Obama Campaign: Unite for Change (6/28)

Jun
25

unite4change.jpg One of the easiest and most pleasant ways to get involved with the Obama Campaign (if you're not already) is by attending one of the volunteer events listed on my.barackobama.com

A big date coming up is the "United for Change" day.

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WBEZ Finds 'Last Living Democrat Voting For McCain'

Jun
25

wbez_logo.jpg Congrads to the Team at WBEZ for finding the Last Living Democrat Voting for McCain -- that's 'LLDV4M', for short. No matter that the real story is all the people who are coming in the other direction (see above)! It's still the LLDV4M's that get all the media attention.

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Tell Obama to Vote No on Telecom Immunity

Jun
25

The FISA legislation containing a provision which grants immunity to the Telco's is up before the Senate. It's important that Sen. Obama does everything he can to get this provision out of the bill including helping in the efforts of Senators Feingold and Dodd.

Toll-free numbers for Congress. Ask to be connected to Senator Obama:

1 (800) 828 - 0498
1 (800) 459 - 1887
1 (800) 614 - 2803
1 (866) 340 - 9281
1 (866) 338 - 1015
1 (877) 851 - 6437

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Bush Administration: A Legacy of Political Thuggery

Jun
24

"Democrats or Liberals" need not apply.

Only Republicans or rightwingers were hired by the Bush Administration for the "Honors" and Summer Intern programs at the Justice Department. The account by All Things Considered this evening is extraordinary.

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IL Dems Voting Yes on Telecom Immunity

Jun
20

With links for you to tell them what you think of their cave-in on FISA (government of laws and not men and all that)...

YES:

NOT VOTING:

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No Saloon Democrats Till 7/9

Jun
20

Saloon Democrats of Chicago Our next session of Saloon Democrats will be Wed., 7/9 -- as usual at Frankie Z's (435 N. Clark). More info and rsvp here...

See you then!

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Chicago Tribune Using Obama Teeshirts to Sell Subscriptions

Jun
19



So on my way to Saloon Democrats, I stop by the Walgreens on Clark and Lake. And what do I see just inside the entry? A woman with a bunch of baseball hats and tee-shirts trying to sell subscriptions to the Chicago Tribune.

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But Obama's an Elitist!

Jun
15

[Dedicated to Frank Rich...]

Facts, schmacks. Obama is an elitist; he can't bowl or drink beer coffee; he jumped from share-cropper in hawaii directly to pampered scion at Columbia without any intervening "middle-class" period.

So what does it matter what the polls say? This guy's got definite problems with whites, blacks, latinos, catholics, jews, muslims.

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Obama Supporters at Montrose Ave. Beach

Jun
14

Picture-perfect day for a picnic! This "Obama Halftime Celebration" was hosted by Ben (foreground) and his wife Charlotte out near Montrose Ave. Beach. The enthusiasm and desire to do something for the Obama Campaign was pretty much on everyone's mind. It's amazing how many of the people were cross-overs, independents and even a few ex-republicans. Big-tent democracy, this is it!

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NYT on Term Limits: They Suck

Jun
12

Because good leaders aren't a dime-a-dozen:

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...Term limits are undeniably seductive. They seem to promise relief from mediocre, self-perpetuating incumbents and from gridlocked legislatures in places like Albany. They also diminish democracy, arbitrarily deny choice, reduce accountability and squander experience.

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