Posts Tagged ‘Barack Obama’

“Powers of Empathy”

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Steve Silberman directed my attention to this short and wonderful article by Wyatt Mason on the Harper’s site. It’s a quick read with a delightful twist at the end.

Obama event in Oakland 9/16

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Oakland Rocks for Change

Please come join us for this star-studded evening of Music for Change.

Oakland Rocks for Change is sponsored by Music for Democracy. Proceeds will be used to support Obama and other progressive candidates in tight races across the nation. The choice is clear, the stakes are high, THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at the Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland CA

Tickets and info at

Maria Muldaur and The Free Radicals
Hot Buttered Rum with Michael Kang of String Cheese Incident
John Densmore of The Doors with Hani Naser
Tuck and Patti
Tommy Castro
Blame Sally
MC Marga Gomez

Additional performers and special guests to be announced soon!

Ticket pricing:
Special Student Price: $25 w/student ID
Fans: $50 General admission-outer garden seating
Roadies: $100 donation priority seating
Groupies: $250 donation priority seating in first 10 rows
Rockstars: $1000 includes VIP cocktail reception with special guests, priority seating in first 10 rows

Event Schedule:
5:30-6:30 p.m., VIP cocktail reception with special guests (TBA)
6:00 p.m., Doors open for general admission
7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., concert

Our goal is to build awareness and support for Barack Obama in key swing states. Proceeds from this event will help Democrats in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives take important seats in swing states from vulnerable Republicans.

What better way to make that happen than through an evening of great music?

Come out and show your support: Buy Tickets Now!

Music for Democracy is a grassroots political action committee devoted to promoting and facilitating musical events that raise public awareness of crucial issues, progressive candidates for federal office, and the importance of getting involved in the electoral process. Join Us:

He’s got my vote, and more

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Obama rumor control

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Have you heard weird scary shit about Barack Obama? It’s probably a lie. Check the rumors here.

Obama thanks Clinton

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

From Barack Oama’s web site, this message of thanks to Hillary Clinton:

Obviously, I am thrilled and honored to have Senator Clinton’s support. But more than that, I honor her today for the valiant and historic campaign she has run. She shattered barriers on behalf of my daughters and women everywhere, who now know that there are no limits to their dreams. And she inspired millions with her strength, courage and unyielding commitment to the cause of working Americans. Our party and our country are stronger because of the work she has done throughout her life, and I’m a better candidate for having had the privilege of competing with her in this campaign. No one knows better than Senator Clinton how desperately America and the American people need change, and I know she will continue to be in the forefront of that battle this fall and for years to come.

In a post on Talking Points Memo, David Kurtz offered this praise:

….she adopted and embraced some of Obama’s best lines and themes. That was the most effective rhetorical device in her speech — and rang truer as an endorsement than merely saying, I support Obama.

Dylan endorses Obama!

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

From The Times (London):

Dylan gives a ringing endorsement to Mr Obama, the first ever black presidential candidate, claiming he is “redefining the nature of politics from the ground up”.

See also the full-length Dylan interview from which that news was extracted.