Friday, January 18, 2008

San Francisco Chronicle Interview

This is a video of the editorial board of the San Francisco Chronicle interviewing Barack Obama. The last five minutes are really really good.

He talks about how the problem with the American political system right now is that politicians are not necessarily rewarded for doing good for the nation, emotionally as well as financially. When they stand up to big money, most of their constituents don't know anyway, and then big money funds someone else to run against them and they get voted down. This is something that came up in the studies of Chinese local governments, too. In the towns and villages where leaders of the community were involved with the local government in praising them and giving them moral standing when they do things for the village, those villages did really well. They had the best roads, best schools, etc. In the villages where they don't get moral standing for doing things, those villages were run the worst. And it did not matter whether the village was rich or poor. This is something that Obama gets and nobody else does.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Asian Americans for Obama!

i think some older asian americans are racists (or really, classist)

but it seems like the younger people generally are not.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Kokiriko Bushi

Actually Lynn sent me this.


Sunday, January 13, 2008

$1.4 Trillion Debt

China funding the American good life. But perhaps not for long.

Article in the Atlantic about the situation.


Lawsuit in Nevada by the Teacher's Union about being disenfranchised.

who is disenfranchising who?

Put my clothes on

There are a lot more of these.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Big Charlene

I drew a picture of Charlene

Holiday Cards

Obama wins Iowa!!!

and now he's up in New Hampshire by 10 points!

the exit polls for iowa were really interesting, too.

Turnout for Democrats was double that of 2008, and it was double the turnout to the Republican primary. In addition, the youth vote (ages 17-29) increased from 17% to 22%, and if turnout doubled then it really increased a lot. The youth voted overwhelmingly for Obama. Obama also carried women! Eat that, Hillary!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Fired up and Ready to Go!!!

Happy New Year's!!!

tomorrow is Iowa Caucus (Primary for all you people who are not political junkies).

Barack Obama's slogan is : Fired Up and Ready to Go

and apparently Hillary is also Fired Up!