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The Words They Used At The National Convention
I’ve pointed out “women” because one of the bigger impressions I got from the DNC was that the Democrats clearly think they can use the divide on women’s rights (see: Akin, Todd) to their advantage. One of Obama’s biggest rhetorical flourishes last night involved a girl growing up to be president. Almost every speaker spoke to the issue of gender equality as it related to choice and occasionally as it related to equal compensation. I was surprised at how much they seem to feel they have the advantage pressing the attack there. The only thing that surprised me more (at least as far as speech content was concerned) was the repeated, frank mention of voter suppression — maybe a bit cynical on my part, but I assumed that was an issue the media would complain about but would not be spoken about on a national political stage. 
- Jason

This chart also includes a nice list of excerpts where some of the words were used. Pretty rad.

shortformblog:

election:

The Words They Used At The National Convention

I’ve pointed out “women” because one of the bigger impressions I got from the DNC was that the Democrats clearly think they can use the divide on women’s rights (see: Akin, Todd) to their advantage. One of Obama’s biggest rhetorical flourishes last night involved a girl growing up to be president. Almost every speaker spoke to the issue of gender equality as it related to choice and occasionally as it related to equal compensation. I was surprised at how much they seem to feel they have the advantage pressing the attack there. The only thing that surprised me more (at least as far as speech content was concerned) was the repeated, frank mention of voter suppression — maybe a bit cynical on my part, but I assumed that was an issue the media would complain about but would not be spoken about on a national political stage. 

- Jason

This chart also includes a nice list of excerpts where some of the words were used. Pretty rad.

(via npr)

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Money, it’s a crime. Share it fairly but don’t take a slice of my pie. (Taken with Instagram)

Money, it’s a crime. Share it fairly but don’t take a slice of my pie. (Taken with Instagram)

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"I don’t know whether Barack Obama was born in the United States of America. But I do know this, that in his heart, he’s not an American. He’s just not an American."

Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colorado), speaking to supporters. Coffman later said he “misspoke.”  (via officialssay)

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Man, this is really cool. Imagine the possibilities. The potential uses at the end are just the beginning but they’re pretty cool. (Except the part about using it to teach a kid to use a spoon over chop sticks, dumb.) I would def be down with a touch controlled iPod/phone and a (truly) multi-touch device!
(via Disney Touché turns everyday objects into multi-touch, gesture-recognizing interfaces | ExtremeTech)

Man, this is really cool. Imagine the possibilities. The potential uses at the end are just the beginning but they’re pretty cool. (Except the part about using it to teach a kid to use a spoon over chop sticks, dumb.) I would def be down with a touch controlled iPod/phone and a (truly) multi-touch device!

(via Disney Touché turns everyday objects into multi-touch, gesture-recognizing interfaces | ExtremeTech)

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This is cool! :D
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