Sunday Night Campaign Signs

Obama’s a muslin?

mus·lin /ˈmÊŒzlɪn/ Pronunciation Key – Show Spelled Pronunciation[muhz-lin]
a cotton fabric made in various degrees of fineness and often printed, woven, or embroidered in patterns, esp. a cotton fabric of plain weave, used for sheets and for a variety of other purposes.

BAREFOOT BAY — A sign in one man’s front yard has stirred up a controversy in his community.

Neighbors of Andy Lacasse said the sign, which reads “Obama Half-Breed Muslin [sic],” breaches the fine line between free speech and inappropriateness.

“I got nothing good to say about Obama,” Lacasse told News 13. “If I see anybody touching that sign, I got a club sitting right over there.”

Lacasse put the sign on his lawn Saturday. A Korean War veteran, he said he was a registered Democrat until Obama won the nomination.


Is Barack Obama Muslin?

‘Alaska Women Reject Palin’ Rally is HUGE!

From Mudflats:

The rally was organized by a small group of women, talking over coffee. It made me wonder what other things have started with small groups of women talking over coffee. It’s probably an impressive list. These women hatched the plan, printed up flyers, posted them around town, and sent notices to local media outlets. One of those media outlets was KBYR radio, home of Eddie Burke, a long-time uber-conservative Anchorage talk show host. Turns out that Eddie Burke not only announced the rally, but called the people who planned to attend the rally “a bunch of socialist baby-killing maggots”, and read the home phone numbers of the organizers aloud over the air, urging listeners to call and tell them what they thought. The women, of course, received many nasty, harassing and threatening messages.

So, as I jettisoned myself from the jaws of the ‘Drill Baby Drill’ crowd and toward the mystery rally at the library, I felt a bit apprehensive. I’d been disappointed before by the turnout at other rallies. Basically, in Anchorage, if you can get 25 people to show up at an event, it’s a success. So, I thought to myself, if we can actually get 100 people there that aren’t sent by Eddie Burke, we’ll be doing good. A real statement will have been made. I confess, I still had a mental image of 15 demonstrators surrounded by hundreds of menacing “socialist baby-killing maggot” haters.

It’s a good thing I wasn’t tailgating when I saw the crowd in front of the library or I would have ended up in somebody’s trunk. When I got there, about 20 minutes early, the line of sign wavers stretched the full length of the library grounds, along the edge of the road, 6 or 7 people deep! I could hardly find a place to park. I nabbed one of the last spots in the library lot, and as I got out of the car and started walking, people seemed to join in from every direction, carrying signs.

Sitemeter or How to Drive Away Your Customers in One ‘Upgrade’

Dear Sitemeter,

Thank you so much for the upgrade. Most businesses try to make their product better so it’s refreshing for one to try to drive all of their customers away by destroying everything that they loved in one big swoop.

I love how you got rid of the crisp main page that loaded as soon as you clicked on it with plenty of useful information like referrals, site averages and traffic for the day and replaced it with a mishmash of stats that nobody cares about and takes forever to load. (It gives me time to make dinner while waiting for the useless stats for the front page like “Top Country” and “Search BOT Activity” to load).

And from a quick twitter search, it seems like the rest of your customers are in complete agreement with me.

Bloggers too.


The new Sitemeter design lasted about 10 hours. Epic Fail. I’m glad they’re listening to their customers.