February 08, 2008

New ActForLove Blog: "BareNaked Pundits"

Folks, we're proud to announce that the ActForLove.org blog is now spinning off to its own site:

"BareNaked Pundits!"

Headquartered at www.BareNakedPundits.com, the blog will focus on politics, but with the distinctly ActForLove-ish spin that you love (well, we assume you love it.  If you hated it, you wouldn't be reading this, right?)

Check it out today:

"BareNaked Pundits!"

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September 13, 2007

"Save 2nd Base" - Brilliant approach to fighting breast cancer

I really love this site:  "Save 2nd Base."    These folks are fighting back against breast cancer, and doing it with a wonderful sense of humor.   

It's raising money for the fight, and at the same time paying honor to a sister whom they lost to breast cancer.   The sister, Kelly Rooney, coined that phrase.    As the site points out, she never lost her sense of humor.   Sounds like a very special person indeed. 

Big kudos to them for this -- please support them.   

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September 01, 2007

Advertising on ActForLove.org

Folks, you might notice a series of squares along the left.  Those are our sponsors -- the people who pay for that space, and help keep ActForLove.org going.    If you're an ActForLove.org user, please click on the ads, check them out, and consider supporting these sponsors (one heads up, however, some of these sponsors are definitely not "G-rated").

If you're an advertiser, it's a phenomenal bargain -- less than 50 cents per thousand views.  (which is why we're part of the Bargain Blogads Advertising Network).   Just click on the "Advertise here" link below the ads to start the process.

A few notes about our ad policy:

1)  In general, our default position is to accept all ads.  It's a liberal/progressive community, but we're not going to restrict advertisers to just our philosophy.  If people want to pay to get their message out, that's fine, even if we disagree (realistically, however, we're not expecting Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly or any of their ilk to come running here soon).

2) We do, however, reserve the right to reject ads that are racist, homophobic, or otherwise just plain stupid.  Also, we typically do not accept ads from other dating sites.

3)  We do accept ads from adult oriented sites, because... well, because we're liberals, and we don't think sex is "dirty."    So if you click through to sites, just be aware that they might be adult themed.  We do, however, ask our advertisers to keep the ads on our site "PG rated."   

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August 26, 2007

Other dating sites to check out

The purpose of ActForLove.org is to build a dating community for single Democratic, liberal, and progressive activists.  So if that describes you, we certainly hope you'll stay and join, and meet the great folks we have here. But hey, we understand that most online daters like to try multiple sites.  So we've listed a slew of them below, for your perusing pleasure. 

Three notes:

  1. Some of these are adult in nature, so click with caution
  2. These sites are not necessarily endorsed by ActForLove.org, and frankly, some make us blush, but... different people have different tastes, so no judgements from us. 
  3. If you're going to check these sites out, and if you're going to join them, please click to them using the links below. If you do, we at ActForLove.org get a small bonus.  (and every penny we get is another bit to help build this community and support the causes we all hold dear)    

The world's largest sex and swinger personals community


Similar to AdultFriendFinder.com, but with a bit more restraint.


ALT.com is the leader in Alternative Lifestyles personals sites.


OUTPersonals is the world's largest gay personals site. More than just a gay personals site, OUTPersonals offers an adult environment geared toward those looking for fantasies, and straight-up sex, as well as romance.


Live video and audio chat


GayFriendFinder.com caters more towards relationships and serious dating, in a PG-rated meeting environment without the nudity.


Senior FriendFinder is an online personals site for people over 40 years of age.


The largest online dating personals site targeted towards Asians. 


The largest online dating personals site for Filipinos and people interested in the Filipino culture.


The leading online dating and relationship site for the French


Korean FriendFinder is the leading online personals site, specifically targeted towards Koreans.


ItalianFriendFinder attracts people interested or involved in all aspects of the Italian peninsula -- its language, people, cities, beaches, ideas.


The leading online dating and relationship site for Indians


Targeted towards Jewish singles looking for love, romance, and marriage.


A personals site for lesbians.


MillionareMate.com is a place for like-minded people who understand that intelligence, success and drive are key elements to attraction.


A huge Christian/Church community and dating service - thousands of active members looking for friends, marriage, even bible-study affiliates. The site has a searchable bible, bible verse or scripture emails, chatrooms, and more.


Slim.com is a fast-growing healthy lifestyle site committed to helping people achieve their fitness goals. We do this by encouraging members to interact to form support network relationships and keep track of their personal food and exercise.


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August 17, 2007

Best Ads Ever: Need your suggestions

Folks, it's time for a shameless plug for my new side project:  www.BestAdsEver.com.   The world's first fan site for TV ads. 

Got a favorite ad?  (especially a political one).   Head over to www.BestAdsEver.com, and leave a suggestion. 

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Karl Rove Haiku -- Brilliant

You've gotta check this one out:


Or http://ourstereo.com/haikuforyou/2007/08/17/0018-ill-miss-your-thinking/ for the permalink.

The picture is really disturbing, and yet... I can't look away.

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August 13, 2007

Daily Show interviews of Biden, other candidates

Well, I don't think I'm guilty of hyperbole when I say that the Daily Show might be not only the best show on TV, but the best achievement in human history, period. 

Accordingly, when I get a note from the good folks at Comedy Central re: Daily Show activities, you better believe I'm going to spread the word:

Senator Joe Biden recently made an appearance on the Daily Show, for a compelling and interesting interview with Jon Stewart. If you didn’t get a chance to catch it, you can see the clip here and also embed it on your site if you'd like to share it with your readers:


This was the first in a series of 4 presidential candidate interviews that Stewart is hosting over the next 3 weeks. Comedy Central's Indecision 2008 site (http://www.indecision2008.com/) will house all these clips, as well as keep tabs on a multitude of other hot button topics (Newsflash: Bush's Regular Poll Numbers Down; Fair and Balanced Poll Numbers Up).

Go ahead -- watch the clips.  Show the Daily Show some love, folks. 

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July 20, 2007

Comedy Central Kicks off "Indecision 2008"

Got a nice note from the folks at Comedy Central re: the launch of Indecision 2008.   In truth,  I love Comedy Central so much that I would've blogged even a hellishly nasty note, but... nice of them to be nice:

In the dating world, single guys and gals need to be armed with self-confidence, a sense of humor and some interesting topics of conversation. That's why I thought your readers would be interested to know that Comedy Central's Indecision 2008 campaign (http://www.indecision2008.com/)  is officially underway, keeping tabs on all things political so that they can either laugh or cry their way through the upcoming elections, but most importantly, have something to talk about during those agonizing first dates.

The site is updated daily, with embeddable clips from the Colbert Report, Daily Show, and Lil' Bush. There are also customizable widgets and polls, which are also fully embeddable, so you can keep your readers in the loop on Today's Conservative Talking Point and what happens if they Google "Hillary Clinton + Sexy".

It's easy to stay up-to-date on what's going on in the world of politics, but I thought your readers/daters would appreciate a humorous take on what is going on in news today. The clips are always great to slip into conversation: "Hey, did you see the Daily Show clip called C-Span After Dark?" Those with Jon Stewart fever might even catch a glimpse of him seductively rubbing his chest...


Please let me know what you think of the site and please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments about the clips. If I don't have the answer at hand, I can forward it along to the right people at Comedy Central.

Check it out -- show them some love.

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July 17, 2007

Free "Seduction" Music

We got a nice letter from the folks over at Magnatune:

We *love* ActForLove.org, and would therefore like offer your members a free copy of The Art of Persuasion, a "seduction music" compilation from Magnatune.com. It's a gorgeous mix, very sultry and urbane--and it features 12 different indie artists from all over the world.
Since Magnatune is a record label that's trying to right some of the wrongs within the music industry, this album giveaway is something we're offering to those with a particularly cool web presence -- those using technology in really innovative, progressive ways, and ActForLove is *definitely* one of those sites.
The album can be previewed here: http://magnatune.com/artists/albums/
(please note, it autoplays).
And freebie copies can be picked up here: http://magnatune.com/freemusic
And here's a little more info about Magnatune: http://magnatune.com/info/
Thanks again for ActForLove! We're definitely fans.
So I checked out the site, and I must say... these are some pretty good tunes.  I'll be getting my copy (hey, it's free!).  Check it out...

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July 05, 2007

Lieberman may back Republican in '08 race

Wow... seriously, I can't wait until Democrats have (hopefully) a bigger Senate majority in '08 and we can just tell this guy to go ahead and leave the Democratic caucus already. The vast, vast majority of Democratic elected officials supported him UNTIL he lost the Democratic primary. The least he could do is show some loyalty in return.

From Reuters:

HARTFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) - U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, an independent who supports Democrats in Congress despite his backing of the Iraq war, said on Thursday he was not ruling out endorsing a Republican in the White House race. The 2000...

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Domenici Breaks with Bush War Policy

Hot off the presses, from the Washington Post:

Sen. Pete Domenici (N.M.), a 36-year Republican veteran of the Senate, abandoned President Bush's Iraq war policy today by publicly endorsing legislation designed to withdraw nearly all U.S. troops from Iraq by March 2008.

Let's hope the tide continues on the GOP side...

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June 28, 2007

Tip Tail: Great site, great cause

Folks, it's not often I ask people to buy blog ads on *another* site, but... here's a great site I've come across that is now accepting blog ad advertisers -- and sending the proceeds to the Utah Collie Rescue organization:


If you like dogs, and you want to help (and read some great dog-related content), check it out, tell your 10,000 closest friends to do the same, and consider advertising with these good folks.

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