Archive for September, 2008

Rewrite or flip flop?

September 29, 2008 0 Comments

A Web service called Versionista aims to track sites as they are changed, including those of Barack Obama and John McCain. Some of the documented changes are more mundane than others (like when McCain changed his policy on the space program from a paragraph to a page.) But, it does give an interesting insight into […]

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A steady stream of election goodness

September 26, 2008 0 Comments

I feel like I blog about Twitter a lot. Which is odd since I hated on it for about six months before actually giving it a try. Now I’m addicted. I’m always finding new fun people to follow and I love getting feedback and ideas from people. So, I checked my Twitter page a few […]

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Arrrrg!

September 19, 2008 0 Comments

Happy National Talk Like a Pirate Day! (I know, what is the world coming to?!) Actually, I’m told by one of our producers, Maria, that it’s a big hit at UNI and people dress up to go to class. Anyway, 12seconds.tv is holding a pirate contest today. It’s basically the video version of Twitter. You […]

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Thoughts

September 18, 2008 0 Comments
Thoughts

It’s time for food and at least a nap before (hopefully) a good night’s sleep. It’s been a long day, but a good one – for many reasons. I love when I’m able to spend the day blogging. It doesn’t even seem like work, it’s fun. Sometimes I think people worry about me while I’m […]

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Close encounters

September 18, 2008 0 Comments
Close encounters

We were packing up the gear, getting ready to leave, when Bryan decided to grab a few more interviews from McCain supporters. I wandered over to grab a few more pictures of the plane, and all of a sudden, the white vans came rolling up and out popped McCain and Palin. They shook hands and […]

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Protesters

September 18, 2008 0 Comments

I spoke with one of McCain’s press people and she has been on the campaign trail with him for a few weeks now and says there haven’t been any protesters in the crowd like there were today. During Palin’s speech, a group of girls starting yelling "our body, our choice" before they were carried out. […]

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Catching up

September 18, 2008 0 Comments
Catching up

Matt and I drove back to Waterloo and then I had to cut a bunch of video for the 5 and 6, but I’m settled in at my desk, ready to post the ready of the photos and videos from today. Here’s video of McCain getting off the plane. McCain and Palin take the stage… […]

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Quick thoughts

September 18, 2008 0 Comments

Here’s a copy of my Tweets throughout the rally. Kind of gives you a timeline (in reverse order) and some quick thoughts. I’m currently uploading video of McCain getting off the plane and protesters at the rally. Will post when that finishes.    Twitter: McCain and Palin were loaded into vans for a quick tour […]

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McCain takes the stage

September 18, 2008 0 Comments

McCain is on stage…currently defending his economic policies. For constant updates during the speech – follow my Twitter feed. After the speech – more photos and videos. -jj

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The rally ramps up

September 18, 2008 0 Comments

Right now Joe Childers is using the gathering of Republican voters to make his pitch for the Iowa State Senate. I also just spoke to a representative from Iowa for Health Care, who says they will be protesting outside the gates, calling McCain’s stance on healthcare "inadequate." Here’s a video clip of the Pledge of […]

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