the slowest guy on the planet – I’m still plodding away at montrealstories.org. Demonstrating this fact: Seattle Stories has gone live. But flipping the focus away from myself, Seattle Stories looks terrific. With it, amsterdamstories.com and bostonstories.org all live now, the citystories network is starting to fill out very nicely.
vote yesterday must be feeling pretty stupid today. Especially Democrats. Especially Democrats in Florida. Whatever – it was quite a night, and it’s not over yet. But this morning I feel a lot better than last night at 3am when I went to bed thinking Bush had won. Cause I think Bush is a radical conservative with little to no qualifications to be President.
The new Mike’s Message from Michael Moore is a great open letter to Al Gore. I still think I’d vote for Gore (if I could vote), but at the same time I have the same general feeling as Moore and would ask some of the same questions as Moore poses.
It’s funny – my attitude to the NDP in Canada is practically the opposite of my feelings about the Democratic Party in the US. Dems have moved, as has our Liberal Party, to the right – due to changing circumstances, a changing electorate, a new world that we live in. In doing so, parties like those represent me even less than they ever did – which was never that much. At the same time though, the NDP here hasn’t seemingly changed at all to face the different sort of world we live in now. And so they too don’t represent me – and in fact seem openly hostile to people in a situation such as mine. So if anything I’m even more screwed here than I would be in the US.
idea, I think, to have candidates’ views appear in articles published in various media, and Ralph Nader makes some interesting points in a Wired News article on telecom policy. At the same time though it demonstrates one of Nader’s key problems (and it has been a problem for him for 30 years). He can’t see the forest for the trees. He gets so bogged down in minutia that he neglects to mention the key point – that the Clinton/Gore administration has a lot to answer for regarding the Telecommunications Reform Act of 1996.
Ivanov Flies Into Belgrade, Due to Meet Milosevic. I have a feeling this is going to work out. I studied the Balkans under a former (pre-breakup) Yugoslavian senior diplomat who is now a professor at McGill. Prof. Crnobrnja was just on the radio and his assessment is that Milosevic is done. Kostunica isn’t necessarily an ideal President, but they seem to be on a positive arc now. I’ve been following events using Yahoo’s Full Coverage, which is excellent – stories, links to other news sources, a good photo library – it’s all there.