“I am Barbara Bush, and I am a New Yorker for marriage equality,” she says in the brief message, sponsored by an advocacy group. “New York is about fairness and equality. And everyone should have the right to marry the person that they love.” —Barbara Bush, one of the twin daughters of George W. Bush, - A Bush Daughter Backs Gay Marriage - NYTimes
“Fully 46 percent of Palin backers said they were likely to vote third party if Palin lost, with 22 percent saying it’s “very likely.” —Nearly half of Palin backers may flee GOP if she isn’t nominated [Rasmussen Poll] - Raw Story
“President Obama has a unique opportunity here. He needs to get out in front of the Arab world and utter “F” word, freedom. And I think that will have a tremendous effect in reversing a whole legacy of bad policy towards this part of he world. Now is the time. This is the game changer.” —Tarek Masoud is of Egyptian origin, assistant professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. - CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS
“Typically what happens in countries like Tunisia or Iran or China is people exert very surgical control over information, they will block particular domain names, or they’ll block particular Web sites or particular small networks that host content that they don’t like. When Iran had its problems after its elections, they slowed down their Internet so they could use it more effectively to control protestors but they didn’t take it down. Normally, when someone has a problem on the Internet, it’s a single provider, a single organization, that gets in trouble or loses a piece of equipment or runs out of power for their generator after a blackout or something. In this case, within the space of about 20 minutes, all of the largest service providers in Egypt mysteriously and with no apparent coordination all left the Internet. It’s a completely different signature.” —
Jim Cowie, Renesys Chief Technology Officer in How Was Egypt’s Internet Access Shut Off?
The rest is pretty interesting too. The internet, man. It’s a crazy place.