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Friday, January 30, 2009

Obama tells off Wall Street

I work for a large company that seems to "cost cut" on a monthly basis, and yet our executives are paid more and more ridiculous salaries while getting crazier and crazier benefits (does your job include a plane to fly your son to prep school?).  So today's talk of Obama calling the bonuses paid out on Wall Street "shameful" made me love him a little more.  I really don't see any way for these absurd salaries to be curbed in corporate america (because this sort of absurdity exists across all industries) but it does make me feel a little better that maybe one of these executives sitting in their golden bathtub lamenting the decline of their nest eggs from $100M to $50M is at least embarrassed.  


I hope there will be a way to help the middle class fight this sort of greed - it's just not right that someone who works their whole life getting paid a decent wage can't afford to send their kids to school or even pay their mortgage, let alone retire safely or have enough health coverage to not be afraid to go see their doctor.  

I don't know that way though, and don't think HOPE is going to do it.  How do you un-teach a culture of greed?

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

I LOVE BO!

Check it out, my Obama products were on CNN -
http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/anderson.cooper.360/blog/2007/05/raw-politics-i-love-bo.html
You can get these at my I LOVE BO STORE!    

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Who's Endorsed Obama? - List of Obama Endorsements and Supporters

Today I saw an article that Tom Daschle had endorsed Obama and I thought it might be good to make a list of who has endorsed him or who is supporting him.

By the way, these are not official or exclusive endorsements - some just went to a fundraiser for him, but that is an endorsement of sorts - click on the link to see the story of what they did to endorse/support.

I can't keep my eyes open much later to make the list right now, but I am going to start and come back and edit! Let's start with the most important crowd, celebrities - we all know that people who can pretend to be other people (a.k.a. "Act") should run our country and be our thought leaders on politics, right?:



George Clooney
Eddie Murphy
Barbara Streisand
Steven Spielberg
Jeffrey Katzenberg
David Geffen
Tom Hanks
Denzel Washington
Ben Stiller

Oprah Winfrey

Okay, on to some politicians -

Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine
Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Obama's response to the State of the Union Address

I got this e-mail from the Obama site the day following the State of the Union address:

Subject: It's Time for Something New

"Dear Friend,

If nothing else, the last election proved that politics-by-slogan and poll-tested sound bites aren't going to cut it with the American people anymore, and that's why the real test of leadership is not what the President said to Congress last night, but how he works with Congress in the months to come to find real solutions to America's problems.

The good news is that in the halls of Congress and across the nation, there is widespread support from both Democrats and Republicans on how to meet the major challenges facing America.

Most Americans believe that escalation will not bring the war in Iraq to a responsible end, and that's why I've proposed not just a troop cap, but a phased redeployment that will start bringing our troops home.

Most Americans believe that energy independence will come from using more biofuels like ethanol and making cars that actually use less oil, which is why I proposed a bipartisan plan that would raise fuel economy standards for the first time in decades.

Most Americans believe that the biggest domestic challenge facing the country is the high cost of health care, and that's why incremental plans that do nothing to bring down costs or guarantee coverage are simply no longer sufficient. We must pass universal health care for every American.

The American people are looking for something new. They are hungry for a different kind of politics. In the last week, I've been humbled and inspired to see more than 100,000 of you sign up to join our efforts to change the debate in this country, so that we can begin solving our common problems and pursuing our common dreams.

Last night was an evening for rhetoric and promises. But now is the time for action - now is the time to actually get something done. You deserve leadership that's commensurate to the challenges we face in this country, and I look forward to working with all of you to make this happen in the days and months to come.

Sincerely,

U.S. Senator Barack Obama"

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Young Obama - Barack Obama as a child?

This is the only picture of Obama as a child I could find, does anyone know of others? -

An non-English article with a picture of Obama and his Mother

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Barack Obama Facts

It seems a lot of people have basic questions on the guy, so here are some of the details:

Name: Barack Hussein Obama
Age: 45
Birthdate: August 4, 1961
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii
Father: Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. of Kenya
Mother: Ann Dunham of Wichita, Kansas
Wife: Michelle Obama
Children: Daughters Malia(b. 1999) and Sasha (b. 2001)
Education: Columbia University, Undergrad '83
Harvard Law, '91
Religion: United Church of Christ

Political Career:
1996 - Elected to Illinois State Senate for 13th District (South side Chicago neighborhood - Hyde Park)
Nov 2, 2004 Elected to US Senate in race against Alan Keyes

Earlier Career -

Taught Constitutional Law - University of Chicago Law School
Civil Rights Law Firm - Miner, Barnhill and Galland