At the White House

Rather than write my own version, I am posting a link here of what Alec wrote about our trip this week to the other Washington. Here is his: At the White House. A huge thank you to Liz Latham, the Seattle based filmmaker and wonderful friend who made this happen. Liz has been working on …

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Besen: Obama’s empty words

In “Obama’s empty words” Wayne Besen wrote: For what seemed like forever, Democrats told us that when the big bad Republicans went away, our lives would improve. Well, the Republican nightmare is over, so why do I still feel like I’m in the middle of a political Friday the 13th movie? Read: Obama’s empty wordsby …

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Howard Zinn: Changing Obama’s Military Mindset

I love Howard Zinn. He is one of my heroes. In Changing Obama’s Military Mindset he writes: Some people might say, “Well, what do you expect?” And the answer is that we expect a lot. People say, “What, are you a dreamer?” And the answer is, yes, we’re dreamers. We want it all. We want …

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“This Land is Your Land” – The Obama Inaugural Celebration Concert

Listen to an watch this performance of Woody Guthrie’s ” great song, “This Land is Your Land” It is sung by Tao Rodríguez, his grandfather Pete Seeger, and Bruce Springsteen Tim Harris wrote: Watch Pete’s eyes gleam when he does the private property verse. A moment worth watching again and again. Looking at that gorgeous …

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The inauguration of Barack Obama

Hi everyone. I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve been really busy and also dealing with some health things. (No seizures thank goodness.) I wanted to post something for this amazing day, and I watched this video and thought Jay Smooth. Here it is – be sure to watch it to the end! Why I’m …

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Sharing some thoughts on the upcoming inauguration

I wanted to share this, which was written by Lance Helms who is the Gulf Regional Director for PFLAG: Subject: another view of the Inauguration plans As a native Atlantan, I’m somewhat sorry to see the choice of Rev. Warren overshadow the choice of Rev. Joseph Lowery, who will give the benediction — which is …

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Daring to Dream of a Black President

With Obama on the brink of victory, America’s leading black voices share what it means to them. Maya Angelou, novelist: What it means if Mr Obama is voted in, is that my country has agreed to grow up, and move beyond the childish idea that human beings are different. Samuel L Jackson, actor: It actually …

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Wow! Listen to what Pat Buchanan had to say about Barack Obama’s acceptance speech!

This is truly amazing. Check it out! Staunch conservative Pat Buchanan had nothing but love for Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at the 2008 Democratic national convention given before 85,000 people in Denver’s Mile High Stadium. Thanks to Liza Sabater on culturekitchen for sharing that one! And if you missed Obama’s speech – or want to …

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Wednesday: “History and More”

It’s done. Barack Obama is the Democratic nominee for president. The emotional impact snuck up on me like a stealth bomb. Maybe because of all the drama with Hillary and Ted Kennedy. Probably because I never thought it would really happen. I came home during the delegate roll call vote and it hit me what …

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