SuperSpade Quick Notes Summary for 2008-09-23

  • Senator Bernie Sanders: “Institutions that are too big to fail are too big to exist.” Amen. #
  • New post at The SuperSpade: My thoughts on the financial meltdown ( ) #
  • New post at The SuperSpade: Debunking the racism survey ( ) #
  • Obama must go to DC & tell these cowardly Dems to stand tall against this bailout bullsh!t & that he’ll back them. Otherwise, they’ll cave. #
  • New post at The SuperSpade: More thoughts on the financial crisis ( ) #
  • New post at The SuperSpade: My thoughts on the financial meltdown ( ) #
  • What farm is this bailout money being grown on? Oh, right, the same one in China where we grow all the rest of our money. #
  • We knew Conservatives hated government enough to take it over & break it. We can now say the same about their approach to financial … #
  • Sign Senator Bernie Sanders’ petition to protect everyday our interests, not those of incompetent banking institutions. #
  • Does anyone have a link to text/audio (translated) from Ahmadinejad’s UN address? #

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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