Surfin’ Some Blogs, Dude

Citizen Jane points out that, um, hey guys… anyone checked out Latin America lately?

What is going on in Latin America these days? In the last week, both Bolivia and Venezuela have asked the U.S. ambassadors in their countries to get packing and head back to the USA. On Wednesday, President Evo Morales of Bolivia (at left) ordered the US Ambassador to Bolivia to leave the country, saying he had played a role in anti-government unrest and riots that had been taking place in Bolivia.

Democrats are getting nervous, as we could already tell. But some of them are so nervous that they’re backing off altogether. WRONG! DON’T DO IT!

A Democratic fundraiser for Congressional candidates said some planned to distance themselves from Mr Obama and not attack Mr McCain.

“If people are voting for McCain it could help Republicans all the way down the ticket, even in a year when the Democrats should be sweeping all before us,” said the fundraiser, a former Hillary Clinton supporter.

“There is a growing sense of doom among Democrats I have spoken to . . . People are going crazy, telling the campaign ‘you’ve got to do something’.”

Top Ten Geekiest Cities in the US! WE’RE NUMBER 2!

2. Washington, DC
High-tech workers who move to DC should be ready to join in discussions about elections, the state of immigration law, and the U.S.’s dependence on foreign oil. That’s because DC is home to a huge number of government workers, lobbyists and other political types. DC ranks at number two with its 295,800 high-tech jobs. It’s also third in high-tech job growth and ninth in average wage: DC techies make an average of $92,718, compared with the average private sector wage of $55,587. You’ll spend lots of that money trying to keep cool in the summer. Still, living at the center of the free world can give you a pretty cool head rush.

DCist has some great shots of the Pentagon Memorial opening, definitely worth a look.

The permanent outdoor memorial, which is made up of 184 benches, each with a name of a victim, will now be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. DCist photographer Meaghan Gay and many of our Flickr contributors were there last night for the opening ceremony, and captured these images.

And, from Skunkgal via We Love DC, something I’m really not surprised to hear.

in the middle of a completely insane busy day saturday, i squeezed in a brief white house tour. the tour itself was totally lame, i suspect because the president was in town and i think someone important from ghana is around, but OMG the secret service wanted to blow up my bike.

See you around!

– Belle


2 responses to “Surfin’ Some Blogs, Dude

  1. I felt pretty good about getting within spitting distance of the national average, until I saw what the IT average in this area is. Way to kill the dream. 😦

  2. Just giving you something to aspire to!!

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