Blogcon 11 Interview: Karen Harrington (R CAND, FL-20 Primary)

That would be the district currently Occupied by Debbie Wasserman Schultz; at least, it is when DWS has time to spare from being Barack Obama’s trained seal at the DNC.  As you might imagine, there’s little love lost between me and the Congresswoman, so when The Shark Tank‘s Javier Manjarres offered to get me an interview with potential challenger Karen Harrington at Blogcon 11 I was happy to agree.  Karen and I talked a bit on the convention, and the Florida race:

Karen’s site is here: bear in mind that the Florida redistricting process is by no means complete, and will undoubtedly end with (metaphorical) blood on the sand, thanks to the need to create two new Congressional Districts.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

#rsrh On the way back from #blogcon11 …

In the airport now, waiting for the flight; I was trying to download DCU Batman Year One,, but I’ve given it up as a bad deal. I have books for the flight; that’ll do.

As to Blogcon 11: lots of fun, especially the panel that I did (it always seems a little weird that people know who the hell I am without me having to tell them). Freedomworks put up a pretty impressive program; they (and Tabitha Hale in particular) should be commended. As for the Occupy Denver people… well, they never came back Saturday after getting thoroughly embarrassed and out-organized Friday, and I’m pretty sure that they started getting rousted from their squalid shelters at about the time that I was having some South Korean crispy BBQ beef dish downtown.

There’s a moral in that somewhere, I’m sure.

Moe Lane

Blogcon11 1, Occupy Denver 0.

It’s kind of sad when you show up to a protest and the people that you’re trying to intimidate have better and louder chants.

“We want the dog! We want the dog!” This is a reference to Occupy Denver’s decision to elect a border collie their leader last week, and frankly that might have been smart of them; they’re not very organized, poor things. Certainly not up to Tea Party standards…

#rsrh Well, that was an interesting moment.

Occupy Denver showed up – sans dog, the lamers – fifteen, maybe twenty of the kids. Kind of sad, up to the point where one of them tried to rush the door. Hotel’s apparently pissed at Blogcon for that, for some bizarre reason.

As for the Occupiers… surrounded two to one, with a camera ratio that was more like six to one in Blogcon’s favor. You’d think that these kids will have learned by now to emultate the Tea Party and either show up with a camera, or don’t show up at all…

#rsrh Day 0 of Blogcon11.

I’m onsite in Denver for Blogcon 11: have run into a bunch of people that I already know, with more to come; and will be running out soon to schmooze interface with folks. If you’re attending, just as a reminder I’ll be on a panel Saturday about Online Activism. Should be fun.

Also, the haircut that I got today may have been the best damned haircut I’ve ever gotten: not only does it look good, it started with a hot minty towel that nearly put me to sleep and ended with a shoulder rub that removed four hours of strain from the flight to Denver. And for twenty-two bucks*, which is insanely low. The place was Floyd’s 99 Barbershop, Denver CO: I recommend it.

Moe Lane

*Of course I tipped. LIKE A VIKING.

#rsrh Reminder: I’ll be at BlogCon 11.

Which will be from November 11th to 13th, in Denver CO.  Heck, I’m even going to be on a panel, for my sins.  If you’re going to be there, stop by and say hi: fair warning, however.  People tend to be slightly disappointed when I turn out to be just a stout, amiable middle-aged geek.

Who likes beer, so feel free to hit my Boozing Fund:

…although if enough money comes in I’ll probably upgrade that planned order of a new (well, refurbished) iPod, instead.

Moe Lane