President Barack Obama: Yes We Can
Obama Illustration by Obey Giant.

On November 4th, 2008, Barack Obama was elected 44th President of the United Sates of America. This momentous occasion can be summed up in 3 words… Yes We Can!

If you didn’t watch Barack’s speech from Chicago on TV tonight, I highly recommend looking for it online. It was quite inspirational. I really mean that. I was actually a bit choked-up. I’m sure it will be posted to in the next day or two.

I couldn’t be more thrilled with the outcome of this election, but I must admit I thought it was going to be a much closer race. In fact, I’ve been a little worried that McCain was going to win.

I actually respect John McCain for everything he’s been through, and done, for this country, but I did not want him to be our next president. His views just aren’t inline with what I think our country (and the world) needs right now. I will give him credit for the very graceful speech he gave tonight in Arizona, conceding the election to Obama. He did a good job. It was too bad for him that his audience was apparently full of Arizona frat-boys, who insisted on inappropriately booing and yelling out comments during his speech.

As we move forward into what will hopefully be a turning point in the history of our country, let’s all keep those 3 little words in mind whenever faced with a new challenge… Yes We Can!

Oh, and the best news of all… no one’s house will be peed on. ;)

Get Out and VOTE!

Obama ’08 – Vote For Hope from MC Yogi on Vimeo.

The current polls have Obama slightly ahead, but it’s going to be a close race. We need everyone to get out and vote tomorrow… even if the lines are long.

Please, we can’t have 4 more years of the same old crap. If you don’t vote, and Obama loses, I’m going to come to your house and pee on your door.

Not sure where to go, check out to find out where to vote.

To be Undecided…

In a recent piece for the New Yorker, Author David Sedaris had this to say about undecided voters…

“…To put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. “Can I interest you in the chicken?” she asks. “Or would you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broken glass in it?”

To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked.”

Anne Marie and I actually had the opportunity to hear David Sedaris speak the other night here in San Francisco. He mentioned that the article originally said “platter of human shit…”, but his editor told him that was too graphic.

No on 8! Google… you are so on my shit list!

Google Yes on 8 ads

California Proposition 8 seeks to revoke the rights of same-sex partners to get married. I am firmly against Prop 8! I believe in equal rights for everyone!

This morning I read this post on The Dieline, where Andrew Gibbs talks about how Google allowed “Yes on 8” ads to be displayed on his site for California Visitors. I immediately checked my site, and sure enough they were here too. Ironically, they were right next to my post about how Apple publicly condemned Prop 8… and I agreed with them. I immediately took Google ads off of my site.

It’s kind of a strange situation… Google has also publicly condemned Prop 8, but apparently they are still willing to take money to advertise the opposite view. I’m not exactly sure if I should be pissed at Google, or should I praise them for allowing Free Speech on a topic that they don’t agree with. One thing is for sure, I don’t want the ads on my site. I’m a little annoyed that an ad of this nature would be posted to my site without a little more consideration. I don’t put these ads in the same category as random product ads. Google ads will not be back on the site until these ads stop.

If you have a blog that runs Google ads, you may want to check out your site to see just what is appearing. You may need to have someone here in California look for you.

UPDATE: I didn’t realize this, but there is a filter for Adsense that allows you to remove any ads that link to a specific URL. Learn more here. I’m still going to leave the ads off, at least until after the election.