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Waiting for Obama

Photo taken on my cellphone from the grandstands at the Indiana State Fairgrounds while waiting for Obama to speak. Pretty good seats despite getting here relatively late. Feel like an old hand by now at attending presidential political rallies. Colleen says she feels like a groupie. Again with the rock concert comparisons. Excited, happy crowd […]

Obama at Ball State: Waiting in Line

Huge line of people waiting to get in to see Obama at Ball State in Muncie

Hillary Speech (continued)

There’ve been only a couple brief, mild mentions of Senator Obama. Other than that, everything else was directed at squarely the Bush administration and eight years of disastrous policies and unequaled incompetence. “it took a Clinton to clean things up after the first Bush, and it’ll take a Clinton to clean up after the second […]

Hillary Speech – Colleen

The audience seems to be for the most part middle-aged or beyond. And rather, um, homogeneous — something Colleen noticed since it’s in marked contrast to the demographics of the school district. Lots of union representation, with signs and shirts and all. Good music selection while waiting, though — lots of upbeat, getting-things-done, bringing-about-change kinda […]

Waiting to see Hillary at Ben Davis HS

We don’t expect to be converted, but since it’s at the high school in Colleen’s school district and since it’s not often a presidential candidate comes to Indianapolis, Colleen, Christopher and I decided to come see Hillary speak at the Ben Davis High School gym this morning. Huge line of people outside waiting to get […]

Obama in his own words

This afternoon I took a half-hour break from work to read the entire text of Barack Obama’s amazing speech (see link below) he gave today in Philadelphia. Nothing else I’ve read or heard expresses so well, so succinctly — and so reasonably — the state of race in the US today. And how it relates […]

Sicko: See It

We saw a sneak preview of Sicko last weekend, and maybe it was the festive atmosphere of seeing it along with a full theater of similarly minded people, but I have to admit it was far more entertaining and funny than I ever thought a documentary about health care could possibly be — even a […]

Indiana State Museum

On Friday after New Year’s Eve we drove downtown to the White River Park with my parent to take a look at the (relatively) new Indiana State Museum. It turned out to be a pleasant and educational experience. The displays were very well presented, with some clever and elegant touches like a display showing limestone […]