SuperSpade Quick Notes Summary for 2008-11-05

  • New post at The SuperSpade: A User\’s Guide to Having a Black President ( ) #
  • The game has changed. #
  • – OMG Obama! #
  • Rush Limbaugh is in rare form today. #
  • @digitalsista I just bought the shirt for her. #
  • @batterista He’s saying the loss is a referendum on moderate Conservatism & that unapologetic conservatism works (ex. CA Prop 8). #
  • @batterista He’s also saying this officially puts fimrly on a path to ever-growing government (i.e. socialism). Glenn Beck said this too. #
  • @digitalsista I will if I can. The shirt I wore yesterday was the Obama-as-Vince-Carter shirt: #
  • @batterista I wish it was, but it wasn’t. To fundamentally change the economy, foreign policy, etc., we must confront problematic ideology. #
  • @batterista Changing problematic thinking is how we’ll sustain the change we want & It’ll prevent garbage like this: #
  • @batterista They will regroup. However, they won’t see this as problematic if we reject & address their premise that government is bad. #
  • Rtwt @OneCampaign Mandela to Obama: “Combat the scourge of poverty and disease everywhere” #
  • Great pics of Obama during the campaign from The Big Picture: #
  • How can I make sure that I don’t get yet another random mass text messages with not-so-funny phrases about 40 acrs & crackers? #
  • Still writing that new post called Big Opportunities, Big Change… #

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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