SuperSpade Quick Notes Summary for 2008-09-26

  • The Dems may actually suprise me and not fold on this #bailout garbage. If they hold, they can ride it all the way to November. #
  • @betterpoints Will either candidate successfully reframe the #bailout in terms of foreign policy/national security? #
  • @AroundHarlem My alternative bailout plan: restitution for slavery. Just a thought…
  • The Fortune with Paulson on the cover has a piece by Geoff Colvin that resurrects the ‘mental rcession’ meme. Wow. #
  • The 29 Sep 2008 Fortune has a Special Advertising Section for Students in Free Enterprise that has a fancy AIG ad touting their “strength”.♠ #
  • @karsh WaMu buyout is done I officially want a new bank. Maybe we should all go the Credit Union route. #
  • @antibullshit Sadly, some (especially Black folks) are so afraid of critiquing Obama that nuances of his policies (not rhetoric) get ignored #
  • @nezua #
  • non-TV people can watch the debate online courtesy of @theyoungturks #
  • @ruby I got that text just now. What’s with the CNN endorsement? #
  • Wow. WaMu CEO, on the job a mere 17 days before the bank failed, got $20M golden parachute. (yes, that is a FOX News link) #
  • Customers thought putting $ under the bed was safer than in a WaMu account. People withdrew $16.7B since 17 Sep, speeding up the meltdown. #
  • @barackobama just sent me a new text message saying that I could watch the debate on whatever channel I want. I feel so liberated. #
  • Why is no one in the #bailout debate talking about regulating ratings agencies that blessed those worthless mortgage-backed securities? #

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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