Obama – The Next Great Leader

This video gives us just a peek into the man that is Barack Obama and shows us why he will be the next great leader.  Not just next great Black leader like Martin Luther King Jr., no he will be so much more.

Thanks Chase for posting this originally on your site.

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What a powerful video.  Of course, by the time most of you have seen this, the election will be finished and we will have our new president, and he will be Barack Obama.

Nightmare Election Results

I woke up in a fight this morning.  I had a dream that I turned on to CNN for the election results and McCain, as well as the entire Republican party, had made a landslide victory.  They had even won California!

Not only had all the Republicans won their races, all of the propositions were in their favor and they had already taken it upon themselves to undo the civil rights movement.  We were moving from a Federalist system to a Confederacy system.

It was marshall law, anyone who believed in individual rights and freedoms weren’t safe anymore.  We were called civil-insurgents.

We can’t let this happen.  Yeah it was a dream but still, it was real to me.  Vote Obama, vote for civil rights, vote for freedom, vote for love, vote for change.

Vote for Barak Obama for President

Vote for Barak Obama for President

Mizzou Obama Rally Video

Video c/o KOMU.  What a wonderful service, they allow you to download their stories.  Unfortunately they are Windows Media Video files (wmv) which is absolutely horrendous.  I’ve converted it into a Flash Video (flv) file and put it up for you to enjoy.

Ch-ch-ch-check it out 🙂

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Mizzou Obama Rally

Apparently you had to line up for the Obama Rally at 9:00am to get a good spot… That’s 12 and a half hours before he even was to take the stage!  I got there at 6:00pm and here’s what the line looked like.  Apparently the total was around 40,000 people, though some estimates go up to 65,000!

And apparently there were some 16 charter buses on the way!  Basically a freaking ton of people were all anxious to see Barack Obama speak.  As I type this I can hear the cheers and music from the quad, it sounds like victory to me!

Here’s a few pics of all the people waiting.

I hung out with the media folk for a while.  With my camera, lenses and tripod, I totally fit in.  Might have even gotten to go further into the rally area if I’d stuck with them but I wandered too far out and the cops sent me across the street.  Apparently you need real credentials haha.

Oh, and of all the people there, I only saw two guys who were for McCain/Palin.  Oh, yeah, you could totally tell too, besides the Obama is a socialist t-shirt… look at that face!  Holy moly…

Yikes right?!

Micheal, Ryan and I walked around, bumped into a few friends but ultimately decided not to stay for the event seeing as we probably wouldn’t even see Obama from where our standing room only spot would be.

I really don’t think there is anyway 50,000 people could fit in the area they designated.

We went to Flat Branch for appetizers instead. I bumped into one of my fellow photography peers.  Her photography is absolutely amazing.  I’m always amazed at how incredible and personal her pictures are.  Stunning stuff.  What’s great though is that she saw me first and told her boyfriend and buddy that I was a really awesome photographer in her class… Wow, so cool.  She’s better haha.

We had a great time, then we headed back to my apartment where we are currently watching the zombie movie, 28 Days Later.  I’ve never seen it, it’s pretty decent though 🙂

Fun night!

Barack Obama Does Religion Right!

In a speach before an Interfait forum in Des Moins Iowa, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois contended that the idea of seperation of church and state should not force American voters to “leave [their] religion at the door before entering the public square” arguing that “faith informs our values, and I think we’d all agree that our values inform our politics more than they have over the last six years”.

Obama pointed out the damages caused by religio-political machines such as Jerry Falwell “exploit what divides us” with agendas based soley on time socially divided issues such as abortion and gay marriage.

Jumping onto the recent Nobel Prize shared by Al Gore and UN Scientists, Obama pushed the bibically faithful to examine their doctrine’s regard to the earth, climate and our role in protecting what God gave us.

“The bible tells us that when God created the earth, he entrusted us with the responsibility to take care of that earth,” he said. “It is a responsibility to ensure that this planet remains clean and safe and livable for our children, and for all of God’s children.”

“Science has made it undeniably clear that our generation is not living up to this responsibility.”

An as an omage to the former vice president, Obama gave credit where it was due, “I think all of us give great thanks to him [Al Gore] for his extraordinary dedication, his extraordinary service, [and] his grace after a bitter defeat to rise up and actually transcend and do even more than one could have ever imagined to help highlight this issue.”

Well done. Absolutely the best mixing of religion in a political speach that didn’t austrosize anyone. Well, not me at anyways.