From the monthly archives: December 2005

Plunderbund Holiday Love

On December 23, 2005 By

Well folks, it’s the time of year that we look back and begin to assess the past year’s activities and accomplishments. Wrap up the 365 day journey that was 2005 and put a nice bow on it for remembrance sake. I can’t quite do that here as only 3 months of the year was spent plunderbunding, but I can wrap up what was.

I began Plunderbund firstly because I wanted to blog and have wanted to for some time. I also wanted to inject my line of thinking into the political blogosphere. More than that, though, I sought to add […]

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Pirro to Hillary: No Thanks

On December 22, 2005 By

Pirro Quits Senate Race to Run for Attorney General (NYT). And the ONLY reason I’m posting on this is because this is just too much fun to watch:

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I’ve been trying to think of ways to articulate precisely why I support Hackett over Brown in the primary. Well, BSB went ahead and did it for me. I’m not sure I can say it any better (well, I know I can’t – different maybe, but not better).

The majority, the center, are seeing the failures of the rights ideology, either in Iraq, or Katrina or the economy. But neither are they looking for a left ideology – because the case for it has not been made effectively, the ground work is yet to be done.

If we pit […]

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Portune New ODP Vice Chair

On December 21, 2005 By

Cincy Enquirer:

?I am the official vice chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party,? Portune said today.

Official Release

It would have been nice to see a non-Redfern endorsee get a spot soon after the display of division at the vote, but to the victor the spoils I guess. I hope Todd’s experience with grassroots organizing does indeed trickle down into the counties – especially Delaware we need it!

Elsewhere: Hypo Speaking, Buckeye Senate, Buckeye Politics,

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Blow Struck to Intelligent Design

On December 20, 2005 By

From WaPo:

A federal judge in Pennsylvania today struck down a school board’s policy on including “intelligent design” in high school biology classes as an alternative to evolution, ruling that the requirement illegally promoted religion in public schools.

In his 139-page ruling, Jones wrote that intelligent design was essentially biblical creationism. He also harshly denounced the Dover Area School Board for its decision to promote intelligent design and said board members repeatedly lied in court about their motives.

Sounds about right. But of course he was accused of being an “activist judge”.

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Cool New Blogging Tool

On December 20, 2005 By

via BFD and Micro Persuasion, a new extension for Firefox is a very handy way to blog as you browse without having to be in your admin screen.  In fact, I’m using it now.  I have been using Avant Browser for IE due mainly to some work stuff not being compatible with Firefox.  I might have to begin using Firefox exclusively for blogging though.  Thanks for the tip George!

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ODP Audio

On December 20, 2005 By

Buckeye Senate has some interesting audio clips up of the ODP meeting. I was able to get them all to amplify and export as MP3 (they are in .mov format and the level a bit low) – all but the last one, not sure about that one. I think I have it in the right order. Russell also replies to the Brown Camp rebuttal.

(24 min 54 sec)

MP3 File

via email from Phil de Vellis:

Anyone who has met Sherrod knows that he deals with confrontation
well. As a congressman and a candidate for the U.S. Senate, people confront him with questions, accusations and complaints every day. Even when he strongly disagrees with somoene, he remains respectful and would never blow up at a blogger or anyone else in that type of situation.

I went to the ODP Christmas party last night with several of my colleagues from the campaign. What we saw did not mesh with the story as described on Buckeye Politics and Buckeye […]

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One Step Forward, Two Back for Brown

On December 20, 2005 By

Update: I’m hearing there may be more to this story, but until I hear it officially won’t comment on the Brown side of things. Meanwhile, Russell has his take.

OK, I promise not to use the cold sore thing again – I’ve officially worn that one out. No mention of Blogger Balm either. You might remember I recently applauded Sherrod’s effort to get engaged in the blogosphere. The Huffington post piece was cool and all, but what I really want to see – and what I deem crucial for him – is to engage Ohio bloggers in a […]

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Redfern New ODP Chair

On December 19, 2005 By

Update: Editor has a compiled MP3 of the Russo voicemails.

Wins overwhelmingly according to Tim. I liked Lieberman and what he had to say, but hopefully Redfern will get the job done. Now to commit to being full time.

Russo’s impressions and some commentary over at BP.

I really hope it’s not more of the same. I don’t like wasting my time…

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ODP Chair Vote

On December 19, 2005 By

Update: Doh! No Wifi at ODP – imagine that. But you can follow audio updates as it happens!

Unable to make it down to the meeting/party 🙁 Tim over at Buckeye Politics is planning on live blogging it though, so you might check there. I’ll report any news I hear here as well, which should be around 6:45pm or so given the online agenda.

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