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Forward!In 2008, Anne and I worked tirelessly to get Senator Barack Obama elected. After the election, Anne wanted to do more. Realizing that she had literally thousands of photos of people who had attended Obama rallies in Michigan, she put together a photomosaic of then President-elect Barack Obama. Titled “Out of Many, We Are One”, it is composed of thousands of faces of people she photographed that summer and fall. She posted it on Flickr and, much to her surprise, it was picked up by Time magazine. In January of 2009, it ran as a full two-page spread in their Person of the Year issue. A special offer for our Eclectablog readers after the jump!
Astronaut and physicist Sally Ride passed away this week, her partner to receive NO federal benefits (UPDATED)
THIS is how we treat our heroes?Astronaut and Stanford physicist Sally Ride passed away this week from pancreatic cancer. She was the first woman American* and the youngest American of either gender to travel into space. My family has a small but important (to us) connection with Dr. Ride. When my daughter was in grade school, she had a project where they dressed as their heroes and, during an open house, played the role of their hero, answering questions and chatting with the parents that visited. My daughter was there, dressed in a blue jumpsuit and sporting my motorcycle helmet, a third grade astronaut. Her picture even ended up in the local newspaper. When Dr. Ride, a lesbian, passed away this week, she left behind her partner of 27 years, Dr. Tam O'Shaughnessy. Because of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), O'Shaughnessy will receive no federal benefits, benefits she would receive if she were a man. Despite their life-long partnership, she is treated as if she were just an acquaintance. The two met when they were 12 years old.
Fool us three times? Shame, shame, shame.
If you can stand it, try a little experiment: Ask a Republican how Mitt Romney would be different than George W. Bush. I’ll tell you the answer you’ll get later and why it’s a lie. But first, let’s review how Mitt compares to George.
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Public Act 4: Anti-democratic, anti-AmericanTomorrow, Wednesday, July 25th, the Michigan state Supreme Court will hear arguments regarding the petitions used to gather signatures to put Public Act 4, Michigan's Emergency Manager Law. At issue is whether or not a concocted lie about the font size of a single phrase on the petition, "REFERENDUM OF LEGISLATION", is enough to disenfranchise Michigan voters and throw away the voice of the nearly quarter million people who signed the petitions. You can join the protest at the Supreme Court tomorrow and free bus rides are available from around the state. Details after the jump.
Teach a Republican to fish...Anne and LOLGOP are teaming up to pair his Greatest Hits tweets with some of Anne's photos. Their first one, shown below, has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook already and it was just posted last evening. We're calling the new series "Graphically LOLGOP". Enjoy.
"Sometimes politics can seem very small. But the choice you face? It couldn't be bigger."The Obama campaign has a new ad out that's spectacular. Rather than presenting you with a lot of charts or facts, it features a calm, relaxed and confident President Obama looking straight at you. Light piano music plays in the background. He simply explains to essential differences between him and Mitt Romney. It's very effective. Have a look after the jump.
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- I need a candidate who is strong enough to mock a disabled person, but also savvy enough to lie about it when caught. - Trump Supporters about 11 minutes ago from TweetDeck ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Trump is perfect for people who want a candidate who will make fun of a disabled person and then deny that he did it. about 16 minutes ago from TweetDeck ReplyRetweetFavorite
- "I'm not a scientist." - Republicans "I'm not a Republican." - Scientists about 27 minutes ago from Twitter Web Client ReplyRetweetFavorite
- RT @David_Feldman_: Instead of using my time machine to kill Baby Hitler I'm trying to talk Baby Trump's mother into breastfeeding Baby Tru… about 2 hours ago from Twitter for iPhone ReplyRetweetFavorite