Archive for the ‘politics’ Category
I understand that tomorrow is the anniversary of the Robert Kennedy assassination, but I do wish NPR would quit playing tapes of the shooting. I’ve never worried about Sen. Obama’s safety before and hopefully never will. However, I have to admit that the juxtaposition of these too historic events becomes a little chilling when it is replayed over and over and over again.
Speaking of terrible events of 1968 that should never be repeated. Have you heard of the group Recreate ‘68 who is planning a major protest for the DNC?
What’s wrong with you people? Recreating 1968 is a terrible idea! I’m all for a little “Smash the State” to keep things lively, but seriously! Maybe you should think things through a little bit first. I’m sure Denver is SUPER pumped.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., wipes her eye as
she watches her campaign crash and burn.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Hillary Clinton is the new Ron Paul. I never would have guessed it a year ago but… Lord Almighty woman! Her self-sabotage is so painful to watch. I just feel sad for her….like, “Crying in Connecticut” sad. Does that make me a sexist? I promise I’m not, I still would’ve voted for you Hill… I’d pick a sneaky sneaky president with decent policy over Grampa Lumpy McCrankypants any day. Maybe.
And, Bill? I’m talking to you now, Bill. I love you, man, but… Look at me! You are NOT doing yourself any favors!
My nominee for best quote ever.
During this year’s commencement season, Obama will be addressing the students at Wesleyan in Senator Kennedy’s stead. Wesleyan students are trying very hard to put their excitement into words. Dude Almighty, are they ever excited.
Lola Pellegrino ‘08: You know that feeling when you’re so excited you have to pee? I’m feeling that. In my heart.”
Sarah Lonning ‘06: “I can’t imagine anyone that the Wesleyan student body would possibly be more excited about. Maybe Gandhi, if he weren’t dead.”
This is for my dear brother who, I’m pretty sure, might have only been half joking when he told my mom that Obama was a likely candidate for Anti-Christ. At the very least he enjoys trying to rile us up with SLANDEROUS LIES. It doesn’t work though. We’re very level headed about such matters.
Senator Obama’s latest string of wins can be attributed to the efforts of a small town in Japan.
“He put up a good fight on Super Tuesday and then won seven consecutive contests, so I think our support did him no harm and, in fact, carried him in the right direction,” Mr. Fujiwara said. “That happens sometimes. You enter a restaurant and there’s no one inside, but the moment you sit down and order something, customers start coming in one after the other.”
Ron Paul supporters are still working to uncover the conspiracy that will explain the link between Obama the candidate, and Obama the rural fishing village. My guess is that it has something to do with the federal reserve and how it sucks.
that declared the destiny of a nation. Yes we can. It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists
as they blazed a trail toward freedom. Yes we can. It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from distant shores
and pioneers who pushed westward against an unforgiving wilderness. Yes we can. It was the call of workers who organized;
women who reached for the ballot;
a President who chose the moon as our new frontier;
and a King who took us to the mountain-top
and pointed the way to the Promised Land.
Yes we can to justice and equality. (yes we can)
Yes we can to opportunity and prosperity.
Yes we can heal this nation.
Yes we can repair this world. Yes we can.
Si Se Puede. We know the battle ahead will be long,
but always remember that no matter what obstacles stand in our way,
nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices
calling for change. We want change! We have been told we cannot do this by a chorus of cynics
who will only grow louder and more dissonant.
We’ve been asked to pause for a reality check.
We’ve been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope.
But in the unlikely story that is America,
there has never been anything false about hope. We want change!
I want Change. The hopes of the little girl who goes to a crumbling school in Dillon
are the same as the dreams of the boy who learns on the streets of LA;
we will remember that there is something happening in America;
that we are not as divided as our politics suggests;
that we are one people;
we are one nation;
and together, we will begin the next great chapter in America’s story
with three words that will ring from coast to coast;
from sea to shining sea Yes. We. Can.
Yes We Can (Obama for America): will.i.am., et al. (2008)