Inauguration – We Made It January 20, 2009Posted by Robert in Election 08, Politics, Travel.
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Well, at long last we made it. It took us about 5 hours to actually make it to the mall, but it was worth it. Just got interviewed by The News Hour with Jim Lehrer.
We’re currently standing just in front of the WWII memorial. This crowd is electric.
Inuguration Day – Waiting To Get Into The National Mall January 20, 2009Posted by Robert in Election 08, Politics, Travel.
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It’s 5:35, and we’re on the courner of 3rd and Indiana. There are thousands of people waiting to get into the mall and no one seems to know when they’ll let us in.
Update 7:05 – still not letting us in.
We’ve arrived! January 18, 2009Posted by Robert in Election 08, Politics, Travel.
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Well, we made it to DC. After a wonderful day in Baltimore we woke up this morning and headed to silver springs to take the metro to dc.
The national mall is packed full of people anticipating the concert today. All in all everyone is in great spirits. There are a couple of people who keep getting mad that people are walking so close to their blankets on the ground, but they back off when you remind them that this is public space and they are not mayor.
Security is tight but not oppressive. They searched all bags and made you open your coats. Their are armed plain clothes officers around but nothing that I wouldn’t consider overkill.
What do Jeremiah Wright and Voldemort Have In Common? October 30, 2008Posted by Robert in Election 08, Humor, Politics.
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Apparantly both cannot be named. Watch this guy squirm.
Grow a pair, McCain surrogate.
McCain Campaign Muzzles Muslim McCain Supporter October 21, 2008Posted by Robert in Election 08, Humor, Politics.
Tags: Barack Obama, Biden, Campaign Rally, Daniel Zubairi, elections, Islam, Joe Biden, John McCain, McCain, Muslim, Obama, Palin, Racism, Sarah Palin, Vote
Meet Daniel Zubairi, a grassroots organizer for the McCain/Palin Campaign. Above you’ll see Daniel bravely speak out against the hatred being spewed by one of a bunch of bad apples that have been making the McCain rallies sound a lot like some other rallies that you can find in old news reels.
Daniel confronts 2 people that are handing out stickers and spewing lies about Barack Obama being connected to radical Islam and Communism. As an Muslim and a McCain campaign organizer, Daniel really sticks it to them and says in no uncertain terms that they do not represent the views of the campaign and the campaign does not condone their actions.
Wonderful! This is just the kind of straight-talk that I would expect from the McCain campaign. The only problem is, the campaign is not allowing Daniel to speak to the press.
Wow. Just when they get a chance to allow an official representative of the campaign to speak out against hatred, fear and lies as a campaign tactic, they muzzle him.
I thought McCain said he was proud of the people at his rallies? I agree that it’s foolish to judge a candidate based on the lowest of his supporters. I’m sure that Obama has radical Islamic supporters just like McCain has White Supremacist supporters. But I’m positive that if the press wanted to interview an official member of the Obama campaign that confronted a group of radical Islamics at an Obama rally, they would be allowed. Why is the McCain campaign extending it’s theme of press black-outs? It hasn’t worked with Sarah Palin, and it’s certainly not going to work with a like-able character like Daniel.
Let Daniel Speak!