It is pretty evident that we are not living in a red America and a blue America but in a Urban America and a Rural America. Every county with a major city, went to Obama. There is lots of election map pr0n (I love…) and here is my favorite map. update: Via Raj comes this [...]
90′s nostalgia makes the best campaign commercial [Via Samip]
More brilliant hate: [via, boingboing] Below the fold, lies the best.
This past weekend, I visited Troy, Ohio. Besides farangi, the duo from the excellent fivethirtyeight.com were along for the ride. They were shadowing my attempt to convince just ONE ohio voter to cast her ballot for Obama because he is a Muslim. There really is nothing wrong with being a Muslim, man. I am telling [...]
What is with conservatives and the word ‘pakistan’? First, there was that insane Christopher Hitchens letter juju. And now comes the cry that Pock-i-stahn is so not the Amrikan pronunciation. As a native speaker of Urdu, let me help you out: Pay-Armi-stan, Palin-s-TAN, Pick-a-side-an, Powpow-sometan. In any case, lets learn how to pronounce Obama’s name, properly.
I’m the new blue blood, I’m the great white hope I’m the new blue blood…
Obama Photo Causes Stir, AP: A photograph circulating in the Internet of Democratic Sen. Barack Obama dressed in traditional local garments during a visit to Kenya in 2006 is causing a dustup in the presidential campaign over what constitutes a smear. The Associated Press photograph portrays Obama wearing a white turban and a wraparound white [...]
A live-blog on the election results from Pakistan. update, the morning: The morning – here – shows that PPP is within sight of a 2/3rd majority in the NA. The ANP will form a govt. in NWFP. In Baluchistan, PML-Q has most votes but between PPP and Independents and BNP there are enough votes to [...]
Just a few thoughts on Cover It Live – the liveblogging software: It works as advertised, is painless and has very nice interactivity with readers. I expect to make use of it in future panels and talks – should I go to one. A good bit of web 2.0.
The assumptions nested in our electoral punditry are astounding. What’s more astounding is that we do not question them, especially when they barely conceal true, noxious racialist thinking. Why, for instance, is Don Imus a pariah, when Dick Morris and Chris Matthews can proceed without pause with lines of questioning based on the assumption that [...]
The media’s pontificating talking heads and some sorry campaign managers trying to pull their candidates from the muck have got it wrong. They’re obsessing over the difference between two abstractions: change and experience, assuming those labels define the persons to whom they’re applied, and the voters enthusiastic about voting for them. True to narrow-casted form, [...]
Ahistoricality kindly drew my attention to a recent poll on attitudes towards US, UbL and Terrorism in Pakistan in the wake of the October Earthquake undertaken by Terror Free Tomorrow. The poll was conducted over November 14-28, 2005 and has a error margin of 2.6%. It has a significant data pool [1450 adults]. Here is [...]
My humble thanks to all those who voted for me in the Brass Crescent Awards as deserving of wider recognition. I can only say that while fame will inevitably bring the coke, the hookers and the Behind the Blog retrospective, I will never forget those that have sustained me in my humble beginnings. Commentators like [...]
“I haven’t had an orthodox blog, and I’ve wanted more than anything to have your respect. The first time I didn’t feel it, but this time I feel it, and I can’t deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!” With heartfelt thanks to those who voted and with apologies to [...]
I walked out this morning and the sun was shining. I felt better. The wind was clear and crisp. I felt better. I cried all night – big searing, gulping sobs – I cried in my sleep. Ever have those dreams where you want to wake yourself up by screaming? I tried last night but [...]
A chinese non-citizen friend is in Michigan driving people to vote. A indian non-citizen friend is in Missouri. Numerous first time “activist” friends are in Ohio. A dozen of us from Chicago will be in Milwaukee tomorrow. This is grand, this is momentous. I don’t necessarily know what it means. If Kerry wins, will we [...]