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January 12, 2005

Howard Dean wants to be DNC chairman - The Deanster sent me a lengthy e-mail yesterday, letting me know what was happening in his life. Yeah, we're buds. "I'm announcing my candidacy for the Chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee. The Democratic Party needs a vibrant, forward-thinking, long-term presence in every single state and we must be willing to contest every race at every level. We will only win when we show up and fight for the issues important to all of us." - More>>
posted by jr to politics at 10:44 A.M. EST     15 comments

New stuff from Apple - At Macworld, Steve Jobs unveiled new products, including the iPod Shuffle and the Mac mini. The iPod shuffle uses flash memory. "The shuffle is smaller than most packs of chewing gum, weighs less than an ounce and is a third of an inch thick. The smallest-capacity model will have 512 megabytes of storage, which holds up to 120 songs, and costs $99." And the new Mac mini: "Smaller than even some standalone external computer drives, they lack a monitor, mouse and keyboard. The 40-gigabyte Mac mini will cost $499. They'll ship with Apple's latest operating system, Mac OS X Panther." And what the Slashdotters are saying about all this. "I've been putting off buying a mac for quite some time, this makes it much harder to just say no."
posted by jr to technology at 10:08 A.M. EST     7 comments

What happened to Bush and Kerry? - "Remember when President Bush and John Kerry always used to come over to Ohio? It seemed as if they made a surprise visit to some Ohio town every other day. No matter where their paths take them, they surely won't intersect Ohio any time soon. Why would a little thing such as the end of the election suddenly keep those two sweet guys from stopping by anymore? Sadly, our popularity peaked on the eve of Nov. 2. Once the nation knew what we thought, nobody cared about us anymore. That is, nobody important -- just those adorable little third parties. In short, Ohio is now infested with nerds. Pushy nerds, at that. We're not the apple of the nation's eye, we're Ohio: that boring Midwest state whose topography is flatter than Olive Oyl. All we do is get drunk on the weekends and play Halo 2 while eating pizza."
posted by jr to politics at 9:15 A.M. EST     6 comments

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