9.09.2014

Ray Rice: What We All Don't Get

You get hit by your fiance, and then when you hit back you are knocked unconscious and dragged around like a bag of garbage.  Then you marry him.
 
That's part of what I don't get.
 
The rest is about Ray Rice's job.  I don't get how anyone could think he is paid only to throw a football around.  Ray Rice is in the entertainment industry.  His image is part of what he is being paid for.  He is not inventing machines to save time, lives or money.  He is paid to play a game.  People watch football teams because they identify with them and enjoy good athletes in action. 
 
When you offend your fan base, your use to the team is reduced.  Because professional athletes are entertainers.  Your livlihood depends on other people wanting to see you perform.
 
So do you get it now?

8.29.2014

More begging for money from the DNC



If I thought this could wait, I wouldn't be emailing you.

Right now, Boehner is using his corporate cash to creep into TVs across America. All told, we're facing $30 million worth of attack ads.

I don't plan on letting Boehner win in November. But we're coming up short of what we'll need to fight Boehner's smears. Our critical deadline is in 48 hours.

I'm pleading with you to take a moment and step up.

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8.28.2014

Nancy Pelosi Is Disappointed in Me



I'm disappointed.

I was just updated on our fundraising before tonight's ad buy deadline. It's not good.

My team doesn't know what else to do. They've tried everything.

That's why I am coming directly to you.

And I'll be blunt: If you don't step up, Rove's Obama-bashing ad blitz is going to steamroll us.

So Christine, chip in today if you can. This could not be more important.

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8.09.2014

COMCAST Woes

Ever since COMCAST and other carriers have felt safe enough to charge Netflix and other content providers to keep from slowing down access to their site, overall speed for customers has gone down considerably.

I can't even update Facebook, it is so slow.

This post is being written in my phone because the T-mobile connection is faster than using a PC. Now that's pathetic.

8.05.2014

Rory Sutherland Changed My Life

Rory, darling, you really have.
 
I had been in the habit of shopping at this avant garde antique shop here in D.C.  It has no advertising and no signage.  You just have to know where it is to shop there.  And frankly, only a few hundred people do. 
 
You can never know in advance what furniture will be there, and it never stays for long.  So if you don't grab it immediately, you will never get it.
 
Most of the wares are entirely unique, with a few everyday things thrown in for fun.
 
And until I heard Rory Sutherland on a podcast, I just thought I was getting thrown out, used furniture from an alley behind my house.  Imagine!

8.04.2014

Fwd: Meteor Activity Intensifies


Meteor Activity Intensifies


Space Weather News for August 4, 2014
http://spaceweather.com

METEOR ACTIVITY: Meteor activity is increasing as Earth plunges deeper into the debris stream of Comet Swift-Tuttle, source of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Last night alone, NASA cameras recorded more than a dozen Perseid fireballs along with one sporadic bolide (exploding meteor) that might have dropped pieces of itself over the southeastern USA.   Visit http://spaceweather.com for video and observing tips.

CHANCE OF FLARES: Sunspot AR2130 is directly facing Earth and it has a complex 'delta-class' magnetic field that harbors energy for strong flares.  X-flare alerts are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).


Fwd: Christine, don't forget to sign the card!

I rescind my earlier remarks. I have not received six invitations to sign President Obama's birthday card. The below email makes it seven. 


From: OFA <info@barackobama.com>
Date: August 4, 2014 at 6:16:46 PM EDT
To: 
Subject: Christine, don't forget to sign the card!
Reply-To: info@barackobama.com

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President Obama’s baby photo: (sign now!)

The invitation to sign President Obama's birthday card is about the fifth one in the last twenty-four hours. 

Just saying. 


From: Democratic Victory <info@dscc.org>
Date: August 4, 2014 at 5:12:18 PM EDT
To: 
Subject: President Obama's baby photo: (sign now!)
Reply-To: info@dscc.org



Download images to see President Obama's baby photo

Christine --Today's the big day, and 88,000 supporters have already signed President Obama's card. Will you add your name and help us get 100,000 birthday wishes for the President?

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Christine → Sign for President Obama

Another, less obnoxious, reminder. 

Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 4, 2014, at 2:09 PM, "democrats@dccc.org" <dccc@dccc.org> wrote:

President Obama's birthday is today and there's still time to sign his card!



Christine

Our card for President Obama doesn't have your name yet.

His birthday is today! Can you sign it now?

SIGN THE CARD:
http://dccc.org/Happy-Birthday-Barack

 

 

















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Trying not to make this awkward, Christine

Wow. I guess the negative feedback from the last time Barak Obama's people pulled the guilt routine didn't work, so they are using that trick again. 

When the reminder/guilt trip was used last, however, no one was aware of the drastic reduction to our privacy rights. 

So read this message within the context of Snowden's revelations:

I don't want to make this awkward, but...

It looks like you haven't signed OFA's birthday card for President Obama yet.

This handy messaging lets me know two things at once:  that my non-participation is being logged, and that their reminder to me could expect to give rise to feelings of uncomfortability. That they would expect feelings of uncomfortability to arise in me. 

Given that the government, and private groups, are able to track our online actions, this hint of theirs seems to be kind of a threat. 

And even if that interpretation is just my mood, it certainly is annoying. 

From: "Grant Campbell, BarackObama.com" <info@barackobama.com>
Date: August 4, 2014 at 1:31:01 PM EDT
To: 
Subject: Trying not to make this awkward, Christine
Reply-To: info@barackobama.com

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Christine --

I don't want to make this awkward, but...

It looks like you haven't signed OFA's birthday card for President Obama yet.

Today's the big day -- I think the card would be so much better with your name on it, Christine.

Before we seal the giant envelope, sign your name to OFA's birthday card for the President:

http://my.barackobama.com/Sign-OFAs-Birthday-Card-for-the-President

Thanks,

Grant

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