for big ideas about the blogosphere, and anything else you feel like being Pointy Headed and analytical about.
Since I've already posted about a fairly tangible resistance method and a tactic that's a bit controversial, I thought I'd go more in the direction of something that bloggers could buy into pretty easily. First, a reminder:
Activism, by definition, cannot be done online. At best you can be an online advocate.
It was not entirely unexpected that my post yesterday about State resistance to Federal power generated a bit of controversy at Great Orange Satan. Quite frankly, it was a deliberate ploy on my part to bring up secession to spark discussion, though I admit I was a little surprised that people focused so much on minutiae related to that hook rather than my larger point. Read more about May The Sword Of The Parent Never Be Stained With The Blood Of His Children
This essay is very good and I'd encourage you to pass it around, but it likely has too many big words and doesn't have shiny flashy stuff in the sidebar, so I doubt I'll be able to get many folks to read it. Still, this part struck me especially:
Read more about On Neoliberalism and False Dualities
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="367" caption="Alamo Bowl catch"][/caption]
That receiver's name is Lyle Leong. He's from Abilene. He caught that ball from Tech backup qb "Sticks" Sheffield in the 2nd half of the Alamo Bowl game Saturday night. That particular receiver ordinarily serves Tech QB Taylor (Nick) Potts as a BFF the way Wes Welker does for Tom Brady, but on Saturday night Potts hurt his non-throwing hand in the 3rd quarter. That cornerback, if my copy of the MSU roster's accurate, is a redshirt freshman who stands 6-1: Mitchell White. Read more about Tech Receivers, Alamo Bowl Victory
The ad continues:
Price: $149.99 US s&s: $16.99 US
Available in 5 installments of $30.00 US
Those new to installments can click on a link that reads
*How do Installments work?
Which opens the following pop-up:
Installments make shopping affordable!
My response to Natasha on why she's quite right to worry about "Conscience Clause" expansion and other slip-sliding further into a rightwing agenda:
Read more about On progressive leverage, and the lack thereof
Andrew McCarthy at Echindne has thrown in the towel.
In the comments (ironically), Andrew fleshes out his reasoning:
"My biggest objection to blogging (as usually practiced) is that the "format" doesn't really allow room for deep thinking. It puts a premium on fast response time and provocative "sound bytes".
(I'll try to place spoilers below the cut, but there will be plenty of them about the rebooted Star Trek franchise.) Read more about "Star Trek" and echoes of a past marketing campaign (Spoilers ahead.)
So, there will probably be some silly incoherent right-wing protests in the future. There is a very real danger, though, that they won't have such an LOL-worthy rallying cry as "Teabag the White House!!11". Well, we need to get out in front of this, gang. I propose that all evil ACORN infiltrators make the following sign, to be used where/whenever wingnuts and cameras come together:
After You Teabag... DVDA!
I knew I shoulda taken off work yesterday... Read more about After you've finished teabagging...
Much of what we do as bloggers is fact-checking and logic-checking of prevailing political narratives, many of which are absurdly and dangerously wrong... and sussing out the morals of the stories.
Some of you may have noticed that a certain recent thread has been embroiled in the endless discussion of the primary and the general, and 11-dimensional chess, and progressive A-list bloggers and so on and so forth. It would be pointless not to acknowledge at the outset that that isn't the initial motivation for writing this post. And some of my critics are ultimately correct in pointing out after a certain point, it's not productive. So let's abstract away from it for a moment. Read more about Power and process