Saturday, November 08, 2008

Obama Roasts Rahm

Obama has named Illinois Congressman Rahm Emanuel as his Chief of Staff. I don't particularly like Rahm as he is a corporate Democrat, always willing to sell out progressives to moneyed interests (see Tim Mahoney, D-Fl) but he is a tough guy. As long as he is just carrying out Obama's plans and not making them I guess I can live with him. The Republicans are squawking about Rahm so that is a good sign.

Here's a roast from 2005 where Obama gets after Rahm. (The entire 2 hour thing is here if you care.)

365


Obama takes North Carolina and one electoral vote in Nebraska.

Landslide.

365 - 162, with Missouri's 11 electoral votes still unallocated. (McCain leading by about 6,000 votes and will almost certainly win unless there is a recount.)

Irrelevant

Crooks and Liars: "Irrelevant"

Rightwing dopes, in pictures.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

35 Great Photos Of President Obama

20: Democratic presidential nominee U.S. Sen. Barack Obama exits his vehicle as he arrives to board his plane October 27, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


From the Boston Globe photo blog Big Picture.

Traitor Joe Must Go


Tell the Democrats to dump Joe Lieberman from his chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Speaking in favor of John McCain and against Barack Obama at the Republican Convention, and campaigning for John McCain for the last year, must have consequences.

Let Traitor Joe go caucus with his good friends the Republicans.

Sign the petition.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Making Change Happen



No posts today, I'm stationed in exurban Virginia guarding a polling place for Obama.

Get out there and

Vote!
Volunteer!
Spread the good word.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Corporations Bailing Out Randy With Money They Stole From You

Just received this in email from Eric Massa's campaign:

Randy's latest "48 hour" FEC financial report reads like a who's-who of the financial services industry (the recent recipients of $850 BILLION of your tax dollars), as well as oil and gas companies.

Here's just a small sample, lifted directly from Randy's report:

$5,000 - EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
Date Contributed = 10/30/2008

$3,000 - SALLIE MAE INC POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE
Date Contributed = 10/30/2008

$2,000 - CONOCOPHILLIPS SPIRIT PAC
Date Contributed = 10/30/2008

$2,000 - JPMORGAN CHASE & CO. PAC
Date Contributed = 10/30/2008

$1,000 - KPMG PARTNERS/PRINCIPALS & EMPLOYEES
Date Contributed = 10/30/2008

$2,000 - WAL-MART STORES INC. PAC
Date Contributed = 10/30/2008

$1,000 - AMERICAN GAS ASSOCIATION
Date Contributed = 10/29/2008

The same Sallie Mae that receives PUBLIC funds and just got a huge cut of the bailout bill? Why, yes.

The same Exxon Mobil that is gouging working families at the pump with record prices while only days ago reporting the largest single quarter profit in American history? Yup.


Please give what you can today. We cannot allow Wall Street to decide who our next Congressman will be.

It's an outrage that these companies -- whose greed has so damaged our political and economic system -- would receive billions in tax breaks and grants from hard-working Americans, and then funnel that same money back to the career politicians that perpetuate the system.


It's outrageous, it's wrong, and it has to stop.