Friday, November 07, 2008

Moments to Remember

 There are days and events that we recall forever - I think this is one of them!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

To D.C.-ers

If you are [or will be] in D.C. on November 14th - here's an invite for you!

Friday, November 14, 6 to 10 pm

Eco/Justice Café !

Featuring music, poetry, an open mike session, good food, good beer, good people, good cheer, good info and good karma.

AND a special "Fireside Chat" with progressive businessman Andy Shallal of Busboys and Poets!

In addition, enjoy The 4.0 Lounge, (with pool and ping pong tables, chess and checkers, internet connections and more!) and an Eco/Justice Video Screening room at the Anonymy Studio!

University of DC, Firebird Inn, Van Ness/UDC Red Line West exit

Building 39, B-Level, 4200 Connecticut Ave., NW, 20008, Wheelchair Accessible

Suggested donation $15/ $10 students/$5 kids

Food and drink included. All ages event; child activities provided – and powered by kids!


An Eco/Justice BAZAAR will feature environmental and social justice organizations and businesses.

Co-sponsors and Eco / Justice Bazaar Participants: UDC David A. Clarke School of Law Office of Admissions and Community Development Clinic, DC Environmental Network--Friends of the Earth, Sierra Club Energy Committee, DC Department of Public Works Recycling Office, DC Employment Justice Center, National Council of Women's Organizations, Young Ladies of Tomorrow, Community IT Innovators, Washington Peace Center, Ecolocity DC, Can Stand Up! for Democracy in DC Coalition (Free DC), Stop Modern Slavery, Capital Sun Group, Community Forklift, Live Green, Bethesda Green, DC Statehood Green Party, Progressive Democrats of America, Peoples MEDIA Center, Green Earth Coalition, Heavier Octaves Radio

Hosted by the University of the District of Columbia David Clarke School of Law, the District's public interest law school. For more information on the law school full-tuition three-year Advocate for Justice Scholarships, go to


Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Congrats Nick and Greg

Nick Kahl and Greg Matthews are 2 of the hardest working campaigners that I met this year - from the primary through to yesterday!

They both won their House seats - and in East County!

Way to go to make Multnomah a better county for all!

YES WE DID - we certainly DID!

YES!   WE!    DID!

This is a few seconds after 8PM PST when we at the Oregon Convention Center knew that the closing of our polls out just put Obama over the 270 electoral votes!

It was a madhouse - but such a joyous joyful mad house.

Got Obama's message this morning:
I'm about to head to Grant Park to talk to everyone gathered there, but I wanted to write to you first.
We just made history.

And I don't want you to forget how we did it.

You made history every single day during this campaign -- every day you knocked on doors, made a donation, or talked to your family, friends, and neighbors about why you believe it's time for change.

I want to thank all of you who gave your time, talent, and passion to this campaign.

We have a lot of work to do to get our country back on track, and I'll be in touch soon about what comes next.

But I want to be very clear about one thing...

All of this happened because of you.

Thank you,

My Chicago family was at Grant Park for this historic moment in history!

[and I still get weepy about the enormity of what we just accomplished]

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Getting Ready to PARTY in Oregon!!!

But 1st a funny - today at 3:38PM [PST] I got a robo call from - TA DA - the repugs!

[The phone is a business phone so they must have figured I was one of them - UGH]

Here's to a landslide of blue tonight - polls are closing back East and I'm getting nervous - optimistically son lives in Chicago - Illinois is NOT nervous :-)

Tomorrow we wake up to the start of a new America....

One voice; one person - it all matters!

We, individually, can change the world! Our voices matter!

Margaret Mead said this too and it's a quote I often use:

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Today is THE Day

I'm going to be busy today and won't be around my computer all that much - so here is what MSNBC says is a way to keep tabs on the country....

Hope you are all busy today too..make calls, text your friends to get out and vote for Obama, in Oregon bug your neighbors to turn in their ballots to a drop box or the county election office - do what you can - we are all in this together!

MSNBC is not always correct on poll closings - so don't rely on this - some states have different closing times within the state - check with your county and precinct if you still need to vote and see when your voting place closes!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

How to Spot Dirty Voting/Voter Tricks

A video on how r's try to stop d's from voting! 

Be alert!  Be prepared - bring a cell phone and stand up for your voting rights!

My sentiments exactly

Election Protection Videos for "Swing" States

The Obama campaign has a  collection of videos for swing states - so you can know your voting guidelines, what to bring, hours, etc.....

I wonder why?

I was just looking at today's candidates schedules and see that Michelle is with Barack and Jill is with Joe.

I'm slow on the thought process this year [:-)] but I really just had that AHA moment about the fact that Jill and Michelle have had their own campaign schedules since the convention.

As they have young kids they were not on the campaign trail every day - but they were on the trail lots...and NOT as arm candy - but as the actual campaigner who gave a speech. We did not see or hear of all these speeches but we would have if either had made a big gaffe. So clearly Michelle and Jill were excellent spokespeople for the campaign.

That's what made me wonder why we get Cindy and the First Dude only as arm candy? They are never speaking on behalf of the campaign. In fact the First Dude never speaks and Cindy is only allowed to speak only until John cuts off her mid-sentence or mid-thought. [And she has said nothing of late.]

My conclusion? The repugs love arm candy in the form of trophy wives and trophy husbands and trophy veep choices. Like Faux Noise - repugs love to sell sex - but for this campaign it leaves them with only 2 persons who can rev up the "base." Hmm .... the base base?

The dems have 4 solid people who can speak English, have ideas and do not need to be silenced by spouses or campaigns...

Tells you something about values - does it not?????

cross posted as a diary at dailykos