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Submitted by Wallace Pankow on Thu, 09/27/2007 - 11:56am.
Submitted by Wallace Pankow on Mon, 09/24/2007 - 10:35am.
The 2007 local election is October 9th. In fact, early voting for Wake Couty has already begun in downtown Raleigh. There is a second location in Cary which will open on 10/3. Here are the locations, dates and times:
Wake County Board of Elections Office
Herbert C. Young Community Center
Get out and vote AND encourage others to do the same!
Submitted by Wallace Pankow on Mon, 09/24/2007 - 10:23am.
Alan "The Maestro" Greenspan's idiocy, in four delightful panels:
Submitted by Wallace Pankow on Sat, 09/22/2007 - 10:14am.
An amazing story of shared sacrifice.
Submitted by Wallace Pankow on Sat, 09/22/2007 - 10:03am.
When you hear some bonehead talking about the "liberal media", tell him/her about this:
Even if the majority of reporters/columnists identify themselves as liberal-leaning, the direction of content comes from above - those suck-ups trying to earn favor with Republicans and the Washington D.C. establishment (Daveid Border, et.al.).
Submitted by Wallace Pankow on Fri, 09/21/2007 - 10:58am.
Matthew Yglesias lays it out for us:
Submitted by Wallace Pankow on Thu, 09/20/2007 - 6:06pm.
Local event this weekend, September 20-23 in downtown Raleigh.
From the site:
What is SPARK CON?
Arts â€¢ Business â€¢ Culture â€¢ Technology...itâ€™s all a part of what makes the Triangle area of North Carolina a nationally ranked creative area. Yep. Our community gets accolades left and right, stating in a variety of ways that the Triangle has become one of the most creative places to live in the country. We boast exceptional talent on a wide fieldâ€”from pharmaceutical patents to rock bands. But ask a local what the identity of the Triangle is, and youâ€™ll find a creative person struggling for an answer.
From that struggle in 2006, a group of creative and community-minded people started meeting together to put a stake in the ground, and claim the Triangle as "The Creative Hub of the South." Starting with no financial or managerial backing, the group designed a weekend of showcases to celebrate the creative pursuits going on in the area, and a series of workshops and speakers to nurture the growth and sustainability of our creative future. That 1st weekend was named SPARK CON. It happened in September, 2006, and was an exciting and inspiring success.
Now it's time for SPARK CON 2007. We're still just a loose association of passionate individuals, still grass roots, without a staff, without a city budget, without a big corporate backer. Our money comes from our pockets and the pockets of other individuals and companies who are excited about the creativity of the Triangle area. The ideas and showcases come from inspired people who have the ingenuity to say "What if...?" and the motivation to then make it happen.
SPARK CON grows every time a new person gets involved with a SPARK. They can create their own SPARK, or they can join in to help an existing one. It's an open-source, "for the people, by the people" approach to an incredible series of events. It's definition and focus is dynamic. In 2007, we have over 40 volunteer organizers developing these events.
Submitted by Wallace Pankow on Wed, 09/19/2007 - 10:37pm.
Several of us regular DLers attended a live broadcast of the show 'Monkey Time' tonight, hosted by Todd Morman. It airs every Wednesday at 8pm on Raleigh cable channel 10, with reruns Thursday at midnight. We had a lot of fun and a good laugh. Set your DVR/TiVo to record the show, which is definitely worth your time.
For an idea of the kind of topics covered in this call-in show, see the Monkey Media Report at http://www.monkeytime.org/.
Submitted by Wallace Pankow on Wed, 09/19/2007 - 10:21pm.
Suddenly there's a new, more popular attraction in Minnesota than the Mall of America!
By the way, as of Tuesday, 'Times Select' is no more. The New York Times site has ended it's pay for content program. Now we can all read Paul Krugman's column again! Hooray!!!
Submitted by Wallace Pankow on Sun, 09/16/2007 - 11:29pm.
This pretty well sums up why I can't stand the 'Maestro', Alan Greenspan.
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