Tag: obama

Jan 22 2009

whitehouse.gov/robots.txt

Jason Kottke pointed out that the whitehouse.gov robots.txt file was changed almost immediately after the inauguration … It went from this … User-agent: * Disallow: /cgi-bin Disallow: /search Disallow: /query.html Disallow: /omb/search Disallow: /omb/query.html Disallow: /expectmore/search Disallow: /expectmore/query.html Disallow: /results/search Disallow: /results/query.html Disallow: /earmarks/search Disallow: /earmarks/query.html Disallow: /help Disallow: /360pics/text Disallow: /911/911day/text Disallow: /911/heroes/text … …

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Jan 20 2009

Coincidence?

I was just reading Obama’s Inaugural address and one of the phrases he used jumped out at me … To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing …

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Nov 05 2008

It's Over

Well, the election is over … and, as many will tell you, it’s quite a relief. While, in general, I agree with this sentiment … however, without a doubt, this has been the most interesting & engaging campaign & election in recent memory.   The number of people who went out and actually voted is …

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Oct 26 2008

End of Vacation

Well, it’s been a fairly busy two weeks … Work on the floor is (more or less) progressing.   I got the final rank of boards cut and installed.   We still need to touch of the paint, install the base molding, quarter round, and carpet threshold. Tuesday we went to village hall and cast …

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Sep 18 2008

No Priuses Allowed

In an effort to criticize John McCain’s economic policies and his apparent unwillingness to support “buy American” restrictions including Harley-Davidson motorcycles for the Secret Service, a group of American-made hybrid car owners and Harley riders rolled into downtown Grand Rapids, MI on Tuesday to support Barack Obama. The only stipulation for participation? Hybrids had to …

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Jun 01 2008

Nimoy supports Obama

I’ve always thought that Leonard Nimoy and I had a fair bit in common … and I can add another item to the list … He was raised Jewish, but seems to have lost religion … check He’s a photographer … I’m a shutter bug He’s a great actor … I’m … well … ok, …

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Jan 03 2008

Obama Takes Iowa

Well, it seems that the Iowa Caucuses are over and Obama has won. I, for one, am quite pleased with this result. I have to admit that I was worried about Clinton. I’m not going to get into why I don’t like Clinton … that’s for another post. Aw heck, I will get into it …

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May 04 2007

Obama & Copyright

As a believer in free content, I salute Senator Obama for his request to license the democratic debates under the Creative Commons (Attribution) license. I am a strong believer in the importance of copyright, especially in a digital age. But there is no reason that this particular class of content needs the protection. We have …

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