The Grassroots Power Woman

Bidya Bhandari: Power Woman
Power Woman Protest

20 Million Single Moms: Will Obama Go For Them?
Michelle Obama Is Just Fabulous
Domestic Violence, Equal Pay
Wife Won't Do, Got To Court Women With Policy And Outreach
Muscular Gender Agenda
(1) Equal Pay
(2) War On Domestic Violence
(3) Cabinet Half Female
(4) Universal Health
(5) Lifelong Education
The Spectrum Concept: Wide Applications
The Spectrum On Gender
The Spectrum/Dialogue Concept Is Key To Power

Obama 2008 is going to give birth to the grassroots power woman.
  1. She realizes she has the power.
  2. She joins and/or creates local groups.
  3. She does not shy away from taking leadership positions.
  4. She encourages other women to join.
  5. Most important, she understands and is vocal about the premise that you don't make progress on gender by talking about the weather. You make progress on gender by talking about gender.
  6. She feels it is okay to reach out to women in gender specific ways, both vertically and horizontally. No need to be apologetic.
  7. She takes pride in women who have risen up in leadership positions in the grassroots movement that is Obama 2008.
  8. She realizes it is bottom up, not top down.
  9. She does events and blogs events in settings like big progressive cities so as to reach out to women in more isolated and rural settings. She sends out vibes that way. She purposely brings up for discussion workplace issues and relationship issues in mixed gender settings.
  10. She role plays on workplace issues and relationship issues to educate the larger national audience on what's going on and what to do about what's going on. She videoblogs, photoblogs, textblogs.
In The News

Gonzales: It’s Official New York Times “I have lived the American dream. Even my worst days as attorney general have been better than my father’s best days.” ....... a decision that took many by surprise because it flew in the face of Mr. Bush’s adamant pronouncements that he would not ask Mr. Gonzales to. ...... it was the “drip, drip, drip” of partisan politics that wore Mr. Gonzales down.
Attorney General Gonzales

Greece fights fires across the country; Arson suspected in many CCTV, China fires that are sweeping across the country ... Massive fires consuming large areas of southern Greece ..... 42 fires in various parts of the country .... Arson has been blamed in several cases ... The government has declared a nationwide state of emergency.
Villagers flee as wildfires blaze across Greece (Pressemitteilung) The worst wildfires in living memory ..... four days of raging fires sweeping across the country .... Driven by strong, hot winds and fueled by parched grass and trees, the fires have engulfed villages, forests and farmland, leaving in their wake a blackened landscape dotted with the carcasses of animals. New blazes broke out faster than others could be brought under control. ...... an explosive mixture of very adverse weather conditions, tinder-dry forests _ to an extent not seen for many years _ combined with the wild winds of the past two weeks. It's a recipe to burn the whole country. ........ From Evros in the north to the Western islands of Corfu and Kefalonia and down to the Peloponnese in the south ..... one tragedy stood out: A woman killed on Friday, her charred body found with her arms around her four children, might have been safe if she had stayed in her home. It was the only house left untouched by the flames in the village of Artemida in the western Peloponnese. ........ a fire raged out of control in Nafpaktos in the south, while another wall of flames crossed over Greece's northern border from Albania ..... Still more fires started on the island of Crete to the south and Evia, north of Athens. ..... Greek authorities have suggested arson caused many of the blazes ...... whether arson attacks could come under Greece's anti-terrorism and organized crime laws ..... one who drowned as he tried to flee the flames. ... The whole village is burning. It's been burning for three days ..... Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic games and one of the most revered ancient sites, barely escaped destruction on Sunday, when a massive firefighting effort saved the 2,800-year-old ruins from flames that were leaping up to 100 meters (300 feet) in the air. ...... Helicopters and aircraft covered the ruins with water and foam. ..... A new front of fire was also reported on the island of Evia, north of Athens. Much of the large island has already been burned. ..... In the 24 hours from 6 a.m. on Sunday until Monday morning, 89 new fires broke out

Lexington stop last on Obama itinerary Cincinnati Post two-week cross-country road trip ..... 2,200 in his final stop: Kentucky. .... "I've been on the road 12 days," Obama said during the rally at Lexington's convention center. "I've been running out of clean laundry. I won't give you the details." ....... "I'm not afraid to negotiate with anybody because I know what America stands for," he said. "We don't have to be arrogant to be strong." ..... The senator said he hoped this would be the year Kentucky would end a streak of voting for Republican presidential nominees. "You've got a Bluegrass state, how are you going to have a red state voting?" he said. "It just doesn't work." ...... The rest of his fiery stump speech was traditional Obama - no notes or podium, just wandering the stage with a microphone and delivering popular applause lines to the Democratic faithful. ...... Republican National Committee spokeswoman Amber Wilkerson said Obama's Kentucky appearance would make no difference next fall.
Obama fires up crowd in Lexington his signature high-octane style ..... Obama had the nearly 2,000 people chanting "fired up" and "ready to go" ....... 12-day U.S. tour through 60 cities ...... he said, "We need to stop using terrorism as a wedge issue." ..... came into last night's event curious and uncommitted. She said she left impressed. ...... Obama talked about the government investing in creation of an electronic record-keeping system. That could save as much as $150 billion, which could be used to lower health care costs. ...... he alluded to his disapproval of the coal mining process of mountaintop removal. .... About 500 more people than expected paid the campaign their $25 to attend. .... Robert Webb, 56, Christian Adair, 34, and Karah Sutton, 19, arrived about 3:30 p.m. for the 5:30 event and were among the first 10 in line. ... After Obama's speech, all three said the performance surpassed expectations. .... "He's idealistic without being unrealistic," said Sutton, summing up her attraction to Obama. .... His style is unlike that of any politician she's heard -- almost like that of a charismatic minister. "Not that it was preachy or religious," she said, "but that it was inspiring."

Iraqi prime minister blasts Hillary Clinton Newsday
The Buzz: Giuliani staffer blasts Thompson
Kansas City Star
23 more die in monsoon floods in India's Bihar state
Fla. Dems blame GOP for DNC action
Washington Times
Greek fires blaze for fourth day
French President Calls for Timed Troop Exit From Iraq Voice of America
Can Ads on YouTube Boost Google? By Vishesh Kumar .... video ads could be a major source of revenue for the company a few years out. .... if advertisers begin shifting even a small fraction of their TV ad budgets into online video ads ..... the move could bring Google an additional $120 million
Bachchan delights with father's poems 'Bachchan Sandhya' at the Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in Manhattan, and the occasion, Harivanshrai Bachchan's centenary celebrated by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, USA, to coincide with the 60th Independence Day of India. ..... Amitabh was joined on the occasion by son Abhishek and daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai ..... "He was a very simple man, born in a very poor family, struggled a lot, but remained an extremely disciplined man." The actor narrated several anecdotes from his childhood which reflected the many aspects of his father's writing prowess, strong determination and humanity.
Yahoo! Mail! Messenger! News! Text! Whatever! eFluxMedia (press release) the ability to send text messages to mobile phones from inside the Webmail’s interface. ..... Yahoo’s strategy to regain at least a part of its former online audience, from the likes of YouTube, MySpace or Facebook. ..... completed the interoperability pact with Windows Live Messenger ..... Yahoo boasts with more than 254 million Yahoo Mail accounts set up on its servers, compared to Microsoft’s only 224 million Hotmail accounts. .... "Our goal is to make (Yahoo) Mail a more social experience," John Kremer, vice president of Yahoo Mail, said in a phone interview with Reuters. "We really look at ourselves as sitting on top of the largest dormant social network out there." ...... lay the groundwork for adding more social-networking features later this year. ...... “The battle for the inbox”
Yahoo! Webmail adds new enhancements, sheds 'beta' tag The Money Times A button provided at the top of the page gives users the option to choose between sending an e-mail, chatting over IM or sending a text, or SMS, message, for free. ..... "My mother now instant messages through mail to my children. She can send messages to my son while he is at soccer practices; he carries his mobile phone everywhere." ..... Yahoo Mail offers a new intelligent shortcuts feature that enables users to quickly add an address to their contacts list or view it on a map, add an event to the calendar, and even conduct a Web search on certain terms. Several shortcuts are available for things like addresses, places, dates, contact information, etc. that are underlined with blue dots. Users can call up the short-cut action by hovering over and right-clicking those underlined items. ..... The new version of Yahoo Mail that comes out of beta on Monday is the most significant overhaul of the web-based e-mail service since it was launched a decade ago. ..... AOL, the fourth largest e-mail provider that already is offering unlimited storage for free. ..... Earlier this month Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft said it would raise Hotmail free storage cap from 2 to 5 gigabytes. Likewise, on August, 10, Mountain View-based Google announced a major storage upgrade for its worldwide active Gmail and Picasa users by increasing the storage limit from standard 1GB free storage for Picasa and 2.8GB for Gmail to up to 250GB of storage, which Google will offer for a fee.
Yahoo Updates Mail PC World