Archive for December, 2007

Behold The Floating Continents Of Trash

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Environment, The World

See the yellow? That’s plastic refuse that has found its way into the Pacific and were pushed into the North Pacific Gyre, a place where trade winds essentially circle and trap any debris into the massive areas you see on the map. One of them is estimated to be twice the size of Texas. From […]

December 31st, 2007 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Brits Say Goodbye To “War On Terror”

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Military, Money, Science, Technology, The War On Terrorism, The World, War

And by the way, we should too… The words “war on terror” will no longer be used by the British government to describe attacks on the public, the country’s chief prosecutor said Dec. 27. Sir Ken Macdonald said terrorist fanatics were not soldiers fighting a war but simply members of an aimless “death cult.” The […]

December 31st, 2007 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

What The Huck?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Huckabee, Iowa

What Huckabee pulled today was not only hilariously and woefully transparent, it also made him appear worse than the guy he was trying to smear. From NY Times: Mike Huckabee is holding a press conference right now in which he was supposed to unveil a new negative ad against arch rival Mitt Romney. But Mr. […]

December 31st, 2007 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Why Bloomberg?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bloomberg

The Dems don’t seem to be too hot on the likelihood of Bloomberg running this year. Especially NY Times economist Paul Krugman… Seriously, why does anyone think this makes sense? I read a lot of polls, and they suggest that the center of public opinion on the issues is, if anything, left of the center […]

December 31st, 2007 | Permalink| 11 Comments »

Undecided, and It Feels So Wrong

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in News

O.k., it’s a matter of hours before 2008 and I have no idea who I’m supporting for president. Still plenty of time before November, you say? Are you kidding? In a month this whole thing will be whittled down to two (maybe three) candidates. Then I’ll just have to hold my nose and pick. Now’s […]

December 31st, 2007 | Permalink| 10 Comments »

March 5th Is THE Day For 3rd Parties

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bloomberg

Why? Because that’s when Texas opens up for 3rd party candidates to get on the ballot. So it makes sense that we should know by then if somebody is going to mount a viable 3rd party bid…those “somebodys” being Michael Bloomberg and/or Ron Paul. I found the date in the NY Times: Bloomberg aides have […]

December 30th, 2007 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Donklephant Donation Drive Dead?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging

So then, we’ve raised around $105.50 so far, even though the donation meter says $15.50. See, I wasn’t smart enough to set that up when I first started the drive, but trust that before I did we had around $90 in the till. And while I’m very thankful for all of you who’ve helped out […]

December 30th, 2007 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Video: Is The Primary System Broken?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Iowa, Money, New Hampshire, Republicans, Video

I think if you even have to ask the question the answer is obvious, but CBS tries to play it balanced anyway. Okay, so I’m assuming you’ve watched the video, and if so you’ll know that most of the candidates spend nearly ALL of their time in TWO states. Only Giuliani has spent any significant […]

December 30th, 2007 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Ron Paul IN Fox’s New Hampshire Debate

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in New Hampshire, Ron Paul

Yep. He’s in and he always has been. The Boston Globe got caught up in it, as did I. But frankly, Paul should have checked his sources before he said Fox News was scared of him. Sure, I should have checked too, but I’m not running for President.. From Nolan Chart: There is NO NH […]

December 30th, 2007 | Permalink| 30 Comments »

Independents To Challenge Repubs & Dems On Unity

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Independents

I think I know why Bloomberg and Obama met recently. He was probably warning Barack that if he didn’t run a campaign that was about building consensus and bringing this country back together again, he was going to spend $1 billion to run an independent bid the likes of which nobody has ever seen. And […]

December 30th, 2007 | Permalink| 7 Comments »