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Sunday, August 8th, 2010
3:16 pm

The international project - the sculptural composition "Peace Express" and also acquainted his guests with new creative works....

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Monday, January 19th, 2009
2:10 pm
I have a dream

I find myself brought to tears listening to this speech on the day before we inaugurate our first African American President. I wonder what Dr. King would have to say on such a momentous occasion and I give thanks that I am here to witness it.

Some may ask why I, a Latina, feel so strongly about this speech and Dr. King. I know many non-African Americans who feel no sense of significance on this day and to them I say, you're a fool. Dr King spoke of the shared slavery every one of us suffered when even one member of our society was not free. For those who live in Texas, remember, there was a time when those of Mexican descent were being made to accept "separate but equal" accommodations. A time when our people were lynched for perceived crimes. There was a time when signs were put in the windows that said "No dogs or Mexicans allowed". Make no mistake, Dr King's legacy was as important for our equality as it was for the African American community and to forget history is to be foolish enough to repeat it.

Current Mood: indescribable
Tuesday, November 4th, 2008
7:33 pm
Pardon me a moment...

Current Mood: excited
Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
1:33 pm
1:24 pm
Friday, October 24th, 2008
10:39 am
Obama en Espanol

His pronunciation is really good.
Tuesday, October 21st, 2008
5:45 pm
I LOL'd bilingually
This was cheesier then queso fundido but I still have to pass it on because it's frelling hilarious...

La Pasion De La Decision

La Pasion De La Decision - Episode 5

Current Mood: amused
Wednesday, October 15th, 2008
1:25 pm
Obama_2008 profile page. Obama's plans. Obama's greatest speeches.
Wouldn't it be sweet to have all of Obama's best speeches, videos, and policy plans on one convenient page?

I have changed the profile page for obama_2008 into a one-stop shop for everyone: Obama supporters, election addicts glued to the news, and people who know nothing about him.


Please tell your friends, family, undecided voters, and McCain supporters about this page. I include:
- His policy plans in simple, video form. I call it "Obama's Plans."
- His best speeches and appearances. If you have suggestions for more videos to add, please tell me. I only want to include the BEST. I call it "Obama's Greatest Hits."
- Links to his video biography and all his 3 books.
- All voting and voter registration info. Links to all the main pages on Obama's site. All his speeches and YouTube videos. All the Democratic National Convention videos.
- Links and graphics of all the major national polls.
- Links to the best sites and blogs for latest political news.
- Links to all the major fact checking sites.
- Links to all the debates, their fact checks, voter reactions, and Tina Fey parodies.
- Some of the best new speeches and videos by Obama and his campaign. Includes "Keating Economics" video.
I will regularly update these videos and links, so please give me your suggestions and feedback.

To all the Christians out there, you will be especially interested in Obama's eloquent, thoughtful statements on religion and faith. Please watch his fascinating 1-hour Q & A with Pastor Rick Warren at the Saddleback Civil Forum in August 2008. Also, see his beautiful speeches at the Ebenezer Baptist Church (Martin Luther King's former church) in January 2008 and at the Call to Renewal conference in June 2006. I've linked all these videos in "Obama's Greatest Hits."

If anyone wishes to copy the HTML for this page, for your own blog, I have put all the HTML in a text box below.

Enjoy! Tell me what you think!

Polls and News | Obama's Plans | Obama's Greatest Hits | Get HTML for this page

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Monday, October 13th, 2008
7:24 pm
"Who pays $273,000 on household help?" "John McCain, WTF?"

Watch this independently-made ad basically saying McCain=rich. It's great. I like this format better than the ads that Obama is using right now. Obama should use skits! They're more interesting than quotes.
Sunday, October 12th, 2008
8:57 pm
Another song about the latino swing vote...

It's a catchy tune. Especially the part where he stresses that his Republican mama is even voting Obama.
Friday, October 10th, 2008
7:00 pm
69% of Latina registered voters did not vote (2004 election)
I received this through e-mail:
"Engage Her" Documentary Screening and Q&A with Director Mable Yee

October 24, 2008 7pm to 9pm
Art Ark Gallery, 1035 S. 6th Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Free & Open to the Public!

In the 2004 election, 40% of African American women registered voters did not vote, 69% of Latina registered voters did not vote, and 70% of registered Asian American women did not vote.

What is causing registered minority women to not participate in our electoral process? What can we do about it? Join Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute (APALI), Generation Engage, Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley, South Bay First Thursdays, and Vision New America as they screen the documentary, "Engage Her" and have a lively discussion with director Mable Yee.

For more information please visit: www.engageher.org

I hope everyone eligible here is registered to vote! Remember, election is November 4. In California, the last day to register is October 20. Here's voter registration information for all the other states. Let's bring these registered-but-didn't-vote percentages down. They make me sad. :(

x-posted from _latinoclash
10:46 am
Thursday, October 9th, 2008
3:19 pm
Treating Latino vote with respect
I like this..not to be taken for granted but also to be treated with respect considering everyone of those heavily latino populated battleground states mentioned is going for Obama..New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada and now Florida.  The Cuban-American youth are being won over in enough numbers...here's the article.

Next month, as many as 10 million Latinos are expected to vote in the presidential election. They could have an especially strong impact in four battleground states: Nevada, Colorado, Florida and New Mexico. Despite what some political observers suggest, most of them will be thinking about more than just the immigration issue. And, if polls are correct and current trends hold up, more than two-thirds of Latino voters will wind up supporting Barack Obama.

Only 23 percent of Latino voters support John McCain, current polls show. Without a shift in Latino support between now and election day, McCain would fall significantly short of the 35 percent of the Latino vote than Republicans need to win the White House. Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush did very well in courting Latino voters, earning about 40 percent of the Latino vote in their 1984 and 2004 re-elections. And throughout his political career in Arizona, McCain did even better, routinely capturing more than 60 percent. So what went wrong for McCain with Latinos, and right for Obama? And what does it means beyond this election in a country that is becoming more Latino every year?
more here.....
Wednesday, October 1st, 2008
10:15 am
I like this. I like this alot.
If you're like me, you've been suspect of the numbers in Ohio because it seems Rasmussen has been overpolling the state. Well now another major pollster put new numbers out, and if they're accurate this is the best news of the week. These are the Quinnipiac numbers.

Florida: Obama 51%, McCain 43%

Ohio: Obama 50%, McCain 42%

Pennsylvania: Obama 54%, McCain 39%

And if they're doing early voting in the midst of this, Ohio looks better every day.
I'm usually cynical about outcomes since the 2000 and 2004 elections, but even "cautiously optimistic" is hard with this kind of data.
I want to come down to earth and not be too happy. Am I allowed to feel good about this? Maybe for just one day?:)
Monday, September 29th, 2008
9:40 am
It's called scapegoating...
And it's still a bunch of bullshit.

Illegal Loans by Michelle Malkin on National Review Online
The Mother of All Bailouts has many fathers. As panicked politicians prepare to fork over $1 trillion in taxpayer funding to rescue the financial industry, they’ve fingered regulation, deregulation, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Community Reinvestment Act, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, both Bushes, greedy banks, greedy borrowers, greedy short-sellers, and minority home ownership mau-mauers (can’t call ‘em greedy, that would be racist) for blame.

But there’s one giant paternal elephant in the room that has slipped notice: how illegal immigration, crime-enabling banks, and open-borders Bush policies fueled the mortgage crisis.

It’s no coincidence that most of the areas hardest hit by the foreclosure wave — Loudoun County, Va., California’s Inland Empire, Stockton and San Joaquin Valley, and Las Vegas and Phoenix, for starters — also happen to be some of the nation’s largest illegal-alien sanctuaries. Half of the mortgages to Hispanics are subprime (the accursed species of loan to borrowers with the shadiest credit histories). A quarter of all those subprime loans are in default and foreclosure.

Seriously? It's all my fault? Mine and the fault of millions of other Latinos living our lives as Americans and paying our taxes and minding our own business? Por mi culpa, por mi culpa, por mi gran culpa. And yes, I know she is saying illegal immigrants but the fact is, she's a brown person casting blame on other brown people and trying to take attention away from the real culprits. In order to do that you have to paint us all with the same paintbrush and people who think like her don't distinguish between me, a 4th generation American, and the folks who just got here.

Here's the entry about this stupidity on Crooks and Liars
. Thank god some people have some sense.

Malkin can kiss my brown, legal ass.

My thanks to seferin for pointing this one out to me.

Current Mood: angry
Wednesday, September 24th, 2008
6:57 pm
How to put McCain's timeout in proper context.
Nothing better than a sports analogy to show you how this was a bad idea on McCain's part.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008
4:52 pm
No comment necessary...
gacked from bispo

Really, I don't think Obama should have even spent money on this ad. We pretty much all know this. But it's still a good ad.

Saturday, September 13th, 2008
1:27 pm
Pass it on!
Thanks to flemco for posting this. Now it's time for you guys to pass it on...

Current Mood: annoyed
Saturday, September 6th, 2008
10:12 am
Thursday, September 4th, 2008
3:03 pm
I found this on a Daily Kos blog and it made me smile. I added a few things to it.

After watching the malicious speeches last night mocking Senator Obama, and by proxy, cynically attacking all of us who support our local communities, I thought it would be prudent to educate the Republican Party on the historical role of community organizers. For a quick reminder, let's recap Giuliani's snark:

"He worked as a community organizer. (Laughter) What?...Barack Obama has never led anything, nothing, nada."

And Palin's vacuous follow-up:

"This world of threats and dangers, it's not just a community and it doesn't just need an organizer. (Laughter.)"

That these bastions of the GOP would denigrate the importance of community organizers on the same night their party nominates its first female vice presidential candidate shows an utter disrespect for the people of this country and a laughable ignorance of the power we wield. This is what community organizers do...

They change the world. Block by block, city by city, state by state, nation by nation...

So, GOP, meet community organizer Susan B. Anthony. She helped guarantee women's suffrage in the United States by giving public speeches and uniting with fellow advocates of change.

Read more...Collapse )Why would the Republicans spend a whole night of their convention attacking ordinary people?

With the nation watching, the Republicans mocked, dismissed, and actually laughed out loud at Americans who engage in community service and organizing.

Our convention was different. We gave the stage to everyday Americans who hunger for change and stepped up to make phone calls, knock on doors, and raise money in small amounts in their communities. You may have missed it, but we also showed the country a video with the faces and voices of those organizers, volunteers, and donors from every corner of the country.

please visit http://www.mybarackobama.com and join us today, you can help out from home even if you just have 30 minutes a week. Join us and take a leading role in changing YOUR community and our incredible country today.
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