Has she washed her ear? 30 June 2008Posted by marisacat in 2008 Election, Democrats, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter.
What can I say, I wanted something bigger than mites, guppies or grains of rice.
“He looked at me, and the look in his eyes was worth 1,000 words,” said Mack, now a regional field organizer. Obama hugged her and whispered something in her ear – she was so thrilled she doesn’t remember what it was. [Sacramento Bee]
hmm maybe if she writes the campaign and asks, they immortalise his secret words, written out in full on grains of rice… she can order one and keep it in her ear. She’ll be warm in winter and cool in summer. The grain of rice will speak to her, help her when she needs comfort. And love. (Oh please it is almost that bad.)
Arthur Silber takes a look at Obama-mites. Or, are they guppies?? (My mother confessed years later, she always let some slide down the drain.)
Among the horrors of the twentieth century were several notable leaders who initiated events that led to slaughter and destruction on an ungraspably monumental scale. These charismatic leaders evoked a response from their followers almost identical to that called forth by Obama. These leaders specialized in “personal stories of political conversion.” Doesn’t anyone see the connection? Doesn’t anyone remember any of this?
By now I am unsure it matters… what is in motion is moving fast. If people were labeled racist for not voting for him, and they were and are with a big broad brush, can you imagine complaining about St Pretzeldent? Quiick as a wink, the faithful will be exhorted to help him again at the mid-terms. Then, the argument will be re-election. He needs you. I keep saying, people should have their Jesus.
In a related vein, I noticed this
“At first I thought it was just this random thing with Blogger’s spam bots,” she told me in a phone interview. “I thought that perhaps in their looking across the blogger universe, that I got accidentally flagged somehow. Stuff like that happens.”
But a short time later Snedeker received an email from another blogger claiming that a number of anti-Obama blogs had been “hacked” that same night. After some digging it became apparent that several Blogspot accounts had been shut down because of similar spam issues, and nearly all of them had three things in common: Most were pro-Hillary Clinton blogs, all were anti-Barack Obama, and several were listed on justsaynodeal.com, an anti-Obama website.
Let freedom ring. Try to remember I was not and am not for any of the party’s offerings. All were overcooked, burnt beyond recognition. As for the blogger spasm, who knows. Other than the above I did not bother to poke around.
One blogger I am in contact with was shut out of Typepad (someone, a local Democratic elected official, claimed to have been outed thru her own blog being linked to, Typepad took the part of the aggrieved and demanded he remove her name, and in effect, never name anyone at his site, things declined, what a shock), after his local Democratic organization, of which he was a part, shunned him. They had endorsed Obama, he tried to keep his blog, and himself, officially non-aligned during the primary.. He had two FPers who were for Obama, but would discuss criticism of Ob. He was harrassed at the blog, in threads, and by email. Obama supporters complained he did not attend enough Obama events. His tires were slashed. Hard to say by whom.
My sense is this run let just as much thugdom run free as any other campaign. Spit shine that “new” and “different” button. Maybe Obama’s Holy Water is extra special blooooo.
We have 1400 fires in the state – most of them in Northern California, not that many structures and homes burned, but masses of acreage. Last night and even into this am, I thought I would have to shut down for a while… too much to deal with, along with the smoke. And remember I am about as well positioned in terms of the fires, as I could be… a chance for breeze in every direction. No near by fires. By one pm today, things were lightening and brightening. So, we shall see…