Barack Bio on Wikipedia

This is a very good and accurate biography if you are looking to learn more about Barack Obama from a neutral source.

“Since announcing his presidential campaign in February 2007, Obama has emphasized ending the Iraq War, increasing energy independence, and providing universal health care as major priorities.[7] He married in 1992 and has two daughters. He has written two bestselling books: a memoir of his youth titled Dreams from My Father, and The Audacity of Hope, a personal commentary on U.S. politics.[8]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama

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#1 Randy Lee Dube on 12.01.07 at 2:44 am

As a Volunteer with the Obama Campaign, my prayers go out to the hostages being held in the Clinton Campaign Office.

I am following the newscasts and yahoo news reports and blogs, and hope that this situation comes to a positive resolution with the releases of all hostages.

I am supporting the Authorities in this situation and hope they succeed in the releasing of the hostages and capture of this Terrorist!

#2 Vannessa on 03.04.08 at 9:00 am

I would like to know when is Hillary going to release her tax returns, she seems to be up in her eyeballs in Barack business, her backyard has a lot of unfinished paperwork. I want to know who is giving her money and what is she hiding. If you look under the kitchen sink it’s usually cluttered with stuff you don’t want nobody to know is there. Let’s see the returns!!!

#3 verita on 04.21.08 at 2:20 am

I would like to say how proud I am of Senitor Barack Oboma and his family. It’s ashame that there is still some people who would rather live under these same conditions, than to see someone who is obviously capable of running this country. I wouldn’t have Hillary as a crossing guard. You Barack are more than a concorer. I there is no doubt in my mind that you will be the next president of the United States. Lots of Love to you and your family. By the way Mitchelle you and Barack make a good team, and you children are absolutely beautiful.

#4 Silvia N2 on 05.21.08 at 7:43 pm

DITTO

#5 Cervantes on 07.17.08 at 9:52 am

Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Credit for Honesty Department

As I was waiting for the subway this morning the following announcement came over the loudspeaker:

Red Line train service is running normally. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Apparently they meant to apologize for an earlier service disruption but it was just fine the way it came out. The point, for this blog, is that there’s one policy decision the Obama administration and the new Congress can collaborate one, along with all of our Democratic governors and legislatures, that will make this nation better and stronger in a whole lot of ways at once, and that’s to take a couple of hundred billion dollars a year out of the military budget and invest it in mass transit.

Sorry to tarnish your legacy, Mr. Ford — noting in passing that it’s already bad enough that you were a Nazi, but we aren’t supposed to mention that — but cars do a whole lot of evil at once. We run them on fuel that we obtain by sending trillions of dollars to politically unstable regions of the world, followed by spending trillions of dollars more to invade and occupy said regions because we’re worried that they won’t let U.S. based companies reap a big chunk of the profits. Both halves of that proposition are making the country bankrupt and it means you won’t get Medicare when you retire if we don’t fix it, and quick.

Second, they spew CO2 into the atmosphere and, well, you know where that’s going.

Third, although they don’t tell you this and nobody seems terribly upset by it, they spew oxides of nitrogen, ultrafine hydrocarbon particles and other pollutants into the air, which people then breathe, and which cause asthma, lung cancer, and heart disease, thereby making millions of people sick and shortening their lives. More than 42,000 Americans die every year in motor vehicle crashes as well (which happened to my uncle, widowing my aunt and orphaning my cousins). Motor vehicle injuries result in about half a million hospitalizations every year and cost $150 billion.

Cars cause residential development patterns in which housing is built in sprawling tracts far from work, stores, and cultural amenities. This causes people not only to do a lot of driving and incurring all of the above costs, it also causes them to spend time driving when they could be doing something else. Something else includes walking to those destinations which would make them healthier, and particularly less obese. Furthermore it separates the housing from community gathering places, thereby fostering isolation and alienation.

Mass transit means less imported oil, less pollution, more safety, and denser mixed-use development around transit stations. For example, I live in Jamaica Plain, which is within the city limits of Boston but which is functionally a classic streetcar suburb, with its own Main Street district of retail stores, and restaurants, including music venues; and easy access to downtown jobs via mass transit, which would be even more popular if we invested enough in the subway system to make it more reliable and less crowded. I usually don’t even start my vehicle during the week, I only use it when I need to get out of town. People in the burbs, without access to mass transit, may spend two hours or more in their cars every day.

This really is a miracle cure, folks. It kills every predatory bird that threatens us with one shot: global warming, foreign oil, foreign wars, national bankruptcy, air pollution, traumatic injury and death, even bowling alone. Automobiles are the leading cause of every single one of these problems and mass transit is a magic bullet. Yep, it really is that good. But it’s way down the list of public priorities.

#6 Quentin on 07.20.08 at 5:39 am

Obama you took Dr.King dream and lived up to it and your supporters in Ohio are behind you 100%

#7 Denese Carpenter on 09.11.08 at 2:59 am

Senator Obama you must win.
The Republicans have been trying to silence the media by crying wolf.
I hope the Americian public can see thru their hypocrisy, prejudice and lies.
They are trying so hard to bully the media into silence,
as Americians we should not allow this to happen.
They should not be allowed to silence the voices of the people.
I am a Christian and I am tired of watching theseeople hide
behind Christianity to divide and foster hate among the people of this fine country.
What kind of moral message is Sarah Palin sending to millions of teenagers across
this Land when she parades her 17 year old pregnant daughter before the world.
What kind of Mother would publicly humiliate her daughter before the world for Political gains.
The Republicans never would have accepted this from a Democratic candidate
running for the highest office in the land.
We the People should not accept this either,
after all they are just 1 heart beat away from becomming
the next first family . I am an Independent and I would
like parets against hypocrisy to let their voices, be heard.

#8 Denese on 09.11.08 at 3:06 am

Senator Obama you must win.
The Republicans have been trying to silence the media by crying wolf.
I hope the American public can see thru their hypocrisy, prejudice and lies.
They are trying so hard to bully the media into silence,
as Americans we should not allow this to happen.
They should not be allowed to silence the voices of the people.
I am a Christian and I am tired of watching these people hide
behind Christianity to divide and foster hate among the people of this fine country.
What kind of moral message is Sarah Palin sending to millions of teenagers across
this Land when she parades her 17 year old pregnant daughter before the world?
What kind of Mother would publicly humiliate her daughter before the world for Political gains?
The Republicans never would have accepted this from a Democratic candidate
running for the highest office in the land.
We the People should not accept this either,
after all they are just 1 heart beat away from becoming
the next first family. I am an Independent and I would
like parents against hypocrisy to let their voices, be heard.

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