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Saturday, February 09, 2008

I want to believe - logo saucer (X-Files / Obama mashup poster)

And here's a version a little closer to the original.

Use it with the "banner" Obama/X-Files mashup poster for a double-sided sign! :-)

Too bad I don't have Photoshop, I'd have masked out that white square.

i want to believe (The Obama-Files)

I am actually hopeful that Obama will be an inspirational leader who challenges the country to do what needs to be done (and there's a long list) and actually gets it to happen.

I'm afraid there's no way around it: I want Camelot! I want an Apollo program! I believe in the power of the human mind - both rationality and willpower - to answer the hardest challenges the hard universe can throw at us. "We choose to [end our need to burn carbon for energy] not because it is easy, but because it is hard!"

But I'm not crazy. I know we'll still be doing wacky things like insane ethanol subsidies that drive us in unsustainable directions. Corey was telling us how in his state, people are planting tons of corn and building ethanol processing plants that require water resources that simply aren't there - and the politicians are saying "approve 'em anyway". (Corey works at the DNR as a hydrologist evaluating these requests, so he's actually the guy who can definitively say, "there's not enough water to sustain this!".) That'll still go on, regardless of who gets elected, unless we somehow miraculously get election reform. But if we shoot high enough, we could get something that is a true breakthrough that makes the bottom fall out of the ethanol market. We need something like that, and fast. So let's go big and go for it.

I don't see any way Clinton can pull that off.

But I think Obama has a chance at doing it. I want to take that chance.

And that's basically where this member of the 'younger' generation is coming from. So, in Washington's wacky dual "caucus-that-counts and election-that-doesn't-count primary, I'll be voting Obama both times.

Friday, February 08, 2008





Sunday, February 03, 2008

Barack Obama for President

For pure political policy alignment, I'm closest to Kucinich, which of course means I'm closer to Edwards than either Clinton or Obama.

But in terms of "among Romney, McCain, Clinton or Obama, who do you want in the White House starting January 2009," well, my answer is Obama. We need a uniter, not a divider! Hmmm....that sounds familiar. ;-) But I'm more for Obama than against Clinton, if that makes sense. In fact I'm hardly against Clinton at all.

(It certainly would be entertaining to watch Rush Limbaugh's head explode on election night if Clinton was elected.)

Seriously, I am actually hopeful that Obama could be an inspirational leader, who challenges the country to do what needs to be done (and there's a long list) and actually gets it to happen.

I'm afraid there's no way around it: I want Camelot! I want an Apollo program! I believe in the power of the human mind - both science and rational thought, and willpower - to answer the hardest challenges the hard universe can throw at us. "We choose to [end our need to burn carbon for energy] not because it is easy, but because it is hard!"

But I'm not crazy. I know we'll still be doing wacky things like insane ethanol subsidies that drive us in unsustainable directions. Corey was telling us how in his state, people are planting tons of corn and building ethanol processing plants that require water resources that simply aren't there - and the politicians are saying "approve 'em anyway". (Corey works at the DNR as a hydrologist evaluating these requests, so he's actually the guy who can definitively say, "there's not enough water to sustain this!".) That'll still go on, regardless of who gets elected, unless we somehow miraculously get election reform. But if we shoot high enough, we could get something that is a true breakthrough that makes the bottom fall out of the ethanol market. We need something like that, and fast. So let's go big and go for it.

I don't see any way Clinton can pull that off.

But I think Obama has a chance at doing it. I want to take that chance.

And that's basically where this member of the 'younger' generation is coming from. So, in Washington's wacky dual "caucus-that-counts and election-that-doesn't-count primary, I'll be voting Obama both times.

-Dan

PS: On a related note, Bill Gates has actually succeeded in inspiring me! The Gates Foundation is right at the top of the list of places I'll go after when I get to 'done' with my current job.

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