2.0 Penetrates DL21C
Martha Outed Kenton And Women With Issues
An Open Letter To Elizabeth Caputo
2.0 Screen Time, 5.0 Face Time, Of Racialism, Progressive Group Dynamics
I Want To Join The DL21C Steering Committee
Au Bon Pain
684 Broadway @ West 3rd Street
Urgent. Is it Jennifer who collected all the email addresses? Can you please pass me her email address?
This is what I am proposing. Sunday 11 to noon, same place, every Sunday. First five minutes people get to shape the agenda of what will be talked about and for how long. Next 55 minutes: talk. The entire hour gets videoblogged. Everybody who shows up will be entitled to membership to two online destinations:
(1) http://dl21cwic.blogspot.com Public
(2) http://groups.google.com/group/dl21cwic Private
The conversation never stops. And geography is irrelevant. I will be the cameraman. So someone could decide they don't want to show up every week, maybe only once a month, and that is okay, the entire hour will be in video online at the blog. If someone who showed up feels like they did not get to fully say what they wanted to say, the can blog it at the group blog. Those who don't want the world to know what they have to say use the private Google group.
I think we got something grand. This could go national.
And we should stick to one hour. At noon, it is officially over, although people will sure have the option to stick around.
I think we got a great, central location for the entire city. We should stick to it.
In The News
Obama, Clinton let elbows fly Chicago Tribune exchanged fiery comments about the role of a civil rights leader, the war in Iraq and each other's leadership capacity. ..... she said Obama's campaign is "deliberately distorting" what she has said about Martin Luther King's legacy. ..... "I have the greatest regard for rhetoric and particularly the ability that Sen. Obama has to, you know, lift our sights and our hearts with his oratory," Clinton said ..... "He didn't go to the floor of the Senate to condemn the war in Iraq for 18 months" ...... "an hour talking about me and my record in a way that was flat-out wrong." ........ "I stood up against the [Iraq] war when she was voting for it, at a time she didn't read the intelligence reports, or give diplomacy a chance," he said. "I have to say, she started this campaign saying that she wanted to make history and lately she has been spending a lot of time rewriting it." ........ "She made an ill-advised statement about Dr. King, suggesting that Lyndon Johnson had more to do with the Civil Rights Act," Obama said. "I did not make the statement. I haven't commented on the statement. For them to suggest that we're injecting race as a consequence of a statement she made that we haven't commented on is pretty hard to figure out."
Obama the target of dangerous code words Chicago Sun-Times Campaigns are about words. I am hearing some words that are tapping into the most dangerous part of the American psyche. ..... This nation was built on racism. Its economy blossomed from human cargo shuttled across the sea and sold into slavery. Our black ancestors were shackled, raped, brutalized. They were lynched, burned, bombed, hosed, executed. ..... We can't ignore our history. It is still with us. ..... Our women are called nappy-headed whores. ..... Biden noted that Obama was the first "mainstream" African-American candidate "who is articulate and bright and clean." ..... Bob Kerrey noted Obama's personal history in the Washington Post, singling out his full name: Barack "Hussein" Obama. ....... Obama is "the other." He is dangerous. He is hustling, criminal, back-alley black man. ....... Racial code words are not new to American politics. ..... A campaign ad starred a Playboy-esque blond bombshell beckoning to Senate candidate Harold Ford. George Allen had his "macaca" moment. ...... Listen to the words. "I just don't want to see us fall backward." Backward to what? To that black man. That black man who beat Hillary. That black man who made the white woman cry. White New Hampshire voters came to her rescue. Poor Hillary. Don't worry -- we will protect you. We will save you. Our racial wounds are deep, their impact subliminal. Words have consequences. In these sensitive times, they can activate our most unconscious fears and tap the deepest recesses of our ugly history. Every black man in America knows it. Especially Barack Obama.
Clinton and Obama unveil economic plans Guardian Unlimited Obama's plan is valued at $75bn. Released yesterday, it includes tax cuts for workers, a bonus to senior citizens, mortgage aid and expanded unemployment insurance. ...... "When the bills are stacking up, and you're just one pink slip away from losing everything you've got, the last thing you need is more talk. .... "In the face of rising global competition, our children's future is at stake. So we don't need more rhetoric, we need action." ...... bad news on the US economy mounted. ...... Evidence of a drop in consumer spending is growing, and consumer confidence in the economy is dropping.
Michelle Obama defends husband's record MSNBC "His opponents will say that he wasn't always against the war," she said today here. "I'm like, 'Where have you been?'" ...... "What they fail to tell you," she said, "is that where Barack was trying to get to the U.S. Senate." The tough Illinois primary race he faced, she added, made his opposition to the war all the more politically risky at the time. ...... "We have two choices: One, same old thing. Same thing that hasn't worked for my lifetime. Same people, same game, same thing. And then we have Barack. Those are our choices."