Roxy's blog

What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas -- even at the Nevada Caucus?

  • Posted on: 24 January 2008
  • By: Roxy

What did happen in Nevada, are any of us really sure yet?
Both of the Democratic front-runners, Clinton and Obama, are claiming victory. Hillary is claiming the popular vote and Barack is claiming he received more delegates. Along with this disagreement, there are allegations of shenanigans at caucus locations -- particularly in Clark County.
The Washington Post reports:

Aides for Sen. Barack Obama, who lost the first-in-the-West contest, announced they would ask the state Democratic Party to review reports that Clinton caucus organizers had sought to block entry to certain sites a half hour before the official deadline, as outlined in a Clinton campaign caucus manual.

Obama officials said they weren't contesting Clinton's victory and were seeking the review to prevent confusion in future caucuses. But Obama campaign lawyer Bob Bauer said the early closing times appeared to have had a "clear-cut disenfranchising effect."

Gardening for Cave Dwellers - Part I

  • Posted on: 17 January 2008
  • By: Roxy

I have always loved gardening ... growing things. In Oregon I had an herb garden, grew vegetables and had outstanding flowers. Here in Hawaii, we live in a townhouse and have absolutely no place to plant anything -- even if it wasn't against the rules. This leaves me with clean fingernails, but no communing with mother earth. I have been looking for ways to garden without having a plot of earth to garden in.

Computer Glitch on the AAMVA Servers, HAVA and the November Elections

  • Posted on: 11 January 2008
  • By: Roxy

-- originally posted 2008-01-10 06:48:07 -1100: - bumped so folks can post related info that they find note Avahome's additional comment below about Homeland Security and tightening requirements for getting a driver's license-- cho

by avahome and roxy

A little article in the Toledo Blade gives one pause ... The article is not long, but though sparse on words it speaks volumes. On Monday it seems there was a little "glitch" with the server at the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators. This server is actually a service allowing states to access federal databases as part of the verification process when issuing any state ID cards.

Dark Horses, Lame Ducks and the Nature of the Political Beast

  • Posted on: 3 January 2008
  • By: Roxy

In his Dec. 31st entry Best Bet for Next President: Prediction Markets Justin Wolfers offers an interesting analysis on the political climate going into the primaries.

According to Wolfers, in the "general election, the markets are titling strongly pro-Democratic, ranking them a 61% chance of taking the White House." This would seem to indicate that Bush is not just a lame duck president, the GOP is a lame duck party.

Open Thread: Preliminary Results ...

  • Posted on: 27 December 2007
  • By: Roxy

from our not-so-scientific polling on ...

Democrats -- Who do you think will win in the Iowa Primary?

Hillary Clinton 5%
Chris Dodd 5%
John Edwards 45%
Barack Obama 23%
Bill Richardson 0%
Dennis Kuchinich 9%
Joe Biden 0%
Haven't got a clue ... 14%

From this sampling it would appear the front runners are: Edwards, Obama and Haven't got a clue. Will Edwards walk away with an early win in Iowa?

Do you have questions about the new site?? Problems?? Post 'em here.

  • Posted on: 30 November 2007
  • By: Roxy

The old place is looking a little different these days. If anybody has any questions, please leave them in the comments here ...

If you are having problems getting logged in, please send an email to:

Thank you for your patience and support ...

~the migration team

Update on ePluribus Media 2.0 and the Site(s) Migration

  • Posted on: 27 November 2007
  • By: Roxy

Just wanted to give everybody a little update on the site migration (which is going very well!) and thank everybody for helping test the new sites and for all of the feedback they have given.  It is much appreciated ...

If you encounter any broken links, glitches or other problems please email us at: ...

Here is where we are now:

News and Notes - Technology Edition

  • Posted on: 4 November 2007
  • By: Roxy

with standingup and lefty

ePluribus Media 2.0

The technology team has been busy putting together ePluribus Media 2.0 and they are finally ready for "show and tell". The launch page, referenced in the previous link, is the starting point for exploring all things ePluribus Media -- Timelines, Journal, Community and Investigations.

Fall Newsletter -- A Time to Turn

  • Posted on: 10 October 2007
  • By: Roxy

There is a season* - And a time for every purpose under heaven

Here we are almost into fall -- dog days of summer are upon us. It was a busy summer for all of us ePluribus Media, with conferences, conventions and other "busy work." We will do our best to get you all caught up, but if we missed something, or someone, please give us a shout out!

The image at the right is a screenshot of a recent ePluribus Media Journal front page. Over the next couple of months you will be noticing some changes to the look and feel of the various sites, as lefty, Roxy and standingup begin an "integration" project to tie the sites more closely together. Some of you may have already made note of the changes Lefty, Roxy and wanderindiana have made to the community site.