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Recently, I wrote about the Iowa GOP's lack of willingness to engage me and my services. Fair enough. Evidently, what I offer is not attractive to that market.

My belief about Des Moines Amplified, which I say over and over to our hosts, is that it serves as a networking hub. You'll meet people through this place that you would have never met otherwise. While you might not make your income here, you might double your income.

I got a call this morning from one of our hosts. If all goes as planned, I'll have a meeting with one of the longest serving and highest-ranking Democrats in the Midwest sometime in the next week. The reason? The politician needs a new web site.

Me, one of the founders of the tea party in Iowa, perhaps doing work for a prominent Democrat because the GOP wouldn't give me the time of day...

Don't know if it will happen, but I find it absolutely hilarious that it's even in discussion. And as I said before, if hired, I'll give the same level of passionate customer service and strategic consulting I give to all of my clients. Funnier yet if it then leads to other work...


by Brett Rogers, 6/21/2010 1:31:36 PM


I'm convinced that something in social conservatism is antithetical to technology, that somehow the computer is just an evil box that porn comes out of, and they're all desperately hoping for the return of front porch politics.

Discriminating against a client for their politics wouldn't be in keeping with free market ideals anyhow.



Posted by Casey Head (, 6/21/2010 3:59:44 PM

Unless the client will have the power and intent to end the last vestiges of the free market in the near future.

However, it is said that the tool makes the man. It would be interesting to see if a tool and UI could be tailored in such a way that they, surreptitiously and subconsciously, guide the users' way of thinking into something less ... apocalyptic.



Posted by Jonathan Adams, 6/22/2010 3:45:09 AM

So if I hinder their ability to add users, will that lead to smaller government?



Posted by Brett Rogers (, 6/22/2010 8:40:22 AM

Refusing to sell to them because it might get more of them elected is dangerously close to G.W. Bush "Abandoning free-market principles to save the free market" territory.



Posted by Casey Head (, 6/22/2010 10:40:14 AM

Yeah, I was kidding... forgot the /sarc tag!



Posted by Brett Rogers (, 6/22/2010 10:49:14 AM

"Discriminating against a client for their politics wouldn't be in keeping with free market ideals anyhow."

Congratulations! You've just coined the definition of "capitalist WHORE" (emphasis on unprincipled pursuit of profit).

Nice job...'nuf said.



Posted by Spock, 6/23/2010 9:28:47 PM

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