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What is the sound of a billion souls crying out in the dark "how did I get here?"
Just when we thought that the nation was finally headed in the right direction, California no longer supports gay marriage. California.
Apparently, while everyone else was focused on making sure that Obama got elected, the religious right used the shift in focus to as a sabotage opportunity:
"Yes side sent certified letters to major donors threatening to "out" them in a press release unless they also contributed to the marriage ban."
In retribution, the "No" side is fighting back, and they are slinging the "Yes" side's own tactics right back at them. I guess nobody told the fundamentalists anything about living in "glass houses" should they decide to throw stones...
In a bold move by the Church of England, a public apology to Charles Darwin (posthumous, of course) has been drafted and will be included on a website that they are putting together to promote his views. The Church. Promoting the views of Darwin.
This is what I would like to refer to as the writing on the wall for Christians, as in "did ya get the memo?"
In a rare show of insight, the Church also reflected: "Hey! This is just like that whole Galileo thing that blew up in our face!"
What does it mean to get "Slashdotted"?
If you have been online for a decent amount of time, you probably know about the news site for geeks called Slashdot.
From this, you may surmise that getting "Slashdotted" involves getting your site linked to in an article on Slashdot, resulting in a significant increase in your site traffic.
You would be correct. Very correct.
You may also surmise that this increase in traffic results in a corresponding increase in sales/leads/etc.
I normally respond to questions about who I'm voting for by snidely explaining that I was preparing to vote with my feet. I have long felt that my one single vote was of zero consequence and that the process was pointless. This was all before I had a chance to see things like the movie Recount, which is geared to point out that we do indeed have idiots in charge. The smart people all operate behind the scenes.
And now, as if to prove that the story told in Recount was most definitely not fiction, CNN brings us news of voting mismanagement both recent and historic.
So, now you have proof that your vote really doesn't count anymore.
Recently, a couple new startups began putting together sites with resources for collaborating on and sharing remixed political mashups ostensibly designed to encourage younger voters. [story on Wired]
While this is still a few shades away from the color I originally envisioned the remix/mashup scene, it can only be a matter of time before we say goodbye to the stale dramas that have been the mainstay of political dialog for centuries. Get ready for a new era of political power driven by the ability to motivate through entertainment. The position will eventually be granted to the politician who best crafts the memes that will drive their voters.
Get ready for MC POTUS, ladies and gentlemen...