Not finding this too funny. Perhaps it will be on November 5th.
Google did a nice blog post today and mashed up some voter registration [mobiletools as well. Project Vote Smart developed a comprehensive API to access information for your own election/vote related mashup can be had And if you’re a sucker for celebrities and whitespace, Google’s got 5 minutes:
As far as I’m concerned, if McCain calls in sick to tonight’s debate, he may as well forfeit the election. Clearly not fit to serve. I invite any and all arguments to the contrary. Here’s a samplling from the mighty blogosphere:
In late-breaking news, the McCain campaign says that — hey, hey! — the GOPs candidate for disaster president will make it at last! Never mind the drama, ol’ McSame still really does want to be president. McCain / Obama Debate @ Ole Miss, Oxford, Mississippi 9 p.m. EDT on nine networks. If you’ll be watching online, I recommend C-Span and Twitter’s new Election microsite.
Sarah Silverman that is… Here’s an introduction to her Great Schlep for Obama ’08 Initiative if you haven’t already seen it:
My relatives no longer hang out in Florida, but if they did… well, now that I live in California, it would take a lot to drag me to out California, but with the Florida Dems using desperate, embarrassing fighting words to suggest Obama is the lesser of two evils, perhaps Sarah Silverman is Florida’s last great hope. And everybody else?
Isn’t it too late to register already? How do you vote by mail? I keep hearing this questions both directly and in passing and so I’m writing this brief post to address the answers, at least in specificity to the State of California (voting guide). You can also call for CA voting info: 1-800-345-VOTE. Find specific state-by-state info here
Is it too late to register to vote?
Not even close. October 20 is the last day to vote in California and most other states. Vote via the widget here.
How can I vote by mail?
In California, you can apply after October 6 via this form (PDF) or any of the other forms (in multiple languages) listed here. Currently, only 28 states allow no-excuse absentee voting. For information on your site, check The Vote by Mail Project.
Why the hell do we have to vote on Tuesday?
To answer this question, I urge everyone to explore the Why Tuesday? website. Fortunately, more and more states are allowing vote-by-mail, but it would be easiest to drop by a ballot box on a saturday or sunday, considering we’re not all farmers anymore.
There you go. Please leave any questions, thoughts, and comments below. You can also follow me on Twitter. No go and vote!
Here’s a disturbing chart from the Project for Excellence in Journalism detailing the top campaign stories filling the newshole for the first week of September. Who exactly is controlling the news-cycle these days? Will the media buy into any good story at the risk of endangering our democracy? Read the report.