Tag: politics

  • Berlusconi Pizza with Reindeer

    Finnish humor at its best. The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was famously quoted as saying he had to “endure” Finnish food during a visit several years ago. So it certainly amused me when I found out that the a Finnish pizza chain has named one of their pizzas in his honor. Thumbing their noses squarely at […]

  • Barack Obama’s Facebook Page

    This is really well done. In honor of Barack Obama’s first 100 days in office, Slate has mocked up a parody of his Facebook page. Remember, What will Facebook look like in 40 years?

  • Is this the new Obama phone?

    CNN wonders if the Barak Obama’s new phone is the Sectéra® Edge™ (love the multiple super-scripts in the product name!) by General Dynamics. Features include a “classified key” that you flip when you want to jump on the Top Sekret network for calls, email, or browsing. Click on the image above and check out the […]

  • Yes, We Did!

    Amazing images of today’s Presidential Inauguration from 400 miles up posted on VentureBeat.

  • A Proud Day for All Americans

    A Proud Day for All Americans

    I flew back from Denver last night on a plane full of Obama volunteers who were working Colorado to get out the vote. The pilot reported during the flight that McCain had conceded and the entire plane erupted in cheers the same way it did in the hotel bar when CNN called Pennsylvania and at […]

  • Religion and Politics

    Wow, and I thought California’s Proposition 8 was a bad idea, check out what folks here in Colorado have to vote on in Proposition 48.

  • Election Day

    See latest stories on Yahoo! News I’m traveling today so I mailed in my absentee ballot weeks ago. Without a real pin, I’ll sport a virtual one.

  • Thomas Jefferson on the Credit Crisis

    I leave you with this quote to ponder over the weekend. I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will […]

  • Trouble Tickets for City Hall – SeeClickFix

    SeeClickFix lets people assign Help Tickets to their local neighborhood. I’m not quite sure how I feel about this one. On the one hand, it’s nice to see that there’s an easy way for citizens to get involved and if we all keep our eyes open for things like burnt out street lamps and broken […]

  • US Mortgage & Credit Crisis, How did we get here?

    I could never figure out how banks and securities dealers talked themselves into loaning money to people that common sense would tell you never could repay their obligation. Listening to this episode of This American Life – Giant Pool of Money revealed that it was incremental greed that drove each link in the chain to […]