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Sunday, August 31, 2008

I think I over-did it today wi...

I think I over-did it today with all the walking around down in mid-town w/a few thousand other New Yorkers. Feeling pretty bleh right now.

thepete.com: Rockefeller Plaza...

thepete.com: Rockefeller Plaza and Me (kinda):

TheWife snapped this at my request this even.. http://tinyurl.com/6jg5uz

Rockefeller Plaza and Me (kinda)

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TheWife snapped this at my request this evening as proof I went out of the apartment. :)
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12seconds - Qik for iPhone suc...

12seconds - Qik for iPhone sucks :( http://12seconds.tv/channel/ThePete/22111

Listening to Hucklebug.com on ...

Listening to Hucklebug.com on the 1-Train!

Just finished enjoying a hot d...

Just finished enjoying a hot dog & pretzel outside Radio City Music Hall. Yum (kinda). Now head for the subway & home.

Damn, finally found the Ninten...

Damn, finally found the Nintendo World Store and it's closed already. Must find food now...

Wandering around Rockefeller P...

Wandering around Rockefeller Plaza w/TheWife wondering if my immune system can take this so soon after my cold :(

http://qik.com/video/253830

http://qik.com/video/253830

http://qik.com/video/253826

http://qik.com/video/253826

At the 1 train ready to head d...

At the 1 train ready to head down to meet up with TheWife in HK. Glad this station gives good bars.

Damn, A-train went out of serv...

Damn, A-train went out of service while I was on it and go kicked off at 103rd. Too bad I was aiming for 42nd. >_<

Suucks--If I hurry, I can make...

Suucks--If I hurry, I can make it out to the last hour of a flea market down in Hell's Kitchen OR I can stay home and do dishes. SIGH.

@plagiarismtoday No worries! J...

@plagiarismtoday No worries! Just concentrate on what you need to. As always, good luck!

@infomaniac Thanks for the inf...

@infomaniac Thanks for the info! I love UKTV--my wife and I met because of "Red Dwarf". Have you seen "Life on Mars"? Really enjoyed it.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

BTW @knatchwa I'll be visualiz...

BTW @knatchwa I'll be visualizing hurricane Gustav deflating tonight for sure. It really really needs to dissipate and go away. Definitely.

Once again, it's 3am & I'm wid...

Once again, it's 3am & I'm wide awake. Guess it's time to let bad anime wear me down. Good night and see you all in the morning(ish).

@plagiarismtoday I just meant ...

@plagiarismtoday I just meant the concept of something new. Nothing literal, there. "TheNew" is just me being "cute." Please note the quotes

http://qik.com/video/251388

http://qik.com/video/251388

Watching old Mythbusters episo...

Watching old Mythbusters episodes while working on custom toys. Ahhh, I love customs!! Watch TheTwitterstream for a video link. ^_^

About to watch the last 2 part...

About to watch the last 2 parts of the UKTV miniseries "The Second Coming" written by Russel T. Davis of Doctor Who fame. Pretty fun so far.

Got an email today letting me ...

Got an email today letting me know that @cashnow1 is following me on Twitter. I'm going to guess he's a spammer. What do you think?

@plagiarismtoday Ah, OK, you'r...

@plagiarismtoday Ah, OK, you're covered. Good deal! Haven't heard of filedropper--I'll check it out though. I'm also interested in TheNew.:)

@infomaniac Oo, gotta differ w...

@infomaniac Oo, gotta differ with ya on the Primeval--Enjoyable, but I only watched because I was out of Doctor Whos ;)

@infomaniac Not familiar with ...

@infomaniac Not familiar with Blue Murder or Bonekickers--what are they about?

12seconds - subway $5 http://1...

12seconds - subway $5 http://12seconds.tv/channel/ThePete/21762

http://qik.com/video/250020

http://qik.com/video/250020

Wow, ears just popped for the ...

Wow, ears just popped for the first time since I got sick. I think I might be getting better! Of to Trader Joe's for food.

@infomaniac I don't think I've...

@infomaniac I don't think I've ever eat bangers and mash--must try that sometime. Totally understand the BBC-watching urge, too. :)

@gabey8 I wiped out my scooter...

@gabey8 I wiped out my scooter a few years back & limped for a couple of weeks. Bright side? I got out of dancing at my bro's wedding. :D

@gabey8 Awww, sorry, didn't me...

@gabey8 Awww, sorry, didn't mean to touch a sore spot--doh! Did it again! ;) But yeah, ya gotta look at the bright side of these things :)

@plagiarismtoday Ah, I see--we...

@plagiarismtoday Ah, I see--well, I'd suggest dumping them onto a couple different thumb drives--or whatever you've got.

@plagiarismtoday Once you've g...

@plagiarismtoday Once you've got stable 'net again, let me know and I'll send you an invite to Dropbox a great online backup service.

@MeanBot Sorry, don't follow y...

@MeanBot Sorry, don't follow you--are you puzzled, too?

Sony's ODO wind-up camera stea...

Sony's ODO wind-up camera steals XO's Color Scheme (but works!) (http://ping.fm/AFt6a)

@BloodyLaughter That's awesome...

@BloodyLaughter That's awesome! Gotta love the Internet. No, really, YOU HAVE TO. But that's cool--all the way from Sydney to New Jersey :)

AT&T sent me an email that my ...

AT&T sent me an email that my 2nd iPhone bill is "ready". I don't have to pay it until 9/17--that gives me 3 weeks to forget all about it!

@richpav retweet: Powers & dut...

@richpav retweet: Powers & duties for mayor of Wasilla: Be present at council meetings, vote in case of tie; act as ceremonial head of city.

@richpav I hear ya. Everyone e...

@richpav I hear ya. Everyone else: our potential VP in a lighter moment: http://is.gd/235L

@plagiarismtoday Oh and make s...

@plagiarismtoday Oh and make sure to back up those insurance photos (maybe put them online?)--a lot can happen while evacuating.

@plagiarismtoday Looking at th...

@plagiarismtoday Looking at the cone last night makes me hope for the best even more for you guys down there. Stay safe and good luck!

@gabey8 You're welcome! Sorry ...

@gabey8 You're welcome! Sorry about long term maintenance. Does this mean your knee might function as a Bad Weather Early Warning System? :)

thepete.com: Police Raid RNC P...

thepete.com: Police Raid RNC Protesters HQ Arrest Nobody:

Capped this on my iPhone just a f.. http://tinyurl.com/6fcqcn

@knatchwa I have WinXP on my e...

@knatchwa I have WinXP on my eee pc, but Xubuntu on an SD card, too--can't get the Xubuntu to save anything to the SD. Leaving me puzzled.

Now I know why iPhone can use ...

Now I know why iPhone can use 3 different networks--you never know when it will suddenly be unable to connect to one. Apple, whahappa?

Worst. Night. Of. Sleep. Ever....

Worst. Night. Of. Sleep. Ever. I literally tossed and turned all night, finally getting to sleep sometime after 6am. Coffee, please?

Police Raid RNC Protesters HQ Arrest Nobody

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Capped this on my iPhone just a few minutes ago. I guess I'm not surprised this kind of thing still happens. In fact, I'm a little surprised I didn't hear about anything like this happening to DNC protesters last week. Then again, I was sick all week so I might have missed it. I'm going to have to catch up on my DemocracyNow.org broadcasts.

Anyway, so let this be a lesson to you! Don't even think about speaking out unless you don't mind cops with guns ransacking your headquarters, detaining and photographing you before you do it.

Funny how they claimed there was a search warrant but said the cause wasn't public "at this time."

Big brother can be kind of dickish, can't he?
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thepete.com: Hurricane Gustav ...

thepete.com: Hurricane Gustav Heading Right for…New Orleans:

The above is a screencap of th.. http://tinyurl.com/6apthn

Hurricane Gustav Heading Right for...New Orleans

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The above is a screencap of the cone of uncertainty for Hurricane Gustav taken on my iPhone. Now, please tell me it doesn't look like that son of a bitch is heading right towards... New Orleans!

I'm always talking about being an Atheist, but if you're not, please start praying for those folks, just in case I'm wrong about the whole "no god" thing. In the meantime I hope all of us non-believers will start sending positive thoughts toward the Gulf in hopes that Gustav runs out of gusto long before landfall.

Scary stuff for sure...

If you're down there and you're reading this, good luck to you!
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Friday, August 29, 2008

http://qik.com/video/247409

http://qik.com/video/247409

@knatchwa could be--thing is, ...

@knatchwa could be--thing is, I use a Java app to manage music on a Win-only mp3 player, so unless they want me to go back to Windows... :)

Wow, suddenly Apple's not lett...

Wow, suddenly Apple's not letting us have easy control over the version of Java we have on our machine. Be a little more like M$ why dontcha

@richpav Great catch on the Pa...

@richpav Great catch on the Palin Wikipedia article. For anyone who missed it: http://tinyurl.com/5kj7sv

thepete.com: Sarah Palin Game ...

thepete.com: Sarah Palin Game Changer or Scandal Bringer?: I’m a little confused about .. http://tinyurl.com/5ngsfn

Sarah Palin Game Changer or Scandal Bringer? UPDATED

I'm a little confused about this blurb CNN put on their main page tonight about Sarah Palin, John McCain's choice for his VP running mate. CNN makes it sound like this woman is pristine and amazing--the only thing the Obama camp can say that is bad about her is that she's got no foreign policy experience--which is kind of a useless criticism since Obama doesn't have much more and McCain has scads more than either of them.

This might put the idea in people's heads that she really is, as the blurb suggests, a "game changer."

The truth seems to be that she's just like a lot of politicians--in trouble for ethics violations. I know--someone in politics under investigation? Incredible!

Well, it's true, and she is. Simply News-Googling for "Sarah Palin ethics investigation" led me to a bunch of articles about Palin's recent problems. The following tidbits about Sarah Palin's ethics investigation were reported at NYTimes.com:

A state ethics probe that was launched just a few weeks ago is already drawing attention in the opening moments of her debut as the Republican vice presidential pick is Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

An independent investigator appointed by a panel of state legislators earlier this month is looking into whether Ms. Palin dismissed a top law enforcement official in her administration because he failed to fire a state trooper, Mike Wooten, who went through a messy divorce with Ms. Palin̢۪s sister


Whoopsie.

Now, granted, to a campaign like McCain's, lying and firing for political or personal reasons is no big thing, but for those of us who still have morals, an investigation is an investigation. Sarah Palin may be adorable, but if she's being investigated she's probably not a good bet for a VP candidate right now. However, she's young--just 44 there's always 2012 if she's innocent of these charges.

Personally, I don't think this is a huge deal and while I do admit we don't live in an ideal world, surely, we can expect our potential leaders to not be under ethics investigations while running for one of the highest offices in the land.

Given McCain's habit of looking like he's copying the Bush Administration's behavior, he might try a little harder to find a running mate that has a spotless record, regardless of gender or ethnicity. Then again, this is the world of politics so maybe I am asking too much.

Still, I don't think it's right for CNN to completely ignore this investigation on it's home page--after all, most people probably aren't going to bother reading past the main page, so they'll never know the truth.

Hell, to me, McCain picking a woman is such an obvious stunt, anyway. It's like the Obama/Biden ticket has an old white guy and a minority, and now, so does the McCain/Palin ticket. By mirroring the demographics of his opponent, McCain is forcing people to make a gut decision based on race and/or gender. Now, the entire country will have to make the decision the Democrats just finished making:

Do I want a black guy or a woman in the White House?

I mean, come on, you don't really expect the majority of the American people to look past the surface issues, do you? If they did that, they'd realize how incredibly similar the two tickets are to each other. Then they might demand actual candidates that could deliver actual change.

Nobody wants that! Come on, John! What are you thinking?? You're going to ruin it for everyone!

Well, "everyone" except for the American People. We might have a chance to elect leaders who want to solve the actual problems we're facing.

UPDATE 8/30/08 1:50am: Seems someone feels the same way as me about Palin not being as pristine as she should be to run for VP--only this someone is on her side. According to an NPR report, it looks like the day before Palin was announced as McCain's VP pick, Palin's Wikipedia entry got whitewashed, making her look better than the previous article. Specifically, references to a beauty pageant and the above mentioned scandal were edited to be less prominent. Check out the story for more at NPR's website here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=94118849

Hell, I didn't even know about the beauty pageant--I guess that's what that this picture was about.

Praise be to RichPav who Twittered about this the NPR story.

@plagiarismtoday Good luck to ...

@plagiarismtoday Good luck to you and yours. Hopefully we won't have to find out if the Bush administration will let you down.

@strictly Aw, thanks! :) She'...

@strictly Aw, thanks! :) She's just brought home some more chicken soup and OJ, too. Yeah, I think I'll keep her! :P Hope you're writing!

@MariAdkins Good luck with the...

@MariAdkins Good luck with the move! Positive thoughts winging your way straight from my brain!! I know that probably doesn't sound great.

@MarsRovers welcome to Twitter...

@MarsRovers welcome to Twitter! Psyched to hear from you guys!

Random question: what the heck...

Random question: what the heck is the song "Bulls on Parade" about? "Rally 'round the family with a pocket full of shells." Whaaaa?

The Library of Congress' Photo...

The Library of Congress' Photostream: Best Flickrstream ever! (IMHO) (http://ping.fm/72TAL)

@gabey8 Yeesh--does that mean ...

@gabey8 Yeesh--does that mean the operation didn't improve things? Or will you just have to have aspirin handy at all times?

@kevinthompson happy birthday,...

@kevinthompson happy birthday, Mr. Syndiqik.com ! I hope it's a good day for ya!

Why do electronics companies u...

Why do electronics companies unveil stuff at trade shows but then fail to mention them on their own websites?? Do they WANT free publicity?

UK yanks an Apple ad for lying...

UK yanks an Apple ad for lying--spot on, you lot! (http://ping.fm/y2ZLA)

@lisarein best new iPhone slog...

@lisarein best new iPhone slogan: "The new iPhone! Just try to keep it in your pants!" well done! I'm not the only writer in the family!!

12seconds - DISTRACTION! http:...

12seconds - DISTRACTION! http://embed.12seconds.tv/channel/ThePete/21361

@jpgardner politics has always...

@jpgardner politics has always been the art of the possible, not the ideal--too true. That's why I'm a scifi writer & not a politician. :P

Yeah, I'm with @simedia on thi...

Yeah, I'm with @simedia on this one, Palin's hot or at least, she was :P (http://ping.fm/e2v7n)

Hilarious post on "Wonder Woma...

Hilarious post on "Wonder Woman" Palin at Kilroy Report (http://ping.fm/gohgf)

@knatchwa Gah! Food--you're r...

@knatchwa Gah! Food--you're right. I actually have paid work to do today, too. Must get back to that. Damn real world is fun sometimes!

Huh, can't seem to pull up Ala...

Huh, can't seem to pull up Alaska's website. I wonder why that is... ;) (http://gov.state.ak.us/)

@splitdocDOTcom Ah sweet! She'...

@splitdocDOTcom Ah sweet! She's one of my heroes in life. Don't always agree with her, but she's gut more guts than most reporters out there

@simedia Haha, I gotcha. Would...

@simedia Haha, I gotcha. Wouldn't want her in the Oval Office either but a few other places? Maybe ;) but we're both married men, so nuf sed

@jpgardner and nothing says "c...

@jpgardner and nothing says "change" for the White House, than a black man in the oval office. Would prefer more isolationist prez, tho'.

@jpgardner though "evil" might...

@jpgardner though "evil" might be too strong a word. I'm just going for the most change I can see at this point.

@jpgardner Well, let's hope th...

@jpgardner Well, let's hope that's enough for voters. Too bad for me beating McCain isn't ideally enough for me. Tired of lesser of 2 evils.

@splitdocDOTcom My favorite in...

@splitdocDOTcom My favorite indy news source is probably DemocracyNow, tho' they're not indy when it comes to ideology. They still beat CNN.

Amusing Sarah Palin pic from W...

Amusing Sarah Palin pic from Wonkette.com (http://ping.fm/fOZ5v)

@simedia Wow! OK, dude--I can...

@simedia Wow! OK, dude--I can see the hot--Sarah Palin is adorable. Tho' there are a lot of hot women I wouldn't want in the White House.

@simedia Haha, it's certainly ...

@simedia Haha, it's certainly not an unattractive face for such a close-up, but "hot" didn't come to mind. But I'll Google her and see...

@simedia Are you referring to ...

@simedia Are you referring to Palin being hot? Got some photographic evidence? I've only seen her HUGE face on CNN.com.

@jpgardner You're right--it's ...

@jpgardner You're right--it's a little baffling from that POV. I mean, what kind of choice is he giving us? We'll have to vote on issues!

@splitdocDOTcom Actually, a wo...

@splitdocDOTcom Actually, a woman VP nom isn't historical, the Dems beat them to the punch--remember Geraldine? 1984, I think it was.

@kellysue AWESOME! Good for y...

@kellysue AWESOME! Good for you and thanks for Twittering about it--that's hilarious!

@knatchwa yeah, like @splitdoc...

@knatchwa yeah, like @splitdocDOTcom said, it's a pretty amazing time to be paying attention to all this.

Thanks to Palin voters will ha...

Thanks to Palin voters will have to look at the issues, think for themselves, vote on principle. So, EVERY vote will (need to be) count(ed).

If McCain had just stuck to hi...

If McCain had just stuck to his guns and his gender, it'd be easy for voters to decide--a clear, gut-based choice would be easy. Not now.

I feel like it'll muddy the wa...

I feel like it'll muddy the waters and make it harder for Americans to decide, thus making the whole "faulty election system" an issue again

I should be honest and say tha...

I should be honest and say that I do think Palin is bad news for Obama--not terrible news, but not good news, either.

@lesliecarbone I'd like a bit ...

@lesliecarbone I'd like a bit of both. Principles are good, but one size doesn't always fit all. But I'd rather the former than the latter.

@splitdocDOTcom To a certain d...

@splitdocDOTcom To a certain degree, yeah--I feel like there's a lot of emphasis on a B&W kind of argument, so I was curious.

@knatchwa Haha, I'm just calli...

@knatchwa Haha, I'm just calling it like I see it & from the folks that brought us "you're either with us or against us" this fits them fine

@splitdocDOTcom does your movi...

@splitdocDOTcom does your movie take into consideration indy voters? It seems, so far, like you're about red & blue & not the colorless.

@tehkenny Haha, uhhh, maybe sh...

@tehkenny Haha, uhhh, maybe she keeps the streets plowed? I don't know what kind of duties the governor of Alaska would have! Good question!

@strictly Thanks :) I am feeli...

@strictly Thanks :) I am feeling better this morning. And TheWife has supplied me with some of that tea and the honey, too. And both helped.

@sidehike Haha, I don't know h...

@sidehike Haha, I don't know how to say "ex-step-mom" in Latin. I never asked her since was my ex-step-mom. :) Good question, though!

Not sure how this can be anyth...

Not sure how this can be anything but a Republican tactic of demographically mirroring the Dems--it's typical of their B&W thinking.

@knatchwa Rough terrain? I don...

@knatchwa Rough terrain? I don't see it. To me it's like the Dems have a minority & a white guy, the Repubs pull the same.

@knatchwa I can't imagine McCa...

@knatchwa I can't imagine McCain picking a woman if Obama wasn't black. The Repub's tactic is to match the Dems demographically.

Actually, economically, a Repu...

Actually, economically, a Republican woman VP does make more sense since we can pay her less for the same job and she won't complain.

HA! McCain picks a woman!! Wha...

HA! McCain picks a woman!! What a laugh. As if there wasn't a more obvious example of pandering he could have provided.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wow, even though I slept until...

Wow, even though I slept until 4pm (I'm still sick) it felt like a long day. I'm tired and going to bed. I hope to wake up feeling healthy.

@sidehike Sorry, I think I mis...

@sidehike Sorry, I think I misread your double negative. My ex-step-mom teaches Latin so picked up a few tricks from her, but I'm no expert.

@sidehike Wow, well, maybe if ...

@sidehike Wow, well, maybe if you had taken 3 years you'd have gotten to the weird stuff! ;) I did say I wasn't normal. Also: sarcastic.

@knatchwa #RNC08 will be infin...

@knatchwa #RNC08 will be infinitely more quipable. I mean, how can you keep a straight face while they try to praise what they've done.

Most Recent Mugshot: http://ti...

Most Recent Mugshot: http://tinyurl.com/5wnk2s

@GraceMcDunnough Yeah, apparen...

@GraceMcDunnough Yeah, apparently, Global Warming is something you can "believe in" or not. Here I thought it was all about facts n' junk.

#RNC08 Ah, dude--C-SPAN just a...

#RNC08 Ah, dude--C-SPAN just announced the big names that will speak at the RNC--I CAN'T WAIT! George Bush will open!! Christmas in August!

#DNC08 Some dipthong on C-SPAN...

#DNC08 Some dipthong on C-SPAN just called Obama a "Black Socialist". Is that even possible? A black Nazi? Whaaaaa?

#DNC08 Hey! Just saw one of my...

#DNC08 Hey! Just saw one of my Twitters show up on the C-SPAN website. At least I know this hashtag thing works! :)

#DNC08 YAY C-SPAN has tech-cut...

#DNC08 YAY C-SPAN has tech-cutie Leslie Bradshaw back quoting from the Internet! Now, if she'd only quote ME. :(

@kevinthompson That's what I d...

@kevinthompson That's what I didn't get about live streaming anyway. Seems like only a huge advertising budget can take adequate advantage.

@sidehike sorry I missed your ...

@sidehike sorry I missed your reply. That's how it's translated, normally. But I'm not normal. ;) But seriously, Latin is funky that way.

#DNC08 It's kind of a shame th...

#DNC08 It's kind of a shame that people cheer like mad at BHO's line: "Patriotism has no party." I mean, shouldn't that be obvious?

#DNC08 Now, if the Secret Serv...

#DNC08 Now, if the Secret Service can just keep Obama ALIVE. I have faith in humanity, but not in ALL humanity. A few of us are crazy! :P

#DNC08 I'm SO kidding. I just ...

#DNC08 I'm SO kidding. I just don't pray. Positive thoughts and belief in humanity are what do it for me. I kid God, but I love him! er Him.

#DNC08 God clearly doesn't ble...

#DNC08 God clearly doesn't bless America. Look what's happened to it the last 8 years! < rim-shot >

#DNC08 Ooo, I'm an Atheist, s...

#DNC08 Ooo, I'm an Atheist, so I'll end this prayer my way: "God, F-off!" ;P

#DNC08 Are they going to annou...

#DNC08 Are they going to announce when "OBAMA HAS LEFT THE BUILDING"?

#DNC08 Meh, the fireworks at t...

#DNC08 Meh, the fireworks at the Olympics were better. :\

#DNC08 Been listening to R&B a...

#DNC08 Been listening to R&B almost all day and now we get the rejected score from the last Tom Clancy movie.

#DNC08 All right, WHAT'S going...

#DNC08 All right, WHAT'S going on with the music here???

#DNC08 This was NOT the music ...

#DNC08 This was NOT the music I expected them to be playing after Obama's acceptance speech. Could they not find an R&B cover, at least?

@lesliecarbone I disagree. See...

@lesliecarbone I disagree. Seems Congress has survived just fine while voting themselves benefits earned by others & we keep voting for 'em!

#DNC08 Why not just get rid of...

#DNC08 Why not just get rid of nukes all together? That'd make it real easy to keep nukes out of bad guys' hands--by not making them at all

#DNC08 Did he just NOT endorse...

#DNC08 Did he just NOT endorse gay marriage? Come on, man--you're black--what do you have to lose?

@lesliecarbone Obama has nothi...

@lesliecarbone Obama has nothing to do with Democracy dying. Democracy dies when every vote isn't counted. Has zip to do w/who's running.

#DNC08 Wait, members of Congre...

#DNC08 Wait, members of Congress get health benefits? So, I pay taxes and have no benefits but they get them? That's volume buying, I guess.

#DNC08 Tax cuts to 95% of us? ...

#DNC08 Tax cuts to 95% of us? But, Barack, who's going to pay for the war on terror? Big business? ...actually, that's a good idea!

#DNC08 Corporations follow the...

#DNC08 Corporations follow the rules? Good luck with that, B-man!

@lesliecarbone but it's night ...

@lesliecarbone but it's night time!

#DNC08 So did McCain vote with...

#DNC08 So did McCain vote with Bush 90 or 95% of the time? The number keeps... FLIP-FLOPPING!!

#DNC08 DICK VAN PATTEN DICK VA...

#DNC08 DICK VAN PATTEN DICK VAN PATTEN! What? He said "8 is Enough".

#DNC08 Damn, I'm watching a bl...

#DNC08 Damn, I'm watching a black man give his acceptance speech for the Democrat nomination for President. History, folks.

#DNC08 I love the way Biden re...

#DNC08 I love the way Biden reacted to Obama thanking him as if to say: "Aw, YOU REMEMBERED ME! Thanks, buddy!"

#DNC08 Wouldn't it have been a...

#DNC08 Wouldn't it have been amazing if he had turned down the nomination? The place would FLIP out. :P

#DNC08 I'm really happy that s...

#DNC08 I'm really happy that stadium has no lighting booths. O_O

#DNC08 Nice words, but will he...

#DNC08 Nice words, but will he stick with it after inauguration day?

#DNC08 Wow! Obama was an astro...

#DNC08 Wow! Obama was an astronaut??

#DNC08 YES, I KNOW OBAMA'S GRA...

#DNC08 YES, I KNOW OBAMA'S GRANDFATHER SERVED WITH PATTON'S ARMY! I'd just like to know why this helps Obama be a better leader.

#DNC08 GAH! ANOTHER video! Dav...

#DNC08 GAH! ANOTHER video! David Strathairn! Whyyyy? Oh, fine, you can narrate Democratic propaganda if you want. You're still a good actor.

@knatchwa my understanding is ...

@knatchwa my understanding is that it gives something universal for search engines to grab onto--we all agree to use the same key word.

#DNC08 I think it's musical in...

#DNC08 I think it's musical interludes like these that make me miss CNN. However, CNN makes me miss certain speakers, so, it evens out.

@GroovyBrent, I LIKE watching ...

@GroovyBrent, I LIKE watching C-SPAN! Sheesh!

@knatchwa Here's a site that w...

@knatchwa Here's a site that will probably help with the hashtags thing more than I'll be able to. http://hashtags.org/

#DNC08 I get what this is now-...

#DNC08 I get what this is now--it's the ex-Republican walk of shame. I wonder if they'll try the same thing at the RNC. That'd be a laugh.

@knatchwa you just add a speci...

@knatchwa you just add a specific tag like "#DNC08" and then your post should pop up in searches. So, it's not about discussion, I guess.

#DNC08 Wow, so Obama wants to ...

#DNC08 Wow, so Obama wants to give a $4000 tax credit to kids wanting to go to college? Does he know how much college costs?

#DNC08 Wow, Monica Early is a ...

#DNC08 Wow, Monica Early is a pretty good speaker--she just needs to chill out on the nervousness. Not that I blame her. Could never do that

@knatchwa the "#" thing is so ...

@knatchwa the "#" thing is so search engines can search Twitter via topic. It's called a hashtag and I'm not so sure how they work, either.

@knatchwa Actually, I just mov...

@knatchwa Actually, I just moved to NYC from LA. Yes, I was an LA bus rider and compared to NYC, they sucked! But at least I saved green.

#DNC08 This guy again?

#DNC08 This guy again?

#DNC08 Why am I not surprised ...

#DNC08 Why am I not surprised Joe Biden has a friend called "Floyd"?

#DNC08 As an Atheist I want to...

#DNC08 As an Atheist I want to be annoyed every time someone says "God Bless America" but really, it's their own breath they're wasting.

#DNC08 "I stand before you not...

#DNC08 "I stand before you not as a Democrat or a Republican, but as an American." ARG! NO ONE gets to say this ANYMORE.

#DNC08 Wow, 50 minutes until D...

#DNC08 Wow, 50 minutes until Durbin comes out. What do we do until then? Anyone know any good campfire songs?

@knatchwa Thanks for the add, ...

@knatchwa Thanks for the add, man! I hope my DNC posts aren't too annoying. Oh and FYI, I've been car-free since 2003. I'm right with ya!

#DNC08 I got nothing on this M...

#DNC08 I got nothing on this Michael McDonald guy. Is he the "Like a Rock" guy? Or maybe: his hamburgers are good? :\

#DNC08 Wow, the natives are ge...

#DNC08 Wow, the natives are getting restless! (Is that racist?) :P

@lesliecarbone "What is unique...

@lesliecarbone "What is unique about BHO's alleged "leadership experience"?" He doesn't have any? THANK YOU, GOOD NIGHT! ;)

#DNC08 Did he just quote "e pl...

#DNC08 Did he just quote "e pluribus unum"? I always thought that translated from Latin into: "From Many to One" kinda makes sense, sadly.

#DNC08 You know, his Powerpoin...

#DNC08 You know, his Powerpoint presentation of this speech is much better. It's all multimediaish.

#DNC08 How will notice change ...

#DNC08 How will notice change in America? I'm thinking when there's a black man in the White House. I'm gonna call America changed then.

#DNC08 It's hard dealing with ...

#DNC08 It's hard dealing with Al's pomposity knowing that he's probably right... :P

#DNC08 Did Al just quote Thoma...

#DNC08 Did Al just quote Thomas Edison? Thomas Edison was a dick.

#DNC08 Hey, it's the Asian dud...

#DNC08 Hey, it's the Asian dude from Lost! OMG! I'm TOTALLY VOTING OBAMA NOW!

#DNC08 Oh, pleeeease talk abou...

#DNC08 Oh, pleeeease talk about how OPEC only sells oil to buyers with USD and that our economy will suffer seriously if we get off oil!

#DNC08 Trusts the market, Gore...

#DNC08 Trusts the market, Gore says? Sheesh. The market created the whole crisis-thing! Sheesh.

#DNC08 I'll refrain from sayin...

#DNC08 I'll refrain from saying: "Hey! There's the guy America wanted as president back in 2000!" Oops! I said it.

#DNC08 Oh, THIS guy... watch h...

#DNC08 Oh, THIS guy... watch him play the "Global Warming" card! TYPICAL! ;)

#DNC08 Is it me or are the vid...

#DNC08 Is it me or are the videos seeming shorter tonight? Or even cut-off?

#DNC08 Was Stevie talking to m...

#DNC08 Was Stevie talking to me? o_O That was spooky, a little...

@strictly Yay! Glad to hear i...

@strictly Yay! Glad to hear it! I hope you write a lot! Thanks for Twittering about it--reminds me of what I should be doing. :)

@gabey8 Yay! Glad to hear it!...

@gabey8 Yay! Glad to hear it! I hope you mend fast!!

#DNC08 I can't believe I misse...

#DNC08 I can't believe I missed Richardson! C-SPAN lied!! They said he was coming on at 8:30--I climb out of the shower and he's talking!

#DNC08 Huh, C-SPAN says nobody...

#DNC08 Huh, C-SPAN says nobody's speaking until 8:30pm. I think I'll go hop in the shower and let Bowie play me out.

#DNC08 Ah, here's the black mu...

#DNC08 Ah, here's the black music again. Something tells me we won't be hearing anything from Niggy Tardust tonight.

#DNC08 Wait, are the folks at ...

#DNC08 Wait, are the folks at home supposed to be doing this? Texting in our messages of support for Obama so he can add my # to his lists?

#DNC08 What the *hell* is this...

#DNC08 What the *hell* is this texting thing? Haven't the delegates given enough? Does the DNC know how much AT&T charges for texts??

#DNC08 Looks like Obama's spee...

#DNC08 Looks like Obama's speech has been "leaked" to the press. Read it here: http://is.gd/21ku or do like me and stay spoiler-free. :)

#DNC08 So, they got the MLK tr...

#DNC08 So, they got the MLK tribute out of the way, now it's time for WHITE MUSIC! Yay!! (please note the sarcasm.)

#DNC08 And it only took *45* y...

#DNC08 And it only took *45* years for a black man to be nominated as a Democratic *candidate* for president. Go America! o_O

#DNC08 It's a shame that MLK J...

#DNC08 It's a shame that MLK Jr. is rarely remembered for everything he did--just the racial stuff. He actually did anti-war stuff & more.

#DNC08 Uh-oh, just got the fir...

#DNC08 Uh-oh, just got the first Fail Whale of the night. I hope it's the last--we've got three hours to go before Obama's speech. .shudder.

#DNC08 Apparently, Obama will ...

#DNC08 Apparently, Obama will be bagging on Bush during his speech tonight. Wow, gutsy move! Kudos to Obama for pointing out the obvious.

@jpgardner I hope it's Lieberm...

@jpgardner I hope it's Lieberman just so it'll shake everyone up and toss the whole race into uncertainty--well, *interesting* uncertainty.

#DNC08 I'm ready for some chan...

#DNC08 I'm ready for some change... in SPEAKERS!! Dude, your voice has a serrated edge! Finish up! Can someone start beeping this guy off?

#DNC08 Ahhh, now THIS woman kn...

#DNC08 Ahhh, now THIS woman knows how to deliver a speech with a MICROPHONE. Thank you, Lottie Shackelford! All others: STOP YELLING!

#DNC08 They get some little bl...

#DNC08 They get some little blonde in a denim mini to deliver the Pledge during the presentation of the colors?? Seems a tad disrespectful.

@BloodyLaughter I'll be livebl...

@BloodyLaughter I'll be liveblogging the final night of the DNC, too--I hope I can stay entertaining :)

@BloodyLaughter Yep--just move...

@BloodyLaughter Yep--just moved here a few months ago but I grew up in Jersey, so I'm not a total newbie. Glad you liked my liveblogging. :)

Most Recent Mugshot: http://ti...

Most Recent Mugshot: http://tinyurl.com/6kr74e

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

All of my LiveBlogging from DNC08

Want to read everything I've posted while live-blogging the Democratic National Convention 2008? Go here:

http://thepete.com/tag/DNC08

I'll be live-blogging the final night of the DNC08 (well, the interesting bits, anyway) and will do the same for the RNC next week. Can you feel the excitement????

@LTC_Kilgore Uh, I like to thi...

@LTC_Kilgore Uh, I like to think that's a good thing ^_^ but thanks for reading.

Wow--how can anyone think a la...

Wow--how can anyone think a lack of experience in Washington is a bad thing? Look at what experience gets us! It's a little crazy, but NEW.

Came across a couple cool blog...

Came across a couple cool blogs for folks interested in black issues: http://blackperspective.net & http://thejena6blog.blogspot.com

thepete.com: Barack Obama Kiss...

thepete.com: Barack Obama Kissed Mrs. Biden on the Lips!:

And if that wasn’t enough, .. http://tinyurl.com/5jwdbu

Damn, I guess we should all be...

Damn, I guess we should all be using the "#DNC08" hashtag in order to get on TV? :( Guess we know for tomorrow.

YAY, C-SPAN's Leslie Bradshaw ...

YAY, C-SPAN's Leslie Bradshaw (cute beglassesed blonde) is back to quote stuff from the Internet "blogs" and something called "Twitter".

@dankeldsen Yeah, I tried watc...

@dankeldsen Yeah, I tried watching PBS the 1st nite, but I was just falling asleep while missing people give speeches I'd rather listen to.

Barack Obama Kissed Mrs. Biden on the Lips!

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http://twitpic.com/99wj - Barack Obama Kissed Mrs. Biden on the Lips!

@jpgardner I definitely agree-...

@jpgardner I definitely agree--none of these guys have crappy speech writers. It just depends on how they perform post-election.

@zillz did you see it too? I'...

@zillz did you see it too? I'm going to have to check the DVR to see if Obama really did kiss Mrs. Biden straight on the lips.

@jpgardner Aw, thanks for the ...

@jpgardner Aw, thanks for the retweet! I did think Biden's riff was getting a bit old.

GOD BLESS C-SPAN for not decid...

GOD BLESS C-SPAN for not deciding what we should and shouldn't see and for not forcing idiotic talking heads down our throats. C-SPAN &g ...

Sister Catherine Pinkerton. A ...

Sister Catherine Pinkerton. A lovely lady, but based on the name, I expected a black woman. :\ Turns out she's a nun. Ah well.

Who the hell are all these... ...

Who the hell are all these... really attractive young women on the stage? That's right, Barack, don't stop kissin' now, my friend!

Obama's kissing everybody!! W...

Obama's kissing everybody!! WTH!

Oh, now Obama's going to kiss ...

Oh, now Obama's going to kiss Biden on the lips!

WOW--an awkward Mrs. Biden/Bar...

WOW--an awkward Mrs. Biden/Barack Obama kiss on the lips!!!

Oh no! Will we see an awkward...

Oh no! Will we see an awkward kiss from the Biden's ala the Gores?

@jpgardner Woops! I just hear...

@jpgardner Woops! I just heard the beeping for Biden!

Yeah, but Biden, will we help ...

Yeah, but Biden, will we help the people of S. Ossetia rebuild after Georgia blew them up? Georgia did kinda start it. :\

When I asked John McCain for c...

When I asked John McCain for change for a dollar, he handed me a dollar bill back! That's not change! That's more of the same!

@jpgardner Haha--you could be ...

@jpgardner Haha--you could be right! We'll see though--there are no filibusters in the Senate, so he might take the mic and run.

Did Biden just say "plagued" b...

Did Biden just say "plagued" by the rules?

Rich white guy says it "seems"...

Rich white guy says it "seems" that the American Dream is slipping away? WOW. I'd have NEVER KNOWN, living in Washington Hgts., NYC. NEVER.

@jpgardner Yeah, they did it t...

@jpgardner Yeah, they did it to Joe's kid, too. Must be the hurry-up-beep.

Have they ALL been paid off? ...

Have they ALL been paid off? Can they all think this guy is (vice)presidential? Sheesh.

Wait--his dad said he couldn't...

Wait--his dad said he couldn't get a new dad, but when his mom died they now call her mom and call their family "re-built"? Whaaaa?

"Joe and Bo" weren't they the ...

"Joe and Bo" weren't they the Duke Boys?

I hope Biden describes Obama a...

I hope Biden describes Obama as "clean" again. That'll rock!

@jpgardner Ah, OK, glad it was...

@jpgardner Ah, OK, glad it wasn't just in my head. I thought I heard it last night, too. Do you think it's them getting played off stage?

Biden's daughter's hot.

Biden's daughter's hot.

YAY! I'm so glad we won't have...

YAY! I'm so glad we won't have any icky women running for president. That would be lame having to put up with all their make-up and periods.

Wow. This woman's sister was m...

Wow. This woman's sister was murdered by an ex-boyfriend--way to start with a joke.

The whole phrase "homeless vet...

The whole phrase "homeless veterans" pisses me off. How it can possibly exist in the real world offends me to no end.

Am I on crack or is there a be...

Am I on crack or is there a beeping that is trying to play Duckworth of the stage?

@film_girl So, not only did To...

@film_girl So, not only did Tom Hanks host that video, but the video was shot by Spielberg? No wonder I hated it. ;)

Tammy Duckworth was a female h...

Tammy Duckworth was a female helicopter pilot in the military? But as a *female* helicopter pilot, how did she know how to work her stick?

Sum up of that video: "War is ...

Sum up of that video: "War is bad, I'm Tom Hanks."

IT'S THE GANGSTER FROM ROAD TO...

IT'S THE GANGSTER FROM ROAD TO PERDITION! LOOK OUT!

Anyone know if C-SPAN has an H...

Anyone know if C-SPAN has an HD/widescreen channel?

Once again, I hope the DNC isn...

Once again, I hope the DNC isn't trying to tell us they did all they could do to stop Bush from taking us to war. I reeeeally hope...

OMG! Tom Hanks narrating!! I'...

OMG! Tom Hanks narrating!! I'M GONNA CRY! >_<

Uh, thanks DNC, we know war is...

Uh, thanks DNC, we know war is bad. Maybe your guys in Congress shouldn't have given Bush the power to go it alone.

Chet Edwards, denture wearer.....

Chet Edwards, denture wearer... I mean, look at those pearly whites! No one smiles that proudly unless they've paid for 'em.

Whoa--this Chet guy is freakin...

Whoa--this Chet guy is freakin' me out a little.

My last resort is Club Med. I...

My last resort is Club Med. I hate that place. Went there once, never again.

Wow, he's a lawyer AND a Repub...

Wow, he's a lawyer AND a Republican! OH wait, he's just become a Democrat, I get it. Still a lawyer though.

Didn't Bill Clinton say that h...

Didn't Bill Clinton say that he was the warm-up act for Biden? Who are all these small fries??

Wow, why'd Claudia Kennedy sto...

Wow, why'd Claudia Kennedy stop at just Lieutenant General? DAMN GLASS CEILING!!

Hey, did you know that Barack ...

Hey, did you know that Barack Obama's grandfather marched with Patton's army? I DID NOT KNOW THAT.