Archive for May, 2008

Obama Got Punk’D

Oh man:THAT WAS AWESOME!You couldn’t have made that up.The Clinton’s really are the MASTERS of the political arena. Zeke is impressed. An Zeke Likes Obama.Ok. This morning all of the News Channels idiots report that Bill Clinton has “said” that his wif…

McCain’s Wide Stance

Baseball Guy For City Council

Zeke pays attention. Really.I try at least, but it is tough sometimes.I realized today that I know MORE about the local goofy baseball team then what goes on in my City Government.Ya know, no matter how cool your baseball team is, it really is just ent…

Screw it, Ed’s is the best

Based mostly on this photo:

I was going to lobby for my video to win the EDAWN contest or whatever it is, pretty much because I made the freaking deadline, but it’s pointless. Ed wins.

Right Attempts To Close Digital Gap

It’s no secret that the political right has been left in the digital dust when it comes to online activism, fundraising, voter outreach, etc., etc. But a couple new projects are attempting to close that divide just a tad.

The Next Right (TNR) launched May 27th and has already racked up over 38K page views, according to Sitemeter, by the 29th. Founded by Patrick Ruffini, Soren Dayton and Jon Henke, the project is billed as “the place for wired activists to build a new Republican Party and conservative movement. As a community-driven grassroots action website for the right, we’ll feature in-depth political analysis, on-the-ground reports, and strategic discussion and debate.”

Reminiscent of Eric Odom’s Conservablogs (which looks like it is going under another transformation), TNR offers users their own blog. And, so far at least, the posts have been of the nuts-and-bolts analysis and strategies variety rather than the rants that seem to make up most political sites nowadays. So we’ll see if technical analysis trumps partisan screeds.

One note, if you plan on signing up for TNR’s RSS feed count on a busy inbox.

The other site that may give Republicans some hope in tapping internet donors is Slatecard. Of the three fledgling GOP online donor sites, Slatecard has apparently come out on top and can now lay claim to being the red ActBlue.

Of course, that claim pales in the actual funds-raised category. Slatecard has just over $300,000 in donations since being launched last year, while the four-year-old ActBlue has raised over $47 million for Democratic candidates.

So far it hasn’t exactly been a cash cow for Nevada Republicans. Of the four candidates featured, only John Ensign and Dean Heller have received donations. The grand total? A buck each.

Right Attempts To Close Digital Gap

It’s no secret that the political right has been left in the digital dust when it comes to online activism, fundraising, voter outreach, etc., etc. But a couple new projects are attempting to close that divide just a tad.

The Next Right (TNR) launched May 27th and has already racked up over 38K page views, according to Sitemeter, by the 29th. Founded by Patrick Ruffini, Soren Dayton and Jon Henke, the project is billed as “the place for wired activists to build a new Republican Party and conservative movement. As a community-driven grassroots action website for the right, we’ll feature in-depth political analysis, on-the-ground reports, and strategic discussion and debate.”

Reminiscent of Eric Odom’s Conservablogs (which looks like it is going under another transformation), TNR offers users their own blog. And, so far at least, the posts have been of the nuts-and-bolts analysis and strategies variety rather than the rants that seem to make up most political sites nowadays. So we’ll see if technical analysis trumps partisan screeds.

One note, if you plan on signing up for TNR’s RSS feed count on a busy inbox.

The other site that may give Republicans some hope in tapping internet donors is Slatecard. Of the three fledgling GOP online donor sites, Slatecard has apparently come out on top and can now lay claim to being the red ActBlue.

Of course, that claim pales in the actual funds-raised category. Slatecard has just over $300,000 in donations since being launched last year, while the four-year-old ActBlue has raised over $47 million for Democratic candidates.

So far it hasn’t exactly been a cash cow for Nevada Republicans. Of the four candidates featured, only John Ensign and Dean Heller have received donations. The grand total? A buck each.

85% Nothing

Look I know both you Hill Crew and Obama Folks wanna see the Michigan and Florida Delegate Deal figured out.I Know.You are also under the impression that on Saturday the DNC’s Rules Committee will resolve the issue.I am sorry (Actually I love it) to be…

Reno City Council Freaks Out

Zeke knows that sometimes his opinions are crazy. I got hit on the head alot as a kid. (And as an Adult)However, it really seemed very familiar when the Reno City Council decided to “put off” their vote on the Spring Mountain Development Project Zoning…

Michael Lewis meets Hot Wiener Water

It’s another installment of the Reactionary Hurl, the series that makes useless comments about things you may or may not care one lick about. You are encouraged implored to take part by commenting, sending us tips, and spreading the word.

If I…

Roger Stone, Nevada Mudslinging and Hillary Fruit

A roundup of things political and some not so (though we did try to make the Synsepalum dulcificum berry story as politically relevant as humanly possible).

Off Topic: Riding the Flume

Here’s something different from a random reader who stumbled across our little world on the internet, reprinted with permission… The strange result of a cheesy amateur video I once posted on YouTube. Enjoy!
Hello Diane — This is probably an unusual email. I just Googled South Verdi Road, Reno Nevada, and came across your video about [...]

Kickass Reno video

This definitely needs to be seen by everyone.

Originally found at Evolution of the Me

Montana Rules the Earth?

Make no mistake, pal-The Western States, including Nevada are going to be where all the fun will be this November. Not Ohio. Not New Jersey. Not even Florida. Read This from my Buddy over at Electoral-vote.com.Obama picked up a couple more supers yest…

Freedom Watch. Know Thy Enemy Part 1

The New Swift Boaters”Freedom Watch”

But Does Bunce Actually Have Ron Paul’s Endorsement?

For our other website, Campaign Emails, we had set up a specific email address to receive each presidential candidates’ mailings. And while there have been almost 1,500 since we started late last summer, an unusual one popped up in our inbox Memorial Day.

With a subject reading “Nevada’s Ron Paul Congressional Candidates” our initial reaction was that the Texas congressman had officially endorsed someone in the Silver State. However, the actually mailer wasn’t from the Paul campaign but from CD-3 Republican candidate Carl Bunce.

Although the email uses key Paul lingo, “I am very lucky to be part of the team that is helping to continue the Revolution here in Nevada! I am proud to say that we have sound Constitutional candidates running in each of Nevada’s three Congressional Districts,” nowhere does the letter or Bunce’s website actually include an endorsement from Paul. In fact, we were hard-pressed to find Paul’s name on the site.

So I guess the question is, does giving/renting your presidential email list to specific candidates constitute an endorsement?