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Warning! – a bitter pill to swallow
|| 12/11/2005 || 11:51 pm || Comments Off on Warning! – a bitter pill to swallow || ||

I’ve been thinking of the graphic for about 2 months now, and I’m excited to finally finish it off…..errrr… make a first draft. If you have any comments or have suggestions for different wording or layout, please send me a message :)

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Adam Eidinger vs. the Expert – CNN January 2003
|| 12/9/2005 || 1:33 pm || Comments Off on Adam Eidinger vs. the Expert – CNN January 2003 || ||

This message (below) is from my good friend Adam Eidinger:

If you read through the transcript its funny to see how much has changed and how much has not changed in the last 3 years in regards to Iraq.

read message & transcript:

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Cultural Caucus?
|| 12/8/2005 || 12:58 pm || Comments Off on Cultural Caucus? || ||

Tonight I spent the entire evening reading all the by-laws and rules & procedures of the Green Party of the United States. I have read them over twice now, and I expect I’ll have to get used to doing this. While reading the section on caucuses I came to the conclusion that I’d like to see some cultural caucus of sorts. One that is dedicated to the advancement of the arts that related to the guiding principals of the Green Party. Currently there isn’t something like this in place and I feel a cultural component is integral to the development and sustabilty of the party. I wonder how long the process will take to create a cultural caucus? I also wonder if there will be broad based support for something like this, or if people will be against it.



I was elected!
|| 12/2/2005 || 9:05 am || Comments Off on I was elected! || ||

Aa I stated before, I don’t know how much work I bit off, but I imagine I’ll find out shortly. At the meeting last night I was surprised to find out that there were only 5 steering committee members for the whole party. I am looking forward to being 1/5 of the folks who run the DCSGP party… The national delegate spot is probably the one I am most scared and excited about at the same time. After the meeting Adam, Scott and I went out for a drink and discussed some future plans like having a green party response at the “Sorry” State of the Union next month. In the process I found two friends of mine who will be excellent can people to out on the ballot next election cycle. I am pretty excited :)



1 year later
|| 12/1/2005 || 8:00 am || Comments Off on 1 year later || ||

Today there is an interesting overlap of events taking place….

First & foremost, today is my 1 year anniversary of my job at the AAG. I must say this year has gone by extremely fast. It honestly feels like just a few months ago I was riding down the street joyfully calling my mom telling her that I scored my dream job. 12 months & $7K in taxes later, I feel I have accomplished a lot this year. Tomorrow I am going to write down a comprehensive listing of all the activities, projects, and accomplishments I’ve had undertaken in this last year. I hope to use it to justify a decent salary increase… I feel I deserve it :-)

The secondary overlap, is that tonight is the DC Statehood Green Party general body meeting. I have been nominated for both the steering committee of the DC Statehood Green Party and as a delegate to the Green Party National Assembly. To be honest I don’t know how much work I’ll have bitten off if I get elected, and for that I am somewhat nervous, but what I’ve learned thus far in my quarter century of life is that the harder a situation is, the more character is built. I think back to Operation Ceasefire (I never wrote a recap of it!), which I still regard as the hardest day of my life, yet I finished that as a changed man, and hopefully if I get elected it will also change me in a way for the better.

In regards to my previous posting about the general body meeting was actually picked up by DC Blogs. KOB (the webmaster of DC Blogs) actually violated a gentleman’s request I had with him about keeping my blog entries off of his website (I don’t want a bunch of strangers looking at my website– weird right?), yet the ironic part of it is that I’m actually happy he did so, simply because he gave free publicity to the party. I’ve only had three visitors who actually came from his website to mine, but at least they came with an intention of finding our more about the party… If you are reading this KOB, ask me first ;-)



I am featured in the Green Party’s “Green Pages”
|| 8/10/2005 || 2:15 am || Comments Off on I am featured in the Green Party’s “Green Pages” || ||

Its a great story too!

Via the Green Pages:

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Maps of where DC residents voted Statehood Green
|| 8/3/2005 || 7:39 am || Comments Off on Maps of where DC residents voted Statehood Green || ||

: click image below to see the map in full size :

Last Friday night I used the DC Board of Elections & Ethics 2004 election precinct totals to construct maps of where all the votes for Green Party candidates were located. I created a map for Adam Eidinger(above – U.S. Shadow Representative), Laurent Ross(DC City Council At-Large), David Cobb & Pat LaMarche (Green Party President & Vice President), Michelle Tingling-Clemmons & Jay Marx (DC City Council Ward 7 & 2 respectively), and the aggregate DC Statehood Green Party total. I did notice that there are a couple totaling errors, because some precincts have a total that is different than the sum of the rest of the candidates, but I am not about to remake those maps! I haven’t made a “real map” in a long time and even with the slight errors, I am very proud of these. I chose to use Adam’s map above because I was actively involved in his campaign (although he lost, he got more votes than the President Bush did in DC) and feel that I am directly responsible in some way for the turnout above. I wish we would have plotted the locations of where we placed campaign signs! It would have been really nifty to see if there was a spatial correlation between high numbers of green votes and the location of the campaign posters. Regardless, I am looking forward to 2006 :)

==/== updated 8/10/05 ==/==
After thinking and looking at the maps for a bit, I realized that I didn’t explicitly put the position the candidate was seeking! Oh well…no one paid me to make this map…

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I am mentioned in the Northwest Current
|| 7/7/2005 || 3:46 pm || Comments Off on I am mentioned in the Northwest Current || ||

This is probably one of my favorite articles regarding the OSCE festivities.

best line:
“The last landlocked colony,” :-) I had to throw that geographic reference in there!

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