SuperSpade Quick Notes Summary for 2008-08-28

  • #dnc08 Nancy Pelosi is getting grilled on CNN by Digg users. She just quoted me too #
  • #dnc08 the dancing during the conventions is always the funniest part. #
  • Did they pick Kendrick Meek to introduce Bill Clinton because he’s Black? #dnc08 #
  • The only Black person they showed on @cspan clapping for Bill Clinton was Michelle Obama. #
  • Bill Clinton can’t get the crowd to shut up!!!! #dnc08 #
  • #dnc08 Bill Clinton: “I’m here first to support Barack Obama.” #
  • #dnc08 Bill Clinton: “I’m here 2nd to warm up the crowd for Joe Biden.” #
  • #dnc08 Bill Clinton: “Hillary is going to do everything she can to elect Barack Obama. That makes 2 of us.” #
  • #dnc08 Bill Clinton: “I want all of you that supported Hillary to support Barack Obama.” #
  • #dnc08 Bill Clinton: “Our position in the world has been weakened by too much unilateralism and too little cooperation.” #
  • @randomdeanna Just think of how few they’re showing on Fox News. #dnc08 #
  • #dnc08 Bill Clinton: “Barack Obama is the man for this job.” #
  • #dnc08 Bill Clinton: “Barack Obama is ready to lead America.” #
  • #dnc08 Bill Clinton: “Barack Obama is ready to honor the oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.” #
  • #dnc08 Bill Clinton: “Barack Obama is ready to be President of the United States.” #
  • #dnc08 Bill Clinton is making the case for Obama as Commander in Chief, important because that’s where Republicans will try to hit him hard. #
  • @randomdeanna #dnc08 Fox News says: “Black people in handcuffs.” #
  • #dnc08 Bill Clinton is also pointing out Republican hypocrisy. He is damn good at that, which is ironic given his propensity to triangulate. #
  • #dnc08 This is the Bill Clinton Black people fell in love with in the 90s. #
  • #dnc08 Bill Clinton just downshifted into kissing McCain’s a$s. He will hopefully come up for air soon. #
  • #dnc08 Bill Clinton: “Thanks, but no thanks.” #
  • #dnc08 Bill Clinton: “In this case, the 3rd time is not the charm.” #
  • #dnc08 Bill Clinton: “Barack Obama is on the right side of history.” #
  • #dnc08 Clinton just connected Barack Obama’s heritage to the “old fashioned American story” That connects Michelle’s message from Monday. #
  • #dnc08 Bill Clinton did what he needed to do. I like him, even though he’s not really a progressive. #
  • #dnc08 @iheartquotes The grand old party is no longer grand, it’s just old #
  • #dnc08 I wonder how many military people will be on the program at #rnc08 #
  • #dnc08 Just finished a brief interview with Agape International Spiritual Center about elevating Black political thought & spirituality. #
  • @nprpolitics who are the _good_ Republican directors? #
  • @bigtentdenver who else is on the panel moderated by Maddow tomorrow morning? #
  • @ch3ryl these videos make me want to start a production company ’cause you know they didn’t come cheap. #dnc08 #
  • Peep my video interview with @jjpolitics at #dnc08. Big ups JJP, one of few blogs I read pretty much daily. #
  • @baratunde they got you man. they got you. #
  • #dnc08 Joe Biden: “You are defined by your sense of honor, and you’re redeemed by your loyalty.” #
  • #dnc08 Joe Biden: “We don’t have to accept the situation we cannot bear. We have the power to change it.” #
  • #dnc08 Joe Biden: “That’s not change. That’s more of the same.” #
  • #dnc08 Biden: “Obama will put more cops on the streets.” Thats the LAST thing that we need, in Denver this week or in America going forward. #
  • Obama to come out after Biden? #dnc08 #
  • The crowd is about to erupt when they see the surprise. #
  • and there it is… #
  • #dnc08 I’m voting for Mama Biden next election #
  • @ruby LOL. Let’s keep it PG13. #
  • Parties lookin’ kinda weak tonight. #dnc08 #
  • #dnc08 the line to get into Invesco is longer than Mandela’s walk to freedom. How ironic. #
  • #dnc08 if I had real hustle, I’d start selling Obama T Shirts. #
  • #dnc08 this line is really, really killing my enthusiasm. #
  • No PUMA would wait in this line. #dnc08 #
  • I can see the promised land… #dnc08 #
  • Damn, just lost her in the stampede. i was going to use your line. #
  • The Spade is in the building. #dnc08 #
  • Everybody text dnc to 62262 #
  • #dnc08 Sheryl Crow: a change would do up good. #

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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