Open Thread

Tell the world what is on your mind.

Also, check out this video from PoliticsTV, which, in the traidtion of VH1, offers a countdown of the ten best political web videos of all time.

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Re: Open Thread

I don't really see how candidate campaign announcement videos count as voter generated content, but its a good list none the less.

I'll also point folks to these videos that were popular with the young'ns in 2004, and ask folks to take a look at the (topically relevant) diary I just posted - Niche Communities and the New Campaign Ad

by Mike Connery 2007-03-28 10:06AM | 0 recs
Re: Open Thread

Some folks over at Ann Coulter's forum have their eyes on mydd and may have started posting here already, per this thread of theirs: pic.php?t=40788

(You must be registered and logged in to view their forum).

Their intent seems to be civil over here, while insulting us over there.  I mentioned that mydd is not a forum for political debate, and that people trying to make it one are likely to be banned.  We will see what happens.


by Brian63 2007-03-28 10:13AM | 0 recs
"Not a Christian"

Dobson's attack on Thompson is pretty astounding.  And they stand by it:

In a follow-up phone conversation, Focus on the Family spokesman Gary Schneeberger stood by Dobson's claim. He said that, while Dobson didn't believe Thompson to be a member of a non-Christian faith, Dobson nevertheless "has never known Thompson to be a committed Christian--someone who talks openly about his faith."

"We use that word--Christian--to refer to people who are evangelical Christians," Schneeberger added. "Dr. Dobson wasn't expressing a personal opinion about his reaction to a Thompson candidacy; he was trying to 'read the tea leaves' about such a possibility."

by John DE 2007-03-28 10:43AM | 0 recs
Newt Sinks UVM College Reps...

The University of Vermont shut down the College Republicans.

And it's all Newt's fault...

    The College Republicans club was derecognized by the Student Government Association (SGA) on Tuesday, after failing to repay year old debts.

    The group owed $6,548 from a $7,000 loan they took out in Oct. 2005. The loan was initially taken out in order to pay Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, to speak at UVM.

    When the club failed to pay at the first deadline in Nov. 2005, their account was frozen and they were reminded of the consequences if they were unable to pay. The club proceeded to ask for two more separate deadline extensions, and was given one in Dec. and one in Feb.

    According to the College Republicans president, senior Heather Baldyga, the club had been warned twice of a possible derecognition should they fail to repay their loan.

    Now that the club has been derecognized SGA will repossess their budget, which will cover the debt the College Republicans owe, according to senior Jessica Banks, SGA treasurer.

    If the club is rerecognized it will be on their own terms, and financially "they'll be back at ground zero," said Banks. They will be treated like any other new club.

    College Republicans expected the profits from Newt Gingrich's presentation to help cover the loan, but there was a smaller turn out than they had expected.

    "We were not able to pay back SGA because there was little or no effort to fundraise in the past few semesters. It is also difficult to fundraise for a Republican organization around here, because we don't have many fans in this area," Baldyga said.

by Vermonter 2007-03-28 11:08AM | 0 recs

For anyone who is good with the Youtubery, something that might be really fun for either some kind of blog writeup or a YouTube montage would be to go get a big collection of:

- Republicans or administration officials, around the time of the nonbinding resolution fight, complaining that the Democrats criticize the Republican plan but are offering no plan of their own.

- Republicans or administration officials, around the time of the current timetable fight, complaining in one way or another that the Democrats are "micromanaging".

It would be, I think, pretty amusing to see the contrast between these two things-- complaining when the Democrats don't offer a plan, and then complaining when they do. I'm not personally sure however where to best get the quotes or video clips for these things, whereas I know Media Matters and some other groups have archives and such.


by Silent sound 2007-03-28 12:02PM | 0 recs
Re: Open Thread

What's everyone think of the Rove powerpoint that's been floating around as a result of the GSA GOP pep rally?

I saw some interesting stuff in the lists of races.

The list of house races is interesting when you look at all the possible retirees listed. 70328111824-19475.pdf

by pipe 2007-03-28 12:08PM | 0 recs
whooo hooooo!

My Sportscenter version of the Bush/Lieberman kiss was #4 even though it was only viewed 20,000 times: QM

by Bob Brigham 2007-03-28 12:55PM | 0 recs
Congrats, but...

Why did they choose that version --which didn't appear until July--when the footage had already been used many other times prior, and the kiss Float was even more emblematic by then.

Not trying to knock your effort but it does seem a curious choice.

by Scarce 2007-03-28 05:14PM | 0 recs

So, yesterday the blog I started to cover my far-right Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) was featured on the front page of the Jackson Citizen Patriot, the newspaper for the second-largest city in the district.

The next day, a major Democratic politician in the district tells a different newspaper that he's thinking about running against Walberg in 2008.

Obviously, the two events are connected!

Seriously, though, it's been nice to get some positive news, in a week of hard-right voting and joining the "Prayer Caucus" for Walberg.

by Fitzy 2007-03-28 03:01PM | 0 recs
Re: Open Thread

Oh, now here's a lovely quote.

"The distinction between 'political' and 'performance-related' reasons for removing a United States attorney is, in my view, largely artificial," said Kyle Sampson.

by Silent sound 2007-03-28 03:04PM | 0 recs


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