A seventh grade student, BridgeAnne d’Avignon, and her 80 year old grandfather traced President Obama’s ancestry back to a common relative with most of the other presidents. They’re all related to the former King of England from 1199 to 1216, John “Lackland” Plantagenet. You may remember John “Lackland” Plantagenet, or John of England from the […]
A collection of writers, including my favourite, Malcolm Gladwell, offer praise to the power and poignancy of Barack Obama’s inaugural address in this worthwhile LA Times article Also, San Fransisco’s Bush Street gets an update: Sources 1 and 2.
The Vote for Hope video was created at Ursa Minor Arts and Media in San Rafael, CA with chief animator James Curtis, using designs and direction from M.C. Yogi. It’s is an extremely well crafted video funded and supported by grassroots donations. MC Yogi – Vote For Hope from MC YOGI on Vimeo. Hit play […]
My cousin Amie and her husband Matt got up early this morning to attend one of Barack Obama’s rallies, this one just a few miles from their house. They got some great photos of the future president!
I downloaded the transcripts of all of Obama and McCain’s speeches from their respective official websites from March 25th, 2008 to the present and then put them each into Wordle. Wordle gives greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. I used 51 speeches by McCain and 61 by Obama. McCain’s […]
Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, wondered why someone wasn’t doing something that would give American voters useful and unbiased information about which candidate has the best plans for the economy. Then he realized that he was someone. He commissioned a survey of over 500 economists, drawn from members of the American Economic Association, a nonpolitical […]
This electrifying speech by Oprah Winfrey solidifies my belief that nothing could be better for the United States and possibly the entire world, than Barack Obama as President. [LA Rally: Oprah Winfrey – YouTube] Here are a few stats from urbanfervor: Obama has received, on average, 51.2% of the votes in each of the states to […]
The Electoral Compass is a tool designed to help you know which candidate in the US Primaries holds views most similar to yours. Here’s where I stand, if I were voting: