Posts Tagged ‘obama shirt

23
Oct
08

day 49 – the word on the street

Day 49

Day 49

“The Word on the Street”
Wednesday, 10/22/08

Shirt: Retro Obama 08 – can be purchased through CafePress.

Where:
1. Work day –
so…how about the hockey mom’s $150,000 wardrobe. Really, this wouldn’t be a story or upset me if she weren’t trying to sell herself as the advocate for every average joe. I don’t understand why people buy into that. She’s not average…McCain’s not average…they are not looking out for people like me. On the other hand, check out this video where the Obamas talk about how they do most of their shopping at the Gap. There are a lot of arguments from the right that make me upset, but I think the “elitist” propaganda is near the top. I don’t equate intelligence with being elitist. I do, however, think having 8 or 10 or 11 houses (however many) might make you an elitist. I think being an heir to the fortune your family made in the beer industry might make you an elitist. I think a $17,000 a day wardrobe allowance might make you an elitist. I think being a really smart, well educated community organizer turned politician, who really did start out “just like me” makes you brilliant, driven, and admirable.

Obama for America has a new offer for a free bumper sticker if you don’t have one yet.

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23
Oct
08

day 48 – the word on the street

Day 48

Day 48

“The Word on the Street”
Tuesday, 10/21/08

Shirt: iVote for Obama – can be purchased through CafePress.

Where:
1. Attachment Parenting Month and catching up –
One of our AP friends hosted an open house tonight in celebration of AP month. We had a great time and found lots of AP support for Obama. Not surprising. After the open house we met up with one of our very favorite friends who is in town from Columbus this week. We walked in and his first words “Love it…love all of it…” talking about the shirts and blog. Nice to hear that. He said that his republican leaning parents in Florida will be voting Obama this year. Yay!

16
Oct
08

Day 42 – the word on the street

Day 42

Day 42

“The Word on the Street”
Wednesday, 10/15/08

Shirt: Obama 08 – can be purchased through Etsy. Cool design, huh? Maarten, who runs an Etsy shop sent this to me. Check out Maarten’s full shop here.

Where:
1. Work day, final debate –
John McCain is angry, isn’t he? Before the debate, L and I were talking about this week’s Frontline, which gave a fresh perspective on both Obama and McCain and how they came to be our candidates. I haven’t finished watching the program, but L says he almost feels sorry for McCain. Apparently Frontline shows that McCain really did used to be a maverick, and even considered changing parties, but ultimately still wanted to be president and caved becoming an advocate for the Bush policies, so he could make another run for president and appeal to the conservative base. It doesn’t seem to be working out so well for him now. The program gave us new info about Obama too – and tells us just exactly what he did as a community organizer. At one point it shows a man from Chicago laughing about the fact that Obama’s 2004 convention speech is the same speech he had been giving to small groups (sometimes as few as 10 people) in Chicago. I think it’s awesome that the speech was truly his own words and experience. I love that Obama is so much more genuine than the average politician, and that he can stay calm even when faced with the anger and rage of John McCain. If you haven’t seen it, you can watch the Frontline program online.

18
Sep
08

day 14 – the word on the street

Day 14

Day 14

“The Word on the Street”
Wednesday, 9/17/08

Shirt: Obama Good for You – can be purchased through CafePress. The words are made up of fruits and veggies. I thought it was the perfect Obama shirt for a vegetarian. You can get this design on so many items – even long sleeved shirts and sweatshirts for toddlers. I see now that CafePress has shirts designed specifically for vegetarians too.

Where:
1. Work day –
sorry to be so boring today, but I only left the house for a walk through the neighborhood. In the photo, I’m trying out a new recipe for vegan brownies. Our friends just had a baby (Congratulations Susan and Jonathan!), and I know they’ll be in need of chocolate for those long nights. Anyway, I stayed in to catch up on some cooking and cleaning. One of things I didn’t consider when I committed to wearing Obama shirts for 60 days, is that that I’d need to go somewhere each day to keep things interesting. I promise that Thursday will be more exciting to read about!

Wanted to add quickly that it must be a joke that a story about Gov. Palin’s eyeglasses is a headline on cnn.com’s home page, right? I have to admit that I’m worried about this election. This country is in economic crisis and our news media is writing about fashion? Really? We’re so far off right now and the focus seems to be lost in the celebrity. A friend shared this op ed piece with me today, and I recommend you all read it. McCain and Palin are dangerous.

17
Sep
08

day 13 – the word on the street

Day 13

Day 13

“The Word on the Street”
Tuesday, 9/16/08

Shirt: Obama Mama 08 – can be purchased through CafePress. You might notice that I ordered this one in a different style. This is the fitted jersey and I am excited to have a few shirts (you’ll see more of them soon) that are fitted enough that I can dress them up a bit if needed. Just fyi on sizing, I wear a medium in non-fitted styles and a large in fitted. So size up if you are ordering any of the fitted styles.

Where:
1. Playing in the parks –
we had to go to two different parks because the first (where photo was taken) was hit badly by the wind storm a few night ago. Lots of damage to trees, so it wasn’t really safe for playing. This is the park were L and I were married, and now we take G there for the playground. At any rate, we left and went to a different playground that is not in a wooded area. We stayed, played, and talked with the other parents. No mention of politics from them, but L and I talked about this Jill Greenberg photo shoot. L says there has been a lot of discussion about it on some photojournalism lists he’s subscribed to. I think it’s safe to say she crossed a line here, but maybe I’m overly sensitive since seeing the photos of crying children she used for her anti-Bush exhibit.

16
Sep
08

day 12 – the word on the street

Day 12

“The Word on the Street”
Monday, 9/15/08

Shirt: “There has never been anything false about hope” – can be purchased through CafePress. I so love this shirt. If you need a little extra inspiration, check out the speech that inspired this shirt. Just be prepared for that tingle in your spine. Or take another look at that great “Yes We Can” video that you may not have watched in a while.

Where:
1. Post Office –
lots of new shirts on the way, so I’m checking the post office daily. Today I received 11 new shirts! Yippee! I cannot thank the people sending these enough. And they are all so cool. I can’t wait to wear each of them and show them to you.

2. Groceries – this shirt seemed to get some attention. I think because people wondered what it said, so they were looking and reading. I suppose the quote may be lost on some people who aren’t following the campaign. If you are following though, you have to admit this is one of the best shirts. Oh, and Gov. Palin was in town today. Of course the event was “closed to both the public and the media.”

16
Sep
08

day 11 – the word on the street

Day 11

Day 11

“The Word on the Street”
Sunday, 9/14/08

Shirt: Barack’s How I roll – can be purchased through Cafe Press.

Where:
1. Starbucks and Bagel Shop –
saw a car on the way that had several bumper stickers including Obama, Hillary and Go Veg. We don’t see this often in our neighborhood. I was thinking recently about how many fewer bumper stickers I’ve seen for this election than in 2004. We were living in Columbus in 2004, so maybe that has something to do with it. Anyway, so here was this car with the bumper stickers in small town, OH and I figured we’d never see it again, but then we turned on to our street and the car was parked in a driveway a few houses away. They also had an Obama sign on their front door. Crazy! So, as if this isn’t shocking enough, we go to the Hillary rally and see the same car there. I need to make a point of meeting this person. We have been thinking about hosting one of those MoveOn parties this weekend. Maybe we should, and then we’d find some other local Obama supporters.

2. Hillary Rally – we arrived early and there was a really long line. Kind of a party atmosphere in the line with people selling t-shirts and buttons. I was definitely not the only person wearing an Obama shirt, but G may have been the youngest 🙂