Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
In light of Ashley Todd's entertaining, but categorically false claim that she was attacked by a Barack Obama supporter, Reuters reports an ACTUAL FACTUAL attack attempt on the life of Barack Obama, our country's next president.
Silly Racist White People, whether you like it or not, whether you're ready or not, whether you want it or not, CHANGE IS coming! Ready yourselves for the inevitable and be prepared to be just as patriotic to your new BLACK President as you were to your old white ONE.
I wonder if Matt Drudge, Jon Corsi, Rush, FOXNews (insert random racist white person or conservative) know about this?
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I voted yesterday so that I can do poll-watching in one of the swing states. It appears that Florida and DC are using the same paper ballot. I voted in-person absentee at the Washington DC Board of Elections and there were about 100 people in line when I went. Can you imagine what's going to happen on November 4th?
If you can vote early, DO IT!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
To my readers, lurkers, haters, contrarians, friends, family members,enemies and frienemies, Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of my first official post on this blog as well as the founding of Black Sapience... My.02. What a difference a year makes! I'm going to do a post about what prompted me to start this blog, but with 3 weeks = 21 days = 509.25 hours left until ELECTION DAY, this post had to be done FIRST.
In at least 34 states and the District of Columbia, registered voters are eligible to participate in early voting or in-person or by mail absentee voting. Given the current political climate, in addition to the past 8 years, coupled with the controversies of the 2000 and 2004 elections, we MUST ensure that every eligible registered voter's voice is heard and their vote counted.
To complete this task and safeguard the integrity of our democratic republic, I am urging all of you who read this blog to VOTE early! My blog sister, Professor Tracey has already posted about this over at Aunt Jemima's Revenge and you can consider this the beginning of a campaign to get all people out to vote. Dozens of articles have been written confirming that many precincts will not be prepared to accommodate the anticipated crowds for this historic campaign. We cannot allow the GOP, conservatives, and others to disenfranchise us and silence us by suppressing our votes.
Voting isn't just a fundamental right; it is an obligatory responsibility and one that I take very seriously. Will you join me in securing the presidency for Barack Obama by Voting Early? Our time has come; let's accept the onus of affirming all that our ancestors died for to secure our right to be vocal and active participants in this democratic republic of ours!
VOTE EARLY TODAY or as soon as your state, county, city, or precinct begins. Some places will require you to list an excuse as to why you won't be able to be present during Tuesday, November 4th. You can be creative and still be honest. You can find more information about Early Voting here and here.
YES WE CAN!!!
This weekend I spent some time campaigning and canvassing for Barack Obama in VA, a proposed battleground state fr the POTUS. I was partnered with 4 black women to solicit support for Barack Obama in a nearly all-white enclave of surburbia withing the DC Metro area and Northern Virginia. Besides encountering an extreme level of pervasive ignorance that I typically attribute to many white people, I was taken aback by an incident that occurred during our adventure in Northern, VA. This moment in white folks' ignorance has been brought to you by Mr. Andy Martin, and anti-Obama rumorist and middle-aged, washed-up, psychotic, male "Gossip Girl".
One of the young women that was a part of our team was encountered by a McCain/Palin supporter and began to ask a series of questions about information the Obama campaign has been dealing with since beggining the journey to take the White House. I won't bore you with all of the incredibly stupid questions that this 55+ plus white woman asked, but for entertainment purposes, I'll provide a few of the more idiodic questions she asked.
Over-indulged, but incredibly stupid and entitled white woman who happens to be a McCain/Palin acolyte: *Southern drawl exaggerated for racial epithet effect* Whut arh yew dewin' heah? Ain't he gunna take the oath with Jeremiah Wright and Louis Farrican awhn thuh Koo'-rahn?
Fellow Obama canvasser's response: That's completely untrue because Obama is a Christian. You are thinking of Keith Ellison. Although you may think that every black person in politics bears a striking resemblance to one another and that all black people are indistinguisable from each other, they are two different people and hold two different offices. Even so, Keith Ellison was sworn in using Thomas Jefferson's Qu'ran AND the Bible.
Over-indulged, but incredibly stupid and entitled white woman who is a mind-numbignly stupid supporter of McCain/Palin: Whut, yew mean Obama, I mean, Osama ain't no muslim? !
Obama canvasser: Of course Obama is no Muslim and there is no one named Osama running for president. Have a good day, if you want more information about the next POTUS, please visit the website, www.barackobama.com.
What's wierd about this whole exchange is that it's been nearly 2 years and not one iota of evidence has been presented to corroborate any of the information retrieved from rumor mills. What's even worse is that the information has been presented in such a waythat actually seems factual. Unfortunately, given the ingorance of the American electorate coupled with the last 8 years of fear-mongering as a political strategy, canvassers are still combatting ignorance about Obama.
Albert Einstein once stated that there is a fine line between genius and insanity. I'll augment that quote by stating that sometimes people can vacillate between the two. Andy Martin could have been a venerated campiagn strategist, but that little bit of crazy got in the way. Read the NYT article. here.