charlotte 2012

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Charlotte 2012

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  1. 11 nathkatun7
    February 19, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    I hope every one had a great weekend! I didn’t vote for that poster it but I think it’s good pick.

  2. 12 Dudette
    February 19, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Howdy everyone! Seeing that poster has me pumped!

  3. 13 vitaminlover
    February 19, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016!!! Yes indeed!!!

  4. 15 yardarm756
    February 19, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Watching Bill Moyers. Enlightening.

  5. 23 Ladyhawke
    February 19, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    The Birth Control Slippery Slope Is Not What You Think It Is

    By Leo Soderman


    So let’s recap:

    They don’t want you to have abortion as an option

    They don’t want you to use birth control to minimize the chance of an unwanted pregnancy

    They don’t want you to have free pre-natal care because it might lead to you having an abortion

    That, my friends, is a slippery slope. Every one of these things is another step down the path of dictating what a woman can do with her body, and forcing her back into the position of just being around the house, cooking and birthing babies. They never talk about how to stop men from being part of the issue. They never talk about what to do to the boys who get girls pregnant then never fulfill their roles as parent and take on the new responsibility. They never want to talk about how they will pay for the inevitable increase in care costs and how their actions will increase the number of unwed mothers who can’t afford a child. No, it’s all about their control.



    • 24 desertflower
      February 19, 2012 at 8:40 pm

      Thank you, Ladyhawke. All those things are monumental in this discussion….and they ALWAYS leave the male part of the equation OUT of the equation!

    • 25 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      February 19, 2012 at 8:56 pm

      Thank you Ladyhawke.

      It’s obvious …

      Women and girls must truly rise, focus and crush every GOP candidate, at every level of government, on 6 Nov 2012 and every subsequent local, State and National election until no politician would dare undermine the rights of women.

      And, for sure, plenty of men are going to help you win this one, once and for all.


      • 26 GGail
        February 19, 2012 at 9:19 pm

        Bobfr – a HUGH and heartfelt thank you for your support of us women.

        It is simple Human Rights.

        Thank you!

        • 27 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
          February 19, 2012 at 10:08 pm

          It truly is the most basic, the most fundamental act every person should have toward another and for any man to debase, deny, hinder, interfere in the rights of a woman is among the gravest crimes against humanity. Those aren’t just words.

          Thank you GGail for your comment.


  6. 28 globalcitizenlinda
    February 19, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    two things immdiately strike me about this poster :

    (a) the fact that red and blue hands (here read the political right and left) are linking their fingers together in what appears to me to symbolize that irrespective of my political leaning, I am my brother’s/sister’s keeper and that we join hands together if we are to succeed. this is the message at the core of President Obama’s political life and moral compass;

    (b) the multiple human figures that form the base of what closely looks like the Obama-logo (see right hand bottom of the poster). it seems to give weight and prominence to the role of ordinary people as the base of President Obama’s support and what should the ultimate for all those in the DNC;

    • February 19, 2012 at 8:42 pm

      I like your rationale for the poster globalcitizenlinda. 🙂

    • 30 Dudette
      February 19, 2012 at 8:54 pm

      You nailed it! Here’s the product description from the store.

      Steve Ward
      “Urban Unity”

      Urban Unity was designed to celebrate diversity. We all have different political, economic, and religious views, but that’s what makes this country so special. Too often political arenas are used to shun other’s way of thinking and promote their own. We should all come together, unified, with ears and minds open.

      • 31 globalcitizenlinda
        February 19, 2012 at 9:57 pm

        Thanks a lot for the spcific information from the poster designer – I had neither seen the poster before it was posted here. neither had I read the description until now!

        O dear, I am happy that I was apparently tuned in with what message the poster designer was thinking as he made it! The message he is trying to convey stands out at quick glance which means that the artist achieved exactly what he set out to do. Mine is an amatuer eye and if I can get the sentiments then more people will get it.

        Congratulations Mr Ward!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 32 utaustinliberal
      February 19, 2012 at 9:45 pm

      Way to go! You nailed it.

    • 33 EDP4BHO
      February 19, 2012 at 10:03 pm

      ” seems to give weight and prominence to the role of ordinary people as the base of President Obama’s support”

      And might I add that those ordinary people are not sarcastic, snivelly, snide nor hateful, divisive, selfish, or bigoted. PBO has the absolute best American citizens who support him. We should all be proud.

  7. February 19, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    “What Scott Walker is doing with the public unions in Wisconsin is critically important. He’s an impressive guy and he’s very courageous,” Koch says after a benefit dinner of salmon and white wine. “If the unions win the recall, there will be no stopping union power.”

    Asked about union comments, Koch’s spokeswoman is quick to moderate them.

    “Koch companies support voluntary associations, and where they so choose, we recognize employees’ rights to be represented and bargain collectively,” Nicholas says in emailed remarks.

    “We think the best workplace relationships are fostered when the employer works directly with its employees. It is a mischaracterization of our principles to say this means we oppose unions or want to dismantle all unions.”

    David Koch-


    • 35 vcprezofan2
      February 19, 2012 at 9:36 pm

      Thanks Jovie, After looking at the article I tweeted some of those quotes. David Koch seems quite open in admitting that Scott Walker is ‘bought’.

  8. February 19, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    PBO campaign army ready to take Florida in Novemb

    “Four years ago, then Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama won Florida with the largest voter mobilization effort ever seen in Florida. This year’s effort could be even greater”


    • 37 hopefruit2
      February 19, 2012 at 9:39 pm

      This is excellent news! Here’s a comment to the article from a poster who says he/she is Cuban:

      // cubanito47
      Obama now has a new voting bloc: It will be all of those Cuban Americans who fly to Cuba to visit their families.
      As a Cuban in Cuba once told me: “La politica es mierda; la familia es lo que es importante.”
      These Cubans here will be reminded over and over again:” If a Republican wins, no more Cuba trips.”
      We will vote, we will give money and we will knock doors. Go Obama! //

  9. 39 OkeyO
    February 19, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    It would be very uplifting experiene “Press On” four more years

  10. February 19, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Speaking as an Art Director and Lecturer I have to say that that’s a pretty good-looking poster.

  11. 41 Dudette
    February 19, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Hotdiggity dawg! An RFP for the official DNC barbecue sauce! This gon’ be Goooood! 🙂


    CHARLOTTE – This week, Charlotte in 2012 released a Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking to work with a Barbeque sauce vendor as part of the merchandising effort for the convention. The RFP calls for three different types of BBQ sauces; mustard, vinegar, and tomato, to represent and showcase the different styles from around the Carolinas. The sauces will be sold together in Charlotte in 2012’s online merchandise store to people from across America.

    “I love the food from this region – I even smoke my own pork – so I understand very well the importance of selecting three barbeque sauces that truly represent the flavor of the Carolinas,” said Dan Murrey, Executive Director of Charlotte in 2012. “We expect bids from eastern Carolina, western Carolina and South Carolina…Needless to say it will be a challenge to select the best sauces, but I think I speak for my entire team when I say that we are looking forward to the taste test.”

    This is part of a grassroots fundraising effort, and proceeds go toward funding the convention. Charlotte in 2012 is the first Host Committee in convention history to raise convention funds without accepting monetary corporate contributions; monetary contributions now come from individuals, foundations and charitable organizations…

  12. February 19, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    The United States and Britain on Sunday urged Israel not to attack Iran’s nuclear program as the White House’s national security adviser arrived in the region, reflecting growing international jitters that the Israelis are poised to strike/ In their warnings, both the chairman of the U.S. joint chiefs of staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, and British Foreign Secretary William Hague said an Israeli attack on Iran would have grave consequences for the entire region and urged Israel to give international sanctions against Tehran more time to work. Dempsey said an Israeli attack is “not prudent,” and Hague said it would not be “a wise thing.” It was not known whether their messages were coordinated. – Associated Press

    • February 19, 2012 at 8:53 pm

      Tomorrow we will hear how PBO is anti-Israel and anti-Semetic aswell.

    • February 19, 2012 at 9:54 pm

      It is the height of irresponsibility for Israel and their GOP cohorts to be starting war talk just when their ill-begotten adventure in Iraq is being wound down, and the world has not yet recovered from the economic crisis. Especially irresponsible considering the nearly 5000 soldiers who gave their lives, and the countless Iraqis who also died, because of the actions of the GOP President Bush and VP Cheney. It just makes me livid to think that Israel and the GOP are starting this march towards war – based on trumped up charges, no less. They have no respect for peace or life.

  13. February 19, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    It will be interesting to see which state is given the honor of putting him over the top. Usually, it is the state he is from, but in 2008 Illinois yielded to New York so that Clinton could be the one to do it. That was a smart move, although I am sure that many PUMAs feel they put a gun to her head and she didn’t want to.
    If Illinois doe sit this year, it would be either Rahm or Quinn doing it.
    Yet, they may very well go with a swing state, which I think is the primary reason it is in NC this year. So the home state of the convention might to it, or they may want to push for one of those states that went red last time but they think they can flip this time, such as MO or even AZ.

  14. 48 Obama Grandmama
    February 19, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Last night I got to thinking about Obama store ideas for the campaign. We were talking about PBO’s phrases and sayings and incorparating them into t-shirts. I happened to be browsing through a catalog that night and got to thinking I love sofa pillows. I was thinking instead of having a souvenir type logo how cool would it be to have a designer type pillow with a solid color or neutral color and using different fonts with sayings of Obama’s running over the fabric of a sofa pillow. It could be on one side or both sides and we could purchase it and have it incorporated into our own livingroom decor without looking souvenerish. I’d be proud to display it for the next four years on my sofa. Where would I send that idea?

    • 49 isonprize
      February 19, 2012 at 9:20 pm

      Obama Grandmama, Send it to the Obama store. They made a complete set of bar stemware, they may just take you up on your throw pillow idea.

  15. February 19, 2012 at 9:08 pm

  16. 53 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    February 19, 2012 at 9:11 pm



    Yes We Must

    • February 19, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      And Booman offers a great quote from Jefferson in this post:

      Thomas Jefferson v. Rick Santorum

      “It is too late in the day for men of sincerity to pretend they believe in the Platonic mysticisms that three are one, and one is three; and yet that the one is not three, and the three are not one . . . But this constitutes the craft, the power and the profit of the priests. Sweep away their gossamer fabrics of factitious religion, and they would catch no more flies. We should all then, like the Quakers, live without an order of priests, moralize for ourselves, follow the oracle of conscience, and say nothing about what no man can understand, nor therefore believe.” – Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to John Adams (1813)


      • 55 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
        February 19, 2012 at 10:10 pm

        Thank you fancieful. Jefferson simply ‘got it,’ profoundly.

        Yes We Can … DO More Together

        We Must

  17. 56 Dudette
    February 19, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    CNN is rerunning highlights from Whitney’s service.

    • 57 Dudette
      February 19, 2012 at 9:16 pm

      Highlights doesn’t seem like the right word… parts is better.

      • 58 Dudette
        February 19, 2012 at 9:19 pm

        I meant “parts” would be better. One day I’m gonna master this English- language thing.

        • 59 isonprize
          February 19, 2012 at 9:22 pm

          no worries, Dudette. I’m pretty sure folks knew what you meant.

          • 61 yardarm756
            February 19, 2012 at 9:39 pm

            Like my Pastor said this morning,”The whole world went to a black Baptist service yesterday.:…….Word!

            • 62 hopefruit2
              February 19, 2012 at 9:47 pm

              Katrina vandenHeuvel from The Nation was concern trolling the fact that three major networks were carrying the service live, and tweeted some nonsense about why the media wasn’t doing the same for troops who died. She got so much pushback from many folks Twitter (myself included) that her head must have been spinning afterwards. I tweeted her some articles and Youtube videos showing what Whitney had done for the Gulf War troops, including an HBO “Welcome Home” concert in 1991. I that she retweeted my tweet with Whitney’s live performance in front of the troops.

              • February 19, 2012 at 10:01 pm

                Some people only know how to hate. Katrina’s comments were so unnecessary.

              • 64 anniebella
                February 19, 2012 at 10:03 pm

                Katrina is full of alot of crap, because where were Miss Katrina big mouth when the Republicans were assaulting women’s right to contraception? You would think her mouth would been one of the loudest, you would think she and Maureen Dowd would have been all over tv running their big mouth.

    • 65 defytheodds
      February 19, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    • 66 defytheodds
      February 19, 2012 at 9:56 pm

  18. 68 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    February 19, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    The differences couldn’t be starker …


  19. 72 Dudette
    February 19, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    I’m out guys. Everyone enjoy the rest of your Sunday evening!

  20. February 19, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Sorry, shoulda put this on current thread instead of last on last as it is of historical interest and I think deserves note.

    FEATURED HISTORICAL THEME : African Americans and the White House

    “A Tempest in a Teapot”
    A presentation examining the racial politics of First Lady Lou Hoover’s Invitation of Jessie DePriest to a White House Tea in 1929, from the perspectives of the first lady, the DePriests, and DePriest family descendants.

    “The Working White House” Exhibit
    The Working White House explores the occupational culture—the stories, traditions, memories, and skills—of the men and women who have operated, maintained, and helped preserve the Executive Mansion.

    “The Half Had Not Been Told Me” / African Americans in Lafayette Square, 1795-1965
    Lafayette Square—known first as President’s Square—is a landscape with a rich and varied African-American history. Prior to emancipation, both free and enslaved African-Americans lived and worked on the Square …


  21. 74 hopefruit2
    February 19, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Piers Morgan loves him some Whitney!

  22. February 19, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Wednesday is the Arizona debate, that should be interesting, if not crazy!

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