comments) # 2498 4:55:09 PM G! DayPop!. email
LiveJournal, eat your heart out.
I like the idea of elected officials blogging their days. Even if only to annotate their calendars. Transparency is hard, and mostly sterile. Blogging would open up an elected official's office, values, and issues with a human voice.
Thursday, July 17, 2003
Professor Elizabeth Lane Lawley's mamamusings:( comments) # 2484 11:04:22 PM G! DayPop!. email
Twenty-two percent of children in the United States live in poverty.
The top 20% income bracket in the US makes 49.6% of the total income, while the bottom 20% makes 3.6% of the total income.
These are hard numbers.
To me, they tell a story of a nation that is unfair. 1 in 5 children are going to bed hungry, arriving at school hungry. If there is a class war, the poor are losing. And the only legal path to upward economic mobility, education, is failing more people.
The American Dream, hope itself, denied.
So I'm sad. Frustrated. And angry.
I want my President to share my feelings. I want all my elected officials to know and understand the reality behind those numbers. I want them to sweat bullets every day that these numbers don't improve.
Argue over methods. But I'm pretty sure more tax breaks for the richest, public school funding cuts, teaching to the test, increased censorship, and prison build-outs are not part of the solution.
Tuesday, July 08, 2003
( comments) # 2473 7:02:29 PM G! DayPop!. email
Tuesday, July 01, 2003
( comments) # 2464 7:30:20 PM G! DayPop!. email
The first freedom, the one that ensures others, is speech.
Tolerance of the contrary voice, of dissent from within.
Knowing you can speak your mind without repercussion, however distasteful to others, lets you censor yourself less.
The soap box. The broad sheet. The pamphlet. Weblogs are in this tradition.
The power of the press has never been more available to the citizens of any nation. For the past 500 years, if you wanted to spread your ideas beyond the reach of your voice, you needed serious money. Capital to commission the construction of a printing press, to buy paper, to pay type setters, to pay for distribution. Blogging collapses all of that, putting the power of personal publishing within reach of the poor, the homeless, and the ordinary netizen. If you are connected to the Internet, blogging is nearly free.
Yet people write to the web as citizens. Citizens of the world. Of their nations. Of their neighborhoods.
So, let me ask you...
Of what do you blog?
The Fourth Estate, a free press, gets that name as the fourth institution in the balance of government powers. As the tools of reportage become democratized, a Fifth Estate has emerged. Letters to the Editor run wild. Citizen journalists. The peoples' voices.
One of the things I value as an American citizen is that free speech, constitutionally protected, enables change. We occassionally run off course as a nation, but discourse, frank and uncomfortable, lets us find out way home.
Monday, February 17, 2003
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