Hey, Gorbea, It Ain’t Your Web Site


In the course of researching state government stuff, I noticed that Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea apparently thinks Rhode Islanders visit the Web site of her office in order to find out about her:


Contrast that with the governor and lieutenant governor:



The attorney general sort of splits the difference:


Granted, Gorbea doesn’t add a picture, but that’s arguably more of a personal touch than self-promotion.  The point is that Web sites for state offices aren’t the personal sites of the politicians who happen to hold those positions at any given time.  They’re our sites, dedicated to fulfilling the offices role in conducting our business.

  • Max

    Muppets chiming in singing ‘One of these things is not like the others.’

  • guest

    I guess if these things are important to you, you could compare these websites to Republicans that hold state office. Who could you use…

    • ShannonEntropy

      We can’t all be mind·readers ,, guest

      Could you possibly provide a link to who·ever it is you may or may not be referring to ??

  • ShannonEntropy

    Sorry back … I thought you meant “state office” as opposed to “federal office”

    Obviously there are in fact a few Republicans in the General Assembly

    • Mike678

      As you note, ‘Guest’ is a fact-free troll. The old adage applies. Don’t get down into the mud and wrestle with a pig; you just get dirty and the pig likes it.

      My apologies to the pig population for the comparison.

      • ShannonEntropy

        Personally I happen to enjoy the Trolls that occasionally interrupt the civil discourse here

        The biggest Sin that “guest” committed was making a lame joke

        • Mike678

          Perhaps. I think the biggest sin is the lack of critical thought.

          • guest

            As a climate change denier you may be overestimating your ability to “critically think”.

          • Mike678

            Another poorly thought out joke?

            Actually, I’m not a denier or whatever overgeneralized bin you prefer. I just prefer facts and the scientific method. You know, science? Models that show cause and effect. The understanding that correlation doesn’t equal causation. An understanding that consensus by some doesn’t mean truth. After all, what bias do I have? I don’t own a Corp that gets funding by pushing a theory….

            It’s also interesting the terms you use. “Denier” for example. A great word. Does that make you a believer? Almost religious terms based on faith. Am I denying your chosen religion? :)

          • ShannonEntropy

            “Denier” is a word with very negative connotations … which is why Libs use it … like calling Tea Party members “Tea Baggers” … a term that refers to a particularly disgusting male homosexual act

            “Denier” has had this negative meaning since being linked to the odious “Holocaust Denier” movement

            Why don’t we just call those of us who aren’t totally convinced Al Gore & Sheldon Whitehouse are right “SKEPTICS” ???


          • Mike678

            I find it amusing that Whitehouse wants to Rico those that push back against his opinion on man made global warming. Typical fanatic…I can’t convince you without facts, so I will intimidate with power. And he thinks he deserves the title “the honorable…” laughable if not so sad.

  • Rhett Hardwick

    I remember about 20 years ago the AG for Massachusetts discovered he could get mileage out of the “unclaimed money fund”, and the tax payers would pay for it. He took full page ads in the Boston Globe to publicize the unclaimed money fund, about a quarter of the page was taken up with a picture of the AG.

    • Max

      Our last three General Treasurers got mileage out of unclaimed money. After three tries under three separate GT’s, I’ve yet to see my $35 from the former Providence Gas. I would have given up long before that but every time they publish the damn list I get calls from friends and relatives telling me, “Hey, did you know the state owes you money?” Take me off the list and keep the ‘F’ing money already. It’s $35 for God’s sake.