SuperSpade Quick Notes Summary for 2008-08-07

  • Orwell: The mixture of vagueness & sheer incompetence is the most marked characteristic of any kind of political writing. #
  • Orwell: Present political chaos is connected with the decay of language & that can can bring about improvement by starting @ the verbal end. #
  • It’s messed up that Obama has to comment on Kilpatrick I wonder what McCain thinks… #
  • @mattortega LOL no doubt. McCain is about as graceful under fire as a fish on carpet. #
  • @thesmak Obama has to b/c all Black politicians are responsible for all actions of all Black politicians. At least he didn’t ‘renounce’ him. #
  • @ProfessorTracey He doesn’t gain anything; that’s the point. In actuality, no on ever gains ANYTHING from pointless ‘renouncements’. #
  • @faboomama Try this one #
  • Why do people say Barack Obama grew up in Kansas? In Dreams of My Father, he grew up in Hawaii/Indonesia. Why needlessly change the story? #

About Garlin Gilchrist II

I am the City of Detroit's first ever Deputy Technology Director for Civic Community Engagement. My job is to open up the city's public data and information for the consumption and benefit of all Detroiters. I currently live in Detroit, my hometown, with my beautiful wife Ellen and our twins Garlin III and Emily Grace. I'm from Detroit. I created Detroit Diaspora, and was formerly the National Campaign Director at I also co-hosted The #WinReport on "The Good Fight," a an award winning, nationally syndicated radio show that was one of Apple's Best of 2013. After graduating with degrees in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan, I became a Software Engineer at Microsoft. By day, I helped build SharePoint into the fastest growth product in the company's history. On my personal time, I sought out opportunities to connect my technical skills with community building efforts across the country. This led to my co-founding The SuperSpade: Black Thought at the Highest Level, a leading Black political blog. I served as Social Media Manager for the 2008 Obama campaign in Washington, and then became Director of New Media at the Center for Community Change. I spent two years creating and implementing a strategy for the Center to take it's 40 years of community organizing experience into the digital age. I speak before diverse audiences on effective & responsive government, empowerment in revolutionary new organizing spaces, increasing civic engagement & participation through emerging technologies and protecting civil rights in the age of the Internet. Full bio here.

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