Monday, June 30, 2008

Obamabase of Operations

Thanks again to Jen, Jake, Rose, Andy, Shan, Betty, Lindsay and everyone who worked so hard at the parade and booth to make our efforts such a success!

Work The Crowd

Sunday wasn't just a Party For Obama Day--it was work. During the march, our tireless Obama Fellows worked their way down the crowd, registering voters. Once we reached the Seattle Center, we used our tent to offer t-shirts and buttons, campaign literature, and as a base of operations for our voter registration efforts. We registered 577 voters and did plenty of outreach to the LGBT community and their straight allies in a very productive afternoon.

Everyone Loves a Parade

A large, enthusiastic crowd (some say in the hundreds of thousands) greeted about 200 marchers for Obama in Seattle's LGBT Pride Parade on Sunday afternoon.

After marching in downtown Seattle, we set up a booth at the Seattle Center, site of the 1962 World's Fair, and offered shirts and buttons for a donation, and educated and registered voters.

More photos to come... (or you can check out my pride pics here.)

Sunday, June 29, 2008

LGBTQI Pride Sunday

Today I'm marching in the Seattle Pride Parade in the 43rd Legislative District Grassroots Organizing Group for Obama, and working afterwards at the Pride Festival registering voters and gathering volunteer information. And, when I can, shooting photos.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Bush Nicks

Mental Floss reminds us of 10 Nicknames cointed by W:

1. Pootie-Poot. Vladimir Putin, President of Russia. The Cold War is over, so warm, fuzzy nicknames must be in!
2. Congressman Kickass. John Sweeney, Republican Congressman, NY. Also possible title for Vin Diesel’s next film.
3. Hurricane Karen. Karen Hughes, Special Advisor.
4. Corndog. John Cornyn, Republican Senator, TX.
5. The Cobra. Maureen Dowd, New York Times. She got off easy. Dana Milbank of the Washington Post’s nickname was said to be unprintable.
6. Condoleezza “Unsticker” Rice. Enough said.
7. The Brettmeister. Brett M. Kavanaugh, federal judge on the US Court of Appeals. Because no nickname list is complete without a “-meister”
8. Turd Blossom. Former Senior Advisor Karl Rove. Turd Blossom. Just had to repeat that one.
9. Quasimodo. Vice President Dick Cheney. Cheney also calls Bush “The Apprentice.”
10. The Decider. George W. Bush. The name Dubya gave to, of course, himself.

(No word on how he might refer to Hillary, Obama, or McCain.)

My Favorite Movie Monologue of All Time

Back then, Network was seen as a farce.

Now, it's easy to see it as prophecy.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Dressed to Kilt

A shot of me at the WA Dem State Convention, shot by a fellow delegate.

A-Capella Democrat

One of the most entertaining moments at the Democratic State Convention that I attended in Spokane, Washington, this last weekend was the above demonstration song at a unity rally meant to bring Hillary and Obama supporters together.

I had meant to post from the Convention, but the laptop didn't cooperate. It was a great experience, even though I failed to snag an at-large delegate slot. Several very strong people did make it, some I have worked with here in Seattle. I hope to help them however I can when I am in Denver myself in August for the National Convention.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Michelangelo Signorile on Clinton Derangement Syndrome

"I got tough on Wednesday with many angry Clinton supporters -- understandably demoralized -- who called in to say that there was no way they could vote for Obama and would now be voting for McCain. This, even though they would rather a Democrat, and in some cases they are gay and understand that John McCain courts antigay bigots. That, to me, crosses the line and is completely unacceptable and is, frankly, insane. Is it about race? In many cases, I'm sure. In other cases, perhaps not, but whatever it is, it's time we hash it out and get to the bottom of it and make sure people understand the stakes here."

(via Towleroad)

"This Is Our Moment."