Archive for November, 2008

24 Million Strong

It is now being reported by Rock the Vote that more than 24 MILLION people ages 18-29 voted in the election. This is amazing and shatters every previous record set. This makes me so proud. We are inheriting this country and we need to lead our society in the right direction.

 

And I believe that the one thing that truly jump-started the passion for President-Elect Barack Obama, whom majority of young people voted for, was the Yes We Can video by Will.i.am. It has been viewed on You Tube more than 13 million times. Half of that was probably my roommate and I watching it 10 times in a row every day since it post. I think a big thing that Obama’s campaign did was spoke the same language as young people. Music is always a route to getting young people interested in something, plus the celebrities in the video doesn’t hurt.

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Mr. President

Mr. President

Barack Obama will be our next President of the United States. I have never felt this proud, excited, joyful, and hopeful all at the same time. I have real HOPE for our nation and the world.

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Politico, the best media in D.C., has begun their new strategy for covering the D.C. news, Politico 44. They will be doing minute-by-minute coverage of the President. They have a daily calendar of his political movements, stories that cover everything Obama, and it is all on one page. Some of the links go to, one of their many blogger pages, photo slideshows, videos, or a traditional news article. Politico has taken the idea of New Media and elevated it to a whole new level. Politico has become my first stop for political news.

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VOTE TODAY!!!

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Vote, baby, vote!

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Favorite Things

Forever, By Judy Blume

Forever, By Judy Blume

Forever, by Judy Blume has always been my favorite coming of age book. I grew up in a family of 8 girls, all one year apart (1 sister and the rest cousins). We passed this book around as if it was impossible to go to 9th grade without reading it. I re-read this book every year just to remember what it felt like to be an innocent 13 year old, before life got complicated with bills, and jobs, and “real” relationships.

I know I am not the only woman who feels like this, but, Thank you Judy Blume.

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