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HRC Delivers a Standing Ovation for Barack Obama, Protesters Outside Are Indignant

Inside the Human Rights Campaign’s gala ceremony in Washington DC tonight, HRC head Joe Solmonese gushed over President Barack Obama and glossed over Obama’s past slams and slides regarding LGBT Americans and the discriminatory laws still in place against them. Indeed, in his speech Barack Obama himself was harder on Barack Obama than Joe Solmonese [...]

Talking in Line, 10/10/08 Columbus Barack Obama Rally: Nader or Obama?

The following is a transcription of a conversation I had with two women from Zanesville, Ohio I met in line for the October 10, 2008 rally featuring Barack Obama in Columbus, Ohio. They wish to remain anonymous.

Jim Cook: I’m Jim Cook and I’m with Irregular Times and I’m here on October 10, 2008, and [...]

Video of Waning Fascination: Barack Obama Rally Line, 10/10/08 in Columbus Ohio

When Barack Obama came to speak at a rally in Columbus, Ohio on a cold February 2008 morning, he was just a primary candidate, and yet people camped overnight to get a place in line to see him. By 8 AM, hours before he spoke, there were hundreds lined up outside in bitter, windy, subfreezing [...]

Pro-Obama T-Shirts from Haiti & Nicaragua on Sale at 10/10/08 Columbus, OH Rally

As people lined up for a Columbus, Ohio campaign rally featuring Barack Obama on October 10 2008, t-shirt hawkers lined up right next to them. Here’s what I saw:

Nice design! T-shirt made in sweatshop-notorious Haiti.

Hope that it’s made in sweatshop-free conditions. Believe what you want. Know that this one is made [...]

Pro-Obama T-Shirts from Haiti & Nicaragua on Sale at 10/10/08 Columbus, OH Rally

As people lined up for a Columbus, Ohio campaign rally featuring Barack Obama on October 10 2008, t-shirt hawkers lined up right next to them. Here’s what I saw:

Nice design! T-shirt made in sweatshop-notorious Haiti.

Hope that it’s made in sweatshop-free conditions. Believe what you want. Know that this one is made [...]