Even if we never meet in person, I already feel like we’re old friends. Welcome, Mr. President. We’ve been waiting for you.
‘Social Awareness’ Category
January 20, 2009 by John Minnihan
January 19, 2009 by John Minnihan
I received a hat-tip about this video in an email from Josh Peck of ONE.org.
So many people – worldwide – have their hopes pinned to Obama’s presidency. This is both inspiring & a bit daunting.
January 1, 2009 by John Minnihan
For those who’ve been around me for more than a few minutes, you know that I like to be silly, enjoy a great diversity of music, have deep loyalty to family & friends, know a bit about technology, and have strong opinions on almost everything (just ask me).
October 7, 2008 by John Minnihan
This morning I read (again) the published details on Obama’s Tax Plan. You can certainly go read them yourself, but I’m going to republish the summary here:
Impact of the Obama Tax Plan
WHO TAX CUT Married Couple Making $75,000 with two children, one of whom is in college $3,700
[includes $1,000 Making Work Pay; $500 universal mortgage credit; and $4,000 college credit net of current college credits]
Married Couple making $90,000 $1,000 Single Parent making $40,000 with two young children and childcare expenses. $2,100
[includes $500 making work pay; $500 universal mortgage credit, and $1,100 from Obama expansion of the child care tax credit]
70-Year Old Widow Making $35,000 $1,900
Source: Calculations based on IRS Statistics of Income. Tax savings is conservative; does not account for up to $500 in savings from expanded Savers Credit and the $2,500 in savings per family from the Obama healthcare plan.
GET THE DETAILS:
October 6, 2008 by John Minnihan
Lest we forget, the last time the country had to bailout an industry – the savings & loans of the late 1980s – John McCain was right in the middle of it. What came to be known as The Keating Five included none other than John McCain, current Republican nominee for President of the United States.
This video was brought to my attention this morning via twitter, but because it was not running properly on the original site, I’ve downloaded & embedded it here.
The original video and more may be found here http://www.keatingeconomics.com/
October 5, 2008 by John Minnihan
A tip of the hat to my friends @mathewi and @rhh for the pointer to this speech – jbminn
Bruce Springsteen appeared yesterday at a voter registration event in Philadelphia. Here’s what he had to say about Barrack Obama & America. I’m thrilled to see & hear that someone in a position as potentially influential as Bruce’s is this passionate, eloquent, and insightful about why America needs Barrack Obama right now.
I hope it is ok to republish a large part of that speech here:
"In my job, I travel the world, and occasionally play big stadiums, just like Senator Obama. I’ve continued to find, wherever I go, America remains a repository of peoples hopes, possibilities, and desires, and that despite the terrible erosion to our standing around the world, accomplished by our recent administration, we remain, for many, a house of dreams. One thousand George Bushes and one thousand Dick Cheneys will never be able to tear that house down.
They will, however, be leaving office, dropping the national tragedies of Katrina, Iraq, and our financial crisis in our laps. Our sacred house of dreams has been abused, looted, and left in a terrible state of disrepair. It needs care; it needs saving, it needs defending against those who would sell it down the river for power or a quick buck. It needs strong arms, hearts, and minds. It needs someone with Senator Obama’s understanding, temperateness, deliberativeness, maturity, compassion, toughness, and faith, to help us rebuild our house once again. But most importantly, it needs us. You and me. To build that house with the generosity that is at the heart of the American spirit. A house that is truer and big enough to contain the hopes and dreams of all of our fellow people by our ability to accomplish this task. Now I don’t know about you, but I want that dream back, I want my America back, I want my country back.
So now is the time to stand with Barack Obama and Joe Biden, roll up our sleeves, and come on up for the rising."
- Bruce Springsteen.
October 2, 2008 by John Minnihan
One of my Twitter friends ( @willotoons ) pointed this out. Wow. I got goosebumps watching this.
October 1, 2008 by John Minnihan
Pass it on.
September 20, 2008 by John Minnihan
I came across this analysis earlier today & after reading it feel that I better understand what has happened & why:
A big thanks to Diamond & Kashyap for publishing this.
June 15, 2008 by John Minnihan
Reading @sacca yesterday got me thinking anew how fortunate we as Americans really are. Even with a president that has been as disastrous as Bush, we can "start over" at least every eight years thanks to term limits.
With that in mind, I’ve added a Countdown timer to the sidebar this morning. If you want to add your own, go right ahead. My source for this is in the source.
Only 219 days, folks. We can make it.