Archive for November, 2008

Young People “Geeking Out” Online – A Necessary Evil?

By Tom Hanson | Related entries in News

A new report from the Digital Youth Project takes a thorough look at the online behavior of some of our youngest internet users. In what will likely comes as a shock to most educational experts, the time children spend online socializing with peers is likely critical to them using the net for such serious matters […]

November 30th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Group Calls For Obama To Release UFO Files

By Glenn Church | Related entries in Barack

A group of UFO enthusiasts has requested that Barack Obama release all files on UFO’s when he takes office. The Extraterrestrial Phenomenon Political Action Committee – yes, it does exist as “X-PPAC” – sent a letter requesting that Obama “end the six-decade truth embargo regarding an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race.” In the Telegraph: The […]

November 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Meet The Press For 11/30/08

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bush, Meet The Press, Video

First Lady Laura Bush makes an appearances and talks about the need for more rights for women in Afghanistan. Thoughts? Tweet

November 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Eleanor Roosevelt On Khrushchev, Communism

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, History, Video

I think she set the gold standard for First Ladies, and the following clip provides more evidence to that end… If Barack is looking to FDR’s tenure for guidance, maybe Michelle can use Eleanor as a template? Tweet

November 30th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Jindal 2012 In Full Swing

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Jindal, Republicans

A Washington Post article marks somewhat of an unofficial launch to the Jindal buzz, although we’ve been talking about this since May on Donklephant. In any event…the following sounds very familiar… Jindal insists he is ignoring all the speculation. In Cedar Rapids, at a breakfast event devoted to addressing this beleaguered city’s efforts to rebound […]

November 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Bill Clinton Reveals Donor List

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Billary, Hillary

This was the last thing that needed to happen, and Bill agreed to it last night. But it looks as if the Obama administration will really try to keep the ex-President in check because there were more conditions. A lot more. From NY Times: CHICAGO — Former President Bill Clinton has agreed to disclose publicly […]

November 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Obama Announces National Security Team On Monday

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Foreign Policy, Good Decisions, Hillary, The War On Terrorism

10:40 a.m. ET to be exact. We all know the names by now. Gen. Jim Jones for National Security Adviser. Robert Gates for Defense Secretary. And Hillary Clinton for Secretary of State. CNN has the other names… Also, two sources close to the transition said Obama will nominate Susan Rice as United Nations ambassador, Arizona […]

November 30th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Barack Obama, The Centrist?

By John Burke | Related entries in News

As a life-long Democrat with a moderate viewpoint, I launched a new centrist blog on Election Night 2008 – The Purple Center – to contribute to what I hope will be a renewal of moderation and good sense in American politics.  I am delighted that Justin Gardner invited me to contribute to Donklephant and look forward […]

November 29th, 2008 | Permalink| 16 Comments »

The Rich Are Spending Less On Mistresses

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Good Decisions, Money

I wonder what Joe The Plumber would have to say about this kind of wealth redistribution… According to a new survey by Prince & Assoc., more than 80% of multimillionaires who had extra-marital lovers planned to cut back on their gifts and allowances. Still, only 12% of the multimillionaire cheaters said they plan to give […]

November 28th, 2008 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Behold The Brick Balancer

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Kitchen Sink, The World, Video

You’ll watch it, but you still won’t believe it. Hey…I wonder if this guy could help Obama balance the budget! Thank you, thank you, I’ll be here forever…don’t forget to tip your bloggers. Tweet

November 28th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »