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Convention bound

By pams
Friday, May 30, 2008 20:52 EDT

Just dropping in a quick note to tell folks here that Pam’s House Blend will be credentialed in the general pool at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver on August 25-28. Of course I will represent fellow Pandas on the road trip!

You can read the DNCC press release here, and the full list of credentialed blogs here. As far as commentary on the selections (or level of access issues discussed in prior posts), off the top of my head, I’m not surprised at most of the top-tier blogs, since traffic was one metric used; this is clearly a more diverse list, but are already discussions about who made this cut and speculation/curiosity about why. There’s an article about the state blogs that didn’t make the original cut — some still have reservations about the difference in floor access that state vs. general receive, the same problem members of the Afrospear have cited numerous times. And there’s some controversy about the selection criteria when it came to LGBT blogs as well, as Bil of The Bilerico Project points out.

We are all Devo

By Amanda Marcotte


For the record

By auguste

What’s offensive about the Pastor Father Pfleger sermon is not what he said about White privilege. Melissa’s post recognizes this while properly focusing on the misogyny. In fact, for the first half of the video, I was getting ready to post about it positively, in contrast to Michelle Malkin (thanks…


Once again, choadery trumps quality

By Amanda Marcotte

I couldn’t get past this first line of a “conversation” between David Brooks and Gail Collins at the NY Times. David Brooks:Gail, I watched “Recount” on HBO the other night and learned a bunch. For example, did you know that Republicans are evil yet efficient, while Democrats are noble but…


Friday Random Ten “Pandagonian City Name Shout Out” Edition

By Amanda Marcotte

Okay, my vanity can’t take it any longer. Confession time: The picture yesterday was staged. I thought the voluminous amount of drool (actually water, though I was willing to move onto Vaseline if that didn’t show up properly under the flash) was a dead giveaway, as is the oversized (borrowed…


Dude, there’s sex in other cities, you know

By Amanda Marcotte
Thursday, May 29, 2008 20:51 EDT

Okay, I’ve run out of patience. What’s it going to take? I’m young and single and write a blog. True, it’s not the Gawker, but still pretty popular and lively. I don’t live in New York, but I still live in a pretty trendy city stock full of creative types.…


Crist to be ‘outed’ as straight…by Roger Stone’s alleged ‘sex tape’

By pams

I sh*t you not. Take a surf over to Mike Signorile’s pad. GOP sleazebag consultant Roger Stone wants to shop around a tape of Crist kissing a woman — gasp — to prove the Florida governor is heterosexual. Oh my, people, this is desperation city. The GOP faithful must have…


No on Nunn

By pams

There has been talk about former Sen. Sam Nunn (Dixiecrat-GA) as a possible VP for Obama. Most of the speculation revolves around Nunn’s experience as a former Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, something that would fend off criticism from the Military McCainiacs. But as Wayne Besen points out in…


Freepers on Scotty McClellan

By pams

Just thought I’d give you a peek at some of the Freeper thread headlines regarding Scott McClellan’s tell all book… * Exclusive: McClellan whacks Bush, White House (SCOTT THE SNITCH) * How Washington Culture Seduces [Rush on what happened to McClellan] * The Soros-McClellan Connection (on a Little Green Footballs…


John Sellers can eat my poo

By Amanda Marcotte

Christopher Hitchens famously wrote an article in Vanity Fair where he declared that women weren’t funny. Of course, he was wrong, but by writing it he inspired this guy to write a blog post for Details that explains the truth—it’s not that women aren’t funny, it’s just that a whole…