Archive | May 2008

Clinton shows her true colors

What’s up fam,

Let me first say I appreciate Garlin’s update as to what the SuperSpade has been up to. I am currently recovering from the Michigan Policy Summit that was a huge success. I write today because I am livid at what Senator Clinton told the South Dakota’s Sioux Falls Argus-Leader in explaining why she would stay in the race. Have you ever heard someone say something and think, “I know they just didn’t say what I thought they said.” This is one of those times because Senator Clinton said,

“My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. I don’t understand it.”

You can video of her remarks below,

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What The SuperSpade is up to

It’s been quiet around here lately, and I apologize for that. Despite the apparent silence, some great things have been in the works and will be coming down the pipe shortly. Here’s what we’ve been up to:

Michigan Policy Summit

Brandon hit a home run with his Michigan Policy Summit a couple of weeks ago. The nationally-recognized, progressive voices of Amy Goodman and Jim Hightower keynoted the event, but the most important parts of the Summit were the training sessions and regional breakouts that gave activists chances to network and plan what to do to advance the progressive agenda throughout the great state of Michigan.

Here are some pictures from the event taken by an attendee.

National Conference for Media Reform

I will be participating in the Free Press 2008 National Conference for Media Reform, which June 6-8 in Minneapolis, MN. Specifically, I will be speaking as part of panel on the final day of the conference entitled “Where We’ll Take It: Young Leaders on the Future of Media“. In this session, I’ll be sharing my vision for progressive leadership in the 21st century. I wrote about why I’m attending this year’s conference at the Free Press blog. I’d encourage as many of you that are able to register and attend.

You may remember my attendance of this conference last year. I had an amazing time, and the relationships that began there have layed the foundation for some of the great work that The SuperSpade has done over the past year.

One Love. One II.

The Weekly Dream: The Hardest Task Ever

Today, I found myself watching “Tribal Odyssey” on the Discovery Channel for a couple of hours.  What struck me is how the children had skills at an early age.  They were trained on how to fight, the festivals and how to provide for each other.  I started to wonder, “What skills are we passing to the next generation?” Read More…

How Hillary lost…

I am so mad these primaries are happening the week of the Michigan Policy Summit happening May 10th at the Lansing Center. Chris Matthews just broke it down as to how Hillary lost the Democratic nomination.

He said that ‘change’ worked in the 2006 and 2008 election cycles because people were upset about the war in Iraq. Matthews said that the only way to be a real change candidate was to be opposed to the war and if Clinton opposed the war, Obama would not be able to lay claim to being the change candidate. Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Goodnight, GOBAMA, and stay up fam,

Brandon Q.

Brandon Q. on WDET tomorrow morning

What’s up fam,

I look forward to writing after the Michigan Policy Summit is over, whew! I wanted to let the fam know that I will be on the radio tomorrow from 11:00am to 11:30am on 101.9 WDET talking to Craig Fahle about the Michigan Policy Summit. You can listen live through the website or just tune in to the show if you are in the Detroit area. Please tune in and show love,

Stay up fam,

Brandon Q.

UPDATE: The show was great and you can check out the show here. I don’t know how to splice it down to my segment but try to fast forward to about halfway through the 2 hour segment.