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Nov. 21st, 2008

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Fell In Love With A Black Girl

 Has anyone seen this video yet?

The Cataracs made this video about Michelle Obama for their song "Fell In Love With A Black Girl." I love it so much. It's hilarious, and any fan of hers will love it, too!


Oct. 13th, 2008

me vivian

tri_blog

Obama_2008 profile page. Obama's plans. Obama's greatest speeches.

Wouldn't it be sweet to have all of Obama's best speeches, videos, and policy plans on one convenient page?

I have changed the profile page for obama_2008 into a one-stop shop for everyone: Obama supporters, election addicts glued to the news, and people who know nothing about him.

http://community.livejournal.com/obama_2008/profile

Please tell your friends, family, undecided voters, and McCain supporters about this page. I include:
- His policy plans in simple, video form. I call it "Obama's Plans."
- His best speeches and appearances. If you have suggestions for more videos to add, please tell me. I only want to include the BEST. I call it "Obama's Greatest Hits."
- Links to his video biography and all his 3 books.
- All voting and voter registration info. Links to all the main pages on Obama's site. All his speeches and YouTube videos. All the Democratic National Convention videos.
- Links and graphics of all the major national polls.
- Links to the best sites and blogs for latest political news.
- Links to all the major fact checking sites.
- Links to all the debates, their fact checks, voter reactions, and Tina Fey parodies.
- Some of the best new speeches and videos by Obama and his campaign. Includes "Keating Economics" video.
I will regularly update these videos and links, so please give me your suggestions and feedback.

To all the Christians out there, you will be especially interested in Obama's eloquent, thoughtful statements on religion and faith. Please watch his fascinating 1-hour Q & A with Pastor Rick Warren at the Saddleback Civil Forum in August 2008. Also, see his beautiful speeches at the Ebenezer Baptist Church (Martin Luther King's former church) in January 2008 and at the Call to Renewal conference in June 2006. I've linked all these videos in "Obama's Greatest Hits."

If anyone wishes to copy the HTML for this page, for your own blog, I have put all the HTML in a text box below.

Enjoy! Tell me what you think!

Polls and News | Obama's Plans | His Greatest Hits | Get HTML for this page

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Oct. 6th, 2008

complaining, Huffer

bzero

Indiana Republicans Making Voting Harder for Blacks

Ugh.

From http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/10/indiana_republicans_making_vot.php --


Indiana Republicans Making Voting Harder for Blacks
By Zachary Roth
Indiana is one of the key red states that Barack Obama has unexpectedly put in play this year. So it's not surprising that the GOP is pulling out all the stops to keep it in their column -- including, predictably, launching an effort to make it much harder for African-Americans to vote.

In a nutshell, here's what's happened so far. The details get a little intricate, but stay with us here:

To win Indiana, Obama would likely need a big turnout from three low-income, heavily African-American cities, in the northern part of Lake County, near Chicago. Those three cities -- Gary, Hammond, and East Chicago -- together comprise more than 40 percent of the county's population. But under Indiana law, early voting can take place only in the county clerk's main office, which for Lake County is in Crown Point, more than an hour's drive from those cities.

As a result, on September 23, the county board of elections, on a 3-2 party-line vote, approved the opening of satellite early-voting centers in the the three cities. (State law specifically gives elections boards the authority to approve satellite voting centers, and early voting occurred at the centers in advance of the Democratic primary in May.)

But Republicans argue that the decision is unfair to voters in other parts of the state, many of whom would still need to travel to their county seat to vote early. Last week, the county GOP challenged the move, arguing that the centers can only be approved through a unanimous vote of the election board, and asking for a restraining order on early voting. Superior Court Judge Calvin Hawkins -- a recent appointee of the state's GOP governor, Mitch Daniels -- issued the order Friday.


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Sep. 4th, 2008

Hurry up and look back

severe_scented

(no subject)

I found this on a Daily Kos blog and it made me smile. I added a few things to it.

After watching the malicious speeches last night mocking Senator Obama, and by proxy, cynically attacking all of us who support our local communities, I thought it would be prudent to educate the Republican Party on the historical role of community organizers. For a quick reminder, let's recap Giuliani's snark:

"He worked as a community organizer. (Laughter) What?...Barack Obama has never led anything, nothing, nada."

And Palin's vacuous follow-up:

"This world of threats and dangers, it's not just a community and it doesn't just need an organizer. (Laughter.)"

That these bastions of the GOP would denigrate the importance of community organizers on the same night their party nominates its first female vice presidential candidate shows an utter disrespect for the people of this country and a laughable ignorance of the power we wield. This is what community organizers do...

They change the world. Block by block, city by city, state by state, nation by nation...

So, GOP, meet community organizer Susan B. Anthony. She helped guarantee women's suffrage in the United States by giving public speeches and uniting with fellow advocates of change.


Read more...Collapse )Why would the Republicans spend a whole night of their convention attacking ordinary people?

With the nation watching, the Republicans mocked, dismissed, and actually laughed out loud at Americans who engage in community service and organizing.

Our convention was different. We gave the stage to everyday Americans who hunger for change and stepped up to make phone calls, knock on doors, and raise money in small amounts in their communities. You may have missed it, but we also showed the country a video with the faces and voices of those organizers, volunteers, and donors from every corner of the country.



please visit http://www.mybarackobama.com and join us today, you can help out from home even if you just have 30 minutes a week. Join us and take a leading role in changing YOUR community and our incredible country today.

May. 1st, 2008

complaining, Huffer

bzero

Former DNC Chair Switches From Clinton to Obama

From The Beat:


Former DNC Chair Switches From Clinton to Obama



Barack Obama is supposed be having a rough week – and, no doubt, Hillary Clinton and Bill O'Reilly are doing everything in their power to make it one.

But Obama keeps pulling super-delegate backing.

Today the senator from Illinois will get an endorsement that sends a powerful signal that even Clinton's closest allies are coming to conclusion that the senator from New York needs to quit running a race that is harming not just Obama but the Democratic party.

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Apr. 2nd, 2008

Miller/Davis Pres

isle_o_bubba

A new poll --- an old question

*I'm posting this in a couple live journal communities so I apologize if you see it more than once*

Every week there is at least one article --- Obama beats Clinton in new poll... Clinton trails Obama against McCain in new poll... Clinton beats Obama in new poll on economy....Obama beats Clinton in new poll on war...

blah blah blah

Here's this week's announcement

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23918341/

This one was interesting to me because it addresses Ohio and Florida as two key states in the General election. In the end I think Michigan will be the key state this time around, but I don't disagree that these two states are critical for a democratic win in November.

So I ask... What do you think of this article? does it change your mind about which candidate you support? why or why not?

Personally, it made me think. It doesn't change my mind about who I support but it did make me look a little closer as to why I support them.

****and for those of you getting ready to caucus again on April 5th... remember, you are not locked into the candidate you are a delegate for... it is your job to vote on the principles of the people who elected you to be their delegate...changing your mind does not abandon them IF you change because of what they told you was important and you believe a different candidate fits those priorities more accurately. ****

Mar. 18th, 2008

The Prez is dazzling

dksm

A More Perfect Union:

Mar. 15th, 2008

The Prez is dazzling

dksm

Pictures of the event in Plainfield

On the Barack Obama website: http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/samgrahamfelsen/gGB8BL
The Prez is dazzling

dksm

Live Video of Senator Obama's trip to Plainfield


Click here and go to the tag that says "Obama Town Hall"

Mar. 8th, 2008

The Prez is dazzling

dksm

Welcome!

Welcome to Indiana for Obama.  This group is for residents and/or former residents of Indiana who are supporters of Senator Barack Obama and his campaign for the Presidency of the United States and wish to discuss his campaign and the upcoming Primary election.  This group is also a meeting place for local volunteers committed to organizing and conducting state and local events to promote Senator Obama's campaign for the Presidency and to mobilize voters to vote for him in the Indiana Primary on May 6th. This group is not an official part of the Obama for America campaign and the views of its members should not be viewed as such.

This group is committed to standing by the the Obama for America's motto of RESPECT. EMPOWER. INCLUDE. While this group is also committed to the idea of free and open exchange of ideas, by joining this group you agree to adhere the campaign's motto including refraining from negative posts that will not reflect well on the group, the Senator, and his campaign. This includes being disrespectful of other candidates, campaigns, and other group members.

Lets focus on getting Barack Obama elected rather than on tearing other down.

FIRED UP! READY TO GO!