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GOTV Help Needed In Greensboro

I'm sorry for the brevity. We're busy, and there's still much to be done. We are in desperate need for GOTV volunteers in Greensboro, NC. We are currently experiencing lower turnout than expected (Don't fret. We're still doing okay). However, we do need help for a final push at 4pm. The hair is actually standing up on the back of my neck right now typing this, as this could indeed be historic if the the race in NC is close.

73 Year Old Woman Knocks on 93 Doors in One Day

Excuse the brevity, but I wanted to share a story with you all that I'm sure will brighten your day. Last weekend, in Greensboro, NC, I had the pleasure of participating in a dry run for the Obama's GOTV campaign. I'm a Staging Location Director, and I'm proud to say that there were over 1,100 knocks down by my team of volunteers. That may not sound like a lot, but given that we canvass in a hilly neighborhood, where the homes can be spread out, I think that was a pretty good haul.

The local field organizer was pleased that we were working out the kinks at our location, as we need to be ready for 3-4 times as many volunteers the weekend before the election.

During our late evening meeting to go over the day's events, he told me something that blew me away.

If You Haven't Canvassed Yet...With Special Bonus Obama Ad

A few weeks back I posted a diary titled How Can I Be a Better Volunteer for the Obama Campaign? , where I asked for advice on how to deal with my overall shyness and inexperience when it came to volunteering. I received many great responses, and the support of the community was inspiring and empowering.

A couple of weeks ago, I finally got up the gumption to volunteer, participating in a community canvass on a Sunday afternoon. I initially worried that I'd be sent out into some neighborhood alone, not knowing what the hell I was doing. But that was hardly the case.


Sure, cried the tenant men, but it's our land. We measured it and broke it up. We were born on it, and we got killed on it, died on it. Even if it's no good, its still ours. That's what makes it ours-being born on it, working it, dying on it. That makes ownership, not a paper with numbers on it.

We're sorry. Its not us. It's the monster. The bank isn't like a man. Yes, but the bank is only made of men.

No, you're wrong there-quite wrong there. The bank is something else than men. It happens that every bank in a bank hates what the bank does, and yet the bank does it. The bank is something more than men, I tell you. It's the monster. Men made it, but they can't control it.

John Steinbeck-The Grapes of Wrath-Chapter 5

Obama Not Constitutionally Eligible to Be President

First of all, I have to admit, after Barack Obama released his birth certificates (a clever forgery that will be revealed in due time I might add), I thought the issue of Obama's Constitutional eligibility to be President was settled.

That was until today, when one of my super secret right-wing friends told me about some paperwork he saw that Karl Rove is preparing to release via his new 527 group. Since my conservative friends have never led me astray in the past, I have no reason to believe that this isn't true.

More after the fold...

Mea Culpa: Cheap Pops, The Vehicle of Divisiveness and My Pledge

Sometimes, my significant other has a nasty habit. She'll say something bad about someone she doesn't like, justifying it by saying "well it's true!". I like to chastise her for this, as I'm a man with many flaws, living with a woman with few, so I'll take the opportunity to be self-righteous whenever I can.

But one of the negatives of being self-righteous is that you will inevitably become a hypocrite, and that's exactly what I've become.


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