Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Be Pro-Green!

Note: Before you begin, hit play on this you tube link...

In response to the climate crisis i'm starting the "Be Pro-Green Campaign" promoting random acts of sustainability to launch an industrial evolution.

This Evolution will be viral...

What does Pro-Green mean:
- Green Economic Development
- Green Land Use
- Clean Energy, Air and Water

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Rising Down Lyrics

Friday, June 13, 2008

We lost a legend today y'all...

"Go get ‘em." That is how Tim Russert would wrap up his story conferences with reporters. The legendary moderator of Meet The Press died today in Washington, DC. He is a legend who will truly be missed. Nobody was more feared by leaders than Tim Russert on the hot seat, he will truly be missed.

Tim, GO GET'EM! We'll never forget you.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Barack Obama's tribute to a dear friend...


I am writing to express my deepest sympathies on the loss of our friend Dwight White. On behalf of Michelle and our entire campaign family, I share my prayers with his family and friends today.

I came to know Dwight months ago, as he was one of my earliest supporters in Pennsylvania. I remember the excitement and the hope that he held for our future and the strong support he gave to me, to my staff and supporters throughout the past months. In the final days of the campaign here in Pennsylvania, Dwight and his fellow Steelers hopped on a bus and hit the road to stump for us in this great state. I will never forget his commitment to our cause and his incredible devotion not just to the Democratic Party, but to changing this country for the better.

I remember telling Dwight that coming from Hawaii I didn't have a home football team, so I always cheered on the Steelers. Dwight and I had a laugh over it then, but I always did feel that Dwight was on my team -- a friend who'd fight hard for what he believes in.

I will continue to keep his family in my prayers.


Barack Obama


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Wouldn't you like to be a n-gger too?

I wrote about this a few months ago, when hip-hop icon Nas blew up the spot at the Grammys.

Over a month ago he dropped the lead single to his upcoming album "The N Word", a song called "Be A N-gger Too". This song caught a lot of flak, even from many in the hip-hop community. But just when you thought it was safe to be politically correct, Nas drops a short-film styled video to "Be A N-gger Too."

Very, very interesting and much more though provoking than you might have thought.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Hillary hits a homerun.

Dear Senator Clinton:

Over the last several months, this primary campaign has driven to say some unflattering things about you and your campaign. I could roll out my laundry list of gripes but I'm going to take a page from your speech today and not look to the past. I will on focus on the amazing speech you gave today. I applaud your grace, spirit of unity and appeal to supporters to ensure a democrat takes the oath of office in January 2009. Hats off to you Senator, after that speech like Senator Obama said, "Senator Clinton is on anybody's short list for VP." I never thought I would say this, I can't wait to see you and Senator Obama sharing a stage at the first post-primary unity rally. Enjoy your vacation and be well, you made me proud to be an American today.

Good Night and Good Luck.

“Seeking to forget makes exile all the longer; the secret of redemption lies in remembrance.” - Richard von Weizsaecker

Friday, June 6, 2008

I'll mourn ya' 'til I join ya'!

Today I received a shocking email informing me of a tremendous loss to the Pittsburgh community. 4-time Super Bowl Champ Pittsburgh Steeler Dwight White passed away this morning in Pittsburgh. The details surrounding his death are not yet known, I'm truly devastated by the loss.

In the last year, Dwight has become a mentor and a teacher to me and a true example of how to transition from the NFL to the game of life. A few months ago we were together and we talked about how the Patriots blew their chance to be the best team ever, he then asked me "Do you know who the best team ever was," as he pointed at one of his 4 Super Bowl rings. He didn't have all 4 on, but I tell you that everyone needs to see a Super Bowl ring up close. Talk about Bling!

I will miss his spirit, sense of humor and his no nonsense approach to life, business and politics. I remember the early meetings we had with him to get on board with Barack Obama's campaign. He asked all the right questions and raised reasonable concerns. Nevertheless, we got him on board and he ran to be an Obama delegate in Pennsylvania's April 22nd Primary Election. I'll never forget seeing him on stage with Joy Woodruff, Dan Rooney, Senator Bob Casey and Franco Harris on the friday before the election in PA. I can't believe that would be the last time I would see him alive.

Steeler fans get your terrible towels and wave'em one time for Dwight, we'll never forget you Champ.

Pastor Manning's using his own delegate math.

Apparently he didn't get the memo.

I didn't know they had a video for this....

Just another reason that Ghostface is the best member of the Wu-Tang Clan.