Friday, June 13, 2008

Obama Statement on Russert - Video

“We all I think have heard the news about Tim Russert. I’ve known Tim Russert since I first spoke at the convention in 2004. He’s somebody who overtime I came to consider not only a journalist but a friend. There wasn’t a better interviewer in TV, not a more thoughtful analyst of our politics and he was also one of the finest men I knew. Somebody who cared about America, cared about the issues, cared about family. I am grief-stricken with the loss and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family. And I hope that even though Tim is irreplaceable that the standard that he set in his professional life and his family life are standards that we all carry with us in our own lives.”

Streaming Video Tribute to Tim Russert

As mentioned - Russert has died at 58. Below is streaming live video on MSNBC.

Tim Russert Meet the Press Host Dies at 58

Very sad news. Tim Russert, 58, has died of a Heart Attack.

I still have this past Sunday's Meet the Press to watch on my iPod. Thoughts go out to his family and friends.

NY Times has more as does NY POST

Videos of Russert
Russert's Interview with Obama
Russert Announcing Obama as the Nominee

Streaming Video Tribute to Russert - MSNBC

Obama Sock Monkey - Racism?

"We don’t get enough of him at his public speaking events. Now you can have your very own TheSockObama™ 24/7!"

Man this is bad. Can we say racist? We all know the long history of the racist connotations of calling black people "monkeys". The Curious George T-shirt controversy didn't help and this doesn't either. We must get beyond things like this.

I wonder if we can get this site shut down? Let's try!....Email them HERE

Obama Sock Monkey Website

Price: $29.99 USD
plus $7.95 Shipping and Handling
(Continental U.S.)
Utah residents add 6.85% sales tax
Please allow 6 - 8 weeks for deliver

J-LOBAMA? Lopez Talks to Obama's Staff

Strange. What's this about?

via a friend at People Mag -

Jennifer Lopez met with Barack Obama's staff this week as she toured Washington to talk about issues close to her heart.

"Tuesday afternoon, Ms. Lopez was on the Hill with her sister to meet with staff members of several senators to discuss issues she is interested in, such as health care and education," her rep says. "She did visit Obama's office, but the senator was not there. She did not meet him, but did discuss health care with members of his staff."

The mother of twins, Max and Emme, had a straightforward meeting, according to Obama's spokesman.

"She just came in for the meeting and departed," says the spokesman. He adds: "It was not campaign-related."

An Evening with Michelle Obama - $10,000

"the wannabe first lady." WTF?

via NY Post - "THE fashion world is jumping on the Barack Obama bandwagon with both Manolo Blahnik-shod feet. On Tuesday, Calvin Klein, Andre Leon Talley, Anna Wintour and Wintour's boyfriend, Shelby Bryan, are chairing An Evening with Michelle Obama, a $1,000-a-head fund-raiser at the Sikkema Jenkins art gallery on West 22nd Street. For $2,300, guests can get their photo taken with the wannabe first lady. For $10,000, there's a dinner after at the "home of Calvin Klein," which is probably his triplex in one of the Richard Meier buildings on Perry Street."

Ben Stein Misrepresents Obama's Tax Plan

via Media Matters

I'm Voting Republican Video

This isn't about Obama and not even about Democrats. Well, maybe it is because I'm very sure it was made by some Dems.


World Poll - Obama Favored Over McCain

There are two countries where McCain has the lead. The US and Jordan. Let's get with it. Full Poll Results.

Schwarzenegger Shriver House Divided

Arnold likes McCain. Maria likes Obama.

What are they ever going to do?

NT Times has the full story.

Colin Powell May Vote Obama

Looks like more of the rats are jumping ship.

"Colin Powell, the former Republican secretary of state, says he is not ruling out a vote for Barack Obama, the presumed Democratic nominee for president." Full Article

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Muslims Really Like Obama

Looks like Obama is what the world needs to calm this "terrorism storm". I'm sure McCain and the Republican jargon will use this against him, but I say go ahead....LET HIM WIN! This is what we TRULY need in the post-9/11 world. Not division from the Muslim world but understanding and conversation.

The rumors that Obama is a Muslim aren't true, but that doesn't mean we can't live together? Does it?

Thomas Friedman has a great piece on this issue and how Muslim are agog over Obama.

Arab Muslims know that if America were to elect as its president some guy with the middle name "Hussein," it would mark a sea change in America-Muslim relations.

"This column will probably get Barack Obama in trouble, but that's not my problem. I cannot tell a lie: Many Egyptians and other Arab Muslims really like him and hope that he wins the presidency. "

"While Obama, who was raised a Christian, is constantly assuring Americans that he is not a Muslim, Egyptians are amazed, excited and agog that America might elect a black man whose father's family was of Muslim heritage. They don't really understand Obama's family tree, but what they do know is that if America - despite being attacked by Muslim militants on Sept. 11, 2001 - were to elect as its president some guy with the middle name "Hussein," it would mark a sea change in America-Muslim world relations."

Full Article

Obama puts North Carolina in Play?

Talking Points Memo has the poll numbers but this could be historic.

McCain (R) 45%,
Obama (D) 43%

with a +/- 4 points margin of error THIS EARLY!

I Got Dumped for Obama Video

As I usually say, one day we'll all be anonymous for 15 minutes.

OH NO!!!! Rachel Keller complains that she was dumped for Obama

and makes a song about it.....

Whole World in his Hands

This is a great political cartoon, taken from a Financial Times UK article about Obama being "ordinary" now.

Obama's Birth Certificate Disproves Rumors

Daily Kos has the full post about all the rumors that Obama has set a whole new website up for. Markos was given a copy of Obama's Birth Certificate which disproves many of these rumors.

I like the final quote on the article "Consider the latest batch of crazy internet rumors debunked. And a bonus -- astrologers now have precise data upon which to work their calculations."

More Qaddafi Comments

"We tell him to be proud of himself as a black and feel that all Africa is behind him"

BBC Article

Gadafy - Obama's Inferiority Complex

The Libyan leader, Muammar Gadafy, has reinforced his reputation for plain and provocative speaking by suggesting that Barack Obama is a black man with an "inferiority complex" and might behave "worse than whites" if he becomes president of the United States. Full Article

Michelle Obama's Baby Mama Fox News Video

Obama Luanches Fight the Smears Website

Obama Launches new Website to Fight the Negative Smears.

Fight the Smears .com

Smears include the following:

Michelle Obama Says “Whitey” On a Tape

Barack Obama is a Muslim

Obama's Books Contain Racially Incendiary Remarks

Barack Obama Won't Say The Pledge of Allegiance/Won't Put His Hand Over His Heart

Olbermann Countdown Primary Recap Video

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Kenya Celebrates Obama Victory Video

Villagers in the small Kenyan countryside village of Kogelo, the hometown of Obama's father, celebrate Obama's victory.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Scarlett Johansson's Obama Crush

Politico has a great writeup of Scarlett Johansson's endorsement, emails with Obama and her enthusiastic support of the candidate.

"Johansson is somewhat shocked that he keeps up their back-and-forth correspondence. “You’d imagine that someone like the senator who is constantly traveling and constantly ‘on’ — how can he return these personal e-mails?” she asks. “But he does, and in his off-time I know he also calls people who have donated the minimum to thank them. Nobody sees it, nobody talks about it, but it’s incredible.” She adds, “I feel like I’m supporting someone, and having a personal dialogue with them, and it’s amazing.”

Hotmail Changes Obama to Osama in Emails

via Huff - According to Bill Hillsman, a partner at the firm, under Hotmail's system, if a user has the word Obama in his or her email, and then clicks the spell check button, the top suggested item that comes up is Osama -- as in, the leader of al Qaeda. This does hold not true for any other popular web email services, such as GMail, AOL, or Yahoo, which either don't offer replacement suggestions or suggest something other than Osama (like "Alabama").

Obama Raleigh Economy Speech Video

Obama Condoms

These are uncertain times. The economy's a ball-buster and the surge went flaccid... but now there's Obama Condoms, for a change you can believe in! McCain ones too!



Uncle Barack's Cabin - German Newspaper

Well, That's Nice.....Geez

via Spiegel - The German newspaper Die Tageszeitung has a reputation for leftist social sensitivity. All the more bizarre then was its choice of a cover to mark Obama's victory in the race for the Democratic Party nomination: a photo of the White House under the headline "Uncle Barack's Cabin."

The Berlin-based daily Die Tageszeitung is normally considered a bastion of political correctness. The paper, which was founded in 1978, has always seen itself as a left-leaning alternative to the mainstream press and is known for its outspoken positions on issues such as globalization, the environment and xenophobia in Germany.

Hence readers were all the more surprised to see on the cover of the Thursday edition of the "Taz" -- as the newspaper is commonly known -- a photograph of the White House under the headline "Uncle Barack's Cabin." "The White House in Washington: Will Barack Obama be the first black president to move in there?" read the picture caption.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Obama Speech 45 Years After MLK I Have a Dream

45 years later - We Have a Dream

Now that Barack Obama is the Democratic Nominee for President of the United States, we can move on to bigger and better issues.

The first big issue - Democratic Convention in Denver from August 25-28.

Wait a minute, that last date looks familiar. Yes, you are correct in assuming that August 28th is the date of Martin Luther King's famous I Have a Dream speech in Washington, DC.

This will be the day that Barack Obama will give his acceptance speech in Denver, CO. I don't think it could be better coordinated if we tried. Yes we can and Yes we will have a dream. Together.

Below is the video of Obama speaking at Martin Luther King's church.

Obama Easley Dap Fist-Bump Video

North Carolina Governor Mike Easley gets a little Dap lesson.

Call it whatever you want, The Obama Dap is the handshake of the 2008 election. Will McCain and Bush be next?

Michelle/Barack Dap Video Here and more Here

Nightline Obama Campaign Video

Obama and Elizabeth Edwards to Work on Health Care

via Talking Points Memo - Obama's speech in Raleigh launching his economy tour is underway, and towards the end, during a discussion of health care, he drops a surprise aside that wasn't in the speech's prepared remarks:

"By the way, I'm going to be partnering with Elizabeth Edwards, we're going to be figuring all this out."

Donor Lunch with Barack Obama Video

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Obama Bike Ride Around Chicago

WASHINGTON (AP) - Barack Obama joined family and neighbors for a bicycle ride along the shores of Lake Michigan on Sunday.

Obama, who last week claimed the Democratic presidential nomination, capped his victory with a quiet, long weekend at home in Chicago.

The Illinois senator and his wife, Michelle, rode to a neighbor's house with their daughters, Malia and Sasha, on Sunday and the group then headed out for the ride along the scenic lake shore. But the outing was cut short by a downpour.

Obama's brief respite from the campaign was scheduled to end Monday with a speech in Raleigh, N.C., and an evening fundraiser in St. Louis. The speech will launch a two-week tour of the country focused on economic issues.

Condi Rice Gratified by Obama Win

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice pronounced herself "gratified" and unsurprised by Sen. Barack Obama's win in the Democratic presidential primary during an interview at the Susan G. Komen National Race for the Cure in Washington, D.C., today.

"As an American, it's a great thing. As a black American, it's a great thing. Our country's extraordinary. We've overcome a lot," she said. "And I'm very gratified, but not surprised."

Full Article

The Obama Pound Dap Video

Hillary Clinton Endorses Obama Video

Obama Speaks to Staff and Volunteers Video