Why I Said I’d Have Shot Michael Brown in the Face
I strongly believe twitter is a platform which is every bit a part of “real life” in that things said there can have huge consequences (see Anthony Weiner for example). And while I also believe Michelle Malkin is correct that social media “democratizes influence,” I’m of the opinion that there is a bubble of sorts in which some with less influence are treated as though | Read More »
How the GOP used social media to outsmart anti-free speech laws.
Looks like the NRCC was on the ball this cycle. Republicans and outside groups used anonymous Twitter accounts to share internal polling data ahead of the midterm elections, CNN has learned, a practice that raises questions about whether they violated campaign finance laws that prohibit coordination. Translation: they probably didn’t, which CNN will concede later. Moving on… …The groups behind the operation had a sense | Read More »
This is short, sweet, and to the point. Go to this tweet and retweet it. I’m a “wingman” for Folds of Honor. This is legit and hopefully will help raise them money for a worthy cause. Go retweet this now.
NM Sen. Tom Udall not interested in responding to constituents?
Will Udall ever get back with Santa Fe, NM constituent Kevin Post?! Here’s the rest of the story: Last week fellow blogger and Santa Fe activist Kevin Post had a few questions for U.S. Senator Tom Udall on Twitter. Here’s what he said: Senator Udall is up for reelection this year and is challenged by Albuquerque businessman and Marine Veteran Allen Weh. Learn more about | Read More »
Tech Companies Refusing To Keep Quiet On Subpoenas
The low level griping about law enforcement subpoenas requesting user information and instructing companies to not tell the subjects of the subpoenas has burst into full fledged rebellion. From the Washington Post: This increasingly defiant industry stand is giving some of the tens of thousands of Americans whose Internet data gets swept into criminal investigations each year the opportunity to fight in court to prevent | Read More »
Governor Walker, the FRFF, & Individual Thought
On March 16, 2014, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker tweeted a simple reference– Philippians 4:13 (“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength”)– to share a tiny piece of his faith with his Twitter audience. It appears a simple, nice, if not insignificant gesture on the part of the governor. However, the Freedom from Religion Foundation is threatening to sue the governor should | Read More »
The Mundane Becoming Controversial
I have a great ability to make the mundane controversial on twitter. Tonight I mentioned that I’m largely in agreement with Anglican theologian N.T. Wright’s view of what happens to people who run away from God. In essence, they lose their humanity. They are only brought back with love and the Gospel. This shouldn’t be controversial. It’s actually a 2000 year old theological concept. The | Read More »
NM Supreme Court: Gays as Capable of “Responsible Procreation” as Heterosexuals
First comes love, Then comes marriage, Then comes… Last week the New Mexico state Supreme court ruled redefining marriage, mandating that changes be made so as to not “discriminate” based on gender. The decision was 5-0 and the opinion read in part: We separately consider the purported governmental interests in responsible procreation and responsible child rearing. Regarding responsible procreation, we fail to see how forbidding | Read More »
OFA Twitter-Spams Congress and other Republicans over Immigration Reform
This morning I dropped by New Mexico’s Republican congressman Steve Pearce and noticed a phenomenon, scores of accounts had spammed Pearce with their pro-immigration message. Upon closer examination it appeared that many of these accounts were doing NOTHING but spamming congress members on a “list” and sending them graphics like the one below using the hashtags #ActOnReform #immigrationreform and others: How many accounts do you | Read More »
Hunger Games: White House Does Photo Op Of @FLOTUS’ & @BarackObama’s Visit With Pro-Amnesty Activist & Ex-@SEIU Boss
On Friday, the day after Thanksgiving–using @LaCasaBlanca, the Spanish twitter handle for the White House–Barack and Michelle Obama tweeted a picture of themselves posing with immigration reform activists who are on a hunger strike. RT @fast4families President Obama, @FLOTUS & the fasters today: "it's not a matter of if, but of when" #Fast4Families pic.twitter.com/lOQW2VIQVQ — La Casa Blanca (@lacasablanca) November 29, 2013 Interestingly, the person | Read More »
Inappropriate behavior from Superintendent Brooks, and his social media “expert” but that’s okay?
Friday afternoon the Albuquerque Public School (APS) District school board met and announced they would be giving APS superintendent a short suspension after his sexist tweets comparing New Mexico Education Secretary Designate Hanna Skandera to livestock. Just a three day suspension. The Rest of the Story This past week we heard a lot about Brooks inappropriate tweets. But I think we have been looking at | Read More »
October Jobs Report Outperforms Estimates
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the October Jobs report, the failed sale of BlackBerry and the amazing Twitter IPO.
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Redefining marriage in New Mexico would hurt equality
In New Mexico the Left is attempting to change the definition of marriage– a sacred vow between one man and one woman. In New Mexico, marriage licenses are written to allow ONE MALE applicant and ONE FEMALE applicant. The forms make it clear. But beginning this fall something changed. One county clerk just decided to order new marriage licenses– going around the law and printing | Read More »
NRSC: Forget about us, the Dems are alone in this
Choice Made: Dems Choose #ObamaCare Over Constituents http://t.co/Au0xpaVpHd — Brook Hougesen (@Brook_H) September 27, 2013 That would be Brooke Hougesen, Press Secretary at the National Republican Senate Committee. So, Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn and all the other Republicans that voted to defeated the filibuster were…? I’m sorry, but if your own candidates voted to allow Reid to pass this with a simple majority, you were just as | Read More »
Get action: A few ideas for those getting started in politics
“Tell us what to do!” The retirement-aged lady seated next to me said shouted as the crowd cheered for Senator Ted Cruz during his speech. She was asking for direction and wondering what she should be doing as the energized Senator spoke. The woman’s words surprised me because I had just spent the last day and a half learning about messaging, online activism, grassroots organizations | Read More »