Barack Obama

An index of blog posts tagged ‘Barack Obama’ here at MarkCz.com.
Price of gas when Obama took office: $1.81

Price of gas when Obama took office: $1.81

  $1.81: The price of gas when Obama took office.In the past few days, I have seen this meme spreading on Facebook — and back in September, Michele Bachmann was saying, "The day that President Obama took office, gasoline was $1.79 a gallon." Many Facebook...

Al Franken speech: Obama’s car-in-the-ditch metaphor

Al Franken speech: Obama’s car-in-the-ditch metaphor

Sen. Al Franken is not only one of the best guys ever — he is also one of the funniest comedians and writers of our lifetime because he appreciates absurdity and the hard nugget of truth sometimes concealed inside it. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell is a pretty sharp truth...

President Obama in Racine, Wisconsin

President Obama in Racine, Wisconsin

hen news broke last weekend that President Barack Obama would be holding a town hall meeting here in Racine on June 30, the area media struggled to understand its purpose. On a national level, there is currently no sharper political analyst than...

The Tea Party and a warped sense of time

The Tea Party and a warped sense of time

Reading an editorial today by Racine's local newspaper, I felt a certain "down the rabbit-hole" sensation that has become increasingly familiar. The Journal Times opinion piece, "State no longer a ‘tax hell’," lauds the news that "Wisconsin's taxation ranking has hit...

‘Prayer for Obama’: Psalms 109:8

‘Prayer for Obama’: Psalms 109:8

To appreciate how boneheaded this mistake is, you first have to actually read Psalm 109 and be able to understand it. Ready? Great. Here are the first eleven verses: God whom I praise, do not be silent! Wicked and deceiving words are being said about me, false...

Stephen Colbert reports from Iraq this week

The Colbert Report should be especially good this week, with Stephen Colbert on location in Iraq, a trip whose exact date and destination had been kept secret until Friday, leading many to ask (and search for), "Where and when is Stephen Colbert going to the Persian...

Obama inauguration, complete text and video: MSNBC

The video clip above is pretty amazing — and not just because of the sweet ushanka worn by George Herbert Walker Bush, or the fact that President Obama included the "pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off" reference that I suggested eleven days ago. No, the amazing...

Obama inauguration: Breathtaking images

Obama inauguration: Breathtaking images

We're ditching the commentators on the various networks and watching C-SPAN's inauguration coverage today on TV. Meanwhile, over on the computer, I am getting blown away by the astounding seven feeds of HD video streaming from CBS2Chicago.com. Breathtaking.

Barack Obama restaurant review: Chicago’s Dixie Kitchen

Barack Obama restaurant review: Chicago’s Dixie Kitchen

I just saw this video, one of two posted yesterday by Steve Johnson at ChicagoTribune.com. Apparently, there is no end to the man's coolness. Not only is he appearing on Check, Please!, one of my favorite TV shows (seven years ago, before anyone knew how cool it was),...

Barack Obama: Jerk or Jedi?

My brain hurts. I had cable news on my television most of today, and too much of it consisted of yammering about the closest thing they could find to a hot-button story: Chip Saltsman's Christmas mix CD featuring "Barack the Magic Negro." Never mind that the story...

SNL skits: Fred Armisen, ‘Obama Plays It Cool’

SNL skits: Fred Armisen, ‘Obama Plays It Cool’

Fred Armisen was jeered pretty roundly when he started playing Barack Obama on SNL, but I always thought he had keyed in on several quirky traits, and that the parody just keeps getting better and better. Last night's "Obama Plays It Cool" piece was his best yet....

Election Day 2008: Live blog

Election Day 2008: Live blog

9:17 a.m. — I've got some leftover sauce reheating in the microwave. I'll mix it with the egg noodles boiling on the stove and call it breakfast. MSNBC is on my TV, and I can see my local polling place from my living room window. It's 61 sunny and clear degrees...

Early voting in Racine

Early voting in Racine

I voted. Amy voted too. We voted early. We have been receiving the notices from the Obama campaign and seeing how they urge people to vote early. They even have a Web site, VoteForChange.com, to help Americans find out how to vote early. Still, I wasn't completely...

ABC World News: Racine, Wisconsin’s minute in spotlight

ABC World News: Racine, Wisconsin’s minute in spotlight

ABC's ABC World News with Charles Gibson devoted this past week to a "Great American Battleground Bus Tour" gimmick which purported to give Gibson and his viewers insight into real, live heartland voters in cities like Dayton, Bowling Green, Indianapolis, Davenport —...

Rick Warren’s Saddleback Civil Forum

There were a number of interesting moments in Saturday night's "Saddleback Civil Forum on the Presidency," but one that I have not seen mentioned came as part of John McCain's response to a question about taxes. Part 5 of Pastor...

Election 2008: It’s God time

Election 2008: It’s God time

Reading Andrew Sullivan's acclaimed piece pn Election 2008 in last December's Atlantic magazine, I noted the emphasis on Barack Obama's religious conviction and how one Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright introduced Obama to Jesus Christ. Sullivan was wowed: To deploy the...

Hawaii dreaming on Wisconsin winter day

Hawaii dreaming on Wisconsin winter day

Saturday was when we really reached our limit. Sitting across the living room from each other, both flabby, both pasty, both exhausted by the worlds inside our laptops and the gloomy, windy, dead, and frozen terrain outside, we exchanged a glance that conceded the...

Barack Obama

An index of blog posts tagged ‘Barack Obama’ here at MarkCz.com.

Price of gas when Obama took office: $1.81

  $1.81: The price of gas when Obama took office.In the past few days, I have seen this meme spreading on Facebook — and back in September, Michele Bachmann was saying, "The day that President Obama took office, gasoline was $1.79 a gallon." Many Facebook...

Al Franken speech: Obama’s car-in-the-ditch metaphor

Sen. Al Franken is not only one of the best guys ever — he is also one of the funniest comedians and writers of our lifetime because he appreciates absurdity and the hard nugget of truth sometimes concealed inside it. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell is a pretty sharp truth...

President Obama in Racine, Wisconsin

hen news broke last weekend that President Barack Obama would be holding a town hall meeting here in Racine on June 30, the area media struggled to understand its purpose. On a national level, there is currently no sharper political analyst than...

The Tea Party and a warped sense of time

Reading an editorial today by Racine's local newspaper, I felt a certain "down the rabbit-hole" sensation that has become increasingly familiar. The Journal Times opinion piece, "State no longer a ‘tax hell’," lauds the news that "Wisconsin's taxation ranking has hit...

‘Prayer for Obama’: Psalms 109:8

To appreciate how boneheaded this mistake is, you first have to actually read Psalm 109 and be able to understand it. Ready? Great. Here are the first eleven verses: God whom I praise, do not be silent! Wicked and deceiving words are being said about me, false...

Stephen Colbert reports from Iraq this week

The Colbert Report should be especially good this week, with Stephen Colbert on location in Iraq, a trip whose exact date and destination had been kept secret until Friday, leading many to ask (and search for), "Where and when is Stephen Colbert going to the Persian...

Obama inauguration, complete text and video: MSNBC

The video clip above is pretty amazing — and not just because of the sweet ushanka worn by George Herbert Walker Bush, or the fact that President Obama included the "pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off" reference that I suggested eleven days ago. No, the amazing...

Obama inauguration: Breathtaking images

We're ditching the commentators on the various networks and watching C-SPAN's inauguration coverage today on TV. Meanwhile, over on the computer, I am getting blown away by the astounding seven feeds of HD video streaming from CBS2Chicago.com. Breathtaking.

Barack Obama: Jerk or Jedi?

My brain hurts. I had cable news on my television most of today, and too much of it consisted of yammering about the closest thing they could find to a hot-button story: Chip Saltsman's Christmas mix CD featuring "Barack the Magic Negro." Never mind that the story...

SNL skits: Fred Armisen, ‘Obama Plays It Cool’

Fred Armisen was jeered pretty roundly when he started playing Barack Obama on SNL, but I always thought he had keyed in on several quirky traits, and that the parody just keeps getting better and better. Last night's "Obama Plays It Cool" piece was his best yet....

Election Day 2008: Live blog

9:17 a.m. — I've got some leftover sauce reheating in the microwave. I'll mix it with the egg noodles boiling on the stove and call it breakfast. MSNBC is on my TV, and I can see my local polling place from my living room window. It's 61 sunny and clear degrees...

Early voting in Racine

I voted. Amy voted too. We voted early. We have been receiving the notices from the Obama campaign and seeing how they urge people to vote early. They even have a Web site, VoteForChange.com, to help Americans find out how to vote early. Still, I wasn't completely...

ABC World News: Racine, Wisconsin’s minute in spotlight

ABC's ABC World News with Charles Gibson devoted this past week to a "Great American Battleground Bus Tour" gimmick which purported to give Gibson and his viewers insight into real, live heartland voters in cities like Dayton, Bowling Green, Indianapolis, Davenport —...

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