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Watch live: Sen. Jeff Merkley addresses Netroots

Netroots Nation 2013 kicked off on Thursday evening with a speech from Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) in San Jose, California. Other speakers include Ash Kalra (San Jose City Council), Howard Dean, Barney Frank, Becky Bond, Speaker Perez, Sandra Fluke, and Mike Honda. Watch live, broadcast via Netroots Nation and Free Speech TV: [Sen. Jeff Merkeley (D-OR)…

CSA Week 1: A little late edition

CSA Week #1 Broccoli rabe Asparagus Bok choy Radishes Lettuce Snow peas Strawberries (two quarts!) Eggs Sorry this is a little late.  Netroots screwed with my schedule.  But here it is: week one of the CSA! Buttermilk cake I used this recipe, but with strawberries instead of raspberries.  Since I…

Netroots Nation: conservatives nearby turn things ugly

Back from Netroots Nation, and while I'm still a little tired, I'm energized as usual after the conference.  As many of you no doubt know, the pathetic shadow conference Right Online was closer than ever this year.  And by "pathetic shadow conference", I mean it.  Every year, Right Online finds…

BlogHer10 pics, swag, vendors — and an interesting contrast to Netroots Nation

I’m reporting from NYC at the 2010 BlogHer convention, and it’s my first time attending this event, held this year at the New York Hilton. It is HUGE; it’s like an explosion of women from all walks of blogging life – mom bloggers, young newbies, seasoned women full of energy…

Netroots Nation interviews – and the influence of The Homosexual Agenda at NN

My good friend Joe Sudbay of Americablog and I were interviewed by former Air America radio host Sam Seder while we were at Netroots Nation (you can see me in the background, but my vid isn’t available so far). Joe’s is up, so take a peek. Also, Joe interviewed Sen.…

Busy busy busy

I’m still at Netroots Nation (you can follow updates at my Twitter feed or at hashtag #nn10), so I don’t have a lot of time to write. But if you’re interested, I was recently on the skepticism-oriented podcast the Big Cigarette. You can listen here. They got me to talk…

Turns out that Americans are in fact coffee drinkers

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Today’s news in wingnut failure is double the fun. A lot of us in netroots land were annoyed yet again at wingnut leechiness when it was revealed that the teabaggers were going to have a big convention….in Las…

Helping out the shelter animals

You might recall that when Kate and I had our flight to Pittsburgh canceled (resulting in a reschedule for the next AM, arriving just in time for my panel at Netroots Nation), we said we blew off steam by doing something productive — going to the store and buying needed…

NC wingnuts and health care – ‘no pubic option’

Perhaps it is about the state of education in NC, or a reflection of the right-wing’s obsession with naughty bits…you decide. Shown on the News & Observer’s coverage of a teabagger/birth/health care fearmongerer crowd. From Dem Underground: As a “moran” bonus in the background: “Where’s the birth certificate?” OMG–when angry…

Audio: Ron Reagan interview at Netroots Nation

On Thursday, Ron Reagan was broadcasting his show from Netroots Nation and Megan Carpentier, one of the behind-the-scenes people at Air America came up to me during an earlier panel and asked if I do a segment with Ron Reagan about LGBT issues later in the day. Of course I…

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