I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for this week to be over (not just because vacation is coming next week). I’m exhausted for yesterday just from reading the comments.
Let’s think about something else. How about the “Top Ten Astronomy Pictures of 2009″ from Bad Astronomy. This is my favorite, the skies over Rapa Nui (Easter Island) as a moai statue looks on (#3 “Eternal Stargazing”):
Yesterday, Cassandra pointed us to this Balloon Juice thread, where the commenters were having fun with GOP-branded URL shortener. Mediaite tells the story:
It’s easy to mock the GOP for its lack of new media savvy. So let’s do it: ha, ha, the GOP lacks new media savvy.
But the real question is: what is the GOP consulting firm that’s pulled the trigger on GOP.com and GOP.am thinking? Political Media, which bills itself as a “New Media consulting firm,” actually does pretty impressive web design, aesthetically speaking. GOP.com and some of their other projects, like Grooms for Governor and Frank Scaturro for Congress, are quite pleasing to the eye, especially compared to other political websites.
But Political Media seems to be a bit naive about what will happen after they’ve built it all, and about the cleverness and malevolence of the unsympathetic forces at work on the Internet.
I put this in the actions have consequences category. Some conservatives spend so much time trying to protect themselves from the outside culture that they are unfamiliar with it. Conservatives now try to create their own reality – Fox News, their own schools (including a college for home-schooled conservatives). Unfortunately reality has a way of being, you know, real.
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