Posts Tagged ‘obama


day 23 – the word on the street

“The Word on the Street”
Friday, 9/26/08

Shirt: iVote for Obama – can be purchased through CafePress. I love this shirt too! I especially love the style of this shirt. It’s a junior raglan, and I’m wearing it in a large. It’s made by American Apparel, and the fit is perfect.

1. Debate/Neighbor day –
glad to see McCain gave up his cut and run strategy (or was that a tactic – hmmm), and showed up for the debate. It looks as though reports are leaning heavily toward Obama as coming out ahead in the debate. I thought he came out far ahead. I feel like watching McCain is sort of like Watching Palin. McCain is clearly far more intelligent, but they both just stick to a few talking points and use those to answer questions that are not even remotely related. Did you all see Palin’s interview with Katie Couric, btw? Wow…that whole scenario of her potentially becoming VP terrifies me more each day. I couldn’t help thinking every time McCain spoke during the debate, that Palin could never answer these questions (either could I, of course, but I’m not running for VP). What are they going to do next Thursday? I really, really hope it’s the same debate format. It was a good day for Obama – a good week even.

I wrote a while ago about this veggie, Obama supporting neighbor w/the bumper stickers, and today, while walking with G, I met her. She’s has kiddos too, and she and her husband were really friendly. I still can’t believe this woman lives so close. Oh, and they have two big, black lab mix dogs! There are no McCain signs, but two Obama yard signs in our little neighborhood, and neither of them belong to us. We really need to order one. My guess is as soon as we do, our next door neighbors who simply can’t understand why anyone would choose Obama, will put out a McCain sign. I suppose it’s better to be on the offensive and get ours out first though. 🙂

Maybe we’ll design our own yard sign using CafePress. I love their sample – I have a similar saying on a bumper sticker in my office, but more general, as it says “speak your mind, even if your voice shakes.” CafePress also has a nice selection of pre-designed yard signs available.


Day 20 – the word on the street

Day 20

Day 20

“The Word on the Street”
Tuesday, 9/23/08

Shirt: iHope – can be purchased through CafePress. Cute, huh?

1. Work day –
weather is cooling here, so it was a good day for long sleeves. I so love the fall. You’ve all seen the photos from the Alaska Women Reject Palin rally, right? I’ve talked with a few republican friends who plan to vote democrat for the first time in their lives – for Obama. I think the tide is turning!


day 18 – the word on the street

Dau 18

Day 18

“The Word on the Street”
Sunday, 9/21/08

Shirt: Hope – can be purchased through CafePress. I have some new shirts, but didn’t want to wear them kayaking, so chose an old favorite for today.

1. Kayaking and Chipotle –
somehow L and I found time to take the kayaks out in celebration of the last day of summer, and I’m so happy for that. We went to a small lake that’s just about 15 minutes from our house. The other people there were all men, not very young, and all fishing. A few people were fishing from the shore and blasting the Browns game from their car. It seems I cannot get away from the football. We found some nice, peaceful spaces anyway though. We listened to Sleep Through the Static on the drive home. Kind of our anthem of this summer, it seems.

” Shock and awful thing to make somebody think
That they have to choose pushing for peace, supporting the troops,
And either you’re weak or you’ll use brut force-feed the truth
The truth is we say not as we do”

“But who needs to see what we’ve done?
Who needs please when we’ve got guns?
Who needs keys when we’ve got clubs?
Who needs peace when we’ve gone above
But beyond where we should have gone?
Beyond where we should have gone
We went beyond where we should have gone”

You can listen to Jack Johnson singing the entire song here. Happy Fall!


Different outlooks – author unknown

My friend John posted this on Facebook, and I think it’s brilliant and worth reading.

If you’re a minority and you’re selected for a job over more qualified candidates you’re a “token hire.”
If you’re a conservative and you’re selected for a job over more qualified candidates you’re a “game changer.”

Black teen pregnancies? A “crisis” in black America.
White teen pregnancies? A “blessed event.”

If you grow up in Hawaii you’re “exotic.”
Grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers, you’re the quintessential “American story.”

Similarly, if you name you kid Barack you’re “unpatriotic.”
Name your kid Track, you’re “colorful.”

If you’re a Democrat and you make a VP pick without fully vetting the individual you’re “reckless.”
A Republican who doesn’t fully vet is a “maverick.”

If you spend 3 years as a community organizer growing your organization from a staff of 1 to 13 and your budget from $70,000 to $400,000, then become the first black President of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter registration drive that registers 150,000 new African Amerian voters, spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law professor, then spend nearly 8 more years as a State Senator representing a district with over 750,000 people, becoming chairman of the state Senate’s Health and Human Services committee, then spend nearly 4 years in the United States Senate representing a state of nearly 13 million people, sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran’s Affairs committees, you are woefully inexperienced.

If you spend 4 years on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with less than 7,000 people, then spend 20 months as the governor of a state with 650,000 people, then you’ve got the most executive experience of anyone on either ticket, are the Commander in Chief of the Alaska military and are well qualified to lead the nation should you be called upon to do so because your state is the closest state to Russia.

If you are a Democratic male candidate who is popular with millions of people you are an “arrogant celebrity”.
If you are a popular Republican female candidate you are “energizing the base”.

If you are a younger male candidate who thinks for himself and makes his own decisions you are “presumptuous”.
If you are an older male candidate who makes last minute decisions you refuse to explain, you are a “shoot from the hip” maverick.

If you are a candidate with a Harvard law degree you are “an elitist-out of touch” with the real America.
If you are a legacy (dad and granddad were admirals) graduate of Anapolis, with multiple disciplinary infractions you are a hero.

If you manage a multi-million dollar nationwide campaign, you are an “empty suit”.
If you are a part time mayor of a town of 7000 people, you are an “experienced executive”.

If you go to a south side Chicago church, your beliefs are “extremist”.
If you believe in creationism and don’t believe global warming is man made, you are “strongly principled”.

If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and left your disfigured wife and married the heiress the next month, you’re a Christian.
If you have been married to the same woman with whom you’ve been wed to for 19 years and raising 2 beautiful daughters with, you’re “risky”.

If you’re a black single mother of 4 who waits for 22 hours after her water breaks to seek medical attention, you’re an irresponsible parent, endangering the life of your unborn child.
But if you’re a white married mother who waits 22 hours, you’re spunky.

If you’re a 13-year-old Chelsea Clinton, the right-wing press calls you “First dog.”
If you’re a 17-year old pregnant unwed daughter of a Republican, the right-wing press calls you “beautiful” and “courageous.”

If you kill an endangered species, you’re an excellent hunter.
If you have an abortion your not a christian, you’re a murderer ( forget about if it happen while being date raped.)

If you teach abstinence only in sex education, you get teen parents.
If you teach responsible age appropriate sex education, including the proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society.

If you’re a Republican senator who solicits gay sex in an airport bathroom, you get to return to your job in the Senate and are encouraged to run for re-election.
If you’re a Democratic Senator who is out of public office and have an affair, your political career is over and your wife who has terminal cancer is to blame.

And finally:

Quiz question for the RNC, specifically those on the Religious Right.

Who is one of the most revered, and famous community organizers in history?


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