Obama's Speech Tonight - Cool Stuff to Look For

Here is how the evening is projected to go:

1.  The media coverage opens with camera shots of the clouds above the city, and then moves through the clouds to float above the assembling masses below, with the intention of portraying beauty and majesty of the scene.

2.  Upon arriving at the field, Obama emerges from a full-scale replica of Air Force One, to thunderous applause and a cheering crowd, and is escorted backstage

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnew s/article-1050017/Obama-God-Democrats-bu ild-temple-Barack.html

3.  Upon taking his place among greek columns meant to evoke the Lincoln Memorial & the White House (and built by the same stage designers who do Britney Spears' shows), the speeches begin.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/08282008/new s/nationalnews/temple_of_dem_on_mt__o_ly mpus_126450.htm

More points, and sources, below the fold ...

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Dear mydd admins ...

By taking down all of my posts related to www.noquarterusa.net and the issue of 'race hate' -- and lack thereof -- on that site, you have denied the good readers of mydd the opportunity to see what a slobbering, ill-informed, hate-mongering racist actually looks like.   That would be me, by the reckoning of 'some' here.  

Though not by my own.  

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So many told-ya-so's ...

This just in:  "U.S. Considers Increasing Pace of Iraq Pullout" (NYTimes.com)

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/13/washin gton/13military.html?_r=1&oref=slogi n

The amazing thing, to me, is how so many people apparently were unable to predict this very action.   Ok, so I'm 57 years old and have personally witnessed 10+ election cycles in my life time.   Is that, alone, what made me able to predict with 99% certainty that Bush would be pulling out troops this Fall?  

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Obama Tax Cut for Incomes < $150k

UPDATE - A commenter tells me that Obama's cut-off for tax increase/decrease is actually $250k, not $150k. If true, then that's quite reasonable and great to hear.

This recent article

http://www.time.com/time/politics/articl e/0,8599,1812964,00.html

States that Obama wants:

and a tax cut for Americans making less than $150,000 a year -- to be financed with tax increases on those making more than $150,000 a year.

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Is Obama an Enlightened Being?

I realize as a diary this sucks, but it is worth sharing a recent article at www.sfgate.com (the online SF Chronicle).  It speaks for itself.  My response?  I'm buying property in Canada.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cg i?f=/g/a/2008/06/06/notes060608.DTL& hw=morford&sn=002&sc=665

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The Michelle Obama bombshell

Sites carrying this story are suffering denial-of-service attacks.  All Democrats should know about this, whether you want to believe it or not.  It certainly is on the radar of the Republicans.   So ... here's what's known so far:

The Michelle Obama Rant Tape was filmed between June 26th - July 1st 2004 in Chicago, IL at the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition Conference at Trinity United Church: specifically the Women's Event.

Michelle Obama appeared as a panelist alongside Mrs. Khadijah Farrakhan and Mrs. James Meeks.

Bill Clinton spoke during the Conference, as did Bill Cosby and other speakers, but not at the panel Michelle attended.

Michelle Obama spoke at the Women's Event, but referenced Bill Clinton in her rant --- his presence at the conference was the impetus for her raving, it seems.

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Gallup on Clinton & Obama in GE

Apologies if this has been posted already.   I just saw it, and any case it's worth repeating as the DNC and MSM increase their frantic drumbeat to get Obama the nomination before everyone wakes up and smells the coffee.  

If Democrats actually want to hold the White House (which historically, for Democrats, has never been entirely clear), then Gallup's article should give them pause:

http://www.gallup.com/poll/107539/Hillar y-Clintons-SwingState-Advantage.aspx

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Obama Jefferson-Jackson Speech

A few comments on Obama's Jefferson-Jackson speech in Indiana.   One thing I liked:

He has a youth service plan.  The description was vague and I'd like to hear the details.   But I've thought for a long time we need that, so that's potentially good.

For down sides, continue reading ...

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Good News: African-Americans NOT Monolithic

This article states nicely something that many of us have known all along:  African-Americans are not a monolithic group who thinks, feels, and believes everything Obama and Reverend Wright think, feel, and believe.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/article s/2008/05/renewed_wright_imbroglio_expos .html

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Wright speaking to NAACP - Updated with new Link

A whole bunch of people have written to say I should not have posted a link to a blog site with which the people of the liberal left blogosphere disagree. And they have suggested that my diary -- and I -- be expunged, purged from the body, for having posted said link. How very ... McCarthyesque. Blacklisting lives on. And imagine, here on the liberal left?

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