Historical Democratic National Convention underway, Michelle Obama and Ted Kennedy Headline

The Democratic National Convention kicked off earlier today with some expected speeches, and some not so expected.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi addressed the crowd in Denver, Colorado.  She was questioned in an interview afterwards, and was asked if there will be unity among the part come time for the election.  She acknowledged the success of Sen. Hillary Clinton, but also said that her 18 million supporters would realize the importance of the election and what’s at stake.

Obama to campaign with his running mate on Saturday

Obama said he was looking for a running mate who is independent and has ‘integrity’ and got into politics ‘for the right reasons.’  So who is this person going to be?  Although Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is not in the front running, some democrats a still having hope.  Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana, Gov. Tim Kaine of Virginia and Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware are the main candidates right now and are said to be “safe” choices.

Google says they did not alter maps of Georgia

With all that’s been going on surrounding Georgia and its surrounding countries, some have been covering the lack of technology infrastructure.  The Georgian government is accusing Russia of disabling Georgian Web sites, including the site for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Some have even accused Google of removing map data of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.

Google is setting the record straight.

Brand Watch: Benjamin Bixby

Who is Benjamin Bixby? No, actually you’re probably asking yourself “what is Benjamin Bixby?”  As if having successful music and acting careers wasn’t enough, André Benjamin (André 3000) is hoping that his new clothing line will give him one more reason to smile. 

Bill Maher’s Dickheads of the Year

Bill Maher announced his list of biggest assholes of 2007 recently and we just thought we’d share it with you.  If you want to avoid such a list, be sure NOT to electrocute a dog (Michael Vick), say a mining accident was caused by an earthquake, when seismologists disagree completely (Bob Murray), or try to get it on with a stranger of the same sex in a public restroom (Sen. Larry Craig).