Rock Legends to Play Obama Fundraiser
The Pennsylvania Campaign for Change has just announced a Monday, October 13 concert fundraiser to benefit Obama for America featuring many Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and other American music icons. Additionally, the show will be a very large voter outreach opportunity for the Pennsylvania Obama campaign, which has already built the largest volunteer-based campaign in Pennsylvania’s history. The campaign has more than 70 field offices and thousands of volunteers preparing for an unprecedented Get Out the Vote operation. There are now more than 1 million more Democrats in the state than Republicans, an increase of 500,000 since 2004.
Tickets will be available at 12:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 19, and are $50 for the general public and $30 for University Park students with a Pennsylvania State University ID. More ticket information is available online at:
WHO: Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart, Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, Jaimoe, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Marc Quinones, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti
WHAT: Concert Fundraiser
WHERE: Bryce Jordan Center, Pennsylvania State University State College, PA
WHEN: Monday, October 13, 2008 - Doors Open 5:30 PM EDT
I wasn't sure if I should laugh or be offended by that New Yorker cover a few weeks ago; but, after reading pajaks comments and hearing the favorable response (by some) to the ridiculous attacks by sarah palin to Obama's ties to terrorists I have to say that cover was right on the mark. Unbelieveable...and sad.
............for your perceptions. You rock, like those rock legends playing for Obama.
Looks like we are returning to the 1950's with the above post.
What is next, a blacklist? Pajak, I call your bluff. You have been on this site for 2 weeks and 4 days and that whole time you have used this site to advance your political agenda, but you list nothing about yourself in your profile. What are you hiding?
I know I am coming on harsh, but I have no time for red baiting bullshit. Because a person has met certain people does not make him one of them. The piece also ties him up with major capitalists. The logic is flawed. You are attacking him for being a corporate capitalist and a red in the same breath.
Seems like your agenda is to attack and disrupt.
You are posting someone else' words here instead of your own.
Many of us here speak and think for ourselves, we don't need to blog someone else's stuff.
Folks must be desperate and afraid that Obama is going to win to start posting such crap like the above which is full of innuendo. A simple dirty sleazy smear campaign. I am sure you would make Karl Rove proud.
I am all for freedom of speech and political discussion but what you are doing is not discussion it is disruption.
If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
pajak, obviously you have taken the time to investigate the matter, all i have to go by is a gut feeling. there are other issues that i'm not sure i'm willing to discuss here having to do with the bill of rights. now i know bush has pretty much shredded that document, but there are certain aspects of it that sen obama has stated many times in the past that he would change, you can guess which ones. unfortunately many of my fellow dead heads would tend to agree with him on these issues.......until it's too late....like i said, only time will tell. pappy thank you also for your input and i'll say again ...i dont have alot of faith in either side. while sen mccain has filled leadership positions while on active duty, i don't feel he is presidential material. this has been my monthly vent. i approve of listening to scarlet begonias and eating a cookie......right now!!
Did you know that:
Barack Obama has multiple ties to those responsible for the present
Franklin Raines, the immediate past CEO of Fannie Mae who has collected a $90 million golden parachute while driving Fannie into the ground has advised Obama on housing issues.
Jim Johnson, yet another former Fannie Mae CEO, resigned from Obamas vice presidential search team when it was revealed he had received a sweetheart home mortgage deal.
Despite serving in the Senate for only four years, Obama himself has been the second-largest recipient of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac largesse in the entire Congress, ahead even of former presidential candidate John Kerry, who's spent two decades in the Senate?
Obamas long-time political ally, radical group ACORN, played a key role in pressuring banks to offer loans to those who were unlikely to be able to pay them back. ACORN has taken credit for pressuring banks to accept undocumented income as a basis for offering loans, for offering loans without using credit scores, and for making 100% financed loans available to low-income people.”
There is more, of course. Do voters know:
That, in apparent defiance of federal election law, the Obama campaign refuses to identify individual donors who have provided almost half the funds for his campaign, including obvious fakes like Mr. Good Will and Mr. Doodad Pro? And that 11,500 donations to his campaign totaling almost $34 million may have come from overseas? Or that two Palestinians living in a Hamas-controlled refugee camp spent $31,300 in Obamas online store? Who are all these people, and why wont the Obama campaign obey the law and identify them?
That Jeremiah Wright wasnt Obamas first radical mentor? As a young man in Hawaii, Obama had a quasi-filial relationship with radical Frank Marshall Davis an avowed member of the Communist Party of the USA. In fact, in his memoirs, Obama concedes that he attended socialist conferences and encountered Marxist literature. (Now imagine the outcry if a Republican presidential candidate had such ties to a Nazi).
That the People’s Weekly World the official newspaper of the Communist Party of the USA has rhapsodized about Obamas presidential campaign, calling it a “transformative candidacy that would advance progressive politics for the long term”? (Think about how the press would react if a fascist newspaper heaped such praise on McCain.)
That Obama has routinely tried to intimidate his critics into silence? His political organization spearheaded a massive campaign against a Chicago radio show that invited one of his critics to appear even after being asked (and refusing) to send a representative to balance the program, hosted by a non-partisan University of Chicago psychology professor. Worse, his campaign sought to chill free speech by establishing a truth squad of Missouri prosecutors and sheriffs, which threatened a vigorous response to any ad presenting information about Obama that they deemed to be inaccurate. And there are other examples.
That even as America struggles to bail out our own struggling economy, Obama backs a global bailout? His Global Poverty Initiative would assess $2500 per taxpayer, according to Investors Business Daily, to fund a global war on poverty administered by the UN and its agencies.
That despite touting his academic credentials as a rationale for initiating a campaign for president just two years after leaving the Illinois state legislature, Obama refuses to release either his college or his law school transcripts just as he sought to keep records of his
working relationship with former terrorist Bill Ayers on The Annenberg Challenge (a left-wing educational foundation) safely under wraps? What is it that he doesn't want voters to know?”
As a follow-up to the above, ask yourself what is Obama hiding. Below is a list compiled by a fellow blogger that goes by the name of GForce over at NewsBusters.org….
1. Occidental College records — Not released
2. Columbia College records — Not released
3. Columbia Thesis paper — ‘not available’
4. Harvard College records — Not released
5. Selective Service Registration — Not released
6. Illinois State Senate schedule — ‘not available’
7. Law practice client list — Not released
8. Certified Copy of original Birth certificate — Not released
9. Embossed, signed paper Certification of Live Birth — Not released
10. Harvard Law Review articles published — None
11. University of Chicago scholarly articles — None
12. His Record of baptism– Not released or ‘not available’
13. His Illinois State Senate records–’not available’
What is Obama hiding from the American people? You can count on one thing - this is NOT the guy through whom you are going to get shown the light, no matter how right you look at it.
[Democ]Rat in a drain ditch
Caught on a limb
You know better but
I know him
Like I told you
What I said
Steal your face
right off you head...
You have every right to be nervous - it's a big change. He comes across as VERY different than the typical politician, in my opinion - and furthermore, IMO, I believe he IS different. He's answered EVERY question that's been brought up - DIRECTLY - that would have negative impact on this country. Every one. And if you don't think McCain (let ALONE Hillary!) has had people scouring every square inch of his life to find dirt, you're kiddin' yourself.
What makes me laugh are those people that are still professing his ties to Muslim radicals. Can those folks POSSILBY SERIOUSLY believe that someone could make it THIS FAR into the electoral process and have that be true??!!! I mean, there's no way that people aren't CONSTANTLY on his phone records, past and present, etc. He's CONSTANTLY under surveillance by the media and by the other campaign.
Anyway, just thought I'd throw that out there. You sound like a pretty solid dude and (no offense) you look a little older than me (I'm 39 just to be fair!), so you've probably dealt with the experience of sleazy politicians longer than me. This man is different.
I'll be in State College and I'll be casting my vote for Obama on the 4th...eventhough he probably doesn't even need it anymore in Pennsylvania, where he's currently holding OVER a 9 point lead....but I'll be proud to hit that lever in his favor.
"Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right." - Robert Hunter
it's what he's not tellin' us that i'm worried about.......only time will tell......and just so it's clear...i don't trust sen. mccain either.
it's what he's not tellin' us that i'm worried about.......only time will tell......and just so it's clear...i don't trust the republican candidate either.
From what I can tell, ol' Barack is pretty swift w/ words. He sure can get a crowd goin'. Once he starts talking, it's like everyone listening gets all pumped up - wanting to be a better citizen and take this country in the right direction. I hear people using the word "volunteer" for things like "community service" and the ilk.
Even IF all he is is talk (which I don't believe is the case), how bad of a thing is it to motivate people to do right by your fellow man and to try and change things all around you and your community for the better. Offering $4000 to college kids in exchange for community service. Offering Health Care to those in need - while NOT mandating it for others (read the plan, it is not national, government enforced Health Care like Hillary's plan was - Obama's plan says that if you work and/or HAVE existing coverage - NOTHING will change)...how bad is this stuff???
A lot of people putting this guy down for having good ideas and good motivational skills. I just don't get the argument.
"Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right." - Robert Hunter
aint from that area....but i aint blind either