So, does everything change tomorrow then?

Off to bed now, and when I wake up, Barack Obama will be President of the United States. I considered staying up for this one, or waking up, but it’s at 4am local time and I’m just not up to it (being a little bit sick and all). That said, this is a momentous occasion, ...

America, go out and vote!

It’s Tuesday night here, but in the US election day is just starting (amusingly enough we had a big horse race here instead). There’s not much more to say of course, except really one thing: America, go out and vote! Of course, it’s no secret who I’d vote for (and 78% of Australians apparently), but ...

ABC bias

Usually I think all reports of ABC (Australia) bias are a crock of shit. Rubbish made up by right wing nutjobs that can’t handle real reporters grilling them or their political charges. But after watching the news last night, I’m not so sure… but not how you, or they (above), would think. It was another ...

Angry Republicans on the loose

It appears at the moment that the Internet is awash with hordes of angry Republicans, desperately commenting and baiting and ranting on every blog comment thread on every conceivable site they can find. Whether US sites, British, Australian, whatever, no site is immune, especially mainstream news sites. The hatred and bile from them is extraordinary ...

Politics, race and nutjobs in America

Republicans are really, really, sore losers. And they haven’t even lost yet. They’re already displaying a bitter, vindictive, paranoid, fantasyland anger that is quite creepy, though not that surprising. In recognising they’re likely about to lose, many Republicans have already decided on all the reasons to spout, every one of which can be conveiently blamed ...

Smart political advertising

This is clever. People have just noticed in the US that Barack Obama’s campaign has taken out advertising in computer games. Sure, it might be for Xbox 360, but it’s smart, modern, and with gamers averaging 28 years old now, a good way to hit an important demographic. The image and story is from GigaOm, ...

9/11 won’t ever stop being a date

Seventh anniversary of the event, and while I don’t think we ever want to forget it, it’s still clear that some people really have to start remembering it in different ways. Yes, I’m looking at the Republicans who peppered their convention with 9/11 imagery, in an apparent attempt to show how tough they still are. ...

Things best left unsaid

I was going to write a reasonably lengthy reply to a thread on John Scalzi’s site about the Republicans and their new “rock star”, but I gave up in the end. Too rambling, too all over the place (part of the problem with writing it after midnight), and probably too pointless pissed off as well. ...

Astoundingly stupid people

Have been been watching the Democratic Convention coverage in the US this week — waiting to get my Daily Show coverage though — and it’s been largely as expected. Mostly stage managed, but with some interesting and emotional moments. It’s obvious to me that if I was American I’d vote Democratic, but I follow this ...

We’re all nuts

It’s funny to see that David E Kelley has clearly just had enough of the state of his nation right now — every week on Boston Legal it’s more of Alan Shore (James Spader) trying to convince some judge on what’s wrong with America. And he’s always right, and it’s just getting more and more ...
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