Posts Tagged ‘Palin

27
Sep
08

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.

Where:
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.

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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.

14
Sep
08

Day 10 – the word on the street

Day 10

Day 10

“The Word on the Street”
Saturday, 9/13/08

Shirt: Berkeley for Obama – available at CafePress. Why Berkeley? Favorite friends of ours recently moved there, and were so nice to send me this shirt. So fun wearing it all day even through the Ohio rain.

Don’t forget to order your free Obama Button from MoveOn.

Where:
1. Indian Restaurant –
we don’t usually eat here two days straight, but some friends were going for lunch and invited us. Our favorite server said, “Oh, Obama again” and smiled. Our friends liked my shirt too. We had brief conversation about Gov. Palin and our continued shock and growing fear of her.

2. Pet Supply Store – this store always has conservative talk radio playing. I’ve thought about boycotting them for that, but the fact is they’re the only store in town that stocks our preferred dog food, and they’ve helped me with some advocacy work for the local dog pound, so that’s enough balance for me. If they started selling puppies or kittens, that would be a deal breaker. I wondered what sort of reaction I would get to my shirt, but no problems. I think the cashier was primarily concerned with helping me carry all of the dog food out in the rain.

3. Movie – we saw the new Coen brothers movie. Funny and sad all at once. No shirt reaction.

4. Local Sports Bar – we’d never been to this place before, and I knew I’d stick out as the only person not wearing OSU gear. Plenty of looks, but no comments.

13
Sep
08

day 9 – the word on the street

Day 9

“The Word on the Street”
Friday, 9/12/08

Shirt: Peace with Obama – available at CafePress. I’ll have a new shirt tomorrow – promise! Meanwhile, please order yourself a free Obama Button from MoveOn.

Where:
1. Indian Restaurant –
you’ll notice that we eat here a lot. Definitely our favorite restaurant that is moderately close. Because we live in a small town, nearly everywhere we go requires the highway. We’re adjusting to that, but miss living in a a more urban area and walking places. Anyway, no other obvious Obama fans today. One girl did smile very big at me, but not sure if it was shirt related or if she was just a kind and happy person.

2. Panera – we ran into my parents’ neighbors here. I had one of those, “oh no” moments, thinking they’re more than likely republican. Not sure what it is about people that makes me think this. They drive fancy cars and attend church every week, but so do plenty of Obama supporters, right? So, the woman comes up to me and says “yay! go Obama!” She then went on to tell me how her friend’s daughter is volunteering with the campaign in Columbus and actually met Barack Obama and they all just love him. How’s that for hope! Honestly, this is small town Ohio. We literally have Amish people in the next little town, and the largest tourist attraction around is a very large flea market and Amish home-style restaurant. Yet, I’m finding Obama supporters right here. And why wouldn’t I? People are tuned in and paying attention. My optimism is growing.

So, did anyone catch John McCain on The View today? As I watched it, I kept thinking “wow” and “how sad is it that the women on The View are tougher than the CNN journalists?” I wanted to think that it’s b/c they’re allowed to show some bias, but Barbara Walters is neutral, and she was equally tenacious. I should give credit to Campbell Brown for the strong questions she asked soon after Gov. Palin was announced, but that caused the republicans to attack the media, and I haven’t seen much tough questioning since then. I feel like the tide is turning though, and the media is finally starting to challenge Palin again, and rightfully so since she refuses a real interview. I mean when are we going to see her on Meet the Press? Of 46 vice presidents in history, nine of them have taken over the seat of president without being elected. We have good reason to fear Palin.

08
Sep
08

Can Obama balance the job and his family? Sexist, Schmexist…

I DVR Ellen every day, but generally end up deleting them. Anyway, I was cleaning out the DVR yesterday and saw that one of the Ellen shows said Barack would be on, so I played it. It was really great and the only question Ellen and her call-in guest asked him was how he would balance being president and caring for his family. And he’s a man! Guess it’s not just Palin who got that question. And this was just during the primaries. Check out the interview here.

And if you need a little more, you can see him dancing with Ellen here. Funny.

06
Sep
08

Day 1 – The Word on the Street

Day 1

Day 1

“The Word on the Street”
Thursday, 9/4/08

Shirt: Hope – can be purchased at Cafe Press.

Where:
1. Amish farm market up the street.
No smiles, comments, no surprise. The cashier seemed more annoyed by my reusable bags than my shirt.
2. Our favorite Indian restaurant. The couple at the next table were talking about their frustration with Sarah Palin. They said she didn’t give us any information about her plan. We still know nothing about her, and she came off as incredibly arrogant. I, of course, agree with them. Our two favorite servers wondered why we were taking photos in the restaurant. I told them it was for a blog and I was wearing and Obama shirt every day until the election. They smiled, but said nothing.