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Questions for CPAC

On the morning of February 27 2015, Newt Gingrich issued a call for questions at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) via the Twitter hashtag #CPACQ: Neither he nor any of the CPAC leadership had bothered to check the #CPAC hashtag they’d started up the

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1787 for America winds down toward Oblivion

The nascent political party 1787 for America introduced itself in 2013 by promising it would provide an arena for populist, bottom-up participation in the choosing of the next President of the United States.  Choose whomever you like — let the people decide, declared 1787 for America.  But

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Jeb Bush #RightToRise Twitter Campaign Goes Flaccid

On January 7, Jeb Bush issued a challenge to all of his “followers” on Twitter: Show your support for the Jeb Bush for President campaign by posting a message with the #RightToRise hashtag. “Is something holding you back from achieving your #AmericanDream? Tell us! #RightToRise”.

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Another Fox News Fail on Twitter

Fox News takes to Twitter again in an attempt to show popular support: Only 113 for a nationwide network?  Ouch.  You’d think Fox News would have learned its lesson from its recent #OverIt2014 disaster.  Asking its followers to describe all the conservative and Christian-oriented reasons they

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A Final Light Bit of Activism For 2014

If you’re like most people, you’re winding down today, coasting to the end of 2014, so that you’ll have energy to begin the new year with more enthusiasm. If that’s the case, I suggest taking part in one final light and fluffy bit of activism

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Jim Webb Pursues Presidency With Anemic Communications

When Jim Webb announced that he is running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, he promised to wage a vigorous campaign. He said, in his announcement speech, “True leadership makes a difference. Results can be obtained, even in a paralyzed political environment, and in

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A Little F Makes All the Difference

The snow won't slow us down! Sign up for a GOTV shit in your neighborhood: http://t.co/v2Jk38FgOn #mepolitics #victory2014 — Maine Democrats (@MaineDems) November 2, 2014 I am not above a scatalogical giggle. Having tried GOTV, I can say it really does feel a bit like

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Dedicated Denial Of Service At Ello

Social networking web sites are no fun any more, says Paul Budnitz, founder of Ello. Ello is a relatively new social networking site that promises not to engage in electronic surveillance of its users, as Facebook, Twitter, and the other big social media sites do.

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?