Wednesday, November 14, 2007

HW 35: Thank You Blog Readers

In the past 13 weeks I have grown as a blogger and a writer. I hope that my blog was helpful and entertaining for those of you who took the time to read what I had to say. I am most proud of my blogs that really took passion and creativity out of me and was interpreted into words and phrases. Though this blog was for a class, I intend to continue blogging in the near future. I will probably create a new account however, so keep an eye out for blawgue3. I hope you all enjoyed reading my blog and as the chief editor, I thank all you for your feedback and cooperation. Blog you later everybody!

HW 34: Response to Riverbend

Monday, November 12, 2007

HW 32: Hollocaust

I attended the Citizenship Symposium at Keene State College on November 8th. Katrina Sweat introduced her father, Tom Lantos, who is a Hollocaust survivor. He came to America at age 19 with nothing but a few dollars in his pocket and a log of salami. Of course border control confiscated his Salami but not his dignity. He attended the University of Washington and went on to be the only Hollocaust survivor to serve in the U.S. Congress. The theme for his speech was a quote:"America did not teach men the idea of freedom, she taught them how to practice it." Tom Lantos was extremely inspiring and I look forward to future symposiums.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

HW 31: Iraq Body Count, Real People Fake Numbers

I attended the Citizenship Symposium at Keene State College on Wednesday November 7th at 3:30. I found this symposium to extremely informative and interesting. The host was progessor Clark. He was a great speaker; very passionate and animated. He told us how his son was in the military. He showed us how people use statistics to make things sound better. An example of this is how poverty is one point lower now than when Clinton was in office. This is true however Clinton went into office after big Bush who rose poverty. The whole time Clinton was in office poverty declined. Now that little Bush is in office poverty is once again on the rise. This was an incredible symposium and I will look to take one of professor Clark's classes. He was great!

HW 30: Citizens Gone Wild

I attended the Citizenship Symposium at Keene State College on Tuesday Nov. 6th at 12 pm. This was the 5th biannual symposium at Keene State. They made Nov. 6th citizen day in Keene. Mel Netshammer was the host. He spoke about obligations of citizenshiAp and focused on citizenship in New Hampshire. He introduced the mayor of Keene, Michael Blastos. He refferred to the quote: "Use it or Lose it". He urged that students register to vote. They handed out pamphlets and mini copies of the U.S. Constitution. Mike Welsch spoke next. He introduced Nancy Tobey. She is one of the founders of She used a boring powerpoint to explain her views on taking control of our democracy. She stressed citizen activism and election integrity. However she stated that it was a rainy Friday in Keene, when it was actually Tuesday. I nearly fell asleep during this symposium. On the bright side she quoted Moses, and that's my homeboy.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

HW 19: Web of Influence & Metacommentary

I chose to discuss the paragraph regarding blogs' influence on U.S. politics. This topic has come up quite a bit in this class. "The top five political blogs together attract over half a million visitors per day." This fact shows the impact of blogs and how underestimated they are. "Jimmy Orr, the White House Internet director, recently characterized the "blogosphere"." The blogosphere is the all-encompassing term to describe the universe of weblogs. The blogosphere is taking politics to new heights and stretching boundaries daily. It truly is a web of influence and I am looking forward to a better future because of it.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

HW 18: Wow

While reading the Jezebel blog, my eye was caught by the headline, "Alexys Tylor on the Importance of Penis Size, "Pussy Integrity": This is a video clip of Alexys Tylor, an Atlanta resident sex "expert". While she sits there with her mother, she uses repulsive language. With a penis prop in hand she talks of asking men to handle their genitals. This is worse than any rap lyrics I have ever heard. This is by far my least favorite post of the week. "They be fresh out of spearmint and damn juicy fruit....", the rest isn't classy enough for my blog.