Posts Tagged: Barack Obama

Obama’s speech, and my thoughts

After the jump, the full text of President Barack Obama’s address to Congress on health care reform yesterday, as prepared for delivery and provided by the White House. My thoughts: he filled in the gaps of what I didn’t know, and reinforced what I did. I am surprised at all the gaps I had in

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I can has?

I think if he just went to the Capitol like this, those Republicans would get their heads straight pretty quickly. They’re selling these things on eBay for $80.00.

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Text of the Obama Inauguration Speech

My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition. Forty-four Americans have now

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DJ Shiva’s Take on Obama and Warren

DJ Shiva wrote an excellent blog post on Obama’s decision to pick Rick Warren to do the inaugural invocation, which I’m just going to quote the whole thing of, since it’s awesome. But go read her blog regularly; it’s good. fuck you, obama. i was gonna write a long-winded piece about how hard gays and

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I am disagreeable

Obama had this to say today regarding the angry reaction gay people and feminists are having at his choice of Rick Warren to deliver the inaugural invocation: I am fierce advocate for equality for gay and — well, let me start by talking about my own views. I think it is no secret that I

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Rage and Frothing at the mouth

According to CNN, this lovely shit-sandwich, delivered right to my plate, courtesy of President-Elect Obama: President-elect Barack Obama’s swearing-in ceremony will feature big names like minister Rick Warren and legendary singer Aretha Franklin, the Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies announced Wednesday. Warren, the prominent evangelical and founder of the Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California,

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The Onion on Obama Victory

The Onion on Obama Victory: Nation Finally Shitty Enough To Make Social Progress Carrying a majority of the popular vote, Obama did especially well among women and young voters, who polls showed were particularly sensitive to the current climate of everything being fucked. Another contributing factor to Obama’s victory, political experts said, may have been

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Mixed emotions

So many reasons to be happy, and yet… California and Prop 8 is still to close to call. And as the NY Times explains — “Ban-gay-marriage amendments were approved in Arizona and Florida, and gay rights forces suffered a loss in Arkansas, where voters approved a measure banning unmarried couples from serving as adoptive or

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Barack Obama on saggy pants

In an MTV interview – Obama tells you to pull up your pants. He does it more politely than I do to teenagers in target. Sway: Our next question comes from Eric out of Huntington Beach, California: “There are numerous cultures and subcultures in the United States today. Powers-that-be set statutes with monetary penalty on

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Barack Obama on the Economy

Candidate Obama addresses what’s happened in the last few days. Every time I hear him speak, I think this guy is the most presidential guy I’ve seen in years. Does Barack need to suspend the campaign and return home? Here’s an astute analysis from metafilter: This is entirely needless. Yes, they’re both Senators, but that

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Obama’s Steady Hand

“It’s my belief that this is exactly the time when the American people need to hear from the person who in approximately 40 days will be responsible for dealing with this mess,” said Obama. “Part of the president’s job is to deal with more than one thing at once.”

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Indiana as a swing state

Last night we were watching Anderson Cooper’s 360 and the identified Indiana as one of the five states they’re watching as “battleground” states. No kidding — we were not red, but “pink” on their chart. Blue Indiana notes that a new Star poll coming out will show Obama on top, and sure enough — WTHR

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Historical significance

Barack Obama will, if elected, be the first Illinois legislator to occupy the White House since Abraham Lincoln. That would be certainly be poetry of the American spirit, right there. What a beautiful first family this will be.

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Karl Rove’s Country Club

Karl Rove, the Nixon/Bush auteur of dirty politics, seems to be slipping his his age — yesterday he had this to say at a Republican insider’s breakfast about Barack Obama: Even if you never met him, you know this guy. He’s the guy at the country club with the beautiful date, holding a martini and

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links for 2008-06-20

Report: Exams reveal abuse, torture of Guantanamo Bay detainees – CNN.com “We found clear physical and psychological evidence of torture and abuse, often causing lasting suffering” “There is no longer any doubt that the current administration committed war crimes. The only question is whether those who ordered to (tags: torture bush corruption politics) Flickr: Smithsonian

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Racist America comes out of the woodwork to attack Barack Obama

Shakespeare’s Sister has an ongoing multi-part “Obama Racism Watch” documenting incidents of racism in the media directed at Senator Obama (similar to their multi-part series “Hillary Clinton Sexism Watch” that is at 106 entries and shows no signs of stopping.) I won’t go into every incident because they cover it much better than I, but

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links for 2008-04-12

The Bilerico Project | Indiana | An Open Letter to Gary Welsh of Advance Indiana Things that I shouldn’t get such delicious glee from, but do, nonetheless. (tags: funny Indianapolis local politics blogs) Shakesville: What you don’t know CAN hurt you Wow – an incredibly insightful piece on Obama and his uncomfortableness dealing gay issues,

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links for 2008-04-02

Gmail: Google’s approach to email One of Google’s many april fool’s day pranks. (tags: hoax pranks aprilfools) Virgle: The Adventure of Many Lifetimes Richard Branson wants to lead a team to Mars. (tags: aprilfools hoax prank) Shakesville: Obama and the Anti-Gay Preacher More connections between Obama and homophobic supporters of his campaign. (tags: homophobia election

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links for 2008-03-22

Obama demands probe over passport breach – 2008 Presidential Campaign Blog – Political Intelligence – Boston.com Barack Obama’s campaign tonight is demanding a full investigation of reports that his passport files at the State Department were viewed BY THE WHITEHOUSE without authorization. (tags: bush corruption privacy election 2008) Proof that fundamentalists selectively quote the Bible

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