Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Around the Blogosphere 19 March 08

New York State Assembly Republican Leader Jim Tedisco keeps a blog called "Tedisco's Take" --- methinks it would be nice if more politicians aired their thoughts and observations on the Net...

Speaking of politicians, Liz Benjamin tells us that "It has been a difficult political week for everyone, including AG Andrew Cuomo, who saw his political future clouded by the ascension of now-Gov. David Paterson. But here's a ray of (ahem) sunshine to brighten Cuomo's gray skies."

Politics has my buddy Dallas Penn ALL FIRED UP: "I’d like to take this time to give the DP.com “HO SIT DOWN” to Reverend Jeremiah Wright who’s “Oooh Lawdie” ramblings are threatening to derail the Obama train. To quote DeRay Davis on Kanye’s debut album - “You’s a n*gger, and I don’t mean that in no nice way!”

Miss Info has christened Pauly Shore = Race Hater of the Year... The New Republic examines "Why White People Like 'Stuff White People Like.'"

Shin Bet, the Israeli secret service joins the blogosphere this week, causing Molly of Israeli blog The Big Felafel to ask: “Can you really imagine a Shin Bet techie cracking top secret codes and then writing a blog about how neat it is to work underground?”

Saudi Jeans on theSanctity of Human Life blogs about a boy and girl who died in a car crash after being chased by a patrol belonging to the Commission for Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.

YPulse turns us on to 'Pokemones' (Chilean teens into fashion, technology and communication-free casual sexual encounters in public spaces but not as any sort of political statement....fascinating article) and Subscription-based Kidzui browser (offering "kid safe" browsing is now live as is PBS Kids' subscription-based service) (via Cynopsis Kids)

Facebook is introducing new privacy controls that give users of the fast-growing social networking site the ability to preserve social distinctions between friends, family, and co-workers online. Facebook executives said the changes will allow Facebook's more than 67 million active users worldwide to control what their friends, and friends of their friends see.

Ambiome presents Ne laissons pas Eric Dupin se faire presser le citron !

Pop Candy Blog sez 10 Battlestar Galactica actors will present Letterman's Top Ten List tonight. Look for Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber and others to reveal the "Top Ten Reasons to Watch the New Season of Battlestar Galactica."

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