Queso: "Itís about time Americans understand who it was that they elected." Amen to that. Tonight's press conference was pretty bad. At one point I thought maybe Bush should just resign and go be President of Iraq. He seems to have lost track of his job, which is President of the country I live in, the country I just paid taxes to, the country whose young people are dying to save a country that did not attack us on Sept 11 and one that clearly does not want our help. Watching him fumble tonight, I realized this is Mr Joe Average thrust into a situation way over his head, as if that wasn't bad enough, he started a war that has no end. Shame on the Republicans for nominating this guy in 2000. He can't complete a sentence. He talked about a chicken farm in Libya (twice!). The Republicans still have the power to fix it, get a new candidate for the November election, and start the withdrawal from Iraq now. It's a disaster. This guy is drowning, and that's bad.
Something to look forward to: Former President Bush. Or, more hopefully, the last former President Bush.
Notes about BloggerCon 2.0, as we approach mid-week.
Because the conference will be webcast it should be possible for people to participate from anywhere on planet Earth.
Jay Rosen: "Not only does the White House need the press to reach the nation where the nation is right now, but the President would like to have before him a legitimate -- and, yes, representative -- press corps raising legitimate and representative doubts. Otherwise, tonight's move is senseless."
Dowbrigade: "...reporters appear on-screen during the local and national news broadcasts, underneath their image appears both their name and email address."
Doug Kaye interviews Mary Jo Foley and Steve Gillmor about the Microsoft-Sun deal.
CNET leads the way again, with RSS feeds for new downloads.
Their hot titles feed is in a format I've never seen before. Interesting.
Greg Reinacker announces NewsGator Media Center Edition. Not exactly sure what it does, but it's using RSS, so that's good.
Jeff Jarvis started a Wiki for his session about blogs as businesses.
Mary Jo Foley on Microsoft's patents. "The company is filing for protection for, on average, ten patents per week."
Mark Pilgrim, who works for IBM, makes fun of people who think large companies are more powerful than little ones.
Why has Netflix stopped renting Chariots of Fire?
Gizmodo: Free WiFi Hotspots Roundup.
Two years ago: What's next after the Google API?
SF Chronicle: "Bonds watched the 660th home run of his career soar over the right-field wall, threw both arms in the air and started jogging."
QuickTime video of Bonds hitting #660, incl interview with Willie Mays.
Julian Bond on Google News, RSS, the Google API.
BBC: "Legislation is being drawn up in California to block Google's new free e-mail service, Gmail, because its advertising is seen as intrusive."
NY Times: "Wayport Inc has won a contract to become the sole provider of wireless Internet access in thousands of McDonald's restaurants."
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