Category: "Barack Obama"

Apr02

Deep thought: Whitey video?

Posted by Dave on 04/02/09  ~  Posted in: Barack Obama  ~  Send feedback »

Remember when there were rumors on the racist right that there was some secret video that would be released of Michelle Obama making racist statements? Those were fun days... more »
Apr02

Quote of the Day

Posted by Dave on 04/02/09  ~  Posted in: Barack Obama  ~  Send feedback »

From the European press, on Obama (emphasis added):Am I saying that he was a bore? Oh dear. I find that I possibly am. But in a good way, arguably. He came across as a president who would consult and think thrice before bombing the smithereens out of a… more »
Mar17

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Posted by Dave on 03/17/09  ~  Posted in: Random Ravings, Barack Obama  ~  Send feedback »

Feb05

Stimulus Cuts?

Posted by Dave on 02/05/09  ~  Posted in: Political Ravings, Economy, Barack Obama  ~  4 feedbacks »

Rumors are flying that a group of "centrists" are working together to gut the current stimulus bill in the Senate. Some reports are saying upwards of $200 billion may be cut from it. [UPDATE: It now looks like it may be $80 billion, which is still… more »
Jan30

Strong middle class = strong labor movement

Posted by Dave on 01/30/09  ~  Posted in: Labor, Barack Obama  ~  Send feedback »

From Barack Obama:I do not view the labor movement as part of the problem, to me it's part of the solution. ... We need to level the playing field for workers and the unions that represent their interests, because we know that you cannot have a strong… more »
Jan29

Obama signs Lilly Ledbetter Act

Posted by Dave on 01/29/09  ~  Posted in: Feminism, Barack Obama  ~  2 feedbacks »

Obama Signs Lilly Ledbetter Act. This is excellent, though long overdue, news for women in this county who deserve equal pay in comparison to their male counterparts. And a what a great first bill to sign. President Obama's own words, below the fold: more »
Jan28

Stimulus passes in the House

Posted by Dave on 01/28/09  ~  Posted in: Economy, Barack Obama  ~  2 feedbacks »

Step one of passing the Economic Recovery bill is done. Now it must get done in the Senate. Of course, zero Republicans voted for the bill. Let me repeat that. ZERO. Not one. Good thing President Obama felt the need to pander to the Republicans… more »
Jan22

Thoughts on the Obama Adminstration

Posted by Dave on 01/22/09  ~  Posted in: Barack Obama  ~  Send feedback »

In the last few months Barack Obama, now President Barack Obama, has focused on assembling an administration that will be able to govern effectively on Day One. In that time President Obama put together an impressive and efficient transition team,… more »
Jan21

The World's View

Posted by Dave on 01/21/09  ~  Posted in: Barack Obama  ~  Send feedback »

This is a very cool look - of hundreds and hundreds of newspapers - at what the world said about President Obama's inauguration. more »
Jan21

The Benediction

Posted by Dave on 01/21/09  ~  Posted in: Barack Obama  ~  Send feedback »

Jan20

Obama's People

Posted by Dave on 01/20/09  ~  Posted in: Barack Obama  ~  Send feedback »

NY Times Magazine has a great photo gallery of the people who have and will influence Barack Obama: his top advisors, his aids, and members of his adminstration. more »
Jan20

The Inauguration

Posted by Dave on 01/20/09  ~  Posted in: Barack Obama  ~  Send feedback »

Today, on January 20th, 2009, Barack Obama will be sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America. He will also become the first black President of the United States. Today will be a special day for many, many people, for many reasons,… more »
Nov07

Barack Obama and Organizing

Posted by Dave on 11/07/08  ~  Posted in: Barack Obama  ~  Send feedback »

Some links: Amy Goodman: Organizer in Chief Randy Shaw: Cesar Chavez and the Roots of Obama’s Field Campaign more »
Nov06

Obama and racists?

Posted by Dave on 11/06/08  ~  Posted in: Barack Obama  ~  Send feedback »

Wow... the most popular search term finding my blog right now is "racist obama jokes." Here are the recent terms: NumberPercentSearch term 4259.15%racist obama jokes 1216.90%christians for obama 34.23%christians and obama 22.82%should we let sexual… more »
Nov06

It means ...

Posted by Dave on 11/06/08  ~  Posted in: Barack Obama, Campaign 2008  ~  1 feedback »

What does Obama's victory mean? more »
Nov06

Exit polls

Posted by Dave on 11/06/08  ~  Posted in: Barack Obama, Campaign 2008  ~  Send feedback »

FiveThirtyEight has a breakdown comparison of how President-Elect Barack Obama performed in comparison to John Kerry in 2004. Barack Obama out-performed Kerry in almost EVERY single demographic. more »
Nov05

We did it

Posted by Dave on 11/05/08  ~  Posted in: Barack Obama, Campaign 2008  ~  Send feedback »

Yesterday was incredible. We did it. But the really work is now just beginning. I will have more thoughts later... more »
Nov04

Yes we can.

Posted by Dave on 11/04/08  ~  Posted in: Barack Obama, Campaign 2008  ~  1 feedback »

Once again: more »
Nov02

O'Bama

Posted by Dave on 11/02/08  ~  Posted in: Barack Obama, Campaign 2008  ~  1 feedback »

Oct31

Yes. We. Can.

Posted by Dave on 10/31/08  ~  Posted in: Barack Obama, Campaign 2008  ~  Send feedback »

Things will be pretty quiet around here for the next few days, as we have a man we need to get elected! In the meantime, enjoy this, once again: more »
Oct23

Biden and VAWA

Posted by Dave on 10/23/08  ~  Posted in: Feminism, Barack Obama, Campaign 2008  ~  Send feedback »

Watch this video from the Obama/Biden campaign on the Violence Against Women Act, and what Sen. Biden's role was in getting the legislation passed: more »
Oct22

Barack Obama and Socialism

Posted by Dave on 10/22/08  ~  Posted in: Barack Obama, Campaign 2008  ~  2 feedbacks »

Barack Obama is not a socialist. That is all I have to say. more »
Oct19

$150M and Colin Powell

Posted by Dave on 10/19/08  ~  Posted in: Barack Obama, Campaign 2008  ~  1 feedback »

The Obama campaign has announced that they raised 150 million dollars. That is absurd. And sad. And exciting. Absurd, because that is a LOT of money. Sad, because this country is currently in an economic crisis, yet hundreds of millions of dollars… more »
Oct16

Planetarians for Obama

Posted by Dave on 10/16/08  ~  Posted in: Barack Obama, Campaign 2008  ~  Send feedback »

Planetarians for Obama more »
Oct14
Wow. Wow. Wow.Here is the highlight: would also pray, Lord, that your reputation is involved in all that happens between now and November, because there are millions of people around this world praying to their god — whether it's Hindu, Buddha, Allah… more »

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