Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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Send Cognitive Dissonance to Netroots Nation!






Folks, I was nominated for a Netroots Nation scholarship to attend this year’s conference in Providence, Rhode Island. The competition is stiff and I need your vote.  

So what’s Netroots Nation?

The big picture: We amplify progressive voices by providing an online and in-person campus for exchanging ideas and learning how to be more effective in using technology to influence the public debate. Through our annual convention and other events, we strengthen the community, inspire action and serve as an incubator for ideas that challenge the status quo and ultimately affect change in the public sphere.

The big event: The seventh annual gathering of the Netroots will be held June 7–10 in Providence, RI. Netroots Nation 2012 will include 70 panels, 30 training sessions, inspiring keynotes (Keith Olbermann is our first confirmed speaker), film screenings and other engaging sessions designed to educate, stimulate and inspire the nation’s next generation of progressive leaders.

Each year, thousands of bloggers, newsmakers, social justice advocates, labor and organizational leaders, grassroots organizers and online activists come together to make new connections, hone their organizing skills, share best practices and build stronger relationships with others working on the issues they care most about. And each year, some of the brightest minds in progressive politics come to Netroots Nation to speak with—and hear from—our community.

I’ve wanted to attend this event since it started. I would appreciate your vote. There’s others who have hundreds of votes already. As of 11:25 PM MST, I had over 8600 followers. If just 10% of folks following me vote, I would be incredibly grateful. If you enjoy what you read here, please, I ask you cast a vote for me.

Click on the link above to vote, or click here.

Thank you again, and please pass this along to your readers!



Reblogging myself like yeah!

Thank you to those who’ve voted — it makes me so happy!

I’m now just outside the top 10! The top 3 win a scholarship!

If you haven’t voted yet, it’s wicked easy. Just click the link above, fill in the info, submit, and *poof* you’re done. It’s literally less than 5 minutes of your time, and it makes my day!

I’m up to 80 votes now, and the top 3 get a scholarship assured. I’m at #6 – the top 3 all have over 200. Thanks to those who’ve pushed it so far already, but let’s see if we can hit 200 in 24 hours. I’ve received 80 in 8 hours. Let’s keep it rolling!

I voted. It only takes a few seconds so go ahead and add your name

Because of you all, I’m in second place by 7 votes! EEEeeeEee! And thank you.

If you like what I post, please – take just a few seconds and vote. It’s pretty stiff competition!

Thanks folks!


Hey guys! This competition is closing within the next 72 hours and I’m within 19 votes of being knocked out of the top 3. Translation: No scholarship.

If you haven’t voted, please, please, please do! I’ve wanted to attend Netroots Nation for years and this is my chance. You don’t have to sign up for anything, and voting takes less than 30 seconds.

So if you dig what I post, click the link above or here and send Cognitive Dissonance to Netroots Nation!

Thank you,


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    ONE LAST PUSH FOR VOTES! Voting closes at 11:59 PM PST. For Eastern readers, that’s 1:59 AM. There’s only about 4 hours...
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    Let’s get her that scholarship people! I don’t know anyone else who deserves it more!
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    I voted. It only takes a few seconds so go ahead and add your name
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    fucking voted man
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    Go go go!