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will.i.am is a Democratic Party Drone

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas decided to become politically active last year along with a large number of celebrities pushing for Barack Obama’s presidential candidacy. Will.I.Am did that corny “Yes We Can” YouTube video where Will I Am got a bunch of celebrities to proclaim their worship to Barack Obama and his candidacy. That was okay. That was not a problem for me. I kind of liked Barack Obama as a Presidential Candidate he was talking about transparency and rolling back some of the horrific foreign policy decisions of the Bush Administration. If I had to vote for Barack Obama or John McCain, I probably would have voted for Obama. Lots of celebrities supported Obama and still do because he was cool and liberal among other things.

Now Will.I.Am is planning on meeting Terry McAuliffe at at least four events as he campaigns to get the Democratic Party’s nomination for Governor. Terry McAuliffe is not from Virginia and has not spent any amount of time in the state of Virginia other than parts of Northern Virginia inside the beltway. will.i.am stated in a press release:


“Terry is my good friend and my closest political mentor,” said will.i.am in a statement released by the campaign. “He will be a great governor because of his passion to help people and his understanding of the grassroots community. I look forward to joining him on the campaign trail.”

To me this sounds like will.i.am does not have a specific reason other than he probably met Terry McAuliffe with Barack Obama once. will.i.am is a hack. Hip-hop should not support professional politicians.

The Military Is Afraid of The Internet

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

The military was able to push out a number of stories in the media this week about the military’s development of several YouTube channels. The YouTube channel can be reached here. Lt. Col. Christopher Garver told the Los Angeles Times “This effort was not designed to combat what ends up on extremist Web sites.” Garver went on to say “But we understand that it is a battle space in which we have not been active, and this is a media we can use to get our story told.”

At the same time the military is requiring super strict regulations of blogs run by military personnel. Under the new rule military bloggers would have to contact their superior officer before each posting. This will have the effect of reducing the postings of miliblogs to a trickle. The military is using security as a scapegoat for this crackdown but as Julian Sanchez points out there the Army’s own Combined Arms Center concluded that there were few security grounds for concern. Posting of classified materials is already a crime. The soldiers that are posting classified material will likely continue posting thus the military that has decided in a war whose length will be determined by public opinion that they will give up on the blog PR war.