You may have noticed, (well, maybe you haven’t) I’ve been absent for a while. That’s because I’ve recently entered the strange and adrenalin filled world of politics. More specifically, I’ve been tracking, following and reporting on the upcoming republican primary. I also happen to live in NH. Not sure if you heard, but we’re a pretty big deal when it comes to primaries.
Before the audible shock wave crosses the entire internet, let me explain one thing: I’m not interested in voting for a Republican candidate. I am interested in getting them to declare clearly what their stance is on certain issues. These guys can be a little vague at times. I’m also very, very interested in how the candidates communicate with potential voters. Their website is a good starting point for discussion. After the jump, I’ve spared you the pain of actually going to these sites and gave you a screen snap of (almost) everyone who is vying for a spot against Barack Obama in 2012. His website, as you can see above, is kinda awesome in terms of design. And when I say “awesome,” I think I mean targeted towards me – a fairly young voter with an eye for good looking things. Just look at those vintage-toned photos of gorgeous love birds M & B!
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Meet Bo, the Obama’s new six month old Portugese Water Dog. What a cutie!
First there was JFK, then the assassination. Then there was LBJ and the Great Society. Sadly then, there was the assassination of Martin Luther King. With America’s ebb and tide of grim and glory, a blog post is too small and pitiful of a space to talk about a man and such history. So, I’ll leave you with this: the quadruple-edged sword that pretty much sums it all up for me. In the meantime, let’s be thankful for tomorrow.
(This is how Dylan celebrated MLK day back in 2006. How are you going to spend yours? )
Time Magazine has published a set of photographs of Obama, taken in 1980 when he was a freshman at Occidental College in LA. Then-aspiring photographer Lisa Jack remembers him mostly for his good looks.
My good friend Rebecca managed to land herself a press pass for the Obama rally in Raleigh yesterday. Here’s a peak at a few of the photos she took, with a larger sampling on her blog.
Oh and Robby, sorry you had to listen to it over the phone. So sad.
There are some great photos of the Obama spotlight over on Goodnight, Raleigh! I really like that they move it around town, keeps it fresh.
This is awesome. See photos, download templates, get instructions, and you’re all set to carve your very own Jack O’Bama.
Our fundraiser was famous!
about this election??
But you should care. You should care enough to donate to whichever campaign your supporting. And if you happen to be supporting Barack, you should donate in style at our fundraiser TONIGHT!
Mosadi Music is the band going to grace Flywheel’s PBR Obama fundraiser. I just want to add a little personal appreciation for them: they are awesome. Jazz, hip-hop, rock, funk, soul, guitar solos (!) they really represent all these things in such a cool way.
And now a delightful anecdote: I saw them play once at a shall-remain-nameless Disneyland neighborhood in North Carolina in the early evening. Apparently they were advertised as “jazz.” Between songs, a man with his wife passed the stage on their way storming out and the man angrily told Shirlette, “That’s not jazz!”
To which she so gracefully replied…
“Ladies and gentleman, jazz is a state of mind.”